Data protection information pursuant to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
With the following data protection information, we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide either alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of the processing. In addition, we inform you below about the third-party components used by us for optimisation purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data under their own responsibility.
General notes and mandatory informationResponsible
for data processing in the sense of data protection law:
phone: +49 231 / 993 201 50- 0
Processing of personal data
In order to provide the functions and services of our digital offers, it is necessary that we collect personal data about you. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. Below we explain what data we collect about you, why this is necessary and what rights you have in relation to your data.
We process personal data in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations, in particular the DS-GVO and the BDSG. Data processing by us only takes place on the basis of legal permission. When using this website, we process personal data only with your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO), for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or at your request for the implementation of pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO), for the fulfilment of a legal obligation (Art. 6 (1) lit. c DS-GVO) or if the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, provided that your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms that require the protection of personal data do not override (Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO).
Unless otherwise stated in the following information, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as you withdraw your consent to the processing or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies or the data is no longer required for the purpose, unless its continued storage is required for evidence purposes or is contrary to statutory retention obligations.
Passing on data
Furthermore, personal data will not be passed on without your express consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO, unless there is a legal obligation according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c, this is required by law and according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO, or the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.
Rights of data subjects
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information (Art. 15 DS-GVO) about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction (Art. 16 DS-GVO), deletion (Art. 17 DS-GVO), blocking (Art. 18 DS-GVO) or transfer (Art. 20 DS-GVO) of this data.
Revocation of consent given
Furthermore, you have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO) at any time (Art. 7 para.3 DS-GVO). For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Objection to processing
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DS-GVO, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an email to us is sufficient.
Contact person for data protection
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you wish to obtain information, correct, block or delete data, please contact:
To the Data Protection Officer
Right of appeal to the supervisory authority
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the competent data protection authority (Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf).
Changes to the data protection information
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures as far as this is necessary due to technical and legal developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our data protection information accordingly. Please therefore refer to the respective current version of our data protection information.
Last change: March 2021
Privacy information for our websiteWebsite usage data
Every time a user accesses our site, we or our web space provider collect data about each access to our offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes: Name of the accessed website, date and time of the access, referrer URL (the previously visited page), web browser used, IP address and the country from which the request was made.
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data is not passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object.
The log file data is usually stored for 3 days, connection data is deleted immediately after the HTTP/S call has been made.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all resulting personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO, 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 your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO) and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO), as we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing the enquiries sent to us. The data you send to us will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
For questions of any kind, we also offer you the option of contacting us via a form provided on the website. If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the contact form will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties.
Rechtsgrundlage für die Verarbeitung der Daten ist unser berechtigtes Interesse an der Beantwortung Ihres Anliegens gemäß Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DS-GVO sowie ggf. Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DS-GVO, sofern Ihre Anfrage auf den Abschluss eines Vertrages oder zur Durchführung vorvertraglicher Maßnahmen abzielt. Die von Ihnen im Kontaktformular eingegebenen Daten verbleiben bei uns, bis Sie uns zur Löschung auffordern oder der Zweck für die Datenspeicherung entfällt (z.B. nach abgeschlossener Bearbeitung Ihrer Anfrage). Zwingende gesetzliche Bestimmungen – insbesondere Aufbewahrungsfristen – bleiben unberührt.
With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers. If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid email address from you as well as your first and last name so that we can also address you personally in our newsletter.
The personal data collected in the context of a registration for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated performance measurement is based on consent (Art 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO in conjunction with § 7 para. 2 No. 3 UWG).
The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. The confirmation serves to check whether the owner of the e-mail address is also authorised to receive the newsletter.
When you register for the newsletter, we also save your IP address and the date of registration as well as the date of confirmation. The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO) to provide a user-friendly and secure newsletter system and to provide proof of consent given. The email address is stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.
The newsletter is sent by means of a dispatch service provider. When we send newsletters via the dispatch service provider, we can determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. If you do not want any analysis, you must therefore unsubscribe from the newsletter. The dispatch service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO and an order processing agreement pursuant to Art. 28 Para. 3 DS-GVO.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by sending a message to the contact options above.
By registering on our website, we can offer you content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. The data entered during registration is processed exclusively for our own purposes and on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO (contract performance and pre-contractual enquiries). The data collected can be seen from the input mask within the scope of registration.
Within the scope of the use of our registration and login functions as well as the use of the portal, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. lit. f DS-GVO) to protect against misuse and other unauthorised use. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DS-GVO or the passing on serves a criminal prosecution. The duration of the storage of this data is limited to the aforementioned purpose. If you have terminated your portal account, your data relating to the portal account will be deleted, subject to its retention being necessary for reasons of commercial or tax law in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DS-GVO.
Publication of job advertisements and online applications Your application data will be collected and processed electronically by us on the basis of Section 26 (1) BDSG in conjunction with (2) BDSG for the purpose of processing the application procedure.
If your job application is rejected, the data you have submitted will be deleted three months after you have been notified of the rejection. This does not apply if longer storage is necessary due to legal requirements (for example, the duty of proof under the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly consented to longer storage in our database of interested parties.
Cookies, tracking, plugins, external content (embedded functions)
A web browser cookie is a small text file sent from a website to your computer or mobile device, where it is stored by your web browser. Web browser cookies can store information such as your IP address or other identifier, your browser type and information about the content you view and interact with on the Digital Services. By storing such information, web browser cookies can store your preferences and settings for online services and analyse how you use online services.
There are also other technologies that can be used for similar purposes, such as web beacons, Flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and embedded plugins/scripts. Our website uses technically necessary cookies, performance cookies and functional cookies as well as external plugins/scripts.
In principle, you can also visit our website without using embedded functions. This does not apply to technically necessary technologies. The use of these technologies takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website.
For the processing of some embedded functions, the legal basis is consent, according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO. When calling up our website, the user is informed about the use of the embedded functions ("cookie banner") and his or her consent to the processing of personal data used in this context is obtained.
Use of Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally on our server. A connection to Google servers does not take place.
As website operators, we treat the data provided strictly confidentially and protect the interests of the users. Personal data is neither sold nor passed on to third parties. We make every effort to protect the databases from unauthorised access, loss, misuse or falsification by all reasonable means.
All data that you transmit via our websites is transmitted in encrypted form. The data is encrypted using the Security Socket Layer (SSL), a security standard supported by most browsers. You can tell that secure data transmission via SSL is actually taking place by the fact that a small lock symbol is visible in your browser's status bar. Access to pages where you enter your private data is password-protected.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. You should therefore encrypt important or confidential information when communicating via the internet or send us the information by post.