Privacy Policy

1. GENERAL NOTICES

Name and address of the controller

Name and address required for summons of the controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as miscellaneous provisions of data protection law:


European Hospital Verlags GmbH

Theodor-Althoff-Str. 45

45133 Essen - Germany

Telephone: +49 201 87126-851


Management / Contact: Daniela Zimmermann

E-Mail: zimmermann@european-hospital.com 

Registered office of the GmbH: Essen

Commercial register: District Court of Essen HRB 23517


Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our firm.

Mr Achim Wolf

b.e.consult GmbH

Dr-Rudolf-Eberle-Straße 8-10

76534 Baden-Baden

a.wolf@be-imaging.de 

Telephone: +49 (0)175-4335701


General information about data processing

In case of issues with regard to competition law, domain law, copyright law, data protection law or similar problems we ask you to contact us first so as to avoid unnecessary litigation and costs. We guarantee that where objections are justified texts, images, data or technology will be removed promptly without the necessity of engaging legal counsel. The charges for an attorney’s warning without prior contact will be rejected as unjustified in the sense of the duty to minimise damage and if applicable counter suit will be filed for breach of the aforementioned provision.

Objection to advertising e-mail

Hereby objection is made to the use of contact data published in the context of the identification duty for transmission of advertising and information material not explicitly requested. The operator of the pages explicitly reserve the right to undertake legal measures in the case of unrequested transmission of advertising information, such as by means of spam e-mail.


2. SCOPE OF PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

We collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website as well as for our content and services. The collection and use of the personal data of our users occurs only with the consent of the user. The exception is in such cases where obtaining prior consent is impossible for material reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law. 

Legal basis for processing personal data

To the extent that we obtain consent from the data subject for processing of personal data, Article 6 subs. 1 a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) constitutes the legal basis for the processing of personal data. For the processing of personal data for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 subs. 1 b) GDPR constitutes the legal basis. This also applies to the processing required to execute measures prior to conclusion of contracts. To the extent processing of personal data is required to satisfy a legal obligation to which our enterprise is subject, Article 6 subs. 1 c) GDPR constitutes the legal basis. In the case where vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require processing of personal data, Article 6 subs. 1 d) GDPR constitutes the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our enterprise or a third party and the interests, basic rights and basic liberties of the data subject do not outweigh the aforementioned interests, then Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR constitutes the legal basis for the processing. 

Data erasure and duration of storage

The personal data of the data subject will be erased or blocked as soon as the reason for storage has lapsed. Storage beyond this point in time can continue if this is required by the regulations, laws or other provisions promulgated in Union law by European or national legislature to which the controller is subject. Then blocking or erasure of data also occurs when the storage time limit prescribed by the rules mentioned has expired, unless further storage of the data is required for concluding a contract or fulfilling a contract. 


3. DATA COLLECTION AT OUR WEBSITE 

Description and scope of data processing

When our Internet site is visited our system automatically records data and information from the computer system of the visitor’s computer. Thus the following data are collected:

  • Websites from which the user’s system reached our website 
  • Websites the user’s system retrieves from our website 
  • The user’s IP address
  • Information about the browser type and version used 
  • The user’s operating system 
  • The user’s internet service provider 
  • Date and time of access 

The data is also stored in our system’s log files. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. 

SSL resp. TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or queries that you send to us as site operator, this site uses SSL, resp. TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection when there is a change in the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol appears in the browser line.

When the SSL resp. TLS encryption is activated, third parties cannot read data that you transmit to us.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and the log files is Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. 

Purpose of data processing 

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For the purpose the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session. The storage in log files is performed to assure the function of the website. In addition the data serves to optimise the website and assure the security of our information technology system. There is no evaluation of the data in this connection for marketing purposes. These purposes also satisfy our legitimate interest in the data processing under Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. 

Duration of storage

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it has been collected. In the case of data collected in order to provide the website this applies once each session has ended. In the case of data storage in the log files this occurs no later than seven days later. Storage may continue after that. In this case the user’s IP address is either erased or anonymised so that an assignment to the retrieving client is no longer possible. 

Right to object and to demand erasure

The collection of data in order to provide the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely essential for the operation of the website. Thus the user has no right to object. 


4. USE OF COOKIES

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and they contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser and/ or from the Internet browser onto the user’s computer system. This cookie contains a typical character sequence that allows a unique identification of the browser when the website is retrieved again. We use cookies in order to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our Internet site require that the retrieving browser can be identified even after a page change. 

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically erased after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you erase them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser at its next visit.

Legal basis for the use of cookies

Cookies used to perform electronic communications procedures or are necessary to provide functions you desire (e.g. shopping cart functions) have been stored on the basis of Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for optimised provision of his services free of technical malfunctions. To the extent other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of the website for the user. Some functions on our Internet pages cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser be recognised after a page change. The data collected by the technically necessary cookies will not be used to prepare user profiles. In these purposes there is also our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. 

Duration of storage, right to object and to demand erasure

Cookies will be stored on the user’s computer and transmitted from it to our site. Therefore you as user also have the full control over the use of cookies. By a change to the settings on your Internet browser you can deactivate or limit the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be erased at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies from our website are deactivated, it may mean that it is no longer possible to use all functions of the website completely. 


5. CONTACT FORM

Description and scope of data processing

On our Internet site we offer users the opportunity to contact us when they provide personal data. The data is entered in an entry template and transmitted to us and stored. The data is not given to third parties. The following data is collected in the context of contact: 

  • Form of address
  • Name
  • Profession
  • Institution
  • Country
  • Telephone
  • E-mail address
  • Date and time of query 

In the context of the registration process the user’s consent to processing of this data is obtained. 

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is, when consent is given by the user, Article 6 subs. 1 a) GDPR. If the registration serves the performance of a contract to which the user is a contract party or for performing pre-contractual measures, then the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6 subs. 1 b) GDPR. 

Purpose of data processing

The data collected is necessary to establish contact. 

Duration of storage

The data are erased as soon as they are no longer needed to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected. This is then case during the registration procedure for performance of a contract or execution of pre-contractual measures once the data is no longer necessary for the performance of the contract. Even after the conclusion of the contract there may be a reason requiring the storage of the contract partner’s personal data in order to satisfy contractual or statutory obligations. 

Right to object and to demand erasure

Users can write an e-mail message at any time to zimmermann@european-hospital.com and demand rectification or erasure of their data. If the data is required to fulfil a contract or perform pre-contractual measures then a premature data erasure is only possible to the extent not precluded by contractual or legal obligations. 


6. CONTACT VIA E-MAIL

Description and scope of data processing

It is possible to make contact using the e-mail address provided. In this case the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail message is stored. In this connection no data is disclosed to third parties. The data is used solely to handle the conversation. 

Legal basis for data processing 

The legal basis for the processing of the data, with the user’s consent, is Article 6 subs. 1 a) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of delivery of an e-mail message is Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. If the e-mail aims to conclude a contract then the legal basis for the data processing is supplemented by Article 6 subs. 1 b) GDPR. 

Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data from the entry template serves us solely to handle the contact. In the case of a contact via e-mail message, then there is also the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The miscellaneous personal data processed during the transmission process serves to prevent the abuse of the contact form and assure the security of our information technology system. 

Duration of storage

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose for which collected. For personal data from the entry template of the contact form and that transmitted via e-mail message, this is then the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation has ended if it is clear from the circumstances that the pertinent matter has been conclusively clarified. The additional personal data collected during the transmission procedure will be erased no later than seven days later. 

Right to object and to demand erasure

At any time the user has the opportunity to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us via e-mail message, then he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued. All personal data stored in the course of the contact will be erased in this case. 


7. RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECT

If your personal data is processed, then you are a data subject in terms of the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights with respect to the controller: 

Right of access

You can demand from the controller a confirmation whether personal data pertaining to you is being processed by us. If such processing is occurring you can demand the following information from the controller:

  • The purposes for which the personal data is processed,
  • The categories of personal data that are processed,
  • The recipients resp. categories of recipients to whom the personal data pertaining to you is disclosed or will be disclosed,
  • The planned duration of storage of the personal data pertaining to you or, if specific information about this is not possible, the criteria for defining the duration of storage,
  • The existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data pertaining to you, a right to limit the processing by the controller or a right to object to the processing,
  • The right to complain to a supervisory body,
  • All available information about the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject 
  • The existence of an automatic decision-making process, including profiling pursuant to Article 22 subs. 1 and 4 GDPR and—at least in these cases—meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the range and intended impact of such processing for the data subject. 
  • You are entitled to demand information as to whether the personal data pertaining to you is transmitted to another country or an international organisation. In this connection you can demand that you be informed about the suitable guaranties pursuant to Article 46 GDPR inn connection with the transmission. 

Right to rectification

You have the right to rectification and/ or completion by the controller to the extent that the processed personal data pertaining to you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller is to make the rectification without undue delay. 

Right to limit processing

Subject to the following prerequisites you can demand the limitation of processing of personal data pertaining to you:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of the pertinent personal data for a period that allows the controller to check the accuracy of the personal data, 
  • If the processing is unlawful and you reject the erasure of the personal data and instead demand the limitation of the use of the personal data, 
  • If the controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, however you need this for purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or 
  • If you have lodged objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 subs. 1 GDPR and it is not yet determined whether the legitimate interests of the controller outweigh your interests. 

If the processing of personal data pertaining to you is restricted, this data may – except for its storage—only be processed with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons of public policy of the Union or a Member State. If the limitation to processing imposed according to the aforementioned conditions is limited, you will be informed by the controller before the limitation is removed. 

Right to demand erasure / erasure duty

You can demand from the controller that the personal data pertaining to you be erased without undue delay and the controller is obliged to erase this data without undue delay to the extent the following reasons apply: 

  • The personal data pertaining to you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. 
  • You revoke your consent upon which the processing is based pursuant to Article 6 subs. 1 a) or Article 9 subs. 2 A) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing. 
  • You lodge objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 subs. 1 GDPR and there is no legitimate reason for the processing with precedence, or you lodge objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 subs. 2 GDPR. 
  • The personal data pertaining to you has been processed unlawfully. 
  • The erasure of the personal data pertaining to you is required to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member State to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data pertaining to you has been collected in relation to services of the information society offered pursuant to Article 8 subs. 1 GDPR. 

Information to third parties

If the controller has published the personal data pertaining to you and is obliged to its erasure under Article 17 subs. 1 GDPR, then he undertakes appropriate measures also technical in nature, subject to consideration of the available technology and implementation costs, to inform controllers for data processing that process the personal data that you as data subject have demanded the erasure of all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data. 

Exceptions

The right to erasure does not apply to the extent the processing is necessary:

  • To exercise the right of free expression of opinion and information,
  • To satisfy a legal duty requiring the processing according to the laws of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to perform tasks in the interest of public policy or in the exercise of public authority assigned to the controller,
  • For reasons of public policy in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 subs. 2 H) and i) as well as Article 9 subs. 3 GDPR,
  • For archiving purposes in the interest of public policy or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 subs. 1 GDPR, to the extent the right mentioned under section a) probably makes the attainment of the aims of this processing impossible or seriously impaired or 
  • For assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. 

Right to be provided with information

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or limitation of processing to the controller, he is obliged to inform all recipients to whom personal data pertaining to you has been disclosed, of this rectification or erasure of the data or limitation to processing, unless this should prove impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have a right with respect to the controller to be informed about these recipients. 

Right of data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data pertaining to you provided by the controller in a structured, common, machine-readable format. Moreover you have the right to transmit this data to another controller without obstruction by the controller who provided the personal data, to the extent that 

  • The processing is based on consent given pursuant to Article 6 subs. 1 a) GDPR or Article 9 subs. 2 a) GDPR or a contract pursuant to Article 6 subs. 1 b) GDPR and 
  • The processing occurs using automated procedures. In the exercise of this right you also have the right to effect that the personal data pertaining to you is directly transmitted from one controller to another controller to the extent this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be infringed thereby. 

The right to portability does not apply to processing of personal data required to perform tasks that are assigned to the controller in the interest of public policy or the exercise of public authority. 

Right to object

You have the right, for reasons that result from your particular situation, to lodge objection at any time to the processing of personal data pertaining to you based upon Article 6 subs. 1 e) or f) GDPR; this also applies for profiling performed on the basis of these provisions. The controller no longer processes the personal data pertaining to you, unless he can demonstrate compelling protected reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. 

If the personal data pertaining to you is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to lodge objection at any time to the processing of personal data pertaining to you for purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent it is related to such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for the purposes of direct advertising then the personal data pertaining to you will no longer be processed for these purposes. You have the possibility in connection with use of services of the information society—not withstanding Directive 2002/58/EG—to exercise your right to object through automated procedures for which technical specifications are used. 

Right to revoke consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your consent declaration under data protection law at any time. The legality of the processing performed on the basis of your consent until revocation will not be affected by the revocation of consent. 

Automatic decisions in individual cases, including profiling

You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based entirely on an automated procedure—including profiling—that has legal effect on you or in anyway substantially restricts you in similar ways. This also applies if the decision 

  • That is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,   
  • Due to legal regulations of the Union or the Member State to which the controller is subject, is permissible and these legal regulations contain reasonable measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests or 
  • Occur with your explicit consent. 

Nevertheless these decisions may not affect particular categories of personal data according to Article 9 subs. 1 GDPR, to the extent Article 9 subs. 2 a) or g) does not apply and appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests have been taken. With respect to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3) the controller takes appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, to which at least the right to effect the intervention of a person from the side of the controller, to present the own standpoint and to challenge the decision belongs.

Right to complain to a supervisory body

Notwithstanding other administrative or judicial legal recourse, you are entitled to the right to complain to a supervisory body, in particular in the Member State where you are resident or work or the place where the violation is alleged to have occurred, if your are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data pertaining to you violates the GDPR. The supervisory body to which the complaint is submitted instructs the complainant as to the status and result of the complaint, including the possibility of judicial recourse pursuant to Article 78 GDPR. 


8. ANALYSIS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING

Google Analytics

Based upon our legitimate interests (i.e. interests in the analysis, optimisation and efficient operation of our online offer in terms of Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR) we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Convention and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports about the activities within this online selection and the services combined with internet use and to render service to us with the use of this offer and the services pertaining to internet. Whereby it is possible that pseudonymous user profiles of the user will be prepared. 

Processing

We have concluded a contract with Google to process data and when using Google Analytics apply fully the strict requirements of the German data protection agency for the use of Google Analytics.

IP anonymisation

We use Google Analytics only with active IP anonymisation. That means the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Member States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not combined with other data from Google. 

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by means of an appropriate setting of your browser software. However we call your attention to the fact that you might therefore not be able to use completely all of the functions of this website. Beyond that you can also prevent the recording of data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can find more information about the data use by Google, options for settings and objections, in the data protection declaration of Google: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads as well as the settings for the presentation of advertising inserts by

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

The user’s personal data is either erased or anonymised after 14 months.

Demographic characteristics for Google Analytics

This website uses the function “demographic characteristics” by Google Analytics. Thus reports can be produced that contain statements about age, gender and interests of those who visit the site. This data originates in interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data from third party suppliers. This data cannot be assigned to any distinct person. You can deactivate this function anytime using the display settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics in the manner presented under “objection to data collection”.


Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). In the context of Google AdWords we use the so-called conversion tracking. If you click an advertisement displayed by Google, the cookie for the conversion tracking is set. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser files in the user’s computer. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and do not serve to personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, then we and Google can recognise that the user clicked the advertisement and was forwarded to this page.

Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the aid of conversion cookies serves to prepare the conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. The customers learn the total number of users that have clicked their advertisement and have been forwarded to a page marked with a conversion tracking tag. However they do not obtain any information that permits the personal identification of the user. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the cookie of Google conversion tracking through your Internet browser under user settings. Then you will not be recorded in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of “conversion cookies” is performed on the basis of Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour to optimise both his web offering as well as his advertising.

More information about Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=en 

You can set your browser so that you are informed of the installation of cookies and only permit cookies on a case by case basis, prohibit the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally as well as activate the automatic erasure of cookies when the browser is closed. The deactivation of cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.


Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called cookies. These are text files stored on your computer and which enable analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose the information generated by the cookie about use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised prior to storage.

Matomo cookies remain in your terminal device until you erase them.

The storage of Matomo cookies is performed on the basis of Article 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour to optimise both his web offering as well as his advertising.

The information about the use of this website generated by the cookie is not disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by an appropriate setting of your browser software. We call your attention to the fact however that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the functions of this website.

If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data you can deactivate here the storage and use. In this case an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser that prevents Matomo stores use data. If you erase your cookies this also results in the erasure of the Matomo opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie must than be reactivated when you visit our site again.

9. USE OF PLUGINS

AddThis

We use on our website plugins by the service AddThis, operated by AddThis, LLC, 1595 Spring Hill Rd, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, USA (“AddThis”). AddThis supplies tools for preparation and design of websites (www.addthis.com), that are intended to make it easier for website visitors to share the respective current page with other Internet users via e-mail or in the social networks. The plugins recognise you on the switches for “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “LinkedIn” and “XING” embedded in parts of our website. 

AddThis also provides tools for website operators that are intended to help analyse and improve the use of their own website or to enable a direct user address. For this purpose AddThis also uses cookies and web beacons (small graphic, “counting pixel”, that permit a log file record and a log file analysis). If you use an AddThis-Plugin, your Internet browser establishes a direct connection with the AddThis servers and if applicable to the selected social network. 

The data thus generated (such as e.g. time of use or browser language) is transmitted to AddThis and processed there. If you send content from our website to social networks, then a connection between the visit to the website and your user profile in the corresponding social network can be created. More information about the data processing and data protection by AddThis can be found under http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

There is neither processing of the pertinent data nor its disclosure to third parties by us. With the use of the AddThis plugin you declare your consent to the data processing by AddThis. At any time objection can be lodged, with future effect, to the data collection and storage by AddThis by setting so-called opt-out cookies. For this visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.


Facebook plugins (“Like” button)

On our pages plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated, supplier Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plugins on our page either carry the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our website the plugin will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Thus Facebook receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. Thus Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We call attention to the fact that we as provider of pages receive no knowledge as to the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. You will find more information about this in Facebook’s data protection declaration. If you do not desire that Facebook is able to assign the visit to our pages to your Facebook account, then please log out of your Facebook user account.


Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are embedded in our pages. These functions are supplied by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 920, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet” the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Thus data is also transmitted to Twitter. We call attention to the fact that we as the provider of the pages receive no knowledge as to the content of the data transmitted or their use by Twitter. You will find more information about this in the Twitter’s data protection declaration. You can change your data protection settings for Twitter in the account settings under https://twitter.com/account/settings.


LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The supplier is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

With each retrieval of one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend” button of LinkedIn and you are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our Internet pages to you and your user account. We call attention to the fact that as the provider of the pages we have no knowledge as to the content of the data transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.

More information about this can be found in the data protection declaration by LinkedIn under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.


YouTube

Our website uses plugins by the YouTube pages operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, then a connection to the YouTube servers is created. Thus the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, then you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. More information about the handling of user data can be found in the data protection declaration by YouTube.


Vimeo

Our website uses plugins from the video platform Vimeo. The supplier is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the servers of Vimeo is created. Thus the Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you visited. In addition Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies when you are not logged in at Vimeo or have no Vimeo account. The information collected on Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you login to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logout from your Vimeo account. More information about the handling of user data can be found in the data protection declaration of Vimeo under: https://vimeo.com/privacy.


Google Web Fonts

These pages use so-called Web Fonts provided by Google in order to obtain a uniform presentation of the typefaces. When our pages are retrieved your browser loads the necessary web fonts in your browser cache in order to display text and typeface correctly.

For this purpose the browser you use must make a connection to the servers of Google. Thus Google obtains knowledge that our website was retrieved via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts occurs in the interest of a uniform and attractive depiction of our online offer. This constitutes a legitimate interest in terms of Article 6 subs. 1 f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer will use another standard typeface. More information about Google Web Fonts can be found under https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the data protection declaration of Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.


10. NEWSLETTER

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need from you an e-mail address as well as information that permits us to check whether you are the holder of the e-mail address given and consent to receipt of the newsletter. Other data are not collected or are only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data solely for sending the information requested and do not disclose this to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter subscription form is performed solely upon the basis of your consent (Art. 6 subs. 1 a) GDPR). The consent to storage of the data, the e-mail address, as well as its use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, such as by means of the “cancellation” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing already performed remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data collected from you for purposes of newsletter subscription are stored by us until you cancel your subscription to the newsletter and erased after cancellation of the newsletter. Data collected for other purposes and stored by us (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members area) remain unaffected thereby.


CleverReach

This website uses CleverReach for sending newsletters. The supplier is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service with which the sending of newsletters can be organised and analysed. The data you provide for newsletter subscription (e.g. e-mail address) are stored on the servers of CleverReach in Germany resp. Ireland.

Our newsletter sent with CleverReach allows us to analyse the behaviour of newsletter recipients. Thus among other things it is possible to analyse how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. With the aid of the so-called conversion tracking it is also possible to analyse whether after clicking the link in the newsletter a certain prescribed action (e.g. purchase of a product on our website) occurred. More information about data analysis using CleverReach can be found under:

https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/.

The data processing is performed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 subs. 1 a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by cancelling the newsletter subscription. The legality of data processing already performed remains unaffected by the revocation.

If you do not want any analysis by CleverReach, then you must cancel the newsletter subscription. We provide an appropriate link for this purpose in every newsletter message. Moreover you can also cancel the subscription to the newsletter directly on the website.

The data you delivered to us for the purposes of receiving the newsletter are stored by us until you are deleted from the newsletter and erased from our server and also from the server of CleverReach after the subscription to the newsletter has been cancelled. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members area) remain unaffected thereby.

You can find more about the data protection provisions of CleverReach under: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/.

Conclusion of a processing contract

We concluded a contract with CleverReach to process data and fully implement the strict specifications of the German data protection authorities when using CleverReach.