Data protection

1. Data protection at a glance

General notes

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are those data by means of which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration provided below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The website operator collects the data on this website.

Brüning-Holding GmbH Landstraße 30 28870 Fischerhude

Represented by: Authorised representative managing director and person responsible for the contents: Arnd Brüning, contact: Phone: +49 4293 7894-0
Facsimile: +49 4293 7894-40
email: 
How we collect your data?
On the one hand, we collect those data that you provide to us. For example, data that you enter into a contact form. Other data are automatically collected by our IT-systems when you visit our website. These data are principally technical ones (for ex. internet browser, operating system or time when the website was called up). The data are automatically collected whenever you enter our website.
What we are using your data for?
Some data are collected to ensure errorless presentation of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
At any time, you have the right to receive free-of-charge information on origin, recipient and purpose of your saved personal data. In addition, you are entitled requesting correction, blocking or deletion of these data. At any time, you can contact us regarding that matter as well as further questions about data protection. For that purpose, use the address given in the imprint. Moreover, you have the right to file complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and tools from third parties

When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated, mainly by cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can contradict to this analysis or prevent them by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following data protection declaration. You can contradict this analysis. We inform you about the objection options in this data protection declaration.

2. General notes and obligatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are those data by means of which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration describes what data we collect and the purpose we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose we collect them. We point out that the transfer of data in the internet (for ex. during communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection to the data through access of third parties is not possible.

Note to the responsible body

The body in charge for data processing on this website is: Brüning-Holding GmbH Landstrasse 30 D-28870 Fischerhude, represented by: Authorised representative managing director and person responsible for the contents: Arnd Brüning, contact: Phone: +49 4293 7894-0 Facsimile: +49 4293 7894-40 email:  The body in charge is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the personal data processing (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. At any time, you can revoke your consent you have already granted. All you need to do is to send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to file complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state which our company is based in. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links- node.html.

Right to data portability

You are entitled to have data that we automatically process on basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person in charge, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

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 enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the condition 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.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. At any time, you can contact us regarding to personal data. For that purpose, use the address indicated in the imprint.

Objection to advertising e-mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested is herewith objected to. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.

3. Data protection officer

Data protection officer required by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company. Uwe Rodenbeck BENCHplusX Ladestraße 3a 28197 Bremen Telephone: +49 42130745408 E-Mail: u.rodenbeck@benchplusx.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

The internet sites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” that are automatically cleared after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain 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 limited. Cookies that are required to run the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you have requested (for. ex. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6, section 1, lit. f General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files

The provider of the sites 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
  • Installed operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP-address
These data are not merged with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up enquiries. We do not pass on these data without your consent. The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6, section 1, lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). At any time, you can revoke your consent. All you need to do is to send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete them, revoke your consent to store them or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your enquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to utilise additional features on the site. We utilise the data entered for this purpose only for the intention of using the respective offer or service which you have registered for. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided to full extent. Otherwise we will refuse the registration. For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or in the case of technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way. The processing of the data entered with registration is therefore based on your consent (Art. 6, section 1, lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). At any time, you can revoke your consent you have already granted. All you need to do is to send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. The data collected during registration will be stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website and will be deleted then. Mandatory statutory provisions remain unaffected.

Registration with Facebook Connect

Instead of registering directly on our website, you can register with Facebook Connect. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you choose to register with Facebook Connect and click on the “Login with Facebook” / “Connect with Facebook” button, you will be automatically redirected to Facebook’s platform. There you can log in with your user data. This will link your Facebook profile to our website or services. This link enables us access to your data stored on Facebook, in particular:
  • Facebook name
  • Facebook profile and cover picture
  • Facebook cover picture
  • Email address stored with Facebook
  • Facebook-ID
  • Facebook friends lists
  • Facebook likes
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Country
  • Language
These data are used to set up, provide and personalise your account. For more information, please see the Facebook Terms of Use and the Facebook Privacy Policy. These can be found under: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ und https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/.

Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this site, in addition to your comment, details of when the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored. Duration of storage of comments The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments). Legal basis The processing of the comments is therefore based on your consent (Art. 6, section 1, lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). At any time, you can revoke your consent you have already granted. All you need to do is to send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

5. Social media

Facebook-Plugins (Like & Share-Button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our sites. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the ‘Like’ button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our sites, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook ‘Like’ button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our sites on your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign the visit to our sites to your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. Further information on this matter is provided in the privacy policy of Facebook under: https://de- de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Instagram Plugin

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our sites. These functions are offered and integrated by the Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our sites to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button to enable Instagram to assign the visit to our sites to your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Instagram. Further information on this matter is provided in the privacy policy of Instagram under: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

LinkedIn Plugin

Our website makes use of the functions of the network LinkedIn offered by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our sites containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn gets enabled to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by LinkedIn. Further information on this matter is provided in the privacy policy of LinkedIn under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING Plugin

Our website makes use of the functions of the network XING offered by the XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, D-20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our sites containing XING functions is accessed, a connection to XING servers is established. To our knowledge, no personal data are stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behaviour evaluated. Further information on data protection and the XING share button is provided in the privacy policy of XING under: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Data processing by social networks

We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The individual social networks we are using can be found below. Social networks such as Facebook, Google+ etc. can generally analyse your user behaviour comprehensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. ‘Like’ buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media sites triggers numerous processing operations relevant to data protection. In detail: When you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may possibly be collected as well, when you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, these data are collected, for example, through cookies that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address. On basis of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles which your preferences and interests are stored in. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising may be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in. Please also note that we are not able to track every processing on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, further processing operations may therefore be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. For details, please refer to the terms of use and data protection provisions of the respective social media portals. Legal basis Our social media presences are intended to ensure the internet presence as far reaching as possible. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal sources, which must be stated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6, section 1, lit. a of the German Data Protection Regulation). Responsible person and assertion of rights If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook). Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider. Storage period The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for storing their no longer applies, you request us to delete them, revoke your consent to store them or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Saved cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected. We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which are stored by the operators of the social networks for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the social networks directly (e.g. in their privacy policy, see below). Social networks in details Facebook We have a profile on Facebook offered by the Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.  If you are logged into your Facebook account, you can, for example, link the contents of our websites to your profile by clicking on the ‘Like’ button. This enables Facebook to assign the visit to our sites to your user account.  Your data may be transmitted to the USA.  There is currently no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use. US authorities may also be able to access your data. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard and ways to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. We have entered into a joint processing agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement sets out which data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible to execute when you visit our Facebook site. You can view this agreement under the following link https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. You can adjust your advertising settings independently in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in:  https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. For details, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy:  https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Instagram We have a profile on Instagram offered by the Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.  If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can, for example, link the contents of our websites to your profile by clicking on the ‘Like’ button. This enables Instagram to assign  the visit to our sites to your user account.  Your data may be transmitted to the USA.  There is currently no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use. US authorities may also be able to access your data. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to Instagram’s privacy policy:  https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875. XING We have a profile on XING offered by the XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, D-20354 Hamburg, Germany. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to XING’s privacy policy:  https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung. LinkedIn We have a profile on LinkedIn offered by the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you can, for example, link the contents of our websites to your profile by clicking on the ‘Like’ button. This enables LinkedIn to assign the visit to our sites to your user account. Your data may be transferred to the USA. There is currently no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use. US authorities may also be able to access your data. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies. If you wish to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to LinkedIn’s privacy policy:  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website makes use of the functions of the network Google Analytics offered by the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses the so-called “Cookies”. That are text files which are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website will be normally passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google-Analytics saves cookies on basis of the Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offer and its advertising. IP-anonymisation We have activated the IP-anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Zone before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be passed on to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities, and to provide other services for their operators related to the use of the website and of the internet. The IP address passed on from your browser within the bounds of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data of Google. Browser plugin You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Objection to data collection You can prevent the collection of data through Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future acquisition of your data when visiting this website: You can find more information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics in the Google’s privacy policy https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de. Order data processing We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick offered by the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This function makes enables to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalised advertising messages that have been tailored to you on an end device (e.g. mobile phone) depending on your previous usage and surfing behaviour can also be displayed on another one of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC). If you have granted your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google Account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalised advertising messages can be displayed on every end device on which you log in with your Google account. To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users, which are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create target groups for cross-device advertising. You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalised advertising in your Google account; to do so, follow this link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/. The aggregation of the collected data in your Google account is based exclusively on your consent, which you can give or revoke at Google (Art. 6, section 1, lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). In the case of data collection processes that are not merged in your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or have objected to the merging), the collection of the data is based on Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The legitimate interest results from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymised analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes. Further information on this matter is provided in the privacy policy of Google under: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion-Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). In the frame of Google AdWords we use the so-called Conversion-Tracking. When you click on an advertisement placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain sites of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognise that the user has clicked on the advertisement and been redirected to this website. Each Google AdWords client gets another cookie assigned to. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords clients. The information collected by the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords clients who have opted for conversion tracking. Clients learn the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were redirected to a website marked with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information by means of which users can be personally identified. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under user settings. They will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics, then. The “Conversion cookies” are stored on basis of the Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offer and its advertising. You can find more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking in Google’s privacy policy:  https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/. You can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain 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 limited.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (in the following called “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites offered by the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor referring to various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. As for analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is running. The data processing is executed on basis of the Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from automated abusive spying and SPAM. For more information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please see the following links https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ und https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

Facebook Pixel

Our website uses the visitor action pixel of Facebook for conversion measurement, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). In this way, the behaviour of website visitors can be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. This allows the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and to optimise future advertising measures. The collected data are anonymous for us as the operator of this website, we cannot draw any conclusions about the users’ identity. However, the data are stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the  Facebook Data Use Policy . In this way, Facebook is enabled to serve advertisements on Facebook websites as well as outside of Facebook. This utilisation of data cannot be influenced by us as the site operator. You can find further information on protecting your privacy in Facebook’s privacy policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can also deactivate the “Custom Audiences” remarketing function in the advertising settings area under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen . To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable Facebook’s usage-based advertising on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the operator of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected, but on a voluntary basis only. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties. The processing of the data entered in the newsletter subscription form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6, section 1, lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you provide us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members’ area) remain unaffected by this.

Newstroll

We use the so-called double opt-in procedure (DOI) to ensure that the newsletter is sent in a consensual manner. In the course of this, potential recipients can be added to a distribution list and are then given the opportunity to confirm the newsletter registration in a legally secure manner through a confirmation email. Only if confirmed, the email address will be added to the distribution list. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and offers. newstroll.de is used as newsletter software. Your data will be transmitted to newstroll.de. NEWSTROLL is prohibited from selling your data and using them for purposes other than sending newsletters. NEWSTROLL is a German provider that has been selected in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act. You can find further information here: https://www.newstroll.de/informationen-fuer-newsletter-empfaenger/ You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time. To do this, please use the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter or the  “Unsubscribe” on our website. Conclusion of a contract for order data processing We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

8. Plugins and Tools

YouTube

Our website utilises plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the sites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our websites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. Doing so, the YouTube server is informed which of our websites you have visited. When you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. You can find more information on the handling of user data in the YouTube’s privacy policy  https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you use must establish a connection to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information on Google Web Fonts is provided in the privacy policy declaration under  https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the privacy policy of Google:  https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API offered by the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to facilitate finding the places we indicate on the website. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. You can find more information on the handling of user data in the Google’s privacy policy https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

9. Data protection for applicants

We are pleased that you like to apply for a job with us. In the following, we explain how we process your personal data in the context of an application and provide further relevant information in this matter.

May we store your data?

Based on Art. 6, section 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation, we may process and store your data as this is necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

In accordance with Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time or to revoke this right.

However, we point out that it is necessary to provide your personal data for your application. Otherwise we will not be able to consider you in the application process.

In order to be able to consider your application, we need to process some of your data:

What are the data we process?

  • Data concerning your identification (first name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, place of birth, nationality)
  • Information on your personal background (curriculum vitae)
  • Information on your school career (school reports)
  • Information on your professional career (vocational training certificates, university degrees, employer references, etc.)

We do not collect or process any other data that provide us information about your personality, such as religion, sexual orientation, political views or ideology. We do not operate social monitoring (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.). This excludes information that you yourself have published on networking channels such as XING or LinkedIn. This is permitted because you have obviously made the data public yourself.

 How we do process your data?

We will collect, record, store, use, delete and destroy your data. Your data will not be passed on to a third country.

 Why we process your data?

We process your personal data so that we can carry out your application procedure.

Who has access to your data?

Your data are viewed and evaluated by:

  • Human resources employees
  • Management of the subject field for which you are applying.
  • Potential supervisors

How long we keep your data stored?

If the application process does not lead to cooperation, we will delete your application documents. This will be done no later than 6 months after the end of the application process.
We store your personal data beyond this period only insofar as this is required by law or in the specific case for the assertion, exercise or  defence of legal claims.

If we are unable to offer you the position you are looking for, we may still be happy to consider you in our selection of applicants in the future if a suitable vacancy arises. We would like to add you to our talent pool. If you provide us with the appropriate consent, we will store your application data in our talent pool. You can revoke your consent at any time.

Example of your consent:
If you agree to an indefinite storage of your data, then copy the following text section into an e-mail and send it to us at:

martina.bruens@bruening-group.de

I agree that you may store my application documents beyond the current application procedure in order to be able to consult them for upcoming vacancies if necessary. I know that I can revoke this consent to store my data indefinitely at any time.

Who is responsible for your data

The Brüning Group, represented by Mrs. Martina Brüns, head of Human Resources, is responsible for the proper handling of your data.

Who else can you contact with questions about data protection?

Our data protection officer is Mr. Uwe Rodenbeck, e-mail: info@benchplusx.de, phone: +4942130745408.

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Lower Saxony data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation if you believe that your personal data are not being processed lawfully.

State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony, Prinzenstrasse 5, D-30159 Hannover, phone:+495111204599, e-mail: poststelle@lfd.niedersachsen.de

Your rights at one glance again. You have the right…

  • to information in accordance with Art. 15 General Data Protection Regulation,
  • to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 General Data Protection Regulation,
  • to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 General Data Protection Regulation,
  • to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 General Data Protection Regulation,
  • to notification in accordance with Art. 19 General Data Protection Regulation, as well as
  • to data portability accordance with Art. 20 General Data Protection Regulation