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Privacy Website Visitors

I. General Information

Visiting our websites generates personal data that relates to you. This data is required in order for you to be able to use our websites or to permit us to consider your settings. It is also information shared by yourself via the various options of getting in contact with us offered on these pages.

We use this data to ensure that our website functions properly and to respond to your enquiries.

Below, we tell you more about which data is collected on our website and for what purposes it is processed. We also tell you more about the use of so-called "cookies" and about the analysis tools we use on our websites as well as your options for accepting or rejecting these.

1. Cookies

Below, we have compiled some links for you to websites where you can find more detailed information about how to deactivate cookies in the most common browsers:

 

2. Server log files

The provider of our website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. They may log:

(1) The browser types and versions used
(2) The operating system used by the system that is requesting access
(3) The website from which the system that is requesting access is referred to our website (the so-called referrer)
(4) Subpages that can be accessed via a system that is requesting access on our website
(5) The date and time of the website access
(6) An internet protocol address (IP address)
(7) The internet service provider of the system that is requesting access and
(8) Other similar data and information necessary for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When we use this general data and information, we do not identify you personally. Rather, this information is necessary in order to

(1) Correctly render the contents of our website
(2) Optimise the contents of our website as well as the respective advertisements
(3) Guarantee the ongoing functionality of our information technology systems and our website technology as well as
(4) Provide the necessary information to government agencies in the event of a cyberattack to facilitate criminal prosecution.

We therefore analyse this data and information statistically, and furthermore with the aim of increasing the protection and security of data within our company, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that we offer an optimum level of protection with regard to the personal data processed by us. The anonymous server log file data is stored separately from all of the personal data you share with us. This data will not be combined with information from other data sources. However, if there are any indications of illegal use of our website, it is possible for us to check this data subsequently.

 

3. Contact form

The law requires us to provide information on our website that makes it possible to contact our company quickly and electronically, and to communicate directly with us, which also includes a general electronic mail (email) address. If you contact us via email or via a contact form, the personal data you have shared with us will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted to us on a voluntary basis is stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry or getting in touch with you. This personal data is not passed on to any third parties.

 

4. Newsletter

4.1 Subscribe to newsletter

On our website, you can subscribe to a free newsletter at any time, i.e. consent to the receipt of this newsletter.
You can subscribe to our newsletter via a double opt-in process. This is a process whereby you will receive an email after registering in which we ask you to confirm your registration. This step is necessary to ensure that no one can register with an email address that is not theirs. We log this registration in order to be able to prove the registration procedure complies with legal requirements and to prevent misuse. For this purpose, we process the registration and confirmation date and time as well as your IP address.
In addition, the personal data you have entered into the form will be transmitted to us when you register. An email address is all that is required to subscribe to the newsletter. Optionally, a you can also tell us your first and surname as well as your title. We need this information to be able personalise the salutation when we send you our newsletter.

Your personal data will be stored for the duration of your newsletter subscription. This data will generally never be passed on to third parties, and will be used only to send you the newsletter. However, we do reserve the right to rely on professional service providers for the sending and management of our newsletter. The service providers used for these purposes may also receive your data, but only if and when they as the data processors guarantee compliance with the legal requirements of the GDPR, and have signed a data processing agreement with us.
If you have given your consent, we will use your email address to regularly send you our newsletter. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1a) GDPR.

4.2 Unsubscribe from newsletter

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time, and thereby withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter via a link provided at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can let us know that you wish to unsubscribe by writing an email to marketing@assmann.de

 

5. Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps and generate route descriptions. Google Maps is a Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA mapping service. Through the use of Google Maps, information about your use of this website including your IP address and the (start) address entered within the scope of the route planner feature may be transmitted to Google in the USA. When you access a page of our website that features Google Maps, your browser is connected directly to the Google servers after you have given your consent. Google transmits the map content directly to your browser, which then integrates it on the website. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data collected by Google in this way. As far as we are aware, at the very least, the following data is collected:

  • Date and time of your visit to the respective website
  • Internet address or URL of the website accessed
  • IP address, (start) address entered in the course of route planning.

We have no influence on the further processing and use of this data by Google and can therefore not be held responsible for this.
Should you wish to prevent Google from collecting, processing or using your data when you visit our online presence, you have the option of deactivating JavaScript in your browser. However, in that case, you cannot use the map display feature.

Please refer to Google's privacy policy to learn more about the purpose and extent of the data collected and how Google processes and uses this data further, as well as your respective rights and the various privacy settings: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

 

6. 3D virtual tour

We offer our customers a virtual 3D tour of our premises and use the services provided by Matterport Inc., 352 E. Java Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA, for this purpose.
We will send you an access link to the tour. When you click on this link, you will be redirected to the service provider. In the course of this, Matterport processes your IP address, browser version and rendering device, the referrer and target URL, and the ID of the respective 3D virtual tour. This information will processed by servers that are located in the USA. Please refer to Matterport's privacy policy to learn more about what the company does with the user data: https://matterport.com/legal/privacy-policy/

 

II. Social media

1. Use of social media plug-ins

This website also uses direct integration of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, for example. These platforms may contain buttons and plug-ins that already transmit data to the operators of the respective network platform when the pages are being loaded, i.e. without any further input on the part of the user.

In order to nevertheless ensure optimum protection of your personal data, we use a double opt-in solution developed by heise online which only transmits data with the consent of the user.

By default, buttons are used that do not establish connections to Facebook and other social media network servers. The respective button therefore does not initially transmit any data whatsoever to third parties. The buttons are not activated and do not establish a connection until you, the user, activate the respective button, thereby giving your consent to this communication with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google. With a second click, you can then communicate your recommendation to your own network. When you click on one of the buttons to activate it, you are thereby giving your consent to the transmission of data to the respective social network operator. As per the latest technology status, the information will be shared with Facebook and Google+ without another window if you are already logged in with the respective social network when you activate the button.

 

2. Facebook

2.1 Facebook – general information

On this website, we have integrated components provided by the company Facebook. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is an online meeting place for socialising, i.e. an online community that usually makes it possible for its users to communicate with each other and to interact in cyberspace. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or makes it possible for the online community to make personal or business-related information available to others. Facebook, for example, makes it possible for its social network users to create personal profiles, to upload photos and to network with each other via friend requests.
When you click on websites from third party providers such as Facebook, you will be redirected to the respective third party, over which we have no control.

Facebook is operated by the company Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Responsible for the processing of the personal data of data subjects who live outside the USA or Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Whenever you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by us, with an integrated Facebook component (plug-in), the respective Facebook component will automatically prompt the internet browser on your system to download a rendering of the respective Facebook component from Facebook. You can view an overview of all Facebook plug-ins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. Within the scope of this technical process, Facebook is made aware of which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.

If you are logged in with Facebook at the same time, Facebook will recognise which specific subpage of our website you are visiting whenever you access our website and during the entire duration of your respective visit of our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and allocated to your Facebook account by Facebook. When you use one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or post a comment, Facebook will allocate this information to your personal Facebook user account and store this personal data. Depending on your privacy settings, your preferences may thereby be visible to your Facebook friends.
Facebook will always receive information about your visit to our website via the Facebook component if you are logged in with Facebook when you access our website; this will happen regardless of whether you click on the Facebook component.
If you do not wish to share this information with Facebook in this way, you can prevent its transmission by logging out of your Facebook account before you access our website.
The data privacy guidelines published by Facebook at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ explains how Facebook collects, processes and uses personal data. The setting options Facebook offers to protect your privacy are also explained there. In addition, there are various apps available that make it possible to prevent data from being shared with Facebook, for example the Facebook blocker from the provider Webgraph, which is available at http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/. You can use such apps to block the transmission of data to Facebook.

2.2 Facebook – fan page and insight data analysis

The committee of Independent German Federal and State Data Protection Supervisory Authorities (Data Protection Conference – DSK for short) has stated that Facebook is legally obliged to obtain valid consent to this data use from all Facebook page visitors. The operators of a Facebook fan page, on the other hand, are legally obliged to obtain the legally required information about how the data is used from Facebook. We as the operators of these Facebook fan pages are currently unable to meet these requirements, as Facebook has so far not fully met its legal obligations. When you visit our fan page, Facebook collects your personal data within the scope and to the extent of its responsibility. Facebook may also collect data in this way from visitors to this page who are not logged in with Facebook or registered as members. Please refer to the Facebook privacy guidelines for more information about this data collection and the further processing of this data by Facebook, as well as information about exercising your rights and your control options, at www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217.

When using the Facebook platform, we assume no responsibility for the processing of personal data and its transmission to a country outside of the European Union, and in particular no responsibility for implementation of the data subject rights and validity of the consent. The fan page operator cannot monitor the user data collected by Facebook. We have no influence on the extent of and no full access to the collected data or your profile data. When you visit a page that is accessible to the public, you decide with your Facebook or your browser settings what information we receive within the scope of Facebook's exclusive responsibility.

Your Facebook settings (www.facebook.com/settings) also offer the options of actively hiding your "Likes", or of "unfollowing" the fan page. Your profile will then no longer be shown in the list of fans of this fan page. We receive anonymous statistics about the use and utilisation of the fan page from Facebook. Facebook provides the following information (so-called insight data), for example:

  • Followers: Number of people that follow our fan page – including increases and development over a set period of time
  • Reach: Number of people who view a specific post on our fan page, and number of interactions with a post
  • Ad performance: Number of people who have viewed an advertisement
  • Demographics: Average visitor age, gender, location, language.

We use these statistics, which do not permit us to identify individual users, to continuously improve our online offer on Facebook and to address the interests of our users in a more targeted way. We cannot link the statistical data to the profile data of our fans. Via your Facebook settings, you can decide in what form you will be shown targeted advertisements. We have entered into an agreement between jointly responsible controllers regarding the processing of personal data with Facebook as per Art. 26 GDPR. You can view it here: www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

Accordingly, Facebook is solely responsible for the processing of insight data. Facebook is responsible in this respect for meeting the obligation to provide information according to Art. 12,13 GDPR, for permitting the data subject to exercise their rights according to Art. 15 – 22 GDPR, for the data security, and also for the notifications of any data protection breaches (Art. 32 – 34 GDPR). Furthermore, Facebook is also the solely responsible controller for the processing of any other personal data.

We receive personal data via Facebook when you actively share this with us via a personal message on Facebook, or when you send us a form that contains fields with details that have been transferred automatically from your profile, and actively send the data to us by clicking on a button. We use the data you have shared with us (e.g. first time, surname, customer number) to permit our customer service department to deal with your enquiry, if necessary. Your data is stored for this purpose in our CRM system. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information about how we process personal data, as well as your rights.

 

3. Instagram

3.1 Instagram – general information

We have integrated components provided by the service Instagram into our website Instagram is a service that has the character of an audiovisual platform and makes it possible for users to share photos and videos, and also facilitates the further sharing of such data with other social networks.

The operator of the Instagram services is the company Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Whenever you access one of the individual pages of our website with an integrated Instagram component (Instagram button), the respective Instagram component will automatically prompt the internet browser on your system to download a rendering of the respective Instagram component from Instagram. Within the scope of this technical process, Instagram is made aware of which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.
If you are logged in with Instagram at the same time, Instagram will recognise which specific subpage of our website you are visiting whenever you access our website and during the entire duration of your respective visit of our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and allocated to your Instagram account by Instagram. When you use one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, Instagram will allocate the data and information transmitted in this way to your personal Instagram user account, and Instagram will store this personal data.
Instagram will always receive information about your visit to our website via the Instagram component if you are logged in with Instagram when you access our website; this will happen regardless of whether you click on the Instagram component.
If you do not wish to transmit this information to Instagram in this way, you can prevent its transmission by logging out of your Instagram account before you access our website.

You can view more information about Instagram and Instagram's privacy policy at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

3.2 Instagram – data privacy update

Due to the European Court of Justice decision of 16 July 2020, we hereby inform our customers, business partners, staff, website visitors and other communication partners that it is possible that an adequate level of data privacy comparable to EU regulations may not be maintained during use of our USA-based service provider Instagram Inc., a Facebook Inc. subsidiary, and their respective European subsidiaries within the scope of any communication. Due to national laws, a provider that is based outside of Europe may be forced by a national law to disclose communication data to the national security agencies without the safeguard of this disclosure being confirmed as legal by an independent judicial proceeding on the application of the data subject. As such a determination by a court also applies to companies based in Europe that also process their data in Europe both under the EU-US Privacy Shield as well as the standard contract provisions, and also the binding company regulations, should the situation arise, we must now check all data transmissions to third party providers and, if necessary, stop these or replace these with providers based in the EU. We are currently discussing the issue with our service providers and the supervisory authorities.

 

4. YouTube

We have integrated components provided by the service YouTube into our website. YouTube is an online video portal that makes it possible for video publishers to upload video clips for free, and permits other users to view, rate and comment on these videos, again free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why both complete films and TV shows as well as music videos, trailers or videos produced by the users themselves can be accessed via the online portal.

YouTube is operated by the company YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Whenever you access one of the individual pages of our website with an integrated YouTube component, and if you have actively consented to the content playback, the respective YouTube component will automatically prompt the internet browser on your system to download a rendering of the respective YouTube component from YouTube. Within the scope of this technical process, YouTube and Google become aware of which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.
If you are logged in with YouTube at the same time, YouTube will recognise which specific subpage of our website you are visiting whenever you access our website and during the entire duration of your respective visit of our website. This information is collected by the YouTube component and allocated to your YouTube account by YouTube. When you use one of the YouTube components integrated on our website, YouTube will allocate the data and information transmitted in this way to your personal YouTube user account, and YouTube and Google will store this personal data.

YouTube and Google will always receive information about your visit to our website via the YouTube component if you are logged in with YouTube when you access our website; this will happen regardless of whether you click on the YouTube component. If you do not wish to transmit this information to YouTube in this way, you can prevent its transmission by logging out of your YouTube account before you access our website.

You can view more information about YouTube and YouTube's privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

5. LinkedIn

5.1 LinkedIn – general information

We have integrated buttons provided by the service LinkedIn into our website. LinkedIn is an online-based social network that makes it possible for its users to get in touch with their existing business contacts and to establish new business contacts.

LinkedIn is operated by the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data privacy matters outside of the USA, the company responsible is LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Whenever you access one of the individual pages of our website with an integrated LinkedIn button (LinkedIn plug-in), the respective LinkedIn component will automatically prompt the internet browser on your system to download a rendering of the respective LinkedIn component from LinkedIn. Within the scope of this technical process, LinkedIn is made aware of which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.
If you are logged in with LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn will recognise which specific subpage of our website you are visiting whenever you access our website and during the entire duration of your respective visit of our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and allocated to your LinkedIn account by LinkedIn. When you use one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, LinkedIn will allocate this information to your personal LinkedIn user account and store this personal data.

LinkedIn will always receive information about your visit to our website via the LinkedIn component if you are logged in with LinkedIn when you access our website; this will happen regardless of whether you click on the LinkedIn component. If you do not wish to transmit this information to LinkedIn in this way, you can prevent its transmission by logging out of your LinkedIn account before you access our website.

You can view more information about LinkedIn and LinkedIn's privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.


5.2 LinkedIn – data privacy update

Due to the European Court of Justice decision of 16 July 2020, we hereby inform our customers, business partners, staff, website visitors and other communication partners of the fact that potentially, an appropriate level of data privacy that is comparable to the EU regulations may not be maintained during the use of our USA-based service provider LinkedIn Inc. and its respective European subsidiaries within the scope of any communication. Due to national laws, a provider that is based outside of Europe may be forced by a national law to disclose communication data to the national security agencies without the safeguard of this disclosure being confirmed as legal by an independent judicial proceeding on the application of the data subject. As such a determination by a court also applies to companies based in Europe that also process their data in Europe both under the EU-US Privacy Shield as well as the standard contract provisions, and also the binding company regulations, should the situation arise, we must now check all data transmissions to third party providers and, if necessary, stop these or replace these with providers based in the EU. We are currently discussing the issue with our service providers and the supervisory authorities.

 

6. XING

We have integrated components provided by the service Xing into our website. Xing is an online-based social network that makes it possible for its users to get in touch with their existing business contacts and to establish new business contacts. The individual users can create their own personal Xing profile. Companies can create company profiles, for example, or publish vacancies on Xing.

Xing is operated by the company XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Whenever you access one of the individual pages of our website with an integrated Xing component (Xing plug-in), the respective Xing component will automatically prompt the internet browser on your system to download a rendering of the respective Xing component from Xing. Within the scope of this technical process, Xing is made aware of which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.
If you are logged in with Xing at the same time, Xing will recognise which specific subpage of our website you are visiting whenever you access our website and during the entire duration of your respective visit of our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and allocated to your Xing account by Xing. When you use one of the Xing plug-ins integrated on our website, Xing will allocate this information to your personal Xing user account and store this personal data.

Xing will always receive information about your visit to our website via the Xing component if you are logged in with Xing when you access our website; this will happen regardless of whether you click on the Xing component. If you do not wish to transmit this information to Xing in this way, you can prevent its transmission by logging out of your Xing account before you access our website.

You can view more information about Xing and Xing's privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/privacy.

 

7. Other providers

If links to websites operated by providers other than those listed above are integrated into our website, this privacy policy does not apply to their contents. The collection of data by the operator of the respective pages is beyond our sphere of influence and knowledge. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective page.

 

III. Analysis Tool

1. Matomo

We have integrated components provided by the service Matomo into our website. Matomo is a popular open source web analytics platform. Web analytics refers to the collection, compilation and evaluation of data related to the behaviour of website visitors. A web analysis service collects data such as the website visited by a data subject prior our website (the so-called referrer), the website subpages accessed, or how often and for how long a data subject has viewed a subpage.

Operating company: Papoo Software & Media GmbH, Auguststr. 4, 53229 Bonn, Germany

The purpose of the use of Matomo is the analysis of the visitor flows on our website.

Matomo is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database. The visitors are counted with JavaScript or tracking pixels, via an API or a log file analysis.

The following data is collected and used as a result of our use of Matomo analytics:

  • User IP address (see also: IP anonymisation)
  • Optional user ID
  • Date and time of request
  • Title of the page viewed (page title)
  • URL of the page viewed (page URL)
  • URL of the page accessed before that (referrer URL)
  • Screen resolution used
  • Time in the time zone of the local user
  • Files clicked on and downloaded (downloads)
  • Links to an external domain clicked on ("outlink")
  • Page time load (the time it takes a web server to generate websites which are then downloaded by the user: page loading speed)
  • User location: Country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude, (geographical location)
  • Main language of the browser used (accept language header)
  • User agent of the browser used (user agent header)

You can view more information about Matomo and Matomo's privacy policy at https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/.

 

IV. Consent-Management

1. Use of cookie consent manager CCM19

An online service provide by the company Papoo Software & Media GmbH, Auguststr. 4, 53229 Bonn, Germany (hereinafter: CCM19) is reloaded on our website.

CCM19 is the standard German consent platform for all CMS and shop systems and is used by millions of companies. CCM19 complies with the most recent judgment of the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) dated 28 May 2020.

The software automatically creates a cookie notification for our website visitors. The technology behind CCM19 also scans, monitors and evaluates all cookies and tracking measures on our website. The use of CCM19 serves to verify given or withheld consent as well as their management.

For security reasons, CM19 stores data only on servers which:

  • Are located where the GDPR applies, especially Germany
  • Are not hosted by one of the major Cloud providers offered by companies based in the USA

Please refer to the privacy policy of cookie consent manager CCM19 to learn more about what the company does with the transmitted data: https://www.ccm19.de/datenschutzerklaerung.html.

 

V. Purposes and Legal Basis for Data Processing, Data Processor, Transmission to Third Parties in Third Countries

We will only use the personal data you share with us for the intended purposes.
The legal basis for the lawful processing of your data may be

  • Your consent (Art. 6 (1a)), by which you consent, for example, to the use of cookies or web analytics
  • The initiation and processing of a contract (Art. 6 (1b) GDPR), if you contact us via the form, or
  • Our legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1f) GDPR) within the scope of our public relations activities, quality assurance, fraud prevention.
  • As per Art. 6 (1f) GDPR, we may use the data made available to us for the prosecution of criminal offences.

If you have given your consent to the use of your data for a specific purpose only, you may informally withdraw this consent at any time.
Personal data will only be shared with government institutions and agencies to the extent required by national laws.
Everyone we task with the processing of personal data is legally obliged to maintain confidentiality and to the lawful processing of this data. In the event of the further processing of your personal data for a purpose other than the original purpose, we will notify you of this.
We use external service providers (data processors) for specific technical processes with regard to the analysis and processing of the data and/or its storage.
Both we as well as the data processor are obliged to comply with the technical/organisational measures described in Art. 32 GDPR; the external service provider is also obliged to maintain confidentiality. The processing will be carried out exclusively on our behalf and as instructed by us. Your personal data will only be processed beyond this processing by the data processor as charged if you explicitly consent to this or in the situations where this is required by law and ordered by a government organisation or a court.

The data will only be transmitted to third countries (countries outside the European Economic Area – EEA) if this is necessary for contract fulfilment, if this is required by law, or if you have given your consent. If we are legally required to do so, we will inform you of the details separately.

 

VI. Data Retention Period

If you use the contact form to get in touch with us with an enquiry, we will store your personal data collected as part of this process from the point in time of its collection. We will store the data collected in this way for the duration of our business relationship, which also includes contract negotiation and fulfilment. Beyond this, we are also obliged to comply with various retention and documentation obligations arising from such laws as the German Commercial Code (HGB) or the German Fiscal Code (AO), for example. The retention periods stipulated by these laws may extend up to ten years after the end of the year in which the contractual relationship ended. Ultimately, the storage period with respect to the possibility of defending against legal claims and proof of compliance with data protection obligations also depends on the periods of limitation stipulated by the law, which, for example as per Section 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB), are usually three years after the end of the year of origin.

In connection with the use of our homepage purely for information purposes, we store the data transmitted to our server by your browser for the period necessary to resolve interruptions or error messages. It will usually be deleted within seven days of the termination of the internet connection.