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1. An overview of data protection

General information

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

Data recording on this website

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

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

How do we record your data?

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

Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems auto­ma­ti­cally or after you consent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprises prima­rily tech­nical infor­ma­tion (e.g. web browser, opera­ting system or time the site was accessed). This infor­ma­tion is recorded auto­ma­ti­cally when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

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

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

You have the right to receive infor­ma­tion about the source, reci­pi­ents and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are recti­fied or eradi­cated. If you have consented to data proces­sing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data proces­sing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the proces­sing of your data be restricted under certain circum­s­tances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a comp­laint with the compe­tent super­vi­sing agency.

Please do not hesi­tate to contact us at any time under the address disc­losed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have ques­tions about this or any other data protec­tion related issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possi­bi­lity that your brow­sing patterns will be statis­ti­cally analyzed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed prima­rily with what we refer to as analysis programs.

For detailed infor­ma­tion about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta­data and commu­ni­ca­tions, contract infor­ma­tion, contact infor­ma­tion, names, web page access, and other data gene­rated through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfil­ling the contract with our poten­tial and exis­ting custo­mers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the inte­rest of secure, fast and effi­cient provi­sion of our online services by a profes­sional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its perfor­mance obli­ga­tions and to follow our inst­ruc­tions with respect to such data.

Execution of a contract data proces­sing agreement

In order to guarantee proces­sing in compli­ance with data protec­tion regu­la­tions, we have concluded an order proces­sing contract with our host.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

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

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

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

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

The data proces­sing controller on this website is:

Diamond Management GmbH

Vertreten durch Eva Balzer

Königsteiner Str. 42

65929 Frankfurt

Phone: +49 (0)69 – 17 42 86 91

E‑mail: kontakt@diamondmanagement.eu

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

Information on data transfer to the USA

Our website uses, in parti­cular, tools from compa­nies based in the USA. When these tools are active, your personal infor­ma­tion may be trans­ferred to the US servers of these compa­nies. We must point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protec­tion law. US compa­nies are required to release personal data to secu­rity autho­ri­ties without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. The possi­bi­lity cannot there­fore be excluded that US autho­ri­ties (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and perma­nently store your data on US servers for moni­to­ring purposes.  We have no influ­ence over these proces­sing activities.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data proces­sing tran­sac­tions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without preju­dice to the lawful­ness of any data collec­tion that occurred prior to your revocation.

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

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

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

Right to data portability

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

SSL and/​or TLS encryption

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

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

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

If you are under an obli­ga­tion to share your payment infor­ma­tion (e.g. account number if you give us the autho­rity to debit your bank account) with us after you have entered into a fee-based contract with us, this infor­ma­tion is required to process payments.

Payment tran­sac­tions using common modes of paying (Visa/​MasterCard, debit to your bank account) are processed exclu­si­vely via encrypted SSL or TLS connec­tions. You can reco­gnize an encrypted connec­tion by checking whether the address line of the browser swit­ches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the commu­ni­ca­tion with us is encrypted, third parties will not be able to read the payment infor­ma­tion you share with us.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

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

Right to demand processing restrictions

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

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

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

Rejection of unsolicited e‑mails

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

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored tempora­rily for the dura­tion of a session (session cookies) or they are perma­nently archived on your device (perma­nent cookies). Session cookies are auto­ma­ti­cally deleted once you termi­nate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are auto­ma­ti­cally eradi­cated by your web browser.

In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advan­tage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for the proces­sing of payment services).

Cookies have a variety of func­tions. Many cookies are tech­ni­cally essen­tial since certain website func­tions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promo­tional messages.

Cookies, which are required for the perfor­mance of elec­tronic commu­ni­ca­tion tran­sac­tions (required cookies) or for the provi­sion of certain func­tions you want to use (func­tional cookies, e.g. for the shop­ping cart func­tion) or those that are necessary for the opti­miz­a­tion of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audi­ence), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a diffe­rent legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the storage of cookies to ensure the tech­ni­cally error free and opti­mized provi­sion of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respec­tive cookies are stored exclu­si­vely on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be noti­fied any time cookies are placed and to permit the accep­t­ance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the accep­t­ance of cookies in certain cases or in general or acti­vate the delete func­tion for the auto­matic eradi­ca­tion of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deac­ti­vated, the func­tions of this website may be limited.

In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analy­tical purposes, we will sepa­r­ately notify you in conjunc­tion with this Data Protection Policy and, if appli­cable, ask for your consent.

Cookie Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses the Borlabs cookie consent tech­no­logy to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and for their data privacy protec­tion compliant docu­men­ta­tion. The provider of this tech­no­logy is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany (herein­after referred to as Borlabs).

Whenever you visit our website, a Borlabs cookie will be stored in your browser, which archives any decla­ra­tions or revo­ca­tions of consent you have entered. These data are not shared with the provider of the Borlabs technology.

The recorded data shall remain archived until you ask us to eradi­cate them, delete the Borlabs cookie on your own or the purpose of storing the data no longer exists. This shall be without preju­dice to any reten­tion obli­ga­tions mandated by law. To review the details of Borlabs’ data proces­sing poli­cies, please visit https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

We use the Borlabs cookie consent tech­no­logy to obtain the decla­ra­tions of consent mandated by law for the use of cookies. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR.

Server log files

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

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

This data is not merged with other data sources.

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

Contact form

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

The proces­sing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execu­tion of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contrac­tual measures. In all other cases the proces­sing is based on our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the effec­tive proces­sing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

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

Request by e‑mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e‑mail, tele­phone or fax, your request, inclu­ding all resul­ting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of proces­sing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfill­ment of a contract or is required for the perfor­mance of pre-contrac­tual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the effec­tive hand­ling of inqui­ries submitted to us (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after comple­tion of your request). Mandatory statu­tory provi­sions – in parti­cular statu­tory reten­tion periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You have the option to register on this website to be able to use addi­tional website func­tions. We shall use the data you enter only for the purpose of using the respec­tive offer or service you have regis­tered for. The required infor­ma­tion we request at the time of regis­tra­tion must be entered in full. Otherwise we shall reject the registration.

To notify you of any important changes to the scope of our port­folio or in the event of tech­nical modi­fi­ca­tions, we shall use the e‑mail address provided during the regis­tra­tion process.

We shall process the data entered during the regis­tra­tion process on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).

The data recorded during the regis­tra­tion process shall be stored by us as long as you are regis­tered on this website. Subsequently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be without preju­dice to manda­tory statu­tory reten­tion obligations.

The comment function on this website

When you use the comment func­tion on this website, infor­ma­tion on the time the comment was gene­rated and your e‑mail-address and, if you are not posting anony­mously, the user­name you have selected will be archived in addi­tion to your comments.

Subscribing to comments

As a user of this website, you have the option to subscribe to comments after you have regis­tered. You will receive a confir­ma­tion e‑mail, the purpose of which is to verify whether you are the actual holder of the provided e‑mail address. You can deac­ti­vate this func­tion at any time by following a respec­tive link in the infor­ma­tion e‑mails. The data entered in conjunc­tion with subscrip­tions to comments will be deleted in this case. However, if you have commu­ni­cated this infor­ma­tion to us for other purposes and from a diffe­rent loca­tion (e.g. when subscribing to the news­letter), the data shall remain in our possession.

Storage period for comments

Comments and any affi­liated infor­ma­tion (e.g. the IP address) shall be stored by us and remain on this website until the content the comment pertained to has been deleted in its enti­rety or if the comments had to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insul­ting comments).

Legal basis

Comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal noti­fi­ca­tion via e‑mail. This shall be without preju­dice to the lawful­ness of any data collec­tion that occurred prior to your revocation.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses func­tions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the beha­vior patterns of website visi­tors. To that end, the website operator receives a variety of user data, such as pages accessed, time spent on the page, the utilized opera­ting system and the user’s origin. Google may conso­li­date these data in a profile that is allo­cated to the respec­tive user or the user’s device.

Google Analytics uses tech­no­lo­gies that make the reco­gni­tion of the user for the purpose of analy­zing the user beha­vior patterns (e.g. cookies or device finger­prin­ting). The website use infor­ma­tion recorded by Google is, as a rule trans­ferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

This analysis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the analysis of user patterns to opti­mize both, the services offered online and the operator’s adver­ti­sing acti­vi­ties. If a corre­spon­ding agree­ment has been requested (e.g. an agree­ment to the storage of cookies), the proces­sing takes place exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revoked at any time.

IP anony­miz­a­tion

On this website, we have acti­vated the IP anony­miz­a­tion func­tion. As a result, your IP address will be abbre­viated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have rati­fied the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its trans­mis­sion to the United States. The full IP address will be trans­mitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbre­viated there only in excep­tional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this infor­ma­tion to analyze your use of this website to gene­rate reports on website acti­vi­ties and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address trans­mitted in conjunc­tion with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the recording and proces­sing of your data by Google by down­loading and instal­ling the browser plugin avail­able under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

For more infor­ma­tion about the hand­ling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have executed a contract data proces­sing agree­ment with Google and are imple­men­ting the strin­gent provi­sions of the German data protec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.

Demographic para­me­ters provided by Google Analytics

This website uses the “demo­gra­phic charac­te­ris­tics” func­tion of Google Analytics, to be able to display to the website visitor compa­tible ads within the Google adver­ti­sing network. This allows reports to be created that contain infor­ma­tion about the age, gender and inte­rests of the website visi­tors. The sources of this infor­ma­tion are inte­rest-related adver­ti­sing by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party provi­ders. This data cannot be allo­cated to a specific indi­vi­dual. You have the option to deac­ti­vate this func­tion at any time by making perti­nent settings changes for adver­ti­sing in your Google account or you can gene­rally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data”.

Archiving period

Data on the user or inci­dent level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or adver­ti­sing IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android adver­ti­sing ID) will be anony­mized or deleted after 14 month. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

WordPress Stats

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

WordPress Stats uses tech­no­lo­gies that enable cross-page reco­gni­tion of users for the purpose of analy­zing the user patterns (e.g. cookies or device finger­prin­ting). The collected infor­ma­tion concer­ning the use of this website is stored on servers in the United States. Your IP address is rendered anony­mous after proces­sing and prior to the storage of the data.

The storage of “WordPress Stats” cookies and the use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the anony­mous analysis of user patterns, in order to opti­mize the operator’s web offe­rings and adver­ti­sing. If a corre­spon­ding agree­ment has been requested (e.g. an agree­ment to the storage of cookies), the proces­sing takes place exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revoked at any time.

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

If you delete the cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

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

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

The data depo­sited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the news­letter will be stored by us until you unsub­scribe from the news­letter or the news­letter service provider and deleted from the news­letter distri­bu­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the news­letter. Data stored for other purposes with us remain unaffected.

After you unsub­scribe from the news­letter distri­bu­tion list, your e‑mail address may be stored by us or the news­letter service provider in a black­list to prevent future mailings. The data from the black­list is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your inte­rest and our inte­rest in complying with the legal requi­re­ments when sending news­let­ters (legi­ti­mate inte­rest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the black­list is inde­fi­nite. You may object to the storage if your inte­rests outweigh our legi­ti­mate interest.

ActiveCampaign

This website uses ActiveCampaign for sending news­let­ters. Provider is ActiveCampaign, Inc., 1 N Dearborn, 5th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60602, United States.

ActiveCampaign is a service with which, among other things, the dispatch of news­let­ters can be orga­nized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of subscribing to the news­letter will be stored on the servers of ActiveCampaign in the United States.

If you do not want an analysis by ActiveCampaign, you have to unsub­scribe from the news­letter. For this purpose, we provide a corre­spon­ding link in every news­letter message. Furthermore, you can unsub­scribe from the news­letter directly on the website.

Data analysis by ActiveCampaign

With the help of ActiveCampaign we are able to analyze our news­letter campaigns. For example, we can see if a news­letter message has been opened and which links have been clicked. In this way, we can deter­mine which links have been clicked parti­cu­larly frequently.

We can also see whether certain previously defined actions were performed after opening /​ clicking (conver­sion rate). For example, we can tell if you have made a purchase after clicking on the newsletter.

ActiveCampaign also allows us to clas­sify news­letter reci­pi­ents into diffe­rent cate­go­ries („clus­ters”). For example, the news­letter reci­pi­ents can be subdi­vided according to age, gender or place of resi­dence. In this way, the news­let­ters can be better adapted to the respec­tive target groups.

Detailed infor­ma­tion about the func­tions of ActiveCampaign can be found in the following link: https://www.activecampaign.com/email-marketing.

The privacy policy of ActiveCampaign can be found at: https://www.activecampaign.com/privacy-policy.

Legal Basis

Data proces­sing is based on your agree­ment (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this agree­ment at any time. The lega­lity of the data proces­sing opera­tions that have already taken place remains unaf­fected by the revocation.

Storage period

The data depo­sited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the news­letter will be stored by us until you unsub­scribe from the news­letter or the news­letter service provider and deleted from the news­letter distri­bu­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the news­letter. Data stored for other purposes with us remain unaffected.

After you unsub­scribe from the news­letter distri­bu­tion list, your e‑mail address may be stored by us or the news­letter service provider in a black­list to prevent future mailings. The data from the black­list is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your inte­rest and our inte­rest in complying with the legal requi­re­ments when sending news­let­ters (legi­ti­mate inte­rest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the black­list is inde­fi­nite. You may object to the storage if your inte­rests outweigh our legi­ti­mate interest.

Execution of a contract data proces­sing agreement

We have entered into a contract data proces­sing agree­ment with the provider of ActiveCampaign and imple­ment the strict provi­sions of the German data protec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using ActiveCampaign.

7. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube

This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connec­tion with YouTube’s servers will be estab­lished. As a result, the YouTube server will be noti­fied, which of our pages you have visited.

Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or compa­rable tech­no­lo­gies for reco­gni­tion (e.g. device finger­prin­ting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain infor­ma­tion about this website’s visi­tors. Among other things, this infor­ma­tion will be used to gene­rate video statis­tics with the aim of impro­ving the user friend­li­ness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.

If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allo­cate your brow­sing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is based on our inte­rest in presen­ting our online content in an appe­aling manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legi­ti­mate inte­rest. If a corre­spon­ding agree­ment has been requested, the proces­sing takes place exclu­si­vely on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revoked at any time.

For more infor­ma­tion on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

8. eCommerce and payment service providers

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

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

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

Data transfer upon closing of contracts for services and digital content

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

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

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

Stripe

Among other services, we offer payment proces­sing via Stripe on this website. The provider for custo­mers within the EU is Stripe Payments Europe, Ltd.,1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (herein­after referred to as “Stripe”).

When you make a payment using Stripe, your payment data are forwarded to Stripe via an inter­face on our website so that the payment can be processed. For details about this process, please consult Stripe’s Data Protection Policy under the following link: https://stripe.com/de/privacy.

Your data are trans­ferred to Stripe on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (contract manage­ment) as well as based on our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the use of depen­dable and secure payment processes (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR).

PayPal

Among other options, we offer payment via PayPal on this website. The provider of this payment proces­sing service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22–24 Boulevard Royal, L‑2449 Luxembourg (herein­after referred to as “PayPal”).

If you choose payment via PayPal, we will share the payment infor­ma­tion you enter with PayPal.

The legal basis for the sharing of your data with PayPal is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) as well as Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (proces­sing for the fulfilment of a contract). You have the option to at any time revoke your consent to the proces­sing of your data. Such a revo­ca­tion shall not have any impact on the effec­ti­ve­ness of data proces­sing tran­sac­tions that occurred in the past.

9. Online-based Audio and Video Conferences (Conference tools)

Data proces­sing

We use online confe­rence tools, among other things, for commu­ni­ca­tion with our custo­mers. The tools we use are listed in detail below. If you commu­ni­cate with us by video or audio confe­rence using the Internet, your personal data will be collected and processed by the provider of the respec­tive confe­rence tool and by us. The confe­ren­cing tools collect all infor­ma­tion that you provide/​access to use the tools (email address and/​or your phone number). Furthermore, the confe­rence tools process the dura­tion of the confe­rence, start and end (time) of parti­ci­pa­tion in the confe­rence, number of parti­ci­pants and other “context infor­ma­tion” related to the commu­ni­ca­tion process (meta­data).

Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all the tech­nical data required for the proces­sing of the online commu­ni­ca­tion. This includes, in parti­cular, IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, opera­ting system type and version, client version, camera type, micro­phone or loud­speaker and the type of connection.

Should content be exch­anged, uploaded or other­wise made avail­able within the tool, it is also stored on the servers of the tool provider. Such content includes, but is not limited to, cloud record­ings, chat/​ instant messages, voice­mail uploaded photos and videos, files, white­boards and other infor­ma­tion shared while using the service.

Please note that we do not have complete influ­ence on the data proces­sing proce­dures of the tools used. Our possi­bi­li­ties are largely deter­mined by the corpo­rate policy of the respec­tive provider. Further infor­ma­tion on data proces­sing by the confe­rence tools can be found in the data protec­tion decla­ra­tions of the tools used, and which we have listed below this text.

Purpose and legal bases

The confe­rence tools are used to commu­ni­cate with prospec­tive or exis­ting contrac­tual part­ners or to offer certain services to our custo­mers (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves to gene­rally simplify and acce­le­rate commu­ni­ca­tion with us or our company (legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Insofar as consent has been requested, the tools in ques­tion will be used on the basis of this consent; the consent may be revoked at any time with effect from that date.

Duration of storage

Data collected directly by us via the video and confe­rence tools will be deleted from our systems immedia­tely after you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the reason for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal reten­tion periods remain unaffected.

We have no influ­ence on the dura­tion of storage of your data that is stored by the opera­tors of the confe­rence tools for their own purposes. For details, please contact directly the opera­tors of the confe­rence tools.

Conference tools used

We employ the following confe­rence tools:

Zoom

We use Zoom. The provider of this service is Zoom Communications Inc, San Jose, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, USA. For details on data proces­sing, please refer to Zoom’s privacy policy: https://zoom.us/en-us/privacy.html.

Execution of a contract data proces­sing agreement

We have entered into a contract data proces­sing agree­ment with the provider of Zoom and imple­ment the strict provi­sions of the German data protec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Zoom.

Skype for Business

We use Skype for Business. The provider is Skype Communications SARL, 23–29 Rives de Clausen, L‑2165 Luxembourg. Details of data proces­sing can be found in Skype’s privacy policy: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/.

Execution of a contract data proces­sing agreement

We have entered into a contract data proces­sing agree­ment with the provider of Skype for Business and imple­ment the strict provi­sions of the German data protec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Skype for Business.

10. Custom Services

Job Applications

We offer website visi­tors the oppor­tu­nity to submit job appli­ca­tions to us (e.g. via e‑mail, via postal services on by submit­ting the online job appli­ca­tion form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected from you in conjunc­tion with the appli­ca­tion process. We assure you that the collec­tion, proces­sing and use of your data will occur in compli­ance with the appli­cable data privacy rights and all other statu­tory provi­sions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of the collec­tion of data

If you submit a job appli­ca­tion to us, we will process any affi­liated personal data (e.g. contact and commu­ni­ca­tions data, appli­ca­tion docu­ments, notes taken during job inter­views, etc.), if they are required to make a decision concer­ning the estab­lish­ment or an employ­ment rela­ti­onship. The legal grounds for the afore­men­tioned are § 26 New GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be shared with indi­vi­duals who are involved in the proces­sing of your job application.

If your job appli­ca­tion should result in your recruit­ment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of imple­men­ting the employ­ment rela­ti­onship in our data proces­sing system.

Data Archiving Period

If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or with­draw your appli­ca­tion, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legi­ti­mate inte­rests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the appli­ca­tion proce­dure (rejec­tion or with­drawal of the appli­ca­tion). Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical appli­ca­tion docu­ments will be destroyed. The storage serves in parti­cular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the 6‑month period (e.g. due to an impen­ding or pending legal dispute), dele­tion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.

Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agree­ment (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or if statu­tory data reten­tion requi­re­ments preclude the deletion.

Admission to the appli­cant pool

If we do not make you a job offer, you may be able to join our appli­cant pool. In case of admis­sion, all docu­ments and infor­ma­tion from the appli­ca­tion will be trans­ferred to the appli­cant pool in order to contact you in case of suitable vacancies.

Admission to the appli­cant pool is based exclu­si­vely on your express agree­ment (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). The submis­sion agree­ment is volun­tary and has no rela­tion to the ongoing appli­ca­tion proce­dure. The affected person can revoke his agree­ment at any time. In this case, the data from the appli­cant pool will be irre­vo­cably deleted, provided there are no legal reasons for storage.

The data from the appli­cant pool will be irre­vo­cably deleted no later than two years after consent has been granted.