PRIVACY PROTECTION

We appreciate your interest in our company and our products and services. We would like you to feel confident that your personal data is secure when visiting our website. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. It goes without saying that we comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR, hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) and the new German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).

We want you to know when and what kind of data we collect and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that we comply with data protection regulations.

In the following, we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information on our website at any time.

PERSONAL DATA

Personal data is information about your identity such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. This information is always processed in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR and other data protection regulations applicable to our company.

In general, you are not required to disclose personal data in order to use our website. In certain cases, however, the processing of personal data may become necessary, for example, in order to provide the services you have requested.

The same applies, for example, to sending information material and goods ordered to you or to answering individual questions. Whenever disclosure of personal data becomes necessary, we will inform you accordingly.

If there is no legal basis for processing this personal data, we will obtain your consent.

In addition, we only store and process data that you voluntarily provide to us, for example as part of an application process, and, if applicable, data that we automatically collect when you visit our website (see section “Data that is automatically collected when you visit our website”). Application documents are reviewed exclusively by HR employees and persons in charge of the relevant department. Calendar entries for conducting interviews are protected by the “private” feature. If an application is rejected, all documents will be deleted after a period of 3 months at the latest. If application documents are printed, this is done exclusively within the framework of confidential printing. They are stored in a locked cabinet in a location that is access-restricted and disposed of in a data disposal container within the specified period.

If you make use of services, we generally only collect the data we need to provide the requested services. All further data is voluntary information. Personal data is processed exclusively for the purpose of performing requested services and for the protection of our own legitimate business interests.

LAWFUL BASIS OF PROCESSING

If you have given your consent to us processing your personal data for a specific purpose, the processing will be carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 a GDPR. If such processing is necessary in order to fulfil a contract with you or to initiate such a contract, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 b GDPR. In some cases, e.g. to fulfil tax obligations, we may be subject to a legal obligation to process personal data. The legal basis for this in such cases is Art. 6 para. 1 c GDPR. In rare cases, processing may also take place to protect vital interests of you or another natural person. In this exceptional case, processing takes place pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 d GDPR. Finally, processing may also be based on Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR. This is the case if the processing takes place to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail. Such a justified interest can already be assumed if you are a customer of ours. If the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR, carrying out our business activities constitutes a legitimate interest.

DATA THAT IS AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED WHEN YOU VISIT OUR WEBSITE

When using our website, the following data is stored for organisational and technical reasons: the names of the pages you access, the browser you are using, your operating system, date and time of access, search engines used and names of files downloaded. In addition, the IP addresses of the requesting computer are stored for a period of 7 days.
The information collected is required to correctly deliver the contents of our website. In addition, this technical data is evaluated anonymously and for statistical purposes only in order to enable us to continuously optimise our internet presence and make our online offers even more attractive, and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This data is stored separately from other personal information on secure systems. It is not possible for us to assign this data to a specific person. Further personal data is only collected if you provide information voluntarily, for example, as part of an inquiry or registration.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

We use personal data you have made available to us only for responding to your inquiries, for processing contracts concluded with you and for technical administration purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on or otherwise transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for contract processing or for billing purposes or if you have given your prior consent. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, if it is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored or if storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons.

EXISTING DATA

If a contractual relationship between you and us is to be established, developed or modified, we collect and use personal data from you to the extent necessary for these purposes. By order of the competent authorities, we may provide information about this data (existing data) in individual cases if this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger, to fulfil the legal tasks of the constitution protection authorities or the military counter-intelligence service or to enforce intellectual property rights.

COOKIES

In order to extend the functional scope of our website and to make its use more convenient for you, we use “cookies”. With the help of these “cookies”, data can be stored on your computer when you access our website. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your computer. Apart from the IP address, no personal data of the user is stored. This information is used to recognise you automatically the next time you visit our websites and to facilitate navigation or to compile anonymous statistics on the use of our website.

Further information on cookies can be found in our cookie policy.

NEWSLETTER

We use a double opt-in procedure for our newsletter, i.e. we will only e-mail you a newsletter after you have expressly confirmed that you would like us to activate the newsletter service for you. We will then send you a notification e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive our newsletter by clicking on a link in the e-mail. If you do not wish to receive any newsletters from us at a later date, you can object to this at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs at applicable basic rates. A message in text form (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient. Of course you will also find an unsubscribe link in every newsletter.

MATOMO ANALYTICS (FORMERLY “PIWIK”)

This website uses Matomo Analytics for web analysis. For this purpose, usage information generated by “cookies” (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes after it has been made anonymous. No information about your use of the site generated by the cookie will be passed on to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Deactivate collection of data by Matomo Analytics
Below you can deactivate the collection of data by Matomo Analytics. A so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser for this purpose. To do this, please uncheck the box below.

Note: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will be deleted as well and must be stored by you again.

AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING/PROFILING

As a responsible company, we do not practise automated decision-making or profiling.

SECURITY NOTICE

We as data processors have taken technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and all persons involved in data processing are obliged to comply with the GDPR and other data protection laws and to treat personal data confidentially.

In the case of the collection and processing of personal data, the information is transmitted in encrypted form to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our security measures are continuously revised in line with technological developments.

Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps. Therefore, absolute protection cannot be guaranteed.

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

You can receive information and a copy of your personal data stored and processed by us free of charge at any time.

This right to information includes information on the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data being processed, recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, if possible the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored, or if not possible, the criteria for determining this period, the existence of the right to have your personal data corrected or deleted or to have processing of your personal data restricted or to object to such processing, the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority and, if the data has not been collected from you, all available information on the origin of the data and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR.

You also have the right to request information as to whether your personal data has been transferred to a third country or an international organisation and what appropriate guarantees exist for the transfer.

RIGHT TO CONFIRMATION

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you will be processed.

RIGHT TO RECTIFICATION

You have the right to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning you. In addition, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

RIGHT TO ERASURE

You have the right to request that the data concerning you stored by us be erased immediately for one of the following reasons:

  • The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
  • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject.
  • The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services provided in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1.

If personal data have been made public by us and we are obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, we will take appropriate measures to inform other persons responsible for processing the published personal data that you have requested the deletion of all links to these personal data or of copies or replications of this data.

RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted, provided that one of the following conditions is met:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by you for a period that enables us to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful and you refuse deletion of the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted.
  • We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1), as long as it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of our company outweigh yours.

RIGHT TO DATA TRANSFERABILITY

You may request to receive the data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a common and machine-readable format at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to transmit this data to another person responsible without our interference, provided that the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority that was transferred to us. Furthermore, you may request that personal data concerning you be transferred directly by us to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible and does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.

RIGHT TO OBJECTION

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1e or f GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data unless we can provide evidence of legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to our processing for direct advertising purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.

You are free to exercise your right to objection by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of Information Society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

RIGHT TO REVOCATION

You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future.

RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTACT

Responsible in the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the EU member states and other data protection regulations is usd AG (address below).

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us. Of course, we are also available to you for all of the above-mentioned rights, suggestions or complaints.

If required, please write to usd AG, Frankfurter Str. 233, Haus C1, 63263 Neu-Isenburg or send an e-mail to datenschutz@usd.de.

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Our Data Protection Officer is at your disposal at all times for any questions and suggestions regarding data protection.

The contact details of our data protection officer are as follows: Attorney Marcel Wetzel, DEUDAT GmbH, Gotzkowskystraße 20/21, 10555 Berlin, e-mail: marcel.wetzel@deudat.de

RIGHT OF APPEAL TO A SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the GDPR or the BDSG.

Please address complaints to the Hessian Data Protection Officer:

Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte
Postfach 3163
65021 Wiesbaden

https://datenschutz.hessen.de/datenschutz/datenschutzbeauftragte

CHANGES TO OUR DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our notices on data protection accordingly. Please note the current version of our data protection declaration.

The last update took place on 03/05/2018