EU Cookies Consent by PrivacyPolicies

Privacy statement

 

This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "Data") in the course of the provision of our services, as well as our online services and related websites, features and content, as well as external online presence, e.g. our Social Media Profile (collectively referred to as the "Online Offering"). With regard to the terminology used, e.g. "Processing" or "Responsible" we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Fuchs / Lithec GmbH
Carl-Feichtner-Ring 29
83714 Miesbach
Germany

E-mail: info@lithec.de
Executive Director: Dr. Annette Fuchs, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Fuchs

Link to imprint

Types of processed data

- Inventory data (e.g. person master data, name or address).

- Contact information (e.g. e-mail, phone numbers).

- Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos).

- Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).

- Meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Categories of affected persons

Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we refer to the affected persons as "users").

Purpose of processing

- Providing the online offer, its functions and contents.
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Safety measures.
- Audience measurement / marketing

Used terms

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"); a natural person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more special features, that express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

"Processing" means any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures or any such process associated with personal data. The term goes far and includes virtually every handling of data.

"Pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

"Profiling" means any kind of automated processing of personal data which involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal to analyze or predict preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.

"Responsible person" means the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or facility that decides, alone or in concert with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other facility that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. For users within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), i.e. the EU and the EEC, unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is mentioned:

The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR;

The legal basis for the processing for the fulfillment of our services and the performance of contractual measures as well as the answer to inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO;

The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO;

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO as legal basis.

The legal basis for the processing required to perform a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority which has been delegated to the controller is Article 6 (1) lit. e DSGVO.

The legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

The processing of data for purposes other than those to which they have been granted is governed by the provisions of Article 6 (4) GDPR.

The processing of special categories of data (according to Art. 9 (1) GDPR) is governed by the provisions of Art. 9 (2) GDPR.

Safety measures

We will take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing and the different likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as their access, input, disclosure, availability and separation. We have also set up procedures to ensure the enjoyment of data subject rights, data deletion and data vulnerability. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, according to the principle of data protection through technology design and privacy-friendly default settings.

Collaboration with contract processors, joint controllers and third parties

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors, joint controllers or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, such as to payment service providers, to fulfill the contract), users have consented to a legal obligation to do so or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. the use of agents, web hosts, etc.).

Insofar as we disclose data to other companies in our corporate group, transmit them or otherwise grant access to them, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, moreover, on a basis that complies with legal requirements.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure, or transfer of data to other persons or companies This will only happen if it is to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or leave the data in a third country only in the presence of legal requirements. That the processing is e.g. based on specific guarantees, such as the officially recognized level of data protection (for example, the US Privacy Shield) or compliance with officially recognized specific contractual obligations.

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and copying of the data in accordance with legal requirements.

Accordingly the legal requirements, you have to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with the statutory provisions, they have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or alternatively to demand a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with the statutory provisions.

You have the right to request that the data relating to you provided to us be obtained in accordance with legal requirements and to request their transmission to other persons responsible.

You also have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.

Withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw granted consent with effect for the future.

Right to withdraw

You may object to the future processing of your data in accordance with legal requirements at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and right to object in direct mail

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie serves primarily to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online service and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the contents of a shopping cart in an online store or a login status are saved. The term "permanent" or "persistent" refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. Thus, e.g. the login status will be saved if users visit it after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the interests of the users can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A "third-party cookie" refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person who manages the online offer (otherwise, if it is only their cookies, this is called "first-party cookies").

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this in the context of our privacy policy.

If users do not want cookies stored on their computer, they will be asked to disable the option in their browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general contradiction to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be explained in a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the settings of the browser. Please note that not all features of this online offer may be used.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in accordance with legal requirements. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy statement, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.

Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legitimate purposes, its processing will be restricted. That means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies for example for data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

Changes and updates to the privacy policy

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our privacy policy. We will adjust the privacy policy as soon as the changes to the data processing make require it. We will notify you as soon as the changes require your participation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

Business-related processing

In addition we process
- contract data (e.g. subject, period, customer category).
- payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history)
from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Contractual services

We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other customers, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as "contractual partners") in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO in order to provide you with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed, the nature, scope and purpose and necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.

The processed data include the master data of our contractual partners (e.g. names and addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (e.g. services used, contract contents, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history).

In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless they are part of a contracted or contractual processing.

We process data which are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their indication, if this is not evident for the contractual partners. Disclosure to external persons or companies will only be made if required by a contract. When processing the data provided to us within the framework of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client as well as the legal requirements.

As part of the use of our online services, we can save the IP address and the time of each user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the interests of the user in the protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is to pursue our claims acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO required or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO.

The data will be deleted if the data is no longer required for the fulfillment of contractual or statutory duties of care and for the handling of any warranty and comparable obligations, whereby the necessity of keeping the data is reviewed every three years; otherwise the statutory storage obligations apply.

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data in the context of administrative tasks and organization of our business, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the course of rendering our contractual services. The processing principles are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. The processing affects customers, prospects, business partners and website visitors. The purpose and our interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, data archiving, ie tasks that serve to maintain our business, perform our duties and provide our services. The deletion of the data in terms of contractual performance and contractual communication corresponds to the information provided in these processing activities.

We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants such as tax accountants or auditors, and other fee agents and payment service providers.

Furthermore, based on our business interests, we store information about suppliers, promoters and other business partners, e.g. for later contact. We generally store this majority of company-related data permanently.

Business analysis and market research

In order to operate our business economically, to recognize market trends, wishes of the contractors and users, we analyze the data available to us for business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process stock data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata based on the Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the data subjects include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.

The analyses are carried out for the purpose of business analysis, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can provide the profiles of registered users with information, e.g. take into account their services. The analyses serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the business economics. The analyses are only for our purposes and will not be disclosed externally unless they are anonymous aggregated value analyses.

If these analyses or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or anonymised upon termination of the users, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Incidentally, the overall business analyses and general trend provisions are created anonymously if possible.

Comments and posts

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses may be based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO be stored for 7 days. This is for our safety, if someone leaves behind illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Furthermore, we reserve the right, in accordance with our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO to process the information of users for the purpose of spam detection.

On the same legal basis, we reserve the right, in the case of surveys, to store users' IP addresses for their duration and to use cookies in order to avoid multiple votes.

The information provided in the comments and contributions to the person, any contact and website information as well as the content information are permanently stored until the opposition of the users.

Akismet anti-spam check

Our online offering uses the "Akismet" service offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments of real people are distinguished from spam comments. All comment information is sent to a server in the US, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond that time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, details of the browser used, the computer system and the time of the entry.

For more information about the collection and use of data by Akismet, see the Automattic Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Users are welcome to use pseudonyms, or to refrain from entering the name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system. That would be a shame, but unfortunately we see no other alternatives that work equally effectively.

Contact

When contacting us (for example by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media) the information of the user to process the contact request and its settlement in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. (in the context of contractual / pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. (other requests) DSGVO are processed .. User information can be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System ("CRM System") or similar request organization.

We delete the requests, if they are no longer required. We check the requirement every two years; Furthermore, the legal archiving obligations apply.

Newsletter

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletter contains information about our services and ourselves.

Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. That means, after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider will be logged.

Credentials: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to give a name in the newsletter for personal address.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated performance measurement are based on a consent of the recipients acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO i.V.m § 7 Abs. 2 No. 3 UWG or if consent is not required, based on our legitimate interests in the direct marketing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lt. F. DSGVO i.V.m. § 7 Abs. 3 UWG.

The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system, which serves our business interests as well as the expectations of the users and also allows us to prove our consent.

Termination / Revocation - You may terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. We may save the submitted email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them to provide prior consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that at the same time the former existence of a consent is confirmed.

Newsletter - CleverReach

The newsletter is sent by the shipping service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany. The privacy policy of the shipping service provider can be viewed here:
https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/. The shipping service provider is based on our legitimate interests acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO and a contract processing agreement acc. Art. 28 (3) sentence 1 DSGVO.

The shipping service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - measuring success

The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server when opening the newsletter from our server or if we use a shipping service provider. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system as well as your IP address and time of retrieval.

This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention, nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

A separate revocation of the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be terminated.

Hosting and e-mailing

The hosting services we use are designed to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, e-mailing, security and technical maintenance services which we use to operate this online service.

Herewith, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO i.V.m. Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of contract processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

We or our hosting provider collect on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider ,

Logfile information is stored for security reasons (for example to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called web site tags through one interface (including, for example, Google Analytics and other Google marketing services in our online offering). The tag manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process users' personal data. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, reference is made to the following information about Google's services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), Google Analytics uses a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited. Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides 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 on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address submitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: 
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For more information about Google's data usage, hiring and disparaging options, please read Google's Privacy Policy (
https://policies.google.com/privacy) and Google's Ads Settings (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).
The personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospects and active users and to inform them about our services.

We point out that data of the users outside the area of the European Union can be processed. This may result in risks for the users because e.g. enforcement of user rights could be made more difficult. With respect to US providers certified under the Privacy Shield, we point out that they are committed to respecting EU privacy standards.

Furthermore, the data of the users are usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. Thus, e.g. user profiles are created from the user behavior and the resulting interests of the users. The usage profiles may in turn be used to e.g. place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that are allegedly in line with users' interests. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the computers of the users, in which the user behavior and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, in the usage profiles, data can also be stored independently of the devices used by the users (in particular if the users are members of the respective platforms and logged in to them).

The processing of the personal data of users is based on our legitimate interests in an effective information of users and communication with users in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. If the users are asked by the respective providers of the platforms for a consent to the above-mentioned data processing, the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.

For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibilities of contradiction (opt-out), we refer to the following linked information of the provider.

Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we point out that these can be claimed most effectively from the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, then you can contact us.

- Facebook, Pages, Groups, (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland), based on an agreement on joint processing of personal data - Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, especially for pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data, opt-out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.

- Google / YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland) - Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated , Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

- Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

- Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) - Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy, opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization , Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.

- Pinterest (Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

- LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) - Privacy Policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest -controls / retargeting-opt-out, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.

- Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

- Wakalet (Wakelet Limited, 76 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4PR, United Kingdom) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://wakelet.com/privacy.html.

- Soundcloud (SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services, such as include videos or fonts (collectively referred to as "content").

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include, but is not limited to technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information regarding the use of our online offer.

Youtube

We embed the videos on the YouTube platform of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

We include maps from the Google Maps service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. The processed data may include, in particular, users' IP addresses and location data, but these are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Use of Facebook social plugins

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f. DSGVO) we use social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").

This may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons include, with which users can share the content of this online offer within Facebook. The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

When a user invokes a feature of this online offering that includes such a plugin, their device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the device of the user and incorporated by him into the online offer. In the process, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the users according to our knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example press the Like button or leave a comment, the information is transmitted from their device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: 
https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US side http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU side http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Twitter

Within our online offering, features and content of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, may be incorporated. This may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within Twitter.

If the users are members of the platform Twitter, Twitter can assign the call of the above-named contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy statement: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

Instagram

Within our online offering, features and content of the Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, may be incorporated. This may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within Instagram. If the users are members of the platform Instagram, Instagram can assign the call of the above-named contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Privacy Statement of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Pinterest

Within our online offering, features and content of the Pinterest service offered by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA, may be incorporated. This may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within Pinterest. If the users are members of the platform Pinterest, Pinterest can assign the call of the above-named contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Privacy Policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

LinkedIn

Within our online offering, features and content of the LinkedIn service offered by the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, may be incorporated. This may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within LinkedIn. If the users are members of the platform LinkedIn, LinkedIn can assign the call of the above-named contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. LinkedIn privacy statement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). Privacy statement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Google+

Within our online offering, features and content of the Google+ platform offered by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland may be incorporated. This may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within Google. If the users are members of the platform Google+, Google can assign the call of the above-named contents and functions to the profiles of the users there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). For more information about Google's data usage, hiring and disparaging options, please read Google's Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and Google's Ads Settings (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).