Data Protection Statement

(As of March 2019)

I. Name and address of the controller

As defined by the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of Member States as well as other legal provisions on data protection, the controller is:

ARGES GmbH 
Werk 4
92442 Wackersdorf
Germany
+49 9431 7984 0
info@arges.de
https://www.arges.de

II. Contact data of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

DataCo GmbH 
Dachauer Straße 65
80335 Munich
Germany
+49 89 7400 45840
www.dataguard.de

III. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing personal data

We principally process our users' personal data only as far as this is required for providing a functioning website as well as for our content and services. Processing the personal data of our users is regularly effected only following consent by the user. Exceptions apply in those cases in which it is not possible to obtain any prior consent due to factual grounds and in which the processing of data is permitted by statutory provisions.

2. Legal basis for processing personal data

As far as we obtain consent from the data subject for processing operations concerning personal data, the legal basis for it is laid down in point (a) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For processing personal data required for the performance of a contract whose contracting party is the data subject, the legal basis for it is laid down in point (b) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR. This also applies to processing operations which are required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. As far as the processing of personal data is required for meeting a legal obligation our enterprise is subjected to, the legal basis for it is laid down in point (c) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person require the processing of personal data, the legal basis for it is laid down in point (d) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR. If processing is required to safeguard a legitimate interest by our enterprise or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first mentioned interest, the legal basis for it is laid down in point (f) of Article 6(1) 1 sentence 1 GDPR.

3. Erasure of data and storage period

The personal data of the data subject are erased or made unavailable as soon as the purpose of storage does no longer apply. Moreover, storage may be effected if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union law regulations, laws or other provisions which the controller is subjected to. Data are also erased or made unavailable if a storage period expires which had been specified by the indicated standards, unless the necessity of further storage of the data exists for any contract conclusion or contract performance.

IV. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data are being processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:

1. Right of access

You may request from the controller a confirmation as to whether personal data which concern you are processed by the controller. If such processing exists, you may request disclosure from the controller concerning the following information:

  1. the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
  2. the categories of personal data which are processed;
  3. the recipients or the categories of recipients to which your personal data were disclosed or will yet be disclosed;
  4. the planned duration of storage of your personal data or – if concrete details in this respect are not possible – criteria for determining the storage period;
  5. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  7. all available information about the origin of the data where the personal data have not been obtained from the data subject;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether your personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be advised about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the controller if your processed personal data are inaccurate or incomplete. The controller shall effect the rectification without undue delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

On the following conditions, you may request the restriction of processing your personal data:

  • if you contest the accuracy of your personal data for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • if processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request, instead, the restriction of use of the personal data;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
  • if you had objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and it has not yet been verified whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your grounds.

If processing of your personal data has been restricted, such data shall – with the exception of storage – only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If the restriction of processing had been applied according to the aforementioned requirements, you shall be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted

4. Right to erasure

a) Obligation of erasure
You may request from the controller that your personal data are erased without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase such data without undue delay if one of the following grounds applies:

  1. Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) sentence (1), or point (a) of Article 6(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for processing.
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR.
  4. Your personal data were unlawfully processed.
  5. Your personal data have to be erased in compliance with a legal obligation according to Union law or the law of Member States to which the controller is subject.
  6. Your personal data were collected in relation to the offer of information society services pursuant to Article 8(1) GDPR.

b) Information to third parties
If the controller made your personal data public and is obligated to erase them pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR, the controller shall take reasonable measures – including those of a technical type, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation – to inform any other controllers processing personal data that you, as the data subject, had requested from the aforementioned controller the erasure of any and all links to, or copies or replications of those personal data.

c) Exceptions
The right to erasure does not exist as far as processing is necessary

  1. for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
  2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing according to the law of the Union or that of Member States to which the controller is subject, or for performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to point (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3) GDPR;
  4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, or for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in paragraph a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the realization of the objectives of such processing; or
  5. for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Right to notification

If you had claimed the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the latter shall be obligated to notify all recipients – to whom your personal data had been disclosed – about such rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or is connected with disproportionate expenditures. You have the right to be informed by the controller about these recipients.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive – in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format – the personal data concerning you, which you had made available to the controller. Moreover, you have
the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data had been made available, provided that

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR; and
  2. processing is carried out by means of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you have furthermore the right to effect that the personal data concerning you will be transmitted directly from one controller to another, as far as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons shall not be adversely affected thereby. The right to data portability does not apply to processing personal data which is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. Right to object

You have the right to object – on grounds resulting from your particular situation – at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on those provisions. The controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless the controller is able to present compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or processing is used for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. When personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of those personal data for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling as far as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes. In the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the opportunity to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

8. Right of withdrawal of the declaration of consent regarding data protection

You have the right to withdraw, at any time, your declaration of consent regarding data protection. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing effected on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.

9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affecting you. This does not apply if the decision

  1. is necessary for entering into, or for the performance of a contract between you and the controller,
  2. is authorized by Union or Member State legal provisions to which the controller is subject and which also lay down suitable measures for safeguarding your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests; or
  3. is based on your explicit consent.

However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data according to Article 9(1) GDPR, unless point (a) or (g) of Article 9(2) GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests are in place. With regard to the cases specified in 1. and 3., the controller implements suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, which includes at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your own point of view and to contest the decision.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 GDPR.

V. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Description and scope of data processing Every time our internet site is accessed, our system automatically records data and information from the accessing computer system. The following data are collected in this case:

  • Information about the type of browser and the version used
  • The operating system of the electronic device
  • Internet service provider of the user
  • IP address of the user
  • Date and time of day of access
  • Websites from which the user's system gets to our internet site
  • Websites which are accessed by the user's system via our website

These data are stored in our system log files. There is no storage effected of these data together with other personal data of the user.

2. Purpose of data processing

Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. To this end, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
Storage in log files is effected to ensure the functionality of the website. Moreover, the data help us optimize the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. In this context, there will be no analysis of data for marketing purposes.

These purposes also establish our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with point (f) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR..

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for temporary storage of the data and the log files is laid down in point (f) Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR.

4. Period of storage

Data are erased once they are no longer required for achieving the purpose of their collection. In the event of data collection for provision of the website, this will be the case when the respective session is terminated.

In the event of data storage in log files, this will be the case after seven days at the latest. Further storage in excess thereof is possible. In that case, the users' IP addresses are erased or altered so that it is no longer possible to allocate the accessing client.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

Collection of data for providing the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely essential for the operation of the internet site. Accordingly, no possibility of objection exists on the user's part.

VI. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored to the user's computer system in the internet browser or by the internet browser. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters enabling a clear identification of the browser when the website is accessed again. We are using cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our internet site require that the accessing browser can be identified even after a page change. The following data are stored and transferred in the cookie:

  • Language settings
  • Log-in information

Moreover, we are using cookies on our website by means of which an analysis of the users' web surfing conduct is rendered possible. The following data can thus be transferred:

  • Search terms entered
  • Frequency of accessing pages
  • Using website functions

The users' data thus collected are pseudonymized by means of technical measures. Accordingly, it is no longer possible to allocate the data to the accessing user. The data are not stored together with other personal data of the users. Upon calling our website, the user will be informed about the use of cookies for the purposes of analyses, and the user's consent is obtained concerning the processing of the personal data used in this connection. Reference is also made, in this connection, to this Data Protection Statement.

2. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for the users. Some functions of our internet site cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For those, it is required that the browser will also be recognized again after a page change. We need cookies for the following applications:

  • Taking over language settings
  • Remembering search terms

User data collected due to technically necessary cookies will not be used for creating user profiles. Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. By means of the analysis cookies, we find out how the website is used, and we can thus continuously optimize our offer. Moreover, the user data collected due to technically not necessary cookies will be used for the compilation of reports about the activities within this online presence and for analyzing visitors' actions for optimum placement of our ads in the Google advertising network. In the corresponding sections of this Data Protection Statement, you will find more detailed information on Google web analysis tools which we use – such as Google Analytics and Google AdWords. These purposes also establish our legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with point (f) Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing personal data with the use of technically required cookies is laid down in point (f) Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR. If the user's corresponding consent is available, the legal basis for processing personal data with the use of cookies for analysis purposes is point (a) in Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR.

4. Period of storage; possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted by it to our site. Accordingly, you as the user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies stored already may be erased at any time. This may also be done automatically. If the cookie for our website is deactivated, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be fully used.

VII. Email contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our internet site, it is possible to contact us via the email address made available. In that case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email are stored. However, in this context, there is no transfer of data to third parties. The data are exclusively used for processing the conversation.

2. Purpose of data processing

In case of contact by email, this will also present the required legitimate interest in processing the data.

3. Legal basis for data processing

If the user's consent is available, the legal basis for processing the data is point (a)
paragraph 6(1) GDPR. The legal basis for processing the data transmitted within the course of sending an email is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. If the email contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for processing is laid down in point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

4. Period of storage

Data are erased once they are no longer required for achieving the purpose of their collection. For the personal data sent by email, this will be the case once the respective conversation with the user is terminated. The conversation is terminated if it can be gathered from the situation that the matter at hand has been conclusively clarified. The personal data additionally collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The user may withdraw, at any time, consent to the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us by email, s/he may object, at any time, to the storage of his/her personal data. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. Withdrawal of consent and objection to the storage of data may be effected by email to dataprivacy@arges.de. In that case, all personal data are erased which had been stored in the course of having made contact.

VIII. Contact form

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our internet site provides a contact form which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes this opportunity, the data entered into the input screen are transmitted to us and stored. Moreover, the following data are stored upon sending the message:

  • Company name
  • Email address
  • First / last name
  • Phone / mobile number
  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Date and time of day of making contact

For data processing, your consent is requested within the scope of the sending process and reference is there made to this Data Protection Statement. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the email address made available. In that case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email are stored. In this context, there is no transfer of data to third parties. The data are exclusively used for processing the conversation.

2. Purpose of data processing

Processing personal data from the input screen is solely used for processing the making of contact. In case of contact by email, this will also present the required legitimate interest in processing the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process are used to prevent any abuse of the contact form and ensure the security of our IT systems.

3. Legal basis for data processing

If the user's consent is available, the legal basis for processing the data is point (a) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR. The legal basis for processing the data transmitted within the course of sending an email is point (f) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR. If the email contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for processing is laid down in point (b) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR.

4. Period of storage

Data are erased once they are no longer required for achieving the purpose of their collection. For the personal data from the input screen of the contact form and those sent by email, this will be the case once the respective conversation with the user is terminated. The conversation is terminated if it can be gathered from the situation that the matter at hand has been conclusively clarified. The personal data additionally collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The user may withdraw, at any time, his or her consent to the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us by email, s/he may object, at any time, to the storage of his/her personal data. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. Withdrawal of consent and objection to the storage of data may be effected by email to dataprivacy@arges.de. In that case, all personal data are erased which had been stored in the course of having made contact.

IX. Job application by email and job application form

1. Scope of processing personal data

Our internet site provides a job application form which can be used for an electronic job application. If an applicant uses this opportunity, the data entered into the input screen are transmitted to us and stored. Such data are:

  • Title /Mr./Ms.
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Date / place of birth
  • Address
  • Phone / mobile number
  • Email address
  • Salary expectations
  • Resumé
  • References
  • Photo
  • Resident / work permit

For processing your data, your consent is requested within the scope of the sending process and reference is made to this Data Protection Statement. Alternatively, you may also send us your application by email. In that case, we record your email address and the data you disclosed in your email. After having sent us your application, you will receive from us, by email, a confirmation of our receipt of your job application documents. There will be no transfer of your data to third parties. The data will be exclusively used for processing your job application.

2. Purpose of data processing

Processing personal data from the job application form is solely used by us for processing your job application. In case of contact by email, this will also present the required legitimate interest in processing the data.
The other personal data processed during the sending process are used to prevent any abuse of the job application form and ensure the security of our IT systems.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing your data is point (a) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR and Section (§) 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

4. Period of storage

After conclusion of the application process, the data will still be stored for up to six months. Your data will be deleted at the latest after the expiration of six months. In case of any legal obligation, the data shall be stored within the scope of the applicable provisions.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The applicant may withdraw, at any time, his or her consent for processing the personal data. If the applicant contacts us by email, s/he may object, at any time, to the storage of his/her personal data. In such a case, the application can no longer be considered. As described in the foregoing, the data transmitted by the applicants are deleted after the expiration of a period of six months so that we will be able to answer any possible follow-up questions to the application and meet our burden of proof under the General Act of Equal Treatment (AGG). Moreover, if the applicant wishes to have data changed retroactively or have them deleted before the expiration of the six-months retention period, the applicant may use, at any time, the email address available, in this respect, to him/her for the application process. In that case, all personal data are erased which had been stored in the course of the electronic application.

X. Social media accounts

We are presented in professional networks and on platforms such as XING and LinkedIn in order to be able to communicate with persons actively interested in our enterprise and inform them there about our enterprise and career opportunities. Upon accessing the respective networks and platforms, the business terms and conditions and the data processing regulations of the respective operators shall apply. Unless otherwise stipulated within the scope of our Data Protection Statement, we will process the data of users as far as they communicate with us within the social media network and the social media platform, e.g. write posts/contributions on our company website or send us messages. Summarized briefly, our online presence is used for the exchange of and for obtaining:

  • Information about products
  • Information about services
  • Information on career opportunities

We will store your activities disclosed about our company presence and any personal data until withdrawal of the data. Moreover, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

XI. Use of corporate accounts in professionally oriented networks

1. Scope of data processing

We are using the opportunities of corporate accounts in professionally oriented networks. We have corporate accounts in the following professionally oriented networks:

LinkedIn:
LinkedIn, Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

XING:
XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

We provide information on our pages and offer users the possibility of communication. We have no information regarding the processing of your personal data by the companies also responsible for the business account. You will find further information in this respect in the data protection statement of:

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

XING:
https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

When performing an action, i.e. posting, on our social media business pages (e.g. writing comments and contributions or liking something, etc.), it might be that you will thus make personal data public (e.g. the real name or the photo of your user profile).

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing your data in connection with the use of our corporate account or business page is point (f) Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

Our corporate account will help to inform users about our services. In this respect, any user is free to publish personal data through activities.

4. Period of storage

We will store your activities disclosed about our corporate account or business page and any personal data until you issue any withdrawal of your data. Moreover, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

You may object, at any time, to the processing of your personal data which we record within the scope of your use of our business page and you may claim your rights of affected persons indicated under IV of this Data Protection Statement. To that effect, send us an informal email to the email address indicated in this Data Protection Statement. Additional information on possibilities of objection and elimination will be found here:

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

XING:
https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

XII. Hosting

The website will be hosted on servers by a service provider commissioned by us. The servers automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transfers upon visiting the website. Stored information is the following:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Accessed page
  • Date / time of day of the server request
  • IP address

There will be no merging of these data with other data sources. The data are collected on the basis of point (f) Article 6(1) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in technically fault-free presentation and optimization of his website – the server log files must be recorded for this. We concluded, with the corresponding service provider, a contract for order processing in which we obligate the corresponding service provider to protect the user data and not transmit them to third parties. The geographic location of the website server is in Germany.

XIII. Plug-ins used

We use plug-ins for different purposes: The plug-ins used are listed in the following:

Use of Google Analytics

1. Scope of personal data processing

We are using Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). Google examines, inter alia, the origin of visitors, their length of stay on individual pages as well as the use of search engines and thus permits better performance control of advertising campaigns. To this end, Google places a cookie on your computer. Personal data can thus be stored and analyzed, especially data regarding the user's activity (especially which pages have been visited and which elements were clicked on); equipment and browser information (especially the IP address and the operating system); data about the advertisements displayed (especially which advertisements were displayed and whether the user had clicked on them) and also data of advertising partners (especially pseudonymized user IDs). The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is transferred to a Google server in the U.S.A. and stored there. In case of the activated IP-anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is beforehand truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is transferred only in exceptional cases to a Google server in theU.S. and truncated there. IP-anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compile reports about website activities and provide further services to the website operator which are connected with the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. You may prevent storage of the cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; please be advised, however, that you might possibly not be able to use the complete functions of our website to their full extent. Further information regarding data collection and storage by Google is provided here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

2. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of processing personal data is the specific addressing of a target group which already expressed initial interest by visiting the page.

3. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing is point (f) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 of GDPR.

4. Period of storage

Your personal information is stored as long as this is required to fulfill the purposes described in this Data Protection Statement, or as is required by law. Advertising data in server logs are anonymized such that Google deletes, according to its own information, parts of the IP address and cookie information after 9 or, respectively, after 18 months.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

You may prevent Google from collecting and processing your personal data by your blocking the storage of cookies from third-party providers on your computer; using the "do not track" function of a supporting browser; deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker, such as NoScript (www.noscript.net) or Ghostery (www.ghostery.com), in your browser. Moreover, you may prevent Google from recording the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and with reference to your use of the website as well as Google processing those data by your downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

You can use the following link to deactivate the use of your possibilities of objection and elimination vis-à-vis Google will be found here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

Moreover, Google joined the Privacy Shield Framework concluded between the European Union and the U.S.A. and had itself certified. Google thereby agrees to comply with the standards and provisions of the European data protection legislation. You may gather more detailed information from the following linked entry:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Use of Google AdWords

1. Scope of personal data processing

We are using Google AdWorks of Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). We use this service to place advertisements. To this end, Google places a cookie on your computer. Personal data can thus be stored and analyzed, especially data regarding the user's activity (especially which pages had been visited and which elements clicked on); equipment and browser information (especially the IP address and the operating system); data about the advertisements displayed (especially which advertisements were presented and whether the user had clicked on them) and also data of advertising partners (especially pseudonymized user IDs). Further information regarding data collection and storage by Google is provided here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

2. Purpose of data processing

We only obtain information about the total number of users who reacted to our advert. No information will be passed on by means of which we could identify you. The use is not for backtracking.

3. Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing is point (f) of Article 6(1) sentence 1 GDPR.

4. Period of storage

Your personal information is stored as long as this is required to fulfill the purposes described in this Data Protection Statement, or as is required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

You may prevent Google from collecting and processing your personal data by your blocking the storage of cookies from third-party providers on your computer; using the "do not track" function of a supporting browser; deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker, such as NoScript (www.noscript.net) or Ghostery (www.ghostery.com), in your browser. You can use the following link to deactivate the use of your personal data by Google:
https://adssettings.google.de

Additional information on possibilities of objection and elimination vis-à-vis Google will be found here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

Moreover, Google joined the Privacy Shield Framework concluded between the European Union and the U.S.A. and had itself certified. Google thereby agrees to comply with the standards and provisions of the European data protection legislation. You may gather more detailed information from the following linked entry:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

 

This Data Protection Statement was prepared with support from DataGuard.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

This research and development project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the “Innovations for Tomorrow’s Production, Services, and Work” Program and implemented by the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA). The author is responsible for the content of this publication.