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Privacy Policy

Privacy policy                                                                                        

General

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data privacy is of particular importance for the management of best-practice innovations GmbH. Using the website of best-practice innovations GmbH is possible without specifying personal data. However, if a person wishes to make use of the special services from our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of the person concerned is always carried out in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to best-practice innovations GmbH. By means of this privacy policy, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, persons concerned will be informed of their rights by means of this privacy policy.

As the company responsible for processing data, best-practice innovations GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

Scope

This privacy policy applies to the internet presence of best-practice innovations GmbH at de.b-pi.com as well as b-pi.com and for the data collected via this website.
For internet pages of other providers, which are referred to, for example, via links, the data protection information and policies there apply. We are not liable for their content.

Please read this privacy policy carefully before using the website of best-practice innovations GmbH (b-pi). This privacy policy explains, among other things, how we handle your personal data and use cookies. By using the websites of best-practice innovations GmbH (b-pi) you accept these regulations.

Hosting

The internet product is provided by 1und1 as a technical service provider on our behalf and according to our specifications.

Definitions

The privacy policy of best-practice innovations GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was issued. Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terms used.
We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy policy:

a) Personal data

Personal data concerns all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person is identifiable by being identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the person responsible for processing (controller).

c) Processing

Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation.f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller

The controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for their nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h) Processors

Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

j) Third party

A third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

k) Consent

Consent from the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Name and address of the controller

The person responsible (controller) within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

best practice innovations GmbH
Evangelos Kopanakis
Dr. Stefan Zickenheiner
Norbertstr. 32
50670 Cologne
Germany

Tel.: +49 221 964 346-0
E-mail: kontakt@b-pi.com
Website: www.b-pi.com

Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller:

Janosch Schomber
b-pi sec GmbH
Taunusanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt on the Main
Germany

E-mail: datenschutz@b-pi.com

Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

Cookies

The web pages of best-practice innovations GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain cookie IDs. A cookie ID uniquely identifies the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie has been stored. This enables the visited internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, best-practice innovations GmbH can provide users of its website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised for the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, users of a website that uses cookies are not required to re-enter their access data each time they visit the website because such data has been recorded by the website and a cookie has been stored on the user’s computer. Another example is the cookie for a shopping basket in an online shop. The online shop remembers, via a cookie, the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket.

The data subject can prevent the generation of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting in the internet browser being used and thus permanently prevent the generation of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been generated can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software program. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject disables the generation of cookies in the internet browser being used, functioning of our website may be restricted.

Collection of general data and information

The website of best-practice innovations GmbH collects a range of general data and information every time a person or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. We may record (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are controlled via an accessing system to our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service providers of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, best-practice innovations GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimise the contents of our website and advertising of it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. The anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by best-practice innovations GmbH both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, ultimately to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

Contact options via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of best-practice innovations GmbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general electronic mail address (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The controller processes and stores personal data of data subjects only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose for storing the data or to the extent provided for by the European or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European or other competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with statutory provisions.

Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to require the controller to confirm whether personal data concerning him/her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he/she may contact any employee of the controller at any time.

b) Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the controller concerning the personal data relating to him/her stored and to obtain a copy of such information. Furthermore, the European legislator grants the data subject access to the following information:

  • The processing purposes.
  • The categories of personal data to be processed.
  • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations.
  • Where possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, when not possible, the criteria for determining this duration.
  • The existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing.
  • The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.
  • When the personal data is not collected from the data subject, all available information about the origin of the data.
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject has a right to obtain information on whether personal data is being transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with such a transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he/she may contact any employee of the controller at any time.

c) Right to rectification

Any data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he/she may contact any employee of the controller at any time.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, insofar as processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which such data is no longer required.
  • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  • The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject.
  • The personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by best-practice innovations GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of best-practice innovations GmbH is to promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

Where best-practice innovations GmbH has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) DSGVO to erase the personal data, best-practice innovations GmbH, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, is to take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, such personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employee of best-practice innovations GmbH is to arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

e) Right of restriction of processing

Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of its use.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by best-practice innovations GmbH, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of best-practice innovations GmbH is to arrange the restriction of the processing.

f) Right of data portability

Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject also has the right to transmit such data to other controllers without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of best-practice innovations GmbH.

g) Right of objection

Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The company best-practice innovations GmbH will no longer process personal data in the event of an objection unless it can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If best-practice innovations GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing.  This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to best-practice innovations GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, best-practice innovations GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by best-practice innovations GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of best-practice innovations GmbH. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, best-practice innovations GmbH is to implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of his or her personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

Data protection for applications and application procedures

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail or by means of a website form to the controller. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents are to be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interests in this respect can be, for example, the burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Data protection provisions on the application and use of Facebook

On this website, the controller has integrated the Facebook component. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a place for social meetings on the internet, an online community, which generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States.  If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component of Facebook. An overview of all the Facebook plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_EN. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of which specific sub-site of our website has been visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject – and for the entire duration of their stay on our website – which specific sub-site of our website has been visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Facebook always receives, via the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time to Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on the Facebook component. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it explains there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. Furthermore, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate data transmission to Facebook.

Data protection provisions for the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-sites were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-site was viewed. Web analytics is mainly used for the optimisation of a website and to carry out cost-benefit analyses of internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

The controller uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp” for web analytics through Google Analytics. By means of this application the IP address of the internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymized when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our website.

Google Analytics generates a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The generation of the cookie enables Google to analyse the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which the Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject automatically submits data via the Google Analytics component to Google for the purpose of online analysis. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, among other things, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. With each visit to our website, such personal data, including the IP address of the internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the generation of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the web browser used, and thus permanently deny the generation of cookies. Such a setting in  the web browser used also prevents Google Analytics from generating a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software program.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to a collection of data that has been generated by Google Analytics and which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the option of precluding such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on has been uninstalled by the data subject or any other person attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, Google Analytics can also be prevented from collecting data by clicking this link: Disable Google Analytics with the opt-out cookie. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is valid only in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, you must re-set the opt-out cookie.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en and under https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. This link https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/analytics/ explains Google Analytics in more detail.

Data protection provisions on the application and use of Xing

On this website, the controller has integrated the Xing component. Xing is an internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to create new business contacts. Individual users can create personal profiles of themselves at Xing. Companies may, for example, create company profiles or publish jobs on Xing.

Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Xing component. Further information about the XING plug-in can be accessed under https://dev.xing.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, XING is made aware of which specific sub-site of our website has been visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Xing, Xing detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject – and for the entire duration of their stay on our website – which specific sub-site of our website has been visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Xing component and associated with the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on the XING button integrated into our website, e.g. the “Share”-button, then XING assigns this information to the personal XING user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

Xing always receives, via the Xing component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time to Xing during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on the Xing component. If such a transmission of information to XING is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from their XING account before a call-up to our website is made.

The data protection provisions published by XING, which is available under https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by XING. In addition, XING has published privacy notices for the XING share button under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google Maps

Displaying Google Maps content on our website requires your IP address to be transferred to the third party provider in order to make this content available and to display it in your browser. We have no influence on data processing at the third party provider. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective third party.

Google Maps is a map service from Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).

This service may use cookies. Personal data (such as the IP address of your internet access, browser version and the address of the page you have accessed on our website) are transmitted to the Google servers.

Processing requests

To fully comply with legal data protection requirements, we have concluded an agreement with Google on processing requests.

Demographic features on Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic feature. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account or by generally prohibiting Google Analytics from collecting your information, as explained in the opt-out for data collection.

Script libraries, Google Web Fonts

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.

Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible that operators of corresponding libraries collect data, (but it is currently unclear whether they do and if they do, for what purposes).

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Data protection provisions on the application and use of LinkedIn

Our website uses the LinkedIn network.

LinkedIn a service from the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Every call-up to a website equipped with such a component causes the browser you use to download a corresponding portrayal of the LinkedIn component.

This process informs LinkedIn which specific page of our website is currently being visited. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend-Button” while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our pages to your LinkedIn profile. This enables LinkedIn to assign the visit of our pages to your LinkedIn user account.

We have no influence on the data LinkedIn collects through this, nor on the extent of the data collected by LinkedIn. We also have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. Details regarding the collection of data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy. You can find these under http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Legal basis for processing
Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information needs to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Processing would then be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR.

Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. It considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR)

Legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favour of the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

Period for which personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer required for the fulfilment of a contract or the initiation of a contract.

Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; requirement necessary to enter into a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, to conclude a contract it may be necessary that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data may mean that the contract with the data subject can not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

Janosch Schomber
Data Protection Officer
datenschutz@b-pi.com
+49 69 348 733 013