Henleinstra├če 7, 85570 Markt Schwaben, GERMANY
+49 8121 2239-40

Privacy

Privacy policy – In case of differences between the┬á german and english versions or in other cases of doubt, the german version applies.┬á

Status October 2020
Table of contents

Name and address of the person responsible
Contact details of the data protection officer
General information on data processing
Rights of the data subject
Use of cookies
Newsletter
Email contact
Contact form
Application by email
Use of company appearances in job-oriented networks
Hosting
Registration
Used plugins

Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other provisions of data protection law is

CGS Computer Controlled Systems GmbH

Henleinstra├če 7

85570 Markt Schwaben

GERMANY

+49 8121 / 2239-30

info@cgs-gruppe.de

www.cgs-gruppe.de

Contact details of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the person responsible is:

DataCo GmbH

Dachauer Stra├če 65

80335 Munich

Germany

+49 89 7400 45840

www.dataguard.de

General information on data processing

1. the scope of processing of personal data

As a matter of principle, we only process personal data of our users as far as this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users regularly only takes place with the user’s consent. An exception is made in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is required by law.

2nd legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a of the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data which is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the person concerned or of another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

3. data deletion and storage period

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. Blocking or erasure of data is also carried out when a storage period prescribed by the above-mentioned standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the purpose of concluding or fulfilling a contract.

Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the DSGVO and you are entitled to the following rights in relation to the person responsible:

1. right of information

You may request confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed by him.

If such processing is carried out, you can ask the data controller for the following information:

the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
the categories of personal data which are processed;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;
the planned duration of storage of the personal data relating to you or, if it is not possible to give specific details, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to have the processing limited by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
any available information concerning the origin of the data when the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
the existence of automated decision making, including profiling, in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) DPA and, at least in these cases, – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 of the DPA in connection with the transfer.

2. right of rectification

You have the right to ask the data controller to correct and/or complete any personal data processed concerning you if it is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must make the correction without delay.

3. right to restrict processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you be restricted:

if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
the processing is unlawful and you object to the deletion of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;
the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims; or
if you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 DSGVO and it has not yet been established whether the legitimate reasons given by the controller outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, such data may be processed, with the exception of storage, only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. right of deletion

a) Obligation to delete

You may request the controller to delete personal data concerning you without delay and the controller is obliged to delete such data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

the personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed
you revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a FADP, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
You object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 DSGVO and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 DSGVO.
The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered, in accordance with Article 8(1) of the DPA.

b) Information to third parties

If the data controller has made public the personal data concerning you and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 of the DPA, it shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as a data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right of cancellation does not apply if the processing is necessary

on the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
to comply with a legal obligation requiring processing under Union or national law to which the controller is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) lit. h and i and Article 9 (3) DSGVO;
for archiving, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO, insofar as the law referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. right to information

If you have asserted the right to rectify, erase or limit the processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed of these recipients by the data controller.

6. right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have this data communicated to another person in charge without interference from the person in charge to whom the personal data has been communicated, provided that

the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b DSGVO and
the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data transferability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, letters e or f FADP; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are justified on grounds of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it is linked to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, your personal data will no longer be processed for those purposes.

You may exercise your right of objection in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications, without prejudice to Directive 2002/58/EC.

Exercise your right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

8. right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that took place on the basis of your consent until revocation.

9. automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects in relation to you or significantly affects you in a similar way. This does not apply if the decision

is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between you and the person responsible,
is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the person responsible is subject and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or b DSGVO applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in 1. and 3. above, the data controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the data controller, to present his or her own point of view and to challenge the decision.

10. right to appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place of the suspected infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the DPA.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted will inform the complainant of the status and the outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 DSGVO.

Use of cookies

1. description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user calls up a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be able to be identified even after a page change.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

Language settings
Log-in information
Frequency of page views
Use of website functions

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.

2. purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a change of page.

We require cookies for the following applications:

Adoption of language settings

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.

3rd legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO.

4. duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted by the user to our site. Therefore you as a user have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or limit the transmission of cookies.

Already stored cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may not be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

If you use a Safari browser from version 12.1, cookies are automatically deleted after seven days. This also applies to opt-out cookies, which are set to prevent tracking measures.

Newsletter

1. description and scope of data processing

On our website you can subscribe to a free newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us.

Email address
Name
First name
Telephone / mobile phone number
IP address of the calling computer
Date and time of registration
Company name

In connection with the data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, the data is not passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. purpose of data processing

The collection of the user’s email address serves to deliver the newsletter.

The collection of other personal data within the scope of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.

3. legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO, if the user has given his consent.

4. duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected. The user’s email address is therefore stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

The other personal data collected during the registration process is usually deleted after a period of seven days.

5. possibility of objection and removal

The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled at any time by the user concerned. For this purpose there is a corresponding link in every newsletter.

This also enables the user to revoke his or her consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

Email contact

1. description and scope of data processing

On our website it is possible to contact us via the provided email address. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the email will be stored.

The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. purpose of the data processing

In the case of contacting us by email, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

3. legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

4. duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected. For personal data sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. possibility of objection and removal

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued.

Enquiries regarding the deletion of the account and changes to the data can be directed to us via the contact details given in the imprint.

All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be deleted in this case.

Contact form

1. description and scope of data processing

On our website there is a contact form which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.

At the time of sending the message, the following data is stored:

email address
Name
First name
Pseudonym
Address
Telephone / mobile phone number
IP address of the calling computer
Date and time of contact
Company name

For the processing of the data, your consent will be obtained during the sending process and reference will be made to this data protection declaration.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the email will be stored.

The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. purpose of the data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. In the case of contacting us by email, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

3. legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.

4. duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. possibility of objection and removal

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued.

Enquiries regarding the deletion of the account and changes to the data can be directed to us via the contact details given in the imprint.

All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be deleted in this case.

Application by email

You can send us your application by email. We will record your email address and the data you provide in the email.

The processing of the personal data from your application e-mail serves us solely to process your application.

The applicant has the opportunity to object to the processing of personal data at any time. In such a case the application can no longer be considered.

Use of company appearances in job-oriented networks

1. scope of data processing

We use the possibility of company appearances on job-oriented networks. We maintain a company presence on the following job-oriented networks:

LinkedIn:

LinkedIn, Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irleand

On our site we provide information and offer users the possibility of communication.

The company website is used for applications, information/PR and active sourcing.

We have no information on the processing of your personal data by the companies jointly responsible for the company presentation. For further information, please refer to the data protection declaration of:

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

If you carry out an action on our company website (e.g. comments, contributions, likes, etc.) you may make personal data (e.g. your real name or photo of your user profile) public.

2. legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of your data in connection with the use of our company website is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. purpose of data processing

Our company website serves to inform users about our services. In doing so, every user is free to publish personal data through activities.

4. duration of storage

We store your activities and personal data published via our company website until you revoke your consent. In addition, we observe the statutory retention periods.

5. possibility of objection and removal

You can at any time object to the processing of your personal data that we collect in the course of your use of our company website and assert your rights as a data subject as set out in IV. of this data protection declaration. To do so, please send us an informal email to the email address stated in this data protection declaration.

In addition, LinkedIn has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has been certified. LinkedIn thereby undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry:https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active

For more information on opposition and removal options, please click here:

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

Hosting

The website is hosted on servers by a service provider contracted by us.

Our service provider is:

STRATO AG, Pascalstra├če 10, 10587 Berlin, Germany

The servers automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits when you visit the website. The stored information is:

Browser type and version
Operating system used
Referrer URL
Host name of the accessing computer
Date and time of the server request
IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources. These data are recorded on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of his website – for this purpose the server log files must be recorded.

The location of the website server is geographically in Germany.

Registration

1. description and scope of data processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by entering personal data. The data is entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process:

Email address
Name
First name
Pseudonym
Address
Telephone / mobile phone number
IP address of the calling computer
Date and time of registration
Company name

During the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

2. purpose of data processing

User registration is required for the provision of certain contents and services on our website.

Access to the CGS Download Portal

3. legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.

4. duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected.

This is the case for the data collected during the registration process if the registration on our website is cancelled or modified.

5. possibility of objection and removal

As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you changed at any time.

As a user, you have the option of cancelling your registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you amended at any time. Enquiries regarding the deletion of your account and changes to your data can be made via the contact details given in the imprint.

Used plugins

We use plugins for various purposes. The plug-ins used are listed below:

Use of Google Maps

1. the scope of processing of personal data

We use the online map service Google Maps of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and the representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). We use the Google Maps plugin to visually display geographical data and embed it on our online presence. By using Google Maps on our online presence, information about the use of our online presence, your IP address and addresses entered in the route planning function are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States and is certified. Google thereby undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. You can find more detailed information in the entry linked below:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
For more information on how Google processes the data, please click here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

2. purpose of data processing

The use of the Google Maps plug-in serves to improve the user-friendliness and an attractive presentation of our online presence.

3rd legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is in principle the consent of the user in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO.

4. duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law.

5. possibility of revocation and removal

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that took place on the basis of your consent until revocation.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
With the following link you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:
https://adssettings.google.de
You can find further information about objection and removal options vis-à-vis Google at
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

Use of Google Web Fonts

1. the scope of processing of personal data

We use Google web fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and the representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). The web fonts are transferred to the cache of the browser when the page is called up in order to be able to use them for the visually improved presentation of various information. If the browser does not support the Google web fonts or prevents access, the text is displayed in a standard font. No cookies are stored on the visitor’s computer when the page is called up. Data transmitted in connection with the page view is sent to resource-specific domains such as https://fonts.googleapis.com or https://fonts.gstatic.com. Personal data can be stored and evaluated, especially the activity of the user (especially which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on) and device and browser information (especially the IP address and operating system).
Data may be transferred to Google servers in the USA. Google has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has certified itself. Google thereby undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. You can find more detailed information in the entry linked below:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
The data is not associated with data that may be collected or used in connection with the parallel use of authenticated Google services such as Gmail.
Further information on the processing of data by Google can be found here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

2. purpose of data processing

The use of Google web fonts serves to present our texts in an appealing way. If your browser does not support this function, a standard font is used by your computer for display.

3rd legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is in principle the consent of the user in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO.

4. duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

5. possibility of objection and removal

You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, by using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
With the following link you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:
https://adssettings.google.de
You can find further information about objection and removal options vis-à-vis Google at
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

Use of MailChimp

1. the scope of processing of personal data

We use the service provider MailChimp of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA (hereinafter referred to as MailChimp) for sending our newsletter. MailChimp is an email marketing provider and enables us to communicate directly with potential customers via email newsletters. When you register for the newsletter, the data you enter when registering for the newsletter is transferred to MailChimp and stored there. Additional personal data can be stored and evaluated, especially the activity of the user (especially which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on) and device and browser information (especially IP address and operating system).
Data may be transmitted to MailChimp servers in the USA. MailChimp is subject to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA and has been certified. Thereby MailChimp commits itself to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the entry linked below:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active
For this purpose your data will also be saved by MailChimp. Your data will not be passed on to third parties to receive the newsletter and MailChimp does not acquire the right to pass on your data. After registration MailChimp will send you an email to confirm your registration. Furthermore MailChimp offers different analysis possibilities about how the sent newsletters are opened and used, e.g. to how many users an email was sent, whether emails were rejected and whether users have unsubscribed from the list after receiving an email.
For more information on how MailChimp processes the data, please click here:
https://MailChimp.com/legal/privacy/

2. purpose of data processing

The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter, possibly for invitations to events and, if you are already our customer, for our customer e-mail. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in technical conditions.

3. legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is in principle the consent of the user in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO.

4. duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law. In addition, you can contact MailChimp and request that your data be deleted.

5. possibility of revocation and removal

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that took place on the basis of your consent until revocation.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and its use for sending the newsletter by MailChimp at any time. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending an email to MailChimp or by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter.
Further information about the possibilities of objection and removal of your data can be found under:
https://MailChimp.com/legal/privacy/

Use of Contact Form 7

1. the scope of processing of personal data

We use the WordPress plugin Contact Form 7 from RockLobster LLC, Sakai 810-0001 Fukuoka Prefecture Chuo-ku Tenjin 1-chome 8-1, Fukuoka City Hall, Japan (hereafter RockLobster) to manage contact forms on our online presence. Registered form data will be transferred by email. Personal data can be stored and evaluated, especially the activity of the user (especially which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on) and device and browser information (especially the IP address and operating system). Data may be transmitted to RockLobster servers in Japan. With regard to Japan, there is a European Union adequacy finding. You can find it here:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2019:076:TOC
For more information on the processing of data by Contact Form 7, please click here:

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2. purpose of data processing

The use of the Contact Form 7 plugin serves to improve the user-friendliness of our online presence. We use this plug-in to easily create, integrate and present contact forms in an attractive way.

3. legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is in principle the consent of the user in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO.

4. duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

5. possibility of revocation and removal

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that took place on the basis of your consent until revocation.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Contact Form 7 by preventing the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
For more information on how to object to and remedy Contact Form 7, please see:

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Use of Google ReCaptcha

1. the scope of processing of personal data

We use Google ReCaptcha of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and the representative in the Union Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland. This tool is designed to verify that data entry is compliant and has not been performed by a bot by analysing and authenticating the behaviour of an online presence visitor in relation to various characteristics. Personal data can be saved and evaluated, especially the activity of the user (especially mouse movements and which elements have been clicked on) and device and browser information (especially time, IP address and operating system).
Data may be transferred to Google servers in the USA. Google has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has certified itself. As a result, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. You can find more detailed information in the entry linked below:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
The data is not associated with data that may be collected or used in connection with the parallel use of authenticated Google services such as Gmail.
Further information on the processing of data by Google can be found here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

2. purpose of data processing

The use of Google ReCaptcha serves to protect our online presence from misuse.

3. legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is in principle the consent of the user in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO.

4. duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

5. possibility of revocation and removal

ou have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that took place on the basis of your consent until revocation.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, using the “Do Not Track” function of a supporting browser, deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
With the following link you can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:
https://adssettings.google.de
You can find further information about objection and removal options vis-à-vis Google at
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

This privacy policy was created with the assistance of DataGuard.