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Data protection

in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),
Entry into force on May 25, 2018

We are very pleased about your visit to our website and the expressed interest in our offers. The protection of your personal data has a special significance for our management. The visit of our web pages is basically possible without giving your personal data. However, processing of your personal data may be required if you use a special service via the Internet pages. In this case we always get your consent.

We always process your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation, together with the applicable national data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

We want you to feel safe at all times when you visit our websites, so we assure you that we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure the highest possible protection of your rights and that we constantly strive to ensure that the legal requirements of both our Employees as well as external service providers. However, web-based services can always present security vulnerabilities, so absolute protection can not be guaranteed. You are also welcome to transfer your personal data using other means of communication (for example: by post, by telephone or fax).

1. Definitions

The protection of your personal data is carried out in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation, the Federal Data Protection Act and other sector-specific laws and therefore uses the same terminology that will be explained below for you.

a) Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('the data subject'); a natural person is regarded as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, the expression of the physical, physiological , genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

b) processing

Processing means any process performed with or without the help of automated processes, or any such process associated with personal data such as collecting, collecting, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using, disclosure by submission, dissemination or other form of provision, reconciliation or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

c) Restriction of processing

Restriction of the processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit their future processing.

d) profiling

Profiling refers to any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using that personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects related to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, To analyze or predict interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or location of this natural person.

e) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

f) person responsible

The person responsible is any natural or legal person, public authority, body or other body that, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under Union or national law.

g) third party

Third is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor.

h) Consent

The data subject's consent shall be deemed to be voluntary in a written, informed and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act informing the data subject that they consent to the processing of their personal data is.

2. Name and address of the controller

Responsible for the processing within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as the data protection laws of the member states of the European Union and other area-specific laws with data protection character are:

KUZIO-CONSULTING (Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Kuzio)

Business & Management Solutions

Owner and Management/CEO: Heinz Kuzio, Dipl.-Ing.

Veldhauser Strasse 469

D-48527 Nordhorn


Telephone: +49 5941 205 82 42

Your trust and the protection of your data are important to us. Therefore, we would like to be available at any time for your questions concerning data protection and the processing of your data. If you wish to receive more detailed information about this privacy policy or suggestions, you can always contact us.

3. Rights of data subjects

a) Right to information

You have a right to know if a controller is processing your personal information. As far as this is the case, you continue to have a right to information about the circumstances of the data processing. This right to information extends to the particular data, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data being processed and the recipients to whom the data has been transferred or disclosed. In addition, on the planned duration of the storage, the origin of the data, as far as these were not collected from you and the existence of an automated decision-making including profiling. In addition, the right to information includes a right to information on the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data and a right to information about the existence of a right to complain to a supervisory authority.

b) Right to erasure

You have the right of the person responsible to request the immediate deletion of your personal data, if the following reasons are present and the processing is not required:

  • The purpose of collecting or processing the data has been eliminated or the data is no longer required.
  • You have exercised your right to object to the data processing.
  • You have revoked your consent to data processing and there is a lack of a legal basis for data processing now.
  • The deletion was due to a legal obligation.
  • The processing of the data was illegal.
  • c) Data transferability

    You have the right to receive personal data relating to you provided to us as a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer that data to another controller without hindrance to inform the controller to whom the data was provided. This right should exist if automated data processing was used to execute a contract or based on consent. The claim also includes the right to have the data transmitted directly from one controller to another controller for as far as technically feasible.

    d) Right to object

    The right of objection on the one hand includes the possibility of objecting to the processing of one's own data for advertising purposes. In addition, if there are special reasons, an originally lawful data processing for other purposes may be objected to.

    e) Right to restriction of processing

    You may have the right to restrict processing on certain conditions to the effect that your personal data is blocked at the controller and thus not further processed. Thus, the blocking may be required for the duration of the investigation, if the correctness of the stored data is disputed.

    f) Right to rectification

    The right of rectification includes your right as an affected person to demand from us, as the person responsible without delay, the correction of any incorrect personal data concerning you.

    4. Legal basis of processing

    For most of the processing operations, we obtain your consent to them. Then Art. 6 I lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO as the basis for processing operations. The processing may be required in some cases also to fulfill the contract or to initiate the contractual relationship, this mainly concerns the delivery of the requested information material and register for a seminar. In this case the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 I lit. b DSGVO. If the processing of data is required due to legal obligations, for example in the case of tax information requests, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DSGVO. The processing of data may also be necessary for the protection of vital interests of affected or other natural persons. The legal basis in this case would then be Art. 6 I lit. d DSGVO. If none of these allowances are met, the processing may also be subject to Art. 6 I lit. f DSGVO be supported. This may be considered when the processing to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party is necessary and do not outweigh long as interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of us as the data controller. A legitimate interest is, for example, the performance of our business activities to protect the interests of our employees and shareholders. We also consider the tracking of user behavior by cookies in the context of advertising, which do not concern sensitive data and have no personal reference as a legitimate interest.

    5. Transfers to third countries

    If we process data in a third country (ie a country outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) or this is done to third parties in connection with the use of services of third parties or disclosure, or transfer of data, this is done solely for the fulfillment of contractual obligations or the initiation of an agreement, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. We process, transmit or have data processed only in a third country if the requirements of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO are met. The processing is e.g. on the basis of specific safeguards, such as the finding of a comparable with the EU standard level (eg "Privacy Shields"), the observance officially recognized contractual obligations or on submission of audit evidence that any other recognized (on the commitment to "safe harbor" level of protection) (see also the extended requirements of the „Düsseldorfer Kreis“).

    6. Collaboration with processors and third parties

    If, during our processing, we disclose, transmit to, or otherwise provide access to other persons and companies (processors, affiliates of the COGNOS Group or third parties), this is always done on the basis of a legal permission (eg the transmission of the payment data to the responsible company within the group of companies for the fulfillment of the contract is required or if the forwarding of the requested information material to the dispatcher, according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 bGB DSGVO), is required Consent, a legal obligation, on the basis of a legitimate interest or a data processing on behalf in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.

    7. SSL encryption

    To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures over HTTPS.

    8. Cookies

    We use so-called cookies on our Internet pages, which enables web-based applications to manage the status of an online visit and to enable smooth navigation between the individual services and content on the website. Cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive and do no damage there.

    A cookie is a small data file that is transferred from the web server to your computer if you browse our pages. A cookie contains only information that we send to your computer - private data cannot be read with a cookie. If cookies are accepted by you, we will not have access to your personal information.

    Cookies store different information. It is primarily intended to store information about the user during or after his visit to a website. Here are temporary cookies and permanent cookies to distinguish. The former are deleted when the user leaves the website. The latter are also stored after closing the browser. This type of cookie also serves to measure reach and analyze usage patterns. In addition, there are the so-called third-party cookies from other providers than the person responsible, from other providers than the person responsible for the website. This website uses temporary and permanent cookies whose operation we inform you about in this privacy statement.

    Most browsers accept cookies by default. If you want to prevent the use of cookies, we ask you to disable the default setting in your browser. Saved persistent cookies can also be deleted in this way. To deactivate the setting of cookies for the purpose of online marketing, you can do so via the page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ch-de/praferenzmanagement.

    If cookies are banned, certain features on our pages may not be available and some web pages may not be displayed correctly.

    9. Access data

    Each time a page is accessed, access data from us or our hosting provider is stored in a log file via this process. In connection with the access, we receive usage data that is temporarily stored for statistical purposes and then deleted. Log data is collected solely for internal purposes and is not forwarded to third parties. These include:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of the request,
  • desired access method / function from the requesting computer,
  • Input values (for example file name) transmitted by the requesting computer,

  • Access status of the web server (file transfer, file not found, command not executed, etc.),
  • name of requested file and transferred amount of data,
  • URL from which the file was requested / requested.
  • The stored data is anonymized at the earliest possible date (deletion of the last octet of the IP address) and used only for purposes of identifying and tracking inadmissible attempts to access and access the Web server. A further evaluation, with the exception of statistical purposes in anonymous form, does not take place. These data are not assigned to specific people. Individual user profiles are not made. Without your consent we do not collect any personal data through our websites. The consent given by you to the processing of your data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Please note that specific legal provisions may mean that, despite your objection, we must continue to store the data for a period specified by law. Data collected automatically on websites for the purposes of securing web services is processed exclusively within the scope of the EU Data Protection Directive.

    10. Collection of inventory data

    When using some areas of our website, we ask you as a user to collect some data that can be clearly assigned to your person. This happens when you order information material, register for a seminar, or contact us. In doing so, we only collect the inventory data necessary for the respective purpose, such as:

  • Surname,
  • mailing address,
  • Phone number,
  • E-mail address,
  • When registering for a seminar additionally:

  • Year of birth,
  • Department,
  • Position,
  • Leadership experience
  • Which information is actually required results from the respective input mask. The data is always encrypted. Data you submit to us in the "Request Information", "Book Online" or "Contact Form" areas is processed, among other things, using the Salesforce CRM solution, which is also hosting outside the scope of the EU Privacy Policy Due to contractual obligations of the supplier, which go beyond the minimum requirements of the self-obligation under Safe Harbor and presented proofs of verification (see also: trust.salesforce.com/trust), an adequate level of protection has been demonstrated (see also the extended requirements of the "Düsseldorfer Kreis The data collected in this case are used only for the purpose of carrying out the sending of information material, in the case of consent to the sending of advertising for this purpose or in the case of an application for an educational offer for the purpose of carrying out the contract initiation t only to the chosen shipping service provider, who in turn only uses the personal data to fulfill the contract. By registering the access data provided by the provider, such as the assigned IP address, the date and time of registration are logged in order to prevent misuse of our services and to clarify possible crimes. Any further transmission of data will not take place unless there is a legal obligation.

    The registration on our website is always voluntary and only to offer services that only inevitably make a registration necessary. Any registered person may at any time modify or completely delete the data in question, unless there is no legal obligation to keep records. In addition, we provide information on the stored data on request. In this respect we are gladly at your disposal.

    11. Consent to the receipt of advertising by e-mail and / or telephone

    If you have expressly consented to receive advertising by email and / or telephone, we will store your input data, e.g. Your e-mail address as well as your first name and surname and use this data exclusively for sending information about offers of the Academy for Business Executives GmbH and our cooperation partners from the education sector. For the receipt of advertisement by E-Mail the indication of your E-Mail address is sufficient. The data you provide will be used solely for marketing, advertising and to a limited extent for your own market research purposes. If necessary, subscribers can also be informed of circumstances that are relevant to the service or the registration (eg changes to the e-mail or technical conditions).

    For the effective registration to the newsletter we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that an application is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "Double opt-in" procedure. For this, we record the consent to receive advertising by e-mail and / or telephone, the dispatch of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the requested response. Further data is not collected. The e-mails are sent by a shipping service provider on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. 1 f DSGVO and a contract processing contract pursuant to Art. 28 (3) sentence 1 DSGVO. The shipping service provider may use the data and metadata to optimize the services and for statistical purposes in a pseudonymised manner. However, the shipping service does not use your information to write to you on your behalf or to share it with third parties. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time and / or terminate the transfer in accordance with your consent. Just send us an e-mail to datenschutz@cognos-ag.de. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail regarding the revocation in the receipt of advertising.

    12. Hosting

    The hosting services we use are designed to provide the following services: Platform Services, Computing Capacity, Storage Space, Database Services Security Settings and the technical service and maintenance required to operate the Online Service. Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO i.V.m. Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of contract processing contract). We or our hosting provider hereby process on the basis of our legitimate interest in the provision of our online presence pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO i.V.m. Art. 28 DSGVO Inventory, contact, usage, contract data as well as meta and communication data of interested parties and visitors of our website.

    13. Analyzes, market and opinion research

    We analyze our database for business transactions, contracts, inquiries about market trends, to be able to recognize customer and user requirements and to make our operation economical. In doing so, we process inventory, contact, usage, contract data as well as meta and communication data of interested parties, applicants, students and visitors of our website on the basis of our legitimate interest in maintaining and optimizing our business according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Such analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business analysis, marketing and sales, as well as market research. These analyzes serve to optimize our offer, increase usability and optimize our business operations. The analyzes and profiles are carried out anonymously if possible and not passed on to third parties.

    14. Contact via the website

    If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. It will not be passed on to third parties. If this is still necessary to process your request, we would ask for it from you prior to disclosure.

    15. Deletion and blocking of personal data

    We only process and store your personal data for as long as the storage purpose requires it or as provided for in the regulations of the European directives and / or regulations. After elimination of the purpose of storage or periods of storage provided for in European directives and / or regulations, the data is routinely deleted. The duration of the storage corresponds to the respectively valid legal retention periods. The legal requirements for safekeeping in Germany are 6 years according to § 257 Abs. 1 HGB, 10 years according to § 147 Abs. 1 AO, in addition the storage obligations of the university laws of the states are decisive for us. Your data will be routinely deleted after the deadline, unless they are still required to fulfill the contract or contract.

    16. Privacy Policy Google Analytics

    This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analytics service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google, on behalf of the operator of this website, uses this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the activities of the website and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

    We use Google Analytics based on our legitimate interests in the analysis and optimization of our marketing activities and thus also economic interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. We consider the economic interest in the optimization of marketing activities to be a legitimate interest. We have taken measures to make weighing up the interests in favor of the person responsible as a less invasive measure. We believe that this can increase user-friendliness. For example, we have concluded a contract processing agreement with Google pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. In the variant chosen by us the personal data of the users are deleted or anonymized after 26 months. In addition, we have activated the IP anonymization anonymize.ip. This truncates the last octet of your IP address from Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee of compliance with European data protection standards.

    You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. In this case, you may not be able to use all features of this website in full. You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website including your IP address to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Please note that you cannot delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want to record measurement data. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.

    You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics

    For more information about how Google handles data and how it works and what you can do about it, read the Google Privacy Policy https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

    as well as in the settings for the presentation of commercials by


    Order processing

    We have entered into a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

    Demographics in Google Analytics

    This website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data can not be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section "Opposition to Data Collection".

    17. Google Analytics Remarketing

    Our websites leverage the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

    This feature allows the Google Analytics remarketing ad groups to be linked to the cross-device features of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages adapted to you based on your past usage and browsing behavior on a terminal (e.g., cell phone) may be adapted to you

    were also displayed on another of your devices (such as a tablet or PC).

    Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. That way, the same personalized advertising messages can appear on any device you sign in to with your Google Account.

    To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users who are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.

    You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing / targeting by turning off personalized advertising in your Google Account; follow this link:


    The aggregation of the collected data in your Google Account is based solely on your consent, which you can submit or revoke on Google (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). For data collection operations that are not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymous analysis of the website visitors for advertising purposes.

    For more information and privacy policy, see the Google Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

    18. Privacy Policy Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

    Our websites use the online advertising program "Google Adwords". This is an analysis service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This internet advertising service allows ads to appear in the search engine results and in the Google advertising network. In this case, predefined keywords can be determined in advance and cause a display of a display in the search engine results as soon as a user enters this particular keyword. The advertisements are distributed by means of an automatic algorithm on the relevant internet pages. The purpose of this data processing is the placement of interest-relevant advertising on third-party websites and in Google's search engine results. If you reach our website via a google ad, a conversion cookie will be stored on the person's computer. However, this automatically expires after 30 days and does not serve to identify the person. Unless the cookie has expired, it will be tracked to see if certain subpages of our website have been accessed. Google uses the cookie to create visitor statistics that we can use to measure the success of certain AdWords ads. However, neither we nor any other person receives information that enables us to identify certain individuals.

    We use Google Adwords Conversion Tracking based on our legitimate interests in the analysis and optimization of our marketing activities and thus also economic interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. We only use cookies in the context of advertising, which do not concern sensitive data and do not suggest any personal reference for us. The display of any targeted advertising and its measurement is usually transparent to the persons concerned. Due to the lack of personal reference your interests worthy of protection are taken into account, so that the balance in favor of the person in charge fails.

    You can permanently prevent the setting of cookies by means of a corresponding setting of your Internet browser. In this way, already set cookies can be deleted. You can make this deactivation, for example, viahttp://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/.

    In addition, interest-based advertising by Google may be contravened. More information on this and the privacy policy of Google can be found here: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

    19. Analysis by Wiredminds

    Our website uses the counting pixel technology of wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze visitor behavior. If necessary, data is collected, processed and stored, from which user profiles are created under a pseudonym. Wherever possible and meaningful, these usage profiles are completely anonymised. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor's Internet browser and serve to recognize the Internet browser. The collected data, which may also contain personal data, are transmitted to wiredminds or collected directly from wiredminds. wiredminds may use information that is left by visits to the websites to create anonymized user profiles. The data obtained without the separately granted consent of the person concerned will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and they will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. As far as IP addresses are recorded, their immediate anonymization takes place by deleting the last number block.

    Exclude from tracking

    20. Newsletter

    Newsletter data:

    If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter , Further data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

    The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). The granted consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

    The data deposited with us for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter will be saved by us from the newsletter until your cancellation and will be deleted after cancellation of the newsletter. Data that has been stored for other purposes with us (such as e-mail addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.


    This website uses the services of MailChimp for sending newsletters. Provider is the Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

    MailChimp is a service that helps u.a. the dispatch of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. If you enter dates for the purposes of newsletter subscription (e.g., e-mail address), they will be stored on MailChimp's servers in the United States.

    MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.

    With the help of MailChimp we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent by MailChimp, a file included in the e-mail (called web beacon) connects to MailChimp's servers in the United States. This way you can determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g., time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information can not be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. They are used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyzes can be used to better tailor future newsletters to the interests of the recipient.

    If you do not want analysis by MailChimp, unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

    Data processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

    The data deposited with us for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter will be stored by us from the newsletter until it has been removed from the newsletter and, after unsubscribing from the newsletter, deleted both from our servers and from the servers of MailChimp. Data stored for other purposes with us (eg e-mail addresses for the login area) remain unaffected.

    For details, see the privacy policy of MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

    Completion of a data processing agreement

    We have a so-called "Data Processing Agreement" with MailChimp, in which we commit MailChimp to protect the data of our customers and not to pass them on to third parties. This contract can be viewed at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.

    21. Privacy Policy for the Use of Social Plugins

    On our websites social plugins of different social networks are integrated. These allow you to bookmark these pages and share content with other participants. You can recognize them by the logos that can be viewed on the social networking websites. To protect your data, we rely on the solution "Shariff" in the implementation. As a result, these buttons are integrated on the website only as a graphic that contains a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking on the graphic you will be redirected to the services of the respective provider. Only then will your data be sent to the respective provider. Unless you click on the graphic, there will be no exchange between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information about the collection and use of your data in the social networks can be found in the respective terms of use of the respective providers. More information about the Shariff solution can be found here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html.

    We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

    a) Facebook Like / Share

    Social Network Operator: Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304, United States Privacy Policy Facebook: https: //www.facebook.com/policy.php

    b) Google+ button

    Social Network Operator: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, California 94043, USA Privacy Policy Google+: https: //www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologi ...

    c) Twitter Tweet button

    Social Network Operator: Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94107, USA Privacy Policy Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy

    d) LinkedIn social plugin

    Social network operator: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States

    Privacy Policy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

    e) XING Social Plugin

    Operator of the social network: XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, Privacy Policy XING: https://www.xing.com/privacy

    22. Plugins and Tools

    a) Web Fonts by Monotype GmbH (fonts.com)

    This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Monotype GmbH (fonts.com), for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

    For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the servers of fonts.com. As a result, Monotype GmbH becomes aware that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of fonts.com (Monotype GmbH) is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

    If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

    More information about fonts.com (Monotype GmbH) can be found at https://www.fonts.com/info/legal.

    b) jQuery (via ajax.googleapis.com)

    On this page, we use Java Script and jQuery technologies, which provide interactive features and load rate optimization. For this purpose, program libraries are called up by Google servers. For optimal performance, Google uses the CDN (Content Delivery Network). If you have previously used jQuery on another website, your browser will resort to the cached copy. If this is not the case, the data will be downloaded from the CDN. User data (IP address, browser, operating system) will be sent to Google! Inc. ("Google"). Your data may be transferred to the United States. To learn more about privacy at Google, visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

    c) Content Delivery Network (CDN)

    To optimize the presentation of these web pages, in particular to increase the loading speed of the respective page content, we use the technology partner CloudFlare Inc., 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA (hereinafter referred to as "CloudFlare"). Data transfers between the website and the servers are made through CloudFlare's worldwide network. The data is cached and the accesses are logged. This may be done on the CloudFare servers in the United States. For more information on data collection and processing, please visit: https://blog.cloudflare.com/what-cloudflare-logs/https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy

    d) YouTube

    Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA. 94066, USA. If you visit any of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. It tells the YouTube server which of our sites you've visited. If you're logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive representation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.e) Amazon Web Services (AWS) Providing data on This website is among others via Amazon Web Services (AWS) located in Ireland (eu-west-1 region). The DSGVO-compliant processing by AWS is guaranteed by the transfer guarantee "EU-Privacy-Shield". For more information about AWS storing your data, please visit: http: //aws.amazon.com/privacy/https: //aws.amazon.com/en/compliance/eu-data-protection/https: // aws. amazon.com/de/compliance/eu-us-privacy-shield-faq/

    23. Changes

    From time to time, it is necessary to adapt the contents of this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change them at any time. We will also publish the amended version of our privacy policy here. If you visit us again, you should read our privacy policy again.

    Last update: 24 May 2018