Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The fol­low­ing inform­a­tion will provide you with an easy to nav­ig­ate over­view of what will hap­pen with your per­son­al data when you vis­it our web­site. The term “per­son­al data” com­prises all data that can be used to per­son­ally identi­fy you. For detailed inform­a­tion about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on our website

Who is the respons­ible party for the record­ing of data on this web­site (i.e. the “con­trol­ler”)?
The data on this web­site is pro­cessed by the oper­at­or of the web­site, whose con­tact inform­a­tion is avail­able under sec­tion “Inform­a­tion Required by Law” on this web­site.

How do we record your data?

We col­lect your data as a res­ult of your shar­ing of your data with us. This may, for instance be inform­a­tion you enter into our con­tact form.

Our IT sys­tems auto­mat­ic­ally record oth­er data when you vis­it our web­site. This data com­prises primar­ily tech­nic­al inform­a­tion (e.g. web browser, oper­at­ing sys­tem or time the site was accessed). This inform­a­tion is recor­ded auto­mat­ic­ally when you access this web­site.

What are the pur­poses we use your data for?

A por­tion of the inform­a­tion is gen­er­ated to guar­an­tee the error free pro­vi­sion of the web­site. Oth­er data may be used to ana­lyse your user pat­terns.

What rights do you have as far as your inform­a­tion is con­cerned?

You have the right to receive inform­a­tion about the source, recip­i­ents and pur­poses of your archived per­son­al data at any time without hav­ing to pay a fee for such dis­clos­ures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied or erad­ic­ated. Please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us at any time under the address dis­closed in sec­tion „Inform­a­tion Required by Law“ on this web­site if you have ques­tions about this or any oth­er data pro­tec­tion related issues. You also have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­pet­ent super­vising agency.

Moreover, under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cessing of your per­son­al data. For details, please con­sult the Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion under sec­tion „Right to Restric­tion of Data Pro­cessing.“

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a pos­sib­il­ity that your brows­ing pat­terns will be stat­ist­ic­ally ana­lysed when your vis­it this web­site. Such ana­lyses are per­formed primar­ily with cook­ies and with what we refer to as ana­lys­is pro­grammes. As a rule, the ana­lyses of your brows­ing pat­terns are con­duc­ted anonym­ously; i.e. the brows­ing pat­terns can­not be traced back to you.

You have the option to object to such ana­lyses or you can pre­vent their per­form­ance by not using cer­tain tools. For detailed inform­a­tion about the tools and about your options to object, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion below.

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This web­site is hos­ted by an extern­al ser­vice pro­vider (host). Per­son­al data col­lec­ted on this web­site are stored on the serv­ers of the host. These may include, but are not lim­ited to, IP addresses, con­tact requests, metadata and com­mu­nic­a­tions, con­tract inform­a­tion, con­tact inform­a­tion, names, web page access, and oth­er data gen­er­ated through a web site.

The host is used for the pur­pose of ful­filling the con­tract with our poten­tial and exist­ing cus­tom­ers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of secure, fast and effi­cient pro­vi­sion of our online ser­vices by a pro­fes­sion­al pro­vider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our host will only pro­cess your data to the extent neces­sary to ful­fil its per­form­ance oblig­a­tions and to fol­low our instruc­tions with respect to such data.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cessing agree­ment

In order to guar­an­tee pro­cessing in com­pli­ance with data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions, we have con­cluded an order pro­cessing con­tract with our host.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The oper­at­ors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very ser­i­ously. Hence, we handle your per­son­al data as con­fid­en­tial inform­a­tion and in com­pli­ance with the stat­utory data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion.

Whenev­er you use this web­site, a vari­ety of per­son­al inform­a­tion will be col­lec­ted. Per­son­al data com­prises data that can be used to per­son­ally identi­fy you. This Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion explains which data we col­lect as well as the pur­poses we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which pur­pose the inform­a­tion is col­lec­ted.

We here­with advise you that the trans­mis­sion of data via the Inter­net (i.e. through e‑mail com­mu­nic­a­tions) may be prone to secur­ity gaps. It is not pos­sible to com­pletely pro­tect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the „controller“ in the GDPR)

The data pro­cessing con­trol­ler on this web­site is:

Juli­ane de Vries
Loch­haus­er Str. 57
82178 Puch­heim

Phone: +49 1797307647
E‑mail: info@​passing.​zone

The con­trol­ler is the nat­ur­al per­son or leg­al entity that single-handedly or jointly with oth­ers makes decisions as to the pur­poses of and resources for the pro­cessing of per­son­al data (e.g. names, e‑mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data pro­cessing trans­ac­tions are pos­sible only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revoke at any time any con­sent you have already giv­en us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an inform­al noti­fic­a­tion via e‑mail. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred pri­or to your revoc­a­tion.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PRO­CESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PRO­CESSING OF YOUR PER­SON­AL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITU­ATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PRO­FIL­ING BASED ON THESE PRO­VI­SIONS. TO DETERM­INE THE LEG­AL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PRO­CESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CON­SULT THIS DATA PRO­TEC­TION DECLAR­A­TION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJEC­TION, WE WILL NO LONGER PRO­CESS YOUR AFFECTED PER­SON­AL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POS­I­TION TO PRESENT COM­PEL­LING PRO­TEC­TION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PRO­CESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUT­WEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PUR­POSE OF THE PRO­CESSING IS THE CLAIM­ING, EXER­CISING OR DEFENCE OF LEG­AL ENTI­TLE­MENTS (OBJEC­TION PUR­SU­ANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PER­SON­AL DATA IS BEING PRO­CESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIR­ECT ADVERT­ISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PRO­CESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PER­SON­AL DATA FOR THE PUR­POSES OF SUCH ADVERT­ISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PRO­FIL­ING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFIL­I­ATED WITH SUCH DIR­ECT ADVERT­ISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PER­SON­AL DATA WILL SUB­SEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIR­ECT ADVERT­ISING PUR­POSES (OBJEC­TION PUR­SU­ANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of viol­a­tions of the GDPR, data sub­jects are entitled to log a com­plaint with a super­vis­ory agency, in par­tic­u­lar in the mem­ber state where they usu­ally main­tain their dom­i­cile, place of work or at the place where the alleged viol­a­tion occurred. The right to log a com­plaint is in effect regard­less of any oth­er admin­is­trat­ive or court pro­ceed­ings avail­able as leg­al recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­mat­ic­ally pro­cess on the basis of your con­sent or in order to ful­fil a con­tract be handed over to you or a third party in a com­monly used, machine read­able format. If you should demand the dir­ect trans­fer of the data to anoth­er con­trol­ler, this will be done only if it is tech­nic­ally feas­ible.

SSL and/​or TLS encryption

For secur­ity reas­ons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­sion of con­fid­en­tial con­tent, such as pur­chase orders or inquir­ies you sub­mit to us as the web­site oper­at­or, this web­site uses either an SSL or a TLS encryp­tion pro­gramme. You can recog­nise an encryp­ted con­nec­tion by check­ing wheth­er the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appear­ance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­tion is activ­ated, data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third parties.

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

If you are under an oblig­a­tion to share your pay­ment inform­a­tion (e.g. account num­ber if you give us the author­ity to deb­it your bank account) with us after you have entered into a fee-based con­tract with us, this inform­a­tion is required to pro­cess pay­ments.

Pay­ment trans­ac­tions using com­mon modes of pay­ing (Visa/​MasterCard, deb­it to your bank account) are pro­cessed exclus­ively via encryp­ted SSL or TLS con­nec­tions. You can recog­nise an encryp­ted con­nec­tion by check­ing wheth­er the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appear­ance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the com­mu­nic­a­tion with us is encryp­ted, third parties will not be able to read the pay­ment inform­a­tion you share with us.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

With­in the scope of the applic­able stat­utory pro­vi­sions, you have the right to at any time demand inform­a­tion about your archived per­son­al data, their source and recip­i­ents as well as the pur­pose of the pro­cessing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied or erad­ic­ated. If you have ques­tions about this sub­ject mat­ter or any oth­er ques­tions about per­son­al data, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us at any time at the address provided in sec­tion „Inform­a­tion Required by Law.“

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the impos­i­tion of restric­tions as far as the pro­cessing of your per­son­al data is con­cerned. To do so, you may con­tact us at any time at the address provided in sec­tion „Inform­a­tion Required by Law.“ The right to demand restric­tion of pro­cessing applies in the fol­low­ing cases:

  • In the event that you should dis­pute the cor­rect­ness of your data archived by us, we will usu­ally need some time to veri­fy this claim. Dur­ing the time that this invest­ig­a­tion is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the pro­cessing of your per­son­al data.
  • If the pro­cessing of your per­son­al data was/​is con­duc­ted in an unlaw­ful man­ner, you have the option to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cessing of your data in lieu of demand­ing the erad­ic­a­tion of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­son­al data any longer and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim leg­al enti­tle­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cessing of your per­son­al data instead of its erad­ic­a­tion.
  • If you have raised an objec­tion pur­su­ant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each oth­er. As long as it has not been determ­ined whose interests pre­vail, you have the right to demand a restric­tion of the pro­cessing of your per­son­al data.

If you have restric­ted the pro­cessing of your per­son­al data, these data – with the excep­tion of their archiv­ing – may be pro­cessed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to claim, exer­cise or defend leg­al enti­tle­ments or to pro­tect the rights of oth­er nat­ur­al per­sons or leg­al entit­ies or for import­ant pub­lic interest reas­ons cited by the European Uni­on or a mem­ber state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e‑mails

We here­with object to the use of con­tact inform­a­tion pub­lished in con­junc­tion with the man­dat­ory inform­a­tion to be provided in sec­tion „Inform­a­tion Required by Law“ to send us pro­mo­tion­al and inform­a­tion mater­i­al that we have not expressly reques­ted. The oper­at­ors of this web­site and its pages reserve the express right to take leg­al action in the event of the unso­li­cited send­ing of pro­mo­tion­al inform­a­tion, for instance via SPAM mes­sages.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

In some instances, our web­site and its pages use so-called cook­ies. Cook­ies do not cause any dam­age to your com­puter and do not con­tain vir­uses. The pur­pose of cook­ies is to make our web­site more user friendly, effect­ive and more secure. Cook­ies are small text files that are placed on your com­puter and stored by your browser.

Most of the cook­ies we use are so-called „ses­sion cook­ies.“ They are auto­mat­ic­ally deleted after your leave our site. Oth­er cook­ies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cook­ies enable us to recog­nise your browser the next time you vis­it our web­site.

You can adjust the set­tings of your browser to make sure that you are noti­fied every time cook­ies are placed and to enable you to accept cook­ies only in spe­cif­ic cases or to exclude the accept­ance of cook­ies for spe­cif­ic situ­ations or in gen­er­al and to activ­ate the auto­mat­ic dele­tion of cook­ies when you close your browser. If you deac­tiv­ate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­ited.

Cook­ies that are required for the per­form­ance of the elec­tron­ic com­mu­nic­a­tions trans­ac­tion or to provide cer­tain func­tions you want to use (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­at­or has a legit­im­ate interest in stor­ing cook­ies to ensure the tech­nic­ally error free and optim­ised pro­vi­sion of the operator’s ser­vices. 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.

If oth­er cook­ies (e.g. cook­ies for the ana­lys­is of your brows­ing pat­terns) should be stored, they are addressed sep­ar­ately in this Data Pro­tec­tion Declar­a­tion.

Cookie Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our web­site uses the Bor­labs cook­ie con­sent tech­no­logy to obtain your con­sent to the stor­age of cer­tain cook­ies in your browser and for their data pri­vacy pro­tec­tion com­pli­ant doc­u­ment­a­tion. The pro­vider of this tech­no­logy is Bor­labs – Ben­jamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wil­helm-Str. 17, 21107 Ham­burg, Ger­many (here­in­after referred to as Bor­labs).

Whenev­er you vis­it our web­site, a Bor­labs cook­ie will be stored in your browser, which archives any declar­a­tions or revoc­a­tions of con­sent you have entered. These data are not shared with the pro­vider of the Bor­labs tech­no­logy.

The recor­ded data shall remain archived until you ask us to erad­ic­ate them, delete the Bor­labs cook­ie on your own or the pur­pose of stor­ing the data no longer exists. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to any reten­tion oblig­a­tions man­dated by law. To review the details of Bor­labs’ data pro­cessing policies, please vis­it https://​de​.bor​labs​.io/​k​b​/​w​e​l​c​h​e​-​d​a​t​e​n​-​s​p​e​i​c​h​e​r​t​-​b​o​r​l​a​b​s​-​c​o​o​k​ie/

We use the Bor­labs cook­ie con­sent tech­no­logy to obtain the declar­a­tions of con­sent man­dated by law for the use of cook­ies. The leg­al basis for the use of such cook­ies is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sen­tence 1 lit. c GDPR.

Server log files

The pro­vider of this web­site and its pages auto­mat­ic­ally col­lects and stores inform­a­tion in so-called serv­er log files, which your browser com­mu­nic­ates to us auto­mat­ic­ally. The inform­a­tion com­prises:

  • The type and ver­sion of browser used
  • The used oper­at­ing sys­tem
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­name of the access­ing com­puter
  • The time of the serv­er inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with oth­er data sources.

This data is recor­ded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The oper­at­or of the web­site has a legit­im­ate interest in the tech­nic­ally error free depic­tion and the optim­iz­a­tion of the operator’s web­site. In order to achieve this, serv­er log files must be recor­ded.

Contact form

If you sub­mit inquir­ies to us via our con­tact form, the inform­a­tion provided in the con­tact form as well as any con­tact inform­a­tion provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have fur­ther ques­tions. We will not share this inform­a­tion without your con­sent.

The pro­cessing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the exe­cu­tion of a con­tract or if it is neces­sary to carry out pre-con­trac­tu­al meas­ures. In all oth­er cases the pro­cessing is based on our legit­im­ate interest in the effect­ive pro­cessing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been reques­ted.

The inform­a­tion you have entered into the con­tact form shall remain with us until you ask us to erad­ic­ate the data, revoke your con­sent to the archiv­ing of data or if the pur­pose for which the inform­a­tion is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have con­cluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without pre­ju­dice to any man­dat­ory leg­al pro­vi­sions – in par­tic­u­lar reten­tion peri­ods.

Request by e‑mail, telephone or fax

If you con­tact us by e‑mail, tele­phone or fax, your request, includ­ing all res­ult­ing per­son­al data (name, request) will be stored and pro­cessed by us for the pur­pose of pro­cessing your request. We do not pass these data on without your con­sent.

The pro­cessing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the exe­cu­tion of a con­tract or if it is neces­sary to carry out pre-con­trac­tu­al meas­ures. In all oth­er cases, the pro­cessing is based on your con­sent (Art­icle 6 (1) a GDPR) and/​or on our legit­im­ate interests (Art­icle 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legit­im­ate interest in the effect­ive pro­cessing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via con­tact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your con­sent to the stor­age or the pur­pose for the data stor­age lapses (e.g. after com­ple­tion of your request). Man­dat­ory stat­utory pro­vi­sions – in par­tic­u­lar stat­utory reten­tion peri­ods – remain unaf­fected.

Registration on this website

You have the option to register on this web­site to be able to use addi­tion­al web­site func­tions. We shall use the data you enter only for the pur­pose of using the respect­ive offer or ser­vice you have registered for. The required inform­a­tion we request at the time of regis­tra­tion must be entered in full. Oth­er­wise we shall reject the regis­tra­tion.

To noti­fy you of any import­ant changes to the scope of our port­fo­lio or in the event of tech­nic­al modi­fic­a­tions, we shall use the e‑mail address provided dur­ing the regis­tra­tion pro­cess.

We shall pro­cess the data entered dur­ing the regis­tra­tion pro­cess on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).

The data recor­ded dur­ing the regis­tra­tion pro­cess shall be stored by us as long as you are registered on this web­site. Sub­sequently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to man­dat­ory stat­utory reten­tion oblig­a­tions.

The comment function on this website

When you use the com­ment func­tion on this web­site, inform­a­tion on the time the com­ment was gen­er­ated and your e‑mail-address and, if you are not post­ing anonym­ously, the user name you have selec­ted will be archived in addi­tion to your com­ments.

Stor­age of the IP address

Our com­ment func­tion stores the IP addresses of all users who enter com­ments. Giv­en that we do not review the com­ments pri­or to pub­lish­ing them, we need this inform­a­tion in order to take action against the author in the event of rights viol­a­tions, such as defam­a­tion or pro­pa­ganda.

Sub­scrib­ing to com­ments

As a user of this web­site, you have the option to sub­scribe to com­ments after you have registered. You will receive a con­firm­a­tion e‑mail, the pur­pose of which is to veri­fy wheth­er you are the actu­al hold­er of the provided e‑mail address. You can deac­tiv­ate this func­tion at any time by fol­low­ing a respect­ive link in the inform­a­tion e‑mails. The data entered in con­junc­tion with sub­scrip­tions to com­ments will be deleted in this case. How­ever, if you have com­mu­nic­ated this inform­a­tion to us for oth­er pur­poses and from a dif­fer­ent loc­a­tion (e.g. when sub­scrib­ing to the news­let­ter), the data shall remain in our pos­ses­sion.

Stor­age peri­od for com­ments

Com­ments and any affil­i­ated inform­a­tion (e.g. the IP address) shall be stored by us and remain on this web­site until the con­tent the com­ment per­tained to has been deleted in its entirety or if the com­ments had to be deleted for leg­al reas­ons (e.g. insult­ing com­ments).

Leg­al basis

Com­ments are stored on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any con­sent you have already giv­en us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an inform­al noti­fic­a­tion via e‑mail. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred pri­or to your revoc­a­tion.

5. Social media

Social media plug-ins with Shariff

We do use plug-ins of social media net­works on this web­site and its pages (e.g. Face­book, Twit­ter, Ins­tagram, Pin­terest, XING, Linked­In, Tumblr).

As a rule, you will be able to recog­nise these plug-ins because of the respect­ive social media logos that appear. To war­rant the pro­tec­tion of data on this web­site, we use these plug-ins only in com­bin­a­tion with the so-called „Shar­iff“ solu­tion. This applic­a­tion pre­vents the plug-ins that have been integ­rated into this web­site from trans­fer­ring data to the respect­ive pro­vider as soon as you enter our web­site.

A dir­ect con­nec­tion to the provider's serv­er shall not be estab­lished until you have activ­ated the respect­ive plug-in by click­ing on the affil­i­ated but­ton (which indic­ates your con­sent). As soon as you activ­ate the plug-in, the respect­ive pro­vider receives the inform­a­tion that you have vis­ited this web­site with your IP address. If you are sim­ul­tan­eously logged into your respect­ive social media account (e.g. Face­book), the respect­ive pro­vider will be able to alloc­ate your vis­it to this web­site to your user account.

The activ­a­tion of the plug-in con­sti­tutes a declar­a­tion of con­sent as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You have the option to revoke this con­sent at any time, which shall affect all future trans­ac­tions.

Instagram plug-in

We have integ­rated func­tions of the pub­lic media plat­form Ins­tagram into this web­site. These func­tions are being offered by Ins­tagram Inc., 1601 Wil­low Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Ins­tagram account, you may click the Ins­tagram but­ton to link con­tents from this web­site to your Ins­tagram pro­file. This enables Ins­tagram to alloc­ate your vis­it to this web­site to your user account. We have to point out that we as the pro­vider of the web­site and its pages do not have any know­ledge of the con­tent of the data trans­ferred and its use by Ins­tagram.

The use of the Ins­tagram plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The oper­at­or of the web­site has a legit­im­ate interest in being as vis­ible as pos­sible on social media.

For more inform­a­tion on this sub­ject, please con­sult Instagram’s Data Pri­vacy Declar­a­tion at: https://​ins​tagram​.com/​a​b​o​u​t​/​l​e​g​a​l​/​p​r​i​v​a​cy/.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

WordPress Stats

This web­site uses the Word­Press tool Stats in order to stat­ist­ic­ally ana­lyse user access inform­a­tion. The pro­vider of the solu­tion is Auto­mat­tic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Fran­cisco, CA 94110 – 4929, USA.

Word­Press Stats uses cook­ies that are stored on your com­puter and that make it pos­sible to ana­lyse the use of this web­site. The inform­a­tion gen­er­ated by the cook­ies con­cern­ing the use of our web­site is stored on serv­ers in the United States. Your IP address is rendered anonym­ous after pro­cessing and pri­or to the stor­age of the data.

Word­Press Stats“ cook­ies will remain on your device until you delete them.

The stor­age of „Word­Press Stats“ cook­ies and the use of this ana­lys­is tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­at­or has a legit­im­ate interest in the anonym­ous ana­lys­is of user pat­terns, in order to optim­ize the operator’s web offer­ings and advert­ising. 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 can set up your browser in such a man­ner that you will be noti­fied any­time cook­ies are placed and you can per­mit cook­ies only in cer­tain cases or exclude the accept­ance of cook­ies in cer­tain instances or in gen­er­al and you can also activ­ate the auto­mat­ic dele­tion of cook­ies upon clos­ing of the browser. If you deac­tiv­ate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­ited.

You do have the option to object to the col­lec­tion and use of your data for future implic­a­tions by pla­cing an opt out cook­ie into your browser by click­ing on the fol­low­ing link: https://​www​.quant​cast​.com/​o​p​t​-​o​ut/.

If you delete the cook­ies on your com­puter, you must set the opt-out cook­ie again.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to sub­scribe to the news­let­ter offered on this web­site, we will need from you an e‑mail address as well as inform­a­tion that allow us to veri­fy that you are the own­er of the e‑mail address provided and con­sent to the receipt of the news­let­ter. No fur­ther data shall be col­lec­ted or shall be col­lec­ted only on a vol­un­tary basis. We shall use such data only for the send­ing of the reques­ted inform­a­tion and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The pro­cessing of the inform­a­tion entered into the news­let­ter sub­scrip­tion form shall occur exclus­ively on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the con­sent you have giv­en to the archiv­ing of data, the e‑mail address and the use of this inform­a­tion for the send­ing of the news­let­ter at any time, for instance by click­ing on the „Unsub­scribe“ link in the news­let­ter. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­cessing trans­ac­tions that have taken place to date.

The data depos­ited with us for the pur­pose of sub­scrib­ing to the news­let­ter will be stored by us until you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter or the news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vider and deleted from the news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter. Data stored for oth­er pur­poses with us remain unaf­fected.

After you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­tion list, your e‑mail address may be stored by us or the news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vider in a black­list to pre­vent future mail­ings. The data from the black­list is used only for this pur­pose and not merged with oth­er data. This serves both your interest and our interest in com­ply­ing with the leg­al require­ments when send­ing news­let­ters (legit­im­ate interest with­in the mean­ing of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The stor­age in the black­list is indef­in­ite. You may object to the stor­age if your interests out­weigh our legit­im­ate interest.

MailChimp

This web­site uses the ser­vices of MailChimp to send out its news­let­ters. The pro­vider is the Rock­et Sci­ence Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

Among oth­er things, MailChimp is a ser­vice that can be deployed to organ­ise and ana­lyse the send­ing of news­let­ters. Whenev­er you enter data for the pur­pose of sub­scrib­ing to a news­let­ter (e.g. your e‑mail address), the inform­a­tion is stored on MailChimp serv­ers in the United States.

MailChimp is in pos­ses­sion of a cer­ti­fic­a­tion that is in com­pli­ance with the „EU-US-Pri­vacy-Shield.“ The „Pri­vacy-Shield“ is a com­pact between the European Uni­on (EU) and the United States of Amer­ica (USA) that aims to war­rant the com­pli­ance with European data pro­tec­tion stand­ards in the United States.

With the assist­ance of the MailChimp tool, we can ana­lyse the per­form­ance of our news­let­ter cam­paigns. If you open an e‑mail that has been sent through the MailChimp tool, a file that has been integ­rated into the e‑mail (a so-called web-beacon) con­nects to MailChimp’s serv­ers in the United States. As a res­ult, it can be determ­ined wheth­er a news­let­ter mes­sage has been opened and which links the recip­i­ent pos­sibly clicked on. Tech­nic­al inform­a­tion is also recor­ded at that time (e.g. the time of access, the IP address, type of browser and oper­at­ing sys­tem). This inform­a­tion can­not be alloc­ated to the respect­ive news­let­ter recip­i­ent. Their sole pur­pose is the per­form­ance of stat­ist­ic­al ana­lyses of news­let­ter cam­paigns. The res­ults of such ana­lyses can be used to tail­or future news­let­ters to the interests of their recip­i­ents more effect­ively.

If you do not want to per­mit an ana­lys­is by MailChimp, you must unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter. We provide a link for you to do this in every news­let­ter mes­sage. Moreover, you can also unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter right on the web­site.

The data is pro­cessed based on your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke any con­sent you have giv­en at any time by unsub­scrib­ing from the news­let­ter. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­cessing trans­ac­tions that have taken place pri­or to your revoc­a­tion.

The data depos­ited with us for the pur­pose of sub­scrib­ing to the news­let­ter will be stored by us until you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter or the news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vider and deleted from the news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter. Data stored for oth­er pur­poses with us remain unaf­fected.

After you unsub­scribe from the news­let­ter dis­tri­bu­tion list, your e‑mail address may be stored by us or the news­let­ter ser­vice pro­vider in a black­list to pre­vent future mail­ings. The data from the black­list is used only for this pur­pose and not merged with oth­er data. This serves both your interest and our interest in com­ply­ing with the leg­al require­ments when send­ing news­let­ters (legit­im­ate interest with­in the mean­ing of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The stor­age in the black­list is indef­in­ite. You may object to the stor­age if your interests out­weigh our legit­im­ate interest.

For more details, please con­sult the Data Pri­vacy Policies of MailChimp at: https://​mailchimp​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​t​e​r​ms/.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cessing agree­ment

We have executed a so-called „Data Pro­cessing Agree­ment“ with MailChimp, in which we man­date that MailChimp under­takes to pro­tect the data of our cus­tom­ers and to refrain from shar­ing it with third parties.

8. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube with expanded data protection integration

Our web­site embeds videos of the web­site You­Tube. The web­site oper­at­or is Google Ire­land Lim­ited („Google“), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ire­land.

We use You­Tube in the expan­ded data pro­tec­tion mode. Accord­ing to You­Tube, this mode ensures that You­Tube does not store any inform­a­tion about vis­it­ors to this web­site before they watch the video. Nev­er­the­less, this does not neces­sar­ily mean that the shar­ing of data with You­Tube part­ners can be ruled out as a res­ult of the expan­ded data pro­tec­tion mode. For instance, regard­less of wheth­er you are watch­ing a video, You­Tube will always estab­lish a con­nec­tion with the Google Double­Click net­work.

As soon as you start to play a You­Tube video on this web­site, a con­nec­tion to YouTube’s serv­ers will be estab­lished. As a res­ult, the You­Tube serv­er will be noti­fied, which of our pages you have vis­ited. If you are logged into your You­Tube account while you vis­it our site, you enable You­Tube to dir­ectly alloc­ate your brows­ing pat­terns to your per­son­al pro­file. You have the option to pre­vent this by log­ging out of your You­Tube account.

Fur­ther­more, after you have star­ted to play a video, You­Tube will be able to place vari­ous cook­ies on your device. With the assist­ance of these cook­ies, You­Tube will be able to obtain inform­a­tion about our website's vis­it­ors. Among oth­er things, this inform­a­tion will be used to gen­er­ate video stat­ist­ics with the aim of improv­ing the user friend­li­ness of the site and to pre­vent attempts to com­mit fraud. These cook­ies will stay on your device until you delete them.

Under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, addi­tion­al data pro­cessing trans­ac­tions may be triggered after you have star­ted to play a You­Tube video, which are bey­ond our con­trol.

The use of You­Tube is based on our interest in present­ing our online con­tent in an appeal­ing man­ner. Pur­su­ant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legit­im­ate interest. 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.

For more inform­a­tion on how You­Tube handles user data, please con­sult the You­Tube Data Pri­vacy Policy under: https://​policies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en.

Vimeo

This web­site uses plug-ins of the video portal Vimeo. The pro­vider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you vis­it one of the pages on our web­site into which a Vimeo plug-in has been integ­rated, a con­nec­tion to Vimeo’s serv­ers will be estab­lished. As a con­sequence, the Vimeo serv­er will receive inform­a­tion as to which of our pages you have vis­ited. Moreover, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This will also hap­pen if you are not logged into Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The inform­a­tion recor­ded by Vimeo will be trans­mit­ted to Vimeo’s serv­er in the United States.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to dir­ectly alloc­ate your brows­ing pat­terns to your per­son­al pro­file. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your Vimeo account.

The use of Vimeo is based on our interest in present­ing our online con­tent in an appeal­ing man­ner. Pur­su­ant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legit­im­ate interest. 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.

For more inform­a­tion on how Vimeo handles user data, please con­sult the Vimeo Data Pri­vacy Policy under: https://​vimeo​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy.

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

This web­site uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uni­form use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are loc­ally installed so that a con­nec­tion to Google’s serv­ers will not be estab­lished in con­junc­tion with this applic­a­tion.

Google Maps

Via an API, this web­site uses the map­ping ser­vice Google Maps. The pro­vider is Google Ire­land Lim­ited („Google“), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ire­land.

To enable the use of the Google Maps fea­tures, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this inform­a­tion is trans­ferred to one of Google’s serv­ers in the United States, where it is archived. The oper­at­or of this web­site has no con­trol over the data trans­fer.

We use Google Maps to present our online con­tent in an appeal­ing man­ner and to make the loc­a­tions dis­closed on our web­site easy to find. This con­sti­tutes a legit­im­ate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more inform­a­tion on the hand­ling of user data, please review Google’s Data Pri­vacy Declar­a­tion under: https://​policies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en.

Google reCAPTCHA

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

The pur­pose of reCAPTCHA is to determ­ine wheth­er data entered on this web­site (e.g. inform­a­tion entered into a con­tact form) is being provided by a human user or by an auto­mated pro­gram. To determ­ine this, reCAPTCHA ana­lyses the beha­viour of the web­site vis­it­ors based on a vari­ety of para­met­ers. This ana­lys­is is triggered auto­mat­ic­ally as soon as the web­site vis­it­or enters the site. For this ana­lys­is, reCAPTCHA eval­u­ates a vari­ety of data (e.g. IP address, time the web­site vis­it­or spent on the site or curs­or move­ments ini­ti­ated by the user). The data tracked dur­ing such ana­lyses are for­war­ded to Google.

reCAPTCHA ana­lyses run entirely in the back­ground. Web­site vis­it­ors are not aler­ted that an ana­lys­is is under­way.

The data is pro­cessed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. It is in the web­site oper­at­ors legit­im­ate interest, to pro­tect the operator’s web con­tent against mis­use by auto­mated indus­tri­al espi­on­age sys­tems and against SPAM.

For more inform­a­tion about Google reCAPTCHA please refer to the Google Data Pri­vacy Declar­a­tion and Terms Of Use under the fol­low­ing links: https://​policies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en and https://​policies​.google​.com/​t​e​r​m​s​?​h​l​=en.

9. eCommerce and payment service providers

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We col­lect, pro­cess and use per­son­al data only to the extent neces­sary for the estab­lish­ment, con­tent organ­iz­a­tion or change of the leg­al rela­tion­ship (data invent­ory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which per­mits the pro­cessing of data for the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract or pre-con­trac­tu­al actions. We col­lect, pro­cess and use per­son­al data con­cern­ing the use of this web­site (usage data) only to the extent that this is neces­sary to make it pos­sible for users to util­ize the ser­vices and to bill for them.

The col­lec­ted cus­tom­er data shall be erad­ic­ated upon com­ple­tion of the order or the ter­min­a­tion of the busi­ness rela­tion­ship. This shall be without pre­ju­dice to any stat­utory reten­tion man­dates.

PayPal

Among oth­er options, we offer pay­ment via PayP­al on this web­site. The pro­vider of this pay­ment pro­cessing ser­vice is PayP­al (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22 – 24 Boulevard Roy­al, L‑2449 Lux­em­bourg (here­in­after referred to as „PayP­al“).

If you choose pay­ment via PayP­al, we will share the pay­ment inform­a­tion you enter with PayP­al.

The leg­al basis for the shar­ing of your data with PayP­al is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (con­sent) as well as Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (pro­cessing for the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract). You have the option to at any time revoke your con­sent to the pro­cessing of your data. Such a revoc­a­tion shall not have any impact on the effect­ive­ness of data pro­cessing trans­ac­tions that occurred in the past.

10. Custom Services

Job Applications

We offer web­site vis­it­ors the oppor­tun­ity to sub­mit job applic­a­tions to us (e.g. via e‑mail, via postal ser­vices on by sub­mit­ting the online job applic­a­tion form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, pur­pose and use of the per­son­al data col­lec­ted from you in con­junc­tion with the applic­a­tion pro­cess. We assure you that the col­lec­tion, pro­cessing and use of your data will occur in com­pli­ance with the applic­able data pri­vacy rights and all oth­er stat­utory pro­vi­sions and that your data will always be treated as strictly con­fid­en­tial.

Scope and pur­pose of the col­lec­tion of data

If you sub­mit a job applic­a­tion to us, we will pro­cess any affil­i­ated per­son­al data (e.g. con­tact and com­mu­nic­a­tions data, applic­a­tion doc­u­ments, notes taken dur­ing job inter­views, etc.), if they are required to make a decision con­cern­ing the estab­lish­ment or an employ­ment rela­tion­ship. The leg­al grounds for the afore­men­tioned are § 26 New GDPR accord­ing to Ger­man Law (Nego­ti­ation of an Employ­ment Rela­tion­ship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (Gen­er­al Con­tract Nego­ti­ations) and – provided you have giv­en us your con­sent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any con­sent giv­en at any time. With­in our com­pany, your per­son­al data will only be shared with indi­vidu­als who are involved in the pro­cessing of your job applic­a­tion.

If your job applic­a­tion should res­ult in your recruit­ment, the data you have sub­mit­ted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the pur­pose of imple­ment­ing the employ­ment rela­tion­ship in our data pro­cessing sys­tem.

Data Archiv­ing Peri­od

If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or with­draw your applic­a­tion, we reserve the right to retain the data you have sub­mit­ted on the basis of our legit­im­ate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) for up to 6 months from the end of the applic­a­tion pro­ced­ure (rejec­tion or with­draw­al of the applic­a­tion). After­wards the data will be deleted, and the phys­ic­al applic­a­tion doc­u­ments will be des­troyed. The stor­age serves in par­tic­u­lar as evid­ence in the event of a leg­al dis­pute. If it is evid­ent that the data will be required after the expiry of the 6‑month peri­od (e.g. due to an impend­ing or pending leg­al dis­pute), dele­tion will only take place when the pur­pose for fur­ther stor­age no longer applies.

Longer stor­age may also take place if you have giv­en your agree­ment (Art­icle 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or if stat­utory data reten­tion require­ments pre­clude the dele­tion.