This website (hereinafter the “website“) is provided by Prociris consulting GmbH (hereinafter “us” or “we”). For further information regarding the provider of the website, please refer to our imprint.
Handling of Personal Data
In the following we wish to provide you with information on how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Unless otherwise indicated in the following chapters, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data results from the fact that such handling is required to make available the functionalities of the website requested by you.
Using our Website
Accessing our Website
When you call up our website, your browser will transfer certain data to our web server. This is done for technical reasons and required to make available to you the requested information. To facilitate your access to the website, the following data are collected, briefly stored and used: IP address, language settings.
Setting of Cookies
What are cookies?
This website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your terminal via your browser. They store certain information (e.g. your preferred language or site settings) which your browser may (depending on the lifespan of the cookie) retransmit to us upon your next visit to our website.
What cookies do we use?
Accepting the cookie notice.
- _icl_current_language, _icl_visitor_lang_js, wpml_browser_redirect_test
Saves the preferred language of the user on the website.
Gathers anonymized statistics about the user of the website, like amount of visits, the visited website and the time spent on the website.
Used to evaluate visits on the website.
Used to track user visits during the initial session.
- CONSENT, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC
Set by YouTube and/or Google when a video is embedded and/or played in a website. For more information about these cookies please click on following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Set by Google when the Google+ Social Plugin is being activated by the user. For more information about these cookies please click on following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Opt-out cookie to not being tracked anymore.
Matomo sets an anonymized ID (Session ID) for your browser for the duration of your visit to combine multiple related requests to the server and assign them to one session.
Subject to your consent
We only use optional cookies if we have obtained your prior consent (Art. 6(1)(a) General Data Protection Regulation). Upon your first access to our website, a banner will appear, asking you to give us your consent to the setting of optional cookies. If your consent is given, we will place a cookie on your computer and the banner will not appear again as long as the cookie is active. After expiration of the cookie’s lifespan, or if you actively delete the cookie, the banner will reappear upon your next visit to our website and again ask for your consent.
How to prevent the setting of cookies
On this website, the controller has integrated the Matomo (=Piwik) component. Matomo is an open-source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the collection, gathering and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors from websites. A web analysis tool collects, inter alia, data on the website from which a data subject came to a website (so-called referrer), which pages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for the optimization of a website and the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising. The software is operated on the server of the controller, the data protection-sensitive log files are stored exclusively on this server.
The purpose of the Matomo component is the analysis of the visitor flows on our website. The controller uses the obtained data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports, which show the activities on our websites.
Matomo sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, an analysis of the use of our website is enabled. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, the browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically through the Matomo component prompted to submit data for the purpose of online analysis to our server. During the course of this technical procedure, we obtain knowledge about personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves to understand the origin of visitors and clicks.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of visits to our website. With each visit of our website, these personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, are transferred to our server. These personal data will be stored by us. We do not forward this personal data to third parties.
The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the used browser would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Matomo may be deleted at any time via a browser or other software programs.
In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data relating to a use of this website that are generated by Matomo as well as the processing of these data by Matomo and the chance to preclude any such. For this, the data subject must set an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie that is set for this purpose is placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies are deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data subject must call-up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.
With each setting of the opt-out cookie, however, there is the possibility that the websites of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Matomo may be retrieved under https://matomo.org/privacy/.
Data Protection Provisions about the Application and Use of Shariff
On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Shariff. The Shariff component provides social media buttons that are compliant with data protection. Shariff was developed for the German computer magazine c’t and is published by GitHub, Inc.
The developers of the component is GitHub, Inc. 88 Colin P. Kelly Junior Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States.
Typically, the button solutions provided by the social networks already transmits personal data to the respective social network, when a user visits a website in which a social media button was integrated. By using the Shariff component, personal data is only transferred to social networks, when the visitor actively activates one of the social media buttons. Further information on the Shariff component may be found in the computer magazine c’t under https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Datenschutz-und-Social-Media-Der-ct-Shariff-ist-im-Usatz-2470103.html provided. The use of the Shariff component is intended to protect the personal data of the visitors of our website and to enable us to integrate a button solution for social networks on this website.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of GitHub are retrievable under https://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-policy/.
External Services or Content on our Website
We include third-party services and/or content on our website. When you use such third-party services or when third-party content is displayed, communication data are exchanged between you and the respective provider for technical reasons.
The respective provider of the services or content may also process your data for own additional purposes. To the best of our knowledge, we have configured the services and content of providers known to process data for own purposes in such a way that either any communication for other purposes than to present their services or content on our website is blocked, or communication only takes place once you have actively opted to use the respective service. However, since we have no control over data collected and processed by third parties, we are not in a position to provide binding information regarding the scope and purpose of such processing of your data.
For further information regarding the scope and purpose of such collection and processing of your data, please consult the privacy policies of the providers whose services and/or content we include and who are responsible for the protection of your data in this context:
Information Regarding your Rights
The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:
- Right of information about your personal data stored by us.
- Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data.
- Right to object to a processing for reasons of our own legitimate interest, public interest, or profiling, unless we are able to proof that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
- Right to data portability.
- Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority.
- You may at any time with future effect revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data. For further information please refer to the chapters above describing the processing of data based on your consent.
If you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to the contact form or to our company data protection office indicated below.
For any questions you may have with respect to data privacy, please contact our data protection officer at the following address:
Prociris consulting GmbH
Pforzheimer Str. 160
76275 Ettlingen, Germany
Phone: +49 7243 2179-0