Data Privacy Statement
1. Responsible authority, principles, purpose
All personal data we hold will be stored and processed in compliance with the relevant regulations on data protection, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The controller as defined by the data protection laws and the service provider in accordance with the Telemedia Act is:
Telephone + 49 711 64871-0
Telefax + 49 711 64871-66
You can reach our data protection officer via:
Personal data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 a, b and f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Section 15 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
Where data can be entered on our website, we can designate certain input fields as “mandatory information”. In these fields we are only collecting the data that may be required to fulfil the contract or take the action requested. You are free to provide us with more data if you wish to. Your personal data are used and stored for the fulfilment of the contract that exists with you or for taking the action you requested and for advertising purposes. (In this respect please also read Item 2.) The personal data are erased as soon as they are no longer required to fulfil the purpose. Where statutory retention obligations exist, the data are locked until the retention obligations expire and are then erased.
2. Advertising measures
We process your personal data for advertising purposes only if you have given your consent for your data to be used in this way or if we have a legitimate interest (in particular for direct advertising) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR. You can at any time – with effect for the future – revoke permission for your personal data to be used for advertising purposes by giving notification in writing, by fax, by email or by telephone or by revoking any consent that may have been given to us.
3. Disclosure of data to a third party
Your personal data will only ever be known to those persons who are processing your enquiry. Your personal data will only be disclosed to third parties where this is necessary for processing the contract, you have given your express consent for this information to be passed on or data protection legislation permits such an action. However, in each case, only the data required will be disclosed.
4. Rights of the data subjects
You have, subject to certain conditions, the right to obtain free of charge information on the data held about you, to have incorrect data rectified and to request the erasure or restriction of processing as well as the portability of your personal data. You may object to the use of the data at any time with effect for the future. In some cases, however, we are not allowed to erase all data on account of statutory retention periods. We would also like to advise you of your right to raise complaints with the Landesbeauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg (State Data Protection and Freedom-of-Information Officer in the German State of Baden-Württemberg).
If you have any questions regarding the processing of personal data, please contact our data protection officer
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard disk again after the browser session has ended. (These are called session cookies.) Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us to recognise your computer the next time you visit the website. (These are referred to as persistent cookies.) You can, of course, view our website without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically.
You can revoke the permission you have granted to us at any time or object to data processing. The easiest way of doing this is to prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk in your browser settings by enabling the “accept no cookies” function. However, in this case it is possible that you will not be able to make full use of all functions on our website.
When you access our website, the access data are stored on the server. These data include, for example, the browser type and version, the operating system used, the previously visited website, access time and date of the server query and the client's file request (file name and URL). We use this data in anonymised form for statistical analysis and no data are associated with the respective user.
The purpose of processing these data is to allow the website to be accessed and displayed correctly on your terminal device and also to optimise our website. In this respect, we have a legitimate interest. The data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR and Section 15 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
7. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Irland ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”; these are text files that are stored on your computers which facilitate the analysis of your use of the website.
The information about the way you use this website created by the cookie is usually sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA, in particular to a server of Google's parent company, Google LLC, located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, USA. Google LLC is certified in accordance with “EU-US-Privacy Shield” (at www.privacyshield.gov/list under the search term “Google”). The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data privacy standards in the United States.
IP address anonymisation has been activated on this website so that your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are parties to the European Economic Area agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and truncated on a Google server in the USA.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the way in which the website is used, to collate reports on website activities and in order to provide us with other services related to website and Internet use. In this context, pseudonymous usage profiles can be created from the processed data. The truncated IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk in your browser settings by enabling the "accept no cookies" function. However, if you do this, you may not be able to make full use of functions on the website.
You can also prevent Google from collecting or processing the data generated by cookies and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in to disable Google Analytics, which is available via the following link.
The current link is: "http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
For browsers on mobile devices, please click on the link below to set an opt-out cookie that will in future prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website. Please note that this opt-out cookie only functions in this browser and for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click on the link again. Analysis of website usage is a legitimate interest as defined by the relevant legal basis set out in Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR.
Further information on Google's use of data for advertising purposes, possible settings and how to opt-out can be found on Google's websites, for instance at:
8. Use of Google Maps
We use Google Maps on this website in order to display visual geographical information and generate route instructions. Google Maps is a map service operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
When working with Google maps, Google also collects data on the way you use the Google Maps functions, including your IP address, and these are sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google LLC is certified in accordance with “EU-US-Privacy Shield” (at www.privacyshield.gov/list under the search term “Google”). The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European data privacy standards in the United States.
When you are logged in to your Google account, depending on your account settings Google can combine the processed information with your account and treat it as personal data. For this, please see https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners/.
A visual presentation capability is a legitimate interest as defined by the relevant legal basis set out in Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR.
More information on the conditions of use for Google Maps and how Google processes data is available on Google's website, for example at:
http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html (“Google Maps Terms of Service”)
www.google.com/privacypolicy.html (“Google's data privacy statement”)
9. Use of Vimeo plug-ins
We use the provider Vimeo for incorporating videos. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
We use plug-ins from the provider Vimeo on some of our websites. When you visit our website that contains such a plug-in, a connection is made to Vimeo's servers and the plug-in is shown. In this way information about which of our web pages you have visited is passed on to the Vimeo server.
If you are logged in as a Vimeo member, Vimeo will associate this information with your personal user account. If you use the plug-in, e.g. by clicking on the start button for a video, this information is also associated with your user account. You can prevent this association being made by logging out of your Vimeo user account before visiting our website and erasing the relevant Vimeo cookies.
Furthermore, Vimeo calls up Google Analytics Tracking via an iFrame in which the video is accessed. This is Vimeo's own tracking to which we do not have access. You can stop Google Analytics tracking by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. You can also prevent Google from collecting or processing the data generated by Google Analytics and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
10. Collecting and processing candidates' data via our careers' portal
The personal data that you disclose to us voluntarily within the scope of your application – such as your first and last name, address, email address, date and place of birth, profession, curriculum vitae, certificates and special categories of personal data (e.g. information on your religious convictions or health data) – are processed by us and also stored. It is possible that additional data that is relevant to the application may also be processed during the application process. The legal basis for processing this data is Section 26 para. 1 p. 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Art. 6 para. 1 a and b of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Your personal data are only processed for the purpose of dealing with your application.
If your application is not successful, your personal data will be erased no later than six months after the end of the application procedure, unless your data need to be processed in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (see Art. 17 para. 3 e GDPR).
Your data will only be stored and used more extensively if you have given your express consent for your data to be stored in our database even after the specific application procedure has ended so that, if applicable, we can contact you at a later point in time if job opportunities arise. If you no longer wish us to contact you, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by giving notification in writing, by email or by telephone. Otherwise, we will erase your data after two years. If we contact you during this period about new job opportunities, the time allowed will start again each time.
We will examine your application for deployment elsewhere in our company only with your express consent and also, if applicable, forward the application for this to other departments within our company. You can revoke your consent for this at any time with effect for the future, e.g. by giving notification by telephone, in writing to the address stated above or by email to email@example.com.