Thank you very much for your interest in our company. IE Engineering Group AG and its subsidiaries IE Industrial Engineering Zürich AG, IE Industrial Engineering München GmbH, IE Immobilien und Finanz AG and IE Immobilien und Finanz GmbH (hereinafter referred to as IE) attach particular importance to data protection. You can use the IE website without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

Personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, shall always be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to IE. By means of this privacy policy, our company wishes to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this privacy policy.

As data controller, IE has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website are as completely protected as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as telephone.

1. Definitions
The IE Privacy Policy is based on the terms used by European legislature in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. In order to guarantee this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this privacy policy, among others:
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

e) Profiling
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or data controller
The controller or data controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h) Processor
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient
The recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

j) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

k) Consent
Consent means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the data controller
The controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other data protection provisions is:

IE Industrial Engineering München GmbH
Paul-Gerhardt-Allee 48
81245 Munich

Germany

Tel.: +49 89 8299390

E-mail: datenschutz@ie-group.devserver-preview.com

Website: www.ie-group.devserver-preview.com

3. Name and address of the data protection officer
The controller’s data protection officer is:

Jörg Petersen
IE Industrial Engineering München GmbH
Paul-Gerhardt-Allee 48
81245 Munich

Germany

Tel.: 0049 89 82993941

E-mail: datenschutz@ie-group.devserver-preview.com

Website: www.ie-group.devserver-preview.com

Any data subject can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Cookies
The IE website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID which is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites and servers to distinguish the data subject’s individual browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognised and identified via the unique cookie ID.

The use of cookies enables IE to provide more user-friendly services to the users of this website, which would not be possible without setting cookies.

Cookies allow the information and offers on our website to be optimised in the interests of the user. They enable us, as already mentioned, to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, users of a website that uses cookies do not have to enter their login data each time they visit the website because this is taken over from the website and the cookie stored on the users’ computer system. Another example is the shopping cart cookie in an online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time by setting the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject blocks cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable under certain circumstances.

5. Collection of general data and information
The IE website collects a set of general data and information each time a data subject or an automated system accesses it. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. Collection may include the (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (referrer), (4) the subpages which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of website access, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to avert dangers in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

IE does not draw any conclusions about the data subject when using this general data and information. This information is needed (1) to correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) to optimise the content of our website, (3) to ensure long-term operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by IE both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data contained in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Subscription to our newsletter
The IE website gives users the opportunity to subscribe to our company newsletter. The input mask specifies which personal data is transferred to the data controller for processing when subscribing to the newsletter.

IE informs its customers and business partners about the company’s offers at regular intervals by means of a newsletter. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by a data subject (double opt-in procedure). With this confirmation e-mail, we check whether the owner of the e-mail address, i.e. the data subject, has authorised receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to find out at a later date whether a data subject’s e-mail address has been misused and therefore serves to legally safeguard the data controller.

The personal data collected as part of newsletter registration will only be used to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter or changes to technical conditions. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service shall not be passed on to third parties. Subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given us for dispatching the newsletter, can be withdrawn at any time. You will find a link in every newsletter if you wish to withdraw your consent. It is also possible at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the data controller’s website or to inform the data controller of this in any other way.

7. Newsletter tracking
The IE newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail image embedded in e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. The embedded tracking pixel allows IE to determine if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were accessed by the data subject.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. This personal data shall not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects have the right to withdraw their separate consent submitted via the double opt-in procedure at any time. After withdrawal, these personal data shall be erased by the data controller. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, IE automatically interprets this as a withdrawal.

8. Possibility to contact us via the website
Due to legal regulations, the IE website contains information that enables you to contact our company quickly by electronic means and to communicate directly with us, which also includes a general e-mail address. If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject shall be automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data shall not be passed on to third parties.

9. Subscription to comments on the website blog
Comments posted on the IE blog can be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commentator to subscribe to the comments following his or her comment on a particular blog post.

If a data subject chooses the option to subscribe to comments, the data controller shall send an automatic confirmation e-mail (double opt-in procedure) to verify that the owner of the specified e-mail address has actually opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be cancelled at any time.

10. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store the data subject’s personal data only for the period of time necessary to fulfil the storage purpose or where provided for by European or other legislature in laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject.

If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by European or other competent legislature expires, the personal data shall be blocked or erased routinely and in accordance with statutory provisions.

11. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to obtain confirmation
Every data subject has been granted the right by European legislature to obtain confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to obtain confirmation, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

b) Right to request access
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has been granted the right by European legislature to request from the data controller access at any time, free of charge, to the personal data relating to him or her which have been stored and to obtain a copy of that information. In addition, European legislature has granted the data subject access to the following information: the purposes of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations; where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period; the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
The data subject shall also have the right to be informed as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to request access, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

c) Right to request rectification
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has been granted the right by European legislature to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to request rectification, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has been granted the right by European legislature to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies and to the extent that processing is not necessary:

The personal data were collected or otherwise processed in relation to purposes for which they are no longer necessary. The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing. The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
The personal data have been unlawfully processed. The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR. Where one of the above grounds applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at IE erased, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time. The data protection officer of IE or another employee will ensure that the request to obtain erasure is complied with without undue delay.

Where the personal data have been made public by IE and our company as controller is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR, IE, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers which are processing the personal data made public that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, to the extent that processing is not necessary. The data protection officer of IE or another employee will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

e) Right to restriction of processing
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has been granted the right by European legislature to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data. The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead. The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject. Where one of the above applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at IE restricted, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time. The data protection officer of IE or another employee will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

f) Right to data portability
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has been granted the right by European legislature to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall also have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, to the extent that processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and to the extent that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact the data protection officer appointed by IE or another employee at any time.

g) Right to object
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has been granted the right by European legislature to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

IE shall no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where IE processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, IE shall no longer process the personal data for such purposes.

Where personal data are processed by IE for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, shall also have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact the data protection officer of IE or another employee directly. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject shall also be free to exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has been granted the right by European legislature not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller or (2) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, IE shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decision-making, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has been granted the right by European legislature to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

12. Data protection for applications and in the application process
The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This shall in particular be the case where an applicant sends the relevant application documents to the data controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transferred data shall be stored for the purpose of handling the employment relationship in accordance with statutory provisions. If the data controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interests of the data controller. Other legitimate interests, as defined herein, include, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the German General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).

13. Privacy policy on the use of Facebook
The data controller has integrated Facebook components on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the data controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

When accessing this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by said Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_en. As part of this technical process, Facebook learns which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject visits our website and for the entire duration that data subject visits our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the data subject’s respective Facebook account. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, such as the “Like” button, or if the data subject writes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the data subject’s personal Facebook user account and stores this personal data.

Facebook learns through the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time when he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent this by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.

Facebook’s privacy policy, which is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that disable data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to disable data transmission to Facebook.

14. Privacy policy on the use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the acquisition, collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of website visitors. A web analysis service collects data on, among other things, from which website a data subject has accessed a website (referrer), which subpages of the website have been accessed and how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. Web analysis is mainly used for website optimisation and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The Google Analytics component is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for the web analysis via Google Analytics. This addition is used by Google to shorten and anonymise the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection if our website is accessed from a Member State of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. When accessing this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by said Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the data subject’s IP address, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the time of access, the location from which our website was accessed and the frequency with which the data subject visits our website. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal information collected through the technical process with third parties.

The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time, as described above, by setting the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, it is possible for the data subject to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or by another person within his/her sphere of control, the browser add-on can be reinstalled or reactivated.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under https://marketingplatform.google.com/intl/en_uk/about/.

15. Privacy policy on the use of Google+
The data controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

Google+ is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

When accessing this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by said Google+ button to download a representation of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google learns which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. More detailed information on Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the data subject is logged into Google+ at the same time, Google recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject visits our website and for the entire duration that data subject visits our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the data subject’s Google+ account.

If the data subject clicks on one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website thereby making a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the data subject’s personal Google+ user account and stores this personal data. Google stores the data subject’s Google+1 recommendation and makes it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject in this regard. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo stored in this account, in other Google services, such as Google’s search engine results, the data subject’s Google account or in other places, such as on websites or in connection with advertisements. Google is also able to link a visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimising Google’s various services.

Google learns through the Google+ button that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Google+ at the same time when he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Google+ button or not.

If the data subject does not want personal data to be transmitted to Google, he or she can prevent such a transmission by logging out of his or her Google+ account before accessing our website.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de. Google provides further information on the Google+1 button at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

16. Privacy policy on the use of Google AdWords
The data controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is a service for Internet advertising that enables advertisers to place ads both in Google’s search engine results and on the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define keywords that will be used to display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the pre-defined keywords.

Google AdWords services are operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying advertisements of interest on third-party websites and in Google’s search engine results and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website.

If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, Google stores a so-called conversion cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie expires after thirty days and cannot be used to identify the data subject. If the conversion cookie has not yet expired, it is used to track whether certain subpages, such as the shopping cart of an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a data subject who accessed our website via an AdWords ad generated any turnover, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. We use these visit statistics to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could identify the data subject.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. Accordingly, each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal information collected through the technical process with third parties.

The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time, as described above, by setting the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, it is possible for the data subject to object to the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must access the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de.

17. Privacy policy on the use of Instagram
The data controller has integrated Instagram components on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform that enables users to share photos and videos and also to disseminate such data on other social networks.

Instagram services are provided by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

When accessing this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by said Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding component from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram learns which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject visits our website and for the entire duration that data subject visits our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the data subject’s respective Instagram account. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted will be assigned to the data subject’s personal Instagram user account and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram learns through the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time when he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, he or she can prevent this by logging out of his or her Instagram account before accessing our website.

Further information and Instagram’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

18. Privacy policy on the use of LinkedIn
The data controller has integrated LinkedIn Corporation components on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. There are over 400 million registered LinkedIn users in more than 200 countries. LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For privacy matters outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

When accessing our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component prompts the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information on LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn learns which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject visits our website and for the entire duration that data subject visits our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the data subject’s respective LinkedIn account. If the data subject clicks on a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the data subject’s personal LinkedIn user account and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn learns through the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time when he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, he or she can prevent this by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls it is possible to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, text messages, targeted ads, and manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame which can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn’s cookie policy can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

19. Privacy policy on the use of Twitter
The data controller has integrated Twitter components on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 140 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including people who are not registered on Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. In addition, Twitter enables a broad audience to be addressed via hashtags, links or retweets.

Twitter is operated by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When accessing this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by said Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter learns which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our traffic.

If the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject visits our website and for the entire duration that data subject visits our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the data subject’s respective Twitter account. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted will be assigned to the data subject’s personal Twitter user account and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter learns through the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time when he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to Twitter, he or she can prevent this by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.

Twitter’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

20. Privacy policy on the use of Xing
The data controller has integrated Xing components on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Users can create a personal profile at Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

When accessing this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by said Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing learns which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time, Xing recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject visits our website and for the entire duration that data subject visits our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the data subject’s respective Xing account. If the data subject clicks on one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the data subject’s personal Xing user account and stores this personal data.

Xing learns through the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time when he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to Xing, he or she can prevent this by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Xing, which is available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Furthermore, Xing has published a privacy policy for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

21. Privacy policy on the use of YouTube
The data controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes as well as music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

When accessing this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by said YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google learn which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting when the data subject visits a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the data subject’s YouTube account.

YouTube and Google learn through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time when he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent this by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

22. Legal basis for processing
Point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR is the legal basis for our company for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract, such as in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on point (c) of Article 6(1) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our business was injured and his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then processing would be based on point (d) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interest pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such an interest is overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by European legislature. In this respect, European legislature maintains that a legitimate interest could be assumed where the data subject is a client of the controller (second sentence of recital 47 in the preamble of the GDPR).

23. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or by a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of all our employees and shareholders.

24. Period for which the personal data will be stored
The criterion for the length of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, such data shall be routinely erased unless they are still required for the performance or initiation of a contract.

25. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data
Necessity to enter into a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly a statutory requirement (e.g. tax regulations) or may result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). It can sometimes be necessary to enter into a contract that a data subject provides personal data to us which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the data subject. Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer informs the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and of the consequences of failure to provide the personal data.

26. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.

27. Consent for photographs at events

We would like to inform you that we intend to have photographs taken of the event. With your participation you agree to be photographed. If you do not want this, please let us know beforehand.

Please note:
The photographs shall be produced for the purpose of documentation and advertising for our company on the Internet and in print documents. Processing the data is initially based on your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). With regard to the use of your data, we also assume that this data processing is permissible on the basis of a weighing of interests and that we can continue to use at least the documents already printed in the event of a withdrawal of consent or objection (point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR).

In the event of publication, image data may be passed on to any service providers involved in this respect. We store and process the photo data and information until you withdraw your consent or object to the use of the data in print documents.

For information on how to reach our data protection officer, please see here. Of course, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. We are legally obliged to point this out to you.

This privacy policy was created by the Privacy Policy Generator of Datenschutz Frankfurt am Main in cooperation with RC GmbH, which recycles used notebooks, and the file-sharing attorneys of WBS-LAW.