Data Protection at a Glance
Status as of 22.10.2020
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data include all data that make it possible to identify you in person.
Data collection on our website
Who will process your data?
The controller for processing activities on this website is:
Martin Mantz Compliance Solutions
Legal basis for data processing:
The legal basis for the collection of personal data is:
Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR insofar as we have obtained the consent of the data subject for processing operations of personal data, Art. 6 (1) b) and c) insofar as the processing is carried out for the performance of a contract or another legal obligation and Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR if the processing serves the protection of legitimate interests, unless the interests or fundamental rights or freedoms of the data subject prevail.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data are collected in order to ensure correct provision of the website. Other data may be used for analyzing your user behavior. In addition, your data may also be used for customer relationship and marketing purposes.
What rights do you have concerning your data?
You have the right to receive information on the origin, recipients and purpose of the personal data concerning you that are stored at all times. You also have the right to demand rectification, blocking or erasure of such data. You may contact us at any time concerning this and any other questions relating to data protection using the address indicated in the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.
General notes and mandatory information
We as the providers of these pages take protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and comply with the statutory data-protection rules and this data protection statement.
When you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data include data that make it possible to identify you in person. This data protection statement explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in the case of email communication) may be subject to gaps in security. Complete protection of the data against third-party access is not possible.
Note on the controller
The controller for processing activities on this website is:
Martin Mantz Compliance Solutions
Phone: +49 (0) 6022 2656 0
The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides about the purposes and means of processing of personal data (e.g. name, email addresses, etc.).
Data protection officer required by law
Responsible for data protection in our company is:
Phone: +49 (0) 6022 2656 0
Revocation of your consent to processing activities
Many processing activities are only permitted with your express consent. You may revoke consent once given at any time. An informal notification by email to us is sufficient for this. The lawfulness of the processing activities performed until the revocation will not be affected by this.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR)
If processing activities take place based on points (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR, you have the right to object to processing of your personal data at any time due to reasons resulting from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. You can find the respective legal basis of processing in this data protection statement. If you object, we shall no longer process your personal data in question, except if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if processing serves to establish, pursuit or defend legal claims (right to object in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR).
If your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (objection in accordance with Article 21(2) GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
In cases of violations of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, in particular in the member of your common place of residence, your workplace or the place of the alleged violation. The right to object exists notwithstanding any other legal remedy under administrative law or in court.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have any data that we process automatically based on your consent or to perform a contract transferred to you or a third party in a common machine-readable format-. If you demand direct transfer of the data to another controller, this shall be done only as far as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This page uses SSL or TLS encryption for reasons of safety and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, such as orders or queries that you send to us as the page operator. An encrypted connection can be recognized by the address line of the browser switching from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon being shown in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by any third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure and rectification
You have the right to free information concerning your personal data stored by us, their origin and recipients, as well as the purpose of processing activities, and potentially a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of such data at any time within the context of the applicable statutory provisions. You may contact us at any time concerning this and any other questions relating to the subject of personal data using the address indicated in the imprint.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand restriction of processing of your personal data. You may contact us at any time concerning this using the address indicated in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- If you deny the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. You have the right to demand restriction of processing of your personal data for the duration of the review.
- If processing of personal data is/was unlawful, you may demand restrictions of processing activities instead of erasure.
- If we no longer need your personal data but you need them to exercise, defend or assert any legal claims, you have the right to demand restriction of processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
- If you have filed an objection in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR, your and our interests must be reconciled. While it is not certain yet whose interests are overriding, you have the right to demand restriction of processing of your personal data for the duration of the review.
If you have restricted processing of your personal data, these data must – with the exception of storage – only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
Objection to advertising emails
We hereby object to the use of the contact details published within the context of the imprint obligation for the transmission of any advertisements and information materials not explicitly requested. The providers of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of transmission of non-solicited advertising material, for example, by way of spam emails.
Data collection on our website
The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to 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 that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
List of cookies used
Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the proper functioning of the website.
|Provider||Owner of this website|
|Purpose||Stores visitor preferences selected in the cookie box by Borlabs Cookie.|
|Cookie duration||1 year|
|Purpose||Cookies and services of reCAPTCHA for spam defense. Our forms are protected with reCAPTCHA to ward off automated attacks.|
Google Tag Manager
|Name||Google Tag Manager|
|Purpose||Cookie from Google to control advanced script and event handling.|
|Cookie duration||2 years|
Statistics Cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us understand how our visitors use our website.
|Purpose||Cookie from Google for website analytics. Generates statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.|
|Cookie duration||2 years|
Google Website Call Conversion
|Name||Google Website Call Conversion|
|Purpose||This cookie allows Google to capture call conversions on mobile devices. For example, if a user clicks on a phone number to call us from their smartphone.|
Marketing cookies are used by third-party vendors or publishers to display personalized advertising. They do this by tracking visitors across websites.
|Provider||LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company|
|Purpose||Cookies from LinkedIn used for ad targeting and ad measurement.|
|Cookie duration||1 day, 1 month, 2 years|
Content from video platforms and social media platforms are blocked by default. If cookies from external media are accepted, access to this content no longer requires manual consent.
|Purpose||Used to unblock Google Maps content.|
|Cookie duration||6 months|
|Purpose||Used to unlock YouTube content.|
|Cookie duration||6 months|
Server log files
The provider of the website will collect and store information in server log files that your browser submits to us automatically. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server query
- Internet protocol address
These data will not be combined with any other data sources.
Acquisition of these data is done on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically impeccable presentation and optimization of his website – for this, the server log files must be recorded.
With your consent, we will use your information in the contact form to answer your contact query. For this, we collect the following data:
Data transmitted by contact form are stored, including your contact details, in order to enable us to process your query or to be available for subsequent questions. The data are not passed on without your consent.
The data entered in the contact form shall only be processed based on your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent given at any time. Withdrawal only requires informal notification by email. The lawfulness of the processing activities performed until the revocation will not be affected by this.
Data submitted through the contact form will remain with us until you demand that we erase them, withdraw your consent to storage or storage of these data is no longer necessary. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular archiving periods – shall not be affected by this.
Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry, including all resulting personal data (name, address), will be stored and (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular legal retention periods – remain unaffected.
We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by e-mail). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data processed as part of the application process. Your data will be treated as strictly confidential by us and will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in the direct processing of your application.
If you send us an application, we will process your personal data (e.g. contact details, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) insofar as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG.
In the event of appointment to an employment relationship, the transmitted data will be stored in compliance with the statutory storage regulations. In the event of rejection, the data submitted by you will be stored and retained for a maximum of 6 months after completion of the application process in order to be able to trace the details of the application process in the event of discrepancies (e.g. in order to comply with a duty of proof under the General Equal Treatment Act).
Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by setting the following button to “Off”. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website:
We have entered into an order processing agreement with Google and implement the strict German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Data stored by Google at user and event level that is linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymized or deleted after 14 months. For details, please see the following link:
Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages that have been adapted to you depending on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one end device (e.g. cell phone) can also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history with your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized advertising messages can be displayed on every device on which you log in with your Google account.
To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users who are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data in order to target audiences for cross-device ad Define and create cross-device ad targeting.
You can permanently opt-out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalized advertising in your Google account; to do so, follow this link:
Google AdWords and Google Conversion-Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
As part of Google AdWords, we use the so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser stores on the user’s computer.
These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked across AdWords customers’ websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. The storage of “conversion cookies” and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.
You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are set and to allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
We maintain publicly accessible social media profiles in order to provide you with the most comprehensive presence possible on the Internet. This is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR. The social media platforms used by us in detail can be found below.
If you visit one of our social media profiles (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion/forgetting, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective platform.
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the operators. Our options are largely based on the corporate policy of the respective operator.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can generally analyze your user behavior extensively when you visit their website. We would like to give you an overview of what data is processed by us there.
When contacting us via these social media platforms, your inquiries are processed on the basis of your consent and for the purpose of processing the contact inquiry and settlement in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) and b) GDPR. For the processing of your contact requests that you send us as a personal message or in comments/tweets, we require personal data in individual cases (e.g. name of the Facebook profile) in order to be able to respond to you. This data will only be used by us for the purpose requested by you, e.g. answering the question or contact request.
We would like to point out that you should not send us any sensitive data via our social media profiles, but instead use our contact form or our e-mail address. This is the only way we have direct influence on the processing of your personal data.
LinkedIn Analytics and LinkedIn Ads
We use the conversion tracking technology and the retargeting function of the LinkedIn Corporation on our website.
With the help of this technology, visitors to this website can be served personalized ads on LinkedIn. Furthermore, the possibility arises to create anonymous reports on the performance of the ads as well as information on website interaction. For this purpose, the LinkedIn Insight tag is embedded on this website, which establishes a connection to the LinkedIn server if you visit this website and are logged into your LinkedIn account at the same time.