Privacy statement

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information gives a simple overview about what happens to your personal data when you visit the website. Personal data is any data that can be used to personally identify you. You will find comprehensive information about data protection in our privacy statement provided below this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Data is processed on this website by the website operator. You will find their contact details in the section “Information about the data controller” in this privacy statement.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected on the one hand by you disclosing it to us. This may be, for example, data that you enter on a contact form.

Other data is collected by our IT systems automatically or following your consent when you visit the website. Above all this involves technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or time when the page was accessed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

For what purpose do we use your data?

Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without faults. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your saved personal data. You also have the right to ask for this data to be corrected or erased. If you have given your consent to have your data processed, you can withdraw this consent for the future at any time. You also have the right to ask for the processing of your personal data to be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection authority.

You can contact us at any time about this as well as about any other questions regarding data protection.

Analysis tools and third-party providers’ tools

When you visit this website, your browsing behaviour can be statistically analysed. This is done above all using so-called analysis programs.

You can find detailed information about these analysis programs in the following privacy statement.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may involve, in particular, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website visits and other data generated via a website.

The hoster acts for the purpose of the performance of the contract towards our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) and in the interests of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online content by a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

We employ the following hoster:

projektteam AG
Am Stadtgraben 6
73441 Bopfingen

3. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these website pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy statement.

When you use this website, various elements of personal data are collected. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. This privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.

We hereby point out that the transfer of data on the internet (e.g. by email communication) may have security flaws. It is not possible to completely protect data from being accessed by third parties.

Note about the data controller

The data controller for processing data on this website is:

Ladenburger GmbH
Zur Walkmühle 1-5
73441 Bopfingen-Aufhausen Viktor Ladenburger
Klaus Brodbeil
Steffen Häußlein
Christoph Ladenburger

Telephone: +49 (0)7362/96050
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The data controller is the natural or legal person who decides on their own or together with others about the purposes and means for processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or similar).

Storage period

If no special storage period was specified in this privacy statement, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing lapses. If you make a justified request for erasure or you withdraw your consent to data processing, your data will be erased if we have no other legally permissible reasons to store your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the last-mentioned case, your data will be erased once these reasons come to an end.

Data protection supervisor prescribed by law

We have appointed a data protection supervisor for our company.

Kutzschbach Electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Markhamstr. 15
86720 Nördlingen

Telephone: +49 (0)9081/2503450
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note about the forwarding of data to the USA

Among other things, tools from companies located in the USA are incorporated on our website. When these tools are active, your personal data can be forwarded to the US servers of the respective companies. We must point out that the USA is not a secure third country in terms of the EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security agencies without you being able to take legal proceedings against this as the data subject. It is therefore not possible to rule out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, analyse and permanently save your data stored on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw consent that has already been given at any time. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the withdrawal of consent remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

Right of objection to data collection in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF DATA IS PROCESSED BASED ON ART. 6 (1) (E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU ARE ENTITLED AT ANY TIME, ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. YOU WILL FIND THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED, UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING AND LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OR PROCESSING IS USED TO ENFORCE, EXERT OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 (1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED TO PURSUE DIRECT MARKETING, THEN YOU ARE ENTITLED AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA RELATING TO YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING IF IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 (2) GDPR).

Right to complain to the responsible data protection authority

In case of breaches against the GDPR, the data subject has a right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority, particularly in the member state of their usual place of residence, workplace or place of the suspected breach. The right to complain exists irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to deliver data that we process based on your consent or in the performance of a contract to yourself or to a third party in a conventional, machine-readable format. If you ask for the data to be directly transferred to a different responsible body, this is only done if it is technically feasible.

SSL and TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as purchase orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this website uses an SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser line.

When the SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, erasure and rectification

As part of the valid statutory provisions, you have the right at all times to information free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and a right to the rectification or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time about this as well as about any other questions regarding personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to ask for the processing of your personal data to be restricted. You can contact us about this at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the correctness of your personal data stored by our company, as a rule we need time to verify this. For the period of verification, you have the right to ask for the processing of your personal data to be restricted.
  • If your personal data was/is processed illegally, instead of it being erased you can ask for data processing to be restricted.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exert, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to ask for the processing of your personal data to be restricted instead of being erased.
  • If you have lodged a complaint according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a weighing up process between your and our interests must be conducted. Until it has been established whose interests outweigh the others, you have the right to ask for the processing of your personal data to be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from being stored – may only be processed with your consent or to enforce, exert or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of a significant public interest of the European Union or a member state.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our web pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and cause no damage to your device. They are saved on your device either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain saved on your device until you delete these yourself or they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

Cookies can sometimes also be saved on your device by third-party companies if you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services provided by the third-party company (e.g. cookies for handling payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are necessary from a technical point of view, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. shopping basket function or displaying videos). Other cookies are used to analyse user behaviour or to display advertising.

Cookies which are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain function required by you (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping basket function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies for measuring the web audience) are saved based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR if no other legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies in order to provide its services in a technically error-free and optimised manner. If consent was requested to save cookies, the cookies in question are saved solely on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR); the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about cookies being set and so that cookies are only allowed in individual cases, to exclude cookies being accepted for certain cases or in general, as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will advise you separately about this as part of this privacy statement and ask for your consent if need be.

Cookie consent with Usercentrics

This website uses the cookie consent technology provided by Usercentrics to obtain your consent to save certain cookies on your device or to make use of certain technologies and to document this in compliance with data protection. The provider of this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, website: https://usercentrics.com/de/ (hereinafter “Usercentrics”).

When you enter our website, the following personal data is transmitted to Usercentrics:

  • Your consent(s) or the withdrawal of your consent(s)
  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your device
  • Time of your visit to the website

Furthermore, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser to be able to assign you to the consents given or their withdrawal. The data recorded in this way will be saved until you ask us to erase it, until you erase the Usercentrics cookie yourself or until the purpose for data storage lapses. Mandatory statutory retention obligations remain unaffected.

Usercentrics is used to obtain the consents prescribed by law for the use of certain technologies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR.

Cookie consent with Borlabs cookie

Our website uses the cookie consent technology provided by Borlabs cookie to obtain your consent to save certain cookies in your browser and to document this in compliance with data protection. The provider of this technology is Borlabs - Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg (hereinafter Borlabs).

When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is saved in your browser by storing the consents given by you or the withdrawal of these consents. This data is not passed on to the provider of Borlabs cookie.

The data recorded will be saved until you ask us to erase it, until you erase the Borlabs cookie yourself or until the purpose for data storage lapses. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected. You can find details about the data processing by Borlabs Cookie at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

The Borlabs cookie consent technology is used to obtain the consents prescribed by law for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of the web pages collects and automatically saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. This information consists of:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • hostname of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not amalgamated with other data sources.

The data is recorded based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – the server log files must be recorded for this purpose.

Contact form

If you reach us through contact form enquiries, your details from the contact form including the contact details entered by you on the form will be saved by us for the purpose of handling the enquiry and in case there are any follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR if your enquiry relates to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) if this was requested.

The data entered by you on the contact form will be kept by us until you ask us to erase it, you withdraw your consent to it being saved or the purpose for saving the data no longer applies (e.g. once your enquiry has been handled). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Enquiry by email, telephone or fax

If you contact us by email, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all the personal data arising from it (name, enquiry) will be saved by us and processed for the purpose of handling your matter. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR if your enquiry relates to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) if this was requested.

The data sent to us by you through contact enquiries will be kept by us until you ask us to erase it, you withdraw your consent to it being saved or the purpose for saving the data no longer applies (e.g. once your matter has been handled). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on this website in order to make use of additional functions on the site. We only use the data entered for registration for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information asked for during registration must be specified in full. Otherwise we will reject the registration.

For important changes, for instance to the scope of offers or in case of changes necessary for technical reasons, we use the email address specified during registration to inform you in this way.

The data entered during registration is processed for the purpose of implementing the user relationship substantiated by registration and to enter into further contracts if need be (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR).

The data recorded during registration is saved by us as long as you are registered on this website and is subsequently erased. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Registration with Google

Instead of a direct registration on this website, you can register with Google. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To register with Google, you simply have to enter your Google name and password. Google will identify you and confirm your identity to our website.

If you register with Google, it may be possible for us to use certain information on your account to complete your profile with us. You can decide whether and what information this includes as part of your Google security settings, which you will find here: https://myaccount.google.com/security and https://myaccount.google.com/permissions.

The data processing that accompanies the Google registration is based on our legitimate interest of enabling our users the simplest possible registration process (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). As the use of the registration function is voluntary and the users can decide themselves on the relevant access options, no opposing, outweighing rights of the data subject are evident.

5. Social media

Facebook plugins (like & share button)

Plugins from the social network Facebook are integrated on this website. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, however, the data recorded is also transmitted to the USA and other third countries.

You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like button” on this website. You can find a summary of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US.

When you visit this website, the plugin establishes a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “like button” whilst you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of this website on your Facebook profile. Facebook is thereby able to allocate the visit to this website to your user account. We must point out that, as the provider of the web pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted nor its use by Facebook. You can find further information about this in the Facebook privacy statement at: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to this website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

The Facebook plugins are used based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the most extensive visibility possible in social media. If a corresponding consent was requested, processing takes place solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The transmission of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses set out by the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendumhttps://facebook.com/help/566994660333381 and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Instagram plugin

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on this website. These functions are offered by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

When you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of this website with your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. Instagram is thereby able to allocate the visit to this website to your user account. We must point out that, as the provider of the web pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted nor its use by Instagram.

The data is stored and analysed based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the most extensive visibility possible in social media. If a corresponding consent was requested, processing takes place solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The transmission of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses set out by the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendumhttps://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and https://facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

You can find further information about this in the Instagram privacy statement at: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service, Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyse the behaviour of the visitors to the website. In this respect the website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, length of visit, operating systems used and where the user comes from. This data may be compiled by Google in a profile, which is allocated to the respective user or their device.

Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the user to be recognised for the purpose of analysing user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information recorded by Google about the use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States as a rule.

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both its web content as well as its advertising. If a corresponding consent was requested (e.g. a consent to save cookies), processing takes place solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The transmission of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses set out by the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

IP anonymisation

We have enabled the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google in member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the European Economic Area Agreement before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be compiled with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You can prevent your data from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can find more information about how user data is handled by Google Analytics in the Google privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Order processing

We have entered into a contract with Google for order processing purposes and we fully implement the strict requirements set out by the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Google Analytics demographics and interests

This website uses the “demographics and interests” function provided by Google Analytics in order to be able to show suitable adverts to website visitors within the Google advertising network. This allows reports to be created containing information about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. This data originates from personalised advertising by Google as well as visitor data from third party providers. This data cannot be attributed to any particular person. You can disable this function in the display settings of your Google account or generally object to the collection of your data using Google Analytics as described under “Objection to data collection” at any time.

Google Analytics E-commerce tracking

This website uses the “E-commerce tracking” function provided by Google Analytics. With the help of E-commerce tracking, the website operator is able to analyse the buying behaviour of visitors to the website to improve its online marketing campaigns. In this respect, information such as the effected orders, average order values, shipping costs and the time between looking at and purchasing a product is recorded. This data can be collated under a transaction ID, which is allocated to the respective user or their device.

Storage period

Data stored by Google at user and event level, which is linked with cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. Doubleclick cookies, Android advertising ID), is anonymised or erased after 14 months. You can see details about this under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

Google Ads

The website operator uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertising program provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Ads enables us to show adverts in the Google search engine or on third-party websites when the user enters certain search terms in Google (keyword targeting). Furthermore, targeted adverts can be shown using the user data available to Google (e.g. location data and interests) (target group targeting). As the website operator, we are able to subject this data to quantitative analysis, for example by analysing which search terms led to our adverts being shown and how many adverts led to corresponding clicks.

The use of Google Ads is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the most effective marketing possible of its service products.

The transmission of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses set out by the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter provided on the website, we need an email address from you as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the specified email address and agree to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data solely for sending out the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The data entered on the newsletter registration form is processed solely based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). The consent given to store the data, the email address as well as their use to send out the newsletter can be withdrawn by you at any time, for instance using the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the data processing procedures already carried out remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

The data filed with us from you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be saved by us at our company or at the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and be erased from the newsletter distribution list after cancellation of the newsletter or once the purpose comes to an end. We reserve the right to erase or block email addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Once you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your email address will be stored in a blacklist held by our company or the newsletter service provider to prevent future emails. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and not compiled with other data. This is both in your interest as well as in our interest in complying with the statutory regulations regarding sending out newsletters (legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Storing in the blacklist is not limited in terms of time. You can object to the data being stored as long as your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

8. Plugins and tools

YouTube

This website incorporates videos from the YouTube website. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited (“Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

If you visit one of our web pages where YouTube is incorporated, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. At this point the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

What is more, YouTube is able to store various cookies on your device or use comparable technologies for recognition purposes (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube is able to obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to record video statistics, to improve the user-friendliness and prevent cases of attempted fraud.

When you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of presenting our online content in an appealing manner. This represents a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If a corresponding consent was requested, processing takes place solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can find further information about how user data is handled in the YouTube privacy statement at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Web Fonts

For the uniform depiction of fonts, this website uses Web Fonts which are provided by Google. When accessing a page, your browser loads the required Web Fonts into your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must establish a connection to the Google servers. Google thereby becomes aware that this website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in displaying the typeface on its website in a uniform manner. If a corresponding consent was requested (e.g. a consent to save cookies), processing takes place solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

You can find further information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Font Awesome

For the uniform depiction of fonts and symbols, this website uses Font Awesome. The provider is Fonticons, Inc., 6 Porter Road Apartment 3R, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

When accessing a page, your browser loads the required fonts into your browser cache in order to correctly display texts, fonts and symbols. For this purpose, the browser you are using must establish a connection to the Font Awesome servers. Font Awesome thereby becomes aware that this website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Font Awesome is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in displaying the typeface on our website in a uniform manner. If a corresponding consent was requested (e.g. a consent to save cookies), processing takes place solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

If your browser does not support Font Awesome, a standard font will be used by your computer.

You can find further information about Font Awesome in the Font Awesome privacy statement at: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To make use of the Google Maps functions, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States as a rule. The provider of this website has no influence on this transmission of data.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of presenting our online content in an appealing manner and making it easy to find the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If a corresponding consent was requested, processing takes place solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The transmission of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses set out by the EU Commission. You can find details here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

You can find more information about how user data is handled in the Google privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether data is entered on this website (e.g. on a contact form) by a person or an automated programme. To do so, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of website visitor using various features. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates different information (e.g. IP address, period that the website visitor spends on the website or mouse movements performed by the user). The data recorded during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that an analysis is taking place.

The data is stored and analysed based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web content against improper automated spying and SPAM. If a corresponding consent was requested, processing takes place solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can find further information about Google reCAPTCHA from the Google data protection provisions and the Google conditions of use under the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en.

9. Own services

Handling applicant data

We give you the opportunity to submit an application to us (e.g. by email, post or via an online application form). Below we advise you about the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected in the course of the application process. We assure you that your data will be collected, processed and used in compliance with the valid data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated as strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of data collection

If you send us an application, we process your personal data relating to it (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes during interviews etc.) if this is necessary to make a decision about establishing an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act) (new) according to German law (initiating an employment relationship), Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have given a consent – Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The consent can be withdrawn at any time. Your personal data will only be passed onto persons within our company who are involved in processing your application.

If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be saved in our data processing system for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship based on § 26 BDSG (new) and Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Data retention period

If we are unable to make you an offer of employment, you reject an offer of employment or you withdraw your application, we reserve the right to keep the data sent by you on file on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data will then be erased and the physical application documents destroyed. Retaining the data is used in particular for evidence purposes in the case of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required once the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to a threatened or pending legal dispute), the data will only be erased once the purpose for the continued retention has lapsed.

The data can also be retained for a longer period if you have given a corresponding consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or if statutory retention obligations are opposed to its erasure.