Data privacy policy

1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible

1.1  We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we would like to inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2  Responsible for the data processing on this website in terms of the data protection basic regulation (DSGVO) is Apium Additive Technologies GmbH, Siemensallee 84, 76187 Karlsruhe, Germany, Tel.: +49 721 13 20 95 0, Fax: +49 721 13 20 95 77, E-Mail: info@apiumtec.com. The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3  For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential contents (e.g. orders or inquiries to the responsible person), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string „https://“ and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

When using our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (so-called server log files). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display the website:

  • Our visited website
  • date and time at the time of access
  • quantity of the sent data in Byte
  • Source/reference from which you reached the page
  • Used browser
  • Used operating system
  • Used IP address (if necessary: in anonymized form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our justified interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

To make visiting our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files which are stored on your computer. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (so-called persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information to an individual extent, such as browser and location data and IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which can vary depending on the cookie. The duration of the respective cookie storage can be found in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

Sometimes cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). Insofar as personal data are also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO either for the purpose of implementing the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO in the case of a granted consent or pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.

Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or not, or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which will tell you how to change your cookie settings. You can find this for each browser under the following links:

  • Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
  • Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
  • Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=de&hlrm=en
  • Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
  • Opera: https://help.opera.com/de/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

4) Contact us

Personal data is collected when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the circumstances in question have been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no legal obligations to retain data.

5) Registration / customer account

5.1  Registration with the portal or forum

You can register on our website by providing personal data. Which personal data is processed for the registration is determined by the input mask used for the registration. We use the so-called double-opt-in procedure for registration, i.e. the double-opt-in procedure is used for the registration. Your registration is not complete until you have confirmed your registration by clicking on the link in the confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose. If your confirmation is not received within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted from our database. It is obligatory to provide the above mentioned data. You can provide all further information voluntarily by using our portal.

If you use our portal, we store your data required for the execution of the contract, including any information on the method of payment, until you finally delete your access. Furthermore, we store the voluntary data provided by you for the time of your use of the portal, unless you delete them beforehand. You can manage and change all data in the protected customer area. Legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

In addition, we store all content published by you (such as public contributions, bulletin board entries, guest book entries, etc.) in order to operate the website. We have a legitimate interest in providing the website with the complete user-generated content. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you delete your account, your public information, especially in the forum, will remain visible to all readers, but your account will no longer be accessible. All other data will be deleted in this case.

5.2  Data processing for the opening of a customer account and for contract processing

In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide us with such data for the purpose of executing a contract or opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. A deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above mentioned address of the responsible person. We store and use the data provided by you for the processing of the contract. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after these periods have expired, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data was reserved by us.

6) Use of your data for direct advertising

6.1  Registration for our e-mail newsletter

If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. Obligatory information for the transmission of the newsletter is only your e-mail address. The indication of further data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. For the dispatch of the newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will not send you an e-mail newsletter until you have expressly confirmed that you agree to receive newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to click on a link to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when you register for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned at the beginning of this article. Once you have cancelled your subscription, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list without delay, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for other purposes which are permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

6.2  Sending the e-mail newsletter to existing customers

If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to send you regular offers for similar goods or services from our product range by e-mail. For this purpose, we do not need to obtain any separate consent from you in accordance with 7 para. 3 UWG. The data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, we will not send you an e-mail. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the above-mentioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by notifying the person responsible named at the beginning of this document. In this case you will only be charged for transmission costs according to the basic rates. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will be discontinued immediately.

6.3  Newsletter dispatch via MailChimp

Our e-mail newsletters are sent via the technical service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (http://www.mailchimp.com/), to whom we pass on the data provided by you when you register for the newsletter. This disclosure is in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.
MailChimp uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For the evaluation, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are one-pixel image files stored on our website. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message was opened and which links were clicked on, if applicable. With the help of the web beacons, Mailchimp automatically generates general, non-personal statistics about the reaction to newsletter campaigns. Based on our legitimate interest in the statistical evaluation of the newsletter campaigns to optimize the advertising communication and the better alignment to the interests of the recipients, the web beacons are used to collect and evaluate data of the respective newsletter recipient (e-mail address, time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). These data allow an individual conclusion to be drawn about the newsletter recipient and are processed by Mailchimp for the automatic compilation of statistics which can detect whether a particular recipient has opened a newsletter message.
If you want to deactivate the data analysis for statistical purposes, you have to cancel the newsletter subscription.
MailChimp can also use this data in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO itself, based on its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimization of the service, as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties.
In order to protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp („Data-Processing-Agreement“) based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transfer of your personal data to MailChimp. This data processing agreement can be viewed at the following Internet address: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/
MailChimp is also certified under the us-European Privacy Agreement „Privacy Shield“ and is thus committed to comply with EU data protection regulations.
The privacy policy of MailChimp can be viewed here:
https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

6.4  Advertisment by letter post

On the basis of our justified interest in personalised direct advertising, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and – insofar as we have received this additional information from you within the scope of the contractual relationship – your title, academic degree, year of birth and your professional, industry or business name in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and to use it for sending interesting offers and information on our products by post.

You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending a message to the person responsible.

7) Data processing for order processing

7.1  For the processing of your order we work together with the following service provider(s), who support us completely or partially in the execution of closed contracts. Certain personal data will be transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery within the framework of the contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. Your payment data will be passed on to the assigned credit institute within the scope of the payment processing, as far as this is necessary for the payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will inform you explicitly about this below. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

7.2  Use of payment service providers (payment services)

– Paypal
When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – "purchase on account" or „payment by instalments“ via PayPal, we pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"), within the framework of the payment processing. The data will be forwarded in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and only to the extent necessary for the processing of payments.
PayPal reserves the right to carry out credit information for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – "purchase on account; or „payment by instalments; via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of PayPal’s legitimate interest in determining your ability to pay. PayPal uses the result of the credit assessment with regard to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The creditworthiness information can contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection, including information on the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal’s data protection declaration: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual payment processing.

8) Use of social media: Videos

Use of Youtube videos

This website uses the Youtube embedding function to display and play videos from the provider „Youtube“, which is part of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland („Google“).

Here, the extended data protection mode is used, which according to the provider’s information, only starts storing user information when the video(s) is/are played. If the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider uses cookies to collect information about the user behavior. According to information from „Youtube“ these serve, among other things, to collect video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to prevent abusive behaviour. If you are logged in to Google, your information is associated directly with your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to be associated with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of Google’s legitimate interests in the display of personalised advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right. In the context of the use of YouTube it can also come to a transfer of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
Regardless of the playback of the embedded videos, a connection to the Google network is established each time this website is accessed, which may trigger further data processing procedures without our influence.

In the event of the transfer of personal data to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself in accordance with the us European Data Protection Convention „Privacy Shield“ which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

For more information on data protection at „YouTube“ please refer to the provider’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-mentioned possibility to make an objection.

9) Online Marketing

Use of Google Ads Conversion Tracking

This website uses the online advertising program "Google Ads" and as part of Google Ads, conversion tracking from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland („Google“). We use the Google Ads service to draw attention to our attractive offers on external websites with the help of advertising material (so-called Google Adwords). We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. In this way we pursue the aim of displaying advertising that is of interest to you, making our website more interesting for you and achieving a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred.

The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad ad display placed by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of Google Ads customers. The information collected through the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can block this use by disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie from your web browser under the keyword “user settings”. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Ads because of our legitimate interest in targeted advertising in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The use of Google Ads may also involve the transfer of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

In the event of the transfer of personal data to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself in accordance with the us European Data Protection Convention, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

You can find more information about Google’s privacy policy at the following Internet address: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You can permanently deactivate cookies for ad preferences by making the appropriate settings in your browser software to prevent them or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de

Please note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may only be used to a limited extent if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-mentioned possibility to make an objection.

10) Web analysis services

10.1  1&1 IONOS WebAnalytics

This website uses „1&1 IONOS WebAnalytics“, a web analytics service provided by 1&1 IONOS Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur („1&1 IONOS“) to track and evaluate certain user actions. For this purpose, a Javascript-based tracking pixel is implemented on our website, which can track user actions as a one-pixel file through interaction with 1&1 IONOS.

Via the tracking pixel certain user information is collected in anonymous form, transmitted to 1&1 IONOS and evaluated there. This anonymous information includes the IP address of the user, referrer code of the previously visited websites, the type of terminal device used, the type of browser used, the operating system used and the time stamp of access).

If the information processed in this way includes personal user data, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our justified interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.

If you do not wish to have information processed by 1&1 IONOS in the future, you can prevent this by deactivating the execution of Java-Script in your browser. Alternatively, you can also prevent the execution of Java-Script code by installing a Java-Script blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net/ or https://www.ghostery.com). However, it is very likely that you will not be able to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-mentioned possibility to make an objection.

10.2  Google (Universal) Analytics

Google (Universal) Analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google (Universal) Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including the shortened IP address) will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States, where it may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC.
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension “anonymous IP address”, which ensures anonymisation of the IP address by shortening it and excludes the possibility of direct personal reference. Through the extension, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google LLC server in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, this processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our justified interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to us in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google (Universal) Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
As an alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click this link again): Disable Google Analytics
Further information on Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=en
In the event of the transfer of personal data to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself in accordance with the us European Data Protection Convention „Privacy Shield“ which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-mentioned possibility to make an objection.

10.3  Jetpack (formerly WordPress.com-Stats)

This offer uses the Jetpack web analytics service (formerly WordPress.com-Stats), which is operated by Automattic Inc. 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, using tracking technology provided by Quantcast Inc. 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. With the help of Jetpack, pseudonymised visitor data is collected, evaluated and stored on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. These data can be used to create and evaluate pseudonymised user profiles for the same purpose. Jetpack uses so-called cookies, i.e. small text files which are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser. These cookies are used, among other things, to recognise the browser and thus enable a more precise determination of statistical data. The data of the user’s IP address are also collected, but they are pseudonymised immediately after the collection and before they are saved in order to exclude the possibility of a personal reference.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including the pseudonymised IP address) is transferred to a server in the USA and stored there in order to safeguard the above-mentioned interests.
Automattic Inc. is a US-based company certified under the US European Data Protection Convention „Privacy Shield“ which ensures compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

To object to the future collection and storage of your visitor data, you can download an opt-out cookie from Quantcast under the following link, which will prevent Jetpack from collecting and storing any visitor data from your browser in the future: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out

The opt-out cookie is set by Quantcast.

As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the above-mentioned processing of your data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your given consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-mentioned possibility to make an objection.

10.4  StatCounter

This service uses the StatCounter web analytics service, which is operated by StatCounter, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland. With the help of StatCounter, pseudonymised visitor data is collected, evaluated and stored on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. These data can be used to create and evaluate pseudonymised user profiles for the same purpose. StatCounter uses so-called cookies, which are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser. These cookies are used, among other things, to recognize the browser and thus enable a more precise determination of statistical data. The data of the user’s IP address are also collected, but they are pseudonymised immediately after the collection and before they are saved in order to exclude the possibility of a personal reference.

StatCounter will never combine your IP address with other StatCounter data. In order to object to the collection of data and the creation of pseudonymised user profiles and the setting of cookies for the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from the following website: https://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/

Site visitors who have opted-out cookies will not receive additional cookies from StatCounter. To disable the use of cookies on your computer in general, you can set your Internet browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer in the future or to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, switching off all cookies may mean that some functions on our Internet pages can no longer be executed.

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent to the above processing of your data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-mentioned possibility to make an objection.

11) Tools and Miscellaneous

11.1  Cookie-Content-Tool based on the Usercentrics technology

This website uses a cookie-content-tool with technology from Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Usercentrics”) to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications requiring consent.

By integrating an appropriate JavaScript code, a banner is displayed to users when they call up the page, in which consent can be given for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications by setting a check mark. The tool blocks the setting of all cookies requiring consent until the respective user gives his consent by setting a check mark. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective user’s terminal device if consent is granted.

In order to enable the cookie-content tool to uniquely assign page views to individual users and to individually record, log and store the consent settings made by the user for the duration of a session, certain user information (including the IP address) is collected by the cookie-content tool when our website is accessed, transmitted to Usercentrics’ servers and stored there.

This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in a legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management system for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.

A further legal basis for the described data processing is furthermore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. As the responsible party, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.

We have concluded a contract with Usercentrics under which we undertake to protect the data of visitors to our website and not to pass it on to third parties.

For further information about Usercentrics’ use of data, please refer to the Usercentrics Data Protection Declaration at https://usercentrics.com/privacy-policy/

11.2  Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts for the uniform display of fonts which are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This may also involve the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. In this way, Google obtains knowledge that our website has been called up via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. with headquarters in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself for the us-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

For more information about Google Web Fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and read Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

11.3  Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland („Google“). The main purpose of this function is to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or is improperly made by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in establishing individual responsibility on the Internet and avoiding abuse and spam. In the context of the use of Google reCAPTCHA it can also come to a transfer of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. in the USA, Google LLC. has been certified in accordance with the European Data Protection Convention, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

Additional information about Google reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-mentioned possibility to make an objection.

11.4  Applications for job advertisements by e-mail

On our website we advertise currently vacant positions in a separate section, for which interested parties can apply by e-mail to the contact address provided.

In order to be included in the application process, applicants must provide us with all personal data required for a well-founded and informed assessment and selection together with their application by e-mail.
The required data includes general personal information (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) as well as performance-specific evidence of the qualifications required for a position. In addition, health-related information may also be required which, in the interests of social protection, must take special account of labour and social law in the person of the applicant.

Which components an application must contain in individual cases for its consideration and in which form these components are to be transmitted by e-mail can be found in the respective job advertisement.

After receipt of the application sent using the specified e-mail contact address, the applicant data will be stored by us and evaluated exclusively for the purpose of processing the application. For any questions arising in the course of processing the application, we will use either the e-mail address provided by the applicant with his or her application or a telephone number.

The legal basis for these processing operations, including the establishment of contact for research questions, is generally Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO in conjunction with sect; 26 para. 1 BDSG, in the sense of which passing through the application procedure is deemed to be the initiation of an employment contract.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO (e.g. health data such as information on the status of severely disabled persons) are requested from applicants within the scope of the application procedure, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b. DSGVO, so that we can exercise the rights arising from labour law and social security and social protection law and fulfil our obligations in this respect.

Cumulatively or alternatively, the processing of the special categories of data may also be based on Art. 9, para. 1, letter h, DSGVO if it is carried out for purposes of health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the applicant’s fitness for work, for medical diagnosis, care or treatment in the health or social field or for the management of systems and services in the health or social field.

If, in the course of the evaluation described above, the applicant is not selected or withdraws his or her application prematurely, the data transmitted by e-mail and all electronic correspondence, including the original application e-mail, will be deleted after 6 months at the latest following notification. This period is calculated on the basis of our legitimate interest in answering any follow-up questions about the application and, if necessary, in meeting our obligations to provide evidence under the regulations on the equal treatment of applicants.

In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO in conjunction with sect; 26 para. 1 BDSG for the purposes of carrying out the employment relationship.

11.5  Google Maps
On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps to visually present geographical information. By using this service you will be able to see where we are and make it easier for you to find us.
Already when you call up the sub-pages in which the Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers and stored there. This may also involve transmission to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether a user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. The collection, storage and evaluation are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of the legitimate interest of Google in the display of personalised advertising, market research and/or the design of Google websites to meet requirements. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, but you must contact Google to exercise this right.
In the event of the transfer of personal data to Google LLC. with its registered office in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself in accordance with the us European Data Protection Convention „Privacy Shield &quo; which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, it is also possible to deactivate the web service of Google Maps completely by switching off the application JavaScript in your browser. Google Maps and thus the map display on this website cannot be used in this case.
The terms of use of Google can be viewed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html, the additional terms of use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html
Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website („Google Privacy Policy“): https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-mentioned possibility to make an objection.

12) Rights of the person concerned

12.1  The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data protection rights (rights of information and intervention) with regard to the person responsible for processing your personal data, about which we inform you below:

  • Right of access in accordance with Art. 15 of the DPA: In particular, you have the right to be informed about your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the data’s origin, the purpose of the processing, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the data’s origin. the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, where applicable, relevant information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing, as well as your right to be informed of the guarantees that apply in accordance with Art. 46 of the DSGVO when your data is transferred to third countries;
  • Right to correction in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO: You have the right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored by us;
  • Right to transfer your personal data in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO: You have the right to request the transfer of your personal data if the conditions of Art. 17 para. 1 DSGVO are met. However, this right does not exist in particular if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • Right to restrict processing according to the law; Art. 18 DSGVO: You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the correctness of your data, which you dispute, is checked, if you refuse a deletion of your data because of unlawful data processing and instead demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data; You may also request that we limit the processing of your data if you require your data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims after we no longer need the data after the purpose has been achieved, or if you have lodged an objection for reasons relating to your particular situation, until such time as it has been established that our legitimate reasons outweigh the objection;
  • Right to be informed in accordance with Article 19 DSGVO: If you have asserted the right of rectification, cancellation or limitation of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or cancellation; The data controller shall notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of any such rectification, erasure or limitation unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of such recipients.
  • Right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO: You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, valid and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible;
  • Right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO: You have the right to revoke at any time with future effect any consent you have given to the processing of data. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned without delay, unless further processing cannot be supported by a legal basis for processing without consent. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation;
  • Right of appeal under Article 77 DSGVO: If you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the DSGVO, you have the right – without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy – to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged breach occurred.

12.2  RIGHT OF RESPONSE

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE THAT THERE ARE COMPELLING REASONS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED BY US FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU CAN EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

13) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and, if applicable, the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).

In the case of the processing of personal data on the basis of an express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, these data shall be stored until the person concerned withdraws his consent.

If legal retention periods exist for data which are stored within the framework of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, these data are routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, provided that they are no longer required for the performance of the contract or the initiation of a contract and/or we have no justified interest in their further storage.

In the processing of personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, these data are stored until the person concerned has exercised his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, unless we are able to prove that there are compelling reasons for the processing of the data which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In the case of the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, these data shall be stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration concerning specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted if they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

Initiative: Fairness im
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