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Informativa sulla protezione dei dati

1) Information on collecting personal data and contact details of the controller
1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following sections we will inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.
1.2 The controller of data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH, Am Karlsbad 11, 10785 Berlin, Germany, Phone: 030/ 25 00 23 33, Fax: 030/ 25 00 24 24, E-mail: hallo@visitBerlin.de.. The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
1.3 The data controller has appointed a data protection officer, who can be contacted as follows:

AMD TÜV Arbeitsmedizinische Dienste GmbH
Herr Oliver Gröger
Alboinstraße 56
12103 Berlin
datenschutz@visitBerlin.de

1.4 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or enquiries to the data controller). You can recognise an encrypted connection by the character string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data collection when visiting our website
During the purely informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (server log files). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:
- Our visited website
- Date and time accessed
- Quantity of data sent in bytes
- Source/link from which you reached the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used (if necessary in anonymised form)
Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest to improve the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are specific indications of unlawful use.

3) Cookies
In order to make the visit to our website more appealing and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies on various sub-pages.
These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable your browser to be recognised the next time you visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data and IP address values to an individual extent. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. The duration of the respective cookie storage can be found in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.
Sometimes cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by storing settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). If personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR either for the execution of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR in the case of consent given or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visited.
You can use the selection in our Consent Tool (Section 15.1) to choose which cookies may be used by our website and also change this selection at any time during your visit to the website, insofar as they are not essential cookies.
Please note that you can additionally set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. This can be found for each browser via the following links:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en
Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/
Please note that if you do not accept essential cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4) Making contact
Personal data is collected when you make contact with us (e.g. by contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected when you use a contact form is apparent from the contact form itself. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for making contact, and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. If you make contact with a view to concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request. This is the case if the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided there are no legal obligations to retain the data.

5) Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract processing
In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide it to us for the purpose of executing a contract or opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the data controller. We store and use the data provided by you for the purpose of processing the contract. After complete execution of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after expiry of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved on our part.

6) Comment function
In the context of the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information on the time of the creation of the comment and the comment name you have chosen will be stored and published on this website. Furthermore, your IP address will be logged and stored. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in case the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content through a submitted comment. We require your e-mail address in order to contact you if a third party should object to your published content as being illegal. The legal basis for the storage of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b and f of the GDPR. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to by third parties as being unlawful.

7) Use of customer data for direct advertising
7.1 Registration for our e-mail newsletter
If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only data mandatory for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. We use the double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed that you consent to receiving newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in future by clicking on an appropriate link.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store the date, the website used for registration and the time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when you register for the newsletter is used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to news@visitberlin.de. Your data will then be stored on a separate server. Your data will then be noted on an unsubscriber list and you will no longer receive this newsletter in the future. In the event of a cancellation request, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.
7.2 Sending the e-mail newsletter to existing customers
If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to regularly send you e-mail offers for similar goods or services to those you have already purchased from our range. In accordance with § 7 para. 3 of the Unfair Competition Act (UWG), we do not need to obtain your separate consent for this. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, no e-mails will be sent by us. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with future effect by notifying the data controller named at the beginning. In this case, you will only be charged transmission costs according to the base rates. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will cease immediately.
7.3 Newsletter dispatch via Episerver Campaign
Our e-mail newsletters are sent via the technical service provider Episerver Campaign, Wallstraße 16, 10179 Berlin ("Episerver"), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using an effective advertising, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on Episerver's servers in the EU.
Episerver uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For the evaluation, the e-mails sent contain web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files that are stored on our website or web content of the e-mail. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened. Through tracking, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is only collected pseudonymously and is not linked to your other personal data. A direct reference to an individual person is excluded. This data is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you wish to object to data analysis for personalised evaluation purposes, you can do so within the e-mail sent to you. If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.
We have concluded an order processing agreement with Episerver, with which we oblige Episerver to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties.
You can view Episerver's privacy policy here:
https://www.episerver.com/trust-center/privacy
7.4 Advertising by post
On the basis of our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and – insofar as we have received this additional information from you as part of the contractual relationship – your title, academic degree, year of birth and your profession, industry or business name in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR and to use it to send you interesting offers and information about our products by post.
You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending a message to the data controller.

8) Data processing for order processing
8.1 In order to process your order, we work together with the service provider(s) listed below, who support us in whole or in part in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data is transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.
The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery as part of the contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institution within the framework of payment processing, insofar as this is necessary for payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will inform you explicitly about this below. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR.
8.2 Use of special service providers for order processing and handling
- Wolanski
Order processing is carried out by the service provider Wolanski GmbH, Am Stichkanal 24, 14167 Berlin-Lichterfelde, Germany. Your personal data will be passed on to Wolanski GmbH exclusively for the purpose of processing the online order in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR.
8.3 Transfer of personal data to shipping service providers
- DHL
If the delivery of goods is carried out by the transport service provider DHL (DHL Paket GmbH, Sträßchensweg 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany), we will pass on your e-mail address to DHL in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR prior to the delivery of goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for delivery notification, provided that you have given your express consent to this in the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to DHL for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. The disclosure is made only to the extent necessary for the delivery of goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with DHL or delivery notification is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with future effect vis-à-vis the data controller named above or vis-à-vis the transport service provider DHL.
8.4 Use of payment service providers (payment services)
- ConCardis
If you choose to pay by credit card using the payment service provider ConCardis, payment will be processed via the payment service provider ConCardis GmbH, Helfmann-Park 7, 65760 Eschborn, Germany, to whom we will pass on the information you provided during the ordering process, together with information about your order, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. Your data will be passed on solely for the purpose of processing payment with the payment service provider ConCardis and only to the extent necessary for this purpose. You can obtain further information on the data protection provisions of ConCardis at the following Internet address: https://www.concardis.com/de-en/protecting-your-data.
- PayPal
If you pay via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – purchase on account or payment by instalments via PayPal, we shall pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal") as part of the payment processing. The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR and only insofar as this is necessary for the payment processing.
For the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – purchase on account or payment by instalments via PayPal, PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check in terms of the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report may contain probability values (score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection law, including information on the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
You may object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.
8.5 Passing on personal data to debt collection agencies
If you as a customer do not meet your payment obligations, we will pass on your data to the following company for the purpose of implementing receivables management:
IHD Kreditschutzverein e.V., Augustinusstraße 11 B, D-50226 Frechen, Germany.
You can find more information about the IHD's data protection policy at the following Internet address: https://www.ihd.de/datenschutz/index-english.html

9) Contacting for evaluation reminder
Evaluation reminder by Trusted Shops
If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to contact you via the evaluation platform Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15c, 50823 Cologne, Germany (https://www.trustedshops.co.uk), for the purpose of evaluation reminders.
For this purpose, we do not need to obtain any separate consent from you in accordance with § 7 para. 3 of the UWG. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in evaluations of our products in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, no e-mails will be sent by us. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned purpose at any time with future effect by notifying the data controller named at the beginning or the evaluation platform. For this, you may only incur transmission costs according to the base rates. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for evaluation reminders will be discontinued immediately.

10) Use of social media
10.1 Facebook plugins with Shariff solution
On our website, we use social plugins (plugins) of the Facebook social network, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"), with your consent.
In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are not fully integrated into the page as plugins, but only using an HTML link. This type of integration ensures that when you visit a page on our website that contains such buttons, no connection is yet established with Facebook's servers. When you click on the button, a new browser window opens and accesses the Facebook page, where you can interact with the plugins there (possibly after entering your login data).
The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy can be found in the Facebook privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
10.2 Twitter plugin as Shariff solution
On our website, we use social plugins of the Twitter microblogging service, which is operated by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland ("Twitter"), with your consent.
In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are not fully integrated into the page as plugins, but only using an HTML link. This type of integration ensures that when you visit a page of our website that contains such buttons, no connection is yet established with the servers of Twitter. When you click on the button, a new browser window opens and accesses the Twitter page, where you can interact with the plugins there (if necessary, after entering your login data). Please note that when you interact with the plugin, information collected (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Twitter Inc. server in the USA and stored there.
The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Twitter as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the Twitter privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
10.3 Instagram
On our website, we use content from the Instagram online service, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, GrandCanal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland ("Facebook"), with your consent.
The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Instagram as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the Instagram privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/


11) Use of social media: videos
11.1 Use of Vimeo videos
On our website, we use plugins from the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA, with your consent. When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Vimeo servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can directly assign your visit to our website to your Vimeo account. If you interact with the plugins (such as pressing a video start button), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.
The described data processing operations are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of Vimeo's legitimate interest in market research and the needs-based design of the Vimeo service.
If you do not want Vimeo to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Vimeo account, you must log out from Vimeo before visiting our website.
The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Vimeo as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the Vimeo privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy
In the case of videos from Vimeo that are embedded on our site, the Google Analytics tracking tool of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, is automatically integrated. This is Vimeo's own tracking, to which we have no access and which cannot be influenced by our site. Google Analytics uses cookies for tracking, which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to one of Google's servers. This may also result in a transmission to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
This processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of Vimeo's legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.
11.2 Use of YouTube videos
With your consent, this website uses the YouTube embedding function to display and play videos of the YouTube provider, which belongs to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").
The extended data protection mode is used here, which, according to the provider, only triggers the storage of user information when the video(s) is/are played. If the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the YouTube provider uses cookies to collect information about user behaviour. According to information from YouTube, these are used, for example, to collect video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to prevent abusive behaviour. If you are logged in to Google, your data is directly assigned to your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to have your data associated with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of Google’s legitimate interests in the insertion of personalised advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles; you must contact YouTube to exercise this right. Within the scope of using YouTube, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
Irrespective of whether the embedded videos are played or not, a connection to the Google network is established each time this website is opened, which may trigger further data processing operations without our influence.
Further information on data protection in regard to YouTube can be found in the provider's privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.

12) Online marketing
12.1 Facebook Pixel for the creation of Custom Audiences with extended data matching
Within our online offer, Facebook Pixel of the Facebook social network is used in advanced data matching mode. Facebook Pixel is operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").
On the basis of his/her explicit consent, when a user clicks on an advertisement played on Facebook and placed by us, an addition is added to the URL of our linked page by Facebook Pixel. Then, after redirection, this URL parameter is inscribed in the user's browser via a cookie that our linked page sets itself. In addition, this cookie collects specific customer data, such as the e-mail address, which we collect on our website linked to the Facebook ad during transactions such as purchase transactions, account logins or registrations (advanced data matching). The cookie is then read by Facebook Pixel and allows the data, including specific customer data, to be forwarded to Facebook.
With the help of Facebook Pixel with advanced data matching, it is possible for Facebook, on the one hand, to precisely determine the visitors to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (Facebook Ads). Accordingly, we use Facebook Pixel with advanced data matching to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Facebook (Custom Audiences). With the help of Facebook Pixel with advanced data matching, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of users and do not have a pestering effect. This allows us to further evaluate the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by tracking whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (conversion). Compared to the standard variant of Facebook Pixel, the advanced data matching feature helps us to better measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns by capturing more attributed conversions.
All submitted data is stored and processed by Facebook, therefore a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, according to the Facebook data usage policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/) . The data may enable Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook.
These processing operations are carried out exclusively with the granting of explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 a of the GDPR.
Consent to the use of Facebook Pixel may only be given by users who are older than 16 years of age. If you are younger, we ask you to ask your legal guardians for permission.
The information generated by Facebook is usually transmitted to a Facebook server and stored there. This may also involve transmission to the servers of Facebook Inc. in the USA. You can revoke your consent at any time by deactivating Facebook Pixel tracking. For this purpose, you can set an opt-out cookie by clicking on the link below, which will deactivate Facebook Pixel tracking:

deactivate Facebook Pixel

This opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click the above link again.
12.2 Google AdSense
On our website, we use Google AdSense, a web advertising service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), with your consent. Google AdSense uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. In addition, Google AdSense also uses web beacons (small invisible graphics) to collect information, through the use of which simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website can be recorded, collected and evaluated. The information generated by the cookie and / or web beacon (including your IP address) about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on one of its servers. This may also involve transmission to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
Google uses the information thus obtained to carry out an evaluation of your usage behaviour with regard to the AdSense ads. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google AdSense will not be merged with other Google data. The information collected by Google may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law and/or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
The described processing of data is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR for the purpose of targeting the user by third parties advertisers whose ads are displayed on this website on the basis of the evaluated user behaviour. This processing also serves our financial interest in exploiting the economic potential of our website by displaying personalised third-party advertising content in return for payment.
You can obtain further information about Google's data protection policy at the following Internet address: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
You can permanently disable cookies for ad preferences by setting your browser software to prevent them, or you can download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link:
https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=en-GB
Please note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may be restricted if you have deactivated the use of cookies.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
12.3 Use of Google Ads conversion tracking
On our website, we use the Google Ads online advertising program and, within the scope of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google") with your consent. We use the Google Ads service to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising media (Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. Our aim is to show you advertising that is of interest to you, to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred.
The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google Ads. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be tracked across Google Ads customers' websites. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Clients will learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can block this use by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under the keyword "user settings". You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Ads based on our legitimate interest in targeted advertising in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. In the context of the use of Google Ads, there may also be a transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
You can obtain further information about Google's data protection policy at the following Internet address: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
You can permanently object to the setting of cookies by Google Ads conversion tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at the following link:
https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=en-GB
Please note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may be restricted if you have deactivated the use of cookies.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
12.4 Google Marketing Platform
On our website, we use the online marketing tool Google Marketing Platform of the operator Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("GMP") with your consent.
GMP uses cookies to place ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. By means of a cookie ID, Google records which ads are placed in which browser and can thus prevent them from being displayed more than once. The processing is based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.
In addition, GMP can use cookie IDs to record conversions that are related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a GMP ad and later, using the same browser, visits the advertiser's website and makes a purchase via this website. According to Google, GMP cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.
Due to the marketing tools used, 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 through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our knowledge as follows: Through the integration of GMP, Google receives the information that you have visited the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a possibility that the provider may obtain and store your IP address. In the context of the use of GMP, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
If you wish to object to participation in this tracking procedure, you can deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com, (see https://www.google.de/settings/ads, whereby this setting will be deleted when you deactivate your cookies. Alternatively, you can contact the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info for information about setting cookies and to set your desired preferences. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
You can obtain further information on the data protection provisions of GMP by Google at the following Internet address: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
12.5 DoubleClick by Google
On our website, we use the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google of the operator Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("DoubleClick") with your consent.
DoubleClick uses cookies to place ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. By means of a cookie ID, Google records which ads are placed in which browser and can thus prevent them from being displayed more than once.
The processing is based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. In addition, DoubleClick can use cookie IDs to record conversions that are related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a DoubleClick ad and later visits the advertiser's website with the same browser and buys something there. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. Due to the marketing tools used, 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 through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: Through the integration of DoubleClick, Google receives the information that you have visited the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider will obtain and store your IP address.
If you wish to object to participation in this tracking procedure, you can additionally deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com, https://www.google.de/settings/ads whereby this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. Alternatively, you can obtain information from the Digital Advertising Alliance at the Internet address www.aboutads.info about the setting of cookies and make settings for this. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
You can obtain further information on the data protection provisions of DoubleClick by Google at the following Internet address: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
12.6 Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. The Google Tag Manager itself does not set cookies, only tags and does not collect any personal data. The service triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

12.7 LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
On our website, we use LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter "LinkedIn"), with your consent. This enables us to refer visitors to our website for further of our content that is likely to be of interest to the respective user, based on their usage behaviour on the LinkedIn social network. This content is displayed on the basis of a cookie-based analysis of previous user behaviour, but no personal data is stored. For this interest-based content determination, cookies, i.e. small text files, are stored on your computer or mobile device in order to collect pseudonymised data about your online behaviour and thus adapt the content individually to the stored information.
If the collected and evaluated information has a personal reference, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the display of personalised page content and market research.
The information can be assigned to the person of the user with the help of further information that LinkedIn has stored about the user, e.g. due to the ownership of an account on the LinkedIn social network. LinkedIn uses an algorithm to analyse online behaviour and can then display targeted product recommendations as personalised advertising banners on the user's LinkedIn account. LinkedIn may also combine the information collected via the cookies with other information that LinkedIn has collected via other websites and / or in connection with the use of the LinkedIn social network, and thus create pseudonymous usage profiles. In no case, however, can the information collected be used to personally identify visitors to this website.
You can prevent the collection of the aforementioned information by LinkedIn by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the websites linked below: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls
For more information on LinkedIn's privacy policy, please see the following website: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.

12.8 The Trade Desk
On our website, we use the tracking and retargeting technology of The Trade Desk, Inc. 42 N.Chestnut St, Ventura, CA 93001, located in the USA ("The Trade Desk"). This function is used to present interest-based advertisements to website visitors as part of The Trade Desk's advertising network. The website visitor's browser stores cookies, which are text files placed on your computer that allow the website visitor to be recognised when they visit websites that are part of The Trade Desk's advertising network. On these pages, the visitor may then be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously viewed on websites that use The Trade Desk's tracking as well as retargeting technology. According to The Trade Desk, it collects pseudonymous data during this process.
Further information on The Trade Desk's retargeting technology, The Trade Desk's privacy policy and opt-out options can be found at: https://www.thetradedesk.com/general/privacy
The legal basis for the data processing associated with this is Art. 6 para. 1 a) of the GDPR in conjunction with consent. This consent can be revoked at any time with future effect.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
12.9 Yumpu
On our website, we use the service of Yumpu, an offer of i-magazine AG, Gewerbestrasse 3, 9444 Diepoldsau, Switzerland, with your consent. Yumpu provides a digital platform for publishing magazines, brochures or catalogues. Using Yumpu, the content of PDF files is presented as a flip catalogue/flipbook and displayed directly in the web browser without loading the PDF files.
Further information on the Yumpu service can be found at https://www.yumpu.com/en/info/privacy_policy and https://www.yumpu.com/en/info/cookie_policy.
The legal basis for the data processing associated with this is Art. 6 para. 1 a) of the GDPR in conjunction with consent. This consent can be revoked at any time with future effect.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
13) Web analysis services
13.1 Google (Universal) Analytics
On our website, we use Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), with your consent. Google (Universal) Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will generally be transmitted to one of Google's servers. This may also result in a transmission to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
This website exclusively uses Google (Universal) Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, which ensures anonymisation of the IP address by shortening it and excludes direct personal references. As a result of the extension, your IP address is first shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server of Google LLC server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use such data on our behalf to interpret your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with other services connected with the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google (Universal) Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
All processing described above, in particular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for reading out information on the device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR. Without this consent, Google Analytics will not be used during your visit to our website.
You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, please deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics, which obliges Google to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties.
For the transfer of data from the EU to the USA, Google refers to standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European level of data protection in the USA.
Further information on Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de.
13.2 - Matomo (formerly Piwik)
On our website, data is collected and stored with your consent using the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo") on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor's Internet browser. The cookies enable, among other things, the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on our servers.
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use for the future at any time by mouse click. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, with the result that Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note that if you delete your cookies completely, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to reactivate it.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.

13.3 - Tagboard
On our website, we use active page elements from Tagboard Inc., 8383 158th Ave NE, Suite 110, Redmond, WA 98052, USA with your consent. Through the application of Tagboard, current content published on Facebook and Instagram is displayed. The processing of cookies through the provision of Tagboard is the sole responsibility of Tagboard Inc. More information is available here: https://tagboard.com/legal.
As far as social media content from Facebook is provided via Tagboard, Facebook is responsible for this content: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland is the data controller for the processing of personal data collected and processed about the user from the interaction with its content. More information about how Facebook processes your personal data is available here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
This also applies to Instagram, insofar as corresponding Instagram content is made available for interaction via Tagboard: Instagram is a service operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd. Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland is responsible for the processing of personal data processed in the context of interaction with Instagram content. Facebook's privacy policy is available at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Instagram's separate privacy policy is available at: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content and the cookie policy at: https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370?ref=ig.
When you enable page content provided through Tagboard, your IP address is processed and cookies are stored on your device. You can find more information about data processing with cookies under Section III. No. 2. For the processing of cookies, only the data described in Section IV. No. 1.1 are exclusively responsible for the processing of cookies. You can find more information on this in the data protection guidelines linked there. If you click on the contents of the active page elements, you will be redirected to the websites of the aforementioned providers. How your personal data is processed by the aforementioned service providers is beyond our knowledge. We can only view non-personal statistics via the administration view of Tagboard.
We use your personal data, in particular your IP address, your browser data and cookies, to provide the Tagboard application. We include Tagboard here to be able to report on Facebook and Instagram campaigns, and provide you with social media content and interactions just seconds after they are published. Tagboard's integration also enables real-time posting interaction with social media content directly from our website.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
The service providers Tagboard Inc. and Facebook Inc. are based in the USA. The USA is a third country without an adequate level of data protection. However, the adequate level of protection for the transfer of personal data to the USA is guaranteed by an adequacy decision of the Commission in accordance with Art. 45 para. 9 of the GDPR. The adequacy decision (EU-US Privacy Shield) requires a self-certification of the US companies submitting to this decision. Facebook Inc. has submitted to this decision.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

14) Retargeting/ Remarketing/ Referral advertising
14.1 Google Ads Remarketing
On our website, we use the functions of Google Ads Remarketing with your consent, using these to advertise for this website in the Google search results, as well as on third-party websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). For this purpose, Google sets a cookie in the browser of your device, which automatically enables interest-based advertising by means of a pseudonymous cookie ID and on the basis of the pages you visit. The processing is based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.
Further data processing will only take place if you have consented to Google linking your Internet and app browsing history to your Google account and using information from your Google account to personalise the ads you view on the web. In this case, if you are logged into Google while viewing pages on our website, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create and define targeting lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, your personal data will be temporarily linked by Google with Google Analytics data in order to form target groups. In the context of the use of Google Ads Remarketing, personal data may also be transmitted to Google LLC servers in the USA.
You can permanently object to the setting of cookies by Google Ads Remarketing by downloading and installing the Google browser plugin available at the following link:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
Further information and the data protection regulations regarding advertising and Google can be viewed here:
https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en-GB
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
14.2 Use of Google's retargeting technology
On our website we use the retargeting technology of Google, Inc., Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google") with your consent. This function is used to present interest-based advertisements to website visitors as part of the Google advertising network.
The browser of the website visitor stores cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which make it possible to recognise the visitor when he/she visits websites which belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, the visitor can then be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites that use Google's retargeting technology. Google claims that it does not collect personally identifiable information during this process.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.
Further information on Google's retargeting technology and Google's privacy policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
14.3 Facebook Retargeting
On our website, we advertise for this website with your consent via Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) on the Facebook platform. For this purpose, in the case of consent, a cookie is set by Facebook when you visit our website, which enables interest-based advertising by means of a pseudonymous CookieID and on the basis of the pages you visit.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.

15) Tools and other services
15.1 - Klaro! consent tool
This website uses the Klaro! internal cookie consent tool to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications that require consent.
By integrating a corresponding JavaScript code, users are shown a banner when they visit the page in which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking the appropriate box. In doing so, the tool blocks the setting of all cookies requiring consent until the respective user grants the corresponding consent by setting a check mark. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective user's device if consent has been granted.
This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in a legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.
Further legal basis for the described data processing is furthermore Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR. As the data controller, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.
15.2 - Google Maps
On our website, we use Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps in order to visually display geographical information. By using this service, you will be shown various locations, and it will be easier for you to find them.
Information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers and stored there when you visit those sub-pages in which the Google Maps map is integrated; this information may also be transmitted to Google LLC servers in the USA. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether a user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to have your data associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. The collection, storage and analysis are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of Google's legitimate interest in displaying personalised advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of Google websites. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right. If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, you also have the option of completely deactivating the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and thus also the map display on this website can then not be used.
You can view Google's terms of use at https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en-GB&gl=de, and the additional terms of use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html
Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on Google's website (Google Privacy Policy): https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.
15.3 - OpenStreetMap
On our website, we use the OpenStreetMap open source mapping service of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom via an API with your consent.
In order to provide you with the map services of OpenStreetMap, the service collects your IP address when you visit the page and transmits it to an OpenStreetMap server, where it is stored.
If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to OpenStreetMap, you have the option of completely deactivating the OpenStreetMap web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. OpenStreetMap and thus also the map display on this website can then not be used.
This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in an appealing presentation of our online offers and the easy location of various sites. As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.
You can obtain further information about OpenStreetMap's data protection policy at the following Internet address: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy
15.4 Mapbox
On our website, we use Mapbox, a mapping service provided by Mapbox Inc, 740 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA, with your consent. By using Mapbox’s features, information about your use of this website, including your IP address and location data, may be transmitted to Mapbox. When you access a page on the website that contains Mapbox maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with Mapbox’s servers. Mapbox transmits the map content directly to your device and integrates it into the website.
For more information on how Mapbox handles user data, please see Mapbox's privacy policy:
https://www.mapbox.com/legal/privacy/
This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in an appealing presentation of our online offers and the easy location of various sites.
You can revoke your given consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.

15.35 - Komoot
On our website we use Komoot, a map service of komoot GmbH, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Boelcke-Straße 2, 14473 Potsdam, Germany, with your consent. Through Komoot's plugin we provide various maps for our tours. To display the maps, the browser establishes a direct connection to the Komoot servers. In the process, your IP address and information about the hardware and software you are using, as well as browser information, are transmitted to Komoot.
Komoot only uses the data to display its maps and the interaction options with the plugin. Traceability to your person does not take place. The data is only evaluated for statistical purposes.
For more information about Komoot and how it handles your data, please see Komoot's privacy policy: https://www.komoot.com/privacy.
You can revoke your given consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.
15.5 - Scalable Central Measurement Procedure of INFOnline GmbH and the Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e. V. (Information Community for the Assessment of the Circulation of Media)
In the case of consent being given, our website and our mobile web offer use the Scalable Central Measurement Procedure (SZM) of INFOnline GmbH, Brühler Str. 9, D-53119 Bonn, Germany, as well as the Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e. V. (Information Community for the Assessment of the Circulation of Media - IVW), Verbändehaus, Am Weidendamm 1A, 10117 Berlin, Germany, for the determination of statistical parameters to determine the copy probability of texts. In the process, anonymous measured values are collected. The access count measurement alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature, which is created from various automatically transmitted information of your browser, for the recognition of computer systems. IP addresses as part of the information used to create the signature are only processed in anonymous form for this purpose.
Session cookies are small units of information that a provider stores in the RAM of the visitor's computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, a session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data.
Insofar as personal data is processed in the course of the processing activity described above, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining the copy probability of individual texts in order to substantiate the remuneration claims of authors and publishers.
At no time are individual users identified. Your identity always remains protected. You will not receive any advertising via the system.
In order to prevent cookies from being stored in your browser, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
You can find more information on data protection at INFOnline GmbH here: https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/datenschutzerklaerung/
You can find more information on data protection at the IVW here: https://www.ivw.eu/datenschutz
You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website or, alternatively, follow the option described above for making an objection.

15.7 - Microsoft Teams
We use the Microsoft Teams service of Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 USA (hereinafter "Microsoft Teams") to conduct online meetings, video conferences and/or webinars.
In the case of using Microsoft Teams, different data is processed. The scope of the data processed depends on the data you provide before or during participation in an online meeting, video conference or webinar. When using Microsoft Teams, data of the communication participants is processed and stored on Microsoft Teams servers. This data may include, but is not limited to, your credentials (name, e-mail address, phone (optional), and password) and meeting data (topic, participant IP address, device information, description (optional)). In addition, visual and auditory contributions of the participants, as well as voice inputs in chats may be processed.
When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (this also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. If you have given us your consent for the processing of your data, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 a of the GDPR. Consent given can be revoked at any time with future effect.
Furthermore, the legal basis for data processing when conducting online meetings, video conferences or webinars is our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR in the effective conduct of the online meeting, webinar or video conference. For more information on data usage by Microsoft Teams, please see the Microsoft Teams privacy policy at https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement
15.8 - Integration via iFrames
This website uses iFrames (e.g. Stadt und Land Reisen GmbH, ERGO Reiseversicherung AG, Kiwi.com s.r.o.) with your consent.  
Third party services are used in these iFrames. Details of the data processing that takes place in connection with the services can be found in the respective data protection statement.
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your right of revocation, deactivate this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.
15.9 - Use of affiliate programs
- Own affiliate program
In connection with the product presentations on our website, we maintain our own affiliate program, under which we provide interested third-party operators with partner links for placement on their websites that lead to our offers. Cookies are used for the affiliate program, which are generally set on the partner site after clicking on a corresponding partner link and for which we are not responsible in this respect under data protection law.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device in order to be able to trace the origin of transactions (e.g. sales leads) generated via such links. In doing so, we can recognise, among other things, that you clicked on the partner link and were redirected to our website. This information is required for payment processing between us and the affiliate partners.

Insofar as the information also contains personal data, the described processing is carried out on the basis of our legitimate financial interest in the processing of commission payments in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. If you wish to block the evaluation of user behaviour via cookies, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general.

16) Rights of data subjects
16.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights with respect to the data controller responsible for processing your personal data (rights of access and intervention) about which we inform you below:
- Right to information in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR: In particular, you have a right of access concerning your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or is disclosed, the planned storage duration or the criteria for determining the storage duration, the existence of any right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaining to a supervisory authority, the source of your data if it was not collected from you by us, the existence of any automated decision making including profiling and if necessary important information on the logic involved and the scope concerning you and the desired effects of such processing as well as your right to notification about which guarantees exist as per Art. 46 of the GDPR on transferring your data to third countries;
- Right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR: You have a right to immediate rectification of incorrect data concerning you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored by us;
- Right to erasure in accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR: You have the right to demand erasure of your personal data subject to the provisions of Art. 17 para. 1 of the GDPR. However, this right shall not apply in particular if the processing is necessary to exercise the right to free expression of opinion and to information, to fulfil any legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
- Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR: You have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of our data disputed by you is reviewed, if you reject erasure of your data on account of unreliable data processing and instead demand restriction of the processing of your data, if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, after we no longer require such data once it has achieved its purpose or if you have submitted an objection for reasons pertaining to your specific situation, unless it is yet to be determined whether our legitimate reasons prevail;
- Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 of the GDPR: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the data controller, this entity is obliged to inform all the recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of such rectification or erasure of data or restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or is associated with disproportionate costs. You have the right to be informed of such recipients.
- Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR: You have the right to receive your personal data which you have made available to us in a structured, accessible and machine-readable format or to demand transmission to another data controller insofar as this is technically feasible;
- Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 of the GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of data at any time with future effect. In the event of withdrawal, we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing can be legally based on processing that does not require consent. The withdrawal of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent prior to the withdrawal;
- Right to lodge a complaint in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR: If you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the GDPR, you have – regardless of any other administrative or legal remedy – the right to complain to a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of your place of residence, your workplace or the place of the presumed infringement.
16.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT
IF AS PART OF THE BALANCING OF INTERESTS WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREVAILING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO SUBMIT AN OBJECTION TO SUCH PROCESSING WITH FUTURE EFFECT FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US IN ORDER TO CONDUCT DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU CAN EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL CEASE PROCESSING THE DATA IN QUESTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING.

17) Duration of storage of personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is measured on the basis of the respective legal basis, the processing purpose and - if relevant - also on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).
When personal data is processed on the basis of express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned revokes his or her consent.
If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal obligations or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, provided that it is no longer required for the performance of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or there is no legitimate interest on our part in continuing to store it.
When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 of the GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 of the GDPR.
Unless stated otherwise in the other information in this statement about specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed.

Special data protection information for the Berlin questions event

Important information according to the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) towards visitors of the event Berlin questions 2021 according to Art. 13 DSGVO (collection of data from the data subject)

1. General

The data protection information is provided in connection with the registration and implementation of the event Berlin questions 2021. The organizer is Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH, Am Karlsbad 11, 10785 Berlin (visitBerlin).

2. Responsible person in the sense of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO

2.1 The person responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO for data processing is
Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH, Am Karlsbad 11, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Managing Director: Burkhard Kieker
Tel. 030/250025
E-mail: info@visitberlin.de
Registered at the Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court with the registration number HRB 48652

3. Type of personal data

3.1 The following personal data will be collected and processed in connection with the event:
•    Salutation
•    First and last name
•    e-mail address
•    Country of origin
•    Telephone number, if applicable
Our authorization to this effect results from Art. 6 para. 1 b) DSGVO, according to which the collection, storage and transmission of personal data is permitted if a contract or a legal obligation is to be fulfilled.
3.2 For the purpose of prevention and control of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the following necessary personal data as well as special categories of personal data (health data) are processed.
Furthermore, for reasons of health and infection protection and contact tracing, personal data are collected:
•    District/municipality of residence
•    telephone number
•    Period of your stay at the event location
3.3 During the event, photographs and film recordings are made, on which it may happen that individuals can also be recognized. The legal basis for this is the legitimate interests of the responsible party within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in press and public relations work and the presentation of the activities of the responsible party. In certain cases, §§ 22, 23 KUG may also be the legal basis for processing.

4. Purposes and legal bases of processing

Your data will be processed in order to be able to organize and carry out the event and, in particular, for admission management (verification of eligibility) and, if necessary, for contact follow-up. Your data (master data, content data) will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO.  
We reserve the right to send you information about the event itself by e-mail before, during and after the event. For this purpose, we do not need to obtain separate consent from you in accordance with Section 7 (3) UWG. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The personal data mentioned in section 3.2 are used for the purpose of contact tracing and the traceability of infection chains in the event that a case of SARS-CoV-2 infection should occur in the temporal or local context of your visit to the event or stay at the event location. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO in conjunction with § 2 para. 1 No. 8, para. 2 of the Ordinance on Measures Required to Contain the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Berlin (SARS-CoV-2 Containment Measures Ordinance - SARSCoV-2-EindmaßnV).
The personal data mentioned in section 3.3 will be used for the purpose of event documentation, public relations, promotional purposes of the city of Berlin and the conference. Individual recordings may therefore be published in online and print media as well as visitBerlin's social media channels, unless you have objected in the individual case. These are in particular, but not exclusively:
•    Print media
•    press releases
•    newsletters
•    The company's own websites and blogs (e.g. www.visitBerlin.de, www.berlinquestions.com)
•    Company intranet

5. Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data
Your personal data will be transferred to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so or if this is absolutely necessary for the implementation and organization of the event. This includes:
•    Service providers for technical support and for the organization, implementation or
•    support of the event  
In addition, visitBerlin cooperates with service providers to fulfill its tasks. These include data processors on behalf of visitBerlin (e.g. for the implementation and organization of events, admission management, hosters and other IT service providers). Our service providers for technical support may have access to data (order processors). These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and work on the basis of a contract processing agreement.  
The personal data mentioned in section 3.2 will only be transmitted to the responsible health authority upon request in the event of a suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection in temporal or local connection with your visit to the event or stay at the event location.

The personal data mentioned in section 3.3 will be passed on by employees who are entrusted with press and public relations work, if necessary, to bodies who are involved in the creation of the recordings or publications or their distribution, e.g. photographers, PR agencies or representatives of the press who report on the event and the activities of the organizer for journalistic and editorial purposes. The recordings may also be distributed in print and online media and thus passed on to the general public.

6. Transfer of personal data to a third country
There are no plans to transfer your personal data to a third country or to countries outside the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries).

7. Duration of storage of personal data
Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH will store your data until the contract has been fulfilled, unless you are obliged to store your data for a longer period for reasons of any warranty rights to which you may be entitled or for reasons of conflicting retention periods under tax and commercial law.
The personal data mentioned in section 3.2 will be deleted 4 weeks after your visit, the remaining data will thereafter no longer be processed for the purpose mentioned in section 3.2.
You have the possibility at any time to obtain information on the status of the storage of your personal data and, should it be incorrect, to request its correction or deletion. The blocking/deletion request (revocation) should be sent to the following e-mail address: datenschutz@visitBerlin.de.
The personal data referred to in section 3.3 will be deleted after the end of their use or at the latest in the second year. Insofar as they are kept for longer for historical purposes, a corresponding restriction of processing will take place.

8. Your rights as a person affected by the collection of data
The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, which we inform you about below:
•    In accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
•    pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, to request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without undue delay;
•    pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
•    pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;
•    pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;
•    in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing, which was based on this consent, for the future and
•    to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. Please refer to the following information for the contact details of the supervisory authority responsible for us.

9. Contact details of the data protection officer:
AMD TÜV Arbeitsmedizinische Dienste GmbH, Mr. Oliver Gröger, Alboinstraße 56, 12103 Berlin, datenschutz@visitBerlin.de

10. You have the possibility of a complaint to the supervisory authority:
Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Maja Smoltczyk, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin, Tel.: +49 (0)30 13889-0, Fax: +49 (0)30 2155050 E-Mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

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Version: Juli 2021