Data Protection at a Glance
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
How do we record your data?
Your data will be collected when you disclose them to us. These may be data you enter in a contact form, for example.
Other data will be recorded automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are in particular technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or time at which the page was called up). These data are collected 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.
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
Telephone: +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.).
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Telephone: +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
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not set any cookies on your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and make it 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“. At the end of your visit they will be deleted automatically. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you have deleted them.
These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are used to perform the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions that you require (for example, shopping cart function) are set to basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The Website Operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services.
As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be handled separately in this data protection declaration.
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:
• Email address
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 request including all personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of point (b) of Article 6(1) 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 (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us.
The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular statutory retention periods, remain unaffected.
We offer you the opportunity to apply for a job with us (e.g. by e-mail). In the following we will inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data processed within the application process. Your data will be treated by us with strict confidentiality and within our company will only be passed on to persons involved in the direct processing of your application.
If you send us an application, we will process your personal data (e.g. contact data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.) to the extent that this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. Legal basis for this is Sec. 26 Federal Data Protection Act.
In the event of employment, the data transmitted will be stored in compliance with the statutory storage regulations. In the event of rejection, the data transmitted by you will be stored and retained for a maximum of 6 months after completion of the application procedure in order to be able to trace the details of the application procedure in the event of discrepancies (e.g. to comply with an obligation to provide evidence in accordance with the General Equal Treatment Act).
Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. 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 the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause Google to shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened 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 Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by switching the the following button to „Off“. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website:
We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Data stored by Google at the user and event level that are linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) are anonymised or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de
Google Analytics Remarketing
Our sites use Google Analytics Remarketing features in conjunction with the cross-device features of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. Provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This feature allows Google Analytics Remarketing to link the ad target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages that have been customized to you based on your past usage and browsing behavior on one device (e.g., mobile phone) can also be displayed on another of your devices (e.g., tablet or PC). If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google Account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized advertising messages can be displayed on any device on which you sign in with your Google Account. To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create target audiences for cross-device advertising. You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by opting out of personalized advertising in your Google Account by following this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The data collected in your Google Account will only be aggregated on the basis of your consent, which you may give or revoke to Google (point (a) of Article 6 (1) GDPR). In the case of data collection processes that are not consolidated in your Google Account (e.g. because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the consolidation), the data collection is based on point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymous analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes. Further information and the data protection regulations can be found in the data protection declaration from Google: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de.
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. Within the framework of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired, Google and we may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customers‘ websites. The information collected from the Conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can opt out of this use by easily turning off the Google Conversion Tracking cookie in your Internet browser under User Preferences. 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 point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for specific cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
We maintain publicly accessible social media profiles to ensure that you have the most comprehensive presence on the Internet. This is our legitimate interest within the meaning of point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR. The social media platforms we use 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. You can assert your rights in principle 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 procedures of the operators. Our possibilities are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective operator.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can usually analyse your user behaviour comprehensively when you visit their website. We would like to give you an overview of what data is processed by us there.
When you contact us via these social media platforms, your enquiries will be processed on the basis of your consent and for the purpose of processing the contact enquiry and handling in accordance with point (a) and (b) of Article 6 (1) GDPR. For the processing of your contact requests, which you send us as a personal message or in comments/tweets, we require personal data (e.g. name of the Facebook profile) in individual cases in order to be able to reply to you. This data is only used by us for the purpose you have requested, e.g. answering your question or contact request.
We would like to point out that we will not send you any sensitive data via our social media profiles, but will use our contact form or e-mail address in this case. Only in this way we have direct influence on the processing of your personal data.
LinkedIn Analytics and LinkedIn Ads
We use the conversion tracking technology and retargeting feature of LinkedIn Corporation on our website. This technology allows visitors to this site to play personalized ads on LinkedIn. It also provides the ability to create anonymous reports on ad performance and website interaction information. To do this, the LinkedIn Insight tag is included on this website, which connects you to the LinkedIn server when you visit this website and are logged into your LinkedIn account at the same time.