DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT
RESPONSIBLE PARTY FOR DATA PROCESSING ON THIS WEBSITE
The use of our website is normally possible without providing any personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. We point out that data transmission in the Internet (e.g. in case of communication via e-mail) may have security flaws. A complete protection of data against the access by third parties is not possible.
The use of contact data published within the scope of the obligation to provide legal details by third parties for sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is herewith expressly contradicted. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in case unsolicited advertising , e.g. spam mails, are sent.
SSL- AND/OR TLS ENCRYPTION
For safety reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential information you send to us as site operators, our website uses a SSL and/or TLS encryption. You may recognize the encrypted connection by the “https://“ URL and the lock icon in the address line.
Our web pages partly use so-called cookies. These cookies do not damage your computer in any way and they do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used for making our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you visit us again. You may set your browser in such a way that you will be informed on the placing of cookies and permit cookies only in the individual case, i.e. exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or exclude them generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. In case cookies are deactivated certain functions of this website may be limited.
Technically Necessary Cookies
If you have agreed to the use of tracking services, then we will use persistent cookies of Google Analytics, possibly also the Google Optimize A/B Testing Technology. You will find more information on the tracking cookies used in the relevant paragraph below. The legal basis for storing these cookies is given in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (German Data Protection Regulation). You may revoke this consent at any time by clicking on the button below and/or reactivate it in case of a previous revocation.
Other Third-Party Cookies
We use Youtube and Vimeo technologies and thus include videos in order to provide an extended range of services and offer a more attractive design. You can find more information on the cookies used in the relevant section on video portals. The legal basis for storing these cookies is given in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation).
SERVER LOG FILES
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser transmits automatically to us. These are:
Browser type/ browser version
Operating system used (User agent parameters of the browser)
Data size of the server response
IP address of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
These data cannot be attributed directly to certain persons. A combination of these data with other data sources is not done. We reserve the right to check these data subsequently if we become aware of specific indications for illegal usage.
If you send us an inquiry via our contact form, your data given in the inquiry form including the contact data you stated there will be stored by us for processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions until the processing is finished. As a matter of course these data will not be passed on to third parties.
Job APPLICATION FORM, APPLICATION E-MAIL
If you send us a job application and/or application documents via the application form, we will additionally encrypt your data before transmission by PGP due to the special sensitivity of application documents. Alternatively you may encrypt the data yourself by PGP and send them via E-Mail to us; you will find an instruction at https://www.techdivision.com/karriere/bewerbungsformular.html. We will store your data for the further processing of your application and until the application process is finished and we will subsequently delete them taking into account the legal retention periods. In case you want the further storage for later application procedures (applicant pool), you have to give your express consent to the further storage in the course of the application procedure. This consent may be revoked at any time with future effect.
USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BUTTONS IN THE BLOG
In our blog (not on the remaining website) we use so-called Social Media Buttons, such that you can share contents in the social networks Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn. For protecting your privacy we use the “Shariff” Social Media Buttons with data protection of heise, thus protecting your privacy as far as possible. In contrast to the conventional buttons of social networks the buttons of Shariff do not send data to the operators of social networks if you simply visit our website, but only if you decide to click on the buttons. You can learn more about “Shariff” at http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html .
In case you decide to share content via the buttons, the procedure of the relevant social networks is described in the sections below
PRIVACY NOTICE FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUG-INS (LIKE-BUTTON)
On our pages plug-ins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated. The Facebook plug-ins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" on our page. You will find a list of the Facebook plug-ins at: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. In this way Facebook gets the information that your visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like-Button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you may link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. Thus Facebook can assign the visit of our pages to your account. We point out that we as providers of these pages do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or their use by Facebook. You can find further information in the data privacy statement of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want that Facebook can assign the visit of our pages to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
PRIVACY NOTICE FOR THE USE OF TWITTER
On our pages the functions of Twitter are included. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function "Re-Tweet" the websites visited by you will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Also data are transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as providers of the pages do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or their use by Twitter. Further information can be found in the data privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
PRIVACY NOTE FOR THE USE OF XING
Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you call up one of our pages containing functions of Xing, a connection to the servers of Xing is established. As far as we know, personal data will not be stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and no user behaviour will be analysed.
Further information on data privacy and the Xing Share Button can be found in the data privacy statement of Xing at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
PRIVACY NOTE FOR THE USE OF LINKEDIN
Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click the LinkedIn “Share-Button“ (Plug-in) while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you will be redirected to your user account and you may share our relevant blog article. Via the plug-in a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server will be established. In this way LinkedIn will be informed that you vised our website with your IP address. In addition LinkedIn will then be able to assign your visit to our website to you and your account. We point out that we as provider of the pages do not have any knowledge as to the content of the data transmitted, nor do we know how LinkedIn uses them.
Further information can be found in the data privacy statement of LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE.
WHATSAPP BUTTON IN THE BLOG
The Whatsapp button in the blog is no function of the messaging service WhatsApp (WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland), but just a function transmitting the link to the relevant blog article to the WhatsApp software (e.g. Android App, Desktop Client, etc.) installed by you, such that you can share it via the software. However, no data are transmitted via the button to WhatsApp.
Further information on data privacy and the software WhatsApp can be found at https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#key-updates.
USE OF STATIC SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS ON THE WEBSITE
On our website we also use static links to our social media presences, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Xing, YouTube and Flickr. These are buttons combined with static links. By clicking the relevant button you simply get to our page in the relevant social network. Sharing of contents or a transmission of personal data to the relevant social network will not take place.
On our website we use functions of the video portal YouTube for integration and presentation of video contents. Provider is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
For this purpose we use a technology which does not already establish the connection to YouTube upon loading of the page, but only if you decide to click on the play button (play video). When the video is played, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. In this way Youtube will be informed which one of our pages you called up. YouTube can thus assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile, if you are logged into your YouTube account. If you log out before, you have the possibility to prevent this.
Details on how the user data are handled can be found in the privacy statement of YouTube at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Here you can also inform yourself whether and which cookies are used by YouTube for this purpose.
On our website we use functions of the video portal Vimeo for integration and presentation of video contents. Provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
For this purpose we use a technology which does not already establish the connection to Vimeo upon loading of the page, but only if you decide to click on the play button (play video). When the video is played, a connection to the servers of Vimeo is established. In this way Vimeo will be informed which one of our pages you called up. Vimeo will be informed of your IP address, even if you are not logged into the video portal and do not have an account there. A transmission of the information collected by Vimeo will be made to the servers of the video portal in the USA. Vimeo can thus assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. If you log out before, you have the possibility to prevent this.
Details on how the user data are handled can be found in the privacy statement of Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/privacy. Here you can also inform yourself whether and which cookies are used by Vimeo for this purpose.
GOOGLE MAPS, GOOGLE BUSINESS VIEW
PRIVACY NOTE FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"), if you consented to the use of tracking cookies. Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", text files which are stored in your computer and permit an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies concerning your use of this website are normally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. However, in case the IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contract states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to the server of Google in the USA and shortened there. By order of the operator of this website Google will use this information for the evaluation of your utilization of the website in order to collect reports on the website activities and in order to provide further services associated with the utilization of the website and the internet usage to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google. At times we additionally use the service Optimize A/B of Google to test different versions of our website for clarity and usability, such improving the usability of our websites. For more information on this technology please see https://www.google.com/analytics/optimize/. More information on the processing of your data by Google can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
The consent you have already given can at any time be revoked by clicking on the subsequent button and/or can be re-activated in case of a previous revocation
In addition you may prevent the transmission of the data generated by Google Analytics cookies as regards your usage of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google in general if you download and install the browser plug-in available in the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Furthermore you may prevent the storage of cookies in general or in the individual case by an adequate setting of your browser software; however, we draw your attention to the fact that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.
We use Google reCAPTCHA to protect the input windows used on our website against improper use (spam, bots, etc.). By analysing your user behaviour on this website it can be determined whether the user is a natural person or a bot. In this connection your IP address will be transmitted to Google. The legal basis for the processing is given in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (German Data Protection Regulation). More information on this technology can be found at: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/v3beta.html.
For more information on the processing of your data by Google please see https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .
CONSENT TO EMAIL ADVERTISING
If you gave your consent to e-mail advertising, we will store the time of registration, your name and your e-mail address. The registration is made in the so-called double opt-in procedure. For this purpose we will send you an e-mail with a confirmation link after registration to make sure that your e-mail address has not been used by an unauthorized third party. At regular intervals we will inform you via e-mail (by using the software MailChimp) on our service range or other interesting TechDivision offers, e.g. free downloads, new white papers or in-house events as to topics such as Agile Project Management, New Work, Human Resources or eCommerce. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (German Data Protection Regulations). As a matter of course we will never pass on your data to third parties and you may revoke your consent at any time for the future.
Simply click on the unsubscribe link in every e-mail you get from us or send us your revocation on datenschutz
EMAIL DISPATCH VIA MAIL CHIMP
The registration for our newsletter, the input form for receiving download content (e.g. white paper) will be made by MailChimp, a newsletter distribution platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. The e-mail addresses of our recipients and possibly also their names will be stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information for distributing and evaluating the e-mails on our behalf. For this purpose a contract for contract data processing has been concluded with MailChimp. In this contract MailChimp agrees to protect the data of our e-mail recipients, to process them only in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations on our behalf and - in particular - not to pass them on to third parties. More detailed information can also be found in the Data Privacy Regulations of MailChimp. Accordingly MailChimp may use the data transmitted or generated by us for optimizing or improving their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the distribution and the display of the newsletter. However, MailChimp uses these data not for writing directly to our e-mail recipients or for passing the data on to third parties.
Our e-mails include a so-called “web beacon“, i.e. a pixel-size file called up when the newsletter is opened by the server of MailChimp. Within the scope of this call-up, technical information such as browser/system used, your IP address and the time of call-up on the one hand and statistical information such as opening time of the e-mail and the links clicked on the other hand are collected. This information will be used for technical service improvement by means of the echnical data or the target groups and for the evaluation of the reading habits of our readers, such that our contents will be adjusted to them or for sending different contents according to the interests of our users.
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
Your retain the right that the data which we process in an automated way on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract are surrendered to you or to third parties. They will be provided in a machine-readable form. In case you request the direct transmission of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done if technically feasible
INFORMATION, CORRECTION, BLOCKING AND DELETION OF DATA
You are at any time entitled to get free information on your personal data stored, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and you are entitled to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. For this purpose or in case of further questions you may at any time contact us at the address stated in the legal details or you contact directly our data security officer named below. We will gladly take care of your request.
RIGHT OF OBJECTION AGAINST DATA COLLECTION IN SPECIAL CASES AS WELL AS AGAINST DIRECT MAIL (Art. 21 DSGVO)
In case of data processing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation) you are at any time entitled to file an objection against the processing of your personal data for reasons resulting from your special situation; this also applies for profiling based on these regulations. If you file an objection your relevant personal data will no longer be processed, unless we can provide compelling legitimate reasons for the processing, outweighing your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves for the assertion, exertion or defence of legal claims (objection according to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation)).
If your personal data are processed for direct mail, you have the right to file an objection at any time against the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is in conjunction with such direct mail (objection according to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation)).
RIGHT OF COMPLAINT AT THE COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
We are constantly trying to fulfil all data protection provisions and we take your concern very seriously and gladly take care of it. Alternatively, in case of data protection questions, you as the aggrieved party have the right of complaint at the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the Commissioner for Data Protection of the federal state where your company has its registered office.
The following link provides a list of data protection officers as well as their contact data: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
The European Commission is providing an online platform for dispute resolution. Just check out the link http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.
Neither are we legally obliged nor voluntarily willing to take part in a dispute settlement, particularly as our offer addresses entrepreneurs exclusively.