WE ARE VERY DELIGHTED THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN INTEREST IN OUR ENTERPRISE. DATA PROTECTION IS OF A PARTICULARLY HIGH PRIORITY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE DBSS GROUP AG.
The use of the Internet pages of DBSS International SAS is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to DBSS International SAS. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
As the controller, DBSS International SAS has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.
The data protection declaration of DBSS International SASis based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.
In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:
- a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
- b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.
- c) Processing
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
- d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
- e) Profiling
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
- f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
- g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
- h) Processor
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
- i) Recipient
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
- j) Third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
- k) Consent
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
- Name and Address of the controller
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
DBSS International SAS
Phone: +57 315 6027243
Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.
Further information can be found under data protection.
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- Collection of general data and information
The website of DBSS International SAS collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, DBSS International SAS does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, DBSS International SAS analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
- Registration on our website
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.
By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.
The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.
The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.
- Subscription to our newsletters
On the website of DBSS International SAS, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise’s newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the controller.
DBSS International SAS informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The enterprise’s newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.
During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.
The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.
The newsletter of DBSS International SAS contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, DBSS International SAS may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.
Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by the controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. DBSS International SAS automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
- E-Recruiting (Application)
All applications are stored centrally in our applicant management system and treated in strict confidence. Personal data is only collected, processed and used for the purpose of processing the application.
If you apply for a position advertised in our applicant portal, your data will be stored for the duration of the application process and deleted three months after completion of the application process.
If you wish to withdraw your application, please send a reply to your confirmation of receipt, whereupon we will delete your applicant data completely.
It is possible that your application may be of interest to one of our subsidiaries. In this case, we reserve the right to forward your application to our subsidiaries within DBSS International. You give us your permission to do this.
Please note that you yourself are responsible for the accuracy of the data you enter.
- Video surveillance
Targeted video cameras are used within the scope of building protection measures. They may only be put into operation after prior examination and release by the data protection officer and the works council. Video-monitored areas are marked according to DIN 33450 (pictograms). Further information (e.g. storage periods) can be obtained from the plant security department.
- AEO sanctions list review
DBSS International SAS is considered to be particularly reliable and trustworthy in light of its AEO certification. Employees, applicants and contractors are held to corresponding sanction lists.
- Contact possibility via the website
The website of DBSS International SAS contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.
- Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.
- Rights of the data subject
- a) Right of confirmation
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
- b) Right of access
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
- the purposes of the processing;
- the categories of personal data concerned;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
- where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
- the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
- the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
- c) Right to rectification
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
- d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by DBSS International SAS, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of DBSS International SAS shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.
Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of DBSS International SAS will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
- e) Right of restriction of processing
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by DBSS International SAS, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of DBSS International SAS will arrange the restriction of the processing.
- f) Right to data portability
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of DBSS International SAS.
- g) Right to object
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
DBSS International SAS shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If DBSS International SAS processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to DBSS International SAS to the processing for direct marketing purposes, DBSS International SAS will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by DBSS International SAS for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of DBSS International SAS. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
- h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, DBSS International SAS shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of DBSS International SAS.
- i) Right to withdraw data protection consent
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee DBSS International SAS.
- Data protection provisions regarding social media channels within DBSS International SAS
What categories of personal data do we process and for what purposes?
We process your personal data when you visit DBSS or brands/products of DBSS or subsidiaries etc. on social media channels. With our various social media channels, we want to offer you a wide range of multimedia services and share ideas with you on topics that are important to you. In addition to the respective provider of a social network, we also collect and process personal user data on our social media channels. With this document, we inform you which data we collect from you in connection with our social media channels, how we use it and how you can object to the use of data. For the respective data processing purposes and data categories, we refer to the individual social media channels, which are explained in more detail below.
The data processing serves the following purposes:
- Communication with DBSS social media channel visitors;
- Handling requests from our DBSS social media channel visitors;
- Collect statistical information about the reach of DBSS’s social media channels;
- Conduct customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analysis, sweepstakes, contests or similar promotions or events;
- Resolving disputes and litigation, establishing, exercising or defending against legal claims or litigation, enforcing existing contracts.
The processing of your personal data is necessary to achieve these purposes.
The legal basis for the processing is, unless explicitly stated otherwise, Article 6 (1) lit. (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (“DSGVO“). Our legitimate interest is to be able to respond to your messages or requests and to analyze the reach and use of our social media channels in order to achieve an appropriate design and continuous optimization. Insofar as you wish to enter into a contractual relationship with DBSS with your inquiry, the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (6) 1 lit. (b) DSGVO.
If we intend to process your personal data for a purpose other than that stated above, we will inform you accordingly before processing.
- a) DBSS on Facebook
We process the following personal data:
- Your Facebook username and comments posted on our fan pages and messages you have sent through our fan pages.
- Your activity on our fan pages through the Facebook Insights service, such as visits to our website, the amount of interaction, visits and average duration of video playbacks, information about which countries and cities our visitors come from, and statistics about our visitors’ general relationships.
- Other information necessary to respond to requests from our visitors or to uniquely identify our visitors in our systems.
Shared responsibility with Facebook
We use the statistical information (the visits to our website, the amount of interactions, the visits and the average duration of video playbacks, information about which countries and cities our visitors come from, and statistics about the gender ratios of our visitors) about the use of the fan pages that Facebook makes available in anonymous form via the Facebook “Insights” service. Conclusions about individual users and access to individual user profiles by DBSS are not possible.
For more information on Facebook Insights, click here.
For this reason, DBSS and Facebook are considered “joint controllers” within the meaning of the GDPR and have therefore concluded a so-called joint responsibility agreement in order to meet the requirements of the GDPR. You can find this joint responsibility agreement here. Here you will find all information that is relevant for you as a data subject, in particular regarding the exercise of your rights under data protection law.
- b) DBSS on Instagram
We use the statistical information (the visits to our website, the amount of interactions, information about which countries and cities our visitors come from and statistics about the gender ratios of our visitors) about the use of the DBSS Instagram pages that Instagram makes available in anonymised form via the Instagram service “Insights”. Conclusions about individual users and access to individual user profiles by DBSS are not possible.
We process the following personal data:
- Your Instagram username, as well as comments on our DBSS Instagram pages and messages you send to us through our DBSS Instagram pages.
- Your activity on our DBSS Instagram pages via the Instagram Insights service, such as visits to our website, the range of posts, information about which countries and cities our visitors come from, and statistics about the gender ratio of our visitors.
- Other information necessary to respond to requests from our visitors or to uniquely identify our visitors in our systems.
- c) DBSS at LinkedIn
- We process the following personal data:
- Your LinkedIn username, as well as comments on our DBSS LinkedIn pages and messages you send to us through our DBSS LinkedIn pages.
- Other information necessary to respond to requests from our visitors or to uniquely identify our visitors in our systems.
Joint responsibility with LinkedIn
We use the statistical information (the visits to our website, the extent of interactions, information about which countries and cities our visitors come from, and statistics about the field of work of our visitors) in connection with the use of our LinkedIn company page, which LinkedIn makes available in anonymised form via the LinkedIn “Analytics” service. Conclusions about individual users and access to individual user profiles by DBSS are not possible.
For this reason, DBSS and LinkedIn are considered “joint controllers” under the GDPR and have therefore entered into what is known as a joint controller agreement to comply with the requirements of the GDPR. This joint controller agreement can be found here. Here you will find all information relevant to you as a data subject, in particular regarding the exercise of your rights under data protection law.
- e) DBSS on YouTube
We use the statistical information (the visits to our website, the amount of interactions, the average duration of video playbacks, information about which countries and cities our visitors come from and statistics about the gender ratio of our visitors) about the use of the DBSS YouTube channel, which YouTube provides in anonymized form via the “Analytics” service. Conclusions about individual users and access to individual user profiles by DBSS are not possible.
We process the following personal data:
- Your YouTube username and comments posted on our DBSS YouTube channel.
- Your activity on our DBSS YouTube channel via the YouTube Analytics service, such as visits to our website, the amount of interactions, the average duration of video plays, information about which countries and cities our visitors come from, and statistics about the gender ratio of our visitors.
- Other information necessary to respond to requests from our visitors or to uniquely identify our visitors in our systems.
We do not store or process any of your personal data other than your YouTube username when you send us a direct message.
To whom will your personal data be passed on?
Within our company, only persons and offices that require personal data in order to fulfil the above-mentioned purposes will have access to this data.
We may disclose personal information to regulators, courts or law firms as necessary to ensure compliance with applicable law or, to the extent permitted by law, to exercise, enforce or defend legal rights.
How long do we store your personal data?
Unless expressly stated otherwise (e.g. in a specific declaration of consent), we will delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, unless the deletion or blocking would violate our legal retention obligations (e.g. retention periods under commercial or tax law). Your messages sent via our social media channels will be deleted no later than 3 months after the end of the conversation if your request has been answered and there is no other reason to entitle or oblige us to retain said messages.
What data protection rights can you assert?
Our visitors can request information from us, DBSS, about the personal data we have stored and processed. In addition, our visitors may, under certain circumstances, request the correction or deletion of personal data concerning them. They may also have a right to restrict the processing of personal data as well as a right to portability of the data they have provided in a structured, usual and machine-readable form.
Right of objection
If the processing is based on consent, our visitors have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning them at any time. If we process our visitors’ personal data to protect our legitimate interests, our visitors may object to the processing at any time on grounds relating to their specific situation. In the event of an objection, we will stop processing the personal data of the data subject, unless we can provide compelling grounds which override the interests, rights and freedoms of our visitors or demonstrate that the processing is for the establishment, exercise, defence of legal claims or litigation.
In the processing of personal data through the Insights service offered by Facebook, Facebook has assumed primary responsibility. This concerns the processing of Insights data and the enforcement of data subjects’ rights. Therefore, please contact Facebook directly for any obligations under the GDPR in relation to the processing of Insights data. Although you can exercise your rights against us, we will forward any requests we receive in this regard to Facebook.
LinkedIn has assumed primary responsibility for the processing of personal data via the “Page Insights” service offered by LinkedIn. This concerns the processing of “Page Insights” data and the enforcement of data subjects’ rights. Therefore, please contact LinkedIn directly about any obligations under the GDPR in relation to the processing of “Page Insights” data. Although you can exercise your rights against us, we will forward your requests received by us in this regard to LinkedIn.
Where can complaints be filed?
Notwithstanding any other administrative or judicial remedy, our visitors have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where they reside or where the alleged infringement took place, if our visitors consider that the processing of personal data concerning them infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint is lodged shall inform the complainant of the situation and the outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a remedy under Article 78 GDPR.
- Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)
On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.
For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.
- Google Tag Manager
To manage our website and integrate cookie-based technologies, we use the Tag Manager service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). For this purpose, your IP address is transmitted to a Google server, which may also be located in the USA, each time one of our Internet pages is called up. The IP address is not stored by Google as part of the Tag Manager service and is only used to integrate the technologies managed by the Tag Manager. The Tag Manager itself does not set cookies.
- Honeypot (Captcha)
To protect your orders via the Internet form for spam protection, we use the “Honeypot” service from Honeypot GmbH in 10997 Berlin www.honeypot.io/en/legal_notice. The query is used to differentiate whether the input is made by a person or improperly by automated, machine processing. Further information on Honeypot’s data protection guidelines can be found at: www.honeypot.io/en/privacy_policy
- LinkedIn Insight Tag
Our website uses the conversion tool “LinkedIn Insight Tag” from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company. This tool creates a cookie in your web browser, which enables the collection of the following data, among others: IP address, device and browser properties, and page events (e.g. page views). This data is encrypted, anonymized within seven days, and the anonymized data is deleted within 90 days. LinkedIn does not share any personal data with DBSS, but offers anonymized reports on website audience and display performance. In addition, LinkedIn offers the possibility of retargeting via the Insight Tag. DBSS can use this data to display targeted advertising outside its website without identifying you as a website visitor. For more information on data protection at LinkedIn, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy notices.
LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings. To deactivate the Insight tag on our website (“opt-out”), click here.
- Surveys and polls
We conduct surveys and interviews in order to collect information for the respective communicated survey or interview purpose. The surveys and questionnaires we conduct (hereinafter “surveys”) are evaluated anonymously. Personal data is only processed insofar as this is necessary for the provision and technical implementation of the surveys (e.g. processing of the IP address in order to display the survey in the user’s browser or to enable the survey to be resumed with the aid of a cookie).
- Types of data processed: contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers); content data (e.g. entries in online forms); usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times); meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
- Data subjects: Communication partners; participants.
- Purposes of processing: feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form).
- Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO).
The data of the competition participants will be deleted as soon as the competition or contest has ended and the data is no longer required to inform the winners. In principle, the participants’ data will be deleted no later than 3 months after the end of the competition. The participants’ data will not be transferred to other bodies.
We process personal data of participants of sweepstakes and competitions only in compliance with the relevant data protection provisions, insofar as the processing is necessary for the provision, implementation and handling of the sweepstakes (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b. DSGVO), the participants have consented to the processing (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO) or the processing serves our legitimate interests (e.g. in the security of the sweepstakes or in the protection of our interests against abuse).
Within the scope of the competition, we inform participants which of their details are required for participation
- Legal basis for the processing
Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).
- The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party
Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.
- Period for which the personal data will be stored
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
- Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.
- Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.