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Privacy Statement

Nexiga GmbH
Mozartstr. 4-10
53115 Bonn
Germany

Tel. +49 2 28. 84 96-0
Fax +49 2 28. 84 96-130
E-Mail: info@nexiga.com
Homepage: www.nexiga.com

Person responsible for content pursuant to § 10 Paragraph 3 MDStV:
Dirk Schneider

Management:
Dirk Schneider

Location:
Bonn

Entry in the Register of Companies:
Bonn Magistrates‘ Court
HRB 21659

VAT ID No.:
DE 210860000

» Terms of trade of Nexiga GmbH

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Privacy

1. Online content

The author gives no warranty whatsoever for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author referring to losses of a material or intellectual nature that are caused by the use or non-use of the information offered or by the use of erroneous or incomplete information are excluded as a matter of principle, unless the author is demonstrably culpable of malice aforethought or gross negligence. All our offers are non-binding and without obligation. The author expressly reserves the right to change, add to or delete parts of the pages or the entire site without prior notice and to discontinue it temporarily or permanently.

2. References and links

In case of direct links („hyperlinks“) or indirect references to third party web sites which are beyond the author’s sphere of control, a liability obligation is incurred solely if the author is aware of the content and it would be technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent the use of illegal content. The author hereby expressly declares that illegal content on pages linked to was not recognisable at the time that the link was placed. The author has no influence whatsoever over the current and future design, content or copyright of pages linked to. He hereby expressly distances himself from the content of all pages linked to, which were changed after the link was placed. This statement applies to all links and references placed on the author’s own Internet site, and likewise to external entries in guest books, discussion forums, directories of links, mailing lists and in all other forms of databases set up by the author, the content on which can be changed by external write access. The provider of the site linked to alone is liable for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and, in particular, for damage incurred from the use or non-use of information offered in this way. A party that links to the publication concerned is not liable.

3. Copyright and trade mark law

In all such publications, the author strives to respect the copyrights to the graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts deployed and to either use graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts created by him or which are royalty free. Any trade marks or product names cited on the internet site that may be protected by third party rights are subject without restriction to the provisions of the prevailing trade mark law and to the proprietary interests of the respective owner. If trade marks are simply named, it should not be assumed that they are not protected by third party rights! The copyright to published objects created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the site. Express permission must be obtained from the author before such graphics, audio documents, video sequences and texts are reproduced or used in other electronic or print publications.

4. Privacy Statement

 (As of May 2018) 

This privacy statement informs you of the kind, the scope and the purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as data) within our online offerings, related webpages, functions and contents as well as external online presences, as for example how was social media profiles hereinafter referred to as online services). With regard to the that we are using in this document, such as ” data processing” or ”legal entity”, we refer to the definitions stated in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Legal Entity

Nexiga GmbH
Mozartstraße 4-10
53115 Bonn
Deutschland
info@nexiga.com

CEO: Dirk Schneider
Link to Site Notice: Impressum
Contact Data protection : datenschutzbeauftragter@nexiga.com

Types of Processed Data:

– Reference data (e.g. names and addresses).
– Contact data (e.g. email and telephone numbers).
– Content data (e.g. text materials, photos and videos).
– User data (e.g. websites visited, interest in specific contents, access times).
– Meta/ Communications data (e.g. device information, IP-addresses).

 Categories of Data Subjects

Visitors and users of our online offer (hereinafter referred to as user).

Purpose of Processing

– Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents

– Processing of customer enquiries and communication with users
– Safety precautions
– Reach measurement/marketing

Terminology Used

„Personal data“ is all information which refers to an  identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter ”data subject”); any natural person is regarded as identifiable if they can be identified directly or indirectly by means of ID-relevant information such as a name, identification number, location data, online data (e.g. cookies), or if they can be identified by one or several personal features which are classified as attributable to the physical, physiological, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of the natural person in question.

”Processing” is defined as any action or procedural action in connection with personal data, be they undertaken with or without the employment of automated procedures. The term is defined broadly and comprises virtually any conceivable handling of data.

”Pseudomisation” denotes the act of processing of personal data in such a way that the data itself cannot be traced back any more to the specific data subject, unless additional information is used, and if this additional information is stored separately and if it is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be associated with an identified or identifiable natural person.

”Profiling“: Any kind of automated processing of personal data which consists of the use of that data with the purpose of evaluating certain personal features referring to a natural person, in particular to analyse and predict such aspects as professional performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences and interests, reliability, behaviour, place of residence, or change of location of the natural person in question.

The term ”Person responsible“ refers to the natural person or legal entity, authority, institution or any other organisation which decides – either independently or as part of a joint effort – on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

”Processor” – A natural person or legal entity, authority, institution or any other organisation which processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

Relevant Legal Framework

In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO we inform you of the legal basis for our data processing activities. Unless stated expressly in this privacy statement the following regulations apply: the legal basis for the solicitation of declarations of consent is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a und Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for the processing of data pertinent to the conduct of our business operations and the completion of contractual manages as well as the handling of enquiries is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for the processing of data pertinent to the fulfilment of our legal obligations is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for the pursuit of our legitimate business interests Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. d DSGVO provides the legal basis for any pertinent proceedings in cases where vital interests of the data subject or any other natural person’s vital interests should necessitate the processing of personal data.

Security Measures

In accordance with Art. 32 DSGVO we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a degree of protection commensurate with the respective risk, always considering state of the art and implementation cost, the kind, scope, circumstances and purposes of the respective data processing activities as well as the probability of occurrence and the degree of the respective risk to the rights and liberties of natural persons.
These measures include in particular the protection of confidentiality and the integrity and availability of the data through close control of processing procedures including the entry of and physical access to the data, data transfer, the protection of availability of the data and its separation.

In addition, we have introduced a process which guarantees the protection of rights of data subjects, the deletion of data as well immediate responses to any threat two data security. We regard the protection of personal data as an imperative, which guides us in the development and the selection of both hard and software as well as in the development and design of processes and procedures according to the principle of data protection through technological design and privacy-by-default settings as laid out in Art. 25 DSGVO.

Cooperation with Processors and Third Parties

If our data processing necessitates the disclosure of data, its transfer or any other form of access to other persons or organisations (processors or third parties), such actions are undertaken solely on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a data  transfer to a third party such as a payment service provider becomes necessary as part of the fulfilment of our contractual obligations according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO), your previous consent, any legal requirements, or on the basis of our legitimate interests (such as in our cooperation with agents, web hosts etc.) If we commission a third party to process data, this happens on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.

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 while using services provided by third parties, or in the process of disclosing or transferring data to third parties, this is only to discharge our contractual or pre-contractual obligations, subject to your previous consent, due to 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 in the presence of the special conditions of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO. This means that the processing happens only on the basis of specific guarantees, such as the official recognition of a data protection level commensurate with EU regulations (e.g. for the US through its ”Privacy Shield”), or in compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called ”standard contractual clauses”)

Rights of Data subjects

You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data according to Art. 15 DSGVO.

In accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO you have the right to demand the completion of your data or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted immediately, or alternatively, to demand a restriction of the processing of your data in accordance with 18 DSGVO.

You have the right to demand that data concerning you, and which you have provided to us, be retained in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO as well as to demand its transfer to other persons responsible.

Furthermore, in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. you have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible.

Right of Cancellation

In accordance with Art. 7 Abs. 3 DSGVO you have the right to revoke with future effect any permission previously granted.

Right of Objection

In accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO you can object to the future processing of any data concerning you at any time. In particular, such an objection can be made to the processing of the data for the purpose of direct advertising initiatives.

Cookies and the Right of Objection in the Event of Direct Advertising

Cookies are small data files which are stored on the users’ computers. They can save diverse information and primarily serve the purpose of storing user information (or rather information about the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after the visit to a website. Temporary, ”session” or ”transient cookies” are such cookies which are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes the browser. Such cookies can e.g. store information about the contents of shopping basket or the user’s log-in status.

By contrast, ”permanent” or ”persistent” cookies are cookies which are retained even after the respective browser has been closed. This way it is possible, for example, to store the log-in status if users access it after a couple of days. In the same way it is possible to store in such a permanent cookie information about the users’ interests, which are employed for the purpose of reach measurement or marketing initiatives.

Cookies which are provided by other parties than the one responsible for the respective online offer are called ”third-party cookies” (correspondingly, the cookies used by the host of the respective website are called first-party cookies). We can use both temporary and permanent cookies and provide clarification on our use of cookies in this privacy statement. If users do not want to have cookies stored on their computers, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browsers. Likewise, cookies which have already been stored can be deleted in the system settings of any browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of our online offer. A general objection to the use of cookies for the purpose of online marketing can be made with a variety of service providers, especially in the case of tracking, via the US American page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the prevention as cookies storage can be effected by their deletion in the system settings of the respective browser. Please note, however, that in this case you might not be able to use all functions of this online offer.

Deletion of Data

Any data we process will be deleted in accordance with Art. 17 und 18 DSGVO or restricted in use, respectively. Unless expressly stated otherwise in this privacy statement, any data previously stored will be deleted immediately after they have been rendered unnecessary for their intended purpose and if the deletion of those data is not legally barred by obligations to retain them. Any data which is not deleted because it is necessary to retain it for other and legally permissible purposes, is restricted in its use, which means that this data is blocked and isn’t processed for any other purpose. This applies, e.g., to data which needs to be retained due to regulations laid out in the German commercial law or for tax reasons. In accordance with German legislation, data pertinent to ledgers, business records, status reports, trading books, posting vouchers, and tax documents etc. must be retained for 10 years (§§ 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 und 4, Abs. 4 HGB), other commercial papers for only 6 years (§ 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 und 3, Abs. 4 HGB. In accordance with Austrian legislation and the provisions of § 132 Abs. 1 BAO we are obliged to retain for seven years any data pertinent to accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, commercial papers, income and revenue statements etc., for 22 years any data related to immovable property, and for 10 years any documentation in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunication, radio and television services which are rendered to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop facility is used.

Business-related Processing

In addition to we process
– contract data (e.g. contractual object, duration, customer category) and
– payment-related data (e.g. bank details, payment history)
of our customers, prospects and business partners  as part of the fulfilment of our contractual obligations, for the provision of customer service and care as well as for marketing, advertising and market research purposes.

Order Processing in Our Online Shop and through Customer Accounts

As part of the fulfilment of orders we process data obtained from our customers to afford the opportunity to select and order products and services as well as to enable  payment and delivery, or the fulfilment of the order, respectively. The data used in this connection includes inventory data, communication data and contractual data. The category of data subjects affected by such data processing includes our existing and prospective customers and any other business partners. The processing of the data happens in connection with the provision of our contractual services as part of the operation of our online shop, for invoicing, delivery and the provision of customer service. As part of these proceedings we use session cookies to store information on the contents of the shopping basket and permanent cookies to store information on the log-in status.The processing of the data happens in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b (fulfilment of orders) and c (legally prescribed archiving) DSGVO. To conclude and execute the contract all information marked as mandatory must be provided. Pertinent data is disclosed to third parties only insofar as it concerns delivery or payment purposes, or within the legal permissions and duties toward legal advisers and the authorities. Third countries are involved in the data processing only if the execution of the contract so requires (e.g. at the customer’s request upon delivery or payment). Alternatively, users of our online services can create a personal user account which enables them in particular to track their orders. Upon registration, users will be advised as to which information is mandatory. Our user accounts are not public and cannot therefore be indicated by search engines. Unless their storage is required by legal or tax-related regulations in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DSGVO, all user accounts will be deleted upon cancellation by the customer.  In the case of legal obligations all in formation is retained in the user account until its deletion.

It is the customer’s obligation to secure their data after their cancellation and prior to the end of the contract. As part of the registration procedure, with renewed registrations and in connection with the use of our online services, we store the IP address as well as the time of the corresponding user action. The storage of data pertinent to such actions happens on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as the users’ interest in protection from data misuse and other unauthorised use. The data is not transferred to any third party unless required in the pursuit of our claims or by legal regulation according to the provisions of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DSGVO. The deletion of the data is effected upon expiry of the legal warranty obligation or any other similar obligations, the legal necessity of documentation is reviewed every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations the deletion of the data is effected upon expiry of the respective terms (6 years as required by German commercial law and 10 years in the case of tax-related retention obligations).

Registration Function

Our users can create their own personal user accounts. As part of the registration procedure users will be informed of which information is mandatory, and related data is processed for the provision of the user account in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO. The data processed in this connection includes in particular log-in information (name, password and email address). The data entered upon registration is used for the intended purposes of the user account. Users can be informed by email of anything in connection with their user accounts such as technical changes. In the event of cancellation, any data in connection with the user account we be deleted, subject to legally binding retention obligations. It is the users’ responsibility to secure their data after cancellation and prior to the end of the contract. We are entitled to delete irretrievably any user data stored during the term of the contract.

As part of the use of the registration and log-in procedures and, generally, the use of the user account, we store the IP address as well as the time of the corresponding user action. The storage of data pertinent to such actions happens on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as the users’ interest in protection from data misuse and other unauthorised use. The data is not transferred to any third party unless required in the pursuit of our claims or by legal regulation according to the provisions of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DSGVO. IP addresses will be anonymised or deleted within 7 days of registration.

Contacting

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, email, telephone or social media) relevant user information will be processed for the purpose of processing the respective enquiry in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. The information provided by the users can be stored in a Customer-Relationship-Management System („CRM System“) or any similar system used for the processing of customer enquiries. Enquiries from customers will be deleted once they have been rendered unnecessary. The need to store enquiries will be reviewed every two years. Otherwise, legal archiving obligations are applied accordingly.

Newsletter

In this section we will inform you of the contents of our newsletter, pertinent registration and distribution procedures, the scope of its statistical evaluation as well as your rights of objection. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you declare your consent to its delivery and the processes described hereinafter.

Contents of the newsletter: We send out newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter referred to as ”newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or subject to a legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are described in detail as part of the registration process, these contents are relevant to the users’ consent. Other than this, our newsletters contain information about our services and our organisation.

Double-Opt-In and recording: The registration for the receipt of our newsletter is effected by a so-called double-opt-in procedure, which means that upon registration you will be sent an email requiring you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to prevent any registrations using third-party email addresses. Registrations  for our newsletter are recorded to prove that  the registration process complies with pertinent legal requirements. This implies the storage of registration and confirmation times as well as the corresponding IP address. Likewise, any changes of data stored with the mail service provider will be  recorded.

Registration information: To register for our newsletter it suffices if you provide your email address. Optionally, we kindly ask you to furnish us with a name to allow for personal address in the newsletter. The delivery of the newsletter and pertinent performance measurement happen on the basis of the recipients’ consent in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 UWG, or if previous consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing initiatives in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lt. f. DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 Abs. 3 UWG. The recording of the registration procedures happens on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. It is our particular interest to provide a user-friendly and secure newsletter system which serves our business interests whilst at the same time satisfying our customers’ expectations and which furthermore allows for the proof of previously declared consent.

Cancellation/revocation: You can cancel your subscription to our newsletter anytime, i.e. you can revoke your consent to receiving our newsletters at any time. At the bottom of any newsletter you will find a corresponding hyperlink for the cancellation of your subscription. Prior to their eventual deletion after three years, we are allowed to store unsubscribed email addresses to evidence previous consent granted. The processing of such data remains restricted to the sole purpose of defence against potential claims. Individual requests for deletion can be made at any time subject to the acknowledgment of the existence of previous consent.

Newsletter – Mail Service Provider

For the distribution of our newsletter we use an external mail service provider (NAME, ADDRESS, COUNTRY). For information on NAME’S data protection regulations, please see the information on the following webpage [LINK]. Our cooperation with the mail service provider is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the terms of a job processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 Abs. 3 S. 1 DSGVO. [PROVIDER’S NAME] are entitled to use recipients’ data in pseudonomised form, i.e. without its allocation to its users, for the purposes of optimising their own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the delivery and the  presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, [NAME OF PROVIDER] will not use any data of the recipients of our newsletter to contact them directly or to transfer their data to any other third party.

Newsletter – Performance Measuring

Our newsletters contain a so-called ”web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-size file which is accessed upon opening the newsletter either by our own server, or, in the event of an external mail service provider, by that company’s server. During this access procedure some technical information, in particular such related to your browser and system as well as your IP address and the time of access is raised. This information is used to improve the technical performance of the service by employing the technical data or the respective target groups and their reading behaviour along with the place of access (which can be determined by means of the IP address) or the time of access. Information on whether the newsletter has been opened and when, and which links in it have been accessed also classes among the statistical information that we raise. For technical reasons any of this information can be traced back to the individual recipient of our newsletter. However, it is neither our endeavour nor that of the mail service provider we use to observe the behaviour of any one individual user. Quite on the contrary, the statistical evaluation of our newsletter’s performance serves us only to learn about our users’ collective reading behaviours so as to be better able to match contents with user expectation, or to match and send different contents accounting for differing interests among our users, respectively. Unfortunately, a separate right of revocation just for the performance measuring procedures is not possible. So, if you should not wish to participate in the evaluation of our newsletter’s performance, you will have to cancel your subscription altogether.

Hosting and Email Distribution

The hosting services that we use serve the smooth accessibility of our newsletter and include the following: infrastructure and platform services, computing and storage capacity, database services and email distribution as well as security and maintenance services, which are all employed to provide this specific online offer. As part of our service provision we –or our hosting partner, respectively- process inventory data, contact and content data, contract information and usage data, customers’, prospects’ and visitors’ meta and communication data, all of you which are used on the basis of our legitimate interest in an efficient and secure provision of this online service. Our employment of this data is in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of a job processing contract).

Google Analytics

It is on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. our interest in the analysis, optimisation and profitability of our online offering according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) that we use Google Analytics, a web analysis provider belonging to Google LLC. Google uses cookies. The information raised by the cookies in connection with the use of this online offer will regularly be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google is a certified provider under the terms of the Privacy Shield agreement and hence guarantees its compliance with European data protection legislation. For more information see (Mehr Informationen).

Google uses the information on our behalf to evaluate the acceptance of this specific online offer, to produce reports about any activity in connection with the offer and to provide us with additional services related to the use of our online offer. This may lead to the creation of pseudonymous profiles of the users. We only use Google analytics with its IP anonymisation activated, which means that Google shortens and effectively renders unrecognisable the users’ IP addresses within the EU member states as well as within the member states of the European Economic Area (EEA). It is only in rare and exceptional cases that a full IP address is transferred to and shortened on a Google server in the USA. The data transferred by the IP address of the user’s browser is not merged with any other data raised by Google itself. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the corresponding setting in their browser software; in addition, users can prevent the collection of information, which is related to this online offer and stored by the cookies, as well as its transfer to and processing by Google if they download and install the browser plugin provided via the following hyperlink: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. For further information on Google’s use of data, rights of cancellation and objection please see Google’s privacy statement at (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and for information on the settings for the insertion of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated). All personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymised after 14 months.

Google AdWords and Conversion Measuring

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. the interest in the analysis, optimisation and profitability of our online offering according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, („Google“). Google is certified under the terms of the Privacy Shield agreement and hence guarantees its compliance with European data protection legislation.
(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

We use Google’s online marketing instrument Google ”AdWords“ to place advertisements in the company’s advertising network (e.g. in search results, videos, on websites etc) so as to ensure that they can be seen by any Internet user who might potentially be interested in seeing our advertisements. This makes it possible for us to place advertisements within our online offering more specifically and hence to present only such advertisements to individual users which potentially appeal to them. For example, if a user is presented with an advertisement for products for which he or she has previously evinced interest, the act of showing this particular advertisement to the user is called re-marketing. To enable such re-marketing on our website and any other websites which actively participate in Google’s advertising network, Google activates a specific code on those websites and introduces on them so-called re-marketing tags (indivisible graphics or code, also referred to as web beacons). With the help of the latter a cookie, i.e. a small data file) gets stored on the user’s device (instead of cookies alternative technologies can be used). The cookie file then records information on websites visited by the user, which contents he or she is interested in and which offers he or she has shown an interest in by clicking. Also, technical information on the browser and the operating system, links to other websites, access time and additional information on the use of the respective online offering is stored in the cookie file. Additionally, we are provided with an individual conversion cookie. The information gathered in this way enables Google to draft conversion statistics on our behalf. However, we are only provided with the anonymous overall number of users who have clicked our advertisements and who have thus been allocated a conversion tracking tag and hence been recorded in the statistics. This means we do not receive any information which could make our individual users identifiable. The user data gathered this way will be processed pseudonymously within Google’s advertising network, which means Google does not process and store e.g. the user’s name or email address, but processes relevant data only as cookie-related and within pseudonymous user profiles. This further implies that from Google’s perspective our advertisements are not administered for and shown to a specifically identifiable person, but only to the cookie holder, irrespective of who that cookie holder is. Please note that this doesn’t apply two users who have expressly entitled Google to use their data without a previous pseudonymisation. The data will be transferred to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the USA.
For further information on Google’s use of data, rights of cancellation and objection please see Google’s privacy statement at (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and for information on the settings for the insertion of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Online Presencein Social Media Networks

We operate online presences within social networks and platforms to communicate with our active and prospective customers and users to inform them of our services. On accessing these networks and platforms, the terms and data protection regulations of the respective providers apply. Unless stated otherwise in this privacy statement, we process the data of users if they communicate with us through social media e.g. by posting contributions at our online presences or by engaging in email exchanges.

Integration Third-Party Services and Contents

For the provision of our online offer and on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. the interest in the analysis, optimisation and profitability of our online offering according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we utilise content or service offers, e.g. videos or font types (hereinafter referred to as contents), provided by third parties to integrate them into our own online service offer.

This necessarily presupposes that such third-party providers register the IP address of the respective users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the contents to the users’ browser. In fact, the IP address is necessary for the provision and display of those contents. We seek to use only such contents whose providers use the IP address solely for the distribution of their contents. Third-party providers might also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as a web beacons) for statistical are marketing purposes. Such pixel tags facilitate the evaluation of information such as the visitor traffic and this website. This pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the users device and may contain and be combined with, amongst others, technical information on the browser and operating system, accessed links to other websites, access time as well as further information related to the use of our online offer.

Twitter

 Our online offer may integrate functions and contents of the online service provider Twitter, Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. In particular, such contents may include pictures, videos or texts, and buttons, by means of which our users can feedback on and show appreciation for the respective contents, or subscribe to the authors’ or our self-created contents. If the users are members of the platform Twitter, Twitter will be able to allocate access data related to the above-mentioned contents and functions to the profiles those users have created with the company. Twitter is certified under the terms of the Privacy Shield agreement and hence guarantees its compliance with European data protection legislation. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). For the company’s privacy statement, see: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

Xing

Our online offer may integrate functions and contents of the online service provider Xing, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. n particular, such contents may include pictures, videos or texts, and buttons, by means of which our users can feedback on and show appreciation for the respective contents, or subscribe to the authors’ or our self-created contents. If the users are members of the platform Xing, Xing will be able to allocate access data related to the above-mentioned contents and functions to the profiles those users have created with the company. For Xing’s privacy statement, see: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection..

Google+

Our online offer may integrate functions and contents of the online service provider Google+, offered by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). In particular, such contents may include pictures, videos or texts, and buttons, by means of which our users can feedback on and show appreciation for the respective contents, or subscribe to the authors’ or our self-created contents. If the users are members of the platform Google+, Google+ will be able to allocate access data related to the above-mentioned contents and functions to the profiles those users have created with the company. Google is certified under the terms of the Privacy Shield agreement and hence guarantees its compliance with European data protection legislation: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). For further information on Google’s use of data, rights of cancellation and objection, please see Google’s privacy statement at (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and for information on the settings for the insertion of advertisements by Google, see (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

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