Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website.
It is important to us to protect your personal data collected, processed and used during your visit to our website. We will protect your data in accordance with all legal regulations.
Please take a moment to read the information below, which outlines how we handle personal data, how and for what purpose such data is used, with whom we share data and how we protect your personal data.
We prioritize your right to data privacy and are dedicated to fully protecting these rights.

The regulator of personal data processing as defined in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

acondas GmbH
Rossstrasse 92
40476 Düsseldorf
Tel.: + 49 (211) 9132340
E-mail: info@acondas.com

Data protection officer
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer S-CON GmbH & Co. KG, Kriegerstraße 44, 30161 Hannover, Germany (datenschutzteam079@s-con.de).

Collection and processing of data
Every website access of and file retrieval through our website is logged and stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes.
The following information is logged:

  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Date and time of the retrieval
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Confirmation of successful retrieval
  • Operating system used
  • Browser and browser type
  • The Internet page from which you were redirected
  • The Internet service provider
  • Pages visited
  • Requesting domain

The IP addresses of the requesting computers are also logged, but the responsible party does not use this information to draw implications about website visitors. Rather, this data is used only to ensure correct display of our website content, to continuously optimize the content for you, and to support legal prosecution in the event of a hacker attack. The data processing represents a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (f) GDPR, and is necessary for website operation.

The data is only stored until it fulfills its purpose and is then automatically deleted.

Data subject rights
According to Art. 15 GDPR, you are entitled to information about the processing of your personal data.
In addition, you are free to assert your rights to rectification, erasure or, if erasure is not possible, restriction of processing and data portability in accordance with Articles 16-18, 20 GDPR. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact our data protection officer.
Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority at any time. If you believe that your personal data is not being processed in compliance with data protection laws, we kindly ask you to contact our data protection officer.
Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time.

Protection of stored data
We use technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data made available to us from manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved and adapted according to the state of the art. We cannot guarantee that data transmitted by you without encryption is not viewable by third parties during transmission. Please note it is not possible to conclusively guarantee the security of data transmitted via the Internet (e.g., e-mail). We therefore recommend refraining from transmitting sensitive data via the Internet or using a secure connection (SSL).

Protection of minors
Only persons of legal age may consent to the processing of their personal data. For information society services, consent is permissible from children aged sixteen or older in accordance with Art. 8 GDPR.

Contact form
All personal data and other information provided to us via the contact form on our website is collected and processed solely for the purpose of handling and replying to your inquiries.
By contacting us, you consent to data processing according to Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (a) GDPR.
If you express interest in an offer, your personal data will be processed for the purpose of initiating a contract in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (b) GDPR.
Your data will be forwarded to us via our provider by e-mail. If you do not provide contact information, we will unfortunately not be able to contact you and process your request.
No automated decision-making processes will be carried out.

Your personal data will not be passed on to external third parties.
We do not currently transfer personal data provided by you to a third country or to an international organization, nor do we plan to do so in the future.

You have the right to revoke your data processing consent at any time, effective immediately and for the future. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected.
We store personal data provided to us on a contact form while we process your request and until the end of any applicable statutory timeframes.

E-mail contact
You can contact us via the e-mail address provided on our website. We will only store and process personal data transmitted through such e-mails in order to handle and reply to your inquiry.
By contacting us, you consent to data processing according to Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (a) GDPR.
If you express interest in an offer, your personal data will be processed for the purpose of initiating a contract in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (b) GDPR.
If you do not provide contact information, we will unfortunately not be able to process your request.
No automated decision-making processes will be carried out.

Your personal data will not be passed on to external third parties.
We do not currently transfer personal data provided by you to a third country or to an international organization, nor do we plan to do so in the future.

You have the right to revoke your data processing consent at any time, effective immediately and for the future. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected.
We store personal data provided to us while we process your request and until the end of any applicable statutory timeframes.

Online application
The personal data you provide will be collected, processed and used for the purpose of considering a potential employment relationship in accordance with Section 26 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act.
The provision of your personal data is necessary for the processing of the application process, for travel expense accounting, and for our consideration of a potential employment relationship. If you do not provide us with this information, we will unfortunately not be able to consider you in the selection process to fill advertised positions.
No automated decision-making processes will be carried out.

We will only process the personal data you provide for application process purposes. All data transmitted to us through the online application form is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Your personal data will not be passed on to external third parties. If operationally necessary, external service providers are integrated as order processors (Art. 28 GDPR) in compliance with data protection regulations. Your documents may be forwarded to the responsible contact person in the department for which the application is intended for evaluation purposes.

We do not currently transfer personal data provided by you to a third country or to an international organization, nor do we plan to do so in the future.

We store application materials for the duration of the application process and for three months thereafter in order to answer any questions you may have. After this period, all materials are deleted.

Documents sent by post will be returned or destroyed after three months.

We will only store your data beyond this period with your express written consent, so that we can inform you of job offers within our company that may be of interest to you.

Cookies
Technically necessary cookies (session cookies)
We use technical cookies to make our website more user-friendly. For technical reasons, full functionality of our website can only be accessed if session cookies are permitted.

Such session cookies enable you to use the website in a simplified and more user-friendly manner, so the browser must be able to identify you even after a switching between pages.

The data is not used to create a user profile for you. The legal basis for the use of technical cookies is § 25 (2) TTDSG. Our website cannot be accessed if session cookies are rejected.

Cookies for evaluation (tracking cookies)
In addition to the use of technical cookies, our website uses tracking cookies. Cookies are text files stored on your computer that enable us to analyze how you use our website. Cookies data is collected and stored under a pseudonym. They are not used to identify you personally and are not merged with data about the website visitor to whom the pseudonym is assigned. We use this information to assess our website’s appeal and to continuously improve its content.
Your consent constitutes the legal basis for the use of tracking cookies, in accordance with Section 25 (2) TTDSG.
You have the right to revoke your consent effective immediately and for the future. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected.
You can adjust the cookie settings at any time.

Individual information about the cookies and analysis services used as well as the purpose and legal basis of the data processing are further described in detail in the privacy policy.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter “Google”), which uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored on your computer that enable your website use to be analysed. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, since this website uses IP anonymization, Google truncates your IP address beforehand within one or more member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google uses this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

Data is only collected within the scope of this service with your express consent. The legal basis is your consent in accordance with Art. 25 paragraph 1 TTDSG.

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the data processing before revocation remains unaffected.

The purpose of the collection is to evaluate the use of our website. The use of Google Analytics also enables us to create reports on website activity and thus improve our Internet presence. In addition to us, Google is also to be named as the recipient of the data. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our recording purposes. You can object to the collection of your data by Google Analytics at any time, even after giving your consent.

etracker
The recipient of your data as per Art. 13 paragraph 1 (e) GDPR is Usercentrics GmbH. In the context of order processing, acondas GmbH transfers personal (consent) data to Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlingerstr. 7, 80331 Munich, Germany, for processing. Consent data includes: date and time of the visit or consent / refusal, device information. The purpose of data processing is to fulfil the legal obligation to provide proof of consent as per Art. 7 (1) GDPR and to document such consent as per Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR. The consent data is stored locally and in the European Union for three years. Further information on data collection and contact options is available at https://www.etracker.com/en/data-privacy/

It is possible that personal data will be transmitted to Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) in the course of using this service.

Font Awesome
Our website uses “Font Awesome” web fonts to ensure uniform display of fonts. These are integrated via the provider BootstrapCDN, which belongs to the company MaxCDN, LLC (3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA). To enable Font Awesome font display, our website connects directly to the MaxCDN servers when it is visited and MaxCDN transmits the fonts directly to your browser, which then integrates them into the website. Using Font Awesome requires information about the use of our website, including visitors’ IP addresses, to be transmitted to and stored on a MaxCDN server in the USA.
The purpose of the data collection is to enable uniform presentation of fonts and icons offered by Font Awesome. The legal basis is our legitimate interest in uniform font presentation in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (f) GDPR. The data collected is deleted as soon as the website is left.
More information about the collection and processing of your data by MaxCDN and your data subject rights in this regard can be found in the MaxCDN privacy policy at: https://www.maxcdn.com/legal/#privacy.

Google reCAPTCHA
This website uses the Google reCAPTCHA service, operated by Google Ireland Ltd. (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter: “Google”), which protects the website from spam and abuse.
The reCAPTCHA service aims to prevent automated software from taking harmful actions on the website by checking whether input originates from a natural person.
For verification purposes, data such as the address of the page on which the captcha is used, the IP address of the user, the input behavior of the user (e.g. answering the reCAPTCHA question, input speed in the form fields, the order of selection of the input fields, etc.) as well as browser, browser size and resolution, browser plug-ins, date, language setting, the display instructions (CSS) and scripts (JavaScript) of the website and the mouse or touch events within the website are collected and processed. If the user of the website is logged into Google, the Google account is also recognized and assigned.

Through this service, Google also reads cookies from other Google services such as Gmail, Search and Analytics. Data collected and stored through Google reCAPTCHA is sent to Google in encrypted form. Whether the captcha is displayed on the page as a checkbox or requiring text entry depends on subsequent evaluation by Google. Personal data from the form input fields is not converted to a readout or stored.

The legal basis for the use of reCAPTCHA is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (f) GDPR, which is to protect our website.

You can find more information about the collection and processing of your data by Google and your data subject rights in this regard in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Personal data may be transferred to Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) in the course of using this Google service.

Social media
We use various social networks to get and stay in touch with you and other interested parties, customers and users. The following section outlines which individual social networks we use.

Generally, we note that we have no influence over what data is collected over social media. As a rule, such data is used for market research and advertising purposes, usually by creating user profiles including the interests identified for users. This makes it possible to customize advertising. Under certain circumstances, using social network therefore also usually triggers the assignment of cookies.

Furthermore, we would like to point out that your data may also be processed outside the European Union, which may entail the risk of not being able to properly enforce your rights.

In principle, we would like to provide you with information or give you the opportunity to share such information in the simplest and quickest way possible. Therefore, unless you have consented to data processing on the respective platform, the legal basis is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (f) GDPR.
If you have consented to the respective platform, the legal basis for the processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (a) GDPR. You have the right to revoke your consent effective immediately and for the future. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected.

Facebook
We are active on the social network Facebook (Facebook fan page) and interact with Facebook users who access our fan page. Through this Facebook fan page, we are affiliated with Facebook Ireland Ltd. (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland; hereinafter: “Facebook”) as joint controller pursuant to Article 26 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The joint responsibility agreement can be found at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

The type and scope of personal data processed when using our Facebook Fanpage is as follows. In processing your personal data, we aim to provide visitors with a contemporary information platform and an interaction opportunity on Facebook. The basis of the processing is thus our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (f) GDPR. We take the interests of users into account. Information on the legal basis for processing on Facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/legal_bases/.
When visiting our Facebook fan page, Facebook collects and processes personal data on the basis of legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) Subparagraph 1 (f) GDPR. Part of this data is provided to us in aggregate form via the so-called “insights” (Facebook user statistics).
A cookie is stored on the user’s terminal device for this purpose. This serves to be able to use this information again at a later time. The cookie remains active for two years unless it is deleted before then. Further information on Facebook’s use of cookies can be found in the Facebook cookie policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policies/cookies/. The transmission of these user statistics takes place exclusively in anonymized form and we have no access the underlying data.

Whether Facebook transmits personal data to third parties is beyond our control. It is possible that Facebook Inc., based in the USA, processes personal data outside the European Union.

If you are logged in to a person Facebook user account, information about your visit to our website is automatically forwarded to Facebook. Facebook may then assign the visit to our website to your account.
If you do not wish your data to be transmitted and stored by Facebook, please log out of your Facebook account.

XING
On our website, we use a reference (link) to our presence on the social career network XING. This is an application of XING SE (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg; hereinafter: “XING”). We have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by XING.
We use functions of the XING service on our website. When you visit the website, your web browser connects to the XING servers briefly to enable the XING functions to be provided (e.g., calculation of the counter value). XING does not use cookies and does not store any personal data. Furthermore, your usage behavior is not evaluated. For more information, please visit: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

LinkedIn
Our website includes a link to the social network LinkedIn, which is operated exclusively by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland); hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”. The link is identified by the LinkedIn logo (no LinkedIn plug-in).
When you click on the LinkedIn logo, your browser establishes a direct connection with the LinkedIn servers. If you are already logged in to your personal LinkedIn user account, the information about your visit to our website is automatically forwarded to LinkedIn. LinkedIn may then assign the visit to our website to your account. We have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. For LinkedIn’s data protection declaration, please visit: https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Kununu
The link to the employer review portal “kununu” included on the website is an application of XING SE (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; hereinafter: “XING”).
We have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by kununu or XING. For more information, please visit: https://www.kununu.com/de/info/datenschutz.

YouTube
The YouTube.de/YouTube.com plug-ins that we use on our website are operated by YouTube (LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066 USA), represented by Google Inc. If the plug-ins on our website are activated, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This results in the transmission of information about which of our websites you have visited to the YouTube server. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, it is possible for YouTube to assign this information (videos viewed and comments) to your personal user account. You can avoid the collection of your data by logging out of YouTube. YouTube’s privacy policy can be accessed via: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Using this Google service may result in personal data being transferred to the USA.