1. DATA PRIVACY AT A GLANCE
Data Collection on Our Website:
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the contact details of the website operator in the website’s legal notice (imprint).
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when you provide it to us, for example, when you enter data into a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data primarily includes technical information (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipients, and purpose of your stored personal data at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking, or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for other questions regarding data privacy, you can contact us at any time using the contact information provided in the legal notice. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools
2. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION
We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g., communication by e-mail) can have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
Activ Bilanz GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0) 711 997981-0
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. An informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to File Complaints with the Competent Supervisory Authority
In the case of data protection violations, the data subject has the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/EN/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS Encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, Blocking, Deletion
You have the right, in accordance with the applicable legal provisions, to obtain free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing. You may also have the right to correct, block, or delete this data. For this purpose and for any further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at the address provided in the imprint.
Objection to Promotional Emails
We hereby object to the use of contact information published in the imprint for sending unsolicited advertising and informational materials. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.
3. DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
The website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies,” which are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
Server Log Files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Hostname of the accessing computer
– Time of the server request
– IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
Registration with Facebook Connect
Instead of registering directly on our website, you can register using Facebook Connect. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
If you choose to register with Facebook Connect and click on the “Login with Facebook” / “Connect with Facebook” button, you will be automatically redirected to the Facebook platform. There you can log in with your Facebook user data. This will link your Facebook profile to our website or services. Through this link, Facebook will receive information that you have visited our website with your IP address. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your user account.
The data transmitted to Facebook is based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
For more information, please refer to the Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/.
4. SOCIAL MEDIA
Sharing Content via Plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter & Co.)
The content on our pages can be shared on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ in compliance with data protection regulations. This website uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool for this purpose. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only when the user actively clicks on one of these buttons.
Automatic transmission of user data to the operators of these platforms is not provided by this tool. If users are logged in to one of the social networks, an information window appears when using the social buttons of Facebook, Google+1, Twitter & Co. in which the user can confirm the text before submitting.
Users can share the content of this page on social networks in a data protection-compliant manner without creating complete surfing profiles by the operators of the networks.
Facebook Plugins (Like & Share Button)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our pages use features of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and sharing of information: With the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. The Google+ button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for content and information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 may be displayed as clues together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google Profile, or in other places on websites and internet ads.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of the collected information: In addition to the purposes explained above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish aggregated statistics on users’ +1 activities or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliated websites.
Our pages use features of the Instagram service. These features are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.
Our pages use buttons of the Tumblr service. The provider is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA.
These buttons allow you to share a post or page on Tumblr or follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of our websites with a Tumblr button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Tumblr’s servers. We have no control over the scope of data that Tumblr collects and transmits using this plugin. According to the current state of knowledge, the user’s IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted.
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Each time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Each time you access one of our pages that contains XING functions, a connection to XING’s servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.
On our site, we use social plugins from the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”).
When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin transmits log data to Pinterest’s server in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited, which also includes Pinterest functions, browser type and settings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.
5. ANALYSIS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. Additionally, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website, including your IP address, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to Data Collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website:
Google Analytics deactivation
Demographic Features in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender, and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from Google’s interest-based advertising and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be attributed to any specific individual. You can disable this function at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account or completely opt-out of the data collection by Google Analytics as described in the “Objection to Data Collection” section above.
Our website uses the Facebook visitor action pixel for conversion measurement. Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) operates it.
This pixel enables tracking of the behavior of website visitors after they click on a Facebook advertisement and are redirected to the provider’s website. This allows the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes, and future advertising measures to be optimized.
The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website; we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, Facebook stores and processes the data, allowing a connection to the respective user profile. Facebook may use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy, which allows Facebook to display ads on both Facebook pages and external websites. As the website operator, we have no influence on this data usage.
You can also deactivate the “Custom Audiences” remarketing function in the ad settings of your Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You need to be logged in to Facebook to do this.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you can opt-out of Facebook’s interest-based advertising on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.
6. PLUGINS AND TOOLS
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated site YouTube. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. This informs the YouTube server about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to Vimeo’s servers is established. This informs the Vimeo server about which of our pages you have visited. Additionally, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have a Vimeo account. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
Google Web Fonts
This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This allows Google to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and appealing presentation of our online services. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
This website uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no control over this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of presenting our online offers in an appealing manner and facilitating the easy location of the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.