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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy statement and information, in accordance with article 13 of the GDPR


Thank you for visiting our website and showing an interest in our services. As a user of our website, we take the protection of your privacy very seriously and we strictly uphold the legal data protection provisions on collecting, processing and using data. This applies in particular to the processing of your personal data.

The data controller’s name and contact details

Planckstraße 15
32052 Herford, Deutschland

T + 49 (5221) 777-0
F + 49 (5221) 777-500

The data protection officer’s contact details

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Oliver Baldner
Tel: +49 (5221) 777-987
E-mail: datenschutz(at)


Purposes and legal basis for the processing of personal data:

Purposes for processing Legal basis
To bring the data controller in contact with visitors to our website who use our online contact form Article 6, paragraph 1, lit.b of the GDPR (required to fulfil the pre-contractual measures)
The evaluation of user behaviour using Google Analytics Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR (consent of the data subject)
The processing of technical information, in order to optimise the availability of services and the appearance of website information retrieved by the visitor on their end device. Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR (the data controller’s legitimate interest)
Execution of external codes in the JavaScript framework “jQuery” Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR (the data controller’s legitimate interest)
Controlling the website and the appropriate process design during the use of cookies Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR (the data controller’s legitimate interest)
Analysis and measurement of the success of advertisements placed on the social media platform LinkedIn. Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. a GDPR (consent of the data subject)

In the safeguarding of the data controller’s legitimate interests and in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f of the GDPR, if your personal data is processed, our legitimate interests are the constant analysis and improvement of the website and the optimisation of user-friendliness. If technology is used to measure reach, this will be discussed separately in the privacy statement and you will have the opportunity to object. Our legitimate interest in reach measurement is the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our website.

Categories of personal data for processing

When using our website, the following data is processed for organisational and technical purposes:

  • The visitor’s IP address
  • The names of the pages retrieved
  • The date and time of access
  • The name of the browser used
  • The name of the operating system
  • The name of the search engine or external link
  • The name of the data downloaded

If you transmit data using our online form, the personal data provided by you for fulfilling the relevant purposes will be processed.

If you have not objected to the use of tracking by Google Analytics or the use of cookies, we will analyse your use of the website. This includes:

  • the pages retrieved
  • the bounce rate
  • the length of stay on each page

The user’s identity is not made known to us, nor do we employ any measures in order to obtain such information by other means. We analyse this technical data anonymously and solely for statistical purposes, in order to further optimise our website and to present our content in a more attractive manner. This anonymous data is stored separately from personal information on secure systems. Your personal data and privacy are therefore always protected.

Recipients of your personal data

Transmission of your personal data to third parties will only take place upon receipt of your consent or if legally permissible. Transmission of your personal data to authorised state institutions and authorities will only take place within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obligated to do so following a court ruling. Our employees are sworn to confidentiality and must uphold the provisions of the laws on data protection. For the technical provision of services, we use the following companies to process data on our behalf. These are:

Contractor Service rendered
OK InterNetworking GmbH & Co. KG, Konrad-Zuse-Weg 15, D-33415 Verl Hosting the website. Rental and operation of virtual servers in the form of order processing, in accordance with article 28 of the GDPR
Google Analytics Webtracking using Google Analytics
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Business social network for carreer plan and recruiting

Subscription to the newsletter

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we use your email address and other voluntary personal details in order to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive our newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address.

At the end of each newsletter you will find a link, which allows you to amend your data at any time or cancel your subscription. Similarly, you can cancel your subscription by contacting us using the contact details provided in our legal notice.

Use of cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. This involves the use of small text files, which are sent from our servers to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. These do not store personal data but instead use an individual pseudonym. This information is used to recognise you when navigating our pages and it makes navigation simpler.

You can adjust the settings on your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies. This ensures the transparent use of cookies. Alternatively, you can use the website without cookies. You can preset this on your browser. Please be aware that some of the website’s functions may be partly or completely disabled as a result. 

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LinkedIn Insight Tag

We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag tool on our website. This tool is supplied and operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company.

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company is registered at Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

You can find additional information about LinkedIn at

The LinkedIn Insight Tag tool is used to analyse and measure the success of advertising on the LinkedIn social network's online platform.

Where we advertise our products and services on LinkedIn, we aim to show that advertising only to people who are genuinely interested in our products and services.  The LinkedIn Insight Tag tool helps us to ensure that our advertising activity is tailored as well as possible to the requirements and interests of our potential customers. Where LinkedIn users have consented to being shown personalised advertising, the tool will show them appropriate advertising material. LinkedIn also uses the data collected during use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag to conduct analysis for its own purposes and to target its own advertising material.

As explained above, we want to ensure our advertising is only seen by people who are interested in our products and services. With this aim in mind, we have integrated the code for the LinkedIn Insight Tag as part our website, including on the pages you are visiting. This code allows us to analyse and measure your behaviour if you access our site via LinkedIn.

If you interact with our site (for example by clicking on content of interest to you), this will activate the LinkedIn Insight Tag, which will store details of your activity on our site in one or more ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser and saved to the disk on your device. These cookies allow LinkedIn to compare your user data (e.g. URL, referrer URL, IP address, devices, browser properties [user agent] and timestamps) with the data for any LinkedIn account you may have.

As a user of the LinkedIn Insight Tag, we cannot view this data collected by LinkedIn except in anonymised form. This data is only used by LinkedIn in connection with advertising. However, the precise way your data is processed depends on whether you have a LinkedIn user account and are logged in to LinkedIn from your browser when you visit our website.

If you have a LinkedIn user account and are logged in to it, your data will be automatically associated with that user account when you visit our site.

Whether you are a LinkedIn member or not, you can change your advertising settings at

All cookies used by LinkedIn in connection with the LinkedIn Insight Tag are listed in a comprehensive table. You can download this table at

To find out more about LinkedIn's general data protection provisions, you can view the details of their policy at

The lawful basis for the use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag is your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Where collected data and/or details of user activity are forwarded by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited to its parent company in the United States, such forwarding is also carried out on the basis of your consent pursuant to Article 49 (1) (a) GDPR, in conjunction with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

LinkedIn company page

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (based in Ireland, an EU Member State, and hereinafter referred to as ‘LinkedIn’) is the sole controller in respect of the processing of personal data on our LinkedIn company page. You can find out more about how LinkedIn processes personal data at

When you visit our LinkedIn company page, LinkedIn processes personal data in order to provide us with anonymised analysis. This analysis gives us insights into your behaviour on our LinkedIn company page (LinkedIn calls this information ‘page insights’). We do not obtain any of your personal data from these page insights; we only have access to aggregated content. We cannot influence the nature and extent of processing of your personal data by LinkedIn. However, such processing of personal data is conducted as part of a joint controller relationship pursuant to Article 26 GDPR. This processing serves our legitimate interest in obtaining information about activity on our LinkedIn company page, pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In this connection, LinkedIn has published an agreement on data processing by joint controllers. The agreement sets out the division of data processing responsibilities between ourselves and LinkedIn, and can be viewed at

Please be aware that LinkedIn may also process personal data in the United States or in other third countries.

Google Analytics

Cookies used by Google for website analyses, generating statistical data how the website is used.

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Use of external services

Our website uses content from third parties. This may include videos, fonts or scripts. The relevant purposes and the legal basis for using this content is discussed in the section “Purposes and legal basis for processing personal data”. To present third party content, it is technically necessary to transmit your IP address to the relevant third party. We have no influence over how the respective third party uses your personal data. In the following, we will, however, provide an overview of all the third party services used on this website. If available, we will also provide the relevant link to the third party’s privacy statement so that you can read about how your personal data is processed and, if possible, object to such processing.

External service Privacy statement Option to object
External code “jQuery” from the JavaScript-Framework, provided by the third party jQuery Foundation,

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence over whether their operators will uphold the data protection provisions. Despite the careful monitoring of content, we bear no liability for content on external links. The operators of the linked websites are solely responsible for the content on these sites.

Your security

We protect your data from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation or disruption by using a range of technical and organisational measures. Our security measures are constantly updated to match technological developments. All communication between your end device and our service is always encrypted. This applies to the download of documents, information that we provide on our website and information that is provided to us via contact forms or application forms.

Retention period

The personal data that you have provided to us is automatically deleted as soon as the processing purposes have been met. In particular the following retention periods apply:

Categories of stored data Deletion deadline
Technical data and records to backup the website 6 months
Web tracking data At the time of web tracking, your IP address is anonymised by deleting the final octet. Throughout the rest of the analysis, no personal data is processed.
Content which you have provided via the contact or application forms. The retention periods for this content depend on the type of information transmitted and their respective legal retention periods. If an application that we have received does not lead to the conclusion of a work contract, this data will be deleted automatically 6 months after the application process is complete. If you, within the remit of your data subject rights, request the data to be deleted at an earlier date, the data will be deleted immediately.

Data subject rights

You retain the right to be informed at any time of personal data that we have stored about you. Furthermore, in accordance with articles 16 to 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to amend incorrect data, the right to delete your personal data, the right to restrict the processing of your personal data and the right to data portability.

Right to revoke consent

You retain the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation has immediate effect for the future. The legality of any consent given to processing until the point of revocation remains unaffected.
Right to appeal

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of the GDPR, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority. 

Provision of your personal data

Personal data concerns information about your identity. This includes details such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. It is not necessary to provide personal data in order to use the website’s content. In certain cases, however, we require your name and address, as well as other details, so that we can render the services that you have requested.

This applies, for example, to the use of our contact form, the transfer of any information, answers to individual questions or the use of our forms for online applications. We will inform you where this is necessary. Moreover, we only store and use data which is either voluntarily or automatically made available to us. If you use consultancy services, then generally only the data which is necessary to render the services will be required. If we need more information from you, this is to be provided voluntarily. The personal data provided by you will only be used for the purposes discussed.

Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend the security and data protection measures at any time, in particular if this is required due to technical developments. In such cases, we will adjust our data protection information accordingly. Please ensure that you follow the current version of this privacy policy.

Questions, suggestions, appeals

If you have further questions on the data protection information and the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer directly by using the contact details above.