Data Protection and Privacy2018-10-14T13:45:13+00:00

Privacy statement

Thank you very much for your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for the management of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG. A use of the Internet pages of the HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a person concerned wishes to make use of special services provided by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the EU Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG. By means of this data protection declaration, our company wishes to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this data protection declaration will inform the persons concerned about their rights.

HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG, as for the data processing responsible, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as telephone.

1. Definitions of terms

The privacy policy of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance in the adoption of the European Union Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU DS-GVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand both for the public and for our customers and business partners. In order to guarantee this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this privacy statement, among others

a) personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more specific characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Person concerned

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which relates to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, limitation, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of Processing

Limitation of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of personal data for the purpose of evaluating certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or Data Controller – Responsible for data processing

The controller or controllers shall be the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by European Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or controllers may be designated in accordance with Union law or with the law of the Member States on the basis of specific criteria.

h) Contract processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation task under Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients.

j) Third parties

Third party means any natural or legal person, authority, body or entity other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor, are authorised to process the personal data.

k) Consent

Consent is any voluntary, informed and unequivocal expression of will by the data subject in the particular case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal affirmative act, by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.

2. Name and address of the data controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG:

HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG

Wernher-von-Braun-Str. 5

63263 Neu-Isenburg

Germany (German)

Phone: +49 6102 7485-600

E-mail: backoffice@highpots.de Website: backoffice@highpots.de

Website: https://www.dev.highpots.com

3. name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the data controller is:

Dr. Thomas Schneider

HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG

Wernher-von-Braun-Str. 5

63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany

Germany (German)

Phone: +49 6102 7485-600

E-mail: datenschutz@highpots.de Website: datenschutz@highpots.de

Website: https://www.dev.highpots.com

Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Cookies

The websites of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous Internet pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the interests of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his access data each time he visits the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket via a cookie.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable under certain circumstances.

5. Collection of general data and information

The website of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG collects a series of general data and information each time a person concerned or an automated system accesses the website. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be recorded, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to avert dangers in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by the person concerned.

6. Registration on our Internet site

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the data controller by providing personal data. The personal data transmitted to the data controller in this process are determined by the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject shall be collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for its own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be disclosed to one or more processors, such as a parcel service, who will also use the personal data solely for internal purposes attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the data controller, the IP address assigned to the data subject by the Internet service provider (ISP), the date and time of registration are also saved. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only in this way can the misuse of our services be prevented and these data, if necessary, make it possible to clarify criminal offences committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to safeguard the data controller. These data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or the data is used for criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject with voluntary disclosure of personal data serves the purpose of the data controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify at any time the personal data provided during registration or to have them completely deleted from the database of the data controller.

The data controller shall inform any data subject at any time upon request as to which personal data relating to the data subject are stored. Furthermore, the data controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or notice of the data subject, provided that this is not contrary to any legal obligation to retain data. The entire staff of the data controller shall be available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

7th subscription to our newsletter

On the website of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to the newsletter of our company. The personal data transmitted to the data controller when ordering the newsletter is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.

HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG informs its customers and business partners about offers of the company in regular intervals by means of a newsletter. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail in the double opt-in procedure will be sent to the e-mail address entered for the first time by the person concerned for the purpose of sending the newsletter. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address as the person concerned has authorised receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a person concerned at a later point in time and therefore serves to legally safeguard the data controller.

The personal data collected in the course of registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration in this respect, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offering or changes to the technical conditions. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter dispatch, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of the revocation of the consent an appropriate left is in each new type character. Furthermore, it is possible at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter dispatch directly on the website of the data controller or to inform the data controller of this in any other way.

8th Newsletter Tracking

The HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A pixel-code is a miniature graphic that is embedded in e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded pixel-code, HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG can recognize if and when an e-mail was opened by an affected person and which links in the e-mail were accessed by the affected person.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the person responsible for processing in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the relevant separate declaration of consent submitted via the double opt-in procedure. After a revocation these personal data will be deleted by the person responsible for the processing. A deregistration from the receipt of the newsletter automatically interprets HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG as revocation.

9. possibility to contact us via the website

The website of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG contains, due to legal regulations, information which enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as a direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

10. comment function in the blog on the website

HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog located on the website of the data controller. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually open to the public, in which one or more persons called bloggers or web bloggers can post articles or write thoughts in so-called blog posts. Blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.

If a data subject leaves a comment in the blog published on this website, information about the time of the comment entry as well as the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject will be stored and published in addition to the comments left by the data subject. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the person concerned is logged. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by posting a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore carried out in the own interest of the data controller, so that in the event of a violation of the law, the data controller could exculpate himself. This collected personal data will not be disclosed to third parties unless such disclosure is required by law or serves the legal defence of the data controller.

11. subscription of comments in the blog on the website

The comments made in the HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG blog can be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commentator to subscribe to the comments following his comment on a specific blog post.

If a data subject chooses the option to subscribe to comments, the data controller shall send an automatic confirmation email to the double opt-in process to verify that the owner of the email address specified has actually opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be terminated at any time.

12. routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the storage purpose or insofar as this has been provided for by the European directive and regulation giver or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Body or another competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

13. Rights of the person concerned

a) Right of confirmation

Any data subject shall have the right, granted by the European directive and regulation legislator, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller for this purpose.

b) Right of access

Any data subject involved in the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to obtain at any time, free of charge, from the controller, information on the personal data relating to him which have been stored and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Data Protection Supervisor has granted the data subject access to the following information:

    • the processing purposes
    • the categories of personal data that will be processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed

    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
    • if applicable

    • the existence of a right to rectify or erase personal data concerning him or her or to have the processing limited by the controller or to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right to rectify or erase personal data concerning him or her or to object to such processing

    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • the existence of a right to appeal to a supervisory authority

    • if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
    • the existence of automated decision making including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
    • the existence of an automated decision making system including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

The data subject shall also have a right of access to information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller for this purpose.

c) Right of rectification

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right, having regard to the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

d) Right to deletion (Right to be forgotten)

Any person data subject to the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to require the controller to erase the personal data relating to him or her without delay, if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data have been collected for such purposes or processed in any other way for which they are no longer necessary.
    • The data subject shall revoke the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing under Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or the data subject objects to the processing under Art. 21 para. 2 DS-GVO.
    • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of personal data is necessary in order to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
    • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 DS-GVO.

If one of the reasons mentioned above applies and a person concerned wishes to have personal data stored at HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG deleted, he can contact an employee of the controller at any time. The employee of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.

If the personal data have been made public by HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG and if our company is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 DS-GVO, HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, takes appropriate measures, including technical measures, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

e) Right to limitation of processing

Any person data subject to the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to request the controller to limit the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period of time which allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses the deletion of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
    • The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above conditions is met and a person concerned wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG, he can contact an employee of the person responsible for the processing at any time. The employee of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG will initiate the restriction of the processing.

f) Right to Data Transferability

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to obtain the personal data concerning him or her provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to communicate these data to another controller without being hindered by the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority entrusted to the controller.

Furthermore, when exercising his right to data transferability pursuant to Art. 20 para. 1 DS-GVO, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one responsible party to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.

In order to assert the right to data transfer, the person concerned can contact an employee of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG at any time.

g) Right of objection

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulation to object at any time, for reasons related to his/her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG will no longer process the personal data in the event of objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co KG processes personal data in order to conduct direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling as far as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to the processing for direct advertising purposes by HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG, HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him/her by HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 DS-GVO for reasons arising from his particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG or another employee. The person concerned is also free to exercise his or her right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

Any data subject involved in the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects upon him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national law or by the Member States to which the data controller is subject and which provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, HighPots ThinkFab GmbH & Co. KG shall take reasonable measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the data controller, to state his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time do so by contacting an employee of the controller.

i) Right of revocation of consent under data protection law

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulation to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his/her right to withdraw his/her consent, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.

14. data protection for applications and in the application procedure

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website, to the data controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the data controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the data controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).

15. privacy policy on the use and application of AddThis

The person responsible for the processing has integrated components of the company AddThis on this website. AddThis is a so-called bookmarking provider. The service allows a simplified bookmarking of websites via buttons. By hovering over the AddThis component with the mouse or clicking on it, a list of bookmarking and sharing services is displayed. AddThis is used on over 15 million websites and the buttons are displayed over 20 billion times a year according to the operating company.

The operating company of AddThis is AddThis, Inc. 1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed which is operated by the data controller and on which an AddThis component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective AddThis component to download data from the www.addthis.com website. In the context of this technical procedure AddThis receives knowledge about the visit and which concrete single page of this Internet page is used by the information technology system used by the person concerned. In addition, AddThis obtains knowledge of the IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned, assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP), the browser type, the browser language, the website accessed before our website, the date and time of the visit to our website. AddThis uses this data to create anonymous user profiles. The data and information transferred to AddThis in this way enables AddThis itself and its affiliated companies or partner companies to specifically address visitors to the website of the data controller with personalised and interest-related advertising.

AddThis displays personalised and interest-related advertising on the basis of a cookie set by the company. This cookie analyses the individual surfing behaviour of the computer system used by the person concerned. The cookie stores the visits to Internet pages made by the computer system.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently oppose the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent AddThis from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by AddThis can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

The person concerned also has the possibility to permanently object to the processing of personal data by AddThis. For this the person concerned 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 with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

The valid data security regulations of AddThis can be called up under http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy .

16. privacy policy regarding the use of affilinet

The person responsible for the processing has integrated components of the company affilinet on this website. Affilinet is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported sales form that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually paid by click or sale commission, on Internet sites of third parties, i.e. sales partners who are also called affiliates or publishers. Via the affiliate network, the merchant provides an advertising medium, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

Affilinet’s operating company is affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich, Germany.

Affilinet sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The Affilinet tracking cookie does not store any personal data whatsoever. Only the affiliate’s identification number, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the visitor’s serial number on a website and the advertising medium clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Affilinet.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Affilinet from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Affilinet can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Affilinet’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.affili.net/de/footeritem/datenschutz .

17. privacy policy on the use and application of econda

The data controller has integrated components of the company econda on this website. Econda is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects data on, among other things, from which website a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of Internet advertising.

The operating company of econda is econda GmbH, Eisenlohrstr. 43, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany.

Econda places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which an econda component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective econda component to transmit data to econda for marketing and optimisation purposes. As part of this technical process, econda obtains knowledge of data which is subsequently used to create pseudonymous user profiles. The user profiles obtained in this way serve to analyse the behaviour of the data subject who has accessed the website of the data controller and are evaluated with the aim of improving and optimising the website. The data collected via the econda component will not be used to identify the data subject without the prior consent of a separate and explicit individual. This data will not be merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent econda from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by econda can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned may object to the collection of data generated by the econda cookie and relating to the use of this website and to the processing of this data by econda and prevent such collection. To do this, the person concerned must press the send button under the link http://www.econda.de/econda/unternehmen/datenschutz/widerspruchscookie/, which sets the opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, when the opt-out cookie is set, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

The current data protection regulations of econda can be found at http://www.econda.de/econda/unternehmen/datenschutz/datenschutzerklaerung/ .

18. privacy policy on the use and application of etracker

The data controller has integrated etracker components into this website. Etracker is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects data on, among other things, from which website a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of Internet advertising.

The operating company of etracker is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

Etracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which an etracker component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective etracker component to transmit data to etracker for marketing and optimisation purposes. As part of this technical process, etracker obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create pseudonymous user profiles. The user profiles obtained in this way serve to analyse the behaviour of the data subject who accessed the website of the data controller and are evaluated with the aim of improving and optimising the website. The data collected via the etracker component will not be used to identify the data subject without the prior express consent of the data subject. These data are not merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent etracker from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by etracker can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject may object to the collection of data generated by the etracker cookie and relating to the use of this website and to the processing of this data by etracker and prevent such collection. To do this, the person concerned must press the cookie-set button under the link http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

The current data protection regulations of etracker can be found at https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html .

19. data protection regulations on the use and application of Facebook

The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The person responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

acebook receives information through the Facebook component that the individual concerned has visited our website whenever the individual concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the individual concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transferred to Facebook in this way, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.

Facebook’s published privacy policy, available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, discloses Facebook’s collection, processing and use of personal information. It also explains which settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the person concerned to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

20. privacy policy on the use and application of Flattr

The data controller has integrated components of Flattr on this website. Flattr is a social payment service from Sweden that enables the user to distribute donations to media providers on the Internet by making payments to a credit account and determining a monthly budget. The user of the service can instruct Flattr to distribute his fixed monthly budget to this media provider by clicking on a Flattr button integrated on the website of a media provider.

The operating company of Flattr is Flattr AB, Box 4111, 203 12 Malmö, Sweden.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Flattr component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Flattr component to download a representation of the corresponding Flattr component from Flattr. As part of this technical process, Flattr obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Flattr at the same time, Flattr recognizes which specific page on our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of the person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by the Flattr component and assigned by Flattr to the respective Flattr account of the person concerned. If the person concerned presses the Flattr button integrated on our website, this information is transmitted to Flattr for billing purposes. The person concerned has already consented to the transmission of such information to Flattr.

Further information and Flattr’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at https://flattr.com/privacy .

21. Privacy policy on the use and application of functions of the Amazon affiliate program

The person responsible for processing has integrated Amazon components on this website as a participant in the Amazon partner programme. The Amazon components were designed by Amazon with the aim of providing customers with advertisements on various Amazon Group websites, in particular on Amazon.co.uk, Local.Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, BuyVIP.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es. BuyVIP.com against payment of a commission to mediate. The data controller may generate advertising revenue through the use of the Amazon components.

The operating company of these Amazon components is Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Amazon places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By each individual call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Amazon component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Amazon component to transmit data to Amazon for the purpose of online advertising and the billing of commissions. As part of this technical process, Amazon obtains knowledge of personal data which Amazon uses to trace the origin of orders received by Amazon and subsequently to enable commission invoicing. Among other things, Amazon can verify that the person concerned has clicked on a partner link on our website.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Amazon from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Amazon can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and Amazon’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3312401.

22. data protection provisions on the use and application of functions of the collecting society WORT (VG WORT)

The data controller has integrated tracking pixels on this website. A pixel-code is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages to enable a log file recording and a log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be carried out. The integrated counting pixels serve the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM) of the collecting society WORT (VG-Wort).

The Scalable Central Measurement Method is operated by INFOnline GmbH, Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn, Germany.

The Scalable Central Measurement Method is used to determine statistical key figures, which are used to calculate the probability of text being copied. The embedded pixel-code makes it possible for the WORT collecting society to recognise whether, when and by how many users (including the person concerned) our website was opened and what content was retrieved.

The data obtained using the Scalable Central Measurement Method is collected anonymously. In order to record the number of hits, either a so-called session cookie is set, i.e. a signature is created which consists of various automatically transmitted information, or alternative methods are used, for the purpose of recognising the users of a website. The IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned is only collected and processed in anonymous form. The data subject is never identified at any time.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently oppose the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent INFOnline from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by INFOnline can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject may object to and prevent the collection of data generated by INFOnline and relating to the use of this Internet site and the processing of such data by INFOnline. To do this, the person concerned must press the opt-out button under the link http://optout.ioam.de, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, when the opt-out cookie is set, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

INFOnline’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/ .

23rd Privacy Policy on the Use and Usage of Getty Images Images Images

The data controller has integrated components from Getty Images into this website. Getty Images is an American photo agency. A picture agency is a company which offers pictures and other picture material on the market. Picture agencies usually market photographs, illustrations and film material. A picture agency licenses the pictures used by various customers, in particular website operators, editorial offices of print and TV media and advertising agencies, through a picture agency.

The operating company of the Getty Images components is Getty Images International, 1st Floor, The Herbert Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin 18, Ireland.

Getty Images allows the embedding of stock images (free of charge if applicable). Embedding is the embedding or integration of a certain foreign content, for example text, video or image data, which is provided by a foreign website and then appears on the own website. A so-called embedding code is used for embedding. An embedding code is an HTML code that is integrated into a website by a website operator. If an embed code has been integrated by a website operator, the external content of the other website is displayed by default as soon as a website is visited. To display the external content, the external content is loaded directly from the other website. Getty Images provides more information about embedding content at http://www.gettyimages.de/resources/embed

Through the technical implementation of the embed code that enables Getty Images to display images, the IP address of the Internet connection through which the individual accesses our site is transferred to Getty Images. Getty Images also collects information about our website, the type of browser used, browser language, time and length of access. In addition, Getty Images may collect navigation information, which is information about which of our sub-pages the data subject visited and which links the data subject clicked, and other interactions the data subject undertook while visiting our website. This information may be stored and evaluated by Getty Images.

Further information and Getty Images’ current privacy policy can be found at https://www.gettyimages.de/company/privacy-policy .

24. privacy policy regarding the use of Google AdSense

The data controller has integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables the placement of advertisements on third party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm which selects the advertisements displayed on third party sites according to the content of the respective third party site. Google AdSense allows an interest-related targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.

The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Alphabet Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to include advertisements on our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. When the cookie is set, Alphabet Inc. is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google AdSense component to transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purpose of online advertising and billing commissions. As part of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. becomes aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Alphabet Inc. uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable it to bill commissions.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A pixel-code is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages to enable a log file recording and a log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be carried out. Based on the embedded pixel-code, Alphabet Inc. can recognize if and when a website was opened by an affected person and which links were clicked by the affected person. Counting pixels are used, among other things, to evaluate the visitor flow of a website.

Through Google AdSense, personal data and information, including IP address and necessary for the collection and billing of advertisements displayed, is transmitted to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may share this personal information collected through the technical process with third parties.

Google AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/ .

25. Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to Internet pages. A web analysis service collects data on, among other things, from which website a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for the web analysis via Google Analytics. This addition is used by Google to shorten and anonymise the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned if access to our Internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. When the cookie is set, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected through the technical process with third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

urthermore, it is possible for the person concerned to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. For this purpose, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout . This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on visits to Internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is regarded by Google as an objection. If the data subject’s information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the individual concerned or by another person within their control, the browser add-on may be reinstalled or re-enabled.

Further information and Google’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html . Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/analytics/.

26. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google Remarketing

The data controller has integrated Google Remarketing services into this website. Google Remarketing is a Google AdWords feature that enables a company to display advertisements to Internet users who have previously been on the company’s website. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore allows a company to create user-related advertisements and consequently to display advertisements of interest to the Internet user.

Google Remarketing services are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is to display interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing enables us to display advertisements via the Google advertising network or on other websites that are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users.

Google Remarketing places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. When cookies are set, Google is able to recognize visitors to our website who subsequently visit websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. Each time a website is accessed on which the Google Remarketing service has been integrated, the Internet browser of the person concerned automatically identifies itself to Google. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address or surfing behaviour of the user, which Google uses, among other things, to display advertisements relevant to the interests of the user.

The cookies are used to store personal information, such as the Internet pages visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personally identifiable information collected through the technical process with third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must access the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any Internet browser he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the valid data protection regulations of Google can be called up under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

27. privacy policy on the use and application of Google+

The data controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a display of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google obtains information as to which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. More detailed information on Google+ can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/.

f the person concerned is logged into Google+ at the same time, Google recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned accesses our website and for the entire duration of that person’s visit to our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.

If the person concerned activates one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data. Google stores the data subject’s Google+1 recommendation and makes it publicly available in accordance with the data subject’s accepted terms and conditions. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo stored in this account, in other Google services, such as the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or elsewhere, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements. In addition, Google is able to link a visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimising Google’s various services.

Google receives information from the Google+ button that the data subject has visited our website whenever he or she is logged on to Google+ at the same time as you visit our website, regardless of whether or not you click on the Google+ button.

If the data subject does not want his or her personal data to be transferred to Google, he or she may prevent such transfer by logging out of his or her Google+ account before visiting our website.

Further information and Google’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . Further information from Google about the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

28. Privacy policy on the use of Google AdWords

The data controller has integrated Google AdWords into this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads both in Google’s search engine results and in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define keywords that will be used to display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant Internet pages using an automatic algorithm and taking into account the previously defined keywords.

The company operating the Google AdWords services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying advertisements of interest on third-party websites and in the search engine results of Google and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website.

If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, such as the shopping cart of an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both we and Google to track whether a person affected who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated a turnover, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the Internet pages visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personally identifiable information collected through the technical process with third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must access the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any Internet browser he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the valid data protection regulations of Google can be called up under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

29. privacy policy on the use and application of Instagram

The data controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform that allows users to share photos and videos and also to disseminate such data on other social networks.

Instagram services are operated by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this Internet site is accessed, operated by the data controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding Instagram component. As part of this technical process, Instagram is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific page the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website and for the entire duration of their visit to our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the person concerned. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted is assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram receives information through the Instagram component that the person concerned has visited our site whenever they are logged into Instagram at the same time as they visit our site, regardless of whether or not they click on the Instagram component. If the data subject does not want Instagram to receive such information, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Instagram account before accessing our website.

For more information and to review Instagram’s privacy policy, please visit https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

30. Jetpack Use and Usage Privacy Policy for WordPress

The person responsible for the processing has integrated Jetpack on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in which offers additional functions to the operator of a website based on WordPress. Jetpack allows the website operator, among other things, an overview of the visitors to the site. The display of related articles and publications or the possibility to share content on the site can also increase the number of visitors. In addition, security functions are integrated into Jetpack, so that a website using Jetpack is better protected against brute force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and accelerates the loading of images integrated into the website.

The operating company of the Jetpack plug-in for WordPress is Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The operating company uses the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Jetpack places a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this Internet site is accessed, operated by the data controller and on which a Jetpack component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Jetpack component to transmit data to Automattic for analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, Automattic obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to generate an overview of Internet site visits. The data obtained in this way is used to analyse the behaviour of the data subject who has accessed the website of the data controller and is evaluated with the aim of optimising the website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify the data subject without the prior express consent of the data subject. The data also becomes known to Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Automattic can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by the Jetpack cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Automattic/Quantcast and to prevent such collection. To do this, the person concerned must press the opt-out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

Automattic’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://automattic.com/privacy/ . Quantcast’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/ .

31. Privacy policy on the use and application of LinkedIn

The data controller has integrated LinkedIn Corporation components into this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. More than 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For privacy matters outside the United States, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

Each time a LinkedIn Component (LinkedIn Plug-In) is installed on our website, the LinkedIn Plug-In causes the browser used by the individual to download an appropriate representation of the LinkedIn Component. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins . As part of this technical process, LinkedIn obtains information as to which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks on a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information through the LinkedIn component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want LinkedIn to receive such information, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn offers the ability to unsubscribe from email, SMS and targeted ads, as well as manage ad preferences at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who may set cookies. Such cookies may be declined at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy LinkedIn’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy . LinkedIn’s cookie policy can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

32. Privacy Policy for Use and Usage of LiveZilla

The data controller has integrated the LiveZilla component on this website. LiveZilla is a live support helpdesk software, which enables the establishment of direct communication in real time (so-called live chat) with visitors of the own website.

The developer of the LiveZilla component is LiveZilla GmbH, Byk-Gulden-Straße 18, 78224 Singen, Germany.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a LiveZilla component, this component collects data for the purpose of operating the Live Chat system and analyzing the operation of the system. More information about LiveZilla can be found at http://www.livezilla.net/home/de/

The LiveZilla component places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The LiveZilla cookie can be used to create pseudonymized usage profiles. Such pseudonymised usage profiles can be used by the data controller to analyse visitor behaviour and to analyse and maintain the proper operation of the live chat system. The analysis also serves to improve our offer. The data collected via the LiveZilla component will not be used to identify the person concerned without the prior express consent of the person concerned. This data is not merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent the LiveZilla component from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by the LiveZilla component can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

The current data protection regulations of LiveZilla GmbH can be found at https://www.livezilla.net/disclaimer/de/ .

33rd Privacy Policy on the Use and Usage of Myspace

The data controller has integrated components of Myspace LLC on this website. Myspace is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Myspace allows users of the social network, among other things, to set up free user profiles containing photos and videos, blogs or groups.

The operating company of Myspace is Myspace LLC, 8391 Beverly Blvd, #349, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this Web site is accessed by the data controller and a Myspace component (Myspace plug-in) has been integrated on it, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Myspace component to download a representation of the corresponding Myspace component from Myspace. More information about Myspace can be found at https://myspace.com . As part of this technical process, Myspace obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is logged into Myspace at the same time, Myspace recognizes which specific page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website and for the entire duration of the data subject’s visit to our website. This information is collected by the Myspace component and assigned by Myspace to the respective Myspace account of the data subject. If the data subject presses a Myspace button integrated on our website, Myspace assigns this information to the personal Myspace user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Myspace receives information through the Myspace component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to Myspace at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Myspace component or not. If the data subject does not want Myspace to receive such information, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Myspace account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Myspace, which is available at https://myspace.com/pages/privacy, discloses the collection, processing and use of personal data by Myspace.

34. Privacy Policy on the Use and Usage of Pinterest

The data controller has integrated components of Pinterest Inc. into this website. Pinterest is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Pinterest enables the users of the social network, among other things, to publish image collections and individual images as well as descriptions on virtual pinboards (so-called pinning), which in turn can be shared (so-called repinning) or commented on by other users.

The operating company of Pinterest is Pinterest Inc. 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this Internet site is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Pinterest component (Pinterest plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Pinterest component to download a representation of the corresponding Pinterest component from Pinterest. More information on Pinterest is available at https://pinterest.com/ As part of this technical process, Pinterest is informed which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Pinterest at the same time, Pinterest recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned accesses our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by the Pinterest component and assigned by Pinterest to the respective Pinterest account of the person concerned. If the person concerned presses a Pinterest button integrated on our website, Pinterest assigns this information to the personal Pinterest user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Pinterest always receives information via the Pinterest component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Pinterest at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Pinterest component or not. If the data subject does not want Pinterest to receive such information, Pinterest may prevent the transmission by logging out of the data subject’s Pinterest account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Pinterest, which can be found at https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.

35. privacy policy regarding the use of Matomo

The person responsible for the processing has integrated the Matomo component on this website. Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis tool collects, among other things, data on which website a person concerned came to a website from (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of Internet advertising.

The software is operated on the server of the person responsible for processing the data; the log files, which are sensitive under data protection law, are stored exclusively on this server.

The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. The data controller uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports showing the activities on our website.

Matomo places a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. The setting of cookies enables us to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, the Matomo component automatically prompts the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned to transmit data to our server for online analysis. As part of this technical process, we gain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which we use, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not pass this personal data on to third parties.

The person concerned can at any time prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject may object to the collection of data generated by Matomo in connection with the use of this website and prevent the collection of such data. For this purpose, the person concerned must set “Do Not Track” in your browser.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the person responsible for processing may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

Further information and the valid data protection regulations of Matomo can be called up under https://matomo.org/privacy/ .

36. privacy policy for use and application of Shariff

The data controller has integrated the Shariff component on this website. The Shariff component provides social media buttons that comply with data protection regulations. Shariff was developed for the German computer magazine c’t and is published by GitHub, Inc.

Developer of the component is GitHub, Inc. 88 Colin P. Kelly Junior Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Usually, the button solutions provided by the social networks already transfer personal data to the respective social network when a user visits a website in which a social media button has been integrated. By using the Shariff component, personal data is only transferred to social networks if the visitor to a website actively presses one of the social media buttons. Further information on the Shariff component can be found in the computer magazine c’t at http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Datenschutz-und-Social-Media-Der-c-t-Shariff-ist-im-Einsatz-2470103.html . The use of the Shariff component has the purpose of protecting the personal data of visitors to our website and at the same time enabling us to integrate a button solution for social networks on this website.

Further information and the valid data protection regulations of GitHub can be called up under https://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-policy/ .

37. privacy policy on the use and application of SlideShare

The data controller has integrated SlideShare components on this website. LinkedIn SlideShare is a file hosting service that enables the exchange and archiving of presentations and other documents such as PDF files, videos and webinars. The file hosting service allows users to upload media content in all common formats, whereby the documents can either be made publicly accessible or marked privately.

SlideShare is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For privacy matters outside the United States, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embed codes for the media content stored there (presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.). Embed codes are program codes that are embedded in Internet pages with the aim of displaying external content on one’s own Internet page. Embed codes make it possible to reproduce content on one’s own website without storing it on one’s own server and in doing so possibly violate the reproduction right of the respective author of the content. A further advantage of using an embed code is that the respective operator of an Internet page does not use its own storage space and its own server is thus relieved. An embed code can be integrated at any point on another website, so that an external content can also be inserted within one’s own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to ease the load on our server and to avoid copyright infringements when using third-party content at the same time.

Each time you access our website, which is equipped with a SlideShare component (embed codes), this component causes the browser you are using to download embedded data from SlideShare. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn obtains information as to which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged into SlideShare at the same time, SlideShare recognizes which specific page the person concerned is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by SlideShare and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective SlideShare account of the person concerned.

LinkedIn always receives information via the SlideShare component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into SlideShare at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the integrated media data or not. If the data subject does not wish LinkedIn to receive such information, LinkedIn may prevent the transmission by logging out of their SlideShare account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who may set cookies. Such cookies may be declined at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy LinkedIn’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .

38. Privacy Policy on the Use and Usage of Tumblr

The data controller has integrated Tumblr components on this website. Tumblr is a platform that allows users to create and operate a blog. A blog is a portal that is maintained on a website, usually open to the public, in which one or more people, called bloggers or webloggers, can post articles or write thoughts in so-called blog posts. In a blog on Tumblr, the user can, for example, publish texts, images, links and videos and distribute them in digital space. Tumblr users can also incorporate content from other websites into their own blog.

Tumblr’s operating company is Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Tumblr component (Tumblr button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Tumblr component to download a representation of the corresponding Tumblr component from Tumblr. Further information on the Tumblr buttons can be found at https://www.tumblr.com/buttons . As part of this technical procedure, Tumblr is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Tumblr component is to enable our users to disseminate the contents of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the person concerned is logged in to Tumblr at the same time, Tumblr recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting every time the person concerned accesses our website and for the entire duration of his or her stay on our website. This information is collected by the Tumblr component and assigned by Tumblr to the respective Tumblr account of the person concerned. If the person concerned activates one of the Tumblr buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred are assigned to the personal Tumblr user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Tumblr.

Tumblr always receives information via the Tumblr component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Tumblr at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Tumblr component or not. If the data subject does not wish to transfer this information to Tumblr in this way, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Tumblr account before accessing our website.

Tumblr’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy .

39. privacy policy on use and application of Twitter

The data controller has integrated Twitter components into this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including those not registered on Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter enables a broad audience to be addressed via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons . As part of this technical process, Twitter obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned accesses our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned. If the person concerned activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the person concerned has visited our website when the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not wish to transmit this information to Twitter in this way, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.

The valid data protection regulations of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

40. privacy policy on the use and application of Webtrekk

The person responsible for processing has integrated Webtrekk components on this Internet page. Webtrekk is a combination of analysis and marketing solution in one system. Webtrekk enables the website operator to collect data on the use of the website and to individualise marketing activities.

The operating company of Webtrekk is Webtrekk GmbH, Robert-Koch-Platz 4, 10115 Berlin, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed and operated by the data controller, Webtrekk collects and stores data for marketing and optimization purposes. The data collected is used to create pseudonymised user profiles. The pseudonymised user profiles are used for the purpose of analysing visitor behaviour and enable us to improve our website. The data collected via the Webtrekk component will not be used to identify the person concerned without the prior express consent of the person concerned. This data is not merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

Webtrekk places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. On behalf of the data controller, Webtrekk will use the data and information obtained from our website to evaluate the user behaviour of the data subject who visited our website. Webtrekk will also use the data to compile reports on user activities on our behalf and to provide other services for our company in connection with the use of our website. The IP address of the person concerned is not merged with other personal data by Webtrekk.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Webtrekk from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Webtrekk can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the Webtrekk cookie and related to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Webtrekk. To do this, the person concerned must click on a link on https://www.webtrekk.com/de/legal/opt-out-webtrekk/ which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

Webtrekk’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.webtrekk.com/de/warum-webtrekk/datenschutz/ .

41. privacy policy for use and application of WiredMinds

The data controller has integrated components of WiredMinds into this website. The WiredMinds components automatically recognize and qualify companies that visit a website. The WiredMinds component enables the operator of a website who uses the component to generate leads, i.e. to qualify potential new customers.

Operating company of WiredMinds is the WiredMinds GmbH, Lindenspürstraße 32, 70176 Stuttgart, Germany.

We use a WiredMinds Zählpixel. A pixel-code is a miniature graphic embedded in a web page to enable log file recording and log file analysis for subsequent statistical evaluation.

WiredMinds also places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The setting of cookies enables us to analyse the use of our website.

Pseudonymised user profiles are created using the data obtained. The pseudonymised user profiles are used for the purpose of analysing visitor behaviour and enable us to improve our Internet offering. The data collected via the WiredMinds component will not be used to identify the person concerned without the prior express consent of the person concerned. This data is not merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the WiredMinds component to transmit data for the purpose of online analysis. Within the framework of this technical procedure, WiredMinds obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address, which is used, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website. Every time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to the WiredMinds server. These personal data are stored by WiredMinds, but are not passed on to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent WiredMinds from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by WiredMinds can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by WiredMinds and related to the use of this website and to prevent such collection. To do this, the person concerned must click on the Dont-Track-My-Visits button under the link https://wm.wiredminds.de/track/cookie_mgr.php?mode=dont_track_ask&websitesel. If the data subject’s information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must again set an opt-out cookie.

Further information and the applicable WiredMinds privacy policy can be found at https://www.wiredminds.de/produkt/datenschutz-gutachten/ .

42. privacy policy on the use and application of Xing

The data controller has integrated Xing components into this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves at Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

Xing’s operating company is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins . As part of this technical process, Xing obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned accesses our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the person concerned. If the person concerned activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not wish to transmit this information to Xing in this way, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which are available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Furthermore, Xing has published data protection information for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

43. privacy policy on the use and application of YouTube

The data controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated into one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/ . As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google obtain information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.

YouTube and Google receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever they are logged into YouTube at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not requested by the data subject, the data subject may prevent the transmission by logging out of his/her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

44. Data protection provisions on the use and application of the scalable central measurement method of INFOnline GmbH

The data controller has integrated a pixel-code for range measurement on this website. A pixel-code is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages to enable a log file recording and a log file analysis to subsequently carry out a statistical evaluation. The integrated counting pixels serve the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM) of INFOnline GmbH.

The Scalable Central Measurement System is operated by INFOnline GmbH, Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn, Germany.

The Scalable Central Measurement Method is used to determine statistical key figures, i.e. range measurement. The embedded pixel-code can be used to determine whether, when and by how many users (including the person concerned) our website was opened and what content was accessed.

The data obtained using the Scalable Central Measurement Method is collected anonymously. In order to record the number of hits, either a so-called session cookie is set, i.e. a signature is created which consists of various automatically transmitted information, or alternative methods are used, for the purpose of recognising the users of a website. The IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned is only collected and processed in anonymous form. The data subject is never identified at any time.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently oppose the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent INFOnline from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by INFOnline can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject may object to and prevent the collection of data generated by INFOnline and relating to the use of this Internet site and the processing of such data by INFOnline. To do this, the person concerned must press the opt-out button under the link http://optout.ioam.de, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

The setting of the opt-out cookie entails the possibility that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable. INFOnline’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/ .

45. privacy policy for use and application of DoubleClick

The data controller has integrated components of DoubleClick by Google on this website. DoubleClick is a brand of Google, under which mainly special online marketing solutions are marketed to advertising agencies and publishers.

Operating company of DoubleClick by Google is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

DoubleClick by Google transfers data to the DoubleClick server with each impression as well as with clicks or other activities. Each of these data transfers triggers a cookie request to the person’s browser. If the browser accepts this request, DoubleClick places a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. The purpose of the cookie is to optimise and display advertising. The cookie is used, among other things, to place and display user-relevant advertisements and to generate reports on or improve advertising campaigns. In addition, the cookie is used to avoid multiple displays of the same advertisement.

DoubleClick uses a cookie ID, which is required to complete the technical process. For example, the cookie ID is required to display an advertisement in a browser. DoubleClick can also use the cookie ID to determine which ads have already been displayed in a browser in order to avoid duplicates. In addition, DoubleClick’s cookie ID enables it to collect conversions. Conversions are collected, for example, when a DoubleClick ad is previously displayed to a user and that user subsequently makes a purchase on the advertiser’s website using the same Internet browser.

A DoubleClick cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information. However, a DoubleClick cookie may contain additional campaign identifiers. A campaign identifier is used to identify the campaigns with which the user has already been in contact.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, operated by the data controller and incorporating a DoubleClick component, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective DoubleClick component to submit data to Google for online advertising and commission billing purposes. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of data which Google also uses to prepare commission statements. Among other things, Google can track that the person concerned clicked on certain links on our website.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Google can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and the valid data security regulations of DoubleClick by Google can be called up under https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/ .

46. data protection provisions on the use and application of Awin

The person responsible for the processing has integrated components of Awin on this website. Awin is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported sales form that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually paid by click or sale commission, on Internet sites of third parties, i.e. sales partners who are also called affiliates or publishers. Via the affiliate network, the merchant provides an advertising medium, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of Awin is Awin AG, Eichhornstraße 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany.

Awin places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The Awin tracking cookie does not store any personal data whatsoever. Only the affiliate’s identification number, i.e. that of the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the visitor’s serial number on a website and the advertising medium clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Awin.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Awin from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Awin can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Awin’s current data protection regulations can be found at http://www.Awin.com/de/ueber-Awin/datenschutz/ .

47. privacy policy on the use and application of Adcell

The data controller has integrated Adcell components on this website. Adcell is a German affiliate network which offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported sales form that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually paid by click or sale commission, on Internet sites of third parties, i.e. sales partners who are also called affiliates or publishers. Via the affiliate network, the merchant provides an advertising medium, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

Adcell is operated by Firstlead GmbH, Rosenfelder Str. 15-16, 10315 Berlin, Germany.

Adcell places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The Adcell tracking cookie does not store any personal data whatsoever. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising medium clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Adcell.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Adcell from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Adcell can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Adcell’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.adcell.de/agb .

48. privacy policy regarding the use of Belboon

The data controller has integrated Belboon components on this website. Belboon is a German affiliate network which offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported sales form that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually paid by click or sale commission, on Internet sites of third parties, i.e. sales partners who are also referred to as affiliates or publishers. Via the affiliate network, the merchant provides an advertising medium, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of Adcell is belboon GmbH, Weinmeisterstr. 12-14, 10178 Berlin.

Belboon places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The Belboon tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor of a website and the clicked advertising material are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Belboon.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Belboon from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Belboon can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Belboon’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.belboon.com/de/ueber-uns/datenschutz/ .

49. Privacy Policy on the Use and Usage of TradeTracker

The data controller has integrated TradeTracker components into this website. TradeTracker is an affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of distribution, which is used by commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called. Merchants or advertisers enable advertising, which is usually paid for by click or sale commissions, to be displayed on third-party websites, i.e. on sales partners who are also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of TradeTracker is TradeTracker Deutschland GmbH, Eiffestraße 426, 20537 Hamburg, Germany.

TradeTracker places a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. TradeTracker’s tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor of a website and the clicked advertising material are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. TradeTracker.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described 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 Internet browser used would also prevent TradeTracker from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by TradeTracker can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

TradeTracker’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://tradetracker.com/de/privacy-policy/ .

50. privacy policy on the use and application of adgoal

The data controller has integrated adgoal components into this website. Adgoal is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported sales form that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually paid by click or sale commission, on Internet sites of third parties, i.e. sales partners who are also called affiliates or publishers. Via the affiliate network, the merchant provides an advertising medium, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of adgoal is adgoal GmbH, Schellengasse 2. 74072 Heilbronn, Germany.

Adgoal places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The adgoal tracking cookie does not store any personal data whatsoever. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. of the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising medium clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. adgoal.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent adgoal from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by adgoal can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

adgoal’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.adgoal.de/de/privacy.html .

51. privacy policy for use and application of YieldKit

The data controller has integrated components of YieldKit on this website. YieldKit is a German affiliate network which offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported sales form which enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually paid by click or sale commission, on Internet sites of third parties, i.e. sales partners who are also called affiliates or publishers. Via the affiliate network, the merchant provides an advertising medium, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of YieldKit is YieldKit GmbH, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg.

YieldKit places a cookie on the data subject’s information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. The YieldKit tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor of a website and the clicked advertising material are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. YieldKit.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent YieldKit from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by YieldKit can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

The valid data protection regulations of YieldKit can be called up under http://yieldkit.com/legal-notes/privacy-policy/ .

52. data protection regulations for use and application of Tradedoubler

The data controller has integrated Tradedoubler components on this website. Tradedoubler is a German affiliate network which offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported sales form that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually paid by click or sale commission, on Internet sites of third parties, i.e. sales partners who are also called affiliates or publishers. Via the affiliate network, the merchant provides an advertising medium, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

Tradedoubler is operated by Tradedoubler GmbH, Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 26, 80331 Munich, Germany.

Tradedoubler places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The Tradedoubler tracking cookie does not store any personal data whatsoever. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. of the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising medium clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Tradedoubler.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently oppose the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Tradedoubler from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Tradedoubler can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Tradedoubler’s current data protection regulations can be found at http://www.tradedoubler.com/de/datenschutzrichtlinie/ .

53. privacy policy regarding the use of Oracle Eloqua / Oracle Marketing Cloud

The data controller has integrated components of Oracle Eloqua / Oracle Marketing Cloud (hereinafter referred to as “Eloqua”) on this website. Eloqua adapts relevant website content to the data of interested parties, customers and their profiles in order to enable website operators to address interested parties and customers more effectively and specifically. The purpose of Eloqua is to increase the conversion rate of prospective customers into customers and thus increase the turnover of a website operator.

The operating company of Eloqua is Oracle Corporation, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA.

Eloqua places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. On behalf of the data controller, Eloqua will use the data and information collected through our website to evaluate the user behavior of the data subject who used our website. Eloqua will also use the data to compile reports on user activity on our behalf and to provide other services to our company in connection with the use of our website.

The person concerned can at any time prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Oracle from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Oracle can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by the Eloqua cookie and related to the use of this website and to the processing of this data by Oracle and to prevent such data being collected. To do this, the person concerned must press the Click-Here button at https://www.oracle.com/marketingcloud/opt-status.html, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

The current data protection regulations of Oracle can be found at https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/index.html .

54. data protection regulations for use and application of Lotame

The data controller has integrated Lotame components into this website. Lotame is a data management platform into which data is fed from third-party sources across all devices in order to subsequently personalize content, advertising and offers. Lotame is therefore also an analysis service. An analysis service carries out the collection, collection and evaluation of data. It is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit planning of advertising activities.

Lotame is operated by Lotame Solutions, Inc. Suite 2000 8850 Stanford Blvd Columbia, Maryland, 21045, USA.

The purpose of Lotame is to address our customers and prospects across all devices. A cross-device approach is one that addresses customers both on a normal computer system and on mobile devices such as notebooks, tablets or mobile phones. Lotame uses so-called Unique Identifiers (UIDs) for this purpose. A Unique Identifier is a technology that can be used to determine which different technological systems are used by a particular person.

Lotame places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a lotame component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective lotame component to transmit data to Lotame for optimisation purposes. As part of this technical process, Lotame obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create user profiles. The user profiles obtained in this way are used to determine which different information technology devices the respective user uses in order to optimise our advertising activities.

The person concerned can at any time prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Lotame from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Lotame can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, it is possible to object to the collection of data generated by the Lotame-Cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Lotame and to prevent such data being collected. To do this, the person concerned must press the opt-out button at https://www.lotame.com/opt-out-preference-manager/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

Lotame’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.lotame.com/legal/ .

55. privacy policy regarding the use of Bloglovin

The data controller has integrated components of Bloglovin on this website. Bloglovin is an online platform that allows users to organize their favorite blogs. A blog is a portal that is maintained on a website, usually open to the public, in which one or more people, called bloggers or webloggers, can post articles or write thoughts in so-called blog posts.

The operating company of Bloglovin is Bloglovin Inc. 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, operated by the data controller and on which a Bloglovin component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Bloglovin component to download a representation of the corresponding Bloglovin component from Bloglovin. As part of this technical process, Bloglovin is informed which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged into Bloglovin at the same time, Bloglovin recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by the Bloglovin component and assigned by Bloglovin to the respective Bloglovin account of the data subject. If the data subject presses the Bloglovin button integrated into our website, this information is transmitted to Bloglovin. The person concerned has already consented to the transmission of such information to Bloglovin.

Further information and Bloglovin’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.bloglovin.com/tos .

56. privacy policy regarding the use of Amobee

The data controller has integrated Amobee components into this website. Amobee is a technological advertising agency specializing in the delivery of advertising to mobile devices.

Amobee is operated by Amobee Inc, 950 Tower Lane, Suite 2000, Foster City, CA 94404, USA.

The purpose of Amobee is to deliver advertising. Amobee places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Amobee component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Amobee component to transmit data to Amobee. As part of this technical process, Amobee obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create user profiles. The user profiles obtained in this way are used for advertising activities.

The person concerned can at any time prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Amobee from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Amobee can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

It is also possible to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the Amobee cookie and relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Amobee. To do this, the person concerned must press the Click-Here-To-Opt-Out-Button at http://amobee.com/privacy/technology/, which sets an Opt-Out-Cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, when the opt-out cookie is set, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

Amobee’s current privacy policy can be found at http://amobee.com/privacy/ .

57. privacy policy on the use and application of ADITION

The data controller has integrated ADITION components into this website. ADITION is a provider of data-based digital marketing that provides an advertising platform that is aimed at advertisers and online marketing agencies.

The operating company of ADITION is ADITION technologies AG, Oststraße 55, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany.

The purpose of ADITION is the insertion of digital advertising media. ADITION places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. ADITION does not store any personal data in the cookie. All information stored in the cookie is of a technical nature and makes it possible, among other things, to track how often certain advertising media are displayed.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently oppose the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent ADITION from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by ADITION can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

It is also possible to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the ADITION cookie and related to the use of this website and the processing of this data by ADITION. For this purpose, the person concerned must click on a link at https://www.adition.com/kontakt/datenschutz/ which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, there is the possibility that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

ADITION’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.adition.com/kontakt/datenschutz/ .

58. data protection regulations for the use and application of AdJug

The person responsible for the processing has integrated AdJug components on this website. AdJug is an advertising exchange platform that provides online advertising space (banner advertising).

The operating company of AdJug is AdJug GmbH, Bayerstraße 69, 80335 Munich, Germany.

AdJug sets a cookie. Furthermore, each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which an AdJug component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective AdJug component to transmit data to AdJug for the purpose of displaying advertisements. As part of this technical process, AdJug becomes aware that our website has been accessed by the information technology system used by the person concerned. The data transmitted to AdJug as part of the technical process is used for billing purposes in relation to the advertising displayed.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent AdJug from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by AdJug can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject may object to the collection of data generated by the AdJug cookie and relating to the use of this website, and to the processing of such data by AdJug, and to the prevention of such data collection. To do this, the person concerned must press the consumer cookie opt-out link at http://www.de.adjug.com/datenschutz.html, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies on the system of the person concerned are deleted after an objection, the person concerned must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

AdJug’s current data protection regulations can be found at http://www.de.adjug.com/datenschutz.html .

59. Payment method: Privacy policy for Klarna as payment method

The person responsible for the processing has integrated Klarna components on this website. Klarna is an online payment service provider that enables purchase on account or flexible payment by instalments. Klarna also offers other services, such as buyer protection or identity and credit checks.

Klarna is operated by Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.

If the person concerned selects either “purchase on account” or “hire purchase” as payment options during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transmitted to Klarna. By selecting one of these payment options, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for processing the invoice or installment purchase or for checking identity and creditworthiness.

The personal data transmitted to Klarna is usually first name, surname, address, date of birth, gender, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number as well as other data required to process an invoice or installment purchase. In order to process the purchase contract, personal data are also necessary which are in connection with the respective order. In particular, there may be mutual exchange of payment information such as bank details, card number, expiry date and CVC code, number of articles, article number, data on goods and services, prices and tax charges, information on previous purchasing behaviour or other information on the financial situation of the person concerned.

The purpose of the data transfer is, in particular, identity verification, payment administration and fraud prevention. The data controller will transfer personal data to Klarna in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Klarna and the controller will be transmitted by Klarna to credit agencies. The purpose of this transfer is to check identity and creditworthiness.

Klarna also passes on the personal data to affiliated companies (Klarna Group) and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or if the data are to be processed on behalf of Klarna.

Klarna collects and uses data and information on the previous payment behaviour of the person concerned as well as probability values for their behaviour in the future (so-called scoring) in order to decide on the establishment, implementation or termination of a contractual relationship. The scoring is calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical methods.

The data subject has the option of withdrawing his or her consent to Klarna’s handling of personal data at any time. A revocation has no effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

Klarna’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/data/de_en/data_protection.pdf.

60. payment method: Privacy policy for PayPal as payment method

The data controller has integrated components of PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed through so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. PayPal also offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.

The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

If the person concerned selects “PayPal” as the payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transferred to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. For the completion of the sales contract such personal data are also necessary, which stand in connection with the respective order.

The transmission of the data is intended for payment processing and fraud prevention. The person responsible for the processing will transfer personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a justified interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the data controller may be transferred by PayPal to credit agencies under certain circumstances. The purpose of this transfer is to check identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may share the personal information with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations or to process the information on behalf of PayPal.

The person concerned has the opportunity to revoke his or her consent to PayPal handling personal data at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for the (contractual) processing of payments.

The valid data protection regulations of PayPal can be called up under https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full .

61. payment method: Privacy policy for Skrill as payment method

The data controller has integrated Skrill components on this website. Skrill is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via the so-called Skrill Wallet, which is a virtual electronic wallet. Skrill also offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards. A Skrill Wallet is managed via an e-mail address. Skrill makes it possible to trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments.

Skrill is operated by Skrill Limited, Floor 27, 25 Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ, United Kingdom.

If the person concerned selects “Skrill” as the payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transmitted to Skrill. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data exchanged with Skrill is the purchase amount and the e-mail address required for payment processing. The purpose of the data transfer is to process payments and prevent fraud. The data controller will transfer other personal data to Skrill even if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Skrill and the controller may be transferred by Skrill to credit reference agencies. The purpose of this transfer is to verify identity and creditworthiness.

Skrill may disclose the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or to process the data on behalf of Skrill.

The person concerned has the option of withdrawing his consent to Skrill for the handling of personal data at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for the (contractual) processing of payments.

The valid data protection regulations of Skrill can be called up under https://www.skrill.com/de/fusszeile/datenschutzbestimmungen/ .

62. Payment method: Data protection regulations for Sofortüberweisung as payment method

The data controller has integrated Sofortüberweisung components into this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical procedure through which the online merchant immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a merchant to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after the order has been placed.

The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

If the person concerned selects “Sofortüberweisung” as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transferred to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

In the case of purchase processing via Sofortüberweisung, the buyer transmits the PIN and the TAN to Sofort GmbH. Sofortüberweisung then carries out a transfer to the online merchant after a technical check of the account balance and retrieval of further data to check the account coverage. The online merchant is then automatically notified of the execution of the financial transaction.

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung is first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. The purpose of the data transfer is to process payments and prevent fraud. The data controller will transfer other personal data to Sofortüberweisung even if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. Personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller may be transferred by Sofortüberweisung to credit reference agencies. The purpose of this transfer is to check identity and creditworthiness.

If necessary, Sofortüberweisung passes on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or the data are to be processed on behalf of the customer.

The person concerned has the possibility to revoke his/her consent to the handling of personal data at any time against Sofortüberweisung. A revocation has no effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for the (contractual) processing of payments.

The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung can be found at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/ .

63. legal basis for the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the person concerned is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the person concerned or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance details or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not predominate. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).

64. legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of all our employees and shareholders.

65th Duration for which personal data will be stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After this period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely deleted unless it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

66 Statutory or contractual provisions on the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of a contract; obligation of the person concerned to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-availability

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We will inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). It may sometimes be necessary for a contract to be concluded for a data subject to provide us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the data subject. The data subject must contact one of our employees before the provision of personal data by the data subject. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the non-availability of the personal data would have.

67. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.

This privacy statement was created by the Privacy Statement Generator of the data protection 2018 eu in cooperation with RC GmbH, which recycling used notebooks and the attorney for data protection Christian Solmecke.

The data protection declaration published in German shall apply; in particular in the event of ambiguities in the text or ambiguous expressions, the German version of this data protection declaration shall apply exclusively.