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Privacy Policy

The use of this website is generally possible without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use specific services offered by our company via our website, the processing of personal data may be necessary. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, email address, or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Daniel Neuhaus. With this privacy policy, our company aims to inform the public about the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use, and process. Additionally, this privacy policy aims to inform data subjects of their rights.

Daniel Neuhaus, as the data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, internet-based data transmissions can inherently have security vulnerabilities, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us via alternative means, such as by telephone.

1. Definitions

The privacy policy of Daniel Neuhaus is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy is intended to be easily readable and understandable for the public, as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

In this privacy policy, we use, among others, the following terms:

  • a) Personal data Personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) Data subject A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

  • c) Processing Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d)    Einschränkung der Verarbeitung
    Einschränkung der Verarbeitung ist die Markierung gespeicherter personenbezogener Daten mit dem Ziel, ihre künftige Verarbeitung einzuschränken.

  • e) Profiling Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements of that natural person.

  • f) Pseudonymisierung Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g) Controller or Data Controller Controller or Data Controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  • h) Processor Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  • i) Recipient Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a particular inquiry under Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

  • j) Third party A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or body other than the data subject, controller, processor, and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

  • k) Consent Consent means any freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and Address of the Controller for Data Processing

Controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection laws applicable in the European Union member states and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Daniel Neuhaus

Keplerstr. 19

22763 Hamburg

Germany

Phone.: 017643200089

Email: mail@gesichtlesen.info

Website: www.neuhaus-facereading.de

3. Cookies

The website from Daniel Neuhaus use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the affected person from other internet browsers that contain different cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, Daniel Neuhaus can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

Through the use of a cookie, the information and offerings on our website can be optimized for the user's benefit. As mentioned earlier, cookies allow us to recognize users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, a user of a website that uses cookies does not have to enter their access data again each time they visit the website, because this information is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is a cookie used in an online shop's shopping cart. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently oppose the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable under certain circumstances.

4. Collection of general data and information

The website of Daniel Neuhaus collects a series of general data and information with each visit by a data subject or automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server's log files. The following data can be collected: (1) types and versions of browsers used, (2) operating system used by the accessing system, (3) website from which an accessing system reaches our website (referrer), (4) subpages accessed via the accessing system on our website, (5) date and time of access to the website, (6) Internet Protocol (IP) address, (7) Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information that serve to fend off risks in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Daniel Neuhaus does not draw conclusions about the data subject. Instead, this information is required to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website and its advertising, (3) ensure the ongoing functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated statistically by Daniel Neuhaus with the aim of increasing data protection and data security within our company to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data from server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Subscription to our Newsletter

On the website of Daniel Neuhaus, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter. The personal data transmitted to the controller responsible for processing when ordering the newsletter is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.

Daniel Neuhaus informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals via a newsletter about company offers. The newsletter can generally only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter dispatch. A confirmation email is sent to the email address initially entered by the data subject for newsletter dispatch purposes, following legal requirements using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email verifies whether the owner of the email address, as the data subject, has authorized receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the data subject's computer system used at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. This data collection is necessary to trace any potential misuse of a data subject's email address at a later date and serves to legally protect the controller responsible for processing.

The personal data collected during newsletter registration is exclusively used for sending our newsletter. Additionally, subscribers may be informed via email if necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or related registration, such as in the event of changes to the newsletter offering or technical circumstances. Personal data collected as part of the newsletter service is not shared with third parties. Subscribers can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. The consent to store personal data provided by the data subject for newsletter dispatch can be revoked at any time. Each newsletter contains a link for revoking consent. Furthermore, subscribers can also unsubscribe directly on the website of the controller responsible for processing or inform them through other means.

6. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletters from Daniel Neuhaus contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in emails sent in HTML format, allowing for log file recording and analysis. This enables statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Through embedded tracking pixels, Daniel Neuhaus can determine whether and when an email was opened by a data subject and which links within the email were clicked.

Personal data collected through these tracking pixels included in newsletters is stored and analyzed by the controller responsible for processing to optimize newsletter distribution and better tailor the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subjects. This personal data is not shared with third parties. Data subjects have the right to revoke their separate consent given through the double opt-in process at any time. Upon revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the controller responsible for processing. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is automatically considered a revocation by Daniel Neuhaus.

7. Contact options via the website

The website of Daniel Neuhaus includes information, as required by legal regulations, that enables quick electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, including a general email address (electronic mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller responsible for processing via email or through a contact form on the website, the personal data provided by the data subject will be automatically stored. Such personal data voluntarily transmitted by a data subject to the controller responsible for processing is stored for the purpose of processing or responding to the data subject's inquiry. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

 

8. Comment function on the blog of the website

Daniel Neuhaus offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on specific blog posts on the website of the controller responsible for processing. A blog is a publicly viewable portal hosted on a website where one or more individuals, known as bloggers or web-bloggers, can post articles or write thoughts in blog posts. Typically, these blog posts can be commented on by third parties.

When a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, in addition to the comment itself, information such as the timestamp of the comment submission and the username (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject are stored and published. Furthermore, the Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the data subject is logged. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts unlawful content through their comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the legitimate interest of the controller responsible for processing, allowing them to potentially exculpate themselves in the event of a legal violation.

There is no disclosure of these collected personal data to third parties unless such disclosure is legally required or serves the legal defense of the controller responsible for processing.

9. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller responsible for processing only processes and stores personal data of the data subject for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as mandated by the European legislator or another competent legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

Once the purpose of storage is no longer applicable or when a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.

10. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right to confirmation Every data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to request confirmation from the controller responsible for processing as to whether personal data concerning them is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing at any time.

  • b) Right to information Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller, at any time and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European legislator has granted the data subject the right to receive information about the following:

    • the purposes of the processing

    • the categories of personal data being processed

    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, particularly in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations

    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine this duration

    • the existence of the right to rectify or erase personal data concerning them or to restrict processing by the controller, as well as the right to object to such processing

    • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

    • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information about the origin of the data

    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling under Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR, and — at least in those cases — meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

  • Furthermore, the data subject has the right to obtain information on whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

  • If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing at any time.

  • c)    Right to rectification

  • Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to request immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.

  • If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing at any time.

  • d)    Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to demand from the controller the immediate deletion of personal data concerning them if one of the following grounds applies and the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes that are no longer necessary.

    • The data subject withdraws their consent on which the processing according to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR was based, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.

    • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.

    • The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.

    • The personal data were collected concerning information society services as referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

  • If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by Daniel Neuhaus, they may contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing at any time. The employee of Daniel Neuhaus will ensure that the deletion request is promptly fulfilled.

  • If the personal data have been made public by Daniel Neuhaus and our company, as the controller under Article 17(1) of the GDPR, is obligated to delete the personal data, Daniel Neuhaus will, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other data controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested deletion of all links to, or copies or replications of, such personal data, unless processing is necessary. The employee of Daniel Neuhaus will take necessary actions on a case-by-case basis.

  • e)    Right to restriction of processingEvery data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to request from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

    • The processing is unlawful, and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use.

    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject requires them for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

    • The data subject has objected to processing under Article 21(1) of the GDPR, and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

  • If one of the above conditions applies and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by Daniel Neuhaus, they may contact an employee of the controller responsible for processing at any time. The employee of Daniel Neuhaus will arrange for the restriction of processing.

  • f)     Right to data portability

  • Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning them, which they have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. They also have the right to transmit these data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

  • Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible, and where this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

  • To exercise the right to data portability, the data subject may contact Daniel Neuhaus at any time.

  • g)    Right to object

  • Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The Daniel Neuhaus will no longer process the personal data in the event of objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

  • If Daniel Neuhaus processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of their personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, Daniel Neuhaus will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

  • Additionally, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning them at Daniel Neuhaus for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

  • To exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of Daniel Neuhaus or another employee. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of services of the information society, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise their right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  • h)    Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

  • Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or similarly significantly affects them, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, (2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject's explicit consent.

  • If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is based on the data subject's explicit consent, Daniel Neuhaus shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view, and to contest the decision.

  • To exercise rights related to automated decisions, the data subject can contact any employee of Daniel Neuhaus or another employee designated by the data controller.

  • i)      The right to withdraw consent under data protection law

  • Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to withdraw consent to the processing of their personal data at any time.

  • If the individual wishes to exercise their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

11. Privacy Policy on the use and usage of Facebook

The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an online platform operated on the Internet, serving as a social meeting point or online community that generally allows users to communicate and interact with each other in the virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the online community to share personal or business-related information. Facebook allows users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos, and connect through friend requests, among other features.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The data controller responsible for processing personal data, when a data subject resides outside the USA or Canada, is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Through each call to one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of their stay on our website which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the integrated Facebook buttons on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Facebook receives information through the Facebook component whenever the data subject visits our website, provided that the data subject is logged into Facebook at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not wish for such information to be transmitted to Facebook, they can prevent this by logging out of their Facebook account before accessing our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, accessible at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains the privacy settings that Facebook offers to protect the data subject's privacy. Additionally, various applications are available that allow the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to prevent data transmission to Facebook.

12. Privacy Policy regarding the use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics involves the collection, gathering, and analysis of data regarding the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analytics service collects, among other things, data about the website from which a data subject has come (known as the referrer), which subpages were accessed on the website, or how often and for what duration a subpage was viewed. Web analytics is mainly used for optimizing a website and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The data controller uses the "_gat._anonymizeIp" addition for web analysis through Google Analytics. By using this addition, the IP address of the data subject's internet connection is truncated and anonymized by Google when accessing our websites from a member state of the European Union or another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor traffic on our website. Google utilizes the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, compile online reports for us that show activities on our websites, and provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The nature of cookies has been explained earlier. By setting the cookie, Google enables an analysis of the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, is accessed, the internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission settlements.

The cookie stores personal information such as the access time, the location from which access originated, and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. During each visit to our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the data subject's internet connection, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. Google stores this personal data in the United States of America. Google may disclose this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties under certain circumstances.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by adjusting the settings of their internet browser accordingly, thereby permanently objecting to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the data subject's information technology system. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information regarding website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection.

If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or another person within their control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable privacy policies of Google can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this link: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

13. Privacy policy regarding the use and implementation of Instagram

The data controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service classified as an audiovisual platform that allows users to share photos and videos, as well as redistribute such data in other social networks.

The operator of Instagram's services is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, operated by the data controller and featuring an Instagram component (Insta-button), is accessed, the internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding Instagram component. As part of this technical process, Instagram learns which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Instagram, Instagram recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted thereby are assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Instagram.

Through the Instagram component, Instagram receives information whenever the data subject visits our website, provided that the data subject is logged into Instagram at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not wish for such information to be transmitted to Instagram, they can prevent this by logging out of their Instagram account before accessing our website.

Further information and the applicable privacy policies of Instagram can be accessed at:

14. Privacy policy regarding the use and implementation of LinkedIn.

The data controller has integrated components of LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an internet-based social network that facilitates connections among users with existing business contacts as well as the establishment of new business relationships. Over 400 million registered individuals use LinkedIn across more than 200 countries, making it currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites worldwide.

LinkedIn Corporation operates LinkedIn, located at 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For privacy matters outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

Each time an individual accesses our website equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component prompts the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information about LinkedIn plug-ins can be accessed at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. Through this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes with each visit by the data subject to our website and during the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn associates this information with the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component whenever the data subject visits our website while logged into LinkedIn at that time, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not wish for such information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent this by logging out of their LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn provides the option to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads, as well as manage ad settings, at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. Additionally, LinkedIn utilizes partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame, which may set cookies. These cookies can be declined at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy of LinkedIn can be accessed at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, and LinkedIn's cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

15. Privacy policy regarding the use and implementation of Matomo.

The data controller has integrated the Matomo component on this website. Matomo is an open-source software tool for web analytics. Web analytics involves the collection, gathering, and evaluation of data concerning the behavior of visitors on websites. A web analytics tool captures data such as the referring website from which a visitor came to a website (referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed, and how often and for what duration a subpage was viewed. Web analytics is primarily used for optimizing websites and conducting cost-benefit analyses of internet advertising.

The software is operated on the server of the data controller, and the privacy-sensitive log files are exclusively stored on this server.

​The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyze visitor traffic on our website. The data controller utilizes the information gathered to evaluate the usage of this website, compiling online reports that demonstrate the activities on our webpages among other purposes.

Matomo places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The nature of cookies has been explained previously. This cookie enables us to analyze the usage of our website. With each access of a single page of this website, the Matomo component automatically triggers the internet browser on the data subject's information technology system to transmit data for the purpose of online analysis to our server. Through this technical process, we obtain knowledge about personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which helps us to trace the origin of visitors and clicks, among other uses.

The cookie stores personal information such as the access time, location from which access originated, and the frequency of visits to our website. Each time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address of the data subject's internet connection, is transferred to our server. We store this personal data and do not disclose it to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by adjusting the settings of their internet browser accordingly, thereby objecting to the setting of cookies permanently. Such browser settings would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the data subject's information technology system. Additionally, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time through an internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Matomo related to the use of this website. To do this, the data subject must set "Do Not Track" in their browser settings.

By setting the opt-out cookie, there is a possibility that the websites operated by the data controller may no longer be fully functional for the data subject.

Further information and the applicable privacy policy of Matomo can be accessed at https://matomo.org/privacy/.

16. Privacy policy regarding the use and implementation of Xing.

The data controller has integrated components of Xing on this website. Xing is an internet-based social network that facilitates the connection of users with existing business contacts and the establishment of new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile on Xing. Companies, for example, can create company profiles or publish job vacancies on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, located at Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Upon each access of one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a display of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information about Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. Through this technical process, Xing obtains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into Xing during the visit to our website, Xing recognizes with each access of our website by the data subject and throughout the respective stay on our website which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Xing component and associated by Xing with the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, such as the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Xing receives information through the Xing component whenever the data subject visits our website while simultaneously logged into Xing. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not wish for this information to be transmitted to Xing, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Xing account before accessing our website.

 

Xing's published privacy policies, available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Xing. Additionally, Xing has published privacy information for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

17. Privacy Policy for the Use and Utilization of YouTube

The data controller has integrated components of YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to upload video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate, and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, so complete movies and TV shows, as well as music videos, trailers, and user-generated videos, can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, operated by the data controller and incorporating a YouTube component (YouTube video), is called up, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. Through this technical process, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting when a subpage containing a YouTube video is called up. These details are collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the time of the call-up of our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desired by the data subject, it can be prevented by logging out of their YouTube account before a call-up to our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing, and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

18. Privacy Policy for the Use and Application of Spotify

The data controller has integrated features of the music service Spotify on this website. The provider is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm, Sweden. You can recognize the Spotify plugins by the green logo on this website. An overview of the Spotify plugins can be found at: https://developer.spotify.com.

By visiting this website, a direct connection between your browser and the Spotify server can be established via the plugin. This informs Spotify that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the content of this website to your Spotify profile. This allows Spotify to associate your visit to this website with your user account.

Please note that when using Spotify, cookies from Google Analytics are used, so your usage data when using Spotify may also be shared with Google. Google Analytics is a tool of the Google Group for analyzing user behavior, based in the USA. Spotify alone is responsible for this integration. We, as the website operator, have no influence on this processing.

The storage and analysis of data are based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the appealing acoustic design of its website. If consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information, please refer to Spotify's privacy policy: https://www.spotify.com/de/legal/privacy-policy/. If you do not want Spotify to be able to associate your visit to this website with your Spotify user account, please log out of your Spotify user account.

19. Legal Basis for Processing

Article 6(1)(a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations required for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor in our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data, or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital, or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6(1)(d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds if the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms of the data subject do not override them. Such processing operations are particularly permitted because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. The legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47, Sentence 2 GDPR).

20. Legitimate Interests in Processing Pursued by the Controller or a Third Party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to conduct our business for the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

21. The duration for which the personal data will be stored.

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the expiry of the period, the relevant data is routinely deleted unless it is no longer required for contract fulfillment or initiation.

22. Legal or contractual provisions requiring the provision of personal data

 

Necessity for entering into a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of not providing such data

We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g., tax regulations) or may also result from contractual provisions (e.g., information about the contractual partner). At times, it may be necessary for entering into a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obligated to provide us with personal data when our company enters into a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would result in the contract with the data subject not being concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will individually clarify with the data subject whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what consequences would arise from not providing the personal data.

23. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we refrain from automated decision-making or profiling.

This privacy policy was generated using the privacy policy generator of the German Association for Data Protection, which generated the Sample Privacy Policy, in cooperation with the Privacy Lawers of WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE | Rechtsanwälte.

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