Privacy Policy

  1. Data Protection Overview

General Information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data includes all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed below this text.

Data Collection on this Website

Who is Responsible for Data Collection on this Website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the “Notice of the Responsible Party” section of this privacy policy.

How do we Collect your Data?

Your data is collected in part by you providing it, such as data entered into a contact form. Other data is automatically collected or after your consent when you visit the website through our IT systems. These are primarily technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). The collection of this data occurs automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your Data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure the proper provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What Rights do you have Regarding your Data?

You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given consent for data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. Furthermore, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

For this and other questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time.

Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically evaluated, mainly with so-called analysis programs. Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.

  1. Hosting

We host the content of our website with the following provider:

External Hosting

This website is externally hosted. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the host or hosts. This may include, in particular, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access, and other data generated via a website.

External hosting is carried out for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online offering by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If consent has been requested, processing will be carried out exclusively based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, to the extent that consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user’s device (e.g., device fingerprinting). Consent is revocable at any time.

Our host(s) will process your data only to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations and will follow our instructions regarding this data.

We use the following host:

Company:  #############   Todo:Andrea  #############

Contract Data Processing

We have concluded a contract for contract data processing (CDP) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that the personal data of our website visitors is processed only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

  1. General Information and Mandatory Information

Data Protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., when communicating by email) can have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Notice of the Responsible Party

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

#############   Todo:Andrea  ############# –> Cyclotech Anschrifft

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).

Storage Period

Unless a specific storage period is specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you make a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons no longer apply.

General Information on the Legal Bases of Data Processing on this Website

If you have given your consent to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR if special categories of data according to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR are processed. In the case of express consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, data processing also takes place on the basis of Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or access to information on your end device (e.g., via device fingerprinting), data processing also takes place on the basis of § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. Consent is revocable at any time. If your data is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process it on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Furthermore, we process your data if this is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Data processing may also take place based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The specific legal bases applicable in each individual case are explained in the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.

Note on Data Transfer to Non-Secure Third Countries and Transfer to US Companies not DPF Certified

We use tools from companies based in data protectionally insecure third countries and US tools whose providers are not certified under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF). When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these states and processed there. We would like to point out that no data protection level comparable to that of the EU can be guaranteed in data protectionally insecure third countries.

We would like to inform you that the USA, as a fundamentally secure third country, generally has a data protection level comparable to that of the EU. Data transfer to the USA is permissible if the recipient is certified under the “EU-US Data Privacy Framework” (DPF) or has suitable additional guarantees. Information on transfers to third countries, including data recipients, can be found in this privacy policy.

Recipients of Personal Data

In the course of our business activities, we cooperate with various external entities. In some cases, the transmission of personal data to these external entities is necessary. We only disclose personal data to external entities if this is necessary as part of contract fulfillment, if we are legally obligated to do so (e.g., disclosure of data to tax authorities), if we have a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in the disclosure, or if another legal basis allows data disclosure. When using processors, we only disclose personal data of our customers on the basis of a valid contract for order processing. In the case of joint processing, a contract for joint processing is concluded.

Revocation of your Consent to Data Processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and to Direct Marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

If data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this privacy policy. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims (objection under Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is processed to operate direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection under Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).

Right to Complain to the Competent Supervisory Authority

In the case of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to Data Portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to yourself or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Information, Correction, and Deletion

Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing, and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time.

Right to Restriction of Processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose, you can contact us at any time. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.

If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defense, or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.

If you have filed an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests outweigh the other, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

SSL or TLS Encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Objection to Advertising Emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.

  1. Data collection on this website

Cookies Our websites use so-called “cookies.” Cookies are small data packets that do not cause any damage to your end device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or automatic deletion occurs through your web browser.

Cookies can originate from us (first-party cookies) or from third-party companies (so-called third-party cookies). Third-party cookies enable the integration of specific services from third-party companies within websites (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies serve various functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies may be used for evaluating user behavior or for advertising purposes.

Cookies that are necessary for carrying out the electronic communication process, for providing certain functions desired by you (e.g., for the shopping cart function), or for optimizing the website (e.g., cookies for measuring web audiences) are stored based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically flawless and optimized provision of its services. If consent for the storage of cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively based on this consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can configure your browser settings to be informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Information on which cookies and services are used on this website can be found in this privacy policy.

Consent with Cookiebot Our website uses the Cookiebot consent technology to obtain your consent for storing certain cookies on your end device or for using certain technologies and to document them in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark (hereinafter “Cookiebot”).

When you enter our website, a connection to the Cookiebot servers is established to obtain your consents and other statements regarding cookie usage. Subsequently, Cookiebot stores a cookie in your browser to associate the granted consents or their revocation with you. The data collected in this way is stored until you request us to delete it, delete the Cookiebot cookie yourself, or the purpose for data storage ceases to apply. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

The use of Cookiebot is to obtain the legally required consents for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.

Server log files The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

Browser type and browser version

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Hostname of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

IP address

A merging of this data with other data sources does not take place.

The collection of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

Contact form If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, insofar as your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR), provided that this was requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

Inquiry by email, telephone, or fax If you contact us by email, telephone, or fax, your inquiry, including all personal data (name, inquiry), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, insofar as your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR), provided that this was requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remains with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

  1. Social Media

LinkedIn This website uses elements of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time a page of this website containing LinkedIn elements is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend” button from LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to this website with you and your user account. We point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

If consent (consent) has been obtained, the use of the above service is based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in the most comprehensive visibility in social media.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62538/datenubertragung-aus-der-eu-dem-ewr-und-der-schweiz?lang=de

Further information can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

  1. Analysis Tools and Advertising

Google Analytics This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analytics service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics allows the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors, providing various usage data such as page views, dwell time, operating systems used, and user origin. This data is associated with the respective user’s device, but not with a User ID. Google Analytics may record mouse and scroll movements as well as clicks, and employs various modeling approaches and machine learning technologies for data analysis.

Google Analytics uses technologies enabling user recognition for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google Analytics about the use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

The use of this service is based on your consent according to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. Data transfer to the USA relies on the EU Commission’s standard contractual clauses. Details can be found here. The company is certified under the “EU-US Data Privacy Framework” (DPF). Further information is available here.

You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here. For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, refer to Google’s privacy policy.

Newsletter Newsletter Data If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address and agree to receive the newsletter. Additional data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. For the processing of newsletters, we use newsletter service providers, which are described below. Brevo This website uses Brevo for newsletter distribution. The provider is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany. Brevo is a service that organizes and analyzes newsletter distribution, among other things. The data you enter for newsletter subscription purposes is stored on the servers of Sendinblue GmbH in Germany. Data Analysis by Brevo With the help of Brevo, we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see if a newsletter message has been opened and which links may have been clicked. This allows us to determine which links are clicked more frequently. Additionally, we can identify whether specific predefined actions were taken after opening/clicking (conversion rate). For example, we can see if you made a purchase after clicking on the newsletter. Brevo also allows us to categorize newsletter recipients based on various criteria (“clustering”). Newsletter recipients can be divided, for example, by age, gender, or location. This helps tailor newsletters to specific target groups. If you do not want analysis by Brevo, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a corresponding link for this purpose in each newsletter message. Detailed information on Brevo’s functions can be found here: Brevo Newsletter Software. Legal Basis Data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. Storage Duration The data you provide for the purpose of newsletter subscription will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or until the newsletter service provider unsubscribes you from the distribution list after unsubscribing from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this. After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist by us or the newsletter service provider, if necessary, to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

Plugins and Tools YouTube with Enhanced Privacy This website embeds videos from the YouTube website. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We use YouTube in extended privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the extended privacy mode does not necessarily exclude data transfer to YouTube partners. Regardless of whether you watch a video, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google Marketing Network. When you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. YouTube is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Furthermore, YouTube may store various cookies on your device or use similar recognition technologies (e.g., device fingerprinting) after starting a video. This way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to capture video statistics, improve user-friendliness, and prevent attempted fraud. Additional data processing operations may be triggered after starting a YouTube video, over which we have no influence. The use of YouTube is in the interest of presenting our online offers in an appealing manner. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user’s device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. Further information on data protection at YouTube can be found in their privacy policy: YouTube Privacy Policy. The company has certification under the “EU-US Data Privacy Framework” (DPF). The DPF is an agreement between the European Union and the United States designed to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in data processing in the United States. Each company certified under the DPF undertakes to comply with these data protection standards. Further information can be obtained from the provider at the following link: Data Privacy Framework. Google Fonts (Local Hosting) This site uses so-called Google Fonts for the uniform display of fonts, provided by Google. Google Fonts are installed locally, and there is no connection to Google servers. For more information about Google Fonts, visit Google Fonts FAQ and Google’s privacy policy: Google Privacy Policy.

Own Services Handling of Applicant Data We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g., by email, postal mail, or via an online application form). Below, we inform you about the extent, purpose, and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing, and use of your data will be in compliance with applicable data protection laws and all other legal provisions and that your data will be treated strictly confidentially. Extent and Purpose of Data Collection If you send us an application, we process the associated personal data (e.g., contact and communication data, application documents, notes from job interviews, etc.) to the extent necessary to make a decision about establishing an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (general initiation of a contract), and – if you have given your consent – Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons involved in the processing of your application. If the application is successful, the data you submitted will be stored based on § 26 BDSG and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in our data processing systems. Storage Duration of the Data If we do not offer you a position, you reject a job offer, or you withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). Subsequently, the data will be deleted, and physical application documents will be destroyed. The retention serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is apparent that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g., due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies. Longer storage may also take place if you have given corresponding consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) or if statutory retention obligations prevent deletion. Inclusion in the Applicant Pool If we do not offer you a position, there may be the opportunity to include you in our applicant pool. In the event of inclusion, all documents and information from the application will be transferred to the applicant pool to contact you in the event of suitable vacancies. Inclusion in the applicant pool is exclusively based on your express consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). The consent is voluntary and has no relation to the ongoing application process. The data subject can revoke their consent at any time. In this case, the data from the applicant pool will be deleted irrevocably, unless there are legal retention reasons. The data from the applicant pool will be deleted irrevocably at the latest two years after the consent is granted.