Pri­vacy Policy

Gene­ral infor­ma­tion on the hand­ling of your data

This pri­vacy policy pro­vi­des you with infor­ma­tion on the type, scope and pur­po­ses of the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data on our web­site
(The pre­sen­ted pri­vacy policy is a trans­la­tion for an impro­ved ease of use. Howe­ver, in the event of a dis­pute, the Ger­man ver­sion of these terms shall be exclu­si­vely authoritative.)

1. Respon­si­ble office, contact

1.1 Respon­si­ble body wit­hin the mea­ning of the Data Pro­tec­tion Act

The respon­si­ble body wit­hin the mea­ning of Arti­cle 4 Para­graph 7 of the EU Data Pro­tec­tion Basic Regu­la­tion (DSGVO) is:
Adva­neo GmbH
repre­sen­ted by the Mana­ging Direc­tor Jür­gen Bret­feld
Neuer Zoll­hof 2
240221 Düs­sel­dorf

Phone: +49 (0) 221 – 87 66 91 0
Con­tact per­son: Jür­gen Bretfeld

Data pro­tec­tion offi­cer:

reach­a­ble through:

1.2 Con­tact

a) If you have ques­ti­ons regar­ding data pro­tec­tion, or if you wish to exer­cise rights or claims regar­ding your per­so­nal data, you can con­tact us using the con­tact details given above (under point 1.1.).

b) In our con­tact form, you must pro­vide man­da­tory infor­ma­tion to ans­wer your inquiry, which is mar­ked with an aste­risk (your e‑mail address, your name and tele­phone num­ber if app­li­ca­ble). We need this infor­ma­tion in order to be able to pro­cess your inquiry and con­tact you. You can fill in the other fields voluntarily.

c) When you con­tact us (for example by tele­phone or e‑mail), your details will be stored in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO for the pur­pose of pro­ces­sing your enquiry and in the event that fol­low-up ques­ti­ons arise. We delete the data ari­sing in this con­nec­tion after sto­rage is no lon­ger requi­red or restrict pro­ces­sing if there are legal sto­rage obli­ga­ti­ons (see item 14).

2 Data pro­ces­sed by us

2.1 Legal bases

a) Per­so­nal data may be pro­ces­sed during each visit to our web­site. Your per­so­nal data will only be pro­ces­sed if it is legally per­mit­ted (legal basis). This is the case in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 DSGVO, if you have given us your con­sent, or the pro­ces­sing is necessary for the per­for­mance of our con­tract with you, or, in the event of an enquiry by you, pre-con­trac­tual mea­su­res are necessary, or the pro­ces­sing is necessary to pro­tect your vital inte­rests or those of ano­t­her natu­ral per­son, or the pro­ces­sing is necessary to pro­tect our legi­ti­mate inte­rests or those of a third party, unless your inte­rests or fun­da­men­tal rights and free­doms, which require the pro­tec­tion of per­so­nal data, out­weigh these (balan­cing of interests)

b) The per­so­nal data collec­ted from you will be dele­ted as soon as the pur­pose of the collec­tion has cea­sed to apply (see item 14).

2.2 What are per­so­nal data?

a) What ‘per­so­nal data’ are, is deri­ved from Arti­cle 4 of the Basic Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­tion (DSGVO). Accord­ing to this arti­cle, per­so­nal data is infor­ma­tion that can be assi­gned to your per­son by rea­son­able means. Per­so­nal data are divi­ded into four groups. These include inven­tory data (e.g. names and addres­ses of cus­to­mers), con­tract data (e.g. ser­vices used, names of employees, pay­ment infor­ma­tion), usage data (e.g. the web pages visi­ted by our online offer, inte­rest in our pro­ducts) and con­tent data (e.g. ent­ries in the con­tact form). Infor­ma­tion that can­not be attri­bu­ted to a spe­ci­fic or iden­ti­fia­ble per­son, or only with a dis­pro­por­tio­nate expen­dit­ure of time, cost and labour, is not per­so­nal data as anony­mous data.

b) In addi­tion, when you visit our web­site, fur­ther data is also pro­ces­sed for tech­ni­cal rea­sons. This is mainly tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion such as the IP address that your Inter­net access pro­vi­der assigns to your com­pu­ter when you con­nect to the Inter­net, or infor­ma­tion about the Inter­net page from which you acces­sed our web­site or about the type and ver­sion of the Inter­net brow­ser you are using. Howe­ver, this also inclu­des login data, your ope­ra­ting sys­tem, down­load errors, the length of visits to cer­tain pages, and all tele­phone num­bers from which you call our cus­to­mer ser­vice num­ber. This tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion may be per­so­nal data in indi­vi­dual cases. As a rule, howe­ver, we only use tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion if this is necessary for tech­ni­cal rea­sons for the ope­ra­tion and pro­tec­tion of our web­site against attacks and misuse in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO is required.

2.3 What is meant by “pro­ces­sing?

What is meant by “pro­ces­sing” also fol­lows from Arti­cle 4 of the Basic Data Pro­tec­tion Regu­la­tion (DSGVO). This inclu­des all pro­ces­ses that are part of the hand­ling of the data. The term “pro­ces­sing” covers not only the collec­tion or record­ing, but also the orga­ni­sa­tion or orga­ni­sa­tion, sto­rage, adap­t­ation or modi­fi­ca­tion. But also other ways of hand­ling, such as the actual use, or the trans­mis­sion or also the pas­sing on, fall under the gene­ric term of “pro­ces­sing”. Ulti­mately, this also inclu­des the restric­tion, dele­tion or dest­ruc­tion of data.

3. Data security

The secu­rity of your per­so­nal data has a very high prio­rity for us. We the­re­fore pro­tect your data stored with us through tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­sa­tio­nal mea­su­res. This ensu­res that the regu­la­ti­ons of the data pro­tec­tion laws are obser­ved and loss or misuse by third par­ties is effec­tively pre­ven­ted. In par­ti­cu­lar, our employees who pro­cess per­so­nal data are obli­ged to main­tain data secrecy and must com­ply with it.

4. SSL encryption

Our web­site uses secure SSL encryp­tion when trans­mit­ting per­so­nal data or per­so­nal con­tent of our users. Please make sure that SSL encryp­tion is acti­va­ted for cor­re­spon­ding acti­vi­ties from your side. The use of encryp­tion is easy to reco­gnize: The dis­play in your brow­ser line chan­ges from “http://” to “https://”. Data encryp­ted via SSL can­not be read by third par­ties. The­re­fore, please only trans­mit your con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion if SSL encryp­tion is acti­va­ted and con­tact us if in doubt.

5. Collec­tion of per­so­nal data when visi­t­ing our website

a) If you use the web­site for infor­ma­tio­nal pur­po­ses only, i.e. if you do not regis­ter or other­wise pro­vide us with infor­ma­tion, we only collect the per­so­nal data that your brow­ser sends to our ser­ver. If you wish to view our web­site, we collect the fol­lowing data, which is tech­ni­cally necessary for us to dis­play our web­site and to ensure its sta­bi­lity and secu­rity (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. f DSGVO):

  • the IP address of the reques­ting device (your com­pu­ter or smartphone)
  • Date and time of access
  • Time zone dif­fe­rence to Green­wich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Con­tent of the request (con­crete page)
  • Access status/ http sta­tus code
  • as well as the used brow­ser and the ope­ra­ting sys­tem of your computer

b) For secu­rity rea­sons (e.g. to cla­rify acts of abuse or fraud), the infor­ma­tion men­tio­ned under a) is stored for a maxi­mum of 7 days and then dele­ted. Data whose fur­ther sto­rage is requi­red for evi­dence pur­po­ses will be retai­ned until the mat­ter has been finally clarified.

c) In addi­tion to the data men­tio­ned above, coo­kies are stored on your com­pu­ter when you use our web­site. You will find more detailed infor­ma­tion on coo­kies under point 9.

d) The data will be pro­ces­sed by us on the basis of our legi­ti­mate inte­rests as defi­ned in Art. 6 Par. 1 let­ter f. DSGVO. Under no cir­cum­s­tan­ces will we use the data collec­ted for the pur­pose of drawing con­clu­si­ons about your per­son. The pur­po­ses pur­sued by us include in particular

  • ensu­ring the smooth con­nec­tion of the website,
  • the gua­ran­tee of a com­for­ta­ble use of our website,
  • the cla­ri­fi­ca­tion of acts of abuse or fraud,
  • the eva­lua­tion of sys­tem secu­rity and sta­bi­lity, and
  • other admi­nis­tra­tive purposes.

6. Fur­ther func­tions and offers of our website

In addi­tion to the purely infor­ma­tive use of our web­site, we offer various ser­vices which you can use if you are inte­res­ted. To do so, you will usually have to pro­vide addi­tio­nal per­so­nal data which we use to pro­vide the respec­tive ser­vice and to which the afo­re­men­tio­ned data pro­ces­sing princi­ples apply.

6.1 Estab­li­shing con­tact (con­tact form or email)

When you con­tact us (via con­tact form or e‑mail), your details will be pro­ces­sed for the pur­pose of pro­ces­sing the con­tact request and its hand­ling in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO (necessary details wit­hin the frame­work of pre-con­trac­tual mea­su­res) or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO (vol­un­tary details wit­hin the frame­work of your con­sent). If you con­tact us by email, we will also save the con­tents that you have sent us by email. As far as we ask for ent­ries via our con­tact form which are not necessary for con­ta­c­ting you, we have always mar­ked these as optio­nal by means of an aste­risk. This infor­ma­tion ser­ves us to con­cretise your request and to improve the pro­ces­sing of your request. Any com­mu­ni­ca­tion of this optio­nal infor­ma­tion is vol­un­tary and with your express con­sent. As far as it con­cerns infor­ma­tion on com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nels (e.g. tele­phone num­ber, e‑mail), you also agree that we may con­tact you via this com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nel in order to ans­wer your request. The per­so­nal data you pro­vide will be used exclu­si­vely for the pur­pose for which you pro­vi­ded us with the data when you con­ta­c­ted us. You can of course revoke your decla­ra­ti­ons of con­sent at any time for the future. To do so, please con­tact our data pro­tec­tion offi­cer, whose con­tact details you will find under point 1 of this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­tion. Your data will then be deleted.

We delete the data recei­ved in the course of con­ta­c­ting you as soon as they are no lon­ger requi­red for the pur­pose of your collec­tion. For per­so­nal data from the input mask of the con­tact form and those sent by e‑mail, this is the case when the respec­tive con­ver­sa­tion with the user has ended. The con­ver­sa­tion is ter­mi­na­ted when it can be con­clu­ded from the cir­cum­s­tan­ces that the mat­ter in ques­tion has been finally cla­ri­fied, at the latest, howe­ver, after 1 month after the last contact.

The per­so­nal data addi­tio­nally collec­ted during the sen­ding pro­cess, which are no lon­ger requi­red for fur­ther con­ver­sa­tion with you, will be dele­ted after a period of seven days at the latest.

6.2 Cus­to­mer data

a) If you are a cus­to­mer of ours, we will store your per­so­nal data for the dura­tion of the con­trac­tual rela­ti­ons­hip and bey­ond that for a fur­ther 10 years, unless legal reten­tion peri­ods force us to store the data for a lon­ger period (see item 14). This sto­rage is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legi­ti­mate inte­rest is based on the dura­tion of the limi­ta­tion period for con­trac­tual claims, which is a maxi­mum of 10 years (from the time of know­ledge of the claim).

b) We pro­cess the data that you have made avail­able to us and which we receive from other publicly acces­si­ble sources.

c) The pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data is car­ried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. We pro­cess your data to enable a smooth busi­ness relationship.

6.3 Down­loads

We offer open source soft­ware on our web­site. We link the down­load to the respec­tive web­site where the soft­ware is offe­red. If you click on the down­load link, you will be direc­ted to an exter­nal web­site. The respec­tive pro­vi­der is respon­si­ble for the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data on the exter­nal Inter­net pages. You can inform yourself there about the pro­ces­sing of your data in the respec­tive data pro­tec­tion declaration.

7. Trans­fer of data to third par­ties and third party providers

a) Data will only be pas­sed on to third par­ties wit­hin the frame­work of the legal requi­re­ments. We the­re­fore only pass on user data to third par­ties if:

  • you have given your express con­sent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. a DSGVO,
  • the dis­clo­sure pur­suant to Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the asser­tion, exer­cise or defence of legal claims and there is no rea­son to assume that you have an over­ri­ding inte­rest worthy of pro­tec­tion in not dis­clo­sing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obli­ga­tion to pass on the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
  • this is legally per­mis­si­ble and requi­red for the pro­ces­sing of con­trac­tual rela­ti­ons­hips with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

b) When pas­sing on your per­so­nal data, we always ensure the hig­hest pos­si­ble secu­rity level. For this rea­son, your data will only be pas­sed on to ser­vice pro­vi­ders and part­ner com­pa­nies that have been care­fully selec­ted and con­trac­tually obli­ged to ensure that per­so­nal data is pro­tec­ted in accordance with the rele­vant legal regu­la­ti­ons. For this pur­pose, we will inform you at the respec­tive points of the data pro­tec­tion declaration.

c) We draw your atten­tion to the fact that in addi­tion to this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­tion, the data pro­tec­tion gui­de­li­nes and decla­ra­ti­ons of the locally respon­si­ble part­ners and their aut­ho­ri­sed insti­tu­ti­ons may also apply.

d) If we pass on your data to third par­ties, we will draw your atten­tion to this in a sepa­rate data pro­tec­tion declaration.

8. Coo­kies

We use so-cal­led “coo­kies” to store set­tings such as the shop­ping cart or the cur­rent login (ses­sion coo­kie). The data pro­ces­sed by coo­kies is requi­red to pro­tect our legi­ti­mate inte­rests and those of third par­ties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO (see Sec­tion 3.1.). Due to this basic func­tio­n­a­lity, you can only use the mar­ket­place if coo­kies are stored. In the case of coo­kies that are not requi­red for the pro­vi­sion of our web­site, we only use the coo­kies if you have given us your con­sent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. We will ask you for your con­sent before using the cookies.

8.1 What are “coo­kies”?

Nearly all web­sites use dif­fe­rent coo­kies today, so that the respec­tive pages func­tion as desi­red and the design and func­tions can be dis­played opti­mally for you.

Coo­kies are infor­ma­tion files that are trans­fer­red from our web ser­ver or web ser­vers of third par­ties to your web brow­ser and stored there. They are stored there for later retrie­val. The infor­ma­tion files are spe­ci­fic infor­ma­tion rela­ting to your respec­tive device (PC, smart­phone and brow­ser used). This does not mean, howe­ver, that we obtain direct know­ledge of your iden­tity. Coo­kies are pri­ma­rily used for the user-friend­li­ness of web­sites (e.g. they store login data or the lan­guage). Coo­kies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not con­tain viru­ses, Tro­jans or other malware.

8.2 What types of “coo­kies” do we use?

This web­site uses tran­si­ent and per­sis­tent coo­kies, the scope and func­tion of which are exp­lai­ned below:

a) Tran­si­ent coo­kies are auto­ma­ti­cally dele­ted when you close the brow­ser. This inclu­des in par­ti­cu­lar the ses­sion coo­kies. These store a so-cal­led ses­sion ID, with which various requests from your brow­ser can be assi­gned to the com­mon ses­sion. This enab­les your com­pu­ter to be reco­gnised when you return to our web­site. We the­re­fore use these coo­kies to iden­tify you for sub­se­quent visits, if you have an account with us. Other­wise you would have to log in again for each visit. The ses­sion coo­kies are dele­ted when you log out or close the brow­ser. These are often necessary coo­kies, but it is also pos­si­ble to use non-essen­tial coo­kies, the use of which you can object to.

b) Per­sis­tent coo­kies are auto­ma­ti­cally dele­ted after a spe­ci­fied period of time, which may vary depen­ding on the coo­kie. You can delete the coo­kies in the secu­rity set­tings of your brow­ser at any time. These coo­kies include, for example, those that save the login data and sta­tus or the respec­tive sub­page that you viewed last when lea­ving the web­site. Howe­ver, mar­ke­ting coo­kies also belong to the per­sis­tent coo­kies. You are the­re­fore free to choose which coo­kies you want to allow and which not.

8.3 What can I do against the use of cookies?

Most brow­sers auto­ma­ti­cally accept coo­kies. If you do not want coo­kies to be stored on your com­pu­ter, you can deac­ti­vate the cor­re­spon­ding option in the sys­tem set­tings of your brow­ser. This app­lies to those coo­kies that are pro­ces­sed neit­her for con­trac­tual rea­sons nor wit­hin the scope of our legi­ti­mate inte­rest, pro­vi­ded that the legi­ti­mate inte­rest in pro­ces­sing the data pre­vails (for more details, please refer to sec­tion 14 Right of objec­tion). Stored coo­kies can also be dele­ted in the sys­tem set­tings of the brow­ser. Howe­ver, the exclu­sion of coo­kies can lead to func­tio­nal limi­ta­ti­ons of this online offer. Infor­ma­tion on how to deac­ti­vate coo­kies in the most com­mon brow­sers can be found under the fol­lowing links:

If we use coo­kies, the use of which is not necessary for our offer or our web pre­sence, we need your con­sent. These coo­kies are then only used for mar­ke­ting or sta­tis­ti­cal pur­po­ses or to per­so­na­lize the offers for you. For this pur­pose your user data is pro­ces­sed (e.g. the respec­tive pages you have visi­ted, access times, device infor­ma­tion, IP address and, if app­li­ca­ble, the respec­tive pro­ducts or pages you have cli­cked on). The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. a) DSGVO.

9. Inte­gra­tion of third party ser­vices and content

a) We do not pass on your per­so­nal data, which you have made avail­able to us, to third par­ties, unless the data is requi­red for the pro­ces­sing of your con­tract, there are jus­ti­fied inte­rests or you have expressly con­sen­ted to the pas­sing on of the data. Inso­far as we are legally obli­ged to do so, we will pass on your data to government agen­cies and aut­ho­ri­ties enti­t­led to receive infor­ma­tion. Our legi­ti­mate inte­rests include, for example, the inte­rest in the ana­ly­sis, opti­mi­sa­tion and eco­no­mic ope­ra­tion of our online offer wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

b) When pas­sing on your per­so­nal data, we always ensure the hig­hest pos­si­ble secu­rity level. The­re­fore, your data will only be pas­sed on to ser­vice pro­vi­ders and part­ner com­pa­nies that have been care­fully selec­ted and con­trac­tually obli­ged to ensure that per­so­nal data is pro­tec­ted in accordance with the rele­vant legal regulations.

c) Inso­far as our ser­vice pro­vi­ders or part­ners have their regis­tered office in a state out­side the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the con­se­quen­ces of this cir­cum­s­tance in the descrip­tion of the offer.

d) We ana­lyse your beha­viour, inte­rests or demo­gra­phic infor­ma­tion such as your gen­der or age as part of our online pre­sence. For this pur­pose, we use your IP address, which, howe­ver, we pseud­ony­mize befo­re­hand, i.e. we shor­ten your IP address so that it can­not easily be traced back to you when it is pas­sed on to third parties.

10. Inte­gra­tion of other third party content

Why do we use the ana­ly­sis tools?

For example, we can use the reach ana­ly­sis to see which of our offers arouse the most inte­rest at what time and which of our web offers are cal­led up again. This enab­les us to opti­mise our offer and remove other less inte­res­ting offers. With these ana­ly­sis methods we can see, for example, whe­ther a brow­ser is used less fre­quently and whe­ther this is due, for example, to the dis­play of our offers in this brow­ser, or whe­ther in gene­ral, the call by means of a mobile phone occurs more fre­quently than with other devices. In the fol­lowing you will find out which ana­ly­sis tools and ser­vices of third par­ties we use.

10.1 Hot­jar

We use the Hot­jar web ana­ly­tics ser­vice pro­vi­ded by Hot­jar Ltd, a Euro­pean com­pany based in Malta (Hot­jar Ltd, Level 2, St Juli­ans Busi­ness Centre, 3, Elia Zam­mit Street, St Juli­ans STJ 1000, Malta, Europe, Tel.: +1 (855) 464‑6788) to bet­ter under­stand the needs of our users and to opti­mise the ser­vices offe­red on this web­site. Hotjar’s tech­no­logy gives us a bet­ter under­stan­ding of our users’ expe­ri­en­ces (e.g. how much time users spend on which pages, which links they click, what they like and what they don’t like, etc.) and this helps us to tailor our offe­ring to our users’ feed­back. Areas of the web­sites in which per­so­nal data from you or third par­ties are dis­played are auto­ma­ti­cally hid­den by Hot­jar and can the­re­fore not be traced at any time. Hot­jar uses coo­kies and other tech­no­lo­gies to collect infor­ma­tion about the beha­vior of our users and about their end devices (in par­ti­cu­lar the IP address of the device (is only collec­ted and stored in anony­mous form by set­ting the last octet of the IPv4 address to 0. For example, if the IP address is, it is stored as, screen size, device type (Uni­que Device Iden­ti­fiers), infor­ma­tion about the brow­ser used, loca­tion (coun­try only: the infor­ma­tion is deter­mi­ned by the first three octets of the IP address), pre­fer­red lan­guage for viewing our web­site). This IP address is pas­sed to Hot­jar via the Iden­ti­fiy API. Hot­jar stores this infor­ma­tion in a pseud­ony­mous user pro­file. This infor­ma­tion is not used by Hot­jar or by us to iden­tify indi­vi­dual users, nor is it mer­ged with other data about indi­vi­dual users. For more infor­ma­tion, please see Hotjar’s pri­vacy policy here and here.

Due to the nature of the Inter­net, data is ine­vi­ta­bly pro­ces­sed on a large num­ber of third party ser­vers until your request arri­ves on our web ser­ver or our pro­vi­der; the­re­fore, pro­ces­sing is also pos­si­ble in “third coun­tries” out­side the EU/EEA. We have no influ­ence on this pro­cess. Apart from these tech­ni­cal neces­si­ties, we do not trans­mit any per­so­nal data to coun­tries out­side the scope of the EU data pro­tec­tion regu­la­tion or without an ade­quate level of data pro­tec­tion. Hot­jar stores your data for a maxi­mum of 365 days.

Hot­jar offers each user the option of pre­ven­ting the use of the Hot­jar tool by means of a “Do Not Track” hea­der, so that no data about the visit to the respec­tive web­site is recor­ded. This is a set­ting that is sup­por­ted by all com­mon brow­sers in cur­rent ver­si­ons. To do this, your brow­ser sends a request to Hot­jar to dis­able tracking for that user. If you use our web­sites with dif­fe­rent browsers/computers, you must set up the “Do Not Track Hea­der” sepa­r­ately for each of these browsers/computers.

You can object to Hot­jar sto­ring a user pro­file and infor­ma­tion about your visit to our web­site and to Hot­jar tracking coo­kies on other web­sites if you click on this opt-out link.

10.2 Google Analytics

If you have given your con­sent, this web­site uses Google Ana­ly­tics, a web ana­ly­sis ser­vice pro­vi­ded by Google Ire­land Limi­ted (“Google”). The use inclu­des the ope­ra­ting mode “Uni­ver­sal Ana­ly­tics”. This makes it pos­si­ble to assign data, ses­si­ons and inter­ac­tions across mul­ti­ple devices to a pseud­ony­mous user ID and thus to ana­lyse the acti­vi­ties of a user across devices.

Google Ana­ly­tics uses so-cal­led “coo­kies”, text files which are stored on your com­pu­ter and which enable an ana­ly­sis of your use of the web­site. The infor­ma­tion gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie about your use of this web­site is usually trans­fer­red to a Google ser­ver in the USA and stored there. Howe­ver, in the event that IP anony­mi­sa­tion is acti­va­ted on this web­site, your IP address will be shor­tened by Google wit­hin mem­ber sta­tes of the Euro­pean Union or in other con­trac­ting sta­tes of the Agree­ment on the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area. We would like to point out that on this web­site Google Ana­ly­tics has been exten­ded to include IP anony­mi­sa­tion in order to ensure anony­mous record­ing of IP addres­ses (so-cal­led IP mas­king). The IP address trans­mit­ted by your brow­ser wit­hin the scope of Google Ana­ly­tics is not mer­ged with other Google data. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on terms of use and data pro­tec­tion can be found at or

Pur­po­ses of the processing

On behalf of the ope­ra­tor (wit­hin the frame­work of Google’s pro­ces­sing regu­la­ti­ons: of this web­site, Google will use this infor­ma­tion to eva­luate your use of the web­site, to com­pile reports on web­site acti­vi­ties and to pro­vide fur­ther ser­vices to the web­site ope­ra­tor in con­nec­tion with web­site and Inter­net use.

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use of Google Ana­ly­tics is your con­sent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Reci­pi­ents / cate­go­ries of recipients

The reci­pi­ent of the collec­ted data is Google.

Trans­fer to third countries

The per­so­nal data will be trans­fer­red to the US under the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield on the basis of the ade­quacy fin­ding of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. You can down­load the cer­ti­fi­catehere.

Dura­tion of data storage

The data sent by us and lin­ked to coo­kies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or adver­ti­sing IDs are auto­ma­ti­cally dele­ted after 14 mon­ths. Data whose reten­tion period has been reached is auto­ma­ti­cally dele­ted once a month.

Rights of data subjects

You can revoke your con­sent at any time with effect for the future by pre­ven­ting the sto­rage of coo­kies through a cor­re­spon­ding set­ting in your brow­ser soft­ware; howe­ver, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all func­tions of this web­site to their full extent.

You can also pre­vent the collec­tion of data gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie and rela­ted to your use of the web­site (inclu­ding your IP address) to Google and the pro­ces­sing of this data by Google by down­loading and instal­ling thebrow­ser add-on. Opt-out coo­kies pre­vent the future collec­tion of your data when visi­t­ing this web­site. To pre­vent Uni­ver­sal Ana­ly­tics from collec­ting data across mul­ti­ple devices, you must opt-out on all sys­tems in use. If you click here, the opt-out coo­kie will be set to dis­able Google Analytics.

10.3 Google Adwords Con­ver­sion Tracking

In order to sta­tis­ti­cally record the use of our web­site and eva­luate it for the pur­pose of opti­mi­zing our web­site for you, we also use Google Con­ver­sion Tracking. Google Adwords sets a coo­kie (see item 8) on your com­pu­ter if you have reached our web­site via a Google advertisement.

Data pro­vi­der is Google Ire­land Limi­ted, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ire­land, parent com­pany: Google LLC, 1600 Amphi­theatre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA; Web­site:;

Data pro­tec­tion terms of Google:; Pri­vacy Shield:

These coo­kies lose their vali­dity after 30 days and are not used for per­so­nal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. If the user visits cer­tain pages on the Adwords client’s web­site and the coo­kie has not expi­red, Google and the cli­ent may reco­gnize that the user cli­cked on the ad and was redi­rec­ted to that page.

Every Adwords cus­to­mer recei­ves a dif­fe­rent coo­kie. Coo­kies can the­re­fore not be tra­cked through the web­sites of Adwords cli­ents. The infor­ma­tion collec­ted using the con­ver­sion coo­kie is used to com­pile con­ver­sion sta­tis­tics for Adwords cus­to­mers who have opted for con­ver­sion tracking. Adwords adver­ti­sers know the total num­ber of users who have cli­cked on their ad and been redi­rec­ted to a page with a con­ver­sion tracking tag. Howe­ver, they do not receive any infor­ma­tion that can be used to per­so­nally iden­tify users.

If you do not wish to par­ti­ci­pate in the tracking pro­ce­dure, you can also refuse the necessary set­ting of a coo­kie – for example, by chan­ging your brow­ser set­ting that gene­rally deac­ti­va­tes the auto­ma­tic set­ting of coo­kies. You can also dis­able coo­kies for con­ver­sion tracking by set­ting your brow­ser to block coo­kies from the domain“” Google’s pri­vacy policy on con­ver­sion tracking can be found here(

10.4 Cloud­flare

On our web­site we use the web ser­vice Cloud­Flare, a CDN (Con­tent Deli­very Net­work) of the com­pany Cloud­flare Inc, 101 Town­send St, 94107 San Fran­cisco (USA). We use this infor­ma­tion to ensure the full func­tio­n­a­lity of our web­site. In this con­text your brow­ser may trans­mit per­so­nal data, such as the IP address, to Cloud­Flare. Cloud­flare uses coo­kies for this pur­pose, which are stored on your com­pu­ter and which enable an incre­ase in the per­for­mance and secu­rity of the web­site. The legal basis for the data pro­ces­sing is the­re­fore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legi­ti­mate inte­rest con­sists in an error-free func­tion of the web­site. Cloud­Flare has cer­ti­fied its­elf wit­hin the frame­work of the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield Agree­ment (see ). The data is dele­ted as soon as the pur­pose for which it was collec­ted has been ful­fil­led. Accord­ing to Cloud­flare, this is gene­rally done wit­hin 4 hours, but at the latest after 7 days. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the hand­ling of the trans­fer­red data can be found in the Cloud­Flare pri­vacy policy: You can pre­vent the collec­tion as well as the pro­ces­sing of your data by Cloud­Flare by deac­ti­vat­ing the exe­cu­tion of script code in your brow­ser or by instal­ling a script blo­cker in your brow­ser (this can be found e.g. at or

11. Ana­ly­sis

The legal basis for all the above ana­ly­sis ser­vices is our legi­ti­mate inte­rests (Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO), which are as fol­lows: Moni­to­ring and main­tai­ning the per­for­mance, sta­bi­lity and secu­rity of the web­site, sim­pli­fy­ing the use and ana­ly­sis of usage, trends and acti­vi­ties in con­nec­tion with our web­site in order to make our inter­net offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

12. App­li­cant data

You will find fur­ther infor­ma­tion about our com­pany, details of the per­sons aut­ho­ri­zed to repre­sent us and also fur­ther con­tact pos­si­bi­li­ties in our imprint.

If you send us your app­li­ca­tion docu­ments, we pro­cess your data in order to check your sui­ta­bi­lity for an open posi­tion in our com­pany and to carry out the app­li­ca­tion pro­ce­dure. The legal basis for the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data is § 26 BDSG n.F. Accord­ing to this, the pro­ces­sing of data requi­red in con­nec­tion with the decision on the estab­lish­ment of an employ­ment rela­ti­ons­hip is permissible.

We pro­cess or store your data for the dura­tion of the app­li­ca­tion pro­ce­dure and store the data for a fur­ther six mon­ths after the app­li­ca­tion pro­ce­dure is com­ple­ted. This is done on the basis of our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO for the pur­pose of asser­ting or defen­ding claims.

If you expressly request it, we will trans­fer your data to our pool of app­li­cants. There the data will be dele­ted after two years. If you are accep­ted into our com­pany as part of the app­li­ca­tion pro­cess, your data will be trans­fer­red to our per­son­nel infor­ma­tion system.

No data will be pas­sed on to third par­ties or to a ser­vice pro­vi­der. Sui­ta­ble app­li­ca­ti­ons will be for­war­ded intern­ally to the depart­ment mana­gers respon­si­ble for the respec­tive open posi­tion. The fur­ther pro­ce­dure is then agreed. Wit­hin the com­pany, only those per­sons who need access to your data for the pro­per pro­ces­sing of our app­li­ca­tion pro­ce­dure have access to your data.

The data is pro­ces­sed exclu­si­vely in com­pu­ter cen­tres in the Federal Repu­blic of Germany.

In rela­tion to the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data wit­hin the app­li­ca­tion pro­ce­dure, you have the fol­lowing rights:

  • You have the right to be infor­med about the per­so­nal data we pro­cess about you. If you only request infor­ma­tion verbally/by tele­phone, we ask for your under­stan­ding that we may require you to pro­vide evi­dence that pro­ves that you are the per­son you claim to be.
  • Fur­ther­more, you have the right to cor­rec­tion or dele­tion or to restric­tion of pro­ces­sing, as far as you are legally enti­t­led to do so.
  • Fur­ther­more, you have the right to object to the pro­ces­sing wit­hin the scope of the sta­tu­tory pro­vi­si­ons. The same app­lies to a right to data transferability.
  • You have the right to com­p­lain about the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data by us to a super­vi­sory aut­ho­rity for data protection.

13. Your rights to your data

You have the fol­lowing rights to the data pro­ces­sed by you:

  • Accord­ing to art. 15 DSGVO you can request infor­ma­tion about your per­so­nal data pro­ces­sed by us. In par­ti­cu­lar, you may request infor­ma­tion on the pur­po­ses of the pro­ces­sing, the cate­gory of per­so­nal data, the cate­go­ries of reci­pi­ents to whom your data has been or will be dis­c­lo­sed, the plan­ned sto­rage period, the exis­tence of a right of rec­ti­fi­ca­tion, era­sure, restric­tion of pro­ces­sing or oppo­si­tion, the exis­tence of a right of appeal, the ori­gin of your data, if not collec­ted by us, as well as the exis­tence of auto­ma­ted decision making inclu­ding pro­filing and, if app­li­ca­ble, mea­ning­ful infor­ma­tion on the details thereof;
  • In accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, you can immedia­tely request the cor­rec­tion of incor­rect or incom­plete per­so­nal data stored by us;
  • In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, you can request the dele­tion of your per­so­nal data stored with us, unless pro­ces­sing is necessary to exer­cise the right to free­dom of expres­sion and infor­ma­tion, to ful­fil a legal obli­ga­tion, for rea­sons of public inte­rest or to assert, exer­cise or defend legal claims;
  • In accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, you can demand the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data if the accu­racy of the data is dis­pu­ted by you, if the pro­ces­sing is unlaw­ful but you refuse to delete it and we no lon­ger require the data, but you require it for the asser­tion, exer­cise or defence of legal claims or if you have lod­ged an objec­tion to the pro­ces­sing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • In accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, you have the right to receive data trans­mis­sion, i.e. your per­so­nal data that you have pro­vi­ded us with, in a struc­tu­red, com­mon and machine-read­a­ble for­mat, or you can request the trans­mis­sion to ano­t­her per­son in charge, pro­vi­ded that the pro­ces­sing is based on your con­sent or a con­tract with us and that the pro­ces­sing was car­ried out with the help of auto­ma­ted pro­ce­du­res. Howe­ver, in the case of data trans­fer to ano­t­her con­trol­ler, you can only obtain the trans­fer inso­far as this is tech­ni­cally feasible;
  • In accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO, you can revoke your con­sent once you have given it to us at any time. As a result, we may no lon­ger con­ti­nue the data pro­ces­sing based on this con­sent for the future; and
  • Accord­ing to Art. 77 DSGVO you have the right to com­p­lain to a super­vi­sory aut­ho­rity. As a rule, you can turn to the super­vi­sory aut­ho­rity of your usual place of resi­dence or work­place or our headquarters.

The qui­ckest, easiest and most con­ve­ni­ent way to exer­cise your rights to cor­rect or delete per­so­nal data is to log in to your account and directly edit the data stored there or delete your account altogether.

For your request for infor­ma­tion, the revo­ca­tion of a con­sent or for an objec­tion, a simple mes­sage to us is suf­fi­ci­ent. There are no costs for you to exer­cise your rights. You can con­tact us using the con­tact infor­ma­tion pro­vi­ded in sec­tion 1 of this pri­vacy policy.

14. Right of objection

a) If you have given your con­sent to the pro­ces­sing of your data, you can revoke this con­sent at any time. Such revo­ca­tion will affect the per­mis­si­bi­lity of pro­ces­sing your per­so­nal data after you have given it to us.

b) Inso­far as we base the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data on the balan­cing of inte­rests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, you may object to the pro­ces­sing. This is the case if the pro­ces­sing is not necessary, in par­ti­cu­lar, for the ful­film­ent of a con­tract with you, which is descri­bed by us in the fol­lowing descrip­tion of the func­tions. In the event of such an objec­tion, we request that you exp­lain the rea­sons why we should not pro­cess your per­so­nal data as we have done. In the event of your jus­ti­fied objec­tion, we will examine the situa­tion and eit­her stop or adapt the data pro­ces­sing or show you our com­pel­ling rea­sons worthy of pro­tec­tion on the basis of which we will con­ti­nue the pro­ces­sing. We will inform you of such com­pel­ling rea­sons. You have the right to com­p­lain to a super­vi­sory aut­ho­rity at any time (e.g. the super­vi­sory aut­ho­rity at your place of resi­dence or at the regis­tered office of our company).

c) Of course, you can object to the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data for adver­ti­sing and data ana­ly­sis pur­po­ses at any time. You can inform us about your objec­tion to adver­ti­sing by using the con­tact details given in sec­tion 1.1.

d) If you would like to exer­cise your right of revo­ca­tion or objec­tion, an e‑mail to the per­son named in sec­tion 1.1. is sufficient.

15. Gene­ral infor­ma­tion on the dele­tion and reten­tion peri­ods of your data

a) The data stored with us will be dele­ted as soon as they are no lon­ger requi­red for the inten­ded pur­pose. For details, please refer to the points of this decla­ra­tion, which exp­lain the nature and pur­pose of the respec­tive pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data.

b) Data that we are requi­red to store due to legal, sta­tu­tory or con­trac­tual reten­tion obli­ga­ti­ons (e.g. for tax rea­sons) will be blo­cked ins­tead of dele­ted to pre­vent use for other pur­po­ses. This inclu­des, for example, sto­rage for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (for tra­ding books, invent­ories, ope­ning balance she­ets, annual finan­cial state­ments, com­mer­cial let­ters, accoun­ting vou­chers, etc.) or sto­rage for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, manage­ment reports, accoun­ting vou­chers, com­mer­cial and busi­ness let­ters, docu­ments rele­vant for taxa­tion, etc.).

16. Chan­ges to the pri­vacy policy

a) This data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­tion is cur­r­ently valid and is dated April 2019.

b) Updates of this data pro­tec­tion infor­ma­tion may become necessary due to chan­ges in the law or adjus­t­ments in data pro­ces­sing. We the­re­fore recom­mend that you regu­larly check this page for chan­ges. If the change affects your con­sent or the regu­la­ti­ons of the con­trac­tual rela­ti­ons­hip, these will only be made with your con­sent. You will be con­ta­c­ted sepa­r­ately for this purpose.