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Data Privacy Statement

Data protection is of particular importance to our company. The website can in principle be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use special services provided online by our company, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in compliance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25 May 2018 and all associated laws. With this Privacy Policy, our company would like to provide information about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data processed by us and inform data subjects about their rights.

Our company has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures in order to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security holes, absolute protection thus cannot be guaranteed.

1 Definitions

Our company's Privacy Policy is based on the GDPR. Our Privacy Policy is intended to be easy to read and understand. For this reason we would like to explain the terminology used in advance:

1.1 Personal data

Personal data are "all information referring to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or reference to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person; (GDPR Art. 4 (1))

1.2 Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

1.3 Processing

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

1.4 Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

1.5 Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data where personal data are used to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

1.6 Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in which the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information. This additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1.7 Controller

Controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.8 Processor

The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

1.9 Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, regardless of whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law are not regarded as recipients.

1.10 Third party

Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

1.11 Consent

Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which the data subject, by way of a statement or clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2 Name and address of the controller

Controller pursuant to the GDPR is:

Witron
Neustädter Strasse 19-21
D-92711 Parkstein
E-mail: info[at]witron.de
www.witron.de

3 Contact details of our external data protection officer

Mr Michael Gruber
BSP-SECURITY
Franz-Mayer-Str. 1
D-93053 Regensburg

Tel. +49 (0) 941 46 29 09 29
info[at]bsp-security.de
www.bsp-security.de

Data subjects can contact our data protection officer directly for any queries and suggestions regarding data protection.

4 Cookies

Our company's websites use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID. By using cookies, WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies.

Cookies make it possible to optimise information and offers on our website for the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time the user visits the website because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in an online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by adjusting the settings of the Internet browser used appropriately and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

5 Collection of general data and information

The web server of WITRON + Informatik GmbH collects a variety of general data and information every time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The collection includes the browser types and versions used, the operating system used by the accessing system, the website from which an accessing system accesses our website, the sub-webpages that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, the date and time of access to the website, an internet protocol address (IP address), the Internet service provider of the accessing system and other similar data and information used to avert danger in the event of attacks on our IT systems.

When using this general data and information, WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to properly deliver the contents of our website, to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, to ensure the continued functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated statistically by WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH and also evaluated with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6 Contact via the website

Due to legal regulations, our company's website contains information that makes it possible to contact our company quickly electronically and to communicate directly with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. These personal data are not passed on to third parties.

7 Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of processing or to the extent required by the legislator in laws or provisions applicable to the controller. If the storage purpose lapses or if a storage period prescribed the legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

8 Rights of the data subject

8.1 Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right to require the controller to confirm whether personal data relating to him or her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to make use of this confirmation right, the data subject can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.

8.2 Right to access

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller any personal data stored about him or her and a copy of such information at any time, free of charge, in addition to the following information:

  • The processing purposes
  • The categories of personal data being processed
  • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are yet to be disclosed, in particular with regard to recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
  • The existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning the data subject or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
  • The existence of a right to appeal to a supervisory authority
  • If the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information about the origin of the data
  • The existence of automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

The data subject further has a right of information as to whether personal data were transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If that is the case, the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission.

If a data subject wishes to make use of this information right, the data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time.

8.3 Right to rectification

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Further, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of processing.

If a data subject wishes to make use of this rectification right, the data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time.

8.4 Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to require the controller to immediately erase the personal data concerning him or her, provided that one of the following reasons applies and providing the processing is not required:

  • The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
  • The data subject objects to processing in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject objects to processing in accordance with Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of the personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union or Member State law which the controller is subject to.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to initiate the erasure of personal data stored at our company, the data subject may contact our data protection officer at any time. Our data protection officer will ensure that the request for erasure is complied with without delay.

If the personal data have been made public by our company and if our company is responsible for deleting personal data as the controller pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, our company will take appropriate measures, also of a technical nature, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has demanded that these other controllers shall delete any links to such personal data or copies or replications if this personal data, unless processing is required. The data protection officer will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

8.5 Right to restriction of processing

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject rejects the deletion the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject requires the personal data in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject has raised an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to initiate the restriction of personal data stored at our company, the data subject may contact our data protection officer at any time. The data protection officer will arrange for processing to be restricted.

8.6 Right to data portability

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which the data subject has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject additionally has the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or Article 9 (2) lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means. That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Further, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and providing the rights and freedoms of others are not adversely affected.

In order to assert the right of data portability, the data subject may at any time contact the data protection officer appointed by us.

8.7 Right to object

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning the data subject which is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR. This also includes profiling based on those provisions.

In the event of an objection, our company will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Where our company processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This also includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes towards our company, we shall no longer process the personal data for such purposes.

Additionally, where personal data are processed by our company for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, the data subject, on grounds relating to the data subject's particular situation, has the right to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

In order to assert the right to object, the data subject may at any time contact the data protection officer.

8.8 Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning the data subject or similarly significantly affects the data subject; this does not apply if the decision is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller; or is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or is based on the data subject's explicit consent.

If the decision is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or is made with the explicit consent of the data subject, our company shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the controller, to express the data subject's own position and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to make use of this right regarding automated decisions, the data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time.

8.9 Right to revoke a data protection consent

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time. If the data subject wishes to make use of this right to revoke a consent, the data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time.

9 Data protection for job applications and during the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to our company electronically, for example by e-mail or through a web form on the website. If our company concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If our company does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted 6 months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense are, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

10 Data protection regulations: Tracking tools

Data protection provisions for the application and use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components of Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network. A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friendship requests.

Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland is responsible for the processing of personal data.

Every time one of the web pages operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plugin) has been integrated is accessed, the Internet browser on the data subject's IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plugins can be viewed at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the data subject leaves a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores these personal data.

Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, the data subject can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of his or her Facebook account before visiting our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at en.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. Additionally, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook, for example the Facebook blocker by the provider Webgraph, which can be obtained at webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

Data protection provisions for the application and use of Google Analytics

The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of website visitors. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on from which website a data subject came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. Web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the function "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis through Google Analytics. With this function, Google truncates and anonymizes the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject when accessing our web pages from a Member State of the European Union or from another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information collected to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the data subject's IT system. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyze the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the data subject's IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and to subsequently enable commission billing.

Cookies are used to store personal information, such as access time, the location from which access came and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Whenever you visit our website, these personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, are transmitted to Google in the USA. These personal data are stored by Google in the USA. Google may disclose personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as detailed above, at any time by appropriately adjusting the settings of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the data subject's IT system. Additionally, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on visits to webpages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered an objection by Google. If the data subject's IT system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later time, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person within the data subject's control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

For more information and Google's current privacy policy please see www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html Google Analytics is explained in more detail at www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/

Data protection provisions for the application and use of Google+

The controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enable the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friendship requests.

The operator of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and in which a Google+ button has been integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the data subject's IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a representation of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. Detailed information on Google+ is available at developers.google.com/+/.

If the data subject is logged into Google+ at the same time, Google+ recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the data subject.

If the data subject clicks one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thereby makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the data subject and stores these personal data. Google stores the Google+1 recommendation of the data subject and makes it publicly available in accordance with the conditions accepted by the data subject. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo stored in this account, in other Google services, such as the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or in other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimizing the various services provided by Google.

The Google+ button will always inform Google that the data subject has visited our site if the data subject is logged into Google+ at the same time as accessing our site, regardless of whether the data subject clicks the Google+ button or not.

If the data subject does not want these personal data to be transmitted to Google, the data subject can prevent them from being transmitted by logging out of his or her Google+ account before visiting our website.

For more information and Google's current privacy policy please see www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. For more information from Google about the Google+1 button please see developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

Data protection provisions for the application and use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. More than 400 million registered users in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. This makes LinkedIn the largest platform for business contacts at present and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operator of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection matters outside the USA are the responsibility of LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Every time our website, which has a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plugin), is accessed, this component causes the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. For more information on the LinkedIn plugins please see developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores these personal data.

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, the data subject can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before visiting our website.

At www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the ability to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages and targeted ads and to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's current privacy policy is available at www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn's cookie policy is available at www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

Data protection provisions for the application and use of Twitter

The controller has integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual public microblogging service on which users can publish and circulate so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 140 characters. These short messages can be seen by everyone, including people who are not registered on Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

Twitter is operated by Twitter, Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the data subject's IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. More information on the Twitter buttons is available at about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, the data subject can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of his or her Twitter account before visiting our website.

Twitter's current privacy policy is available at twitter.com/privacy.

Data protection provisions for the application and use of Xing

The controller has integrated components of Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves at Xing. Companies can for instance create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

Xing is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plugin) has been integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the data subject's IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. For more information on the Xing plugins please see dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores these personal data.

Xing receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, the data subject can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of his or her Xing account before visiting our website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which can be accessed at www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Further, at www.xing.com/app/share, Xing has published the privacy policy for the XING share button.

Data protection provisions for the application and use of YouTube

The controller has integrated components of YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips, and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, music videos, trailers or videos produced by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operator of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, is accessed, the Internet browser on the data subject's IT system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. For more information on YouTube please see www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, the data subject can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of his or her YouTube account before visiting our website.

The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which can be accessed at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube.

11 Responsible data protection supervisory authority

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht

Promenade 27 (Schloss)
D-91522 Ansbach
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 981 53 1300
Telefax: +49 (0) 981 53 98 1300
E-mail: poststelle@lda.bayern.de

12 Changes to the data protection regulations

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection regulations if this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases we will also adapt our data protection information accordingly. Please note the current version of our Privacy Policy.