Privacy Policy

Last revised: 15.10.2019

Data protection statement

The responsible party within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:

Panda Insight UG (limited liability).
Römerstrasse 63
D-64291 Darmstadt
Authorized to represent managing directors: Tatjana Weiss, Maximilian Weiss.
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Register court: Darmstadt Local Court
Register number: HRB 98584
Sales tax identification number according to § 27a UStG: DE322461393
Contentwise responsible person: Tatjana Weiss (address see above)

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Your data subject rights

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You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided for our data protection officer:

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  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
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  • Correction of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • Restriction of data processing, provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
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  • Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
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  • Data portability, provided that have consented

If you have given us consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

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You may at any time lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.g. the competent supervisory authority in the federal state of your residence or the authority responsible for us as the responsible body.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Cookies

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Type and purpose of processing:

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Duration of storage and cookies used:

To the extent that you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be used on our websites:

To the extent that these cookies may (also) affect personal data, we will inform you about this in the following sections.

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory via your browser settings. In addition, you will receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you can find the necessary information under the following links:

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Registration on our website

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Type and purpose of processing:

When registering to use our personalized services, some personal data is collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data (e.g. phone number and email address). If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we offer only to registered users. Registered users also have the option, if necessary, to change or delete the data provided during registration at any time. In addition, we will of course provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered during registration is based on the user's consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

If the registration serves the fulfillment of a contract to which the data subject is a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.

Recipient:

Receivers of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

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Storage period:

Data are processed in this context only as long as the corresponding consent is available. Thereafter, they will be deleted, unless there are legal retention obligations to the contrary. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details provided at the end of this privacy policy:

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Provision mandatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our offered content and services.

Newsletter

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Type and purpose of processing:

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Your data will be used exclusively to send you the subscribed newsletter by e-mail. Your name is provided in order to be able to address you personally in the newsletter and, if necessary, to identify you if you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject.

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For the receipt of the newsletter, the specification of your e-mail address is sufficient. When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter offering or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double-opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the hereby requested response. No further data is collected. The data is used exclusively for the newsletter dispatch and is not passed on to third parties.

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Legal basis:

On the basis of your expressly given consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future. In each newsletter you will find a corresponding link. In addition, you can also unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or inform us of your revocation via the contact option provided at the end of this privacy notice.

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Receiver:

Receivers of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Storage period:

In this context, the data will only be processed as long as the relevant consent has been obtained. After that, they are deleted.

Provision mandatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Without existing consent, we can unfortunately not send you our newsletter.

Contact form

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Type and purpose of processing:

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

By providing the contact form, we want to make it easy for you to contact us. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

If you wish to contact us, we will do so.

If you contact us to request a quote, the data entered in the contact form will be processed for the purpose of carrying out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

Recipient:

Receivers of the data are, if applicable, order processors.

Duration of storage:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the request has been processed.

If there is a contractual relationship, we are subject to the statutory retention periods under the German Commercial Code (HGB) and delete your data after these periods have expired.

Provision mandatory or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, email address and the reason for the request

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Use of Google Analytics

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Type and purpose of processing:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

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The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services shall then be provided.

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Legal basis:

The processing of the data is based on the consent of the user (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Receiver:

The recipient of the data is Google as an order processor. For this purpose, we have concluded the corresponding order processing agreement with Google.

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Duration of storage:

The deletion of the data takes place as soon as they are no longer required for our recording purposes.

Third country transfer:

Google processes your data in the US and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Provision Mandatory or Required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

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Revocation of consent:

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.

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In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

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Profiling:

The Google Analytics tracking tool can be used to evaluate the behavior of visitors to the website and analyze their interests. For this purpose, we create a pseudonymous user profile.

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)

Type and purpose of processing:

In order to display our content correctly and in a graphically appealing manner across browsers, we use "Google Web Fonts" from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google") on this website to display fonts.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Legal basis:

The legal basis for the integration of Google Web Fonts and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Receiver:

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible - but currently also unclear whether and possibly for what purposes - that the operator collects Google data in this case.

Storage period:

We do not collect any personal data, through the integration of Google Web Fonts.

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For more information about Google Web Fonts, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Third Party Transfer:

Google processes your data in the US and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Provision Mandatory or Required:

The provision of personal data is neither required by law, nor by contract. However, the correct display of the content may not be possible due to standard fonts.

Revocation of consent:

The JavaScript programming language is regularly used to display the content. You can therefore object to the data processing by deactivating the execution of JavaScript in your browser or installing a JavaScript blocker. Please note that this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

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Embedded YouTube videos

Type and purpose of processing:

On some of our websites, we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter "YouTube"). When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. In the process, YouTube is informed which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

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When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

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For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please refer to the provider's privacy policy, where you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and settings options for protecting your privacy (https://policies.google.com/privacy). Google processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

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Legal basis:

The legal basis for the integration of YouTube and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Receiver:

The call of YouTube automatically triggers a connection to Google.

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Storage period and revocation of consent:

Whoever has deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google ad program will also have to expect no such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

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For more information on data protection at "YouTube", please refer to the provider's privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

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Third Country Transfer:

Google processes your data in the US and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Provision Mandatory or Required:

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The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Insofar as you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

Google AdWords

Type and purpose of processing:

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.

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If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across AdWords customers' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers 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 any information that personally identifies users.

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Legal basis:

The legal basis for the integration of Google AdWords and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

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Receiver:

Whenever you visit our website, personal data, including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the USA. This personal data is stored by Google. Google may share this personal data collected via the technical process with third parties.

Our company does not contain any information from Google by means of which the data subject could be identified.

Storage period:

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification.

Third Party Transfer:

Google processes your data in the U.S. and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Data protection provisions about the application and usae of Calendly

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Calendly. Calendly is a global provider of a platform that facilitates scheduling of appointments and processes Personal Data upon the instruction of the data exporter in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and the DPA. multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Calendly is Calendly LLC, 1315 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, UNITED STATES.

When a Calendly User comes to Calendly to schedule an event with a Calendly Member, he voluntarily give Calendly certain information. This can include the name, email address and phone number; email addresses of other people; subject of the meeting; and any other information the user provides Calendly or as required by the Calendly Member he is scheduling with. If the user receives an invitation from a Calendly Member but do not wish to become a Calendly User, they can contact the Calendly Member who sent the invitation through other means to set up a meeting.

A Calendly Member may also connect their calendar with Calendly. The calendar integration checks the duration and free/busy status of the events in the calendar so that Calendy doesn't book the user's calendar when he is busy. Calendly doesn't store who the user is meeting with, their email, the meeting title or any other details about the appointments in the connected calendar.

Calendly uses cookies, web beacons and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information when a user interacts with Calendly through a computer or mobile device subject to Calendly's opt-out preferences.

When a user uses Calendly, their servers automatically record information (“log data”), including information that a user's browser sends whenever he visits the Calendly Website. This log data may include the user's web address he came from or are going to, the device model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, mobile network carrier, and time zone or location.

The applicable data protection provisions of Calendly may be accessed under https://calendly.com/pages/privacy.

Data protection provisions about the application and usae of Typeform

For the execution of surveys and competitions (especially our annual reader survey) we primarily use the service “Typeform” of TYPEFORM S.L. (Carrer Bac de Roda, 163, 08018 Barcelona), Spain. The service provider is assigned on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and an Order Processing Agreement in accordance with Art. 28 para. 3 p. 1 GDPR.

In addition to the answers to the questions of the survey, access data (e.g. the processing time of the survey) is also stored. Access data includes the name of the requested website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, report whether the site was successfully retrieved, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the site visited before coming to our site), the user’s IP address, and the requesting internet service provider. The access data is already transferred to Typeform when the survey is called up; the answers are not transferred until the survey is sent. Further information on the data collected can be found in Typeform’s data protection regulations and in the conditions of participation of the respective survey.

The applicable data protection provisions of Typeform may be accessed under https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt.

Revocation of consent:

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse the setting of a cookie required for this purpose - for example, via browser settings that generally disable the automatic setting of cookies or set your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleleadservices.com".

Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want any measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.

Provision mandated or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Insofar as you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

SSL Encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Change in our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:

Thomas Neumann
QualityManagementService
Obergasse 14
D - 63691 Ranstadt

This privacy policy was created with the help of activeMind AG, the experts for external data protection officers (version #2019-04-10).

This is a Translated version of our Data Policy, if you need the original version please visit the German page.