General notice and mandatory information
Designation of the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
special connection studio
The responsible body decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact details, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
As a data subject, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. The following link provides a list of data protection officers and their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to third parties. It is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion
You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, their recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, the right to correct, block or delete this data at any time within the framework of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time using the contact options listed in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses an SSL or. TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the „https: //“ address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in server log files. These are:
Visited page on our domain
Date and time of the server request
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
There is no merging of this data with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
Data transmitted via the contact form, including your contact details, will be stored in order to be able to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or there is no longer any need to store data. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Storage duration of contributions and comments
Contributions and comments as well as related data, such as IP addresses, are saved. The content remains on our website until it has been completely deleted or had to be deleted for legal reasons.
The contributions and comments are saved on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
We need an email address from you to send our newsletter. A verification of the specified email address is necessary and the receipt of the newsletter must be consented to. Additional data is not collected or is voluntary. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter are processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your already given consent at any time. For the revocation, an informal message by email is sufficient or you can unsubscribe using the „Unsubscribe“ link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted if you cancel. If this data has been transmitted to us for other purposes and elsewhere, it will remain with us.
Some cookies are „session cookies.“ Such cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session. However, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.
With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website.
The setting of cookies, which are necessary to carry out electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart), is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analysis service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are small text files that your web browser saves on your device and that enable website usage to be analyzed. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The server location is usually the USA.
Google Analytics cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and, if necessary, advertising.
We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymization function. It ensures that Google shortens your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transmits the full IP address to a server in the USA and abbreviates it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, this could limit some functions of our website. You can also prevent the collection of data relating to your website usage including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. You can do this by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to our website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
You can find details on how user data is handled by Google Analytics in Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
In order to fully comply with the statutory data protection requirements, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
Our website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to create reports that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can do this via the ad settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained under “Objection to data collection”
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
When a page with integrated Xing functions is called up, a connection to the Xing servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. IP addresses are not saved, and usage behavior is not evaluated.
Details on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING’s data protection declaration at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
Our website uses functions of the Instagram network. The provider is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Facebook Ireland Limited is a company registered under the laws of the Republic of Ireland.
When a page with integrated Instagram functions is accessed, a connection to the Instagram servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. IP addresses are not saved, and usage behavior is not evaluated.
Details on data protection and the Instagram share button can be found in Instagram’s data protection declaration at: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875/?helpref=hc_fnav&bc[0IGN = Instagram help area&bc[1 ]=Privacy%20und%20Sicherheit
Our website uses functions of the social network Pinterest. The provider is Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA.
When you access a page with functions from Pinterest, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. Log data are transmitted to the Pinterest servers. The servers are located in the USA. The log data may allow conclusions to be drawn about your IP address, websites visited, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your way of using Pinterest and cookies.
You can find details on this in the data protection information from Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn, Sendlinger Strasse 12, 80331 Munich, Germany.
When a page with integrated LinkedIn functions is called up, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. IP addresses are not saved, and usage behavior is not evaluated.
Details on data protection and the LinkedIn share button can be found in LinkedIn’s data protection declaration at: https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
Our website uses Google AdWords. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
AdWords is an online advertising program. We work with conversion tracking as part of the online advertising program. After clicking on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Google AdWords cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. Google and we can tell from the cookie that you clicked on an ad and were redirected to our website.
Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. Conversion cookies are used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. Adwords customers find out how many users clicked on their ad and were redirected to pages with a conversion tracking tag. However, AdWords customers do not receive any information that enables users to be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to its use. Here the conversion cookie must be deactivated in the user settings of the browser. This means that there is no inclusion in the conversion tracking statistics.
The storage of “conversion cookies” takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As a website operator, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and advertising.
With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website.
Google Web Fonts
Our website uses web fonts from Google. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The use of these web fonts makes it possible to present you with the presentation of our website that you want, regardless of which fonts are available locally. This is done by retrieving the Google Web Fonts from a Google server in the USA and the associated transfer of your data to Google. This is your IP address and which of our pages you have visited. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of our website.
The company Google is certified for the US-European data protection agreement „Privacy Shield“. This data protection agreement is intended to ensure compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
You can find details about Google Web Fonts at: https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about and further information in Google’s data protection provisions: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de