Data protection information

  • General Data Protection information
  • Data protection information for users of the website
  • Data protection information for customers, suppliers, and service providers
  • Data protection information for applicants
  • Data protection information for employees

pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about how we handle your data.

1. Who is responsible for data processing and whom can you contact? 

Konrad Merkt GmbH
Max-Planck-Straße 30
78549 Spaichingen
Germany
Tel: +49 7424 - 7008 0
Email: datenschutz@merkt.de
Website: www.merkt.de

2. Contact information for the Data Protection Officer

datenschutz@hilt-evolution.com

according to Art. 13 and Art. 14 of the basic data protection regulation DSGVO

1. Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Konrad Merkt GmbH
Max-Planck-Straße 30
78549 Spaichingen
Deutschland
Phone: +49 7424 - 7008 0 

Email: info@merkt.de
Website: www.merkt.de

2. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:

Mr. Edmund Hilt

Email: ehilt@hilt-evolution.com
Website: www.hilt-evolution.com

Responsible departement:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart
Tel.: 0711/615541-0
FAX: 0711/615541-15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

3. Welcome

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the Konrad Merkt GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of the Konrad Merkt GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Konrad Merkt GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, the Konrad Merkt GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

4. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the Konrad Merkt GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In our data protection information, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

a) Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“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 to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

c) Processing

Processing is 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, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

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

e) Profiling

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.

f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is 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.

g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

Controller or controller responsible for the processing is 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 Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h) Processor

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

i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are 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 those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

j) Third party

Third party is 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.

k) Consent

Consent of the data subject is 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.

5. Legal bases for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

6. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

7. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject can contact any employee. The employee clarifies on request to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

8. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the External Data Protection Officers that was developed in cooperation with RC GmbH and the Media Law Lawyers from WBS-LAW.

9. Newsletter and electronic notifications

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications (hereinafter referred to as "newsletters") only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If, in the course of registering for the newsletter, its contents are specifically described, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Furthermore, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

To subscribe to our newsletters, it is generally sufficient to provide your e-mail address. You can voluntarily provide further data (e.g. your name for personal contact in the newsletter).

Double-Opt-In procedure: The registration to our newsletter is basically done in a so-called Double-Opt-In-Procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with foreign e-mail addresses. The newsletter registrations are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Deletion and restriction of processing: We may store the deleted e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove that we have previously given our consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defence against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time. In case of obligations to permanently observe contradictions, we reserve the right to store the e-mail address in a blacklist for this purpose alone.

The logging of the registration procedure is based on our legitimate interests for the purpose of proving that it has been carried out properly. If we commission a service provider to send e-mails, this is done on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure sending system.

Information on legal bases: The sending of newsletters is based on the consent of the recipients or, if consent is not required, on our legitimate interests in direct marketing, if and to the extent permitted by law, e.g. in the case of advertising to existing customers. If we commission a service provider to send e-mails, this is done on the basis of a concluded agreement on order processing in accordance with the DSGVO. The registration procedure is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests and legal accountability in order to prove that it was carried out in accordance with the law.

contents: Information about us, our services, actions and offers.

Condition for the use of free services: Consent to the sending of mailings may be made conditional as a prerequisite for the use of free services (e.g. access to certain content or participation in certain campaigns). If users wish to take advantage of free services without registering for the newsletter, please contact us.

  • Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Affected persons: Communication partners, users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: direct marketing (e.g. by e-mail or by post), contractual services and service.
  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO), legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. DSGVO).
  • Opt-out: You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent or object to further receipt. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter either at the end of each newsletter or can otherwise use one of the contact options listed above, preferably e-mail.

10. your privacy rights

You have the right to information in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, the right to correction in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, the right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO and the right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO. In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority under Art. 77 DSGVO. In principle, Article 21 DSGVO provides for the right to object to the processing of personal data by us. However, this right of objection only applies in the event of very special circumstances of your personal situation, whereby rights of our company may conflict with your right of objection. If you wish to assert one of these rights, please contact us using the contact details given under 1. or directly contact our data protection officer, whose contact details are given under 2.

11. information about your right of objection Art. 21 DSGVO

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data, which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO (data processing based on a balancing of interests) or Art. 6 para. 1 e DSGVO (data processing in the public interest), if there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

The objection can be made informally to the address listed under point 1.

12. your right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

They have a right of appeal to the data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO). The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart

according to Art. 13 and Art. 14 of the basic data protection regulation DSGVO

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about how we handle your data.

1. Who is responsible for data processing and whom can you contact? 

Konrad Merkt GmbH
Max-Planck-Straße 30
78549 Spaichingen
Germany
Tel: +49 7424 - 7008 0
Email: datenschutz@merkt.de
Website: www.merkt.de

2. Contact information for the Data Protection Officer

datenschutz@hilt-evolution.com

3. SSL Encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

4. Cookies

The Internet pages of the Konrad Merkt GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.
Many Internet sites 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 character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the Konrad Merkt GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

4.1 Cookie Consent with Usercentrics

Our website uses the Usercentrics cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device and data protection legislation compliant documentation of the former. The party offering this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 München, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com/ (hereinafter referred to as “Usercentrics”).
In this cookie content tool, detailed descriptions of the respective data use and legal basis are also listed for the individual cookies and can be easily accessed by website visitors.
Whenever you visit our website, the following personal data will be transferred to Usercentrics:

  • Your declaration(s) of consent or your revocation of your declaration(s) of consent
  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your device
  • The date and time you visited our website

Moreover, Usercentrics shall store a cookie in your browser to be able to allocate your declaration(s) of consent or any revocations of the former. The data that are recorded in this manner shall be stored until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Usercentrics cookie or until the purpose for archiving the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal retention periods.
Usercentrics uses cookies to obtain the declarations of consent mandated by law. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR.

4.2 Contract data processing agreement

Our company has executed a Contract Data Processing Agreement with Usercentrics. This is an Agreement mandated by data privacy protection legislation that warrants that Usercentrics processes all personal data of our website visitors exclusively in compliance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

5. Collection of general data and information

The website of the Konrad Merkt GmbH collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the Konrad Merkt GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the Konrad Merkt GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

7. Rights of the data subject

As a data subject, you have the right to information in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, the right to correction in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, the right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO and the right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO. In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority under Art. 77 DSGVO. In principle, Article 21 DSGVO provides for the right to object to the processing of personal data by us. However, this right of objection only applies in the event of very special circumstances of your personal situation, whereby rights of our company may conflict with your right of objection. If you wish to assert one of these rights, please contact us using the contact details given under 1. or directly contact our data protection officer, whose contact details are given under 2.

8. application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data about the website from which a person concerned 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. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize an internet page and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened by Google and made anonymous if the access to our Internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state that is a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website in order to compile online reports for us which show the activities on our website and to provide further services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, is called up, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. In the course of this technical process, Google receives knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the time of access, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

 As a matter of principle, consent is requested for cookies that are not necessarily technically required and is managed by Usercentrics using cookie content technology. The person concerned can prevent cookies from being set by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used, and can thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, 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 opportunity to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website and the processing of such data by Google. For this purpose, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on under the link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject's information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or another person within his or her sphere of control, the browser add-on may be reinstalled or reactivated.

Further information and Google's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your information by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the collection of your information on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.

9. application and use of YouTube

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

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

In principle, consent is requested for cookies that are not necessarily technically required - this also applies to YouTube - and is managed by Usercentrics using cookie content technology. Each time a user accesses one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. This technical process allows YouTube and Google to know which specific page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube will recognize which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting when he or she calls up a page containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

10. application and use of Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the service "Google Maps" of the provider Google. As a matter of principle, consent is requested for cookies that are not necessarily technically required - this also applies to Google Maps - and is managed by Usercentrics using cookie content technology. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, cannot be collected without their consent (usually within the scope of the settings of their mobile devices); service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; website: https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform; privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy; Privacy Shield (ensuring the level of data protection when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TRkEAAW&status=Active; opt-out: opt-out plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de, settings for the display of advertising: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

11. use and application of Facebook

The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

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

Data is only transferred to Facebook when the corresponding Facebook components (buttons) are clicked. Visiting our company websites alone does not transfer any data to Facebook. 

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. 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 transfer to Facebook.

This privacy statement was created by the privacy statement generator by the data protection officers in cooperation with RC GmbH and the file sharing lawyers of WBS-LAW.

3. Purposes for which data is processed and legal basis

Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other relevant data protection regulations. The processing and use of specific data depends on the type of agreed or requested service. Our contractual documents, forms, declarations of consent and other information provided to you (e.g. on the website) contain further details and additional information concerning the purposes for which data is processed.

3.1 Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR)

If you have given us your consent to process your personal data, this consent represents the legal basis for the processing referred to in the consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with prospective effect.

3.2 Performance of contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR)

We process your personal data in the course of performing our contracts with you, in particular in the context of our order processing and the use of our services. Furthermore, your personal data will be processed within the scope of pre-contractual activities.

3.3 Compliance with legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 c GDPR)

We process your personal data if necessary to comply with legal obligations (e.g. commercial or tax laws).

Furthermore, we process your data if necessary for the fulfillment of tax control and reporting obligations as well as the archiving of data for purposes of data protection and data security as well as the examination by tax and other authorities. It may be necessary to disclose personal data in response to official/judicial measures for the purposes of taking evidence, prosecution or enforcement of civil law claims.

3.4 Legitimate interests of the controller or a third party (Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR)

We may also use your personal data to protect our legitimate interests of those of a third party subject to a weighing of interests. This may be done for the following purposes:

  • for advertising or market research, if you have not objected to the use of your data
  • for obtaining information and exchanging information with credit bureaus, if this goes beyond our economic risk
  • for the limited storage of your data, if a deletion due to the special nature of the storage is not possible or only with disproportionate effort
  • for the assertion of legal claims and defence in the case of legal disputes that are not directly attributable to the contractual relationship
  • to ensure and exercise our domestic law through appropriate measures (for example video surveillance)

4. Categories of personal data we process

We process the following data:

  • Personal data (name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, marital status, occupation/industry and similar data)
  • Contact details (address, email address, telephone number and similar data)
  • Payment/Coverage confirmation for bank and credit cards
  • Suppliers history

In addition, we process personal data from public sources (e.g. Internet, media, press, trade and association registers, civil registers, debtor registers, land registers).
We also process personal data that we have legally obtained from third parties (e.g. mailing list providers, credit agencies) if necessary for the provision of our services.

5. Who receives your data?

We share your personal data within our company with those departments that require your data to comply with contractual and legal obligations or to pursue our legitimate interests.

In addition, the following entities/bodies may receive your data:

  • Contract processors commissioned by us (Art. 28 GDPR), service providers for supporting activities and other responsible persons within the meaning of the GDPR, especially in the areas of, e.g. IT services, logistics and printing services, external computer centres, support/maintenance of data processing/IT applications, archiving, document processing, compliance services, data validation and plausibility checks, data destruction, customer administration, letter shops, marketing, research, billing, telephony, website management, auditing services, credit institutions.
  • Public authorities and institutions in the event of a legal or official obligation under which we are obliged to disclose, report or share data or the disclosure of data is in the public interest
  • Bodies and institutions on the basis of our legitimate interest or the legitimate interest of a third party (e.g. shared with public authorities, credit agencies, debt collection, lawyers, courts)
  • other bodies for which you have given us your consent to the transfer of data

6. Transfer of your data to a third country or an international organisation

Data is not processed outside the EU or the EEA.

7. How long do we store your data?

We process your personal data during the entire course of our business relationship as necessary; this also includes the initiation and performance of a contract.

In addition, we are subject to various retention and documentation obligations that are set out in the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO), among others. The retention and/or documentation periods specified there are up to ten years beyond the end of the business relationship or the pre-contractual legal relationship.

Ultimately, the retention period is also determined in line with statutory limitation periods, which under section 195 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB) are generally three years but may be up thirty years in certain cases.

8. To what extent is automated decision-making used in individual cases (including profiling)?

We do not use purely automated decision-making procedures as referred to in Article 22 GDPR. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you separately provided we are required to do so by law.

9. Your data protection rights

You have the right to request information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to limitation of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDRP and the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR. In addition, you have right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a fundamental principle, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. However, this right of objection only applies in the event of very special circumstances related to your personal situation. It may also be the case that our rights override your right of objection in certain circumstances. Please contact us using the contact details given under 1. or directly contact our data protection representative, whose contact details are given under 2.

10. Scope of your duties to provide us your data

You only need to provide data that is necessary for the establishment and implementation of a business relationship or for a pre-contractual relationship with us or data we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data, we will usually not be able to conclude or execute the contract. This may also relate to data required later in the course of the business relationship. If we request further data from you, you will be separately informed of the voluntary nature of the information.

11. Information about your right to object Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right to object to the processing of your data at any time on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) or Art. 6 para. 1 e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also applies to profiling on the basis of these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 4 GDPR.

If you submit an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can substantiate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The objection can be sent informally to the address listed under No. 1.

12. Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR). The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

[The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information]

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart

3. Purposes for which data is processed and legal basis

Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other relevant data protection regulations. Our contractual documents, forms, declarations of consent and other information provided to you (e.g. on the website) contain further details and additions for processing purposes.

3.1 Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR)

If you have given us your consent to process your personal data, this consent represents the legal basis for the processing referred to in the consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with prospective effect.

3.2 Performance of contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR)

We process your personal data for the purpose of handling the application process. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if you submit your application documents to us electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form located on our website.

3.3 Compliance with legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 c GDPR)

We process your personal data if necessary to comply with legal obligations.

3.4 Legitimate interests of the controller or a third party (Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR)

We may also use your personal data to protect our legitimate interests of those of a third party subject to a weighing of interests. This may be done for the following purposes:

  • for obtaining information and exchanging information with credit bureaus, if this goes beyond our economic risk
  • for the limited storage of your data, if a deletion due to the special nature of the storage is not possible or only with disproportionate effort
  • for the assertion of legal claims and defence in the case of legal disputes that are not directly attributable to the contractual relationship
  • to ensure and exercise our domestic law through appropriate measures (for example video surveillance)

4. Categories of personal data we process

We process the following data:

  • Last name, first name
  • Contact details (e.g. email address, address, telephone number)
  • Complete application documents (e.g. CV, certificates, references)

5. Who receives your data?

We share your personal data within our company with those departments that require your data to comply with contractual and legal obligations or to pursue our legitimate interests.

In addition, the following entities/bodies may receive your data:

  • Contract processors commissioned by us (Art. 28 GDPR), service providers for supporting activities and other responsible persons within the meaning of the GDPR, especially in the areas of e.g. IT services, logistics and printing services, external computer centres, support/maintenance of data processing/IT applications, archiving, document processing, compliance services, data validation and plausibility checks, data destruction, customer administration, letter shops, marketing, research, billing, telephony, website management, auditing services, credit institutions.
  • Public authorities and institutions in the event of a legal or official obligation under which we are obliged to disclose, report or share data or the disclosure of data is in the public interest
  • Bodies and institutions on the basis of our legitimate interest or the legitimate interest of a third party (e.g. shared with public authorities, credit agencies, debt collection, lawyers, courts, experts, affiliated companies and executive bodies and supervisory bodies)
  • other bodies for which you have given us your consent to the transfer of data

6. Transfer of your data to a third country or an international organisation

Data is not processed outside the EU or the EEA.

7. How long do we store your data?

If the controller concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with the law. If no employment contract is concluded with the candidate by the controller, the application documents shall be deleted six months after notification of the rejection, unless deletion precludes other legitimate interests of the controller. In this context, other legitimate interests may include, for example, burden of proof requirements in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).

8. To what extent is automated decision-making used in individual cases (including profiling)?

We do not use purely automated decision-making procedures as referred to in Article 22 GDPR. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you separately provided we are required to do so by law.

9. Your data protection rights

You have the right to request information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to limitation of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDRP and the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.

In addition, you have right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a fundamental principle, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. However, this right of objection only applies in the event of very special circumstances related to your personal situation. It may also be the case that our rights override your right of objection in certain circumstances. Please contact us using the contact details given under 1. or directly contact our data protection representative, whose contact details are given under 2.

10. Scope of your duties to provide us your data

You are required to provide us the information necessary for the employment application process. Without this information we will usually not be able to conclude an employment contract with you. If we request further data from you, you will be separately informed of the voluntary nature of the information.

11. Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR). The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

[The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information]

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart

3. Purposes for which data is processed and legal basis

Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other relevant data protection regulations. Our contractual documents, forms, declarations of consent and other information provided to you (e.g. on the website) contain further details and additions for processing purposes.

3.1 Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR)

If you have given us your consent to process your personal data, this consent represents the legal basis for the processing referred to in the consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with prospective effect.

3.2 Performance of contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR)

We process your personal data based on our employment contracts with you. We need the data to maintain the employment relationship.

3.3 Compliance with legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 c GDPR)

We process your personal data if necessary to comply with legal obligations.
If necessary, we process your data for identity verification, for the fulfillment of tax control and reporting obligations, for the archiving of data for purposes of data protection and data security as well as for the examination by tax authorities and other authorities. In addition, the disclosure of personal data in the context of administrative / judicial action may be required for purposes of gathering evidence, prosecuting or enforcing civil claims.

4. Categories of personal data we process

We process the following data:

  • Last name, first name
  • Contact details (e.g. email address, address, telephone number)
  • Complete application documents (e.g. CV, certificates, references)
  • Social security data (e.g. birth date, place of birth, maiden name, social security number, health insurance, DEÜV data and marital status)
  • Billing data (such as salary, working hours, sick leave, vacation entitlement, bank details)

5. Who receives your data?

We share your personal data within our company with those departments that require your data to comply with contractual and legal obligations or to pursue our legitimate interests.

In addition, the following entities/bodies may receive your data:

  • Contract processors commissioned by us (Art. 28 GDPR), service providers for supporting activities and other responsible persons within the meaning of the GDPR, especially in the areas of e.g. IT services, logistics and printing services, external computer centres, support/maintenance of data processing/IT applications, archiving, document processing, compliance services, data validation and plausibility checks, data destruction, customer administration, letter shops, marketing, research, billing, telephony, website management, auditing services, credit institutions.
  • Public authorities and institutions in the event of a legal or official obligation under which we are obliged to disclose, report or share data or the disclosure of data is in the public interest
  • Bodies and institutions on the basis of our legitimate interest or the legitimate interest of a third party (e.g. shared with public authorities, credit agencies, debt collection, lawyers, courts, experts, affiliated companies and executive bodies and supervisory bodies)
  • other bodies for which you have given us your consent to the transfer of data

6. Transfer of your data to a third country or an international organisation

Data is not processed outside the EU or the EEA.

7. How long do we store your data?

As far as necessary, we process your personal data for the duration of our employment.
In addition, we are subject to various storage and documentation obligations, which among other things arise from the legal framework. The deadlines for storage and documentation specified there are up to 10 years beyond the end of the employment relationship.
Ultimately, the storage period also after the statutory limitation periods, which can be, for example, according to §§ 195 ff. of the Civil Code (BGB) usually three years, in some cases, <s>but</s> also up to thirty years.

8. To what extent is automated decision-making used in individual cases (including profiling)?

We do not use purely automated decision-making procedures as referred to in Article 22 GDPR. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you separately provided we are required to do so by law.

9. Your data protection rights

You have the right to request information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to limitation of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDRP and the right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.

In addition, you have right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a fundamental principle, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. However, this right of objection only applies in the event of very special circumstances related to your personal situation. It may also be the case that our rights override your right of objection in certain circumstances. Please contact us using the contact details given under 1. or directly contact our data protection representative, whose contact details are given under 2.

10. Scope of your duties to provide us your data

You only need to provide the data necessary for us to take up or conduct an employment relationship or data which we are obligated by law to collect. Without this data we will generally not be able to conclude a contract of employment with you. If we request further data from you, you will be separately informed of the voluntary nature of the information.

11. Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR). The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

[The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information]

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart