The data protection officer of the controller responsible is:
Dr. Uwe Schläger
datenschutz nord GmbH
We only use data to provide a functioning website as well as to warrant our content and services. Personal data is primarily all data that allows us to identify your person.
If you have any further questions, suggestions or wishes regarding data protection, please contact .
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. b DSGVO serves as a legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract (data subject is a party). This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO could serve as the legal basis for the processing.
To avoid unauthorized access to your data, we have implemented technical and organizational measures. We use encryption technologies on our website. Your data will be transferred to our servers and back again via a connection that is protected by a TLS encryption technology. You can recognize that you are browsing on an encryption secured website by the lock-symbol shown in the address bar of your browser and by the address bar starting with https://.
When you visit our website, the data collected from the use of the website is temporarily stored on our web server for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our website. This data set contains:
the page, from which the data is requested,
the operating system used by the calling computer/device,
information about the browser version of computer/device,
the Internet service provider of the user,
the name of the data file,
the date and time of the query,
the amount of data transferred,
the access status (file transmitted, file not found),
a description of the type of browser used,
the IP address of the requesting computer shortened to such an extent that no reidentification of any persona data is possible.
The data is stored in our system in log files. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user. The legal basis for the temporary storage of log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Storage of Your IP address
We store the IP address transmitted by your web browser for a period of seven (7) days, strictly for the purpose of identifying, restricting and eliminating attacks on our website. After seven (7) days, we delete or anonymize your IP address. The legal basis for the processing of this personal data is provided for in Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.
We use session cookies and permanent cookies on our website. The data is processed in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR and in the interest of optimizing or enabling user guidance, improving our website presence and analyze surfing behavior.
Data Transfer to Third Parties
We transfer your data to service providers who support us in the operation of our website and the associated processes. This transference is made under the scope of a data processing agreement in accordance to Art. 28 GDPR. Our service providers are bound to us by strict instructions and contractual obligations. We use the following service providers: Hosting-service providers, web analysis service providers.
Data Transfer to Third Countries (Non-EU Countries)
In some cases, we may transfer personal data to third countries outside the EU. In each case, we ensure an appropriate level of data protection according to European standards.
In the case of Google Analytics (USA), an appropriate level of data protection is ensured by the corresponding participation in the Privacy Shield Agreement (Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR).
You have the possibility to contact us via a web form. To use our contact form, we need your name and e-mail address. You can provide further information, but you do not have to do so.
We use the information that you provide when contacting us on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO or Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO in the interest of answering your enquiry as simply, promptly and in a customer-friendly manner as possible. Your data will only be processed to answer your request and will be deleted after the contact with the user has ended and there are no legal retention periods. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.
We use Google Analytics to create pseudonymous user profiles for improving and designing our website on demand. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your end device and can be read by us. In this way, we are able to recognize and count returning visitors. This data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. We have activated IP-anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union. Only in exceptional cases is the whole IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there (an adequate level of data protection is ensured according to Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR because Google is a participant in the Privacy Shield Agreement). We have also concluded a contract with Google Inc. (USA) for commissioned data processing pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. Accordingly, Google will solely use collected data for the purposes intended, which are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities.
You can withdraw your consent to the processing at any time. Please use one of the following options:
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
As an alternative to opting out from being tracked by Google Analytics you can also click the following link. An opt-out cookie will be stored, which means that no web analysis will take place as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by your browser.
For data protection reasons, we do not integrate any social media plugins directly into our website. Therefore, when you access our pages, no data is transferred to social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, XING or Google+. A profiling by third parties is thus excluded.
However, you still have the option of sharing selected pages by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter, XING or Google+ buttons, and you can see how often a page has been shared in the past when you view the post. We use the so-called Shariff solution developed by the German c't Magazine to offer a data protection compliant alternative to the classic social plug-ins.
What's behind it? The Shariff solution means that as a first step, all the data and functions required to display Facebook, Twitter, XING or Google+ buttons are provided by our web server. Only when you decide to share a post via the corresponding button and click on it, does a data transfer to the operator of the respective social media service takes place.
Company Facebook Page
We operate an official facebook page based on Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR under the URL https://www.facebook.com/groth.gruppe/. We never collect, store or process personal data of our users on this site. Furthermore, no other data processing is carried out or initiated by us. The data you enter on our Facebook page, such as comments, videos or images, will not be used or processed by us at any time for any other purpose.
Facebook uses web tracking methods on this site. Please be aware that Facebook may use your profile data to evaluate your habits, personal relationships, preferences, etc. We have no influence on the processing of your data by Facebook.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. Opening these websites results in YouTube content being downloaded. In this context, YouTube also receives your IP address, which is technically necessary for retrieving the contents. We have no influence on the further processing by YouTube. However, when embedding the videos, we activated the extended data protection mode offered by YouTube.
We process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection regulations pursuant to § 26 BDSG. We process the data you provide us in the context of your online application strictly for the purpose of selecting applicants. Data will not be processed for other purposes.
You determine the amount of data you want to send us in the context of your online application. Online applications are transferred electronically to our HR department and processed as quickly as possible. The transfer is encrypted. As a rule, applications are forwarded to the heads of the relevant departments in our company. Furthermore, your data will not be transferred to third parties. Your details will be treated confidentially in our company. If the application is unsuccessful, your documents will be deleted after 4 months.
If we may also consider your application for other or future job openings, please indicate this on your application. We will then process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.
Your Rights as a User
As a website user, the GDPR grants you certain rights when processing your personal data.
Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case to obtain access to the personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.
Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the right to have incomplete personal data completed.
You also have the right to obtain an erasure of the personal data concerning you without undue delay, if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer necessary for the intended purpose.
Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
If one of the conditions set forth in Art. 18 GDPR applies, you shall have the right to restrict the processing of your data to mere storage, e.g. if you revoke consent, to the processing, for the duration of a possible examination.
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):
In certain situations, listed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or demand a transmission of the data to another third party.
Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):
If the data is processed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising out of your particular situation. We will then no longer process personal data, unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for processing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority:
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider the processing of the data concerning you infringes data protection regulations. The right to lodge a complaint may be invoked in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.