Privacy Policy

General information

The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion will pro­vide you with an easy to nav­i­gate overview of what will hap­pen with your per­son­al data when you vis­it our web­site. The term “per­son­al data” com­pris­es all data that can be used to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy you. For de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion, which we have in­clud­ed be­neath this copy.

Data recording on our website

Who is the re­spon­si­ble par­ty for the record­ing of data on this web­site (i.e. the “con­troller”)?

The data on this web­site is processed by the op­er­a­tor of the web­site, whose con­tact in­for­ma­tion is avail­able un­der sec­tion “In­for­ma­tion Re­quired by Law” on this web­site.

How do we record your data?

We col­lect your data as a re­sult of your shar­ing of your data with us. This may, for in­stance be in­for­ma­tion you en­ter into our con­tact form.

Our IT sys­tems au­to­mat­i­cal­ly record oth­er data when you vis­it our web­site. This data com­pris­es pri­mar­i­ly tech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion (e.g. web brows­er, op­er­at­ing sys­tem or time the site was ac­cessed). This in­for­ma­tion is record­ed au­to­mat­i­cal­ly when you ac­cess our web­site.

What are the pur­pos­es we use your data for?

A por­tion of the in­for­ma­tion is gen­er­at­ed to guar­an­tee the er­ror free pro­vi­sion of the web­site. Oth­er data may be used to analyse your user pat­terns.

What rights do you have as far as your in­for­ma­tion is con­cerned?

You have the right to re­ceive in­for­ma­tion about the source, re­cip­i­ents and pur­pos­es of your archived per­son­al data at any time with­out hav­ing to pay a fee for such dis­clo­sures. You also have the right to de­mand that your data are rec­ti­fied, blocked or erad­i­cat­ed. Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at any time un­der the ad­dress dis­closed in sec­tion “In­for­ma­tion Re­quired by Law” on this web­site if you have ques­tions about this or any oth­er data pro­tec­tion re­lat­ed is­sues. You also have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent su­per­vis­ing agency.

More­over, un­der cer­tain cir­cum­stances, you have the right to de­mand the re­stric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data. For de­tails, please con­sult the Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion un­der sec­tion “Right to Re­stric­tion of Data Pro­cess­ing.”

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that your brows­ing pat­terns will be sta­tis­ti­cal­ly analysed when your vis­it our web­site. Such analy­ses are per­formed pri­mar­i­ly with cook­ies and with what we re­fer to as analy­sis pro­grammes. As a rule, the analy­ses of your brows­ing pat­terns are con­duct­ed anony­mous­ly; i.e. the brows­ing pat­terns can­not be traced back to you. You have the op­tion to ob­ject to such analy­ses or you can pre­vent their per­for­mance by not us­ing cer­tain tools. For de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about this, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion be­low.

You do have the op­tion to ob­ject to such analy­ses. We will brief you on the ob­jec­tion op­tions in this Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion.

Data protection

The op­er­a­tors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very se­ri­ous­ly. Hence, we han­dle your per­son­al data as con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion and in com­pli­ance with the statu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion.

When­ev­er you use this web­site, a va­ri­ety of per­son­al in­for­ma­tion will be col­lect­ed. Per­son­al data com­pris­es data that can be used to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy you. This Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion ex­plains which data we col­lect as well as the pur­pos­es we use this data for. It also ex­plains how, and for which pur­pose the in­for­ma­tion is col­lect­ed.

We here­with ad­vise you that the trans­mis­sion of data via the In­ter­net (i.e. through e-mail com­mu­ni­ca­tions) may be prone to se­cu­ri­ty gaps. It is not pos­si­ble to com­plete­ly pro­tect data against third par­ty ac­cess.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data pro­cess­ing con­troller on this web­site is:

Cor­ven­dor GmbH
Rep­re­sent­ed by Rein­er Rü­bel
Schaidlerstr.11
81379 München

Tele­phone: +49 89–2009-1695
Email: mail.​us@​www.​corvendor.​com

The con­troller is the nat­ur­al per­son or le­gal en­ti­ty that sin­gle-hand­ed­ly or joint­ly with oth­ers makes de­ci­sions as to the pur­pos­es of and re­sources for the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data (e.g. names, e-mail ad­dress­es, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions are pos­si­ble only sub­ject to your ex­press con­sent. You can also re­voke at any time any con­sent you have al­ready giv­en us. To do so, all you are re­quired to do is sent us an in­for­mal no­ti­fi­ca­tion via e-mail. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that oc­curred pri­or to your re­vo­ca­tion.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are processed on the ba­sis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time ob­ject to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data based on grounds aris­ing from your unique sit­u­a­tion. This also ap­plies to any pro­fil­ing based on these pro­vi­sions. To de­ter­mine the le­gal ba­sis, on which any pro­cess­ing of data is based, please con­sult this Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion. If you log an ob­jec­tion, we will no longer process your af­fect­ed per­son­al data, un­less we are in a po­si­tion to present com­pelling pro­tec­tion wor­thy grounds for the pro­cess­ing of your data, that out­weigh your in­ter­ests, rights and free­doms or if the pur­pose of the pro­cess­ing is the claim­ing, ex­er­cis­ing or de­fence of le­gal en­ti­tle­ments (ob­jec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your per­son­al data is be­ing processed in or­der to en­gage in di­rect ad­ver­tis­ing, you have the right to at any time ob­ject to the pro­cess­ing of your af­fect­ed per­son­al data for the pur­pos­es of such ad­ver­tis­ing. This also ap­plies to pro­fil­ing to the ex­tent that it is af­fil­i­at­ed with such di­rect ad­ver­tis­ing. If you ob­ject, your per­son­al data will sub­se­quent­ly no longer be used for di­rect ad­ver­tis­ing pur­pos­es (ob­jec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of vi­o­la­tions of the GDPR, data sub­jects are en­ti­tled to log a com­plaint with a su­per­vi­so­ry agency, in par­tic­u­lar in the mem­ber state where they usu­al­ly main­tain their domi­cile, place of work or at the place where the al­leged vi­o­la­tion oc­curred. The right to log a com­plaint is in ef­fect re­gard­less of any oth­er ad­min­is­tra­tive or court pro­ceed­ings avail­able as le­gal re­cours­es.

Right to data portability

You have the right to de­mand that we hand over any data we au­to­mat­i­cal­ly process on the ba­sis of your con­sent or in or­der to ful­fil a con­tract be hand­ed over to you or a third par­ty in a com­mon­ly used, ma­chine read­able for­mat. If you should de­mand the di­rect trans­fer of the data to an­oth­er con­troller, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For se­cu­ri­ty rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­sion of con­fi­den­tial con­tent, such as pur­chase or­ders or in­quiries you sub­mit to us as the web­site op­er­a­tor, this web­site uses ei­ther an SSL or a TLS en­cryp­tion pro­gramme. You can recog­nise an en­crypt­ed con­nec­tion by check­ing whether the ad­dress line of the brows­er switch­es from “http://” to “https://” and also by the ap­pear­ance of the lock icon in the brows­er line.

If the SSL or TLS en­cryp­tion is ac­ti­vat­ed, data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third par­ties.

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

With­in the scope of the ap­plic­a­ble statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions, you have the right to at any time de­mand in­for­ma­tion about your archived per­son­al data, their source and re­cip­i­ents as well as the pur­pose of the pro­cess­ing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied, blocked or erad­i­cat­ed. If you have ques­tions about this sub­ject mat­ter or any oth­er ques­tions about per­son­al data, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at any time at the ad­dress pro­vid­ed in sec­tion “In­for­ma­tion Re­quired by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to de­mand the im­po­si­tion of re­stric­tions as far as the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data is con­cerned. To do so, you may con­tact us at any time at the ad­dress pro­vid­ed in sec­tion “In­for­ma­tion Re­quired by Law.” The right to de­mand re­stric­tion of pro­cess­ing ap­plies in the fol­low­ing cas­es:

  • In the event that you should dis­pute the cor­rect­ness of your data archived by us, we will usu­al­ly need some time to ver­i­fy this claim. Dur­ing the time that this in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, you have the right to de­mand that we re­strict the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data.
  • If the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data was/is con­duct­ed in an un­law­ful man­ner, you have the op­tion to de­mand the re­stric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your data in lieu of de­mand­ing the erad­i­ca­tion of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­son­al data any longer and you need it to ex­er­cise, de­fend or claim le­gal en­ti­tle­ments, you have the right to de­mand the re­stric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data in­stead of its erad­i­ca­tion.
  • If you have raised an ob­jec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each oth­er. As long as it has not been de­ter­mined whose in­ter­ests pre­vail, you have the right to de­mand a re­stric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data.

If you have re­strict­ed the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data, these data – with the ex­cep­tion of their archiv­ing – may be processed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to claim, ex­er­cise or de­fend le­gal en­ti­tle­ments or to pro­tect the rights of oth­er nat­ur­al per­sons or le­gal en­ti­ties or for im­por­tant pub­lic in­ter­est rea­sons cit­ed by the Eu­ro­pean Union or a mem­ber state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We here­with ob­ject to the use of con­tact in­for­ma­tion pub­lished in con­junc­tion with the manda­to­ry in­for­ma­tion to be pro­vid­ed in sec­tion “In­for­ma­tion Re­quired by Law” to send us pro­mo­tion­al and in­for­ma­tion ma­te­r­i­al that we have not ex­press­ly re­quest­ed. The op­er­a­tors of this web­site and its pages re­serve the ex­press right to take le­gal ac­tion in the event of the un­so­licit­ed send­ing of pro­mo­tion­al in­for­ma­tion, for in­stance via SPAM mes­sages.

Contact form

If you send en­quiries to us via the con­tact form, your data en­tered into the con­tact form, in­clud­ing the stat­ed con­tact in­for­ma­tion, are stored for the pur­pose of deal­ing with your en­quiry and in case of ad­di­tion­al en­quiries. Those data will not be passed on with­out your per­mis­sion.

Objection to commercial mails

Providers are ob­lig­at­ed to pub­lish con­tact in­for­ma­tion in the Le­gal Notice/Impressum. The use of such con­tact in­for­ma­tion by third par­ties for the pur­pose of dis­trib­ut­ing un­so­licit­ed ad­ver­tise­ments or oth­er com­mer­cial in­for­ma­tion is pro­hib­it­ed. The op­er­a­tors of this web­site re­serve the right to take le­gal mea­sures against senders of un­so­licit­ed com­mer­cial in­for­ma­tion, e.g. spam emails etc.

SSL Encryption

For se­cu­ri­ty rea­sons, and to pro­tect the trans­mis­sion of con­fi­den­tial data, such as en­quiries you send to us as the provider, this web­site uses an SSL en­cryp­tion. You can recog­nise an en­crypt­ed con­nec­tion by the change in the ad­dress line of the brows­er from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock-sym­bol in your brows­er ad­dress line.

When the SSL en­cryp­tion is ac­ti­vat­ed, the data you have trans­mit­ted to us can­not be ac­cessed by third par­ties.

Cookies

In some in­stances, our web­site and its pages use so-called cook­ies. Cook­ies do not cause any dam­age to your com­put­er and do not con­tain virus­es. The pur­pose of cook­ies is to make our web­site more user friend­ly, ef­fec­tive and more se­cure. Cook­ies are small text files that are placed on your com­put­er and stored by your brows­er.

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

You can ad­just the set­tings of your brows­er to make sure that you are no­ti­fied every time cook­ies are placed and to en­able you to ac­cept cook­ies only in spe­cif­ic cas­es or to ex­clude the ac­cep­tance of cook­ies for spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tions or in gen­er­al and to ac­ti­vate the au­to­mat­ic dele­tion of cook­ies when you close your brows­er. If you de­ac­ti­vate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­it­ed.

Cook­ies that are re­quired for the per­for­mance of the elec­tron­ic com­mu­ni­ca­tions trans­ac­tion or to pro­vide cer­tain func­tions you want to use (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion), are stored on the ba­sis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site op­er­a­tor has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in stor­ing cook­ies to en­sure the tech­ni­cal­ly er­ror free and op­ti­mised pro­vi­sion of the operator’s ser­vices. If oth­er cook­ies (e.g. cook­ies for the analy­sis of your brows­ing pat­terns) should be stored, they are ad­dressed sep­a­rate­ly in this Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion.

Server log files

The provider of this web­site and its pages au­to­mat­i­cal­ly col­lects and stores in­for­ma­tion in so-called serv­er log files, which your brows­er com­mu­ni­cates to us au­to­mat­i­cal­ly. The in­for­ma­tion com­pris­es:

  • The type and ver­sion of brows­er used
  • The used op­er­at­ing sys­tem
  • Re­fer­rer URL
  • The host­name of the ac­cess­ing com­put­er
  • The time of the serv­er in­quiry
  • The IP ad­dress

This data is not merged with oth­er data sources.

This data is record­ed on the ba­sis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in the tech­ni­cal­ly er­ror free de­pic­tion and the op­ti­miza­tion of the operator’s web­site. In or­der to achieve this, serv­er log files must be record­ed.

Contact form

If you sub­mit in­quiries to us via our con­tact form, the in­for­ma­tion pro­vid­ed in the con­tact form as well as any con­tact in­for­ma­tion pro­vid­ed there­in will be stored by us in or­der to han­dle your in­quiry and in the event that we have fur­ther ques­tions. We will not share this in­for­ma­tion with­out your con­sent.

Hence, the pro­cess­ing of the data en­tered into the con­tact form oc­curs ex­clu­sive­ly based on your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to re­voke at any time any con­sent you have al­ready giv­en us. To do so, all you are re­quired to do is sent us an in­for­mal no­ti­fi­ca­tion via e-mail. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that oc­curred pri­or to your re­vo­ca­tion.

The in­for­ma­tion you have en­tered into the con­tact form shall re­main with us un­til you ask us to erad­i­cate the data, re­voke your con­sent to the archiv­ing of data or if the pur­pose for which the in­for­ma­tion is be­ing archived no longer ex­ists (e.g. af­ter we have con­clud­ed our re­sponse to your in­quiry). This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any manda­to­ry le­gal pro­vi­sions – in par­tic­u­lar re­ten­tion pe­ri­ods.

Registration with Facebook Connect

In­stead of reg­is­ter­ing di­rect­ly on our web­site, you also have the op­tion to reg­is­ter us­ing Face­book Con­nect. The provider of this ser­vice is Face­book Ire­land Lim­it­ed, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ire­land.

If you de­cide to reg­is­ter via Face­book Con­nect and click on the “Lo­gin with Face­book” / “Con­nect with Face­book” but­ton, you will be au­to­mat­i­cal­ly con­nect­ed to the Face­book plat­form. There, you can log in us­ing your user­name and pass­word. As a re­sult, your Face­book pro­file will be linked to our web­site or our ser­vices. This link gives us ac­cess to the data you have archived with Face­book. These data com­prise pri­mar­i­ly the fol­low­ing:

  • Face­book name
  • Face­book pro­file pho­to and cov­er pho­to
  • Face­book cov­er pho­to
  • E-mail ad­dress archived with Face­book
  • Face­book-ID
  • Face­book friends lists
  • Face­book Likes (“Likes” in­for­ma­tion)
  • Date of birth
  • Gen­der
  • Coun­try
  • Lan­guage

This in­for­ma­tion will be used to set up, pro­vide and cus­tomise your ac­count.

The reg­is­tra­tion via Face­book Con­nect and the af­fil­i­at­ed data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions are im­ple­ment­ed on the ba­sis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may re­voke this con­sent at any time, which shall af­fect all fu­ture trans­ac­tions there­after.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­sult the Face­book Terms of Use and the Face­book Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies. Use these links to ac­cess this in­for­ma­tion: https://​www​.face​book​.com/​a​b​o​ut/pri­va­cy/ and https://​www​.face​book​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​t​e​r​ms/.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We col­lect, process and use per­son­al data only to the ex­tent nec­es­sary for the es­tab­lish­ment, con­tent or­ga­ni­za­tion or change of the le­gal re­la­tion­ship (data in­ven­to­ry). These ac­tions are tak­en on the ba­sis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which per­mits the pro­cess­ing of data for the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract or pre-con­trac­tu­al ac­tions. We col­lect, process and use per­son­al data con­cern­ing the use of our web­site (us­age data) only to the ex­tent that this is nec­es­sary to make it pos­si­ble for users to uti­lize the ser­vices and to bill for them.

The col­lect­ed cus­tomer data shall be erad­i­cat­ed upon com­ple­tion of the or­der or the ter­mi­na­tion of the busi­ness re­la­tion­ship. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any statu­to­ry re­ten­tion man­dates.

Data transfer upon closing of contracts for services and digital content

We share per­son­al data with third par­ties only if this is nec­es­sary in con­junc­tion with the han­dling of the con­tract; for in­stance, with the fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion tasked with the pro­cess­ing of pay­ments.

Any fur­ther trans­fer of data shall not oc­cur or shall only oc­cur if you have ex­press­ly con­sent­ed to the trans­fer. Any shar­ing of your data with third par­ties in the ab­sence of your ex­press con­sent, for in­stance for ad­ver­tis­ing pur­pos­es, shall not oc­cur.

The ba­sis for the pro­cess­ing of data is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which per­mits the pro­cess­ing of data for the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract or for pre-con­trac­tu­al ac­tions.

Social media plug-ins with Shariff

We do use plug-ins of so­cial me­dia net­works on our web­site and its pages (e.g. Face­book, Twit­ter, Google+, In­sta­gram, Pin­ter­est, XING, LinkedIn, Tum­blr).

As a rule, you will be able to recog­nise these plug-ins be­cause of the re­spec­tive so­cial me­dia lo­gos that ap­pear. To war­rant the pro­tec­tion of data on our web­site, we use these plug-ins only in com­bi­na­tion with the so-called “Shar­iff” so­lu­tion. This ap­pli­ca­tion pre­vents the plug-ins that have been in­te­grat­ed into our web­site from trans­fer­ring data to the re­spec­tive provider as soon as you en­ter our web­site.

A di­rect con­nec­tion to the provider’s serv­er shall not be es­tab­lished un­til you have ac­ti­vat­ed the re­spec­tive plug-in by click­ing on the af­fil­i­at­ed but­ton (which in­di­cates your con­sent). As soon as you ac­ti­vate the plug-in, the re­spec­tive provider re­ceives the in­for­ma­tion that you have vis­it­ed our web­site with your IP ad­dress. If you are si­mul­ta­ne­ous­ly logged into your re­spec­tive so­cial me­dia ac­count (e.g. Face­book), the re­spec­tive provider will be able to al­lo­cate your vis­it to our web­site to your user ac­count.

The ac­ti­va­tion of the plug-in con­sti­tutes a de­c­la­ra­tion of con­sent as de­fined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You have the op­tion to re­voke this con­sent at any time, which shall af­fect all fu­ture trans­ac­tions.

Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)

We have in­te­grat­ed plug-ins of the so­cial net­work Face­book, pro­vid­ed by Face­book Inc., 1 Hack­er Way, Men­lo Park, Cal­i­for­nia 94025, USA, on our web­site. You will be able to recog­nise Face­book plug-ins by the Face­book logo or the “Like” but­ton on our web­site. An overview of the Face­book plug-ins is avail­able un­der the fol­low­ing link: https://​de​vel​op​ers​.face​book​.com/​d​o​c​s​/​p​l​u​g​i​ns/.

When­ev­er you vis­it our web­site and its pages, the plug-in will es­tab­lish a di­rect con­nec­tion be­tween your brows­er and the Face­book serv­er. As a re­sult, Face­book will re­ceive the in­for­ma­tion that you have vis­it­ed our web­site with your plug-in. How­ev­er, if you click the Face­book “Like” but­ton while you are logged into your Face­book ac­count, you can link the con­tent of our web­site and its pages with your Face­book pro­file. As a re­sult, Face­book will be able to al­lo­cate the vis­it to our web­site and its pages to your Face­book user ac­count. We have to point out, that we as the provider of the web­site do not have any knowl­edge of the trans­ferred data and its use by Face­book. For more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion, please con­sult the Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion of Face­book at: https://​www​.face​book​.com/pri­va­cy/explanation.

If you do not want Face­book to be able to al­lo­cate your vis­it to our web­site and its pages to your Face­book user ac­count, please log out of your Face­book ac­count while you are on our web­site.

The use of the Face­book plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in be­ing as vis­i­ble as pos­si­ble on so­cial me­dia.

Twitter plug-in

We have in­te­grat­ed func­tions of the so­cial me­dia plat­form Twit­ter into our web­site. These func­tions are pro­vid­ed by Twit­ter Inc., 1355 Mar­ket Street, Suite 900, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103, USA. While you use Twit­ter and the “Re-Tweet” func­tion, web­sites you vis­it are linked to your Twit­ter ac­count and dis­closed to oth­er users. Dur­ing this process, data are trans­ferred to Twit­ter as well. We must point out, that we, the providers of the web­site and its pages do not know any­thing about the con­tent of the data trans­ferred and the use of this in­for­ma­tion by Twit­ter. For more de­tails, please con­sult Twitter’s Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion at: https://​twit​ter​.com/​en/pri­va­cy.

The use of Twit­ter plug-ins is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in be­ing as vis­i­ble as pos­si­ble on so­cial me­dia.

You have the op­tion to re­set your data pro­tec­tion set­tings on Twit­ter un­der the ac­count set­tings at https://​twit​ter​.com/​a​c​c​o​u​n​t​/​s​e​t​t​i​ngs.

Google+ plug-in

Our web­site and its pages use func­tions of Google+; the provider is Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Record­ing and shar­ing of in­for­ma­tion: With the as­sis­tance of the Google+ but­ton, you can pub­lish in­for­ma­tion world­wide. The Google+ but­ton pro­vides you and oth­er users with cus­tom tai­lored Google con­tent as well as con­tent of our part­ners. Google saves the in­for­ma­tion you have en­tered for con­tent with +1 as well as in­for­ma­tion about the website/page you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 en­tries may ap­pear as in­for­ma­tion along with your pro­file name and your pho­to on Google ser­vices, such as in search re­sults or in your Google pro­file or in oth­er lo­ca­tions on web­sites and ads on the In­ter­net.

Google records in­for­ma­tion about your +1 ac­tiv­i­ties to im­prove Google’s ser­vices for you and oth­ers. To be able to use the Google+ but­ton, you will need a pub­lic Google pro­file, which is vis­i­ble around the world, which must con­tain at least the name you have cho­sen for your pro­file. This name is used in con­junc­tion with all Google ser­vices. In some cas­es, this name may also re­place an­oth­er name you have used when shar­ing con­tent via your Google ac­count. The iden­ti­ty of your Google pro­file may be dis­played to users who know your e-mail ad­dress or are in pos­ses­sion of oth­er in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ed to you that iden­ti­fies you.

Use of the record­ed in­for­ma­tion: Be­sides the above­men­tioned pur­pos­es of use, the in­for­ma­tion you pro­vide is also used in com­pli­ance with the ap­plic­a­ble Google Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies. Google may po­ten­tial­ly pub­lish sum­ma­ry sta­tis­tics about the +1 ac­tiv­i­ties of its users or shares this in­for­ma­tion with users and part­ners, such as pub­lish­ers, prospec­tive cus­tomers or af­fil­i­at­ed web­sites.

The use of the Google+ plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in be­ing as vis­i­ble as pos­si­ble on so­cial me­dia.

Instagram plug-in

We have in­te­grat­ed func­tions of the pub­lic me­dia plat­form In­sta­gram into our web­site. These func­tions are be­ing of­fered by In­sta­gram Inc., 1601 Wil­low Road, Men­lo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your In­sta­gram ac­count, you may click the In­sta­gram but­ton to link con­tents from our web­site to your In­sta­gram pro­file. This en­ables In­sta­gram to al­lo­cate your vis­it to our web­site to your user ac­count. We have to point out that we as the provider of the web­site and its pages do not have any knowl­edge of the con­tent of the data trans­ferred and its use by In­sta­gram.

The use of the In­sta­gram plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in be­ing as vis­i­ble as pos­si­ble on so­cial me­dia.

For more in­for­ma­tion on this sub­ject, please con­sult Instagram’s Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion at: https://​in​sta​gram​.com/​a​b​o​u​t​/​l​e​g​al/pri­va­cy/.

Tumblr plug-in

Our web­site and its pages use but­tons of the Tum­blr plat­form. The provider is Tum­blr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA.

These but­tons en­able you to share a re­port or a page on Tum­blr or to fol­low the provider on Tum­blr. If you ac­cess one of our web­sites via the Tum­blr but­ton, your brows­er will es­tab­lish a di­rect con­nec­tion with Tumblr’s servers. We do not have any con­trol over the vol­ume of data Tum­blr col­lects and trans­fers with the as­sis­tance of this plug-in. Based on the cur­rent sta­tus of the in­for­ma­tion we have the IP ad­dress of the user and the URL of the re­spec­tive web­site are both trans­ferred.

The use of the Tum­blr plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in be­ing as vis­i­ble as pos­si­ble on so­cial me­dia.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on this sub­ject, please con­sult Tumblr’s Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion at: https://​www​.tum​blr​.com/pri­va­cy/de.

LinkedIn plug-in

Our web­site uses func­tions of the LinkedIn net­work. The provider is LinkedIn Cor­po­ra­tion, 2029 Stier­lin Court, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Any time you ac­cess one of our sites that con­tains func­tions of LinkedIn, a con­nec­tion to LinkedIn’s servers is es­tab­lished. LinkedIn is no­ti­fied that you have vis­it­ed our web­sites with your IP ad­dress. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Rec­om­mend” but­ton and are logged into your LinkedIn ac­count at the time, LinkedIn will be in a po­si­tion to al­lo­cate your vis­it to our web­site to your user ac­count. We have to point out that we as the provider of the web­sites do not have any knowl­edge of the con­tent of the trans­ferred data and its use by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in be­ing as vis­i­ble as pos­si­ble on so­cial me­dia.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on this sub­ject, please con­sult LinkedIn’s Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion at: https://​www​.linkedin​.com/​l​e​g​al/pri­va­cy-pol­i­cy.

XING plug-in

Our web­site uses func­tions of the XING net­work. The provider is the XING AG, Damm­torstraße 29–32, 20354 Ham­burg, Ger­many.

Any time one of our sites/pages that con­tains func­tions of XING is ac­cessed, a con­nec­tion with XING’s servers is es­tab­lished. As far as we know, this does not re­sult in the archiv­ing of any per­son­al data. In par­tic­u­lar, the ser­vice does not store any IP ad­dress­es or analyse user pat­terns.

The use of the XING plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in be­ing as vis­i­ble as pos­si­ble on so­cial me­dia.

For more in­for­ma­tion on data pro­tec­tion and the XING share but­ton please con­sult the Data Pro­tec­tion De­c­la­ra­tion of Xing at: https://​www​.xing​.com/​a​p​p​/​s​h​a​r​e​?​o​p​=​d​a​t​a​_​p​r​o​t​e​c​t​ion.

Pinterest plug-in

We use so­cial plug-ins of the so­cial net­work Pin­ter­est on our web­site. The net­work is op­er­at­ed by Pin­ter­est Inc., 808 Bran­nan Street, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103–490, USA (“Pin­ter­est”).

If you ac­cess a site or page that con­tains such a plug-in, your brows­er will es­tab­lish a di­rect con­nec­tion with Pinterest’s servers. Dur­ing this process, the plug-in trans­fers log data to Pinterest’s servers in the Unit­ed States. The log data may pos­si­bly in­clude your IP ad­dress, the ad­dress of the web­sites you vis­it­ed, which also con­tain Pin­ter­est func­tions. The in­for­ma­tion also in­cludes the type and set­tings of your brows­er, the data and time of the in­quiry, how you use Pin­ter­est and cook­ies.

The use of the Pin­ter­est plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in be­ing as vis­i­ble as pos­si­ble on so­cial me­dia.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing the pur­pose, scope and con­tin­ue pro­cess­ing and use of the data by Pin­ter­est as well as your af­fil­i­at­ed rights and op­tions to pro­tect your pri­vate in­for­ma­tion, please con­sult the data pri­va­cy in­for­ma­tion of Pin­ter­est at: https://​about​.pin​ter​est​.com/​en/pri­va­cy-pol­i­cy.

Google Analytics

This web­site uses func­tions of the web analy­sis ser­vice Google An­a­lyt­ics. The provider of this ser­vice is Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google An­a­lyt­ics uses so-called cook­ies. Cook­ies are text files, which are stored on your com­put­er and that en­able an analy­sis of the use of the web­site by users. The in­for­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by cook­ies on your use of this web­site is usu­al­ly trans­ferred to a Google serv­er in the Unit­ed States, where it is stored.

The stor­age of Google An­a­lyt­ics cook­ies and the uti­liza­tion of this analy­sis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The op­er­a­tor of this web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in the analy­sis of user pat­terns to op­ti­mize both, the ser­vices of­fered on­line and the operator’s ad­ver­tis­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Brows­er plug-in

You do have the op­tion to pre­vent the archiv­ing of cook­ies by mak­ing per­ti­nent changes to the set­tings of your brows­er soft­ware. How­ev­er, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the func­tions of this web­site to their fullest ex­tent. More­over, you have the op­tion pre­vent the record­ing of the data gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie and af­fil­i­at­ed with your use of the web­site (in­clud­ing your IP ad­dress) by Google as well as the pro­cess­ing of this data by Google by down­load­ing and in­stalling the brows­er plug-in avail­able un­der the fol­low­ing link: https://​tools​.google​.com/​d​l​p​a​g​e​/​g​a​o​p​t​o​u​t​?​h​l​=en.

Ob­jec­tion to the record­ing of data

You have the op­tion to pre­vent the record­ing of your data by Google An­a­lyt­ics by click­ing on the fol­low­ing link. This will re­sult in the place­ment of an opt out cook­ie, which pre­vents the record­ing of your data dur­ing fu­ture vis­its to this web­site: Google An­a­lyt­ics de­ac­ti­va­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the han­dling of user data by Google An­a­lyt­ics, please con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion at: https://​sup​port​.google​.com/​a​n​a​l​y​t​i​c​s​/​a​n​s​w​e​r​/​6​0​0​4​2​4​5​?​h​l​=en.

WordPress Stats

This web­site uses the Word­Press tool Stats in or­der to sta­tis­ti­cal­ly analyse user ac­cess in­for­ma­tion. The provider of the so­lu­tion is Au­tomat­tic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94110–4929, USA.

Word­Press Stats uses cook­ies that are stored on your com­put­er and that make it pos­si­ble to analyse the use of this web­site. The in­for­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ies con­cern­ing the use of our web­site is stored on servers in the Unit­ed States. Your IP ad­dress is ren­dered anony­mous af­ter pro­cess­ing and pri­or to the stor­age of the data.

Word­Press Stats” cook­ies will re­main on your de­vice un­til you delete them.

The stor­age of “Word­Press Stats” cook­ies and the use of this analy­sis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site op­er­a­tor has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in the anony­mous analy­sis of user pat­terns, in or­der to op­ti­mize the operator’s web of­fer­ings and ad­ver­tis­ing.

You can set up your brows­er in such a man­ner that you will be no­ti­fied any­time cook­ies are placed and you can per­mit cook­ies only in cer­tain cas­es or ex­clude the ac­cep­tance of cook­ies in cer­tain in­stances or in gen­er­al and you can also ac­ti­vate the au­to­mat­ic dele­tion of cook­ies upon clos­ing of the brows­er. If you de­ac­ti­vate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­it­ed.

You do have the op­tion to ob­ject to the col­lec­tion and use of your data for fu­ture im­pli­ca­tions by plac­ing an opt out cook­ie into your brows­er by click­ing on the fol­low­ing link: https://​www​.quant​cast​.com/​o​p​t​-​o​ut/.

Google AdSense

This web­site uses Google Ad­Sense, a ser­vice for the in­te­gra­tion of ads of­fered by Google Inc. (“Google”). The provider of this ser­vice is Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Ad­Sense uses so-called “cook­ies”; i.e. text files that are stored on your com­put­er and that make it pos­si­ble to analyse your use of this web­site. Google Ad­Sense also uses so-called Web Bea­cons (in­vis­i­ble graph­ics). These Web Bea­cons can be used to analyse in­for­ma­tion, such as vis­i­tor traf­fic data, on this web­site.

The in­for­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ies and the Web Bea­cons con­cern­ing the use of this web­site (in­clud­ing your IP ad­dress) and the de­liv­ery of ad­ver­tis­ing for­mats are trans­ferred to a Google serv­er in the Unit­ed States, where they are archived. Google may share this in­for­ma­tion with Google con­tract­ing part­ners. Google shall, how­ev­er, not merge your IP ad­dress with any oth­er of your data stored by Google.

The stor­age of the Ad­Sense cook­ies is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site op­er­a­tor has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in the analy­sis of user pat­terns, in or­der to op­ti­mize the operator’s web of­fer­ings and ad­ver­tis­ing.

You can pre­vent the in­stal­la­tion of these cook­ies by mak­ing a per­ti­nent ad­just­ment to your brows­er soft­ware set­tings; how­ev­er, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the func­tions of this web­site to their fullest ex­tent. By us­ing this web­site, you de­clare your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of the data we col­lect about you by Google in the man­ner de­scribed above and agree to the afore­men­tioned pur­pose of use.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our web­sites use the func­tions of Google An­a­lyt­ics Re­mar­ket­ing in com­bi­na­tion with the func­tions of Google Ad­Words and Google Dou­bleClick, which work on all de­vices. The provider of these so­lu­tions is Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

This func­tion makes it pos­si­ble to con­nect the ad­ver­tis­ing tar­get groups gen­er­at­ed with Google An­a­lyt­ics Re­mar­ket­ing with the func­tions of Google Ad­Words and Google Dou­bleClick, which work on all de­vices. This makes it pos­si­ble to dis­play in­ter­est-based cus­tomized ad­ver­tis­ing mes­sages, de­pend­ing on your pri­or us­age and brows­ing pat­terns on a de­vice (e.g. cell phone) in a man­ner tai­lored to you as well as on any of your de­vices (e.g. tablet or PC).

If you have giv­en us per­ti­nent con­sent, Google will con­nect your web and app brows­er pro­gres­sions with your Google ac­count for this pur­pose. As a re­sult, it is pos­si­ble to dis­play the same per­son­al­ized ad­ver­tis­ing mes­sages on every de­vice you log into with your Google ac­count.

To sup­port this func­tion, Google An­a­lyt­ics records Google au­then­ti­cat­ed IDs of users that are tem­porar­i­ly con­nect­ed with our Google An­a­lyt­ics data to de­fine and com­pile the tar­get groups for the ads to be dis­played on all de­vices.

You have the op­tion to per­ma­nent­ly ob­ject to re­mar­ket­ing / tar­get­ing across all de­vices by de­ac­ti­vat­ing per­son­al­ized ad­ver­tis­ing in your Google ac­count. To do this, please fol­low this link: https://​www​.google​.com/​s​e​t​t​i​n​g​s​/​a​d​s​/​o​n​w​eb/.

The con­sol­i­da­tion of the record­ed data in your Google ac­count shall oc­cur ex­clu­sive­ly based on your con­sent, which you may give to Google and also re­voke there (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). Data record­ing process­es that are not con­sol­i­dat­ed in your Google ac­count (for in­stance be­cause you do not have a Google ac­count or have ob­ject­ed to the con­sol­i­da­tion of data), the record­ing of data is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The le­git­i­mate in­ter­est aris­es from the fact that the op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in the anonymized analy­sis of web­site vis­i­tor for ad­ver­tis­ing pur­pos­es.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and the per­ti­nent data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions, please con­sult the Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies of Google at: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​t​e​c​h​n​o​l​o​g​i​e​s​/​a​d​s​?​h​l​=en.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our web­sites use the func­tions of Google An­a­lyt­ics Re­mar­ket­ing in com­bi­na­tion with the func­tions of Google Ad­Words and Google Dou­bleClick, which work on all de­vices. The provider of these so­lu­tions is Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

This func­tion makes it pos­si­ble to con­nect the ad­ver­tis­ing tar­get groups gen­er­at­ed with Google An­a­lyt­ics Re­mar­ket­ing with the func­tions of Google Ad­Words and Google Dou­bleClick, which work on all de­vices. This makes it pos­si­ble to dis­play in­ter­est-based cus­tomized ad­ver­tis­ing mes­sages, de­pend­ing on your pri­or us­age and brows­ing pat­terns on a de­vice (e.g. cell phone) in a man­ner tai­lored to you as well as on any of your de­vices (e.g. tablet or PC).

If you have giv­en us per­ti­nent con­sent, Google will con­nect your web and app brows­er pro­gres­sions with your Google ac­count for this pur­pose. As a re­sult, it is pos­si­ble to dis­play the same per­son­al­ized ad­ver­tis­ing mes­sages on every de­vice you log into with your Google ac­count.

To sup­port this func­tion, Google An­a­lyt­ics records Google au­then­ti­cat­ed IDs of users that are tem­porar­i­ly con­nect­ed with our Google An­a­lyt­ics data to de­fine and com­pile the tar­get groups for the ads to be dis­played on all de­vices.

You have the op­tion to per­ma­nent­ly ob­ject to re­mar­ket­ing / tar­get­ing across all de­vices by de­ac­ti­vat­ing per­son­al­ized ad­ver­tis­ing in your Google ac­count. To do this, please fol­low this link: https://​www​.google​.com/​s​e​t​t​i​n​g​s​/​a​d​s​/​o​n​w​eb/.

The con­sol­i­da­tion of the record­ed data in your Google ac­count shall oc­cur ex­clu­sive­ly based on your con­sent, which you may give to Google and also re­voke there (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). Data record­ing process­es that are not con­sol­i­dat­ed in your Google ac­count (for in­stance be­cause you do not have a Google ac­count or have ob­ject­ed to the con­sol­i­da­tion of data), the record­ing of data is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The le­git­i­mate in­ter­est aris­es from the fact that the op­er­a­tor of the web­site has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in the anonymized analy­sis of web­site vis­i­tor for ad­ver­tis­ing pur­pos­es.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and the per­ti­nent data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions, please con­sult the Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies of Google at: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​t​e​c​h​n​o​l​o​g​i​e​s​/​a​d​s​?​h​l​=en.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This web­site uses Google Ad­Words. Ad­Words is an on­line pro­mo­tion­al pro­gram of Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, Unit­ed States (“Google”).

In con­junc­tion with Google Ad­Words, we use a tool called Con­ver­sion Track­ing. If you click on an ad post­ed by Google, a cook­ie for Con­ver­sion Track­ing pur­pos­es will be placed. Cook­ies are small text files the web brows­er places on the user’s com­put­er. These cook­ies ex­pire af­ter 30 days and are not used to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy users. If the user vis­its cer­tain pages of this web­site and the cook­ie has not yet ex­pired, Google and we will be able to recog­nise that the user has clicked on an ad and has been linked to this page.

A dif­fer­ent cook­ie is al­lo­cat­ed to every Google Ad­Words cus­tomer. These cook­ies can­not be tracked via web­sites of Ad­Words cus­tomers. The in­for­ma­tion ob­tained with the as­sis­tance of the Con­ver­sion cook­ie is used to gen­er­ate Con­ver­sion sta­tis­tics for Ad­Words cus­tomers who have opt­ed to use Con­ver­sion Track­ing. The users re­ceive the to­tal num­ber of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Con­ver­sion Track­ing tag. How­ev­er, they do not re­ceive any in­for­ma­tion that would al­low them to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy these users. If you do not want to par­tic­i­pate in track­ing, you have the op­tion to ob­ject to this use by eas­i­ly de­ac­ti­vat­ing the Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing cook­ie via your web brows­er un­der user set­tings. If you do this, you will not be in­clud­ed in the Con­ver­sion Track­ing sta­tis­tics.

The stor­age of “Con­ver­sion” cook­ies and the use of this track­ing tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site op­er­a­tor has a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in the analy­sis of user pat­terns, in or­der to op­ti­mize the operator’s web of­fer­ings and ad­ver­tis­ing.

To re­view more de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about Google Ad­Words and Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing, please con­sult the Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies of Google at: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/pri­va­cy?hl=en.

You can set up your brows­er in such a man­ner that you will be no­ti­fied any­time cook­ies are placed and you can per­mit cook­ies only in cer­tain cas­es or ex­clude the ac­cep­tance of cook­ies in cer­tain in­stances or in gen­er­al and you can also ac­ti­vate the au­to­mat­ic dele­tion of cook­ies upon clos­ing of the brows­er. If you de­ac­ti­vate cook­ies, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­it­ed.

Newsletter data

If you would like to sub­scribe to the newslet­ter of­fered on this web­site, we will need from you an e-mail ad­dress as well as in­for­ma­tion that al­low us to ver­i­fy that you are the own­er of the e-mail ad­dress pro­vid­ed and con­sent to the re­ceipt of the newslet­ter. No fur­ther data shall be col­lect­ed or shall be col­lect­ed only on a vol­un­tary ba­sis. We shall use such data only for the send­ing of the re­quest­ed in­for­ma­tion and shall not share such data with any third par­ties.

The pro­cess­ing of the in­for­ma­tion en­tered into the newslet­ter sub­scrip­tion form shall oc­cur ex­clu­sive­ly on the ba­sis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may re­voke the con­sent you have giv­en to the archiv­ing of data, the e-mail ad­dress and the use of this in­for­ma­tion for the send­ing of the newslet­ter at any time, for in­stance by click­ing on the “Un­sub­scribe” link in the newslet­ter. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions that have tak­en place to date.

The data you archive with us for the pur­pose of the newslet­ter sub­scrip­tion shall be archived by us un­til you un­sub­scribe from the newslet­ter. Once you can­cel your sub­scrip­tion to the newslet­ter, the data shall be delet­ed. This shall not af­fect data we have been archiv­ing for oth­er pur­pos­es.

MailChimp

This web­site uses the ser­vices of MailChimp to send out its newslet­ters. The provider is the Rock­et Sci­ence Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, At­lanta, GA 30308, USA.

Among oth­er things, MailChimp is a ser­vice that can be de­ployed to or­gan­ise and analyse the send­ing of newslet­ters. When­ev­er you en­ter data for the pur­pose of sub­scrib­ing to a newslet­ter (e.g. your e-mail ad­dress), the in­for­ma­tion is stored on MailChimp servers in the Unit­ed States.

MailChimp is in pos­ses­sion of a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion that is in com­pli­ance with the “EU-US-Pri­va­cy-Shield.” The “Pri­va­cy-Shield” is a com­pact be­tween the Eu­ro­pean Union (EU) and the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca (USA) that aims to war­rant the com­pli­ance with Eu­ro­pean data pro­tec­tion stan­dards in the Unit­ed States.

With the as­sis­tance of the MailChimp tool, we can analyse the per­for­mance of our newslet­ter cam­paigns. If you open an e-mail that has been sent through the MailChimp tool, a file that has been in­te­grat­ed into the e-mail (a so-called web-bea­con) con­nects to MailChimp’s servers in the Unit­ed States. As a re­sult, it can be de­ter­mined whether a newslet­ter mes­sage has been opened and which links the re­cip­i­ent pos­si­bly clicked on. Tech­ni­cal in­for­ma­tion is also record­ed at that time (e.g. the time of ac­cess, the IP ad­dress, type of brows­er and op­er­at­ing sys­tem). This in­for­ma­tion can­not be al­lo­cat­ed to the re­spec­tive newslet­ter re­cip­i­ent. Their sole pur­pose is the per­for­mance of sta­tis­ti­cal analy­ses of newslet­ter cam­paigns. The re­sults of such analy­ses can be used to tai­lor fu­ture newslet­ters to the in­ter­ests of their re­cip­i­ents more ef­fec­tive­ly.

If you do not want to per­mit an analy­sis by MailChimp, you must un­sub­scribe from the newslet­ter. We pro­vide a link for you to do this in every newslet­ter mes­sage. More­over, you can also un­sub­scribe from the newslet­ter right on the web­site.

The data is processed based on your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).  You may re­voke any con­sent you have giv­en at any time by un­sub­scrib­ing from the newslet­ter. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions that have tak­en place pri­or to your re­vo­ca­tion.

The data you archive with us for the pur­pose of the newslet­ter sub­scrip­tion shall be archived by us un­til you un­sub­scribe from the newslet­ter. Once you can­cel your sub­scrip­tion to the newslet­ter, the data shall be delet­ed from our servers as well as those of MailChimp. This shall not af­fect data we have been archiv­ing for oth­er pur­pos­es.

For more de­tails, please con­sult the Data Pri­va­cy Poli­cies of MailChimp at: https://​mailchimp​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​t​e​r​ms/.

Google Web Fonts

To en­sure that fonts used on this web­site are uni­form, this web­site uses so-called Web Fonts pro­vid­ed by Google. When you ac­cess a page on our web­site, your brows­er will load the re­quired web fonts into your brows­er cache to cor­rect­ly dis­play text and fonts.

To do this, the brows­er you use will have to es­tab­lish a con­nec­tion with Google’s servers. As a re­sult, Google will learn that your IP ad­dress was used to ac­cess our web­site. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our in­ter­est in pre­sent­ing our on­line con­tent in a uni­form and ap­peal­ing way. Ac­cord­ing to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est.

If your brows­er should not sup­port Web Fonts, a stan­dard font in­stalled on your com­put­er will be used.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Google Web Fonts, please fol­low this link: https://​de​vel​op​ers​.google​.com/​f​o​n​t​s​/​faq and con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion un­der: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/pri­va­cy?hl=en.

Google Maps

Via an API, this web­site uses the map­ping ser­vice Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

To en­able the use of the Google Maps fea­tures, your IP ad­dress must be stored. As a rule, this in­for­ma­tion is trans­ferred to one of Google’s servers in the Unit­ed States, where it is archived. The op­er­a­tor of this web­site has no con­trol over the data trans­fer.

We use Google Maps to present our on­line con­tent in an ap­peal­ing man­ner and to make the lo­ca­tions dis­closed on our web­site easy to find. This con­sti­tutes a le­git­i­mate in­ter­est as de­fined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the han­dling of user data, please re­view Google’s Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion un­der: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/pri­va­cy?hl=en.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google re­CAPTCHA” (here­inafter re­ferred to as “re­CAPTCHA”) on our web­sites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

The pur­pose of re­CAPTCHA is to de­ter­mine whether data en­tered on our web­sites (e.g. in­for­ma­tion en­tered into a con­tact form) is be­ing pro­vid­ed by a hu­man user or by an au­to­mat­ed pro­gram. To de­ter­mine this, re­CAPTCHA analy­ses the be­hav­iour of the web­site vis­i­tors based on a va­ri­ety of pa­ra­me­ters. This analy­sis is trig­gered au­to­mat­i­cal­ly as soon as the web­site vis­i­tor en­ters the site. For this analy­sis, re­CAPTCHA eval­u­ates a va­ri­ety of data (e.g. IP ad­dress, time the web­site vis­i­tor spent on the site or cur­sor move­ments ini­ti­at­ed by the user). The data tracked dur­ing such analy­ses are for­ward­ed to Google.

re­CAPTCHA analy­ses run en­tire­ly in the back­ground. Web­site vis­i­tors are not alert­ed that an analy­sis is un­der­way.

The data is processed on the ba­sis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. It is in the web­site op­er­a­tors le­git­i­mate in­ter­est, to pro­tect the operator’s web con­tent against mis­use by au­to­mat­ed in­dus­tri­al es­pi­onage sys­tems and against SPAM.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Google re­CAPTCHA and to re­view the Data Pri­va­cy De­c­la­ra­tion of Google, please fol­low these links: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/pri­va­cy?hl=en and https://​www​.google​.com/​r​e​c​a​p​t​c​h​a​/​i​n​t​r​o​/​a​n​d​r​o​i​d​.​h​tml.