We take the greatest of care to protect your personal data when collecting, processing and using data you provide us with when you visit our website. Your data is protected under the legal regulations. Below you will find information about what data we collect when you visit our website and how we use it:
(1) Below we inform you about the personal data we collect when you use our website. Personal data is all data that relates to you in person, e.g. your name, address, e-mail address, IP address and user behaviour.
(2) The data controller within the meaning of Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
(3) If you contact us (by email or using the contact form), we will keep the data you provide (your email address, and if applicable your name, address and telephone number) for the purpose of processing your enquiry and for any future correspondence that may arise. Once it is no longer necessary to keep the data we obtain in this way, we erase it or, if we are under a statutory obligation to keep it, we restrict its processing.
(4) If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or if we would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we inform you below in detail about the processes concerned. We also tell you the criteria specifying the length of time your data will be stored.
(1) You have the following rights with regard to personal data concerning you, which you may exercise with us:
(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.
(1) When you use our website purely for information purposes, i.e. if you do not log in or transfer information to us in another way, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we collect the data described below. This is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee its stability and security (the legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR):
Why we process your IP address
Your IP address is temporarily stored on our system in order to enable our website to be delivered to your computer. For this purpose your IP address has to be stored for the duration of the session. The data is stored in log files in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to help us optimise the website and ensure the security of our IT systems. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing your data pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. We do not analyse your data for marketing purposes in this context.
How long we store your IP address
Your data is erased as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected. Where data is collected to enable us to deliver the website, this happens when your session ends. Data stored in log files is erased after a maximum of seven days.
(2) In addition to the data referred to above, cookies are placed on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using and through which specific information flows to the party that places the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make an online offer more user-friendly and more effective in general.
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes session cookies in particular. These store what is known as a session ID, with which different requests made by your browser can be assigned to the common session. It allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predetermined period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in your browser’s security settings at any time.
d) You can configure your browser according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please be aware that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website.
f) Flash cookies are not detected by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects which are placed on your device. These objects store the necessary data regardless of the browser you use and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you will need to install an appropriate add-on, e.g. “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using Private mode in your browser. In addition, we recommend that you regularly delete cookies and your browser history manually.
We use an analysis tool called Piwik to measure and analyse visits to our website. This involves storing your anonymous IP address. User profiles can be created from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser when you visit a website. They allow the browser to be recognised next time you visit. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, you can adjust your browser settings to delete cookies from your computer’s hard drive, block all cookies or alert you before a cookie is stored.
1. Use of social media plug-ins
(1) We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Xing. We use the “two-click” method. This means that when you visit our website, no personal data is transferred to the providers of the plug-ins to begin with. You can identify the provider of the plug-in by the marking on the box above the first letter of its name or the logo. We give you the option of communicating directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. The plug-in provider will only be informed that you have accessed that particular page of our website if you click the highlighted field, thereby activating it. In addition, the data referred to in clause 3 of this policy is transferred. In the case of Facebook and Xing, the IP address is anonymised immediately after it is collected, according to the providers in Germany. Therefore, if you activate the plug-in, personal data is transferred from you to the plug-in provider concerned and stored there (by American providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider mainly collects data via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies before clicking on the grayed-out box using your browser’s security settings.
(2) We have no influence on the data collected and on data processing processes, nor are we aware of exactly how much data is collected, the purposes for which it is processed or how long it is stored. We also have no information on the erasure of the data collected by the plug-in provider.
(3) The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or for customising its website based on user preferences. This is done mainly in order to enable it to display targeted advertising (including for users who are not logged in) and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles. You can exercise this right by contacting the plug-in provider concerned. By using the plug-ins, we give you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users, enabling us to improve our products and services and make them more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for using plug-ins is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
(4) The data is passed on regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected on our website will be immediately assigned to your account with the plug-in provider. If you click the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after you use a social network, but especially before you activate the button, as this way you can avoid being assigned to your profile by the plug-in provider.
(5) More information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by plug-in providers can be found in their privacy policies referred to below. You will also find more information there on your rights in this regard and the settings you can choose to protect your privacy.
(6) Addresses of the various plug-in providers and links to their privacy notices:
a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; www.facebook.com/policy.php; more information on data collection: www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications and www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo. Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
b) Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; www.xing.com/privacy
2. Integration of Google Maps
(1) We use Google Maps on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on our website and gives you convenient access to the map features.
(2) As a result of your visit to our website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding page on our website. In addition, the data referred to in clause 3 of this policy is transferred. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or no user account exists. If you are logged in with Google, your data will be immediately assigned to your account. If you do not want to be associated with your Google profile, you must logout before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or for customising its website based on user preferences. This is done mainly in order to enable it to provide targeted advertising (even for users who are not logged in) and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles. You can exercise this right by contacting Google.
While we endeavour to take all possible technical and organisational measures to store your personal data in such a way that it is not accessible by third parties, we cannot guarantee that email communications are completely secure and we therefore recommend you send confidential information by post.
Liability for Content
Under Section 7(1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), as a service provider we are responsible for ensuring that our own content on this website complies with general legislation. Under Sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, however, as a service provider we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate unlawful activity. This does not affect our obligation to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general legislation. However, any liability in this respect is only incurred from the time when we become aware of a specific violation of the law. As soon as we become aware of such a violation, we will remove the content concerned immediately.
Liability for links
Our website contains links to third-party websites over whose content we have no control. We therefore cannot assume any liability for such third-party content. Responsibility for the content of linked websites lies with the provider or operator of those websites. Linked websites were checked for any violations of the law at the time of linking. No illegal content was found at that time. However, it is unreasonable to expect us to permanently monitor the content of linked websites without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any violations of the law, we will remove such links immediately.
The content and works created by the website operators on this website are subject to German copyright law. The duplication, editing, dissemination or any form of utilisation beyond that permitted under copyright law requires the written consent of the author or creator concerned. This website may only be downloaded and copied for private, non-commercial use. Third-party copyrights are respected in respect of any content not created by the operator. Third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any violations of the law, we will remove such content immediately.