A – Controller for data processing
The controller for the processing of personal data within the framework of this website in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Mutzer Heide 3
51467 Bergisch Gladbach
Phone: 02202 940760
Our data protection officer:
IITR Datenschutz GmbH, Dr. Sebastian Kraska, Marienplatz 2, 80331 München, email@example.com
B – Data processing
In the course of operating this website, we process data. Data processing also includes disclosure by means of transmission.
For the transmission of data to the USA, the EU Commission has released an adequacy decision, the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. In this framework, the Commission certifies that guarantees made regarding the transmission of data to the USA correspond to the privacy standards in the EU on the basis of the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. Insofar as we transfer data to the USA, we have indicated that our service providers participate in the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.
The specific data concerned, purpose of processing, legal basis, recipients and transmission to third countries are outlined in the following list:
a) Log file
We record your visit to our websites. The following data is processed in this context: Name of the website accessed, date and time of access, quantity of data transmitted, browser type and version, the operating system you use, the referrer URL (previously visited website), your IP address and the provider sending the request. This is required to guarantee the security of the website. We process the data accordingly based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The log file will be deleted after seven days unless it is required to clarify or demonstrate concrete breaches of law which have become known during the retention period.
In the course of hosting, all data that needs to be processed for the operation of this website is stored. This is required to enable website operation. We process the data accordingly based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. To provide our online platform, we use the services of web hosting providers to whom we transfer the data outlined above.
c) Establishing contact
If you contact us, your data (name, contact details if you provided them) and your message will only be processed for the purposes of handling and resolving your enquiry. We process this data on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR or Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in order to handle your enquiry.
To regularly provide you with information about our company and our services, we offer the option of subscribing to our newsletter. If you subscribe to the newsletter, we will process the data you provide (email address and other voluntary details). Newsletter mailing after registration will take place subject to your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR.
Newsletter registration occurs using the so-called double opt-in procedure. To prevent misuse, we will send you an email after you have registered requesting you to confirm your registration. To establish proof of the registration process according to the statutory requirements, your registration will be recorded. This involves storing the time of registration and confirmation, as well as your IP address. To mail the newsletter, we use service providers to whom we transfer the data outlined above.
If you contact us in order to submit your application for employment, for instance via email or using our application form, your data (name, email address, desired place of employment if indicated by you) and your message as well as the submitted application documents will only be processed for the purposes of handling and resolving your application. The legal basis for data processing is primarily Section 26 GDPR. Accordingly, data processing is permitted if required in connection with a decision regarding the establishment of an employment relationship.
If the data is required after the application process has been concluded, for instance for legal proceedings, data processing may occur in order to preserve our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR, namely to assert or defend against claims.
f) Website analysis and marketing
In order to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. These are short data packets that are saved on your device and exchanged with other providers. Some of the cookies we use are deleted immediately after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies).
You can delete all the cookies stored on your device and set most browsers to prevent the storage of cookies.
In this case, you may then have to manually change some settings each time you visit this website, and you will have to accept that some features may be impaired.
aa) Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. Google uses specific cookies for this service. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use the stored information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity for the website operators, and to provide further services connected with the use of the website. We process the data obtained in this manner based on our prevailing interest in the optimal marketing of our online services pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other data from Google.
We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the “anonymizeIp()” extension. This extension truncates IP addresses before their transmission to a server in the USA. This means that direct personal reference in the context of the stored data is ruled out. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a server in the USA and truncated there.
You may object to data collection at any time with effect for the future by using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
You can also prevent Google Universal Analytics from collecting data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website.
Please also note Google’s policy regarding the use of data in the Google partner network at:
Google is certified under:
You can find more details about privacy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
ab) VG Wort
We use “session cookies” from VG Wort, Munich, to measure access to texts in order to determine the probability that they have been copied. Session cookies are small informational units that a provider stores in the working memory of the visitor’s computer. A randomly generated unique identification number is stored in a session cookie, a so-called session ID. A cookie also contains information about its origin and the duration of storage. Session cookies cannot store any other data. These measurements are carried out by INFOnline GmbH using the Scalable Centralized Measurement System. They help to determine the probability that specific texts have been copied in order to compensate the legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data using cookies.
Use of our services is also possible without cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you whenever cookies are sent.
Our website and our mobile web service use the “Scalable centralized measurement system” provided by INFOnline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de) to determine statistical characteristics in order to determine the probability that texts have been copied.
Anonymous measurement values are collected in this process. To recognize computer systems, hit rate measurement either involves a session cookie or a signature created using various information automatically transmitted by your browser. IP addresses are only processed in anonymized form.
The procedure was developed taking data protection into account. The sole objective of the procedure is to determine the probability that individual texts were copied.
Individual users will not be identified at any point in time. Your identity will always remain protected. You will not receive any advertisements from the system.
Data processing occurs based on our prevailing legitimate interest in identifying legal claims of authors and publishers pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.
g) Integrating external content
We use external dynamic content to optimize the display and services of our website. When visiting the website, a request will automatically be sent to the server of the respective content provider using API; this request involves the transmission of specific log data (e.g. the user’s IP address). The dynamic content will be subsequently transmitted to our website and displayed there.
We use external content in connection with the following features:
aa) Integrating Vimeo videos
On our website, we have integrated videos from the Vimeo portal operated by Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When the videos are played, log data will be transmitted to the Vimeo servers in the USA. This processing occurs based on our prevailing interest in the optimal marketing of our online services pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.
For more detailed information, see: https://vimeo.com/privacy
C – Duration of data storage
We only store personal data as long as it is required for the purposes of processing or until you withdraw your previously granted consent. Where statutory retention periods are to be observed, the storage period may be up to 10 years for certain data, regardless of the purpose of processing.
D – Your rights as a data subject
Upon request, you can access information about all the personal data that we have stored about you free of charge.
Rectification, erasure, restriction of processing (blocking), objection
If you no longer agree to the storage of your personal details or if these are no longer correct, we will, upon corresponding instruction, arrange for your data to be deleted or blocked or perform the necessary corrections (if this is possible under the applicable law). The same applies for requests that we restrict the processing of data in the future.
b) Data portability
On request, we will provide your data to you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format to allow you to transmit the data to another controller if you wish.
c) Right to complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority:
d) Right to withdraw consent with future effect
You may withdraw declarations of consent at any time with future effect. Your withdrawal will not affect the legality of processing up until the time of withdrawal.
Data that does not make it possible for us to identify data subjects, or data that has been anonymized for the purposes of analysis, is not covered by the above rights. Rights of access, erasure, blocking, rectification or transmission to another company may exist with respect to this data if you provide us with additional information that enables us to identify you.
f) Exercising your rights as a data subject
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, or for information, blocking, objection or erasure of data or to request the transmission of data to another company, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.