Data Privacy Statement
The protection of your personal data during processing is important for us. We would like you to feel safe when visiting our webpages. In the following we explain what information we collect at the MARK Group during your visit to our webpages and how this is used.
- Personal data
In general it is not necessary for you to state personal details when using our website. However, in order to make full use of our offer we may require your personal data. “Personal data” means details of a personal or factual nature of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, firstly, information directly about you such as your name, address, telephone number and date of birth. It also includes information that may not directly reveal your actual identity but can be associated with you – e.g. preferred webpages, number of users of a page or your IP address. The following applies: Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by us if this is legally permissible, is necessary for making use of our offers or you consent to the data collection.
- Collection and processing of personal data
When you visit our webpages, for the purpose of system security our web servers temporarily store the connection data of the accessing device (IP address), along with the webpages you visit, the date and duration of the visit, the details of the browser and operating system used (so-called “user agent”), as well as the webpage from which you are visiting us (so-called “referrer”). We evaluate this data for statistical purposes. This takes place in an abbreviated form, so there is no attribution to individual users. We do not collect personal data beyond this, such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, unless you state these voluntarily e.g. as part of an application, an information request through the contact form or when registering for a newsletter.
If you do not wish to submit certain data electronically, e.g. for an application, you are welcome to contact us e.g. by post at the address stated in the legal notice.
- Use and transmission of personal data
We use your personal data to fulfil your wishes and requests, in other words as a rule to carry out the agreement made with you, to reply to your enquiry, in relation to an application or to send the newsletter for which you have registered. Your personal data is only transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of contract fulfilment or you have given your explicit consent, or else legal regulations permit the transmission. If it is necessary to transmit the personal data to an external service provider in order to fulfil a service or answer an enquiry, we ensure compliance with the legal directives for data protection through suitable technical and organisational measures. In addition, we oblige our external service providers to comply with the applicable legal data protection regulations, to handle the data with confidentiality and to delete the personal data immediately as soon as it is no longer needed.
By submitting your application, you consent to your data being stored and used as part of the application process. At the same time, you declare your consent that we may keep your data beyond the current application phase and may also use it for later job application procedures if necessary. If you do not agree to this, please inform us either on the online application in the “Comments” field or by e-mail/letter. Furthermore, you declare your consent that your data can be used by all companies of the MARK group. If you do not agree to this, please inform us for which company your application is exclusively intended either in the “Comments” field or write us an e-mail/letter.
In addition, we can process professional information you have made publicly available, for example a profile on professional social media networks.
If you would like to receive one of our newsletters, we require a valid e-mail address from you, as well as information with which we can check that you are the owner of the stated e-mail address and agree to receipt of the newsletter. Further data is not collected. This data is only used for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties. When registering for the newsletter, we also store your IP address and the time/date of the registration together with your e-mail address. This is exclusively for the purpose of providing verification in case a third party has misused your e-mail address and has registered to receive the newsletter without your knowledge. Your consent to storing the data and e-mail address, as well as their use for sending the newsletter, can be revoked at any time. The revocation can be activated through a link in the newsletters themselves or by notifying the contacts on the newsletters or stated below.
- Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”).Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are deposited on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we have extended Google Analytics on this website with the code “anonymizeIP”. This ensures that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about your website activities and to provide other services for the website operator connected with website and internet use. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use the full extent of website functions.
In addition, you can prevent the processing by Google of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your website usage (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). Alternatively to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile end devices, you can prevent the processing by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is placed that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and only to our website and is placed on your device. If you delete the cookies on this browser then you must replace the opt-out cookie. We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not agree to this, you can deactivate it through the advertising settings manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de). You can find further information about usage conditions and data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.
- Social bookmarks
So-called social bookmarks (e.g. YouTube etc.) are integrated on our website. Social bookmarks on the Internet allow users of such a service to gather links and news notifications. These are included on our website just as a link to the respective services. Only after clicking on the integrated symbol are you forwarded to the page of the respective service provider, i.e. it is only then that user information is transmitted to the latter. For information about the handling of your personal data when using these websites with social bookmarks, please consult the following data protection directives. The use of the services themselves outside of our offer is based solely on the data protection specifications of the respective provider.
- YouTube plugins (videos)
YouTube.de/YouTube.com plugins are used on this website, which is operated by YouTube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA (“YouTube”) – represented by Google Inc. When accessing one of our webpages with this icon, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the plugin is represented on the webpage through notification to your browser. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that YouTube collects with the icon and provide information to our best knowledge: By accessing the webpage with the plugin, which of our webpages you have visited is transmitted to the YouTube server. If you are logged in at YouTube as a member, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user accounts for these platforms. When using functions of the plugin such as clicking on/start buttons of a video or sending a comment, this information is attributed to your YouTube user account, which you can only prevent by logging out of YouTube before using the plugin. Information about the collection and use of data through the platform or plugin is available in the YouTube data protection guidelines at: www.youtube.com
It is also possible to use our offers without cookies. You can deactivate the storing of cookies using your browser settings, or else restrict it to certain websites or set your web browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox…) so that it informs you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies at any time from the hard drive of your PC. Please note, however, that in this case you must reckon with a restricted presentation of the page and restricted usage.
The cookies technology can also be used by third parties, e.g. the social networks mentioned above, that are integrated on our page through social plugins. We have no access to the cookies of these third parties and cannot influence their use.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can delete cookies already placed on your end device at any time or set your browser not to accept any cookies, which can lead to functional restrictions of our offer. For how this works in detail, please consult your browser instructions or those of your end device manufacturer.
We have put the necessary technical and organisational security measures in place to protect your personal data against loss and misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operational environment that is not accessible to the public. If you should wish to contact us via e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails can be read by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information exclusively by post.
- Changes to this data privacy statement
For legal and/or organisation reasons, it is occasionally necessary to make changes or modifications to our data privacy statement. Please note in this respect the current version of our data privacy statement which you also access automatically by clicking on the respective link shown with the cookie enquiry. Changes always apply to personal data collected in the future. The protection of data we collected and stored before the change is not affected by this.
- Your rights to information, correction and deletion, right of objection.
We would be happy to inform you on request which data we have stored about your person (e.g. name, address).We may only provide information about your own data. We kindly request your understanding, in the interest of other users, that we may request a suitable proof of your identity.
Your request is possible informally but we recommend to submit it in written form. To do so, it is best to use the e-mail address [firstname.lastname@example.org] or the contacts indicated on the legal notice.
You can notify us of your enquiry, deletion or correction request, objection or revocation without a form requirement. To do so, it is best to use the e-mail address [email@example.com] or the contacts indicated on the legal notice.
- LinkedIn Analytics and LinkedIn Ads
If you have any questions on the subject of data privacy, please contact us. To do so, the best option is to use the contact address below or the contact details in our legal notice. You can enquire at any time about whether and which of your data we store. In addition, you can send us information, requests for the blocking, deletion and correction of your personal data, as well as revocations of any granted consents, along with any suggestions by e-mail or letter. You can also consult our data protection project manager at any time (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is available in case of enquiries, suggestions or complaints.
Status: 12 June 2018