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Your privacy as a visitor to our website

Privacy policy of FIPP

Thank you for your interest and your visit to our website. The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us at every stage of the cooperation. Therefore, the following explains which data from your visit is used for which purposes.

Personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). This includes, for example, your name, your address or your e-mail address.

Data processor

The data processor pursuant to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
FIPP Handelsmarken GmbH + Co. KG
Lademannbogen 65
22339 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 40 53 80 96-0
Fax: +49 40 53 80 96-645
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How to contact the data protection officer

You can reach our data protection officer at datenschutzfippde or our postal address with the addition of "data protection officer".

Informational use of our websites

In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not send us any personal data via our contact form or otherwise transmit information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. The following data is collected:

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    Information about the browser type and version used
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    The user's operating system
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    The user's internet service provider
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    The user's IP address
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    Date and time of access
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    Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
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    Websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website

 

This data is technically required to display the website to you and to ensure the security of our website. We evaluate this data exclusively for statistical purposes in order to correct possible technical errors and, if necessary, to be able to identify and ward off attacks and security risks. This data is not stored together with other user data. The data is also deleted after an evaluation.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is our legitimate interest in the security and stability of our website (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). The user's interest is taken into account by the fact that the data is not used to identify the user.

Use of cookies

When you use our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and associated with the browser you are using, and through which certain information flows to the body that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

Transient cookies

These cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This particularly includes session cookies. Session cookies store a session ID, with which different requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This means that your computer can be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

Persistent cookies

These cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.

Prevention of cookies

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies, for example. Please note that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website.

Legal basis and storage period

The legal bases for possible processing of personal data and their storage period vary and are presented in the following sections.

Contact

When you contact us by e-mail or via our contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name if applicable and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. Insofar as we request input via our contact form that is not required for contacting us, we have always marked this as optional. Data are transmitted in unencrypted form. This information is used to specify your request and to improve the processing of your request. If you wish to receive information material, we need your postal address. Any communication of this information is expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent, Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Insofar as this involves information on communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), you also consent to us contacting you via this communication channel, if necessary, in order to answer your request. Of course, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. To do so, you can send a message to the contact details provided in Section 1.

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (in particular your e-mail address, your name if applicable, your telephone number and the content of other entries in the contact form) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions.

Application procedure

You can apply to us electronically by e-mail. We will of course only use your details to process your application and will not pass them on to third parties. Please note that unencrypted e-mails are not transmitted with access protection.

If you have applied for a specific position and it has already been filled or we consider you equally or even more suitable for another position, we would be happy to forward your application within the company. Please let us know if you do not agree to forwarding.

Your personal data will be deleted immediately after completion of the application process, or after a maximum of 6 months, unless you have given us your express consent to store your data for longer or a contract has been concluded. You are under no legal or contractual obligation to provide us with your data. However, this data is necessary for the decision on your application. Without this information, the application process and possible recruitment cannot take place.

The legal basis for Art. 6(1)(a, b) GDPR and Section 26 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Website analysis

For the purpose of analysing and optimising our websites, we use various services which are described below. For example, we can analyse how many users visit our site, which information is most in demand or how users find the offer. Among other things, we collect data about the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page has been viewed. This helps us to design and improve our offers in a user-friendly way. The data collected in this process is not used to personally identify individual users. The legal basis is your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time.

​​​​​​​Google Analytics and Google Optimize

If you have provided your consent, this website uses Google Analytics with the additional function Google Optimize, web analytics services provided by Google LLC. The responsible party for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

Scope of Processing

Google Analytics and Google Optimize use cookies that enable an analysis of your use of our websites. The information collected by means of cookies about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We use Google Optimize, an additional function of Google Analytics. With Google Optimize, we can test different versions of our website with our visitors, compare them in terms of design, content and functionalities and check how users react to the different versions or how the different versions affect specific goals (A/B testing). 

In the context of the use of Google Analytics 4 and Google Optimize, the anonymisation of IP addresses is activated by default. Due to IP anonymisation, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics / Google Optimize will not be merged with other Google data.

During your visit to the website, your user behaviour is recorded in the form of "events". Events can be:

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    Page views
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    First visit to the website
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    Start of the session
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    Your "click path", interaction with the website
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    Scrolls (whenever a user scrolls to the end of the page (90%))
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    Clicks on external links
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    Internal queries
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    Interaction with videos
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    File downloads
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    Ads seen / clicked
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    Language setting

 

Also recorded:

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    Your approximate location (region)
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    Your IP address (in shortened form)
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    Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language setting, screen resolution)
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    Your internet provider
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    The referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)

 

Purpose of Processing

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, and compiling reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyse the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.

Recipient

Recipients of the data are/could be:

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    Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (as processor pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR)
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    Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
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    Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

 

It cannot be ruled out that US authorities will access the data stored by Google.

Third country transfer

Where data is processed outside the EU/EEA and there is no level of data protection equivalent to the European standard, we have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider to establish an appropriate level of data protection. The parent company of Google Ireland, Google LLC, is based in California, USA. A transmission of data to the USA and access by US authorities to the data stored by Google cannot be ruled out. The USA is currently considered a third country from a data protection perspective. You do not have the same rights there as within the EU/EEA. You may not be entitled to legal remedies against access by authorities.

Storage duration

The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.

Legal basis

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR.

Revocation option

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by accessing the cookie settings here and changing your selection there:

The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation shall remain unaffected.

Alternatively, you can prevent the storage of cookies from the outset by setting your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to reject all cookies, you may experience limited functionality on this and other websites. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by

a. Not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie

b. Downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.

For more information on Google Analytics' terms of use and Google Optimize and Google's privacy policy, please visit https://business.safety.google/intl/en/adsprocessorterms/ and https://policies.google.com/?hl=en-GB .

Google Tag Manager

For reasons of transparency, we would like to point out that we use the Google Tag Manager. The Google Tag Manager itself does not collect any personal data. The Tag Manager makes it easier for us to integrate and manage our tags. Tags are small pieces of code used to measure traffic and visitor behaviour, track the impact of online advertising and social channels, set up remarketing and targeting, and test and optimise websites, among other things. We use the Tag Manager for the above analysis tools. If you have made a deactivation, this deactivation will be taken into account by the Google Tag Manager. For further Information on Google Tag Manager see: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html .

Matomo

Our website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo, a service provided by "InnoCraft Ltd", a company based at 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. As InnoCraft is located outside the EU, InnoCraft has appointed a representative in the EU (privacyinnocraftcom).Matomo uses cookies, which enable an analysis of the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information collected in the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to Matomo's server located in the EU and stored for usage analysis purposes. Matomo does not transmit data to servers that are outside of our control. Your IP address is immediately anonymised during this process, so that you as a user are not identifiable to us. The information collected about your use of this website is not shared with third parties. We use the collected data for statistical analysis of user behaviour for the purpose of optimising the functionality and stability of the website and for marketing purposes. Our interest in and purpose of the data processing lies in the optimisation of our website, the adaptation of the contents and the improvement of our offer. The interests of the users are sufficiently protected by anonymisation.

We only store the analysis data for as long as the purpose of the data processing requires, but for a maximum of 6 months. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can change your cookie settings for this website here:

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by accessing the cookie settings here and changing your selection there:

Leadinfo

This website uses the lead generation service of Leadinfo B.V., Rivium Quadrant 141, 2909 LC Capelle aan den IJssel Netherlands.

This recognises visits by companies to our website on the basis of IP addresses and shows us publicly available information about the companies, such as company names or addresses. For this purpose, the IP address of the website visitor is transmitted to Leadinfo and Leadinfo searches public databases to find the registered owner of the IP address in question. This owner is identified by means of business registers. This allows us to see which companies visit our website.

The IP address is not stored after this processing.

In addition, Leadinfo uses two first-party cookies to analyse user behaviour on our website and processes domains from form entries to correlate IP addresses with companies and improve the services. For more information, visit www.leadinfo.com.

The legal basis for the data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR.

You can revoke this at any time with effect for the future by changing your selection in the cookie settings:

You can also deactivate data processing by visiting www.leadinfo.com/en/opt-out.

Data transmission

We work with a number of service providers who take on technical and content-related tasks in the provision of our website. This includes services such as hosting and maintenance of our website. The following service providers are currently used:

1&1 Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str 57, 56410 Montabaur, Germany

Homepage Helden GmbH, Poststraße 20, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Your rights

You have the following rights with us regarding your personal data:

General rights

You have the right of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing and data portability. Insofar as processing is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke this with effect for the future.

Rights in data processing accordung to legitimate interest

In accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing for the protection of a legitimate interest); this also applies to profiling based on this provision. In the event of your objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the purpose of processing is the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Rights in direct advertising

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing in accordance with Article 21(2) GDPR; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

In the event of your objection to processing for the purpose of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority 

You also have the right to complain to a competent data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations.

If you have any questions about data protection and the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer. They will also be happy to assist you with applications, requests for information, suggestions or complaints.

Status is July 2021