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Thank you very much for your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for the management of Viscopic GmbH. As the data controller, we have implemented various technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of the personal data processed via this website possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions may have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as telephone.
Below, we will inform you about the processing of your personal data by us and your claims and rights under the data protection law, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Personal data is any data that is personally attributable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour. Which data is processed in detail and how it is used depends largely on which of our services are used.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic 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.
“Data Subject” means the identified or identifiable person to whom Personal Data relates.
“Restriction of processing” means the labelling of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in the future.
“Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
“Pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Data 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; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by European Union or Member State law.
“Data Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
“Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data is disclosed, 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 shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of this data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing
“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 authorised to process personal data
“Consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
1. Who is responsible for data processing and who can I contact?
Steinerstrasse 15 A
You can contact our Data Protection Officer at:
mip Consult GmbH
Asmus Eggert, Solicitor
Alte Jakobstrasse 77
Every “Data Subject” can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with questions and suggestions regarding data protection law.
2. Which sources and data do we use?
We process personal data that we receive from you as part of your use of our website and, if applicable, our business relationship.
In the case of purely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you visit our website, we collect the following access data that we technically require to display our website and to ensure stability and security. The access data includes the IP address, date and time of the visit, time zone difference compared to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (i.e. name of the specific visited web page), access status/HTTP status code, respective amount of transmitted data, referrer URL (previously visited page), browser type and version, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software, message about successful retrieval.
By using this general data and information, Viscopic GmbH does not identify the data subject. This information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content and advertising of our website, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber-attack.
The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by the data subjects.
3. What do we process your data for (purpose of processing) and on what legal basis?
We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) for the following purposes and on the following legal bases.
|Insofar as you consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes, in particular for contacting you (e.g. via our contact form or by e-mail for handling and processing the request, advertising by e-mail, etc.), such processing is legal as you have consented.|
Your consent may be withdrawn at any time. Please note that any withdrawal is effective for the future only. It does not affect any processing that was done prior to the withdrawal. Any withdrawal should be addressed to the above-mentioned contact data.
|Consent, Art. 6 (1a) GDPR|
|If the processing of personal data is necessary for the enforcement of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of products or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I (b) GDPR. The same shall apply to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services.||Conclusion of contract/ prior to entering into a contract, Art. 6 (1b) GDPR|
|When our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I (c) GDPR||Compliance with a legal obligation, Art. 6 (1c) GDPR|
|In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. For example, if a visitor to our facility is injured and his or her name, age, health insurance information, or other vital information needs to be shared with a doctor, hospital, or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I (d) GDPR.||Protection of vital interests, Art. 6 (1d) GDPR|
|We process your access data (see data specified under item 2 above) to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of third parties. In particular, we pursue the following legitimate interests:||As part of the balancing of interests for the safeguarding of legitimate interests, Art. 6 (1f) GDPR|
4. Who can access my data?
Within the organization, entities that need to know your data to fulfill our contractual and regulatory obligations can access your data.
In addition, processors (Art. 28 GDPR) engaged by us may also obtain access to data for the above-mentioned purposes. These are companies in the categories IT services, printing services, telecommunications, sales and marketing. If we use processors to provide our services, we will take appropriate legal precautions as well as the relevant technical and organizational measures to protect personal data in accordance with applicable law.
Any transfer of data to third parties will be made only within the scope of legal requirements. We will disclose user data to third parties only if this is required, for example, under Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR for contract purposes or based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR in the economic and effective operation of our business or if you have consented to the data transfer. If the Website is used for purely informational purpose, we generally do not disclose any data to third parties.
5. How long will my data be retained?
If necessary, we process and retain your personal data for the duration of our business relationship, which also includes, for example, initiation and performance of a contract via the contact form or by e-mail.
In addition, we are subject to various retention and documentation obligations, inter alia under the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Tax Code (AO). The deadlines for retention and documentation specified therein range from two to ten years.
Finally, the retention period also depends on the statutory limitation periods, which for example, is usually 3 years according to Sec. 195 et seqq. of the German Civil Code (BGB), but in some cases may be as long as thirty years, with the standard limitation period being three years.
Applicants’ data will be automatically deleted two months after notification of a rejected job application.
6. Is data transferred to a third country or to an international organization?
The data provided is processed within the European Union as well as in the case of Google Analytics in the USA. Please note that in case of recipients of your data in countries without an adequacy decision by the Commission according to Art. 45 GDPR, as is the case with the USA, we either ensure that they are certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (such as Google) or that we have agreed on EU standard data protection clauses with such recipients. This is done to protect your data and to attain an adequate level of protection for your personal data. You have the option of obtaining a copy of, or examining, the EU standard data protection clauses. Please contact us, using the contact details specified in item 1 above If required.
7. What are my data protection rights?
Each and every data subject has
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:
Where personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 relating to the transfer.
The controller shall provide a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. For any further copies requested by the data subject, the controller may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. Where the data subject makes the request by electronic means, and unless otherwise requested by the data subject, the information shall be provided in a commonly used electronic form.
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to paragraph 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, this personal data.
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided , where:
In exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
We would also like to note your right to object according to Art 21. GDPR:
Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR
Every data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 (1) (e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Art. 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (data processing based on balancing of interests); this also includes profiling under these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
In individual cases, we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
In addition, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to you by Viscopic GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR for reasons arising from his particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
8. To what extent do you apply automated individual decision-making, including profiling?
In principle, we do not use fully automated decision-making pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR as part of access to our Website, in the context of contact via form or by e-mail, Should we use such procedures in individual cases, we will notify you separately, if this is required by law. We do not process your data automatically with the objective of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling).
9. Am I under any obligation to provide data?
We hereby inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law.
On our Website, you must provide the personal data necessary for the entering into contracts, for using our Website for technical or IT security reasons. You cannot use our Website, unless you provide the above-mentioned data. When you have any queries and would like to know whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract, and what obligations the non-disclosure of personal data has, one of our staff will be pleased to inform you.
When contacting us via form or by e-mail, you only need to provide the personal data required to process your request. Otherwise we will be unable to process your request.
Cookies are information transmitted from our web server to the users’ web browsers, where they are stored for later retrieval. Cookies are small files or other types of information storage. Cookies are used for security purposes or for the operation of our Website (e.g. for the optimal display of the website on different terminals).
We use “session cookies”, which are stored only for the duration of the current visit to our Website and are an enabling factor for the use of our Website in the first place. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A cookie also contains information about its origin and the retention period. Session cookies are deleted at the latest when you have finished using our Website and close the browser.
If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you may disable the corresponding option in your browser’s system settings. Stored cookies may be deleted in the browser’s system settings. Please note that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this Website.
With the following details we hereby inform you about our newsletter and the registration, dispatch and evaluation procedure and inform you about your rights of objection. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you agree to receive the newsletter and to the procedures described.
Newsletter content: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing offers of the company and promotional information (hereinafter “newsletters”) only with the consent of the recipients or based on legal permission.
Double-Opt-In: The registration to our newsletter takes place in the so-called Double-Opt-In-Procedure. That means after registration for the newsletter we will send you an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation serves to ensure that only people who have access to the e-mail address provided register for our newsletter. We log the registrations for the newsletter in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. The changes to your data stored with the newsletter service provider will also be logged.
The newsletters contain a so-called web beacon, which is a pixel-sized file that is retrieved. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. The statistical surveys also involve determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened, and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is not our intention to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us 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.
The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time, which means that you withdraw your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. It is also possible at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter dispatch directly on the website of the data controller or to inform the data controller of this in any other way. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, Viscopic GmbH automatically declares your request to be revoked.
12. Subscription of comments in the blog on the website
Comments posted on the Viscopic GmbH blog can be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commentator to subscribe to the comments following his comment on a specific blog post.
If a data subject chooses the option to subscribe to comments, the data controller will send an automatic confirmation e-mail to check in a double opt-in process whether the owner of the e-mail address specified has opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be cancelled at any time.
13. Applications and the application process
The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website, to the data controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted shall be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude a contract of employment with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).
14. Google Analytics
Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement and therefore guarantees compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov).
Google uses such data on our behalf to evaluate the use of our Website by our users, to compile reports on the activities on this Website and to provide us with further services related to the use of this Website. The processed data can be used to generate pseudonymous usage profiles.
We use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the users’ IP address is shortened by Google within the States that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases only.
The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other data provided by Google. Users may prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; in addition, users may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and its transfer to Google as well as the processing of such 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 data processing by Google, settings and options to object, please visit the websites of Google at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ or http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html.
15. AdWords & Remarketing-Services Google
Based on our legitimate interests, i.e. our interest in the analysis and optimisation of our website within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR, we use the remarketing services (“Google Remarketing Services”) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
Remarketing is when a user is shown ads for products or other services that he or she is interested in on other websites. Ideally, users will only be presented with ads that match their potential interests. The Google Remarketing Services allow us to technically implement this and to display advertisements for our website or products and services on other websites in a more targeted manner.
User data is processed pseudonymously within the framework of Google Remarketing Services. This means that Google does not process personal data such as usernames or e-mail addresses, but only cookie-related data within pseudonymous user profiles. In this respect, from Google’s point of view, the data is not administered and displayed for a specifically identified person, but only for the device on which the respective cookies are stored. If a user has expressly permitted Google to process the data without pseudonymisation, the above shall not apply. The collected data will then be transmitted to Google and stored on Google servers in the USA.
We use the online advertising program “Google AdWords” for remarketing. Here, a dedicated “conversion cookie” is set for every Google AdWords customer, including us. The information collected with the help of this cookie is used to create conversion statistics for us as AdWords customers. This tells us the total number of users who clicked on our ads and were directed to our page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any personally identifiable information.
The data subject concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting 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 setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the data subject concerned may object to the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must access the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.
Further information on data processing by Google, on the settings and opposition possibilities can be found on Google websites under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
16. Our social media presence
On our website, we use third-party services as part of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, i.e. our interest in an optimal Website. The user’s IP address is transmitted to such third-party providers. The IP address is technically required for the contents to be displayed. Third party providers may use so-called web pixels (invisible graphics, also referred to as “web beacons”) for evaluation or marketing purposes. The web pixels can be used to evaluate information, such as the traffic of the Website. The third parties may store information in cookies on users’ devices.
We use the following third-party providers on our 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 permits the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, and also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal. Each time a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated into one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the data controller, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/ As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google obtain information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting by accessing 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 always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged on to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want YouTube and Google to receive such information, they may prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before visiting our website.
The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
Facebook is offered by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the person responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook obtains information about 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 page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of that person’s 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 makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data. Facebook receives information through the Facebook component that the individual concerned has visited our website whenever the individual concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website, whether or not the individual clicks on the Facebook component.
If the data subject does not want this information to be transferred to Facebook in this way, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website. Facebook’s published website data policy, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.
Instagram is offered by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audio-visual platform that enables users to share photos and videos and to disseminate such data on other social networks. Each time one of the individual pages of this Internet site is accessed, operated by the data controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta-button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding Instagram component. As part of this technical process, Instagram is informed of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific page the data subject is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the Instagram account of the data subject.
If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred is assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Instagram.
Instagram receives information from the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our site whenever they are logged into Instagram at the same time as they visit our site, regardless of whether or not they click on the Instagram component. If the data subject does not want Instagram to receive this information, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Instagram account before accessing our website. For more information and to review Instagram’s current privacy policies, please visit https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter receives information 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 in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website and for the entire duration of that person’s 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.
Xing is offered by XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. 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. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing. Each time one of the individual pages of this Internet site is accessed, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website and for the entire duration of that person’s 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 activates 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 saves this personal data.
Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not wish to transmit this information to Xing in this way, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website. This takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not wish to transmit this information to Xing in this way, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website. The data protection regulations published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Furthermore, Xing has published data protection information for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
If the data subject clicks on an integrated LinkedIn button on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and saves this personal data.
LinkedIn always receives information through the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want LinkedIn to receive such information, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.
Furthermore, we include functions of LinkedIn SlideShare (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). SlideShare is a file hosting service that enables you to exchange and archive presentations and other documents such as PDF files, videos and webinars. The file hosting service allows users to upload media content in all popular formats, with the documents either made publicly available or marked privately. LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embed codes for the media content stored there (presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.). Embed codes are program codes that are embedded in Internet pages with the aim of displaying external content on the user’s own Internet page. Embed codes make it possible to reproduce content on one’s own website without storing it on one’s own server and in doing so possibly violate the reproduction right of the respective author of the content. A further advantage of using an embed code is that the respective operator of an Internet page does not use its own storage space and its own server is thus relieved. An embed code can be integrated at any point on another website, so that an external content can also be inserted within one’s own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to take the load off our server and to avoid copyright infringements when using third-party.
Each time you access our website, which is equipped with a SlideShare component (embed codes), this component causes the browser you are using to download embedded data from SlideShare. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn obtains information as to which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in to SlideShare at the same time, SlideShare recognizes which specific subpage the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website and for the entire duration of that person’s stay on our website. This information is collected by SlideShare and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective SlideShare account of the data subject.
17. Data protection information about our prize draw
We process your personal data (surname, first name, email, telephone, company, website of the company, department, position) given in the prize draw form for the following purposes:
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