privacy policy

Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as "data") are only processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.

According to Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), “processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or the linking, the restriction, the deletion or the destruction.

With the following data protection declaration, we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide either alone or together with others about the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as responsible
II. Rights of users and data subjects
III. Information on data processing

I. Information about us as responsible

Responsible provider of this website in terms of data protection law is:

PERSONALUNION
Uwe Borowy
Koppel 96
20099 Hamburg
Germany

telephone: +49 40 278 78 750
cellphone: +49 171 5664 133
e-mail: uwe.borowy@personalunion.com

The data protection officer at the provider is:

Uwe Borowy

II. Rights of users and data subjects

With a view to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • for confirmation as to whether the data concerning you are being processed, for information about the processed data, for further information about the data processing as well as for copies of the data (see also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of the data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is required in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transfer this data to other providers / responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to complain to the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the data concerning them are being processed by the provider in violation of data protection regulations (cf. also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the provider is obliged to notify all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17 Paragraph 1, 18 GDPR teaching. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

According to Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects also have the right to object to the future processing of the data concerning them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.

III. Information on data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is given below.

Server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable website, your internet browser transmits data to us or to our web space provider. With these so-called server log files, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our website (referrer URL), the website (s) of our website that you are visiting, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the internet connection from which our website is used.

The data collected in this way is temporarily stored, but not together with other data from you.

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially excluded from deletion until an incident has been finally clarified.

Cookies

a) Session cookies / session cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored and stored on your device by the internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you on an individual basis, such as your browser or location data or your IP address.  

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our website in different languages or the offer of a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit b.) GDPR, provided that these cookies are used to process data to initiate or process contracts.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

When you close your internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third party cookies

Our website may also use cookies from partner companies with whom we work for the purpose of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details on this, in particular on the purposes and legal basis for processing such third-party cookies.

c) possibility of elimination

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. The steps and measures required for this, however, depend on the specific Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you have to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the specific Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

Contact inquiries / contact options

If you contact us via the contact form or email, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The specification of the data is necessary for processing and answering your request - without providing it, we cannot answer your request, or at most only to a limited extent.

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted if your request has been finally answered and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements, for example in the event of a subsequent contract processing.

LinkedIn

We maintain an online presence on LinkedIn to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers / interested parties. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.

In this respect, we would like to point out that there is a possibility that user data will be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This can result in increased risks for the user insofar as, for example, later access to the user data can be made more difficult. We also have no access to this user data. Access is only available to LinkedIn.

You can find LinkedIn's privacy policy at

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Facebook

To advertise our products and services and to communicate with interested parties or customers, we operate a company presence on the Facebook platform.

We are jointly responsible for this social media platform with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland.

The data protection officer of Facebook can be reached via a contact form:

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970

We have regulated joint responsibility in an agreement with regard to the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, from which the mutual obligations arise, can be accessed under the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

The legal basis for the processing of personal data that takes place as a result and is reproduced below is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, communication as well as the sale and promotion of our products and services.

The legal basis can also be the consent of the user in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR to the platform operator. According to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, the user can revoke his consent to this at any time by notifying the platform operator for the future.

When you visit our online presence on the Facebook platform, Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU processes user data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.).

This user data is used for statistical information about the use of our company presence on Facebook. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes and to create user profiles. Based on these profiles, Facebook Ireland Ltd. For example, it is possible to advertise users within and outside of Facebook based on their interests. If the user is logged into his account on Facebook at the time of access, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can also link the data with the respective user account.

If the user contacts us via Facebook, the personal data entered on this occasion will be used to process the request. The user's data will be deleted by us, provided that the user's request has been finally answered and there are no statutory retention requirements, e.g. in the case of subsequent contract processing.

Facebook Ireland Ltd. possibly also set cookies.

If the user does not agree to this processing, it is possible to prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser accordingly. Cookies that have already been saved can also be deleted at any time. The settings for this depend on the respective browser. In the case of Flash cookies, processing cannot be prevented via the settings of the browser, but by the corresponding setting of the Flash player. Should the user prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all Facebook functions can be used to their full extent.

More information about the processing activities, their prevention and the deletion of the data processed by Facebook can be found in Facebook's data policy:

https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

It cannot be ruled out that the processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. also via Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 in the USA.

Linking social media via graphic or text link

We also advertise presences on the social networks listed below on our website. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective network. The use of this linked graphic prevents that when a website that has a social media application is called up, a connection is automatically established to the respective server of the social network in order to display a graphic of the respective network itself. The user is only forwarded to the service of the respective social network by clicking on the corresponding graphic.

After the user has been forwarded, information about the user is recorded by the respective network. It cannot be ruled out that the data collected in this way will be processed in the USA.

This is initially data such as the IP address, date, time and page visited. If the user is logged into his user account of the respective network during this time, the network operator can, if necessary, assign the information collected from the specific visit of the user to the user's personal account. If the user interacts via a “share” button on the respective network, this information can be saved in the user's personal user account and, if necessary, published. If the user wants to prevent the information collected from being directly assigned to his user account, he must log out before clicking on the graphic. It is also possible to configure the respective user account accordingly.

The following social networks are linked to our site:

facebook

Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

privacy policy https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, ein Tochterunternehmen der LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA.

privacy policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts on our website to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.

The connection to Google established when our website is accessed allows Google to determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the representation of the font is to be transmitted.

Google offers below

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

further information, in particular about the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

FontAwesome

In order to be able to display the fonts and visual elements of our website, we use the external fonts from FontAwesome. FontAwesome is a service of

Fonticons Inc., 6 Porter Road, Apartment 3R, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA, hereinafter referred to as "FontAwesome".

Bei dem Aufruf unseres Internetauftritts wird eine Verbindung zum Server von FontAwesome in den USA aufgebaut, um so die Darstellung von Schriften und visuellen Elemente zu ermöglichen und zu aktualisieren.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.

Through the connection to the FontAwesome server established when our website is accessed, FontAwesome can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the font should be transmitted.

FontAwesome offers under

https://fontawesome.com/privacy

further information, in particular about the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

Sample data protection declaration from Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner

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