Data protection brief and concise

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data pertains to all data that personally identifies you. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection statement, provided on the following page below.

Who is the data controller (responsible entity) for the data collection on this website?

For details on the data controller (responsible entity) for the data processing on this website, please refer to the imprint. The data controller is the first point of contact for data protection issues.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by means of what you on your own accord disclose to us. This can be data that you enter in a contact form or when ordering a newsletter.

On the other hand, data is automatically collected by our IT systems, on the occasion of your visit to the website. This primarily pertains to technical data (for example Internet browser, operating system or time of the call-up of the website). The collection of this data occurs automatically as soon as you access our website.

Analytics of your data

When accessing our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is primarily effected with the help of cookies and with so-called analytic tools. The analytics of your surfing behaviour is effected anonymous and cannot be traced back to your person. You can object to the use of this analytics or prevent its use by abstaining from the use of specific tools. For details in this regard, please refer to our data protection statement under the heading "Third-party modules and analytic tools".

For what purpose do we use your data?

Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless provision of the website.

Other data enables us to statistically analyse your user behaviour on the Internet (for example via so-called cookies). Such analytics is effected anonymous and cannot be traced back to your person. You can object to these analytics. For details in this regard, please refer to our data protection statement under the heading “Third-party modules and analytic tools”.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You reserve the right to at any given time demand free of charge information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. You also reserve the right to at any given time request for the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For further information on personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any given time under the address provided in the imprint. Furthermore, you reserve the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Is the effected transmission of your data encrypted?

Yes. This website uses encryption. This is to prevent unauthorised third-parties from accessing your data.


Data Protection Statement

AKASOL AG
Landwehrstraße 55
D-64293 Darmstadt
Tel.: +49 6151 800500
Fax: +49 6151 800500-129
E-Mail: info@akasol.com

I. General notes and mandatory information

The operators of these webpages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection statement.

Various personal data is collected when you use this website. Personal data is information that personally identifies you. This data protection statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may exhibit security vulnerabilities. Absolute protection of the data against access by third-parties is not possible.

Data controller (responsible entity)

For details on the data controller (responsible entity) for the data processing on this website, please refer to the imprint. The data controller (responsible entity) is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of the personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Right of objection against the collection of data in specific cases, as well as against direct mail (Art. 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR])

Insofar as the data processing is effected, on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. e or f of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR], you reserve the right to at any given time, object to the processing of personal data concerning you, for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to the profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which a processing is based can be found in this data protection statement.

Insofar as you raise an objection, we shall cease the processing of your personal data, as a data subject, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the continued processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or insofar as the continued processing serves the purposes of the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Insofar as your personal data is processed to operate direct mail, you reserve the right to at any given time object to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct mail. Insofar as you raise an objection in this regard, your personal data shall no longer be used for the purposes of the direct mail.

Revocation of your granted consent for the data processing

Several data processing operations are only possible subject to your prior granted consent. We shall on a needs-basis procure your expressive granted consent, prior to the start of data processing. You reserve the right to revoke this granted consent at any given time, with effect for the future. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations, hitherto carried out until the revocation, hereby remains unaffected by the revocation.

Statutory stipulated data protection officer

We are required by law to appoint a data protection officer and have appointed one. Name and contact details of our data protection officer:

Rechtsanwalt Lev Lexow
c/o Legaltrust GmbH

Lietzenburger Str. 94
10719 Berlin

Tel.: +49 3088727609
Fax: +49 3088727606
E-Mail: datenschutz@legaltrust.de
Web: www.legaltrust.de

Right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

The website visitor is advised that in the case of data protection violations, he/she reserves the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its headquarters. A list of data protection officers as well as their contact details can be found under the following link:

https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Right to data portability

You reserve the right to require that data, which we process on the basis of your granted consent or which we automatically process within the framework of the fulfilment of a contract, is handed over to another controller, in a standard, machine-readable format. Insofar as you require the direct transfer of data to another controller, this shall only be effected to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or respectively TLS encryption

This website uses SSL or respectively TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you transmit to us, in our capacity as the operators of the website. You can discern an encrypted connection, by means of the change in the address line of the browser, from "http://" to "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

Insofar as the SSL or respectively TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third-parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

You reserve the right, within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions, to demand free information on your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, as well as the purpose of the data processing and where expedient, the right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us under the address provided in the imprint.

Change of this data protection statement

We reserve the right to change these data protection provisions, at any given time, in compliance with statutory requirements.

II. Data collection on our website

The webpages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, as well as enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

Cookies required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provision specific functions which you wish to use, shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically correct and optimal provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies are stored (such as cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour), they shall be treated separately in this data protection statement.

Server log files

The provider of the webpages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

A merger of this data with other data sources is not effected. We reserve the right to cross-check this data retrospectively, insofar as we become aware of specific indications of illegal use. The collection of this data is effected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free and optimal presentation of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

Insofar as you transmit inquiries to us via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided therein, shall be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not disclose this information to third-parties without your granted consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form is effected exclusively on the basis of your granted consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]). You reserve the right to revoke this granted consent at any given time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient, in this regard. The legality of the data processing operations hitherto carried out until the revocation, remains unaffected by the revocation.

The information you provide in the contact form shall remain stored by us, until you request us to delete it, revoke your granted consent for the storage thereof, or insofar as the purpose of the data storage is no longer applicable (for example, after processing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – hereby remain unaffected.

III. Third-party modules and analytic tools

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

For more information with regard to the handling of user data on the part of Google Analytics, please refer to the data protection statement from Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and with regard to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection against data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics, by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie shall be set, which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics

Demographics feature of Google Analytics

This website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be generated, which entail statements on the age, gender and interests of the website visitors. This data comes from the interest-based advertising from Google as well as third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific individual. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section "Objection against data collection".

Commissioned Data Processing

We have concluded a contract for commissioned data processing with Google and thereby fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP anonymization

We use the function "activation of IP anonymization" on this website. As a result, Google shall truncate your IP address beforehand, within member states of the European Union or in other contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases shall the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics shall not be merged with other data held by Google.

Legal basis

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is effected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website as well as its advertising.

Facebook-Pixel / Custom Audiences

Our website uses for conversion measurement the visitor action pixel from Facebook, Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").

Thus, the behaviour of visitors of the webpages can be tracked, after they have been forwarded by clicking on a Facebook advertisement, to the website of the provider. As a result, the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements can be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and future advertising measures optimised.

The collected data is anonymous to us as the operators of this website, we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Guideline (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). As a result, Facebook can enable ads to be displayed on Facebook and outside of Facebook. This use of the data cannot be influenced by us in our capacity as the operators of this website.

The use of Facebook pixel is effected in the interests of the optimising of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].

Fonts.com

This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Fonts.com (Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 USA) for consistent font representation. When you call-up a webpage, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. To do this, the browser you are using must connect to the Fonts.com servers. As a result, Fonts.com learns that our website has been accessed through your IP address. The use of web fonts is effected in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offer. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].

Insofar as your browser does not support web fonts, a default font shall be used by your computer.

For further information, please refer to the data protection statement from Fonts.com: https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube website, operated by Google. Provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Insofar as you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled webpages, you shall be connected to the server of YouTube. The YouTube server shall thereby be informed, with regard to which of our webpages you visited.

Insofar as you are logged-on to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging-off from your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is effected in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].

For further information on the handling of user data, please refer to the data protection statement from YouTube under: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy

Data protection statement for Google reCAPTCHA

We use „Google reCAPTCHA“ (hereinafter „reCAPTCHA) on our webpages. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“).

With reCAPTCHA, it should be cross-checked whether the data entry on our webpages (for example in a contact form) is effected by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. For the purposes of the analytics, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g., IP address, the duration of the time spent by the visitor on the webpage, or user mouse movements). The data collected within the framework of the analytics is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analytics is effected completely in the background. Webpage visitors are not advised that an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is effected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its webpages from abusive automated spying.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA, as well as the data protection statement from Google, can be found under the following Links:

https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html

IV. Newsletter

Newsletter data

Insofar as you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you grant your consent for the receipt of the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]). The granted consent for the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for shipment of the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the hitherto already completed data processing operations, remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you deposit with us for the purpose of the shipment of the newsletter, shall be saved by us up to your cancellation of the newsletter and shall be deleted after the cancellation of the newsletter. Data which has been stored for other purposes with us (such as e-mail addresses for the members area) hereby remains unaffected.

Mailchimp

These website uses Mailchimp for the shipment of the newsletter. Provider is the Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

Mailchimp is a service that among others enables the organisation and analytics of the shipment of newsletters. The data entered by you for the purpose of the newsletter subscription is stored on the US-server of Mailchimp.

Certification pursuant to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield

Mailchimp is certified pursuant to the „EU-US-Privacy-Shield“. The EU-US Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union and the US to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the United States. Each Privacy Shield certified company is committed to complying with these data protection standards.

Data analytics through Mailchimp

For the purpose of the analytics, the e-mails shipped with Mailchimp contain a so-called "web beacon", which connects to the server of Mailchimp in the USA upon opening the e-mail. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and possibly which links have been clicked. In addition, Mailchimp collects technical information (such as time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The information collected in this manner cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient and is only used for the statistical analytics of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analytics can be used to better tailor future newsletters to the interests of the recipient. Mailchimp shall pass on the collected data to third-parties and shall not contact you directly.

We ship our newsletter exclusively with Mailchimp, so that the subscription of our newsletter without Mailchimp is not possible. Insofar as you do not want analytics to be effected by Mailchimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly over the website.

Legal basis

The data processing is effected on the basis of your granted consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]). You reserve the right to revoke this granted consent at any given time. The legality of the hitherto already completed data processing operations, remains unaffected by the revocation.

Retention period

The data you deposit with us for the purpose of the shipment of the newsletter, shall be saved by us up to your cancellation of the newsletter and shall after the cancellation of the newsletter be deleted both from our server as well as from the server of Mailchimp. Data which has been stored for other purposes with us (such as e-mail addresses for the members area) hereby remains unaffected.

Further information on the data protection provisions of Mailchimp can be found under: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/

Conclusion of a contract for commissioned data processing (Data-Processing-Agreement)

We have concluded a so-called "Data Processing Agreement" with Mailchimp, pursuant to which we commit Mailchimp to protect the data of our customers and not to pass it on to third-parties. This contract can be viewed under the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/

V. Data protection statement for online applications

We offer you the opportunity to apply online with us. In what follows, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of the collected personal data, which concerns you. We assure that the collection, processing and use of your personal data is effected in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and is kept strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of the data collection

Within the framework of your application, we record first and last name, contact information (cellular phone number and / or e-mail), address, CV and relevant certificates / training certificates, as well as other information on qualification or work experience.

The data collection takes place, when you transmit to us the data and your application. This personal data is used exclusively for the processing and execution of your application process. Your personal data shall be passed on within our company, only to individuals, who are involved in the processing of your application. In addition, your personal data shall not be passed on to third parties unless you have granted us your explicit consent, in this regard.

By submitting these data, you also grant your consent for the described use of your data (Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]). You reserve the right to revoke this granted consent at any given time, with effect for the future. You reserve the right to at any given time, request information about your personal data stored with us.

Insofar as the application is successful, the data you submit shall be stored in our data processing system for the purpose of the implementation of the employment relationship.

Retention period of the data

Insofar as we cannot offer you a job offer, insofar as you reject a job offer or insofar as you withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data provided by you, up to 6 months, pursuant to the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data is thereupon deleted, and the physical application documents are destroyed. The retention serves in particular as proof in case of a legal dispute. Insofar as it becomes apparent that the data shall be required after the expiration of the six-month period (for example, due to a looming or pending legal dispute), the deletion shall not take place until the data is rendered insubstantial. Other statutory retention obligations remain hereby unaffected.

Data security

The transmission of all the data submitted by you takes place in an encrypted manner (https-encryption). Your data is secured and protected within our company, on the software and hardware side, in a suitable manner and according to the state of the art.

Status as of: March 2018