Data Privacy

We are very pleased with your interest in our company. Data privacy plays a particularly important role for the management of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG. The use of the website of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG is generally possible without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject would like to make use of special services provided by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. Should the processing of personal data be necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Privacy Regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data privacy regulations applicable to the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. Through this data privacy statement, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this data privacy statement informs data subjects of their rights.

The Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures in its capacity as data controller in order to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected to the greatest extent possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can still have security gaps; consequently, absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data privacy statement of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG is based on the terms used by the European legislative body for directives and regulations when the General Data Privacy Regulation (DS-GVO) was issued. Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understandable to the general public as well as to our customers and business partners. For this reason, we would like to explain the terms we use in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data privacy statement:

a) Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an on-line identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject

A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.

c) Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations, whether or not performed by automated means, which is performed in connection with personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading-out, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, the matching or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

The restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the purpose of limiting its future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data that involves the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to the job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, geographical location or change of location of that natural person.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, to the extent that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Data controller or person responsible for processing data

Data controller or person responsible for processing data is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes for which and the means by which personal data is processed. In cases where the purposes and means of such processing are specified by European Union law or by the law of the Member States, the data controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be specified by European Union law or by the law of the Member States.

h) Order processor

An order processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

i) Recipient

The recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation request under European Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

j) Third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the data controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the data controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

k) Consent

Consent shall mean any voluntary, informed and unequivocal expression of the data subject’s intention in the specific case, in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the data controller

The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Privacy Regulation, other data privacy laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations relating to data privacy is the:

Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG

Syrlinstraße 35

89703 Ulm

Germany

Tel.: 0731409690

E-Mail: info@schoenes-leben.org

Website: www.schoenes-leben.org

3. Contact details of the data privacy officer

Tel.: 0731409690

E-Mail: Datenschutz@schoenes-leben.org

Website: www.schoenes-leben.org

Every data subject can contact our data privacy officer at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data privacy.

4. Cookies

The websites of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a character string by which Internet pages and servers can be linked to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. An Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

With cookies, the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG can provide the users of its website with more user-friendly services which would not be possible without the use of cookies.

The information and services on our website can be optimized for the user by means of a cookie. As already mentioned, cookies allow us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, since this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is a shopping cart cookie from an online shop. The online shop remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart by using a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the placement of cookies by our website at any time with a corresponding setting in the underlying Internet browser and thereby permanently object to the placement of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been placed can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This option is available in all commonly used Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the placement of cookies in his or her Internet browser, it may be possible that some of the functions of our website cannot be used.

5. Collection of general data and information

The website of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG records a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The following can be recorded: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. However, this information is required to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. This data and information collected anonymously is evaluated by the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG on the one hand statistically and also with the goal of increasing data privacy and data security in our company and ultimately to ensure an optimum level of privacy for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Subscription to our newsletter

Users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletter on the website of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG. The personal data transmitted to the data controller when ordering the newsletter is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.

The Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG informs its customers and business partners about company offers at regular intervals with this newsletter. Our company’s newsletter can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent the first time to the e-mail address entered by a data subject in order to send the newsletter using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the data subject, as the owner of the e-mail address, has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also save the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to trace any (possible) misuse of a data subject’s e-mail address later. It also serves to provide legal protection for the data controller.

The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if there are changes to the newsletter service or if technical conditions require this information for the operation of the newsletter service itself or for registration. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be disclosed to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be canceled by the data subject at any time. The consent granted by the data subject to store personal data for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. Each newsletter contains a corresponding link for the purpose of revoking this consent. It is also possible at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter mailing directly on the website of the data controller or to notify the data controller in any other way.

7. Newsletter tracking

The newsletter of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail image embedded in e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Using the embedded counting pixel, the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG can see whether and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were accessed by the data subject.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimize the mailing of the newsletter and to better match the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent submitted for this purpose via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation of this consent, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. Unsubscribing from the newsletter will be automatically interpreted by the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG as a revocation.

8. How to contact us via the website

The website of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG contains information required by law to enable fast electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data provided on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller shall be stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

9. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or to the extent required by the European legislative body for directives and regulations or by any other legislator in laws or regulations, to which the data controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislative body for directives and regulations or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

10. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right, as granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations, to obtain from the data controller a confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her is being processed. If a data subject would like to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an agent of the data controller.

b) Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations to obtain, at any time and free of charge, from the data controller, information on personal data relating to him or her and a copy thereof. Furthermore, the European legislative body for directives and regulations has granted the data subject access to the following information:

• The purposes for which the data is processed
• The categories of personal data being processed
• The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, to recipients in third countries or international organizations
• If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this period
• The existence of a right of rectification or deletion of personal data relating to the data subject or of a right to have the processing limited by the data controller or to object to such processing
• The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
• If the personal data is not collected from the data subject: all available information relating to the origin of this data
• The existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 Para. 1 and 4 DPA and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to be informed about appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject would like to exercise this right to access personal information, he or she may at any time contact an agent of the data controller.

c) Right to rectification

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations, to request the immediate rectification of any inaccurate personal data that relates to him or her. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal data, bearing in mind the purposes of the processing, by means of a supplementary declaration if necessary.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.

d) Right of deletion (right to be forgotten)

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations, to demand from the data controller that the personal data concerning him or her be deleted without delay if one of the following reasons applies and provided that the processing is not necessary:

• The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes that no longer apply.
• The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 Para. 1 letter a DS-BER or Article 9 Para. 2 letter a DS-BER and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
• The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 Para. 1 DPA and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 Para. 2 DPA.
• The personal data was processed unlawfully.
• The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject.
• The personal data were collected in connection with the services provided by the Information Society in accordance with Article 8 Para. 1 of the DS-GVO.

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject requests the deletion of personal data held by the SCHÖNES LEBEN Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG, he or she can contact an agent of the data controller at any time to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the SCHÖNES LEBEN Gruppe B.V. & Co. The agent of Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG will immediately take steps to comply with the request for deletion of the data.

If the personal data was collected by the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG and if our company is obligated to delete the personal data as the data controller pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO, the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested that all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data be deleted by these other data controllers, unless the processing is necessary. The agent of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG will take the necessary steps on an individual case basis.

e) Right to restrict processing

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations, to demand from the data controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:

• The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, but for a period that allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
• The processing is unlawful, the data subject rejects the deletion of personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.
• The data controller no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject requires the data for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
• The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 Para. 1 DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met and a data subject wants to restrict the personal data held by the SCHÖNES LEBEN Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG, he or she may contact an agent of the data controller at any time. The agent of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG will then take steps to restrict processing.

f) Right to data portability

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which has been provided by the data subject to a data controller, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. The data subject shall also have the right to transfer such data to another data controller without interference by the data controller to whom the personal data has been disclosed, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DPA or Art. 9 Para. 2 letter a DPA or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DPA and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller.

Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability, the data subject has the right, in accordance with Article 20 Para. 1 of the DPA, to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, to the extent this is technically feasible and if this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may contact an agent of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG at any time.

g) Right of objection

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6 Para. 1 letters e or f of the DPA. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG no longer processes the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing which are worth protecting and which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG processes personal data in order to carry out direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, to the extent that it is associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG processing data for the purposes of direct advertising, then the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data affecting him or her that is carried out by the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a task in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right of objection, the data subject may contact any agent of the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG directly or any other relevant staff. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his or her right to object to the use of Information Society services by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications, irrespective of Directive 2002/58/EC.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which would have legal implications for him or her or significantly affect him or her in a like manner, unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) the decision is authorized by the European Union or the Member States to which the data controller is subject and such legislation provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) the decision is made with the explicit consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, the Schönes Leben Gruppe B.V. & Co. KG shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, which shall include at the very least the right to request the intervention of a third party on behalf of the data controller, to represent his or her own standpoint and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact an agent of the data controller.

i) Right to revoke consent relating to data privacy

Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke his or her consent to process personal data at any time as granted by the European legislative body for directives and regulations.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to revoke consent, he or she may at any time contact an agent of the data controller.

11. Data privacy with respect to job applications and the application process

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of job applicants for the purpose of managing the application process. The processing may also be carried out by electronic means. This is the case when an applicant submits relevant application documents to the data controller by electronic means, such as e-mail or a web form available on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data is stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the statutory provisions. If the data controller does not conclude a contract of employment with the applicant, the application file shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the decision to reject the application, unless deletion is contrary to any other legitimate interests of the data controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a burden of proof in legal proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

12. Privacy policy regarding the use and application of Facebook

The data controller has integrated components of the Facebook company on this website. Facebook is a social network platform.

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network is a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network through friendship requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The data controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada.

Each time the data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook Plug-In) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website for the entire duration of their visit to our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the data subject makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged on to Facebook at the same time as he or she visits our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transferred to Facebook, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress the transmission of data to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

13. Privacy policy regarding the use and application of Xing

The data controller has integrated components of the of Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts as well as establish new ones. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time the data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website which is operated by the data controller and on which a Xing component (Xing Plug-In) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a display of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information about the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins As part of this technical process, Xing is informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website for the entire duration of their visit to our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Xing receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged on to Xing at the same time as he or she visits our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transferred to Xing, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Xing, which is available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published a privacy statement for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

14. Privacy policy regarding the use and application of YouTube

The data controller has integrated components of YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips for free. Other users can also view the clips free of charge, evaluate and comment on them. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why not only complete film and television programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos created by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website which is operated by the data controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged on to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting when accessing a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to YouTube at the same time when he or she visits our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transferred to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

15. Legal basis for the processing of data

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO provides our company with a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, such as processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DPA. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might be necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject predominate. We are allowed such processing operations because they were specifically mentioned by European legislators. In this respect, the legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).

16. Legitimate interests regarding processing that are pursued by the data controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit and the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

17. Period for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the period of storage of personal data is the applicable legal retention period. After expiration of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

18. Legal or contractual provisions concerning the provision of the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is in part required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, a contract may require a data subject to provide us with personal data, which we must then process. For example, the data subject is obligated to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our representatives. Our representative will inform the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data was not provided.

19. Existence of automated decision making

As a company that is aware of its responsibilities, we do not use automatic decision making or profiling.