Privacy Policy

The following privacy policy applies to this website. If offers of third parties are accessible from our website via hyperlinks, our data protection information does not apply to these linked offers.

The controller pursuant to data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH

Albert-Bassermann-Str. 28
D-68782 Brühl near Mannheim
Phone: +49 (0) 6202 / 709-0

We have appointed a data protection officer:
Data protection officer of HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
c/o activeMind AG
Management and Technology Consulting
Kurfürstendamm 56
10707 Berlin

privacy(at)hima.com


Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy so that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your next visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We therefore process your personal data, which is collected during the subsequently described activities on our website, only in accordance with the current legal regulations.

All data will only be processed for the purpose for which you have provided us with the data. Any processing is carried out in accordance with legal requirements, e.g. when subcontractors are commissioned, transmitted to state authorities or otherwise passed on to third parties.

Collection of general information when visiting our website - Server log files

Type and purpose of the processing:

When you visit our website general information will be automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser and operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, the IP address and other such information.

It is processed for the following purposes in particular:

  • Ensuring an unproblematic website connection
  • Ensuring seamless use of our website
  • Analysis of system security and stability

We reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

Legal basis:

The data is processed pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipients:

Your information will be shared with technical service providers working on the operation and maintenance of our website as a processor.

Retention period:

The information will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected.This is generally what happens to data that is used to make the website available once a session has ended.

Mandatory or required provision

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is not legally or contractually mandatory. However, without an IP address the service and functionality of our website are not guaranteed. Furthermore, individual services may be unavailable or limited.

Like many other websites, we use ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

Through cookies, we receive information including your IP address, type of browser and operating system used.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. We use the information contained in cookies to make the navigation of our site easier and to improve our website.

With the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you, enable the correct display of our websites and thus make your visit more convenient (including language settings). In addition, we use cookies to analyse data traffic (see section Google Analytics).

The data collected by us will not be shared with third parties under any circumstances nor will a link to your personal data be created without your consent.

For the cookies used via our website, we use the cookie management tool Cookiebot (www.cookiebot.com) to inform you about the cookies used on our website and to obtain your consent to the use of cookies.

If you give your consent, a permanent cookie "CookieConsent" will be stored in your browser for the purpose of saving your consent.

The following data is automatically logged:

  • IP number of the end user in anonymous form (the last three digits are set to '0')
  • Date and time of consent
  • User agent of the end user's browser
  • URL from which the consent was sent
  • An anonymous, random and encrypted key
  • Consent status of the end user, which serves as proof of consent

The information generated by the cookie is not used to personally identify the visitor to our website and is not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

The collected data is stored on servers within the EU.

If you do not agree with the storage of this data, you can object to its storage at any time; you can do this at any time by deleting the cookie data in the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings.

In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Cookiebot only provides cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of the website. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.

The "CookieConsent" from Cookiebot is automatically deleted after 12 months, unless you delete it beforehand via the browser setting.

Use of technically necessary cookies

Type and purpose of the processing:

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Cookies to ensure the functionality of the website are stored automatically. Stored necessary cookies can be deleted by removing the cookies from the memory of the browser used.

You can only view our website by using the necessary cookies. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change.

The following cookies are used:

NamePurposeStorage duration
cb-enabledThis cookie is used to determine whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box.(1 year)
CookieConsentSaves the user's cookie approval status for cookies on the current domain.(1 year)
fe_typo_userRetains the user's status for all page requests.(1 year)
JSESSIONIDRetains the user's status for all page requests.(Expiry after session)

currentLanguage

Retains the user's language settings.
(Expiry after session)
pagetypeEnsuring the smooth use of our website(Expiry after session)

Legal basis:

The processing occurs according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in the user-friendly design of our website.

Recipients:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers, who work on the operation and maintenance of our website as the processor. For this, we have the corresponding data processing agreements with the service providers.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without this data the service and functionality of our website are not guaranteed.

Use of cookies that are not technically required


Type and purpose of the processing:

Cookies can also be used to better tailor the offering on a website to the interests of the visitors or generally to improve the offer on the basis of statistical evaluations.

The cookies for data analysis are only created if you have given your consent.

Legal basis:

The legal basis for these processing operations is in each case your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR.

If you allow us to use cookies by giving your consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites:

NamePurposeStorage duration
_gaTo distinguish users(Expires after 2 years)
_gatIn order to reduce request rates(Expiration after 1 minute)
_gat_UA-91651131-1In order to reduce request rates(Expiration after 1 minute)
_gidTo distinguish users(Expiry after 1 day)
r/collectTo collect data about the device and visitor behaviour.(Expiry after session)
yt.innertube::nextIdTo create statistics of the videos from YouTube that the user has seen.(No expiry)
yt-remote-cast-installedSaves the user settings when retrieving a YouTube video integrated on other websites(Expiry after session)
yt-remote-connected-devicesSaves the user settings when retrieving a YouTube video integrated on other websites(No expiry)
yt-remote-device-idSaves the user settings when retrieving a YouTube video integrated on other websites(No expiry)
yt-remote-fast-check-periodSaves the user settings when retrieving a YouTube video integrated on other websites(Expiry after session)
yt-remote-session-appSaves the user settings when retrieving a YouTube video integrated on other websites(Expiry after session)
yt-remote session nameSaves the user settings when retrieving a YouTube video integrated on other websites(Expiry after session)

Recipients:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers, who work on the operation and maintenance of our website as processors. For this, we have corresponding data processing agreements with the service providers. In addition, the web analysis service Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA is the recipient of the data. Details can be found in the section "Use of Google Analytics".

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely based on your consent.

Deletion of stored cookies:

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory via your browser settings. You will also receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you will find the necessary information under the following links:


In addition, you can prevent the loading of so-called scripts by default. NoScript allows the execution of JavaScript, Java and other plugins only at trusted domains of your choice. Information and instructions on how to edit this function can be obtained from your browser provider (e.g. for Mozilla Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/noscript/).

Insofar as these cookies can (also) affect personal data, we will inform you about this in the following sections.

Google Analytics Opt-Out

This link gives you the option of opting out to prevent tracking via Google Analytics.

Type and purpose of the processing:

When registering to use our personalised services, some personal data is collected, such as title, name, address, contact and communication data (e.g. e-mail address). In addition, information on subscriptions to HIMA documents for certain products may be stored in your profile. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time if necessary. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time.

Your profiles are based exclusively on your information. We do not automatically create a profile based on your behaviour or other information. Access to your respective profile is protected by a password and only accessible to third parties if you yourself initiate the transfer. We advise against this.

Legal basis:

The data entered during registration is processed on the basis of the user's consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).

Recipients:

Your information will be shared with technical service providers working on the operation and maintenance of our website as a processor.

Storage duration:

In principle, we will not delete your personal data stored in a profile independently. However, data will only be processed in this context if the corresponding consent has been obtained. Thereafter, or if you change or delete individual data in your profile, as well as completely delete the profile you have created, the data will be deleted, provided that there are no legal obligations to retain it.

If the registration is used for the fulfilment and maintenance of a contractual relationship, we are subject to the legal retention periods according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) and delete your data after these periods have expired.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our offered contents and services.

Type and purpose of the processing:

Your data will only be used to send you the subscribed Smart Safety Update by e-mail. Entering your name is to enable us to address you personally in the mailing and to identify you if you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject.

The following information is required to receive the Smart Safety Updates: e-mail address. When you register to receive our Smart Safety Updates, the information you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also receive information by e-mail about circumstances that are relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the distribution list or technical conditions).

To ensure effective registration, we require a valid e-mail address. In order to check that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this, we log the order of the Smart Safety Update, the dispatch of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the answer requested hereby. No further data is collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending the Smart Safety Update and will not be passed on to third parties.

Legal basis:

On the basis of your expressly granted consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR), we will regularly send you our Smart Safety Update or similar information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

Withdrawal of consent

You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the Smart Safety Updates at any time with effect for the future. Each update contains a corresponding link. In addition, you can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or inform us of your withdrawal using the contact option given at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Recipients:

Your data may be shared with processors.

Storage duration:

Information is only processed in this context if you have given your consent. The data will be deleted thereafter.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely based on your consent. Unfortunately, we cannot send you our Smart Safety Update without your consent.

Registration form to download whitepapers, exclusive information and documents ("Valuable Information")

Type and purpose of the processing:

To access our "Valuable Information" you need to register for our Smart Safety Update. The personal data will be used to send HIMA news, product updates and new offers from HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH to the e-mail address provided during registration.

You also agree that HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH and its current and future national subsidiaries may evaluate, store and assign to your person or your e-mail address the data you have provided, any changes in this regard (e.g. name, address) and your user behaviour in the mailings sent. The evaluation of your user behaviour includes in particular which areas of the mailing you are visiting, which links you click on and which downloads you have made.

To download the "Valuable Information" the following information is required: salutation, first name, surname, country, industry, company, department and e-mail address. If you register to download Valuable Information, the data you provide will be used exclusively for these purposes. Subscribers to the distribution list can also be informed by e-mail about circumstances relevant to the service (e.g. changes to the distribution list offer or technical conditions).

You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for this service at any time with effect for the future. A link to this effect can be found in every mailing sent out. In addition, you can inform us of your revocation at any time using the contact option given at the end of this data protection notice.

Legal basis:

The data entered during registration is processed on the basis of the user's consent (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR).

Recipients:

Your data may be shared with processors.

Storage duration:

Information is only processed in this context if you have given your consent. The data will be deleted thereafter.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Unfortunately, we cannot grant you access to our Valuable Information without your consent.

Registration form for trainings and events

Type and purpose of the processing:

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of your registration for training and events. For this, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address, telephone number and company address as well as your name and company name. This information is used to assign the request and to subsequently answer and register it. The provision of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The data entered in the registration form is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR).

By providing the registration form, we would like to make it easy for you to register for trainings and events.The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your request.

If you enquire about participation in a training course or event for which a fee is charged, the data entered in the registration form will be processed for the purpose of carrying out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO).

Recipients:

Your data may be shared with processors.

Storage duration:

Data will be deleted at the latest 6 months after processing the request.

If a contractual relationship is established, we are subject to the legal retention periods according to HGB and delete your data after these periods have expired.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without the provision of your personal data via the registration form, we cannot process your registration.

Type and purpose of the processing:

The information you enter will be stored for the purpose of the recruitment process. For this, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and telephone number as well as your name. This serves to allocate your application and the subsequent implementation of the application procedure. The entry of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The data entered via the applicant tool is processed on the basis of the employment relationship in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(b) in conjunction with Art. 88 GDPR and Art. 26 BDSG.

By providing you with the application tool, we want to make your application as uncomplicated as possible. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of participation in the recruitment process.

Recipients:

Your data may be shared with processors.

Storage duration:

Data will be deleted 6 months after rejection at the latest. If you give your express consent to further storage to be included in our talent pool, your data will be stored for 18 months.

If an employment relationship is established, the application documents will be stored for at least the duration of the employment.

If we are subject to the legal retention periods according to the German Commercial Code (HGB), we will delete your data after these periods have expired.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your application if you give us your name, e-mail address and telephone number.

Use of Google Analytics

Type and purpose of the processing:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

The purposes of the data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. On the basis of the use of the website and the Internet, further related services are then to be provided.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data is based on the user's consent (§ 15 para. 3 p. 1 TMG).

Recipients:

The data is shared with Google as the processor. To enable this, we have entered into a data-processing contract with Google.

Information about the recipient:
Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Storage duration:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for recording-keeping purposes.

Transfer to third countries:

Google processes your data in the USA. As there is no adequacy finding or suitable safeguards for data transfer to the USA, it cannot be ruled out that authorities in the respective third country (e.g. through intelligence collection powers) may gain access to the transferred data in order to collect and evaluate it. The enforcement of your data subject rights can therefore not be guaranteed.You can consent to the processing via the cookie banner accordingly or you can withdraw any consent already granted.

Further information can also be found in the Google data protection notice and in the Google Analytics data protection policy.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you do not provide your information, it could lead to limited functionality of the website.

Withdrawal of consent:

You can prevent the storage of cookies using the settings in your browser software. However, if you do this you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in their entirety. You can also prevent: the transmission of the data collected via a cookie and the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google; and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition to/or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our web pages by clicking on this link.This will install an opt-out cookie on your device and will prevent future data collection by Google Analytics for this website and browser for as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Profiling:

The Google Analytics tracking tool helps to evaluate the browsing behaviour of website visitors and to analyse their interests. We create a pseudonymous user profile for the purpose of this analysis.

Use of script libraries (Google Fonts)

Type and purpose of the processing

In order to present our content so that it is visually appealing and correct across all browsers, we use ‘Google Webfonts’ from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter ‘Google’) to display fonts on this website.

Google is the library operator and its data protection guidelines are here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Legal basis:

Your consent is the legal basis for the integration of Google Webfonts and the associated data transfer to Google (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).

Recipients

The use of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is possible – although currently unclear to what extent – that the operator (Google in this case) will collect data (such as IP address or accessed website).

Transfer to third countries:

Google processes your data in the USA. As there is no adequacy finding or suitable safeguards for the transfer of data to the USA, it cannot be ruled out that authorities in the respective third country (e.g. through intelligence collection powers) may gain access to the transferred data in order to collect and evaluate it. The enforcement of your data subject rights can therefore not be guaranteed. You can consent to the processing via the cookie banner accordingly or you can withdraw any consent already given.

You can also find further information in Google's privacy notice and in the privacy policy of Google Analytics.

Storage duration:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for recording-keeping purposes.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Mandatory or required provision:

You are not legally or contractually required to provide your personal information. However, if you do not provide this information standard font content will not be properly presented.

Revocation of consent:

The programming language JavaScript may be used to display content. You can opt out of the processing of your data by disabling JavaScript execution in your browser or by installing a JavaScript blocker. Please note that this may result in limited functionality of the website.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Fonts on our pages by clicking on this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent tracking by Google Fonts for this website and for this browser in future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Using Google Maps

Type and purpose of the processing

We use Google Maps on this website. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter ‘Google’). This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website, allowing you to conveniently use the map feature. By using Google's advanced features, for example by clicking on the map displayed, you are using a Google service outside of our control. In this case, the specifications and notices provided by Google in this context apply.

You can find further information about the Google Terms of Use ("General Terms"), additional terms of use for Google Maps/Google Earth ("Additional Terms of Use for Google Maps/Google Earth"), the legal information for Google Maps/Google Earth ("Legal Information") and the Google Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") on the website www.google.de. You can find more detailed information about data processing by Google in the Google Privacy Notices. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products

Legal basis:

Your consent is the legal basis for the integration of Google Maps and the associated data transfer to Google (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).

Recipients:

When you visit the website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides the user account that you are logged into or if there is no user account.

When you are logged into Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want this assignment in your Google profile, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for advertising, market research and/or to customize the design of its website. Such analysis occurs in particular (including users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of such user profiles by submitting an objection to Google.

Storage duration:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for recording-keeping purposes.

Transfer to third countries:

Google processes your data in the USA. As there is no adequacy finding or suitable safeguars for the transfer of data to the USA, it cannot be ruled out that authorities in the respective third country (e.g. through intelligence collection powers) may gain access to the transferred data in order to collect and evaluate it. The enforcement of your data subject rights can therefore not be guaranteed. You can consent to the processing via the cookie banner accordingly or you can withdraw any consent already given.

You can also find further information in Google's privacy policy and in the Google Maps privacy policy.

Mandatory or required provision

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you do not provide this information, the website may have limited functionality.

Withdrawal of consent:

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use information about you via our website, you can disable JavaScript in your browser settings. If you do this you may not be able to use our website at all or you may only have partial use.

Type and purpose of the processing:

We embed YouTube videos on several of our websites. The operator of the respective plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter ‘YouTube’). YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter ‘Google’). When you visit a page with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be created, which tells YouTube which pages you visit. When you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your browsing behaviour with you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in the provider’s privacy policy along with additional information on your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy (https://policies.google.com/privacy). There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy (https://policies.google.com/privacy).

Legal basis:

Your consent is the legal basis for the integration of YouTube and the associated data transfer to Google (§ 15 para. 3 p. 1 TMG).

Recipients:

Visiting YouTube automatically triggers a connection to Google.

Withdrawal of consent:

If you have disabled cookie storage for the Google ad programme there will be no cookies when you watch YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you should block the storage of cookies in your browser.

Further information on data protection at ‘YouTube’ can be found in the provider's privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Transfer to third countries:

In the absence of an adequacy finding or appropriate safeguards for the transfer of data to the US, it cannot be excluded that authorities in the third country concerned may be able to access the transferred data (e.g. through intelligence gathering powers) in order to collect and analyse it. The enforcement of your data subject rights can therefore not be guaranteed. You can consent to the processing via the cookie banner accordingly or you can wihdaw any consent already given.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you do not provide this information, the website may have limited functionality.

Type and purpose of the processing:

We run a company profile on the social network Facebook. Facebook is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. We want to use the site (hereinafter: "Fanpage") to exchange information with our customers, interested parties and users and to present our services. When a YouTube video is launched, the Provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour.

In order to evaluate how you have used our fan page, Facebook provides us with extensive statistics, the so-called "Facebook-Insights", which however do not contain any personal data. As the operator of the fan page we have no access to personal data. We can neither view nor query the data collected during your visit to Facebook. We cannot identify any persons on the basis of our data and furthermore, we do not create profiles for individual users.

We use the user statistics to optimise our fan page, which is done for different purposes. Possible purposes include improving the customer experience and market research and advertising purposes. In order to enable statistical analysis, we use cookies stored on the users' computers. According to Facebook, the cookies are only used to be able to recognise them and make it easier for you to surf the fan page.

We have no influence whatsoever on data that is processed by Facebook on its own responsibility and according to its own terms of use. When visiting the fan page, data on your usage behaviour can be transferred from Facebook and the fan page to Facebook. Facebook itself processes this information for its own advertising purposes and for market research analyses. This processing is only carried out via Facebbok and we have no influence on it.

Legal basis:

The legal basis for the integration of the Facebook fan page and the evaluation of user statistics and the associated data transfer is your consent(Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR).

Facebook and we are jointly responsible for the data processing that takes place when you visit our fan page in accordance with Art. 26 (1) GDPR. The resulting obligations are regulated in an agreement between Facebook and us, the so-called "Page Insights Supplement regarding the controller". This agreement can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

We have jointly stipulated in the agreement concluded with Facebook that Facebook will assume primary responsibility for the processing of Insights data and will fulfil all obligations arising from the GDPR with regard to the processing of Insights data. Facebook is therefore primarily responsible for complying with the information obligations under Art. 13, 14 GDPR and for safeguarding your rights as a data subject. Requests for information and the assertion of other rights of data subjects can be obtained most quickly from Facebook itself, since, as described, access to the users' data is only available there. We recommend that the users of our Facebook fan page exercise their rights according to Art 12 et seq. GDPR rights to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR, to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR, to objection according to Art. 21 GDPR and to access according to Art. 15 GDPR at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Should you require assistance in this regard, you are welcome to contact us using the contact details published on this page.

Recipients:

Accessing Facebook automatically triggers a connection to Facebook.

Storage period and revocation of consent:

According to Facebook, the cookies and the data collected on them will be deleted or anonymised within 90 days. To our knowledge, entries on the local computers of non-Facebook members are not made.

You can find further information on the processing and use of data by Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/and especially for the fan page insights at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data.

The settings for the protection of your privacy as well as the options for objection, see opt-out, can be found at https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Transfer to third countries:

We process your personal data, which is collected when you visit our Facebook fan page, on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR) to effectively inform users and communicate with you.

Facebook processes your data in the USA. As there is no adequacy finding or suitable safeguards for the transfer of data to the USA, it cannot be excluded that authorities in the respective third country (e.g. through intelligence collection powers) may gain access to the transferred data in order to collect and evaluate it. The enforcement of your data subject rights can therefore not be guaranteed. You can consent to the processing via the cookie banner accordingly or you can withdraw your consent already given.

Mandatory or required provision:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely based on your consent.

You can exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Rectification of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Restriction of data processing, provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR) and
  • Data portability, provided you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link. If you object to processing, we will no longer process your personal data unless we are legally obliged to do so or can prove compelling reasons for processing.

Right to object on a case-by-case basis (right to object under Art. 21 GDPR)

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data pertaining to you, which occurs pursuant to 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision in accordance with Art. 4(4) GDPR.

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, carrying out or defending legal claims. You can send your objection to the above-mentioned contact details.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You can contact a supervisory authority with a complaint at any time, including the supervisory authority for your place of residence and the authority that oversees us as the controller.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) and their addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

To secure all data stored with us, we use technical security elements to protect your information from possible damage, loss and unauthorised access. The security measures are regularly updated and improved in line with the constant technical development. Due to a restrictive allocation of access authorisations, your data transmitted to us is only accessible to the group of persons required to fulfil the purpose.

SSL Encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Processors used

Where necessary, a corresponding contract for data processing has been concluded with organisations, companies or persons who have been commissioned by the operator of this website to process data.