Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

We are delighted about your interest in our company. Protection of your personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions is a top priority for achelos GmbH. It is important to us to inform you what personal data we collect during your visit to our website, how they are used and how you can influence this.

The website of achelos GmbH can be used without providing personal data as a rule. If an individual wishes to use special services of our company via our web pages, however, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is required and if there is no legal basis of such processing, we obtain consent from the affected person as a rule.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the "GDPR"), "processing" refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the "controller") for purposes of data protection law is:

achelos GmbH
Vattmannstraße 1
33100 Paderborn
Germany

Telephone: +49 5251 142120
Fax: +49 5251 14212100
Email: info(at)achelos.de

The controller's data protection officer is:

Annette Kalz
Telephone: +49 5251 14212-200
Email: annette.kalz(at)achelos.de

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller's future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

Cookies

a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.  

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing, or improving the features of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.

c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

Contact

If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, place, time, or frequency of your visits to our website will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function, whereby Google truncates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is transmitted to the US.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and of the internet in general.

Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data. In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its data protection practices at

https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

including options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

in addition with further information. This add-on can be installed on the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics' JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

Google-Maps

Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.

If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.

By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are transmitted.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Use (The Terms of Service for Germany are currently only available in the German language.) https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=en and the Terms and Conditions for Google Maps https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps/.
 

Google also offers further information at

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

 

Social Media

Twitter

We maintain an online presence on Twitter to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/interested parties. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

In this respect, we would like to point out that there is a possibility that user data may be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This may result in increased risks for the user in that, for example, later access to the user data may be made more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. The access possibility lies exclusively with Twitter. Twitter Inc. is certified under the Privacy Shield and is therefore committed to complying with European data protection standards.

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

You can find Twitter's privacy policy at

https://twitter.com/en/privacy

LinkedIn

We maintain an online presence at LinkedIn to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/interested parties. LinkedIn is a service provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.

In this respect, we would like to point out that there is a possibility that user data may be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This may result in increased risks for the user in that, for example, later access to the user data may be made more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. The access possibility lies exclusively with LinkedIn. LinkedIn Corporation is certified under the Privacy Shield and is therefore committed to complying with European data protection standards.

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active

You can find LinkedIn's privacy policy at

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

XING

We maintain an online presence at Xing to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/interested parties. XING is a service provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

When calling a page with integrated Xing functions, a connection to the servers of Xing is established. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. IP addresses are not stored, nor is there any evaluation of usage behavior.

You can find details on data protection in XING's data protection declaration under: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Linking social media via graphic or text link

We also advertise on our website presences on the social networks listed below. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective network. The use of this linked graphic prevents the automatic establishment of a connection to the respective server of the social network when calling up a website that has a social media application, in order to display a graphic of the respective network itself. Only by clicking on the corresponding graphic the user is forwarded to the service of the respective social network.

After the user has been forwarded, the respective network collects information about the user. It cannot be ruled out that the data collected in this way will be processed in the USA.

These are initially data such as IP address, date, time and page visited. If the user is logged in to the user account of the respective network, the network operator may assign the information collected from the user's visit to the user's personal account. If the user interacts via a "Share" button of the respective network, this information can be stored in the personal user account of the user and, if necessary, published. If the user wants to prevent the collected information from being directly assigned to his user account, he must log out before clicking on the graphic. It is also possible to configure the respective user account accordingly.

The following social networks are linked to our site:

Twitter

Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Certification EU-US Data Protection („EU-US Privacy Shield“)

https://www.privacyshield.gov/…0000TORzAAO&status=Active

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA.

Privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Certification EU-US Data Protection („EU-US Privacy Shield“)

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active

Online job applications / publication of job advertisements

We offer you the opportunity to apply for jobs with our company via our website. In the case of these digital applications, we collect your application data electronically in order to process your application.

The legal basis for this processing is §26 Para. 1 S. 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 Para. 1 GDPR.

If you are hired as a result of the application process, we will store the data you provide during the application process in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organizational and administrative process, naturally in compliance with further legal obligations.

The legal basis for this processing is §26 Para. 1 S. 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 Para. 1 GDPR.

If we do not hire you, we will automatically delete the data submitted to us two months after the final decision is made. We will not delete the data, however, if we must store the data for legal reasons such as evidence of equal treatment of applicants, until any legal action is concluded, or four months.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR and §24 Para. 1 No. 2 BDSG. Our legitimate interest lies in any legal defense we may have to mount .

If you expressly consent to a longer storage of your data, e.g. for your inclusion in a database of applicants or interested parties, the data will be processed further on the basis of your consent. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect per Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect.

Disclaimer

Liability for content

The content of our pages was created with the utmost care. However, we cannot provide any guarantee for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the content.

As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content of these pages under the general laws in accordance with Section 7(1) German Telemedia Act (TMG). Under Sections 8 to 10 TMG, however, we are not obligated as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to research circumstances that indicate unlawful activities. Obligations to remove or block the use of data under the general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the time of knowledge of a specific violation of the law. If corresponding violations of the law become known, we will remove such content without delay.

Liability for links

Our offering contains links to external websites of third parties, which we cannot influence. For that reason, we can also not provide any warranty for such content. For the content of the linked pages, the relevant provider or operator of the pages is responsible at all times. The linked pages were checked for possible violations of the law at the time of linking. Unlawful content was not identified at the time of linking. A permanent content check of the linked pages, however, is not acceptable without specific indications of a violation of the law. If any violations of the law become known, we will remove such links without delay.

Copyright

The content and works created by the website operator on these pages are governed by German copyright law. The duplication, processing, dissemination and any kind of use outside the borders of the copyright law require the written approval from the relevant author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are authorised for private, non-commercial use only. If the content on this website was not created by the operator, third-party copyrights are considered. In particular, third-party content is labelled as such. If you nevertheless detect a copyright violation, please notify us immediately. If such violations of the law become known, we will remove such content without delay.