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Privacy Policy

1 | Responsible for the content on this website

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Christoph A. Mueller
MUELLER PM. Project Management & Consulting
Wilhelm-Mauser-Str. 49B
50827 Cologne
Germany

2 | General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

Personal data of users are generally only processed insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and the content and services presented here. The processing of personal data of users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as the consent of the data subject must be obtained for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which this company is subject, Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis. If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of this company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

3. Data deletion and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

3 | Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time this website is called up, the system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The following data is collected:

(1) Information about the browser type and the version used
(2) The user's operating system
(3) The user's internet service provider
(4) The user's IP address
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user's system reached this website
(7) Websites that are accessed by the user's system via this website.

The data is also stored in the log files of this system. This does not affect the user's IP addresses or other data that enable the data to be assigned to a user. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. To do this, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session. The legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR also lies in these purposes.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

5. Opposition and removal option

The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

4 | Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

This site uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be clearly identified when the website is called up again. Cookies are used to make this website more user-friendly. Some elements of this website require that the calling browser can also be identified after changing pages.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of this website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after changing pages. The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles. The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of this website and its content. The analysis cookies provide information on how this website is used and thus enable the offerings presented here to be continuously optimized. The legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes.

4. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted from there to this website. Therefore, the user also has full control over the use of cookies. The transmission of cookies can be deactivated or restricted by changing the settings in the user's internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for this website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

5 | E-mail contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

An email address is provided on this website in order to be able to contact you. If a user makes use of this option, the user's personal data transmitted with the email will be saved. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to process the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data that is transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If the aim of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves only to process the contact. If you contact us by e-mail, there is also the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of the information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Opposition and removal option

The user has the option to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. In this case, all personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted.

6 | Rights of the data subject

If personal data of a user is processed, this person is affected within the meaning of the GDPR and has the following rights towards the person responsible:

1. right of providing information

The user can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data concerning him are being processed. If such processing is available, the user can request the following information from the person responsible:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed
(2) the categories of personal data that are processed
(3) the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the relevant personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed
(4) the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning the user or, if specific information is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration
(5) the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning the user, a right to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing
(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The user has the right to request information as to whether the personal data relating to him is transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, the user can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees according to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

2. Right to rectification

The user has the right to correction and / or completion vis-à-vis the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning the user is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction immediately.

3. Right to restriction of processing

Under the following conditions, the user can request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning him:

(1) If the user contests the correctness of the personal data concerning him for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the correctness of the personal data.
(2) the processing is unlawful and the user refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
(3) The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the user needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
(4) if the user has lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh the reasons of the user. If the processing of the personal data concerning the user has been restricted, this data - apart from its storage - may only be allowed with the consent of the user or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of a important public interest of the Union or a member state. If the processing restriction has been restricted according to the above conditions, the user will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to cancellation

The user can request the person responsible to delete the personal data relating to the user immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data relating to the user are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) The user revokes his consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) The user objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the user objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR .
(4) The personal data relating to the user were processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of the personal data concerning the user is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.
(6) The personal data relating to the user was collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.

 

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary:

(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information
(2) To fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of ​​public health in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 Paragraph 3 GDPR
(4) For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under section a) is likely to make the realization of the objectives of this processing impossible or seriously impair it
(5) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims

5. Right to be informed

If the user has asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless , this turns out to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. The user has the right vis-à-vis the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to data portability

The user has the right to receive the personal data concerning him, which he has provided to the person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, the user has the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that:

(1) the processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) (B) GDPR and
(2) the processing is carried out using automated procedures. In exercising this right, the user also has the right to have the personal data relating to him transmitted directly from one person in charge to another person in charge, insofar as this is technically feasible.

This must not impair the freedoms and rights of other people. The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible.

7. Right to object

The user has the right, for reasons that arise from his or her particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him, which is based on Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The person responsible no longer processes the personal data relating to the user, unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the user, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If the personal data concerning the user are processed in order to operate direct mail, the user has the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning him for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If the user objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to him will no longer be processed for these purposes. In connection with the use of information society services - regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC - the user has the option of exercising the right of objection by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

The user has the right to revoke his data protection declaration of consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of withdrawal.
 
9. Right to complain to a supervisory authority


Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, the user has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of his place of residence, his place of work or the place of the alleged verse

toss if he is of the opinion that the processing of the personal data concerning him violates the GDPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted informs the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Art. 78 GDPR.

7 | Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. More than 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

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

Each time this website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), is accessed, this component causes the browser used by the person concerned to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information on the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific subpage of this website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific sub-page of this website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to this website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on this website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject by LinkedIn. If the person concerned activates a LinkedIn button integrated on this website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Via the LinkedIn component, LinkedIn always receives information that the person concerned has visited this website if the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing this website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their LinkedIn account before accessing this website.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the option of unsubscribing from email messages, SMS messages and targeted advertisements, as well as managing advertisement settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

8 | Data protection provisions on the application and use of Xing

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

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

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective person Xing component causes a representation of the corresponding Xing component to be downloaded from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing gains knowledge of which specific subpage of this website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific sub-page of this website the person concerned is visiting each time this website is accessed by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on this website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned to the respective Xing account of the person concerned by Xing. If the data subject clicks one of the Xing buttons integrated on this website, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and saves this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the person concerned has visited this website if the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time as accessing this website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Xing account before accessing this website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published data protection information for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

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