Data protection

1. Privacy at a glance

General information

The following notes give a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed under this text.


Data collection on our website


Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?


The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.


How do we collect your data?


Your data will be collected, on the one hand, by you communicating it to us. This may be in the form of information that you enter in a contact form for example.

On the other hand, data is collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. This is, above all, technical data (for example Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.


What do we use your data for?


Part of the data is collected to ensure flawless provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.


What rights do you have regarding your data?


At any time, you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. For this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.


Analysis tools and third-party tools


When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy. You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various personal details will be collected. Personal information is information that personally identifies you. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The entity responsible for data processing on this website is:

avantum consult AG
Office Filderstadt
Gottlieb-Manz-Strasse 1
70794 Filderstadt

Phone: +49-711-7880-7200
E-mail: postavantumde

The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the case of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers as well as their contact details can be found at the following link: 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 on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible person, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as a site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser changing from “http: //” to “https: //” and the lock symbol appearing in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the terms of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information on your stored personal data, the origin and recipients of such data, and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, the right to rectify, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Objection to advertising mails

It is prohibited to use the contact information published as part of the obligation to provide an imprint for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Mr. Christian Schwinge
Kurze Straße 30
70794 Filderstadt

Phone: +49-771-25856-00
E-mail: christian.schwingeall-for-onede

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (e.g., shopping cart function) are saved on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (such as cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This consists of:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies.” These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. 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.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function 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 prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US 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 provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the relevant settings of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, if you wish to prevent the collection by Google of the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as generated by the cookie as well as the processing of this data by Google, you can download and install the browser plug-in available under 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 prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics.

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order processing

We have entered into an order data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographics in Google Analytics

This website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain statements on the age, gender, and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section “Objection to data collection.”

Google Analytics remarketing

Our websites leverage the features of Google Analytics remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This feature allows the Google Analytics remarketing ad groups to be linked to the cross-device features of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages that have been customized based on your previous usage and browsing behavior on one end device (e.g., cell phone) may also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g., tablet or PC).

Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google account for this purpose. That way, the same personalized advertising messages can appear on any device you sign in to with your Google account.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects the Google-authenticated IDs of users who are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalized advertising in your Google account; to do so, follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The aggregation of the collected data in your Google account is based solely on your consent, which you can submit or revoke on Google (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR). For data collection operations that are not merged into your Google account (for example, because you do not have a Google account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymous analysis of the website visitors for advertising purposes.

For more information and the privacy policy, see the Google Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for the personal identification of the users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired yet, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of advertisers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt out of this by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie through your Internet browser under User Preferences. You will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


6. Plug-ins and tools


YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our YouTube-plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. It tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will allow you 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 attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

For more information about how to handle user data, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

Vimeo

Our website uses plug-ins from the video portal Vimeo. Provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, NY, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit any of our sites equipped with a Vimeo plug-in, you will be connected to Vimeo’s servers. This tells the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the United States. If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to deal with user data, see the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Maps

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

For you to use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary for the website to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and of making the places we have indicated on the website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

For more information on how user data is handled, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Data collection in web analytics

Our website uses the services of LeadingReports GmbH (leadingreports.de) to collect and process data anonymously for the analysis and continuous improvement of our website. This is done by using cookies or local and session storage. By analyzing the collected and transmitted data, avantum consult AG can depict the usage behavior of visitors to the avantum consult AG websites. This depiction relates in particular to the analysis of the various areas of interest based on the use of the respective avantum consult AG websites as well as the geographical origin of the visitors.

The collected data is provided in a prepared form exclusively to avantum consult AG and will not be forwarded to third parties outside of avantum consult AG. Likewise, under no circumstances will this data be used for other purposes or resold. If IP addresses are recorded, they will be anonymized immediately after collection by deleting the last number block.

The servers used for the web analysis are operated exclusively in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany. The provision of services by LeadingReports GmbH for avantum consult AG is subject to German and European data protection law and its internationally recognized high standards.

If you still do not agree to the evaluation of your anonymized usage data, please click on the link below to disagree with the use of your data. Please note that this is done by setting a cookie or local storage record and storing in it information that prevents the collection of your anonymous usage data. If you delete your browser cookies or use another browser the next time you visit, you will need to click the link again to stop the evaluation of your anonymized usage data.

As far as IP addresses are collected, these are anonymized immediately after collection by deleting the last number blocks. The collection and storage of data for this website by LeadingReports GmbH can be revoked at any time with effect for the future under io.leadingreports.de/exclude-ip.

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