Privacy Policy 

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1) Name and contact details of the controller and the company data protection officer 

Responsible: 

Bertsch Innovation Inc.
Tübinger Str. 57
70178 Stuttgart
Germany 

Phone: 49 711 707 108-100
Fax: 49 711 707 108-109
Email: info (at) bertschinnovation.com 

Data protection officer: 

Stefan Weißpfennig 

Bertsch Innovation Inc.
Tübingen Street 57
70178 Stuttgart
Germany 

Our company data protection officer can be reached at the above address or under datenschutz (at) bertschinnovation.com. 

2) Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of its use 

a) When visiting the website

When you visit our website, information is automatically sent to the server on our website by using the browser used on your device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until the automated deletion: 

  • Name of the file retrieved 
  • Date and time of retrieval 
  • Amount of data transferred 
  • Report whether the retrieval was successful 
  • Description of the type of web browser used 
  • Operating system used 
  • The previously visited site 
  • Provider 
  • Your IP address 

The above data is processed by us for the following purposes: 

  • Ensure a smooth connection of the website, 
  • Ensure convenient use of our website, 
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, as well as 
  • For further administrative purposes. 

The legal basis for data processing is Art.6 (1) lit.f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you as a person. 

In addition, when you visit our website, we use cookies as well as analytical and marketing services. For more details, see the Sec. 5 – 7 of this Privacy Statement. 

b) When using our contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide your name, a valid e-mail address and the specific request so that we know who the request is from and in order to be able to respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. 

The personal data collected for the use of the contact form by us will be deleted after the request you have made has been completed, unless another basis of legitimacy (e.g. a specific order) entitles further processing. 

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art.6 paragraph 1 lit.b GDPR on the basis of your specific request. 

c) When using our newsletter

On our website you can subscribe to a free e-mail newsletter. When you sign up for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us. 

  • Name 
  • Company 
  • Title 
  • Email address 

In addition, the following data are collected at the time of registration: 

  • IP address of the calling computer 
  • Date and time of registration 

As part of the registration process, your consent will be obtained for the processing of the data and reference to this privacy policy will be referred to. 

If you hire us to provide services and store your e-mail address, it can subsequently be used by us to send a newsletter. In such a case, only direct mail for similar products or services will be sent via the newsletter. 

In connection with the data processing for the sending of newsletters, the data is not passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to send the newsletter. 

The purpose of collecting the user’s e-mail address is to deliver the e-mail newsletter. The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process is intended to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used. 

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection. The user’s e-mail address is therefore stored as long as the newsletter is subscribed to or unless unsubscribed. 

The other personal data collected as part of the registration process is usually deleted after a period of seven days. 

The subscription to the newsletter can be canceled by the affected user at any time. To this end, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter. This also allows for a revocation of the consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the registration process. 

The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is provided if the user has given its consent (Art.6 paragraph 1 lit.a GDPR). The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Article 6 (1) lit. f in conjunction with Section 7 (3) of the UWG. 

Use of the shipping service provider “MailChimp” 

The newsletter is sent via “MailChimp,” a newsletter delivery platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. 

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in the context of these notices, are stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp says that MailChimp can use this data to optimize or improve its own services, for example to technically optimize the shiftwork and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes, in order to determine from which Countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass it on to third parties. 

We rely on MailChimp’s reliability and IT and data security. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and is committed to complying with EU data protection requirements. We have also entered into a “data processing agreement” with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process them on our behalf in accordance with its privacy policy and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. You can view MailChimp’s privacy policy here. 

Credentials 

To sign up for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. 

As an option, we ask you to provide your first and last name. This information is only used to personalize the newsletter. We also ask you to provide your date of birth, gender and industry as an option. We use this information only to adapt the contents of the newsletter to the interests of our readers. 

Statistical survey and analysis 

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon,” i.e. a pixel-sized file, which is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval, will be collected first.  This information is used for the technical improvement of the services on the basis of technical data or target groups and their reading behavior on the basis of their retrieval points (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or access times. 

Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters will open, when they will open and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our ambition nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users. 

Online call and data management 

There are cases where we direct newsletter recipients to MailChimp’s websites. For example, our newsletters contain a link with which newsletter recipients can access the newsletters online (e.g. in case of presentation problems in the e-mail program). In addition, newsletter recipients can correct their data, such as the e-mail address afterwards. Similarly, MailChimp’s privacy policy is only available on its website. 

In this context, we pointed out that cookies are used on the MailChimp websites and that personal data is thus processed by MailChimp, its partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no control over this data collection. For more information, see MailChimp’s privacy policy. We also draw attention to the possibilities of objection to data collection for advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/(for the European area). 

Termination/revocation 

You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. Resist their consents. At the same time, your consents in its shipping via MailChimp and the statistical analyses will be extinguished.  A separate revocation of the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. 

A link to the cancellation of the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. 

Legal basis for the General Data Protection Regulation 

In accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply from 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consent to the sending of e-mail addresses on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. A, 7 GDPR and § 7 (2) (3), or paragraph 3 UWG. The use of the mail order service provider MailChimp, the conduct of statistical surveys and analyses as well as the logging of the registration procedure, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and meets the expectations of users. 

We would also like to point out that you may object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements in accordance with Article 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes. 

 

3) Sharing data 

There will be no transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. 

We will only share your personal information with third parties if: 

  • You have given explicit consent to do so in accordance with Art.6 (1)lit.aGDPR, 
  • disclosure under Art.6 (1)lit.fGDPR is necessary and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest in not sharing your data, 
  • in the event thatthere is a legal obligation to pass on to Art.6 (1) lit.c GDPR, as well as 
  • This is permitted by law and required by Art.6 paragraph 1lit.bGDPR for the settlement of contractual relationships with you. 

 

4) Cookies 

We use so-called cookies in some areas of our website. Through such file elements, your computer can be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this website to make it easier for you to use our offer – also during repeat visits. 

However, you usually have the option of setting your internet browser so that you are informed about the occurrence of cookies so that you can allow or exclude them or delete existing cookies. 

Please use the help function of your Internet browser to get information about changing these settings. We would like to point out that individual features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies. 

Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer or data stored by another server. You do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. 

If not specifically regulated below, we base the use of cookies on Article 6 (1) lit.f GDPR. Processing is done to improve the functioning of our website. It is therefore necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests.  

Cookie opt-out possibility 

You can use the following website of the German Data Protection Council Online Advertising (DDOW) to run a cookie opt-out for the technical systems used for digital-based advertising:
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/ 

For a special Google Analytics opt-out, we refer to the next paragraph on Google Analytics in this statement. 

5) Use of plug-ins 

5.1) Using Google Analytics 

We use Google Analytics, a Google Inc. web analytics service, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). 

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer and that allow them to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this Web site, your IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other States party to the agreement on the European economic area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address to a server of Google in the United States is transferred and cut there. On our behalf Google will use this information, to evaluate your use of the Web site, reports about the website activity to assemble and to further services related to website activity and Internet usage against us to provide. It is not merged into IP address sent as part of Google Analytics from your browser with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software; We point out however, that fully are to use, where appropriate, not all functions of this Web page in this case. You can also prevent the generated by the cookie and purposes related to your use of the website (including your IP address) on Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading it from the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) available browser plug-in and install. 

We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “gat. _ anonymize ();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). 

You can also prevent Google Analytics from being collected by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is then set, which prevents the further collection of your data when you visit this website. This procedure is especially recommended when accessing our mobile device page. 

Turn off Google Analytics 

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.htmlor www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html. 

Google Third-Party Policy 

FAQs on Google Third-Party Policy can be found here 

As well as working with third-party vendors here 

We base the use of the aforementioned analysis tool on Art.6 (1) lit.f GDPR: Processing is done to analyze usage behavior and is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests. 

5.2) Privacy Policy for the use of Google Fonts 

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. The use of Google Fonts is done without authentication and no cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API. If you have an account with Google, none of your Google account details will be sent to Google while using Google Fonts. Google only collects the use of CSS and the fonts used and securely stores this data. More on these and other questions can be found on https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=231550647513. 

You can read what data is collected by Google and what this data is used for on https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . 

5.3) Privacy Statement for the Use of wiredminds 

Our website uses the counting pixel technology of wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze visitor behavior. Data may be collected, processed and stored from which user profiles are created under a pseudonym. Where possible and useful, these usage profiles are completely anonymized. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s internet browser and are used to recognize the Internet browser. The collected data, which may also contain personal data, is transmitted to wiredminds or collected directly by wiredminds. wiredminds may use information left by visits to the websites to create anonymized user profiles. The data obtained will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website without the consent of the person concerned and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. To the extent that IP addresses are recorded, their immediate anonymization is done by deleting the last number block. You have the option to object to the use of your visit data. By clicking on the following link, you can object to the further and future recording of your visitor session for web analysis. Exclusion link: Exclude from website tracking. We base this commitment on Article 6 (1) lit.a GDPR. 

6) Applicant data 

6.1 Required applicant data: 

When applying, we process data from you that we need as part of the application. This can be contact details, all applicant-related data (CV, certificates, qualifications, answers to questions, etc.) as well as, if applicable, bank details (to reimburse travel expenses). The legal basis for this is based on Section 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act. 

6.2 Data Transfer to Other Locations: 

Our company operates in three locations where personnel responsibilities exist across departmental and corporate boundaries. For this reason, responsible supervisors in Freiburg and Markdorf can also access your applicant data. These data processing is required under Section 26 of the German Civil Code (BDSG) to decide whether or not to establish an employment relationship. 

6.3 Data erasure: 

In individual cases, there may be a longer storage of individual data 

(E.g., travel expense accounting). The duration of the storage is then based on the legal retention obligations, e.g. from the tax code (6 years) or the Commercial Code (10 years). 

Unless there is a hiring, but your application is still of interest to us, we ask you whether we can continue to hold your application for future appointments. This is done by retrieving a declaration of consent. 

For more information on deleting the data, please refer you to paragraph 7 of our privacy policy. 

6.4 Confidential treatment of your data: 

Of course, we treat your application data confidentially and do not transmit it to third parties. We may use strictly governmental service providers to support us, for example, in the areas of personnel selection, computing or the archiving and destruction of documents, and with which separate contracts for order processing have been concluded. 

6.5 Your privacy rights: 

As the person concerned, you have the right to information about the personal data concerning you as well as to correct incorrect data or to delete it, provided that one of the reasons given in Article 17 of the GDPR is available, e.g. if the data for the purposes pursued no longer Needed. There is also the right to restrict processing if one of the conditions set out in Article 18 of the GDPR exists and, in cases of Article 20 of the GDPR, the right to data portability. 

Any person concerned has the right to complain to a supervisory authority if they believe that the processing of the data concerning them violates data protection regulations. The right to appeal may be invoked, in particular, by a supervisory authority in the Member State of the whereabouts or workplaces of the person concerned or the location of the alleged infringement. 

7) Deletion of data 

The data stored with us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for its purpose and no legal retention obligations stand in the way of the deletion. Unless users ‘ data is deleted because it is necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data of users who have to be kept for commercial or tax reasons. 

According to legal requirements, the retention is carried out for 6 years in accordance with § 257 (1) of the HGB (trading books, trading letters, etc.) as well as for 10 years in accordance with § 147 (1) AO (commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.). 

8) Affected rights 

You are entitled to the following rights of concern: 

(a) Right to information 

You have the right to ask us to confirm whether you are being processed personal data. 

  1. b) Correction/deletion/restriction of processing

You also have the right to demand that we: 

  • Your inaccurate personal data relating to it will be corrected without delay (right to rectify); 
  • Your relevant personal data will be deleted immediately (right to deletion) and 
  • Processing is restricted (right to restrict processing). 
  1. c) Right to data portability

You have the right to receive personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit that data to another person in charge. 

  1. d) Right to cancel

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of consent until the revocation. 

(e) Right to object 

If the processing of personal data relating is necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest (Article 6 (1) of the GDPR) or to safeguard our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) of the GDPR), you are required to Right to object. 

  1. f) The right to complain

If you believe that the processing of the personal data relating to you violates the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority without prejudice to other remedies. 

9) Change of privacy policy 

We reserve the right to adjust this privacy policy in the event of any change in the legal situation, the service and the data processing. However, this only applies to explanations of data processing. If user consent is required or if components of the privacy policy contain rules of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users. 

Users can inform themselves of any changes in this privacy policy on a regular basis.