Information according to § 5 TMG
Managing Director Carsten Sasse
Entry in the Commercial Register.
Register court: Siegen District Court, HRB 12049
EU dispute settlement
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (ODR): https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
Our email address can be found at the top of the imprint.
Liability for content
As a service provider, we are required to comply with Section 7 (1) TMG and are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with the general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored foreign information or to any circumstances which point to an illegal activity as a service provider.
Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to the general laws remain unaffected. A liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a concrete infringement. When corresponding law violations are noticed we will remove this content immediately.
The contents created by the site operators and works on these pages are subject to German copyright law. The duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are permitted for private, non-commercial use only.
Insofar as the content on this site have not been created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, contents created by third parties are labeled as such. If you become aware of a copyright infringement, we ask for a hint. When becoming aware of violations, we will immediately remove such content.
Data protection declaration
1. Data protection at a glance
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit this website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our rivacy policy listed under this text.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
Your data will be collected on the one hand by notifying us. For example, this can be data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically or after your consent when you visit the website through our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected in order to ensure the correct provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge. You also have the right to request the rectification or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. In addition, you are entitled to a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
You can contact us at any time for further questions regarding data protection.
Analytics tools and tools by third parties
When you visit this website, your browsing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with so-called analysis programmes.
2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. These may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated through a website.
The use of the hoster is for the purpose of fulfilling the contract vis-a-vis our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. f GDPR).
Our host will process your data only to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to this data.
We use the following hosters:
Host Europe GmbH
3. General notes and mandatory information
When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose that happens.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note to the responsible body
The responsible body for the data processing on this website is:
The controller is the natural or legal person who decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Note on data transfer to the USA
Our website includes tools from companies based in the United States. When these tools are active, your personal information may be shared with the U.S. servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the US is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. U.S. companies are required to disclose personal information to security agencies without you, as a person concerned, being able to take legal action against it. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence agencies) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. The legality of the data processing until the revocation remains unaffected by the Revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
IF THE DATA PROCESSING ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE ANY RIGHT, FROM REASONS THAT STEM FROM YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION, TO PROTEST AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA; THIS IS ALSO VALID FOR A ON THIS DETERMINATIONS BASED PROFILING. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NOT PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ANY MORE, UNLESS WE CAN PROVE THAT THERE ARE OBLIGATIONS THAT OUTWEIGH THE PROTECTION OF YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR THE PROCESSING OF THE RIGHT OF LEGAL CLAIMS (DISCLAIMER TO ART. 21 ABS. 1 DSGVO).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED TO MAKE DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BY THE COMPANY; THE SAME APPLIES TO THE PROFILING, IF IT IS CONNECTED WITH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU ARE OBJECTING, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NOT BE USED ANY MORE TO THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (SUMMARY TO ART. 21 ABS. 2 DSGVO).
Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of infringements of the DSGVO, the persons concerned shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the location of the alleged infringement. The right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in the performance of a contract, delivered to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another person responsible, this is only possible if it is technically feasible.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If, after the conclusion of a paid contract, there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number in case of direct debit), this data will be required for payment processing.
Payment transactions via the usual means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. An encrypted connection can be seen by the browser’s address line switching from „http://“ to „https://“ and at the lock icon in your browser line.
In the case of encrypted communication, your payment data, which you submit to us, cannot be read by third parties.
Information, deletion and correction
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time for further questions regarding personal data.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time. The right to restrict processing consists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination you have the right to demand the limitation of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data is unlawfully done, you can request the restriction of the data processing instead of the deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to demand the limitation of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have filed an objection under Article 21(1) DSGVO, a balance must be made between your interests and our interests. As long as it is not yet decided whose interests predominate, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data- apart from your storage- may only be subject to your consent or to the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or of a member state.
4. Data collection on this website
Our websites use so-called „cookies“. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or until your web browser automatically deletes them.
In some cases, third-party cookies may also be stored on your device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services provided by the third-party company (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have different functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or to display advertisements.
Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (functional cookies, e.g. for shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies for measuring the web audience) are calculated on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically flawless and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is carried out exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR); consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable it to automatically delete the cookies when you close the browser. With the deactivation of cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Insofar as cookies are used by third parties or for analytical purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request will be stored and processed with us, including all personal data (name, request) for the purpose of processing your application. We do not share this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if it was queried.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage is omitted (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share button)
Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated on this website. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, however, the collected data will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.
The Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the „Like“ button on this website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to this website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
The use of the Facebook plugins is based on Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in increasing the visibility possible on social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO; consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.
This website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time a page on this website is accessed that contains LinkedIn features, a connection is established to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click on the „Recommend“ button of LinkedIn and are logged into your account on LinkedIn, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to this website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn as the provider of the pages.
The LinkedIn plugin is used on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in increasing the visibility possible on social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO; consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.
6. Analysis Tools and Advertising
This website uses features of the Google Analytics Web analysis service. Provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyse the behaviour of website visitors. In this case, the website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, length of stay, operating systems used and origin of the user. Google may aggregate this data into a profile that is assigned to the respective user or device.
Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing the user behaviour in order to optimize both his web offer and his advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO; consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
User-level and event-level data stored by Google that is linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymised or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de
This website uses „WordPress Statistics“ to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929.
WordPress Statistics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). WordPress Statistics collects, among other things, log files (referrer, IP address, browser, etc.), the origin of website visitors (country, city) and what actions they have taken on the site (e.g. clicks, views, downloads). The information collected in this way about the use of this website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymized after processing and before Storage.
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behaviour in order to optimize both his web offer and his advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO; consent can be revoked at any time.
This website uses the analysis tool WP Statistics to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is Veronalabs, ARENCO Tower, 27th Floor, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Dubai 23816, UAE (https://veronalabs.com).
Wp Statistics allows us to analyze the use of our website. WP Statistics collects, among other things, log files (IP address, referrer, browser used, origin of the user, search engine used) and actions that the website visitors have made on the site (e.B. clicks and views).
The data collected with WP Statistics is stored exclusively on our own server and is not passed on to WordPress.
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both our website and our advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO; consent can be revoked at any time.
The website operator uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertising program of Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Ads allows us to display ads in the Google search engine or on third-party websites when the user enters certain search terms on Google (keyword targeting). In addition, targeted advertisements can be played based on the user data available at Google (e.g. location data and interests) (target group targeting). As a website operator, we can quantitatively evaluate this data, for example by analyzing which search terms have led to the display of our advertisements and how many advertisements have resulted in corresponding clicks.
The use of Google Ads is based on Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the most effective marketing of its products services.
Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
7. eCommerce and payment providers
Processing data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only in so far as it is necessary for the justification, content design or change of the legal relationship (stock data). This is done on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. (b) DSGVO, which authorises the processing of data in order to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures. We only collect, process and use personal data about the use of this website (use data) to the extent necessary to enable or charge the user for the use of the service.
The customer data collected will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transfer at the conclusion of the contract for online shops, dealers and goods dispatch
We only transmit personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of the contract processing, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or to the credit institution entrusted with the payment processing. Further transmission of the data will not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without express consent, for example for the purposes of advertising.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which authorises the processing of data in order to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures.
We include third-party payment services on our website. When you make a purchase with us, your payment details (e.g. name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) will be processed by the payment service provider for the purpose of payment processing. These transactions are subject to the respective contractual and data protection provisions of the respective providers. The use of payment service providers is based on Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b DSGVO (contract processing) and is in the interest of a smooth, comfortable and secure payment process (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO). Insofar as your consent is requested for certain actions, Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO legal basis for data processing; consent can be revoked at any time for the future.
We use the following payment services / payment service providers within the framework of this website:
The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.A.R.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter „PayPal“).
Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pocpsa-full.
8. Own services
Dealing with applicant data
We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by e-mail, by post or via online application form). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure that the collection, processing and use of your data is carried out in accordance with applicable data protection laws and all other legal provisions and that your data will be treated strictly confidentially.
Scope and purpose of data collection
When you send us an application, we process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes in the course of job interviews, etc.) insofar as this is necessary for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is §26 BDSG (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b DSGVO (general initiation of contracts) and, if you have given your consent, Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons involved in the processing of your application.
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be processed on the basis of § 26 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b DSGVO and will be stored in our data processing systems for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.
Retention period of the data
If we are unable to make you a job offer, reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to use the data you provide on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f DSGVO) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application) with us. The data is then deleted and the physical application documents are destroyed. The retention is used in particular for verification purposes in the event of a dispute. If it is apparent that the data will be necessary after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g. due to an impending or pending dispute), deletion will only take place if the purpose for further storage is no longer applicable.
A longer retention can also take place if you give your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a DSGVO) or if statutory retention obligations preclude the deletion.