Personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) are processed by us only as necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents and the services offered there.
Pursuant to Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), “processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
With the following data protection declaration, we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide either alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of the processing. In addition, we inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimisation purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data under their own responsibility.
I. Information about us as the responsible party
II.Rights of users and data subjects
III.Information on data processing
I. Information about us as the responsible party
Contact details for data protection enquiries:
Phone: +49 2351 66183-0
II. Rights of users and data subjects
- to confirmation as to whether data concerning them are being processed, to information about the data being processed, to further information about the data processing and to copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
- to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
- to the immediate erasure of the data relating to them (cf. also Art. 17 of the GDPR), or, alternatively, insofar as further processing is necessary pursuant to Art. 17(3) of the GDPR, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR;
- to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transfer this data to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
- to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the data concerning them is being processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (cf. also Art. 77 of the GDPR).
III. Information on data processing
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations and no other information is provided below on individual processing procedures.
For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable internet presence, data is transmitted by your internet browser to us or to our web space provider. These so-called server log files are used to collect, among other things, the type and version of your internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you accessed our website (referrer URL), the website(s) of our website that you visit, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the internet connection from which the use of our website takes place.
The data collected in this way is temporarily stored, but not together with other data about you.
This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.
The data will be deleted again after seven days at the latest, unless further storage for evidence purposes is required. Otherwise, the data is exempt from deletion in whole or in part until the final clarification of an incident.
We use so-called cookies with our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are placed and stored on your end device by the internet browser you use. These cookies are used to process certain information about you on an individual basis, such as your browser or location data or your IP address.
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our website in different languages or the offer of a shopping cart function.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit b.) GDPR, insofar as these cookies data are processed for contract initiation or contract processing.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or execute a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
When you close your internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.
Where applicable, cookies from partner companies with which we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website are also used with our website.
Please refer to the following information for details on this, in particular the purposes and legal bases of the processing of such third-party cookies.
c) Removal options
You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on the specific internet browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called Flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you must change the settings of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the specific Flash player you use. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or user support.
However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be fully used.
Contact requests / contact possibility
If you contact us via the contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your enquiry. The provision of the data is necessary for the processing and answering of your enquiry – without their provision we cannot answer your enquiry or at best only to a limited extent.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
Your data will be deleted as soon as your enquiry has been finally answered and there are no legal obligations to retain the data, e.g. in the case of subsequent contract processing.
This site uses the open source mapping tool OpenStreetMap (OSM) via an API. Provider is the OpenStreetMap Foundation. To use the functions of OpenStreetMap, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a server of OpenStreetMap and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. The use of OpenStreetMap is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. More information on the handling of user data can be found on the OpenStreetMap privacy page and here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Legal_FAQ.
We use Google Fonts on our website to display external fonts. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also complied with when processing data in the USA.
To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.
The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimisation and economic operation of our website.
Through the connection to Google established when you call up our website, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be transmitted.
Google offers further information, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.
Online job applications / Publication of job advertisements
We offer you the opportunity to apply to us via our website. For these digital applications, your applicant and application data will be collected and processed electronically by us for the purpose of handling the application process.
The legal basis for this processing is Section 26 (1) sentence 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 (1) GDPR. Art. 88 para. 1 GDPR.
If an employment contract is concluded after the application process, we will store the data you submitted during the application in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organisational and administrative process – naturally in compliance with the more extensive legal obligations.
The legal basis for this processing is also Section 26 (1) sentence 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 (1) GDPR. Art. 88 para. 1 GDPR.
If an application is rejected, we automatically delete the data submitted to us two months after notification of the rejection. However, the deletion does not take place if the data requires longer storage of up to four months or until the conclusion of legal proceedings due to legal provisions, e.g. due to the obligation to provide evidence according to the AGG.
The legal basis in this case is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR and Section 24 para. 1 no. 2 BDSG. Our legitimate interest lies in the legal defence or enforcement.
If you expressly consent to your data being stored for a longer period of time, e.g. for your inclusion in a database of applicants or interested parties, the data will be processed on the basis of your consent. The legal basis is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. However, you can of course revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR by making a declaration to us with effect for the future.
Model data protection declaration of the law firm Weiß & Partner