1. Information about the collection of personal data
(2) When you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We will delete the data collected in this context after storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing of such data if statutory retention obligations exist.
(3) If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We will also specify the defined criteria for the storage period.
2. Your rights
(1) Regarding your personal data you are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis our company
- Right to information,
- Right to rectification and erasure,
- Right to restriction of processing,
- Right to object to processing,
- Right to data portability.
(2) You also have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for you about our processing of your personal data.
3. Collection of personal data when you visit our website
(1) If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (statutory source is Art. 6 para. 1 first sentence lit. f GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- The amount of data transferred in each case
- Website referring the request
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software
(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk by the browser you are using and which transfer certain information to the entity that has installed the cookie (in this case by us). Cookies cannot run programs or infect your computer with viruses. They serve to make an Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.
a) This website uses transient cookies (see b), the scope and functioning of which are explained below:
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be allocated to one specific session. This will allow your computer to be recognised when you visit our website again. Session cookies are deleted when you log off or close your browser.
c) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and disable the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies, for example. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if cookies are disabled.
4. Objecting to the processing of your data or revoking the consent to do so
(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time. Such a revocation influences the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have notified us of your revocation.
(2) If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case in particular if the processing is not required to fulfil a contract with you; when describing the functions below we will give details in each instance. If you exercise your right to object, we will ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event that your objection is justified, we will review the facts and either stop or adjust the data processing accordingly, or explain why there are mandatory reasons requiring protection which compel us to continue processing your data.
5. Use of the online application portal
(1) On our website, we offer you the opportunity to register for a training position which requires that you provide your personal data for the purpose of the application process. If you apply for training opportunities via our application portal, we require that you provide the following personal data for the purpose of applicant selection and making contact with you
- Name and surname
- Postal address
- Date of birth
- Education or school-leaving certificate
- Telephone number (landline, mobile)
- The nature, place and start date of your current activity or training, and the current institution
- Application documents (letter of motivation; curriculum vitae, photo, copy of certificate)
The data are entered into an input mask or uploaded and transmitted to us and stored. It is up to you to decide whether you provide these data. The data will not be passed on to third parties.
(2) When sending your online application, we therefore ask for your consent, by means of a checkbox, that we may collect, process and store your personal data for the purpose of applicant selection. The statutory source for this is Art. 6 para. 1 first sentence lit. a GDPR.
(3) We store your personal data for the duration of the application process. This process takes about nine months. Unless we are taking you on for an employment or a training position, your personal data will be automatically deleted at the latest after the end of the application process.
(4) If you would like to withdraw your application immediately, please delete your access to the application portal or notify us informally by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your data and documents will then be deleted immediately.
6. Use of Google Analytics
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer, to help analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use.
(2) Google will not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics with other data.
(3) You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all functions offered by this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed in truncated form, so that a link to personal data can be ruled out. Consequently, if the data collected about you acquire a personal reference, it will be excluded immediately and the personal data will be deleted immediately.
(5) We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data are transferred to the USA, Google has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The statutory source for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para.1 first sentence lit. f GDPR.
7. Forwarding to videos on YouTube
(1) Our online offer includes links to YouTube videos, which are stored on www.youtube.com and can be viewed there. These are all integrated in “extended data protection mode”, i.e. no data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. The data referred to in paragraph (2) will only be transmitted if you play the videos. We have no influence on this data transmission.
(2) When visiting the website, YouTube will receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under 3. above of this policy will be transmitted. This transmission happens irrespective of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you have logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly allocated to your account. If you do not wish your data to be allocated to your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as use profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an analysis takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must contact YouTube directly to exercise this right.
8. Use of social media plug-ins
(1) We currently use the social media plug-ins of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data are initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognise the provider of the plug-in by the marking on the box above its initial letter or the logo. We offer you the possibility to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it will the plug-in provider receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online offer. The data mentioned under 3. above of this policy will also be transmitted. In the case of Facebook, according to the provider in Germany, the IP address is anonymised immediately after it is collected. By activating the plug-in, therefore, personal data are transferred from you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data mainly via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the plug-in box.
(2) We have no influence on the data collected and data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purposes of processing or the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.
(3) The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as use profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an analysis takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must contact the respective plug-in provider directly to exercise this right. Plug-ins provide you with the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The statutory source for the plug-ins is Art. 6 para.1 first sentence lit. f GDPR.
(4) The data are transferred regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected by us will be directly associated with your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you click on the activated button and link to the respective page, for example, the plug-in provider will also save this information in your user account and communicate it to your contacts publicly. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as in this way you can avoid being associated with the profile the plug-in provider has created about you.
a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other and www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info. Facebook has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
9. Integration of Google Maps
(1) We use the services of Google Maps on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.
(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under 3. above of this policy will be transmitted. This transmission happens irrespective of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged onto Google, your data will be directly allocated to your account. If you do not wish your data to be allocated to your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as use profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an analysis takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must contact Google directly to exercise this right.
(3) For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by this plug-in provider, please refer to their privacy policies. They also provide further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.