- Below we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.
- The term “personal data” means all data that are personally identifiable to you. This includes, for example, name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior. With regard to the other terms, in particular the terms “processing” and “consent”, we refer to the legal definitions of data protection law.
- We process personal data only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and the content and services offered by us. The processing of personal data is only carried out regularly if you have given us your consent or if processing is permitted by legal regulations.
- Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by national or European regulations to which we are subject. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period prescribed by the respective regulations has expired. The latter does not apply if further storage of the data is required for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.
- Insofar as we make use of contracted service providers for individual functions of our website or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below.
Responsible body within the meaning of § 3 para. 7 Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”) and service provider within the meaning of § 13 Telemedia Act (“TMG”):
30159 Hanover, Germany
Phone: + 49 511 169 4231
You can find further details about the responsible body in our imprint.
Data Protection Officer
You can contact our data protection officer at the following address:
Telefon: + 49 511 169 4231
You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data concerning you:
the right to information,
the right to rectification and deletion,
the right to restrict processing,
the right to object to the processing,
the right to data transferability.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.
Processing of personal data for informational use of our website
If you access our website without registering or otherwise providing us with information (“informational use”), we only collect the personal data that your web browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to enable you to view our website and to ensure its stability and security:
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to GMT
Content of the website
Access status (HTTP status)
transferred data volume
Website from which you accessed our website
Language and version of the browser
The aforementioned data is also stored in so-called log files on our servers. This does not affect your IP address or other data that enables the data to be assigned to you. This data is not stored together with other personal data of yours. The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable the display of our website on your terminal device. For this purpose, your IP address must be stored for the duration of your visit to our website. The storage in log files serves to ensure the functionality and optimisation of our website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This data is not evaluated for marketing purposes.
Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the above purposes.
The above data for the provision of our website will be deleted when the respective session has ended. The data in log files will be deleted after seven days at the latest. We will only store any additional data if we have previously deleted or altered your IP address and it is no longer possible to assign the data to your person. The collection of the above data for the provision of our website and the storage of this data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of our website. There is no possibility of objection.
Processing of personal data by cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the storage medium of your terminal device, for example on a hard drive, and through which certain information flows to us as the location that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your end device. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below.
Cookies that are stored in your web browser:
- Transient cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser. These include in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests of your web browser to the shared session. This allows your device to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you log out or close your web browser.
- Persistent cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies in your web browser settings at any time.
The processing of personal data by the above cookies serves to make our website more user-friendly and effective for you. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of these cookies. In particular, some functions of our website require that your web browser can still be identified after a page change. The data processed by cookies, which are necessary for the provision of the functions of our website, are not used to create user profiles. If cookies are used for analytical purposes, they serve to improve the quality and user-friendliness of our website, its contents and functions. They enable us to understand how the website, which functions and how often they are used. This enables us to continuously optimize our offer.
Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the above purposes.
The above cookies are stored on your terminal device and transmitted by it to our server. You can therefore configure the processing of data and information using cookies yourself. You can configure your web browser settings to refuse third-party cookies or cookies altogether. In this context, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of our website properly. In addition, we recommend regular manual deletion of cookies and your browser history.
Further functions and offers of our website
In addition to the aforementioned informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, it is generally necessary to provide further personal data. We need this data to provide the respective service. The above principles for data processing apply.
In some cases, we use external service providers who have been carefully selected and commissioned by us to process this data. These service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. If personal data is passed on to third parties in the course of services that we offer together with partners, you can find more detailed information in the following descriptions of the individual services. If these third parties are located in a country outside the European Economic Area, you can find more detailed information about the consequences of this circumstance in the following descriptions of the individual services.
If you contact us by e-mail, the personal data transmitted by you to us by your e-mail will be stored.
In addition, we collect your IP address and the time of sending. This data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to answer your questions.
The processing of the above personal data serves solely to process your inquiries.
This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of your personal data.
The data will be deleted as soon as we have finally processed your enquiries. The additional personal data collected when using the contact form will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. Please note that in this case your request cannot be processed further. You can declare the revocation or the objection by sending an e-mail to our e-mail address given in the imprint.
As the hosting provider of our videos we mainly use Vimeo, Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York, New York, 10011, USA. Private mode is activated for all videos on the vimeo platform. This means that the videos on vimeo are invisible and no connection to the server is established when entering the website where a Vimeo video is located. When playing the videos, all you need to do is transfer your IP address to Vimeo so that Vimeo can play the video to your device. This data processing is necessary for technical reasons and is therefore carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 points b) and f) GDPR.
Some webinar registrations and online trainings are handled by Webinaris GmbH, Bussardstraße 5, 82166 Gräfelfing, Germany. Webinaris stores your data in order to send you the access data and reminders for the booked webinar or online training via email.
Which personal data are processed? Date and time of registration, email address, name, time zone, browser and system data, IP address, language, all chat messages For what purpose is this data collected and stored? to send confirmation of registration, access data for webinar/online training and reminder e-mails before the appointment to enable and improve the function and availability of booked webinars and online training courses. On what legal basis?
How long is this data stored?
Will this data be passed on to third parties? Where to?
Art. 6 Abs. 1 Ziff. b) DSGVO
until the end of the term of the user contract with Webinaris or until your request for deletion
Yes, Webinaris GmbH, Germany.
Email sending with ActiveCampaign (USA)
As a technical service provider for sending newsletters and other requested information, we use ActiveCampaign, 1 N Dearborn, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, USA, where the data is stored, used and processed.
ActiveCampaign collects information about browser and operating system, IP address, time of access, time of opening and click behaviour. Although this information can be assigned to individual subscribers, no personal evaluation takes place, as this is not in our interest. The information is used to evaluate and adapt our offers as a whole in order to offer you the most relevant added value possible.
Which personal data are processed? Date and time of the entry, email address, name if applicable (if you enter this voluntarily) For what purpose is this data collected and stored? for sending the requested information and providing the desired service On what legal basis? Art. 6 Abs. 1 Ziff. a) DSGVO How long is this data stored? until the end of the usage contract with ActiveCampaign or until you request deletion or unsubscription via the “unsubscribe” link in the emails. Will this data be passed on to third parties? Where to? Yes, ActiveCampaign, Inc.; USA
How is the necessary data protection ensured for the third parties?
EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, Order processing contract according to DSGVO, All information about ActivCampaign’s handling of your data can be found here.
Scheduled transactions via AcuityScheduling
In some cases we use AcuityScheduling, provider AcuityScheduling Inc, c/o Registered Agents Inc, 90 State Street, STE 700 Office 40 Albany, New York 12207, US.
Which personal data are processed? Date and time of the appointment, email address, name, further information about your personal situation and your request for the appointment For what purpose is this data collected and stored? for booking appointments, sending confirmation and reminder e-mails and for us to prepare for the interview On what legal basis? Art. 6 Abs. 1 Ziff. b und f) DSGVO How long is this data stored? until the end of the usage contract with AcuityScheduling or until your request for deletion. Will this data be passed on to third parties? Where to? Yes, AcuityScheduling, Inc.; USA
How is the necessary data protection ensured for the third parties?
Order processing contract according to DSGVO. All information on how AcuityScheduling handles your data can be found here.
We use Google Analytics only with the activated IP anonymization described above. This means that Google will only process your IP address in abbreviated form. A personal relationship can thus be excluded.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by Google. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
You can prevent cookies generated by Google Analytics from being saved by making the appropriate settings in your web browser. In this respect, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website. If you wish to prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your user behaviour (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google, you can download and install the web browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
In order to oblige Google to process the transmitted data only in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and certified itself. By doing so, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001 Further information on data use by Google, setting and objection possibilities and data protection can be found on the following Google websites:
- user terms: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html
- Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html
- Data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
- Use of data by Google when using our partners’ websites or apps: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners
- Use of data for advertising purposes: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads
- Personalized advertising settings through Google: http://www.google.de/settings/ads