Privacy Policy

Data protection policy for websites

§ 1 Information on the collection of personal data

(1) In the following text, we provide you with information on the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are any data that are personally assignable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

(2) According to Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Controller is [name, contact address, e-mail address] (see our imprint). [Our data protection officer (CTM-COM GmbH, In den Leppsteinswiesen 14, 64380 Roßdorf) can be reached at or 06154 - 57605-111.

(3) When you contact us by e-mail or through a contact form, the information you provide (your e-mail address and, if available, also your name and telephone number) will be stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data collected in this context after the storage is no longer required or limit the processing if there are statutory retention requirements.

(4) If we rely on contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or if we wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective operations. In doing so, we also specify the criteria for the storage duration.

§ 2 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights with respect to the personal data concerning you:

- right to information,

- right to rectification or erasure,

- right to restriction of processing,

- right to object to the processing,

- right to data portability.

(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority concerning the processing of your personal data by us.

§ 3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) When using the website for merely informative purposes, i.e. if you do not register or provide us with any information, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 GDPR):

- IP address

- date and time of the request

- time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

- content of the request (specific page)

- access status/HTTP status code

- each transferred data volume

- website from which the request comes

- browser

- operating system and its surface

- language and version of the browser software.

(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk to match the browser you are using, and through which information is sent to the authority that sets the cookie (us in this case). Cookies cannot run programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective.

(3) Use of cookies:

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

- transient cookies (see b)

- persistent cookies (see c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. They contain a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to one session. This will allow your computer to be recognised when you return to our Websites. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

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

d) You can configure your browser settings to suit your needs, e.g. by refusing to accept third-party or any cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the features of this website.

e) [If you have an account with us, we use cookies to identify you for follow-up visits. Otherwise you would have to log in again upon each visit.]

f) [The Flash cookies used are not detected by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. Furthermore, we use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your device. These objects store the required data regardless of your browser and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want to process the Flash cookies, you must install a corresponding add-on, eg. "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox ( ) or the Adobe Flash killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using the private mode in your browser. We also recommend that you manually delete your cookies and browser history periodically.]

§ 4 Further functions and offers of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you might use if interested. To do this, you will generally need to provide other personal information that we use to provide the service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In part, we use external service providers to process your data. These were carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and subject to regular inspections.

(3) Furthermore, we may disclose your personal data to third parties, if offering event participations, competitions, contracts or similar services together with our partners. You will receive more information when entering your personal data or in the offer description below.

(4) If our service providers or partners have their headquarters in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the offer description.

§ 5 Objection to, or revocation of processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the process your data, you can revoke it at any time. Submitting such revocation will affect the admissibility of the processing of your personal data by us.

(2) If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if, in particular, the processing is not required to fulfil a contract with you, which we confirm in the following description of the functions. In the event of such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we did. If your objection is justified, we will examine the situation and will either discontinue or adjust the data processing or show you our legitimate reasons for continuing the processing.

(3) You may object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us about your objection under about the following contact information: [all contact information].

Data protection policy for social media

Use of social media plug-ins

  1. We currently use the following social media plug-ins: [LinkedIn]. We use the so-called double click solution. In other words, when you visit our website, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. The provider of the plug-in can be identified by the marking on the box, i.e. initial letter or logo. We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online service. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. According to the respective providers in Germany, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection by Facebook and Xing. By activating the plug-in, personal data will be transmitted by you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the USA for US providers). Since the plug-in provider carries out the data collection, in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via the security settings of your browser before clicking on the greyed-out box.
  2. We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purpose of the processing, the retention periods. We also have no information on the erasure of data collected by the plug-in provider.
  3. The plug-in provider stores the data collected on you as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailor-made website design. Such evaluation is done particularly (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To assert this right, you must contact the respective plug-in provider. The plug-ins give you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. Legal basis for the use of the plug-in is Art. 6 (1) p. 1 f) GDPR.
  4. The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected from us will be assigned directly to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you press the activated button and e.g. link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and communicates it to your contacts publicly. We recommend logging out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this will prevent you from being assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider.
  5. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the privacy statements of these providers below. There you will also find further information about your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy.
  6. Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URLs with their privacy policies:
    1. [Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;; further information on data collection: and Facebook is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,
    2. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,
    3. Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; Twitter is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,
    4. Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, GERMANY;
    5. T3N, yeebase media GmbH, Kriegerstr. 40, 30161 Hannover, Deutschland;
    6. LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; LinkedIn is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,
    7. Flattr Network Ltd. headquartered on 2nd Floor, White bear yard 114A, Clerkenwell Road, London, Middlesex, England, EC1R 5DF, United Kingdom;]