Our Data Privacy Policy

1. Overview

General Information

The following notices provide a broad overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our Data Privacy Policy below this text.

Data Collection On This 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 the contact details of the website operator in the section “Note on the responsible entity” in this data protection declaration.

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 by our IT systems automatically or after your consent when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. type of internet browser and operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter the website URL.

What Do We Use Your Data For?

Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What Rights Do You Have Regarding Your Data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time in the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time with regard to this and other questions on the subject of data protection.

Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools

Your surfing behavior may be statistically analyzed when visiting this website. This is done primarily with so-called analysis programs.

Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO “General Data Protection Regulation (EU)”).

The hosting services underlying this site are provided by RAIDBOXES GmbH (Hafenstrasse 32, 48153 Münster, Germany). RAIDBOXES GmbH offers Software as a Service (SaaS) services in the context of cloud hosting. 

RAIDBOXES GmbH automatically collects and stores server log files with information that your browser transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (previously visited page)
  • Host name (IP address)

RAIDBOXES GmbH cannot assign this data to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources is not made. After a statistical evaluation, the data is deleted after 7 days at the latest. Further information can be found in the data protection regulations of RAIDBOXES GmbH. These can be viewed here.

Order Processing

We have also concluded an order data processing agreement. This agreement regulates the scope, type and purpose of RAIDBOXES GmbH’s access options to data. The access possibilities are thereby limited only to necessary accesses, which are required for the fulfillment of the hosting services.

3. General Notes and Mandatory Information

Privacy

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it 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. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible entity

The responsible party for data processing on this website is: 

Fairventures Worldwide FVW gGmbH

Hasenbergstraße 31 D-70178 Stuttgart, Germany

Phone: (+49) 711 220468 0

E-mail: info@fairventures.org

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).

Data Storage Period

Unless a more specific storage period has been stated within this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be deleted once these reasons no longer apply.

Note On Data Transfer to the USA and Other Third Countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you having the chance as the data subject to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocating Your Consent to Data Processing

Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 DSGVO)

If the data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. e or f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this privacy policy. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data concerned unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO).

If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing at any time; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO).

Right of Appeal to the Responsible Supervisory Authority

In the event of violations of the DSGVO, data subjects shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to Data Transferability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS Encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that we as the site operator receive from you, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You will recognize 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 bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Deleting and Correcting Information

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.

Right to Restriction of Processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose, you can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we generally need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you may request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure. If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure. If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, a balancing of your and our interests, must be carried out. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may – apart from being stored – 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 an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

Objection to Advertising E-Mails

The use of our contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

4. Data Collection on This Website

Cookies

Our web pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

This website uses Borlabs Cookie, which installs a technically necessary cookie to store your cookie consents. Borlabs cookie does not process any personal data. The Borlabs cookie stores your given consents when entering the website. If you wish to revoke these consents, simply delete the cookie in your browser. You will be asked to renew your given consent to the usage of the cookie upon reentering and/or reloading the website.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions are not possible without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies), provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping-cart function), or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies for measuring the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO); said consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set up your browser to inform you about cookie settings, only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the consent to cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of the website.  

Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for purposes of analysis, we will inform you separately about this within the framework of this document and, if necessary, request your consent to the usage of such cookies.

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data for Donations

When you make a donation, we collect and use your personal data only to the extent necessary to fulfill and process your donation and, if applicable, to process your inquiries. We will not be able to receive your donation without collecting certain data from you. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO and is necessary for processing the donation. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The only exceptions to this are our service partners that we need to process the donation or service providers that we use as part of order processing.

In addition to the recipients named in the respective clauses of this data protection declaration, these are, for example, recipients of the following categories: Payment service provider, service provider for sending the donation receipt. In all cases, we strictly observe the legal requirements. The scope of data transfer is limited to a minimum. You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.

Twingle

This website uses the donation form of twingle GmbH, Prinzenallee 74, 13357 Berlin. For this donation form, twingle GmbH provides the technical platform for the donation process. The data you enter when making a donation (e.g. address, bank details, etc.) are stored by twingle on servers in Germany solely for the purpose of processing the donation. We have a data processing agreement with twingle for said processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the German data protection authorities when using the twingle donation form. The transfer of your data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.

Usage of Matomo

In the donation form of twingle, data is collected and stored using the web analytics software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, (“Matomo”) on the basis of twingle’s legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization purposes pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Pseudonymized usage profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor’s Internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) is processed on twingle servers. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use at any time by clicking the mouse below. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, and you may need to reactivate it.

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, the data you provide in the form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent. The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, 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 our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this was requested.

Inquiry by E-Mail, Phone or Fax

The data you enter in the contact form 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 retention periods – remain unaffected.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, 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 our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this was requested.

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 your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Applications

Your personal data is collected and stored by us when you apply for a position with us. The data is transmitted to us in encrypted form in accordance with the state of the art. As part of the application process, your data will be used by the HR department and other authorized persons, in particular by the managers involved in the application process, to check your suitability for the position applied for. By submitting your application, you consent to our HR department contacting and informing you by telephone as well as by e-mail as part of the application process. As part of our application process, we also use data from public directories, as well as career networks (e.g. Xing, LinkedIn).

HeavenHR

The transmitted data is stored in a database for which we are responsible and which is operated by a third-party company called HeavenHR GmbH (https://www.heavenhr.com/web/DE/de). We have concluded a corresponding data protection agreement within the meaning of the relevant laws with HeavenHR GmbH (Greifswalder Straße 212, 10405 Berlin), which offers personnel administration and applicant management software. You can informally revoke your consent at any time.

CentralStationCRM

This website uses the CRM software CentralStationCRM to store and process your contact information. Provider is 42he GmbH, Marktstraße 10 – Gebäude E8, 50968 Cologne, Germany.

CentralStationCRM is a service that can be used to organize and manage customers, among other things. The data you enter for the purpose of contacting us will be stored on CentralStationCRM’s servers in Germany.

If you do not want any further processing by CentralStationCRM, you must inform the operator of this website after you have contacted us.

Data Analysis Through CentralStation

With the help of CentralStationCRM, we are able to better organize and respond to inquiries through our website. CentralStationCRM also allows us to better group our customers and contacts. This allows for better targeting in sales and marketing.

Storage period

The data you provide for the purpose of contacting us will be stored by us until it is deleted by us.

For more details, please refer to the CentralStationCRM privacy policy at: https://centralstationcrm.net/www/privacy.

Conclusion of a Contract for Commissioned Data Processing

We have entered into a contract with CentralStationCRM in which we require CentralStationCRM to protect our customers’ data and not to disclose it to third parties. This contract can be viewed at the following link:

https://centralstationcrm.de/avv

5. Social Media

We do not use social media plugins that automatically send data to the respective provider when the page is accessed. Data is only transmitted when you click on the link to share the respective post. Please note the corresponding data protection information of the respective platform.

6. Promotional Communication via E-Mail, Mail, Fax or Phone

We process personal data for the purposes of promotional communication, which may take place via various channels, such as e-mail, telephone, mail or fax, in accordance with legal requirements. Recipients have the right to revoke consent given at any time or to object to promotional communications at any time. After revocation or objection, we may store the data required to prove consent for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting it. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual deletion request is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers).

Persons Affected: Communication Partners

Purposes of processing: Direct marketing (e.g. by e-mail or post).

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a. DSGVO), Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f. DSGVO).

7. Newsletter

Data for the Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered the newsletter registration form is only possible with your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after the purpose is no longer served. We reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO). The storage in the blacklist is indefinite. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

Mailchimp

We use the MailChimp service of The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp (675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000 Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA, “Mandrill”) to dispatch our newsletter. The processing is based on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest in the optimization and cost-efficient sending of our newsletter. If you do not want your data to be processed by MailChimp, you should not subscribe to or unsubscribe from the newsletter. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to ensure the level of protection of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active).

8. Plugins and Tools

YouTube with Enhanced Data Protection

This website embeds videos on YouTube. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube’s Privacy-Enhanced Mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the disclosure of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Thus, YouTube – regardless of whether you watch a video – establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, YouTube may store various cookies on your end device after starting a video or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). This allows YouTube to obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user experience, and prevent fraud attempts.

If necessary, further data processing operations may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no control.

YouTube is used in the interest of having an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about privacy at YouTube, please see their privacy policy at: 

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

Google Web Fonts

This page uses Google’s “web fonts” for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a webpage, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. 

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that this website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google WebFonts is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on the website. If a corresponding consent was requested (e.g. consent to store cookies), the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer uses a default font 

For more information about Google Web Fonts, please visit: 

https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq 

And Google’s Privacy Policy page:

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Google Analytics

For the purpose of providing a demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View,CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies (see under point 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as

  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • HTTP URL (the previously visited page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet usage for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these web pages. 

This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. In no case will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an affiliation is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. For more information about data protection in connection with Google Analytics, see for example the Google Analytics Support page (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

Google Ads and Conversion Tracking

We use the online marketing method “Google Ads” to place ads in the Google advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on web pages, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a presumed interest in the ads. Furthermore, we measure the conversion of the ads. However, we only learn the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a so-called “conversion tracking tag”. However, we ourselves do not receive any information that identifies users; service providers: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com; Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy; types of processing and data processed: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices; Data Processing Terms of Google Advertising Products: Information on the data processing terms for these services between data controllers and standard contractual clauses for third country transfers of data: https://business.safety.google/adscontrollerterms.

WordFence

This site uses the WordPress plugin WordFence for security purposes. The provider is Defiant, Inc, 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA. The plugin protects the website against attempts by third parties to gain unauthorized access to the website and thereby obtain personal data, embed malware on the website or perform other illegal activities.

To use the WordFence security plugin, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is also transmitted to a Defiant server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

Defiant has applied for certification under the “EU-US Privacy Shield” (as of June 6, 2018). The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.

WordFence is used to increase the security of this website and thus also the security of the website users. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

More information about the handling of user data can be found at https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2018/05/wordfence-is-gdpr-compliant/ and in Defiant’s privacy policy: https://www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/.

9. Your Own Services

Video Conferencing, Online Meetings, Webinars and Screen Sharing

We use platforms and applications of other providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) for the purpose of conducting video and audio conferences, webinars and other types of video and audio meetings. When selecting the third-party providers and their services, we observe the legal requirements.

In this context, data of the communication participants is processed and stored on the servers of the third-party providers, insofar as these are part of communication processes with us. This data may include, in particular, registration and contact data, visual and vocal contributions as well as entries in chats and shared screen contents.

If users are referred to third-party providers or their software or platforms in the course of communication, business or other relationships with us, the third-party providers may process usage data and metadata for security purposes, service optimization or marketing purposes. We therefore ask you to observe the data protection notices of the respective third-party providers.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the employment of third-party providers or certain functions (e.g., consent to a recording of conversations), the legal basis of the processing is the consent. Furthermore, these providers may be a component of our (pre)contractual services, provided that the use of the third-party providers has been agreed within this framework. Otherwise, user data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in efficient and secure communication with our communication partners. In this context, we would additionally like to refer you to the information on the use of cookies in this privacy policy.

Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Persons Affected: Communication Partners

Purposes of processing: contractual performance and service, contact requests and communication, office and organizational procedures, direct marketing (e.g. by e-mail or postal mail).

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO), Contract Performance and Pre-Contractual Requests (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b. DSGVO), Legitimate Interests (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f. DSGVO).

Services used and service providers:

Google Hangouts / Meet: Messenger and Conferencing Software; Service Provider: 

Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; website: https://hangouts.google.com/; privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Zoom: Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing and Webinars; Service Provider: 

Zoom Video Communications, Inc., 55 Almaden Blvd., Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113, USA; Website: https://zoom.us; Privacy Policy: https://explore.zoom.us/docs/en-us/privacy.html; Standard contractual clauses (guaranteeing the level of data protection in the case of processing in third countries): https://zoom.us/docs/de-de/privacy-and-legal.html (Designated as Global DPA).

Last updated: October 2021