Privacy

Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the antibodies-online GmbH, the company that operates antibodies-online.com („antibodies-online"or „we").The following privacy policy provides you with information about the personal data that is collected and how it is processed and used.

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. 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.

Subject matter of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all services which are offered under the domains:

  • www.antikoerper-online.de
  • www.antibodies-online.com
  • www.anticorps-enligne.fr
  • www.antibodies-online.cn
  • www.genomics-online.com
  • www.lifescience.tools
  • www.antibody-research.org
  • www.custom-proteins.org

Unless stated otherwise, this Privacy Policy exclusively regulates how antibodies-online treats your personal data. In case you make use of services provided by third parties, the privacy policy conditions of these third parties apply exclusively. antibodies-online does not revise the privacy policy conditions of third parties.

Responsible contact

antibodies-online GmbH

Schloß-Rahe-Str. 15

52072 Aachen

Germany

Contact of the Data Protection Officer:

datenschutz@antikoerper-online.de or

privacy@antibodies-online.com

Your Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed. You shall have the right to obtain free of charge information about your personal data stored at any time in writing and to obtain a copy of the personal information stored or processed. In addition you shall have the right of rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning yourself without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. You shall have the right of restriction of processing of your personal data and the right of the erasure of personal data. Furthermore, in exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, you shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from us to another company, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect our rights, duties or freedoms or those of others. On grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, you shall have the right to object to processing of personal data yourself.

In order to exercise the above stated rights, you may directly contact the Data Protection Officer by E-Mail to datenschutz@antikoerper-online.de or privacy@antibodies-online.com.

Above and beyond you may lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority.

Voluntary Disclosure of personal data

Generally, you can access our web services without disclosing any personal data to us. It is always your choice whether or not to provide us with your personal data.

General Remarks concerning the storage of personal data

Your personal data will be stored on specifically secured servers. Access to these servers and the data contained thereon is restricted to a handful of specifically authorized personnel, dedicated to operate and maintain our websites and services. This personnel in their employment contracts has committed to maintain highest care in complying with all relevant data protection regulation and legislation (e.g. GDPR).

General Remarks concerning Cookies

Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate your individual browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID. Through the use of cookies, we can provide the users of our websites with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our websites can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our websites by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Overview on Data Storage and Processing Processes

  1. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement
  2. Subscription to Information, News and Product Recommendations
  3. Contacting us
  4. Server-Logfiles
  5. Content Delivery Network
  6. Google Analytics
  7. Microsoft Conversion Tracking
  8. Google Dynamic Remarketing
  9. DoubleClick by Google
  10. CrossEngage
  11. Microsoft Azure Cloud-Computing
  12. Google reCaptcha
  13. Other services
  14. Facebook
  15. Google+
  16. Twitter

1. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement

For the purchase of our products or pre-sales services such as providing offers, it may be necessary in order to conclude the contract or provide adequate advice that you provide us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. We will use personal data such as but not limited to your name, age, E-Mail address and payment information.

Legal basis for the processing

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you or your employer are party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other services, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services.

Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period required by German trading and tax regulations (§§ 147 AO and § 257 HGB) and is 10 (ten) years. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

2. Subscription to Information, News and Product Recommendations

On our websites, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our E-mail service providing Information, News and Product Recommendations.

You will only receive such Information, News and Product Recommendations via E-Mail, if you have registered for this service. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address upon initial registration for you to confirm in a double opt-in procedure. You may revoke your consent of receiving Information, News and Product Recommendations via E-Mail at any time. For this purpose, a corresponding link is found in each E-Mail. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the service at any time directly on our websites, or by communicating your revocation to datenschutz@antikoerper-online.de or privacy@antibodies-online.com.

For sending out the E-mails to all subscribers and to monitor results, we use two external service providers: SendGrid and Mandrill.

Sendgrid Inc.

1801 California Street

Suite 500

Denver, CO 80202

USA


Mandrill/ Mailchimp

The Rocket Science Group, LLC

675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE

Suite 5000

Atlanta, GA 30308

USA

Sendgrid Inc. and The Rocket Science Group, LLC are registered and certified under the Privacy-Shield-Agreement and therefore guarantee compliance with GDPR (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active and https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TRktAAG&status=Active).

Beyond what is stated above there will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties.

Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. Providing Information, News and Product Recommendations to you via E-Mail is based on your consent.

Period for which the personal data will be stored

Your personal data will be stored until you have removed your consent to this service.

3. Contacting us

If you contact us e.g. by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by you are stored for the purpose of responding to your request or follow-up requests. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when contacting us are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data. You may object to the use of your personal data at any time by directly contacting the Data Protection Officer by E-Mail to datenschutz@antikoerper-online.de or privacy@antibodies-online.com.

Period for which the personal data will be stored

Your personal data will be stored until your request has been completely answered or resolved and if it can be reasonably assumed that the contact request or any information related to it will not become relevant in the future.

4. Server Log files

We collect a series of general data and information upon each call up of our websites. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

We do not draw any conclusions about you or combine this data with any other personal data provided when using our websites. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (3) to prevent cyber-attacks and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when contacting us are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data. You may object to the use of your personal data at any time by directly contacting the Data Protection Officer by E-Mail to datenschutz@antikoerper-online.de or privacy@antibodies-online.com.

Period for which the personal data will be stored

Our Server Log files will automatically be deleted after 30 days. We reserve the right to temporarily extend the storage of this data if this is required to serve above stated purposes, specifically if we have evidence or suspicion of e.g. an illegal attack on our servers. Anonymized and aggregated data will be stored permanently for statistical purposes.

5. Content Delivery Network

We use Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to ensure the stability of our websites and to optimize page load times. All requests to our servers to load content to your browser, specifically the IP-address of the visitor, will be forwarded to the CDN-Serviceproviders we use. Serviceproviders store this data in an aggregated format for statistical purposes. As Serviceproviders we use

  • DataCamp Limited, 207 Regent Street, London, UK. We are operating under a data servicing agreement that ensures, that personal data is processed according to the regulatory and legal requirements in the EU.
  • Amazon CloudFront - Content Delivery Network. Amazon Web Services, Inc., 410, Terry Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, United States. More information on the use of personal data by Amazon CloudFront can be retrieved from the corresponding data privacy policy: https://aws.amazon.com/de/privacy/?nc1=f_pr.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when using CDN Service Providers are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data. Amazon is certified under the privacy shield agreement and therefore guarantees to be compliant with EU data regulations. (https://aws.amazon.com/de/compliance/eu-us-privacy-shield-faq/)

6. Google Analytics

Our websites are using Google Analytics from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the user’s computer. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our websites. With each call-up to one of the individual pages your Internet browser will automatically submit data. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through to third parties.

For the web analytics through Google Analytics we use the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the user is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when using Google Analytics are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data. The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website, insights are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

You may object the data collection by Google Analytics by downloading a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. Google Inc. is certified under the privacy shield agreement and therefore guarantees to be compliant with EU data regulations. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

7. Microsoft Conversion Tracking

Our Websites are using Conversion Tracking for Microsoft Bing, provided from Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. Microsoft Bing places a cookie on the user’s computer if the user has clicked on an ad displayed by Bing. The definition of cookies is explained above.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when using Microsoft Conversion Tracking are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data. The purpose of the Microsoft Conversion Tracking component is to analyze the traffic on our website, insights are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Microsoft Bing may be retrieved from Microsoft Bing’s website.

8. Google Dynamic Remarketing

Our Websites are using "Google Dynamic Remarketing", a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

The purpose of Google Remarketing is the insertion of interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing allows us to display ads on the Google network or on other websites, which are based on individual needs and matched to the interests of Internet users.

Google Remarketing sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google enables a recognition of the visitor of our website if he calls up consecutive web pages, which are also a member of the Google advertising network. With each call-up to an Internet site on which the service has been integrated by Google Remarketing, the web browser of the data subject identifies automatically with Google. During the course of this technical procedure, Google receives personal information, such as the IP address or the surfing behaviour of the user, which Google uses, inter alia, for the insertion of interest relevant advertising.

The cookie is used to store personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when using Google Remarketing are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

Users may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our websites at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to the interest-based advertising by Google. For this purpose, the data subject must call up the link to www.google.de/settings/ads and make the desired settings on each Internet browser used by the data subject.

Further information and the actual data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Google Inc. is certified under the privacy shield agreement and therefore guarantees to be compliant with EU data regulations. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

9. DoubleClick by Google

Our Websites are using components of DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick is a trademark of Google, under which predominantly special online marketing solutions are marketed to advertising agencies and publishers. The operating company of DoubleClick by Google is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

DoubleClick by Google transmits data to the DoubleClick server with each impression, clicks, or other activity. Each of these data transfers triggers a cookie request to the user's browser. If the browser accepts this request, DoubleClick uses a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The purpose of the cookie is the optimization and display of advertising. The cookie is used, inter alia, to display and place user-relevant advertising as well as to create or improve reports on advertising campaigns. Furthermore, the cookie serves to avoid multiple display of the same advertisement.

DoubleClick uses a cookie ID that is required to execute the technical process. For example, the cookie ID is required to display an advertisement in a browser. DoubleClick may also use the Cookie ID to record which advertisements have already been displayed in a browser in order to avoid duplications. It is also possible for DoubleClick to track conversions through the cookie ID. For instance, conversions are captured, when a user has previously been shown a DoubleClick advertising ad, and he or she subsequently makes a purchase on the advertiser's website using the same Internet browser.

A cookie from DoubleClick does not contain any personal data. However, a DoubleClick cookie may contain additional campaign IDs. A campaign ID is used to identify campaigns that the user has already been in contact with.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of our websites the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective DoubleClick component to send data for the purpose of online advertising and billing of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of any data that Google may use to create commission calculations. Google may, inter alia, understand that the data subject has clicked on certain links on our website.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when using DoubleClick by Google are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of DoubleClick may be retrieved under DoubleClick by Google https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/, https://www.google.de/doubleclick, http://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090.

10. CrossEngage

Our Websites are using marketing services from CrossEngage GmbH, Bertha-Benz-Straße 5, 10557 Berlin. CrossEngage is using cookies to track and register clicks and user behavior on our websites. The definition of cookies is explained above. The purpose of the cookie is the optimization and display of advertising. The cookie is used, inter alia, to display and place user-relevant advertising as well as to create or improve reports on advertising campaigns. If you as a user are logged-in to our websites, the information stored within your CrossEngage cookie is synched to your user profile. The CrossEngage GmbH is certified by ePrivacy and has been awarded the data protection certification ePrivacyseal.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when using marketing services from CrossEngage GmbH are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

If you do not consent to us providing you with user-relevant advertising, you may object to the use of your personal data at any time by directly contacting the Data Protection Officer by E-Mail to datenschutz@antikoerper-online.de or privacy@antibodies-online.com.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of CrossEngage GmbH can be accessed via https://www.crossengage.io/de/datenschutzerklaerung/.

11. Microsoft Azure Cloud-Computing

Some of our Landingpages are using services provided by the Cloud-Computing Platform "Azure"from Microsoft (Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA). For each visit on an individual page using this cloud computing service specifically the IP-address of the visitor will be transmitted to the Microsoft Azure Cloud Servers. This transmission is required by the Microsoft System to enable their servers to load content to your browser. Landingpages are individual pages of our websites that allow you specific and particularly user friendly entry points to our websites.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when using services provided by the Cloud-Computing Platform "Azure"from Microsoft are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

Microsoft is certified under the privacy shield agreement and therefore guarantees to be compliant with EU data regulations. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active, https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/Privacy).

12. Google reCaptcha

Our Websites are using the Google Service „reCaptcha" to differentiate web traffic and form input generated by human beings from server requests generated by computer programs („bots"). The service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES. Google uses the following data to assess whether the user input is generated by a computer or by a human being:

Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) your Google account if you are logged-in with Google. reCaptcha also uses specific user tasks and tracks your solution to those tasks such as mouse movement and recognition of images.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when using Google „reCaptcha" are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

Further information and the actual data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Google Inc. is certified under the privacy shield agreement and therefore guarantees to be compliant with EU data regulations. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

13. Other Services

Our Websites are using other services and tools from third parties to provide technical functionality or a specific user experience that may track, store and if required for the technical performance of the service or tool transmit personal data to servers hosted by these third parties. We will ensure conformity with GDPR of the respective third parties by contractual agreement on data processing and security proceedures.

14. Facebook-Plugins

Our websites integrate components of the enterprise Facebook. The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a user lives outside of the United States or Canada, the operating company is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Facebook is a social network. A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of our websites into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser is automatically prompted to download the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our websites was visited. If a user is logged in on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our websites — and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site — which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account. If the user clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like"button, or if the user submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account and stores the personal data.

The data processing operations when using Google „reCaptcha" are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when integrating Facebook plug ins are based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the user, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, setting options to protect the privacy are explained. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook, e.g. the Facebook blocker of the provider Webgraph, which may be obtained under http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/. These applications may be used to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

15. Google +1

Our websites integrate the Google+ button as a component. The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of our websites on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser automatically downloads the corresponding Google+ button through the respective Google+ button component. During the course of this technical procedure, Google is made aware of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the user. More detailed information about Google+ is available under https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the user is logged in at the same time to Google+, Google recognizes with each call-up to our websites and for the entire duration of his or her stay on our Internet site, which specific sub-pages of our Internet page were visited. This information is collected through the Google+ button and Google matches this with the respective Google+ account.

If the user clicks on the Google+ button integrated on our websites and thus gives a Google+ 1 recommendation, then Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the data subject and stores the personal data. Google stores the Google+ 1 recommendation of the user, making it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted in this regard. Subsequently, a Google+ 1 recommendation given by the user on our websites together with other personal data, such as the Google+ account name and the stored photo, is stored and processed on other Google services, such as search-engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the user or in other places, e.g. on Internet pages, or in relation to advertisements. Google is also able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored on Google. Google further records this personal information with the purpose of improving or optimizing the various Google services.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when integrating the Google+ button is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

If the user does not wish to transmit personal data to Google, he or she may prevent such transmission by logging out of his Google+ account before calling up our website.

Further information and the data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. More references from Google about the Google+ 1 button may be obtained under https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

16. Twitter

Our websites have integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of our Internet sites on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser of the user is automatically prompted to download the corresponding Twitter component. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the user. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of our websites to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.

If the user is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our websites and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet sites which specific sub-page of our Internet pages was visited. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the user.

Legal basis for the processing

The data processing operations when integrating the Twitter components is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.