Privacy policy

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is particularly important for the management of S-E-S. The use of the S-E-S Website is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use special services of our company via our website, processing of personal data may be necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the S-E-S. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. In addition, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, The S-E-S has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of the personal data processed via this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security vulnerabilities, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, any data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the S-E-S is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. In order to ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

In this Privacy Policy, we use the following terms, among others:

  • a) Personal data

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

  • (b) Data subject

    The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

  • c) Processing

    Processing is any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the help of automated procedures in connection with personal data such as the collection, collection, organisation, ordering, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

  • e) Profiling

    Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data that consists in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.

  • f) Pseudonymization

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

  • g) Controller or controller

    The person responsible for processing or the controller is the natural or legal person, authority, body or other body which decides, alone or jointly with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller may or may provide for the specific criteria for his designation in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States.

  • (h) Processors

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

  • (i) Recipients

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, body or other body to which personal data are disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or Member State law under a particular investigative mission shall not be deemed to be recipients.

  • j) Third parties

    A third party is a natural or legal person, authority, body or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor.

  • k) Consent

    Consent is any statement of intent voluntarily made by the data subject in an informed and unequivocal manner in the form of a declaration or other unambiguous affirmative act in which the data subject indicates that he or she agrees to the processing of the personal data concerning him or her.

2. Name and address of the controller

The responsible person for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

S-E-S Steel Export Packaging Service

Industrial Street 7

63801 Kleinostheim

Germany

Phone: +49 (0)176 30417518

Email: s.stahl@stahl-exportverpackung-service.de

Website: http://stahl-exportverpackung-service.de

3. Cookies

The websites of the S-E-S use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string by which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, S-E-S can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

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

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

4. Collection of general data and information

The S-E-S website collects a series of general data and information with each call-up to the website by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The browser types and versions used (1) can be recorded, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and other data (8) other data , which are designed to prevent attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, the S-E-S does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) to ensure the long-term functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated statistically by the S-E-S on the one hand and further with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Possibility of contact via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of the S-E-S contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller shall be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall only process and store the data subject’s personal data for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for by the European legislator or another legislator in the laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage is waived or a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

7. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right to confirmation

    Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to certify whether personal data concerning him or her will be processed. If a data subject wishes to avare this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  • b) Right to information

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain free information at any time from the controller about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. In addition, the European legislator has granted the data subject information on the following information:

    • the processing purposes
    • the categories of personal data that are processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or is still being disclosed, in particular for recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • where possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
    • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to restrict the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information on the origin of the data
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and 4 GDPR and, at least in such cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

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

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

  • c) Right to correction

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. In addition, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

    If a data subject wishes to avare himself from this right of correction, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  • d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to delete the personal data concerning him or her without delay, provided that one of the following reasons is true and that the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data have been collected or processed in any other way for which they are no longer necessary.
    • The data subject revokes his consent, to which the processing in accordance with Article 6(6) 1 Letter a GDPR or Article 9(1) 2 point a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
    • In accordance with Article 21(21) 1 GDPR object to the processing and there are no legitimate priority reasons for processing, or the data subject submits in accordance with Article 21(4) of the data. 2 GDPR objection to processing.
    • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
    • The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(4) of the European Data Protection Agency. 1 GDPR.

    If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by the S-E-S, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of the S-E-S will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

    If the personal data has been made public by the S-E-S and our company is responsible in accordance with Art. 1 GDPR obliged to delete the personal data, The S-E-S shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers the deletion of all links to such personal data or to copies or replicas of that personal data. , unless the processing is required. The employee of the S-E-S will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

  • e) Right to restrict processing

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead demands the restriction of the use of the personal data.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to the processing in accordance with the Art. 21 Abs. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

    If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the S-E-S, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of the S-E-S will arrange the restriction of the processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent in accordance with Article 6(4) of the European Data Protection Centre. 1 Letter a GDPR or Article 9(1) 2 Letter a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(0). 1 point (b) and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

    Furthermore, in exercising his right to data portability in accordance with Article 20(20), the data subject shall have the right to transfer data. 1 GDPR has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

    In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of the S-E-S.

  • g) Right to object

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator to, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, at any time against the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is subject to Article 6(4) of the European Directive and Regulation. 1 letter e or f GDPR is to be objected to. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    The S-E-S will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

    If the S-E-S processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the S-E-S processing for direct marketing purposes, the S-E-S will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to prevent the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is used by the S-E-S for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(3) of the European People’s Party. 1 GDPR shall be made to object, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the S-E-S or any other employee directly. The data subject is also free to exercise his right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated decisions on a case-by-case basis, including profiling

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect towards him or otherwise significantly affects it, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller. , or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) takes place with the express consent of the data subject.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) it is made with the express consent of the data subject, the S-E-S shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the controller. , on presentation of one’s own point of view and on the challenge of the decision.

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

  • i) Right to withdraw from data protection consent

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

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

8. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Facebook

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

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

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

By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component of Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical procedure, Facebook becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes with each call-up of our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, such as the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Facebook is not wanted by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his Facebook account before calling up our website.

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

9. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Google Analytics (with Anonymization Function)

The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for what length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for optimizing a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the data subject’s Internet connection is truncated by Google and anonymized when access to our websites is made from a Member State of the European Union or from another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

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

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyze the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, Google becomes aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which, among other things, serve Google to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission statements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Every time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

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

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics, related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such data. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about the visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person who is imputable to his or her power, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

10. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Instagram

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

The operator of Instagram’s services is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding component of Instagram. As part of this technical procedure, Instagram becomes aware of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes with each call-up of our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific subpage the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to the respective Instagram account of the data subject through Instagram. If the data subject activates one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it will be assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Instagram is not wanted by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his Instagram account before calling up our website.

Further information and Instagram’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

11. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Jetpack for WordPress

The controller has integrated Jetpack on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that offers additional functionality to the operator of a website based on WordPress. Jetpack allows the website operator, among other things, an overview of the visitors to the site. By displaying related articles and publications or by the possibility to share content on the site, it is also possible to increase the number of visitors. In addition, security features are built into Jetpack, so a jetpack-using website is better protected against brute force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and accelerates the loading of the images integrated on the website.

The operator of the jetpack plug-in for WordPress is Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd., Business Centre, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a jetpack component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective jetpack component to transmit data to Automattic for analysis purposes. As part of this technical procedure, Automattic becomes aware of data that is subsequently used to provide an overview of the website visits. The data obtained in this way are used for the analysis of the behaviour of the data subject, who has accessed the website of the controller and are evaluated with the aim of optimizing the website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify the data subject without prior explicit consent from the data subject. The data will also be brought to Quantcast’s attention. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

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

Furthermore, it is possible for the data subject to object to the collection of data generated by the Jetpack cookie, which relates to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Automattic/Quantcast and to prevent such data. To do this, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject’s system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must revisit the link and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, it is possible that the websites of the controller will no longer be fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection regulations of Automattic are available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Quantcast’s current privacy policy is available at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

12. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn operates the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is responsible for data protection matters outside the United States.

Every time we access our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component, this component causes the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the component of LinkedIn. For more information about the LinkedIn plug-ins, see https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn is informed about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes with each call-up of our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject through LinkedIn. If the data subject presses a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If such a transmission of this information to LinkedIn is not wanted by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his LinkedIn account before calling up our website.

LinkedIn provides the ability to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads, as well as manage ad settings, under https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s current privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn’s cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

13. Privacy Policy on the Use and Use of Xing

The controller has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to establish new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves at Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job vacancies on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

By each call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Xing component (Xing-Plug-In) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component of Xing. For more information about the Xing plug-ins, see https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical procedure, Xing is informed about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes with each call-up of our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject presses one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, such as the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Xing receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If such a transmission of this information to Xing is not wanted by the data subject, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his Xing account before calling up our website.

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

14. Legal basis for processing

Art. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in the case of processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing shall be based on Article 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing shall be based on Art. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third parties. Then the processing would be processed on Article 6 I lit. d GDPR.B.G.
Ultimately, processing operations could be made under Article 6 I lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is based on processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases where the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are allowed to do this kind of processing, in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be presumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

15. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

The processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR is our legitimate interest in carrying out our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

16. Duration for which the personal data will be stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of the period, the relevant data will be routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer necessary for the performance of the contract or initiation of the contract.

17. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provisioning

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

18. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

19. Cookies and messages on access figures

We use “session cookies” from VG Wort, Munich, to measure access to texts in order to record the probability of copying. Session cookies are small pieces of information that a provider stores in the memory of the visitor’s computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Germany GmbH according to the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM). They help to determine the probability of copying individual texts for the remuneration of legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data through cookies.

Many of our pages are provided with JavaScript calls, via which we report the accesses to the verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort). We thus enable our authors to participate in the distributions of VG Wort, which meet the statutory remuneration for the use of copyrighted works acc. § 53 UrhG.

The use of our offers 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 so that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent.

20. Data protection declaration for the use of the Scalable Central Measurement Method

Our website and our mobile website use the “Scalable Central Measurement Method” (SZM) of Kantar Germany GmbH for the determination of statistical parameters to determine the copy probability of texts.

Anonymous measured values are collected. For the recognition of computer systems, access number measurement alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature that is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser. IP addresses are only processed in anonymous form.

The procedure was developed in compliance with data protection. The sole aim of the procedure is to determine the probability of copying individual texts.

At no time are individual users identified. Your identity is always protected. You will not receive any advertising through the system.

This data protection declaration was prepared by the data protection declaration generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz, which is acting as External Data Protection Officer Kempten, in cooperation with the lawyer for IT and data protection law Christian Solmecke.