1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to object to data collection in particular cases and direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If your personal data is being processed on the basis of point (e) or (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your personal data, including any profiling based on those provisions. The relevant legal basis for each type of processing can be found in this privacy statement. If you file an objection, we will only continue to process your personal data if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if your personal data is processed for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (right to object pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR). If your personal data is being processed for direct marketing purposes, you may always object to the processing of your personal data for such purposes, including any profiling related to such direct marketing. If you object, we will no longer use your personal data for direct marketing purposes (right to object pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
The supervisory authority in Rhineland-Palatinate is:
The country commissioner for data protection and the freedom of information Rhineland-Palatinate
Hintere Bleiche 34
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, erasure and rectification
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Right to the restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do this, please contact us by referring to the details indicated in our legal notice. You may request the restriction of processing in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we hold on you, it will usually take some time for us to process your request. While we check the accuracy of your personal data, you may request the restriction of processing.
- If the processing of your personal data is or has been unlawful, you may opt against the erasure of your data and request the restriction of processing instead.
- If we no longer require your personal data but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you may opt against the erasure of your data and request the restriction of processing instead.
- If you have objected to data processing in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your legitimate interests and ours. If it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, it may only be processed (with the exception of storage) with your consent, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data security officer:
c/o Allar Networks & Consulting GmbH
4. Data collection on our website
When you visit our website, some third-party cookies may also be saved on your device. These will enable you or us to use certain third-party services (e.g. cookies for statistical recording and analysis of visitor figures on our website).
Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary, as certain actions performed by our website would not function without them (e.g. session cookies used within our content management system or cookies used to display videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertising.
Any cookies that are necessary for electronic communication processes or for providing certain features you request (e.g. analysis and statistics) will be stored on the basis of point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies to ensure the technically faultless and optimised provision of its services. If your consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing will be performed exclusively on the basis of point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR; you may withdraw your consent at any time.
If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analytical purposes, we will inform you about this separately in this privacy statement and, if necessary, ask for your consent.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
Email, telephone or fax enquiries
If you contact us by email, phone or fax, we will save and process your enquiry, including any personal data contained therein (e.g. name), to deal with your request. We will not share this data without your consent.
This data will be processed on the basis of point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR, provided your enquiry concerns the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing will be based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of any enquiries addressed to us (point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR) or on your consent (point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR) if you are asked to give this.
We will retain your data entered in the contact form until you request its deletion, until you withdraw your consent to its storage, or until the purpose for which your data was collected no longer applies (e.g. once your enquiry has been fully processed). We reserve the right to comply with mandatory legal provisions, particularly statutory retention periods.
5. Analytics and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we will need you to provide an email address and further information that will allow us to check whether you are the holder of the email address and consent to receiving the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis. We will use this data exclusively for the purpose of sending the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties.
We will only ever process the data you enter in the newsletter subscription form with your consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent to the storage of your data and email address – and the use of this data for the purpose of sending the newsletter – at any time, such as by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. If you withdraw your consent, this will have no bearing on the lawfulness of any data processing performed up to that point.
We will store the data you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter; your data will then be deleted. This does not apply to any data stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members’ area).
Once you have been removed from the newsletter mailing list, we or the newsletter service provider may store your email address in a blacklist to prevent any future mailings. The data in the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with any other data. This will be done both in your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (our “legitimate interest”, as defined in point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR). Your data will be stored in the blacklist for an indefinite period. However, you may object to the storage of your data if our legitimate interest is outweighed by your own interests.
7. Plugins and tools
Google Fonts (local hosting)
This website uses Google Fonts to ensure the uniform appearance of fonts. Google Fonts are installed locally; no connection is established to the Google servers.
Font Awesome (local hosting)
This website uses Font Awesome to ensure the uniform appearance of fonts. Font Awesome is installed locally; no connection is established to the servers operated by Fonticons, Inc.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
8. Our own services
Use of applicant data
We offer you the chance to apply for a job with us (e.g. by email, by post or via the online application form). We would like to inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure that your data will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and all other legal provisions and that your data will be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of data collection
If you send us an application, we will process the relevant personal data (e.g. contact details, communication data, application documents, notes made during job interviews), provided this is necessary for deciding whether to conclude an employment contract with you. The legal basis for this is Section 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) under German law (establishment of an employment relationship), point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR (general initiation of a contract) and, if you give your consent, point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Your personal data will only be shared with the individuals within our organisation who are responsible for processing your application.
If your application is successful, the data you have submitted will be stored in our data processing systems for the purpose of performing the employment relationship on the basis of Section 26 BDSG and point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.
Retention of data
If we cannot offer you a position within our organisation, if you reject a job offer or if you withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store the data you have provided on the basis of our own legitimate interests (point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR) for up to 6 months after the application process has come to an end (rejection or withdrawal of application). Your data will then be deleted and your physical application documents will be destroyed. Your data will be stored particularly for the purpose of gathering evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that your data will be required beyond the 6-month period (e.g. due to a potential or impending legal dispute), your data will only be deleted when the purpose for which it continues to be stored no longer applies.
Your data may also be stored beyond the specified period if you give your consent in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR or if we cannot delete your data in accordance with our statutory retention obligations.