Data Privacy and Protection

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data") within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as “online offer").

With regard to the terminology used, such as We refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for “processing” or “responsible person”.

 Responsible

DAS STUDIO Torsten Hegner GmbH
Martin-Behaim-Strasse 26
63263 Neu-Isenburg Deutschland
info@das-studio.de

Managing Directors: Björn Hegner, Thomas Behmüller
Court of law: Amtsgericht Offenbach 5, Registernummer: HRB 79 35

Link Impressum: https://www.das-studio.de/impressum/
Contact data protection: datenschutz@das-studio.de

Types of data processed:

– Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).

– Contact details (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).

– Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).

– Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).

– Meta / communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer

(in the following we also refer to the persons concerned collectively as “users").

Purpose of processing

– Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.

– Answering contact requests and communicating with users.

– Safety measures.

– Reach measurement / marketing

Terms used

“Personal data” is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable
natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); A natural person is regarded as
identifiable who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means
of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location
data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, which
express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or
social identity of this natural person.

“Processing” is any process carried out with or without the aid of automated
processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data.
The term goes far and includes practically every handling of data.

“Pseudonymization" the processing of personal data in such a way that the
personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without
the use of additional information, provided that this additional information
is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures
that ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or
identifiable natural person.

“Profiling" means any type of automated processing of personal data that
consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects
relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work
performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict the
preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of
this natural person.

“Responsible” means the natural or legal person, authority, institution or
other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and
means of processing personal data.

“Processor” means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or
other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the fulfillment of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

The legal basis for processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR,
and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR as the legal basis.


Safety measures

In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we make suitable technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability
of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, forwarding,
ensuring availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure
the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore,
we already consider the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware,
software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology
design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).

Cooperation with processors and third parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties)
as part of our processing, transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data,
this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third
parties such as to payment service providers, according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.d
GDPR is required to fulfill the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of
a so-called “order processing contract",
this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) or if this happens in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it happens to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests.

Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a
third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met. I.e. processing takes
place e.g. on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of
a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield")
or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called “standard
contractual clauses").

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question
is being processed and to request information about this data as well as
further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

You have accordingly. Art. 16 GDPR the right to request the completion of
the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request a restriction on the processing of the data.
There is the right to data portability:
You have the right to request that you receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request that it be transmitted to other responsible parties.

 You also have the right to have the data blocked: instead of deletion, it is blocked, provided that

• in the case of paragraph 2 sentence 2 no. 3, deletion is contrary to statutory, statutory or contractual retention periods,

• There is reason to assume that the data subject’s interests worthy of protection would be impaired by deletion, or

• Due to the special type of storage, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high effort. (Section 35 Paragraph 3 BDSG)

Personal data must also be blocked if their accuracy is disputed by the person concerned and neither the accuracy nor the inaccuracy can be determined. (§ 35 Abs. 4 BDSG)
You also have gem. Art. 77 GDPR the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke your consent in accordance with. To revoke Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.

Cookies and right to object to direct mail

“Cookies" are small files that are stored on the users’ computers. Various information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to save information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit to an online offer.

 Temporary cookies, or “session cookies" or “transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be saved. Cookies are referred to as “permanent" or “persistent" and remain stored even after the browser is closed.
E.g. the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days. The interests of users can also be stored in such a cookie, which is used for range measurement or marketing purposes. “Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, they are referred to as “first-party cookies").
We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this as part of our data protection declaration.
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be made for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ explained. Furthermore, cookies can be saved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this online offer.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or limited in their processing in accordance with articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage is in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 nos. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 nos. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

According to legal requirements in Austria, the storage is in particular for 7 J according to § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, vouchers / invoices, accounts, receipts, business documents, statement of income and expenditure, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Business-related processing

Additionally we process
– Contract data (e.g., object of contract, duration, customer category).
– Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)
by our customers, interested parties and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Agency services

We process the data of our customers within the scope of our contractual services, which include conceptual and strategic consulting, campaign planning, software and design development/consulting or maintenance, implementation of campaigns and processes/handling, server administration, data analysis/consulting services and training services.

We process inventory data (e.g., customer master data, such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g., subject matter of the contract, duration), payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history), usage and meta data (e.g., in the context of evaluation and performance measurement of marketing measures). As a matter of principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless they are part of a commissioned processing. Those affected include our customers, interested parties and their customers, users, website visitors or employees as well as third parties. The purpose of processing is to provide contractual services, billing and our customer service. The legal basis of the processing is derived from Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO (contractual services), Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO (analysis, statistics, optimization, security measures). We process data which are necessary for the justification and fulfilment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties will only be made if it is necessary within the scope of an order. When processing the data provided to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements of an order processing in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO and do not process the data for any other purposes than those specified in the order.

We delete the data after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations. The necessity of storing the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of statutory archiving obligations, deletion takes place after the expiry of these obligations (6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB, 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO). In the case of data that has been disclosed to us by the client within the scope of an order, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the order, in principle after the end of the order.

Contractual services

We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other principals, customers, clients, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as “contractual partners") in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO in order to provide them with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed in this context, the nature, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing, are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.

The processed data includes the master data of our contractual partners (e.g., names and addresses), contact data (e.g., e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (e.g., services used, contract contents, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history).

As a matter of principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of a commissioned or contractual processing.

We process data which are necessary for the justification and fulfilment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure, if this is not evident to the contractual partners. Disclosure to external persons or companies will only be made if it is necessary within the scope of a contract. When processing the data provided to us within the framework of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements.

When using our online services, we may store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the interests of the users in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data will not be passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f. DSGVO or if there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO.

The data will be deleted when the data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of contractual or statutory duties of care and for dealing with any warranty or comparable duties, whereby the necessity of keeping the data will be reviewed every three years; otherwise the statutory duties of safekeeping apply.

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data within the framework of administrative tasks as well as the organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process within the scope of providing our contractual services. The basis for processing is article 6 paragraph 1 letter c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose of and our interest in processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the data mentioned in these processing activities.

We disclose or transfer data to the tax authorities, consultants, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee agencies and payment service providers.

Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, event organizers and other business partners on the basis of our business interests, e.g. for the purpose of contacting them at a later date. We store these mostly company-related data permanently.

Economic analyses and market research

In order to run our business economically, to identify market trends, wishes of contract partners and users, we analyze the data available to us on business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the persons concerned include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.

The analyses are carried out for the purpose of business management evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take into account the profiles of registered users with details, e.g. on the services they have used. The analyses serve us to increase user-friendliness, to optimize our offer and business efficiency. The analyses serve only us and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyses with summarized values.

If these analyses or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or made anonymous upon termination by the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. In all other respects, the macroeconomic analyses and general trend determinations are prepared anonymously wherever possible.

Data protection information in the application process

We process the applicant data only for the purpose and within the scope of the application procedure in accordance with the legal requirements. The processing of the applicant data is carried out to fulfill our (pre-)contractual obligations within the scope of the application procedure in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. b. DSGVO art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO if the data processing becomes necessary for us, e.g. in the context of legal procedures (in Germany, § 26 BDSG applies additionally).

The application procedure requires that applicants provide us with the applicant data. If we offer an online form, the necessary applicant data is marked as such, otherwise it is derived from the job description and basically includes personal details, postal and contact addresses and the documents belonging to the application, such as cover letter, CV and certificates. In addition, applicants can voluntarily provide us with additional information.

By submitting their application to us, applicants agree to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application procedure in accordance with the type and scope described in this data protection declaration.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 DSGVO are voluntarily communicated as part of the application procedure, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 letter b DSGVO (e.g. health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 DSGVO are requested from applicants in the course of the application procedure, their processing is also carried out in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 letter a DSGVO (e.g. health data if this is necessary for the exercise of the profession).

If provided, applicants can send us their applications by means of an online form on our website. The data will be encrypted and transmitted to us according to the state of the art.
Applicants can also send us their applications by e-mail. Please note, however, that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form and applicants must ensure that they are encrypted themselves. We can therefore not take any responsibility for the transmission path of the application between the sender and the receipt on our server and therefore recommend rather to use an online form or the postal dispatch. This is because instead of applying via the online form and e-mail, applicants still have the option of sending us their application by post.

The data provided by the applicants can be processed by us for the purposes of the employment relationship if the application is successful. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicants’ data will be deleted. The applicants’ data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which the applicants are entitled to do at any time.

Subject to a justified revocation by the applicants, the data will be deleted after a period of six months so that we can answer any follow-up questions regarding the application and meet our obligations to provide evidence under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any travel expense reimbursement will be archived in accordance with tax law requirements.

Talent Pool

As part of the application process, we offer applicants the opportunity to be included in our “talent pool" for a period of two years on the basis of a consent in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. and Art. 7 DSGVO.

The application documents in the talent pool will be processed solely in the context of future job advertisements and the search for employees and will be destroyed at the latest after expiry of the deadline. Applicants are informed that their consent to be included in the talent pool is voluntary, has no influence on the current application procedure and that they can revoke this consent at any time in the future and declare their objection in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO.

Registration function

Users can create a user account. In the course of registration, the required mandatory data will be communicated to the users and processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the purposes of providing the user account. The processed data includes in particular the login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purposes of using the user account and its purpose.

Users can be informed by e-mail about information relevant to their user account, such as technical changes. If users have cancelled their user account, their data with regard to the user account will be deleted, subject to a legal obligation to keep records. It is the responsibility of users to back up their data before the end of the contract if they have terminated it. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all of the user’s data stored during the contract period.

Within the scope of the use of our registration and login functions as well as the use of the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s need for protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. The IP addresses will be anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.
Comments and contributions

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses may be changed on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO for 7 days. This is done for our security in case someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case we can be prosecuted ourselves for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Furthermore, we reserve the right, on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, to process the information provided by users for the purpose of spam detection.

The data provided in the context of the comments and contributions will be permanently stored by us until the users object.
Contact

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user’s details are processed for the purpose of processing the contact request and its handling in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. The user’s details may be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system") or comparable inquiry organization.

We will delete the inquiries if they are no longer required. We review the necessity every two years; furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.

 

Newsletter

With the following notes we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the described procedures.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter referred to as “newsletter") only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If, in the course of registering for the newsletter, its contents are specifically described, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Furthermore, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

Double-Opt-In and logging: The registration to our newsletter is done in a so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with foreign e-mail addresses. The newsletter registrations are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Registration data: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name for personal contact in the newsletter.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated measurement of success are based on the consent of the recipients in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, on our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lt. f. DSGVO in conjunction with § Section 7 para. 3 of the UWG.

The registration procedure is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as the expectations of the users and also allows us to prove their consent.

Cancellation/revocation – You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We may store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them to prove that you have previously given your consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletter – Mailchimp

The newsletters are sent via the mailing service provider “MailChimp", a newsletter mailing platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The data protection regulations of the mail service provider can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European data protection level (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The mail order service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests according to art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and an order processing contract according to art. 28 para. 3 p. 1 DSGVO.

The dispatch service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without allocation to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimization of dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter – Measurement of success

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a mailing service provider, from their server. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected.

This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined by means of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor that of the mailing service provider, if used, to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, on the basis of our legitimate interests as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.

For security reasons (e.g. to clarify misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Google Analytics

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (“Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our website by the users, to compile reports on the activities within this website and to provide us with further services related to the use of this website and the internet. The processed data can be used to create pseudonymous user profiles of the users.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages, by clicking this link .

An opt-out cookie is installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from recording data for this website and for this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options, you can find in the privacy policy of Google (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertising by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

The personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

Google Universal Analytics

We use Google Analytics in the design as “Universal Analytics". “Universal Analytics" refers to a Google Analytics procedure in which user analysis is based on a pseudonymous user ID, thus creating a pseudonymous profile of the user with information from the use of various devices (so-called “cross-device tracking").

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus integrate e.g. Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offering). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal user data. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, we refer to the following information on Google services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

Google AdWords and conversion measurement

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google").

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

We use the Google “AdWords" online marketing process to place ads on Google’s advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on web pages, etc.) to be displayed to users who have a presumed interest in the ads. This allows us to better target ads for and within our online services so that we only show users ads that potentially match their interests.

For example, if a user is shown ads for products that he or she has been interested in on other websites, this is called “remarketing". For these purposes, when you visit our website and other websites on which the Google advertising network is active, a code is executed directly by Google and so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “web beacons") are incorporated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file, is stored on the user’s device (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). This file records which websites the user has visited, what content he is interested in and which offers the user has clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information on the use of the online offer.

We also receive an individual “conversion cookie". The information obtained with the help of the cookie is used by Google to compile conversion statistics for us. However, we only learn the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. We do not receive any information that personally identifies users.

User data is processed pseudonymously within the Google advertising network. This means that Google does not store and process the name or e-mail address of the user, for example, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. I.e. from Google’s point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who that cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly permitted Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the USA.

Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options, can be found in the Google privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertising by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the data of users if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write articles on our online presences or send us messages.

Integration of third party services and content

We set within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), we use content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content").

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of such content are aware of the IP address of the users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other details about the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Vimeo

We can integrate the videos from the “Vimeo" platform of the provider Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy. We would like to point out that Vimeo can use Google Analytics and refer to the data protection declaration (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy) as well as opt-out options for Google Analytics (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) or the settings of Google for the use of data for marketing purposes (https://adssettings.google.com/.).

YouTube

We integrate the videos of the “YouTube" platform of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Fonts

We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts") of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the “Google Maps" service of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually in the context of the settings of their mobile devices). The data may be processed in the USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Hubspot
We use “Hubspot" on our website, a service of HubSpot Ireland Limited, Ground Floor, Two Dockland Central, Guild Street, Dublin 1, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Hubspot"). Hubspot stores and processes information about your user behavior on our website. For this purpose, Hubspot uses, among other things, cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your terminal device and that enable an analysis of your use of our website.

We use Hubspot for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third-party provider. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating a storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all features of our website in full. You can object to the collection and forwarding of personal data or prevent the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of Java Script in your browser. In addition, you can prevent the execution of Java-Script code altogether by installing a Java-Script blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net/ or https://www.ghostery.com). We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.

Information of the third-party provider: HubSpot Ireland Limited, Ground Floor, Two Dockland Central, Guild Street, Dublin 1, Ireland. Further information from the third-party provider on data protection can be found on the following website: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.

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