1. Introduction

Only the German version of the privacy policy shall apply.
The English version is only a convenience translation.


In the following, we provide information about the collection of personal data when using
●     our website https://www.ostrom.de
●     our profiles in social media
●     using our mobile app (hereinafter only "App").
Personal data is any data that can be related to a specific natural person, such as their name or IP address.

1.1. Contact details

The controller within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Aplus Energy GmbH, Zinnowitzer Straße 3, 10115 Berlin, Germany. Email: hallo@ostrom.de.
We are legally represented by Matthias Martensen and Karl Villanueva.

Our data protection officer is heyData GmbH, Gormann Straße 14, 10119 Berlin
www.heydata.eu, Email: info@heydata.de.

1.2. Scope of Data processing, processing purposes and legal bases

We detail the scope of data processing, processing purposes and legal bases below. In principle, the following come into consideration as the legal basis for data processing:
●     Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 it. a GDPR serves as our legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent.
●     Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR is the legal basis insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract, e.g. if a site visitor purchases a product from usor we perform a service for him. This legal basis also applies to processing that is necessary for pre-contractual measures, such as in the case of inquiries about our products or services.
●     Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. c GDPR applies if we fulfill a legal obligation by processing personal data, as may be the case, for example, in tax law.
●     Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis when we can rely on legitimate interests to process personal data, e.g. for cookies that are necessary for the technical operation of our website.

1.3 Data processing outside the EEA

Insofar as we transfer data to service providers or other third parties outside the EEA, the security of the data during the transfer is guaranteed by adequacy decisions of the EU Commission, insofar as they exist (e.g. for Great Britain, Canada and Israel) (Art. 45 para. 3 GDPR). If no adequacy decision exists (e.g. for the USA), the legal basis for the data transfer are usually, i.e. unless we indicate otherwise, standard contractual clauses. These are a set of rules adopted by the EU Commission and are part of the contract with the respective third party. According to Art. 46 para. 2 lit.b GDPR, they ensure the security of the data transfer. Many of the provider shave given contractual guarantees that go beyond the standard contractual clauses to protect the data. These include, for example, guarantees regarding the encryption of data or regarding an obligation on the part of the third party to notify data subjects if law enforcement agencies wish to access there spective data.

1.4. Storage duration

Unless expressly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and no legal obligations to retain data conflict with the deletion. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted, i.e. the data are blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.

1.5. Rights of data subjects

Data subjects have the following rights against us with regard to their personal data:
●    Right of access,
●    Right to correction or deletion,
●    Right to limit processing,
●    Right to object to the processing,
●    Right to data transferability,
●    Right to revoke a given consent at any time.

Data subjects also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of their personal data.

1.6. Obligation to provide data

Within the scope of the business or other relationship, customers, prospective customers or third parties need to provide us with personal data that is necessary for the establishment, execution and termination of a business or other relationship or that we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data, we will generally have to refuse to conclude the contract or to provide a service or will no longer be able to perform an existing contract or other relationship.

Mandatory data are marked as such.

1.7. No automatic decisionmaking in individual cases

As a matter of principle, we do not use a fully automated decision-making process in accordance with article 22 GDPR to establish and implement the business or other relationship. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform of this separately if this is required by law.

1.8. Making contact

When contacting us, e.g. by e-mail or telephone, the data provided to us (e.g. names and e-mail addresses) will be stored by us in order to answer questions. The legal basis for the processing is our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1lit. f GDPR) to answer inquiries directed to us. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.

1.9. Customer surveys

From time to time, we conduct customer surveys to get to know our customers and their wishes better. In doing so, we collect the data requested in each case. It is our legitimate interest to get to know our customers and their wishes better, so that the legal basis for the associated data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit f GDPR. We delete the data when the results of the surveys have been evaluated.

2. Newsletter

We reserve the right to inform customers who have already used services from us or purchased goods from time to time by e-mail or other means electronically about our offers, if they have not objected to this. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to conduct direct advertising (recital 47 GDPR). Customers can object to the use of their e-mail address for advertising purposes at any time without incurring additional costs, for example via the link at the end of each e-mail or by sending an e-mail to our above-mentioned e-mail address.

Interested parties have the option to subscribe to a free newsletter. We process the data provided during registration exclusively for sending the newsletter.Subscription takes place by selecting the corresponding field on our website, by ticking the corresponding field in a paper document or by another clear action, whereby interested parties declare their consent to the processing of their data, so that the legal basis is Art. 6 para. p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Consent can be revoked at any time, e.g. by clicking the corresponding link in the newsletter or notifying our e-mail address given above. The processing of the data until revocation remains lawful even in the event of revocation.

Based on the consent of the recipients (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR), we also measure the opening and click-through rate of our newsletters to understand what is relevant for our audience.

We send newsletters with the tools
●     Mailchimp of the provider RocketScience Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA(privacy policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/)
●     Intercom of the provider R&D Unlimited Company 2nd Floor, Stephen Court, 18-21 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin2, Ireland (privacy policy: https://www.intercom.com/legal/privacy).

The provider processes content, usage, meta/communication data and contact data in the process in the US.

3. Data processing on our website

3.1. Informative use of our website

During the informative use of the website, i.e. when site visitors do not separately transmit information to us, we collect the personal data that the browser transmits to our server in order to ensure the stability and security of our website. This is our legitimate interest, so that the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

These data are:

● IP address
● Date and time of the request
● Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
● Content of the request (specific page)
● Access status/HTTP status code
● Amount of data transferred in each case
● Website from which the request comes
● Browser
● Operating system and its interface
● Language and version of the browser software.

This data is also stored in log files. They are deleted when their storage is no longer necessary, at the latest after 14 days.

3.2. Web hosting and provision of the website

Our website hosts Amazon Web Services, Inc, 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, USA, (privacy policy: https://aws.amazon.com/de/privacy/?nc1=f_pr.) in the EU. In doing so, the provider processes the personal data transmitted via the website, e.g. on content, usage, meta/communication data or contact data. It is our legitimate interest to provide a website, so that the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

We use a content delivery network to help provide our website. The provider is Amazon Web Services, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, USA (privacy policy: https://aws.amazon.com/de/privacy/?nc1=f_pr). The provider thereby processes the personal data transmitted via the website, e.g. on content, usage, meta/communication data or contact data. It is our legitimate interest to provide a website, so that the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3.3. Vacant positions

We publish positions that are vacant in our company on our website, on pages linked to the website or on third-party websites.

The processing of the data provided as part of the application is carried out for the purpose of implementing the application process. Insofar as this is necessary for our decision to establish an employment relationship, the legal basis is Art. 88 para. GDPR in conjunction with Sec. 26 para. 1 of the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). We have marked the data required to carry out the application process accordingly or refer to them. If applicants do not provide this data, we cannot process the application.Further data is voluntary and not required for an application. If applicants provide further information, the basis is their consent (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR).

We ask applicants to refrain from providing information on political opinions, religious beliefs and similarly sensitive data in their CV and cover letter. They are not required for an application. If applicants nevertheless provide such information, we cannot prevent their processing as part of the processing of the resume or cover letter. Their processing is then also based on the consent of the applicants (Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR).

Finally, we process the applicants' data for further application procedures if they have given us their consent to do so. In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.

We pass on the applicants' data to the responsible employees in the HR department, to our data processors in the area of recruiting and to the employees otherwise involved in the application process.

If we enter into an employment relationship with the applicant following the application process, we delete the data only after the employment relationship has ended. Otherwise, we delete the data no later than six months after rejecting an applicant.

If applicants have given us their consent to use their data for further application procedures as well, we will not delete their data until one year after receiving the application.

3.4. Offer of services

We offer services via our website. In this we involve on the basis of a data processing agreement the powercloud GmbH, Max-Planck-Straße 1, 77656 Offenburg, which receives only the personal data required in each case to provide the service. The processing of the data takes place for the performance of the contract concluded with the respective site visitor (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR).

3.5. Third-party tools

3.5.1. Hotjar

We use Hotjar for analytics. The provider is Hotjar Ltd., Dragonara Business Centre, 5th Floor, Dragonara Road, Paceville St Julian's, STJ 3141, Malta. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the EU.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy/.

3.5.2. ​LinkedIn Insight Tag​

We use LinkedIn Insight Tag for conversion tracking. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. The provider processes meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) and usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) in the EU.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?.

3.5.3. Trustpilot

We use Trustpilot for customer reviews. The provider is Trustpilot A/S, Pilestræde 58, 5th floor, 1112 Copenhagen K, Denmark. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the EU.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in receiving feedback on our services from our customers through reviews.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://uk.legal.trustpilot.com/for-businesses/business-privacy-policy.

3.5.4. Google Webfonts

We use Google Webfonts for fonts on the website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. However, the processing only takes place on our servers. The provider processes meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the EU.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in using simple and inexpensive fonts on our website.

Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.

3.5.5. Microsoft Advertising (Bing Ads)

We use Microsoft Advertising (Bing Ads) for analytics and advertising. The provider is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement.

3.5.6. Intercom

We use Intercom for the improvement of user engagement. The provider is R&D Unlimited Company 2nd Floor, Stephen Court, 18-21 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses, telephone numbers), and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in optimizing the interaction with our website visitors.The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.intercom.com/legal/privacy.

3.5.7. Facebook Custom Audiences

We use Facebook Custom Audiences for advertising. The provider is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

3.5.8. Calendly

We use Calendly for the scheduling of appointments. The provider is Calendly LLC, BB&T Tower, 271 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363, USA. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses, telephone numbers), and master data (e.g. names, addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://calendly.com/pages/privacy.

3.5.9. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Dublin, D04e5w5, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.

3.5.10. Google Marketing Platform

We use Google Marketing Platform for analytics and advertising. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.

3.5.11. Google Maps

We use Google Maps for maps on our website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Dublin, D04e5w5, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are consents.We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.

3.5.12. Google Tag Manager

We use Google Tag Manager for analytics and advertising. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.

3.5.13. Zapier

We use Zapier for automatization between applications. The provider is Zapier, Inc., 548 Market St. #62411, San Francisco, CA 94104-5401, USA. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in easily connecting the applications in our company to optimize the way we work.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://zapier.com/privacy.

3.5.14. Facebook Pixel

We use Facebook Pixel for analytics. The provider is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

3.5.15. Snap Pixel

We use Snap Pixel for analytics. The provider is Snap Group Limited, 7-11 Lexington Street, London W1F 9AF, Great Britain. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.snap.com/en-GB/privacy/privacy-policy.

3.5.16. Outbrain

We use Outbrain for advertising. The provider is Outbrain Inc., 222 Broadway 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#privacy-policy.

3.5.17. Google Conversion Tag

We use Google Conversion Tag for conversion tracking. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en https://support.google.com/tagmanager/answer/9323295?hl=en&ref_topic=3441532.

3.5.18.  Facebook Conversion API

We use Facebook Conversion API for analytics. The provider is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

3.5.19. Bing Ads Conversion Tracking

We use Bing Ads Conversion Tracking for analytics. The provider is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement.

3.5.20. Taboola

We use Taboola for conversion tracking. The provider is Taboola, Inc., 16 Madison Square West, 7th fl., New York, NY, 10010, USA. The provider processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times) and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA are standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

The data, which is directly collected for purposes of serving ads, will be deleted the latest after thirteen months from the last interaction of the site visitor with the services. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.taboola.com/policies/privacy-policy.

3.5.21. TikTok Pixel

We use TikTok Pixel for analytics and advertising. The provider is TikTok, Inc., 10100 Venice Blvd Suite 401 Culver City, CA 90232, USA. The provider processes meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://ads.tiktok.com/i18n/official/policy/privacy.

4. Data processing on social media platforms

We are represented in social media networks in order to present our company and our services there. The operators of these networks regularly process their users' data for advertising purposes. Among other things, they create user profiles from their online behavior, which are used, for example, to show advertising on the pages of the networks and elsewhere on the Internet that corresponds to the interests of the users. To this end, the operators of the networks store information on user behavior in cookies on the users' computers. Furthermore, it cannot be ruled out that the operators merge this information with other data. Users can obtain further information and instructions on how to object to processing by the site operators in the data protection declarations of the respective operators listed below. It is also possible that the operators or their servers are located in non-EU countries, so that they process data there. This may result in risks for users, e.g. because it is more difficult to enforce their rights or because government agencies access the data.

If users of the networks contact us via our profiles, we process the data provided to us in order to respond to the inquiries. This is our legitimate interest, so that the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4.1. Facebook

We maintain a profile on Facebook. The operator is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The privacy policy is available here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. A possibility to object to data processing arises via settings for advertisements: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. We are joint controllers for processing the data of visitors to our profile on the basis of an agreement within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR with Facebook. Facebook explains exactly what data is processed at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data. Data subjects can exercise their rights both against us and against Facebook. However, according to our agreement with Facebook, we are obliged to forward requests to Facebook. Data subjects will therefore receive a faster response if they contact Facebook directly.

4.2. Instagram

We maintain a profile on Instagram. The operator is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The privacy policy is available here: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

4.3. Snapchat

We maintain a profile on Snapchat. The operator is Snap Inc, 3000 31st Street, Santa Monica, California 90405, USA. The privacy policy is available here: https://snap.com/de-DE/privacy/privacy-policy.

4.4. Tiktok

We maintain a profile on Tiktok. The operator is musical.ly Inc, 10351 Santa Monica Blvd #310, Los Angeles, CA 90025 USA. The privacy policy is available here: https://www.tiktok.com/de/privacy-policy.

4.5. Pinterest

We maintain a profile on Pinterest. The operator is Pinterest Inc, 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA. The privacy policy is available here: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy. One way to object to data processing is via the settings for advertisements: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

4.6. YouTube

We maintain a profile on YouTube. The operator is Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4. Ireland. The privacy policy is available here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

4.7. Twitter

We maintain a profile on Twitter. The operator is Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The privacy policy is available here: https://twitter.com/de/privacy. One way to object to data processing is via the settings for advertisements: https://twitter.com/personalization.

4.8. LinkedIn

We maintain a profile on LinkedIn. The operator is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. The privacy policy is available here: https://https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE. One way to object to data processing is via the settings for advertisements: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

5. Data processing in the app

5.1. Downloading the app

Our app is ready for download at Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store (hereinafter "Stores"). When users download the app, the necessary information is transmitted to the stores, i.e. in particular user name, e-mail address and customer number of the account, time of download, payment information and the individual device identification number. We have no influence on this data collection and are not responsible for it. We process the data only insofar as it is necessary for downloading the mobile app to the user's mobile device.

Users can also download this mobile app directly to their mobile device via our website. When downloading, further user data is processed via the website, which we inform about in the privacy policy of our website.

5.2. Hosting

Our app is hosted by Amazon Web Services, Inc, 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109, USA. The provider thereby processes the personal data transmitted via the app, e.g. on content, usage, meta/communication data or contact data. It is our legitimate interest to provide an app, so that the legal basis of the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.The provider hosts the app on servers in Deutschland.

5.3. Informative use of our website

When users use our app, we collect the data that is technically necessary for us to offer users the functions of our app and to ensure stability and security. This is our legitimate interest, so that the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.The data processed to this extent are:
● IP address
● Date and time of the request
● Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
● Content of the request (specific page)
● Access status/HTTP status code
● Amount of data transferred in each case
● Operating system and its interface
● Language and version of the software

5.4. Data processing for the provision of functions

In the app, we process data in order to provide the user with functions of the app. The legal basis for the processing is the usage agreement concluded with the user via the app.

The data processed to this extent are only the data entered by the user himself into the app.

5.5. User account

Users can open a user account in the app. We process the data requested in this context to fulfill the respective user contract concluded for the account, so that the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR. We delete the data when users delete their user account.

5.6. Third-party tools

5.6.1. Intercom

We use Intercom for improvement of customer engagement. The provider is R&D Unlimited Company 2nd Floor, Stephen Court, 18-21 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. The provider processes content data (e.g. entries in online forms), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses, telephone numbers), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), and master data (e.g. names, addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in addressing our customers as easily as possible and thus improving the exchange with them.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA is standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://www.intercom.com/de/legal/privacy.

5.6.2. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The provider processes meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses) in the US.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. The processing is based on consent. Data subjects may revoke their consent at any time by contacting us, for example, using the contact details provided in our privacy policy. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the revocation.

The legal basis for the transfer to a country outside the EEA is standard contractual clauses. The security of the data transferred to the third country (i.e. a country outside the EEA) is guaranteed by standard data protection clauses (Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR) adopted by the EU Commission in accordance with the examination procedure under Art. 93 para. 2 of the GDPR, which we have agreed to with the provider.

We delete the data when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. Further information is available in the provider's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

6. Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy with effect for the future. A current version is always available here.

7. Questions and comments

If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us using the contact information provided above.