1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form. Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system, or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.
For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.
2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
We host our website at Wix.com Ltd., 40 Namal Tel Aviv St., Tel Aviv 6350671, Israel (hereinafter: “WIX”).
WIX is a tool for creating and hosting websites. When you visit our website, WIX analyses user behavior, visitor sources, region of website visitors and visitor numbers. The WIX stores cookies on your browser, which are necessary for the presentation of the website and to ensure security (necessary cookies).
The data is stored on the servers of WIX in Israel. Israel is considered to be a third country that is safe from data protection laws. This means that Israel has a level of data protection equivalent to that of the European Union.
The WIX is used on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest the most reliable presentation of our website. If consent has been requested, processing will be performed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR; consent may be revoked at any time.
We use the “Cloudflare” service provided by Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. (hereinafter referred to as “Cloudflare”).
The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in a provision of our website offerings that is as error free and secure as possible (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.
For more information on Cloudflare’s security precautions and data privacy policies, please follow this link: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Jülicher Straße 209
Handelsregister: HRB 25275 Registergericht: Aachen
Vertreten durch: Heiko Wirtz, Kevin Denker
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries
Among other things, we use tools of companies domiciled in the United States or other from a data
protection perspective non-secure non-EU countries. If these tools are active, your personal data may potentially be transferred to these non-EU countries and may be processed there. We must point out that in these countries, a data protection level that is comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed. For instance, U.S. enterprises are under a mandate to release personal data to the security agencies and you as the data subject do not have any litigation options to defend yourself in court. Hence, it cannot be ruled out that U.S. agencies (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, analyze, and permanently archive your personal data for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6(1)(E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE
THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON
GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED
ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS
BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE
WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO
PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA,
THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE
PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION
PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR
THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE
EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL
DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES
(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory
agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line. If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving
– may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
We use Hubspot CRM on this website. The provider is Hubspot Inc. 25 Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA
(hereafter Hubspot CRM).
Hubspot CRM enables us, among other things, to manage existing and potential customers and customer
contacts, to communicate with you and to plan and execute marketing activities in line with your interests.
Hubspot CRM enables us to capture, sort and analyze customer interactions via email, social media, or phone
across multiple channels. The personal data collected in this way can be evaluated and used for
communication with the potential customer or marketing measures (e.g., newsletter mailings). Hubspot
CRM also enables us to collect and analyze the user behavior of our contacts on our website.
The use of Hubspot CRM is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the
most efficient customer management and customer communication. If consent has been requested, the
processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent may be revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can
be found here:
4. Recording of data on this website
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them, or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (thirdparty cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g., cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required
cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g., for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g., cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.
In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will
separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).
Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
5. Social media
This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company,
Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Any time you access a page of this website that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn’s
servers is established. LinkedIn is notified that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click
on LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account at the time, LinkedIn will be in
a position to allocate your visit to this website to your user account. We have to point out that we as the
provider of the websites do not have any knowledge of the content of the transferred data and its use by
The use of the LinkedIn plug-in is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in being as visible as possible on social media. If a respective declaration of consent has been
obtained, the data shall be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. This declaration of
consent may be revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European
Commission. Details can be found here:
For further information on this subject, please consult LinkedIn’s Data Privacy Declaration at:
This website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is the New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30,
20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Any time one of our sites/pages that contains functions of XING is accessed, a connection with XING’s
servers is established. As far as we know, this does not result in the archiving of any personal data. In
particular, the service does not store any IP addresses or analyze user patterns.
Data are stored and analyzed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate
interest in the highest possible visibility on social media. If a respective declaration of consent has been
obtained, the data will be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Any such consent may be
revoked at any time.
For more information on data protection and the XING share button please consult the Data Protection
Declaration of Xing at:
6. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is
Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior patterns of website visitors. To that
end, the website operator receives a variety of user data, such as pages accessed, time spent on the page, the
utilized operating system and the user’s origin. Google may consolidate these data in a profile that is
allocated to the respective user or the user’s device.
Furthermore, Google Analytics allows us to record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among
other things. Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to augment the collected data sets and
uses machine learning technologies in data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies that make the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing the
user behavior patterns (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The website use information recorded by
Google is, as a rule transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
This analysis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate
interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s
advertising activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g., an agreement to the storage of
cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the agreement can be
revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European
Commission. Details can be found here:
You can prevent the recording and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the
browser plugin available under the following link:
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data
Privacy Declaration at:
Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g.,
DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 months. For details,
please click the following link:
This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited
(“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connection with YouTube’s
servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have
Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for
recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this
website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim
of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.
If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate
your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner.
Pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested,
the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at
7. Plug-ins and Tools
Google Web Fonts
To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by
Google. When you access a page on our website, your browser will load the required web fonts into your
browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.
To do this, the browser you use will have to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google
will learn that your IP address was used to access this website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a uniform presentation of the font on the
operator’s website. If a respective declaration of consent has been obtained (e.g., consent to the archiving of
cookies), the data will be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Any such consent may be
revoked at any time.
If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link:
https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:
This website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”),
Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is
transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website
has no control over the data transfer. In case Google Maps has been activated, Google has the option to use
Google web fonts for the purpose of the uniform depiction of fonts. When you access Google Maps, your
browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache, to correctly display text and fonts.
We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations
disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If
a respective declaration of consent has been obtained, the data shall be processed exclusively on the basis of
Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. This declaration of consent may be revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European
Commission. Details can be found here:
For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:
8. Online-based Audio and Video Conferences (Conference tools)
We use online conference tools, among other things, for communication with our customers. The tools we
use are listed in detail below. If you communicate with us by video or audio conference using the Internet,
your personal data will be collected and processed by the provider of the respective conference tool and by
us. The conferencing tools collect all information that you provide/access to use the tools (email address
and/or your phone number). Furthermore, the conference tools process the duration of the conference, start
and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other “context information”
related to the communication process (metadata).
Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all the technical data required for the processing of the
online communication. This includes, in particular, IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type,
operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or loudspeaker and the type of
Should content be exchanged, uploaded, or otherwise made available within the tool, it is also stored on the
servers of the tool provider. Such content includes, but is not limited to, cloud recordings, chat/ instant
messages, voicemail uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards, and other information shared while
using the service.
Please note that we do not have complete influence on the data processing procedures of the tools used. Our
possibilities are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider. Further information
on data processing by the conference tools can be found in the data protection declarations of the tools
used, and which we have listed below this text.
Purpose and legal bases
The conference tools are used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer
certain services to our customers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves to generally
simplify and accelerate communication with us or our company (legitimate interest in the meaning of Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR). Insofar as consent has been requested, the tools in question will be used on the basis of this
consent; the consent may be revoked at any time with effect from that date.
Duration of storage
Data collected directly by us via the video and conference tools will be deleted from our systems
immediately after you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the reason for storing the
data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal
retention periods remain unaffected.
We have no influence on the duration of storage of your data that is stored by the operators of the
conference tools for their own purposes. For details, please directly contact the operators of the conference
Conference tools used
We employ the following conference tools:
We use Microsoft Teams. The provider is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA
9. Custom Services
We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g., via e-mail, via postal services
on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of
the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the
collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights
and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of the collection of data
Data Archiving Period
If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the
right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for up
to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application).
Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The storage
serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required
after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g., due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only
take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.
Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agreement (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) or if statutory
data retention requirements preclude the deletion.
If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g., contact and
communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to
make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the
aforementioned are § 26 GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art.
6(1)(b) GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6(1)(a)
GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be
shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job application.
If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the
grounds of § 26 GDPR and Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship
in our data processing system.