The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We therefore process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other statutory provisions. Until the GDPR came into force on May 25, 2018, references to the GDPR shall be deemed as references to the corresponding provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). By means of the following references in our data protection declaration, we would like to provide you with extensive information regarding the handling of your personal data and your relevant rights in this respect.
Personal data processing
Personal data such as name, address or e-mail address are collected by us as part of an online application or in order to download certain documents. To this end, we use the information you provide on a voluntary basis only to the extent that it is necessary for the provision of a service or the execution of the contract. Personal data is processed solely on the basis of Art. 5 GDPR.
Processing of your user data when you access this website
For statistical and system-related purposes, our web servers store every access to a log file when you visit and retrieve the content provided. Logging comprises the following information:
- IP-address, time stamp (date and time of the access) of the requesting computer
- Websites/file names accessed
- Web browser and operating system of the requesting computer
- Data volume transferred and notification of successful retrieval
This data is stored for security reasons, for example to prevent attempted attacks on our Web servers. The stored IP address is only analyzed in the event of an attack on our system (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). A natural person cannot be traced back to the stored user data. The logged data is stored for a period of 30 days. The data is then erased by the system.
Signing up for newsletter
You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive up-to-date information about our products and services. When you sign up for our newsletter, the information you provide (mandatory fields: first name, last name, e-mail address) will be used exclusively for this purpose (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR). Other than that, we do not process any further data. We use the ‘double opt-in process’ to ensure that you are the actual owner of the e-mail address you provided. For this purpose we record the:
- consent to receive newsletters;
- sending of the e-mail confirmation;
- receipt of the response via email
You may revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data and to it being used to send you the newsletter at any given time. You can either use the Unsubscribe link in the newsletter or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer applicants the option to apply for job openings online. To do this, use our application form or apply via email at email@example.com. In both cases, we will process the information you provide (mandatory information: first name, last name, email address, application documents) during the candidate selection process (Section 26 (1) of the new Federal Data Protection Act BDSG). After completing the candidate selection process, your applicant data will be erased within six months if you are an unsuccessful Candidate.
Use the following links to find out how to configure these settings. Otherwise, use the ‘Help’ tab in your browser for more information.
We remind you that on this website Google Analytics and Google Remarketing was expanded by the code ‘gat.anonymizeIp();’ in order to assure anonymous recording of IP-addresses (so-called IP-masking).
Our website uses Pardot Services, an analytical tool from salesforce.com, inc, The Landmark @ One Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. Pardot Services sets a maximum of two cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The set cookies are a “Visitor Cookie” and a “Pardot App Session Cookie”. Via the “Visitor Cookie” an identification number is gen-erated. That means the browser of the website visitor will be recognized. The identifi-cation number is a generated number code that has no meaning outside of Pardot Ser-vices. The “Pardot App Session Cookie” is only set when a customer logs in as a user in the Pardot app. All cookies will only receive the generated code number.
In addition, we also use Pardot for registering our e-mail service. E-mails sent by Par-dot use tracking technologies. We use this data to find out which topics you are inter-ested in by tracking whether our emails are opened and which links you click. We use this information to improve the emails and the services we provide.
If you want to prevent the tracking by Pardot, you can ensure this by your browser settings or by an appropriate extension of your browser. However, this may result our offerings with some limitations in the features and usability.
This website uses so-called social plugins of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 11601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white ‘f’ on a blue background or a ‘thumbs up’ sign) or are identified by the rubric ‘Facebook social plugin’. The list and the look of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here.
If you access one of our websites containing a plugin of this kind, your browser establishes a direct link to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser, which then embeds it into the website.
By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to your Facebook account. Please note that the information is exchanged when you visit this website, regardless of whether or not you interact with the plugin. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the ‘Like’ button or by submitting a comment, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there.
If you do not wish Facebook to assign data collected from our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our site.
This website uses plugins of the social network LinkedIn, which is operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you visit our website, which contains such a plugin, the content of this plugin will be transmitted directly to your browser and embedded into the website. By embedding the plugin, LinkedIn receives the information that you have accessed our website from your IP-address. Please note that the information is exchanged when you visit this website, regardless of whether or not you interact with the plugin. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the ‘Recommend’ button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a LinkedIn server and stored there. If you are logged into LinkedIn, it can link the visit to your LinkedIn account.
To find out how you can change your LinkedIn privacy settings.
We would like to inform you about the processing of your personal data through the XING Share button feature.
The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted.
If you do not want Twitter to associate your visit to this website with your Twitter account, please log out of your Twitter account.
Disclosure of personal data (Art. 13 (1) (e) GDPR)
We shall not disclose your personal data to third parties (such as service providers, business partners) unless this is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling the terms of the contract or provided that you have given your prior consent. The transmission of personal data to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive such information will only occur within the scope of the statutory information obligations or if we are ordered to do so by a competent court. We also take corporate privacy very seriously. Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are sworn to secrecy and to comply with data protection regulations.
We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data managed on our systems against accidental or intentional tampering, loss, or access by unauthorized persons. The security measures are subject to continuous improvement in line with technological developments.
Rights of data subjects (Art. 13 (2) (b) GDPR)
As a data subject, you have the right to access, rectification and erasure of your data at any time and to the restriction of processing, as well as the right to data transferability, insofar as no statutory retention requirements preclude such erasure.
In order to exercise your data protection rights as a data subject or to obtain further information about the processing of your personal data by our company, make suggestions or lodge complaints, feel free to contact our data protection officer. Please send an email or a postal message to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org
or directly to the data protection officer
the position personnaly assumed by Mr. Julian Häcker
Erasure of personal data
In accordance with the principles of data minimization (Article 5 (1) (c) GDPR) and data economy (Article 5 (1) (e) of the GDPR), we store only the personal data required for one of the intended purposes. After discontinuance of the respective purpose, the corresponding data shall be erased in accordance with the pertinent statutory provisions.
Competent supervisory authority
As a data subject, you may lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority at any time. The following supervisory authority is responsible for us as the controller:
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information [Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit] Baden-Württemberg
P.O. box 102932
70025 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 711/615541-0
Do you have any queries regarding data protection?
For any queries pertaining to data protection please contact our company’s data protection officer.
Last updated on: 04/06/18