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Data protection notice

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is a particularly high priority for the management of altares GmbH & Co. KG. The altares website can be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to take advantage of special services offered by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

Personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always processed in accordance with the basic data protection regulation and in compliance with the data protection regulations applicable to altares GmbH & Co. KG and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to altares GmbH & Co. By means of this data protection declaration, our company wishes to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. In addition, this data protection declaration is intended to inform affected persons of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the data controller, altares has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as by telephone.

Definitions

The privacy policy of altares GmbH & Co. KG is based on the terms used by the European legislator when the basic data protection regulation (GDPR) was issued. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, on-line identification, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

(b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

(c) Processing
Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed with or without the aid of automated means, which is performed upon personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

(d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

(e) Profiling
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or change of location of that natural person.

(f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(g) Controller or controller
Controller or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or national law, provision may be made for the controller or for the specific criteria for his or her designation in accordance with Union or national law.

(h) Processor
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

(i) recipient
The recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or national law shall not be considered as recipients.

(j) third parties
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

(k) Consent
Consent shall mean any informed and unequivocal expression of the data subject's free will in the specific case, in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to be bound by the data protection legislation.

Name and address of the controller

Responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is:

altares GmbH & Co. KG
Wiesenstr. 21a
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Website: www.altares.de

Name and address of the Data Protection Officer

The data protection officer is:

Karsten Seeber
Wiesenstr. 21a
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Tel.: +49 211 550262-0
E-Mail: dsb@altares.de

Every person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions and suggestions regarding data protection.

Collection of general data and information

The altares website collects a series of general data and information every time a data subject or automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The following can be recorded: (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, altares will not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required in order to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated statistically and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.

Contact via the website

Due to legal requirements, altares' website contains information that enables rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted by a data subject to the controller on a voluntary basis are stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. Such personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties.

Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European legislator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directives and Regulations Giver or any other competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

(b) Right of access
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge from the data controller information on personal data relating to him/her and a copy thereof. The European Data Protection Supervisor has also granted the data subject access to the following information:

    • the purposes of processing
    • the categories of personal data processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
    • the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to him or her or of a restriction on processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
    • The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

(c) Right of rectification
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him. The data subject shall also have the right to obtain the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.d) Recht auf Löschung (Recht auf Vergessen werden)

(d) Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, if one of the following reasons applies and provided that the processing is not necessary:

  • the personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) of the DS-GVO.
  • If any of the above reasons apply and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored at altares, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The Employees of altares will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.

If personal data has been made public by altares and our company, as the data controller, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Article 17 Paragraph 1 of the DS-GVO, altares will take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested that these other data controllers delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of altares will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

e) Recht auf Einschränkung der Verarbeitung

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time sufficient to enable the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at altares, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller for this purpose. The employee will arrange for the restriction of the processing.

(f) Right to data portability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her which have been made available to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b GDPR and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, when exercising their right to data transfer pursuant to Art. 20 Para. 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to request that personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

In order to assert the right to data transfer, the person concerned can contact an altares employee at any time.

(g) Right of appeal

Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, altares will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Where altares processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to altares processing for the purposes of direct marketing, altares will no longer process the personal data for those purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out at altares for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right of objection, the data subject may contact any employee of altares directly. The data subject is also free to exercise his or her right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

(h) Automated case-by-case decisions including profiling

Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him/her or significantly affects him/her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and such legislation provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is made with the explicit consent of the data subject.

Where the decision is (1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) with the express consent of the data subject, altares shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of the controller, to put forward its point of view and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time consult a member of the controller's staff.

(i) Right to withdraw consent for data protection

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Giver, to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

Data protection for applications and the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out by electronic means. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data is stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, an obligation to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG).

Privacy policy on the use and application of Facebook

The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or it can enable the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The person responsible for processing personal data if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time the data controller calls up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins is available at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time when he or she accesses our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transfer to Facebook.

Privacy policy on the use and application of Google Remarketing

The data controller has integrated Google Remarketing services on this website. Google Remarketing is a function of Google AdWords that enables a company to display advertising to Internet users who have previously visited the company's website. The integration of Google Remarketing thus allows a company to create user-related advertising and thus to display interest-relevant advertisements to the Internet user.

The operating company of the Google Remarketing services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is the display of interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing enables us to display advertisements via the Google advertising network or to have them displayed on other Internet sites that are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users.

Google Remarketing places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to recognise the visitor to our website if he or she subsequently calls up websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. Each time a website on which the Google Remarketing service has been integrated is accessed, the Internet browser of the person concerned automatically identifies itself to Google. In the course of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address or the surfing behaviour of the user, which Google uses, among other things, to display interest-relevant advertising.

By means of the cookie, personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned, is stored. Whenever a user visits our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do so, the person concerned must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and Google's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Privacy policy on the deployment and use of Google+

The data controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables social network users to create private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a display of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. More detailed information about Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the data subject is logged on to Google+ at the same time, Google recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective visit to our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.

If the data subject clicks on one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus submits a Google+1 recommendation, Google will assign this information to the data subject's personal Google+ user account and store this personal data. Google will store the data subject's Google+1 recommendation and make it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo stored in that account, in other Google services, such as Google search engine results, the data subject's Google Account or other places, such as on websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimizing the various services provided by Google.

Google always receives information via the Google+ button that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in at the same time on Google+ at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Google+ button or not.

If the data subject does not want his/her personal data to be transferred to Google, he/she can prevent such transfer by logging out of his/her Google+ account before visiting our website.

Further information and Google's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google regarding the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

Privacy policy on the deployment and use of Google AdWords

The data controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to display ads in Google's search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to set pre-defined keywords that will display an ad in Google's search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-related search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant web pages by means of an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the previously defined keywords.

The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying advertisements relevant to our interests on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine, and to display third-party advertisements on our website.

If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables us and Google to track whether a person who has reached our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. whether he or she has completed or abandoned a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned. Whenever a person visits our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the opportunity to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do so, the person concerned must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and Google's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Privacy policy on the deployment and use of Instagram

The data controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and also to disseminate such data in other social networks.

The operating company of the Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses any of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta Button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the relevant Instagram component to download a representation of the relevant Instagram component. As part of this technical process, Instagram is informed which specific page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the person concerned is logged on to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific page the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our Internet site and for the entire duration of the respective visit to our Internet site. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted is assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram will receive information via the Instagram component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time as he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transmitted to Instagram, the data subject may prevent the transmission by logging out of his/her Instagram account before accessing our website.

Further information and Instagram's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Privacy policy for the use and application of LinkedIn

The data controller has integrated components of LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered users use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data protection matters outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

Each time a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) is installed on our website, the LinkedIn plug-in causes the browser used by the data subject to download an appropriate representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information about LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. This technical process allows LinkedIn to know which specific page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the person is logged on to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn will know which specific page of our website the person is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the duration of the person's visit to our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and is assigned by LinkedIn to the LinkedIn account of the person concerned. If the data subject clicks on a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn will associate this information with the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and store this personal data.

LinkedIn will receive information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to LinkedIn at the same time as he or she visits our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be sent to LinkedIn, he or she may prevent it from being sent by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn offers the ability to unsubscribe from email, SMS, and targeted ads, and to manage ad preferences, at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's current privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn's cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

Privacy policy for the use and application of Myspace

The data controller has integrated components of Myspace LLC on this website. Myspace is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate and interact with each other in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Myspace enables social network users to set up blogs or groups, free of charge, of user profiles containing photos and videos.

The operating company of Myspace is Myspace LLC, 8391 Beverly Blvd., #349, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a Myspace component (Myspace plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Myspace component to download a representation of the corresponding Myspace component from Myspace. More information on Myspace is available at https://myspace.com. In the course of this technical procedure, Myspace is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the person concerned is logged on to Myspace at the same time, Myspace recognizes with each visit of the person concerned to our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting. This information is collected by the Myspace component and assigned by Myspace to the respective Myspace account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks on a Myspace button integrated on our website, Myspace assigns this information to the personal Myspace user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

Myspace receives information via the Myspace component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in at the same time at Myspace at the time of the access to our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Myspace component or not. If the data subject does not wish to receive such information from Myspace, he/she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his/her Myspace account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Myspace, which is available at https://myspace.com/pages/privacy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Myspace.

Data protection regulations for the use and application of Pinterest

The data controller has integrated components of Pinterest Inc. on this website. Pinterest is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Pinterest enables users of the social network, among other things, to publish collections of images and individual pictures as well as descriptions on virtual pin boards (so-called pinning), which can then be shared by other users (so-called repinning) or commented on.

The operating company of Pinterest is Pinterest Inc, 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time a user accesses one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Pinterest component (Pinterest plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Pinterest component to download a representation of the corresponding Pinterest component from Pinterest. More information about Pinterest is available at https://pinterest.com/. This technical process allows Pinterest to know which specific page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged on to Pinterest at the same time, Pinterest will know which specific page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website and for the entire duration of their visit to our website. This information is collected by the Pinterest component and assigned by Pinterest to the respective Pinterest account of the person concerned. If the data subject clicks on a Pinterest button integrated on our website, Pinterest will assign this information to the personal Pinterest user account of the data subject and store this personal data.

The Pinterest component informs Pinterest that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged on to Pinterest at the same time as he or she accesses our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Pinterest component or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be sent to Pinterest, he/she can prevent this information from being sent by logging out of his/her Pinterest account before accessing our website.

The Privacy Policy published by Pinterest, available at https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.

Data protection regulations for the use and application of Matomo

The data controller has integrated the Matomo component into this website. Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis tool collects, among other things, data about the website from which a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The software is operated on the server of the person responsible for processing, the log files, which are sensitive in terms of data protection, are stored exclusively on this server.

The purpose of the Matomo component is the analysis of visitor flows on our website. The person responsible for processing uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports that show the activities on our website.

Matomo places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. With the setting of the cookie we are able to analyse the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, the internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the Matomo component to transmit data to our server for the purpose of online analysis. Within the scope of this technical procedure we receive information about personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which serves us among other things to trace the origin of visitors and clicks.

By means of the cookie, personal information such as the access time, the place from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website is stored. Each time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not pass on this personal data to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. Furthermore, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, it is possible for the person concerned to object to the collection of data generated by Matomo and related to a use of this website and to prevent such a collection. For this purpose the person concerned must set an opt-out cookie. If the information technology system of the person concerned is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the person concerned must set an opt-out cookie again.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie there is a possibility that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

Further information and Matomo's applicable data protection regulations can be found at https://matomo.org/privacy/.

Data protection regulations for the use and application of Shariff

The data controller has integrated the Shariff component on this website. The Shariff component provides social media buttons that comply with data protection regulations. Shariff was developed for the German computer magazine c't and is published by GitHub, Inc.

The component was developed by GitHub, Inc. 88 Colin P. Kelly Junior Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Button solutions provided by social networks usually transfer personal data to the respective social network as soon as a user visits a website in which a social media button has been integrated. By using the Shariff component, personal data is only transmitted to social networks when the visitor of a website actively presses one of the social media buttons. Further information on the Shariff component is available from the computer magazine c't at http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Datenschutz-und-Social-Media-Der-c-t-Shariff-ist-im-Einsatz-2470103.html. The purpose of using the Shariff component is to protect the personal data of visitors to our website and at the same time to enable us to integrate a button solution for social networks on this website.

Further information and GitHub's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-policy/.

Data protection regulations for the use and application of SlideShare

The data controller has integrated SlideShare components on this website. LinkedIn SlideShare, as a file hosting service, enables the exchange and archiving of presentations and other documents such as PDF files, videos and webinars. The file hosting service allows users to upload media content in all common formats. The documents can either be made publicly available or marked with a private tag.

The operating company of SlideShare is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data protection matters outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embed codes for the media content (presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.) stored there. Embed codes are program codes that are embedded in internet pages with the aim of displaying external content on the own website. Embed codes make it possible to reproduce content on one's own website without storing it on one's own server and thereby possibly violating the reproduction rights of the respective author of the content. A further advantage of using an embed code is that the respective operator of an Internet page does not use its own storage space and its own server is thereby relieved. An embed code can be integrated at any point of another website, so that external content can also be inserted within the own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to relieve our server as well as to avoid copyright infringements when using external content at the same time.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a SlideShare component (embed codes), this component causes the browser you are using to download embedded data from SlideShare. This technical process allows LinkedIn to know which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the data subject is logged in at the same time, SlideShare recognizes which specific page of our website is visited by the data subject each time he/she visits our website and during the entire time he/she is on our website. This information is collected by SlideShare and assigned to the respective SlideShare account of the person concerned by LinkedIn.

LinkedIn receives information about the fact that the person concerned has visited our website via the SlideShare component whenever the person concerned is logged in to SlideShare at the same time when he/she visits our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the integrated media data or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, he/she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his/her SlideShare account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's current privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Data protection regulations for the use and application of Tumblr

The data controller has integrated Tumblr components into this website. Tumblr is a platform that enables users to create and operate a blog. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually publicly accessible, where one or more people called bloggers or webloggers can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. In a blog on Tumblr, for example, the user can publish texts, images, links and videos and distribute them in the digital space. In addition, Tumblr users can transfer content from other websites to their own blog.

Tumblr is operated by Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA.

Each time a user calls up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Tumblr component (Tumblr button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Tumblr component to download a display of the corresponding Tumblr component of Tumblr. Further information on the Tumblr buttons is available at https://www.tumblr.com/buttons. As part of this technical process, Tumblr is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Tumblr component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world, and to increase our traffic.

If the person concerned is also logged on to Tumblr, Tumblr will recognize which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned visits our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Tumblr component and assigned by Tumblr to the respective Tumblr account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks on one of the Tumblr buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it is assigned to the personal Tumblr user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Tumblr.

Tumblr will receive information via the Tumblr component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Tumblr at the same time when he or she accesses our website; this occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Tumblr component or not. If the individual does not want this information to be transmitted to Tumblr, the individual may opt-out of such transmission by logging out of his or her Tumblr account prior to accessing our website.

Tumblr's current privacy policy is available at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.

Data protection regulations for the use and application of Twitter

The data controller has integrated Twitter components on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly accessible microblogging service where users can post and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 140 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including people who are not registered with Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user. Furthermore, Twitter enables the addressing of a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

Twitter is operated by Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time a user accesses one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to further disseminate the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the person concerned is logged on to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted in this way is assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged on to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be sent to Twitter, he or she can prevent it from being sent by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.

The applicable data protection regulations of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

Data protection regulations for the use and application of Xing

The data controller has integrated Xing components into this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or post job offers on Xing.

Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time the data controller calls up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the person concerned is logged on to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their visit to our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the person concerned. If the data subject clicks on one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Xing will always receive information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged on to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which are available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published data protection information for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Data protection regulations for the use and application of YouTube

The data controller has integrated YouTube components into this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips for free and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, but also music videos, trailers or videos created by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the person concerned is logged on to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.

YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to YouTube at the same time as he or she visits our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not wish this information to be transferred to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).

Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

Legal or contractual regulations for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of a contract; obligation of the person concerned to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the person concerned makes personal data available, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling.

In the event of a conflict of interpretation, the German version found at https://www.altares.de/index.php/de/datenschutzhinweis shall be legally binding.