Nordstern Park 23 D-52134 Herzogenrath - Deutschland

    Privacy Policy

    Privacy policy Mers Technology GmbH


    We, Mers Technology GmbH, together with our subsidiaries (hereinafter collectively: "the company", "we" or "us") take the protection of your personal data seriously and would like to inform you at this point about data protection in our company.

    Within the scope of our responsibility under data protection law, additional obligations have been imposed on us by the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679; hereinafter: "GDPR") in order to ensure the protection of personal data of the person affected by a processing operation (we also refer to you as the data subject hereinafter as "customer", "user", "you", "you" or "data subject").

    Insofar as we decide either alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of data processing, this includes above all the obligation to inform you transparently about the nature, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing (cf. Art. 13 and 14 DS-GVO). With this declaration (hereinafter: "data protection notice"), we inform you about the way in which your personal data is processed by us.

    Our data protection information has a modular structure. They consist of a general part for all processing of personal data and processing situations that come into play each time a website is called up (A. General) and a special part, the content of which relates in each case only to the processing situation specified there with the designation of the respective offer or product, in particular the visit to websites specified in more detail here (B. Visit to websites).

    In order to find the parts relevant to you, please note the following overview of the subdivision of the data protection information:


    Part        Designation            This part is for you...


    Part A        General             ...always relevant.


    Part B     Website and            ...relevant if you use our German website social media presenc    including presences in social media.    

    Part C     Applicants             ...relevant if you apply for employment as an
                    employee with us.


    A. General


    1. Definitions

    Following the model of Art. 4 DS-GVO, this data protection notice is based on the following definitions:

    -"Personal data" ( Art. 4 No. 1 DS-GVO) means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"). A person is identifiable if he or she can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, an online identifier, location data or by means of information regarding his or her physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity characteristics. The identifiability can also be given by means of a linkage of such information or other additional knowledge. The origin, form or embodiment of the information is irrelevant (photographs, video or audio recordings may also contain personal data).

    - "Processing" ( Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR) means any operation which involves the handling of personal data, whether or not by automated (i.e. technology-based) means. This includes, in particular, the collection (i.e. acquisition), recording, organisation, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment, combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data, as well as the alteration of a purpose or intended purpose on which a data processing was originally based.

    - "Controller" ( Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO) means 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.

    - Third party" (Art. 4 No. 10 GDPR) means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who are authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor; this also includes other legal persons belonging to a group.

    - "Processor" ( Art. 4 No. 8 DS-GVO) is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller, in particular in accordance with the controller's instructions (e.g. IT service provider). In terms of data protection law, a processor is in particular not a third party.

    - Consent" ( Art. 4 No. 11 DS-GVO) of the data subject means any freely given, informed and unambiguous expression of will in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her. 2.


    2. Name and address of the data controller

    The controller of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO is us:

    Mers Technology GmbH

    Managing Director Mr. Seckin Celebi

    Nordsternpark 23

    52134 Herzogenrath 

    [phone number]

    For further information on our company, please refer to the imprint details on our website:


    3. Contact details of the data protection officer

    If you have any questions and as a contact person on the subject of data protection at our company, our company data protection officer is available to you at all times. His contact details are:

    Mr. Seckin Celebi

    Mers Technology GmbH

    Nordsternpark 23

    52134 Herzogenrath


    4. Legal basis of data processing

    In principle, any processing of personal data is prohibited by law and only permitted if the data processing falls under one of the following justifications:

    - Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO ("consent"): Where the data subject has voluntarily, in an informed manner and unambiguously indicated by a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her for one or more specific purposes;

    - Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DS-GVO: If the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or for the performance of pre-contractual measures taken at the data subject's request;

    - Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DS-GVO: If the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject (e.g. a legal obligation to keep records);

    - Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. d DS-GVO: If the processing is necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;

    - Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. e DS-GVO: If 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; or

    - Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO ("Legitimate Interests"): Where processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate (in particular legal or economic) interests of the controller or a third party, unless such interests are overridden by the conflicting interests or rights of the data subject (in particular where the data subject is a minor). 

    The storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment or access to information already stored in the terminal equipment is only permissible if it is covered by one of the following justifications:

    - Section 25 (1) TTDSG: If the end user has consented on the basis of clear and comprehensive information. Consent must be given in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO;

    - Section 25 (2) no. 1 TTDSG: If the sole purpose is to carry out the transmission of a communication via a public telecommunications network or

    - Section 25 (2) no. 2 TTDSG: If the storage or access is absolutely necessary so that the provider of a telemedia service can provide a telemedia service expressly requested by the user.


    For the processing operations carried out by us, we indicate below the applicable legal basis in each case. A processing operation may also be based on several legal bases.


    5. Data erasure and storage period

    For each processing operation we carry out, we indicate below how long the data will be stored by us and when it will be erased or blocked. If no explicit storage period is specified below, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose or legal basis for the storage no longer applies. In principle, your data will only be stored on our servers in Germany, subject to any transfer that may take place in accordance with the regulations in A.(7) and A.(8).

    However, storage may take place beyond the specified time in the event of a (threatened) legal dispute with you or other legal proceedings or if storage is provided for by statutory regulations to which we are subject as the responsible party (e.g. § 257 HGB, § 147 AO). If the storage period prescribed by the legal regulations expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted unless further storage by us is necessary and there is a legal basis for this.


    6. Data security

    We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties (e.g. TSL encryption for our website), taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, context and purpose of the processing, as well as the existing risks of a data breach (including its probability and impact) for the data subject. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

    We will be happy to provide you with more detailed information on request. Please contact our data protection officer (see under A.(3)).


    7. Cooperation with processors

    As with every larger company, we also use external domestic and foreign service providers to process our business transactions (e.g. for the areas of IT, logistics, telecommunications, sales and marketing). These service providers only act on our instructions and are contractually obliged to comply with the provisions of data protection law in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO.

    If we pass on your personal data to our subsidiaries or if our subsidiaries pass it on to us (e.g. for advertising purposes), this will be done on the basis of existing order processing relationships.


    8. Conditions for the transfer of personal data to third countries

    In the course of our business relationships, your personal data may be passed on or disclosed to third party companies. These may also be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA), i.e. in third countries. Such processing takes place exclusively for the fulfilment of contractual and business obligations and to maintain your business relationship with us (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit b or lit f in each case in conjunction with Art. 44 et seq. DS-GVO). We will inform you about the respective details of the transfer in the following at the relevant points.

    Some third countries are certified by the European Commission as having a level of data protection comparable to the EEA standard through so-called adequacy decisions (a list of these countries and a copy of the adequacy decisions can be found here: However, in other third countries to which personal data may be transferred, there may not be a consistently high level of data protection due to a lack of legal provisions. If this is the case, we ensure that data protection is sufficiently guaranteed. This is possible via binding company regulations, standard contractual clauses of the European Commission for the protection of personal data pursuant to Art. 46 Para. 1 , 2 lit. c DS-GVO (the standard contractual clauses of 2021 are available at, certificates or recognised codes of conduct. Please contact our data protection officer (see under A.(3)) if you would like more information on this.


    9. No automated decision making (including profiling)

    We do not intend to use any personal data collected from you for any automated decision making process (including profiling).


    10. No obligation to provide personal data

    We do not make the conclusion of contracts with us dependent on you providing us with personal data beforehand. As a customer, you are not under any legal or contractual obligation to provide us with your personal data; however, we may only be able to provide certain services to a limited extent or not at all if you do not provide the necessary data. If this should exceptionally be the case in the context of the products we offer presented below, you will be informed of this separately.


    11. Legal obligation to transfer certain data

    We may be subject to a specific legal or statutory obligation to provide lawfully processed personal data to third parties, in particular public bodies ( Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DS-GVO).


    12. Your rights

    You can exercise your rights as a data subject regarding your processed personal data at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided at the beginning of A.(2). As a data subject, you have the right

    - to request information about your data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DS-GVO. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;

    - in accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO, to demand the correction of incorrect data or the completion of your data stored by us without delay;

    - in accordance with Art. 17 DS-GVO, to request the deletion of your data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;

    - in accordance with Art. 18 DS-GVO, to request the restriction of the processing of your data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you or the processing is unlawful;

    - pursuant to Art. 20 DS-GVO, to receive your data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller ("data portability");

    - object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DS-GVO, insofar as the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. e or lit. f DS-GVO. This is particularly the case if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you. Unless it is an objection to direct marketing, when exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the merits of the case and either cease or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue the processing;

    - in accordance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR, revoke your consent given once (also before the GDPR came into force, i.e. before 25.5.2018) - i.e. your voluntary will, made comprehensible in an informed manner and unambiguously by means of a declaration or other unambiguous confirming act, that you agree to the processing of the personal data in question for one or more specific purposes - at any time vis-à-vis us, if you have given such consent. The consequence of this is that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future, and

    - complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data in our company in accordance with Art. 77 DS-GVO, for example to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for us.


    13. Changes to the data protection information

    In the context of the further development of data protection law as well as technological or organisational changes, our data protection information is regularly reviewed for the need to adapt or supplement it. You will be informed of any changes in particular on our German website at This data protection notice is valid as of June 2023.

    B. Visiting websites


    1. Explanation of the function

    You can obtain information about our company and the services we offer in particular at together with the associated sub-pages (hereinafter collectively referred to as "websites"). When you visit our websites, personal data may be processed.


    2. Personal data processed

    During the informational use of the Websites, the following categories of personal data are collected, stored and processed by us:

    "log data": When you visit our websites, a so-called protocol data record (so-called server log files) is stored temporarily and anonymously on our web server. This consists of:


    - the page from which the page was requested (so-called referrer URL)

    - the name and URL of the requested page

    - the date and time of the request

    - the description of the type, language and version of the web browser used

    - the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened in such a way that a personal reference can no longer be established

    - the amount of data transferred

    - the operating system

    - the message as to whether the request was successful (access status/ttp status code)

    - the GMT time zone difference

    "Contact form data": When contact forms are used, the data transmitted through them are processed (e.g. gender, surname and first name, address, company, email address and the time of transmission).


    In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer the subscription to our newsletter, which we use to inform you about current developments in business law and events. If you subscribe to our newsletter, the following "newsletter data" will be collected, stored and processed by us:

    - the page from which the page was requested (so-called referrer URL)

    - the date and time of the request

    - the description of the type of web browser used

    - the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened in such a way that a personal reference can no longer be established

    - the e-mail address

    - the date and time of registration and confirmation.


    We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behaviour when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files stored on our website. For the evaluations, we link the aforementioned data and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. Links contained in the newsletter also contain this ID. The data is only collected pseudonymously, i.e. the IDs are not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded.


    3. Purpose and legal basis of data processing

    We process the personal data described in more detail above in accordance with the provisions of the DS-GVO, the other relevant data protection regulations and only to the extent necessary. Insofar as the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO, the aforementioned purposes also represent our legitimate interests.

    The processing of log data serves statistical purposes and the improvement of the quality of our website, in particular the stability and security of the connection (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a or lit. f DS-GVO).

    Contact form data is processed for the purpose of handling customer enquiries (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b or lit. f DS-GVO).

    If the processing of the data requires the storage of information in your terminal equipment or access to information already stored in the terminal equipment, Section 25 (1), (2) TTDSG is the legal basis for this.


    4. Duration of data processing

    Your data will only be processed for as long as is necessary to achieve the above-mentioned processing purposes; the legal bases stated in the context of the processing purposes apply accordingly. 

    Third parties engaged by us will store your data on their system for as long as is necessary in connection with the provision of the services for us in accordance with the respective order.

    You can find more details on the storage period under A.(5). 


    5. Transfer of personal data to third parties; justification basis

    The following categories of recipients, which are usually order processors (see A.(7)), may receive access to your personal data:


    - Service providers for the operation of our website and the processing of data stored or transmitted by the systems (e.g. for data centre services, payment processing, IT security). The legal basis for the transfer is then Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b or lit. f DS-GVO, insofar as these are not order processors;

    - Government agencies/authorities, insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation. The legal basis for the disclosure is then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DS-GVO;

    - Persons employed to carry out our business operations (e.g. auditors, banks, insurance companies, legal advisors, supervisory authorities, parties involved in company acquisitions or the establishment of joint ventures). The legal basis for the disclosure is then Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b or lit. f DS-GVO.

    For guarantees of an appropriate level of data protection in the event of data being passed on to third countries, see A.(8). 

    Furthermore, we will only pass on your personal data to third parties if you have given your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a DS-GVO.


    6. Use of cookies, plugins and other services on our website

    a) Cookie

    We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to the browser you are using and stored on your hard disk by means of a characteristic character string, and through which certain information flows to the body that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programmes or transmit viruses to your computer and therefore cannot cause any damage. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective, i.e. more pleasant for you.

    Cookies can contain data that make it possible to recognise the device used. In some cases, however, cookies only contain information on certain settings that cannot be related to a specific person. However, cookies cannot directly identify a user. 

    A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session. With regard to their function, a distinction is made between cookies:


    - Technical cookies: these are essential to navigate the website, use basic functions and ensure the security of the website; they do not collect information about you for marketing purposes nor do they store which web pages you have visited;

    - Performance cookies: these collect information about how you use our website, which pages you visit and, for example, whether errors occur during website use; they do not collect information that could identify you - all information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve our website and find out what interests our users;

    - Advertising cookies, targeting cookies: these are used to provide the website user with tailored advertising on the website or third party offers and to measure the effectiveness of these offers; advertising and targeting cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months;

    - Sharing cookies: These are used to improve the interactivity of our website with other services (e.g. social networks); sharing cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months.

    The legal basis for cookies that are absolutely necessary in order to provide you with the expressly requested service is § 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG. Any use of cookies that is not absolutely technically necessary for this purpose constitutes data processing that is only permitted with your express and active consent pursuant to Section 25 (1) TTDSG in conjunction with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a DS-GVO. This applies in particular to the use of performance, advertising, targeting or sharing cookies.Furthermore, we will only pass on your personal data processed by cookies to third parties if you have given your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.


    b) Cookie policy

    Further information on which cookies we use and how you can manage your cookie settings and deactivate certain types of tracking can be found here:

    The Internet pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer user-friendly, more effective and safer. 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". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

    You can set 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 you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.


    Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC; 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway; Mountain View, CA 94043; USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

    The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

    You may refuse 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 the full functionality of this website. 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 this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

    This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that IP addresses are processed in a shortened form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. If the data collected about you is related to a person, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is deleted immediately.

    We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

    Information of the third party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

    Terms of use:,

    Overview of data protection:

    and the privacy policy:


    Google Maps

    This site uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

    To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store 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. If Google Maps is activated, Google may use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of uniform font display. When you call up Google Maps, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

    The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

    Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: and

    More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy:


    c) Social media plugins

    We do not use social media plugins on our websites. If our websites contain icons of social media providers (e.g. [name of social media providers with icons on the company's website]), we only use these to passively link to the pages of the respective providers.

    We are represented on several social media platforms with a company page. Through this, we would like to offer further opportunities for information about our company and for exchange. has company pages on the following social media platforms:

    - LinkedIN

    - Instagram

    - Facebook

    - Twitter

    - Yotube

    When you visit or interact with a profile on a social media platform, personal data about you may be processed. Information associated with a social media profile used also regularly constitutes personal data. This also covers messages and statements made while using the profile. In addition, during your visit to a social media profile, certain information is often automatically collected about it, which may also constitute personal data.


    Data protection information on the processing of personal data by LinkedIn 

    We use the web-based social networking service offered here by LinkedIn, based in Sunnyvale, California, USA, to maintain a company profile and to share.

    We would like to point out that you use the LinkedIn network service offered here and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. following, reposting, liking, commenting).

    We cannot conclusively assess the extent to which LinkedIn offers its services in accordance with European data protection regulations. However, every user of the LinkedIn network must carefully check for himself or herself which personal data he or she shares with and via LinkedIn. This also applies to the use of our profile. We expressly draw attention to the fact that LinkedIn stores the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) in accordance with its data usage guidelines and also uses this data for business purposes. LinkedIn provides information on how and to what extent this data is processed in its privacy policy ( We have no influence on the data collection and further use by LinkedIn.

    It is also not apparent to us to what extent, where and for how long the data is stored, to what extent LinkedIn complies with existing deletion obligations, what evaluations and links are made with the data and to whom the data is passed on.

    You have options to restrict the processing of your data in your LinkedIn account under "Account" in "Settings & Privacy". There you can control and manage the use of your data under "How LinkedIn uses your data". In addition, you can restrict LinkedIn's access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. on mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers) in the settings options there. However, this depends on the operating system used. Further information on these points is available on the following LinkedIn support pages:

    Data protection information on the processing of personal data by Facebook when visiting our Instagram page. 

    When visiting the Instagram page, Facebook Ireland Ltd. processes personal data. This also applies if the visitor is not logged into any of the Facebook services. The processing includes, among other things, information about the type of content that people view or interact with. The processing also includes the actions taken by visitors and information about the devices they use (e.g. IP addresses, operating system, browser type, language settings, etc.). 

    Facebook Ireland Ltd. provides more detailed information on data processing in its Instagram data protection policy, which can be found at

    can be accessed. Information on the cookies that Facebook Ireland Ltd. sets when an Instagram account exists, Facebook products (including the website and apps) are used or other websites and apps that use Facebook products are visited is provided by Facebook at the following links:  

    The data may be transferred to countries outside the European Union.

    The Instagram page offers you the opportunity to respond to our posts, comment on them and send us private messages. Please carefully consider what personal data you share with us through our Instagram page. If you would like to avoid Facebook processing any personal data you provide to us, please contact us by other means, e.g. via

    If personal data of users is processed, they have the right of access, rectification, objection, portability and deletion of the data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Facebook Ireland is obliged to respond to requests from data subjects. Facebook provides further information on data subject rights here:

    Enquiries from users regarding data processing when visiting an Instagram page, which is the sole responsibility of Facebook Ireland, will be forwarded by us to Facebook Ireland. Users can contact Facebook's data protection officer themselves at the following link:

    Furthermore, Facebook provides information on data protection-friendly profile settings for Instagram profiles:


    Data protection information on the processing of personal data by Facebook

    Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated on this website. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.

    You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on this website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:

    When you visit this website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited this website 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 this website on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in Facebook's privacy policy at:

    If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to this website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

    The use of Facebook plugins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring the greatest possible visibility in social media. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

    Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook, we and Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Facebook. The processing by Facebook that takes place after the forwarding is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us jointly have been set out in a joint processing agreement. You can find the wording of the agreement at: According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the data protection information when using the Facebook tool and for implementing the tool on our website in a way that is secure in terms of data protection. Facebook is responsible for the data security of the Facebook products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g. requests for information) regarding the data processed by Facebook directly with Facebook. If you assert the data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

    The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here:, and


    Data protection information on the processing of personal data by Twitter

    We use the technical platform and services of Twitter, Inc.,1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA for the short message service offered here.

    We would like to point out that you use the Twitter short message service and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. retweeting, liking). 

    The data collected about you when using the service is processed by Twitter Inc. and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. This data includes your IP address, the application you are using, details of the terminal device you are using (including device ID and application ID), information about websites you have visited, your location and your mobile phone provider. This data is assigned to the data of your Twitter account or your Twitter profile.

    We have no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by Twitter, the type of processing and use or the transfer of this data to third parties. You can find information about which data is processed by Twitter and for what purposes in Twitter's data protection declaration:; and about the possibility of viewing your own data on Twitter: 


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