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Information according to § 5 TMG (German Telemedia Act) / § 55 RStV (Interstate Broadcasting Treaty)

Metreg Technologies GmbH, Tränkeweg 9, D-15517 Fürstenwalde
Tel. +49 (0) 3361 760 20 80
Email: info(at)metreg-technologies.de
Internet: www.metreg-technologies.de

VAT ID no.: DE293501466
Managing director: Till Kirchner
Registered office: Fürstenwalde, Register court: Frankfurt (Oder), HRB 14847 FF

Responsible according to § 55 (2) RStV: Metreg Technologies GmbH,
Tränkeweg 9, D-15517 Fürstenwalde

 

1. Data protection at a glance

 

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration listed below this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section “Information regarding the controller" in this data protection declaration.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter into a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. 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?

Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the rectification or erasure 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 to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time about this and other questions on the subject of data protection.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behaviour may be statistically analysed. This is done mainly with so-called analysis programs.

Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following data protection declaration.

 

2. Hosting

 

IONOS

We host our website with IONOS SE. The provider is IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur (hereinafter: IONOS). When you visit our website, IONOS collects various log files including your IP addresses. For details, please refer to the IONOS privacy policy: https://www.ionos.de/terms-gtc/terms-privacy.

The use of IONOS is based on Art. 6(1) point f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our website is presented as reliably as possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1) point a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG (Telecommunication Telemedia Data Protection Act) insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this company only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

 

3. General and mandatory information

 

Data protection

The owners of these websites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will keep your personal data confidential and handle it in accordance with statutory provisions on data protection as well as this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data means any data by which you can be identified personally. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Please note that transferring data over the Internet (e. g., when communicating by email) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information regarding the controller

The controller for data processing on this website is:

Metreg Technologies GmbH
Tränkeweg 9
D-15517 Fürstenwalde

Phone: +49 (0) 3361 760 20 80 Email: info@metreg-technologies.de

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e. g. names, email addresses and the like).

Retention period

Unless a more specific retention period is stated within this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for erasure or revoke consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be erased once these reasons no longer apply.

General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1) point a) GDPR or Art. 9(2) point a) GDPR, if special categories of data are processed in accordance with Art. 9(1) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information on your end device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), the data processing is also carried out on the basis of § 25(1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR. Furthermore, we process your data if this is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing may be based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1) point f) GDPR. Information on the relevant legal basis in each case is provided in the following paragraphs of this data protection declaration.

Data protection officer

We have designated a data protection officer for our business.

Syslog GmbH
ThomasAigner
Alleenstraße 2
71679 Asperg

Telephone: +49 (7141) 9470 - 5
Email: datenschutz@gastechnik-kirchner.de

Note on the data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for surveillance purposes. We do not have any influence on these processing activities.

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw any consent already given at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF Art. 6(1) POINT E) OR F) GDPR, YOU WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION, INCLUDING PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU RAISE OBJECTIONS, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THESE REASONS UNLESS WE HAVE PROOF OF COMPELLING AND LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR PROCESSING WHICH PREVAIL OVER YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR WHERE THE PROCESSING IS NECESSARY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS MARKETING AT ANY TIME, INCLUDING PROFILING IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the case of violations of the GDPR, the persons concerned have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the suspected violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or legal remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. Where you request the direct transmission of the data to another controller, this will be done only where technically feasible.

SSL and / or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect confidential contents such as orders or queries which you send to us as owners of the site, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser bar.

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

Access, erasure and rectification

Under applicable legal provisions, you have the right, at any time and free of charge, of access to your personal data stored by us and to information about their source and recipients and the purposes of the data processing and, where appropriate, a right to rectification or erasure of these data. You can contact us at any time about this and other questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data held by us, we will usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
  • If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
  • If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your and our interests must be balanced. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – with the exception of its storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of a significant public interest of the European Union or a member state.

Objection to marketing emails

We hereby object to the use of our contact details, as published under the obligation to provide a legal notice, for sending us marketing and information materials not expressly solicited by us. The owners of this website reserve the right to take legal action in the event of being sent unsolicited marketing information, for example in the form of spam emails.

 

4. Data collection on this website

 

Cookies

Our website uses what are referred to as “cookies“. Cookies are small text files and do not harm your end device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your end device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These cookies enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various 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 display marketing.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process, to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. for the shopping basket function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) (necessary cookies) are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR unless another legal basis is given. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG); the consent may be revoked at any time.

You can configure your browser such that you are informed when cookies are set and allow cookies only in individual cases, refuse cookies in certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in server log files which are transmitted to us automatically by your browser. These include:

  • type and version of the browser used
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the computer accessing the website
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not combined with other data sources.

This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website - for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you send us requests via a contact form, your information from the request form including the contact details given there will be stored by us for the purpose of dealing with your request and any further questions. We will not pass this data on to others without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1) lit. b) GDPR, insofar as 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 queries addressed to us (Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR), provided that this consent has been requested.

The data entered into the contact form by you will remain with us until you request its erasure, withdraw your consent to its storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g., when your request has been dealt with). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Request by email, telephone or fax

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

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1) lit. b) GDPR, insofar as 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 queries addressed to us (Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR), provided that this consent has been requested.

The data transmitted by you to us in the form of contact requests will remain with us until you request its erasure, withdraw your consent to its storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g., when your request has been dealt with). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

 

5. Analytics tools and marketing

 

Matomo

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user across pages for the analysis of user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Matomo about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before storage.

With the help of Matomo, we are able to collect and analyse data about the use of our website by website visitors. This enables us to find out, among other things, when which page views were made and from which region they come. We also collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browsers and operating systems used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).

The basis for the use of this analytics tool is Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR. The owner of the website has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of the user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1) point a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG (Telecommunication Telemedia Data Protection Act) insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymisation

We use IP anonymisation for the analysis with Matomo. Your IP address is shortened before analysis so that it can no longer be clearly assigned to you.

Hosting

We host Matomo exclusively on our own servers so that all analysis data remains with us and is not passed on.

Google Ads

The website operator uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertising programme of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Ads enables us to display advertisements in the Google search engine or on third-party websites when the user enters certain search terms on Google (keyword targeting). Furthermore, targeted advertisements can be displayed on the basis of the user data available at Google (e.g. location data and interests) (target group targeting). As a website operator, we can evaluate this data quantitatively by analysing, for example, which search terms have led to the display of our advertisements and how many advertisements have led to corresponding clicks.

The basis for the use of Google Ads is Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in marketing its service products as effectively as possible.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks und https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

 

6. Newsletter

 

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or only collected on a voluntary basis. We use newsletter service providers to handle the newsletters, which are described below.

Sendinblue

This website uses Sendinblue to send newsletters. The provider is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany.

Sendinblue is a service that allows, among other things, for organising and analysing the dispatch of newsletters. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored on Sendinblue's servers in Germany.

Data analysis by Sendinblue

With the help of Sendinblue, we are able to analyse our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked. In this way, we can determine, among other things, which links have been clicked on particularly often.

In addition, we can see whether certain previously defined actions have been carried out after opening/clicking (conversion rate). We can for example see whether you have made a purchase after clicking on the newsletter.

Sendinblue also allows us to subdivide ("cluster") newsletter recipients according to different categories. The newsletter recipients can be subdivided according to age, gender or place of residence, for example. In this way, the newsletters can be better adapted to the respective target groups.

If you do not want any analysis by Sendinblue, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter message.

For detailed information on the functions of Sendinblue, please see the following link: https://de.sendinblue.com/newsletter-software/.

Legal basis

The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Retention period

The data you have given us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us and/or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and it is erased from the newsletter distributor list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

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

For more details, please refer to the Sendinblue privacy policy at: https://de.sendinblue.com/datenschutz-uebersicht/.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this company only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

 

7. Plugins and tools

 

YouTube with enhanced data protection

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

We use YouTube in the enhanced data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the disclosure of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the enhanced data protection mode. Regardless of whether you watch a video, YouTube will, for example, always establish a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube's servers is established. In this way, this server receives information about which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly associate your surfing behaviour with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, YouTube may store various cookies on your end device after starting a video or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience and prevent fraud attempts.

After the start of a YouTube video, further data processing operations may be triggered, which we cannot influence.

Our use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1) point a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG (Telecommunication Telemedia Data Protection Act) insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

You can find further information on privacy when using YouTube in their privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

MyFonts

This site uses web fonts from MyFonts Inc., 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 USA (hereinafter: MyFonts) for the uniform display of fonts. These are fonts that are loaded into your browser when you visit our website in order to ensure a uniform typeface when displaying the website.

The fonts are installed locally. However, there is transmission of personal data to MyFonts in the form of the IP address, the time and possibly in the form of the header data of the user's browser. This transfer is necessary for licensing reasons. The fonts are used based on a consent of the user of our website (Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR).

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. If Google Maps is activated, Google may use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of uniform display of fonts. When you access Google Maps, your browser will load the web fonts required in your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.

Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we indicate on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1) point a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG (Telecommunication Telemedia Data Protection Act) insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

You can find further information about how user data is handled in Google’s privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

 

8. Handling of applicant data

 

We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by email, post or via online application form). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected as part of the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will be carried out in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.

Scope and purpose of data collection

If you send us an application, we process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) to the extent that this is necessary to decide whether to establish an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Section 26 BDSG [German Federal Data Protection Act] under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6(1) lit. b) GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have given your consent – Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in processing your application.

If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of Section 26 BDSG and Art. 6(1) lit. b) GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship.

Retention period of the data

If we are unable to make you a job offer, if you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have provided on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data is then erased and the physical application documents are destroyed. The retention serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will only be erased when the purpose for continued retention no longer applies.

Longer retention may also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR) or if legal retention obligations prevent erasure.

 

9. Our social media presence

 

Data processing by social networks

We have publicly accessible profiles in social networks. You can find details about the social networks used by us below.

Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. can usually analyse your user behaviour comprehensively if you visit their website or a website with integrated social media contents (e.g. “Like” buttons or advertising banners). When our social media presences are visited, numerous processing operations are triggered that are relevant to data protection. In detail:

If you are logged into your social media account and you visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can allocate this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or if you do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, your data may be collected e.g. via cookies which are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.

By means of the data collected this way, the operators of the social media portals are able to create user profiles based on your preferences and interests. In this way, you may be shown interest-based advertising inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-related advertising can be shown on all devices where you are signed in or have been signed in.

Please also note that we are not able to reproduce all processing steps on the social medial portals. Depending on the provider, further processing operations may therefore be carried out by the social media portal operators. You can find more details in the terms of use and data protection regulations of the relevant social media portals.

Legal basis

Our social media appearances are intended to guarantee as comprehensive an Internet presence as possible. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR. The analysis procedures initiated by the social media might be based on other legal bases which must be indicate by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR).

Responsible person and assertion of rights

If you visit any of our social media appearances (e.g. Facebook), we are responsible for the data processing operations triggered by this visit jointly with the social media platform operator. You can generally assert your rights (access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook).

Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options significantly depend on the corporate policy of the respective provider.

Retention period

The data directly collected by us via the social media presence is erased by our systems as soon as you demand that we erase it, you revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for the data retention no longer applies. Stored cookies will remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

We have no influence on the storage duration of your data that is stored by the social network operators for their own purposes. For more details, please refer directly to the social network operators (e.g. in their privacy policies, see below).

Social networks in detail

YouTube

We have a YouTube profile. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

 

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