Data protection

Data protection declaration of Froscharff KG

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Privacy

We have written this data protection declaration (version 04.05.2020-111280132) in order to be able to offer you in accordance with the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 to explain what information we collect, how we use data and what choices you have as a visitor to this website.

Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.

Automatic data storage

When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.

If you visit our website as it is now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as

  • the address (URL) of the accessed website
  • Browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the host name and the IP address of the device from which access is made
  • Date and Time

in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to save user-specific data.
In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.

What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you surf the Internet, you are using a browser. Well-known browsers are, for example, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites save small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

One thing cannot be dismissed out of hand: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. To be more precise, they are HTTP cookies, as there are also other cookies for other areas of application. HTTP cookies are small files that our website stores on your computer. These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, which is the “brain” of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.

Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser sends the “user-related” information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the settings that you are used to. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly from our side, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. The expiry time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other “pests”. Cookies cannot access information on your PC either.

For example, cookie data can look like this:

Surname: _ga
Value: GA1.2.1326744211.152111280132-9
Purpose of use: Differentiation of website visitors
Expiry Date: after 2 years

A browser should be able to support these minimum sizes:

  • At least 4096 bytes per cookie
  • At least 50 cookies per domain
  • At least 3000 cookies in total

What types of cookies are there?

The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the data protection declaration. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.

There are 4 types of cookies:

Essential cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure the basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only goes to checkout later. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.

Appropriate cookies
These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are used to measure the loading time and the behavior of the website in different browsers.

Goal-oriented cookies
These cookies ensure better user-friendliness. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.

Advertising cookies
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They serve to deliver customized advertising to the user. That can be very practical, but also very annoying.

When you visit a website for the first time, you will usually be asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course this decision is also saved in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

You decide for yourself how and whether you want to use cookies. Regardless of which service or website the cookies originate from, you always have the option of deleting, deactivating or only partially accepting cookies. For example, you can block third-party cookies but allow all other cookies.

If you want to find out which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. For each individual cookie, you can decide whether or not to allow the cookie. The procedure is different depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google with the search term “delete cookies Chrome” or “deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser.

What about my data protection?

The so-called “cookie guidelines” have existed since 2009. It states that the saving of cookies requires your consent. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Austria, however, this guideline was implemented in Section 96 Para. 3 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG).

If you want to know more about cookies and don’t shy away from technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265 , the Request for Comments from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.

Storage of personal data

Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the context of submitting a form or comments in the blog, are stored by us together with the time and the IP address. The address is only used for the specified purpose, stored securely and not passed on to third parties.

We therefore only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for processing the services and products offered on this website. We do not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.

If you send us personal data by e-mail – outside of this website – we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by email.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the GDPR and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG) basically have the following rights:

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Right to notification – obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection claims have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the supervisory authority, which is the data protection authority in Austria whose website you can find at https://www.dsb.gv.at/ Find.

Evaluation of visitor behavior

In the following data protection declaration we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The evaluation of the collected data is usually anonymous and we cannot infer your person from your behavior on this website.

You can find out more about how to object to this analysis of the visit data in the following data protection declaration.

TLS encryption with https

We use https to transfer data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design Article 25 Paragraph 1 GDPR ). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this protection of data transmission by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser and the use of the https (instead of http) scheme as part of our Internet address.

Google Maps privacy policy

We use Google Maps from Google Inc. on our website. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services for the European region. With Google Maps we can show you locations better and thus adapt our service to your needs. By using Google Maps, data is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers. Here we want to go into more detail about what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, which data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps is an internet map service from Google. With Google Maps you can search for exact locations of cities, sights, accommodations or companies online using a PC, tablet or app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed in addition to the location. In order to show how to get there, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the earth’s surface as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and the high-quality satellite images, very precise representations are possible.

Why do we use Google Maps on our website?

All of our efforts on this page are aimed at providing you with a useful and meaningful time on our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with the most important information about various locations. You can see at a glance where we are based. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to us. You can find directions for routes by car, public transport, on foot or by bike. For us, the provision of Google Maps is part of our customer service.

Which data is saved by Google Maps?

In order for Google Maps to be able to offer its full service, the company must record and save data from you. This includes the search terms entered, your IP address and also the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the entered start address is also saved. However, this data storage takes place on the Google Maps website. We can only inform you about this, but we cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google places at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google uses this data primarily to optimize its own services and to provide you with individual, personalized advertising.

The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:

Surname: NID
Value: 188 = h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ111280132-5
Purpose of use: NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google searches. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with advertisements. So you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal settings for advertising purposes.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Annotation: We cannot guarantee that the data stored is complete. Changes can never be ruled out, especially when using cookies. In order to identify the NID cookie, a separate test page was created, where only Google Maps was integrated.

How long and where will the data be stored?

The Google servers are located in data centers all over the world. Most of the servers are located in America, however. For this reason, your data is also increasingly stored in the USA. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Google distributes the data on various data carriers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against any attempt at manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. If, for example, there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster paralyzes the servers, the data will still be protected almost certainly.

Google stores some data for a specified period of time. For other data, Google only offers the option of manually deleting them. The company also anonymizes information (such as advertising data) in server logs by storing part of the IP address and cookie information according to 9 and 18 respectively Months clears.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

With the automatic deletion function for location and activity data introduced in 2019, information on location determination and web / app activity – depending on your decision – is stored for either 3 or 18 months and then deleted. In addition, you can manually delete this data from the history at any time via the Google account. If you want to completely prevent your location from being recorded, you must pause the “Web and app activity” section in your Google account. Click Data & Personalization, then click the Activity Settings option. Here you can switch the activities on or off.

You can also deactivate, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you are using, this always works a little differently. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. You can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it.

Google is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI . If you want to learn more about data processing by Google, we recommend the company’s own data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

Google Fonts privacy policy

We use Google Fonts on our website. These are the “Google Fonts” from Google Inc. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services for the European region.

You do not have to log in or enter a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts / fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you don’t need to worry that your Google account details will be transmitted to Google while you are using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We will take a closer look at what the data storage looks like.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory with over 800 fonts that Google Make it available to your users free of charge.

Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache license. Both are free software licenses.

Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

With Google Fonts, we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component in keeping the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a great advantage, especially for use on mobile devices. When you visit our site, the small file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can partially distort texts or entire websites. Thanks to the fast content delivery network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all common browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So we use Google Fonts so that we can present our entire online service as beautifully and uniformly as possible.

Which data is saved by Google?

When you visit our website, the fonts are downloaded from a Google server. This external call transfers data to the Google server. In this way, Google also recognizes that you or your IP address are visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the use, storage and collection of end-user data to what is necessary for the proper provision of fonts. By the way, API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software area.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests with Google and is therefore protected. With the usage figures collected, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are being received. Google publishes the results on internal analysis sites such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in Google Fonts’ BigQuery database. Entrepreneurs and developers use the Google BigQuery web service to examine and move large amounts of data.

It should be noted, however, that information such as language settings, IP address, version of the browser, screen resolution of the browser and the name of the browser are automatically transmitted to the Google server with every Google Font request. It is not clear whether this data is saved or not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This enables us to use the fonts with the help of a Google stylesheet. A stylesheet is a format template that can be used to quickly and easily change the design or font of a website, for example.

The font files are stored by Google for one year. With this, Google is pursuing the goal of fundamentally improving the loading time of websites. If millions of web pages refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other web pages visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is accessed. In order to be able to delete this data prematurely, you have to go to Google support https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=111280132 to contact. In this case, you only prevent data storage if you are not visiting our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. We can therefore have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=111280132 . Although Google deals with data protection issues there, it does not contain any really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult to get really precise information about stored data from Google.

You can also click on which data is generally recorded by Google and what this data is used for https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ read up.

Google Fonts Local Privacy Policy

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. on our website. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for the European area. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, ie on our web server – not on the Google servers. As a result, there is no connection to Google servers and therefore no data transmission or storage.

What are Google Fonts?

In the past, Google Fonts was also called Google Web Fonts. This is an interactive directory with over 800 fonts that Google provides free of charge. With Google Fonts you could use fonts without uploading them to your own server. But in order to prevent any information transfer to Google servers in this regard, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we act in compliance with data protection regulations and do not send any data to Google Fonts.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. We can therefore have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=111280132 .

Google Analytics privacy policy

We use the analysis tracking tool Google Analytics (GA) from the American company Google Inc. on our website. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services for the European region. Google Analytics collects data about your actions on our website. For example, if you click on a link, this action is saved in a cookie and sent to Google Analytics. With the help of the reports we receive from Google Analytics, we can better tailor our website and our service to your needs. In the following, we will go into more detail about the tracking tool and, above all, inform you about which data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is google analytics?

Google Analytics is a tracking tool that is used to analyze the traffic on our website. In order for Google Analytics to work, a tracking code is built into the code of our website. When you visit our website, this code records various actions that you carry out on our website. As soon as you leave our website, this data is sent to the Google Analytics server and stored there.

Google processes the data and we receive reports on your user behavior. These reports can include the following:

  • Target group reports: With target group reports, we get to know our users better and know more precisely who is interested in our service.
  • Ad reports: Ad reports make it easier for us to analyze and improve our online advertising.
  • Acquisition Reports: Acquisition reports give us helpful information on how we can get more people excited about our service.
  • Behavioral Reports: This is where we learn how you interact with our website. We can understand which route you take on our site and which links you click.
  • Conversion reports: Conversion is a process in which you carry out a desired action based on a marketing message. For example, when you go from being a pure website visitor to being a buyer or newsletter subscriber. With the help of these reports, we can find out more about how our marketing measures are received by you. This is how we want to increase our conversion rate.
  • Real-time reports: Here we always find out immediately what is happening on our website. For example, we can see how many users are reading this text.

Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

Our goal with this website is clear: We want to offer you the best possible service. The statistics and data from Google Analytics help us to achieve this goal.

The statistically evaluated data show us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can optimize our site so that interested people can find it more easily on Google. On the other hand, the data helps us to better understand you as a visitor. We therefore know very well what we need to improve on our website in order to offer you the best possible service. The data also help us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures in a more individual and cost-effective manner. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to people who are interested.

Which data is saved by Google Analytics?

Google Analytics uses a tracking code to create a random, unique ID that is linked to your browser cookie. This is how Google Analytics recognizes you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognized as a “returning” user. All collected data is saved together with this user ID. This is the only way to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles in the first place.

Tags such as cookies and app instance IDs measure your interactions on our website. Interactions are all types of actions that you carry out on our website. If you also use other Google systems (such as a Google account), data generated by Google Analytics can be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not pass on any Google Analytics data unless we, as the website operator, approve this. Exceptions can be made if required by law.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Surname: _ga
Value: 2.1326744211.152111280132-5
Purpose of use: By default, analytics.js uses the _ga cookie to save the user ID. Basically, it is used to differentiate website visitors.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: _gid
Value: 2.1687193234.152111280132-1
Purpose of use: The cookie is also used to distinguish website visitors
Expiry Date: after 24 hours

Surname: _gat_gtag_UA_
Value: 1
Purpose of use: Used to lower the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided via the Google Tag Manager, this cookie is given the name _dc_gtm_.
Expiry Date: after 1 minute

Surname: AMP_TOKEN
Value: not specified
Purpose of use: The cookie has a token with which a user ID can be obtained from the AMP client ID service. Other possible values indicate a logout, a request, or an error.
Expiry Date: after 30 seconds up to a year

Surname: __utma
Value: 1564498958.1564498958.1564498958.1
Purpose of use: This cookie can be used to track your behavior on the website and measure performance. The cookie is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: __utmt
Value: 1
Purpose of use: Like _gat_gtag_UA_, the cookie is used to throttle the request rate.
Expiry Date: after 10 minutes

Surname: __utmb
Value: 3.10.1564498958
Purpose of use: This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is updated every time new data or information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Surname: __utmc
Value: 167421564
Purpose of use: This cookie is used to set new sessions for returning visitors. This is a session cookie and is only saved until you close the browser again.
Expiry Date: After closing the browser

Surname: __utmz
Value: m | utmccn = (referral) | utmcmd = referral | utmcct = /
Purpose of use: The cookie is used to identify the source of the traffic on our website. This means that the cookie stores where you came to our website from. That could have been another page or an advertisement.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Surname: __utmv
Value: not specified
Purpose of use: The cookie is used to save custom user data. It is always updated when information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Annotation: This list cannot claim to be complete, as Google changes the choice of their cookies again and again.

Here we show you an overview of the most important data that is collected with Google Analytics:

Heatmaps: Google creates so-called heat maps. Heatmaps show exactly those areas that you click on. In this way we get information about where you are “on the way” on our site.

Session duration: Google defines session duration as the time that you spend on our site without leaving the site. If you have been inactive for 20 minutes, the session ends automatically.

Bounce rate Bounce rate: We are talking about a jump if you only look at one page on our website and then leave our website again.

Account creation: When you create an account or place an order on our website, Google Analytics collects this data.

IP address: The IP address is only shown in abbreviated form so that no clear assignment is possible.

Location: The country and your approximate location can be determined via the IP address. This process is also known as IP location determination.

Technical information: The technical information includes, among other things, your browser type, your Internet provider or your screen resolution.

Source of origin: Google Analytics or us are of course also interested in which website or which advertising you came to our site.

Further data are contact details, any ratings, playing media (e.g. when you play a video on our site), sharing content via social media or adding it to your favorites. The list does not claim to be complete and only serves as a general guide to data storage by Google Analytics.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Google has distributed your servers all over the world. Most of the servers are located in America and consequently your data is mostly stored on American servers. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Your data is distributed on various physical data carriers. This has the advantage that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against manipulation. Every Google data center has appropriate emergency programs for your data. If, for example, the hardware at Google fails or natural disasters paralyze servers, the risk of service interruption at Google remains low.

A standard retention period for your user data of 26 months is set in Google Analytics. Then your user data will be deleted. However, we have the option of choosing the retention period for user data ourselves. We have five variants available for this:

  • Deletion after 14 months
  • Deletion after 26 months
  • Deletion after 38 months
  • Deletion after 50 months
  • No automatic deletion

When the specified period has expired, the data is deleted once a month. This retention period applies to your data linked to cookies, user identification and advertising IDs (e.g. cookies from the DoubleClick domain). Report results are based on aggregated data and are stored independently of user data. Aggregated data is a merging of individual data into a larger unit.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

According to the data protection law of the European Union, you have the right to receive information about your data, to update it, to delete it or to restrict it. Use the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js) to prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You can download the browser add-on under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de download and install. Please note that this add-on only deactivates data collection by Google Analytics.

If you generally want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies (independent of Google Analytics), there are separate instructions for each browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

Google Analytics is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=111280132 . We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Google Analytics. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend these two links: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de .

Google Analytics IP anonymization

We have implemented the IP address anonymization of Google Analytics on this website. This function was developed by Google so that this website can comply with the applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of the local data protection authorities if they prohibit the storage of the full IP address. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before the data is stored or processed.

You can find more information on IP anonymization at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de .

Google Analytics reports on demographics and interests

We have switched on the functions for advertising reports in Google Analytics. The demographics and interests reports contain information on age, gender and interests. This enables us – without being able to assign this data to individual persons – to get a better picture of our users. You can find out more about the advertising functions on https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad .

You can use the activities and information of your Google account under “Settings for advertising” https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated end with the checkbox.

If you click on the following Deactivation link you can prevent Google from recording further visits to this website. Warning: The deletion of cookies, the use of the incognito / private mode of your browser, or the use of another browser will result in data being collected again.

Deactivate Google Analytics

Google Analytics add-on for data processing

We have concluded a direct customer contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “data processing addendum” in Google Analytics.

You can find out more about the data processing addendum for Google Analytics here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=ad

Google Analytics Google Signals Privacy Policy

We have activated the Google signals in Google Analytics. The existing Google Analytics functions (advertising reports, remarketing, cross-device reports and reports on interests and demographic characteristics) are updated in order to receive summarized and anonymized data from you, provided that you have allowed personalized ads in your Google account.

The special thing about it is that it is a cross-device tracking. This means that your data can be analyzed across all devices. By activating Google signals, data is recorded and linked to the Google account. This enables Google to recognize, for example, when you are viewing a product on our website using a smartphone and only later buy the product using a laptop. Thanks to the activation of Google signals, we can start cross-device remarketing campaigns that would otherwise not be possible in this form. Remarketing means that we can also show you our offer on other websites.

In Google Analytics, additional visitor data such as location, search history, YouTube history and data about your actions on our website are recorded by the Google signals. This gives us better advertising reports and more useful information about your interests and demographic characteristics from Google. This includes your age, what language you speak, where you live or what gender you belong to. Furthermore, there are also social criteria such as your job, your marital status or your income. All of these features help Google Analytics to define groups of people or target groups.

The reports also help us to better assess your behavior, wishes and interests. This enables us to optimize and adapt our services and products for you. By default, this data expires after 26 months. Please note that this data collection only takes place if you have allowed personalized advertising in your Google account. It is always aggregated and anonymous data and never individual data. You can manage or delete this data in your Google account.

Hotjar

We use Hotjar to better understand the needs of our users and to optimize the offer and the experience on this website. With the help of Hotjar’s technology, we get a better understanding of the experiences of our users (e.g. how much time users spend on which pages, which links they click, what they like and what not, etc.) and this helps us to offer our users feedback align. Hotjar works with cookies and other technologies to collect data about the behavior of our users and their end devices, in particular the IP address of the device (is only recorded and stored anonymously when you use the website), screen size, device type (Unique Device Identifiers ), Information about the browser used, location (country only), preferred language for displaying our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually prohibited from selling the data collected on our behalf.

For more information, see the ‘about Hotjar’ section on Hotjar’s help page .

Facebook-Pixel data protection declaration

We use the Facebook pixel from Facebook on our website. We have implemented a code for this on our website. The Facebook pixel is an excerpt from JavaScript code that loads a collection of functions with which Facebook can track your user actions, provided you have come to our website via Facebook ads. For example, if you purchase a product on our website, the Facebook pixel is triggered and saves your actions on our website in one or more cookies. These cookies enable Facebook to compare your user data (customer data such as IP address, user ID) with the data of your Facebook account. Then Facebook deletes this data again. The data collected is anonymous and cannot be viewed by us and can only be used in the context of advertising. If you are a Facebook user yourself and are logged in, your visit to our website is automatically assigned to your Facebook user account.

We want to show our services and products only to those people who are really interested in them. With the help of Facebook pixels, our advertising measures can be better tailored to your wishes and interests. In this way, Facebook users (provided they have allowed personalized advertising) see appropriate advertising. Furthermore, Facebook uses the collected data for analysis purposes and its own advertisements.

In the following we show you the cookies that were set on a test page by integrating Facebook pixels. Please note that these are only sample cookies. Different cookies are set depending on the interaction on our website.

Surname: _fbp
Value: fb.1.1568287647279.257405483-6111280132-7
Purpose of use: This cookie uses Facebook to display advertising products.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

Surname: fr
Value: 0aPf312HOS5Pboo2r..Bdeiuf… 1.0.Bdeiuf.
Purpose of use: This cookie is used so that Facebook pixels work properly.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

Surname: comment_author_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062111280132-3
Value: Name of the author
Purpose of use: This cookie stores the text and the name of a user who leaves a comment, for example.
Expiry Date: after 12 months

Surname: comment_author_url_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062
Value: https% 3A% 2F% 2Fwww.testseite …% 2F (URL of the author)
Purpose of use: This cookie stores the URL of the website, which the user enters in a text field on our website.
Expiry Date: after 12 months

Surname: comment_author_email_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062
Value: Author’s email address
Purpose of use: This cookie saves the email address of the user if he has made it known on the website.
Expiry Date: after 12 months

Annotation: The cookies mentioned above relate to individual user behavior. Changes to Facebook can never be ruled out, especially when using cookies.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen change yourself. If you are not a Facebook user, you can go to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ basically manage your usage-based online advertising. There you have the option of deactivating or activating providers.

If you want to learn more about Facebook’s data protection, we recommend that you read the company’s own data guidelines https://www.facebook.com/policy.php .

Facebook automatic extended comparison data protection declaration

We have also activated the automatic advanced matching as part of the Facebook pixel function. This function of the pixel enables us to send hashed e-mails, names, gender, city, state, postcode and date of birth or telephone number as additional information to Facebook, provided that you have provided us with this data. This activation enables us to adapt advertising campaigns on Facebook even more precisely to people who are interested in our services or products.

Google Tag Manager privacy policy

For our website we use the Google Tag Manager from Google Inc. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services for the European region. This Tag Manager is one of Google’s many helpful marketing products. Using the Google Tag Manager, we can centrally integrate and manage code sections from various tracking tools that we use on our website.

In this data protection declaration we want to explain in more detail what the Google Tag Manager does, why we use it and in what form data is processed.

What is the Google Tag Manager?

The Google Tag Manager is an organization tool with which we can integrate and manage website tags centrally and via a user interface. Tags are small sections of code that, for example, record (track) your activities on our website. For this purpose, JavaScript code sections are used in the source code of our site. The tags often come from Google’s internal products such as Google Ads or Google Analytics, but tags from other companies can also be integrated and managed via the manager. Such tags take on different tasks. You can collect browser data, feed marketing tools with data, integrate buttons, set cookies and also track users across multiple websites.

Why do we use Google Tag Manager for our website?

As the saying goes: organization is half the battle! And of course that also applies to the maintenance of our website. In order to make our website as good as possible for you and all people who are interested in our products and services, we need various tracking tools such as Google Analytics. The data collected by these tools shows us what interests you most, where we can improve our services and which people we should show our offers. And for this tracking to work, we have to integrate the corresponding JavaScript code into our website. In principle, we could incorporate each code section of the individual tracking tools separately into our source code. However, this takes a relatively long time and it is easy to lose track of things. That is why we use the Google Tag Manager. We can easily integrate the necessary scripts and manage them from one place. In addition, the Google Tag Manager offers an easy-to-use user interface and no programming knowledge is required. This is how we manage to keep our day jungle in order.

What data is saved by the Google Tag Manager?

The Tag Manager itself is a domain that does not set any cookies and does not save any data. He acts as a mere “administrator” of the implemented tags. The data is recorded by the individual tags of the various web analysis tools. In the Google Tag Manager, the data is passed through to the individual tracking tools and not saved.

The situation is completely different, however, with the integrated tags of the various web analysis tools, such as Google Analytics. Depending on the analysis tool, various data about your web behavior are usually collected, saved and processed with the help of cookies. To do this, please read our data protection texts on the individual analysis and tracking tools that we use on our website.

In the Tag Manager account settings, we have allowed Google to receive anonymized data from us. However, this only concerns the use and use of our Tag Manager and not your data, which is stored via the code sections. We enable Google and others to receive selected data in anonymised form. We therefore consent to our website data being passed on anonymously. In spite of long research, we were unable to find out which summarized and anonymous data are exactly forwarded. In any case, Google will delete all information that could identify our website. Google combines the data with hundreds of other anonymous website data and creates user trends as part of benchmarking measures. Benchmarking compares your own results with those of your competitors. Processes can be optimized on the basis of the information collected.

How long and where will the data be stored?

When Google stores data, this data is stored on its own Google servers. The servers are distributed all over the world. Most of them are in America. Under https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de you can read exactly where the Google servers are located.

How long the individual tracking tools store your data can be found in our individual data protection texts for the individual tools.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The Google Tag Manager itself does not set cookies, but manages tags from various tracking websites. In our data protection texts for the individual tracking tools, you will find detailed information on how to delete or manage your data.

Google is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=111280132 . If you want to learn more about the Google Tag Manager, we recommend the FAQs at https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/faq.html .

Newsletter data protection declaration

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you transmit the above personal data and give us the right to contact you by email. We use the data stored when registering for the newsletter only for our newsletter and do not pass it on.

If you unsubscribe from the newsletter – you will find the link for this at the bottom of every newsletter – then we will delete all data that was saved when you registered for the newsletter.

MailChimp privacy policy

Like many other websites, we also use the services of the newsletter company MailChimp on our website. MailChimp is operated by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. Thanks to MailChimp, we can send you interesting news very easily via newsletter. With MailChimp we don’t have to install anything and can still draw on a pool of really useful functions. In the following, we will go into more detail about this e-mail marketing service and inform you about the most important data protection-related aspects.

What is MailChimp?

MailChimp is a cloud-based newsletter management service. “Cloud-based” means that we don’t have to install MailChimp on our own computer or server. Instead, we use the service via an IT infrastructure – which is available via the Internet – on an external server. This way of using software is also called SaaS (Software as a Service).

With MailChimp we can choose from a wide range of different email types. Depending on what we want to achieve with our newsletter, we can carry out individual campaigns, regular campaigns, autoresponders (automatic e-mails), A / B tests, RSS campaigns (sending out in a predefined time and frequency) and follow-up campaigns .

Why do we use MailChimp on our website?

We generally use a newsletter service so that we can stay in contact with you. We want to tell you what’s new with us or what attractive offers we currently have in our program. We always look for the simplest and best solutions for our marketing measures. And for this reason we also decided to use Mailchimp’s newsletter management service. Although the software is very easy to use, it offers a large number of helpful features. In this way we can create interesting and beautiful newsletters in just a short time. With the design templates we offer, we design each newsletter individually and thanks to the “responsive design”, our content is displayed legibly and beautifully on your smartphone (or any other mobile device).

Thanks to tools such as the A / B test or the extensive analysis options, we can see very quickly how you get our newsletters. In this way we can react if necessary and improve our offer or our services.

Another advantage is Mailchimp’s “cloud system”. The data is not stored and processed directly on our server. We can retrieve the data from external servers and in this way save our storage space. In addition, the maintenance effort is significantly lower.

Which data is saved by MailChimp?

The Rocket Science Group LLC (MailChimp) maintains online platforms that enable us to contact you (provided you have subscribed to our newsletter). If you become a subscriber to our newsletter via our website, you confirm your membership in an email list from MailChimp by email. So that MailChimp can also prove that you have registered yourself in the “list provider”, the date of the entry and your IP address are saved. MailChimp also stores your email address, your name, the physical address and demographic information such as language or location.

This information is used to send you e-mails and to enable certain other MailChimp functions (such as evaluation of the newsletter).

MailChimp also shares information with third party service providers to provide better services. MailChimp also shares some data with third-party advertising partners in order to better understand the interests and concerns of its customers so that more relevant content and targeted advertising can be provided.

Using so-called “web beacons” (small graphics in HTML e-mails), MailChimp can determine whether the e-mail has arrived, whether it has been opened and whether links have been clicked. All of this information is stored on the MailChimp servers. This gives us statistical evaluations and enables us to see exactly how well you received our newsletter. In this way we can adapt our offer much better to your wishes and improve our service.

MailChimp may also use this data to improve its own service. In this way, for example, the dispatch can be technically optimized or the location (country) of the recipient can be determined.

The following cookies can be set by Mailchimp. This is not a complete list of cookies, but rather an exemplary selection:

Surname : AVESTA_ENVIRONMENT
Value: Prod
Purpose of use: This cookie is necessary to provide the Mailchimp services. It is always set when a user registers for a newsletter mailing list.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname : ak_bmsc
Value: F1766FA98C9BB9DE4A39F70A9E5EEAB55F6517348A7000001111280132-3
Purpose of use: The cookie is used to distinguish a person from a bot. This enables secure reports on the use of a website to be generated.
Expiry Date: after 2 hours

Surname : bm_sv
Value: A5A322305B4401C2451FC22FFF547486 ~ FEsKGvX8eovCwTeFTzb8 // I3ak2Au…
Purpose of use: The cookie is from MasterPass Digital Wallet (a MasterCard service) and is used to offer a visitor a safe and easy virtual payment transaction. For this, the user is anonymously identified on the website.
Expiry Date: after 2 hours

Surname : _abck
Value: 8D545C8CCA4C3A50579014C449B045111280132-9
Purpose of use: We were unable to find out more information about the purpose of this cookie
Expiry Date: after a year

Sometimes it can happen that you open our newsletter for a better presentation via a link provided. This is the case, for example, if your e-mail program does not work or the newsletter is not displayed properly. The newsletter is then displayed on a MailChimp website. MailChimp also uses cookies (small text files that save data on your browser) on its own websites. Personal data can be processed by MailChimp and its partners (e.g. Google Analytics). This data collection is the responsibility of MailChimp and we have no influence on it. In the “Cookie Statement” from MailChimp (under: https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/ ) you can find out exactly how and why the company uses cookies.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Since MailChimp is an American company, all collected data is also stored on American servers.

In principle, the data remains permanently stored on Mailchimp’s servers and is only deleted when you request it. You can have your contact deleted by us. This permanently removes all of your personal data for us and anonymizes you in the Mailchimp reports. However, you can also request the deletion of your data directly from MailChimp. Then all your data will be removed there and we will receive a notification from MailChimp. After we receive the email, we have 30 days to delete your contact from all connected integrations.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You can withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time within the received email by clicking on the link in the area below. If you have unsubscribed by clicking on the unsubscribe link, your data will be deleted from MailChimp.

If you access a MailChimp website via a link in our newsletter and cookies are set in your browser, you can delete or deactivate these cookies at any time.

Deactivating or deleting works a little differently depending on the browser. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. You can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it.

MailChimp is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&tid=111280132 . You can find out more about the use of cookies at MailChimp at https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/ , You can find information on data protection at MailChimp (Privacy) at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ read up.

MailChimp order data processing contract

We have concluded a data processing addendum contract with MailChimp. This contract serves to secure your personal data and ensures that MailChimp adheres to the applicable data protection regulations and does not pass on your personal data to third parties.

You can find more information about this contract at https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/ .

We use Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) as an online marketing measure to advertise our products and services. We want to make more people aware of the high quality of our offers on the Internet. As part of our advertising measures through Google Ads, we use conversion tracking from Google Inc. on our website. In Europe, however, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. With the help of this free tracking tool, we can better adapt our advertising offer to your interests and needs. In the following article we want to go into more detail about why we use conversion tracking, which data is stored and how you can prevent this data storage.

What is Google Ads Conversion Tracking?

Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) is the in-house online advertising system of Google Inc. We are convinced of the quality of our offer and want as many people as possible to get to know our website. In the online area, Google Ads offers the best platform for this. Of course, we also want to get a precise overview of the cost-benefit factor of our advertising campaigns. That’s why we use the Google Ads conversion tracking tool.

But what exactly is a conversion? A conversion occurs when you change from a purely interested website visitor to an active visitor. This always happens when you click on our ad and then take another action, such as visiting our website. With the conversion tracking tool from Google we record what happens after a user clicks on our Google Ads ad. For example, we can see whether products are being purchased, services are being used or whether users have signed up for our newsletter.

Why do we use Google Ads conversion tracking on our website?

We use Google Ads to draw attention to our offer on other websites. The aim is that our advertising campaigns really only reach those people who are interested in our offers. With the conversion tracking tool, we can see which keywords, ads, ad groups and campaigns lead to the desired customer actions. We see how many customers interact with our ads on a device and then convert. This data enables us to calculate our cost-benefit factor, measure the success of individual advertising measures and consequently optimize our online marketing measures. Furthermore, with the help of the data obtained, we can make our website more interesting for you and adapt our advertising offer even more individually to your needs.

What data is saved by Google Ads conversion tracking?

We have included a conversion tracking tag or code snippet on our website in order to be able to better analyze certain user actions. If you now click on one of our Google Ads ads, the “Conversion” cookie from a Google domain is saved on your computer (usually in your browser) or mobile device. Cookies are small text files that store information on your computer.

Here are the data from the most important cookies for Google’s conversion tracking:

Surname: Conversion
Value: EhMI_aySuoyv4gIVled3Ch0llweVGAEgt-mr6aXd7dYlSAGQ111280132-3
Purpose of use: This cookie saves every conversion that you make on our site after you have come to us via a Google ad.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

Surname: _gac
Value: 1.1558695989.EAIaIQobChMIiOmEgYO04gIVj5AYCh2CBAPrEAAYASAAEgIYQfD_BwE
Purpose of use: This is a classic Google Analytics cookie and is used to record various actions on our website.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

Annotation: The _gac cookie only appears in connection with Google Analytics. The above list does not claim to be complete, as Google repeatedly uses other cookies for analytical evaluation.

As soon as you complete an action on our website, Google recognizes the cookie and saves your action as a so-called conversion. As long as you are surfing our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google will recognize that you have found us via our Google Ads ad. The cookie is read out and sent back to Google Ads with the conversion data. It is also possible that other cookies are used to measure conversions. Google Ads conversion tracking can be refined and improved with the help of Google Analytics. For ads that Google shows in different places on the web, cookies with the name “__gads” or “_gac” may be set under our domain. Since September 2017, various campaign information has been stored by analytics.js with the _gac cookie. The cookie saves this data as soon as you visit one of our pages for which Google Ads automatic tagging has been set up. In contrast to cookies that are set for Google domains, Google can only read these conversion cookies when you are on our website. We do not collect or receive any personal data. We get a report from Google with statistical evaluations. For example, we find out the total number of users who clicked on our ad and we can see which advertising measures were well received.

How long and where will the data be stored?

At this point we want to point out that we have no influence on how Google uses the collected data. According to Google, the data is encrypted and stored on secure servers. In most cases, conversion cookies expire after 30 days and do not transmit any personal data. The cookies with the name “Conversion” and “_gac” (which is used in connection with Google Analytics) have an expiration date of 3 months.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the option of opting out of Google Ads conversion tracking. If you deactivate the Google conversion tracking cookie via your browser, you block conversion tracking. In this case you will not be included in the statistics of the tracking tool. You can change the cookie settings in your browser at any time. This works a little differently for each browser. Here you will find instructions on how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. For each individual cookie, you can decide whether or not to allow the cookie. By downloading and installing this browser plug-in on https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 all “advertising cookies” are also deactivated. Please note that by deactivating these cookies you will not prevent the advertisements, only the personalized advertisements.

Through the certification for the American-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, the American group Google LLC must comply with the data protection laws applicable in the EU. If you would like to find out more about data protection at Google, we recommend the general data protection declaration from Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

Embedded social media elements data protection declaration

We integrate elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and texts.
When you visit pages that display these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.
The following links take you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:

Facebook privacy policy

We use selected tools from Facebook on our website. Facebook is a social media network operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland. With the help of these tools, we can offer you and people who are interested in our products and services the best possible offer. In the following we provide an overview of the various Facebook tools, which data is sent to Facebook and how you can delete this data.

What are Facebook tools?

In addition to many other products, Facebook also offers the so-called “Facebook Business Tools”. This is the official name of Facebook. But since the term is hardly known, we decided to call them just Facebook tools. These include:

  • Facebook pixel
  • social plug-ins (such as the “Like” or “Share” button)
  • Facebook login
  • Account kit
  • APIs (programming interface)
  • SDKs (collection of programming tools)
  • Platform integrations
  • Plugins
  • Codes
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Technologies and services

These tools enable Facebook to expand its services and to obtain information about user activities outside of Facebook.

Why do we use Facebook tools on our website?

We only want to show our services and products to people who are really interested in them. With the help of advertisements (Facebook ads) we can reach exactly these people. However, in order to be able to show the users appropriate advertising, Facebook needs information about the wishes and needs of the people. Information about user behavior (and contact details) is made available to the company on our website. As a result, Facebook collects better user data and can show interested people the right advertising about our products or services. The tools thus enable tailor-made advertising campaigns on Facebook.

Facebook calls data about your behavior on our website “event data”. These are also used for measurement and analysis services. Facebook can thus create “campaign reports” on our behalf about the impact of our advertising campaigns. Analyzes also give us a better insight into how you use our services, website or products. This enables us to optimize your user experience on our website with some of these tools. For example, you can use the social plug-ins to share content on our site directly on Facebook.

Which data are saved by Facebook tools?

By using individual Facebook tools, personal data (customer data) can be sent to Facebook. Depending on the tools used, customer data such as name, address, telephone number and IP address can be sent.

Facebook uses this information to compare the data with the data it has about you (if you are a Facebook member). So-called “hashing” takes place before customer data is transmitted to Facebook. This means that a data record of any size is transformed into a character string. This is also used to encrypt data.

In addition to the contact details, “event data” are also transmitted. “Event data” means the information that we receive about you on our website. For example, which sub-pages you visit or which products you buy from us. Facebook does not share the information it receives with third parties (such as advertisers) unless the company has explicit permission or is legally obliged to do so. “Event data” can also be linked to contact details. This enables Facebook to offer better personalized advertising. After the already mentioned comparison process, Facebook will delete the contact data again.

In order to be able to deliver advertisements in an optimized way, Facebook only uses the event data if this has been combined with other data (which were recorded by Facebook in a different way). Facebook also uses this event data for security, protection, development and research purposes. Much of this data is transferred to Facebook via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store data or information in browsers. Depending on the tools used and whether you are a Facebook member, a different number of cookies will be created in your browser. In the descriptions of the individual Facebook tools, we go into more detail on individual Facebook cookies. You can also find general information about the use of Facebook cookies at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies .

How long and where will the data be stored?

In principle, Facebook saves data until it is no longer needed for its own services and Facebook products. Facebook has servers all over the world where its data is stored. However, customer data will be deleted within 48 hours after it has been compared with your own user data.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, correction, portability and deletion of your data.

The data will only be completely deleted if you completely delete your Facebook account. And this is how deleting your Facebook account works:

1) On the right side of Facebook, click Settings.

2) Then click on “Your Facebook information” in the left column.

3) Now click “Deactivate and Delete”.

4) Now select “Delete account” and then click on “Next and delete account”

5) Now enter your password, click on “Next” and then on “Delete account”

The storage of the data that Facebook receives via our site takes place, among other things, via cookies (e.g. with social plugins). You can deactivate, delete or manage individual or all cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you are using, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. You can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it.

Facebook is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC . We hope we have brought you the most important information about the use and data processing by the Facebook tools. If you want to learn more about how Facebook uses your data, we recommend the data guidelines on https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update .

Facebook social plug-ins privacy policy

So-called social plug-ins from Facebook Inc. are on our website. built-in. You can recognize these buttons by the classic Facebook logo, such as the “Like” button (the hand with a raised thumb) or by a clear “Facebook plug-in” label. A social plug-in is a small part of Facebook that is integrated into our page. Each plug-in has its own function. The most used functions are the familiar “Like” and “Share” buttons.

The following social plug-ins are offered by Facebook:

  • “Save” button
  • “Like” button, share, send and quote
  • Page plug-in
  • Comments
  • Messenger plug-in
  • Embedded posts and video players
  • Group plug-in

on https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins you will find more detailed information on how the individual plug-ins are used. We use the social plug-ins on the one hand to offer you a better user experience on our site, on the other hand because Facebook can optimize our advertisements.

If you have a Facebook account or facebook.com have visited before, Facebook has already set at least one cookie in your browser. In this case, your browser sends information to Facebook via this cookie as soon as you visit our site or interact with social plug-ins (e.g. the “Like” button).

The information received will be deleted or anonymized within 90 days. According to Facebook, this data includes your IP address, which website you have visited, the date, time and other information relating to your browser.

In order to prevent Facebook from collecting a lot of data during your visit to our website and connecting it to the Facebook data, you must log out of Facebook while visiting the website.

If you are not logged in to Facebook or do not have a Facebook account, your browser sends less information to Facebook because you have fewer Facebook cookies. Nevertheless, data such as your IP address or which website you visit can be transmitted to Facebook. We would like to expressly point out that we do not have precise information about the exact content of the data. However, we try to inform you as much as possible about data processing based on our current state of knowledge. You can also see how Facebook uses the data in the company’s data policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update read up.

The following cookies are set in your browser at least when you visit a website with social plug-ins from Facebook:

Surname: dpr
Value: not specified
Purpose of use: This cookie is used for the social plug-ins to work on our website.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: fr
Value: 0jieyh4111280132c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j… 1.0.Bde09j
Purpose of use: The cookie is also necessary for the plug-ins to function properly.
Expiry Date:: after 3 months

Annotation: These cookies were set after a test, even if you are not a Facebook member.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen change yourself. If you are not a Facebook user, you can go to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ basically manage your usage-based online advertising. There you have the option of deactivating or activating providers.

If you want to learn more about Facebook’s data protection, we recommend that you read the company’s own data guidelines https://www.facebook.com/policy.php .

Facebook login privacy policy

We have integrated the practical Facebook login on our site. You can easily log in to us with your Facebook account without having to create another user account. If you decide to register using the Facebook login, you will be redirected to the social media network Facebook. There you log in using your Facebook user data. This login process saves data about you or your user behavior and transmits it to Facebook.

To save the data, Facebook uses various cookies. In the following we show you the most important cookies that are set in your browser or already exist when you log in to our site via the Facebook login:

Surname: fr
Value: 0jieyh4c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j… 1.0.Bde09j
Purpose of use: This cookie is used so that the social plugin works as well as possible on our website.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

Surname: datr
Value: 4Jh7XUA2111280132SEmPsSfzCOO4JFFl
Purpose of use: Facebook sets the “datr” cookie when a web browser accesses facebook.com, and the cookie helps to identify login activities and protect users.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: _js_datr
Value: deleted
Purpose of use: This session cookie is set by Facebook for tracking purposes, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are logged out.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Annotation: The cookies listed are only a small selection of the cookies available to Facebook. Other cookies are, for example, _ fbp, sb or wd. A complete list is not possible because Facebook has a large number of cookies and uses them variably.

The Facebook login offers you on the one hand a quick and easy registration process, on the other hand we have the possibility to share data with Facebook. This enables us to better tailor our offer and our promotions to your interests and needs. Data that we receive from Facebook in this way is public data such as

  • Your facebook name
  • Your profile picture
  • a stored e-mail address
  • Friends lists
  • Button information (e.g. “Like” button)
  • Birthday date
  • language
  • place of residence

In return, we provide Facebook with information about your activities on our website. This includes information about the device you are using, which subpages you visit on our site or which products you have purchased from us.

By using Facebook login, you consent to data processing. You can revoke this agreement at any time. If you want to find out more information about data processing by Facebook, we recommend the Facebook data protection declaration at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php .

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen change yourself.

Twitter privacy policy

We have built in functions from Twitter on our website. These are, for example, embedded tweets, timelines, buttons or hashtags. Twitter is a short message service and a social media platform from Twitter Inc., One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.

As far as we know, no personal data or data on your web activities are transmitted to Twitter in the European Economic Area and in Switzerland simply by integrating the Twitter function. Only when you interact with the Twitter functions, such as clicking a button, can data be sent to Twitter, stored and processed there. We have no influence on this data processing and are not responsible. As part of this data protection declaration, we want to give you an overview of what data Twitter stores, what Twitter does with this data and how you can largely protect yourself from data transmission.

What is twitter

For some, Twitter is a news service, for others a social media platform and still others speak of a microblogging service. All of these terms are justified and mean more or less the same thing.

Both private individuals and companies use Twitter to communicate with interested people via short messages. Twitter only allows 280 characters per message. These messages are called “tweets”. In contrast to Facebook, for example, the service does not focus on expanding a network for “friends”, but wants to be understood as a global and open news platform. You can also have an anonymous account on Twitter and tweets can be deleted by the company on the one hand and by the users themselves on the other.

Why do we use Twitter on our website?

Like many other websites and companies, we try to offer our services through different channels and to communicate with our customers. Twitter in particular has grown dear to our hearts as a useful “little” news service. Again and again we tweet or retweet exciting, funny or interesting content. It is clear to us that you cannot follow every channel separately. After all, you have something else to do. That is why we have also integrated Twitter functions on our website. You can experience our Twitter activity “on site” or come to our Twitter page via a direct link. By integrating it, we want to strengthen our service and user-friendliness on our website.

What data is stored by Twitter?

On some of our sub-pages you will find the built-in Twitter functions. If you interact with the Twitter content, such as clicking a button, Twitter can collect and save data. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account yourself. Twitter calls this data “log data”. This includes demographic data, browser cookie IDs, the ID of your smartphone, hashed e-mail addresses, and information about which pages you have visited on Twitter and what actions you have taken. Of course, Twitter stores more data if you have a Twitter account and are logged in. This storage mostly takes place via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are usually set in your browser and transmit various information to Twitter.

We will now show you which cookies are set if you are not logged in to Twitter but visit a website with built-in Twitter functions. Please consider this list as an example. We cannot guarantee completeness here, as the choice of cookies is always changing and depends on your individual actions with the Twitter content.

These cookies were used in our test:

Surname: personalization_id
Value: “V1_cSJIsogU51SeE111280132”
Purpose of use: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and which advertising may have brought you to Twitter.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: long
Value: de
Purpose of use: This cookie saves your preset or preferred language.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: guest_id
Value: 111280132v1% 3A157132626
Purpose of use: This cookie is set to identify you as a guest.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: fm
Value: 0
Purpose of use: Unfortunately, we were unable to find out the purpose of this cookie.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: external_referer
Value: 1112801322beTA0sf5lkMrlGt
Purpose of use: This cookie collects anonymous data such as how often you visit Twitter and how long you visit Twitter.
Expiry Date: After 6 days

Surname: eu_cn
Value: 1
Purpose of use: This cookie stores user activity and is used by Twitter for various advertising purposes.
Expiry Date:
After a year

Surname: ct0
Value: c1179f07163a365d2ed7aad84c99d966
Purpose of use: Unfortunately, we have not found any information about this cookie.
Expiry Date: after 6 hours

Surname: _twitter_sess
Value: 53D% 253D – dd0248111280132-
Purpose of use: With this cookie you can use functions within the Twitter website.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Annotation: Twitter also works with third parties. That is why we also recognized the three Google Analytics cookies _ga, _gat, _gid in our test.

Twitter uses the collected data on the one hand to better understand user behavior and thus improve its own services and advertising offers, on the other hand, the data also serve internal security measures.

How long and where will the data be stored?

If Twitter collects data from other websites, it will be deleted, summarized or otherwise hidden after a maximum of 30 days. The Twitter servers are located at various server centers in the United States. It can therefore be assumed that the data collected will be collected and stored in America. After our research we could not clearly determine whether Twitter also has its own servers in Europe. In principle, Twitter can save the collected data until it is no longer useful for the company, you delete the data or there is a statutory deletion period.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

In its data protection guidelines, Twitter repeatedly emphasizes that it does not save any data from external website visits if you or your browser are located in the European Economic Area or in Switzerland. However, if you interact with Twitter directly, Twitter will of course also save your data.

If you have a Twitter account, you can manage your data by clicking on “More” under the “Profile” button. Then click on “Settings and data protection”. Here you can manage the data processing individually.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can go to twitter.com go and then click on “Customization”. You can manage the data you have collected under the item “Customization and data”.

As already mentioned above, most of the data is stored via cookies and you can manage, deactivate or delete them in your browser. Please note that you can only “edit” the cookies in the browser you have chosen. That means: if you use a different browser in the future, you will have to manage your cookies there again according to your wishes. Here you can find instructions on how to manage cookies in the most popular browsers.

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also manage your browser so that you are informed of each individual cookie. Then you can always decide individually whether or not to allow a cookie.

Twitter also uses the data for personalized advertising inside and outside of Twitter. In the settings, you can switch off personalized advertising under “Personalization and data”. If you use Twitter on a browser, you can see personalized advertising under http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN deactivate.

Twitter is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transfer between the USA and the European Union. Under https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO learn more about it.

We hope we have given you a general overview of data processing by Twitter. We do not receive any data from Twitter and are not responsible for what Twitter does with your data. If you have any further questions on this topic, we recommend the Twitter data protection declaration at https://twitter.com/de/privacy .

LinkedIn privacy policy

We use social plug-ins from the social media network LinkedIn, the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website. The social plug-ins can be feeds, the sharing of content or the link to our LinkedIn page. The social plug-ins are clearly marked with the well-known LinkedIn logo and allow, for example, interesting content to be shared directly via our website. LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing for the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

By embedding such plug-ins, data can be sent to LinkedIn, saved and processed there. In this data protection declaration, we want to inform you which data is involved, how the network uses this data and how you can manage or prevent data storage.

What is LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the largest social network for business contacts. In contrast to Facebook, for example, the company focuses exclusively on establishing business contacts. Companies can present services and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people also use LinkedIn to search for a job or to find suitable employees for their own company. In Germany alone, the network has over 11 million members. In Austria there are around 1.3 million.

Why do we use LinkedIn on our website?

We know how busy you are. You can’t follow all social media channels individually. Even if, as in our case, it would be worth it. Because we keep posting interesting news or reports that are worth spreading. That is why we have created the possibility on our website to share interesting content directly on LinkedIn or to refer directly to our LinkedIn page. We consider built-in social plug-ins to be an extended service on our website. The data that LinkedIn collects also helps us to show possible advertising measures only to people who are interested in our offer.

Which data is saved by LinkedIn?

LinkedIn does not save any personal data simply by integrating the social plug-ins. LinkedIn calls this data, which is generated by plug-ins, passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plug-in, for example to share our content, the platform saves personal data as so-called “active impressions”. Regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you are logged in, the data collected will be assigned to your account.

Your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers when you interact with our plug-ins. The company logs various usage data. In addition to your IP address, this can be, for example, registration data, device information or information about your Internet or mobile network provider. If you call up LinkedIn services via your smartphone, your location (after you have given permission) can also be determined. LinkedIn can also pass this data on to third party advertisers in “hashed” form. Hashing means that a data record is converted into a character string. This allows the data to be encrypted in such a way that people can no longer be identified.

Most of the data on your user behavior is stored in cookies. These are small text files that are usually set in your browser. In addition, LinkedIn can also use web beacons, pixel tags, display tags and other device identifications.

Various tests also show which cookies are set when a user interacts with a social plug-in. The data found cannot claim to be complete and serve only as an example. The following cookies were set without being logged in to LinkedIn:

Surname: bcookie
Value: = 2 & 34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16111280132-
Purpose of use: The cookie is a so-called “browser ID cookie” and consequently saves your identification number (ID).
Expiry Date: After 2 years

Surname: long
Value: v = 2 & lang = de-de
Purpose of use: This cookie saves your preset or preferred language.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: lidc
Value: 1818367: t = 1571904767: s = AQF6KNnJ0G111280132…
Purpose of use: This cookie is used for routing. Routing records the ways in which you came to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the website there.
Expiry Date: after 24 hours

Surname: rtc
Value: kt0lrv3NF3x3t6xvDgGrZGDKkX
Purpose of use: No further information could be obtained about this cookie.
Expiry Date: after 2 minutes

Surname: JSESSIONID
Value: ajax: 1112801322900777718326218137
Purpose of use: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: bscookie
Value: “V = 1 & 201910230812…
Purpose of use: This cookie is a security cookie. LinkedIn describes it as a secure browser ID cookie.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: fid
Value: AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA…
Purpose of use: No further information could be found for this cookie.
Expiry Date: after 7 days

Annotation: LinkedIn also works with third-party providers. That is why we also recognized the two Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gat in our test.

How long and where will the data be stored?

In principle, LinkedIn retains your personal data for as long as the company considers it necessary to offer its own services. However, LinkedIn will delete your personal data if you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn retains some data in a summarized and anonymous form even after you delete your account. Once you delete your account, other people will no longer be able to see your data within a day. LinkedIn generally deletes the data within 30 days. However, LinkedIn retains data if it is required by law. Data that can no longer be assigned to any person will be saved even after the account has been closed. The data is stored on various servers in America and probably also in Europe.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access your personal data at any time and also to delete it. You can manage, change and delete your data in your LinkedIn account. You can also request a copy of your personal data from LinkedIn.

How to access the account information on your LinkedIn profile:

Click on your profile icon in LinkedIn and select the “Settings and data protection” section. Now click on “Privacy” and then in the section “How LinkedIn uses your data” on “Change”. In just a short time you can download selected data on your web activity and your account history.

You also have the option of preventing data processing by LinkedIn in your browser. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most of the data via cookies, which are set in your browser. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies. Management works a little differently depending on which browser you have. The instructions for the most common browsers can be found here:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

LinkedIn is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transfer between the USA and the European Union. Under https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0 learn more about it. We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by LinkedIn. on https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy learn more about the data processing of the social media network LinkedIn.

Pinterest privacy policy

On our site, we use buttons and widgets from the social media network Pinterest, the company Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to Pinterest, stored and evaluated.

The data protection guidelines, which information Pinterest collects and how they use it, can be found on https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy .

XING data protection declaration

On our website we use social plugins from the social media network Xing, the company Xing SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. With these functions, you can, for example, share content on Xing directly via our website, log in via Xing or follow interesting content. You can recognize the plug-ins by the company name or the Xing logo. If you call up a website that uses a Xing plug-in, data can be transmitted to the “Xing server”, saved and evaluated. In this data protection declaration, we want to inform you about what data is involved and how you can manage or prevent this data storage.

What is Xing?

Xing is a social network with its headquarters in Hamburg. The company specializes in managing professional contacts. In other words, unlike other networks, Xing is primarily about professional networking. The platform is often used for job searches or to find employees for one’s own company. In addition, Xing offers interesting content on various professional topics. The global counterpart to this is the American company LinkedIn.

Why do we use Xing on our website?

There is now a flood of social media channels and we are well aware that your time is very precious. Not every social media channel in a company can be examined carefully. We therefore want to make life as easy as possible for you so that you can share or follow interesting content directly on our website on Xing. We are expanding our service on our website with such “social plug-ins”. In addition, the data collected by Xing help us to carry out targeted advertising measures on the platform. This means that our service is only shown to people who are really interested in it.

Which data is stored by Xing?

Xing offers the share button, the follow button and the log-in button as plug-ins for websites. As soon as you open a page that has a built-in social plug-in from Xing, your browser connects to servers in a data center used by Xing. In the case of the share button – according to Xing – no data should be stored that could directly refer to a person. In particular, Xing does not save any of your IP addresses. Furthermore, no cookies are set in connection with the share button. This means that there is no analysis of your user behavior either. For more information, please contact https://www.xing.com/app/share%3Fop%3Ddata_protection.

With the other Xing plug-ins, cookies are only set in your browser when you interact with or click on the plug-in. Personal data such as your IP address, browser data, the date and time of your visit to the website can be stored here on Xing. If you have a XING account and are logged in, the data collected will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

The following cookies are set in your browser if you click on the follow or log-in button and are not yet logged in to Xing. Please note that this is an exemplary list and we cannot claim to be complete:

Surname: AMCVS_0894FF2554F733210A4C98C6% 40AdobeOrg
Value: 1
Purpose of use: This cookie is used to create and save identifications of website visitors.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: c_
Value: 157c609dc9fe7d7ff56064c6de87b019111280132-8
Purpose of use: We were unable to find out more information about this cookie.
Expiry Date: after a day

Surname: prevPage
Value: wbm %2FWelcome% 2Flogin
Purpose of use: This cookie saves the URL of the previous website that you have visited.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Surname: s_cc
Value: true
Purpose of use: This Adobe Site Catalyst cookie determines whether cookies are generally activated in the browser.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: s_fid
Value: 6897CDCD1013221C-39DDACC982217CD1111280132-2
Purpose of use: This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.
Expiry Date: after 5 years

Surname: visitor_id
Value: fe59fbe5-e9c6-4fca-8776-30d0c1a89c32
Purpose of use: The visitor cookie contains a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: _session_id
Value: 533a0a6641df82b46383da06ea0e84e7111280132-2
Purpose of use: This cookie creates a temporary session ID that is used as an in-session user ID. The cookie is absolutely necessary to provide the functions of Xing.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

As soon as you are logged in to Xing or a member, further personal data will definitely be collected, processed and saved. Xing also passes on personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment of its own business purposes, if you have given your consent or if there is a legal obligation.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Xing stores the data on various servers in various data centers. The company stores this data until you delete the data or until a user account is deleted. Of course, this only affects users who are already Xing members.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access your personal data at any time and also to delete it. Even if you are not a Xing member, you can prevent possible data processing via your browser or manage it according to your wishes. Most of the data is saved via cookies. Management works a little differently depending on which browser you have. The instructions for the most common browsers can be found here:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Xing. on https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung learn more about the data processing of the social media network Xing.

YouTube privacy policy

We have built in YouTube videos on our website. So we can present you interesting videos directly on our site. YouTube is a video portal that has been a subsidiary of Google since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you call up a page on our website that has embedded a YouTube video, your browser automatically connects to the YouTube or Google servers. Different data are transmitted (depending on the settings). Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all data processing in Europe.

In the following we want to explain in more detail which data is processed, why we have integrated YouTube videos and how you can manage or delete your data.

What is youtube

On YouTube, users can watch, rate, comment and upload videos for free. Over the past few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels in the world. So that we can display videos on our website, YouTube provides a code excerpt that we have built into our site.

Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?

YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and the best content. We strive to offer you the best possible user experience on our website. And of course, interesting videos shouldn’t be missing. With the help of our embedded videos, we provide you with additional helpful content in addition to our texts and images. In addition, our website is easier to find on the Google search engine thanks to the embedded videos. Even if we place advertisements via Google Ads, thanks to the data collected, Google can really only show these advertisements to people who are interested in our offers.

Which data is saved by YouTube?

As soon as you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube video integrated, YouTube sets at least one cookie that saves your IP address and our URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can usually assign your interactions on our website to your profile with the help of cookies. This includes data such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution or your Internet provider. Further data can be contact details, any ratings, sharing content via social media or adding it to your favorites on YouTube.

If you are not signed in to a Google account or a YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier that is linked to your device, browser or app. For example, your preferred language setting is retained. But a lot of interaction data cannot be saved because fewer cookies are set.

In the following list we show cookies that were set in a test in the browser. On the one hand, we show cookies that are set without a registered YouTube account. On the other hand, we show cookies that are set with a registered account. The list cannot claim to be complete because the user data always depends on the interactions on YouTube.

Surname: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y111280132-1
Purpose of use: This cookie registers a unique ID in order to save statistics of the video seen.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: PREF
Value: f1 = 50000000
Purpose of use: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Via PREF, Google receives statistics on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiry Date: after 8 months

Surname: GPS
Value: 1
Purpose of use: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Surname: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 95Chz8bagyU
Purpose of use: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our website (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiry Date: after 8 months

Other cookies that are set when you are logged in to your YouTube account:

Surname: APISID
Value: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI / AU1aZI6HY7111280132-
Purpose of use: This cookie is used to create a profile about your interests. The data is used for personalized advertisements.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: CONSENT
Value: YES + AT.de + 20150628-20-0
Purpose of use: The cookie saves the status of a user’s consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security in order to check users and to protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date: after 19 years

Surname: HSID
Value: AcRwpgUik9Dveht0I
Purpose of use: This cookie is used to create a profile about your interests. This data helps to display personalized advertising.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: LOGIN_INFO
Value: AFmmF2swRQIhALl6aL…
Purpose of use: This cookie stores information about your login data.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: SAPISID
Value: 7oaPxoG-pZsJuuF5 / AnUdDUIsJ9iJz2vdM
Purpose of use: This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. It is used to create a profile about your interests.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: SID
Value: oQfNKjAsI111280132-
Purpose of use: This cookie stores your Google account ID and your last login time in a digitally signed and encrypted form.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: SIDCC
Value: AN0-TYuqub2JOcDTyL
Purpose of use: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and which advertisements you may have seen before visiting our site.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

How long and where will the data be stored?

The data that YouTube receives and processes from you is stored on Google’s servers. Most of these servers are in America. Under https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de see exactly where the Google data centers are located. Your data is distributed on the servers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and better protected against manipulation.

Google stores the data collected for different lengths of time. You can delete some data at any time, others are automatically deleted after a limited period of time and others are stored by Google for a longer period of time. Some data (such as items from “My Activity”, photos or documents, products) saved in your Google Account will be saved until you delete them. Even if you’re not signed in to a Google Account, you can delete some data associated with your device, browser, or app.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Basically, you can delete data in the Google account manually. With the automatic deletion function of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information is stored depending on your decision – either 3 or 18 months and then deleted.

Regardless of whether you have a Google account or not, you can configure your browser so that Google deletes or deactivates cookies. This works in different ways depending on which browser you are using. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. You can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it. Since YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, there is a common privacy policy. If you want to find out more about the handling of your data, we recommend the data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

YouTube subscribe button Privacy policy

We have integrated the YouTube subscribe button on our website. You can usually recognize the button by the classic YouTube logo. The logo shows the words “Subscribe” or “YouTube” in white letters in front of a red background and the white “Play symbol” to the left of it. However, the button can also be displayed in a different design.

Our YouTube channel always offers you funny, interesting or exciting videos. With the built-in “subscribe button” you can subscribe to our channel directly from our website and do not have to call up the YouTube website. We want to make access to our comprehensive content as easy as possible for you. Please note that this allows YouTube to save and process your data.

If you see a built-in subscription button on our site, YouTube – according to Google – sets at least one cookie. This cookie stores your IP address and our URL. YouTube can also find out information about your browser, your approximate location and your preset language in this way. In our test, the following four cookies were set without being logged into YouTube:

Surname: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5111280132Y
Purpose of use: This cookie registers a unique ID in order to save statistics of the video seen.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Surname: PREF
Value: f1 = 50000000
Purpose of use: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Via PREF, Google receives statistics on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiry Date: after 8 months

Surname: GPS
Value: 1
Purpose of use: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Surname: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 11128013295Chz8bagyU
Purpose of use: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our website (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiry Date: after 8 months

Annotation: These cookies were set after a test and cannot claim to be complete.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can save many of your actions / interactions on our website with the help of cookies and assign them to your YouTube account. For example, YouTube receives information on how long you have been surfing on our site, what type of browser you are using, what screen resolution you prefer or what actions you carry out.

YouTube uses this data on the one hand to improve its own services and offers, on the other hand to provide analyzes and statistics for advertisers (who use Google Ads).

Google reCAPTCHA privacy policy

Our primary goal is to secure and protect our website for you and for us in the best possible way. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services for the European region. With reCAPTCHA we can determine whether you are really a flesh and blood human and not a robot or other spam software. We understand spam as any unsolicited information that comes to us electronically. With the classic CAPTCHAS, you mostly had to solve text or picture puzzles to check. With reCAPTCHA from Google, we usually don’t have to bother you with such puzzles. In most cases, it is sufficient to simply tick the box and confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version you don’t even have to check the box anymore. How this works exactly and, above all, which data is used for it, you will find out in the course of this data protection declaration.

What is reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA is a free captcha service from Google that protects websites from spam software and abuse by non-human visitors. The most common use of this service is when filling out forms on the Internet. A captcha service is a type of automatic Turing test that is designed to ensure that an action on the Internet is carried out by a human and not by a bot. In the classic Turing test (named after the computer scientist Alan Turing), a person determines the distinction between bot and human. With captchas, this is also done by the computer or a software program. Classic captchas work with small tasks that are easy for humans to solve, but are very difficult for machines. With reCAPTCHA you no longer have to actively solve puzzles. The tool uses modern risk techniques to distinguish people from bots. Here you only have to tick the text field “I am not a robot” or with Invisible reCAPTCHA even this is no longer necessary. With reCAPTCHA, a JavaScript element is integrated into the source text and then the tool runs in the background and analyzes your user behavior. The software calculates a so-called captcha score from these user actions. Google uses this score to calculate the probability that you are human before entering the captcha. reCAPTCHA or captchas in general are always used when bots could manipulate or abuse certain actions (such as registrations, surveys, etc.).

Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?

We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood on our side. Bots or spam software of all kinds can safely stay at home. That is why we do all we can to protect ourselves and offer you the best possible user-friendliness. For this reason we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. So we can be pretty sure that we will remain a “bot-free” website. By using reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google in order to determine whether you are really human. reCAPTCHA therefore serves the security of our website and consequently also your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA, it could happen that a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible in order to “spam” on forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.

Which data is saved by reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA collects personal data from users in order to determine whether the actions on our website actually originate from people. So the IP address and other data that Google needs for the reCAPTCHA service can be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always shortened beforehand within the member states of the EU or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data ends up on a server in the USA. The IP address will not be combined with other Google data unless you are logged into your Google account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube, Gmail, etc.) have already been placed on your browser. ReCAPTCHA then sets an additional cookie in your browser and takes a snapshot of your browser window.

The following list of collected browser and user data does not claim to be exhaustive. Rather, they are examples of data that, to our knowledge, are processed by Google.

  • Referrer URL (the address of the page from which the visitor comes)
  • IP address (e.g. 256.123.123.1)
  • Information about the operating system (the software that enables the operation of your computer. Known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux)
  • Cookies (small text files that save data in your browser)
  • Mouse and keyboard behavior (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is saved)
  • Date and language settings (which language or which date you have preset on your PC is saved)
  • All Javascript objects (JavaScript is a programming language that enables websites to adapt to the user. JavaScript objects can collect all possible data under one name)
  • Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image consists of)

It is undisputed that Google uses and analyzes this data even before you click on the “I am not a robot” tick. With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version, there is even no ticking and the entire recognition process runs in the background. How much and which data Google stores exactly cannot be learned from Google in detail.

The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version from Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo . All of these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies that Google reCAPTCHA has set on the demo version:

Surname: IDE
Value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-111280132-8
Purpose of use: This cookie is set by the company DoubleClick (also owned by Google) to register and report the actions of a user on the website when dealing with advertisements. In this way, the effectiveness of the advertising can be measured and appropriate optimization measures can be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
Expiry Date: after a year

Surname: 1P_JAR
Value: 2019-5-14-12
Purpose of use: This cookie collects statistics on website usage and measures conversions. A conversion occurs, for example, when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show relevant advertisements to users. The cookie can also be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Expiry Date: after a month

Surname: ANID
Value: U7j1v3dZa1112801320xgZFmiqWppRWKOr
Purpose of use: We could not find out much information about this cookie. In Google’s privacy policy, the cookie is used in connection with “advertising cookies” such as. B. “DSID”, “FLC”, “AID”, “TAID” mentioned. ANID is stored under the domain google.com.
Expiry Date: after 9 months

Surname: CONSENT
Value: YES + AT.de + 20150628-20-0
Purpose of use: The cookie saves the status of a user’s consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT also provides security to check users, prevent fraudulent login information and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date: after 19 years

Surname: NID
Value: 0WmuWqy111280132zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q
Purpose of use: NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google searches. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with advertisements. So you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID in order to collect personal settings of the user for advertising purposes.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Surname: DV
Value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc111280132-4
Purpose of use: As soon as you have checked the “I am not a robot” checkbox, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in an anonymous form and is also used to distinguish between users.
Expiry Date: after 10 minutes

Annotation: This list cannot claim to be complete, as experience has shown that Google changes the choice of their cookies again and again.

How long and where will the data be stored?

By inserting reCAPTCHA, your data will be transferred to the Google server. Even after repeated inquiries, Google does not make it clear where exactly this data is stored. Without having received a confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, time spent on the website or language settings will be stored on the European or American Google servers. The IP address that your browser transmits to Google is generally not merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, if you are logged into your Google account while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in, the data will be merged. The differing data protection regulations of Google apply for this.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

If you do not want any data about you or your behavior to be transmitted to Google, you must completely log out of Google and delete all Google cookies before you visit our website or use the reCAPTCHA software. In principle, the data is automatically transmitted to Google as soon as you visit our website. In order to delete this data again, you have to go to Google support https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=111280132 to contact.

So if you use our website, you agree that Google LLC and its representatives automatically collect, process and use data.

You can learn a little more about reCAPTCHA on Google’s web developer page https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/ . Google goes into the technical development of the reCAPTCHA in more detail here, but you will look in vain for precise information about data storage and data protection issues. A good overview of the basic use of data by Google can be found in the in-house data protection declaration https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Custom Google Search Privacy Policy

We have integrated the Google plug-in for user-defined searches on our website. Google is the largest and best-known search engine in the world and is operated by the US company Google Inc. operated. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for the European area. The custom Google search can transfer data from you to Google. In this data protection declaration we inform you why we use this plug-in, which data is processed and how you can manage or prevent this data transfer.

What is Google Custom Search?

The plug-in for custom Google search is a Google search bar directly on our website. The search finds us www.google.com instead, only the search results focus on our content and products or on a limited search circle.

Why do we use custom Google search on our website?

A website with a lot of interesting content often becomes so big that you might lose track of it. Over time, we have also accumulated a lot of valuable material and, as part of our service, we want you to find our content as quickly and easily as possible. Custom Google Search makes finding interesting content a breeze. The built-in Google plug-in improves the overall quality of our website and makes it easier for you to search.

What data is saved by the custom Google search?

The custom Google search will only transfer data from you to Google if you actively use the Google search built into our website. This means that only when you enter a search term in the search bar and then confirm this term (eg click on “Enter”) your IP address will be sent to Google, saved and processed in addition to the search term. Based on the cookies set (such as 1P_JAR), it can be assumed that Google will also receive data on website usage. If you use the built-in Google search function to search for content during your visit to our website and are logged into your Google account at the same time, Google can also assign the data collected to your Google account. As the website operator, we have no control over what Google does with the data collected or how Google processes the data.

The following cookies are set in your browser if you use the custom Google search and are not signed in with a Google account:

Surname: 1P_JAR
Value: 2020-01-27-13111280132-5
Purpose of use: This cookie collects statistics on website usage and measures conversions. A conversion occurs, for example, when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show relevant advertisements to users.
Expiry Date: after a month

Surname: CONSENT
Value: WP.282f52111280132-9
Purpose of use: The cookie saves the status of a user’s consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security in order to check users and to protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date: after 18 years

Surname: NID
Value: 196 = pwIo3B5fHr-8
Purpose of use: NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google searches. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your entered search queries or your previous interaction with advertisements. So you always get customized advertisements.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Annotation: This list cannot claim to be complete, as Google changes the choice of their cookies again and again.

How long and where will the data be stored?

The Google servers are spread all over the world. Since Google is an American company, most of the data is stored on American servers. Under https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de see exactly where the google servers are.
Your data is distributed on various physical data carriers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against possible manipulation. Google also has emergency programs for your data. If, for example, there are internal technical problems at Google and the servers no longer work, the risk of service interruption and data loss remains low.
Depending on the data, Google stores it for different lengths of time. You can delete some data yourself, others are automatically deleted or anonymized by Google. But there is also data that Google stores longer if this is necessary for legal or business reasons.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

According to the data protection law of the European Union, you have the right to receive information about your data, to update it, to delete it or to restrict it. There is some data that you can delete at any time. If you have a Google account, you can delete data about your web activity there or choose to delete it after a certain period of time.
In your browser you also have the option of deactivating or deleting cookies or managing them according to your wishes and preferences. Here you will find instructions for the most important browsers:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

Google is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI . We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Google. If you want to learn more about it, we recommend the extensive data protection declaration from Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

Cookiebot privacy policy

We use functions of the provider Cookiebot on our website. The company behind Cookiebot is Cybot A / S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, DK. Among other things, Cookiebot allows us to provide you with a comprehensive cookie notice (also known as a cookie banner or cookie notice). By using this function, your data can be sent to Cookiebot or Cybot, stored and processed. In this data protection declaration we inform you why we use Cookiebot, which data is transferred and how you can prevent this data transfer.

What is Cookiebot?

Cookiebot is a software product from Cybot. The software automatically creates a GDPR-compliant cookie notice for our website visitors. In addition, the technology behind Cookiebot scans, controls and evaluates all cookies and tracking measures on our website.

Why do we use Cookiebot on our website?

We take data protection very seriously. We want to show you exactly what is going on on our website and which of your data is stored. Cookiebot helps us to get a good overview of all our cookies (first and third party cookies). In this way we can inform you precisely and transparently about the use of cookies on our website. You will always receive an up-to-date and data protection-compliant cookie notice and decide for yourself which cookies you allow and which you do not.

What data does Cookiebot save?

If you allow cookies, the following data will be transmitted to Cybot, saved and processed.

  • IP address (in anonymous form, the last 3 digits are set to 0)
  • Date and time of your consent
  • our website url
  • technical browser data
  • encrypted, anonymous key
  • the cookies you have allowed (as proof of consent)

The following cookies are set by Cookiebot if you have consented to the use of cookies:

Surname: CookieConsent
Value: {stamp: ‘P7to4eNgIHvJvDerjKneBsmJQd9111280132-2
Purpose of use: Your consent status is saved in this cookie. This means that our website can also read and follow the current status on future visits.
Expiry Date: after a year

Surname: CookieConsentBulkTicket
Value: kDSPWpA %2fjhljZKClPqsncfR8SveTnNWhys5NojaxdFYBPjZ2PaDnUw% 3d% 3111280132-6
Purpose of use: This cookie is set if you allow all cookies and have thus activated “collective consent”. The cookie then saves its own, random and unique ID.
Expiry Date: after a year

Annotation: Please note that this is an exemplary list and that we cannot claim to be complete. In the cookie statement under https://www.cookiebot.com/de/cookie-declaration/ you can see which other cookies can be used.

According to Cybot’s privacy policy, the company does not sell personal information. However, Cybot passes on data to trustworthy third parties or subcontractors who help the company to achieve its own business goals. Data will also be passed on if this is legally required.

How long and where will the data be stored?

All data collected will only be transmitted, stored and forwarded within the European Union. The data is stored in an Azure data center (cloud provider is Microsoft). on https://azure.microsoft.com/de-de/global-infrastructure/regions/ learn more about all “Azure regions”. All user data will be deleted by Cookiebot after 12 months from registration (cookie consent) or immediately after termination of the Cookiebot service.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access your personal data at any time and also to delete it. You can prevent data collection and storage, for example, by rejecting the use of cookies via the cookie notice. Your browser offers another possibility to prevent data processing or to manage it according to your wishes. Cookie management works a little differently depending on the browser. Here you will find the instructions for the most popular browsers at the moment:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you want to learn more about the data protection guidelines of “Cookiebot” or the company behind it, Cybot, we recommend the data protection guidelines at https://www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/ read through.

Source: Created with the data protection generator by AdSimple® Blog Marketing in co-operation with aboutbusiness.at

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