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Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in our company. The management of VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH attaches particular importance to data protection. You can use the VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH website without disclosing 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 lawful basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as an individual’s name, address, email address or telephone number is always consistent with the General Data Protection Regulation and carried out in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH. By means of this data privacy policy, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this data privacy policy shall serve to inform data subjects of their rights.

As data controller, VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH has implemented a number of technical and organisational measures to ensure that personal data processed via this website is protected as fully as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, individuals are also free to send us personal data by alternative means, for example by telephon.

 

1. Definitions

VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH’s data privacy policy is based on the terms used by the European regulator when adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data privacy policy should be easy to read and understand both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would first like to explain the terminology used.

In this data privacy policy, we use the following terms, among others:

a) Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). Identifiable generally refers to a natural person who can be individually identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of said natural person.

b) Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.

c) Processing

Processing means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, sharing or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location of said natural person.

f) Pseudonymisation

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

g) Data controller

The data controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the member states, the controller or the specific criteria for their nomination may be laid down in accordance with Union law or the law of the member states.

h) Contract processors

A contract processor is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body to which personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union law or the law of the member states within the framework of a particular investigation mandate shall not be regarded as recipients.

j) Third parties

A third party is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the data controller, the contract processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the data controller or the contract processor.

k) Consent

Consent shall mean any informed and unequivocal expression of will given voluntarily by the data subject in the particular case in the form of a declaration or other clear affirmative act, by which the data subject indicates their consent to the processing of personal data relating to them.

 

2. Name and address of the data controller

Data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the member states of the European Union and other provisions regarding data protection is:

VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH

Colmarer Str. 11

60528 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

Phone: +49 69 5005-0

email: info[at]vinci-energies.de

Website: www.vinci-energies.de

 

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Guido Telian

VINCI Energies Germany GmbH

Colmarer Str. 11

60528 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

Phone: +49 69 5005-0

email: info[at]vinci-energies.de

Website: www.vinci-energies.de

 

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

 

4. Cookies

The VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH 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. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which webpages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited webpages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognised and identified by its unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies.

Cookies enable us to tailor the information and offers on our website to better respond to users’ needs. As already mentioned, cookies allow us to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, users of a website that uses cookies do not have to re-enter their access data each time they visit the website because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the shopping basket cookie in an online shop. The online shop uses a cookie to remember the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket.

Data subjects can prevent the installation of cookies by our website at any time by changing the security settings on their Internet browser, thus permanently disabling the acceptance 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 standard Internet browsers. However, blocking cookies in the Internet browser may disable certain functions and features of our website and adversely affect the user’s browsing experience.

 

5. Collection of general data and information

The VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH website collects certain general data and information each time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. Information collected may include (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time the website is accessed, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the case of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly provide the contents of our website, (2) optimise the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyberattack. VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH therefore evaluates this anonymously collected data and information statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order ultimately to ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data saved in our server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

 

6. Contact via the website

In line with statutory requirements, VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH’s website contains information that allows rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for electronic mail (email address). If a data subject contacts the data controller via email or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject to the controller is stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

 

7. Comment function in the blog on the website

VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on single blog posts on a blog located on the data controller’s website. A blog is a portal on a website, usually publicly accessible, in which one or more people who are called bloggers or web bloggers can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented by third parties.

If a data subject leaves a comment in the blog published on this website, not only the comments left by the individual but also details of the time when the comment was posted and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject are stored and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned to the data subject by the Internet service provider (ISP) is logged. This IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the personal interest of the data controller, so that they can exculpate themselves in the event of an infringement. The personal data collected is not disclosed to third parties, unless such disclosure is required by law or serves the legal defence of the data controller.

 

8. Routine deletions and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the time strictly necessary in order to fulfil the purpose of retaining and storing the data or to the extent provided for by the European regulator or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European regulator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

 

9. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to obtain confirmation

The European regulator grants every data subject the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed. If an individual wishes to exercise this right to obtain confirmation, they may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

b) Right to be informed

The European regulator grants every data subject whose personal data is processed the right to be informed, at any time and free of charge, by the data controller about the collection and storage of their personal data and to obtain a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European regulator has granted data subjects the right to access the following information:

  • the purposes of the processing
  • the categories of personal data being processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or are to be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
  • if possible, the planned retention periods for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this retention period
  • the details of the right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning themselves or of a restriction on processing by the data controller or of the right to oppose such processing
  • the details of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
  • the source of the personal data (if the personal data is not obtained from the individual it relat
  • es to) the details of the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with

Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access to information about whether personal data has been disclosed to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the disclosure.

If an individual wishes to exercise this right of access, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

c) Right to rectification

The European regulator grants every data subject whose personal data is processed the right to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning themselves. Furthermore, depending on the purposes of the processing, the data subject may have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of a supplementary statement.

If an individual wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

d) Right to erasure (‘the right to be forgotten’)

The European regulator grants every data subject whose personal data is processed the right to request that the data controller immediately erase personal data related to them, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

  • the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was originally collected or otherwise processed;
  • the data subject withdraws their consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, and there is no other lawful basis for the processing;
  • the data subject objects to processing under Article 21(1) GDPR and there is no overriding legitimate interest for processing, or the data subject objects to the processing under Article 21(2) GDPR;
  • the personal data has been processed unlawfully;
  • the erasure of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the data controller is subject;
  • the personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) GDPR.

If one of the above reasons applies and an individual wishes to have personal data held by VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH erased, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH shall arrange for the request for erasure to be complied with without delay.

If the personal data has been made public by VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH and as data controller our company is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR to erase the data, VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform other data controllers who are processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure of all links to, copies or replication of that data by such other controllers, unless processing is necessary. The employee of VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH shall take the necessary steps in individual cases.

e) Right to restrict processing

The European regulator grants every data subject whose personal data is processed the right to request that the data controller restrict the processing of personal data that is related to them if one of the following conditions is met:

  • the data subject contests the accuracy of their personal data for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the data has been unlawfully processed and the individual opposes erasure and requests restriction instead;
  • the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them to keep it in order to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim;
  • the data subject has objected to the processing under Article 21(1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller override those of the individual.

If one of the above conditions is met and an individual wishes to have the personal data stored by VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH restricted, they may contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH shall take the necessary steps to have the processing restricted.

f) Right to data portability

The European regulator grants every data subject whose personal data is processed the right to receive personal data they have made available to a data controller from the data controller in a structured, and commonly used machine readable format. They shall also have the right to transfer such data to another data controller without being prevented from doing so by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on consent as provided by Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to request that a data controller transmits their personal data directly to another data controller, provided this is technically feasible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

To exercise their right to data portability, an individual may contact an employee of VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH at any time.

g) Right to object

The European regulator grants every data subject whose personal data is processed the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data related to them under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR on grounds relating to his or her particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH will stop processing personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights and freedoms of the individual or the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

If VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH processing for direct marketing purposes, VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, individuals have the right to object to the processing of personal data related to them by VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, an individual may directly contact any VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH employee or any other employee. Individuals shall also be free to exercise their right to object in relation to the use of information society services by means of automated procedures that use technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

h) Rights related to automated individual decision-making including profiling

The European regulator grants every data subject whose personal data is processed the right to protection against solely automated decision-making, including profiling, that has legal or similarly significant effects on them, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the entry into or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is authorised under Union or member state law applicable to the data controller and that such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is based on the individual’s express consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the entry into or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) is based on the individual’s express consent, VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a representative of the data controller, to present their case and to challenge the decision.

If an individual wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decision-making, they may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

The European regulator grants every data subject whose personal data is processed the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If an individual wishes to exercise their right to withdraw consent, they may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

 

10. Data protection for applications and in the application procedure

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purposes of processing the application procedure. The data may also be processed electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by email or via a web form on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the decision of refusal, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller stand in the way of deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

 

11. Privacy policy concerning the use and application of AddThis

The controller has integrated components of AddThis on this website. AddThis is a so-called bookmarking provider. The service enables a simplified bookmarking of websites via buttons. By moving the mouse over the AddThis component or by clicking on it, a list of bookmarking and sharing services is displayed. AddThis is used on more than 15 million websites, and the buttons are displayed over 20 billion times a year, according to the operating company.

AddThis is operated by AddThis, Inc., 1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, USA.

Each time a data subject calls up one of the subpages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which an AddThis component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the individual’s IT system is automatically prompted by the respective AddThis component to download data from the www.addthis.com website. As part of this technical process, AddThis is informed about the visit and which specific subpage of this website is utilised by the data subject’s IT system. Furthermore, AddThis receives information about the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the data subject, the browser type, the browser language, the website visited before our website, the date as well as the time the individual visited our website. AddThis uses this data to create anonymous user profiles. The data and information transmitted to AddThis in this way permit AddThis itself as well as the companies associated with AddThis or its partner companies to provide end users of the data controller’s website with personalised interest-based advertising.

AddThis displays personalised interest-based advertising based on a cookie set by the company. This cookie analyses the individual surfing behaviour of the computer system used by the data subject. The cookie stores the visits to websites coming from the computer system.

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

The data subject also has the option of permanently objecting to the processing of personal data by AddThis. To do this, the data subject must enable the opt-out button under the link http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the end user’s IT system. If the end user deletes cookies after placing an objection, they will need to call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, if cookies are blocked on an end user’s device using the browser opt-out, some functionalities of the data controller’s website may no longer be accessible.

AddThis’ current privacy policy can be found at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

 

12. Privacy Policy concerning the use and application of Facebook

The data controller has integrated components of Facebook 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 share personal or company-related information. Facebook enables social network users among other things to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friendship requests.

Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The data controller responsible for the processing of personal information of data subjects who live outside the USA or Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time a data subject calls up one of the subpages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plugin) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the individual’s IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plugins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged on to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits with each visit to our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is gathered by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks a Facebook button integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the data subject makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to their personal Facebook user account and stores this personal data.

Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this happens 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, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before calling up our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the data subject’s privacy. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Individuals can use such applications to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

 

13. Privacy policy concerning the use and application 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 collation, gathering and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to Internet websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, information about the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and for 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 suffix “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this suffix, Google shortens and anonymises the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection when accessing our website 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 collected among other things to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show 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 IT system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Setting the cookie allows Google to analyse the use of our website. Each time a subpage of this website which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated is called up, the Internet browser on the individual’s IT system is automatically prompted by the respective 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 IP address of the data subject, which helps Google, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable the calculation of commissions.

Cookies are used to store personal information, such as when the data subject accessed our website, the location from which they accessed it and the frequency of visits to our website. Whenever the data subject visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the respective Internet connection, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose personal data collected through this technical process to third parties.

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

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of such data by Google. To do so, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. Google interprets the installation of the browser add-on as an objection. If the data subject deletes, formats or reinstalls the IT system at a later time, they must reinstall the browser add-on if they wish to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person within their sphere of control, the possibility exists to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Further information and Google's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/analytics/.

 

14. Privacy policy concerning the use and application 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 share personal or company-related information. Google+ enables users of the social network among other things to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friendship requests.

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

Each time a data subject calls up one of the subpages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the individual’s IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a representation of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google is informed about which specific subpage of this website is visited by the data subject. More detailed information about Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the data subject is logged on to Google+ at the same time, Google recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits with each visit to our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is gathered by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the data subject.

If the data subject clicks one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website, and in doing so makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to their 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 conditions accepted by the data subject. 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 the search engine results of the Google search engine, the individual’s Google account or in other places, such as on websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purposes of improving or optimising the various services provided by Google.

The Google+ button will always inform Google that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to Google+ at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Google+ button or not.

If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Google, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Google+ account before calling up our website.

Further information and Google’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google about the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

 

15. Privacy policy concerning the use and application of LinkedIn

The data controller has integrated components of LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to link up with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. More than 400 million registered users in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. This makes LinkedIn 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. Privacy policy issues outside the USA are the responsibility of LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time a data subject calls up one of the subpages of this website on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plugin) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the individual’s IT system is automatically prompted by the respective LinkedIn component to download a representation of the corresponding LinkedIn component. Further information on LinkedIn plugins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged on to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits with each visit to our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is gathered by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to their personal LinkedIn user account and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this happens 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, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their LinkedIn account before calling up our website.

LinkedIn offers the possibility to unsubscribe email messages, SMS text messages and targeted advertisements as well as to manage ad settings at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame which may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s current privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn’s cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

 

16. Data privacy concerning the use and application of Twitter

The data controller has integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual public microblogging service on which users can publish and share so-called Tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, 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. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to reach a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

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

Each time a data subject calls up one of the subpages of 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 individual’s IT system is automatically prompted by the respective 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 is informed about 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 share the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged on to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits with each visit to our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is gathered by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks a Twitter button integrated on our website, Twitter assigns this information to their personal Twitter user account and stores and processes this personal data.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Twitter account before calling up our website.

Twitter’s current privacy policy is available at https://twitter.com/privacy.

 

17. Data privacy concerning the use and application of Xing

The data controller has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to link up to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves at Xing. For example, organisations can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

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

Each time a data subject calls up one of the subpages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plugin) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the individual’s IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. More information about the Xing plugins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged on to Xing at the same time, Xing recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits with each visit to our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is gathered by the Xing component and assigned to the respective Xing account of the data subject by Xing. If the data subject clicks a Xing button integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to their personal Xing user account and stores this personal data.

Xing receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Xing account before calling up our website.

The data privacy policy published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published privacy notices for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 

18. Lawful basis for processing

Article 6(1)(a) GDPR sets out the lawful basis for data processing operations for which the individual has given clear consent for us to process their personal data for a specific purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case for example with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or return services, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for specific steps before entering into a contract, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured on our company premises and their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. The processing would then be based on Article 6(1)(d) GDPR. Lastly, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned lawful bases are based on this lawful basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless there is a good reason to protect the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which override those legitimate interests. We are permitted to perform such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, the legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (Recital 47, sentence 2, GDPR).

 

19. Processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the data controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to conduct our business in the interest of the wellbeing of all our employees and our shareholders.

 

20. Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

 

21. Statutory or contractual requirements to provide personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide it

We inform you that the provision of personal data is in some cases required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases it may be necessary in order to conclude a contract for a data subject to provide us with personal data which we are subsequently required to process. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with them. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject should contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether there is a statutory or contractual requirement to provide personal data or whether it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether the individual is obliged to provide the personal data and what consequences failure to provide the personal data would have.

 

22. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not have recourse to automated decision-making or profiling.

This data privacy policy was provided by the datenschutz bund privacy policy generator in cooperation with RC GmbH and the file sharing lawyers of WBS-LAW.