social media privacy policy

Our social media appearances

Data processing through social networks

We maintain publicly available profiles in social networks. The individual social networks we use can befound below.

Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. can generally analyze your user behavior comprehensively ifyou visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or banner ads).When you visit our social media pages, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations aretriggered. In detail:

If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, the operator of the socialmedia portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data mayalso be recorded if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. Inthis case, this data is collected, for example, via cookies stored on your device or by recording your IPaddress.

Using the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles inwhich their preferences and interests are stored. This way you can see interest-based advertising inside andoutside of your social media presence. If you have an account with the social network, interest-basedadvertising can be displayed on any device you are logged in to or have logged in to.

Please also note that we cannot retrace all processing operations on the social media portals. Depending onthe provider, additional processing operations may therefore be carried out by the operators of the socialmedia portals. Details can be found in the terms of use and privacy policy of the respective social mediaportals.

Legal basis

Our social media appearances should ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This is alegitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the socialnetworks may be based on divergent legal bases to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g.consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR)

Responsibility and assertion of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Facebook), we, together with the operator of the social mediaplatform, are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can in principleprotect your rights (information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, data portability andcomplaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. Facebook).

Please note that despite the shared responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have fullinfluence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are determined by thecompany policy of the respective provider.

Storage duration

The data collected directly from us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon asyou ask us to delete it, you revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses.Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular,retention periods - remain unaffected.

We have no control over the storage duration of your data that are stored by the social network operatorsfor their own purposes. For details, please contact the social network operators directly (e.g. in their privacypolicy, see below).

Individual social networks


We have a LinkedIn profile. The provider is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, WiltonPlace, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.

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The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission. Details can be found here: und

For details on how they handle your personal information, please refer to LinkedIn's privacy policy: