Data Privacy Statement

1. Data Privacy Overview

General Information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that can be used to identify you personally. Please read the text of the data privacy statement below for detailed information on the subject of privacy protection. 

Data Collection on Our Website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website? 

The data processing on this website is the responsibility of the website owner. Please see the About page (“Impressum”) of this website for the owner’s contact details. 

How do we collect this data?

One way to collect data is being given the data by you. For example, the data that you provide with a contact form. 

Other data is collected automatically by our IT system when you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or when the website was visited). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website. 

How do we use the data?

Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless operation of the website. Other data can be used for analysing your user behaviour. 

What rights do you have in relation to your data? 

You have the right to receive information on the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at all times and free of charge. You are furthermore entitled to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. If you have further questions about this and other aspects of privacy protection, please contact us at the address stated on the About page (“Impressum”). In addition, you have a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. 

 

2. General Notes and Mandatory Information

Privacy Protection

The owners of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as strictly confidential and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.

When you use this website, a variety of personal data is collected. Personal data is information that can be used to identify you personally. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose we do this. 

Please note that the data transfer on the internet (e.g. during communication via e-mail) can have security flaws. It is not possible to completely prevent third parties from accessing the data. 

Information on the Responsible Authority 

The responsible authority for the data processing on this website is: 

Kutzner + Weber GmbH

The responsible authority is the natural person or legal entity that, alone or together with others, oversees the purpose and means for the processing of personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address, or the like). 

Retracting Your Consent to Data Processing

Many procedures of data processing are only possible with your explicit consent. You can retract your given consent at any time. This can be done by simply sending us an informal e-mail. The legality of any data processing that was done before the retraction remains unaffected by it. 

 

Right of Appeal to the Responsible Supervisory Authority 

If any data privacy laws are violated, the aggrieved party has a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. The supervisory authority for matters of data privacy in Germany is the state representative for data protection of the state where our company’s headquarters is situated. A list of the state representatives for data protection and their contact data can be found in the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

 

Right to Data Transferability 

You have the right to request the transfer of the data we have processed automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract to you or a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the transfer of your data directly to another responsible person, this will only be done in as far as it is technically feasible.  

Information, Blocking, Deletion 

In line with current legal stipulations, you may, at any time and free of charge, request information on your collected personal data, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the data processing, and, if applicable, you have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have further questions about this and other aspects of privacy protection you may contact us at the address stated on the About page (“Impressum”).

 

3. Representative for Data Protection 

 

Legally required representative for data protection

We have appointed a representative for data protection for our company.

Oktiron-Consult, Rolf-Dieter Wand, Veitstrasse 37, 13507 Berlin

 

4. Data Collection on Our Website 

Cookies

The website partly uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help us to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are filed on your computer and saved by your browser.  

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically once you leave our website. Other cookies remain saved on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website. 

You can change the setting of your browser to be notified when cookies are saved and only allow cookies in specific cases, prohibit the use of cookies in certain cases or in general as well as automatically delete cookies when you close the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited. 

Cookies that are necessary for electronic communication or for providing certain features you approve of (e.g. the shopping cart) are saved in accordance with Art. 6, Par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The owner of the website has a legitimate interest in cookies being saved to provide optimised services without technical errors. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your browsing behaviour) are saved, these are treated separately in this data privacy statement.  

 

Contact Form

If you use our contact form to send requests, we save the information you put on the request form, including the contact details stated by you, in order to process your request and any possible follow-up questions. We do not pass this information on to a third party without your consent.  

This means that the data stated on the contact form is processed solely based on your consent (Art. 6, Par. 1 lit. f GDPR). You can retract your consent at any time. This can be done by simply sending us an informal e-mail. The legality of any data processing that was done before the retraction remains unaffected by it.

We keep the data you put on the contact form until you ask us to delete it, retract your consent to saving them or the purpose of saving the data becomes void (e.g. once the processing of your request is completed). Mandatory legal requirements – particularly periods of record-keeping – remain unaffected. 

 

Applicant Data

We collect and process personal data of applicants for the purpose of carrying out the application process. This processing can also be done electronically. 

This is particularly the case if an applicant sends the corresponding application documents electronically, for example via e-mail or by using an online form on the website.  

If the application leads to an employment contract, the transferred data is saved for the purpose of conducting the employment relationship in accordance with legal stipulations.

If the application does not lead to an employment contract, the application documents are deleted six months after the position has been filled provided that deleting the information does not conflict with any legitimate interests of the person responsible for processing this data. In this context, an example for other legitimate interests is the burden of proof in a lawsuit based on the German general equality act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz AGG). With consent from the applicant, the data may also be saved longer. 

 

5. Social Media 

Facebook plugins (like & share button)

Our websites feature plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins are visible as the Facebook logo or the “like button” (“Gefällt mir”) on our website. Please check the following link for an overview of the Facebook plugins: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

 

When you visit our websites, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This way Facebook receives the information that you have accessed our website with your IP address. If you click the “like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our website to your Facebook profile. This way Facebook can relate your visit of our website to your user account. Please note that as operators to the website we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For further information on this, please see the data privacy statement of Facebook at:

https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to link your visit of our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account. 

 

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter that is offered on the website, we require your e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided e-mail address and consent to receiving the newsletter. Other data is not collected or only with your consent. We use this data exclusively for sending out the requested information and we do not pass it on to any third parties. 

The data that you provide on the newsletter application form is solely processed based on your consent (Art. 6, Par. 1 lit. f GDPR). You may retract the consent for saving the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link (“Austragen”) in the newsletter. The legality of any data processing that was done before the retraction remains unaffected by it.

The data you have given us for the purposed of receiving the newsletter is saved by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and is deleted once you have unsubscribed from the newsletter. Data that we save for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this. 

 

7. Plugins and Tools

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the Google-owned website YouTube. The owner of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our websites with YouTube plugins this creates a connection with the servers of YouTube. This way the YouTube servers are notified that you visited our websites. 

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly link your browsing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

We use YouTube for the purpose of presenting our online presence in an appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6, Par. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

For further information on the processing of user data, please see YouTube’s data privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

 

 

Google Analytics

This website uses the service “Google Analytics” provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse how users utilize our website. The service uses “cookies” – text files that are saved on your terminal device. The information collected via cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and saved there.  

This website applies IP anonymisation. In the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area, the IP address of users is shortened. This shortening removes the personal reference of your IP address. Google Inc., in accordance with the order data agreement it has with the website’s owners, uses the collected data to create an analysis of the website use and website activity and provides services related to internet use. 

You can prevent cookies from being saved on your device by changing your browser settings accordingly. We cannot guarantee that you can use all features of this website without limitations if your browser does not allow cookies.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plugin to prevent that information collected by cookies (including your IP address) is sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link takes you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Here you will find further information on data use by Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de