ObjectSecurity Privacy Policy

Modified on Tue, 29 Nov 2022 at 12:42 PM

ObjectSecurity LLC and ObjectSecurity OSA GmbH (ObjectSecurity) are delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of an exceptionally high priority for the management of ObjectSecurity. The Internet pages of the ObjectSecurity website are possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is required 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, email address, or telephone number of a data subject, shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and follow the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to ObjectSecurity. Utilizing 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, through this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.


As the controller, the ObjectSecurity OSA 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).


1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of ObjectSecurity is based on the terms used by the European legislator for adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Therefore, our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, our customers, and business partners. To ensure this, we'd like first to explain the terminology used.


In this data protection declaration, we use 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 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

The 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 functions that are performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.


d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data to limit 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 analyze or predict characteristics concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, 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 organizational 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

The 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

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


i) Recipient

The 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 following Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall comply 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 authorized 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 clear affirmative action, signifies Agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.


2. 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:


ObjectSecurity OSA GmbH

Rheinstr.93b

14612 Falkensee

Germany


Phone: +49 3322 12 18 217

Email: info@objectsecurity.com

Website: www.objectsecurity.com


3. Cookies

The Internet pages of ObjectSecurity use cookies. Cookies are text files 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 data subject from other Web browsers containing other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.


Through cookies, ObjectSecurity can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.


Utilizing 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. For example, the website user that uses cookies does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed because the website takes this over, 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 items 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 using a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted anytime via an Internet browser or other software. 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. Collection of general data and information

The website of ObjectSecurity 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. For example, 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, ObjectSecurity does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Instead, 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, ObjectSecurity analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically to increase our enterprise's data protection and security 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.


5. Registration on our website

The data subject can register on the controller's website with the indication of personal data. The respective input mask used for the registration determines which personal data are transmitted to the controller. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for his purposes. In addition, the controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g., a parcel service) that also use personal data for an internal purpose that is attributable to the controller.


By registering on the controller's website, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject—date and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar as the storage of this data is required to secure the controller, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.


The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.


The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of the controller's employees is available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.


6. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of ObjectSecurity, users can subscribe to our enterprise's newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted and when the newsletter is scheduled to be sent by ObjectSecurity.


ObjectSecurity informs its prospects, customers, and business partners, regularly employing email campaigns and newsletters about enterprise offers. The data subject may only receive the enterprise's newsletter if (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to prove whether the owner of the email address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.


During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary to understand the (possible) misuse of the email address of a data subject at a later date, and it, therefore, serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.


The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by email as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The data subject may terminate the subscription to our newsletter at any time. Furthermore, the consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the controller's website or to communicate this to the controller differently.


7. Email tracking

The email campaigns of ObjectSecurity contain so-called "tracking pixels." A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in emails sent in HTML to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. For example, based on the embedded tracking pixel, ObjectSecurity may see if and when an email was opened by a data subject and which links in the email were called up by data subjects.


Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by the controller to optimize the email campaign and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued utilizing the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. ObjectSecurity automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter, email campaign, or email promotion as an opt-out from further like-communications.


8. Contact possibility via the website

The website of ObjectSecurity contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our enterprise and direct communication with us, including a general address of the so-called electronic mail (email address). If a data subject contacts the controller by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.


9. Comments function in the blog on the website

ObjectSecurity may allow users to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog, which is on the controller's website. A blog is a web-based, publicly-accessible portal through which one or more people called bloggers or web bloggers may post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. Blogposts may usually be commented on by third parties.


If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, the comments made by the data subject are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the commentary and the user's (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject. In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content through a given comment. Therefore, the storage of these personal data is in the data controller's own interest so that he can exculpate it in the event of an infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed to third parties unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defense of the data controller.


10. Subscription to comments in the blog on the website

Third parties may subscribe to the statements made in the blog of ObjectSecurity. In particular, there is the possibility that a commenter subscribes to the comments following his comments on a specific blog post.


Suppose a data subject subscribes to the option. In that case, the controller will send an automatic confirmation email to check the double opt-in procedure as to whether the owner of the specified email address decided in favor of this option. The option to subscribe to comments may be terminated at any time.


11. 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.


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 following legal requirements.


12. Rights of the data subject

a) Right of confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, they may contact any controller employee at any time.


b) Right of access

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about their personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

  • the purposes of the processing;
  • the categories of personal data concerned;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
  • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information on whether personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organization. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.


If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, they may contact any controller employee at any time.


c) Right to rectification

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including providing a supplementary statement.


If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they may contact any controller employee at any time.


d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning them without undue delay, and the controller shall have an obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

  • Personal data are no longer necessary for collecting or otherwise processing purposes.
  • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or issue (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing under Article 21(1) of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing. The data subject objects to processing under Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  • Personal data have been unlawfully processed.
  • Personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • Personal data have been collected about the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

Suppose one of the reasons above applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the ObjectSecurity OSA GmbH. In that case, they may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of ObjectSecurity OSA GmbH shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.


Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged according to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employee of ObjectSecurity will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.


e) Right of restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, and the data subject opposes the personal data's erasure and requests the restriction of their use instead.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the processing, but the data subject for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims requires them.
  • The data subject has objected to processing under Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification of whether the controller's estimate grounds override those of the data subject.

Suppose one of the conditions mentioned above is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by ObjectSecurity. In that case, they may contact any controller employee at any time. The employee of ObjectSecurity will arrange the restriction of the processing.


f) Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive the personal data concerning them, which was provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. Furthermore, he shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent under point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract under point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.


Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.


To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of ObjectSecurity.


g) Right to object

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time, to the processing of personal data concerning them, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.


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


Suppose ObjectSecurity processes personal data for direct marketing purposes. In that case, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to personal processing data concerning them for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to ObjectSecurity to the processing for direct marketing purposes, ObjectSecurity will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.


In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning them by ObjectSecurity for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes under Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.


To exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of ObjectSecurity. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of using information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use their right to object by automated means using technical specifications.


h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them, or similarly significantly affects them, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's subject's freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's subject's consent.


If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's subject's consent, ObjectSecurity shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view and contest the decision.


If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, they may, at any time, contact any employee of ObjectSecurity.


i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw their consent to processing their personal data at any time.


If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, they may, at any time, contact any employee of ObjectSecurity.


13. Data protection for applications and the application procedures

The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants to process the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, particularly if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by email or using a web form on the website to the controller. For example, if the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored to process the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. However, suppose no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller. In that case, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. For example, another legitimate interest in this relation is the burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).


14. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is collecting, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. For example, a web analysis service contains, among other things, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.


The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.


For web analytics, through Google Analytics, the controller uses the application "_gat. _ano "ymizeIp." Using the application, the IP address of the data subject's Isubject'sonnection is abridged by Google and anonymized when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.


The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. In addition, Google uses the collected data and information, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website and provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site.


Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, among other things, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently create commission settlements.


The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. Google stores this personal data in the United States of America. In addition, Google may pass the personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.


The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time using a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.


In addition, the data subject can object to a collection of data generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics, through JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. Suppose the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence or is disabled. In that case, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.


Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, and https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html Google Analytics is further explained under the following link https://www.google.com/analytics/.


15. Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and make new business contacts. 


The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for privacy matters outside the United States.


With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be accessed at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During this technical procedure, LinkedIn gained knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.


Suppose the data subject is logged in at the same time on LinkedIn. In that case, LinkedIn detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. Suppose the data subject clicks on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated into our website. In that case, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.


LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button. If such a transmission of information to LinkedIn is not desirable for the data subject, they may prevent this by logging off from their LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.


LinkedIn provides, under https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, the possibility to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The location of such cookies may be denied under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. In addition, the LinkedIn Cookie Policy is public at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.


16. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called 'tweets,' for example, short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. In addition, Twitter allows you to address a broad audience via hashtags, links, or retweets.


The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States.


With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During this technical procedure, Twitter learned that the data subject visited a specific sub-page of our website. Therefore, integrating the Twitter component is to retransmit the websites to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.


Suppose the data subject is logged in simultaneously on Twitter. In that case, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site, which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. Suppose the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated into our website. In that case, Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.


Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, they may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.


The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.


17. Legal basis 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. Suppose the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service. In that case, 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, 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 another natural person. For example, this would be the case 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 another 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 that are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds if the processing is necessary for 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 permissible because the European legislator has specifically mentioned them. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).


18. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.


19. 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 the 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.


20. Provision of personal data as a 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 we must subsequently process. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with them. Therefore, the non-provision of personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.


Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies 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.

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