Name and address of the Controller
Controller (hereinafter: “we”) for the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (Art. 4 (7) GDPR), the German Data Protection Act and other provisions related to data protection is:
Tel.: +49 30 700 15 96 83
Our data protection officer is Dr. iur. Andreas Pinheiro, LL.M.
I. Collection of general data and log files
1. Description and scope of data processing
We collect a series of general data and information, when you or an automated system call up the website. This general data is stored in the log files of the server. When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject and do not save this data together with other personal data.
We may collect:
- (1) the browser types, versions and languages used
- (2) the operating system used by the accessing system
- (3) the internet service provider of the user
- (4) the Internet protocol address (IP address)
- (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site
- (6) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website
- (7) the sub-websites, which are controlled by an accessing system on our website
- (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems
- (9) volume of data transmitted
2. Legal basis
The legal basis for the storage of this information and log files is Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR.
This information is needed to deliver the content of our website correctly, optimize the content of our website, ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and provide the law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject. We do not access or otherwise make use of the data for marketing purposes.
4. Duration of Storage
We delete the data as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the above mentioned purposes. In case of data collected for the purpose of delivery of the content of the website, the data will be deleted when the respective session is terminated. The data saved in log files will routinely be deleted after a time period of seven days. However, the storage of data for longer is permissible. In these cases the IP-address of users will be deleted or anonymized.
1. Description and scope of data processing
The cookies used by us are the following:
Additional information with regard to cookies you can find in the information provided with regard to our use of Google Analytics (V.) and Google Conversion Tracking (VI.).
2. Legal Basis
Cookies are needed to deliver the content of our website correctly, optimize the content of our website and ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems. These purposes serve as legitimate purposes pursuant to Art. 6 Abs. (1) lit. a GDPR.
4. Duration of storage and possibility to opt-out
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of your internet browser. Thus, you may also permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via your internet browser or other software programs. However, if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, you may not be able to use all functions of our website.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
III. Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually present geographical information. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
When you use Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored on a server belonging to Google in the USA. By using this website you confirm that in this regard you are in agreement with the recording, processing and use of your automatically collected data by Google, one of its representatives, or third-party suppliers.
Full details can be found in Google’s data protection centre: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/#infochoices and Data Protection Policy
IV. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
V. Google AdWords Conversion-Tracking
We use the Google AdWords online advertising program and Conversion Tracking as part of Google AdWords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). If you click on advertising switched on by Google, a Conversion Tracking cookie is deposited on your computer. These cookies have restricted validity, do not contain personal data and therefore are not used for identifying individuals.
If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can detect that you have clicked on the advert and been forwarded to this page. Every Google AdWords customer has a different cookie. Hence there is no possibility of cookies being traced back via the websites of AdWords customers.
The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers that are critical for conversion tracking. In this way the customers learn the total number of users that have clicked on the advert and have been forwarded to a page provided with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used for personally identifying users.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can retract your consent for this usage by preventing the installation of cookies via a corresponding setting in your browser software (disabling option). You will then be excluded from the Conversion Tracking statistics.
You can find additional information and the Google data protection declaration at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
VI. Online contact form and e-mail contact
1. Description and scope of data processing
On our website we offer two online contact forms in order to get in touch with us. If you use these forms, the information that you enter into the online mask of the contact forms will be transmitted to us and we will save this information. The data asked for in the contact form for applicants is:
- Location preference
- Field of ativity
- Available from (possible starting date)
- Possibility to submit information relating to application via PDF
Data asked for in the general contact form:
At the time the message is send via the online contact form, the following additional information will be saved by us:
- the IP-address of the user
- the time and date of the message
We would like to emphasise and inform all users that messages send to us via our online contact forms are – similar to the use of e-mails – unencrypted.
Alternatively, you can contact us by using the e-mail addresses indicated on this website. If you send us an e-mail we will save all personal data that is included in the e-mail send to us.
We will not transmit data send to us to third parties. We use the data provided to respond to the feedback/query you send us or for the application process for a position with us respectively. Legal basis for the processing of this data, also for those transmitted to us via e-mail, is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the contact is aimed at concluding or initiating a contract additional legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.
We use the data provided to us via e-mail and the online contact forms in order to respond to the feedback/query you send us or for the application for a position with us respectively. The data will strictly be used for these purposes only.
3. Duration of storage
We delete the data provided as soon as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the above mentioned purposes. For the data provided in the general contact form and via e-mail, this is the case when the conversation with the user has ended. A conversation ends when the circumstances of the individual case suggest that the query has finally been settled.
The information provided in the application contact form will generally be deleted 6 months after the application process has ended. If the applicant consents, the data can be stored for a longer time period strictly for the purpose of informing the applicant when new job openings arise.
4. How to object
You can object to the processing of information regarding the online-contact forms and information provided for via e-mail at any time. However, when you object we can no longer respond to your feedback and queries. You can submit your objection electronically via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All personal information with regard to your queries will be deleted.
VII. Newsletter and double-opt-in
We offer the possibility to subscribe to a newsletter free of charge. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will save the data that you enter into the online mask for subscribing to our newsletter.
We will save the following information:
- Date and time of registration
1. Legal basis
Legal basis for sending you our newsletter is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. The processing of additional information during registration solely serves the purpose of preventing the misuse of our services and of e-mail addresses.
2. Duration of storage
We delete the data provided as soon as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the above mentioned purpose. We save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter only and will delete it as soon as you subscription to our newsletter ends. The additional information saved during the process of registration will generally be deleted 7 days after registration.
3. How to object
The subscription of the newsletter can be terminated at any time. Every newsletter includes a link that allows for the termination of the subscription. You can also terminate the subscription via e-mail (email@example.com).
Our website uses Google reCAPTCHA to check and prevent automated servers (“bots”) from accessing and interacting with our website. This is a service provided by Google Inc., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
This service allows Google to determine from which website your request has been sent and from which IP address the reCAPTCHA input box has been used. In addition to your IP address, Google may collect other information necessary to provide and guarantee this service.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our website and in the prevention of unwanted, automated access in the form of spam or similar.
Google offers detailed information at
concerning the general handling of your user data.
VIII. Your rights
When personal data of yours is processed, the GDPR provides you with special rights. You have the right to be informed about the data that we hold on you, the right to have your data rectified if it is inaccurate, the right to erasure, the right to have your data restricted or blocked from processing, the right of data portability and the right to object to processing of your personal data (Art. 15 – 21 GDPR), as well as a right to revoke your consent at any time (Art. 7 GDPR) and a right of complaint to the competent data protection regulator (Art. 77 GDPR).
If you wish to make use of your rights or have questions with regard to your personal data or our data protection policy, please feel free to contact us via phone (+49 221 291 906 0), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (Von-Werth-Str. 2, 50670 Köln).