Data Privacy

Data Privacy Policy

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to
certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal
information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance
with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can
be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection
may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Cookies

Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by
the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet
browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and
services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our
website.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize
you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby
obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software
accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use
of all the functions of our website.

Server Data

For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or
to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected: – type and version of the
browser you use – operating system – websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL) – websites
that you visit – date and time of your visit – your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous
data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it
impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order
to improve our website and services.

Contacting Us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a
contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of
facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this
information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our
website.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre
Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics
employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an
analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place
and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s
location in the US and stored there. In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension,
“_gat._anonymizeIp”. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address
before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the
Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google uses this information to analyze your use of
our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to
website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required
to do so by law or where such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google states
that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent
cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You
should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the
functions of our website. Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation add-on for most current
browsers that provides you with more control over what data Google can collect on websites you
access. The add-on tells the JavaScript (ga.js) used by Google Analytics not to transmit any
information about website visits to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation add-on
offered by Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other
web analysis services we may engage. You can find additional information on how to install the
browser add-on at the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Publication of vacancy announcements / job applications

We electronically collect and process your application data for the purpose of completing the
application process. If your application results in the conclusion of an employment contract, the
data collected from you may be stored in your personnel file for purposes of normal organizational
and administrative processes in compliance with appropriate legal requirements.
Upon rejection of your application, data you have provided is automatically deleted two months
after notification of rejection. This does not apply in such instances where, due to legal
requirements (such as the burden of proof obligation stipulated in the Equal Treatment Act) a
longer storage period is necessitated or when you expressly agreed to have your data stored for a
longer period in our database of prospective applicants.

Information/Cancellation/Deletion

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have
questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to
request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted
consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal
data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

Data Privacy Policy Statement (c) by the Law Offices of Weiß & Partner