Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

As the data controller we have prepared this privacy notice to inform you in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data in relation to the services we offer on our web site.

I. Definitions

'Personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('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 online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;

'Processing' means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;

'Controller' means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law;
'Recipient' means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing;

II. General information

1. The data controller

Information Design One AG
Baseler Straße 10
60329 Frankfurt
Germany
Telephone: +49 69 244 502 0
Fax: +49 69 244 502 10
E-Mail: info@id1.de

2. Contact details of the data protection officer

OBSECOM GmbH
Königstr. 40
70173 Stuttgart
Germany
Telephone: +49 711 / 4605025-40
Fax: +49 711 / 4605025-49
E-Mail: privacy@obsecom.de
Web site: www.obsecom.eu

3. Legal bases

We process personal data based on at least one of the following legal bases:

  • The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes (Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR);
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR);
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR);
  • Processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person (Art. 6 (1)(d) GDPR);
  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party (Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR)

In this privacy policy we refer to the respective legal basis of the individual data processing operations.

4. Onward transfer of personal data

We forward personal data to recipients (data processors or other third parties) only to the extent required and only if one of the subsequent conditions are met:

  • the data subject has consented to the data transfer;
  • the onward transfer is required to fulfil a contractual obligation or pre-contractual measure on the request of the data subject;
  • we are obliged by law to make such a transfer;
  • The onward transfer is made on the basis of our legitimate interest or on those of a third party.
5. Third countries

The transfer of personal data to a third country or an international organisation outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) is subject to legal or contractual permission only in accordance with the provisions under Art. 44 et seq. GDPR. Pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR an adequacy decision of the EU commission must be present for the respective country, or appropriate safeguards for data privacy under Art. 46 GDPR, or Binding Corporate Rules under Art. 47 GDPR must exist. In individual cases, a data transfer may be permitted on the basis of an exception under Art. 49 GDPR.

We may use on our website external services provided by organisations based in the USA. If these services are active, personal data is collected in connection with the provision of the relevant service and may be transferred to and stored on servers in the USA. The European Court of Justice considers the USA to have an inadequate level of data protection. When data is transferred to the US, there is a fundamental risk that the US authorities may access and use the data for surveillance and monitoring purposes without notification and without the possibility of a legal remedy.

6. Rights of data subjects

As a data subject you have the following right:

If you wish to assert the data subject rights mentioned above, you can contact us or our data protection officer at any time using the contact details above.

7. Erasure and restriction of personal data

Unless otherwise provided for in this privacy notice, personal data will be deleted, if this data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed and the deletion does not conflict with statutory retention requirements. In addition, we will erase the personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR on your request, if the conditions provided therein are met. If personal data are required for other lawful purposes, they will not be erased, but their processing will be restricted in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR. In case of restriction, the data will not be processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to personal data that must be retained by us for commercial or tax law reasons. For example, data must be kept for 6 years pursuant to Section 257 (1) Nos. 2 and 3 German Commercial Code (HGB) and Section 147 (1) Nos. 2, 3, 5 German Tax Code (AO); data must be kept for 10 years pursuant to Section 257 (1) Nos. 1 and 4 HGB and Section 147 (1) No. 1, 4, 4a AO.

8. Cookies

Our web site uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that your browser automatically creates and stores on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, PC, etc.) when you visit our web site. Cookies do no harm to your device, nor do they contain any viruses or other malicious software. The cookie stores information which is created in relation to the specific device you are using. However, this does not mean that we become immediately aware of your identity. Cookies are mainly used to make the web site more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, if you do not wish to accept cookies, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your device or a message is displayed before new cookies are created. Information on how to remove cookies in Internet Explorer / Edge, please refer to: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies. Information on the removal of cookies in Firefox, please refer to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored. Learn how to remove cookies in Safari here: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be made for a variety of services, as explained at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ or the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, disabling cookies may mean that you may not be able to use all the features of our web site.

This website uses a cookie banner to store your cookie consent.

We use the following cookies on our web site:

 

a. Necessary cookies:

NamePHPSESSID
PurposeRecognizes during your visit of our site that you have already visited individual pages of our website.
ExpiresUntil the end of your visit
Sample content3cm12d11d14fg0ssklulk1k274
Further Informationhttp://www.php-faq.de/q/q-sessions-id.html

b. Cookies for tracking and statistics

Name_fbp
ProviderFacebook
PurposeThis Facebook Pixel cookie is used to distinguish and track individual users
Expires3 Months
Sample contentfb.1.1580987411719.594444883
Further Informationhttps://developers.facebook.com/docs/marketing-api/conversions-api/parameters/fbp-and-fbc/?locale=de_DE
Name_ga
ProviderGoogle
PurposeGoogle Universal Analytics. Distinguish unique users by randomly generated client ID numbers. Use to identify returning visitors, calculate visitor, session and campaign data.
Expires2 Years
Sample contentGA1.3.1369932704.1580458261
Further Informationhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Name_gid
ProviderGoogle
Purpose
Expires24 Hours
Sample contentGA1.3.1183256634.1586250684
Further Information
Name_gat_gtag_*
ProviderGoogle
PurposeGoogle Analytics: Throttles the request rate to restrict data collection on heavily frequented websites
Expires10 Minutes
Sample content1
Further Informationhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

c. Unclassified cookies

Namecookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary
PurposeThis cookie is used by the WordPress plugin "GDPR Cookie Consent" to inform visitors about the cookies used by the website.
Expires1 Year
Sample contentyes
Nameviewed_cookie_policy
PurposeThis cookie is used to record whether the cookie law information bar has been viewed and accepted.
Expires1 Year
Sample contentyes

 

The personal data processed by essential/necessary cookies are required under Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR for the respective purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in the provision and operation of our website. The legal basis for the use of cookies for advertising, market research and the integration of external media services is your voluntarily given consent according to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR.

III. Individual processing operations

1. Hosting

In order to make our website available, we use services provided by hosting companies, such as: Provision of web servers, disk space, database services, and security or maintenance services. Here we, or our hosting providers, process personal data of website visitors based on our legitimate interests in providing efficient and secure access to our website in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.

2. Access data and log files

By visiting our web site or its individual pages, your device’s internet browser automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is stored in so-called log files by us or our hosting provider and will be deleted after 6 Months at the latest.

The following information is stored:

  • IP address of the requesting computer;
  • Date and time of access;
  • Name and URL of the requested file;
  • Web site from which our site was accessed (Referrer-URL);
  • The browser used and your computer’s operating system;
  • Status codes and the transferred amount of data;
  • Name of your access providers.

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • The provision of our web site, including all of its features and contents;
  • To ensure a smooth connection to our web site;
  • To ensure a more user-friendly experience on our website;
  • To ensure system security and stability;
  • For anonymised statistical evaluation of web site access;
  • To optimise our web site;
  • For disclosure to law enforcement authorities in the event of unlawful interference / attacks on our systems;
  • For further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest relates to the data collection purposes mentioned above. Under no circumstances will we use the personal data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about a person.

3. Other means of contact

If you contact us using the contact details published on our website (for example, by e-mail) and in this context provide us with personal data, we will use this data to process your request on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is required to perform pre-contractual action. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR and / or our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. We will store your personal data until you ask us for deletion, revoke your consent to the storage, or the data are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected (for example, after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain thereof unaffected.

4. E-Mail direct marketing to customers

If you are an existing customer and we have received your e-mail address in connection with the sale of goods or services, we may use your e-mail address for the direct marketing of our own similar goods or services. This only applies if you have not objected and we clearly and unequivocally have advised you of the possibility of objection at the time of collecting the e-mail address, and every time we use it thereafter. The legal basis of processing is our legitimate interest in direct marketing according to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. We will store the personal data until you object to the processing.

5. Newsletter

If you would like to receive our newsletter we require your e-mail address. The data processing for the purpose of sending the newsletter takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR based on your voluntary consent by means of the so-called double-opt-in procedure. The e-mail address will be used and stored for this purpose until you withdraw your consent or unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example by using the link at the bottom of each newsletter. You can also send your withdrawal/unsubscribe request at any time to the e-mail address given under Clause II.

6. MailChimp

We process our e-mail newsletters via MailChimp. The provider is the Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (hereafter 'MailChimp'). MailChimp is used to send and evaluate the reach of our newsletters. For this purpose, MailChimp processes your e-mail address and any other data required by MailChimp for the provision of the newsletter on our behalf. The legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The personal data required for processing the newsletter is stored on servers in the United States. The data transfer to MailChimp is legitimised according to Art. 46 (2)(c) GDPR based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses. A copy of the clauses can be found at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32010D0087&from=en. For more information on how MailChimp handles your personal information, please refer to the privacy policy at: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

7. Job applications

For more information on the processing of personal data in the context of job applications, please visit: https://id1-jobs.personio.de/privacy-policy?language=en

IV. Statistics and Analytics

1. Facebook-Pixel

This website uses the so-called ‘Facebook pixel’. Provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Responsibility for the processing of personal data of data subjects in the EU is held by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland. The use of the Facebook pixel-technology enables Facebook to recognize visitors of our website and to associate them to certain groups for the display of specific advertisements (for example, categories visitors to our website according to areas of interest which we have given to Facebook, so-called 'Custom Audiences'). This ensures that the users are shown only interest-oriented ads thus avoiding annoyance by improper advertising. By using Facebook pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of our Facebook ads for statistical purposes and track whether and how users have used our offer after clicking on the advertisement. The use of the Facebook pixel helps us to promote our products and services in an appropriate manner without annoying users with inappropriate advertising.

For more information about the Facebook Pixel and how it works, please refer to: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616. More information on how Facebook processes the data obtained, and general details about Facebook advertisement is made available on the Facebook data policy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update. In your personal Facebook account under the heading 'Settings', you also have the option to object to the collection of your personal data via the Facebook pixel and its use for the display of specific advertisements. More information about these settings are available at: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads (Login required).

The legal basis for the use of the Facebook pixel is your voluntarily given consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. The legal basis for data transfer to the USA is also your voluntarily given consent in accordance with Art. 49 (1)(a) GDPR.

2. LinkedIn Insight Tag

We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag on our website. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company

Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter "LinkedIn"). The purpose of the LinkedIn Insight Tag is to create anonymised reports on website audiences and ad performance. We also use retargeting features to display targeted advertising on other websites. For this purpose, LinkedIn sets a cookie in your web browser, which, among others, collects the following data: IP address, device and browser characteristics and page events (e.g. page views). The information collected by LinkedIn may be transferred to and stored on servers in the USA. The legal basis for the processing of personal data is your voluntarily given consent according to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. The legal basis for the transfer of data to the USA is also your voluntarily given consent according to Art. 49. (1)(a) GDPR. The collected information is anonymised within seven days and deleted after 90 days. If you do not agree with the tracking and retargeting by the LinkedIn Insight Tag, you can obtaining an opt-out cookie via this link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out. Please note that when you delete your browser cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then have to visit the LinkedIn opt-out page again to reset the cookie. For more information on how LinkedIn handles personal data, please refer to the privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

V. Google Services

Provider of the services below is Google Ireland Limited (Register No: 368047), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter „Google“).

The information collected by Google in connection with the provision of the respective services may be transferred to and processed by Google servers in the USA. Please also note our information on data transfer to third countries, see above.

For more information about how Google handles personal data, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/. For information on the use of data for advertising purposes by Google, settings and your right to object please refer to: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners/, https://www.google.de/policies/technologies/ads/, https://adssettings.google.de/

1.Google services for which your consent is required

The legal basis for the use of the following services is your voluntarily given consent according to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. The legal basis for data transfer to the USA is also your voluntarily given consent in accordance with Art. 49 (1)(a) GDPR.

1.1 Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies.  Google Analytics collects information about the visits of website users and analyses their behaviour. This data serves the purpose of developing a user-friendly web site design, the continuous optimisation of our services and offers, to measure the success of marketing activities and to create statistical analysis. In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used. Google Analytics collects information such as browser type / version, operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and time of server request. The information generated is transferred to the US and stored on servers owned by Google. The collected user data and event data will be deleted after 26 months. Information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with any other data that is kept by Google. The IP address will be anonymised so that assignment is impossible. You can prevent the local storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, be advised that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the full extent possible. Additionally, in order to prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated in relation to your use of the website you may download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. You can prevent Google from gathering your data by clicking on this link Deactivate Google Analytic which sets an opt-out cookie on your computer. This cookie ensures that Google Analytics will not collect and store any user data from your browser when visiting this website. Attention: If you delete your cookie cache, this will result in the opt-out cookie being deleted as well. Then you must re-activate the opt-out cookie again.

1.2 YouTube

Our website uses media content from the YouTube platform. Provider is Google Ireland Limited (Register No: 368047), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter 'Google'). The purpose is to display content of the YouTube platform that relates to the content of our website. This service collects your IP address and any additional data Google may need to provide the YouTube content. The information gathered about your use of this web site is stored on a server in the USA. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Google. If you are logged in to your YouTube account while you are visiting our website, Google can link your visit of our website directly to your YouTube user account. If you do not want Google to be able to associate the data collected on our web site with your respective user account on YouTube, you must first log out of YouTube.

2. Other Google services

The legal basis for the use of the following services are our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests are listed below for each service individually.

2.1 Google Web Fonts

Our website uses external typesets provided by Google, so-called web fonts. To do this, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache when you visit the website. If your browser does not support this feature, your computer will use a standard font to display the website. This service collects your IP address, which of our web sites you have visited and, if necessary, other data required by Google for the provision of the web fonts. The generated information about your use of this web site is stored on servers in the USA. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us or Google.

2.2 Google Tag Manager

Our website uses Google Tag Manager to manage the website through a single tag management interface. Google Tool Manager only implements tags. This means no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which may collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivated at the domain or cookie level, it will remain effective for all tracking tags as far as they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.