Data Privacy statement

1. DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit this website. Personal information is any information that personally identifies you. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration listed below this text.

DATA COLLECTION ON THIS WEBSITE

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

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

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing us with it. For example, this may involve data that you enter in a contact form..

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page call). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

At any time you have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data, free of charge. You also have the right to demand the correction or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and other questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to file a complaint to the responsible supervisory authority..

You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to request that your personal data be restricted. For details, please refer to the data protection declaration under "Right to limitation of processing".

THIRD-PARTY ANALYSIS AND OTHER TOOLS

When you visit this website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you.

You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about these tools and your opt-out choices can be found in the following privacy statement.

2. Hosting

EXTERNAL Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). Personal data collected on this website is stored on the host's servers. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication information, contract information, contact information, names, web page views, and other information generated by a website.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its obligations and to follow our instructions with regard to this data.

Conclusion of a contract for order processing

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our hoster.

3. 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 according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy statement.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal information is information that personally identifies you. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

note on the responsible authority

The responsible authority for data processing on this website is:

rc - research & consulting GmbH
Mauerstraße 8
33602 Bielefeld

Telefon: +49 521 55 777 110
E-Mail: contact@r-c-online.com

The responsible authority is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

STATUTORY DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Stefan Wellmann
Mauerstraße 8,
33602 Bielefeld

Telefon: +49 521 55 777 136
E-Mail: data-privacy@r-c-online.com

REVOCATION OF YOUR CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING

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

right to object data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 dsgvo)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING ON BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F DSGVO TAKES PLACE, YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE RIGHT, FOR REASONS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PERSONAL SITUATION, TO FILE AN OBJECTION AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH THE PROCESSING IS BASED ON, CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU FILE AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NOT PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ANY MORE, EXCEPT WE CAN VERTIFY MANDATORY PROTECTION-WORTHY REASONS FOR PROCESSING, THAT PREDOMINATE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOM OR THE PROCESSING SERVES THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTION, EXTERTION OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 ABS. 1 DSGVO). 

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED TO CONDUCT DIRECT ADVERTISEMENT, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILE AN OBJECTION AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE USAGE OF SUCH ADVERTISEMENT, AT ALL TIMES, THIS ALSO APPLIES TO THE PROFILING, AS LONG AS IT IS IN REGARDS TO DIRECT ADVERTISEMENT. IF YOU OBJECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NOT BE USED FOR THE PORPUSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISEMENT  (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 ABS. 2 DSGVO).

right of objection to the competent supervisory authority

In the case of violations of the DSGVO, the persons concerned have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their usual residence, workplace, or place of presumed violation. The right of objection shall exist irrespective of other administrative or judicial remedies.

right to data transferability

You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically possible.

SSL OR TLS ENCRYPTION

This site uses 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 - the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

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

INFORMATION, DELETION AND RECTIFICATION

As part of the current legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin, the recipient, and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.

RIGHT TO LIMIT THE PROCESSING

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of the processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the check, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data has taken place unlawfully, you may request that the data processing be restricted instead of deleted.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the execution, defence or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have filed an objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, you must weigh your interests against ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests predominate, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may not be processed - apart from its storage - without your consent or for the purpose of asserting, prosecuting or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

OBJECTION TO ADVERTISING E-MAILS

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

4. DATA COLLECTION ON THIS WEBSITE

Cookies

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

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies which are necessary for the execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. a consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this privacy statement.

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. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of his website - for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

CONTACT FORM

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the contact form including the contact data you provided will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the purpose of implementing pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

INQUIRY BY E-MAIL, TELEPHONE OR FAX

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request including all personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us.

The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

5. SoCIAL MEDIA

LinkedIn Plugin

This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time a page of this website containing LinkedIn features is accessed, a connection is established to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to this website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by LinkedIn.

The LinkedIn plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

For further information, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING Plugin

This website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time you access one of our pages that contains XING features, you will be connected to XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior evaluated.

The XING plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING's Privacy Policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

6. ANALYSIS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. a consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause Google to shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA 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 relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Browser Plugin

SYou may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objective to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website: Google Analytics deaktivieren.

For more information on how Google Analytics uses user data, please see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics

This website uses the function "demographic features" of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and visitor data from third parties. This information cannot be associated with any specific individual. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your data as described under "Objection to data collection".

Storage period

Data stored by Google at the user and event level that is linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymised or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

7. Plugins und Tools

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.

8. OWN SERVICES

DEALING WITH APPLICANT DATA

We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by e-mail, post, or online application form). In the following we will inform you about the extent, purpose and use of your personal data collected as part of the application process. We assure you that your data will be collected, processed and used in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated strictly confidentially.

Scope and purpose of data collection

If you send us an application, we process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.) insofar as this is necessary for a decision on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG-neu according to German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (general contract initiation) and - if you have given your consent - Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Consent may be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in the processing of your application.

If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of § 26 BDSG-neu and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

Retention period of the data

If we are unable to make you a job offer, 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 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data will then be deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. The storage serves in particular to provide evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after 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 can also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) or if statutory storage obligations prevent deletion.

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