IV. Data collection during visits to our website
1. Log files/ processing of IP addresses
You can visit our site without providing personal information. However, our system temporarily stores your IP address.
In order to provide the site for you, it is necessary that the information of the computer system of the calling computer (server log files) is collected. The data collected are as follows: name of the requested file, your IP address, date and time of the retrieval, amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data). The access data are used exclusively for the purpose of delivering the website content. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
The collection of this data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction basis on part of the user. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR.
2. Data transfer to third parties
Your personal data may be passed on to third parties provided you have expressly given your consent, if this is required by law or if third parties process this data as part of the order as described below.
Our website uses technically necessary cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or on the Internet browser on your device used to access our website or our services. These cookies contain characteristic strings that allow the browser to be clearly identified when the website is reopened. This allows a more efficient and better use of our services.
You may object to the setting of cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser and delete already set cookies at any time via your Internet browser or third-party software. Please note, however, that deactivating the setting of cookies may mean you can not make full use of all functions of our website. We use technically necessary cookies. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
Information about the browser type and version used
The operating system
The user’s IP address of the user
Date and time of access
Websites from which the system reaches our website.
4. E-mail contact
We offer you the possibility to contact us via our e-mail address if you have any questions. The data is processed for the purpose of contacting us according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily granted consent. The personal data collected by us for the purpose of contacting you will be automatically deleted after the request has been completed. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties. If you contact us as a candidate, please also note our information under Section V. Based on the consent you have given us, we will keep e-mail messages and/ or addresses for future contact. We also retain e-mail addresses as user IDs for the personal profiles of our candidates.
5. Social Media Buttons
a) Twitter Button
b) Xing Button
c) LinkedIn Button
Our website uses a feature of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. If you click the LinkedIn button (plug-in), you’ll be redirected to our LinkedIn offer in a separate browser window and, if you’re logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can follow us on LinkedIn. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. In addition, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website – if you are logged in to your LinkedIn account – with you and your user account. We point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and their use by LinkedIn. For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
d) Google reCAPTCHA
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
With reCAPTCHA we want to check if the data entry on our websites (for example in a contact form) is done by a human or by an automated program. For this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (for example, the IP address, the website visitor’s visit time on the website, or user mouse movements). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that an analysis is taking place.
The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web services from abusive automated spying and SPAM.