(Convenient translation of German version – For information only)
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTROLLER
Under the German general data protection regulation (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, hereinafter “DSGVO”) Art. 4 para. 7, the controller is:
NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe GmbH
Represented by the management:
Phone +49 (40) 35613-0
Fax +49 (40) 35613-2810
Court of Registration: Amtsgericht Hamburg, HRB 156793
Tax ID Number: DE 326674408
GENERAL DATA PROCESSING INFORMATION
1. Specific information about the website
Whenever our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data (log files). Here the list of the information we collect:
- Visited webpages
- Date and time of access
- Sent data (in bytes)
- Source/reference from which the page was reached (referrer URL)
- Browser and operating system
- IP address
- Inquiries and target destination
This data is not merged with other data sources. The storage of log files guarantees the functionality of the website, its optimization, and the security of our information technology systems. In this context, no evaluation of the data for marketing purposes is carried out.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, and for the legitimate interest in optimizing our website is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
We use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that are stored in the browser until the browser window is closed. Persistent cookies are used in the case of repeated visits as they facilitate navigation by remembering the user’s preferences. These cookies are stored in the browser for a pre-determined time (usually up to one year, sometimes two years) and are not deleted when the browser is closed. According to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, we are authorized to store the so-called technically necessary cookies for delivering technical error-free and optimized services.
You can set your browser to inform you of the presence of cookies and accept them on an individual basis. Also, you can enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
To change cookie settings: cookie settings
3. Data processing in case of contact through our website
When you contact us via our website, your personal data (e.g. name, email address, telephone, etc.) will be processed solely for the purpose of fulfilling your request. If you contact us via the contact form on our website, you consent to the processing of your personal data.
The processing takes place per Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a and f DSGVO. Insofar as the registration concerns the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures, the processing is carried out per Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.
After subscribing to our newsletter, you will receive regular news about NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe GmbH. Our newsletters cover various topics, e.g. business development, press announcements, events, and new projects.
During the subscription phase, we implement a double opt-in process: after clicking the subscribe button on our website, you will receive an email at the specified email address that will ask you to confirm your interest. We store your IP address and the time of registration and confirmation to prove your willingness to subscribe to the service and make sure that there is no misuse of your data. If you do not confirm your registration, the information you provided will not be used and deleted within one month.
The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your email address. You can voluntarily give us your name and company. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
Our newsletters are subject to performance analysis. We measure values such as the number of recipients, the opening and click rate, the kind of devices, and the overall engagement. The data collected in the performance measurement is processed anonymously and serves to provide a user-friendly and secure system and optimize the procedures for demand analysis and customer acquisition. The legal basis for data processing is your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO. By unsubscribing from the newsletter, you refuse this performance measurement. After unsubscribing, we will continue to store the data anonymously for statistical purposes. The data will be deleted within 90 days.
You may revoke your consent to send and receive our newsletter at any time. To do so, please use the unsubscribe option in each newsletter.
We receive personal data from our contractual partners as part of our business relationships. We process personal data that we receive directly from our customers, agents, service providers, employees, applicants, other companies of the group, or other third parties (e.g. SCHUFA, Creditreform) to the extent necessary for the provision of a service.
Also, we process personal data that we have obtained and are authorized to process from publicly accessible sources (e.g. debtor lists, property registers, trade and association registers, press, media, internet).
PROCESSING PURPOSES AND LEGAL BASIS
We process your personal data per Art. 6 EU DSGVO, namely: Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a regarding the consent; Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the fulfillment of a contract; Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c DSGVO for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. d DSGVO in the case of pivotal interests of the persons concerned, Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO in the case of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party.
We process your personal data under the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA
We will not transfer your personal data to third parties unless you give your explicit consent, there is a legal obligation to comply with, it is pivotal to a contract fulfillment, or we have a legitimate interest to conduct our business operations efficiently and effectively. NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe GmbH is a part of the Garbe Group. Within the group, we exchange information, if and insofar as a legitimate interest arises per Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
External service providers are carefully selected and commissioned by us, and their conduct is continuously monitored. The recipients of personal data are in particular: banks, advertising agencies, PR agencies, credit agencies, payroll offices, lawyers, IT service providers, professional associations, and government agencies (e.g. financial administration, courts, public prosecutor’s office, and police).
TRANSMISSION OF PERSONAL DATA (TO COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EU OR EEA)
The personal data will only be transferred to countries outside the EU or EEA if you have given us your consent, if this is necessary for the execution of your order, or if it is required by law (e.g. tax reporting obligations).
SOCIAL MEDIA PLUGINS, ANALYTICS AND TRACKING TOOLS
1. Social Media Plugins
On our website, we use social media plugins. You can deactivate interest-based advertising by adjusting the cookies setting. After clicking on the integrated text/image link, you are redirected to the page of the respective social media provider. Your user information is transmitted and collected by the provider only after the redirection. This solution helps you determine whether and when to share your personal data. If you are logged in to the related social media platform, the network operator may be able to associate the information collected during your visit to your personal account. If you wish to prevent this from happening, you must log out of the social network before clicking on the text/image link.
We use the following Social Media Plugins on our website:
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg
2. Analytical Tools
(a) Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 (hereinafter “Google”).
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. Therefore, the IP address is shortened by Google within the EU or EEA; only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser is not merged with other data from Google.
If you wish Google Analytics to not track your behavior on our website, you can deactivate it via an add-on, as an alternative to the options described in section 2. You can download the add-on here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. This add-on will store an opt-out request on your device that will prevent Google Analytics from tracking. Please note that the opt-out only deactivates Google Analytics for the device and internet browser from which it was configured. You may also need to restore it if you delete cookies from your device.
Further information is available on the Google website: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners and https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads
(b) Google Ads
On our website, we use the conversion tracking tool provided by the Google Ads services. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Ireland Ltd, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 (hereinafter “Google”).
We also use the remarketing function on our website within the Google Ads service. For this purpose, a cookie analyses user behavior and stores the information in the browser to uniquely identify a web browser on a particular device. The cookie does not identify an individual nor store personal information. In addition to deactivating the tracking, you can prevent it in the following ways:
- by making appropriate settings in your browser, in particular by suppressing third-party cookies;
- by installing this plugin provided by Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin;
- by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads” via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices;
- by permanently deactivating it in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browsers.
(c) LinkedIn Insight Tag
On our website, we use the LinkedIn Insight Tag that is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA (hereinafter “LinkedIn”).
If you consent to the use of this service (see section 2), your device will store the related cookies. If you are logged into LinkedIn when you visit our website, your visit will be recorded anonymously. However, the same data is stored and processed by LinkedIn, and a connection to the respective user profile is possible. LinkedIn may use this information for its market research and advertising purposes. If you wish to prevent the information collected from being associated with your user account, you must log out of the social network.
For more information about LinkedIn Insight, please visit https://business.linkedin.com/de-de/marketing-solutions/insight-tag
We operate company pages on LinkedIn and Xing. We are not able to track what data these social media platforms collect. We do not influence the data processing, cannot prevent it and do not have access to the underlying data. We also do not have full access to your profile, but only to your public information.
We receive anonymous statistics regarding the usage of our company page, and we cannot link the statistical data with the profile data of our visitors. The legal basis for the transmission of your data within the respective social networks is your consent, which can be revoked at any time per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, DSGVO. The legal basis for the use of statistical data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f, DSGVO.
We receive your personal data only if you actively communicate them to us via a personal message. We process and store your data (e.g. name, email address) exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request and until your request is fulfilled. The legal basis for processing your data in case of active contact is your consent according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO. If your message is in connection with a (pre-)contractual relationship, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.
Insofar as we receive personal data from you via a social network, the processing of this data is carried out in joint responsibility with the respective social network. Information on data collection and further processing by the respective social network can be found in the links below.
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA, https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
- Xing: New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung and https://dev.xing.com/plugins/terms_and_conditions
PROCESSING AND STORAGE PERIOD
We process and store your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations.
AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING
As a matter of principle, no fully automated decision making (including profiling) takes place when using our website in accordance with Art. 22, Art. 13 para. 2 lit. f, Art. 14 para. 2 lit. g DSGVO. If we have to use these procedures and if the law requires it, we will inform you separately.
RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECTS
According to the DSGVO, you have the following rights:
- Request information about your personal data, Art. 15 DSGVO;
- Correct inaccurate or incomplete personal data, Art. 16 DSGVO;
- Erase your personal data, unless it is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, Art. 17 DSGVO;
- Restrict the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete it, if we no longer need the data but you need it for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing according to Art. 21 DSGVO, Art. 18 DSGVO;
- Receive the personal data you have provided us in a structured and machine-readable format, or request its transfer to another responsible party, Art. 20 DSGVO;
- Revoke your consent, Art. 21 DSGVO. If you object, we will not process your personal data in the future. That does not apply if the processing is permitted based on other regulations (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f. DSGVO).
- In the case of an automated decision (profiling), you have the right to present your point of view and to challenge the decision, Art. 22 para. 3 DSGVO;
- Appeal to a supervisory authority, Art. 77 DSGVO.
UP-TO-DATENESS AND AMENDMENT OF THE DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION