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Data privacy statement

Data privacy is of especially great importance for our company. It is essentially possible to use the website without providing any personal data. Should a particular person wish to make use of special services of our company online, however, it may be necessary to process personal data. Should the processing of personal data be required, and should no legal basis exist for such processing, we will obtain the prior consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in line with the Federal Data Privacy Act (BDSG), the EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25/05/2018, and any laws which likewise apply. With this data privacy statement, our company would like to provide information on the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data processed by us, and explain to persons concerned what rights they are entitled to assert.

Our company has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures in order to ensure that any personal data processed is protected as comprehensively as possible. Web-based data transmission may, however, possibly contain security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed.

1 Definitions

Our company’s data privacy statement is based on the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). It is formulated so as to be easy to read and understood. In order to ensure this, we are explaining the terms used in advance:

1.1 Personal data

Personal data is “any information which relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as either ’affected person‘ or ’person concerned‘). A natural person is considered identifiable if he or she can be directly or indirectly identified, in particular by means of being allocated to an identifier, such as a name, an ID number, site data, an online identifier or one or more special features which are the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of said natural person” (see Art. 4(1) of the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR)).

1.2 Person concerned/affected person

A person concerned or affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the party responsible for the processing.

1.3 Processing

Processing is any procedure carried out with or without the aid of automated methods, or any such sequence of procedures in connection with personal data, such as the gathering, recording, organising, ordering, storage, adaptation or amendment of data, the reading out of it, querying of it, use, disclosure of it by way of transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, the comparison or linking of it, or the limitation, deletion or destruction of it.

1.4 Limitation of processing

Limitation of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its future processing.

1.5 Profiling

Profiling means any kind of automated processing of personal data where such personal data is used to assess certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular in order to analyse or predict aspects in regard to work performance, economic position, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, place of residence or change of location of such natural person.

1.6 Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation means processing personal data in the case where the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific person concerned without drawing upon additional information. Such additional information that is subject to the technical and organisational measures is stored separately, and it is thus guaranteed that the personal data cannot be allocated to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1.7  Responsible party or party responsible for the processing

The party responsible, or the party responsible for processing the information, is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body which decides, either alone or together with others, for the purpose and means of processing personal data.

1.8  Contract data processor

A contract data processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the party responsible.

1.9  Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to whom or which personal data is disclosed, irrespective of whether the latter is a third party or not. Authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a particular investigation mandate under EU law or the law of the Member States are not, however, deemed recipients.

1.10 Third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body other than the person concerned, the responsible party, the contract data processor and the persons who are authorised, under the direct responsibility of the party responsible or the contract data processor, to process the personal data.

1.11 Consent

Consent means any expression of intent in the form of a declaration or any other clear confirmatory action voluntarily submitted by the person concerned in regard to the particular case in an informed way and unmistakably, with which the person concerned makes it understood that he or she is in agreement with the processing of the personal data concerning him or her.

2 Name and address of the party responsible for the processing

The party responsible within the meaning of the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) is:

Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co. KG
Ernst-Hatz-Str. 16
94099 Ruhstorf an der Rott

E-Mail: dataprotection[at]hatz-diesel.de
www.hatz-diesel.com



3 Contact details of our external Data Privacy Officer

Mr Michael Gruber
BSP-SECURITY
Franz-Mayer-Str. 1
D-93053 Regensburg

Tel. +49 (0) 941 46 29 09 29
info[at]bsp-security.de
www.bsp-security.de

Any person affected may, if he or she has any questions or suggestions on data privacy, contact our Data Privacy Officer directly.

4 Cookies

Our company’s web pages make use of cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via a web browser.

Numerous websites and servers make use of cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called “cookie ID”. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string, through which web pages and servers can be allocated to the specific web browser in which the cookie is stored. This makes it possible for the web pages and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other web browsers containing other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognised again and identified via the unique cookie ID. Through the use of cookies, Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH can provide the users of this website with user-friendly services, which would not be possible without placing the cookie.

The information and services available on our website can be optimised to the benefit of the user using a cookie. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognise the user of our website again. The purpose of such recognition is to facilitate the use of our website for users. The user of a website that uses cookies does, for example, not need to enter his or her access data again every time he or she visits the website, because this is handled by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. A further example is a cookie administering a shopping cart in the web shop. The web shop notes the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The person concerned can at any time prevent cookies from being placed by our website by adjusting the setting of the web browser used accordingly, and thus permanently oppose the placing of cookies. Furthermore, any cookies already placed can be deleted via a web browser or other software program at any time. This is possible in all common web browsers. Should the person concerned disable the placing of cookies in the web browser used, it will be the case that, under certain circumstances, not all functions of our website can be used in full.

5 Gathering general data and information

Every time the website is accessed by a particular person or an automated system, the web server of Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH gathers a range of pieces of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The browser types and versions used, the operating system used by the accessing system, the website from which an accessing system reaches our website, the sub-pages of the website which are accessed on our website via an accessing system, the date and time of any access to the website, an Internet protocol address (IP address), the Internet Service Provider of the accessing system and any other similar data and information which serves to fend off risk in the event of our IT systems being attacked may be gathered.

When using such general data and information, Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH does not draw any conclusions concerning the person concerned. Rather, such information is needed in order to deliver the content of our website correctly, optimise the content of our website, as well as the advertising for it, guarantee the ongoing functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. Such data and information gathered anonymously is therefore evaluated by Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH on the one hand statistically, and also with the aim of increasing data privacy and data security at our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from any personal data given by a person concerned.

6 The option to make contact via the website

Based on statutory regulations, our company’s website contains details which make it possible to make fast contact with our company electronically, as well as enable direct communication with us, which likewise comprises a general e-mail address. Should a person concerned take up contact with the party responsible for the processing via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will automatically be saved. Such personal data transmitted to the person responsible for the processing by a person concerned on a voluntary basis is saved for the purposes of processing the request or taking up contact with the person concerned. Such personal data is not passed on to third parties.

7 Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The party responsible for the processing only processes and stores personal data of the person concerned for the period of time which is necessary in order to achieve the purpose of the processing, or in so far as the latter has been stipulated in laws or regulations forming the basis for the processing by the party responsible by the legislative authority. Should the purpose of such storage lapse, or should a storage period prescribed by the legislative authority expire, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted, in line with the statutory regulations.


8 Rights of the person concerned

8.1 The right to receive confirmation

Every person concerned is entitled to request from the person responsible for the processing a confirmation on whether personal details concerning him or her are processed. Should a person concerned wish to lay claim to this right of confirmation, he or she may contact our Data Privacy Officer or any other employee of the party responsible for the processing for that purpose.

8.2 Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data is entitled to receive the information on the personal data stored on his or her person from the party responsible for the processing, free of charge, and be given a copy of such information along with the information cited here:

  • The purposes of processing the personal data
  • the categories of personal data that is being processed
  • the recipient or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been disclosed or is yet to be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in non-EU countries or at international organisations
  • if possible, the scheduled duration for which the personal data will be saved, or, if this is not possible, the criteria for laying down such duration
  • the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning him or her or to restricting the processing by the party responsible or of a right of opposition against such processing
  • the existence of a right to appeal to a regulatory authority
  • if the personal data is not gathered from the person concerned: any information available on the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision making, including profiling pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), and — at least in such cases — meaningful information on the logic involved, as well as the reach, and the effects of such processing aimed for, for the person concerned.


The person concerned moreover has a right to information on whether personal data has been transmitted to a non-EU country or an international organisation. Should this be the case, the person concerned shall also be entitled to receive information on the appropriate warranties in connection with the transmission.

Should a person concerned wish to lay claim to such a right to information, he or she may contact our Data Privacy Officer for this purpose at any time.

8.3 Right to correction

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand immediate correction of any incorrect personal data concerning him or her. The person concerned is, furthermore, entitled, taking into account the purpose of the processing, to demand that incomplete personal data is completed - also by way of a supplementary statement.

Should a person concerned wish to lay claim to such a right to information, he or she may contact our Data Privacy Officer for this purpose at any time.

8.4 The right to deletion (the right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand of the party responsible that the personal data concerning him or her is deleted immediately, if one of the following grounds applies and if the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data has been gathered for such purposes, or processed in another way, for which it is no longer needed.
  • The person concerned revokes his or her consent, on which he or she based the processing pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) or Art. 9(2)(a) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • Pursuant to Art. 21(1) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), the person concerned is filing an opposition to the processing, and there are no overriding justified grounds for the processing, or the person concerned is filing an opposition against the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR).
  • The personal data has been processed illegitimately.
  • The deletion of the personal data is necessary in order to fulfil a legal obligation in accordance with EU law or the law of the Member States to which the party responsible is subject.
  • The personal data has been gathered in regard to services offered in the information society pursuant to Art. 8(1) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR).


Should one of the above-mentioned grounds apply and an affected person wish to arrange for the deletion of personal data that is stored with our company, he or she may contact our Data Privacy Officer for this purpose at any time. Our Data Privacy Officer will arrange for the request for deletion to be complied with without delay.

Should the personal data have been published by our company, and should our company, as the party responsible pursuant to Art. 17(1) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), be obliged to delete said personal data, our company shall, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, take appropriate steps, also of a technical nature, to inform other parties responsible for the data processing, who process the published personal data, that the person concerned has requested from such other parties responsible for processing the data that all links to said personal data or copies or replications of such personal data be deleted, provided that the processing is not necessary. The Data Privacy Officer will arrange for whatever is necessary in the individual case.

8.5 Right to limit the processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the Legislator of the respective European Directives and Regulations, to require the party responsible to limit the processing of the data if one of the following prerequisites exists:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the person concerned, and in fact for a period of time which enables the party responsible to check the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is illegitimate, and the person concerned refuses to have the personal data deleted, and instead demands that the use of the personal data be restricted.
  • The party responsible no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of the processing, the person concerned does, however, require it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The person affected has filed an opposition against the processing of the data pursuant to Art. 21(1) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), and it has not yet been established whether the justified grounds of the party responsible outweigh those of the affected person.

Should any of the above-mentioned prerequisites apply and an affected person wish to request that the personal data that is stored with our company be limited, he or she may contact our Data Privacy Officer for this purpose at any time. The Data Privacy Officer will arrange for the processing of the data to be limited.

8.6 The right to data portability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data is entitled to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which has been provided to a party responsible by the affected person, in a structured, up-to-date and machine-readable format. He or she additionally has the right to transmit such data to a different party responsible, without being hindered by the party responsible, to which or whom the personal data has been provided, as long as the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) or Art. 9(2)(a) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) or an agreement pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), and the processing is undertaken with the aid of automated procedures, as long as the processing is not necessary in order to complete a task that is in the public interest or completed to exercise official authority that has been conferred upon the party responsible.

When exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20(1) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), the person concerned is, moreover, entitled to cause the personal data to be transmitted directly from one party responsible to another party responsible, if the latter is technically feasible, and as long as the rights and freedoms of other persons are not thereby impaired.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the person concerned may contact the Data Privacy Officer appointed by us at any time.

8.7 Right to file an opposition

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, for reasons which arise from his or her particular situation, to file an opposition against the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is being undertaken based on Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), at any time. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an opposition, our company no longer processes the personal data, unless we can provide evidence of mandatory grounds for the processing, worthy of protection, which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Should our company process personal data in order to carry out direct marketing, the person concerned is entitled to file an opposition against the processing of the personal data for the purposes of such marketing, at any time. This also applies to profiling, in so far as it is connected with such direct marketing. Should the person concerned oppose the data being processed for the purposes of direct marketing, vis-à-vis our company, we will no longer process the personal data for such purposes.

In addition, the person concerned is entitled, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to file an opposition against the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is performed by our company for scientific or historic research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89(1) General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), unless such processing is necessary in order to complete a task that falls within the scope of the public interest.

In order to exercise the right of opposition, the person concerned may contact the Data Privacy Officer directly.

8.8 Automated decisions in the individual case, including profiling

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right not to be subjected to a decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - which develops legal validity in regard to him or her or affects him or her considerably in a similar way, as long as the decision is not required for concluding or fulfilling an agreement between the person concerned and the party responsible, or admissible based on legislation of the Union or the Member States, to which the party responsible is subject, with such legislation containing appropriate steps to preserve the rights and freedoms, as well as the justified interests of the person concerned, or effected with the express consent of the person concerned.

Should the decision regarding the conclusion or fulfilment of an agreement between the person concerned and the party responsible be required, or should it be taken with the express consent of the person concerned, our company will take appropriate steps to preserve the rights and freedoms of the person concerned, as well as his or her justified interests, which at least includes the right to arrange for the intervention of a person on the part of the party responsible, the right to explain one’s own position and the right to contest the decision.

Should the person concerned wish to assert rights in regard to automated decisions, he or she may, for this purpose, contact our Data Privacy Officer at any time.

8.9 The right to revocation of any consent under data privacy law

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke any consent given to the processing of personal data at any time. Should the person concerned wish to assert his or

her right to revoke any consent granted, he or she may contact our Data Privacy Officer for this purpose at any time.

9 Data privacy in the case of applications and in the application process

The party responsible for the processing gathers and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of executing the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is in particular the case if an applicant transmits corresponding application documents to our company electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form to be found on the website. Should our company conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be saved for the purpose of handling the employment relationship, adhering to the statutory regulations. Should no employment contract with the applicant be concluded by our company, the application documents will automatically be deleted six months after announcing the decision to turn down the application, unless such deletion is in conflict with any justified interests on the part of the party responsible for the processing. A justified interest, in this sense, may, for example, be an obligation to provide evidence in any proceedings under the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

10 Privacy Policy: Tracking Tools

Privacy Policy on the Implementation and Use of Facebook

The controller has incorporated plug-ins operated by Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network. A social network is an internet-based social meeting place and an online community that typically allows users to communicate with each other and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform to exchange views and experiences, and it allows the internet community to provide personal or business information. Facebook allows social network users to, amongst other things, create private profiles, upload photos and socialise via friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. When a data subject lives outside the United States or Canada, the data controller responsible for the processing of personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time a web page operated by the data controller responsible for the data processing and on which a Facebook plug-in has been integrated is accessed, the internet browser on the data subject's computer is automatically triggered by the respective Facebook plug-in to download a copy of the Facebook plug-in in question. A complete list of Facebook plug-ins can be downloaded here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_GB. As part of this technical process, Facebook is aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, then with each visit to our website by the data subject and throughout the duration of the respective stay on our website, Facebook recognises which specific subpage of our website the affected person visits. This information is collected through the Facebook plug-in and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and saves these personal data.

Facebook always receives information that the data subject has visited our website via the Facebook plug-in if the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as they access our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook plug-in or not. If the data subject does not wish to transfer such information to Facebook, they may prevent the data transfer by logging out of their Facebook account prior to loading our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://en-gb.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about Facebook's collection, processing and use of personal data. It also explains the options Facebook offers to protect data subjects' privacy. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook, for example the Facebook blocker of the provider Eyeo GmbH, which can be obtained at https://adblockplus.org/en. Such applications can be used by the data subject to prevent data transmission to Facebook.



Privacy Policy on the Implementation and Use of Google Analytics

The controller has incorporated components of Google Analytics (with anonymisation) on this website. Google Analytics is a Web analysis service. Web Analysis is the collection, gathering and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to web pages. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on from which website a data subject has come to a web page ("referrer"), which subpages of the webpage are accessed, and how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. Web analytics is used primarily to optimise a website and to run cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the "_gat._anonymizeIp" extension for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this extension, the data subject's IP address is shortened and anonymised by Google if access to our web pages is made from a Member State of the European Union or from another Contracting State of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse traffic flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our website, and to provide services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the data subject's computer. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google enables analysis of a user's use of our website. Each time a web page operated by the data controller and on which Google Analytics has been integrated is accessed, the internet browser on the data subject's computer is automatically triggered by the respective Google Analytics plug-in to transfer data to Google for the purposes of the online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google is given knowledge of personal data such as the IP address of the data subject. Among other things, this allows Google to trace the origin of visitors and clicks, thus making commission settlements possible.

By means of the cookie, personal data such as the access time, the place from which access was carried out, and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, are stored. Each time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States. This personal data is stored by Google in the USA. Google may pass on this personal data collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject can at any time prevent our website from setting cookies as described above by changing their browser settings and thus permanently refusing the setting of cookies. Changing the browser settings in this way would also prevent Google storing cookies on the data subject's computer. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time through the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to and prevent the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics via the use of this website, and to object to and prevent the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on available from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is regarded by Google as an objection. If the data subject's computer is wiped, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the person concerned must re-install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person that for whom they are responsible, there is the option to reinstall or re-enable the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable Google Privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

Privacy Policy on the Implementation and Use of LinkedIn

The controller has incorporated plug-ins operated by the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an internet-based social network that allows users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered persons in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn's operating company is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For privacy issues outside of the United States, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is responsible.

Each time there is a visit to our website – which has a LinkedIn plug-in – the plug-in triggers a download of a copy of the LinkedIn plug-in by the data subject's browser. More information about the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn is aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time, then with each visit to our website by the data subject and throughout the duration of the respective stay on our website, LinkedIn recognises which specific subpage of our website the affected person visits. This information is collected through the LinkedIn plug-in and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and saves these personal data.

Through the LinkedIn plug-in, LinkedIn always receives information that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn plug-in or not. If the data subject does not wish to transmit such information to LinkedIn, they may prevent the transmission by logging out of their LinkedIn account prior to loading our website.

Via https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the option to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, and to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses partners like Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. It is possible to opt out form these cookies via https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn's cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

Privacy Policy on the Implementation and Use of Twitter

The controller has incorporated plug-ins operated by Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual and publicly available microblogging service where users can post and distribute so-called tweets that are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not registered with Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to each user's followers. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user. Twitter also allows you to address a broad audience via hashtags, links and retweets.

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

Each time a web page operated by the data controller responsible for the processing and on which a Twitter plug-in (Twitter button) has been integrated is accessed, the internet browser on the data subject's computer is automatically triggered by the Twitter plug-in to download a copy of the corresponding Twitter plug-in. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/en/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter is aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter plug-in is to allow our users to redistribute the content of this website, to promote this website in the digital world, and to increase our traffic.

If the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time, then with each visit to our website by the data subject and throughout the duration of each stay on our website, Twitter recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected through the Twitter plug-in and linked by Twitter to the data subject's Twitter account. If the data subject activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are linked to the data subject's personal Twitter account and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter plug-in that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time as they access our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter plug-in or not. If the data subject does not wish to transmit such information to Twitter, they may prevent the transmission by logging out of their Twitter account prior to loading our website.

The current privacy policy of Twitter is available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Privacy Policy on the Implementation and Use of WiredMinds

The controller has incorporated plug-ins operated by WiredMinds on this website. The WiredMinds tools automatically detect and identify companies that visit a website. The WiredMinds plug-in allows the operator of a website using the plug-in to generate leads, i.e. to identify potential new customers.

The operating company of WiredMinds is WiredMinds GmbH, Lindenspürstraße 32, 70176 Stuttgart, Germany.

We use a WiredMinds counting pixel. A counting pixel is a miniature image embedded in a website, allowing log file recording, log file analysis and thus a statistical evaluation.

WiredMinds sets a cookie on the data subject's computer. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, analysis of a user's use of our website is made possible.

Pseudonymised usage profiles are created using the data obtained. The pseudonymised usage profiles are used for the purpose of analysing visitor behaviour and enable us to improve our website. The data collected through the WiredMinds plug-in will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the specific and explicit consent of the data subject. This data is not merged with personal data or with other data assigned to the same pseudonym.

Each time one of the websites is accessed, the internet browser on the data subject's computer is automatically triggered by the WiredMinds plug-in to transfer data for the purposes of the online analysis. As part of this technical process, WiredMinds is given knowledge of personal data such as the IP address of the data subject, which, among other things, makes it possible to trace the origin of visitors and clicks.

By means of the cookie, personal data such as the access time, the place from which access was carried out, and the frequency of visits to our website are stored. Each time you visit our website, these personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to the WiredMinds server in the United States. This personal data is stored by WiredMinds but is not shared with third parties.

The data subject can at any time prevent our website from setting cookies as described above by changing their browser settings and thus permanently refusing the setting of cookies. Changing the browser settings in this way would also prevent WiredMinds storing cookies on the data subject's computer. In addition, a cookie already set by WiredMinds can be deleted at any time through an internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to and prevent the collection of the data generated by WiredMinds via the use of this website. For this, the data subject must click on the Don't Track My Visits button under the link https://wm.wiredminds.de/track/cookie_mgr.php?mode=dont_track_ask&websitesel. If the data subject's computer is wiped, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the person concerned must re-install the opt-out cookie.

Further information and the applicable Google Privacy policy can be found at https://www.wiredminds.de/fileadmin/testimages/content/datenschutz/DSB_WiredMinds_16.pdf.

Privacy Policy on the Implementation and Use of Xing

The controller has incorporated components operated by Xing on this website. Xing is an internet-based social network that allows users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Users can create personal profiles on Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job vacancies on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time a web page operated by the data controller on which a Xing plug-in has been integrated is accessed, the internet browser on the data subject's computer is automatically triggered by the Xing plug-in to download a copy of the corresponding Xing plug-in. More information about the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing is aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time, then with each visit to our website by the data subject and throughout the duration of the respective stay on our website, Xing recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits. This information is collected through the Xing plug-in and assigned by Xing to the data subject's Xing account. If the data subject activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, e.g. the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and saves these personal data.

Through the Xing plug-in, Xing always receives information that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing plug-in or not. If the data subject does not wish to transmit such information to Xing, they may prevent the transmission by logging out of their Xing account prior to loading our website.

Xing's privacy policy, available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. In addition, Xing has posted privacy notices for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Privacy Policy on the Implementation and Use of YouTube

The controller has incorporated plug-ins operated by YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to freely set video clips and other users to freely view, evaluate and comment on them. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, so that both complete film and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or user-made videos via the internet portal are available.

The operating company of YouTube is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time a web page operated by the data controller responsible for the processing on which a YouTube plug-in has been integrated is accessed, the internet browser on the data subject's computer is automatically triggered by the YouTube plug-in to download a copy of the corresponding YouTube plug-in. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are aware of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to YouTube at the same time, then loading the subpage that contains a YouTube video will cause YouTube to recognise exactly which subpage of our website is being visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the YouTube plug-in and assigned by YouTube to the data subject's YouTube account.

YouTube and Google always receive information that the data subject has visited our website via the YouTube plug-in if the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the YouTube plug-in or not. If the data subject does not wish to transmit such information to YouTube and Google, they may prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account prior to loading our website.

YouTube's privacy policy, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, describes the collection, processing, and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

 



11 Competent regulatory authority for data privacy

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht
Promenade 27 (Schloss)
D-91522 Ansbach
Deutschland

Telefon: +49 (0) 981 53 1300
Telefax: +49 (0) 981 53 98 1300

E-Mail: poststelle[at]lda.bayern.de


12 Amendments to the data privacy provisions

We reserve the right to alter our security and data privacy provisions, should it be necessary due to technological developments. We will, in such cases, also adapt our data privacy statement accordingly. Please note the respective current version of our data privacy statement.

(04/2018)