Privacy Policy

Privacy declaration

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1 Responsible Authority

We are happy about you visiting our website. We would like to introduce you to the responsible authority in terms of data protection law as applicable:

Nicole Linke PT
Putbusser Straße 8
13355 Berlin
Phone: +49 1512 0249885
E-mail: nicole@nicolelinke.com

2 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.

2.1 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.

2.2 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.

3 Hoster

3.1 Siteground

Our Website is presented in the Internet by a service provider. We use the service of SiteGround Spain S.L., C/ Serrano 1, 5º, 28001 Madrid, Spain. We have concluded a data processing agreement with our provider. With this contract, our provider is obliged to process the data according to our instructions. You can find more information on data processing at our provider in his privacy policy at https://www.siteground.com/terms.htm. The legal basis for this data processing is on the one hand our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimization in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, and, on the other hand, our contractual or pre-contractual legal relationship in accordance with 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.“

4 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).

5 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.

6 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.

Based on our legitimate interest in a flawlessly functioning online offer and its economic and efficient design and optimization according to Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, our website uses cookies and where required technologies with a similar target bearing, like pixel, web-beacons or tags, in order to allow you to use our offer better, more effectively and in a more secure way. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and which store certain data about your user behavior on our page. These can be “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies are stored on your computer permanently until you delete them. That allows us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again and to provide you with features or offers according to your previous usage.
Our website only uses cookies which are necessary for the use of our website and in particular no external tracking or advertising cookies.
Your browser allows you to prevent the use of cookies in general or in specific cases. Please check the instructions for your browser to find out more about this. You can also delete cookies following these instructions which we have listed for you:

for Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
for Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
for Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
for Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
for Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

Blocking cookies may limit the functionality of our website and of other websites visited by you.
More information on this topic, in particular how you can administer, limit or completely disable third-party cookies and technologies with a similar purpose, can be found at:
https://www.aboutads.info/choices
https://www.youronlinechoices.eu
https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices

8 Transfer of data

8.1 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.

8.2 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.

9 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.

9.1 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.

9.2 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.

9.3 Data Transfer

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

9.4 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).

10 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.

11 Data Entry

11.1 Encryption of Data Entry

When you enter data on our website, whether in a contact form, during the registration process, when you log in or for payment purposes, the website, where you enter the data, is encrypted. Thus, third parties can not read what you enter. You will recognise the encryption by the lock symbol in your browser and by the URL beginning with “https“ instead of “http“.

11.2 Contact Forms

11.2.1 General contact form

When you fill out a contact form or when you send us an e-mail or another electronic message, your information will be stored for the processing of the request, for possible follow-up questions or for other related questions and will only be used to follow up with the request.

Your data will be transferred in an encrypted manner, preventing third parties from reading your data while it is being entered.

Basis for this storage is the safeguarding of our legitimate interests in regard to communication with interested users pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and in the case of inquiries prior to entering into a contract also the performance of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para (b) GDPR.

Your data remains stored for as long as the processing of the request requires, in particular as long as the storage is still necessary to perform the contract, to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or we are compelled by law to keep your data stored (for example based on tax-law requirements to maintain files).

11.3 Registration

If you register on our website, we will ask for compulsory and potentially also non-compulsory data in accordance with our registration form for the purposes listed hereinafter.
Your data will be entered in an encrypted manner, so that third parties cannot read your data while being entered.
The legal basis for this storage is our legitimate interest in communication with interested users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and also the storage of contractual data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR in case of contracts, including non-remunerated ones.
Your data will remain stored for as long as you remain registered, particularly as long as the storage is still required to perform the contract, to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or for as long as we are required by law to store your data (for example pursuant to tax-law requirements to store documents).

11.3.1 Webinar

If you register for a webinar, we will ask for your e-mail address and your first name, because we like to address you personally. We will only use your data to inform you about the implementation of the webinar as well as possibly about information which is necessary for the webinar to be carried out (for example change of date, participation requirements, technical details) and materials (like slides, content information). Your data will be deleted after the completion of the webinar.

11.3.2 Membership Area

If you register for our membership area, we will ask for data in accordance with our registration form, because we do not permit the anonymous use of our services. We will only use your data to provide you with the information necessary for using the membership area (news, news in the membership area and technical information).

11.3.3 Membership Area Exchange

You can register in our Member's Area to engage in conversation with our other customers. We will ask for your data according to our registration form to allow us to present you to our other customers.
Once you have logged out from the membership area, your entries there will remain, even if you deregister. If you do not want this to happen, you can contact the e-mail address listed in the “About Us” section below and request that these entries will be deleted. We will then also delete the entries.

11.3.4 Course Registration

If you register for a course, we will ask for your data according to the registration form, because we like to address you personally. We will only use your data to inform you about the implementation of the course as well as possibly about information which is necessary for the course to be carried out (for example change of date, participation requirements, technical details) and materials (like slides, content information).

12 Newsletter

12.1 MailPoet

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 pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR) the provider MailPoet of Automaticc, Inc. (60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, California 94110) from the USA. This means that your data will be exported to the USA.

In our newsletter, we will also ask you explicitly to provide your consent to forwarding your data to MailPoet and to the USA. By clicking on the link, you express your consent, which you may withdraw at any time. Regarding the handling of your data by MailPoet, we refer you to the privacy policy of MailPoet. MailPoet will only use your data when mailing the newsletter and they will analyse that mailing on our behalf. In addition, MailPoet will only use your data to improve its own service. MailPoet will not use the data to contact you directly or to pass on your data to third parties.

The mails used by MailPoet include a "web beacon", which will inform MailPoet 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 MailPoet. 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 as long as you are in 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.

12.1.1 Mailpoet

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
6 rue Dieudu00e9
13006, Marseille
FRANCE
Homepage: https://www.mailpoet.com/
Privacy Declaration: https://www.mailpoet.com/privacy-notice/.
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://www.mailpoet.com/privacy-notice/ 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.

13 Social Media

13.1 Social Media Plugins

13.1.1 General information

Social media plugins normally lead to the IP address of each visitor to a page being collected by theses services immediately and the users having their subsequent browsing history recorded. This may even happen if you do not click on the button.

To prevent this, we use the Shariff method. Thus, our social media buttons only establish the direct contact between the social network and you only once you click on the respective share button. If you are already registered with a social network, Facebook and Google+ do not require a new window for this. Twitter will show a pop-up window, in which you can still edit the text of the tweet.

Thus, you can publish our content in social networks without them being able to put together complete browsing profiles. The Shariff method is already being used by many websites in order to protect their users.

But, at the latest, when you follow the 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.

13.1.2 Facebook

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 plugins of the social network of Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland. Due to the Shariff method, Facebook will only learn your IP address and your visit to our website, once you will have clicked on the button. If you confirm the plugin while being logged in at Facebook, Facebook may attribute your use to your user account.

Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the ground of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.

The collection and use of your data which is then possibly carried out by Facebook is beyond our knowledge or control. You will find further information in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php.

Regarding the general approach to cookies and their deactivation, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

13.1.3 Instagram Feed

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 plugins of the social network Instagram, provided by Instagram LLC, now Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland.

The feed automatically displays the contents of our Instagram feed on our website. However, with the Shariff method, Facebook only learns of your IP address and your visit to our website once you have activated the display of the feed. If you confirm the plugin while being logged into Instagram, Instagram/Facebook may attribute your use to your user account.
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the ground of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.
We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Instagram. Further information can be found in Instagram's privacy policy at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.
For the general approach to cookies and their deactivation as well as regarding the passing of data to third parties, particularly to the USA, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

13.1.4 Linkedin

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 plugins of 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. With the Shariff method, LinkedIn will only learn of your IP address and your visit to our website once you have clicked on the button. If you confirm the plugin while being logged into LinkedIn, LinkedIn may attribute your use to your user account.

The data collected by Linkedin may be transferred by Linkedin to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA.

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?_l=de_DE. For the general approach to cookies and their deactivation as well as regarding the passing of data to third parties, particularly to the USA, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

13.1.5 Twitter

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 plugins by the social network of Twitter International Company,
One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRELAND. Due to the Shariff method, Twitter will only learn your IP address and your visit to our website once you will have reconfirmed the retweet button.

That way, your data may be transferred to the USA.

The collection and use of your data which is then possibly carried out by Twitter is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find more information in Twitter’s privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Regarding the general approach to cookies and their deactivation, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

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.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Facebook by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland. 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.
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.
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 https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Instagram by Instagram LLC, now Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland.

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.
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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/.

13.3 Social Media Videos

13.3.1 Youtube (Two Click)

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 YouTube, a service provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland in order to embed videos.
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 click the button. If you confirm the plugin while being logged in at YouTube, Google may attribute your use to your user account.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA.

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/.

Regarding the general approach to cookies and their deactivation, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

14 Google

14.1 Google Analytics 4

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, Ireland.
This helps to analyse the use of websites. In that process, the data can be turned into pseudonymous user profiles. Google uses different technologies for that purpose, which are based on algorithms. In particular the following data will be collected for that purpose: pageviews, scrolls until the end of the page, clicks on external links, website search queries, watching of embedded YouTube videos, file downloads.

Google may transfer the collected data to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA. We have concluded a data-processing agreement with Google, according to which Google will only process your information in accordance with our instructions. This data-processing agreement also states that Google may only transfer the data to the USA within the framework of the standard contractual clauses, see the Google Ads Data Processing Terms for further information. The Google Ads Data Processing Terms are available here: https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms/.

Google will automatically anonymize your IP address, which means that information won't be stored on their hard disk. To ensure an adequate protection of your data, we have also concluded a data-processing agreement with Google, according to which Google will not combine your information with other data collected by Google with the goal of determining your identity.

If you don't find this sufficient, you can also use the link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de to download and install Google's browser plugin to block Google Analytics, which will prevent Google from collecting and passing on your personal data.

You can also prevent being analysed by Google Analytics by using the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics to place an opt-out cookie, which will also prevent the data from being collected.

If you want to read about Google's privacy policy, please use the following link https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

15 Videoconferences, Webinare and Onlinemeetings

15.1 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. We have a contract according to the EU standard contractual clauses with our external communication provider, in which he guarantees to protect your data in compliance with the GDPR. Additionally we have 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.

16 Payment providers

16.1 PayPal

If you choose one of the payment options of our partner PayPal, provided by PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg, the data entered by you when ordering will be sent to PayPal in order to facilitate the contractual payment. Detailed information about this can be found in the privacy policy of PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=de_DE

The legal basis for passing on your data to PayPal is primarily the processing of your contractual data according to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR as well as 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.

17 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.

17.1 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.

Facebook has concluded an agreement with us https://www.facebook.com/legal/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: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.

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 (while being logged in to facebook).

And you can change your advertisement preferences here.

17.2 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
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA
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/.

17.3 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.

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

17.4 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.
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.

17.5 Vimeo

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

Vimeo, Inc.,
555 West 18th Street,
New York, New York 10011
USA
Contact

If you open our channel on Vimeo, your data will be forwarded to the USA.

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

Vimeo 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 Vimeo considerably and in different ways: https://vimeo.com/privacy#account_video_privacy_settings

17.6 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.

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.
And you can change your advertisement preferences here.


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This is our current valid privacy policy from 02.12.2021

Privacy Policy Social Media Fanpage(s)

Responsible Authority

We are happy that you are visiting our fan page. First of all, we want to introduce ourselves as in the legal notice as the responsible authority, together with the social media platform mentioned below, within the meaning of data protection law and inform you about the processing of your personal data
In line with our statutory obligations, we want to inform you about the collection and processing of your personal data.

Cookies

Based on its 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, the social media platform uses cookies, so that its offer can be used better, more effectively and more securely. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and which save certain data about your user behaviour in your browser, so that, for example, an offer can be made to you based on your previous usage. These can be so-called “session cookies”, which will be automatically deleted at the end of your visit to the social media platform. But there are also cookies that will be stored on your computer permanently, unless you delete them. This allows the social media platform to recognise your browser the next time you access the website and to present offers which will correspond to your previous use of this website.

Your browser allows you to disable cookies in general or in specific cases. Please refer to the user manual of your browser for further details. Blocking cookies may limit the functionality of our and other websites that you visit.

You can permanently prevent the storage of cookies in your browser by downloading and installing the plugin linked to hereinafter. You find more information here.

You can also prevent the use of cookies by third-party providers by declaring your opt-out on the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative, following the instructions there. You find more information here. The same offer can be found on this US-American website.

The social media platform may be registered outside of the EU. This means that it is possible that your data will be stored and processed outside of the EU, in particular through cookies, active Java scripts and other technologies. However, we only have fan pages with providers from third countries, for which the EU Commission has determined a similar level of data protection as within the EU or for which you have provided your informed consent or for which we have agreed a standard contract with the provider in order to protect your data.

Users’ Rights

According to the ECJ ruling dated 5 June 2018, we are always jointly responsible for our social media fan page(s) together with the respective social media platform. This means that you may also exercise your general rights, as subsequently described, 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.

Information

You may at any time and without any cost demand information about the personal data stored about you from us and from the social media platform. To avoid misuse, it will be necessary that you identify yourself.

Deletion, Correction, Limitation

You may at any time request from us and from the social media platform correction (also by adding more information) of incorrect data as well as limitation of its processing or even deletion of your data. This applies in particular if the purpose for processing has expired, if a required consent has been withdrawn and if there is no other legal basis or if our data processing is illegal. We will then correct, block or even delete your personal data without delay and within the statutory framework.

Objection

At any time, you have the right to withdraw the consent to the processing of your personal data which you previously granted to us or to the social media platform. This notice may be sent without any formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the address mentioned in the “About Us” section or by clicking on the unsubscribe link (if provided by us or the social media platform). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Transfer of Data

You may request the transfer of all data stored about you from us or from the social media platform in a machine-readable format.

Complaint

If you feel that the data processing by the social media platform or by us infringes any of your rights, you may contact the competent regulatory body (here you find a list of the relevant authorities) and file a complaint.

Storage Period

We generally leave your data on the social media platform and do not import it onto our server. But if that should occur, your data will generally only remain stored with us for as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. A longer storage period is possible if it is still necessary for us to enforce our rights or for other legitimate interests or if we are bound by law to keep your data longer (for example according to tax-law requirements to keep documents for a time frame between 6 and 10 years).

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.

General Information about any Fan Page

We use fan page(s) on social media platforms. 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 browser, 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. Please also see the following information about the relevant fan page.

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.

Facebook has concluded an agreement with us https://www.facebook.com/legal/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: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.

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.

And you can change your advertisement preferences here.

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
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA
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.

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.
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.

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