We consider maintaining the confidentiality of the personal data with which you entrust us and protecting it from unauthorized access to be our foremost responsibility. For that reason we utilize extreme care and the most modern security standards to guarantee a maximum of protection for your personal data.
As a private-sector company we are subject to the provisions of the European DSGVO (Datenschutzgrundverordnung = General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) and the regulations of the BDSG (Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes = German Federal Data Protection Act). We have implemented both technical and organizational measures that ensure that not only our firm but also our external service providers adhere to these data protection regulations.
The legislature requires that personal data shall be managed in a lawful fashion, in good faith and in a fashion that is for the concerned persons both transparent and understandable (“lawful, processing in good faith, transparent”. To guarantee these requirements, we will inform you as to how each of the legal terms in this declaration is defined.
“Personal data” means all information that in any way relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (in following text: “affected person”. Natural persons are considered “identifiable” when they can be individually identified, directly or indirectly, on the basis of an identifier such as a name, an ID or code number, a location, an online identifier, or one or more physical, psychological, genetic, mental, emotional, economic, cultural or social characteristics that could uniquely identify a particular natural person.
“Processing” is every action or sequence of actions performed in connection with personal data – with or without help from automatic procedures – such as the collection, recording, organization, ordering, storage, modification or change, selection, inquiry, utilization or dissemination through transmission or distribution by some other means of data presentation, comparison or linking, limitation, deletion or destruction.
Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” is the marking of stored personal data for the purpose of limiting its future processing.
“Profiling” is any automated processing of personal data that could be used to evaluate certain personal characteristics relating to a natural person – in particular such characteristics that have to do with work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, or to analyze or predict the current location or movements of that natural person.
“Pseudonymization” is the processing of personal data in such a fashion that the data, without the addition of supplementary information, can no longer be associated with a specific affected person, provided that any such supplementary information will be separately stored and be subjected to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“File system” is any structured set of personal data that are accessible according to certain criteria, without regard for whether the collection is maintained in a centralized or distributed fashion or whether it is ordered on a functional or geographical basis.
“Controller” is a natural person or public entity, authority, agency or other office that alone or in conjunction with others has the power to decide about the purposes and methods for processing personal data. Should the purposes and methods for the processing of personal data be specified by European Union legislation or that of its member states, the controller can choose to reference and apply those criteria as provided for by European Union legislation or that of its member states.
“Processor” is a natural person or a public entity, authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
“Recipient” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, to which the personal data are disclosed without regard for whether or not that person or entity is a third party. Public authorities that may receive personal data in the course of carrying out an investigation in accord with European Union legislation or that of its member states are not regarded as recipients. The processing of such data by the referenced authority shall be carried out in accord with the applicable data protection regulations and with the purposes of the processing.
“Third party” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, but not the affected person, the controller, the processor or any other such persons that are sanctioned under the direct authority of the controller or processor to process personal data.
Affected persons may for each individual case voluntarily and in an informed fashion produce a “consent” by completing a clear statement of intention in the form of a declaration or other unambiguous confirming action by which the affected person signifies that they are in agreement with the processing of the relevant personal data.
The processing of personal data is only lawful when there is a proper legal foundation for the processing. The legal basis for the processing is located in Article 6 Par. 1 let. a – f DSGVO, in particular:
a. The affected person has given their consent for the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes;
b. The processing is required to fulfill the terms of a contract to which the affected person is a party, or it is required for carrying out precontractual measures that result from a request by the affected person;
c. The processing is essential for the fulfillment of a legal obligation by which the controller is bound;
d. The processing is requiredto protect the affected person’s most vital interests or those of another natural person.
e. The processing is required to carry out a task that either concerns a matter of public interest or the exercise of official authority when that responsibility has been entrusted to the controller;
f. The processing is required to protect the controller’s legitimate interests or those of a third party, as long as the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected person whose personal data requires protection do not predominate, especiallywhen the affected person is a minor child.
(1) In the following text, we provide information about the processing of personal data that are associated with the use of our website. Personal data include, for example, name, address, email address, user behavior.
(2) When you contact us, by email or through the use of a contact form, we save the data that you convey to us (your email address and possibly your name and telephone number) so that we can answer your questions (the legal basis for this is a balancing of interests in accord with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 let. f DSGVO). We delete data that is gathered in connection with this activity after the legal retention requirement of six years has elapsed.
When using our website simply for the purpose of obtaining information, i.e., if you don’t register with us or convey other information to us, we will collect only such personal data that your browser conveys to our server. When you view our website, we collect only such data that are technically required for us to display our website in your browser and that are necessary to assure stability and security (legal basis for this is a balancing of interests in accord with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 let. f DSGVO):
At the latest, this information will be deleted or anonymized after a week.
(1) When using our website, in addition to the above listed data, cookies are used to store information on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your hard disk to which various bits of information are conveyed. It is not possible for cookies to run a program or infect your computer with a virus. Their only purpose is to make the Internet service user-friendlier and more effective.
(2) This website utilizes the following sorts of cookies, whose scope and operation are explained in the following text:
a. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Within this cookie class are session cookies. Session cookies provide a place to store a so-called session ID, with which various of your browser’s inquiries can be associated during the overall session. By this means, your computer can be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies will be deleted when you log out or close your browser.
b. Persistent Cookies will be deleted automatically after a certain retention period that can be specified variously for each such cookie. You can, however, use your browser’s security settings to delete such cookies at any time.
You can configure your browser settings to match your own requirements. You can specify, for example, that third-party cookies or all cookies are to be rejected. So-called “third-party cookies” are cookies that were set up by a third party, i.e., not by the website that one is currently using.
Please note that by deactivating cookies in your browser, you may not be able to make use of our website’s full capabilities.
(1) Our website makes use of Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics utilizes so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyze your use of the website. As a rule, your website usage information that is collected by via the cookie is conveyed to and stored on one of Google’s servers located in the USA. If the IP anonymization in association with this website is activated, Google will previously have truncated your IP address, provided it was assigned within a member state of the European Union or another nation that is bound under the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in special instances will the full IP address be conveyed to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Only on behalf of the website’s operator will Google use this information – to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports on the website’s activities, and to carry out further analysis for the website operator regarding website usage and Internet usage of other, associated services.
(2) Your IP address that is conveyed to Google Analytics by means of your browser will not be combined with any other data that Google has or obtains.
(3) You can make a setting in your browser program that prevents the storage of cookies on your system; we note here, however, that if you make that setting, you will probably not be able to use all functions that are otherwise available within the scope of our website. In addition, you can suppress the collection and transmission to Google and consequent processing of website usage information and data (including your IP address), as facilitated by the cookie, by using the following link to download and install the available browser plug-in that serves that purpose: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension. Using this function, IP addresses are truncated before being processed further so that it is impossible to associate them with specific individuals. Even if a reference to your person should be conveyed through the collected data, such reference to your person will be immediately blocked and with that, the personal data will also be deleted.
(5) We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website so that we can periodically improve it. By studying the statistics so attained, we can improve our offerings and develop the site further making it more interesting for you as a user. For exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has subordinated itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is found in a balancing of interests in accord with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 let. f DSGVO.
(6) Information regarding the third party vendor: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
User conditions: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html
Products and services offered by Wired Minds AG (www.wiredminds.de) are used on this website for marketing and optimization purposes. The legal basis for this is a balancing of interests in accord with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 let. f DSGVO. Using these products and services, data will be collected, processed and stored, from which pseudonymous user profiles will be created. To these profiles, cookies, as described above, can be employed. Wherever possible and practical, such user profiles will be completely anonymized. The collected data, which could also contain personal data, will be conveyed to Wired Minds or be acquired directly by Wired Minds. In turn, Wired Minds uses this information, which originated and was saved through visits to the website, to create anonymized user profiles. Data acquired in this fashion will not be used to personally identify any website visitor, neither will the personal data be brought into conjunction with the bearer of the pseudonym. If IP addresses are collected, they will be anonymized immediately after collection by deleting the last number blocks. After no more than 14 days, pseudonymous collected data will be deleted or completely anonymized.
You can object to this data processing at any time by clicking on the following link: Exclude me from website tracking.
Our website is intended for the express use of adult persons. Anyone under 18 years of age should not convey any personal data to us without the explicit permission of their parents or legal guardian.
(1) Right to revoke consent
As long as the processing of your personal data depends on a granted consent, you have the right to revoke that consent at any time. If revoking your consent, the legality of any data processing that was carried out under the auspices of the previously granted consent is not affected up to the time of revocation.
To exercise your right to revoke consent, you can contact us at any time.
(2) Right to confirmation
You have a right to demand a confirmation from the controller regarding whether we are processing the affected person’s data. You can at any time use the contact information listed at the top of this document to demand said confirmation.
(3) Right to Disclosure of Information
Insofar your personal data are being processed, you have a right at any time to demand the disclosure of this data, as well as the disclosure of the following information:
a. The purposes for the processing;
b. The categories of personal data that are being processed;
c. The recipients or categories of recipients for whom the personal data were or will be disclosed, especially regarding recipients who are in third countries or those who are active in international organizations;
d. If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored, or if this is not possible, the criteria that determine this duration;
e. The existence of a right to revise or delete the personal data that affect you -or- of a right to demand that the controller restrict processing -or- of a right to formally object to the processing;
f. The existence of a right to enter a formal complaint at a regulatory authority;
g. Even if the personal data are not collected from the affected person, all available information over the data’s origins;
h. The existence of an automated decision making method, including profiling, in accord with Article 22 Sections 1 and 4 DSGVO and – at least in these cases – significant information about the logic involved as well as the scope and the desired effect of that kind of data processing as it relates to the affected person.
If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you have a right, secured through the relevant points in Article 46 DSGVO, to be informed about this data transfer. We will make a copy of the personal data that is subject to processing available to you. For any additional copies of the personal data that the affected person requests, we can require a fee based on reasonable administrative costs. If you make your request electronically, as long as the requestor does not specify a specific format, the information will be delivered in any of the common electronic formats. The right to receive a copy in accord with section 3 may not impair another person’s rights or freedoms.
We make use of external service providers (data processors) for the operation and maintenance of our web servers. To secure the protection of your personal data, a separate data processing agreement has been executed with each such service provider.
This website uses third-party tools for analysis purposes. These tools measure the effectiveness with which users are addressed by advertisements (“conversion tracking”).
If you click ads from one of the third parties listed below, aconversion tracking cookie is placed on your computer. If you visit aparticular website, the third party and we may recognize that you have clicked the ad and have been redirected to this page. This enables us to collect datathat is relevant to our advertising efforts. We may learn the total number of users who clicked an ad, the visit duration, the operating system, the terminalmodel, the location, paid transactions, and in which functional scope mobile apps were used. No personal information about the identity of the user is disclosed.
Should you not wish to participate in the conversion tracking process, you can also reject the required placement of a cookie for this, for example, via your browser setting that generally disables the automatic placement of cookies. For example, use the “Do not track” option (“DNT”) of your internet browser.
We work together with the following third-party providers in the context of conversion tracking:
– LinkedIn Conversion Pixel
More information about data protection and cookies of LinkedIn Corporation,1000 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94085, USA, can be found here.
– “DoubleClick by Google”(Accuen Conversion Pixel)/Google Adwords Conversion Pixel
You can prevent storing of cookies on your computer via a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, we point out that you might not be able touse all functions of our website to their full extent in this case. You can also prevent the recording of data generated by a cookie with respect to youruse of the website by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link in the item “DoubleClick” deactivation enhancement.
Further information about data protection and cookies of Google can be found here.
SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH is used to collect and storedata for marketing, market research and optimization purposes on this website. These data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. For this purpose, tracking pixels are used to collect company-related data. The data collected with these technologies are not used to identify the visitor of this website personally and are not combined with personal data of the carrier of the pseudonym without the individually granted consent of the person affected.
Consent for data collection and storage can be revoked at any time with effect for the future to prevent the collection by SalesViewer® within this website in the future. This stores an opt-out cookie for this website on your terminal. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click the link again.
By means of the remarketing or “similar target groups” function of Google Inc. (“Google”), we can address visitors to the website with advertising in a targeted manner with personalized, interest-based ads when you visit other websites on the Google Display Network. To carry out this analysis of website usage, which forms the basis for the creation of interest-based advertisement, Google uses “cookies”. For this purpose, Google saves a smallfile with a sequence of numbers in the browsers of website visitors. This number records website visits as well as anonymous data about the use of the website. No personal data of visitors to the website are stored.
Additional information about Google remarketing and the data protection declaration of Google can be found at: www.google.com/privacy/ads/.
Google Tag Manager is a solution that enables us to manage various website tags via a single interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access these data. If deactivation occurs at domain or cookie level, it remains in use for all tracking tags, which are implemented by Google Tag Manager.