Privacy policy

1. Information about the collection of personal data

a) In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g., name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

b) The responsible party pursuant to Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is:
Wittigstraße 8
35260 Stadtallendorf
Phone: +49 (0) 6428 704-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6428 704-115

You can reach our data protection officer at:
gds – Gesellschaft für Datenschutz Mittelhessen mbH
Tel.: 06421 80413-10

c) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name, and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.

d) If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. In doing so, we will also state the defined criteria for the storage period.

2. Your rights

a) You have the following rights regarding the personal data concerning you:
– Right to information,
– Right to correction or deletion,
– Right to restriction of processing,
– Right to object to processing,
–Right to data portability.

b) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

3. Hosting

The website is hosted by the following service provider:
Elgendorfer Str. 57
56410 Montabaur

In this context, IONOS SE will also automatically process the above-mentioned personal data. This is done exclusively according to our instructions and on our behalf in accordance with a commissioned processing agreement pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO.

4. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

a) In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO):

– IP address
– Date and time of the request
– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the request (specific page)
– Access status/HTTP status code
– Amount of data transferred in each case
– Website from which the request comes
– browser
– Operating system and its interface
– Language and version of the browser software.

b) In addition to the data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which the body that sets the cookie (here by us), certain information flows. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective. The use of these cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a resp. c. DS-GVO.

5. Use of cookies

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

– Transient cookies (for this purpose b)
– Persistent cookies (c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

6. Further functions and offers of our website

a) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer diverse services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you usually must provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and for which the data processing principles apply.

b) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions, and are regularly monitored.

c) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer promotions, competitions, contracts, or similar services together with partners. You will receive more detailed information on this when you provide your personal data or in the description of the offer below.

d) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this in the description of the offer.

7. Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

a) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time. Such revocation will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us.

b) Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary for the fulfillment of a contract with you, which is shown by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the situation and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds based on which we will continue the processing.

Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us of your objection to advertising at the following contact details:

8. Cookie consent

This website uses a cookie consent banner to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your terminal device or to the use of certain technologies and to document this in a data protection-compliant manner.
The cookie consent banner is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of certain technologies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

9. Matomo (formerly Piwik)

Our website uses the open-source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of our website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before storage.
Matomo cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them.
If a corresponding consent has been given, the processing is conducted exclusively based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of our website will not be disclosed to third parties. 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.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can refuse the storage in the Consent Tool.

10. YouTube

Our website embeds videos from the website YouTube. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
When you visit one of our websites on which YouTube is embedded, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In doing so, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your terminal device. With the help of these cookies, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent fraud attempts. Cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is based on your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.
For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy at:

11. Use of Google Doubleclick / Google Ads

Our website also uses other services of the Google Marketing Platform (formerly “Google Doubleclick”). These services use cookies to serve ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from being served ads more than once.
Google uses a cookie ID to record which ads are displayed in which browser and can thus prevent them from being displayed more than once. In addition, Google can use cookie IDs to record so-called conversions, i.e., whether a user sees an ad and later visits the advertiser’s website and makes a purchase there. According to Google, these cookies do not contain any personal information.
Your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google’s server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google using this service. According to Google, the integration of these services provides Google with the information that you have accessed the relevant part of our website or clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible for the provider to obtain and store your IP address.

In addition, cookies allow us to understand whether you perform certain actions on our website after you have accessed or clicked on one of our ads on Google or on another platform (conversion tracking) (“floodlight”). Google uses this cookie to understand the content you have interacted with on our websites to later send you targeted advertising.

You can prevent the tracking process by making the appropriate setting in your browser software (e.g. third-party cookies disabled), disable cookies for conversion tracking by blocking cookies from the domain in your browser settings, regarding interest-based ads from the providers that are part of the self-regulatory campaign “About Ads” via the link or at the link We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.

For more information on the Google Marketing Platform, please visit You can also find more information at the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at

The legal basis for the data processing is your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO. Currently, the data transfer to the USA that may take place is based on the standard contractual clauses (SCCs) provided by Google. We reserve the right to deactivate Google DoubleClick should a judicial or regulatory decision identify these SCCs as not being in compliance with data protection.

12. Google Photos

We use “Google Photos” on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

When you call up the image galleries, your browser loads the necessary pages into your browser cache to display the images correctly. For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. Through this, Google obtains knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. However, Google Photos is only used with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Currently, the possible transfer of data to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses (SCCs) provided by Google. Further information on Google Photo can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy:

13. Contact possibility via e-mail

You have the possibility to contact us by e-mail. You will find the corresponding addresses on our website under Contact.

If contact is made via the e-mail address provided by us, the personal data transmitted with your e-mail will be stored. The legal basis for the processing of your data in this respect is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, as we have a legitimate interest in contacting you as a (potential) customer.

If the contact via e-mail is in connection with the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and us, then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO is also the legal basis for the processing.

Personal data that we save in connection with your contact via e-mail, we process exclusively for the processing of your contact. The data is not passed on to third parties in this respect. We delete your data as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the respective purpose of their collection. For personal data transmitted by e-mail, this occurs when the respective correspondence with you has ended, and it can be assumed from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been conclusively clarified.

If the data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, it can only be deleted if this is permitted by contractual or legal obligations. Which storage periods apply here must be determined individually for the respective contracts and contractual parties. You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. In the case of contact by e-mail, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. To do so, simply send an informal message to the contact details provided at the beginning of this privacy policy.

14. Data processing for applications

If you apply to us, we process the information we receive from you as part of the application process, e.g., by means of a letter of application, CV, certificates, correspondence, telephone, or verbal information. In addition to your contact data, information about your education, your qualifications, your work experience, and your skills. We will only assess you according to your suitability for the position in question, so you do not need to send us a photo.
Your data will initially be processed exclusively for the purpose of conducting the application process. If your application is successful, it will become part of your personnel file and will be used to conduct and terminate the employment relationship and will be deleted in accordance with the regulations applicable to personnel files. If we are currently unable to offer you employment, we will continue to process your data for up to six months after sending the rejection to defend ourselves against any legal claims, on the grounds of alleged discrimination in the application process. If you receive cost reimbursements or other tax-relevant transactions, the corresponding accounting records will be retained to fulfill the budgetary and tax law retention obligations in accordance with the respective applicable retention obligations. First, our HR department and the “Recruiting” department have access to your data, but also the specialist department of the position for which you have applied and, if necessary, the accounting department. Our administrators and order processors have technically necessary access to data processed by means of IT. They are strictly bound by our instructions and may not process the data for their own purposes. In certain cases, we must disclose your personal data to third parties, for example to our bank if you receive a reimbursement or to the post office if we communicate with you by letter. The legal basis for data processing in the application process and as part of the personnel file is Section 26 (1) sentence 1 BDSG and Art. 6 (1) lit b DSGVO and, if you have given your consent, for example by sending information not required for the application process, Art. 6 (1) lit a DSGVO. The legal basis for data processing after a rejection is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f DSGVO. The legal basis for storage under budgetary and tax law is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO in conjunction with. § 147 AO. Legitimate interest in the case of processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit f DSGVO is the defense against legal claims. As a rule, we do not require any special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 DSGVO for the application process. We ask you not to provide us with any such information from the outset. If such information is exceptionally relevant for the application process, we will process it together with your other applicant data. This may, for example, concern information about a severe disability which you can provide to us voluntarily and which we then need to process to fulfill our special obligations regarding persons with disabilities. In these cases, the processing serves the exercise of rights or the fulfillment of legal obligations arising from labor law, social security law and social protection. The legal basis for the data processing is then Art. 9 (2) lit. b DSGVO, §§ 26 (3) BDSG, 164 SGB IX. Exceptionally, it may be necessary to, to obtain information about your health or a disability or information from the Federal Central Register, i.e., about previous convictions, to assess your suitability for the intended activity. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG. Your data will not be used by us for automated decision-making or profiling. Your data will be processed by us or on our behalf exclusively in Germany.

15. Data processing through social networks

We maintain publicly accessible profiles in social networks. The social networks used by us in detail can be found below.

Social networks such as Facebook etc. can analyze your user behavior comprehensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g., like buttons or advertising banners). By visiting our social media presences, numerous processing operations relevant to data protection are triggered. In detail: If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data is collected, for example, via cookies that are stored on your terminal device or by recording your IP address.

With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, you can be shown interest-related advertising inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-related advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.

Please also note that we cannot track all processing on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, the operators of the social media portals may therefore conduct further processing procedures. For details, please refer to the terms of use and data protection provisions of the respective social media portals. Legal basis
Our social media presences are intended to ensure the most comprehensive presence possible on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on deviating legal grounds to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g., consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO).

Responsible party and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g., against Facebook).

Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider. Storage period
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence is deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for storing it no longer applies, you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular, retention periods – remain unaffected.

We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which is stored by the operators of the social networks for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the social networks directly (e.g., in their privacy policy, see below).
Social networks in detail:

We have a profile on Instagram. The operator of the social network Instagram is Face-book Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to the privacy policy of Instagram:

We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy: