Thank you for visiting our website. Complying with the provisions of data protection law is very important to us. The aim of this data protection statement is to inform you, as a user, about the scope and purpose of processing of personal data and your rights as a data subject under Art. 4(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation.
1. Responsible authority
This website and range of services is operated by:
Tel: +49 (0)40 44197-0
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2. General provisions
When developing the website, we designed it in a way that means as little data is collected from you as possible. In principle, it is possible to visit our website without entering any personal data. The processing of personal data will only be necessary if you decide to make use of specific services (e.g. using the contact form). We shall always make sure to only process your personal data in accordance with a legal basis or the consent you have given us. We shall comply with the rules set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been in effect since 25.5.2018, as well as any applicable provisions of national law.
3. Purpose of use and legal basis for processing personal data
When we process your personal data, it is always linked to a specific purpose.
In summary, we process your personal data for the following purposes:
a) To be able to process your request when you contact us (e.g. e-mail addresses, first name, surname);
b) to be able to send you an offer after receiving a quotation enquiry you (quotation form).
c) To be able to implement the technical aspects of our website and to provide our information to you via the website (e.g. IP addresses, cookies, browser information).
d) To be able to receive and process your application for one of our job offers.
The specific purposes shall be set out in relation to the types of processing described here (e.g. contact forms, web analysis, ordering process).
The following provisions shall provide the legal basis for processing your data:
We shall process personal data that is required for establishing, implementing or processing our range of services (processing of contracts) under the legal basis provided by point b of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR. If we request your consent for the processing of your personal data, this consent shall constitute a legal basis for data processing under Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. Data processing shall also be permitted if we process your data for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests, provided that these are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms in relation to the processing of personal data. Whenever we use third-party service providers to process data on our behalf, the data processing shall be carried out on the legal basis of Art. 28 of the GDPR.
4. Collected and processed personal data
As part of our online services, we shall collect and process some of your personal data. Firstly, you can find out what data is actually processed by us is by referring to what you are required to submit when filling out forms on the website (e.g. contact forms or order forms). Secondly, we shall inform you of the data processed as part of each of the processing operations described here.
In summary, we shall collect the following data from you and process it via our website:
We will only collect and process your data for the purposes set out in this data protection statement. Any use of your data that goes beyond the stated purpose will require your express consent. The same principle shall apply to the transfer or transmission of data to third-parties.
5. The collection of personal data when visiting our website
When using the website for solely informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or transmit information to us in any other way, we shall only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we will collect the following data, which are necessary for us due to technical reasons, so that our website can be displayed to you and to ensure stability and security (the relevant legal basis is point f of Art 6(1)(1) of the GDPR):
• the IP address
• the time and date of the query
• the time zone difference relative to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• the content of the request (the specific page)
• the access status/HTTP status code
• the volume of data transmitted
• the website the request has come from
• the browser
• the operating system and its interface
• the language settings and version of the browser software.
In addition to the data specified above, cookies will be stored on your computer when using our website. You can find further information on this under the heading of "cookies" within this data protection statement.
6. Integration of services from other service providers
Our website uses content and services from other service providers. These include, for example, statistical analysis services as well as services for using and visiting our website. The user's IP address is transmitted to these third-party service providers so that this data can be accessed and displayed in the user's browser.
Even though we strive to solely use third-party service providers which only require IP addresses to supply content or which even work solely with anonymised IP addresses, we have no say in how the IP addresses may potentially be saved. You can find information on the third-party service providers in the following sections of this data protection statement.
Information is collected and saved on our website using so-called "browser cookies". Cookies are small text files which are saved on your data storage medium and which save specific settings and data so it can be exchanged with our system via your browser. Generally speaking, a cookie contains the name of the domain the cookie files were sent from as well as information on the age of the cookie and an alphanumerical identifier.
Cookies allow our systems to recognise the user's device and to make any default settings available immediately. As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie will be saved on their computer's hard drive. Cookies help us to improve our website and allow us to offer you a service that is even more tailored to your needs. You allow us to recognise your computer or (mobile) terminal device again when you return to our website. In turn, this allows us to:
save information on your preferred activities on the website and in so doing, to orient our website towards your individual interests.
speed up the processing of your query.
We work together with third-party services, which help us to make our online services and website more interesting. As a result, cookies from these partner companies (third-party service providers) will also be saved on your hard drive when you visit our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after a given time.
You can find a list of the cookies we use in the following table:
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|_gid||lehvoss.de||Is used to distinguish between users||One day|
If you do not wish to use browser cookies, you can adjust your browser settings to reject the storage of cookies. Please note that if you choose to do this, you may only be able to make limited use of our website, if you are able to use it at all. If you only wish to accept our cookies, but not those of our service providers and partners, you can choose the "block third party cookies" option in your browser. We do not accept any liability for the use of third-party cookies.
8. Contacting us (contact forms, quotation forms etc.)
You can contact us via e-mail or using our contact form (or quotation form in the case of commercial clients). If you choose to do this, we shall save all of the personal data you have transferred so that we can process your request and get in contact with you for the purpose of dealing with your request. When we request information through our contact form, the compulsory fields that are necessary for getting in touch are marked accordingly (with asterisks). The optional fields help us to refine your query and process your request more effectively. The data requested shall be transferred by you to us on a purely voluntary basis.
The legal basis for this processing shall depend on the type of query. For queries which are submitted by you as part of a pre-contractual measure, the basis shall be Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. For other types of request, point f of Art. 6(1)(1) shall provide the legal basis. The legitimate interest shall stem from one of the purposes set out under point no. 3 a.). If personal data is requested that is not necessary for fulfilling the terms of a contract or for safeguarding legitimate interests, the transfer to us shall be carried out on the basis of consent provided by you under point a of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR.
9. Application process
On our website we publish job offers that you can apply for via our online portal or e-mail. If you choose to apply for a job opening, we shall only process the personal data that you submit in the process of doing this and which has been transmitted to us for the purpose of carrying out the application process.
If your application is rejected, we shall delete your data as soon as a retention period of six months, as stipulated under employment law, has passed. The period shall be calculated from the point at which the rejection is sent. If you have given your express consent for the continued use of your data for the purpose of getting in touch in the future in relation to positions that you may find interesting, we will continue to retain your data in accordance with this consent. We will not pass on your personal data to any third parties outside the specific application process without having your express consent or a legal basis.
In the application process, we do not require any information that is part of the so-called "special categories of personal data" to evaluate an application. This includes data revealing racial or ethnic origin (this also includes your photo), political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, as well as genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation. We strongly recommend that you do not include any of the aforementioned data in the data you enter. If the data you have transmitted contains such information, we can only process your application if you provide us with your express consent to save information falling under these special categories of personal data. We would have to obtain this consent from you separately, which would lead to a delay in the application process.
Please note that applications sent to us via e-mail are transferred without encryption. This creates the risk that those not entitled to access this data can intercept and use it.
10. Use of HubSpot Analytics
Type and scope of processing
We use HubSpot Analytics from HubSpot Germany GmbH, Am Postbahnhof 17, 10243 Berlin, as an analysis service for the statistical evaluation of our online offer. This includes, for example, the number of times our online offer was accessed, the subpages visited and the length of time visitors stayed.
This information is used, among other things, to compile reports on website activity.
Purpose and legal basis
We process data with the help of HubSpot Analytics for the purpose of optimizing our website and for marketing purposes on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a. DSGVO.
The specific storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by HubSpot Germany GmbH. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration for HubSpot Analytics: https://www.hubspot.de/data-privacy/gdpr.
Type and scope of processing
Purpose and legal basis
The use of HubSpot Chat is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in optimizing our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.f DSGVO.
The specific storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by HubSpot Germany GmbH. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration for HubSpot Chat: https://www.hubspot.de/data-privacy/gdpr.
Type and scope of processing
We use HubSpot CDN to properly provide the content of our website. HubSpot CDN is a service provided by HubSpot Germany GmbH, which acts as a content delivery network (CDN) on our website to ensure the functionality of other services provided by HubSpot Germany GmbH. You will find a separate section for these services in this data protection declaration. This section is only about using the CDN.
A CDN helps to provide the content of our online offer, in particular files such as graphics or scripts, more quickly with the help of regionally or internationally distributed servers. If you access this content, you establish a connection to the servers of HubSpot Germany GmbH, whereby your IP address and, if applicable, browser data such as your user agent are transmitted. These data are processed exclusively for the purposes mentioned above and to maintain the security and functionality of HubSpot CDN.
Purpose and legal basis
The content delivery network is used on the basis of our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in secure and efficient provision and the optimization of our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f. DSGVO.
The specific storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by HubSpot Germany GmbH. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration for HubSpot CDN: https://www.hubspot.de/data-privacy/gdpr.
Type and scope of processing
We use HubSpot Pixel from HubSpot Germany GmbH to create so-called custom audiences, i.e. to segment visitor groups of our online offer, to determine conversion rates and then to optimize them. This happens in particular when you interact with advertisements that we have placed with HubSpot Germany GmbH.
Purpose and legal basis
We process your data with the help of HubSpot Pixel for the purpose of optimizing our website and for marketing purposes on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a. DSGVO.
The specific storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by HubSpot Germany GmbH. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration for HubSpot Pixel: https://www.hubspot.de/data-privacy/gdpr.
Type and scope of processing
We have integrated HubSpot LeadFlow on our website. HubSpot LeadFlow is a service provided by HubSpot Germany GmbH, which identifies anonymous website visitors, provides complete contact details and insights into the course of visits.
Among other things, HubSpot LeadFlow shows us which companies have visited our website, determines the course of your visit, including all pages you have visited and viewed and the length of your stay on this website.
HubSpot LeadFlow collects and processes data about companies such as company name, phone number, address, web address, industry, company profile, sales and key people on LinkedIn.
Purpose and legal basis
We process your data with the help of HubSpot LeadFlow for the purpose of optimizing our website and for marketing purposes on the basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. DSGVO.
Storage duration and location
The specific storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by HubSpot Germany GmbH. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration for HubSpot LeadFlow: https://www.hubspot.de/data-privacy/gdpr.
The data is stored in an EU data center operated by HubSpot Germany GmbH. Further information can be found at: https://www.hubspot.de/eu-data-centre.
Hubspot newsletter dispatch
Our newsletter is also sent via HubSpot. With the following information we explain our newsletter, its registration, dispatch and evaluation procedures as well as your right of withdrawal. The subscription to our newsletter is at the same time your declaration of consent to receive and to the described procedure of the newsletter.
Content of the newsletter: The basic requirement for sending newsletters, e-mails and other e-messages with advertising information (hereinafter referred to as "newsletter"), such as whitepaper, is the consent of the recipient or legal permission (in particular Section 7 Para. 3 UWG). In the event that individual newsletters are specifically described with regard to the registration, this execution is decisive for the consent of the newsletter customer. Without a separate description, our newsletters contain useful information about our product range, offers and campaigns as well as company-relevant information.
Double opt-in: The registration process for our newsletter is called double opt-in. This means that immediately after registering for the newsletter you will receive an email from us in which we will ask you to confirm your registration again. In this way we guarantee that only people who actually have access to the listed e-mail address register for the newsletter. The newsletter registrations, including the storage of the registration and confirmation time and your IP address, are logged by us as proof that the registration process complies with the legal requirements. Changes to your data stored by the newsletter service provider are also recorded in the log.
According to the information provided by the newsletter service provider, the latter uses the data pseudonymously without user assignment to improve its services. The newsletter service provider is not permitted to use the recipient data of the newsletter for its own purposes or to pass it on to third parties.
To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. Further data such as first and last name, company and telephone number are optional and are only used to address you personally in the newsletter.
The so-called web beacon, which is included in all newsletters, is a pixel-sized file that the HubSpot server automatically retrieves when the newsletter is opened. Technical information is created, e.g. about the browser and system, your IP address and the time of access. They are used for technical service optimization and are used with the help of technical data or the target groups and your reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. The displays as to whether and when the newsletters are opened and which links are clicked are also part of the statistical survey. It is therefore possible to assign them to individual newsletter recipients. A related observation of individual users is neither our intention nor that of the service provider. We only pursue the purpose of finding out more about the reading habits of our users and adjusting our content accordingly or publishing different content in accordance with their interests.
The consent of the recipient in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. a DSGVO, Art. 49 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. a DSGVO, Art. 7 DSGVO in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 2 No. 3 UWG or on the basis the legal permission according to § 7 Abs. 3 UWG is a basic requirement for our newsletter dispatch and its success measurement.
The newsletter registration process is logged on the basis of our legal interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. It is your responsibility to unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by withdrawing your consent. At the end of each newsletter you will find a corresponding cancellation link. As soon as you have canceled the newsletter registration, your personal data will be automatically deleted.
11. Use of Google Analytics
Our website uses functions of the web analytics service “Google Analytics”. The provider of this web analytics service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that our website saves on your terminal device and which make it possible to perform an analysis of website use. Information generated by cookies regarding your usage of our website shall be transferred to a server belonging to Google and saved there. As a general rule, these servers are located in the USA.
The use of Google Analytics cookies shall take place on the basis of point f of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour so that we can optimise our online services and, where applicable, our advertising as well.
We shall apply Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymisation function. This ensures that Google compresses your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or the States party to the Agreement on the European Union before transmitting them to the USA. There may be exceptional circumstances under which Google transfers full IP addresses to a server in the USA and compresses them there. Google will use this information to analyse the use of our website on our behalf, allowing it to create reports on website activities and to provide us with other associated services relating to website use and Internet use. There will not be any collation of the IP addresses transmitted by Google Analytics with other data from Google.
It is possible to prevent cookies being used on your web browser. However, this may limit some of the functions of our website. You can also prevent the collection of data in relation to your website usage including your IP address together with subsequent processing by Google. This can be done by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can find detailed information on how Google Analytics handles your user data in Google's data protection statement: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
We have concluded a contract with Google regarding processing on our behalf to fully comply with the legal provisions on data protection.
Our website uses the "demographics" function of Google Analytics. This allows for reports containing statements on your age, gender and interests to be generated. This data comes from targeted advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party service providers. It is not possible to attribute the data to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can do this through the display settings in your Google account or by rejecting cookies in general to stop the collection of data through Google Analytics, as set out in the point “rejecting data collection".
Alternatively, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by using so-called "opt-out cookies" (see below). If you erase the cookies in your browser, you must click this link again afterwards.
You can find Google's data protection statement under the following link: policies.google.com/privacy/partners
12. Use of Google Tag Manager
Our website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows for website tags to be managed via an interface. The Google Tool Manager only uses tags. This means that: no cookies will be used and no personal data will be collected. Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which, in turn, collect data if necessary. However, Google Tag Manger does not access this information. If the deactivation has taken place at a domain or cookie level, it shall continue to apply to all tracking tags as long as they have been implemented using Google Tag Manager. Deactivation at a domain or cookie level shall continue to apply to all tracking tags that are implemented using Google Tag Manager. You can find Google's data protection statement under the following link: policies.google.com/privacy/partners
Google, as a company, is certified under the US-EU "Privacy Shield" data protection agreement. This data protection agreement should ensure that level of data security applicable in the EU is complied with.
13. Use of Google Maps
Our website uses the mapping service "Google Maps" to integrate and display map content. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Your IP address will be collected when you access a page with an integrated map from Google Maps. As a general rule, this information will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will find out your IP address even if you are not logged into a user account. If you are logged into a user account, Google can directly attribute your surfing patterns to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out beforehand. The provider of this website does not have any say in this transmission of data.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of producing a corresponding representation of our online offers and making the locations stated on the website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with point f of Art. 6(1) of the GDPR.
You can find detailed information on how your user data is handled in Google's data protection statement: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
14. General information on social media presence
We use our social media presence to present our company in the most effective way possible; communicate with you as a user, customer or interested party and inform you about the services we offer.
You can find us on the following platforms and social networks
The use of social networks involves data being processed outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It is not possible to ensure a level of data protection equivalent to that which exists in the EU in every country.
In this regard, it may create risks for you as a user if the data that is transmitted is processed in so-called "third-countries" without an appropriate level of data protection.
This makes it difficult to implement recognised user rights. In addition, it may mean the third-country service provider may process your data in a way that is not in your interest.
If service providers from the USA are certified under the so-called "Privacy shield agreement" - an agreement between the USA and the EU regarding data protection, these service providers shall be obliged to comply with EU data protection standards.
As a general rule, the processing purposes of social networks differ from ours. This usually results in the data collected from you by social networks being processed for the purpose of market research, advertising and creation of user profiles for targeted advertising.
To achieve this aim, cookies are used which record user behaviour, making it possible to profile the user.
You can find a specific list of the purposes of processing user data in the data protection notice of the relevant service provider. By choosing certain settings for your user account, the profiling you are subject to can be reduced, at least to a certain extent. To find out about the exact approach taken, please read the data protection notice of the relevant service provider.
LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) - Data protection statement: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Privacy Shield: www.privacyshield.gov/participant.
Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) - data protection statement/opt-out: https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy.
15. Rights of the data subject
You have the right:
Right to object
If your personal data is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest under point f of Art. 6(1)(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data under Art. 21 of the GDPR, provided there are reasons that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you will have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.
If you want to exercise your right of withdrawal or right to object, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
16. Disclosure of your personal data
The disclosure of your personal data shall take place as described below.
The website is hosted by a third-party service provider in Germany. In this way, we ensure that data processing only takes place in Germany. This is necessary for operating the website, as well as the establishment, implementation and processing of the existing licence agreement, which can also be done without your consent.
This means that there may also be disclosure if we are entitled or obliged to disclose data under statutory provisions and/or administrative or judicial orders. In particular, this may relate to the exchange of information for the purpose of law enforcement, safeguarding against threats or the protection of intellectual property rights.
If the your data is passed on to the service provider in accordance with the appropriate amount, the service provider shall only have access to your personal data to the extent that this is necessary to fulfil its duties. Such service providers shall be obliged to process your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, and the GPDR in particular.
Generally speaking, we will not transfer your data to third parties outside of the aforementioned circumstances without your consent. In particular, we will not pass any of your data on to any body in a third country or international organisation.
17. Data security
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is never 100% secure, meaning that we cannot ensure the security of the information transmitted to our website via the Internet.
However, we make use of technical and organisational measures to prevent your data from being lost, destroyed, accessed, modified or disseminated by unauthorised persons.
In particular, on our website, your personal data shall be encrypted when being transmitted. We use the SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) for this purpose. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvements in accordance with technological developments.
18. Storage period for personal data
When it comes to the storage period, we erase personal data as soon as it is no longer necessary to store it in order to fulfil the original purpose and there are no longer any existing statutory retention periods in effect. Ultimately, statutory retention periods determine the final duration of the storage period for personal data. After this period has come to an end, the corresponding data is routinely erased. If there are applicable retention periods, processing is restricted by blocking the data.
19. References and links
When accessing websites that our website refers you to, you may be asked for information such as your name, address, e-mail address, browser features, etc. This data protection statement does not cover the collection, disclosure or handling of personal data by third-parties.
Third-party service providers may have differing provisions or provisions of their own in relation to the collection and use of personal data. It is therefore recommended that you inform yourself about the practices of third-party websites in relation to the handling of personal data before entering such personal data.
20. Amendment of the data protection statement
We are continuously developing our website so we can provide you with a service that is constantly improving. We will always keep this data protection notice up to date and adapt it accordingly if and when necessary.
We will of course inform you of any potential amendments to this data protection notice in a timely manner. For example, we may do this by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided us with. If it so happens that we require further consent from you in order to handle your data, we will naturally seek this consent from you before the corresponding amendments come into effect.
21. Data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer.
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
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These cookies help us to see how visitors use our sites. This information is collected anonymously.
Google generates usage statistics; data can also be used in Google products, for example to display more relevant advertising and to measure interactions with this advertising.
Google Anayltics assigns an ID and collects statistical information about how the user uses the site.
Used by Google Analytics to monitor the request rate - e.g. which areas of the website need improvement. No personal data is collected.