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Privacy Policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of HIAG Immobilien Holding AG (we or HIAG). The use of our website is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject (you) wants to use services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from you.
By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled. The rights to which you are entitled depend on the data protection laws applicable to us. Therefore, you may have further rights than set forth in this Privacy Policy or certain rights may not be accessible to you. If you do not provide the personal data requested from us for specific services, we may not be able to offer you such services.

 

The controller of the processing of personal data via our website is:

HIAG Immobilien Holding AG
Aeschenplatz 7
4052 Basel
Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 606 55 00
Email: info@hiag.com
Website: www.hiag.com

 

Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly via dpo@hiag.com with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

 

What information do we collect about you?


On our Website

Our website collects a series of general data and information when you or automated system call up the website. These general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about you. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the longterm viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, we analyze anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our company, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

You have the possibility to register on our website with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to us is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by you are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by us, and for our purposes. We may request transfer to one or more processors that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to us.

By registering on our website, the IP address — assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) and used by you —, date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of these data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of these data is necessary to secure our company. These data are not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

The registration of you, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable us to offer you contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of us.

We provide at any time information upon request to you to what personal data are stored about you. In addition, we correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of you, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of our employees is available to you in this respect as contact persons.


Subscription to our newsletters

On our website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the controller.

We inform our customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about our offers. Our newsletter may only be received by you if (1) you have a valid e-mail address and (2) you register for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by you for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address is authorized to receive the newsletter.

During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) and used by you at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of these data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of you at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of us.

The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which you have given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly our website, or to communicate this to us in a different way.


Newsletter-Tracking

Our newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, we may see if and when an e-mail was opened by you, and which links in the e-mail were called up by you.

Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by us in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of you. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. You are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by us. We automatically regard a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.


Contact possibility via the website

Our website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our company, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by you are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by you to us are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

 

On which basis we process information about you?

Depending on the services, we may obtain consent for a specific processing purpose as legal basis for processing operations. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other services, the legal basis for processing is the performance of such contract. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. If we are subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required (e.g. the fulfillment of tax obligations), the basis for processing is such legal obligation. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor was injured at our premises and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on your vital interests. Finally, processing operations could be based on our or a third party’s legitimate overriding interest. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds.

Where the processing of personal data is based on our legitimate interest, such legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

 

How long we keep information about you?

We process and store the personal data of you only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by laws or regulations to which we are subject to. The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

 

What are your rights on your information?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects.

You can view, edit, or delete your personal data online for many of our services. You can also make choices about HIAG's collection and use of your data. How you can access or control your personal data will depend on which products you use.

If you wish to confirm that we are processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data we may have about you, please contact us at dpo@hiag.com. Reasonable access to your personal data will be provided at no cost to you by us. If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, we will provide you with a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, we will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.

You may also request information about: the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside HIAG might have received the data from us; what the source of the information was (if you did not provide it directly to us); and how long it will be stored. You have a right to correct (rectify) the record of your personal data maintained by HIAG if it is inaccurate. You may request that HIAG erase that data, cease or restrict processing it, subject to certain exceptions. In case of automated decision making, including profiling, you may request human intervention or challenge a decision.

In many countries, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how HIAG processes your personal data. When technically feasible, HIAG will — at your request — provide your personal data to you or transmit it directly to another controller.

 

What third party tools, cookies and similar technologies doe we use and to which third parties do we disclose information?


Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of you from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID. Some cookies that we are using are nonpersistent and therefore expire at the end of the session.

Through the use of cookies, we can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.


Microsoft Application Insights

On our websites and for our services, we will use Application Insights, a web analytics service provided by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA.

Application Insights places a cookie in your internet browser which allows for an analysis of your use of our website (including the following information: your operating system, your internet browser and version, your screen resolution, your approximate location and IP address). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website are usually transferred to a server of Microsoft in the US and stored there. Microsoft will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other information on website usage and internet related services to us. You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.

We can analyze these data using various reports. All this information is anonymous statistical data and referencing these to a person is not possible. The evaluations serve only for troubleshooting and optimization of the website and our services.
Further information from Microsoft about privacy and Azure can be found at: http://azure.microsoft.com/de-de/support/trust-center/privacy/


Facebook

On our website, we have integrated components of Facebook. Facebook is a social network. A social network is a place for social meetings on the internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of our website, which is operated by us and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of you is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by the you.

If you are logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by you — and for the entire duration of their stay on our website — which specific sub-site of our website was visited by you. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of you. If you click on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or if you submit a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of you and stores the personal data.

Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by you, whenever you are logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for you, then you may prevent this by logging off from your Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of you. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by you to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.


Google AdSense

On our website we have integrated Google AdSense. Google AdSense is an online service which allows the placement of advertising on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match with the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows an interest-based targeting of the internet user, which is implemented by means of generating individual user profiles.

The operating company of Google's AdSense component is Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

The purpose of Google's AdSense component is the integration of advertisements on our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on the information technology system of you. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by us and into which a Google AdSense component is integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of you will automatically submit data through the Google AdSense component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Alphabet Inc. During the course of this technical procedure, Alphabet Inc. gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of you, which serves Alphabet Inc., inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently create commission settlements.

You may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a cookie on the information technology system of you. Additionally, cookies already in use by Alphabet Inc. may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in web pages to enable a log file recording and a log file analysis through which a statistical analysis may be performed. Based on the embedded tracking pixels, Alphabet Inc. is able to determine if and when a website was opened by you, and which links were clicked on by you. Tracking pixels serve, inter alia, to analyze the flow of visitors on a website.

Through Google AdSense, personal data and information — which also includes the IP address, and is necessary for the collection and accounting of the displayed advertisements — is transmitted to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. These personal data will be stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may disclose the collected personal data through this technical procedure to third parties.

Google AdSense is further explained under the following link https://www.google.com/intl/en/adsense/start/.


Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

On our website, we have integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

For the web analytics through Google Analytics we use the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the internet connection of you is abridged by Google and anonymized when accessing our websites.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our internet site for us.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of you. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of you will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of information, such as the IP address of you, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by you. With each visit to our website, such personal data, including the IP address of the internet access used by you, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

You may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of you. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

In addition, you have the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of our website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, you must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of websites may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of you is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then you must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by you or any other person who is attributable to your sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.


Google Remarketing

On our website, we have integrated Google Remarketing services. Google Remarketing is a feature of Google AdWords, which allows a company to display advertising to internet users who have previously resided on the company's website. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore allows a company to create user-based advertising and thus shows relevant advertisements to interested internet users.

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

The purpose of Google Remarketing is the insertion of interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing allows us to display ads on the Google network or on other websites, which are based on individual needs and matched to the interests of internet users.

Google Remarketing sets a cookie on the information technology system of you. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google enables a recognition of the visitor of our website if he calls up consecutive web pages, which are also a member of the Google advertising network. With each call-up to an internet site on which the service has been integrated by Google Remarketing, the internet browser of you identifies automatically with Google. During the course of this technical procedure, Google receives information, such as the IP address or the surfing behavior of the user, which Google uses, inter alia, for the insertion of interest relevant advertising.

The cookie is used to store information, e.g. the websites visited by you. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by you, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

You may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of you. In addition, cookies already in use by Google may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

You have the possibility of objecting to the interest-based advertising by Google. For this purpose, you must call up the link to www.google.de/settings/ads and make the desired settings on each Internet browser used by you.

Further information and the actual data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.


Google+

On our website, we have integrated the Google+ button as a component. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place on the internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Google+ allows users of the social network to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.

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

With each call-up to one of the individual pages our website on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of you automatically downloads a display of the corresponding Google+ button of Google through the respective Google+ button component. During the course of this technical procedure, Google is made aware of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by you. More detailed information about Google+ is available under https://developers.google.com/+/.

If you are logged in at the same time to Google+, Google recognizes with each call-up to our website by you and for the entire duration your stay on our website, which specific sub-pages of our website were visited by you. This information is collected through the Google+ button and Google matches this with the respective Google+ account associated with you.

If you click on the Google+ button integrated on our website and thus gives a Google+ 1 recommendation, then Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of you and stores the personal data. Google stores the Google+ 1 recommendation of you, making it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by you in this regard. Subsequently, a Google+ 1 recommendation given by you on our website together with other personal data, such as the Google+ account name used by you and the stored photo, is stored and processed on other Google services, such as search-engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of you or in other places, e.g. on websites, or in relation to advertisements. Google is also able to link the visit to our website with other personal data stored on Google. Google further records this information with the purpose of improving or optimizing the various Google services.

Through the Google+ button, Google receives information that you visited our website, if you at the time of the call-up to our website are logged in to Google+. This occurs regardless of whether you click or do not click on the Google+ button.

If you do not wish to transmit personal data to Google, you may prevent such transmission by logging out of your Google+ account before calling up our website.

Further information and the data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. More references from Google about the Google+ 1 button may be obtained under https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.


Google-AdWords

On our website, we have integrated Google AdWords. Google AdWords is a service for internet advertising that allows the advertiser to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define specific keywords with the help of which an ad on Google's search results is only then displayed, when the user utilizes the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, the ads are distributed on relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the previously defined keywords.

The operating company of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

The purpose of Google AdWords is the promotion of our website by the inclusion of relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the search engine Google and an insertion of third-party advertising on our website.

If you reach our website via a Google ad, a conversion cookie is filed on the information technology system of you through Google. The definition of cookies is explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify you. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to check whether certain sub-pages, e.g, the shopping cart from an online shop system, were called up on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both Google and we can understand whether a person who reached an Ad-Words ad on our website generated sales, that is, executed or canceled a sale of goods.

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 used in order to determine the total number of users who have been served through AdWords ads to ascertain the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads in the future. Neither we nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify you.

The conversion cookie stores information, e.g. the website visited by you. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet access used by you, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as stated above, by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of you. In addition, a cookie set by Google AdWords may be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

You have a possibility of objecting to the interest-based advertisement of Google. Therefore, you must access from each of the browsers in use the link www.google.de/settings/ads and set the desired settings.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.


LinkedIn

We have integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on our website. LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

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

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by us and on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of you is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by you.

If you are logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn detects with every call-up to our website by you — and for the entire duration of your stay on our website — which specific sub-page of our website was visited by you. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of you. If you click on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of you and stores the personal data.

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button or not. If such a transmission of information to LinkedIn is not desirable for you, then you may prevent this by logging off from their LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.

LinkedIn provides under https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls the possibility to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn Cookie Policy is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.


Twitter

On our website, we have integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of our website, which is operated by us and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of you is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by you. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.

If you are logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by you and for the entire duration of your stay on our website which specific sub-page of our website was visited by you. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of you. If you click on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of you and stores the personal data.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for you, you may prevent this by logging off from your Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.
The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.


YouTube

On our website, we have integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of our website, which is operated by us and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of you is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the you.

If you are logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our internet site was visited by you. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of you.

YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that you have visited our website, if you at the time of the call to our website are logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for you, the delivery may be prevented if you log off from your own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.

YouTube's data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.


Transfer to Third Parties

We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personal data to third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy. We may transfer personal data to third parties who act for or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed, such as services delivery, evaluating the usefulness of our website, marketing, data management or technical support. These third parties have contracted with us to only use personal data for the agreed upon purpose, and not to sell your information to third parties, and not to disclose it to third parties except as may be required by law, as permitted by us or as stated in this Privacy Policy. If we transfer personal data to third countries that do not provide an adequate protection of personal data, we will implement safeguards such as contractual arrangements to meet the requirements of applicable data protection laws.

 

Note

Our website contains links to other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to this website. So, when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies. We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this website. This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time.