Data protection information
The following data protection information applies to the use of our online offer https://kontrapunkt.de (hereinafter “website”).
We attach great importance to data protection. The collection and processing of your personal data is carried out in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
1 Responsible party
The responsible party for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of Article 6(1) General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] is:
If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection provisions, either in whole or for individual measures, you may address your objection to the person responsible.
2 General purposes of the Processing
We use personal data for the purpose of operating the website to process your inquiries in a business context or your application.
3 What data we use and why
The hosting services used by us serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating the website.
In doing so, we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this website on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of our website pursuant to Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].
3.2 Access data
We collect information about you when you use this website. We automatically collect information about your usage behavior and your interaction with us and register data about your computer or mobile device. We collect, store and use data about each access to our website (so-called server log files). The access data includes:
- Name and URL of the retrieved file
- Date and time of the retrieval
- amount of data transferred
- Message about successful retrieval (HTTP response code)
- browser type and browser version
- operating system
- Referer URL (i.e. the previously visited page)
- Websites that are called up by the user’s system via our website
- Internet service provider of the user
- IP address and the requesting provider
We use this log data without assigning it to you personally or otherwise profiling it for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operating, securing and optimizing our website, but also to anonymously record the number of visitors to our website (traffic) and the extent and type of use of our website and services, as well as for billing purposes to measure the number of clicks received from cooperation partners. This information allows us to provide personalized and location-based content and to analyze traffic, search for and fix errors, and improve our services.
This is also our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. We reserve the right to subsequently review the log data if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use based on concrete indications. We also store IP addresses if we have a concrete suspicion of a criminal offense in connection with the use of our website.
We use so-called session cookies to optimize our website. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and is temporarily stored on your hard drive. This file as such contains a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser. They are used, for example, to prevent the cookie banner from being displayed again.
We also use persistent cookies (also small text files that are stored on your terminal device) to a small extent, which remain on your terminal device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. These cookies are stored on your hard drive and delete themselves after the specified time. Their lifespan is between 1 month and 10 years. This allows us to present our offer to you in a more user-friendly, effective and secure manner and, for example, to display information on the page that is specifically tailored to your interests.
The following data and information are stored in the cookies:
– Log-in information
– language settings
– entered search terms
– information about the number of visits to our website and the use of individual functions of our website.
When the Cookie is activated, an identification number is assigned to it and an assignment of your personal data to this identification number is not made. Your name, IP address or similar data that would enable the cookie to be assigned to you are not inserted into the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymized information.
You can set your browser that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide in individual cases whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. This may limit the functionality of the website.
3.4 Cookie banner
3.5 data for the fulfillment of our contractual obligations
We process personal data that we need to fulfill our contractual obligations, such as name, address, e-mail address, ordered products, billing and payment data. The collection of this data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract.
The deletion of data takes place after the expiry of warranty periods and legal retention periods. Data that is linked to a user account (see below) will in any case be retained for the time this account is maintained.
The legal basis for the processing of this data is Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter b) GDPR, because this data is needed so that we can fulfill our contractual obligations to you.
If you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we process your data to answer your inquiry and in the case that follow-up questions arise.
If the data processing is carried out for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which are carried out on your request, or, if you are already our customer, for the implementation of the contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter b) GDPR.
We only process further personal data if you consent to this (Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter a) GDPR) or we have a legitimate interest in processing your data (Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR). A legitimate interest is, for example, to respond to your email.
4.1 Which of your data do we process? And for what purposes?
We process the data you have sent us in connection with your application in order to assess your suitability for the position (or other open positions in our companies, if applicable) and to carry out the application process.
4.2 What is the legal basis for this?
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in this application procedure is primarily § 26 (German-)”BDSG” in the version applicable as of 25.05.2018. Accordingly, the processing of data required in connection with the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship is permissible.
Should the data be required for legal prosecution after the conclusion of the application process, if applicable, data processing may be carried out on the basis of the requirements of Article 6 GDPR, in particular to safeguard legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. Our interest then consists in the assertion or defense of claims.
4.3 How long will the data be saved?
Data of applicants will be deleted after 6 months in case of rejection.
In the case that you have agreed to further storage of your personal data, we will transfer your data to our applicant pool. The data will be deleted after two years.
If you have been awarded a position during the application process, the data from the applicant data system will be transferred to our personnel information system.
4.4 To which recipients is the data forwarded?
Your applicant data will be reviewed by the Human Resources department after receipt of your application. Suitable applications are then forwarded internally to the department managers for the respective open position. The further procedure will be coordinated. In principle, only those persons in the company have access to your data who require it for the proper conduct of our application process.
5 Social Media
This website uses links to our presences on social media sites. The data protection and liability regulations of the respective providers apply to these presences, which you can access as described below.
We process your data for the purpose of effective information and support of our customers and interested parties. This is our legitimate address according to Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR.
The processing takes place on the basis of the Statement of Shared Responsibility (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum).
More information about privacy notices:
Provider: Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Data scope: https://facebook.com/help/
Data protection: https://facebook.com/policy.php
Facebook Blocker: https://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker
Provider: Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Data protection: https://twitter.com/privacy
Provider: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland
Data protection: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Provider: Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Data protection: https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy
Service provider: Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA
Service provider: Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
6 Information on service providers used
To operate this website, we integrate external services to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. This is our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR.
6.1 Borlabs Cookies
This website uses Borlabs cookie, which sets a technically necessary cookie (borlabs-cookie) to store your cookie consents.
Borlabs cookie does not process any personal data.
The borlabs-cookie stores your consents that you have given when entering the website. If you wish to revoke these consents, simply delete the cookie in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie consent.
6.2 Google Fonts
Google Fonts are used on our website to achieve a better display of fonts. This is a service of the company Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Please read here how Google complies with data protection requirements, also with regard to transmission to the USA: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
We use Google Fonts on the basis of to Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to optimize the presentation of our website and to make it more appealing to customers.
As soon as this service is called up on our site, a connection is established to Google, via which your IP address is transmitted to Google.
6.3 Google Tab Manager
The Google Tag Manager service is used on our website to control the display of services. This service is offered by the company Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Please read here how Google complies with the data protection requirements also with regard to the transmission to the USA: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
We use Google Tag Manager on the basis of Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in being able to effectively play out services on our site.
We use “DoubleClick” on our website, an online marketing tool of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). DoubleClick uses, among other things, cookies, which are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your terminal device. Google uses a cookie ID to record which ads are displayed in which web browser. This can prevent ads from being displayed more than once. DoubleClick can also use the cookie IDs to record so-called conversions that are related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when you see a DoubleClick ad and later call up the advertiser’s website with the same web browser and make a purchase there. According to information from Google, the aforementioned cookies do not contain any personal data. By using DoubleClick, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google’s server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of DoubleClick. According to our knowledge, Google receives the information that you have called up the relevant part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you have a user account with Google and are registered, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a possibility that Google may obtain and store your IP address.
We use DoubleClick for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to serve ads that are relevant and interesting to you, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent you from seeing the same ads more than once. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third-party provider. The legal basis is Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. It is also possible to prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” (https://adssettings.google.de). We would like to point out that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. In addition, you can deactivate interest-based ads via the link https://optout.aboutads.info We would like to point out that this setting will also be deleted when you delete your cookies.
For further information on data use by Google, on setting and objection options, and on data protection, please visit the following Google website: https: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
6.5 Facebook Social Media Plug-in
We use a social plug-in of the social network Facebook on our website on the basis of Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR in order to make our company better known via this. The underlying promotional purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. The responsibility for data protection-compliant operation is to be ensured by the provider. The integration of this plug-in by us takes place by way of the so-called two-click method in order to protect visitors to our website as best as possible.
Social media plug-ins from Facebook are used on our website to make their use more personal. For this purpose, we use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” button. This is an offer from Facebook.
When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which integrates it into the website.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
6.6 Facebook CDN
The Facebook CDN service of Facebook Inc. is used on our website. This delivers images and content. With the help of this service, the loading time is shortened because files are transferred from fast servers that are close to the location or have a low load. Among other things, your IP address is transferred to Facebook Inc. in the process. The provider operates servers in the EU, but it cannot be ruled out that your browser also accesses servers outside the EU.
We use Facebook CDN on the basis of Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to deliver content on our website as quickly as possible.
Please read here how Facebook complies with the requirements of data protection also with regard to the transmission to the USA: https://facebook.com/policy.php
Our website uses the Polylang service provided by WP SYNTEX, 28, rue Jean Sebastien Bach, 38090 Villefontaine, France. Cookies from Polylang are set exclusively to recognize and record the language used or selected by the user.
We use Polylang on the basis of Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to display our website in multiple languages.
Further information on data protection compliance can be found here: https://polylang.pro/doc/is-polylang-compatible-with-the-eu-cookie-law/
YouTube is a video portal of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”.
For users who have their usual place of residence in the European Union, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for the processing.
Please read here how Google complies with data protection requirements also with regard to the transfer to the USA: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
We use YouTube on the basis of Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to improve the offer on our website.
To protect their data, the “Enhanced Privacy” function has been activated. A connection to YouTube is only established when the video has been clicked. At least the IP address is transmitted to YouTube.
If you are already logged in to YouTube, the connection information will be assigned to your account. Please log out of YouTube beforehand to prevent this.
7.1 Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter “Google”. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about use of this website by site visitors may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We use Google Analytics on the basis of Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to operate our website economically.
Google generally bases transfers of EU data to the U.S. from Aug. 12, 2020 on standard data protection clauses from the EU Commission.
We have activated IP anonymization on this website (anonymizeIp). This means that your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
You can also prevent the transfer of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete the cookies in your browser, you must click this link again): [Google Analytics deaktivieren]
7.2 WordPress Stats
On our website we use WordPress Stats, a tool to statistically analyze visitor traffic. Provider is Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929 USA.
We use WordPress Stats on the basis of Article 6(1) 1st sentence letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to optimize our website and advertising.
8 Storage duration
Unless specifically stated, we store personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes pursued.
In some cases, the legislator stipulates the storage of personal data, for example in tax or commercial law. In these cases, we only continue to store the data for these legal purposes, but do not process it in any other way and delete it after the legal retention period has expired.
9 Your rights as a person affected by data processing
According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to exercise these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post, clearly identifying yourself, to the address mentioned in point 1.
Below you will find an overview of your rights.
9.1 Right to confirmation and information
You have the right to receive clear information about the processing of your personal data.
You have the right to receive confirmation from us at any time as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to request from us free information about the personal data stored about you, together with a copy of this data. Furthermore, you have the right to the following information:
- the purposes of processing;
- the categories of personal data that are processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations;
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
- the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
- if the personal data is not collected from you, all available information about the origin of the data;
- the existence of automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.
If personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer.
9.2 Right to correction
You have the right to request us to correct and, if necessary, complete personal data concerning you.
You have the right to demand that we correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.
9.3 Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
In a number of cases, we are required to delete personal data relating to you.
Pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to request that we delete personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we are obliged to delete personal data without undue delay if one of the following reasons applies:
- The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6 (1) p. 1 a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
- The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8 (1) of the GDPR.
If we have made the personal data public and we are obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, we shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers that process the personal data that you have requested erasure of all links to or copies or replications of such personal data.
9.4 Right to restriction of processing
In a number of cases, you are entitled to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
You have the right to require us to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
- the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by you for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
- the processing is unlawful and you refused the erasure of the personal data and instead requested the restriction of the use of the personal data;
- we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need the data for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, or
- you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR, as long as it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of our company outweigh yours.
9.5 Right to data portability
You have the right to receive, transmit or have transmitted by us personal data concerning you in machine-readable form.
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that
- the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) p. 1 a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) p. 1 b) GDPR and
- the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures.
When exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from us to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible.
9.6 Right of objection
You have the right to object from a lawful processing of your personal data by us, if this is based on your particular situation and our interests in the processing do not outweigh.
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) sentence 1 e) or f) of the GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
If we process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
9.7 Automatic decisions including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
Automated decision-making based on the personal data collected does not take place.
9.8 Right to revoke consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
9.9 Right to complain to a supervisory authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.
10 Data security
We make maximum efforts to ensure the security of your data within the framework of the applicable data protection laws and technical possibilities.
Your personal data is transmitted encrypted with us. This applies to all forms offered. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system, but we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
To secure your data, we maintain technical and organizational security measures in accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR, which we continually adapt to the state of the art.
We also do not guarantee that our offer will be available at certain times; disruptions, interruptions or failures cannot be ruled out. The servers we use are carefully backed up on a regular basis.
11 Transfer of data to third parties, no data transfer to non-EU countries
In principle, we only use your personal data within our company.
If and to the extent that we involve third parties in the performance of contracts (such as logistics service providers), they will only receive personal data to the extent that the transfer is necessary for the corresponding service.
In case that we outsource certain parts of data processing (“commissioned processing”), we contractually oblige commissioned processors to use personal data only in accordance with the requirements of data protection laws and to ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.
A data transfer to entities or persons outside the EU outside the cases mentioned in this statement in sections 5 and 6 does not take place and is not planned.
12 Data protection officer
If you still have questions or concerns about data protection, please contact our data protection officer:
If new services or providers are used to operate this website, we reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration in order to comply with the legal circumstances. This adapted data protection declaration will then apply to your renewed visit to this website.