The following privacy statement clarifies the collection and processing of your personal data when using this website. This privacy statement also applies to the collection and processing of your data on external websites or online services connected to this website (such as our social media profiles). The definitions of data collection and processing as well as the responsible entities are in correspondence to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) as of 25.05.2018.
"Personal Data" refers to all information that can be used to draw conclusions about a natural person or to clearly identify a natural person. A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he / she can be clearly identified by information such as a name, a number, a specific location, an online marker (eg a cookie) or other special features (eg physical, psychological, genetic, economic, cultural or social characteristics).
The legal entity responsible for data collection and data processing on this website, according to the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is
Ettaler Str. 10
Telephone +49 (0) 30-25 75 70-0
(hereafter "we" or "the operator")
Our website is physically hosted on server systems operated by jweiland.net, Echterdinger Straße 57, 70794 Filderstadt with location in Germany. We do not generally share personal information about your visit to our website with jweiland.net as part of our collaboration. However, it may be possible that jweiland.net at least potentially gains access to personal data – e.g. during service or maintenance operations. In such cases, relevant data protection agreements ensure the protection of your personal data.
When you access our website, various pieces of information about your visit will be collected. This information includes usage information such as the web pages you visit, the content you read, access times, device information, information about your operating system and web browser as well as IP addresses. If you use additional services or features on our website, such as a contact form, a comment function or any other function that requires the input of personal data, additional information will be collected and processed. This includes personal data such as your name or address, contact information such as your telephone number or e-mail address, and content data such as your message or media attachments that you sent.
If you would like to get in touch with us, you can do so by either using the contact forms on our website or by sending us a message through clicking on our e-mail address. If you do so, we will collect the following information about you: your name, e-mail address, and your message. You may, as an option, also enter additional information such as the name of your company, your telephone number, and other information. Upon reception by us, your data may be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) or other software application. Once your order or contact information is no longer required, it will be blocked and deleted after the retention period has expired, unless other legal requirements make it mandatory for us to keep your data beyond that time.
You can apply for a job position within our company, either as an initiative or in response to an advertised position, directly through our website. If you do so, we will collect the following information about you: first name, last name, e-mail address, telephone number, application folder, earliest possible starting date, salary expectation. You can also provide additional comments and, if available, refer to your website. Your application documents are processed centrally within our company (processing according to § 26 BDSG-new). If we reject your application, your application documents will be kept for six months after completing the application process, and then destroyed.
If you choose to create a user or customer account on our website (e.g. in order to access the news section "Insights"), you must provide us with your e-mail address. This information is necessary to fulfil your request and to grant access to certain areas of our website. The information entered by you during registration will be used by us for this purpose only. When you log in to your user account, we will store your IP address, the pages and services that you access, and the time of such access. We collect such information based on our legitimate interest and in order to protect your personal data from misuse or other unauthorized handling. In no case will we transfer your personal data to any third party, unless it is mandatory for contract fulfilment or if we are required to do so by law. If you cancel your user account with us, your personal data will be deleted, unless retaining this data is necessary for commercial, tax or other legal reasons. Please note that in this case your data will be irretrievably deleted and cannot be restored. If you need that data for later use, you must save it before cancelling your account.
In some cases it may be possible for you to add comments to content on our website (e.g. in our blog). If you use to comment feature on our website, we will collect certain personal data about you. These may include your IP address, your e-mail address, your name, the URL of your website, and the content of your comment. We collect and process this data based on our own legitimate interests (such as our security in the event of illegal comments that we may be held responsible for) and in order to show your comment on our website.
If you access our website without logging in or registering, we and our hosting provider will automatically collect information of a general nature. We collect such information based on our legitimate interest within the realms of Art. 6 S. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. The information collected (the so-called server log files) include the type of your web browser, the operating system you use, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the IP address, the time and duration of the access, the requested pages, the amount of data transferred and the referrer's URL. This information cannot be used to draw conclusions about you personally. Collecting such information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of our website and is considered mandatory when using the internet. Anonymized information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us to optimize our internet presence and the underlying technology. We collect and process such information to operate our website including its functions and content, to perform range measurements, to answer inquiries and to communicate with our users.
By using the following analysis and marketing services we would like to understand your reading behaviors on our website in order to improve our service and to better display information that is relevant to you. You can object to the data collection and processing for this purpose as described in the following sections.
This website facilitates Google Analytics (Google Inc.) or performance analysis. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow us to analyze how you use our website. The information that is collected by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This website, however, has activated anonymized IP addresses. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union before transmitting it to a Google server in the USA. Only in a few exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use the collected information to analyze how you use our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website performance. The IP address provided by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer in your browser settings. However, we'd like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. Also, you may prevent data collection by Google through cookies and the analysis of your using our website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the following browser add-on: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking on "Disable Google Analytics". In this case, an opt-out cookie will be installed on your computer. This will prevent data collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser for as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser. Disable Google Analytics Google provides further information on data collection and processing, and presents options to change your settings or object to data collection on the following websites. Please refer to https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners for information on how Google uses data on partner web sites and apps. Or visit http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads to learn more about opt-out options. To customize how Google presents advertising to you, visit http://www.google.com/settings/ads.
Our website may include videos which are hosted on the YouTube platform provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. You can find the privacy notices for using these videos at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. For information about your opt-out opportunities, visit https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if this is permitted or prescribed under European data protection law. This is the case, for instance, if you have expressly consented to the disclosure of your data and/or such disclosure is required for contract fulfilment. If you apply for a job position in our company, your data will be processed by the HR department within our company. Disclosure of your personal data is also permitted under data protection law, if the enforcement of regulations of other laws (for example, criminal law regulations) requires such disclosure and if nothing prevents this transfer from a data protection point of view. Disclosing of your personal data is also justifiable if we have a legitimate interest in passing on the relevant information (for example, when placing an order with a third party, when using a representative or a web host). We will only transfer your data for the purpose of contract fulfilment in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO. You can rest assured that we will always check the possible transfer of personal data to third parties in accordance with data protection law.
We may process personal information in a third country (i.e., a country outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) or appoint a contractor to process personal data in a third country on our behalf solely if this is expressly required to fulfill our contractual obligations, with your prior consent or following a corresponding legal obligation. Transferring or processing your data in third countries will only take place if it is legally and/or contractually permitted or if transferring or processing your information is in accordance with the special conditions described in Art. 44 ff DSGVO. For example, special conditions exist if the third country provides officially recognized data protection levels that are in line with the EU. Relevant guarantees or the agreement of officially recognized contractual obligations (so-called standard contractual clauses) are special conditions for the transfer of data to third countries as well.
At this point we would like to inform you briefly about the data protection rights that you can exercise towards our company.
You have the right to request information about what personal information about you is stored in our company, and to receive copies of such data at any time. If you want to request that information, please send us an e-mail to email@example.com. We are only allowed to process personal data about you which is accurate. If, for example, you exercise your right to information, and find that a certain date about you is inaccurate or incomplete, or has become inaccurate or incomplete, we are generally obliged to correct that information immediately.
We solely process your personal data for the purposes indicated in this privacy statement. Principally, we only need this information to perform the data processing that you request us to do (for example, processing your message, checking your request). In some cases, we may be required by law to keep your information for a limited period of time. If we do not need your information during this period, we will block it or restrict its processing. You have the right to request the immediate deletion of your data or to request a restriction on the processing of your data. In addition, you also have the right to have the data we store about you transmitted to you or another person in charge before being deleted.
Insofar as you are entitled to a legal right to object to the data processing described in this privacy statement, we will point this out to you at the appropriate place. You also have the opportunity to exercise your opposition in the appropriate places. In addition, you have the right to revoke previously granted consent for the collection or processing of your data with effect for the future or to object to the future collection and processing of your personal data in advance at any time. You may expressly object to the collection and processing of your data if it serves the purpose of direct mail.
If you have any other questions about data protection in relation to our website, please contact our Data Protection Officer. The contact details can be found below. You can ask here about what personal data of yours is stored by us. You can also, at any time, send (by letter or email) any requests for information as well as any deletion or correction requests relating to your personal data to the following address:
Data Protection Officer
Ettaler Straße 10, 10777 Berlin, Germany