Use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag
The purposes of data processing: Analysis tools and analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our web-site and its contents. In this way we learn how the web-site is used and can therefore continuously optimize our offering.
The legal basis for the data processing: The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter f) of the GDPR, and is therefore a legitimate interest on our part. Our legitimate interest is to be found in the purposes stated above.
Duration of the archiving: The data stored in the cookie is encrypted, anonymised within seven days, and the anonymised data deleted within 90 days.
The right to object and the right to erasure: Members of LinkedIn can control the use of their personal data for promotional purposes in their account settings. To deactivate the Insight Tag on our website (“opt out”) visit:
For further information on this subject, please consult LinkedIn’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Use of Google reCAPTCHA
For protection during the transmission of forms (e.g. contact forms, registration for the internal members' area) we use the services of reCAPTCHA of Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA in selected cases.
This service includes sending your IP address and, if appropriate, additional information needed by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. The data protection provisions of Google, which are different from our own, apply to this data.
By the use of Google reCAPTCHA information about your use of this web-site (including your IP address) can be sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google may pass the information obtained by reCAPTCHA to third parties in so far as this is required by law or in so far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. In no case will Google combine your IP address with other Google data. Nevertheless, it would be technically feasible that, based on the data it has received, Google could identify at least individual users. It would be possible that personal data and personality profiles of users of Google's web-site could be processed for other purposes over which we neither have nor can have any influence.
The purposes of data processing: Google reCAPTCHA is also used for the purpose of excluding what are called bots which are small malware programs which compromise the security and integrity of our
web-site and web servers. We wish to ensure the functionality of the web-site. The data also serves to underpin the security of our IT systems.
The legal basis for the data processing: The legal basis for the processing of personal data by means of reCAPTCHA is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter f) of the GDPR, and is therefore a legitimate interest on our part. Our legitimate interest is to be found in the purposes stated above. Google Inc. has joined the “EU-US-Privacy Shield“ so that data transmission to the USA is permitted.
The right to object and the right to erasure: You have the possibility of not using the services of Google reCAPTCHA by not clicking on the service's button. You can then contact us by other means, for example by email or phone.
You can also deactivate Java Script and thus prevent the transfer of data to Google. In order to prevent the execution of Java Script code totally, you can also install a Java Script-blocker, for example the browser plugin NoScript (e.g. www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).
Note: If the execution of Java Script is deactivated, you cannot use the reCAPTCHA service, you are also unable to use our contact and web forms which use reCAPTCHA.
You will find Google's data protection policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyze your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.
The purposes of data processing: The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.
The legal basis for the data processing: The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Duration of the archiving: Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 month. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en
The right to object and the right to erasure: If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Encryption of the web-site
The web-site and therefore the data transmissions using these forms are encrypted to the SSL standard (https-protocol).
Transmission of personal data to a third country (countries outside Germany but in the EU)
We intend to send personal data to the United States of America. There is an adequacy decision of the EU Commission which states that personal data may be sent to the USA if the recipient has joined the EU-US Privacy Shield. Therefore personal data is only sent to recipients in the USA which demonstrate that they have joined the EU-US Privacy Shield.
The specific intention relates to a transmission of data to the following company:
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (”Google“) as provider of the web analysis tool Google Analytics, of the map services Google Maps.
Twitter Inc., 750 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA as the provider of Twitter’s newsfeed.
The companies mentioned have joined the EU-US Privacy Shield and have submitted to a regulatory framework comparable to the EU data protection standard. The transmission of data to these companies is therefore unquestionably permitted. In addition, in the case of data processing, appropriate data processing contracts were concluded with these companies to protect the data and our rights to issue instructions.
C. Rights of data subjects
If your personal data is processed you are a "data subject" and you are entitled to the following rights in respect of us as the controller.
The right to be informed
You have the right to receive a confirmation from us free of charge whether we are processing personal data relating to you. In this case you have the right to information about this personal data and other information which you can see in Article 14 of the GDPR. You can contact us for this purpose by post or email.
The right to rectification
You have the right to require that we immediately correct inaccurate personal data relating to you. You also have the right, for the purposes set out above, to require additions to incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration. You can contact us for this purpose by post or email.
The right to erasure
You have the right to require the immediate deletion of personal data relating to you if one of the conditions of Article 17 of the GDPR is met. You can contact us for this purpose by post or email.
The right to restrict processing
You have the right to require the restriction of processing if one of the conditions of Article 18 of the GDPR is met. You can contact us for this purpose by post or email.
The right to information
If you have asserted the right to the correction, deletion or restriction of the processing to the controller, the latter is obliged to inform all recipients to which the personal data relating to you was disclosed about the correction or deletion of the data or about the restriction of the processing unless this proves to be impossible or is associated with disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed by the Controller about these recipients.
The right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data you sent to us relating to you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit this data to another
controller without hindrance from us if the conditions of Article 20 of the GDPR are met. You can contact us for this purpose by post or email.
The right to object to processing because of a legitimate interest
In so far as we process personal data on by way of exception the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter f) of the GDPR (therefore for reason of a legitimate interest,) you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to our processing of the personal data relating to you. We will cease processing your data if we can demonstrate no compelling reasons worthy of protection for the further processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if we are processing your data for the purposes of direct advertising
(cf. Article 21 of the GDPR). You can contact us for this purpose by post or email.
A technical process which you use, for example an unambiguous statement sent by technical means by your browser (a "do not track" message) is also deemed to be objections in within these meanings.
The right to revoke consent
You have the right at any time to revoke an agreement you have given for the collection and use of personal data with effect for the future. You can contact us for this purpose by post or email. The lawfulness of the processing undertaken by reason of the consent you gave up to the time of its revocation is not affected.
Automatic decision-making including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing (including profiling) which has a legal effect on you or which is significantly to your detriment in a similar manner unless the decision is necessary for the conclusion of an agreement between you and us, is admissible by reasons of provisions of law of the European Union or member states to which we are subject and these provisions of law contain reasonable measures to protect your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, or the decision is taken with your express consent.
We do not take automated decisions of this nature.
Voluntary provision of data
If the provision of the personal data is stipulated by law or a contract, we will always point this out when the data is collected. The data we collect is sometimes necessary for the conclusion of a contract, to be specific, if we are unable to meet our contractual obligation to you or cannot adequately meet them in any other way. You are under no obligation to provide personal data. However, the failure to provide such information can mean that we are unable to perform or offer the service, action, measure or similar you require, or that it is impossible to conclude a contract with you.
The right to complain to a supervisory authority
Notwithstanding other rights, if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes data protection law, you have the right at all times to complain to a supervisory authority for data protection, particularly in the member state where you reside, where you work or the place of the alleged infringement.
The supervisory body responsible for us is:
The Baden-Württemberg State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information,
Data privacy statement version: May 25, 2018