Data privacy declaration
Protecting the privacy of our website users is extremely important to us, and we comply with all applicable legal regulations on data privacy when processing your personal information. In awareness of our responsibility for processing your data, we have taken a large number of technical and organisational measures to ensure the most seamless possible protection of personal information processed through this website. However, gaps in security may exist any time data is transmitted over the internet, and there is no way to ensure absolute protection. For this reason, all affected persons are entitled to transmit personal information to us through alternative channels, for instance through the mail.
1 Purpose of data processing
Cookies are small text files saved on your computer which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. These record information, for instance, on your operating system, browser, IP address, the website accessed previously by you (referrer URL), and the date and time you visited our website. Cookies can be used to determine which websites are accessed most often. This allows us to better adapt our pages to our web visitors and optimize our services. Furthermore, this information allows us to automatically recognize you again the next time you visit our website and facilitate your website navigation. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or save your password, so you do not need to enter the information once again.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer.
You may also use our website without cookies. If you do not want your computer to be recognised, you can prevent cookies from being saved to your hard drive by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Please see the instructions from your browser manufacturer to determine specifically how to do so. If you do not accept cookies, this may result in restrictions to the function of our website. You can delete cookies already saved on your computer at any time.
Alternatively, you can change your browser settings to block cookies from our domain. This is done using opt-out cookies.
Please note that you may not delete the opt-out cookies if you do not want analytic data saved. If you have deleted all the cookies in your browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie once again.
Server data / server log files
We record the following technical data, which is transmitted to us or our webspace provider by your internet browser, as well as other data. These data include:
This anonymous data is saved separately from any personal information you enter, and cannot be associated with specific persons. It is analysed for statistical purposes so that we can optimise our web presence and our services. We reserve the right to review this data subsequently if we become aware of any concrete reasons to suspect illegal use.
We use the newsletter to inform you about our company and our services at regular intervals.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address from you as well as information allowing us to ensure you are the owner of the provided e‑mail address, or that the owner of the address agrees to receive the newsletter. We do not collect any further data. This data is used only to send the newsletter and will not be transmitted to third parties. We do not compare data collected in this manner with other data we may collect through other page components.
We save your IP address and your date of registration when you sign up for the newsletter. This information is saved only as proof in case a third party misuses an e-mail address and signs the holder of the address up to receive the newsletter without their knowledge.
You can revoke your consent to save data or your e-mail address, or your consent to use this data to send the newsletter, at any time. You can revoke consent by sending a notice to the contact information provided.
Our newsletter contains tracking pixels (web bugs) we can use to determine whether and when an e-mail was opened and what links in the e-mail the personalized recipient accessed.
We save this data so we can adapt our newsletter optimally to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. Accordingly, we use the data collected to send personalised newsletters to the respective recipients.
We request your consent to do so where appropriate.
When you revoke your consent to receive the newsletter, your consent for the aforementioned tracking will also be considered revoked.
We offer you the option of contacting us through our website using e-mail and/or a contact form. In such cases, we only save the information provided by the user. We only use your e-mail address to process your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. We then delete your data if you have not agreed to further processing and use. We also do not compare data collected in this manner with other data we may collect through other page components.
Comment / blog fuNction
We offer you the option to leave comments on individual posts on our website. We save the IP address of the comment writer / subscriber. We save this information for security purposes, in case the comment writer infringes upon any third party rights in their comment and/or enters illegal content, since we can be sued for illegal content on our website even if this content was created by a user.
This information is not transmitted to third parties. We also do not compare data collected in this manner with other data we may collect through other page components.
Subscribing to comments
On our website, we offer you the option of subscribing to subsequent comments on a post if you have left a comment on that post. If you choose to take advantage of this option, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to ensure you are actually the owner of the e-mail address entered. You can revoke your decision to subscribe to such subsequent comments at any time. Please see the confirmation e-mail for details on doing so. Data obtained in this manner is not transmitted to third parties. We also do not compare data collected in this manner with other data we may collect through other page components.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are small text files saved on your computer which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. These record information, for instance, on your operating system, browser, IP address, the website accessed previously by you (referrer URL), and the date and time you visited our website. The information generated through these text files on your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of our website in order to assemble reports on website activity for the website operator and to provide further services associated with website use and internet use. If prescribed by law, or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google, Google will also transmit this information to these third parties. This data is used in an anonymised or pseudonymised manner. Further information is available directly from Google.
For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please see the Google Data Privacy Declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
You can prevent your computer from saving cookies by changing the settings in your browser software; however, we would like to note that if you do so, you will not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being sent to Google, and prevent Google from processing this information, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
In addition to, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our websites by clicking on this link. Insert link. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from recording information for this website and for this browser in the future, for as long as the cookie remains installed on your browser.
We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and are in full compliance with legal requirements governing the use of Google Analytics.
IP anonymisation function
We use the “Activate IP anonymisation” function on this website. In this case, your IP address will be abbreviated and thereby anonymised by Google within European Union member states and other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.
Our website uses Google conversion tracking. Google conversion tracking is a service of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.
When you access our website through an ad posted by Google, Google Adwords saves a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used to personally identify you. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see you as a user clicked on our ad placed by Google and were thereby transferred to our page. Google uses the information obtained through the cookies to generate visitor statistics for our website. We use these statistics to determine the total number of users who have clicked on our ad, as well as which users then accessed which pages on our website. We and other advertisers using “Google Adwords” do not, however, receive any information that could be used to personally identify users.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing your browser settings, for instance by setting your browser to generally deactivate saving cookies or blocking only cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com”.
Please see the following link for the Google data privacy declaration governing Adwords: https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html
Our website uses Google AdSense. Google AdSense is a service of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA used to integrate advertisements. Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, which are small text files saved on your computer which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons. These web beacons allow Google to evaluate information such as information regarding the flow of visitors to our website. This information is transmitted to Google in the USA along with your IP address and the recording of advertising formats displayed, saved there, and can be transmitted to contractual partners by Google. However, Google does not combine your IP address with other data saved by you.
You can prevent your computer from installing cookies by changing the settings in your browser; however, we would like to note that if you do so, you will not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. With your use of this website, you declare your consent to have data collected on you processed by Google in the manner described and for the purpose indicated above.
You can deactivate this function by changing the settings under http://www.google.com/settings/ads.
If you do not agree to have this data on your visit saved and analysed, you can object to having data saved and used at any time with just a click. Then an opt-out cookie will be saved on your browser, after which PIWIK will no longer collect any data on your visit. Please note that, if you delete the cookies in your browser settings, the PIWIK opt-out cookie may also be deleted and you may need to re-activate it.
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Facebook like components
Our website integrates a plug-in for the Facebook social network from the company Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plug-ins are identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of Facebook plug-ins is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Each time you access one of our websites displaying such components, these components cause your browser to download a display of components from Facebook. This process informs Facebook which specific pages of our website you are currently visiting. If you access our website and are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises which specific page you are visiting using the information collected by the components and then associates this information with your personal Facebook account. For instance, if you click the “Like” button or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal Facebook user account and saved there. Furthermore, information stating that you visited our page is transmitted to Facebook. This occurs no matter whether you click the components or not.
We would like to note that we as the page provider have no knowledge of what data is transmitted to Facebook, nor how it is used by the company. Further information is available in the Facebook Data Privacy Declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account before accessing our page.
Facebook Website Custom Audiences (without “expanded comparison”)
We use communication tools by Facebook Ireland Limited Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”) on some of our pages. This allows us to provide ads within Facebook that are tailored to your interests. In order to avoid showing unnecessary ads, we can prevent the delivery of such content in a targeted manner. Typically, this generates a non-reversible and non personally-related checksum (hash value) from your user data, which can be transmitted to Facebook for analytic and marketing purposes. This means content is adjusted anonymously and solely on the basis of encrypted values, whereby a certain value always generates a certain identification value without transmitting plain data to us or to Facebook. Data is transmitted via TLS (transport layer security). The Facebook cookie is used for the product Website Custom Audiences.
Please see the Facebook Data Privacy Guidelines for further information on the purpose and scope of data processing and how Facebook uses your data, as well as how you can change your settings to protect your privacy. These guidelines are available at https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation If you would like to object to the use of Facebook Website Custom Audiences, you can do so in your Facebook account settings.
You can also object to the processing of your personal information by setting an opt-out cookie. To do so, click the following link https://www.facebook.com/help/
If you delete all of the cookies on your browser, you will need to repeat this process.
WhatsApp recommendation components
Our website uses components provided by instant messaging provider WhatsApp Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. WhatsApp is a service of the Facebook fischer group of companies. Each time you access pages of this website displaying “WhatsApp” components, these components cause your browser to download a display of components from whatsapp.com. This process informs WhatsApp which specific pages of our website you are currently visiting from which IP address. The operator of this website cannot influence the scope of the data nor the data itself collected by WhatsApp through these components. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection, data processing and use, and your rights and settings you can change in this respect to protect your privacy is available in the WhatsApp data privacy notices, which are available under https://www.whatsapp.com/contact/?subject=privacy&lang=en
WhatsApp Share Button
A WhatsApp share button is integrated into our website. Each button displayed is associated with a link. Therefore, no data is transmitted to WhatsApp when you access our page. Only if you click on the Share button will our website's URL data be transmitted to WhatsApp by you, the user, for further use.
Twitter recommendation components
We use components from the provider Twitter on our page. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Each time you access one of our websites displaying such components, these components cause your browser to download a display of components from Twitter. This process informs Twitter which specific pages of our website you are currently visiting. If you are logged in to Twitter and using the “Re-tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter.
We cannot influence the data Twitter records through this process, nor the scope of the data collected by Twitter. According to our knowledge, Twitter collects the URLs of the websites the user visits and their IP address, although it does not use the data for any purpose besides displaying Twitter components. Further information is available in the Twitter Data Privacy Declaration at https://twitter.com/en/privacy
You can change your data privacy settings using the account settings. If you do not want Twitter to link and associate the information with data from your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website.
Further information on how Twitter records and uses your data is available at https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
Xing recommendation components
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you access one of our websites displaying such components, these components cause your browser to download a display of components from XING.
To our knowledge, XING does not save any personal information on the user through their visit to our website. XING also does not save any IP addresses.
XING Share Button
The “XING share button” is used on this website. When you access this website, your browser briefly creates a link to XING AG servers (“XING”) used to perform the “XING share button” function (in particular calculating/displaying the counter value). XING does not save any of your personal information when you access our website. In particular, XING also does not save any IP addresses. Your usage behaviour is also not analysed using cookies in conjunction with the “XING share button”. Current data privacy information on the “XING share button” and supplementary information is available on this website: https://dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button
To prevent XING from associating your visit to our page with your XING account, you must log out of your XING account before visiting our website.
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend button” and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to note that we as the page provider have no influence on knowledge of what data is transmitted to LinkedIn, nor how it is used by the company.
Further information is available from the LinkedIn data privacy declaration at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
To prevent LinkedIn from associating your visit to our page with your LinkedIn account, you must log out of your LinkedIn account before visiting our website.
LinkedIn recommendation components
We use components from the LinkedIn network on our page. LinkedIn is a service of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access one of our websites displaying such components, these components cause your browser to download a display of components from LinnkedIn.
This process informs LinkedIn which specific pages of our website you are currently visiting.
Functions from the Instagram service are integrated into our website. This function is offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link our website content with your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This means Instagram can associate your visit to our website with your user account. We would like to note that we as the page provider have no influence on knowledge of what data is transmitted to Instagram, nor how it is used by the company.
The purpose and scope of processing and your rights and setting options you can use to protect your privacy are available in the Instagram data privacy notification at http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
To prevent Instagram from associating your visit to our page with your Instagram account, you must log out of your Instagram account before visiting our website.
We use the component "Google Maps" from the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
Each time you access the “Google Maps” component, Google saves a cookie in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the “Google Maps” component is integrated. This cookie is typically not deleted when you close your browser, but rather expires after a certain time unless you manually delete it first.
If you do not consent to have your data processed in this manner, you can deactivate the “Google Maps” service and prevent data from being transmitted to Google in this manner. To do so, you must deactivate the Java-Script function in your browser. However, we would like to note that if you do so, you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or only be able to use it to a restricted extent.
“Google Maps” and information obtained through “Google Maps” is used in accordance with Google usage conditions.
as well as the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”
Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The page operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit our pages including the YouTube plug-in, a link is created to YouTube's servers. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you visit.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, this allows YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on how user data is processed is available in YouTube’s Data Privacy Declaration at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
YouTube with expanded data privacy mode
We use components (videos) from the company YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on our website.
To do so, we use the “expanded data privacy mode” provided by YouTube.
When you access a page with an embedded video, this creates a link to YouTube servers and displays the content on the website by sending a notification to your browser.
According to information from YouTube, when “expanded data privacy mode” is active, only data is transmitted to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you visited when you watched the video. If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, this information is associated with your YouTube member account. You can prevent this by logging off of your member account before visiting our website.
Further information on YouTube data privacy is available from Google at the following link:
We offer you the option of paying for your order using PayPal. PayPal is an online payment service provider. If you choose this option, we will transmit your data to PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg in the course of your order. PayPal performs the function of an online payment service provider and trustee, and offers buyer protection services.
Personal information transmitted to PayPal is typically your first name, last name, address, telephone number, IP address, e-mail address, and other data necessary to process your order. In addition, data associated with the order such as the number of items, item numbers, the invoice amount, and taxes in percent, invoice information, etc. are transmitted. This data must be transmitted to process your order, in particular to confirm your identity, administer your payment, and service the customer relationship. Depending on the payment method selected via PayPal, such as invoice or direct debit, PayPal may transmit personal information you provide to the company to credit agencies. This information is transmitted in order to check your identity and your credit in relation to the order you have placed. A credit check may contain probability values (called score values). Please see the PayPal Data Privacy Declaration at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full for the credit agencies involved and for the data generally processed and transmitted by PayPal.
Please note that PayPal may also transmit personal information to service providers, sub-contractors, or other affiliated companies insofar as this is necessary to fulfil contractual obligations from your order, or insofar as the personal information will be processed on contract.
We offer you the option of paying for your order using Klarna. Klarna s an online payment service provider. If you select this option during the order process, you consent that we may process the personal information necessary to process your purchase and to check your identity and your credit and transmit this data to Klarna AB, headquartered at Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.
This information includes, in particular, your first and last name, title, address, date of birth, sex, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, cell phone number, and data necessary to process your purchase, as well as data associated with your order such as the number of items, item numbers, invoice amount and percent of taxes, invoice information, banking information, card number, expiration date, CCV code, information on goods / services, historical information, information on your previous purchases, payment history, any rejected payments, financial information, information on any credit obligations and payment notes, information on the interaction between you and Klarna Checkout, page load times, download errors, and methods used to leave the displayed page, information on electronic communication, receipt confirmations, device information, geographic information.
This information must be transmitted to process your purchase using the invoicing method you selected, in particular to confirm your identity, administer your payment and the customer relationship, for customer analysis, to administer Klarna's services, and for internal processes including correcting faults, data analyses, internal tests, processing, statistical purposes, to improve Klarna’s services, to ensure that required information is displayed as effectively as possible for you and your device, to avoid misuse or improper application of Klarna’s services, as part of Klarna's effort to make its services as secure as possible, to assess which payment methods we can provide you through Klarna, to complete internal credit assessments, to complete risk analyses and risk management, to process the transaction, and to pursue applicable law. Klarna has a justifiable interest in transmitting the ordering party's personal information and requires this data to complete an identity and credit check with credit agencies. In Germany, the above data may be transmitted to the following credit agencies:
Arvato Infoscore Consumer Data GmbH and Infoscore Consumer Data GmbH, Rheinstraße 99, 76532 Baden-Baden
Bürgel Wirtschaftsinformationen GmbH & Co. KG, PO Box 5001 66, 22701 Hamburg
Creditreform Boniversum GmbH, Hellersbergstraße 11, 41460 Neuss
Deltavista GmbH, Freisinger Landstr. 74 80939 Munich
SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden
In addition, Klarna may provide your data to other companies within the Klarna Group, service providers, and sub-contractors if this is necessary to fulfil the contractual relationships with you or them.
Klarna collects and uses information on the purchaser's past payment behaviour and probability values on their behaviour in the future when making a decision on the justification, execution, or end of the contractual relationship. Klarna calculates this score based on scientifically recognised mathematical and statistical processes.
You may revoke your consent to the use of your personal information by Klarna at any time. However, even if you do so Klarna may continue to be entitled to process, use, and transmit your personal information if this is necessary for Klarna’s services and contractual payment processing, if this is prescribed by law, or if it is required by a court or official agency.
Further information on data privacy is available in the Klarna Data Privacy Declaration, which is available at: https://www.klarna.com/uk/privacy-policy/
You can obtain information on personal information saved by Klarna at any time by contacting Datenschutz@klarna.de.
SofortÜberweisung Immediate transfer (Sofort GmbH)
Sofort GmbH has been part of the Klarna Group since 2014. “SOFORT Überweisung” was renamed “Sofort.”
Sofort GmbH is headquartered in Munich (District court of Munich, HRB 218675), was founded in 2005, and offers products and services for securely purchasing physical and digital goods online at. These include the Sofort payment method. We also offer payment via immediate transfer. To do so, you only need your account number, BIC or routing number, and the PIN and TAN for your online banking account. You will be automatically transferred to the secure Sofort GmbH payment form during the order process. You will receive a transaction confirmation directly after you complete your order. Then we will receive the credit transfer directly thereafter. Anyone who has an active online banking account that uses a PIN/TAN process can use immediate transfer as a payment option. Please note that some banks do not support payment via immediate transfer. Further information is available at the following link: https://www.klarna.com/sofort/
We use components of the Flattr micropayment service on our website. These components are a service of the company Flattr Network Ltd., 2nd Floor, White bear yard 144A Clerkenwell Road, London, Middlesex, Great Britain, EC1R 5DF.
Each time you access one of our websites displaying such components, these Flattr components cause your browser to download a display of components from Flattr.com. If you are not logged into your Flattr account, in some circumstances simply visiting the website may result in usage data being processed and saved.
if you are logged into your Flattr account, Flattr will be informed which specific pages of our website you are visiting. If you also interact with our the Flattr button we use, this information is transmitted to Flattr and analysed and saved in accordance with the Flattr guidelines for invoicing purposes.
Further information on the purpose and scope of how data is recorded and processed by Flattr is available at https://flattr.com/privacy
If the payment method(s) “direct debit via iPayment” and/or “credit card via iPayment,” we will transmit your personal information to 1&1 Internet AG, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur (hereinafter referred to as “1&1”) for the purpose of processing your payment if necessary. We do not save your payment data (credit card number, account number). If you choose advance payment via bank transfer, we do not save your account data. If you choose credit card payment, the payment will be processed fully by iPayment (www.1und1.info/ipayment). iPayment uses secure encryption with a 256 bit key. We have no access to your credit card data. If you choose payment via PayPal, your payment is processed fully by PayPal (www.paypal.com). PayPal uses secure encryption with a 168-bit key. Further information on how 1&1 handles personal information is available in the 1&1 Data Privacy Declaration at http://www.1und1.de/Datenschutz
We offer you the option of registering on our website. Personal information you voluntarily provide when doing so, such as your name, address, contact and communication data like your telephone number and e-mail address, is used exclusively to facilitate your use of our service.
If there are important changes, for instance to our scope of services or necessary changes for technical purposes, we use the e-mail address you entered during your registration to inform you of these.
Registered users can change or delete the data they provided during registration at any time if necessary. We would be happy to correct or delete this data at your request, unless we are legally required to retain it. To do so, please use the contact data on this page.
When you register on our website, we will also save your IP address and the data and time of your registration. We do so as a safeguard for ourselves, in case a third party misuses your data and registers on our website with this data without your knowledge. We do not transmit this information to third parties or compare data collected in this manner with other data we may collect through other page components.
Customer / contract data
We only process your personal information if necessary to initiate, determine the content of, or change the legal relationship (existing data). We only process personal information on how you use our website (usage data) if necessary to facilitate your use of the service or for billing.
Job advertisements / online applications
Your application data is processed by us electronically and in other ways for the purpose of completing the application process. In particular, data is processed electronically if you send your application documents to our organisation electronically, for instance via e-mail.
If you enter into an employment agreement following your application, the data you have transmitted may be saved by us in your personnel file for the purpose of typical organisational and administrative processes, under observance of relevant legal regulations.
The data you transmit is deleted automatically if your application is rejected, six months after we inform you of the rejection.
This does not apply if legal requirements (such as our burden of proof under the General Equal Treatment Act) stipulate that we save the data longer, or if you have expressly consented to have your data saved for a longer period of time in our potential applicants database.
We use state of the art encryption processes (such as SSL) to protect the security of your data during transmission. You can see whether data is transmitted in an encrypted manner because the letters “https://” will be added to the start of your browser line. Only transmit confidential information when SSL encryption is active.
2 Legal bases for processing personal information
We only process your personal information if necessary to initiate, determine the content of, or change the legal relationship, if legal regulations prescribe that we process personal information, or if you have expressly consented to such processing.
3 Processing based on justifiable interest
In order to protect our other justifiable interests, we are legally allowed to process personal information insofar as the interests or basic rights and freedoms of the affected person do not outweigh our own.
4 Transmission of personal information to third parties
We do not transmit your data to third parties without your express consent. Only our service partners are excepted from this rule, as we require their services to carry out the contractual relationship. We strictly observe statutory regulations when doing so. Only the minimum required data will be transmitted. All service providers are obligated to comply with applicable data privacy law requirements.
We provide your data to the following entities:
Type of data
Transport service providers
Financial service provider
Packaging service provider
5 Transmission of personal information to a third country or international organisation
We do not transmit your personal information to third countries / international organisations outside the EU, and do not plan to do so in the future.
6 Duration for which personal data is saved
We store personal information for as long as is necessary to complete a service you have requested or for which you have granted your consent, unless other legal obligations exist such as commercial and tax law retention periods.
7 Rights of affected parties
You have the right to receive information on your personal data or data saved to your pseudonym at any time, as well as on the origin of this data, the recipient to whom data is provided, and the purpose of data processing. Please contact us using the address provided in the Legal Notice for this purpose, or if you have any other questions on personal information.
You have the right request that we correct incorrect personal information on you, or that we complete incomplete personal information in consideration of the purposes of its processing.
Personal information saved on you will be deleted if you revoke your consent to have such data saved, if you object to the processing of your personal information, if it is no longer necessary for us to retain data to fulfil the purpose for which it was saved, or if we are no longer allowed to save the data under the law.
If you dispute the correctness of personal information saved on you, or if you need the personal information to assert, exercise, or defend against legal claims, but we no longer need the data, you can request that the processing of your personal information be restricted.
You can also have processing of your data restricted for the period between when you submit an objection to processing and when a decision is made on whether processing is allowed.
If processing of your personal data is restricted, we will no longer process it.
If we process your personal information based on a justifiable interest on our part or an interest of a third party, or if we must process the information to carry out a duty in the public interest or under an official authority, you have the right to object to the processing for reasons resulting from your specific situation.
If you do object, we will no longer process your personal information unless we can show urgent, protected reasons to do so that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if we must process the data to assert, exercise, or defend against legal claims.
This right to object likewise applies to direct advertisements and to associated profiling.
We hereby object to the data we are required to disclose in our legal notice being used to send advertisements and informational materials we have not expressly requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal steps if they are sent advertising information, for instance via spam e-mails, without requesting them.
You have the right to receive your personal information in a structured, common, and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to other organisations.
You may also request that we transmit your personal information directly to another organisation insofar as this is technically possible.
Restriction of processing
Objection to advertising e-mails
Data transmission capability
You have the right to revoke any consent you have granted at any time. Revocations must be made in writing. This does not affect the legality of processing carried out until the revocation based on the consent.
9 Complaints with a responsible supervising authority
You have the right to lodge complaints regarding the processing of your personal information with a supervising authority:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information:
Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
10 Providing and not providing personal information
You can generally visit our website without providing personal information. In such cases, we will not save any of your personal information. However, we would like to note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions of our website in full. In order to improve our services, we only analyse statistical data that is not associated with you personally.
11 Automated decision-making
We use automated decision-making processes on our website. We do not use any personal data here. We guide the customer anonymously to the product with the help of the plug finder.
12 Changing the purpose for which personal information is processed
If we intend to use personal information for another purpose than that for which we collected it, we will inform you of this other purpose before processing the data any further.
13 Changes to the Data Privacy Declaration
We reserve the right to change our security and data privacy measures if necessary under the law and/or due to technical developments. In such cases, we will also adapt our data privacy information accordingly. Therefore, please always note the current version of our Data Privacy Declaration.
14 Questions, suggestions, and complaints
Browser type and version
Operating system used
Website you used to access our page (referrer URL)
Website you visit
Date and time of your access
Your internet protocol (IP) address
We are happy to provide information and answers regarding how your personal information is processed by our organisation at any time. If you have questions regarding this Data Privacy Declaration does not answer, or if you need further information or have suggestions or complaints, please contact us us via our contact form on our homepage. Alternatively, you can contact us directly.