Thank you very much for your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for our management.
The use of our company’s internet pages is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a person concerned wishes to make use of one of our company’s services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-Mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is carried out in compliance with the requirements of the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable. Through this privacy statement, our company seeks to inform the public about the nature, extent and purpose of the personal data we process. In addition, this Privacy Statement will inform individuals about their rights.
sematicon AG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that processing personal data via this website is protected as seamlessly as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by post or telephone.
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Definition of Terms
This privacy statement is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Regulation Authorities in the adoption of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. In order to guarantee this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
We use the following terms in this privacy statement and on our website:
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person shall be considered identifiable if they can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more specific characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which relates to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.
Limitation of Processing
Limitation of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of 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, conduct, whereabouts or movement of that natural person.
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the provision of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Controller or Data Controller
The controller or data 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 the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or controllers may be designated in accordance with Union law or with the law of the Member States on the basis of specific criteria.
Processor is a natural or a legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation task under Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients.
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor.
Consent shall mean any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression by the data subject of his or her will in the particular case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal confirmatory act, indicating that he or she consents to the processing of his or her personal data.
The name and Address of the Person Responsible
The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the Data Protection Commissioner:
Telephone: +49 (89) 413 293 000
Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable under certain circumstances.
Collection of data and information
The website of sematicon AG collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The
(1) browser types and versions used,
(2) the operating system used by the accessing system
(3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer)
(4) the sub-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website
(5) the date and time of access to the website
(6) an Internet protocol address (IP address)
(7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
(8) other similar data and information used to avert dangers in the event of attacks on our information technology systems
can be recorded.
When using this general data and information, sematicon AG does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is required to
(1) correctly deliver the content of our website
(2) optimise the content and advertising of our website
(3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website as well as
(4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information they need to prosecute a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by us both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by the person concerned.
Within the scope of contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-Mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected, is apparent from the respective contact form used. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The Data Controller can forward the relevant data to one or more suppliers in order to process them also for internal use only.
By registering on the website of the data controller, the IP address assigned to the data subject by the Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration are stored. The storage of these data takes place in view of the fact that only so the abuse of our services can be prevented and to clear up committed crimes if necessary. In this respect, the storage of this data is important to safeguard the data controller. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or unless the data is used for criminal prosecution.
The registration of the data subject having voluntarily provided personal data serves the purpose of the data controller to offer the data subject contents or services which, taking the nature of the subject-matter into account, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted without day from the database of the data controller.
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain at any time, free of charge, information on the personal data relating to him which have been stored and a copy of that information from the data controller. Furthermore the data subject shall have the right to request the rectification or complete erasure of the personal data without delay, insofar as a deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. A data protection officer named in this privacy statement and the entire staff of the data controller shall be available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.
Subscription to the Newsletter
On the internet page of sematicon AG, users have the possibility to register for the company’s newsletter service. What kind of personal data is collected during the process of newsletter subscription, depends on the relevant contact form.
sematicon AG informs their clients and business partners about the company’s offers through the newsletter service in regular intervals. Our company’s newsletter can be received from persons concerned only if
(1) the person concerned has a valid e-Mail addresse and
(2) the person concerned registered for the newsletter service. Via the Double-Op-In-Process, a confirmation e-Mail is sent to the indicated e-Mail adress of the person concerned. This confirmation e-Mail is to verify whether the owner of the e-Mail address has authorized the newsletter receipt.
In the course of the newsletter registration process, the IP-adress of the person concerned assigned by the computer system’s Internet-Service-Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration are stored. The collection of these data is required in order to retrace (possible) misuse of a person concerned’s e-Mail adress at a later time and also serves to safeguard the data controller.
The personal data collected during newsletter registration are used exclusively for newsletter services. Furthermore, newsletter subscribers could be informed via e-Mail in the event of changes in the newsletter offer or any technical circumstances, if this was relevant for newsletter services. The personal data collected during newsletter registration is not passed on to third parties. The newsletter subscription can be cancelled by the person concerend at any time. The person concerned can withdraw their consent given for storage of their personal data at any time. In order to withdraw the consent, the subscriber finds a relevant link in every newsletter. Furthermore they have the possibility to contact the data controlly via the website or directly to inform him of the unsubscription.
Any newsletter from sematicon AG contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature image pixel, embedded in the e-Mail and sent in HTML-formt, enabling a track and analysis record. This log is designed to help the data controller to statistically evaluate the success or failure of an online marketing campaign. By means of the tracking pixels, sematicon AG can periodically analyze if and when an e-Mail is opened and which links of the newsletter are being clicked on by the recipients.
The personal data collected via tracking pixels in newsletters will be stored and assessed by the data controller in order to opimise and newsletter service and content serving the recipients’ interests. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Persons concerned are entitled to revoke the consent given via the Double-Op-In-Process at any time. After consent withdrawal the personal data are deleted by the data controller. Unsubscripted from the newsletter service is automatically interpreted as withdrawal by sematicon AG.
Contact us via the Website
Due to legal provisions, sematicon AG’s website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to and direct communication with our company, including a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-Mail address). When a data subject contacts the data controller via e-Mail or via contact form, the personal data transmitted are automatically stored. Such personal data communicated voluntarily by the data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
Routine Deletion and Blocking of Personal Data
The person responsible processes and stores personal data of persons concerned only for the period or time necessary to achieve the storage purpose or as provided for by the European directive and regulation maker or another legislator in law or regulations to which the data controller is subject.
In addition to the storage purpose, the duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective statutory retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods). After this period has expired, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted unless they are no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract and/or unless we have a legitimate interest in further storage.
Rights of the Data Subject
Right to confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she can contact us at any time.
Right of access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation authorities, to obtain information on the personal data relating to them which have been stored and and a copy of that information from the data controller free of charge at any time. In addition, the European Data Protection Supervisor has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- the purposes of the processing
- the categories of personal data processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
- the existence of a right to the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to the limitation of the processing carried out by the data controller or of a right to object to such processing
- the existence of a right to appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
- the existence of an automated decision-making, including profiling according to Article 22 Par. 1 and 4 EU-GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
- the data subject also has the right to know whether personal data have been transferred to third countries or international organisations. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of information, he or she can contact us at any time.
Right of rectification
- Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them without delay. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right, considering the purposes of processing, to request the the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary statement.
- If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, they can contact us at any time.
Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)
Any person who is affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to require erasure of personal data concerning them without delay from the data controller, if these are subject to one of the following reasons and to the extent that the processing is not necessary:
- the personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary
- the data subject withdraws their consent on which the processing was based according to Art. 6 Par. 1 Letter a in EU-GDPR or Art. 9 Par. 2 Letter a in EU-GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing
- the data subject objects to the processing according to Art. 21 Par. 1 EU-GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or the data subject objects to the processing according to Art. 21 Par. 2 EU-GDPR.
- the personal data have been processed unlawfully
- the deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of a Member State to which the controller is subject
- the personal data were collected in relation to information society serves according to Art. 8 Par. 1 EU-GDPR
- if one of the reasons mentioned above applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored by us deleted, they can contact us anytime. We will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.
- if sematicon AG has already made personal data public and our company, as the person responsible, is obliged to delete the personal data according to Art. 17 Par. 1 EU-GDPR, we shall take appropriate measures taking into account the available technology and implementation costs to inform other persons responsible for data processing about the request for deletion of all links or replications or copies relating to this data subject – insofar as the processing is not necessary.
Right to limitation of processing
Any person who is affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to request the data controller to limit the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- the accuracy of the personal data shall be contested by the data subject for a period of time which allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the data
- the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to erase the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
- the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal rights.
- the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing according to Art. 21 Par. 1 EU-GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a person concerned wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by us, he can contact us at any time.
Right to data transferability
Any data subject involved in the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to obtain personal data concerning them, which have been provided by the data subject to a data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to communicate these data to another controller without being hindered by the data controller to whom the personal data have been provided initially, given the fact that the processing is based on the consent according to Art. 6 Par. 1 Letter a EU-GDPR or Art. 9 Par. 2 Letter a EU-GDPR or on a contract according to Art. 6 Par. 1 Letter b EU-GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority entrusted to the data controller.
Furthermore, when exercising their right to data transferability according to Art. 20 (1) EU-GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data may be transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.
The person concerned can contact us at any time to assert the right to data transfer.
Right of objection
Any person who is affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning their on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 Letter e or f of the EU-GDPR, for reasons related to their particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of objection, sematicon AG will no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing, which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If sematicon AG processes personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling as far as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to sematicon AG’s processing for direct marketing purposes, the data controller will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition the data subject has the right to object the processing of their personal data, used for scientific or historical research or statistical purposes according to Art. 89 Par. 1 EU-GDPR by sematicon AG, due to reasons resulting of their special situation. Objection is not possible in case the processing helps fulfilling a task of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact us directly. The data subject is also free to exercise their right of objection by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EG.
Automated case-by-case decisions including profiling
Any person who is affected by the processing of personal data has the right under the European Directive and Regulation not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects upon them or significantly affects him or her in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national law or by the Member States to which the data controller is subject and which provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) it is taken with the express consent of the data subject, we shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to have the data controller intervene in order to present his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, they can contact us at any time.
Right to revoke consent under data protection law
Any person who is affected by the processing of personal data has the right under the European Directive and Regulation to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise their right to revoke their consent, they can contact us at any time.
Data protection for applications and in the application process
The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-Mail or an application form on the website, to the controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted shall be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the data controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted no later than two months after the letter of refusal was sent, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).
Data protection provisions on the use and applications 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 analytics tool. Web analysis is the collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to an internet page. A web analysis tracking tool records amongst others data on from which website a person came to the website (so-called referrers), which subsites of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewerd. A web analysis is primarily used for website optimisation and cost-effectiveness analysis of online advertising/marketing campaigns.
The operating company for the Google Analytics component is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained above all to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. When the cookie is set, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time a visitor accesses one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which Google Analytics components have been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the visitor 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 person concerned, which Google uses also to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.
The cookie is used to store personal information such as the access time, the location from which the access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used, 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 share this personal data collected through the technical process with third parties.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting 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 setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
For more information and to review Google’s current privacy policies, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html . Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.
The data controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads both in Google’s search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define keywords that will be used to display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant Internet pages using an automatic algorithm and taking into account the previously defined keywords.
The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying advertisements of interest on third-party websites and in the search engine results of Google; as well as by displaying third-party advertisements on our website.
If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie is stored in the visitor’s information technology system by Google. It has already been explained above what cookies are. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, such as the shopping cart of an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both the data controller and Google to track whether a person, who came to our website via an AdWords ad, generated a turnover, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to compile visitor statistics for our website. These visitor statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could be used to identify data subjects.
The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These 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 visitor can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the visitor. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must access the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.
You find further information and the valid data protection regulations of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
For a consistent presentation this website uses so-called web fonts made available by Google. When a data subject visits a website, the browser used downloads the required web fonts into their browser cache in order ti display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose the browser used must connect to Google’s servers. Through this connection Google gets to know that your our website was viewed with your IP-address. In order to ensure a uniform and appealing display of our online offerings, we use Google web fonts. This constitues a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f in EU-GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer’s standard font will be used.
Please find further information about Google web fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s privacy notice: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
The person responsible for the processing of data has integrated the component LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an internet-based social network enabling the registered users to form connections between already existing, but also new business contacts. Over 400 mio registered persons currently use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. At the moment LinkedIn is the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most-visited internet pages in the world.
With every single view of our website, which is equipped with the LinkedIn component (LinkedIn-Plug-In), this component causes the visitor’s browser used to download a corresponding display of the LinkedIn component. Please find further information to LinkedIn-Plug-Ins at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. Due to this process, LinkedIn receives information which subpages exactly have been visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognises the visitor’s every view of our internet site and also how long they remain as well as what subpage the data subjects visits exactly. This information will be collected through the LinkedIn-component and assigned the relevant LinkedIn account. If the data subject hits the LinkedIn-button integrated on our website, LinkedIn also assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn-user account of the visitor and stores this personal data.
LinkedIn always receives information when the data subject visits our website and is logged into their LinkedIn account at the same time via the LinkedIn-component; this happens also if the data subject does not click on the Linked-In component. The visitor can prevent data transmission from our website to LinkedIn if they log out of their LinkedIn account before accessing our website.
In the settings, the data subject can unsubscribe from e-Mail messages, text messages and target-oriented ads: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls . LinkedIn also uses extern partner services such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame – all of which could set cookies setzen. These cookies can be deactivated in the settings https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy . The applying dat aprivacy policies of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy . LinkedIn’s cookie-policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy .
The person responsible for the processing of data has integrated components of Xing on this website. Xing is an internet-based social network enabling the registered users to form connections between already existing, but also new business contacts. Individual users can create personal profiles of themselves. Companies can also create company profiles, but also publish job vacancies.
The operating company of Xing is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
With every single view of our individual internet pages, which is operated by the data controlle and equipped with a Xing component (Xing-Plug-In), this component causes the visitor’s browser used to download a corresponding display of the Xing component automatically. Please find further Information to the Xing-Plug-Ins at https://dev.xing.com/plugins . Due to this process, Xing receives information which subpages exactly have been visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at Xing at the same time, Xing recognises the visitor’s every view of our internet site and also how long they remain as well as what subpage the data subjects visits exactly. This information will be collected through the Xing-component and assigned the relevant Xing-account. If the data subject hits the Xing-button integrated on our website, for example the “Share”-button, Xing also assigns this information to the personal Xing-user account of the visitor and stores this personal data.
Xing always receives information when the data subject visits our website and is logged into their Xing account at the same time via the Xing-component; this happens also if the data subject does not click on the Xing component. The visitor can prevent data transmission from our website to Xing if they log out of their Xing account before accessing our website.
Please visit Xing’s privacy policies to find more information about collection, processing and use of personal data through Xing at: //www.xing.com/privacy . Furthermore, Xing also provides information and privacy policies about the XING-Share-Button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
Legal basis for processing
Art. 6 I lit. a EU-GDPR forms the legal basis for any processing procedures in our company, during which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpuse. When the processing of personal data is needed to fulfill a contract, including the data subject as one party – as is the case with processing procedures for delivery of goods or supplying the party with a particular service, the processing is based on Art. 6 lit. b EU-GDPR. The same applies for processing procedures necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example product requests or services. Our company is subject to legal obligations requiring the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 lit. c EU-GDPR. In exceptional cases the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect vital interests of persons concerned or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to your business was injured and his name, age, health insurance data or any other essential information shall be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or any other third parties. Then a proceeding is based on Art. 6 I lit. d EU-GDPR. Ultimately processing procedures could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f EU-GDPR. This is the procedure for any processing that is not covered by any of the previously mentioned legal bases before and when the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of persons concerned do not dominate. Such processing procedures are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. The legislator holds the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject was a customer of the person responsible (Recital 47 #2 EU-GDPR).
Legitimate interest in the processing pursured by the data controller or by a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 I lit. f EU-GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of business for the benefit of all employees and, where appropriate, our shareholders.
Duration for which the personal data will be stored
The criterion for the duration of personal data storage is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted unless they are required for the fulfillment or initiation of contracts.
Legal or contractual provisions regulating the provision of personal data; requirement for conclusion of a contract; obligation of data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (i.e. tax regulations) or may result from contractual provisions (i.e. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary that a person concerend makes personal data available, which we have to process further, in order to conclude a contract. For instance, the concerened person is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with them. The consequence of not disclosing personal data would be that a contract cannot be concluded. Before the person concerned discloses personal data, the data subject may contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer informs the data subject about the specific case and whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or disclosure is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the non-disclosure of the personal data would have.
As a responsible company we generally refraim from automated decision-making or profiling.