The following information explains how we handle your data in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We run the following social media pages:
You can find our contact information in our Legal Notice.
On the whole, we have no control over whether, or to what extent, the respective social media service processes personal data after activation. It is probable, however, that the social media service will use your data to create usage profiles and use these for the purpose of personalised advertising. In addition, your data will be used to inform other users of the social media service about your activities on our websites.
The usage occurs on the basis of your consent as per Art. 6 (1) 1. (a) of the GDPR, provided that you have given your consent by clicking the link. Please note that the usage of many social media services leads to your data being processed outside of the EU or EEA. In some countries this means there is a risk that the authorities may access the data for security and monitoring purposes without informing you of this and without you having a right to lodge an appeal. If we use providers in insecure third countries and you grant your consent, then data will be transmitted to an insecure third country based on Art. 49 (1) (a) of the GDPR.
Our data processing
The data that you enter on our social media pages, such as comments, videos, photos, likes, public information, etc., are published by the social media platform and are not used or processed by us at any time or for any purpose. We only reserve the right to delete content, should this be necessary. When appropriate, we may share your content, if this is a function of the social media platform, and communicate with you over the social media platform. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR. This data processing is in the interest of our public relations work and communications.
We also occasionally use the social media platforms described to play out targeted advertising.
For this purpose, we use target group definitions that are provided to us by the social media provider. We only use anonymous target group definitions - defining characteristics based on, for example, general demographic specifications, behaviour, interests and connections. The operator of the social media platform uses these to play advertisements to its users accordingly. The legal basis for this is the consent that the operator of the social media platform has obtained from its users. If you wish to revoke this consent, please use the revocation options provided by the social media platform provider, as the social media platform operator is responsible for this processing. Occasionally, we or the provider of the social media platform also use publicly available data for target group definition. The legal basis for this processing is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legitimate interest on our part is to define a target group that is as suitable as possible. We never use sensitive categories of personal data mentioned in Art. 9 and 10 of the GDPR to define target groups.
We do not use location data to define target groups. We do not pass on any personal data to the operator of the social media platform as part of the target group definition.
If you object to specific data processing over which we have influence, please contact us using the contact data listed in the Legal Notice. We will then review your objection.
If you pose a request on a social media platform, depending on the appropriate response, we may refer you to secure communication channels which guarantee confidentiality. You always have the option to send us confidential inquiries to the address located in the company Legal Notice.
As previously stated, we take great care to shape our social media pages to be as compliant with data protection regulations as possible wherever allowed by social media platform providers. For this reason, we specifically do not use demographic, interest-based, behaviour-based or location-based target group definitions for advertising that is provided to us by the social media platform operator. On the whole, we do not use social media platforms for advertising purposes. With regard to the statistics provided to us by the social media platform provider, we have only limited influence over this and this also cannot be disabled. We take care, however, not to make any additional, optional statistics available to us.
Data processing by the social media platform operator
The social media platform operator uses web tracking technology. Web tracking can take place regardless of whether you are logged in or registered to the social media platform. As previously stated, we unfortunately have no influence over the social media platform's web tracking technology. We cannot disable it, for example.
Please be aware of the following: The possibility cannot be excluded that the social media platform provider will use your profile and behaviour data in order to analyse your habits, personal relationships, preferences, etc. We have no influence over the processing of your data by the social media platform provider in this respect.
Your rights as a user
The GDPR grants website users certain rights regarding the processing of their personal data:
1.) Right of access (Article 15 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning yourself is being processed, and, where that is the case, to access the personal data and the information listed in Article 15 GDPR.
2.) Right to rectification and erasure (Articles 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning yourself without undue delay and, if necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data.
You also have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning yourself without undue delay where one of the grounds listed in Article 17 GDPR applies, for example where the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes pursued.
3.) Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing where one of the requirements listed in Article 18 GDPR applies, for example where you have objected to processing for the duration of a possible investigation.
4.) Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR):
In certain cases, which are listed in detail in Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning yourself in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to have this data transmitted to a third party.
5.) Right to object (Article 21 GDPR):
Where data has been collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) (data processing to protect legitimate interests), you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing at any time. We will no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrable compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or where processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes data protection law. The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority may, in particular, be exercised in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.
Data Protection Officer's contact details
Please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer for more information or if you have any suggestions regarding data protection: