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Pri­va­cy Poli­cy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The fol­lowing infor­ma­ti­on will pro­vi­de you with an easy to navi­ga­te over­view of what will hap­pen with your per­so­nal data when you visit this web­site. The term “per­so­nal data” com­pri­ses all data that can be used to per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fy you. For detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, plea­se con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on, which we have inclu­ded bene­ath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The data on this web­site is pro­ces­sed by the ope­ra­tor of the web­site, who­se con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on is avail­ab­le under sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on about the respon­si­ble par­ty (refer­red to as the “con­trol­ler” in the GDPR)” in this Pri­va­cy Poli­cy.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be infor­ma­ti­on you enter into our con­ta­ct form.

Other data shall be recor­ded by our IT sys­tems auto­ma­ti­cal­ly or after you con­sent to its record­ing during your web­site visit. This data com­pri­ses pri­ma­ri­ly tech­ni­cal infor­ma­ti­on (e.g., web brow­ser, ope­ra­ting sys­tem, or time the site was acces­sed). This infor­ma­ti­on is recor­ded auto­ma­ti­cal­ly when you access this web­site.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A por­ti­on of the infor­ma­ti­on is gene­ra­ted to gua­ran­tee the error free pro­vi­si­on of the web­site. Other data may be used to ana­ly­ze your user pat­terns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to recei­ve infor­ma­ti­on about the source, reci­pi­ents, and pur­po­ses of your archi­ved per­so­nal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such dis­clo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied or era­di­ca­ted. If you have con­sen­ted to data pro­ces­sing, you have the opti­on to revo­ke this con­sent at any time, which shall affect all future data pro­ces­sing. Moreo­ver, you have the right to demand that the pro­ces­sing of your data be restric­ted under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tan­ces. Fur­ther­mo­re, you have the right to log a com­p­laint with the com­pe­tent super­vi­sing agen­cy.

Plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to con­ta­ct us at any time if you have ques­ti­ons about this or any other data pro­tec­tion rela­ted issu­es.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

The­re is a pos­si­bi­li­ty that your brow­sing pat­terns will be sta­tis­ti­cal­ly ana­ly­zed when your visit this web­site. Such ana­ly­ses are per­for­med pri­ma­ri­ly with what we refer to as ana­ly­sis pro­grams.

For detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on about the­se ana­ly­sis pro­grams plea­se con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on below.

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This web­site is hos­ted by an exter­nal ser­vice pro­vi­der (host). Per­so­nal data collec­ted on this web­site are stored on the ser­vers of the host. The­se may inclu­de, but are not limi­ted to, IP addres­ses, con­ta­ct requests, meta­da­ta and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons, con­tract infor­ma­ti­on, con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on, names, web page access, and other data gene­ra­ted through a web site.

The host is used for the pur­po­se of ful­fil­ling the con­tract with our poten­ti­al and exis­ting cus­to­mers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the inte­rest of secu­re, fast, and effi­ci­ent pro­vi­si­on of our online ser­vices by a pro­fes­sio­nal pro­vi­der (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).

Our host will only pro­cess your data to the extent necessa­ry to ful­fil its per­for­mance obli­ga­ti­ons and to fol­low our inst­ruc­tions with respect to such data.

We are using the fol­lowing host:

Vario­me­dia AG
August-Bebel-Stra­ße 68
14482 Pots­dam

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The ope­ra­tors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­so­nal data very serious­ly. Hence, we hand­le your per­so­nal data as con­fi­den­ti­al infor­ma­ti­on and in com­pli­an­ce with the sta­tu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons and this Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on.

Whenever you use this web­site, a varie­ty of per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on will be collec­ted. Per­so­nal data com­pri­ses data that can be used to per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fy you. This Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on exp­lains which data we collect as well as the pur­po­ses we use this data for. It also exp­lains how, and for which pur­po­se the infor­ma­ti­on is collec­ted.

We here­with advi­se you that the trans­mis­si­on of data via the Inter­net (i.e., through e-mail com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons) may be pro­ne to secu­ri­ty gaps. It is not pos­si­ble to com­ple­te­ly pro­tect data against third-par­ty access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data pro­ces­sing con­trol­ler on this web­site is:

Kat­ja Rameil
Bern­hard-Göring-Stra­ße 152 | Raum 404
04277 Leip­zig

Pho­ne: 0341 3065288

The con­trol­ler is the natu­ral per­son or legal enti­ty that sin­gle-han­ded­ly or joint­ly with others makes decisi­ons as to the pur­po­ses of and resour­ces for the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data (e.g., names, e-mail addres­ses, etc.).

Storage duration

Unless a more spe­ci­fic sto­rage peri­od has been spe­ci­fied in this pri­va­cy poli­cy, your per­so­nal data will remain with us until the pur­po­se for which it was collec­ted no lon­ger app­lies. If you assert a jus­ti­fied request for dele­ti­on or revo­ke your con­sent to data pro­ces­sing, your data will be dele­ted, unless we have other legal­ly per­mis­si­ble rea­sons for sto­ring your per­so­nal data (e.g., tax or com­mer­cial law reten­ti­on peri­ods); in the lat­ter case, the dele­ti­on will take place after the­se rea­sons cea­se to app­ly.

Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries

Among other things, we use tools of com­pa­nies domic­i­led in the United Sta­tes or other from a data pro­tec­tion per­spec­ti­ve non-secu­re non-EU coun­tries. If the­se tools are acti­ve, your per­so­nal data may poten­ti­al­ly be trans­fer­red to the­se non-EU coun­tries and may be pro­ces­sed the­re. We must point out that in the­se coun­tries, a data pro­tec­tion level that is com­pa­ra­ble to that in the EU can­not be gua­ran­te­ed. For instance, U.S. enter­pri­ses are under a man­da­te to release per­so­nal data to the secu­ri­ty agen­ci­es and you as the data sub­ject do not have any liti­ga­ti­on opti­ons to defend yourself in court. Hence, it can­not be ruled out that U.S. agen­ci­es (e.g., the Secret Ser­vice) may pro­cess, ana­ly­ze, and per­ma­nent­ly archi­ve your per­so­nal data for sur­veil­lan­ce pur­po­ses. We have no con­trol over the­se pro­ces­sing acti­vi­ties.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide ran­ge of data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions are pos­si­ble only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revo­ke at any time any con­sent you have alrea­dy given us. This shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to the law­ful­ness of any data collec­tion that occur­red pri­or to your revo­ca­ti­on.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)



Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of vio­la­ti­ons of the GDPR, data sub­jects are enti­t­led to log a com­p­laint with a super­vi­so­ry agen­cy, in par­ti­cu­lar in the mem­ber sta­te whe­re they usual­ly main­tain their domic­i­le, place of work or at the place whe­re the alle­ged vio­la­ti­on occur­red. The right to log a com­p­laint is in effect regard­less of any other admi­nis­tra­ti­ve or court pro­cee­dings avail­ab­le as legal recour­ses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­ma­ti­cal­ly pro­cess on the basis of your con­sent or in order to ful­fil a con­tract be han­ded over to you or a third par­ty in a com­mon­ly used, machi­ne read­a­ble for­mat. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to ano­t­her con­trol­ler, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For secu­ri­ty rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­si­on of con­fi­den­ti­al con­tent, such as purcha­se orders or inqui­ries you sub­mit to us as the web­site ope­ra­tor, this web­site uses eit­her an SSL or a TLS encryp­ti­on pro­gram. You can reco­gni­ze an encryp­ted con­nec­tion by che­cking whe­ther the address line of the brow­ser swit­ches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearan­ce of the lock icon in the brow­ser line.

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

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Wit­hin the scope of the app­li­ca­ble sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­ti­on about your archi­ved per­so­nal data, their source and reci­pi­ents as well as the pur­po­se of the pro­ces­sing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied or era­di­ca­ted. If you have ques­ti­ons about this sub­ject mat­ter or any other ques­ti­ons about per­so­nal data, plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to con­ta­ct us at any time.

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­ti­on of restric­tions as far as the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data is con­cer­ned. To do so, you may con­ta­ct us at any time. The right to demand restric­tion of pro­ces­sing app­lies in the fol­lowing cases:

  • In the event that you should dis­pu­te the cor­rect­ness of your data archi­ved by us, we will usual­ly need some time to veri­fy this claim. During the time that this inves­ti­ga­ti­on is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data.
  • If the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data was/is con­duc­ted in an unlaw­ful man­ner, you have the opti­on to demand the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your data in lieu of deman­ding the era­di­ca­ti­on of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­so­nal data any lon­ger and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim legal enti­t­le­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data ins­tead of its era­di­ca­ti­on.
  • If you have rai­sed an objec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weig­hed against each other. As long as it has not been deter­mi­ned who­se inte­rests pre­vail, you have the right to demand a restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data.

If you have restric­ted the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data, the­se data – with the excep­ti­on of their archi­ving – may be pro­ces­sed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to claim, exer­cise or defend legal enti­t­le­ments or to pro­tect the rights of other natu­ral per­sons or legal enti­ties or for important public inte­rest rea­sons cited by the Euro­pean Uni­on or a mem­ber sta­te of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We here­with object to the use of con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on publis­hed in con­junc­tion with the man­da­to­ry infor­ma­ti­on to be pro­vi­ded in our Site Noti­ce to send us pro­mo­tio­nal and infor­ma­ti­on mate­ri­al that we have not express­ly reques­ted. The ope­ra­tors of this web­site and its pages reser­ve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unso­li­ci­ted sen­ding of pro­mo­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on, for instance via SPAM messages.

4. Recording of data on this website


Our web­sites and pages use what the indus­try refers to as “coo­kies.” Coo­kies are small text files that do not cau­se any dama­ge to your device. They are eit­her stored tem­pora­ri­ly for the dura­ti­on of a ses­si­on (ses­si­on coo­kies) or they are per­ma­nent­ly archi­ved on your device (per­ma­nent coo­kies). Ses­si­on coo­kies are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted once you ter­mi­na­te your visit. Per­ma­nent coo­kies remain archi­ved on your device until you actively dele­te them, or they are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly era­di­ca­ted by your web brow­ser.

In some cases, it is pos­si­ble that third-par­ty coo­kies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third-par­ty coo­kies). The­se coo­kies enab­le you or us to take advan­ta­ge of cer­tain ser­vices offe­red by the third par­ty (e.g., coo­kies for the pro­ces­sing of pay­ment ser­vices).

Coo­kies have a varie­ty of func­tions. Many coo­kies are tech­ni­cal­ly essen­ti­al sin­ce cer­tain web­site func­tions would not work in the absence of the coo­kies (e.g., the shop­ping cart func­tion or the dis­play of vide­os). The pur­po­se of other coo­kies may be the ana­ly­sis of user pat­terns or the dis­play of pro­mo­tio­nal messages.

Coo­kies, which are requi­red for the per­for­mance of elec­tro­nic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on tran­sac­tions (requi­red coo­kies) or for the pro­vi­si­on of cer­tain func­tions you want to use (func­tio­n­al coo­kies, e.g., for the shop­ping cart func­tion) or tho­se that are necessa­ry for the opti­miz­a­ti­on of the web­site (e.g., coo­kies that pro­vi­de mea­sura­ble insights into the web audi­ence), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a dif­fe­rent legal basis is cited. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the sto­rage of coo­kies to ensu­re the tech­ni­cal­ly error free and opti­mi­zed pro­vi­si­on of the operator’s ser­vices. If your con­sent to the sto­rage of the coo­kies has been reques­ted, the respec­ti­ve coo­kies are stored exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of the con­sent obtai­ned (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR); this con­sent may be revo­ked at any time.

You have the opti­on to set up your brow­ser in such a man­ner that you will be noti­fied any time coo­kies are pla­ced and to per­mit the accep­t­ance of coo­kies only in spe­ci­fic cases. You may also exclu­de the accep­t­ance of coo­kies in cer­tain cases or in gene­ral or acti­va­te the dele­te func­tion for the auto­ma­tic era­di­ca­ti­on of coo­kies when the brow­ser clo­ses. If coo­kies are deac­ti­va­ted, the func­tions of this web­site may be limi­ted.

In the event that third-par­ty coo­kies are used or if coo­kies are used for ana­ly­ti­cal pur­po­ses, we will sepa­r­ate­ly noti­fy you in con­junc­tion with this Data Pro­tec­tion Poli­cy and, if app­li­ca­ble, ask for your con­sent.

Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our web­site uses the Borlabs con­sent tech­no­lo­gy to obtain your con­sent to the sto­rage of cer­tain coo­kies in your brow­ser or for the use of cer­tain tech­no­lo­gies and for their data pri­va­cy pro­tec­tion com­pli­ant docu­men­ta­ti­on. The pro­vi­der of this tech­no­lo­gy is Borlabs - Ben­ja­min A. Born­schein, Rüben­kamp 32, 22305 Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as Borlabs).

Whenever you visit our web­site, a Borlabs coo­kie will be stored in your brow­ser, which archi­ves any decla­ra­ti­ons or revo­ca­ti­ons of con­sent you have ent­e­red. The­se data are not shared with the pro­vi­der of the Borlabs tech­no­lo­gy.

The recor­ded data shall remain archi­ved until you ask us to era­di­ca­te them, dele­te the Borlabs coo­kie on your own or the pur­po­se of sto­ring the data no lon­ger exists. This shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to any reten­ti­on obli­ga­ti­ons man­da­ted by law. To review the details of Borlabs’ data pro­ces­sing poli­ci­es, plea­se visit

We use the Borlabs coo­kie con­sent tech­no­lo­gy to obtain the decla­ra­ti­ons of con­sent man­da­ted by law for the use of coo­kies. The legal basis for the use of such coo­kies is Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.

Server log files

The pro­vi­der of this web­site and its pages auto­ma­ti­cal­ly collects and stores infor­ma­ti­on in so-cal­led ser­ver log files, which your brow­ser com­mu­ni­ca­tes to us auto­ma­ti­cal­ly. The infor­ma­ti­on com­pri­ses:

  • The type and ver­si­on of brow­ser used
  • The used ope­ra­ting sys­tem
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­na­me of the acces­sing com­pu­ter
  • The time of the ser­ver inqui­ry
  • The IP address

This data is not mer­ged with other data sources.

This data is recor­ded on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the tech­ni­cal­ly error free depic­tion and the opti­miz­a­ti­on of the operator’s web­site. In order to achie­ve this, ser­ver log files must be recor­ded.

Contact form

If you sub­mit inqui­ries to us via our con­ta­ct form, the infor­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded in the con­ta­ct form as well as any con­ta­ct infor­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded the­r­ein will be stored by us in order to hand­le your inqui­ry and in the event that we have fur­ther ques­ti­ons. We will not share this infor­ma­ti­on without your con­sent.

The pro­ces­sing of the­se data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is rela­ted to the exe­cu­ti­on of a con­tract or if it is necessa­ry to car­ry out pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­su­res. In all other cases the pro­ces­sing is based on our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the effec­ti­ve pro­ces­sing of the requests addres­sed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been reques­ted.

The infor­ma­ti­on you have ent­e­red into the con­ta­ct form shall remain with us until you ask us to era­di­ca­te the data, revo­ke your con­sent to the archi­ving of data or if the pur­po­se for which the infor­ma­ti­on is being archi­ved no lon­ger exists (e.g., after we have con­clu­ded our respon­se to your inqui­ry). This shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to any man­da­to­ry legal pro­vi­si­ons, in par­ti­cu­lar reten­ti­on peri­ods.

Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax

If you con­ta­ct us by e-mail, 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 do not pass the­se data on without your con­sent.

The­se data are pro­ces­sed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inqui­ry is rela­ted to the ful­fill­ment of a con­tract or is requi­red for the per­for­mance of pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­su­res. In all other cases, the data are pro­ces­sed on the basis of our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the effec­ti­ve hand­ling of inqui­ries sub­mit­ted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtai­ned.

The data sent by you to us via con­ta­ct requests remain with us until you request us to dele­te, revo­ke your con­sent to the sto­rage or the pur­po­se for the data sto­rage lap­ses (e.g. after com­ple­ti­on of your request). Man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons - in par­ti­cu­lar sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on peri­ods - remain unaf­fec­ted.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Matomo (formerly called Piwik)

This web­site uses the open-source web ana­ly­sis ser­vice Matomo. Matomo uses tech­no­lo­gies that make it pos­si­ble to reco­gni­ze the user across mul­ti­ple pages with the aim of ana­ly­zing the user pat­terns (e.g. coo­kies or device fin­ger­prin­ting). The infor­ma­ti­on recor­ded by Matomo about the use of this web­site will be stored on our ser­ver. Pri­or to archi­ving, the IP address will first be anony­mi­zed.

Through Matomo, we are able to collect and ana­ly­ze data on the use of our web­site-by-web­site visi­tors. This enab­les us to find out, for instance, when which page views occur­red and from which regi­on they came. In addi­ti­on, we collect various log files (e.g. IP address, refer­rer, brow­ser, and ope­ra­ting sys­tem used) and can mea­su­re whe­ther our web­site visi­tors per­form cer­tain actions (e.g. clicks, purcha­ses, etc.).

The use of this ana­ly­sis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the ana­ly­sis of user pat­terns, in order to opti­mi­ze the operator’s web offe­rings and adver­ti­sing. If a cor­re­spon­ding agree­ment has been reques­ted (e.g. an agree­ment to the sto­rage of coo­kies), the pro­ces­sing takes place exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the agree­ment can be revo­ked at any time.

IP anonymization

For ana­ly­sis with Matomo we use IP anony­miz­a­ti­on. Your IP address is shor­ten­ed befo­re the ana­ly­sis, so that it is no lon­ger clear­ly assi­gnab­le to you.


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

6. Plug-ins and Tools

iThemes Security

We have inte­gra­ted iThe­mes Secu­ri­ty into this web­site. The pro­vi­der is iThe­mes Media LLC, 1720 South Kel­ly Ave­nue Edmond, OK 73013, USA (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as iThe­mes Secu­ri­ty).

iThe­mes Secu­ri­ty pro­tects our web­site against unde­s­i­ra­ble access or mali­cious cyber-attacks. For this pur­po­se, iThe­mes Secu­ri­ty records, among other things, your IP address, the time, and source of log­in attempts and log files (e.g., the uti­li­zed brow­ser). iThe­mes Secu­ri­ty is instal­led local­ly on our ser­vers.

iThe­mes Secu­ri­ty trans­mits IP addres­ses of recur­ring atta­ckers to a cen­tral data­ba­se of iThe­mes in the US (Net­work Bru­te For­ce Pro­tec­tion) to pre­vent such attacks in the future.

The use of iThe­mes Secu­ri­ty is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in pro­tec­ting its web­site opti­mal­ly against cyber-attacks. If your respec­ti­ve cons­ents have been reques­ted, pro­ces­sing shall occur exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; you may revo­ke such con­sent at any time.

7. eCommerce and payment service providers

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, pro­cess, and use per­so­nal data only to the extent necessa­ry for the estab­lish­ment, con­tent orga­niz­a­ti­on or chan­ge of the legal rela­ti­ons­hip (data inven­to­ry). The­se actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which per­mits the pro­ces­sing of data for the ful­film­ent of a con­tract or pre-con­trac­tu­al actions. We collect, pro­cess, and use per­so­nal data con­cer­ning the use of this web­site (usa­ge data) only to the extent that this is necessa­ry to make it pos­si­ble for users to uti­li­ze the ser­vices and to bill for them.

The collec­ted cus­to­mer data shall be era­di­ca­ted upon com­ple­ti­on of the order or the ter­mi­na­ti­on of the busi­ness rela­ti­ons­hip. This shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to any sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on man­da­tes.

Our social media appearances

Data processing through social networks

We main­tain publicly avail­ab­le pro­files in social net­works. The indi­vi­du­al social net­works we use can be found below.

Social net­works such as Face­book, Twit­ter etc. can gene­ral­ly ana­ly­ze your user beha­vi­or com­pre­hen­si­ve­ly if you visit their web­site or a web­site with inte­gra­ted social media con­tent (e.g. like but­tons or ban­ner ads). When you visit our social media pages, nume­rous data pro­tec­tion-rele­vant pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons are trig­ge­red. In detail:

If you are log­ged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, the ope­ra­tor of the social media por­tal can assign this visit to your user account. Under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tan­ces, your per­so­nal data may also be recor­ded if you are not log­ged in or do not have an account with the respec­ti­ve social media por­tal. In this case, this data is collec­ted, for examp­le, via coo­kies stored on your device or by record­ing your IP address.

Using the data collec­ted in this way, the ope­ra­tors of the social media por­tals can crea­te user pro­files in which their pre­fe­ren­ces and inte­rests are stored. This way you can see inte­rest-based adver­ti­sing insi­de and out­side of your social media pre­sence. If you have an account with the social net­work, inte­rest-based adver­ti­sing can be dis­play­ed on any device you are log­ged in to or have log­ged in to.

Plea­se also note that we can­not retrace all pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons on the social media por­tals. Depen­ding on the pro­vi­der, addi­tio­nal pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons may the­re­fo­re be car­ri­ed out by the ope­ra­tors of the social media por­tals. Details can be found in the terms of use and pri­va­cy poli­cy of the respec­ti­ve social media por­tals.

Legal basis

Our social media appearan­ces should ensu­re the widest pos­si­ble pre­sence on the Inter­net. This is a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The ana­ly­sis pro­ces­ses initia­ted by the social net­works may be based on diver­gent legal bases to be spe­ci­fied by the ope­ra­tors of the social net­works (e.g. con­sent wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).

Responsibility and assertion of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Face­book), we, tog­e­ther with the ope­ra­tor of the social media plat­form, are respon­si­ble for the data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons trig­ge­red during this visit. You can in princip­le pro­tect your rights (infor­ma­ti­on, cor­rec­tion, dele­ti­on, limi­ta­ti­on of pro­ces­sing, data por­ta­bi­li­ty and com­p­laint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the ope­ra­tor of the respec­ti­ve social media por­tal (e.g. Face­book).

Plea­se note that des­pi­te the shared 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 are deter­mi­ned by the com­pa­ny poli­cy of the respec­ti­ve pro­vi­der.

Storage time

The data collec­ted direct­ly from us via the social media pre­sence will be dele­ted from our sys­tems as soon as you ask us to dele­te it, you revo­ke your con­sent to the sto­rage or the pur­po­se for the data sto­rage lap­ses. Stored coo­kies remain on your device until you dele­te them. Man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons - in par­ti­cu­lar, reten­ti­on peri­ods - remain unaf­fec­ted.

We have no con­trol over the sto­rage dura­ti­on of your data that are stored by the social net­work ope­ra­tors for their own pur­po­ses. For details, plea­se con­ta­ct the social net­work ope­ra­tors direct­ly (e.g. in their pri­va­cy poli­cy, see below).

Individual social networks


We have a pro­fi­le on Face­book. The pro­vi­der of this ser­vice is Face­book Ire­land Limi­ted, 4 Grand Canal Squa­re, Grand Canal Har­bour, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land. Accord­ing to Facebook’s state­ment the collec­ted data will also be trans­fer­red to the USA and to other third-par­ty coun­tries.

We have signed an agree­ment with Face­book on shared respon­si­bi­li­ty for the pro­ces­sing of data (Con­trol­ler Adden­dum). This agree­ment deter­mi­nes which data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons we or Face­book are respon­si­ble for when you visit our Face­book Fan­page. This agree­ment can be view­ed at the fol­lowing link:

You can cus­to­mi­ze your adver­ti­sing set­tings inde­pendent­ly in your user account. Click on the fol­lowing link and log in:

Data trans­mis­si­on to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Clau­ses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on. Details can be found here: and

Details can be found in the Face­book pri­va­cy poli­cy: