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Data Protection Declaration

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
inform GmbH
A comany of the SWJ GROUP
Im Leuschnerpark 4
D-64347 Griesheim
( oder +49 6131 5831-0)

You can reach our external data protection officer as follows:
Sabine Thomas
Ingenieurbüro Dr. Plesnik GmbH
Reutershagweg 2
D-52074 Aachen
( oder +49 241-1494698)

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data in confidence, in accordance with statutory data protection regulations – in particular the EU GDPR, the amended version of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemdia Act (TMG) – and with this data protection declaration.

Our website can normally be used without giving personal data. If personal data, such as your name, address or email address, are collected on our pages, this is given – as far as possible – on a voluntary basis at all times. These data will not be passed to third parties without your personal consent.

The following data protection declaration gives you an overview of how we guarantee the protection of your personal data, which type of data are used, for what purpose and how you can exercise your rights in protecting your data.

  1. Encryption

    For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as your information in the contact form, we use encryption procedures that correspond to state-of-the-art technology (SSL and TLS). We would point out that the transmission of data in the internet, for example in email communications, may display security gaps. Full protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

  2. Server Logs

    For technical reasons, to prevent, analyse and track threats on or to our web pages, our web server collects and stores data automatically in the log files and which our browser then sends to us. These are:

    • browser type and version ;
    • operating system used ;
    • URL referrer (previously the website visited);
    • the host name of the accessing computer ;
    • the time of the server enquiry ;
    • the IP address .
    As far as we are concerned, these data cannot be connected with any particular persons. They are not combined with other data sources and are deleted after 14 days.

  3. The Contact Data You Send to Us via the Contact Form

    If you use the contact forms available on our website, your details from the enquiry form – including the contact data given there by you – will be stored with us for processing specific questions or issues and in case of any subsequent questions. We will not pass your personal data to any third parties. We also use your contact data with your consent in order to tell you about news or current events.

    We transmit the data you enter on the contact form and process it further only after you have given your active consent in the form to your data being processed in accordance with this data protection declaration. This transmission is therefore based on your consent (Section 6, Subsection 1 (a), GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. Informal notification by email to the responsible party will suffice. The legality of the data-processing activities up to the time you revoke your consent will remain unaffected.

    We will store the data entered by you on the personal form until you either request us to delete them, revoke your consent to store them or if the purpose of the processed data no longer applies, for example after your enquiry has been finally responded to. Compulsory statutory provisions – in particular storage deadline periods – will remain unaffected.

  4. Your Contact Data You Send to Us via the Online Applications Method

    If you use the online job application form on our internet presence and provide us with your related data and files, these personal data will be processed and used solely for the purpose of handling your online application. If your application for a job vacancy is unsuccessful, TFI GmbH/Talention, whose registered offices are at Lise-Meitner-Strasse 5-9 in 42119 Wuppertal, will store the data and files as transmitted for six months in its applicant database so that we can respond to any subsequent questions on your application. Your data will not be passed on to any other third parties. After six months have expired, the data and files will be deleted. You have the option of withdrawing your application at any time. The withdrawal of your application will lead to your data and files in the applicant database being deleted immediately. We will not send or process the data you have entered in the online application process until you have actively declared that you agree to your data being processed in the form in accordance with this data protection declaration and hence on the basis of your consent (Section 6, Subsection 1 [a] GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. Informal notification by email to the responsible party will suffice. The legality of the data processing activities up to the time revoke your consent will remain unaffected.

    We will store the data you have entered on the personal form until you request us to delete them, revoke your consent to them being stored or until the purpose for the data processed no longer applies, for example after your question has been responded once and for all. Compulsory legislative provisions – in particular storage periods – remain unaffected.

  5. Newsletter / Job- Subscription

    By logging on to subscribe to our newsletter and/or job subscription, visitors expressly agree to their personal data as transmitted being processed. In order to register to subscribe to the newsletter / job subscription, you need only enter an email address. The legal basis for processing visitors’ personal data for the purpose of sending out newsletters is your consent in accordance with Section 6, Subsection 1, Sentence 1 (a), GDPR. The data will be forwarded to TFI GmbH/Talention, whose registered offices are at Lise-Meitner-Strasse 5-9 in 42119 Wuppertal, in order to provide the possible vacant positions for inform GmbH.

    Visitors may unsubscribe at any time from receiving future newsletters. They may do this by using a special link at the end of the newsletter or by sending an email message to:

  6. Rights of Parties Affected (Information, Blocking, Deletion)

    Pursuant to the applicable legislative provisions, you are entitled at any time to be given – free of charge – information about personal data stored with us, their origin, their recipients and the reason for processing these data; if appropriate, you are entitled to have these data corrected (Section 16 GDPR), blocked (Section 17 GDPR) or deleted (Section 18 GDPR). You can contact the responsible party at any time by email or post on this issue or if you have any questions concerning the processing of the personal data stored by us.

  7. Right to Data Portability (Section 20 GDPR)

    You are entitled at any time to be handed the data processed electronically by us or have it handed to a third party in an up-to-date, machine-readable format. If you request your data to be sent directly to another responsible party, this will be done only if it is technically possible.

  8. Objections to Advertising Emails (Section 21 GDPR)

    Pursuant to the requirement for legal notes on internet offers, we hereby expressly reject the use of contact data for sending advertising and information material not specifically requested. We reserve the express right to take legal steps where advertising information is sent without request, for example in the form of spam mails.

  9. Cookies

    Our internet presence uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer system. These are used to make our internet presence more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. We also use the cookies to measure the frequency with which sites are called up and for general navigation. Most cookies uploaded onto your computer system are automatically deleted from your hard disc again after your visit. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognise your computer system again on your next visit. If this is not what you want, you can prevent cookies from being used by adjusting the settings on your browser as necessary.

  10. External Links

    Our website contains links that connect with other internet offers. External links, i.e. links to websites of third-party information providers, can be recognised by the fact that, when putting your mouse close to the link, the link’s corresponding target URL is shown in your browser address bar. We are not responsible for the content of sites that can be reached with connections of this nature. The data processing there is carried out under the terms of the data protection declarations of each provider. The opinions and/or claims of fact expressed on the linked sites are the sole responsibility of each provider and do not reflect the opinion/s of the responsible party.

  11. Use of Google Fonts

    External fonts – called Google Fonts – are used on these internet sites. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are integrated by calling up a server, usually a Google server in the USA. These fonts tell the server which of our internet sites you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor to these internet sites is stored by Google. You can find more information in Google’s data protection notes, which you can call up here:

  12. Google Maps

    Our page showing you our street address includes an API, an interactive map by Google Maps which is designed to help you plan the easiest way to get to our premises. In order to display this map, your browser creates a connection to Google Maps and, if necessary, to other Google services. In the process, your IP address and any other information are also usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence over the transmission of these data. You can obtain more information on how user data are handled in Google’s data protection declaration:

    We use Google Maps in order to make the display of our online offers more attractive and to make it easier to find our premises. This constitutes a justified interest within the meaning of Section 6 Subsection 1 (f) GDPR.

  13. Google Analytics

    We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (in following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including of your IP address) are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if the IP anonymisation on this website is activated, your IP address is abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases only and abbreviated there.

    Google will use the transmitted data to analyse your use of our internet offer, compile reports on website activities and to provide other services connected with use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics process is not combined by Google with other data. You can prevent the cookies from being stored by adjusting your setting on your browser software. In this case, however, we would point out that you may not be able to fully use all functions on this website. You can also prevent Google recording the data generated by the cookie which relates to your use of our website (including your IP address) and processing these data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available on the following link:
    To prevent Google Analytics from recording your data, click here to be excluded from measuring by Google Analytics

  14. Data Protection Declaration for Using Xing

    Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (“XING”). When calling up sites on this internet offer on which the “XING Share Button” is used, a short-term connection is established via your browser with XING servers which supply the “XING Share Button” functions (in particular calculation/display of the reading). As far as we are aware, XING stores none of your personal data when your call up our internet offer. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. Neither does it analyse use-patterns on your use of cookies in connection with the XING “Share Button”. You can call up the latest data protection information on the XING “Share Button” and supplementary information on this internet site:

  15. Use of Facebook Social Plugins

    We use social plugins on our internet offer (“plugins”) from the social network which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can be recognised on one of the Facebook logos (a white “f” on a blue square tile or a “thumbs-up”-sign) or are marked with the additional text “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be seen here:

    If you call up a website of our internet offer that includes a plugin of this nature, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The contents of this plugin will be transmitted directly to your browser and will be integrated by it into the website. We therefore have no influence over the extent of the data that Facebook collects with this plugin and can therefore only tell you what we do with it based on the information available to us. Through the integration of the plugins, Facebook finds out that you have called up the relevant site of the offer.

    If you are a member of Facebook and have logged into your account, Facebook can match your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “Like” button or by making a comment, the corresponding information will be sent from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, Facebook can still find out your IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only one anonymised IP address is stored. You can find out the purpose and extent of the collection of data and its further processing by Facebook and the related rights and setting options for protecting users’ privacy in Facebook’s data protection notes at:

    If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via this offer or to link them up with stored member data at Facebook, you will have to log out of Facebook before you visit our internet offer. You also have the option of blocking Facebook social-plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”. There are other options for other settings and options for using and objecting to the use of data for advertising purposes in the Facebook profile settings:

  16. Data Protection Declaration for Using Twitter

    We use Twitter’s buttons on our internet offer. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are linked to terms such as “Twitter” and “Folge” (“Follow”), and can be recognised by the stylised blue bird. You can use the buttons, share an article or a page of our internet offer or follow us on Twitter.

    If you call up a website of this internet presence that contains a button of this nature, your browser will establish a direct connection with the servers at Twitter. The contents of the Twitter buttons are sent by Twitter directly to the browser you are using. We therefore have no influence over the extent of the data that Twitter collects using this plugin. According to the information available to us, only your IP address and the URL of the relevant website are sent when you press this button but they are not used for other purposes, such as displaying the button. You can find further information on this subject in Twitter’s Data Protection Declaration at:

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