Privacy Policy

Personal data (usually referred to just as “data” below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of provi­ding a functional and user-friendly website, inclu­ding its contents, and the services offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regula­tion (EU) 2016679, i.e. the General Data Protec­tion Regula­tion (herein­after referred to as the “GDPR”), “proces­sing” refers to any opera­tion or set of opera­tions such as collec­tion, recording, organiz­a­tion, struc­tu­ring, storage, adapt­ation, altera­tion, retrieval, consul­ta­tion, use, disclo­sure by trans­mis­sion, disse­mi­na­tion, or other­wise making avail­able, align­ment, or combi­na­tion, restric­tion, erasure, or destruc­tion performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in parti­cular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the proces­sing of such data either under our own control or in conjunc­tion with others. We also inform you below about the third-party compon­ents we use to optimize our website and improve the user experi­ence which may result in said third parties also proces­sing data they collect and control.

Our privacy policy is struc­tured as follows:

I. Infor­ma­tion about us as control­lers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Infor­ma­tion about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party respon­sible for this website (the “controller”) for purposes of data protec­tion law is:

Postal Adress:

TCG – Tasoeren Consul­ting Group
Markgraf-Albrecht-Str. 10
10711 Berlin
Deutschland

Contact:

Telefon: +49 (30) 3300 – 2490
Telefax: +49 (30) 3300 – 2491
E‑Mail: [email protected]​tcg-​service.​de

The controller’s data protection officer is:

Tugberk Tasören

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data proces­sing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confir­ma­tion of whether data concer­ning them is being processed, infor­ma­tion about the data being processed, further infor­ma­tion about the nature of the data proces­sing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incor­rect or incom­plete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concer­ning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alter­na­tively, if further proces­sing is necessary as stipu­lated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said proces­sing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data concer­ning them and/​or provided by them and to have the same trans­mitted to other providers/​controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file complaints with the super­vi­sory autho­rity if they believe that data concer­ning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protec­tion provi­sions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipi­ents to whom it discloses data of any such correc­tions, deletions, or restric­tions placed on proces­sing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obliga­tion does not apply if such notifi­ca­tion is impos­sible or involves a dispro­por­tio­nate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to infor­ma­tion about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller’s future proces­sing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In parti­cular, an objec­tion to data proces­sing for the purpose of direct adver­ti­sing is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statu­tory storage obliga­tions or unless other­wise stipu­lated below.

Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, opera­ting system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.

The data thus collected will be tempora­rily stored, but not in associa­tion with any other of your data.

The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in the impro­ve­ment, stabi­lity, functio­n­a­lity, and security of our website.

The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless conti­nued storage is required for eviden­tiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the inves­ti­ga­tion of the relevant incident is finally resolved.

Cookies

a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage techno­lo­gies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific infor­ma­tion about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

This proces­sing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in diffe­rent languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for such proces­sing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contrac­tual relationships.

If the proces­sing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legiti­mate interest lies in impro­ving the functio­n­a­lity of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from compa­nies with whom we coöpe­rate for the purpose of adver­ti­sing, analy­zing, or impro­ving the features of our website.

Please refer to the following infor­ma­tion for details, in parti­cular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collec­tion and proces­sing of data collected through cookies.

c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depen­ding on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documen­ta­tion for your browser or contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documen­ta­tion for your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the instal­la­tion of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

Order processing

The data you submit when ordering goods and/​or services from us will have to be processed in order to fulfill your order. Please note that orders cannot be processed without provi­ding this data.

The legal basis for this proces­sing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

After your order has been completed, your personal data will be deleted, but only after the reten­tion periods required by tax and commer­cial law.

In order to process your order, we will share your data with the shipping company respon­sible for delivery to the extent required to deliver your order and/​or with the payment service provider to the extent required to process your payment.

The legal basis for the transfer of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Newsletter

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you for this purpose, i.e. your email address and, optio­nally, your name and address, will be sent to us. We also store the IP address of your computer and the date and time of your regis­tra­tion. During the regis­tra­tion process, we will obtain your consent to receive this newsletter and the type of content it will offer, with reference made to this privacy policy. The data collected will be used exclu­si­vely to send the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior consent to receive this newsletter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or click on the unsub­scribe link contained in each newsletter.

Contact

If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of proces­sing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; other­wise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data proces­sing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obliga­tion to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.

Twitter

We maintain an online presence on Twitter to present our company and our services and to commu­ni­cate with customers/​prospects. Twitter is a service provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, parti­cu­larly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subse­quent access to the user data more diffi­cult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only avail­able to Twitter.

The privacy policy of Twitter can be found at

https://​twitter​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy

LinkedIn

We maintain an online presence on LinkedIn to present our company and our services and to commu­ni­cate with customers/​prospects. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsi­diary of LinkedIn Corpo­ra­tion, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunny­vale, CA 94085, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, parti­cu­larly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subse­quent access to the user data more diffi­cult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only avail­able to LinkedIn.

The LinkedIn privacy policy can be found here:

https://​www​.linkedin​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​-​p​o​l​icy

Facebook

To adver­tise our products and services as well as to commu­ni­cate with interested parties or custo­mers, we have a presence on the Facebook platform.

On this social media platform, we are jointly respon­sible with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The data protec­tion officer of Facebook can be reached via this contact form:

https://​www​.facebook​.com/​h​e​l​p​/​c​o​n​t​a​c​t​/​5​4​0​9​7​7​9​4​6​3​0​2​970

We have defined the joint respon­si­bi­lity in an agree­ment regar­ding the respec­tive obliga­tions within the meaning of the GDPR. This agree­ment, which sets out the reciprocal obliga­tions, is avail­able at the following link:

https://​www​.facebook​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​t​e​r​m​s​/​p​a​g​e​_​c​o​n​t​r​o​l​l​e​r​_​a​d​d​e​n​dum

The legal basis for the proces­sing of the resul­ting and subse­quently disclosed personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in the analysis, commu­ni­ca­tion, sales, and promo­tion of our products and services.

The legal basis may also be your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR granted to the platform operator. Per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you may revoke this consent with the platform operator at any time with future effect.

When acces­sing our online presence on the Facebook platform, Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU will process your data (e.g. personal infor­ma­tion, IP address, etc.).

This data of the user is used for statis­tical infor­ma­tion on the use of our company presence on Facebook. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and adver­ti­sing purposes as well as for the creation of user profiles. Based on these profiles, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can provide adver­ti­sing both within and outside of Facebook based on your interests. If you are logged into Facebook at the time you access our site, Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also link this data to your user account.

If you contact us via Facebook, the personal data your provide at that time will be used to process the request. We will delete this data once we have comple­tely responded to your query, unless there are legal obliga­tions to retain the data, such as for subse­quent fulfill­ment of contracts.

Facebook Ireland Ltd. might also set cookies when proces­sing your data.

If you do not agree to this proces­sing, you have the option of preven­ting the instal­la­tion of cookies by making the appro­priate settings in your browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. The instruc­tions to do this depend on the browser and system being used. For Flash cookies, the proces­sing cannot be prevented by the settings in your browser, but instead by making the appro­priate settings in your Flash player. If you prevent or restrict the instal­la­tion of cookies, not all of the functions of Facebook may be fully usable.

Details on the proces­sing activi­ties, their suppres­sion, and the deletion of the data processed by Facebook can be found in its privacy policy:

https://​www​.facebook​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​/​e​x​p​l​a​n​a​t​ion

It cannot be excluded that the proces­sing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also take place in the United States by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.

Social media links via graphics

We also integrate the following social media sites into our website. The integra­tion takes place via a linked graphic of the respec­tive site. The use of these graphics stored on our own servers prevents the automatic connec­tion to the servers of these networks for their display. Only by clicking on the corre­spon­ding graphic will you be forwarded to the service of the respec­tive social network.

Once you click, that network may record infor­ma­tion about you and your visit to our site. It cannot be ruled out that such data will be processed in the United States.

Initi­ally, this data includes such things as your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and the page visited. If you are logged into your user account on that network, however, the network operator might assign the infor­ma­tion collected about your visit to our site to your personal account. If you interact by clicking Like, Share, etc., this infor­ma­tion can be stored your personal user account and possibly posted on the respec­tive network. To prevent this, you need to log out of your social media account before clicking on the graphic. The various social media networks also offer settings that you can confi­gure accordingly.

The following social networks are integrated into our site by linked graphics:

Facebook

Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsi­diary of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Privacy Policy: https://​www​.facebook​.com/​p​o​l​i​c​y​.​php

twitter

Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Privacy Policy: https://​twitter​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsi­diary of LinkedIn Corpo­ra­tion, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunny­vale, CA 94085 USA.

Privacy Policy: https://​www​.linkedin​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​-​p​o​l​icy

Facebook plug-in

Our website uses the plug-in of the Facebook social network. Facebook​.com is a service provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this service is also operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, herein­after both referred to as “Facebook.”

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in impro­ving the quality of our website.

Further infor­ma­tion about the possible plug-ins and their respec­tive functions is avail­able from Facebook at

https://​develo​pers​.facebook​.com/​d​o​c​s​/​p​l​u​g​i​ns/

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Facebook’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Facebook to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Facebook while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the infor­ma­tion collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Facebook. The infor­ma­tion collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Facebook. If, for example, you use the Facebook Like button, this infor­ma­tion will be stored in your Facebook account and published on the Facebook platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our website or use an add-on for your browser to prevent the Facebook plug-in from loading.

Further infor­ma­tion about the collec­tion and use of data as well as your rights and protec­tion options in Facebook’s privacy policy found at

https://​www​.facebook​.com/​p​o​l​i​c​y​.​php

Twitter plug-in

Our website uses the plug-in of the Twitter social network. The Twitter service is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”).

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in impro­ving the quality of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Twitter’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Twitter while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the infor­ma­tion collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. The infor­ma­tion collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Twitter. If, for example, you use the Twitter Tweet button, this infor­ma­tion will be stored in your Twitter account and may be published on the Twitter platform. To prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our site or make the appro­priate settings in your Twitter account.

Further infor­ma­tion about the collec­tion and use of data as well as your rights and protec­tion options in Twitter’s privacy policy found at

https://​twitter​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy

Google Analytics

We use Google Analy­tics on our website. This is a web analy­tics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (herein­after: Google).

The Google Analy­tics service is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in the analysis, optimiz­a­tion, and economic opera­tion of our site.

Usage and user-related infor­ma­tion, such as IP address, place, time, or frequency of your visits to our website will be trans­mitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analy­tics with the so-called anony­miz­a­tion function, whereby Google truncates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is trans­mitted to the US.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evalua­tion of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and of the internet in general.

Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data. In addition, Google provides further infor­ma­tion with regard to its data protec­tion practices at

https://​www​.google​.com/​i​n​t​l​/​d​e​/​p​o​l​i​c​i​e​s​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​/​p​a​r​t​n​ers,

inclu­ding options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

https://​tools​.google​.com/​d​l​p​a​g​e​/​g​a​o​p​t​o​u​t​?​h​l​=en

in addition with further infor­ma­tion. This add-on can be installed on the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analy­tics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no infor­ma­tion about the website visit should be trans­mitted to Google Analy­tics. However, this does not prevent infor­ma­tion from being trans­mitted to us or to other web analy­tics services we may use as detailed herein.

IONOS WebAnalytics

We use WebAna­ly­tics on our website. This is an analysis service from 1 & 1 IONOS SE, Elgen­dorfer Str. 57, 56410 Monta­baur, Germany, herein­after referred to only as “WebAna­ly­tics”, with which we can analyse the use of our website.

For analysis, data is collected on the type and version of your internet browser, your opera­ting system, the type of your device, the website from which you came to our site (referrer URL), the page(s) of our website that you visit or the files that you request, the date and time of the relevant access and the anony­mized IP address of the internet connec­tion from which the use of our website is made.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in the analysis, optimi­sa­tion and impro­ve­ment, as well as the economic opera­tion of our website.

Jetpack – WordPress Stats

Our website uses Jetpack with the WordPress Stats exten­sion. This is a web analysis service provided by Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, herein­after referred to as “Automattic”.

The Jetpack: WordPress Stats services is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in the analysis, optimiz­a­tion, and economic opera­tion of our site.

Jetpack: WordPress Stats stores cookies on your device via your browser in order to analyze how you use our site.

Data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the duration of your visit, and the frequency of your visits will be processed. The data collected will be stored on an Automattic server in the USA. However, your IP address will be made anony­mous immedia­tely after proces­sing and before it is stored.

If you do not agree to this proces­sing, you have the option of preven­ting the instal­la­tion of cookies by making the appro­priate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (herein­after: Google).

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connec­tion to the Google server in the USA is estab­lished whenever our website is accessed.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in the optimiz­a­tion and economic opera­tion of our site.

When you access our site, a connec­tion to Google is estab­lished from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being trans­mitted for display.

Google offers detailed infor­ma­tion at

https://​adsset​tings​.google​.com/​a​u​t​h​e​n​t​i​c​a​ted

https://​policies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy

in parti­cular on options for preven­ting the use of data.

CloudFlare

To secure our website and to optimize loading times, we use the Cloud­Flare CDN (content delivery network). This is a service of Cloud­flare Inc., 101 Townsend Street, San Francisco, California 94107, USA, herein­after referred to as “Cloud­Flare”.

The legal basis for collec­ting and proces­sing this infor­ma­tion is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legiti­mate interest lies in the secure opera­tion of our website and in its optimization.

If you access our website, your queries are forwarded to Cloud­Flare servers. Statis­tical access data about your visit to our website is collected and Cloud­Flare stores a cookie on your terminal device via your browser. Access data includes

- your IP address;

- the page(s) on our site that you access;

- type and version of internet browser you are using;

- your opera­ting system;

- the website from which you came prior to visiting our website (referrer URL);

- your length of stay on our site; and

- the frequency with which our pages are accessed.

The data is used by Cloud­Flare for statis­tical evalua­tions of the accesses as well as for the security and optimiz­a­tion of the offer.

If you do not agree to this proces­sing, you have the option of preven­ting the instal­la­tion of cookies by making the appro­priate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Cloud­Flare offers further infor­ma­tion about its data collec­tion and proces­sing as well your rights and your options for protec­ting your privacy at this link:

https://​www​.cloud​flare​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​p​o​l​i​cy/.

Model Data Protec­tion State­ment by Anwalts­kanzlei Weiß & Partner