Use of social media plugins
We currently use the following social media plugins: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plugins. You can recognize the provider of plugins by the marking on the box above its initial letter or the logo. We provide you with the option of communicating directly with the provider of the plugin via the button. Only if you click on the selected field and activate it will the plugin provider receive notification that you have accessed the website with our online offer. The data referred to in section 3 of this policy is also transmitted. In the case of Facebook the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection, according to the respective provider in Germany. By activating the plugin, personal data is transferred from you to the respective plugin provider and stored there (in the case of US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data mainly via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies before clicking on the grayed-out box using your browser's security settings.
We have no influence on the data collected or data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purposes of processing, or the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plugin provider.
The plugin provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide advertising that is demand-oriented and in order to notify other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Via the plugins, we offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and provide more interesting information for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of plugins is Art. 6(1)(1)(l)(f) GDPR.
The data is transferred regardless of whether you have an account with the plugin provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in to the plugin provider, your data collected by us will be assigned directly to your account with the plugin provider. If you click the activated button and, for example, link to the page, the plugin provider also stores this information in your user account and publicly shares it with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, especially before activating the button, as this way you can avoid being assigned to your profile with the plugin provider.
For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plugin provider, please refer to the privacy policies of these providers as listed below. They will also provide you with further information about your rights in this regard and settings options to protect your privacy.
Addresses of the respective plugin providers and URL with their privacy policies:
- Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; https://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications as well as https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; https://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications as well as https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo.
- LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn has submitted to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Data subject rights
You have the right:
pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their details;
pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us;
pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims;
pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to restrict the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and we no longer need the data, but if you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current, and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another responsible party (data controller);
pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and
and pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority for your usual place of residence or workplace, or for our company headquarters. This is: Bavarian Data Protection Authority (BayLDA), Promenade 27, D-91522 Ansbach, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to object
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right under Art. 21 GDPR to formally object to the processing of your personal data if there are grounds that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is made against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object that is implemented by us without specification of any particular situation.
If you would like to make use of your right to revocation or objection, an email sent to email@example.com is sufficient.
We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved according to technological development.
All employees of our company are regularly trained in data protection and are committed to data protection. Our computer center and our in-house EDP department continuously adapt our technical security precautions to current conditions and requirements. Both are subject to constant control by our internal processes and the data protection officer. Nevertheless, internet technologies can have security gaps that cannot guarantee comprehensive protection one hundred percent. Therefore, our users can also transmit data to us via other contact options, such as telephone or fax.
You can use the following technical instructions to customize your browser's data protection settings.