Privacy Policy

1. Information about the personal data we collect

(1)The following provides information about the personal data we collect about you when using our website. Personal data is anything that can be used to directly identify you such as your name, address, email addresses, and user behaviour.

(2) The controller according to Article 4 (7) GDPR is complon GmbH, Friedenheimer Str. 47, 80686 Munich.

Our data protection office can be contacted at datasecurity@complon.com or at our postal address with “Data Protection Officer” as the addressee

(3) When you contact us via email or via a contact form, the data you supply (your email address, your name and telephone number) is stored by us in order to respond to your enquiry. All data used in relation to your enquiry will be deleted once it is no longer required, or its processing restricted where statutory retention periods apply

(4) Where individual functions of our offering are provided by third party service providers, or if we wish to use your data for advertising purposes, details of the relevant processes are provided below. The defined criteria for the period of storage are also stated.

2. Your rights

(1) You have the following rights with regard to the personal data we hold about you::

  • Right of access,
  • right to rectification or erasure,
  • right to restriction of processing,
  • right to object to processing
  • right to object to processing

(2)  You also have the right to submit a complaint about our use of your data to a supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authorities can be found here
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

3.Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) When you simply browse our website for information without registering or otherwise actively sending information to us, we collect only the personal data sent by your web browser to our server. The following data is collected when you view our website. This data is necessary for technical reasons in order to display the website and ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Article 6, Paragraph 1(1)(f) GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (the specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • The amount of data transferred
  • Website from which the request originated
  • Browser
  • Operating system and interface
  • Language and version of your browser software.

(2) ) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are also stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive by your web browser and which provide certain information to the party (in this case us) which placed the cookie. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They merely serve to make our online offering more user-friendly and effective overall.

(3) Use of cookies:
a) This website uses the following types of cookies. A description of the scope and function of each is given.

  • Transient cookies (see b)
  • Persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. In particular, this includes session cookies. These store a “session ID” that is used to link together the various different page requests sent by your browser during a single session. The session cookie allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or when you close your browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time. This period of time can be different for different cookies. You can delete the cookies at any time via your browser’s security settings
d) You can change the way your browser handles cookies. For example, you may set your browser to reject any third party cookies or to reject all cookies. Please be aware that by doing so, not all functions of this website may be available

4. Objecting to data processing and withdrawing your consent

(1) If you have provided your consent for your personal data to be processed, you may withdraw this at any time. Such a withdrawal of consent affects the permissibility of our processing of your personal data after this withdrawal is communicated to us.

(2) Insofar as we process your personal data based upon an assessment of our interests, you can submit an objection to this processing. This is particularly the case where processing of your data is not necessary in order to fulfil a contract with you, as presented separately in the subsequent description of functions. When submitting an objection, please state the reasons why we should not process your personal data. Upon receipt of a justified objection, we will assess the situation and either stop or adjust the processing of your data, or provide you with our legitimate reasons why we will continue processing your data.

(3) You are entitled to withdraw consent for the use of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can submit your withdrawal of consent for the use of your data for advertising purposes to datenschutz@complon.com or to our postal address with “Data Protection Officer” as the addressee.

 

5. Use of social media plugins

(1) We currently use the following social media plugins: Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn. We employ a two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially sent to the provider of the plugin. The provider of the plugin can be identified via the marking on the box, by its starting letter or by their logo. We provide you with the ability to communicate directly with the plugin provider by clicking on the button. Only when you click on the indicated area to activate the plugin will the plugin provider receive information that you have accessed the respective website of our online offering. The data indicated in Article 3 of this privacy policy is also transmitted. For Facebook and Xing, these providers state that IP addresses will be anonymised in Germany immediately upon collection. By activating the plugin, you are sending personal data to the respective plugin provider (in the USA in the case of American providers) where this data is then stored. Since plugin providers often collect data via cookies, we recommend deleting all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the greyed out box.

(2) We currently use the following social media plugins: Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn. We employ a two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially sent to the provider of the plugin. The provider of the plugin can be identified via the marking on the box, by its starting letter or by their logo. We provide you with the ability to communicate directly with the plugin provider by clicking on the button. Only when you click on the indicated area to activate the plugin will the plugin provider receive information that you have accessed the respective website of our online offering. The data indicated in Article 3 of this privacy policy is also transmitted. For Facebook and Xing, these providers state that IP addresses will be anonymised in Germany immediately upon collection. By activating the plugin, you are sending personal data to the respective plugin provider (in the USA in the case of American providers) where this data is then stored. Since plugin providers often collect data via cookies, we recommend deleting all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the greyed out box.

(3) The plugin provider stores the data collected about you as a user profile and uses this for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or presenting personalised content on their website. Such use of your data is made especially (and not just for logged in users) for presenting targeted advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You are entitled to object to the creation of such user profiles. Please contact the provider of the respective plugin in order to exercise this right. By using these plugins, we provide you with the ability to interact with social networks and other users in order to improve our offering and make our content more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of plugins is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR.

(4)Data is transferred to the plugin provider regardless of whether or not you have an account with the provider and are logged in to this account. If you are logged in to your account with the plugin provider, the data collected from your use of our site is directly linked to this account. When you activate the button and perform an action such as sharing a link to the site, the plugin provider will also store this information in your user account and publicly share it with your contacts. We recommended regularly logging out of social networks after you have used them. This is particularly recommended before activating the button in order to avoid data being linked with your profile by the plugin provider.

(5) Further information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plugin providers can be found in the following privacy policies of the providers. They provide further information about your rights and configuration settings available for protecting your privacy.

(6) ) Addresses of plugin providers and URL of their privacy information pages:
c) Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; https://twitter.com/privacy. Twitter is subject to the EU-US Privacy , https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
d) Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE http://www.xing.com/privacy.
f) ) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is subject to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.