Responsible for this website in the sense of ┬ž6 TDG/MDStV is:

VYSYO GmbH
Gutenbergstra├če 38
D-52249 Eschweiler
Germany

Tel: +49 2403 7578920
Mail: info@vysyo.com
CEO: Dr. Kai Ulf Markus
Register court: Aachen, HRB 20410
VAT number: DE815633735

Privacy policy
We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high
priority for the management of the VYSYO GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of the VYSYO GmbH
is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special
services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If
processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will
generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of
a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, and in accordance
with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the VYSYO GmbH. By means of
this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the nature,
scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are
informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, the VYSYO GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational
measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website.
Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always be vulnerable to security risks, so that
absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit
personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions
The data protection declaration of the VYSYO GmbH is based on the terms used by the European
Data Protection Supervisor when issuing the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data
protection statement should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our
customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in
advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:

a) personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter
“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in
particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an
online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental,
economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed
by the controller.

c) Processing
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data,
whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage,
adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or
otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future
processing.

e) Profiling
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal
data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or
predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health,
personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.

f) Pseudonymization
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no
longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided
that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational
measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural
person.

g) Controller or data controller
The controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority,
agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the
processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by
Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided
for under Union or Member State law.

h) Processor
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes
personal data on behalf of the Controller.

i) Recipient
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal
data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive
Personal Data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall
not be considered as recipients.

j) Third Party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the
data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data
under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

k) Consent
Consent is any expression of will in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act,
given voluntarily by the data subject for the specific case in an informed manner and in an
unambiguous manner, by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing
of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection
laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with data
protection character is:
VYSYO GmbH
Invalidenstrasse 36
D-52249 Eschweiler
Germany
Tel: +49 2403 7578920
Mail: km@vysyo.com
CEO: Dr. Kai Ulf Markus

3. Cookies
The internet pages of VYSYO GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer
system via an Internet browser.
Numerous Internet pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A
cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which Internet
pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored.
This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data
subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be
recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the VYSYO GmbH can provide the users of this website with more userfriendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized for the user.
Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this
recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that
uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website,
because this is handled by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system.
Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online store. The online store remembers the
items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an
appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of
cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet
browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data
subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our
website may be fully usable.

4. Collection of general data and information
The website of the VYSYO GmbH collects a series of general data and information with each call-up of
the website by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information is stored in
the log files of the server. The following data may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions
used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing
system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an
accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the website, (6) an Internet
protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other
similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information
technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the VYSYO GmbH does not draw any conclusions
about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website
correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for these, (3) to ensure the
long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website,
and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the
event of a cyber attack. Therefore, the VYSYO GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and
information on one hand, and on the other hand, with the aim of increasing the data protection and
data security of our enterprise so that we can ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the
personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any
personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Contact possibility via the website
Based on statutory provisions, the website of the VYSYO GmbH contains information that enables a
quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also
includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts
the controller by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject
will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to
the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. No
disclosure of this personal data to third parties takes place.

6. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data.
The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period of time
necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or insofar as this has been provided for by the European
Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and
Regulation Maker or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely
blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

7. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Body, to obtain
confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being
processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time,
contact any employee of the controller.

b) Right of access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European
Directive and Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about
the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. In addition, the European
Directive and Regulation Legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of processing the categories of personal data processed the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information about the origin of the data
The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of
the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope
and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data
have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the
data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection
with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact an
employee of the controller.

c) Right of rectification
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European
Directive and Regulation to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data
concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of
incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the
purposes of the processing.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any
employee of the controller.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten).
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European
Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data
concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is
not necessary:

The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no
longer necessary.
The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art.
6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DS-GVO and there are no
overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing
pursuant to Article 21(2) DS-GVO.
The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or
Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to
Article 8(1) DS-GVO.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the erasure of
personal data stored by the VYSYO GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the
controller. The employee of the VYSYO GmbH shall arrange for the erasure request to be complied
with immediately.

If the personal data have been made public by the VYSYO GmbH and our enterprise as the controller
is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the Data Protection Regulation, the
VYSYO GmbH shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, with regard to available
technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers which are processing the
published personal data, that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers to
erase all links to or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The
employee of the VYSYO GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

e) Right to restriction of processing
Each data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the
European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one
of the following conditions is met:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the
controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests
instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data
subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and it is not
yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction
of personal data stored by the VYSYO GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of
the controller. The employee of the VYSYO GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.

f) Right to data portability
Each data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the
European Directive and Regulation, to obtain personal data concerning him or her, which has been
provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable
format. He or she also has the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance
from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is
based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a
contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated
means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public
interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the
data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one
controller to another controller where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely
affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any
employee of the VYSYO GmbH.

g) Right to object
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the
European Directive and Regulation, to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular
situation, to processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out on the basis of Article
6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The VYSYO GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we
can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests,
rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If the personal data has been made public by the VYSYO GmbH, and our company as the controller is
obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the Data Protection Regulation, the
VYSYO GmbH shall implement reasonable measures, including those of a technical nature, to protect
the data subject from unauthorized disclosure, taking into account the available technology and the
cost of implementation.

If the VYSYO GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall
have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. This
also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject
objects to the VYSYO GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the VYSYO GmbH will
no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to
object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by the VYSYO GmbH
for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of
the DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons
of public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of the
VYSYO GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right to object by
means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of
information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling.
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the
European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated
processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly
significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the
performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union
or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contains suitable measures to
safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the
data subject’s explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data
subject and the data controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, the VYSYO
GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and
legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject’s involvement on the
part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at
any time, contact any employee of the controller.

i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law.
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the
European Directive and Regulation-maker, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at
any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time,
contact any employee of the controller.

8. Data protection for applications and in the application process
The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the
application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case
if an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for
example by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the controller concludes an
employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of
processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller
does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be
automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other
legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this
sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment
Act (AGG).

9. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymization function).
The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this
website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and
evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among
other things, data on which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers),
which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed.
A web analysis is mainly used for the optimization of a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of
internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy,
Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By
means of this additive, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and
anonymized by Google if access to our Internet pages is from a Member State of the European Union
or from another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website.
Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our
website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website, and to provide other
services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What
cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the
use of our website. By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by
the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser
on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective
Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of
this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data
subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and
subsequently enable commission calculations.
By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the place from which an
access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Each time
the data subject visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet
connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This
personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose this personal
data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at
any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently
object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent
Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a
cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other
software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by
Google Analytics and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by
Google and to prevent such processing. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install
a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on
tells Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to Internet pages may
be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as
an objection. If the information technology system of the data subject is deleted, formatted or
reinstalled at a later point in time, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to
deactivate Google Analytics. Provided that the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the
data subject or another person attributable to his or her sphere of control, there is the option of
reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable Google privacy policy can be found at
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under
this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.
10. Privacy policy on the use and application of LinkedIn
The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an
Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to
make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered individuals use LinkedIn in more than 200
countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the
most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA
94043, USA. For data protection issues outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues,
Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.
With each individual call-up of our website that is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn
plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding
representation of the component from LinkedIn. Further information on LinkedIn plug-ins can be
found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical procedure, LinkedIn
receives knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting with each call-up of our website by the data subject
and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the
LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject.
If the data subject activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this
information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.
LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited
our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into LinkedIn at the time of calling up our
website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or
not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, he or she can
prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.
LinkedIn offers the ability to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages, and targeted ads, as
well as manage ad settings at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses
partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and
Lotame, which may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s applicable privacy policy is available at
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn’s cookie policy is available at
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

11. Privacy policy on the use and application of Twitter
The controller has integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly
accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short
messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including
people who are not registered with Twitter. However, the tweets are also displayed to the so-called
followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user.
Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA
94103, USA.

By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on
which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the
information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Twitter
component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter.
Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at
https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. Within the scope of this technical procedure,
Twitter receives knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.
The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content
of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.
If the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage
of our website the data subject is visiting with each call to our website by the data subject and for
the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter
component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data
subject activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information
thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored
and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our
website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Twitter at the time of calling up our website;
this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the
data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, he or she can prevent the
transmission by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.
The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter are available at
https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.
12. Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we
obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for
the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with
processing operations that are necessary for a delivery of goods or the provision of another service
or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such
processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for
example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal
obligation by which a processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of
tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of
personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another
natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises
and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be
passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I
lit. d DS-GVO.

Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations that are
not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is
necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the
interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing
operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the
European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the
data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47, Sentence 2 DS-GVO).
13. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party.
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the
performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our
shareholders.

14. Duration for which the personal data is stored.
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention
period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no
longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.
15. Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; necessity for the
conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data;
possible consequences of non-provision.

We inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations)
or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with
personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to
provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide
the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.
Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our
employees. Our employee will explain to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the
provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the
contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of
not providing the personal data would be.

16. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling