Data Privacy Statement
I. Data controller / Data protection officer
The data controller, as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of EU member states, as well as by other statutory data protection provisions, is:
expertalis GmbH Schaflandstrasse 6
70736 Fellbach Germany
Tel: +49-711.34 24 37-0
The data controller’s data protection officer is:
Obladen Gaessler Lawyers Weisshausstrasse 26
50933 Cologne Germany
Tel: 0221.800 676 80
II. General information on data processing / legal bases
Our intention in issuing this Data Privacy Statement is to inform you of the type, extent, and purpose of the data that we process. At the same time, this Data Privacy Statement also includes information on your rights as the data subject.
Basically, we only collect and use your personal data to the extent that is necessary for providing a well-functioning website as well as our content and services.
You can use our web pages without divulging any personal data. However, if you wish to use special functions of our website (such as our online application form or our candidate briefing function), it will be necessary for us to process your personal data.
Insofar as it is necessary to collect and use your personal data, this processing is always carried out based on legal provisions and/or we obtain your consent.
Your personal data shall be erased as soon as the purpose of storing it ceases to exist. It may be stored for longer if this is provided for by European or national law in EU ordinances, laws, or other regulations to which we are subject, or if you have given appropriate consent (e.g. for your application to be stored in our database).
The data shall also be erased if the storage period stipulated under the aforementioned standards expires, unless it is necessary to store the data further for the purpose of entering into or performance of a contract.
Provided that we obtain your consent, as the data subject, to the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. a of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. b of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis for such processing of personal data as is necessary for performance of a contract in which you, as the data subject, are a contracting party. This shall also apply to processing procedures that are necessary for implementing precontractual measures.
Provided that it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfil a legal obligation under which we are bound, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. c of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.
Should the vital interests of yourself as the data subject or of another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, then Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. d of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.
Should the processing be necessary in order to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, and should the aforementioned interest not outweigh the interests, basic rights, and basic freedoms of the data subject, then Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. f of the GDPR shall serve as a legal basis for the said processing.
III. Processing application papers
When sending us your application papers, three options should be available to you: you can either send us your application by e-mail, via our online application form, or via the classic postal route.
If your application contains personal data that reveals your racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or ideological convictions, or trade union membership, this data shall be classified as belonging to special categories of personal data, pursuant to Article 9 para. 1 of the GDPR.
Your application papers shall be stored in our system.
You may only send us your papers in connection with a specific job description; we shall then process the data contained in the application solely in relation to that particular job. In the course of sending us these papers, you can grant us your consent to the more long-term storage of your application papers in our applicant database. We shall evaluate your application relating to the advertised job and shall forward your papers to the recruiter, adding a resumé if necessary.
Alternatively, you can also send us your papers relating to a general application for future jobs (unsolicited application).
In the case of an unsolicited application and/or your consent to the longer-term storage of your papers, we shall inform you of jobs that, in our opinion, best match your application and are most suitable for you, and – provided that you give us your consent – shall forward your papers, as described above, to the recruiter concerned.
Furthermore, we shall occasionally forward personal data (such as your name, your address, and your date of birth) to our ordering customers within the framework of reporting lists. This is done at 14-day intervals and serves statistical purposes and also as proof of performance on our part.
In individual cases, it may happen that the recruiter is based in a so-called “third country” or is an international organisation. In such a case, we shall make every effort to ensure that our ordering customers offer an appropriate level of protection with regard to the handling of your data.
The legislature regards the special data categories as particularly worthy of protection. We shall therefore process this data only on the basis of your express consent, pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 pt. a of the GDPR, which represents the legal basis for said processing.
For the rest, the forwarding of your application papers as well as your consent to the longer-term storage of your application papers in our applicant database represent your consent to the processing of personal data. Here, the legal basis for said processing of your application papers shall be Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. a of the GDPR.
Insofar as we forward reporting lists to our ordering customers for statistical purposes and as proof of our performance, these purposes constitute our legitimate interest in the data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. f of the GDPR, which at the same time constitutes the legal basis for forwarding the reporting lists.
Insofar as personal data is forwarded to a third country or an international organisation, the legal basis for this processing shall be Art. 45 para. 1 sentence 1 of the GDPR.
The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of its collection, i.e. for applying for a specific job.
Even after the job has ceased to be advertised, it may still be necessary to store personal data in order to fulfil contractual or legal obligations.
You have the option of revoking your consent at any time. Insofar as the data processing is based on our legitimate interest, you can file an objection to said processing at any time.
You can file an objection, revoke your consent, or alter your data that we have stored by sending us notification of your wish by e-mail or by post.
IV. Provision of the website and creating logfiles
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically gathers data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.
In the process, the following data may be collected: (1) information on the browser type and the version used, (2) the operating system used, (3) the Internet service provider, (4) the IP address, (5) the date and time of access, (6) the websites from which your system reaches our website and (7) the websites that are accessed by your system via our website.
The data shall be stored in the logfiles of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data. No conclusions about the person concerned can thus be drawn.
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to enable the website to be delivered to your computer. For this purpose, your IP address shall remain stored for the duration of the session.
Data is stored in logfiles in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data helps us to optimise the website and to protect the security of our technical information systems. The data shall not be analysed for advertising purposes.
These purposes constitute our legitimate interest in the data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. f of the GDPR, which at the same time constitutes the legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the logfiles.
The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of its collection. In the event that data is collected in order to provide the website, it shall be erased as soon as the session concerned comes to an end. Should the storage of any data continue after this time, the IP address shall be erased or radically altered so that it can no longer be linked to the accessing client.
As the collection of the data is absolutely necessary in order to provide the website and the storage of the data in logfiles is absolutely necessary in order to operate the website, you do not have the option of filing an objection.
We offer you the option of registering while disclosing personal data for the purpose of the online application. The data shall be entered into an input form, transmitted to us, and stored. The data collected in the course of the registration process shall be obtained from the relevant input form used for collecting it.
Your consent to the processing of this data shall be obtained in the course of the registration process.
Your registration is necessary in order to transmit your application papers via the online application form. The personal data that you provide shall only be processed by us internally and for the purpose of fulfilling the order. The online application form shall be hosted at our order processor HR4YO (https://expertalis.hr4you.org); HR4YO shall likewise only use the passed-on personal data internally. This usage shall be ascribed to us as the entity responsible for said processing.
Furthermore, in the event of registration the IP address issued by your Internet service provider as well as the date and time of the registration shall be stored. The purpose of said storage is to prevent any misuse of our services and also to assist the investigation of criminal offences, if necessary.
This data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or unless passing it on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.
Pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. a of the GDPR, the legal basis for processing the data collected at registration is your consent, which we obtain from you in the course of the registration process.
The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose for which it was collected, i.e. the setting up or operating of a customer account.
Even after the customer account has been erased, it may be necessary to store your personal data for the purpose of fulfilling contractual or legal obligations.
You have the option of cancelling your registration at any time by sending us appropriate notification by e-mail or by post. The account created for you internally shall then be erased by us immediately. If you have received login data for the account, you may at any time alter, supplement, or erase the data concerning you that is stored in your account.
However, the premature erasure of the data shall only be possible provided no contractual or legal obligations (e.g. retention obligations on our part) prevent its erasure.
The data collected in this way is pseudonymised through technical measures. It is therefore no longer possible to link the data to the accessing user. The data is not stored together with any other personal data.
We hereby draw your attention to the fact that when you use our online application form, our service provider HR4YOU likewise sets cookies. This process involves only cookies that are technically necessary. Regarding the purpose of using said cookies, we refer you to their data privacy statement at https://www.hr4you.de/datenschutz/.
The aforementioned analytical cookies enable us to improve the quality of our website and its contents. We learn about how the website is used and can thus continually optimise our website.
These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing the personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. f of the GDPR, which at the same time represents the legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies.
Cookies from the following providers are used:
Moat is provided by Moat Inc., 228 Park Ave South # 17953, New York NY 10003, United States. Moat uses technologies to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Ab. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Link data protection information: https://moat.com/privacy
Link to Opt.Out: https://moat.com/privacy#your_choice
Cookiebot.com is operated by Cybot A / S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark. We use the technology to ensure the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to Cookoebot.com. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Ab. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Link data protection information: https://www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/
On our website, there is the option of subscribing to a free newsletter (called “Candidate Briefing”). On registering for the newsletter, the data from the input form is transmitted to us. This data consists of first and last name, company name, e-mail address, and (optionally) a telephone number. In addition, the IP address of the accessing computer as well as the date and time of the registration are collected on registration.
In the course of the registration process, your consent to the processing of the data is obtained and you are referred to this Data Privacy Statement.
No data is passed on to third parties in connection with data processing for the purpose of sending out newsletters. The data is used solely for sending out the newsletter.
The legal basis for processing the data after you register for the newsletter is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. a of the GDPR.
Your e-mail address is collected for the purpose of delivering the newsletter. The collection of any other personal data in the course of the registration procedure serves to prevent any misuse of the services or of the e-mail address used.
The data is erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of its collection. Thus, the data you enter is stored for as long as the newsletter subscription is active. As a rule, any other personal data collected in the course of the registration procedure is erased after a period of seven days.
You can cancel the subscription to the newsletter at any time. There is a suitable link for this purpose in every newsletter. This likewise allows you to withdraw your consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the registration procedure. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter via our website at https://en.expertalis.de/client-mailing To do this, you have to re-enter your personal data and click on the “Unsubscribe” button.
VIII. The comments function on our blog
On our website, we regularly publish articles on different topics that have awakened our interest and that we think may interest you as well. For this purpose, we run a blog.
In this blog, we give you the opportunity to comment on our articles. The data entered into the input form is transmitted to us and stored by us. This data consists of your name and your e-mail address as well as (optionally) your website and the comment. In addition, at the time of sending a comment your IP address as well as the date and time are transmitted and stored.
The processing of the personal data from the input form serves to prevent any abuse of the comment form and to safeguard the security of our IT system. This constitutes our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 pt. f of the GDPR, which at the same time represents the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
The data is erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of its collection. This still applies even if the comment is no longer published. The personal data additionally collected during the sending process is erased after a period of seven days at the latest.
You can file an objection to the storage of your personal data at any time. In that case, the comment will no longer be published. The objection may be sent by e-mail or by post. In this case, all personal data stored in the course of posting the comment will be erased.
IX. E-mail contact
We offer you the option of contacting us via the e-mail address provided. If you take this opportunity, your personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties in connection to this. The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.
The sole purpose of the processing of the personal data is to enable us to process the contact process. At the same time, it also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. f of the GDPR, which is the legal basis for the processing of the data.
The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of its collection. This is the case once the relevant conversation has come to an end. The conversation has come to an end once circumstances show that the matter concerned has been dealt with conclusively.
You have the option of filing an objection to the storage of your personal data at any time. You can notify us of your objection by e-mail or by post. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be erased in this case.
X. The rights of the data subject
Insofar as and to the extent that we process your personal data, you are a “data subject” as defined under the GDPR and you have the following rights regarding us, as the “data controller”:
1. The right to information
You can request confirmation from the data controller as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed by us.
Should such processing be taking place, you can request that the data controller provide you with information on the following, pursuant to Art. 15 of the GDPR: (1) the purposes for which the personal data is being processed; (2) the categories of personal data being processed; (3) the recipients and/or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed or is going to be disclosed; (4) the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if it is not possible to be specific about this, criteria for determining the maximum storage time; (5) the existence of a right to
rectification or erasure with respect to the personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing and/or a right to object to said processing; (6) the existence of a right to complain to a supervisory authority; (7) all information available on the origin of the data, if the personal data was not obtained from the data subject; (8) the existence of an automated decision-making process, including profiling, pursuant to Art. 22 paras. 1 and 4 of the GDPR, and – at least in these cases – conclusive information on the logic involved as well as the broad implications and the intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information on whether the personal data concerning you is being transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. In connection to this, you can ask to be informed concerning the appropriate guarantees connected to said transmission pursuant to Art. 46 of the GDPR.
2. The right to rectification
Pursuant to Art. 16 of the GDPR, you have a right to the rectification and/or completion of data by the data controller, insofar as the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller shall promptly carry out the rectification.
3. The right to erasure
Pursuant to Art. 17 of the GDPR, you can request that the data controller should immediately erase the personal data concerned, and the data controller shall be obliged to immediately erase the said data, provided that one of the following grounds applies: (1) the personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed in any other way; (2) you withdraw your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 pt. a or Art. 9 para. 2 pt. a of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing; (3) you file an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for said processing, or you file an objection to said processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 of the GDPR; (4) the personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully; (5) the erasure of the personal data concerning you is necessary for fulfilling a legal obligation pursuant to laws of the European Union or the member states to which the data controller is subject; or (6) the personal data concerning you was collected in connection with information society services, pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 of the GDPR.
If the data controller has made public the personal data concerning you and if they are obliged to erase it pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 of the GDPR, they shall implement appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, including technical measures, in order to inform the parties responsible for processing the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested the erasure of all links to the said personal data and/or of copies or duplicates of this personal data.
No right to erasure exists if the processing is necessary (1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information; (2) to fulfil a legal obligation under which the data controller is bound, pursuant to the law of the European Union or of the member states, or to fulfil a task that is in the public interest or is carried out through the exercise of public authority transferred to the data controller; (3) on grounds connected to the public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 pts. h and i, as well as Art. 9 para. 3 of the GDPR; (4) for archiving purposes that are in the public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 of the GDPR, provided that erasure will probably make it impossible to realise, or will seriously compromise, the aims of said processing, pursuant to section a) of the aforementioned law; or (5) for the purpose of asserting, exercising, or defending legal claims.
4. The right to restriction of the processing
Providing the following conditions are met, you have a right to request a restriction of the processing of the personal data concerning you, pursuant to Art. 18 of the GDPR: (1) if you dispute the correctness of the personal data concerning you for a period that enables the data controller to check the correctness of said personal data; (2) if the processing is unlawful and you reject the erasure of said personal data and instead request the restriction of its use; (3) if the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purpose of processing, but you yourself need it in order to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, or (4) if you have filed an objection to the processing, pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 of the GDPR, and it is not yet certain whether or not the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh your own reasons.
If the processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, said data may only be processed – excepting storage of the data by you – with your consent, or in order to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, or in order to safeguard the rights of another natural or legal person, or on the grounds of an important public interest of the European Union or of a member state.
If the processing of said data has been restricted pursuant to the aforementioned preconditions, you shall be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted.
5. Notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing
If you have asserted your right to request the rectification or erasure of data, or the restriction of the data processing by the data controller, the latter shall be obligated to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed concerning said rectification or erasure of the data or the restriction of the processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves disproportionate time, effort, and expense.
You have the right to be informed of who these recipients are by the data controller.
6. The right to data portability
Pursuant to Art. 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have supplied to the data controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit said data to another data controller without hindrance from the data controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided said processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. a of the GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 pt. a of the GDPR, or on a contract, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pt. b of the GDPR, and that the processing takes place using automated processes.
In exercising this right, you furthermore have the right to arrange for the personal data concerning you to be directly transmitted by one data controller to another data controller, provided that this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons may not be encroached upon in doing so.
The right to data portability shall not apply to any processing of personal data that is necessary for fulfilling a task that is in the public interest or that is carried out through the exercise of public authority transferred to the data controller.
7. The right to object
You have the right at any time to file an objection to the processing of the personal data concerning you that is carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 pts. e or f of the GDPR, on grounds relating to your particular situation; this shall likewise apply to profiling that is based on those provisions.
The data controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless they can provide proof of compelling, protection-worthy grounds for said processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or unless said processing serves the purpose of establishing, exercising, or defending legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right at any time to file an objection to the processing of your personal data for such advertising purposes; this likewise applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected to such direct marketing.
If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you shall no longer be processed for those purposes.
You have the option, in connection with the use of information society services –notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EG – of exercising your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
8. The right to revoke your declaration of consent to the data protection policy
You have the right at any time to revoke your declaration of consent to the data protection policy. The legitimacy of the processing carried out based on your consent up to the date of your revocation shall not be affected by said revocation of consent.
9. Automated decision-making in an individual case, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – if said decision produces legal effects concerning you or significantly disadvantages you in a similar way. This right shall not apply if the decision (1) is necessary for entering into or performance of a contract between you and the data controller, (2) is authorised by legislation of the European Union or of the member states to which the data controller is subject and the said legislation stipulates suitable measures for safeguarding your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, or (3) is based on your express consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Art. 9 para. 1 of the GDPR, unless Article. 9 para. 2 pts. a or g of the GDPR applies and suitable measures have been taken to safeguard the said rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases cited under (1) and (3) above, the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard said rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, which shall at least include the right to effect the person’s intervention on the part of the data controller, to explain one’s own standpoint and to dispute the decision.
10. The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Notwithstanding any other administrative or judicial remedy, pursuant to Art. 77 of the GDPR you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of the personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 of the GDPR.
XI. Use of add-ons from third-party providers on the website
1. Google Analytics analysis tool
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Using this service, data on the behaviour of visitors to our website is processed.
The service is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, Ca-94043-1351, USA.
Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse the use of our website, to compile reports on the activities on the website and to provide further services to us in connection with the use of the website and of the Internet. Pseudonymised usage profiles of users may be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics in combination with the activation of IP anonymisation. This means that your IP address shall be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the browser shall not be combined with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; you can furthermore prevent the collecting for Google of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can find further information on the use of data for advertising purposes by Google and possibilities of settings and objections on Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/ (“How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en (“Advertising”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Control the information Google uses to show you ads”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“Control the ads you see”).
2. Social Media
a) Facebook‘s social plugins
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue square, the terms “Like” or a “thumbs-up” sign). The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be seen here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you access our website, a direct connection with Facebook’s servers is set up via your browser. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook and integrated into the website by your browser. User profiles of you can consequently be created from the processed data. We have no influence over the data that Facebook collects using this plugin and are therefore providing you with information in accordance with our current level of knowledge.
On integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the relevant page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins by, for example, clicking on the “Like” button or posting a comment, the appropriate information is transmitted directly to Facebook by your computer and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is nevertheless a possibility that Facebook may find out and store your IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymised IP addresses are stored in Germany.
The purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in Facebook’s data privacy pointers: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If you are a member of Facebook and do not wish Facebook to collect data about you concerning this website or to link it to your membership data stored at Facebook, you must log out from Facebook before using our website and erase the relevant cookies. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are carried out irrespective of platform: i.e. they are then taken over for all devices, such as desktop computer or mobile devices.
b) Use of the Twitter buttons
We use the Twitter button on our website. This is regularly displayed with the words “Twitter” or “Follow”, or with the image of a blue bird.
The buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
The Twitter button makes it possible to share an article or page of our website on Twitter or to follow us on Twitter.
If you access our website, a short-term connection to servers via your browser will be set up by Twitter. The content of the Twitter button will be transmitted directly to your browser by Twitter. We have no influence over the volume of the data that Twitter collects using this plugin nor over its use by Twitter. According to our current level of knowledge, your IP address at least will be transmitted.
c) Use of the Xing Share Button
We use the “XING Share Button” on our website. When you access our website, a short-term connection to servers of XING AG (“XING”) will be set up via your browser in order to activate the functions connected to the button (particularly the calculation/display of the counter value). XING does not store any of your personal data (for example your IP address) or analyse your user behaviour by using cookies.
You can find the latest data protection information concerning the “XING Share Button” and supplementary information at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
Our web site uses features of the LinkedIn network offered by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
Once and to the extent that you access pages on our site that contain LinkedIn features, we will connect to LinkedIn’s servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account.
For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
We use features of Pinterest on our website. Pinterest is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Pinterest is a social network. A social network is an internet-based social meeting place. Users will be able to communicate with each other, exchange messages and media files such as pictures, videos etc. and interact with each other in a similar way. In addition, opinions and experiences can be exchanged on the social platform Pinterest allows users to publish, among other things, image collections and single images as well as descriptions on virtual bulletin boards (so-called “pinning”), which in turn are shared by other users (so-called “repinnen”). Or can be commented on.
When you visit our pages, a connection is established between your browser and the servers of Pinterest. This is done via Pinterest components integrated on the website, so-called Pinterest plugins. Data is automatically transferred to Pinterest. If you have a Pinterest account, this data can be linked to it. Each time you visit one of the individual pages of the website operated by us and on which a Pinterest plug-in has been integrated, the Internet browser on your computer / smartphone / tablet is automatically triggered by the respective Pinterest plugin, a representation of the corresponding Pinterest plugin from Download Pinterest.
Pinterest will be aware of which specific subpage of our website you visit, if you are logged in while using our website at Pinterest. If you use one of the Pinterest plug-ins integrated on our website or if you leave a comment, Pinterest assigns this information to your personal Pinterest user account and stores this personal data.
Pinterest always receives information via the Pinterest plug-in that you have visited our website if you are simultaneously logged in to Pinterest at the time of access to our website. This also happens regardless of whether you click on a Pinterest plugin. If you do not wish to associate this information with your Pinterest account, please log out of Pinterest before visiting our site. For more information, see: https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy
We have integrated components of AddThis on our website. AddThis is a so-called bookmarking provider. AddThis allows a simplified bookmarking of websites via buttons. By moving over the AddThis component with the mouse (so-called mouseover) or by clicking with the mouse pointer, a list of bookmarking and sharing services is displayed.AddThis is operated by AddThis, Inc. 1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, USA.
Each time one of the individual pages of our website is integrated with an AddThis component, the Internet browser on your computer / smartphone / tablet is automatically activated by the respective AddThis component to download data from the website www.addthis.com. Within the scope of this technical procedure, AddThis receives knowledge about the visit and which concrete single page of this website is used by the information technology system used by the data subject. In addition, AddThis receives knowledge of the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), the computer system used, the browser type, the browser language, the website accessed from our website, the date and time of visiting our website.
AddThis uses this data to create anonymous user profiles. The data and information transferred to AddThis in this way enables the company AddThis itself as well as the companies associated with AddThis or its partner companies to specifically target visitors to our websites with personalized and interest-based advertising.AddThis displays personalized and interest-based advertising based on a cookie set by the company. This cookie analyzes your individual surfing behavior. The cookie stores the visits you make to websites.
You can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the used Internet browser would also prevent AddThis from setting a cookie on your computer / smartphone / tablet. In addition, AddThis already set cookies can be deleted at any time via a browser or other software programs.
You have the option to permanently object to the processing of personal data by AddThis. To do this you must press the opt-out button under the link http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set against the contradiction will be stored on the computer / smartphone / tablet you are using. If the cookies on your systrem are deleted after an appeal, you will need to re-enter the link and set a new opt-out cookie.
By setting the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that our website will no longer be fully usable for youFor more information about AddThis privacy, visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy
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