Privacy Statement

Responsible Authority

We are happy about your visit to our website. We would like to introduce ourselves as the responsible authority within the meaning of data protection law:

3D-Micromac AG
represented by the Board
Tino Petsch (CEO)
Uwe Wagner (CTO)
Technologie-Campus 8
09126 Chemnitz
Phone: +49 371 400 43 0
E-mail: info@3d-micromac.com

Privacy legacy officer

Frank Meinert
Eisenweg 27
09123 Chemnitz
E-Mail: datenschutz@3d-micromac.org
Telephone: +49 371 2677796

General Information

Pursuant to our statutory obligations, we would like to inform you about the collection and use of your personal data.

When you use our website, personal data about you will be collected. This may happen by you entering the data yourself, for example your e-mail address. But our system also collects your data automatically, for example whenever you visit our website. This happens irrespective of the device or the software that you use to visit our website.

All data that you enter in our app is provided voluntarily; there are no disadvantages to you if you do not provide data. But without certain data, we are unable to provide services or to conclude contracts. Whenever such information is necessary, we will point it out to you.

On this website, the user’s personal data is only collected within the framework of the existing data-protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legal terms used in the text are defined in Art. 4 of the GDPR.

The GDPR allows data processing in three cases in particular:

  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) and 7 GDPR, when you have consented to us processing your data; in this Privacy Policy and in the cases of consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, we will inform you in detail and each time for what purposes and under what circumstances your data will be processed by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, when processing your personal data is necessary for negotiating, concluding or performing a contract;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, if the balancing of interests leads to the conclusion that the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests; this means in particular our interests to analyse, optimise and secure the offers on our website – meaning primarily the analysis of user behaviour, setting up profiles for advertisement purposes and storage of access data as well as the use of third-party providers.

Inventory Data

We collect inventory data as far as it is necessary to establish, negotiate or amend a contract (including one without remuneration) between us and the user. This can be: customer data (for example name, address), contact data (for example e-mail address, phone number), service data (for example services ordered, duration, payment). Upon establishing the user relationship, we will ask you for this data (for example name, address and e-mail address) and will also tell you which of the information is required to establish the user relationship.

Usage Data

We also collect usage data to allow users to use the services on our website. These may consist of: usage information (for example visited websites or parts, duration of visit, interest in services), content data (for example data, text, images, sounds, videos entered or uploaded by you), meta data (for example identity of your device, location, IP address).

We will only combine usage data if and insofar as it is necessary for billing purposes. Otherwise, we will only put together usage data pseudonymously and only insofar as you have not objected. You may send this objection to the address indicated in the “About Us” section or the responsible authority indicated in this Privacy Policy at any time.

The legal basis for this data processing are our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR in analysing the website and your use, possibly also the statutory permission to store data as part of the negotiation of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

Furthermore, our provider stores information, the so-called server log files, each time the website is used; this is information which is automatically transferred by your browser. In detail, this data consists of:

  • your IP address
  • type and version of your browser
  • host name
  • time of visit
  • the page from which you came to our page
  • name of the page opened
  • exact time of usage as well as
  • the amount of data transferred

This data will only be used for statistical purposes and do not allow us to identify you as a user.

Advertisements

Before sending you advertisements, we will ask for your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, except in cases of advertisements for similar products to the one you already acquired. This will happen in particular when you grant us consent to mail our newsletter or when you fill out a contact form.

You may withdraw your consent at any time in accordance with the subsequent section “Consent”.

INSOFAR AS WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING, YOU MAY ALSO OBJECT TO THE USE OF YOUR DATA FOR THAT PURPOSE AT ANY TIME. THIS MAY BE DONE THROUGH ANY OF OUR MEANS OF CONTACT, PARTICULARLY BY E-MAIL TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS LISTED IN THE “LEGAL NOTICE” SECTION WITHOUT ANY FORMAL REQUIREMENTS. WE WILL THEN NO LONGER USE YOUR DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING.

First Contact through Electronic Request

If you contact us in electronic form (for example by mail, fax, phone, messenger, etc.), we store and process the data which you have given us (for example name, contact information, content of the request). This is based on our legitimate interest in an effective communication with customers in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR and, as far as it concerns a request to enter into or to perform a contract, also with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.
We will only pass on this data to third parties as far as required for the performance of the contract (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR), by the overwhelming interest in effective services (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR) or based on your consent (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR) or if there is another legal permission or obligation.
You may ask us at any time and without any cost to provide information about the purpose of the processing, the origin and the recipient, if any, of your data. You may also request that we correct, delete or limit the processing of your personal data. You may object against the (further) processing of your data at any time and you have a right for the data to be made transferable as well as the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory agency.
In general, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. A longer storage is an option, in particular when required in order to pursue our rights, for other legitimate interests of ours or when there is a statutory duty to keep the data longer (for example record-keeping under tax law, statute of limitations).

Consent

Whenever we ask you for your consent for the processing of your data, we will inform you in clear language and in an easily accessible way about the cases for which you will be granting your consent. Any consent that we ask you for is voluntary. Any advantage that you wish to gain by granting consent is also available without consent; simply ask us.

Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Storage Period

Generally, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. Storage beyond that is possible in particular if it is still required for pursuing our rights or for other legitimate interests of ours.
For your inventory data which were necessary to perform a contract (including one without remuneration), this means that we store this data until the complete performance or termination of the contractual relationship plus the limitation period (which is generally 2 or 3 years) plus an adequate extra time for potential interruptions of the limitation period.
For your usage data which was collected in the course of your use of the website, this means that we will store it only for the time still required for the proper functionality of our website and as long as we still have a legitimate interest. Statistical information will be primarily stored by us in pseudonymous form.
Beyond that, we still store your data for as long as we are required to do so by law. This concerns in particular the tax-law requirements to keep records, usually for 6 or even 10 years.

Cookies

Borlabs

In order to obtain your consent to store certain cookies on your device and to document this in line with data protection law, and in line with our legal obligations under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR and our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use the Cookie Consent Manager “Borlabs Cookie“ provided by Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany.

Borlabs Cookie only places cookies that are technologically necessary. When you open our website, the following data will be sent to Borlabs Cookie: your consent or the withdrawal of your consent for placing cookies, a cookie placed on your browser by Borlabs Cookie, the duration and version of the cookie, domain and path of the WordPress website and the UID. The UID is a randomly generated ID and no personal information.

Borlabs Cookie processes no personal data. If you want to withdraw the consent to place certain cookies, simply delete the cookie in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked for your consent to place cookies again.

You can find detailed information about the privacy policy of Borlabs Cookies at: https://de.borlabs.io/datenschutz/

Transfer of data

Transfer to Third Parties

We dislike spam as much as you do. We will therefore not transfer your data to third parties, unless permitted by law.

Transfer of customer data may either

  • be required for the performance of a contract and in that case be permitted according to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, or
  • be permitted based on our legitimate interest in an effective service structure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, or
  • covered by your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, or
  • become necessary if we will be legitimately asked by a government or an agency to hand over your data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR.

If your data are transferred to third parties, this is mentioned in this privacy policy.

Transfer to other countries, particularly USA

Our website uses external providers located outside of the EU for different features. In particular, the use of cookies, active Java scripts and other technology can lead to processing and storage of your data outside of the EU. But we will not transfer your data to a third country, unless the EU Commission has determined that there is a similar level of data protection as in the EU or unless you have provided us with your informed consent or we have agreed on the standard contractual clauses for the protection of your data with the provider. Regarding the USA, the Privacy Shield Agreement – see https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome – has re-established sufficient data protection under certain conditions.

You will find more information about your rights in the case of each of the data transfers to the USA mentioned subsequently at https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/document/citizens-guide_en.pdf.

Users‘ Rights

You may request us anytime to provide information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. To avoid misuse, this will require personal identification.

Deletion, Correction, Limitation

You may at any time demand from us that we correct (or complete) incorrect data as well as a limitation of the processing of data or deletion of your data. This applies in particular if the reason for processing the data is no longer valid, if a required consent has been revoked and there is no other legal basis or if our data processing is unlawful. We will then correct, block or even delete your personal data without delay as far as permitted by law.

Objection

The right to object to advertisement is governed by our text regarding consent:

Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Data Transfer

You may request us to transfer the data stored about you in machine-readable form.

Complaint

If you feel that our data processing has violated any of your rights, you may file a complaint with the competent regulatory agency (here you find a list of the agencies).

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If and when factual or legal reasons will compel us to amend the Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly. This will not change the consent provided by the user.

Newsletter

Mailingwork

If you subscribe to the newsletter offered on our page, we will inform you in detail about the information we will send you, which of your data will be stored and for what it will be used. We will not pass on your data to third parties and we will only use it for mailing the newsletter.

We will only mail you the newsletter if you have provided us with prior consent. To that purpose, you will receive an e-mail from us with a link and further details and we will ask for your consent. By confirming that link, you declare your consent to receive the newsletter and advertisement from us.

Because we are legally required to record your consent as part of the double opt-in, your subscription to the newsletter, the mailing of our consent e-mail and your consent by clicking on the link will be recorded and stored with location and time as well as with your IP address.
The basis for the storage is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, which you grant us when you register for the newsletter. You may withdraw that consent at any time, for which any notice to us, without any formal requirement, is sufficient (for example through the contact form or by e-mail or by using the link to unsubscribe, which is included in each e-mail). This withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

When mailing the newsletter, we use (as part of our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect processing of our customer data and analysis) the provider
Mailingwork GmbH
Birkenweg 7
09569 Oederan
Deutschland
Homepage: www.mailingwork.de
Privacy Declaration: https://mailingwork.de/datenschutzerklaerung.
The provider is storing your data in the EC. We have also concluded a data processing agreement, according to which the provider processes the data in accordance with our instructions.
Regarding the handling of your data by our newsletter provider, we refer you to the privacy policy https://mailingwork.de/datenschutzerklaerung of our newsletter provider. Our newsletter provider will only use your data for mailing the newsletter, and it will use the analysis of that mailing on our behalf. In addition to that, our newsletter provider will only use your data to improve its own service. Our newsletter provider will not use the data to contact you directly or to pass on your data to third parties.

The mails used by our newsletter provider includes a “web beacon”, which will inform our newsletter provider about the opening of the newsletter and/or the clicking on a link contained therein by you. As part of that process, information regarding your browser, your location and your IP address will be transmitted to our newsletter provider. This information will be used to optimise our communication with you.

Our newsletter provider will also use this data for purposes of analysis and optimisation of their own service, but only in pseudonymised form (meaning that your identification is not possible). But your data will not be used by the provider to contact you directly.

Your data remain stored for as long as they are part of our mailing list, as long as the storing is necessary to protect our rights or for other legitimate interests or if we are bound by law to keep your data longer.

Social Media

Social Media Links

General Information

We refer with links to our social media presences. When you follow any such link to the social media site, your data will be broadcasted to that site. The social media site will normally store a cookie in your browser and to your account information there, especially, if you are logged into your social media account on the site. The social media site can analyse your use of the platform and your browsing habits and will use these for targeting advertisements based on your interests. That can lead to ads being shown to you when browsing in- and outside of the social media site. Please inform yourself about the use of your data on these sites and use them only, when you agree to that use of your data, that happens on that social media site, in particular, when you are not using that social media site for the first time. We have added links to all the privacy policies of the social media site for your information.

Facebook

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Facebook by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Facebook will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Facebook, allowing Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.

That way, your data will be transferred to the USA, but Facebook is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to the EU data protection rules.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Instagram

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Instagram by Instagram LLC, now
Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour.

It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Instagram will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Instagram, allowing Instagram / Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.
That way, your data will be transferred to the USA, but Instagram is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to the EU data protection rules.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Instagram/Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Instagram’s privacy policy at
https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

Linkedin

Our page uses links to our presence on the social network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, as a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200 Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, LinkedIn won’t learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to LinkedIn, and then LinkedIn will also learn that you visited our page.

Thus, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but LinkedIn is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by LinkedIn after clicking on the link. Further information can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy at https://www.LinkedIn.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE.

Twitter

Our page uses links to our presence on the social network Twitter, provided by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRELAND
It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, Twitter won’t learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to Twitter, and then Twitter will also learn that you visited our page.

Thus, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but Twitter is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Twitter. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Xing

Our page uses links to our presence in the social network Xing by XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, Xing won’t learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to Xing, and then Xing will also learn that you visited our page.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Xing after clicking on the link. Further information can be found in Xing’s privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/privacy

YouTube

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of YouTube by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, YouTube will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to YouTube, allowing YouTube to learn that you have visited out site.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA. But YouTube/Google is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to the EU data protection rules.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by YouTube after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in YouTube’s privacy policy at
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Google

Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use the Google Analytics tool provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. This allows to analyse the use of websites and to put together pseudonymous profiles of users based on the data. In order to do this, Google applies different technologies, among them also storing cookies on your computer. These store information about the use of our page, which we will use to improve our offers.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA. Google has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield Framework

We have taken additional precautions to ensure the appropriate protection of your data as far as possible. Before transferring it to Google, we anonymize your IP address. This is achieved by activating the Anonymizelp() feature in the tracking code of Google Analytics.

We have also concluded a contract with Google about the processing of data, according to which Google will not combine your data with other data collected by Google in order to find out your identity.

If this should not be sufficient for you, you can also use the link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
to download and install a browser plugin provided by Google to block Google Analytics, preventing Google from collecting and transferring your personal data.

You can also prevent the data collection by Google Analytics by confirming the subsequent link deactivate Google Analytics to deactivate Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie which will also prevent the collection of your data.

You will find more information about Google’s precautions regarding data protection at the following link:
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Additionally for the general handling with cookies, their deactivation and transfer of data to third parties (in particular USA) we refer to the general part of this declaration.

Google Maps

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use Google Maps API, a map service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (“Google”), in order to show an interactive map.

To protect your data, we have installed a two-click solution. That way, Google won’t learn about your visit once you access our website, but only once you actually use Google Maps.

By using Google Maps, particularly through active Java scripts, information about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and can be stored there. Google has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield framework. Further information about the use of your data by Google can be found in the privacy policy of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

If you don’t want your data to be transmitted, you can deactivate the execution of Java scripts in your browser or install a blocker, which will prevent the execution of Java scripts (e.g. https://noscript.net). But we do want to point out that this may impede the use of our or other websites.

Skype

We use external communication providers (external providers or platforms for our video conferences, audio conferences, webinars or other online meetings and online communication), in this case the provider Skype, the Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 USA. This is based either
– on our contractual or pre-contractual legal relationship in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR,
– on your consent if we have obtained that before (for example for a recording) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR or
– on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
Each time you use our external communication provider, any data that you enter, indicate or show during the communication (in particular contractual data like name and e-mail, usage data like the browse used, visited websites, duration of the visit, referrer URL and your IP address, content data like audio and video communication and/or recordings, chat protocols, shared screen content) will be transmitted to the external communication provider and stored by them. We use settings that guarantee as much privacy as possible, and you can be careful about your privacy as well. For example, you can register with alias names or with one-time e-mail addresses or (partially) deactivate your transfer of audio and video.
This means that your data will be transmitted to the USA, but our external communication partner is registered with Privacy Shield and must comply with EU data protection rules. We have also concluded a data processing agreement with the external communication provider, according to which they will only process your data in accordance with our instructions.
Your data will remain stored as long as necessary for the purposes of your consent, for performing the contract, to pursue our legal rights or for other legitimate interests of ours or as long as we are required by law to keep your information.
Neither we nor the external communication provider will pass on your data to third parties. Exceptions may be made for analysing the user date for service and security purposes as well as for marketing purposes of the external communication provider. Regarding the further processing of your data by the external communication provider, we refer you to the provider’s privacy policy.
https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement
and the corresponding additional security information
https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/trust-center.
If the external communication providers place cookies or other trackers on your computer, we refer you to our general information about dealing with cookies and deactivating them in this privacy policy.

Zoom

We use external communication providers (external providers or platforms for our video conferences, audio conferences, webinars or other online meetings and online communication), in this case the provider ZOOM Video Communications Inc., San Jose Office, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, USA. This is based either
– on our contractual or pre-contractual legal relationship in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR,
– on your consent if we have obtained that before (for example for a recording) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR or
– on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
Each time you use our external communication provider, any data that you enter, indicate or show during the communication (in particular contractual data like name and e-mail, usage data like the browse used, visited websites, duration of the visit, referrer URL and your IP address, content data like audio and video communication and/or recordings, chat protocols, shared screen content) will be transmitted to the external communication provider and stored by them. We use settings that guarantee as much privacy as possible, and you can be careful about your privacy as well. For example, you can register with alias names or with one-time e-mail addresses or (partially) deactivate your transfer of audio and video.
This means that your data will be transmitted to the USA, but our external communication partner is registered with Privacy Shield and must comply with EU data protection rules. We have also concluded a data processing agreement with the external communication provider, according to which they will only process your data in accordance with our instructions.
Your data will remain stored as long as necessary for the purposes of your consent, for performing the contract, to pursue our legal rights or for other legitimate interests of ours or as long as we are required by law to keep your information.
Neither we nor the external communication provider will pass on your data to third parties. Exceptions may be made for analysing the user date for service and security purposes as well as for marketing purposes of the external communication provider. For the further use of your data by the external communication provider, we refer you to their terms and conditions
https://zoom.us/terms and the associated privacy policy https://zoom.us/privacy
Insofar as external communication providers store cookies or other trackers on your device, we refer you to our general information about dealing with cookies and deactivating them in this privacy policy.

Our Social Media Fan Page(s) – General Information

Beside our website, we also use fan page(s) on social media platforms. Above, we have already informed you about the data processing on our website and we have in particular made sure that the fact alone that you access our website is not yet forwarded to the social media platform. Following the ECJ ruling dated 5 June 2018 about social media presences, we want to inform you about the data processing during your visit to our social media fan page(s):

On the basis of our legitimate interest in a timely customer communication pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR as well as for advertising and public relations purposes, we present ourselves and our offers on social media fan page(s).

Our social media fan page(s) usually can be accessed online independently of you having a user account with the relevant platform or not. But in either case, your data will be processed by the social media platform.

Each time the social media platform is accessed, your IP address will be collected and stored. Usually, a cookie will also be placed on your page, which will save your visit and further data about your visit to the social media platform.

If you are logged in with the social media platform, your visit will also be spotted by a cookie or through other technological means and will be attributed to your user account. Thus, the social media platform is usually able to analyse your user behaviour. In this process, a user profile with your interests is generated, which the social media platform will use to provide you with a user experience tailored to your interests, in particular advertisement tailored to your interests within and outside of the social media platform – even across different devices, if applicable. Your data may also be used for market research. For the details, we refer you to the following privacy policies of the social media platform(s) used by us.

We can usually also use the data of the social media platform in order to allow you to use our fan page in accordance with your interests or to approach you with advertising.

When you interact with our fan page and if you are logged in with the relevant social media platform, according to the social media page’s terms of use, we can usually also recognise your user profile and see your content.
If you do not want this, we point you to our explanations about cookies above, with general information about cookies and their deactivation. There, we have laid out in general terms how you can prevent or limit cookies being stored on your devices. Further information about the respective social media platform can be found hereinafter.

According to the aforementioned ECJ ruling dated 5 June 2018, we are always jointly responsible for our social media fan page(s) together with the relevant social media platform. This means that you may also exercise your general rights, which we have listed in detail above under the heading “Users’ Rights”, against us. To that purpose, we refer you to our contact details at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Please keep in mind, though, that we have no conclusive knowledge of the exact scope of the processing of your data by the social media platform and have even less influence on it. Therefore, we kindly ask you to contact the relevant social media platform in the first place regarding your rights.

We generally leave your data on the social media platform and do not import it onto our server. But if that should occur, our general information regarding the storage period will apply.

Further information about the processing of your data and the storage period on the social media platform can be found in the respective privacy policy of the social media platform, which we have listed hereinafter.

Facebook

We present ourselves on the social media platform Facebook.

Joint Responsibility
Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2 Ireland
Contact
Contact Data Protection Officer

If you open our fan page on Facebook, your data will be forwarded to the USA, but Facebook is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

Facebook has concluded an agreement with us https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum
about our shared responsibility for processing the data, in which it recognises its primary responsibility and guarantees in particular that you can exercise your right to information, as described in the general part. You may obtain more information from Facebook’s privacy policy at: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Facebook also provides us with statistics as part of “Facebook Insights” for the purpose of targeted advertising. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data include information like interaction with our page, such as likes, page activities, video views, reach of our posts, comments, sharing of content, clicks on offers or further information on our fan page as well as statistical data about those interacting, such as gender, origin by country, city and language. The same applies to groups which we may manage.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Facebook considerably and in different ways.

Here you can make changes to your timeline, i.e. what can be seen about you and your page: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=timeline&privacy_source=timeline_gear_menu .

And you can change your advertisement preferences here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen.

Instagram

We have a presence on the social media platform Instagram. Instagram is now owned by Facebook.

Jointly Responsible
Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2 Ireland

Contact Data Protection Officer

If you open our profile on Instagram, your data will be forwarded to the USA, but Facebook is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Facebook and Instagram. Further information can be found in Instagram’s privacy policy at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

Instagram and Facebook also provide us with statistics as part of “Facebook Insights” for the purpose of targeted advertising. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data include information like interaction with our page, such as likes, page activities, video views, reach of our posts, comments, sharing of content, clicks on offers or further information on our fan page as well as statistical data about those interacting, such as gender, origin by country, city and language. The same applies to groups which we may manage.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Instagram considerably and in different ways.
Your content, i.e. what is visible of you and your profile, can be changed here: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/privacy_and_security/.

LinkedIn

We have a presence on the social media platform LinkedIn.

Jointly Responsible
LinkedIn Ireland Limited Company,
Wilton Place,
Dublin 2,
Ireland

Contact

If you open our profile on LinkedIn, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but LinkedIn is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by LinkedIn. Further information can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy at
https://www.LinkedIn.com/legal/privacy-policy.

LinkedIn also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by LinkedIn considerably and in different ways.

For your privacy settings with LinkedIn, LinkedIn refers you to several options that you can read about in their privacy policy.

The LinkedIn advertising cookie can be turned off here (opt-out):
https://www.LinkedIn.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

Twitter

We have a presence on the social media platform Twitter.

Jointly Responsible
Twitter International Company
Attn: Data Protection Officer
One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street
Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland
Contact

If you open our channel with Twitter, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but Twitter is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.
We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Twitter. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Twitter also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Twitter considerably and in different ways.

Here you can change your privacy settings on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/personalization.

Xing

We have a presence on the social media platform Xing.

Jointly Responsible

XING SE,
Dammtorstrasse 29-32,
20354 Hamburg,
Germany
Phone: +49 40 419 131-0,
Fax: +49 40 419 131-11,
E-mail: info@xing.com.

Data Protection Officer:
Felix Lasse,
Dammtorstrasse 30,
20354 Hamburg,
Germany,
E-mail: Data Protection Officer@xing.com

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Xing. Further information can be found in Xing’s privacy policy at
https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

Xing also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

For your privacy settings with Xing, Xing refers you to several options that you can read about in their privacy policy.

YouTube

We have a presence on the social media platform YouTube.
Together with us, this is the entity responsible for your data:

YouTube LLC ,
901 Cherry Avenue,
San Bruno,
CA 94066
United States,
represented by
Google Ireland Limited
Gordon House
Barrow Street
Dublin 4
Irland
Contact

If you open our channel on YouTube, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but YouTube is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by YouTube/Google. Further information can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy .

YouTube also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by YouTube considerably and in different ways.

You can change your general privacy settings here:
https://myaccount.google.com/privacy?pli=1
And you can change your advertisement preferences here:
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated


This is our current valid privacy policy from 11.05.2020