in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We are pleased to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our services. It is very important to us that we protect your personal data as it is processed throughout our business procedures.
The following explains the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by inovex GmbH on this website.
1. General information
The following information provides an overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. ?Personal data? is all data with which you can be personally identified. You can find detailed information on the subject of data protection in the data privacy statement below this text.
1.1 Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data on this website is processed by the website owner, whose contact details can be found in the legal notice on this website.
1.1.1 How do we collect your data?
Some data is collected from what you disclose to us. This includes, for example, data that you provide in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems during your visit to our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically when you access our website.
1.1.2 How do we use your data?
A portion of the data is collected to ensure the smooth running of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your browsing habits.
1.1.3 What rights do you have with respect to your data?
You are always entitled to receive information free of charge regarding the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. In addition, you have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. In this regard, and if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice on this website. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
2. Data collection on our website
Some of the pages on our website use what are known as "cookies". Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are what are known as "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
Cookies which are necessary for carrying out the electronic communication process or for providing certain functions that you desire are stored in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in using cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of their services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies used to analyse your surfing habits) are used, they are covered separately in this data privacy statement.
More information on the cookies used can be found on the websites of our third-party providers: Google.
2.2 Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in what are known as "server log files", which your browser transmits automatically to us.
This information contains the browser type and browser version, the operating system used, the referrer URL, the hostname of the accessing computer, the server request time and the IP address. This data is not combined with other data sources.
The basis for the data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 (b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the execution of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
2.3 Contact form
When you send requests to us using a contact form, your data from the form, including the contact data you have provided there, is stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and any follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your authorisation.
Therefore, the data you provide in the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your authorisation (Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR). You can revoke this authorisation at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification to us via email is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations performed prior to the revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
The data provided to us in the contact form remains with us until you request its deletion or revoke your authorisation for its storage, or until the purpose for storing the data no longer exists (e.g. once your request has been processed). The mandatory legal provisions – in particular the retention periods – shall remain unaffected.
2.4 Comments function in the blog
In addition to your comment, data is stored regarding the time of your comment, your email address and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you have selected.
2.4.1 Storage of your IP address
The comment function stores the IP addresses of those users who write comments. Since we do not always check the comments on our website prior to their publication, we need this data in order to be able to take legal action against their authors in the case of infringement of rights such as insults or propaganda.
2.4.2 Subscribing to comments
Registered users of the website can subscribe to comments. When you subscribe, you will receive an email confirmation to verify that you are the owner of the email address you provided. You can cancel this function at any time through a link in the information emails. In this case, the data you provided in order to subscribe to comments will be deleted. If, however, you have sent this data to us for another purpose and another service (e.g. to receive a newsletter), it will be kept by us.
2.4.3 Comment retention period
Your comments and the data associated with them (e.g. your IP address) are stored on our website, where they will remain unless your comment is deleted on legal grounds (e.g. insulting comments) or until the content you commented upon is completely removed.
Your comments will be stored on the basis of your authorisation (Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR). You can revoke your authorisation at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification to us via email is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations already performed shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
3. Data processing (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only if it is necessary for the justification, content or amendment of the legal relationship (inventory data). This collection, processing and use takes place on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the execution of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data regarding the use of our website (usage data) only if this is necessary to facilitate the use of the service by the user or for invoicing.
The customer data collected is deleted once the service has been provided or at the end of the business relationship. The legal storage periods shall remain unaffected.
3.1 Data transmission when entering into a contract for services and digital content
We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary within the framework of contract processing, for example to the financial institution used for payment processing.
No further transmission of the data takes place unless you have explicitly approved it. Your data is not transmitted to third parties, for example for advertising purposes, unless you have given explicit authorisation.
The basis for the data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 (b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the execution of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is the data with which you can be personally identified. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and the purposes for which we use it. It also explains how and why this takes place.
We wish to point out that online data transmission (e.g. communication via email) may contain security loopholes. It is not possible to protect data completely from third-party access.
3.1.1 Notes on the responsible entity
The entity responsible for data processing on this website is:
The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who determines, either alone or jointly with others, the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
3.2 Revocation of your authorisation for data processing
Many data processing operations are possible only with your explicit approval. You can revoke a prior authorisation at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification to us via email is sufficient. The legality of the data processing performed prior to the revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
3.3 Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the case of a breach of data protection, the affected person has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for issues relating to data protection breaches is the privacy and data protection representative of the German federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of the data protection representatives and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html
3.4 Right to data portability
You are entitled to receive a copy of the data processed automatically by us based on your authorisation or to execute a contract. Upon your request, this information will be issued to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Direct transmission of the data to another responsible party shall take place only if it is technically possible.
3.5 SSL/TLS encryption
On security grounds and to protect the transmission of confidential content (such as training bookings or enquiries) which you send to us as the website owner, this website uses SSL/TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address in your browser changing from "http://" to "https://" and the padlock symbol appearing in your address bar.
When the SSL/TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
3.6 Accessing, blocking and deleting your personal data
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you are entitled at any time to receive free information on your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing; if necessary, you are also entitled to the rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice.
3.7 Objection to advertising emails
We hereby object to the contact details published in the mandatory legal notice being used to send advertising and information material that has not been explicitly requested. The website owner hereby explicitly reserves the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited sending of advertising material, e.g. through spam emails.
3.8 Legally prescribed data protection officer
For all issues related to data protection at inovex, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers
Your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated during your visit to our website. This is achieved primarily using cookies and what are known as "analysis programmes". As a rule, the analysis of your surfing behaviour takes place anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can opt out of this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.
You can opt out of this analysis. We will inform you in this data privacy statement about the opportunities to raise objections.
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection provisions as well as with this data privacy statement.
4.1 Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google LLC., Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Responsibility for users in the European Economic Area and Switzerland lies with Google Limited Ireland.
Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and facilitate analyses of your use of the website. As a rule, the information about your use of this website obtained through the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are used in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both their website and their advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. In this way, your IP address is abbreviated by Google in the Member States of the European Union or in other Member States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the USA. The full IP address is transmitted only in exceptional cases to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the owner of this website, this information is used by Google to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on the website activities and provide the website owner with further services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.ˇ
4.1.1 Browser plug-in
You can prevent cookies from being saved by changing your browser settings accordingly; however, we wish to point out that doing so may prevent you from using all the functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
4.1.2 Preventing data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This stores an opt-out cookie on your computer which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website.
Alternatively, you can prevent collection by Google web analysis services by clicking on the following link. This stores an opt-out cookie on your computer which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website:
More information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics can be found in Google's data privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
4.1.3 Processing order information
We have entered into a contract with Google for processing the data provided in user requests and we implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities in their entirety when using Google Analytics.
4.1.4 Demographics and Interests data in Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be made containing statements about the age, gender and interests of the website visitors. This data originates from interest-related advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be identified as belonging to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time through the display settings in your Google account. You can also prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics altogether as described in the section "Preventing data collection".
4.2 WordPress Stats
The website www.inovex.de/blog uses WordPress' Stats tool for the statistical evaluation of website traffic. The provider is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.
The WordPress Stats cookies remain on your end device until you delete them.
The storage of the WordPress Stats cookies takes place in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to be able to optimise both their website and their advertising.
You can prevent the future collection and use of your data by creating an opt-out cookie in your browser by clicking on this https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.
If you delete the cookies on your computer, you will have to create the opt-out cookie again.
4.3 Google Analytics Remarketing
Our website uses the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick that can be used across multiple devices. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This function makes it possible to connect the advertising target groups created through Google Analytics Remarketing with the functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick that can be used across multiple devices. In this way, interest-related, personalised advertising messages which have been tailored to you on the basis of your earlier visiting and surfing behaviour on an end device (e.g. mobile phone) can also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
If you have provided the relevant authorisation, Google links your web and app browser history with your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalised advertising messages can be activated on each end device on which you sign in with your Google account.
To support this function, Google Analytics captures Google-authenticated user IDs which are linked temporarily with our Google Analytics data in order to define and create target groups for advertisements spanning multiple devices.
You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating the personalised ads in your Google account. To do this, follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The data collected is merged in your Google account exclusively on the basis of your authorisation, which you can give to Google or revoke (Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR). For data collection processes which are not merged in your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or you have opted out of such usage), the data is collected based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.
4.4 Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising programme provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
Within the framework of Google AdWords, we use what is known as "conversion tracking". When you click on an advertisement displayed by Google, a cookie for the conversion tracking is created. Cookies are small text files which are saved on a user's computer by the Internet browser. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages on this website before the cookie has expired, Google and we can recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this site.
Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites. The information obtained via conversion cookies serves to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted to use conversion tracking. These customers receive information about the total number of users who have clicked on the ad and been redirected to a page equipped with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which the users can be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can easily opt out by deactivating the cookie for Google conversion tracking in your Internet browser's user settings. Your information will then be omitted from the conversion tracking statistics.
"Conversion cookies" are saved on your computer in accordance with Section 6 Paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to be able to optimise both their website and their advertising.
5. Social media
5.1 Share contents via plug-ins (Facebook, Google+, Twitter & Co.)
The content on our pages can be shared on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+ in a way that conforms to the data protection regulations. For this purpose, this site uses the WordPress plug-in Shariff Wrapper[RP5]. This plug-in creates direct contact between the networks and the users only when the user actively clicks on one of these buttons. This tool does not automatically transmit user data to the operator of these platforms. This means that users of this site can share content from this site on social networks in a way that conforms to the data protection regulations without having their surfing habits fully analysed by the network operators.
The following sections explain the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, transmission and statistical evaluation processes and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you express your consent to receive it and to the processes described.
6.1 Content of our newsletter
We send the newsletter and emails containing advertising information only with the authorisation of the recipient or where permitted by law. These messages provide information on current industry developments, the latest inovex news, our services, blog entries, dates of events etc. The newsletter is sent once a month. On special occasions, we reserve the right to send you "special edition newsletters?, e.g. when we would like to invite you to special events.
This website uses the MailChimp service for sending the newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service which, among other things, can be used to organize and analyse the sending of newsletters. When you provide data for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. your email address), it is stored on MailChimp's servers in the USA.
MailChimp has certified its agreement with the EU-US Privacy Shield. This is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA which aims to guarantee US companies? compliance with European data protection standards.
6.3 Double opt-in and logging
The subscription to our newsletter is carried out using what is known as the "double opt-in method". After registering, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. This confirmation prevents users registering with someone else's email address. The registrations for newsletter subscriptions are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. These logs include the time and date of each registration and confirmation, as well as the registering IP address. Changes to your data stored in MailChimp are also logged.
6.4 Newsletter data
If you would like to receive the newsletter that is offered on the website, we need personal data from you, such as your email address, title, and your first and last names. The latter serve only to personalise the newsletter correctly. No other data is collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not make it available to third parties.
The data provided in the newsletter registration form is processed exclusively on the basis of your authorisation (Articleˇ6ˇParagraphˇ1ˇ(a) of the GDPR). You can revoke your authorisation for storing your data and email address (as well as their use for sending newsletters) at any time, for example by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already performed shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provide to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter is stored until you unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter. Once you have unsubscribed, the data is deleted or marked as "Unsubscribed". Data stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected thereby.
6.5 Data processing agreement
We have concluded what is known as a Data Processing Agreement with MailChimp, in which we oblige MailChimp to protect our customers? data and not make it available to third parties. Please find additional information regarding MailChimp?s data protection regulations here: https://MailChimp.com/legal/terms/.
6.6 Statistical data collection and analysis
The newsletters contain what is known as a "web beacon". This is a pixel-sized file which is called up by the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. As part of this request, technical information, such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the request, is collected. This information is used to make technical improvements to the services on the basis of the technical data or the target groups and their reading habits. These are determined using the locations of the requests (which can be determined using the IP address) or the access times.
Determining whether the newsletter was opened, when it was opened and which links were clicked are also part of the statistical data collection process. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, neither we nor MailChimp endeavour to monitor individual users. Instead, the evaluations enable us to determine our users' reading habits and to adapt our content to them, or to send different content to different users depending on their interests.
If you do not want to be included in MailChimp's analyses, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter.
Data is processed on the basis of your authorisation (Articleˇ6 Paragraphˇ1ˇ(a) of the GDPR. You can cancel this authorisation at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already performed shall remain unaffected by this revocation.
6.7 Online access and data management
There are cases in which we redirect newsletter recipients to MailChimp's websites. For example, our newsletters contain a link with which newsletter recipients can access the newsletter online (if, for example, they are having trouble viewing it in their email client). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can subsequently correct their data, such as the email address. Likewise, MailChimp's data privacy statement can only be accessed on their website.
You can cancel your receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. by revoking your authorisation. In such a case, you also simultaneously revoke your authorisations for its sending via MailChimp and the statistical analyses. Unfortunately, a separate cancellation of the sending via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is not possible.
There is a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
6.9 Legal basis – General Data Protection Regulation
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which enters into force on the 25th May 2018, we hereby inform you that the consents to sending the email addresses is based on Articleˇ6ˇParagraphˇ1ˇ(a)ˇ7ˇof the GDPR as well as Articleˇ7ˇParagraphˇ2 No.ˇ3 and Paragraphˇ3 of the German Act against Unfair Competition (UWG). The use of the MailChimp distribution platform, the statistical data collection and analyses, and the logging of the registration procedure are based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Articleˇ6ˇParagraphˇ1ˇ(f) of the GDPR. Our focus is on the implementation of a secure, user-friendly newsletter system which meets both our business goals and the expectations of our users.
We wish to point out that you can, at any time, revoke your consent to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal provisions pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR. This revocation can apply specifically to processing for direct advertising purposes.
7. Plug-ins and tools
Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube, a site operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube's servers is created. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to attribute your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interests of ensuring the appealing presentation of our online content. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Articleˇ6 Paragraphˇ1ˇ(f) of the GDPR.
Additional information about the handling of user data can be found in YouTube?s data privacy statement: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
7.2 Google web fonts
To ensure the uniform display of font types, this site uses what are known as "web fonts", which are provided by Google. When a page is called up, your browser loads the necessary web fonts in your browser cache in order to display the texts and font types correctly.
In order to do this, your browser must connect to the Google servers. This informs Google that our website has been called up via your IP address. Google web fonts are used in order to present our online content in a uniform and appealing manner. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Articleˇ6 Paragraphˇ1ˇ(f) of the GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
7.3 Google Maps
This site uses the Google Maps map service through an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the Google Maps function, it is necessary to store your IP address. As a rule, this information is transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is used in the interests of ensuring the appealing presentation of our online content and the easy location of the addresses specified on our website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Articleˇ6 Paragraphˇ1ˇ(f) of the GDPR.
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your browser that prevents any further tracking of your use of this website: Deactivate Google Tracking