PRIVACY POLICY

(Version of: 13.08.2018)

Section 1 INFORMATION REGARDING COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

  1. In the following, we provide information on the collection of personal data when our website is being used. Personal data is all data that is related to you personally, such as name, company, address, email addresses, and user behavior.
  2. The Controller pursuant to Chapter 4, Article 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) isSQL Projekt AG
    Franklinstraße 25a
    D-01069 Dresden

    Phone: +49 351 876 19-0
    Fax: +49 351 876 19-99
    Email: info@sql-ag.de.

    Our data protection officer is available under datenschutz@sql-ag.de or at our postal address with the note “der Datenschutzbeauftragte” [“Data Protection Officer”].

  3. When you contact us by email or through a contact form, we will save the information you provide (your email address, and your name, company and telephone number, where applicable) in order to answer your questions. We will delete the data that has been stored in this context once it is no longer required, or we will limit processing of that data if there is a legal duty to keep and retain records. The legal basis for this is Section 6 (1) sentence 1 f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  4. If we rely on contracted service providers for the provision of individual services, or if we wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we shall inform you in detail about the respective activities in the following. We will also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

Section 2 YOUR RIGHTS

  1. You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
    • Right to request access to personal data,
    • Right to request rectification or erasure of personal data,
    • Right to request restriction of processing of personal data,
    • Right to object to processing of personal data,
    • Right to data portability.
  2. You also have the right to complain to a data protection authority about how we process your personal data

Section 3 COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA WHILE USING OUR WEBSITE

  1. If you use our website for information purposes only, that is, if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we shall only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you use our website, we collect the following data, which is required for technical reasons in order to display our website and to ensure its stability and safety (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)):
    – IP address
    – The date and time of the request
    – The time zone difference to the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
    – The content of the request (specific page)
    – The access status / HTTP status cod
    – The amount of transmitted data
    – The website from which the request originates
    – The browser
    – The operating system and its user interface
    – The language and version of the browser.
  2. In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your PC when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to the browser you use, and stored on your hard drive. They allow the body that sets the cookie (here, SQL) to receive certain information. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your PC. They serve to make our website more user-friendly and effective.
  3. Use of cookies:a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
    – Transient cookies (see b)
    – Persistent cookies (see c).

    b) Transient cookies are deleted automatically when your browser is closed. This includes, in particular, session cookies. Session cookies store a so-called session ID, which allows assigning various requests from your browser to one session. Our website will thus remember your PC when you visit again. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

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

    d) You can configure your browser settings as you wish; for example, you may block third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

Section 4 THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA AND THE RIGHT OF REVOCATION

  1. If you have consented to the processing of your data, you may revoke your consent at any time. Such revocation will affect the admissibility of the processing of your personal data.
  2. Provided we base the processing of your personal data on balancing the interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case, in particular, if the processing is not required for contract performance. We outline this case in the following description of the functions. If you object to the processing of your data, we will ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done before. In case your objection is justified, we will examine the situation, and will discontinue or modify the data processing, or state our compelling and legitimate reasons to continue with the processing.
  3. You may of course object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You may notify us of your objection to advertising by using our contact details stated above.

Section 5 NEWSLETTERS

  1. You may consent to subscribing to our newsletter, which provides information about our current services that may be interesting to you. The advertised goods and services are stated in the declaration of consent.
  2. When you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that, once you have subscribed, we will send you an email to the email address you have specified, in which we will ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your subscription within 24 hours, your data will be blocked and deleted automatically after one month. We also store your IP addresses and times of subscription and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to prove your subscription and, if necessary, to explain any misuse of your personal data.
  3. The only requirement for sending the newsletter is your email address. Any additional, separately marked data is provided on a voluntary basis. It is used to address you personally. Once you have confirmed the subscription, we will save your email address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) sentence 1a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  4. If we receive your email address in connection with the sale of goods or services, we reserve the right, based on Section 7 (3) of the German Act on Unfair Competition (UWG), to send offers of products similar to the ones you have purchased to your email address, if you have not objected to it. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests of contacting our customers for advertising purposes, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You may object to this use of your email address at any time by sending a message to the contact address stated above, or via a link provided for this purpose in the email, without incurring costs other than the transmission costs at the basic rates.
  5. You may revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You may unsubscribe by clicking on the link provided in each email newsletter, or by sending a message to the above-mentioned contact address.
  6. Please note that we evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter. For the purpose of this evaluation, the emails sent include the so-called web beacons or tracking pixels that represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. To perform these evaluations, we link the data mentioned in Section 3 and the web beacons with your email address and an individual ID.Links in the newsletter also contain this ID.The data collected is always pseudonymized. It means that the IDs are not linked to your other personal data, and do not allow to identify you personally.

SECTION 6 USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

  1. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer to help analyse how you use the website. The information about your use of this website, generated by the cookie, is usually transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the U.S. and stored there. In the event of an IP anonymization facility being activated on this website, Google will abbreviate your IP address beforehand for member states of the European Union or other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google-owned server in the U.S., where it will be truncated. Google will use the information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of this website, to generate reports regarding website activities, and to provide ancillary services in connection with the use of the website and the internet for the website operator.
  2. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be linked to other data held by Google.
  3. You can prevent cookies from being saved by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we should like to point out that in this event you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You may furthermore prevent the capture of data generated by the cookie relevant to your utilisation of this website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the subsequent processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
  4. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed in an abbreviated form, and do not enable individual identification of the user. Should the data collected contain any references to your person, it will be immediately blocked, and the personal data will be deleted immediately.
  5. We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics allow us to improve our services, and to make them more interesting for you as a user. In the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 (1) sentence 1f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  6. Information from third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Service: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html,
    Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html,
    and Privacy Policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Section 7 EMBEDDED YOUTUBE VIDEOS

  1. We have embedded YouTube videos into our website. These videos are stored on https://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly on our website.All YouTube videos are embedded in “Privacy Enhanced Mode”, which means that if you do not play a video, your user data won’t be transmitted to YouTube. The data mentioned in section 2 will be transmitted only if you play a video. We do not have any influence on that data transfer.
  2. When you visit our website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page on our website. In addition, the data mentioned under Section 3 of this Privacy Policy is transmitted. This is done regardless of whether you are logged into a YouTube user account, or whether there is no such user account. If you are logged into your Google account, your data will be linked directly with your account. If you do not wish your data to be linked to your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data in the form of user profiles and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research, and/or personal configuration of their website. Such an evaluation (even for users who are not logged in) is performed in particular to provide custom advertising, and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You may object to the creation of these user profiles. To do so, you need to contact YouTube.
  3. For more information on the scope and purpose of the data collection and data processing by YouTube, refer to Google privacy policy. There, you will also find further information regarding your relevant rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de. Google also processes your personal information in the United States, and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, see https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

SECTION 8 THE USE OF GOOGLE MAPS

  1. This website uses Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on our website and allows you convenient use of the map feature.
  2. When you visit our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page on our website. In addition, the data mentioned under Section 3 of this declaration is transmitted. This is done regardless of whether you are logged into a Google user account, or whether there is no such user account. If you are logged into your Google account, your data will be linked directly with your account. If you do not wish your data to be linked to your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data in the form of user profiles, and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research, and/or personal configuration of their website. Such an evaluation is done (even for users who are not logged in) in particular to provide custom advertising, and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You may object to the creation of these user profiles. To do so, you need to contact Google.
  3. For more information on the scope and purpose of the data collection and data processing by the plug-in provider, refer to the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information regarding your relevant rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de. Google also processes your personal information in the United States, and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, see https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Section 9 USE OF GOOGLE ADWORDS CONVERSION

  1. We use Google AdWords to draw attention to our services with the help of advertising tools (so-called Google AdWords) on third-party websites. The data gathered in the course of advertising campaigns is used to determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. Our objective is to show adds that are interesting to you, to make our website more interesting, and to ensure fair calculation of advertising costs.
  2. These advertising tools are supplied by Google via so-called “ad servers”. To do this, we use ad server cookies, which measure certain performance metrics such as advert display or user clicks. If you access our website through a Google advert, Google AdWords will place a cookie on your PC. These cookies usually expire after 30 days, and are not intended to identify you personally. This cookie usually saves analytic information, such as the unique cookie ID, the number of impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant to post-view conversions), and opt-out information (a note stating that the user does not wish to see the advert again).
  3. These cookies allow Google to identify your browser on your next visit. If you use a certain page on the website of the AdWords customer and the cookie on your PC has not yet expired, Google and the customer can tell that you have clicked on the advert and have been taken to this page. Each AdWords customer is assigned a different cookie. Therefore, it is not possible to track cookies via websites of AdWords customers. SQL itself does not collect or process any personal data in the connection with the aforementioned advertising measures. We receive only statistical evaluations from Google. These evaluations tell us which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data when using these advertising tools. In particular, we cannot identify users on the basis of this information.
  4. Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no impact on the amount of data that Google collects with the help of this tool, or on the further processing of this data. Therefore, we inform you according to our state of knowledge: By integrating AdWords Conversion, Google is notified that you have accessed the respective part of our website or have clicked on our advert. If you are registered with a service provided by Google, Google may link the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google, or you are not logged in, the provider may identify and store your IP address.
  5. You have several options to opt out of this tracking process:a) By configuring your browser software accordingly. In particular, blocking third-party cookies will block third-party adverts;
    b) By disabling cookies for conversion tracking. To do this, set your browser to block conversion tracking cookies, see https://adssettings.google.co.uk. This setting is deleted when you delete cookies;
    c) By disabling interest-related adverts of the providers that are part of the “About ads” self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices. This setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;
    d) By opting out in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browser using the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

    We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

  6. The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) sentence 1f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
    For more information about data protection, please refer to http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html. Alternatively, visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, see https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Section 10 Online Job Applications / Publication of Job Postings

If you submit application data, we collect and process this data electronically to complete the application process. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Section 26 (1) sentence 1 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) in connection with Art. 88 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If an employment contract is concluded following the application process, we will save the data you have submitted in the course of the application in your personal file for the standard organizational and administrative purposes. The legal basis for the processing of this data is also Section 26 (1) sentence 1 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) in connection with Art. 88 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If an application is rejected or withdrawn, the data submitted to us will be deleted automatically two months later. The data will be deleted at a later point if statutory regulations require a longer retention period of up to six months or until legal proceedings are concluded, for example, due to the burden of proof obligations under the German Equal Opportunity Act (AGG). In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) f of GDPR and Section 24 (1) No. 2 of BDSG. Our legitimate interest lies in the enforcement of legal claims and defence in legal disputes.

If you expressly consent to your data being stored for a longer period, for example, if you wish to be included in a database of applicants or prospective customers, your data will be further processed on the basis of your consent. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) sentence 1a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, you may withdraw your consent at any time by giving us a notice thereof with effect for the future.

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