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Privacy policy

How we handle your data

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") in the context of the provision of our services and within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it as well as external online presences, such as e.g our social media profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "person responsible", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible
PPE Germany GmbH
Karlsruher Strasse 49-59
10711 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30202366380
E-Mail: info [att] ppegermany.de
Web: www.ppegermany.de
Imprint: https://ppegermany.de/impressum.html
Managing Director: Matthias Michael
Registered at the District Court Berlin Charlottenburg, HRB 217746 B
VAT ID: DE330759569

Types of data processed

  • Inventory data (e.g. personal master data, names or addresses).
  • Contact information (e.g., email, phone numbers).
  • Content Data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Categories of data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we refer to the persons concerned collectively as "users").
purpose of processing

  • Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.
  • Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
  • Safety measures.
  • Reach measurement/marketing

Terms used
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

"Processing" is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such process series in connection with personal data. The term is broad and includes practically every handling of data.

"Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

"Profiling" any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict that natural person’s preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation.

The "person responsible" is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. For users from the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), i.e. the EU and the EEC, the following applies if the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration:
The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR;
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
The legal basis for the processing required to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR.
The legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR.
The processing of data for purposes other than those for which they were collected is governed by the provisions of Article 6 (4) GDPR.
The processing of special categories of data (according to Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR) is determined according to the specifications of Art. 9 Para. 2 GDPR.
Safety measures
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, transfer, securing availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.
Cooperation with processors, joint controllers and third parties
If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (processors, joint controllers or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is required to fulfill the contract), users have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we disclose or transmit data to other companies in our group of companies, or otherwise grant them access, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, moreover, on a basis that corresponds to the legal requirements.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or this within the scope of using third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to other persons or companies If this happens, this will only happen if it is to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or leave the data in a third country if the legal requirements are met. This means that the processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations.

Rights of data subjects
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.

You have accordingly. In accordance with legal requirements, you have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively to request a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.

You have the right to request that you receive the data that you have provided to us in accordance with the legal requirements and to request that they be transmitted to other responsible parties.

You also have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future.

Right to object
You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you at any time in accordance with the legal requirements. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes.

Cookies and the right to object to direct advertising
"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users\' computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or even after his visit within an online offer.Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser For example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be stored in a cookie. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" if they remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be stored, if the users visit them after several days.The interests of the users who are responsible for Rei width measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, they are referred to as "first-party cookies").

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our data protection declaration.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in their browser\'s system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be raised for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU side http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ be explained. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements or their processing will be restricted. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.

If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

Changes and updates to the privacy policy
We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

Business-related processing
In addition, we process

  • Contract data (e.g. subject matter of contract, term, customer category).
  • Payment data (eg, bank details, payment history)
    from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Order processing in the online shop and customer account
We process the data of our customers as part of the ordering process in our online shop to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery or execution.

The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and the persons affected by the processing include our customers, interested parties and other business partners. The processing takes place for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to store the login status.

The processing takes place to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures (e.g. carrying out order processes) and to the extent required by law (e.g. legally required archiving of business transactions for commercial and tax purposes). The information marked as required is required for the establishment and fulfillment of the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permits and obligations, as well as if this is done on the basis of our legitimate interests, about which we inform you in the context of this data protection declaration (e.g. to legal and tax advisors, financial institutions, freight companies and authorities).

Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by being able to view their orders. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention being necessary for commercial or tax reasons. Information in the customer account remains until its deletion with subsequent archiving in the case of a legal obligation or our legitimate interests (e.g., in the case of legal disputes). It is the user\'s responsibility to back up their data before the end of the contract in the event of termination.

As part of the registration and renewed registrations as well as the use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user\'s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our legal claims as a legitimate interest or there is a legal obligation to do so.

Deletion takes place after expiry of statutory warranty and other contractual rights or obligations (e.g. payment claims or performance obligations from contracts with customers), with the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; in the case of storage due to legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry.

agency services
We process our customers\' data as part of our contractual services, which include conceptual and strategic advice, campaign planning, software and design development/consulting or maintenance, implementation of campaigns and processes/handling, server administration, data analysis/consulting services and training services.

We process inventory data (e.g. customer master data such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term), payment data (e.g. Bank details, payment history), usage and metadata (e.g. in the context of evaluating and measuring the success of marketing measures). In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of commissioned processing. Those affected include our customers, interested parties and their customers, users, website visitors or employees as well as third parties. The purpose of the processing is to provide contractual services, billing and our customer service. The legal bases for the processing result from Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR (contractual services), Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR (analysis, statistics, optimisation, security measures). We process data that is required to justify and fulfill the contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required as part of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any purposes other than the order-related purposes.

We delete the data after the statutory warranty and comparable obligations have expired. the need to keep the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (6 years, according to § 257 paragraph 1 HGB, 10 years, according to § 147 paragraph 1 AO). In the case of data disclosed to us by the client as part of an order, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.

brokerage services
We process the data of our customers, clients and interested parties (uniformly referred to as "customers") in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. GDPR in order to provide them with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed here, the type, the scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying order. This basically includes inventory and master data of the customers (name, address, etc.), as well as the contact data (e-mail address, telephone, etc.), the contract data (content of the assignment, fees, terms, information on the mediated companies/insurers/services) and payment data (commissions, payment history, etc.) We can also process information on the characteristics and circumstances of people or their belongings, if this is part of the subject of our order This can be, for example, information on personal living conditions, mobile or immovable property.
As part of our assignment, it may also be necessary for us to process special categories of data in accordance with Article 9 (1) GDPR, here in particular information on a person\'s health. If necessary, we will obtain the express consent of the customer for this purpose in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a., Article 7, Article 9 Paragraph 2 Letter a GDPR.
If necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or by law, we disclose or transmit the data of the customers in the context of coverage requests, conclusions and processing of contracts data to providers of mediated services/objects, insurers, reinsurers, broker pools, technical service providers, other service providers, such as cooperating Associations, as well as financial service providers, credit institutions and capital investment companies as well as social security institutions, tax authorities, tax consultants, legal advisors, auditors, insurance ombudsmen and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). Furthermore, we can commission sub-contractors, such as sub-agents. We obtain customer consent if this is required for disclosure/transmission (which may be the case, for example, in the case of special categories of data pursuant to Art. 9 GDPR).
The data will be deleted after statutory warranty and comparable obligations have expired, with the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.
In the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry. According to German law in the insurance and financial sector in particular, records of consultations for 5 years, brokerage contract notes for 7 years and brokerage contracts for 5 years and generally 6 years for documents relevant to commercial law and 10 years for documents relevant to tax law are required to be retained.

Health care services
We process the data of our patients and interested parties and other clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as "patients") in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO in order to provide them with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.The processed data basically includes inventory and master data of the patients (e.g. name, address, etc.), as well as contact data (e.g , e-mail address, telephone, etc.), the contract data (e.g. services used, products purchased, costs, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history, etc.).

As part of our services, we can also process special categories of data in accordance with Article 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR, here in particular information on the health of the patient, possibly with reference to their sex life or sexual orientation. To this end, if necessary, we will obtain, in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a., Article 7, Article 9 Paragraph 2 Letter a. DSGVO an express consent of the patients and otherwise process the special categories of data for health care purposes on the basis of Art. 9 Para. 2 lit h. GDPR, Section 22 Paragraph 1 No. 1 b. BDSG.

If necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or by law, we disclose or transmit patient data in the context of communication with medical professionals, third parties who are required or typically involved in the fulfillment of the contract, such as laboratories, billing offices or comparable service providers, provided this is necessary for the provision of our services in accordance with Art. Art. 6 para. 1 lit b. DSGVO serves, according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit c. GDPR is prescribed, serves our interests or those of patients in efficient and cost-effective healthcare as a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit f. GDPR or pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit d. GDPR is necessary. to protect the vital interests of patients or another natural person or within the scope of consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a., Article 7 GDPR.

The data will be deleted if the data is no longer required to fulfill contractual or legal duties of care or to deal with any warranty and comparable obligations, with the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.

Therapeutic services and coaching
We process the data of our clients and interested parties and other clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as "clients") in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO in order to provide them with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.The processed data basically includes inventory and master data of the client (e.g. name, address, etc.), as well as contact data (e.g , e-mail address, telephone, etc.), the contract data (e.g. services used, fees, names of contact persons, etc.) and payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history, etc.).

As part of our services, we can also process special categories of data in accordance with Article 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR, in particular information on the health of the client, possibly with reference to their sex life or sexual orientation, ethnic origin or religious or ideological beliefs . To this end, if necessary, we will obtain, in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a., Article 7, Article 9 Paragraph 2 Letter a. DSGVO an explicit consent of the client and otherwise process the special categories of data for health care purposes on the basis of Art. 9 Para. 2 lit h. GDPR, Section 22 Paragraph 1 No. 1 b. BDSG.

If necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or by law, we disclose or transmit the data of the clients in the context of communication with other specialists, third parties who are required or typically involved in the fulfillment of the contract, such as billing offices or comparable service providers, provided this is necessary for the provision of our services in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter b. DSGVO serves, according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit c. GDPR is prescribed, serves our interests or those of our clients in efficient and cost-effective healthcare as a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit f. GDPR or pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit d. GDPR is necessary. to protect the vital interests of the client or another natural person or within the scope of consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a., Article 7 GDPR.

The data will be deleted if the data is no longer required to fulfill contractual or legal duties of care or to deal with any warranty and comparable obligations, with the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.

Contractual Services
We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other clients, customers, clients, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as "contractual partners") in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. GDPR in order to provide them with our contractual or pre-contractual services The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.

The processed data includes the master data of our contractual partners (e.g. names and addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (e.g. services used, contract content, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history).

In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of commissioned or contractual processing.

We process data that is required to justify and fulfill the contractual services and point out the need to provide them if this is not evident to the contractual partner. Disclosure to external persons or companies will only take place if it is required under a contract. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements.

When using our online services, we can save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the interests of the user in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Article 6 (1) (c). GDPR.

The data will be deleted if the data is no longer required to fulfill contractual or legal duties of care or to deal with any warranty and comparable obligations, with the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.

External payment service providers
We use external payment service providers, via whose platforms the users and we can carry out payment transactions (e.g., each with a link to the data protection declaration, Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full), Klarna (https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/), Skrill (https://www.skrill.com/de/fusszeile/datenschutzrichtlinie/), Giropay (https://www.giropay.de/rechtliches/datenschutz-agb/), Visa (https://www.visa.de/datenschutz), Mastercard (https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html), American Express (https://www.americanexpress.com/de/content/privacy-policy-statement.html)

As part of the fulfillment of contracts, we use the payment service providers on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b. GDPR a. In addition, we use external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR in order to offer our users effective and secure payment options.

The data processed by the payment service provider includes inventory data such as name and address, bank details such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums, as well as contract, total and recipient-related information. The information is required to carry out the transactions. However, the data entered will only be processed and stored by the payment service providers. This means that we do not receive any account or credit card-related information, only information with confirmation or negative information about the payment. Under certain circumstances, the payment service provider may transmit the data to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness. We refer to the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the payment service providers.

The terms and conditions and the data protection notices of the respective payment service provider apply to the payment transactions, which can be accessed within the respective websites or transaction applications. We also refer to this for the purpose of further information and the assertion of revocation, information and other data subject rights.

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management
We process data as part of administrative tasks and the organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process within the scope of providing our contractual services. The basis of processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c. GDPR, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information given in these processing activities.

We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants such as tax consultants or auditors as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.

Furthermore, on the basis of our business interests, we store information on suppliers, organizers and other business partners, e.g. for the purpose of later contact. We store this mostly company-related data permanently.

Business analysis and market research
In order to operate our business economically, to be able to recognize market trends, the wishes of contractual partners and users, we analyze the data available to us on business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR, whereby the persons concerned include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.

The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take into account the profiles of the registered users with information, e.g. on the services they have used. The analyzes serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the economic efficiency. The analyzes serve us alone and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyzes with summarized values.

If these analyzes or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or made anonymous upon termination by the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Otherwise, the overall business analyzes and general trend determinations are created anonymously if possible.

Provision of our statutory and business-related services
We process the data of our members, supporters, interested parties, customers or other persons in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b. DSGVO, insofar as we offer them contractual services or act within the framework of an existing business relationship, e.g. towards members, or are recipients of services and benefits ourselves. In addition, we process the data of affected persons in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interests, e.g. when it comes to administrative tasks or public relations work.

The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship. This basically includes inventory and master data of the persons (e.g. name, address, etc.), as well as the contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone, etc.), the contract data (e.g. services used, content communicated and information, names of contact persons) and if we offer paid services or products, payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history, etc.).

We delete data that is no longer required to fulfill our statutory and business purposes. This is determined according to the respective tasks and contractual relationships. In the case of business processing, we keep the data for as long as they can be relevant for business transactions and with regard to any warranty or liability obligations. The necessity of storing the data is checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.

Participation in affiliate partner programs
Within our online offer, we use tracking measures that are customary in the industry on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer) in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. In the following, we explain the technical background to the users.

The services offered by our contractual partners can also be advertised and linked on other websites (so-called affiliate links or after-buy systems, if, for example, links or third-party services are offered after a contract has been concluded). The operators of the respective websites receive a commission if users follow the affiliate links and then take advantage of the offers.

In summary, it is necessary for our online offer that we can track whether users who are interested in affiliate links and/or the offers available from us subsequently perceive the offers at the instigation of the affiliate links or our online platform. For this purpose, the affiliate links and our offers are supplemented with certain values that can be set as part of the link or otherwise, e.g. in a cookie. The values include in particular the source website (referrer), time, an online ID of the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online ID of the respective offer, an online ID of the user, as well as tracking specific values such as ad media ID, partner ID and categorizations.

The online user IDs we use are pseudonymous values. This means that the online IDs themselves do not contain any personal data such as names or e-mail addresses. They only help us to determine whether the same user who clicked on an affiliate link or was interested in an offer via our online offer took advantage of the offer, ie concluded a contract with the provider, for example. However, the online identifier is personal to the extent that the partner company and also us have the online identifier together with other user data. This is the only way the partner company can tell us whether the user has taken advantage of the offer and we can, for example, pay out the bonus.

Amazon Affiliate Program
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we are participants in the Amazon EU partner program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon.de advertising reimbursement can be earned (so-called affiliate system). This means that as an Amazon partner, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Amazon uses cookies to be able to trace the origin of the orders. Among other things, Amazon can recognize that you clicked the partner link on this website and then purchased a product from Amazon.

Further information on the use of data by Amazon and the possibility of objection can be found in the company\'s data protection declaration: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010.

Note: Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or one of its affiliates.

Booking.com Affiliate Program
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we are participants in the Booking.com partner program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which advertising reimbursement can be earned by placing advertisements and links to Booking.com (so-called affiliate system). Booking.com uses cookies to track the origin of the bookings. Among other things, Booking.com can recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on this website and then made a booking with Booking.com.

For more information on how Booking.com uses data and how you can object, see the company\'s privacy policy: https://www.booking.com/content/privacy.de.html.

Agoda.com Affiliate Program
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we are participants in the Agoda.com partner program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which by placing advertisements and links to Agoda.com, advertising reimbursements can be earned (so-called affiliate system). Agoda.com uses cookies to track the origin of bookings. Among other things, Agoda.com can recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on this website and then concluded a contract on or through Agoda.com.

For more information on how Agoda.com uses data and how you can object, see the company\'s privacy policy: https://www.agoda.com/de-de/info/agoda-privacy.html.

AWIN-Partnerprogramm
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we are participants in the partner program of AWIN AG, Eichhornstraße 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany, which is used to provide a medium was designed for websites, which can be used to earn advertising reimbursement through the placement of advertisements and links to AWIN (so-called affiliate system). AWIN uses cookies in order to be able to trace the origin of the conclusion of the contract. Among other things, AWIN can recognize that you clicked on the partner link on this website and then entered into a contract with or via AWIN.

Further information on data use by Awin and options for objection can be found in the company\'s data protection declaration: https://www.awin.com/de/rechtliches.

Digistore24 partner program
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we are participants in the partner program of Digistore24 GmbH, St.-Godehard-Straße 32, 31139 Hildesheim, Germany, which was designed to provide a medium for websites that can be used to earn advertising reimbursement through the placement of advertisements and links to Digistore24 (so-called affiliate system). Digistore24 uses cookies in order to be able to trace the origin of the conclusion of the contract. Among other things, Digistore24 can recognize that you clicked the partner link on this website and then concluded a contract with or via Digistore24.

Further information on the use of data by Digistore24 and options for objection can be found in the company\'s data protection declaration: https://www.digistore24.com/page/privacyl.

Affilinet Affiliate Program
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we are participants in the partner program of affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich, Germany, which is responsible for providing a medium for websites, by means of which advertising reimbursement can be earned through the placement of advertisements and links to Affilinet (so-called affiliate system). Affilinet uses cookies in order to be able to trace the origin of the conclusion of the contract. Among other things, Affilinet can recognize that you clicked on the partner link on this website and then entered into a contract with or via Affilinet.

Further information on the use of data by Affilinet and the possibility of objection can be found in the company\'s data protection declaration: https://www.affili.net/de/footeritem/datenschutz.

Data protection information in the application process
We process the applicant data only for the purpose and as part of the application process in accordance with the legal requirements. The applicant data is processed to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations within the scope of the application process within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b. GDPR Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR insofar as the data processing becomes necessary for us, e.g. in the context of legal proceedings (in Germany § 26 BDSG also applies).

The application process requires that applicants provide us with the applicant data. If we offer an online form, the necessary applicant data is marked, otherwise it results from the job descriptions and basically includes personal information, postal and contact addresses and the documents belonging to the application, such as cover letter, curriculum vitae and certificates. In addition, applicants can voluntarily provide us with additional information.

By submitting the application to us, the applicants agree to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application process in accordance with the type and scope set out in this data protection declaration.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR are voluntarily communicated as part of the application process, they are also processed in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. b GDPR (e.g. health data, such as severe disability or ethnic origin). . Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR are requested from applicants as part of the application process, they are also processed in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit are).

If made available, applicants can send us their applications using an online form on our website. The data is transmitted to us in encrypted form using state-of-the-art technology.
Applicants can also send us their applications via email. However, we ask you to note that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form and that the applicants themselves must ensure that they are encrypted. We can therefore not assume any responsibility for the transmission path of the application between the sender and receipt on our server and therefore recommend using an online form or sending it by post. Because instead of applying via the online form and e-mail, applicants still have the option of sending us their application by post.

In the event of a successful application, the data provided by the applicants can be processed by us for the purposes of the employment relationship. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the data of the applicants will be deleted. The applicants\' data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which applicants are entitled to do at any time.

The deletion takes place, subject to a justified revocation by the applicant, after a period of six months, so that we can answer any follow-up questions about the application and meet our obligations to provide evidence under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax regulations.

Talent-Pool
As part of the application, we offer applicants the opportunity to be included in our "talent pool" for a period of two years on the basis of consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a. and Art. 7 GDPR .

The application documents in the talent pool will only be processed as part of future job advertisements and the search for employees and will be destroyed after the deadline at the latest. Applicants are informed that their consent to being included in the talent pool is voluntary, has no influence on the current application process and that they can revoke this consent at any time for the future and declare an objection within the meaning of Art. 21 GDPR.

registration function
Users can create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the user and processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR for the purpose of providing the user account. The processed data includes in particular the login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the user account and its purpose.

Users can be informed by email about information relevant to their user account, such as technical changes. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to a statutory retention obligation. It is the user\'s responsibility to back up their data before the end of the contract in the event of termination. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all of the user\'s data stored during the contract period.

As part of the use of our registration and login functions and the use of the user account, we save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user\'s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter c. GDPR. The IP addresses are anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.

DISQUS comment function
We use the DISQUS comment service, offered by DISQUS, Inc., 301 Howard St, Floor 3 San Francisco, California, on the basis of our legitimate interests in efficient, secure and user-friendly comment management in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit - 94105, USA, a. DISQUS is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TRkEAAW&status=Active.

To use the DISQUS comment function, users can register via their own DISQUS user account or an existing social media account (e.g. OpenID, Facebook, Twitter or Google). The login data of the users are obtained from the platforms by DISQUS. It is also possible to use the DISQUS comment function as a guest, without creating or using a user account with DISQUS or one of the specified social media providers.

We only embed DISQUS with its functions in our website, whereby we can influence the comments of the users. However, the users enter into a direct contractual relationship with DISQUS, in the context of which DISQUS processes the comments of the users and is a contact person for any deletion of the users\' data. We refer to the data protection declaration of DISQUS: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy and also point out to the users that they can assume that, in addition to the content of the comment, DISQUS will also save their IP address and the time of the comment, as well as save cookies on the users\' computers and can use them to display advertising. However, users can object to the processing of their data for the purpose of displaying ads: https://disqus.com/data-sharing-settings.

Comments and Posts
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be stored for 7 days on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. This is for our security if someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Furthermore, we reserve the right to process user information for the purpose of spam detection on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

On the same legal basis, in the case of surveys, we reserve the right to store the IP addresses of users for the duration of the survey and to use cookies to avoid multiple votes.

The personal information provided in the comments and posts, any contact and website information as well as the content will be stored by us permanently until the user objects.

Comment subscriptions
The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users with their consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they are the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain information on the cancellation options. For the purpose of proving the user\'s consent, we store the time of registration along with the IP address of the user and delete this information if the user unsubscribes from the subscription.

You can cancel receiving our subscription at any time, ie revoke your consent. We can store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

Akismet Anti-Spam Check
Our online offer uses the "Akismet" service, which is offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments from real people are distinguished from spam comments. All comment details are sent to a server in the USA, where they are analyzed and stored for four days for comparison purposes. A comment is classified as spam The data will be stored beyond this time.This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the content of the comment, the referrer, information on the browser used, the computer system and the time of the entry.

Further information on the collection and use of data by Akismet can be found in Automattic\'s data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Users are welcome to use pseudonyms or not to enter their name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system. That would be a pity, but unfortunately we don\'t see any other alternatives that work just as effectively.

Retrieving profile pictures from Gravatar
We use the Gravatar service from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offering and in particular in the blog.

Gravatar is a service where users can register and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address provided by the users is transmitted to Gravatar in encrypted form for the purpose of checking whether a profile has been saved for it. This is the sole purpose of sending the email address and it will not be used for any other purpose, but will be deleted afterwards.

Gravatar is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, since we use Gravatar to offer the authors of contributions and comments the opportunity to personalize their contributions with a profile picture.

By displaying the images, Gravatar learns the IP address of the user, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. Further information on the collection and use of data by Gravatar can be found in Automattic\'s data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

If users do not want an avatar linked to their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, you should use an email address that is not stored with Gravatar to comment. We also point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous e-mail address or no e-mail address at all if the user does not want their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system.

Retrieval of emojis and smilies
Graphic emojis (or smilies), ie small graphic files that express feelings, are used within our WordPress blog, which are obtained from external servers. The server providers collect the IP addresses of the users. This is necessary so that the emojie files can be transmitted to the users\' browsers. The Emojie service is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Automattic privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/. The server domains used are sworg and twemoji.maxcdn.com, which, as far as we know, are so-called content delivery networks, i.e. servers that are only used for fast and secure transmission of files and personal data of users of the transmission will be deleted.

The emojis are used on the basis of our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in an attractive design of our online offer in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Soundcloud
Our podcasts are stored on the "Soundcloud" platform offered by SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany and are played back from this platform.

For this purpose, we integrate so-called Soundcloud widgets into our website. This is playback software that users can use to play the podcasts. Soundcloud can measure which podcasts are listened to and to what extent and process this information pseudonymously for statistical and business purposes. For this purpose, cookies can be stored in the user\'s browser and processed for the purpose of creating user profiles, e.g. for the purpose of displaying advertisements that correspond to the potential interests of the user. In the case of users who are registered with Soundcloud, Soundcloud can assign the listening information to their profiles.

Use is based on our legitimate interests, ie interest in the secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our audio offering in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR.

Further information and objection options can be found in Soundcloud\'s data protection declaration: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

Blubrry Podcasting Services
We use the Blubrry podcast hosting and statistics service provided by Rawvoice, Inc., 5000 Arlington Center Blvd., Suite 2115 Upper Arlington, OH 43220, USA. The podcasts are loaded from Blubrry or transmitted via Blubrry.

Blubrry processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to determine statistical data such as access numbers. This data is anonymized or pseudonymized before it is stored in the Blubrry database.

Use is based on our legitimate interests, ie interest in the secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our podcast offering in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR.

Blubrry is (currently according to its own statements) certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-shield/).

Further information and objection options can be found in Blubrry\'s data protection declaration: https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy/.

Podigee Podcast-Hosting
We use the Podigee podcast hosting service provided by Podigee UG, Am Walde 2, 56249 Herschbach, Germany. The podcasts are loaded from Podigee or transmitted via Podigee.

Use is based on our legitimate interests, ie interest in the secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our podcast offering in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR.

Podigee processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to determine statistical data such as access numbers. This data is anonymized or pseudonymized before it is stored in the Podigee database, unless it is required to provide the podcasts.

Further information and objection options can be found in Podigee\'s data protection declaration: https://www.podigee.com/de/about/privacy/ .

contact
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user is used to process the contact request and to process it in accordance with Article 6 (1) b. (in the context of contractual/pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 (1) lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR processed get saved.

We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review necessity every two years; Furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.

CRM-System Zendesk
We use the "Zendesk" CRM system from the provider Zendesk, Inc., 989 Market Street #300, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA in order to be able to process user inquiries more quickly and efficiently (legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f. GDPR ).

Zendesk is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing an additional guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TOjeAAG&status=Active).

Zendesk only uses user data for the technical processing of inquiries and does not pass it on to third parties. In order to use Zendesk, at least a correct email address must be entered. Pseudonymous use is possible. In the course of processing service requests, it may be necessary to collect additional data (name, address).

If users do not agree to data being collected and stored in Zendesk\'s external system, we offer them alternative contact options for submitting service requests by email, telephone, fax or post.

Users can find more information in Zendesk\'s privacy policy: https://www.zendesk.de/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/.

Help Scout\'s CRM system
We use the CRM system of the provider Help Scout Inc., 131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1338, USA, in order to be able to process user inquiries faster and more efficiently (legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR ).

Help Scout is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers an additional guarantee of compliance with European data protection law if data is processed in the USA (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000KzX1AAK&status=Active).

Help Scout only uses user data for the technical processing of inquiries and does not pass it on to third parties. In order to use Help Scout, at least a correct email address must be entered. Pseudonymous use is possible. In the course of processing service requests, it may be necessary to collect additional data (name, address).

If users do not agree to data being collected and stored in Help Scout\'s external system, we offer them alternative contact options for submitting service requests by email, telephone, fax or post.

Users can find more information in the Help Scout data protection declaration: https://www.helpscout.net/company/legal/privacy/.

Salesforce CRM system
We use the CRM system of the provider salesforce.com Germany GmbH, Erika-Mann-Str. 31, 80636 Munich, in order to be able to process user inquiries more quickly and efficiently (legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

salesforce is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers an additional guarantee of compliance with European data protection law if data is processed in the USA (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000KzLyAAK&status=Active).

salesforce only uses user data for the technical processing of inquiries and does not pass it on to third parties. In order to use salesforce, at least one correct e-mail address must be entered. Pseudonymous use is possible. In the course of processing service requests, it may be necessary to collect additional data (name, address).

If users do not agree to data being collected and stored in salesforce\'s external system, we offer them alternative contact options for submitting service requests by email, telephone, fax or post.

Users can find more information in the salesforce data protection declaration: https://www.salesforce.com/de/company/privacy/.

eKomi reviews
We take part in the evaluation process of the provider eKomi Ltd., Markgrafenstr. 11, 10969 Berlin, Germany.

eKomi offers users the opportunity to rate our services. Users who have used our service will be asked to consent to the sending of the review request. If the users have given their consent (e.g. by clicking on a checkbox or a link), you will receive a review request with a link to a review page. In order to ensure that the users have actually used our services, we transmit to eKomi the data required for this with regard to the customer and the service used (this includes the name, the e-mail address and the order number or . Item number). This data is only used to verify the authenticity of the user.

The legal basis for the processing of the user\'s data as part of the evaluation process is consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a. GDPR.

Furthermore, we can integrate the eKomi widget into our website. A widget is a function and content element integrated within our online offer that displays variable information. The corresponding content is displayed within our online offer, but it is retrieved from the eKomi servers at that moment. This is the only way to always show the current content, especially the current rating. To do this, a data connection must be established from the website called up within our online offer to eKomi and eKomi receives certain technical data (access data, including the IP address) that are necessary so that the content can be delivered. Furthermore, eKomi receives information that users have visited our online offer. This information can be stored in a cookie and used by eKomi to recognize which online offers that participate in the eKomi evaluation process have been visited by the user. The information may be stored in a user profile and used for advertising or market research purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of the user\'s data as part of the integration of the widget is our legitimate interest in informing our users about the quality of our services in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If we ask users to consent to the processing of their data through the use of cookies, the legal basis for processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR.

Users can find further information on the processing of their data by eKomi as well as their rights of objection and other data subject rights in the eKomi data protection declaration: http://www.ekomi.de/de/datenschutz/ .

Jameda seal and widget
Within our online offer we bind the seal and/or the widget of the doctor rating portal Jameda, offered by Jameda GmbH, St.-Cajetan-Str. 41, 81669 Munich, Germany.

A widget is a function and content element integrated within our online offer that displays variable information. The seal also works in a similar way and can contain dynamic and changeable content. The corresponding content is displayed within our online offer, but it is retrieved from the Jameda servers at this moment. This is the only way to always show the current content, especially the current rating. To do this, a data connection must be established from the website called up within our online offer to Jameda and Jameda receives certain technical data (access data) that are necessary so that the content can be delivered. However, this data is only used to provide the content and is not stored or used in any other way.

According to information from Jameda, no cookies are set by the seal or widget, nor are users of our online offer "tracked" in any other way, ie their visit to our online offer is not noted or otherwise saved. The IP address is processed by Jameda solely to transmit the widget to the browser, ie as a necessary technical step, and is not stored. Further processing of the user\'s data by Jameda and the assignment to visit our online offer can only take place when the user clicks on the widget or the seal.

With the help of the Jameda seal or widget, we can inform the users of our online offer about our ratings at Jameda. We use the seal or widget on the basis of our legitimate interests in informing interested parties or patients about our services in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Users can find further information on the processing of data in connection with the use of the Jameda widget and seal as well as their rights of objection and other data subject rights in Jameda\'s data protection declaration: https://www.jameda.de/jameda/datenschutz.php.

Widget from Ärzte.de
Within our online offer we include the seal and/or the widget of the doctor rating portal Ärzte.de, offered by ärzte.de MediService GmbH & Co.KG, Burgschmietstrasse 2-4, 90419 Nuremberg, Germany.

A widget is a function and content element integrated within our online offer that displays variable information. The corresponding content is displayed within our online offer, but it is retrieved from the Ärzte.de servers at that moment. This is the only way to always show the current content, especially the current rating. To do this, a data connection must be established from the website called up within our online offer to Ärzte.de and Ärzte.de receives certain technical data (access data) that are necessary so that the widget can be delivered. However, this data is only used to provide the widget and is not stored or used in any other way.

According to information from Ärzte.de, no cookies are set by the widget, nor are users of our online offer "tracked" in any other way, ie their visit to our online offer is not noted or otherwise saved. The IP address is processed by Ärzte.de solely to transmit the widget to the browser, ie as a necessary technical step, and is not stored. Further processing of the user\'s data and the assignment of the visit to our online offer by Ärzte.de can only take place when the user clicks on the widget.

With the help of the Ärzte.de widget, we can inform the users of our online offer about our ratings at Ärzte.de. We use the widget on the basis of our legitimate interests in informing interested parties or patients about our services in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Users can find further information on the processing of data when using the widget as well as their rights of objection and other data subject rights in the data protection declaration of Ärzte.de: https://www.aerzte.de/static/datenschutz.

Newsletter
With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") with the consent of the recipient or legal permission decisive for the consent of the users.In addition, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else\'s e-mail address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Registration data: In order to register for the newsletter, it is sufficient if you enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name so that we can address you personally in the newsletter.

The sending of the newsletter and the success measurement associated with it are based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a, Article 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 2 No. 3 UWG or if consent is not required , on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR in conjunction with Article 7 Paragraph 3 of the UWG.

The registration process is logged on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our interest is focused on the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meets user expectations and also allows us to prove consent.

Termination/Revocation - You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We can store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletter
With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") with the consent of the recipient or legal permission decisive for the consent of the user.In addition, our newsletters contain information about our products and accompanying information (e.g. safety instructions), offers, promotions and our company.

Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else\'s e-mail address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Registration data: In order to register for the newsletter, it is sufficient if you enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name so that we can address you personally in the newsletter.

The sending of the newsletter and the success measurement associated with it are based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a, Article 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 107 Paragraph 2 TKG or, if consent is not required, on the basis our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 107 Paragraphs 2 and 3 TKG.

The registration process is logged on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our interest is focused on the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meets user expectations and also allows us to prove consent.

Termination/Revocation - You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We can store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletter - Mailchimp
The newsletter is sent using the mailing service provider "MailChimp", a newsletter mailing platform from the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the data protection provisions of the mailing service provider here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - Mailjet
The newsletter is sent using the mail service provider Mailjet SAS, 13-13 bis, rue de l\'Aubrac, 75012 Paris, France. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://www.mailjet.de/privacy-policy/. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - CleverReach
The newsletter is sent using the shipping service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - Newsletter2Go
The newsletter is sent by the shipping service provider Newsletter2Go GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - Rapidmail
The newsletter is sent by the shipping service provider rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://www.rapidmail.de/datenschutzbestimmungen. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - ActiveCampaign
The newsletter is sent using the shipping service provider "ActiveCampaign", a newsletter shipping platform of the US provider ActiveCampaign, Inc., 1 N Dearborn, 5th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60602, USA. You can view the data protection provisions of the shipping service provider here: https://www.activecampaign.com/privacy-policy/. ActiveCampaign is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnH6AAK&status=Active). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - AWeber
The newsletter is sent using the shipping service provider "AWeber", a newsletter shipping platform of the US provider AWeber Systems, Inc., 1100 Manor Drive Chalfont, PA 18914, USA. You can view the data protection provisions of the shipping service provider here: https://www.aweber.com/privacy.htm. AWeber is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European level of data protection (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNN8AAO&status=Active). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - shipping service provider
The newsletter is sent by the shipping service provider [NAME, ADDRESS, COUNTRY]. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: [LINK TO PRIVACY POLICY]. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - measurement of success
The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, from their server. As part of this retrieval, technical information such as Information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are collected.

This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or the access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our aim nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to monitor individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to revoke the success measurement separately. In this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled.

hosting and email delivery
The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

We, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data from customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in making this online offer available efficiently and securely in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files
We, or our hosting provider, collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user\'s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider .

Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Content-Delivery-Network von Cloudflare
We use a so-called "Content Delivery Network" (CDN) offered by Cloudflare, Inc., 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Cloudflare is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnZKAA0&status=Active).

A CDN is a service with the help of which the content of our online offer, in particular large media files such as graphics or scripts, can be delivered more quickly with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. User data is processed solely for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN.

The use is based on our legitimate interests, ie interest in a secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our online offer in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information, see Cloudflare\'s privacy policy: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.

Content-Delivery-Network von StackPath

We use a so-called "Content Delivery Network" (CDN) offered by StackPath, LLC, 2021 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1100 Dallas, Texas 75201, USA. StackPath is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbahAAC&status=Active).

A CDN is a service with the help of which the content of our online offer, in particular large media files such as graphics or scripts, can be delivered more quickly with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. User data is processed solely for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN.

The use is based on our legitimate interests, ie interest in a safe and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our online offer.

For more information, see StackPath\'s privacy policy: https://www.stackpath.com/legal/privacy-statement.

New Relic - Server-Monitoring und Error-Tracking

With the help of server monitoring & error tracking, we ensure the availability and integrity of our online offer and use the data processed to technically optimize our online offer.

For these purposes we use the service New Relic, Inc. Attn: Legal Department 188 Spear Street, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. New Relic is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNPiAAO&status=Active).

New Relic processes aggregated performance data, ie performance, utilization and comparable technical values, which provide information about the stability and any anomalies of our online offering. In the event of errors and abnormalities, individual requests from users of our online offer are recorded pseudonymously in order to identify and eliminate the sources of the problem. In this case, pseudonym means in particular that the IP addresses of the users are saved with the last two digits removed (so-called IP masking). The aggregated data will be deleted after three months, the pseudonymised data after seven days.

We use New Relic on the basis of our legitimate interests in the security, freedom from errors and optimization of our online offer in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

For more information on New Relic\'s processing of personal data, please refer to the service\'s privacy policy: https://newrelic.com/termsandconditions/privacy.

Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus, for example, integrate Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offer). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal data of the users. With regard to the processing of users\' personal data, reference is made to the following information on Google services. Usage Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

Google Analytics
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC ("Google"). Google uses cookies.The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and internet usage. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address transmitted by the user\'s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; In addition, users can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer being collected by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google\'s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

The personal data of the users will be deleted or made anonymous after 14 months.

Google Universal Analytics
We use Google Analytics in the form of "Universal Analytics". "Universal Analytics" refers to a Google Analytics process in which user analysis is based on a pseudonymous user ID and thus a pseudonymous profile of the user with information from usage different devices is created (so-called "cross-device tracking").

Target group building with Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to display the ads placed within the advertising services of Google and its partners only to those users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products that are based on the visited website). websites are determined), which we transmit to Google (so-called "remarketing" or "Google Analytics audiences"). With the help of remarketing audiences, we also want to ensure that our ads correspond to the potential interests of users.

Google Adsense with personalized ads
We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO). , United States, ("Google").

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

We use the AdSense service, with the help of which advertisements are displayed on our website and we receive payment for their display or other use. For these purposes, usage data such as the click on an ad and the IP address of the user are processed, with the IP address being shortened by the last two digits. Therefore, the processing of user data is pseudonymised.

We use Adsense with personalized ads. In doing so, Google draws conclusions about their interests on the basis of the websites visited or apps used by users and the user profiles created in this way. Advertisers use this information to tailor their campaigns to those interests, which is beneficial for users and advertisers alike. For Google, ads are personalized when collected or known data determines or influences ad selection. This includes, but is not limited to, previous searches, activity, website visits, app usage, demographic and location information. Specifically, this includes: demographic targeting, interest category targeting, remarketing, and targeting to customer match lists and audience lists uploaded to DoubleClick Bid Manager or Campaign Manager.

You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google\'s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Google Adsense with non-personalized ads
We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO). , United States, ("Google").

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

We use the AdSense service, with the help of which advertisements are displayed on our website and we receive payment for their display or other use. For these purposes, usage data such as the click on an ad and the IP address of the user are processed, with the IP address being shortened by the last two digits. Therefore, the processing of user data is pseudonymised.

We use Adsense with non-personalized ads. The ads are not displayed based on user profiles. Non-personalized ads are not based on previous user behavior. Targeting uses contextual information, including but not limited to coarse (eg, location-level) geographic targeting based on current location, content on the current website or app, and recent search terms. Google prevents any personalized targeting, including demographic targeting and targeting based on user lists.

You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google\'s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Google AdWords and conversion measurement
We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO). , United States, ("Google").

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

We use the Google "AdWords" online marketing process to place ads on the Google advertising network (e.g. in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a presumed interest in the ads. This allows us to display ads for and within our online offering in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with ads that potentially match their interests. If, for example, a user is shown ads for products that he was interested in on other online offers, this is referred to as "remarketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which the Google advertising network is active are accessed, Google immediately executes a code from Google and so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as "web beacons") are integrated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie is stored on the user\'s device , ie a small file is saved (comparable technologies can also be used instead of cookies.) This file notes which websites the user has visited, what content he is interested in and which offers the user has clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system , referring websites, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer.

We also receive an individual "conversion cookie". The information obtained with the help of the cookie is used by Google to create conversion statistics for us. However, we only find out the anonymous total number of users who have clicked on our ad and who are part of a were forwarded to a page provided with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

User data is processed pseudonymously within the framework of the Google advertising network. This means that Google does not store and process, for example, the name or e-mail address of the user, but processes the relevant data in relation to cookies within pseudonymous user profiles. This means that from Google\'s point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie owner, regardless of who this cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google\'s servers in the USA.

You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google\'s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Google Doubleclick
We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO). , United States, ("Google").

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

We use the Google "Doubleclick" online marketing process to place ads in the Google advertising network (e.g. in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.). Double Click is characterized by the fact that ads are displayed in real time based on users\' presumed interests. This allows us to display ads for and within our online offering in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with ads that potentially match their interests. If, for example, a user is shown ads for products that he was interested in on other online offers, this is referred to as "remarketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which the Google advertising network is active are accessed, Google immediately executes a code from Google and so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as "web beacons") are integrated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie is stored on the user\'s device , ie a small file is saved (comparable technologies can also be used instead of cookies.) This file notes which websites the user has visited, what content he is interested in and which offers the user has clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system , referring websites, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer.

The IP address of the user is also recorded, whereby this is shortened within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases is it transmitted in full to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The above information can also be combined by Google with such information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, he or she can be shown ads tailored to his or her presumed interests based on his or her user profile.

User data is processed pseudonymously within the framework of the Google advertising network. This means that Google does not store and process, for example, the name or e-mail address of the user, but processes the relevant data in relation to cookies within pseudonymous user profiles. This means that from Google\'s point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie owner, regardless of who this cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected by Google Marketing Services about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google\'s servers in the USA.

You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google\'s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

Jetpack (WordPress Stats)
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), we use the Jetpack plugin (here the sub-function "Wordpress Stats"), which a Tool for the statistical evaluation of visitor access and from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Jetpack uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and which analyze the use of the enable website by you.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this online offer is stored on a server in the USA. User profiles can be created from the processed data, which are only used for analysis and not for advertising purposes. For more information, see Automattic\'s privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and Notes on Jetpack Cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

Range measurement with Matomo
As part of the range analysis by Matomo, the following data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR): the type of browser you are using and the browser version, the operating system you are using, your country of origin, the date and time of the server request, the number of visits, the length of time you have stayed on the website and the external links you have activated. The IP address of the users is anonymized before it is saved.

Matomo uses cookies, which are stored on the user\'s computer and enable an analysis of the use of our online offer by the user. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data. The cookies have a storage period of one week. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is only stored on our server and is not passed on to third parties.

Users can object to the anonymous collection of data by the Matomo program at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the link below. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo no longer collects any session data. However, if users delete their cookies, this means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and must therefore be reactivated by the users.

The logs with the user data are deleted after 6 months at the latest.

[At this point, please use Matomo\'s IFRAME with the opt-out cookie (and switch on IP anonymization in the settings area)].

Facebook pixel, custom audiences and Facebook conversion
Due to our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer and for these purposes, the so-called "Facebook pixel" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 , USA, or if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called "Facebook Ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to only display the Facebook ads we have placed to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products, which are based on the visited website). websites are determined), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called "Custom Audiences"). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the user and are not annoying. With the help of the We can also use Facebook pixels to understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion").

The processing of the data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook\'s data usage guidelines. Accordingly, general information on the display of Facebook ads in Facebook\'s data usage guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/policy. Specific information and details about the Facebook pixel and how it works can be found in the Facebook help area: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You can object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook ads. To set which types of ads are displayed to you within Facebook, you can visit the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there for setting usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

You can also use the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and additionally the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/) contradict.

etracker
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use the "etracker" analysis service of etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1 20459 Hamburg, a.

The data collected is analyzed exclusively under a pseudonym, stored solely on servers in Germany, not merged with other data or passed on to third parties.

When the user data is stored, the IP addresses, device and domain data of the users are only stored in a shortened form or encrypted, so that it is not possible to draw conclusions about the individual user. The IP address is shortened at the earliest possible point in time and is automated by default. Pseudonymous user profiles are created from the data processed by etracker using cookies. However, identifiers for recognizing an app user, performing session and cross-device tracking and providing behavior-related data for remarketing are securely pseudonymised or encrypted. Furthermore, etracker contractually guarantees the protection of the processed user data by concluding an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 (3) sentence 1 GDPR.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. In order to object to data collection and storage of your visitor data for the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker under the following link, which means that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and stored by etracker in the future: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=[BITTE-EINSETZEN-IHRE-Account-ID].

As a result of the opt-out, an opt-out cookie with the name "cntcookie" is set by etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish to maintain your objection.

For more information, see etracker\'s privacy policy: https://www.etracker.com/datenschutz.

econda Analytics
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) we use solutions and technologies from econda GmbH, room street 6, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany collects and stores anonymized data and creates usage profiles from this data using pseudonyms.

Cookies can be used for this purpose, which enable the recognition of an Internet browser. However, usage profiles are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the express consent of the visitor. In particular, IP addresses are made unrecognizable immediately upon receipt, which means that usage profiles cannot be assigned to IP addresses.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. In order to object to data collection and storage of your visitor data for the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from econda under the following link, which means that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and stored at econda in the future: https://www.econda.de/widerruf-zur-datenspeicherung/. The objection only applies to the device and the web browser on which it was set, please repeat the process on all devices if necessary. If you delete the opt-out cookie, requests will be sent to econda again.

Further information can be found in econda\'s data protection declaration: https://www.econda.de/datenschutzhinweise/.

Webtrekk
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) we use solutions and technologies from econda GmbH, room street 6, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany collects and stores anonymized data and creates usage profiles from this data using pseudonyms.

Cookies can be used for this purpose, which enable the recognition of an Internet browser. However, usage profiles are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the express consent of the visitor. In particular, IP addresses are made unrecognizable immediately upon receipt, which means that usage profiles cannot be assigned to IP addresses. Geographical analytics works through a database that contains the IP address information from various ISPs with the geographic location of the IP address down to the city level. The individual addresses of the users are not known. The cookies are stored for a maximum of 6 months.

You can object to the processing of your data at any time with effect for the future. In order to object to data collection and storage of your visitor data for the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from Webtrekk under the following link, which means that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and stored at Webtrekk in the future: https://www.webtrekk.com/de/legal/opt-out-webtrekk/. The objection only applies to the device and the web browser on which it was set, please repeat the process on all devices if necessary. If you delete the opt-out cookie, requests will be sent to Webtrekk again.

For more information, see Webtrekk\'s privacy policy: https://www.webtrekk.com/de/legal/opt-out-webtrekk.

StatCounter
We use the web analysis service StatCounter, offered by StatCounter, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor\'s Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland.

StatCounter is an online service that helps us understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our site, how long they stay on our site, which web pages interest them most, etc. We use StatCounter because a better understanding of how visitors interact with our site helps us to better understand the content that improve the design and functionality of our website. This allows us to offer our visitors a better online experience.

StatCounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data about visitors and visitor activity on our website in a user profile. This data includes:

  • time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan visits to our website);
  • IP address (this is a numeric label assigned to a device by an internet service provider to allow the device to access the internet);
  • Browser and operating system (this can help us ensure that our website works correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our website);
  • Device information such as device type and screen size (this can help us ensure that our website works correctly in the devices used to access our website);
  • referencing data such as a search engine link (this can help us understand which search engines are helping visitors find our site);

In addition, when you visit our website, a Statcounter cookie (called "is_unique") may be placed on your browser. This cookie is only used to determine whether you are a first-time or repeat visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

The legal basis for the processing of the user\'s data with the help of StatCounter is our legitimate interest in the optimization and user-friendly design of our online offer in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If we ask users to consent to the processing of their data through the use of cookies, the legal basis for processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR

Further information on data processing by StatCounter can be found in the provider\'s data protection declaration: https://statcounter.com/about/legal/#privacy

You can also object to the collection by StatCounter (opt-out): http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/.

Bing Ads
We use the conversion and tracking tool "Bing Ads" within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA.Microsoft stores cookies on the user\'s device to enable an analysis of the use of our online offer by the user, provided that the user has a Microsoft Bing - Ad came to our online offer (so-called "conversion measurement"). Microsoft and we can recognize in this way that someone has clicked on an ad, was forwarded to our online offer and a previously determined target page (so-called "conversion page" ) has been reached. We only learn the total number of users who clicked on a Bing ad and were then redirected to the conversion page no IP addresses saved. No personal information on the identity of users is communicated.

Microsoft is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000KzNaAAK&status=Active).

If users do not wish to participate in the Bing Ads tracking process, you can also deactivate the setting of a cookie required for this via the browser setting or use the Microsoft opt-out page: http://choice.microsoft.com/de-DE/opt-out.

Users can find further information on data protection and the cookies used by Microsoft Bing Ads in Microsoft\'s data protection declaration: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement.

VG word / scalable central measurement method
We use the "Scalable Central Measurement Method" (SZM) from INFOnline GmbH (INFOnline GmbH, Brühler Str. 9, D-53119 Bonn. ) to determine statistical parameters to determine the copy probability of texts. Anonymous measurements are collected. The access number measurement is used to recognize computer systems, alternatively a session cookie or a signature, which is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser. IP addresses are only processed in an anonymous form. The process was developed with data protection in mind. The sole aim of the process is to determine the copy probability of individual texts. Individual users are never identified. Your identity is always protected. You will not receive any advertising via the system.

Many of our pages contain JavaScript calls, which we use to report access to the collecting society Wort (VG Wort). We thus enable our authors to participate in the distributions of the VG Wort, which ensure the legal remuneration for the use of copyrighted works in accordance with § 53 UrhG.

Usage data and metadata of the users are processed here, whereby the IP addresses are shortened and the measurement methods are pseudonymous. The shortened IP address is stored for a maximum of 60 days. The usage data in connection with a pseudonymous assignment value ("identifier") is stored for a maximum of 6 months.

Users also have an opt-out available to object to the collection for the aforementioned purposes: https://optout.ioam.de. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration of INFOnline https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/benutzer.

Criteo
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use the online marketing services of the provider Criteo GmbH, Gewürzmühlstr. 11, 80538 Munich, Germany.

Criteo\'s services allow us to target advertisements for and on our website in order to present users only with advertisements that potentially match their interests. If, for example, a user is shown ads for products that he was interested in on other websites, this is referred to as "remarketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which Criteo is active are accessed, Criteo immediately generates a code carried out by Criteo and so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as "web beacons") are integrated into the website, with the help of which an individual cookie, i.e. a small file, is stored on the user\'s device stored (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used.) This file notes which websites the user visited, what content he is interested in and which offers he clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and Further information on the use of the online offer Criteo can also combine the above information with such Information from other sources can be combined. If the user then visits other websites, the ads tailored to his interests can be displayed to him.

User data is processed pseudonymously, ie clear user data (such as names) is not processed and users\' IP addresses are shortened. The processing takes place only on the basis of an online identifier, a technical ID. Any IDs communicated to Criteo (e.g. from a customer care system) or e-mail addresses are encrypted as so-called hash values and stored as a series of characters that do not allow identification.

Further information as well as options to object (opt-out) to data collection by Criteo can be found in Criteo\'s data protection regulations: https://www.criteo.com/de/privacy/.

Visual Website Optimizer
Within our online offer, the Visual Website Optimizer service (an offer from Wingify Software Private Limited , 404, Gopal Heights, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitam Pura, Delhi 110034, India).

Within the scope of so-called "A/B testing", "click tracking" and "heat maps", Visual Website Optimizer allows you to understand how various changes affect a website (e.g. changes to the input fields, the design, etc.). A/B tests serve to improve the user-friendliness and performance of online offers. For example, users are shown different versions of a website or its elements, such as input forms, on which the placement of the content or labels of the navigation elements can differ. Subsequently, based on the behavior of the users, eg longer stays on the website or more frequent interaction with the elements, it can be determined which of these websites or elements correspond more to the needs of the users. "Clicktracking" allows the movements of users within an entire online offer to be surveyed. Since the results of these tests are more accurate if user interaction can be tracked over a certain period of time (e.g. can see whether a user likes to come back), for cookies are usually stored on the user\'s computer for these test purposes. "Heatmaps" are mouse movements by the user, which are combined to form an overall picture that can be used, for example, to identify which website elements are accessed preferentially and which website elements users prefer less.

Cookies are only stored on the user\'s devices for these test purposes. Only pseudonymous user data is processed. For more information, we refer to the Visual Website Optimizer privacy policy: https://vwo.com/privacy-policy/.

If you do not want the Visual Website Optimizer to record your usage behavior, you can use this link to object to data collection: https://[PLEASE-INSERT YOURDOMAIN]/?vwo_opt_out=1.

Crazy Egg
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie our interest in the analysis, optimization and operation of our websites within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR, we use the Crazy Egg analysis technology from Crazy Egg, Inc. 16220 Ridgeview Lane, La Mirada, CA, 90638 USA.

In the context of so-called "A/B testing", "click tracking" and "heat maps", Crazy Egg allows you to understand how various changes affect a website (e.g. changes to the input fields, the design, etc.). A/B tests serve to improve the user-friendliness and performance of online offers. For example, users are shown different versions of a website or its elements, such as input forms, on which the placement of the content or labels of the navigation elements can differ. Subsequently, based on the behavior of the users, eg longer stays on the website or more frequent interaction with the elements, it can be determined which of these websites or elements correspond more to the needs of the users. "Clicktracking" allows the movements of users within an entire online offer to be surveyed. Since the results of these tests are more accurate if user interaction can be tracked over a certain period of time (e.g. can see whether a user likes to come back), for cookies are usually stored on the user\'s computer for these test purposes. "Heatmaps" are mouse movements by the user, which are combined to form an overall picture that can be used, for example, to identify which website elements are accessed preferentially and which website elements users prefer less.

Technical data such as the selected language, system, screen resolution and browser type are also recorded. For technical reasons, this information is stored in a so-called session cookie. This means that this cookie is deleted after leaving the website and is not used to track users across multiple websites or to identify returning visitors.

The information collected does not include passwords, the IP address is anonymized and the information is not shared with third parties.

The information is only used to improve the user-friendliness of our services. For more information, see Crazy Egg\'s privacy policy: https://www.crazyegg.com/privacy. Users can object to Crazy Egg\'s analysis in their browser: https://www.crazyegg.com/opt-out.

Integration of third-party services and content
We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user\'s device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Vimeo
We can embed videos from the "Vimeo" platform provided by Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Data protection: https://vimeo.com/privacy. We would like to point out that Vimeo can use Google Analytics and refer to the data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and opt-out options for Google Analytics (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) or Google\'s settings for data use for marketing purposes (https://adssettings.google.com/).

Youtube
We include videos from the "YouTube" platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Fonts
We integrate the fonts ("Google Fonts") provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google ReCaptcha
We integrate the function for detecting bots, e.g. when making entries in online forms ("ReCaptcha") from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps
We integrate the maps of the "Google Maps" service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings on their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

OpenStreetMap
We integrate the maps of the service "OpenStreetMap" (https://www.openstreetmap.de), which are offered on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). Data protection: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

To our knowledge, OpenStreetMap uses user data exclusively for the purpose of displaying the map functions and temporarily storing the selected settings. This data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings on their mobile devices).

The data can be processed in the USA. Further information can be found in the OpenStreetMap data protection declaration: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

Typekit fonts from Adobe
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use external "Typekit" fonts from the provider Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4 -6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. Adobe is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active).

Use of Facebook Social Plugins
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").
This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Facebook. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

If a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to the user\'s device, which integrates it into the online offer. User profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform users according to our level of knowledge.

By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the relevant rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users can be found in Facebook\'s data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU side http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Twitter
Functions and content of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within Twitter.
If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Data protection: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

Instagram
Functions and content of the Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Instagram. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Instagram Privacy Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Pinterest
Functions and content of the Pinterest service, offered by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Pinterest. If the users are members of the Pinterest platform, Pinterest can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Pinterest Privacy Policy: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

Xing
Functions and content of the Xing service, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within Xing. If the users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Xing data protection declaration: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

LinkedIn
Functions and content of the LinkedIn service, offered by the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within LinkedIn. If the users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). Data protection: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Google+
Functions and content of the Google+ platform, offered by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"), can be integrated within our online offer. This can include content such as images, videos or text and buttons , with which users can share content from this online offer within Google. If the users are members of the Google+ platform, Google can assign the access to the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google\'s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

AddThis Sharing Features
Within our online offer, the "AddThis" service (1595 Spring Hill Rd Suite 300 Vienna, VA 22182, USA) is used to share content from this online offer within social networks (so-called sharing).

Use is based on our legitimate interests, ie interest in disseminating our online offer in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

AddThis uses the users\' personal information to provide and execute the sharing functions. In addition, AddThis can use pseudonymous user information for marketing purposes. This data is stored on the user\'s computer using so-called "cookie" text files. Data protection: http://www.addthis.com/privacy, Opt-Out: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.

For analysis and marketing purposes, PPE Germany uses products and services that are provided in cooperation with Visable GmbH (www.visable.com). For this purpose, tracking pixel technology is used to collect, process and store data to create at least pseudonymised, and where possible and meaningful completely anonymous user profiles. The data collected, which may initially contain personal data, is transmitted to Visable or collected directly by Visable and used there to create the above-mentioned usage profiles. Personal identification of visitors to this website does not take place, and no other personal data is merged with the usage profiles. If IP addresses are identified as personal, they will be deleted immediately. You can object to the forms of processing described here at any time with effect for the future: Opt out of tracking (Note: Link sets a 1st party cookie for an opt-out)