Data Protection - Social Media
Use of social media
To support our public relations, we currently use the following social media plug-ins:
We use the so-called “2-click solution”. That means, when you visit our website, no personal data is passed on to the providers of these plug-ins. Personal data is only transmitted if you click on one of the plug-ins: By activating the plug-ins, data is automatically transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). We have no influence on the collected data and data processing procedures, nor do we know the full extent of data collection, purposes, and storage periods. Since the plug-in provider collects data using cookies in particular, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the grey box.
If you activate a plug-in, the plug-in provider is notified that you accessed the corresponding sub-page of our online offer. In addition, the data stated under Sec. 6 of this declaration is transmitted; in the case of Facebook and Xing, according to the respective providers in Germany, only an anonymized IP is collected. This takes place regardless of whether you have an account with this plug-in provider and are logged in. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, this data will be directly associated with your account. If you click on the activated button and e.g. link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and publicly communicates it to your contacts. If you do not wish for your profile to be associated with the plug-in provider, you must log out before activating the button.
The plug-in provider stores this data as user profiles and uses them for the purpose of advertising, market research, and/or customization of its website. Such evaluation is done in particular (for users who are not logged in, as well) to display needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the compilation of these user profiles. To exercise this right, you must contact the applicable plug-in provider. Using the plug-ins, we provide the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users, which allows us to improve our services and design them to be more interesting for you as a user. Legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing of this data by the plug-in provider, please refer to the data protection declarations of the providers listed below. There you can also find further information about your rights and configuration options to protect your privacy.
Our data protection officer will also be at your disposal if you request information, suggestions or have any complaints.