1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate with us. This includes data that you enter in a contact form, for example.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. information on the internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). The data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are collected to ensure that the website is made available without errors. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You are entitled to receive information about the origin, recipient and usage of your stored personal data at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or erasure of these data. Regarding this and other questions on the subject of data protection, you may contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Third-party tools and analysis tools
2. General notes and mandatory information
We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. A hundred percent protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Responsible for data processing:
avato consulting ag
Telefon: 0049 6023 967490
Contact details of our data protection officer:
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal notification sent to us by email is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation was received, remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to data transferability
You are entitled to being handed over a copy of the data we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract in a common, machine-readable format (or have it handed over to a third party). If you request the direct transfer of the data to a third responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.
SSL- or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL- bor TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you are always entitled to information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a to correction, blocking or erasure of this data. You may contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint with regard to this and other questions on the subject of personal data.
Objection to advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information materials which are not expressly requested. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.
3. Data collection on our website
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you re-visit our website.
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be merged with other data sources.
Data processing is carried based on article 6, section 1 (f) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us enquiries through the contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact data you provide there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (article 6, section 1 (f) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal notification sent to us by email is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing operations carried out before the revocation was received, remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the storage purpose no longer exists (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
4. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share button)
Our pages offer Facebook plugins; the provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our pages use Google+ functions. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information: Using the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. The Google+ button provides you and other users with personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both, the information that you have given +1 for content as well as information about the page you viewed when clicking +1. Your +1 can be displayed as a piece of information along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results, or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name you used when sharing contents through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Each time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is established to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed of the fact that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29–32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Each time you access one of our pages that contains XING functions, a connection is established to XING servers. No personal data are stored in this process as far as we know. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and no user behaviour evaluation takes place.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web Google Analytics analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of article 6, section 1 (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA . Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics service will not be merged with other data from Google.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
Order data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities with regard to the use of Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ Demographics feature. This allows reports to be created that contain information about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. These data are derived from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be traced back to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time in the ad settings of your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described under “Objection to data collection”.
This website uses the WordPress Stats tool to statistically evaluate visitor accesses. The provider is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110–4929, USA.
“WordPress Stats” cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.
WordPress Stats cookies are stored on the basis of article 6, section 1 (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be restricted.
You may opt out of the collection and use of your data in the future by clicking on this link to set an opt-out cookie in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.
If you delete the cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
6. Plugins und tools
Google Web Fonts
This page uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you view a page, your browser loads the required Web Fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This way, Google will be informed that our website has been accessed from your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website contents. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of article 6, section 1 (f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
This page uses the Google Maps map service through an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our website contents and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of article 6, section 1 (f) GDPR.
For more information on how Google treats user data, please refer to: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.