Privacy Policy

The English privacy policy is for your information only. The German version is legally binding

General

In the following text we would like to inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.

The term “personal data” refers to the definition of Article 4 (1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereafter referred to as the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR” for short) as meaning all data relating to you are personally available. This includes, for example, name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour. With regard to the other terminology, in particular the terms “processing”, “controller”, “processor” and “consent”, we refer to the legal data protection definitions of Art. 4 GDPR.

In principle, we process personal data only insofar as this is necessary for the provision of a functional website and the content and services offered by us. The processing of personal data takes place regularly only if you give us consent in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) have issued DSGVO or the processing by statutory provisions in particular by one of the in Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b) to lit. f) DSGVO legal basis is permitted.

Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is removed. In addition, storage may be provided if required by national or European regulations to which we are subject. A blocking or deletion of the data takes place in this case then, if the storage period prescribed in the respective regulations has expired. The latter does not apply if further storage of the data is required for a contract or fulfilment of the contract.

As far as we rely on commissioned service providers for individual functions of our website or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes.

Responsible body

Person responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR, the other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions with provisions of data protection character is:

Consigen GmbH
legally represented by Doris Ehrmann, Giordano Righi
Princes Avenue 7
40549 Dusseldorf
E-Mail: kontakt@consigen.de
Telephone: +4921192410190
Further details of the responsible body can be found in our imprint.

Your rights

You have the following rights with respect to personal data concerning you:

  • the right to information,
  • the right to rectification and cancellation,
  • the right to limit processing,
  • the right to object to the processing,
  • the right to data portability.

You also have the right to complain to us about the processing of your personal data by a data protection supervisory authority.

Processing of personal data with informational use of our website

If you visit our website without registering or providing us with any other information (“informational use”), we will only collect the personal data that your web browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to enable you to view our website and to ensure stability and security:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to GMT
  • Content of the website
  • Access status (HTTP status)
  • transferred amount of data
  • Website from which you came to our website
  • Web browser
  • operating system
  • Language and version of the browser

The aforementioned data are also stored in so-called log files on our servers. There is no storage of this data together with other personal data of you. The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable the presentation of our website on your device. For this, your IP address must be stored for the duration of your visit to our website. Storage in log files serves to ensure the functionality and optimisation of our website as well as to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of this data for marketing purposes does not take place.

For the above purposes, we have a legitimate interest in data processing. Legal basis for the collection and temporary storage of the aforementioned data and the log filesis Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

The above data for the provision of our website will be deleted when the respective session is over. The collection of the above data for the provision of our website and the storage of this data in log files is essential for the operation of our website. There is no contradiction.

Processing of personal data by cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the storage medium of your device, for example on a hard disk, and that, as the body that sets the cookie, provides us with certain information. Cookies can not run programs or transmit viruses to your device. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below.

Cookies stored with your web browser:

Transient cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser. These include in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign different requests from your web browser to the shared session. This will allow you to recognise your device when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you log out or close the web browser.
The processing of personal data by the above cookies serves to make the offer of our website as a whole more user-friendly and effective. Some features of our website can not be offered without the use of these cookies. In particular, some features of our website require that your web browser be identifiable even after a page break. If you have an account, we use the cookies to identify you for follow-up visits. This avoids having to log in each time you visit our website. The data processed through cookies required to provide the functionality of our website will not be used to create user profiles. As far as cookies are used for analysis purposes, they serve to improve the quality and user-friendliness of our website, its contents and functions. They allow us to understand how the website, what features and how often they are used. This enables us to continuously optimise our offer.

In addition, we collect your IP address and the time of sending. The data is used exclusively to answer your questions. As far as we do not use the provision of the contact function of a third party mentioned below, there will be no disclosure of data to third parties.
The processing of the above personal data is solely for processing your requests. The processing of further personal data resulting from the use of the contact form provided on our website is intended to prevent misuse and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of your personal data. Insofar as you have given us your consent, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Incidentally, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR, especially in the event that the data is transmitted to us by sending an e-mail. Insofar as you want to work towards concluding a contract through your e-mail, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR is an additional legal basis.
The data will be deleted as soon as we have finished your inquiries. The additional personal data collected using the contact form will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.
You may revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. If you contact us by e-mail, you may object to the storage of your personal data at any time. We point out that in this case your request can not be further processed. The revocation or the contradiction can be explained by sending an e-mail to our e-mail address stated in the imprint.
Use the comment function in our blog
On our website we offer a blog. In this blog we publish posts on various topics. You can leave comments on the respective contributions. When you submit a comment, it will be published with the username you provided associated with each post. We recommend that you use a pseudonym instead of your name when choosing your username. To use the comment function, the specification of the user name and your e-mail address you have chosen is obligatory. All other information provided by you is voluntary. If you leave a comment, we store your IP address for the aforementioned data.

The storage of your e-mail address is for the purpose of contacting you in case a third party declares your comment to be illegal or to defend us in case of publication of illegal content by you against claims of third parties. This is also our legitimate interest. Insofar as you have given us your consent, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as the processing is otherwise based on our legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. We reserve the right to delete comments if you are objected to by third parties as unlawful.

We will save your e-mail address as long as your comment is publicly visible.

Insofar as you have given us consent for the storage of the data, you can revoke them at any time. You can object to this storage of the above data at any time. You can object to this storage of the above data at any time.

In addition, we offer a service that notifies you by e-mail when other users leave a comment on your post. In order to use this service, you must activate the checkbox “E-mail service” when writing your comment. For this service we use the so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. If you post a comment by activating the checkbox, you will receive an e-mail to confirm your e-mail address and the wish to receive our notification e-mails in the future.

Your personal information will be stored by us until you log out of the service. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link contained in the e-mail.

Registration

In order to use additional features of our website, we offer the possibility to register by providing personal data. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. A transfer of data to third parties does not take place. The mandatory information requested during registration is marked accordingly and must be given in full. Otherwise, we will reject the registration. The following data is collected during the registration process:

  • salutation
  • first given name
  • Surname
  • E-mail address
  • address

At the time of registration, the IP address and date and time of registration will also be saved. As part of the registration process, the consent of the user to process this data is obtained.

Registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website. We only use the data entered for the purpose of using the respective offer or service or providing the services for which you have registered. In the case of important changes to our offers, services or services, such as the scope of the offer or in the case of technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided at the registration to inform you about this. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as the registration serves to conclude or execute a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR is an additional legal basis.

You can withdraw your consent at any time. The legality of the already completed data processing remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. This is the case if the registration on our website is canceled or changed. You have the option to cancel the registration at any time. You can change the data stored about you at any time. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract execution. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. A transfer of your data to third parties without explicit consent, such as for advertising purposes, does not occur.

Insofar as you have given us your consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. Incidentally, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.

LinkedIn Widgets

We use LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”). LinkedIn Widgets stores and processes information about your user behaviour on our website. Among other things, LinkedIn Widgets uses cookies, ie small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device, and which allow you to analyse the use of our website by you.

We use LinkedIn widgets for marketing and optimisation purposes, in particular to analyse the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent. You can also prevent LinkedIn from collecting the aforementioned information by placing an opt-out cookie on one of the websites linked below:

www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls
optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/

We remind you that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. You may object to or interfere with the collection and transfer of personal information by disabling the execution of Java Script in your browser. In addition, you can prevent the execution of Java Script code altogether by installing a Java Script Blocker (for example, noscript.net/ or www.ghostery.com). We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent.

In addition, LinkedIn has become subject to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States and is certified. As a result, LinkedIn commits to adhering to the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active

Third-party information: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. For more information about third party privacy, please visit the following website: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Facebook social plugins

We use “Facebook Social Plugins” on our website, a service of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as: “Facebook”). Facebook Social Plugins stores and processes information about your user behaviour on our website. Among other things, Facebook Social Plugins uses cookies, ie small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device and that allow an analysis of the use of our website by you.

We use Facebook social plugins for marketing and optimisation purposes, in particular to analyse the use of our website and to continuously improve individual features and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the aforementioned information by Facebook by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the following linked websites:

optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/

We remind you that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. You may object to or interfere with the collection and transfer of personal information by disabling the execution of Java Script in your browser. In addition, you can prevent the execution of Java Script code altogether by installing a Java Script Blocker (for example, noscript.net/ or www.ghostery.com). We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent.

In addition, Facebook has subjected to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the United States and certified. As a result, Facebook commits to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

Third-party information: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland. For more information from the third party privacy protection, please refer to the following website: www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Facebook Connect

We use “Facebook Connect” on our website, a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave., Palo Alto, California 94304, (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”). Facebook Connect facilitates the registration for Internet services By using a registration mask on our website you can enter your login information for Facebook and then use our offer.With the use of “Facebook Connect”, your web browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server from Facebook, where you can log in with your usage data, which links your Facebook user account to our service.We have no control over the extent and continued use of data collected through the use of Facebook Connect by Facebook. To the best of our knowledge Facebook receives the information that you have the corresponding part of our website or click on an ad from us. If you have a Facebook user account and are registered, Facebook can associate the visit with your user account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, there is the possibility that Facebook will find out and save your IP address and any other identifying features.

We use Facebook Connect to make your registration and signup process easier and faster. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. You can prevent Facebook from processing this information by using our registration form and not using Facebook Connect.

In addition, Facebook has subjected to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the United States and certified. As a result, Facebook commits to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

Third-party information: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland. Further information from the third party on data protection can be found on the following Facebook page: www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Google+ platform

We use on our website “Google+ platform,” a service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google+ Platform stores and processes information about your user behaviour on our website. Google+ platform used for this include cookies, ie small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your Web browser on your device, to help analyse the use of our website by you.

We use Google+ Platform for marketing and optimisation purposes, in particular to analyse the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the aforementioned information by Google by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the following linked websites:

www.google.de/settings/ads
optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/
optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/

We remind you that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. You may object to or interfere with the collection and transfer of personal information by disabling the execution of Java Script in your browser. In addition, you can prevent the execution of Java Script code altogether by installing a Java Script Blocker (for example, noscript.net/ or www.ghostery.com). We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent.

In addition, Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States and certified. As a result, Google agrees to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Third Party Information: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information about third party privacy, please visit the following website: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/

Twitter button

We use “Twitter Button”, a service of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland (hereafter referred to as “Twitter”) on our website. Twitter Button stores and processes information about your user behaviour on our website. Among other things, Twitter Button uses cookies, ie small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device and that allow an analysis of the use of our website by you.

We use Twitter Button for marketing and optimisation purposes, in particular to analyse the use of our website and to be able to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the above information by Twitter by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the following linked websites:

twitter.com/personalization
optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/

We remind you that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. You may object to or interfere with the collection and transfer of personal information by disabling the execution of Java Script in your browser. In addition, you can prevent the execution of Java Script code altogether by installing a Java Script Blocker (for example, noscript.net/ or www.ghostery.com). We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent.

In addition, Twitter has subjected to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the United States and certified. As a result, Twitter undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

Third Party Information: Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland. Further information from the third party on data protection can be found on the following website: https://twitter.com/privacy

XING

We use on our website “XING”, a service of XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as: “XING”). XING stores and processes information about your user behaviour on our website. Among other things, XING uses cookies, ie small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device and that allow an analysis of the use of our website by you.

We use XING for marketing and optimisation purposes, in particular to analyse the use of our website and to continuously improve individual features and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent. You may object to or interfere with the collection and transfer of personal information by disabling the execution of Java Script in your browser. In addition, you can prevent the execution of Java Script code altogether by installing a Java Script Blocker (for example, noscript.net/ or www.ghostery.com). We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent.

Third-party information: XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. For more information about third party privacy, please visit the following website: www.xing.com/privacy

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