Data protection declaration
All data collected here are treated within our area of responsibility in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to us such as the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Saxon Data Protection Act (SächsDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Responsible body in the sense of the data protection laws is:
Managing Directors: Dr. Steffen Pollack, Heinz Martin Esse
Zur Steinhöhe 1
Tel.: +49 351 65237-0
Fax: +49 351 65237-190
Purpose of processing and duration of data storage
The purpose of data processing is to operate a website with information about our services, our company and the presentation and offer of services on these topics.
Unless otherwise stated, the data will only be stored until the purpose for which they were entrusted to us has been fulfilled. If retention periods under commercial, tax or administrative law have to be observed, the storage period for certain data can be up to 10 years.
Collection of general information
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes
- the anonymized IP address of the requesting computer
- Date and time of the request
- Access method/function desired by the requesting computer
- Input values transmitted by the requesting computer (e.g. file name)
- Access status of the Web server (file transferred, file not found, command not executed, etc.)
- URL from which the file was requested/initiated the desired function
- browser identification
This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet. In addition, we use the data to identify and track unauthorized access attempts and accesses to the web server. Otherwise, the data will only be used to create anonymous access statistics to optimise the website. Access profiles are not created. The logged data is stored for 12 month and then deleted, unless a detected web attack leads to civil or criminal prosecution of the attacker.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system via your computer and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
- PHPSESSID: This cookie serves as an identification feature for the duration of your visit to our website. It only applies to the current session.
- _icl_current_language: contains information about the current language (e.g. “de”) and expires at the end of the session at the latest.
- _icl_visitor_lang_js: contains information about the forwarded language (e.g. “de”) and expires at the end of the session at the latest.
- wpml_referer_url: contains information about the last visited page for forwarding when changing language and expires at the end of the session at the latest.
- wpml_browser_redirect_test: is used to check if cookies are activated and also contains information about the last visited page. Expires at the end of the session at the latest.
- displayCookieConsent: stores the information on the cookie consent form in order to be able to hide it if necessary and expires after one year at the latest.
As far as these cookies can (also) affect personal data, we will inform you further below.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
Information on the newsletter and consents
With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter you agree to the receipt and the described procedures.
To subscribe to the newsletter, simply enter your e-mail address. If available, you can optionally enter your first and last name. This information is only used to personalise the newsletter.
Contents of the newsletter
We will only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletters”) with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter are specifically described within the scope of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. In addition, our newsletters contain information about our services and products as well as about our company (this may include in particular information about events and news that are part of our services or our online presence).
Double-Opt-In and logging
The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to ensure that no one else’s e-mail addresses can sign up for the newsletter. This includes the storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. The changes to your data stored with our shipping service provider will also be logged.
Use of our dispatch service
The dispatch of the newsletters takes place with the help of our internal newsletter dispatch system via our server area.
The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further data described in the context of these notes, are stored on our server area. The mailing service uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters. Furthermore, we will use this data via the mailing service to optimize or improve our own services, e.g. to technically optimize the sending and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, we do not use the data of our newsletter recipients to pass them on to third parties.
Statistical surveys and analyses
The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file which is called up by our dispatch service when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times.
The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is not our intention, nor that of our shipping service, to monitor individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.
Online access and data management
There are cases in which we direct the newsletter recipients to the websites of our mailing service. For example, our newsletters contain a link with which the newsletter recipients can call up the newsletters online (e.g. in case of display problems in the e-mail program).
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time, your consent to its dispatch by our dispatch service and the statistical analyses expire. A separate revocation of the dispatch or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible.
You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
Legal basis General Data Protection Regulation
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) valid from 25 May 2018, we inform you that your consents to the sending of e-mail addresses are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR and § 7 para. 2 no. 3 and para. 3 Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG). The use of the dispatch service, the performance of statistical surveys and analyses as well as logging of the registration procedure are carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of users.
We would also like to point out that you can object to the future processing of your personal data at any time in accordance with the statutory provisions of Art. 21 GDPR. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you have provided will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.
Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.
Analysis with SlimStat
This website uses WP-SlimStat (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-slimstat) , a web analysis service. WP-SlimStats uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. We use this information to evaluate the use of our websites. This information is stored on our server area in Germany and not passed on to third parties. The cookie is stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in anonymous analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both our website and our advertising. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of the website may be restricted.
Use of Google Maps
Detailed instructions for managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the operator of the corresponding plug-ins. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in your browser.
Further information on data protection at “Youtube” can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Data protection in the application process
We offer vacancies on our website for which you can apply. In addition to the data protection declarations mentioned here, the following provisions apply:
Collection and processing of your personal data
If you provide us with personal data as part of the application process, these are divided into the following data types and data categories for collection, processing and/or use:
- Personal data (e.g. first and last name, date of birth, address)
- Communication data (e.g. telephone number, e-mail address)
- Information (which we obtain, for example, from third parties such as previous employers, provided we are informed of this)
- Data on assessment and evaluation in the application procedure
- Data on training and career to date (e.g. school, vocational training, studies, doctorate, certificates)
- Information on other qualifications (e.g. language skills, PC skills, voluntary work)
- application photo
- Desired salary details
- application history
Use and disclosure of personal data
We use the personal data you provide exclusively to process your application for the advertised position. Only persons who are involved in the application process are informed of your personal data. All employees entrusted with data processing are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of your data. We do not pass on your personal data to third parties unless you have consented to the data being passed on or we are obliged to pass on data due to legal regulations and/or official or court orders.
Retention and deletion of data
Your data will be automatically deleted within six months after completion of the specific application procedure. This does not apply if legal provisions prevent deletion, if further storage is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence or if you have expressly agreed to longer storage.
Your rights of access, rectification, blocking, limitation, cancellation, appeal and opposition
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or, apart from the prescribed data storage for business transactions, delete your personal data. Please contact the responsible office (contact details see above).
To ensure that data can be locked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, as far as no legal archiving obligation exists. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.
You can make changes or withdraw your consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future.
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you can complain to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is unlawful. Further information on the complaint can be found with the supervisory authority at https://www.saechsdsb.de/images/stories/sdb_inhalt/allgemein/Inquiries%20and%20Complaints.pdf
Changes to our data protection regulations
We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply for your next visit.
Questions about data protection
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact us directly (see above for contact details).
The data protection declaration was created with the data protection declaration generator of activeMind AG and was subsequently processed.
Note to the newsletter (edited) according to the model of attorney Dr. Thomas Schwenke.