Legal notice & Data privacy statement

Information according to § 5 TMG
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Responsible:
Trustventure GmbH
Amtsgericht Köln HRB 101383
Represented by the chief executive officers
Lasse Hüttebreucker und Marlon Hüttebreucker

Contact
Trustventure GmbH
Venloer Straße 47-53
50672, Köln
Germany

Telephone: 0221 29294070
E-Mail: office@trustventure.de
Value added tax identification number according to §27 a Value Added Tax Act: DE329547040;
We are neither willing nor obliged to take part in dispute settlement proceedings in front of a consumer arbitration board.

Liability for content
As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general law in accordance with Section 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, as a service provider, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general law remain unaffected. Liability in this regard is only possible from the point in time at which we become aware of a specific legal violation. As soon as we become aware of such legal violations, we will remove this content immediately.

Liability for links
Our offer contains links to external third-party websites over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot accept any liability for this third-party content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time they were linked. No illegal content was found at the time the link was created.
Permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.
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Copyright
The content and works on these pages created by the website operator are subject to German copyright law. The duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.
Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular contents of third parties are marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we would ask you to notify us accordingly. As soon as we become aware of legal violations, we will remove such content immediately.

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Privacy policy

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for the management of Trustventure GmbH. A use of the internet pages of the Trustventure GmbH is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a person concerned would like to use special services of our company via our website, it might be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such a processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always in accordance with the basic data protection regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Trustventure GmbH. By means of this privacy policy, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this privacy policy informs affected persons about their rights.

Trustventure GmbH, as the person responsible for processing, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that an absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

 

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of Trustventure GmbH is based on the terms used by the European guidelines and ordinances when the basic data protection regulation (DS-GVO) was issued. Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our clients and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy policy:

 

  • a) Personal data

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as '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) Affected individual

    Affected individual means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the data controller.

 

  • c) Processing

    Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.

 

  • d) Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with a view to limiting their processing in the future.

 

  • e) Profiling

    profiling is any 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 analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.

 

  • f) Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

 

  • g) Controller or data controller

    Controller or data controller shall mean the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any 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 law or by the law of the Member States, provision may be made for the controller or for the specific criteria for his or her designation in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States.

 

  • h) Contractor

    Contractor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

 

  • i) Recipient

    The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation, in accordance with Union or national law, shall not be considered as recipients.

 

  • j) Third party

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

 

  • k) Consent

    Consent shall mean any informed and unequivocal expression of the data subject's free will in a specific case, in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

 

2. Name and address of the controller

The party responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Trustventure GmbH

Venloer Straße 47-53
50672 Köln
Germany
Tel.: +49 221 29 29 40 70
E-Mail: office@trustventure.de
Website: www.trustventure.de

 

3. Cookies

The websites of Trustventure GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files, which are filed and 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 for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters which can be used to assign Internet pages and servers to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the Internet pages and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the affected individual from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, Trustventure GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services, which would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the interest of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in the online shop. The online shop uses a cookie to remember the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.

The affected individual can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to 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 affected individual deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

 

4. Collection of general data and information

The website of Trustventure GmbH collects a number of general data and information with every call of the website by an affected individual or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Trustventure GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the affected individual. This information is rather needed to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website as well as the advertising for it, (3) to ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website as well as (4) to provide law enforcement agencies in case of a cyber attack with the necessary information for prosecution. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore statistically evaluated by Trustventure GmbH on the one hand and furthermore with the goal of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected individual.

 

5. Contact possibility via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of Trustventure GmbH contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as a direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If an affected individual contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the affected individual is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the controller are stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. Such personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties.

 

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose for which the data are stored or if provided for by the European Directives and Regulations or by any other law or regulation to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Giver or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

 

7. Rights of the affected individual

 

  • a) Right to confirmation

    Every affected individual has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If an affected individual wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

 

  • b) Information right

    Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge from the controller information on the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation Giver has granted the data subject information on the following:

    • the processing purposes
    • the categories of personal data processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
    • the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her or of a restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • if the personal data are not collected from the affected individual: All available information on the origin of the data
    • the existence of automated decision making including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DPA and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

    The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer.

    If an affected individual wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

 

  • c) Right of correction

    Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him. Furthermore, the affected individual has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

    If an affected individual wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact a member of staff of the controller.

 

  • d) Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)

    Any individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him or her, where one of the following reasons applies and where the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
    • The affected individual withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the DS-GVO or Article 9(2)(a) of the DS-GVO, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • The affected individual objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the affected individual objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the DS-GVO.
    • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) of the DS-GVO.

    If one of the above mentioned reasons applies and an affected individual wants to request the deletion of personal data stored at Trustventure GmbH, the affected individual can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of Trustventure GmbH will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

    If the personal data has been made public by Trustventure GmbH and our company as the responsible person is obliged to delete the personal data according to art. 17 para. 1 DS-GVO, Trustventure GmbH will take reasonable measures, also of a technical nature, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for the data processing, who process the published personal data, that the affected individual has requested from these other persons responsible for the data processing the deletion of all links to these personal data or of copies or replications of these personal data, as far as the processing is not necessary. The employee of Trustventure GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

 

  • e) Right to restriction of processing

    Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the affected individual, for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the affected individual refuses the deletion of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of processing.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the affected individual needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
    • The affected individual has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

    If one of the above mentioned conditions is given and an affected individual wants to request the restriction of processing of personal data stored at Trustventure GmbH, he/she can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee of Trustventure GmbH will arrange for the restriction of processing.

 

  • f) Right to data transferability

    Every affected individual has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He/she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 paragraph 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b DS-GVO and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is 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, when exercising their right to data transfer in accordance with Art. 20 Paragraph 1 DS-GVO, the affected individual has the right to request that the personal data be transferred directly from one responsible party to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

    To assert the right to data transferability the affected individual can contact an employee of Trustventure GmbH at any time.

 

  • g) Right of appeal

    Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    In the event of an objection, Trustventure GmbH will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the affected individual, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

    If Trustventure GmbH processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the affected individual has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, as far as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the affected individual objects to Trustventure GmbH processing for the purpose of direct marketing, Trustventure GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the affected individual has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that takes place at Trustventure GmbH for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 paragraph 1 DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

    To exercise the right of objection, the affected individual can directly contact any employee of Trustventure GmbH or any other employee. The affected individual is also free to exercise his right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EG, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.

 

  • h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

    Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the affected individual and the data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the data controller is subject and that such legislation provides for adequate safeguards with respect to the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the affected individual, or (3) is taken with the explicit consent of the affected individual.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or the fulfilment of a contract between the affected individual and the responsible person or (2) is made with the explicit consent of the affected individual, the Trustventure GmbH takes appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the affected individual, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the responsible person, to present its own position and to challenge the decision.

    If the affected individual wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

 

  • i) Right to revoke a data protection consent

    Every individual affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data granted by the European Directive and Regulation Giver at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

 

8. Data protection for applications and the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out by electronic means. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form available on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data is stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, unless deletion is contrary to any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

 

9. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data about which website an affected individual came to a website from (so-called referrers), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

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

Der für die Verarbeitung Verantwortliche verwendet für die Web-Analyse über Google Analytics den Zusatz “_gat._anonymizeIp”. Mittels dieses Zusatzes wird die IP-Adresse des Internetanschlusses der betroffenen Person von Google gekürzt und anonymisiert, wenn der Zugriff auf unsere Internetseiten aus einem Mitgliedstaat der Europäischen Union oder aus einem anderen Vertragsstaat des Abkommens über den Europäischen Wirtschaftsraum erfolgt.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us which show the activities on our website, and to provide further services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the affected individual. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyse 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 called up, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the affected individual is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. In the course of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the affected individual, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

Cookies are used to store personal information, such as the time of access, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the affected individual. Each time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the affected individual, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

The affected individual can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the affected individual. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the affected individual has the opportunity to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. For this purpose, the affected individual must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google to be an objection. If the information technology system of the affected individual is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the affected individual must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the affected individual or another person within his or her sphere of control, the browser add-on may be reinstalled or reactivated.

Further information and Google's applicable privacy policy can be found 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/.

 

10. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google AdWords

The data controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to display ads in Google's search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to specify pre-defined keywords that will cause an ad to appear in Google's search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to theme-relevant websites by means of an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the previously defined keywords.

The company operating the Google AdWords services is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website.

If an affected individual reaches our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the affected individual by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the affected individual. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, have been called up on our website. The conversion cookie enables both we and Google to track whether an affected individual who reached our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. whether he or she completed or abandoned a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could be used to identify the affected individual.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the affected individual. Accordingly, each time our website is visited, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the affected individual, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

The affected individual can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the affected individual. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the affected individual has the opportunity to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do so, the affected individual must access www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and Google's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

11. Privacy policy on the use and application of LinkedIn

The data controller has integrated components of LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered users use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data protection matters outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

Whenever our website is accessed, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the affected individual to download a corresponding display of the LinkedIn component. Further information about LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. This technical process allows LinkedIn to know which specific page of our website is visited by the affected individual.

If the affected individual is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific subpage of our website the affected individual is visiting each time the affected individual accesses our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the LinkedIn account of the affected individual. If the affected individual presses a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the affected individual and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the affected individual has visited our website whenever the affected individual is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time when he or she visits our website; this occurs regardless of whether the affected individual clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the affected individual does not want this information to be sent to LinkedIn, he or she can prevent it from being sent by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls provides the ability to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads, as well as manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's current privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn's cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

 

12. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a 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 affected individual is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the affected individual or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company was injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO.
Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individual do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the affected individual is a customer of the person responsible (Recital 47 Sentence 2 DS-GVO).

 

13. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

 

14. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

 

15. Legal or contractual provisions making the personal data available; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the affected individual to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data.

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. details of the contractual partner).
Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that an affected individual provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the affected individual is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the affected individual could not be concluded.
Before the affected individual provides personal data, he or she must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the affected individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

 

16. Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling.

This data protection declaration was created by the data protection declaration generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as External Data Protection Commissioner Upper Palatinate, in cooperation with the Anwalt für Datenschutz Christian Solmecke Externer Datenschutzbeauftragter Oberpfalz in cooperation with Anwalt für Datenschutz Christian Solmecke.