General information on data protection

Data protection

We are pleased that you are interested and that you have visited our website. The protection of personal data processed on the systems of MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH is of particular concern to us, as one of the leading system houses for video conferencing technology, especially with regard to our customers from the financial sector, health care, universities, industry, and politics who have particularly high security requirements. We have therefore implemented a comprehensive data protection and IT security concept throughout the company with the aid of technical and organisational data protection measures, which ensures the suitable protection of personal and other company-relevant data processed on our systems. This also includes the protection of your personal data when you visit our websites. The internal organisation of MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH is designed in such a way that only those persons who are authorised to do so within the scope of their operational tasks are granted physical or computer-aided access to personal data. All persons employed by the company are obliged to treat this data confidentially. The building and the operating rooms are always locked and only accessible to employees to the extent necessary for this purpose. Numerous internal policies regulate the handling of company resources and data. A list of our processing activities documents the procedures used to process personal data, including the technical and organisational data protection measures applied. The company Data Protection Officer monitors the proper use of data processing systems within the scope of his duties and advises the company on data protection issues. Regular data protection training courses ensure that employees have the necessary specialist knowledge in this area. This privacy notice explains to you the nature, scope and purpose of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) processing within our website as well as the associated functions and content. With regard to the terms used, such as “personal data”, “processing”, or “data controller”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH, as the data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can be subject to security gaps. Complete data protection against access by third parties can therefore not be guaranteed.

Data controller

The data controller within the context of the GDPR is: MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH Campus Kronberg 7 61476 Kronberg Phone: +49 69 63399100 info@mvc.de

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the data controller is: Jürgen Ehmann Keuperweg 12/4 70839 Gerlingen Phone: +49 151 645 08726

General information on data processing

Scope of data processing

We process the personal data of visitors to our website only to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website as well as our content and services.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

In accordance with Article 13 of the GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the privacy notice, the following applies: Insofar as the processing of personal data takes place on the basis of consent by the data subject, Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This shall also apply to processing operations necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1)(c) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1)(d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of the data controller or of a third party, taking into account that the interests, fundamental rights, and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not prevail, Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Data deletion and storage duration

The subject’s data shall be deleted or their processing restricted as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage may also take place if the European or national legislator has provided for this in Union regulations, laws, or other provisions to which the data controller is subject. The processing or deletion of data shall also be restricted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless it is necessary for the further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

Provision of the website and creation of log files

Description and scope of data processing

Each time you access our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data (called server log files), which your browser automatically transmits to us, are collected:

  • Information about the browser type (version used, language settings, etc.)
  • The user’s operating system
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
  • Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

The data is also stored in our system’s log files. This data is not stored together with other personal data pertaining to the subject. We reserve the right to subsequently check or have this data checked if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable access to the website. For this purpose, the IP address of the user (visitor) must remain stored for the duration of the session. Storage in log files serves to optimise the website and to guarantee the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. These purposes also include our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR.

Retention period

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the relevant session has ended. If the data is stored in log files, this will be the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible (e.g. for security reasons, as for the clarification of abusive acts or fraud, storage for evidence purposes). In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

Possibility of opposition and removal

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object.

Use of cookies

Description and scope of data processing

​​​​​​Our website uses cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser be identified even after a page change. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Log-in Information
  • Confirmation of cookie references

Purpose of data processing

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

  • Acceptance of language settings
  • To remember search terms

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

Legal basis for data processing

For these purposes, our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of personal data pursuant to Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR.

Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site from there. Therefore, you as a user also have full control regarding the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings on your internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be accessed to their full extent. The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised through technical precautions. Therefore, it is no longer possible to match the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users. When you visit our website, an information banner informs you about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and refers you to this privacy notice. Together with this, there is also an indication as to how the storage of cookies in the browser settings can be prevented.

Purpose of data processing

The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimise our offer. The exact purpose of the analysis cookies should be described in more detail here. For these purposes, our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of personal data pursuant to Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR.

Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site from there. Therefore, you as a user also have full control regarding the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings on your internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be accessed to their full extent.

Newsletter

Scope and purpose of data processing

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. During registration, the data from the input mask (email address, title, name, and company) will be transmitted to us. Your email address will be verified to prevent misuse. You will receive an email with an activation link (double opt-in). The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. We use the service provider Inxmail to send the newsletter. Details on Inxmail and its data protection policy can be found at https://www.inxmail.de/datenschutz. In order to improve the newsletter, we record the opening and click rates. In addition, the following data is collected during registration:

  • Date and time of registration

The collection of this data serves to prevent misuse of the services.

Legal basis for data processing

In accordance with Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR, the legal basis is your consent.

Retention period

Your email address will be stored for as long as the newsletter subscription is active. The other personal data collected in the course of the registration process is usually deleted after a period of seven days.

Revocation

You can cancel your subscription and the storage of your personal data at any time. A link for this is included in every newsletter.

Contact form and email contact

Description and scope of data processing

The following forms are available on our website:

  • Contact form
  • Pre-registration
  • Free consulting
  • Demo accesses

If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. This data includes:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Email address
  • Message content
  • Number of systems (pre-registration)

At the time the message is sent, the following data will also be stored:

  • Source of the form
  • Date and time of registration

Your consent will be obtained for the processing of the data as part of the sending process and reference will be made to this privacy notice. Alternatively, you can contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the email will be stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the conversation.

Legal basis for data processing

If the user has given his consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR. The legal basis for processing the data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us exclusively for processing the establishment of contact. In the case of contact by email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

Retention period

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and data sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been conclusively clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

Possibility of opposition and removal

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. A declaration of revocation, amendment, correction and updating of such data can be made in writing, by fax, or by email to MVC Mobile VideoCommunication GmbH. In this case, all personal data stored in the course of establishing contact will be deleted.

Comments and Contributions

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses may be stored for 7 days on the basis of our legitimate interests in line with Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. This is done for our safety, in case someone leaves illegal content (abuse, forbidden political propaganda, etc.) in comments and contributions. In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the author’s identity. Furthermore, we reserve the right, on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR to process the information provided by users for the purpose of spam detection.

Data protection in cases of applications and during the application process

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants only for the purpose of processing the application procedure and in accordance with the statutory provisions. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This shall particularly be the case where an applicant sends the relevant application documents to the data controller by electronic means, for example by email 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 processing the employment relationship in accordance with the statutory provisions. Where the controller does not conclude a contract of employment with the candidate, the application file shall be automatically deleted six months after the notification of the refusal decision, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interest of the data controller or the consent of the candidate to further processing exists. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG). Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax regulations. By submitting their application to us, applicants consent to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application procedure in accordance with the type and scope set out in this privacy notice. The processing of applicant data is carried out to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations within the scope of the application procedure as defined in Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR.

Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are the data subject as defined in the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights with regard to the data controller:

Right of access

You can request confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed by us. In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from the data controller:

  • the purposes for which the personal data is processed;
  • the categories of personal data processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information about you has been or will be disclosed;
  • the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to provide specific information in this regard, criteria for determining the duration of the storage;
  • the existence of a right to rectify or delete personal data concerning you, a right to limit the processing by the data controller or a right to object to such processing;
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  • all available information on the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
  • the existence of automated decision making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject.

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

Right to rectification

You have the right to have your personal data corrected and/or completed by the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete. The data controller must carry out the correction immediately.

Right to limitation of processing

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

  • if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you decline the deletion of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  • the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it for the assertion, exercise, or defence of legal claims, or
  • if you have lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the justified reasons of the data controller outweigh your reasons.

Where the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may not be processed, with the exception of their storage, without your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising, or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If the processing restriction has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted.

Right to deletion

Obligation to delete

You may request that the data controller delete the personal data concerning you immediately and the data controller is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies: The personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed. You revoke your consent on which the processing pursuant to Article 6 (1)(a) or Article 9 (2)(a) of the GDPR was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing. You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) of the GDPR. The personal data concerning you hasbeen processed unlawfully. The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject. The personal data relating to you has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) of the GDPR.

Information to third parties

If the data controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Article 17 (1) of the GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform the persons responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

Exceptions

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary

  • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  • to fulfil a legal obligation which requires the processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller;
  • for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2)(h) and (i) and Article 9 (3) of the GDPR;
  • for archival purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) of the GDPR, insofar as the law referred to under section a) presumably makes it impossible or seriously impairs the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
  • to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.

Right to information

If you have exercised your right to rectify, delete, or limit the processing of your personal data against the data controller, the latter is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of such rectification, deletion, or limitation, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You shall have the right to be informed of such recipients by the data controller.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another data controller without being hindered by the data controller to whom the personal data has been provided, given that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out using automated procedures. In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be transmitted directly by a data controller, a different data controller, as far as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this. The right to data transferability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller.

Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons pertaining to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The data controller will no longer process the personal data relating to you unless he can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or in case the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims. If the personal data concerning you is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling to the extent that it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes. You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection in relation to the use of information society services – notwithstanding directive 2002/58/EG – by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent at any time.

Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has any legal effect on you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

  • is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the data controller,
  • is authorised by legislation of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject and contains adequate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or
  • is made with your explicit consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9 (1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9 (2)(a) or (g) of the GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests. If the decision is not based on legal provisions, the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to have a person intervene state his or her point of view and to challenge the decision of the data controller.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work, or place of suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy according to Article 78 of the GDPR.

Data transfer and cooperation with third parties

Cooperation with data processors and third parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (data processors or third parties) in the course of our processing, transfer them to them, or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, pursuant to Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR is necessary for the performance of the contract), provided that you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this, or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.). If we commission data processors to process data, this is done on the basis of Article 28 of the GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if we do so in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure, or if data is transferred to third parties, this will only take place if it is done to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations on the basis of your consent, a legal obligation, or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Article 44 (ff) of the GDPR are met. This means that the processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or the observance of officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

Integration of third-party services and content

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation, and economic operation of our website within the scope of Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR), we use content or service offers from third party providers within our online offer in order to improve their content and services, e.g. videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content detect the IP address of the user, since they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We strive to use only content from providers who use the IP address exclusively to deliver the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of the website. The pseudonymous data can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our website, and may also be linked to such information from other sources.

Web hosting

The hosting services we use are for providing the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, data processing services, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services which we use for the purpose of operating this website. This is where either we or our hosting provider processes inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data from customers, interested parties and visitors to the website on the basis of our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this website in accordance with Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR in conjunction with Article 28 of the GDPR (conclusion of a data processing agreement).

Data protection for third party websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to third party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please note that we cannot assume any responsibility or liability for third-party content or data protection conditions. Please be sure to review the applicable privacy policy before submitting any personal data to these websites

Website analysis service Google Analytics

This website uses functions by the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The use of this is made on the basis of Article 6 (1) (1)(f) of the GDPR. Google Analytics uses pieces of data known as “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will previously truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address to be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to website operators in connection with website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to access all functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from having this data processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available under the following link:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. Google considers the installation of the browser add-on to be an objection. Further information and Google’s current privacy policy can be found athttps://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/.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The processing of users’ personal data enables us to analyse the browsing behaviour of our users. By evaluating the data collected, we are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to continuously improve our website and its usability. For these purposes, our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of data pursuant to Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. By anonymising the IP address, the interest of users in the protection of their personal data is taken into account sufficiently.

Retention period

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for our record-keeping purposes. In our case this expires after 14 months.

Possibility of opposition and removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site from there. Therefore, you as a user also have full control regarding the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings on your internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be accessed to their full extent. On our website we offer our users the possibility of opting out of the analysis procedure. For this you must follow the appropriate link. This way, another cookie is placed on your system which signals our system not to store the user’s data. If the user at some point deletes the corresponding cookie from his own system, he must set up the opt-out cookie again.

Google Services

1. Google Maps

We incorporate the maps by the “Google Maps” service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, in order to visually present geographical information. When Google Maps is used, Google also processes data about the website visitor’s use of the Maps functions. Google may transfer the information obtained from Maps to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. However, it would be technically possible for Google to identify at least individual users on the basis of the data received. It is possible that personal data and personality profiles of users of the website be processed by Google for other purposes over which we have no control and cannot have any influence. Further information about the data processing by Google can be viewed at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out:https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated. In Google’s “Safety Center”, users can change their individual settings so that their own data can be managed and protected (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190). By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of automated data by Google Inc, its agents and third parties.

2. Google Web Fonts

This page makes use of so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts, to reduce server loads and thus providing a faster loading time. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This notifies Google that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is intended for a uniform and appealing presentation of our website, particularly for recognisability as part of our corporate identity. This constitutes a legitimate interest according to Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. Google itself writes about it on this page: Use of Google Fonts is unauthenticated. No cookies are sent by website visitors to the Google Fonts API. Requests to the Google Fonts APIare made to resource-specific domains, such as fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com, so that your requests for fonts are separate and do not contain any credentials you send to google.com while using other Google services that are authenticated, such as Gmail. This means the use of Google Fonts is not monitored. No cookies from website visitors are sent to the Google Fonts API. Requests to the Google Fonts API are made to resource-specific domains such as fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com. This does not include confidential information and is transferred separately from information you provide to Google when using services such as Gmail. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used. For more information about Google Web Fonts, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and see Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

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Personal data of children and adolescents

Persons under the age of 14 should not send any personal data to us without the consent of their guardians. We do not request any personal data from children or adolescents, do not collect it and do not pass it on to third parties unless we have received express permission to do so.

Objection to advertising emails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or emailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

Changes to our privacy policy

We change our security and data protection measures as required by technical developments and adapt our data protection guidelines accordingly. Therefore, please note the current version. Privacy notice last updated: 09 December 2019