fbpx

Privacy Policy

  1. An overview of data pro­tec­tion

Gen­er­al infor­ma­tion

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion will pro­vide you with an easy to nav­i­gate overview of what will hap­pen with your per­son­al data when you vis­it our web­site. The term “per­son­al data” com­pris­es all data that can be used to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy you. For detailed infor­ma­tion about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion, which we have includ­ed beneath this copy.

Data record­ing on our web­site

Who is the respon­si­ble par­ty for the record­ing of data on this web­site (i.e. the “con­troller”)?

The data on this web­site is processed by the oper­a­tor of the web­site, whose con­tact infor­ma­tion is avail­able under sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law” on this web­site.

How do we record your data?

We col­lect your data as a result of your shar­ing of your data with us. This may, for instance be infor­ma­tion you enter into our con­tact form.

Our IT sys­tems auto­mat­i­cal­ly record oth­er data when you vis­it our web­site. This data com­pris­es pri­mar­i­ly tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion (e.g. web brows­er, oper­at­ing sys­tem or time the site was accessed). This infor­ma­tion is record­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly when you access our web­site.

What are the pur­pos­es we use your data for?

A por­tion of the infor­ma­tion is gen­er­at­ed to guar­an­tee the error free pro­vi­sion of the web­site. Oth­er data may be used to analyse your user pat­terns.

What rights do you have as far as your infor­ma­tion is con­cerned?

You have the right to receive infor­ma­tion about the source, recip­i­ents and pur­pos­es of your archived per­son­al data at any time with­out hav­ing to pay a fee for such dis­clo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied, blocked or erad­i­cat­ed. Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at any time under the address dis­closed in sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law” on this web­site if you have ques­tions about this or any oth­er data pro­tec­tion relat­ed issues. You also have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent super­vis­ing agency.

More­over, under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data. For details, please con­sult the Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion under sec­tion “Right to Restric­tion of Data Pro­cess­ing.”

Analy­sis tools and tools pro­vid­ed by third par­ties

There is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that your brows­ing pat­terns will be sta­tis­ti­cal­ly analysed when your vis­it our web­site. Such analy­ses are per­formed pri­mar­i­ly with cook­ies and with what we refer to as analy­sis pro­grammes. As a rule, the analy­ses of your brows­ing pat­terns are con­duct­ed anony­mous­ly; i.e. the brows­ing pat­terns can­not be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analy­ses or you can pre­vent their per­for­mance by not using cer­tain tools. For detailed infor­ma­tion about this, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion below.

You do have the option to object to such analy­ses. We will brief you on the objec­tion options in this Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion.

  1. Gen­er­al infor­ma­tion and manda­to­ry infor­ma­tion

Data pro­tec­tion

The oper­a­tors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very seri­ous­ly. Hence, we han­dle your per­son­al data as con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion and in com­pli­ance with the statu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion.

When­ev­er you use this web­site, a vari­ety of per­son­al infor­ma­tion will be col­lect­ed. Per­son­al data com­pris­es data that can be used to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy you. This Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion explains which data we col­lect as well as the pur­pos­es we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which pur­pose the infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed.

We here­with advise you that the trans­mis­sion of data via the Inter­net (i.e. through e-mail com­mu­ni­ca­tions) may be prone to secu­ri­ty gaps. It is not pos­si­ble to com­plete­ly pro­tect data against third par­ty access.

Infor­ma­tion about the respon­si­ble par­ty (referred to as the “con­troller” in the GDPR)

The data pro­cess­ing con­troller on this web­site is:

SEAWATER Cubes GmbH
In den Hallen 16
66115 Saar­brück­en

Phone: +49 (0) 681 / 76168220
E-mail: info@seawatercubes.de

The con­troller is the nat­ur­al per­son or legal enti­ty that sin­gle-hand­ed­ly or joint­ly with oth­ers makes deci­sions as to the pur­pos­es of and resources for the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data (e.g. names, e-mail address­es, etc.).

Des­ig­na­tion of a data pro­tec­tion offi­cer as man­dat­ed by law

We have appoint­ed a data pro­tec­tion offi­cer for our com­pa­ny.

Car­olin Ack­er­mann
In den Hallen 16
66115 Saar­brück­en

Phone: +49 (0) 681 / 761 68 220
E-mail: info@seawatercubes.de

Revo­ca­tion of your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of data

A wide range of data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions are pos­si­ble only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revoke at any time any con­sent you have already giv­en us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an infor­mal noti­fi­ca­tion via e-mail. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred pri­or to your revo­ca­tion.

Right to object to the col­lec­tion of data in spe­cial cas­es; right to object to direct adver­tis­ing (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data based on grounds aris­ing from your unique sit­u­a­tion. This also applies to any pro­fil­ing based on these pro­vi­sions. To deter­mine the legal basis, on which any pro­cess­ing of data is based, please con­sult this Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion. If you log an objec­tion, we will no longer process your affect­ed per­son­al data, unless we are in a posi­tion to present com­pelling pro­tec­tion wor­thy grounds for the pro­cess­ing of your data, that out­weigh your inter­ests, rights and free­doms or if the pur­pose of the pro­cess­ing is the claim­ing, exer­cis­ing or defence of legal enti­tle­ments (objec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your per­son­al data is being processed in order to engage in direct adver­tis­ing, you have the right to at any time object to the pro­cess­ing of your affect­ed per­son­al data for the pur­pos­es of such adver­tis­ing. This also applies to pro­fil­ing to the extent that it is affil­i­at­ed with such direct adver­tis­ing. If you object, your per­son­al data will sub­se­quent­ly no longer be used for direct adver­tis­ing pur­pos­es (objec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent super­vi­so­ry agency

In the event of vio­la­tions of the GDPR, data sub­jects are enti­tled to log a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry agency, in par­tic­u­lar in the mem­ber state where they usu­al­ly main­tain their domi­cile, place of work or at the place where the alleged vio­la­tion occurred. The right to log a com­plaint is in effect regard­less of any oth­er admin­is­tra­tive or court pro­ceed­ings avail­able as legal recours­es.

Right to data porta­bil­i­ty

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­mat­i­cal­ly process on the basis of your con­sent or in order to ful­fil a con­tract be hand­ed over to you or a third par­ty in a com­mon­ly used, machine read­able for­mat. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to anoth­er con­troller, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble.

SSL and/or TLS encryp­tion

For secu­ri­ty rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­sion of con­fi­den­tial con­tent, such as pur­chase orders or inquiries you sub­mit to us as the web­site oper­a­tor, this web­site uses either an SSL or a TLS encryp­tion pro­gramme. You can recog­nise an encrypt­ed con­nec­tion by check­ing whether the address line of the brows­er switch­es from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appear­ance of the lock icon in the brows­er line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­tion is acti­vat­ed, data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third par­ties.

Infor­ma­tion about, block­age, rec­ti­fi­ca­tion and erad­i­ca­tion of data

With­in the scope of the applic­a­ble statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­tion about your archived per­son­al data, their source and recip­i­ents as well as the pur­pose of the pro­cess­ing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied, blocked or erad­i­cat­ed. If you have ques­tions about this sub­ject mat­ter or any oth­er ques­tions about per­son­al data, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at any time at the address pro­vid­ed in sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law.”

Right to demand pro­cess­ing restric­tions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­tion of restric­tions as far as the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data is con­cerned. To do so, you may con­tact us at any time at the address pro­vid­ed in sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law.” The right to demand restric­tion of pro­cess­ing applies in the fol­low­ing cas­es:

  • In the event that you should dis­pute the cor­rect­ness of your data archived by us, we will usu­al­ly need some time to ver­i­fy this claim. Dur­ing the time that this inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data.
  • If the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data was/is con­duct­ed in an unlaw­ful man­ner, you have the option to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your data in lieu of demand­ing the erad­i­ca­tion of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­son­al data any longer and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim legal enti­tle­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data instead of its erad­i­ca­tion.
  • If you have raised an objec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each oth­er. As long as it has not been deter­mined whose inter­ests pre­vail, you have the right to demand a restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data.

If you have restrict­ed the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data, these data – with the excep­tion of their archiv­ing – may be processed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to claim, exer­cise or defend legal enti­tle­ments or to pro­tect the rights of oth­er nat­ur­al per­sons or legal enti­ties or for impor­tant pub­lic inter­est rea­sons cit­ed by the Euro­pean Union or a mem­ber state of the EU.

Rejec­tion of unso­licit­ed e-mails

We here­with object to the use of con­tact infor­ma­tion pub­lished in con­junc­tion with the manda­to­ry infor­ma­tion to be pro­vid­ed in sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law” to send us pro­mo­tion­al and infor­ma­tion mate­r­i­al that we have not express­ly request­ed. The oper­a­tors of this web­site and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unso­licit­ed send­ing of pro­mo­tion­al infor­ma­tion, for instance via SPAM mes­sages.

  1. Record­ing of data on our web­site

Cook­ies

In some instances, our web­site and its pages use so-called cook­ies. Cook­ies do not cause any dam­age to your com­put­er and do not con­tain virus­es. The pur­pose of cook­ies is to make our web­site more user friend­ly, effec­tive and more secure. Cook­ies are small text files that are placed on your com­put­er and stored by your brows­er.

Most of the cook­ies we use are so-called “ses­sion cook­ies.” They are auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed after your leave our site. Oth­er cook­ies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cook­ies enable us to recog­nise your brows­er the next time you vis­it our web­site.

You can adjust the set­tings of your brows­er to make sure that you are noti­fied every time cook­ies are placed and to enable you to accept cook­ies only in spe­cif­ic cas­es or to exclude the accep­tance of cook­ies for spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tions or in gen­er­al and to acti­vate the auto­mat­ic dele­tion of cook­ies when you close your brows­er. If you deac­ti­vate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­it­ed.

Cook­ies that are required for the per­for­mance of the elec­tron­ic com­mu­ni­ca­tions trans­ac­tion or to pro­vide cer­tain func­tions you want to use (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in stor­ing cook­ies to ensure the tech­ni­cal­ly error free and opti­mised pro­vi­sion of the operator’s ser­vices. If oth­er cook­ies (e.g. cook­ies for the analy­sis of your brows­ing pat­terns) should be stored, they are addressed sep­a­rate­ly in this Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion.

Con­tact form

If you sub­mit inquiries to us via our con­tact form, the infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed in the con­tact form as well as any con­tact infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed there­in will be stored by us in order to han­dle your inquiry and in the event that we have fur­ther ques­tions. We will not share this infor­ma­tion with­out your con­sent.

Hence, the pro­cess­ing of the data entered into the con­tact form occurs exclu­sive­ly based on your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any con­sent you have already giv­en us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an infor­mal noti­fi­ca­tion via e-mail. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred pri­or to your revo­ca­tion.

The infor­ma­tion you have entered into the con­tact form shall remain with us until you ask us to erad­i­cate the data, revoke your con­sent to the archiv­ing of data or if the pur­pose for which the infor­ma­tion is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have con­clud­ed our response to your inquiry). This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any manda­to­ry legal pro­vi­sions – in par­tic­u­lar reten­tion peri­ods.

Request by e-mail, tele­phone or fax

If you con­tact us by e-mail, tele­phone or fax, your request, includ­ing all result­ing per­son­al data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the pur­pose of pro­cess­ing your request. We do not pass these data on with­out your con­sent.

The pro­cess­ing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is relat­ed to the exe­cu­tion of a con­tract or if it is nec­es­sary to car­ry out pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­sures. In all oth­er cas­es, the pro­cess­ing is based on your con­sent (Arti­cle 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legit­i­mate inter­ests (Arti­cle 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legit­i­mate inter­est in the effec­tive pro­cess­ing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via con­tact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your con­sent to the stor­age or the pur­pose for the data stor­age laps­es (e.g. after com­ple­tion of your request). Manda­to­ry statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions — in par­tic­u­lar statu­to­ry reten­tion peri­ods — remain unaf­fect­ed.

Reg­is­tra­tion on this web­site

You have the option to reg­is­ter on our web­site to be able to use addi­tion­al web­site func­tions. We shall use the data you enter only for the pur­pose of using the respec­tive offer or ser­vice you have reg­is­tered for. The required infor­ma­tion we request at the time of reg­is­tra­tion must be entered in full. Oth­er­wise we shall reject the reg­is­tra­tion.

To noti­fy you of any impor­tant changes to the scope of our port­fo­lio or in the event of tech­ni­cal mod­i­fi­ca­tions, we shall use the e-mail address pro­vid­ed dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process.

We shall process the data entered dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any con­sent you have already giv­en us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an infor­mal noti­fi­ca­tion via e-mail. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred pri­or to your revo­ca­tion.

The data record­ed dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process shall be stored by us as long as you are reg­is­tered on our web­site. Sub­se­quent­ly, such data shall be delet­ed. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to manda­to­ry statu­to­ry reten­tion oblig­a­tions.

  1. Analy­sis tools and adver­tis­ing

Google Ana­lyt­ics

This web­site uses func­tions of the web analy­sis ser­vice Google Ana­lyt­ics. The provider of this ser­vice is Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

Google Ana­lyt­ics uses so-called cook­ies. Cook­ies are text files, which are stored on your com­put­er and that enable an analy­sis of the use of the web­site by users. The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by cook­ies on your use of this web­site is usu­al­ly trans­ferred to a Google serv­er in the Unit­ed States, where it is stored.

The stor­age of Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies and the uti­liza­tion of this analy­sis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The oper­a­tor of this web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the analy­sis of user pat­terns to opti­mize both, the ser­vices offered online and the operator’s adver­tis­ing activ­i­ties.

IP anonymiza­tion

On this web­site, we have acti­vat­ed the IP anonymiza­tion func­tion. As a result, your IP address will be abbre­vi­at­ed by Google with­in the mem­ber states of the Euro­pean Union or in oth­er states that have rat­i­fied the Con­ven­tion on the Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Area pri­or to its trans­mis­sion to the Unit­ed States. The full IP address will be trans­mit­ted to one of Google’s servers in the Unit­ed States and abbre­vi­at­ed there only in excep­tion­al cas­es. On behalf of the oper­a­tor of this web­site, Google shall use this infor­ma­tion to analyse your use of this web­site to gen­er­ate reports on web­site activ­i­ties and to ren­der oth­er ser­vices to the oper­a­tor of this web­site that are relat­ed to the use of the web­site and the Inter­net. The IP address trans­mit­ted in con­junc­tion with Google Ana­lyt­ics from your brows­er shall not be merged with oth­er data in Google’s pos­ses­sion.

Brows­er plug-in

You do have the option to pre­vent the archiv­ing of cook­ies by mak­ing per­ti­nent changes to the set­tings of your brows­er soft­ware. How­ev­er, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the func­tions of this web­site to their fullest extent. More­over, you have the option pre­vent the record­ing of the data gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie and affil­i­at­ed with your use of the web­site (includ­ing your IP address) by Google as well as the pro­cess­ing of this data by Google by down­load­ing and installing the brows­er plug-in avail­able under the fol­low­ing link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objec­tion to the record­ing of data

You have the option to pre­vent the record­ing of your data by Google Ana­lyt­ics by click­ing on the fol­low­ing link. This will result in the place­ment of an opt out cook­ie, which pre­vents the record­ing of your data dur­ing future vis­its to this web­site: Google Ana­lyt­ics deac­ti­va­tion.

For more infor­ma­tion about the han­dling of user data by Google Ana­lyt­ics, please con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Dec­la­ra­tion at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Con­tract data pro­cess­ing

We have exe­cut­ed a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment with Google and are imple­ment­ing the strin­gent pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Google Ana­lyt­ics.

Demo­graph­ic para­me­ters pro­vid­ed by Google Ana­lyt­ics

This web­site uses the func­tion “demo­graph­ic para­me­ters” pro­vid­ed by Google Ana­lyt­ics. It makes it pos­si­ble to gen­er­ate reports pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion on the age, gen­der and inter­ests of web­site vis­i­tors. The sources of this infor­ma­tion are inter­est-relat­ed adver­tis­ing by Google as well as vis­i­tor data obtained from third par­ty providers. This data can­not be allo­cat­ed to a spe­cif­ic indi­vid­ual. You have the option to deac­ti­vate this func­tion at any time by mak­ing per­ti­nent set­tings changes for adver­tis­ing in your Google account or you can gen­er­al­ly pro­hib­it the record­ing of your data by Google Ana­lyt­ics as explained in sec­tion “Objec­tion to the record­ing of data.”

Archiv­ing peri­od

Data on the user or inci­dent lev­el stored by Google linked to cook­ies, user IDs or adver­tis­ing IDs (e.g. Dou­bleClick cook­ies, Android adver­tis­ing ID) will be anonymized or delet­ed after 26 month. For details please click the fol­low­ing link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

Word­Press Stats

This web­site uses the Word­Press tool Stats in order to sta­tis­ti­cal­ly analyse user access infor­ma­tion. The provider of the solu­tion is Automat­tic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94110–4929, USA.

Word­Press Stats uses cook­ies that are stored on your com­put­er and that make it pos­si­ble to analyse the use of this web­site. The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ies con­cern­ing the use of our web­site is stored on servers in the Unit­ed States. Your IP address is ren­dered anony­mous after pro­cess­ing and pri­or to the stor­age of the data.

Word­Press Stats” cook­ies will remain on your device until you delete them.

The stor­age of “Word­Press Stats” cook­ies and the use of this analy­sis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the anony­mous analy­sis of user pat­terns, in order to opti­mize the operator’s web offer­ings and adver­tis­ing.

You can set up your brows­er in such a man­ner that you will be noti­fied any­time cook­ies are placed and you can per­mit cook­ies only in cer­tain cas­es or exclude the accep­tance of cook­ies in cer­tain instances or in gen­er­al and you can also acti­vate the auto­mat­ic dele­tion of cook­ies upon clos­ing of the brows­er. If you deac­ti­vate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­it­ed.

You do have the option to object to the col­lec­tion and use of your data for future impli­ca­tions by plac­ing an opt out cook­ie into your brows­er by click­ing on the fol­low­ing link: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.

If you delete the cook­ies on your com­put­er, you must set the opt-out cook­ie again.

Google Ana­lyt­ics Remar­ket­ing

Our web­sites use the func­tions of Google Ana­lyt­ics Remar­ket­ing in com­bi­na­tion with the func­tions of Google AdWords and Google Dou­bleClick, which work on all devices. The provider of these solu­tions is Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

This func­tion makes it pos­si­ble to con­nect the adver­tis­ing tar­get groups gen­er­at­ed with Google Ana­lyt­ics Remar­ket­ing with the func­tions of Google AdWords and Google Dou­bleClick, which work on all devices. This makes it pos­si­ble to dis­play inter­est-based cus­tomized adver­tis­ing mes­sages, depend­ing on your pri­or usage and brows­ing pat­terns on a device (e.g. cell phone) in a man­ner tai­lored to you as well as on any of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC).

If you have giv­en us per­ti­nent con­sent, Google will con­nect your web and app brows­er pro­gres­sions with your Google account for this pur­pose. As a result, it is pos­si­ble to dis­play the same per­son­al­ized adver­tis­ing mes­sages on every device you log into with your Google account.

To sup­port this func­tion, Google Ana­lyt­ics records Google authen­ti­cat­ed IDs of users that are tem­porar­i­ly con­nect­ed with our Google Ana­lyt­ics data to define and com­pile the tar­get groups for the ads to be dis­played on all devices.

You have the option to per­ma­nent­ly object to remar­ket­ing / tar­get­ing across all devices by deac­ti­vat­ing per­son­al­ized adver­tis­ing in your Google account. To do this, please fol­low this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The con­sol­i­da­tion of the record­ed data in your Google account shall occur exclu­sive­ly based on your con­sent, which you may give to Google and also revoke there (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). Data record­ing process­es that are not con­sol­i­dat­ed in your Google account (for instance because you do not have a Google account or have object­ed to the con­sol­i­da­tion of data), the record­ing of data is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The legit­i­mate inter­est aris­es from the fact that the oper­a­tor of the web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the anonymized analy­sis of web­site vis­i­tor for adver­tis­ing pur­pos­es.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion and the per­ti­nent data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions, please con­sult the Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.

Google AdWords and Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing

This web­site uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online pro­mo­tion­al pro­gram of Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

In con­junc­tion with Google AdWords, we use a tool called Con­ver­sion Track­ing. If you click on an ad post­ed by Google, a cook­ie for Con­ver­sion Track­ing pur­pos­es will be placed. Cook­ies are small text files the web brows­er places on the user’s com­put­er. These cook­ies expire after 30 days and are not used to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy users. If the user vis­its cer­tain pages of this web­site and the cook­ie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recog­nise that the user has clicked on an ad and has been linked to this page.

A dif­fer­ent cook­ie is allo­cat­ed to every Google AdWords cus­tomer. These cook­ies can­not be tracked via web­sites of AdWords cus­tomers. The infor­ma­tion obtained with the assis­tance of the Con­ver­sion cook­ie is used to gen­er­ate Con­ver­sion sta­tis­tics for AdWords cus­tomers who have opt­ed to use Con­ver­sion Track­ing. The users receive the total num­ber of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Con­ver­sion Track­ing tag. How­ev­er, they do not receive any infor­ma­tion that would allow them to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy these users. If you do not want to par­tic­i­pate in track­ing, you have the option to object to this use by eas­i­ly deac­ti­vat­ing the Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing cook­ie via your web brows­er under user set­tings. If you do this, you will not be includ­ed in the Con­ver­sion Track­ing sta­tis­tics.

The stor­age of “Con­ver­sion” cook­ies and the use of this track­ing tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the analy­sis of user pat­terns, in order to opti­mize the operator’s web offer­ings and adver­tis­ing.

To review more detailed infor­ma­tion about Google AdWords and Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing, please con­sult the Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

You can set up your brows­er in such a man­ner that you will be noti­fied any­time cook­ies are placed and you can per­mit cook­ies only in cer­tain cas­es or exclude the accep­tance of cook­ies in cer­tain instances or in gen­er­al and you can also acti­vate the auto­mat­ic dele­tion of cook­ies upon clos­ing of the brows­er. If you deac­ti­vate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­it­ed.

Face­book Pix­el

To mea­sure our con­ver­sion rates, our web­site uses the vis­i­tor activ­i­ty pix­el of Face­book, Face­book Inc., 1601 S. Cal­i­for­nia Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Face­book”).

This tool allows the track­ing of page vis­i­tors after they have been linked to the web­site of the provider after click­ing on a Face­book ad. This makes it pos­si­ble to analyse the effec­tive­ness of Face­book ads for sta­tis­ti­cal and mar­ket research pur­pos­es and to opti­mize future adver­tis­ing cam­paigns.

For us as the oper­a­tors of this web­site, the col­lect­ed data is anony­mous. We are not in a posi­tion to arrive at any con­clu­sions as to the iden­ti­ty of users. How­ev­er, Face­book archives the infor­ma­tion and process­es it, so that it is pos­si­ble to make a con­nec­tion to the respec­tive user pro­file and Face­book is in a posi­tion to use the data for its own pro­mo­tion­al pur­pos­es in com­pli­ance with the Face­book Data Usage Pol­i­cy. This enables Face­book to dis­play ads on Face­book pages as well as in loca­tions out­side of Face­book. We as the oper­a­tor of this web­site have no con­trol over the use of such data.

The use of Face­book Pix­el is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The oper­a­tor of the web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in effec­tive adver­tis­ing cam­paigns, which also include social media.

In Facebook’s Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies, you will find addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the pro­tec­tion of your pri­va­cy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You also have the option to deac­ti­vate the remar­ket­ing func­tion “Cus­tom Audi­ences” in the ad set­tings sec­tion under  https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you first have to log into Face­book.

If you do not have a Face­book account, you can deac­ti­vate any user based adver­tis­ing by Face­book on the web­site of the Euro­pean Inter­ac­tive Dig­i­tal Adver­tis­ing Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

  1. Newslet­ter

Newslet­ter data

If you would like to sub­scribe to the newslet­ter offered on this web­site, we will need from you an e-mail address as well as infor­ma­tion that allow us to ver­i­fy that you are the own­er of the e-mail address pro­vid­ed and con­sent to the receipt of the newslet­ter. No fur­ther data shall be col­lect­ed or shall be col­lect­ed only on a vol­un­tary basis. We shall use such data only for the send­ing of the request­ed infor­ma­tion and shall not share such data with any third par­ties.

The pro­cess­ing of the infor­ma­tion entered into the newslet­ter sub­scrip­tion form shall occur exclu­sive­ly on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the con­sent you have giv­en to the archiv­ing of data, the e-mail address and the use of this infor­ma­tion for the send­ing of the newslet­ter at any time, for instance by click­ing on the “Unsub­scribe” link in the newslet­ter. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions that have tak­en place to date.

The data you archive with us for the pur­pose of the newslet­ter sub­scrip­tion shall be archived by us until you unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter. Once you can­cel your sub­scrip­tion to the newslet­ter, the data shall be delet­ed. This shall not affect data we have been archiv­ing for oth­er pur­pos­es.

MailChimp

This web­site uses the ser­vices of MailChimp to send out its newslet­ters. The provider is the Rock­et Sci­ence Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

Among oth­er things, MailChimp is a ser­vice that can be deployed to organ­ise and analyse the send­ing of newslet­ters. When­ev­er you enter data for the pur­pose of sub­scrib­ing to a newslet­ter (e.g. your e-mail address), the infor­ma­tion is stored on MailChimp servers in the Unit­ed States.

MailChimp is in pos­ses­sion of a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion that is in com­pli­ance with the “EU-US-Pri­va­cy-Shield.” The “Pri­va­cy-Shield” is a com­pact between the Euro­pean Union (EU) and the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca (USA) that aims to war­rant the com­pli­ance with Euro­pean data pro­tec­tion stan­dards in the Unit­ed States.

With the assis­tance of the MailChimp tool, we can analyse the per­for­mance of our newslet­ter cam­paigns. If you open an e-mail that has been sent through the MailChimp tool, a file that has been inte­grat­ed into the e-mail (a so-called web-bea­con) con­nects to MailChimp’s servers in the Unit­ed States. As a result, it can be deter­mined whether a newslet­ter mes­sage has been opened and which links the recip­i­ent pos­si­bly clicked on. Tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion is also record­ed at that time (e.g. the time of access, the IP address, type of brows­er and oper­at­ing sys­tem). This infor­ma­tion can­not be allo­cat­ed to the respec­tive newslet­ter recip­i­ent. Their sole pur­pose is the per­for­mance of sta­tis­ti­cal analy­ses of newslet­ter cam­paigns. The results of such analy­ses can be used to tai­lor future newslet­ters to the inter­ests of their recip­i­ents more effec­tive­ly.

If you do not want to per­mit an analy­sis by MailChimp, you must unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter. We pro­vide a link for you to do this in every newslet­ter mes­sage. More­over, you can also unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter right on the web­site.

The data is processed based on your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).  You may revoke any con­sent you have giv­en at any time by unsub­scrib­ing from the newslet­ter. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions that have tak­en place pri­or to your revo­ca­tion.

The data you archive with us for the pur­pose of the newslet­ter sub­scrip­tion shall be archived by us until you unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter. Once you can­cel your sub­scrip­tion to the newslet­ter, the data shall be delet­ed from our servers as well as those of MailChimp. This shall not affect data we have been archiv­ing for oth­er pur­pos­es.

For more details, please con­sult the Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies of MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment

We have exe­cut­ed a so-called “Data Pro­cess­ing Agree­ment” with MailChimp, in which we man­date that MailChimp under­takes to pro­tect the data of our cus­tomers and to refrain from shar­ing it with third par­ties.

  1. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube

Our web­site uses plug-ins of the YouTube plat­form, which is oper­at­ed by Google. The web­site oper­a­tor is Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

If you vis­it a page on our web­site into which a YouTube plug-in has been inte­grat­ed, a con­nec­tion with YouTube’s servers will be estab­lished. As a result, the YouTube serv­er will be noti­fied, which of our pages you have vis­it­ed.

Fur­ther­more, YouTube will be able to place var­i­ous cook­ies on your device. With the assis­tance of these cook­ies, YouTube will be able to obtain infor­ma­tion about our web­site vis­i­tor. Among oth­er things, this infor­ma­tion will be used to gen­er­ate video sta­tis­tics with the aim of improv­ing the user friend­li­ness of the site and to pre­vent attempts to com­mit fraud. These cook­ies will stay on your device until you delete them.

If you are logged into your YouTube account while you vis­it our site, you enable YouTube to direct­ly allo­cate your brows­ing pat­terns to your per­son­al pro­file. You have the option to pre­vent this by log­ging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is based on our inter­est in pre­sent­ing our online con­tent in an appeal­ing man­ner. Pur­suant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legit­i­mate inter­est.

For more infor­ma­tion on how YouTube han­dles user data, please con­sult the YouTube Data Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts used on this web­site are uni­form, this web­site uses so-called Web Fonts pro­vid­ed by Google. When you access a page on our web­site, your brows­er will load the required web fonts into your brows­er cache to cor­rect­ly dis­play text and fonts.

To do this, the brows­er you use will have to estab­lish a con­nec­tion with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access our web­site. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our inter­est in pre­sent­ing our online con­tent in a uni­form and appeal­ing way. Accord­ing to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legit­i­mate inter­est.

If your brows­er should not sup­port Web Fonts, a stan­dard font installed on your com­put­er will be used.

For more infor­ma­tion on Google Web Fonts, please fol­low this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Dec­la­ra­tion under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Maps

Via an API, this web­site uses the map­ping ser­vice Google Maps. The provider is Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

To enable the use of the Google Maps fea­tures, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this infor­ma­tion is trans­ferred to one of Google’s servers in the Unit­ed States, where it is archived. The oper­a­tor of this web­site has no con­trol over the data trans­fer.

We use Google Maps to present our online con­tent in an appeal­ing man­ner and to make the loca­tions dis­closed on our web­site easy to find. This con­sti­tutes a legit­i­mate inter­est as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more infor­ma­tion on the han­dling of user data, please review Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Dec­la­ra­tion under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

  1. Cus­tom Ser­vices

Job Appli­ca­tions

We offer web­site vis­i­tors the oppor­tu­ni­ty to sub­mit job appli­ca­tions to us (e.g. via e-mail, via postal ser­vices on by sub­mit­ting the online job appli­ca­tion form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, pur­pose and use of the per­son­al data col­lect­ed from you in con­junc­tion with the appli­ca­tion process. We assure you that the col­lec­tion, pro­cess­ing and use of your data will occur in com­pli­ance with the applic­a­ble data pri­va­cy rights and all oth­er statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions and that your data will always be treat­ed as strict­ly con­fi­den­tial.

Scope and pur­pose of the col­lec­tion of data

If you sub­mit a job appli­ca­tion to us, we will process any affil­i­at­ed per­son­al data (e.g. con­tact and com­mu­ni­ca­tions data, appli­ca­tion doc­u­ments, notes tak­en dur­ing job inter­views, etc.), if they are required to make a deci­sion con­cern­ing the estab­lish­ment or an employ­ment rela­tion­ship. The legal grounds for the afore­men­tioned are § 26 New GDPR accord­ing to Ger­man Law (Nego­ti­a­tion of an Employ­ment Rela­tion­ship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (Gen­er­al Con­tract Nego­ti­a­tions) and – pro­vid­ed you have giv­en us your con­sent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any con­sent giv­en at any time. With­in our com­pa­ny, your per­son­al data will only be shared with indi­vid­u­als who are involved in the pro­cess­ing of your job appli­ca­tion.

If your job appli­ca­tion should result in your recruit­ment, the data you have sub­mit­ted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the pur­pose of imple­ment­ing the employ­ment rela­tion­ship in our data pro­cess­ing sys­tem.

Data Archiv­ing Peri­od

If we should not be able to offer you a posi­tion, if you refuse a job offer, retract your appli­ca­tion, revoke your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your data or ask us to delete your data, we will store your trans­ferred data, incl. any phys­i­cal­ly sub­mit­ted appli­ca­tion doc­u­ments for a max­i­mum of 6 months after the con­clu­sion of the appli­ca­tion process (reten­tion peri­od) to enable us to track the details of the appli­ca­tion process in the event of dis­par­i­ties (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR).

YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO OBJECT TO THIS STORAGE/RETENTION OF YOUR DATA IF YOU HAVE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS TO DO SO THAT OUTWEIGH OUR INTERESTS.

Once the reten­tion peri­od has expired, the data will be delet­ed, unless we are sub­ject to any oth­er statu­to­ry reten­tion oblig­a­tions or if any oth­er legal grounds exist to con­tin­ue to store the data. If it should be fore­see­able that the reten­tion of your data will be nec­es­sary after the reten­tion peri­od has expired (e.g. due to immi­nent or pend­ing lit­i­ga­tion), the data shall not be delet­ed until the data have become irrel­e­vant. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any oth­er statu­to­ry reten­tion peri­ods.