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Privacy policy

General

As the operator of this website and as a company, we come into contact with your personal data. This refers to all data that says something about you and with which you can be identified. In this privacy policy, we would like to explain to you how, for what purpose and on what legal basis we process your data.

We are responsible for data processing on this website and in our company:

Thorit Ltd.
Margret-Fusbahn-Strasse 3
71063 Sindelfingen

Phone: +4970313097426
E-mail: info@thorit.de

General information

SSL or TLS encryption

When you enter your data on websites, place online orders or send e-mails over the Internet, you must always be prepared for unauthorized third parties to access your data. There is no complete protection against such access. However, we make every effort to protect your data in the best possible way and to close security gaps as far as possible.

An important protection mechanism is the SSL or TLS encryption of our website, which ensures that data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize the encryption by the lock icon in front of the Internet address entered in your browser and by the fact that our Internet address begins with https:// and not with http://.

How long do we store your data?

In some places in this privacy policy, we inform you about how long we or the companies that process your data on our behalf store your data. If no such information is provided, we will store your data until the purpose of the data processing no longer applies, you object to the data processing or you withdraw your consent to the data processing.

However, in the event of an objection or revocation, we may continue to process your data if at least one of the following conditions is met:

We have compelling legitimate grounds for continuing the data processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms (only if you object to the data processing; if the objection is directed against direct marketing, we cannot provide any legitimate grounds).

Data processing is necessary in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (does not apply if your objection is directed against direct advertising).

We are legally obliged to store your data.

In this case, we will delete your data as soon as the requirement(s) cease(s) to apply.

Data transfer to the USA

We also use tools on our website from companies that transfer your data to the USA, where it is stored and, if necessary, further processed. This is particularly important for you because your data does not enjoy the same protection in the USA as it does within the EU, where the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It is therefore possible that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:

PRIVE by Legaltrust GmbH
Lietzenburger Str. 94
10719 Berlin

Phone: 030 / 223 89 993
E-mail: datenschutz@prive.eu

Your rights

Objection to data processing

IF YOU READ IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION THAT WE HAVE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA AND THEREFORE BASE THIS ON ART. 6 ABS. 1 SENTENCE 1 LIT. F) GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT UNDER ART. 21 GDPR YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THE AFOREMENTIONED PROVISION. THE PREREQUISITE IS THAT YOU STATE REASONS FOR THE OBJECTION THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. NO JUSTIFICATION IS REQUIRED IF THE OBJECTION IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE USE OF YOUR DATA FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING.

THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE OBJECTION IS THAT WE MAY NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR DATA. THIS ONLY DOES NOT APPLY IF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS APPLIES:

  • WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS.

  • THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ASSERTION, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

THE EXCEPTIONS DO NOT APPLY IF YOUR OBJECTION IS DIRECTED AGAINST DIRECT ADVERTISING OR AGAINST PROFILING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS.

Further rights

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are based on your consent. You give this consent, for example, by ticking the appropriate box on online forms before you send the form or by allowing certain cookies when you visit our website. You can withdraw your consent at any time without giving reasons (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR). We may then no longer process your data from the time you withdraw your consent. The only exception: We are legally obliged to retain the data for a certain period of time. Such retention periods exist in particular in tax and commercial law.

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

If you believe that we are in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. You can contact a supervisory authority in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place where the alleged infringement took place. The right to lodge a complaint exists in addition to administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

Data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract must be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format if you request this. We can only transfer the data to another controller if this is technically possible.

Right to data access, erasure and rectification

In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to receive information free of charge about what personal data we have stored about you, where the data comes from, to whom we transmit the data and for what purpose it is stored. If the data is incorrect, you have the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR); under the conditions of Art. 17 GDPR, you may request that we erase the data.

Right to restriction of processing

In certain situations, you can request that we restrict the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR. The data may then - apart from storage - only be processed as follows:

  • with your consent

  • for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims

  • to protect the rights of another natural or legal person

  • for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State

The right to restriction of processing exists in the following situations:

  • You have disputed the accuracy of your personal data stored by us and we need time to check this. Here you have the right for the duration of the review.

  • The processing of your personal data is unlawful or was unlawful in the past. In this case, you have the alternative right to erasure of the data.

  • We no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defense or assertion of legal claims. Alternatively, you have the right to have the data erased.

  • You have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR and now your interests and ours must be weighed against each other. You have the right to do so as long as the outcome of the balancing process has not yet been determined.

Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External hosting

Our website is hosted on a server of the following internet service provider (hoster):

Kinsta Inc.
8605 Santa Monica Blvd #92581
90069 West Hollywood, CA

Has a contract for order processing been concluded with the hoster?
Yes

How do we process your data?

The host stores all data from our website. This also includes all personal data that is collected automatically or through your input. This may include in particular Your IP address, pages accessed, names, contact details and requests as well as meta and communication data. When processing data, Kinsta Inc. complies with our instructions and only processes the data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations to us.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

Since we address potential customers via our website and maintain contact with existing customers, data processing by our hoster serves to initiate and fulfill contracts and is therefore based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. In addition, it is our legitimate interest as a company to provide a professional website that meets the necessary requirements for security, speed and efficiency. In this respect, we also process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Data collection on this website

Use of cookies

Our website places cookies on your device. These are small text files that are used for different purposes. Some cookies are technically necessary for the website to function at all (necessary cookies). Others are required to perform certain actions or functions on the site (functional cookies). For example, without cookies it would not be possible to use the benefits of a shopping basket in an online store. Other cookies are used to analyze user behavior or to optimize advertising measures. If we use third-party services on our website, e.g. to process payment transactions, these companies may also leave cookies on your device when you access the website (so-called third-party cookies).

How do we process your data?

Session cookies are only stored on your device for the duration of a session. As soon as you close the browser, they disappear automatically. Permanent cookies, on the other hand, remain on your device if you do not delete them yourself. This can lead, for example, to your user behavior being permanently analyzed. You can use the settings in your browser to influence how it handles cookies:

  • Do you want to be informed when cookies are set?

  • Do you want to exclude cookies in general or for certain cases?

  • Do you want cookies to be deleted automatically when you close your browser?

If you deactivate or do not allow cookies, the functionality of the website may be restricted.

If we use cookies from other companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this in this privacy policy. We also ask for your consent in this regard when you visit our website.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our online services can be used by visitors without technical problems and that all desired functions are available to them. The storage of necessary and functional cookies on your device is therefore based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. We use all other cookies on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, provided that you give us your consent to do so. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. If you have consented to the placement of necessary and functional cookies when your consent was requested, these cookies will also be stored exclusively on the basis of your consent.

Cookie consent with Usercentrics

What is Usercentrics?
Consent management platform (CMP) for obtaining, processing and forwarding GDPR-compliant consent

Who processes your data?
Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, Germany

Has an order processing contract been concluded with Usercentrics?
Yes

Where can you find more information about data protection at Usercentrics?
https://usercentrics.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung/

How do we process your data?

We use the consent management platform Usercentrics to obtain your consent to the storage of cookies on your device and to document this in compliance with data protection regulations. When you visit our website and close the Usercentrics cookie window with the request for consent, the following data is transmitted to the company:

  • Your consent(s) or the revocation of your consent(s)

  • Your IP address

  • Information about your browser

  • Information about your end device

  • the time of your visit to the website

In addition, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign the consents given or their revocation to your browser. All data collected will be stored until the cookies are no longer needed, you delete the Usercentrics cookie or request us to delete the data. This only does not apply if we are legally obliged to store the data.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

We are legally obliged to obtain the consent of our website visitors for the use of certain cookies. We use Usercentrics to fulfill this obligation. The legal basis for data processing is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR.

Cookie consent with Cookiebot

What is Cookiebot?
Software for cookie consent, monitoring and control

Who processes your data?
Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark

Where can you find more information about data protection at Cookiebot?
https://www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/

How do we process your data?

We use Cookiebot to obtain your consent to the storage of cookies on your device and to document this in compliance with data protection regulations. When you visit our website and close the Cookiebot cookie window with the request for consent, the following data is transmitted to the company:

  • Your IP address in anonymized form

  • Date and time of consent

  • the user agent of your browser

  • the URL from which the consent was sent

  • an anonymous, random and encrypted key

  • Your consent status, which serves as proof of consent

Cookiebot also stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign the consents given or their revocation to your browser. All data collected will be stored until the cookies are no longer needed, you delete the Cookiebot cookie or request us to delete the data. This only does not apply if we are legally obliged to store the data.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

We are legally obliged to obtain the consent of our website visitors for the use of certain cookies. We use Cookiebot to fulfill this obligation. The legal basis for data processing is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR.

Server log files

Server log files log all requests and access to our website and record error messages. They also contain personal data, in particular your IP address. However, this is anonymized by the provider after a short time so that we cannot assign the data to you personally. The data is automatically transmitted from your browser to our provider.

How do we process your data?

Our provider stores the server log files in order to be able to track the activities on our website and to detect errors. The files contain the following data:

  • Browser type and version

  • Operating system used

  • Referrer URL

  • Host name of the accessing computer

  • Time of the server request

  • IP address (anonymized if necessary)

We do not merge this data with other data, but only use it for statistical analysis and to improve our website.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our website runs smoothly. It is also in our legitimate interest to obtain an anonymized overview of access to our website. Data processing is therefore lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Contact form

You can send us a message using the contact form on this website.

How do we process your data?

We store your message and the information from the form in order to be able to process your request, including follow-up questions. This also applies to the contact details provided. We will not pass the data on to other persons without your consent.

How long do we store your data?

We delete your data as soon as one of the following points occurs:

  • Your request has been finally processed.

  • You ask us to delete the data.

  • You revoke your consent to storage.

This only does not apply if we are legally obliged to retain the data.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

If your request is related to our contractual relationship or serves the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. In all other cases, it is in our legitimate interest to process inquiries addressed to us effectively. The legal basis for data processing is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of your data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. In this case, you can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

You can send us a message by e-mail or fax or give us a call.

How do we process your data?

We store your message and the contact details you have provided or the telephone number you have transmitted so that we can process your inquiry, including any follow-up questions. We will not pass the data on to other persons without your consent.

How long do we store your data?

We delete your data as soon as one of the following points occurs:

  • Your request has been finally processed.

  • You ask us to delete the data.

  • You revoke your consent to storage.

This only does not apply if we are legally obliged to retain the data.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

If your request is related to our contractual relationship or serves the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. In all other cases, it is in our legitimate interest to process inquiries addressed to us effectively. The legal basis for data processing is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of your data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. In this case, you can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

HubSpot

What is HubSpot?
Platform for Customer Relationship Management (CRM), i.e. the management of customer relationships in the areas of marketing, sales and service

Who processes your data?
HubSpot Inc, 25 Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA

Has an order processing contract been concluded with HubSpot?
Yes

Where can you find more information about data protection at HubSpot?
https://legal.hubspot.com/de/privacy-policy

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?
HubSpot complies with the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (cf. https://www.hubspot.de/data-privacy/privacy-shield)

How do we process your data?

We use the CRM HubSpot to record, sort and analyze customer interactions via email, social media and telephone across various channels. We evaluate the personal data collected and use it to communicate with (potential) customers or for marketing measures, such as newsletter mailings. HubSpot also enables us to record and analyze the behavior of our website visitors.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

We have a legitimate interest in the most efficient customer management and communication possible. Data processing is therefore carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of your data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the sole legal basis. In this case, you can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Comment function

You have the option of commenting on content on our website via corresponding input windows. To be able to use the comment function, you must enter your e-mail address. It is also possible to subscribe to the comments of others.

How do we process your data?

If you leave comments on our website, we store the following data:

  • Your comment

  • Your e-mail address

  • the time of the commentary

  • other data that you provide in the course of commenting, e.g. your user name

  • Your IP address

We store data with which you can be identified in order to be able to take legal action against you if your comment is offensive, inciting hatred or otherwise criminally relevant.

If you subscribe to comments, we will send you an e-mail to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided. You can unsubscribe from receiving comments at any time via a link in this e-mail.

How long do we store your data?

We store your comments and the associated data until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons, e.g. because they violate criminal law.

If you have subscribed to comments and unsubscribe, all data provided as part of the subscription will be deleted. If we have also stored your data for another reason, e.g. because you have subscribed to our newsletter, this data is not affected by the deletion.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

By using the comment function, you consent to the storage of your data. The basis for data processing is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending us an email in which you declare your revocation. From this point on, we may no longer process your data.

ProvenExpert

What is ProvenExpert?
Rating seal and online service for obtaining customer feedback

Who processes your data?
Expert Systems AG, Quedlinburger Str. 1, 10589 Berlin, Germany

Has an order processing contract been concluded with ProvenExpert?
Yes

Where can you find more information about data protection at ProvenExpert?
https://www.provenexpert.com/de-de/datenschutzbestimmungen/

How do we process your data?

There is a ProvenExpert rating seal on our website. The seal is used to display reviews of our company by our customers and make them accessible to other visitors to the website. When you visit our website, the provider of ProvenExpert learns from the embedded seal that our website has been visited via your IP address. ProvenExpert also records the language settings on your device in order to be able to display the seal in the appropriate national language.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

We have a legitimate interest in promoting our offers with a comprehensible presentation of customer reviews. The basis for data processing is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you have consented to data processing, we process your data exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Analysis tools and advertising

We use the following tools to analyze the behavior of our website visitors and to show them advertising.

Google Tag Manager

What is Google Tag Manager?
Tag management system for the integration of tracking codes and conversion pixels of Google Ireland. Ltd.

Who processes your data?
Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Where can you find more information about data protection at Google Tag Manager?
https://policies.google.com/privacy

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?
On the basis of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance)

How do we process your data?

We use the Google Tag Manager. The tool helps us to integrate tracking codes and conversion pixels into our website, manage them and play them out. Google Tag Manager itself does not create any user profiles, does not place any cookies on your device and does not analyze your behavior as a user. However, it does record your IP address and transmits it to Google servers in the USA.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

We have a legitimate interest in the fast and uncomplicated integration and management of various tools on our website. The use of Google Tag Manager is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If you have consented to the forwarding of your IP address, we process your data exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Google Analytics

What is Google Analytics?
Tool for the analysis of user behavior of Google Ireland Ltd.

Who processes your data?
Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Has a data processing agreement been concluded with Google Analytics?
Yes

Where can you find more information about data protection at Google Analytics?
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?

On the basis of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance)

How can you prevent data collection?

Among other things with a browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

How do we process your data?

We are always interested in optimizing our web offering for visitors to our website and placing advertising in the best possible way. Google Analytics, a tool that analyzes user behavior and thus provides us with the necessary database for adjustments, helps us to do this. The tool provides us with information about the origin of our visitors, their page views and the time they spend on the pages, as well as the operating system they are using.

Standard processing

To collect the data, Google Analytics uses cookies, device fingerprinting or other technologies to recognize users. The data is transmitted to Google servers in the USA and summarized in a profile that can be assigned to you or your device using the IP address that is also recorded.

You can prevent Google from processing your data by installing a browser plug-in provided by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

IP anonymization

We have activated the "IP anonymization" function within Google Analytics. For you, this means that Google truncates your IP address (from the EU or EEA) before transmitting it to the USA. Only in exceptional cases does Google transmit the full IP address to servers in the USA and truncate it there.

Demographic characteristics

We use the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics to display suitable advertisements to visitors to our website within the Google advertising network. As a result, reports can be created that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of our website visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and visitor data from third-party providers. It is not possible to assign the collected data to specific persons.

You can deactivate the function in the settings of your Google account.

How long do we store your data?

Google deletes or anonymizes data stored at user and event level that is linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user IDs) or advertising IDs after 26 months according to its own information (cf. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de).

On what legal basis do we process your data?

As the website operator, we have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior for the purpose of optimizing our website and the advertising placed on it. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In the event that you have consented to the storage of cookies, for example, or have otherwise consented to data processing by Google Analytics, the legal basis is exclusively Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Google Ads

What is Google Ads?
Online advertising program of Google Ireland Ltd.

Who processes your data?
Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Where can you find more information about data protection at Google Ads?
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?
Google adheres to the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance)

How do we process your data?

We use Google Ads. Google's advertising program enables us to display advertisements in the Google search engine or on third-party websites when visitors to our website enter certain search terms on Google (keyword targeting). We can also place targeted advertisements (audience targeting) based on the user data available at Google (e.g. location data and interests). We evaluate the collected data quantitatively, for example by analyzing which search terms led to the display of our advertisements and how many advertisements led to corresponding clicks.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

As the website operator, we have a legitimate interest in the placement and analysis of advertisements. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In the event that you have consented to the storage of cookies, for example, or have otherwise consented to data processing by Google, the legal basis is exclusively Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Google Conversion Tracking

What is Google Conversion Tracking?
Tool for the analysis of user behavior of Google Ireland Ltd.

Who processes your data?
Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Where can you find more information about data protection with Google Conversion Tracking?
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?

Google adheres to the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance)

How do we process your data?

We are always interested in optimizing our website for users and placing advertising in the best possible way. To this end, we also use conversion tracking from Google. With its help, we can record whether and how often visitors have clicked on certain buttons on our website and which products have been viewed and purchased particularly frequently (conversion statistics). In the course of data collection and storage, we do not receive any information with which we can personally identify individual visitors. Google itself uses cookies or comparable recognition technologies for identification purposes.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

As the website operator, we have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior for the purpose of optimizing our website and the advertising placed on it. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In the event that, for example, you have consented to the storage of cookies or have otherwise consented to data processing by Google Conversion Tracking, the legal basis is exclusively Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Google DoubleClick

What is Google DoubleClick?
Tool for personalized advertising from Google Ireland Ltd.

Who processes your data?
Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Where can you find more information about data protection at Google DoubleClick?
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?
Google adheres to the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance)

How can you prevent data processing?
By going to your Google account or the page https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/ Object to personalized advertising

How do we process your data?

We use DoubleClick to show you advertising throughout the Google advertising network that is tailored to your interests. The ads appear, for example, in Google search results or in advertising banners that are linked to DoubleClick. Google DoubleClick must recognize you so that you can be shown the appropriate advertising. The tool therefore places cookies on your computer or uses other technologies to recognize you, e.g. device fingerprinting. Google creates pseudonymous user profiles from the data collected.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

As the website operator, we have a legitimate interest in targeted advertising measures. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In the event that, for example, you have consented to the storage of cookies or have otherwise consented to data processing by Google DoubleClick, the legal basis is exclusively Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Facebook Pixel

What is Facebook Pixel?
Tool for analyzing user behavior that measures the effectiveness of advertising on Facebook

Who processes your data?
Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Has an order processing contract been concluded with Facebook Pixel?
Yes

Where can you find more information about data protection at Facebook Pixel?
https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA and other third countries?
Facebook adheres to the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (cf. https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381)

How can you prevent data processing?
If you have a Facebook account: Deactivate the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" in the Ads settings section (https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen).

If you do not have a Facebook account: Deactivate usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

How do we process your data?

We use Facebook Pixel on our website. This analysis tool helps us to learn more about the behavior of visitors to our website after they have clicked on one of our ads on Facebook. This enables us to measure how effective our Facebook advertising is and to align future advertising measures with the knowledge gained. The data that Facebook collects via the pixel is anonymous to us as the operator of this website. We are therefore unable to identify you as a visitor. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook. Facebook establishes a connection to your Facebook account via the pixel and also uses the data to place advertisements within and outside the network (see Facebook Data Usage Policy). In the course of storage and processing, Facebook also transfers the data to the USA and other third countries.

If you have a Facebook account, you can activate the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" in the ad settings section under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen deactivate.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you have the option of deactivating usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

As the website operator, we have a legitimate interest in effective advertising measures in social networks. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In the event that you have consented to the storage of cookies, for example, or have otherwise consented to data processing by Facebook, the legal basis is exclusively Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

LinkedIn Insight Tag

What is LinkedIn Insight Tag?
Tool for analyzing the user behavior of the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company

Who processes your data?
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

Has a data processing agreement been concluded with LinkedIn Insight Tag?
Yes

Where can you find more information about data protection at LinkedIn Insight Tag?
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy#choices-oblig

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?
LinkedIn Insight Tag adheres to the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (cf. https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa%20und%20https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs)

How can you prevent data processing?
By objecting to the analysis of your user behavior and targeted advertising by LinkedIn under the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out. If you have a LinkedIn account, you can also make settings there for the use of your personal data for advertising purposes.

How do we process your data?

We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag on our website. The analysis tool helps us to learn more about visitors to our website and to adapt our online offering accordingly. If our visitors are registered with LinkedIn, we can use the tool to analyze their key professional data such as career level, company size, country, location, industry and job title. We can also measure whether they make a purchase or take another action (conversion measurement). This data is collected across all devices. Finally, LinkedIn Insight Tag offers a retargeting function that we can use to display targeted advertising to our visitors outside of our website. LinkedIn ensures that individual advertising recipients cannot be identified.

In addition to the aforementioned data, the analysis tool collects the following data from you when you visit our website: URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties as well as the time of access. The IP addresses are shortened or pseudonymized. The latter is done if you as a LinkedIn member are to be reached across devices.

The data collected by LinkedIn is anonymous to us as the website operator. This means that we cannot identify you as a visitor. However, LinkedIn will store your personal data on its servers in the USA and use it for its own advertising purposes.

You can prevent LinkedIn from linking the data collected on our website to your LinkedIn account by logging out of your account before you continue surfing the Internet. You can also prevent the use of your data for advertising purposes by making the appropriate settings in your account.

If you do not have a LinkedIn account, you can object to the analysis of your usage behavior and targeted advertising by LinkedIn by clicking on the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

How long do we store your data?

LinkedIn deletes the direct identifiers of LinkedIn members after 7 days. The remaining pseudonymized data will be deleted within 180 days.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

As the website operator, we have a legitimate interest in optimizing our online offering and our advertising measures. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In the event that you have consented to the storage of cookies, for example, or have otherwise consented to data processing, the legal basis is exclusively Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Plugins and tools

YouTube (with extended data protection)

What is YouTube?
Video platform

Who processes your data?
Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Where can you find more information about data protection on YouTube?
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

How do we process your data?

You can watch YouTube videos on our website. As the provider of YouTube, Google collects and stores certain information about you. However, as we use YouTube in extended data protection mode, this only happens when you start a video. Specifically, the following happens in this case:

  1. Google's servers are informed which of our pages have been visited from your device. If you are logged into your YouTube account while surfing, Google can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. If you do not want this, you must log out of your YouTube account before you continue surfing the Internet.
  2. Google receives information about visitors to our website via cookies, device fingerprinting or similar recognition technologies. On this basis, the company then creates video statistics, makes its application more attractive to users and prevents attempts at fraud.
  3. Your data may also be processed beyond this. However, we have no knowledge of the details. We also have no influence on the processing.

Even if you do not start a YouTube video on our website, Google establishes a connection to its DoubleClick network and possibly also to other partners. The extended data protection mode therefore does not mean that Google does not process any of your data when you visit our website.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

By integrating YouTube videos, we want to make our website and our services and offers more appealing. This is our legitimate interest as a company and therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If you have consented to data processing, we process your data exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time. We may no longer process your data from the time you withdraw your consent.

Google Web Fonts (local hosting)

We use fonts from the US company Google on our website. We have installed the fonts locally so that there is no connection to Google's servers when you visit our website.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Adobe Fonts

What are Adobe Fonts?
Fonts from Adobe Systems Inc. (https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html)

Who processes your data?
Adobe Systems Inc, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA

Where can you find more information about data protection at Adobe?
https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policy.html

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?
On the basis of standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (cf. https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/eudatatransfers.html)

How do we process your data?

We use fonts on our website that are provided by Adobe Systems Inc. for websites. The fonts are stored on Adobe's servers in the USA and are loaded directly from there by your browser when you visit our website. This tells Adobe that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Adobe states that it does not place any cookies on your device via its fonts.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

Adobe fonts ensure a uniform typeface on our websites. As a company, we have a legitimate interest in this. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If you have consented to data processing, we process your data exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time. We may no longer process your data from the time you withdraw your consent.

Google Maps

What is Google Maps?
Map service of Google Ireland Ltd.

Who processes your data?
Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Where can you find more information about data protection at Google?
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?
Google adheres to the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance)

How do we process your data?

We use Google Maps on our website. To enable you to use all the functions of the map service, Google stores your IP address on one of its servers in the USA.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

The maps from Google Maps ensure that the places indicated on our website are easier for visitors to find. As a company, we have a legitimate interest in this. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If you have consented to data processing, we process your data exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time. We may no longer process your data from the time you withdraw your consent.

Wordfence

What is Wordfence?
Firewall and security scanner for WordPress websites

Who processes your data?
Defiant Inc, 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Has an order processing contract been concluded with Wordfence?
Yes

Where can you find more information about data protection at Wordfence?
https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?
On the basis of standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (cf. https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/)

How do we process your data?

To protect our website from malicious traffic, we use the Wordfence plugin. It identifies and blocks data that contains malicious code or content and checks core files, themes and plugins for malware, incorrect URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects and code injections. In order for these measures to be carried out, our website is permanently connected to the servers of Defiant Inc. in the USA. On these servers, access to our website is compared with the data that Wordfence has stored in its database and blocked if necessary.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

As a website operator, we have a legitimate interest in protecting ourselves from malicious data traffic. Data processing is therefore lawful under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If you have consented to data processing, we process your data exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time. We may no longer process your data from the time you withdraw your consent.

Audio and video conferencing

As a company, we are in contact with many people: Customers, business partners, service providers, etc. In addition to other means of communication, we also use online conferencing tools. Information relevant to data protection law on the provider(s) of the tools we use can be found at the end of this section. If you communicate with us via such a tool, not only we, but in particular the provider of the respective tool will process your personal data.

How do we process your data?

Online conference tools collect and store various personal data to enable participation in an online conference and its smooth execution. In addition to registration, conference and technical data, this also applies to certain communication content.

Registration data: Your e-mail address and/or telephone number and any other data you provide when registering for the conference.

Conference data: Start, end and duration of your participation in the conference, the number of participants and other conference metadata.

Technical data: IP address, MAC address, device ID, device type, operating system and version, client version, camera type, microphone or loudspeaker and the type of connection.

Communication content: Cloud recordings, chat/instant messages, voicemails uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards and other information shared while using the service.

For details on data processing, please refer to the data protection declarations of the respective conference tool provider.

How long do we store your data?

As your communication partner, we will delete your data from our systems as soon as one of the following points occurs:

The purpose of data processing no longer applies.

You ask us to delete the data.

You revoke your consent to storage.

This only does not apply if we are legally obliged to retain the data.

Cookies remain on your end device until you delete them.

The providers of conference tools also store your data for their own purposes. Please contact the providers directly to find out what this means for the duration of the storage of your data.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

If we already have a contractual relationship or if you wish to conclude a contract with us, we use conference tools to fulfill the contract or to inform you about our services or products. In this respect, data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. Otherwise, the use of conference tools serves the purpose of simple and fast communication, without which we would not be able to run our company efficiently. We therefore also have a legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Another legal basis may be your consent. In this case, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is relevant. This basis ceases to apply in the future if you withdraw your consent.

Which online conference tools do we use?

Microsoft Teams

What is Microsoft Teams?
Communication platform for collaboration in teams

Who processes your data?
Microsoft Corp, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA

Has an order processing contract been concluded with Microsoft Teams?
Yes

Where can you find more information about data protection at Microsoft Teams?
https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement

On what basis do we transfer your data to the USA?

Microsoft adheres to the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/compliance/regulatory/gdpr)

Own services / other

Handling applicant data

If you would like to work for us, we would be pleased to receive your application. We treat all personal data submitted as strictly confidential. This also applies to data that we only collect later during the application process.

How do we process your data?

We store and use all data that we collect during the application process insofar as this is necessary for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship. In addition to contact and communication data and application documents, this also applies, for example, to notes that we take during job interviews. We only pass on your data within our company to persons who are involved in processing your application.

If your application is successful, we will store the data required to carry out the employment relationship in our data processing systems.

If we are currently unable to offer you a suitable position, we will be happy to add your data to our applicant pool with your consent. This gives us the opportunity to contact you if a position becomes available that matches your profile.

How long do we store your data?

If we are unable to make you a job offer, you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain your documents and other application data for up to 6 months after the end of the application process. The reason for this is that we may need the data for evidence purposes in the event of a legal dispute. After this period has expired, we delete the data and destroy the documents. If a legal dispute is actually imminent or already pending, we will delete the data and documents if they are no longer required for evidentiary purposes.

We delete data in the applicant pool no later than 2 years after consent has been granted. If you withdraw your consent before this period expires, we will delete it earlier.

The deletion of your data always presupposes that we are not legally obliged to keep it for longer.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

We process your applicant data on the basis of ┬ž 26 BDSG-new (initiation of an employment relationship) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR (general contract initiation).

The same applies if your application is successful.

If we are unable to make you a job offer, you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we have a legitimate interest in using your data for evidence purposes in a possible legal dispute. The data processing is therefore based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

If you have expressly consented to the storage of your data, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

This GDPR-compliant privacy policy was created with the intelligent data protection generator of the PRIVE data protection software created.