The responsible body within the meaning of the legal regulations on data protection is:
Kornhapener Straße 126
Telefon: +49 (234) 95987-0
Collection of General Data
When you access our website, various general data will be collected and stored in log files of the server. This is data that is required for the provision of the contents and services of our website. These data do not allow any direct conclusion to be drawn with respect to your person and are not used by us to establish a reference to your person. In particular, it concerns data regarding your IP address, your Internet browser, the date and time of your inquiry, the Internet pages you visit on our website, the operating system you use, your Internet service provider and the Internet page from which you accessed our website. We statistically evaluate this type of anonymous data in order to continuously improve our offer and the technology of our website and to optimize data protection.
On our website, we use so-called "cookies". These are text files that are transferred from a server to the hard disk of your computer and remain there for the duration of the session or until deletion, depending on the type of cookie and the settings of your Internet browser. Cookies are used to store your system and usage information relating to the use of our website. Cookies may also contain a unique identifier that allows us and other website providers to distinguish your system from other systems and to recognize it the next time you visit. By using cookies we guarantee the user-friendliness and functionality of our website.
If you register for our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. For an effective registration you need a valid e-mail address. In order to ensure that the registration is actually carried out by you, we will at first send an e-mail to the indicated e-mail address after registration, asking you to confirm the registration. By confirming the registration you inform us that you agree to the registration (so-called double opt-in procedure). We log your registration for the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of your confirmation.
You can at any time terminate your subscription to the newsletter and revoke your consent to the storage of data stored for sending the newsletter. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly via our website or by contacting us via the aforementioned contact methods.
Our newsletter is sent with the help of MailChimp. This is a mailing service for e-mails of the Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE No. 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA ("MailChimp").
MailChimp usually stores the e-mail addresses of subscribers to the newsletter and possibly other data provided by subscribers during registration on servers in the USA. Furthermore, MailChimp collects data via web beacons contained in the newsletters, which are retrieved by MailChimp servers when the newsletter is opened. In this context, technical information such as information about your Internet browser and operating system as well as your IP address and the time of retrieval is collected.
The data is used by MailChimp for the sending of the newsletter, for the execution of the subscription and unsubscription procedures and for statistical evaluations. According to its own statements, MailChimp may also use the data to improve the offer, for example to technically optimize the sending and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes based on the determination of the target groups and the reading behavior. However, MailChimp does not use the data of subscribers to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.
MailChimp is certified under the "Privacy Shield" data protection agreement concluded between the EU and the USA and thus undertakes to comply with EU data protection regulations. The data protection regulations of MailChimp may be seen at http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.
If you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide will be stored by us in order to answer your questions..
If you contact us via the contact form on our website, the data you provide will be stored by us in order to answer your questions.
For our website we use Google Analytics, a tracking tool of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" (see above under "cookies"), which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The thus generated information about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with the website use and Internet use to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your Internet browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The data sent by us and linked with cookies, user recognition (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs will automatically be deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. Further information on data protection can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. In this case, however, not all functions of this website may be available. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and 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.
You can also prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking this link. By doing so, an opt-out cookie is installed on your device, and Google Analytics' collection for this website and for this Internet browser will be prevented in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your Internet browser.
On our website we use the Google Fonts font library to display the contents correctly and graphically appealingly, regardless of the Internet browser used. Google Fonts is a service of Google, LLC, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). When the font library is accessed by opening our website, a connection is automatically established to Google servers, usually to servers in the USA. It is possible that this may involve data being transmitted to Google, such as which Internet pages you have accessed, the access time, your IP address, which Internet browser you use. Further information and the data protection information can be found at policies.google.com/privacy.
Data Protection in the Application Process
We collect and process personal data from applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure, also by electronic means. This applies in particular if an applicant provides us with corresponding application documents electronically, for example by e-mail. If an employment contract is concluded, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of handling the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If an employment contract is not concluded, the application documents will be automatically deleted three months after notification of the rejection decision unless there are any other legitimate interests on our part which prevent deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG)).
We collect and process your personal data exclusively on a statutory basis, including in particular on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR). If we obtain your consent for processing operations for specific processing purposes, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If we need your personal data in order to fulfil a contract concluded with you (e.g. delivery of goods, provision of services), the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processes directly connected therewith, e.g. the processing of inquiries about our products, services or prices. If we process your personal data on the basis of statutory obligations, this is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. In the unlikely event that we need your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR. Regardless of the afore-mentioned legal bases, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest on our part or that of a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail.
Storage Time and Data Deletion
We delete or block personal data in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as they are no longer required for the purposes mentioned herein or a legally prescribed storage period expires.
Rights of the Person Concerned
If we process your personal data, you are affected within the meaning of GDPR and have, towards us as the responsible party, a right to information about the purpose, type, scope and duration of the processing, a right to correction of the stored data, a right to deletion of stored data, a right to restriction of the processing of data, a right to information of the data recipients by us as the responsible party with regard to the exercise of the rights to correction, deletion and restriction of the processing, a right to data transferability in machine-readable form, a right to object to data processing, a right to revoke the declaration of consent under data privacy law, a right not to participate in an automated decision and a right to appeal to a supervisory authority. Please contact our data protection officer as indicated below.
As a business customer you have the opportunity to register for our image database. The personal data that can be seen from the input masks will be requested from you and transmitted to us. This data is collected and stored by us exclusively for internal use and for our own purposes. We may arrange for this data to be passed on to third parties, e.g. to a processor who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to us.
By registering on the platform, your IP address, the date and the access time of the registration may also be stored. This is done to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate criminal offences. The data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.
If you voluntarily provide us with personal data, the processing thereof serves to offer you content or services which, for factual reasons, can only be offered to registered users. You have at any time the opportunity to change the personal data provided during registration or to have them completely deleted.
Moreover, you have the right to obtain confirmation and access from us with regard to data processions concerning you. Upon request, we will correct or delete your data, unless we are legally obliged to store it. A data protection officer named in this data protection declaration is available as your contact person. Otherwise, please feel free to contact us directly.
Use of the image database
If you request photos via our image database, the data provided by you will be stored by us in order to process your order. The personal data transmitted to us in this context is determined by the respective input mask used for the order. The personal data entered by you will be collected and stored for own purposes only, in particular for the administration of usage rights. No data will be passed on to third parties.
Data Protection Officer
Our data protection officer may be contacted as follows:
Telefon: +49 (234) 9136120