Name and address of the controller
The controller (“we”) within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States and other data protection provisions is:
Tel.: +49 203 4501-106 / 218
Name and address of the data protection manager
The controller’s data protection manager is:
2B Advice GmbH
Joseph-Schumpeter-Allee 25, 53227 Bonn
Tel.: +49 228-926165-120
Telefax: +49 228-926165-109
Information on the collection of personal data
We provide you below with information on the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data which concern you personally e.g. name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.
When you contact us by email or using a contact form, the data provided by you (your email address, your name and telephone number, if applicable) are stored by us in order for us to answer your questions. We erase the resulting data in this context when storage is no longer required or we restrict the processing if legal obligations to keep and retain records exist. The legal basis is of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR or, if it serves the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.
If we have recourse to the resources of engaged service providers for individual functions of our website or wish to use your data for advertising purposes, you shall be informed of this in detail below. We also state the criteria determined for the storage period.
Our information letter about the Data Privacy Note for Customers / Suppliers / Service Providers persuant to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is available here.
You have the following rights vis-à-vis ourselves regarding personal data concerning yourself:
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority on data protection concerning the processing of your personal data by us.
When using the website merely for informational purposes i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we shall collect only the personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we shall collect the following data which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR):
In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive, allocated to the browser you use, and through which the party setting the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the website overall more user friendly and efficient.
a) This website uses the following necessary types of cookies, their scope and functioning are explained below:
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID that can be used to assign various inquiries from your browser during the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a prescribed period, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
d) You can configure your browser setting as you wish and e.g. refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. In that case, however, please be aware that you might not be able to use all the features of this website. Apart from the necessary cookies, no cookies are used without the prior consent of the user. The user has the possibility to revoke his consent at any time.
We use the services of Google Maps on this website. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the convenient map function.
When you visit our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. Furthermore, the data stated under Art. 3 of this policy are transmitted. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether you do not have a user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be attributed directly to your account. If you do not wish to have your data attributed to your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising purposes, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such analysis is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of such user profiles. To exercise this right, you must contact Google.
Further information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the processing of data by the plug-in provider is given in the provider’s privacy policies, where further information is provided concerning your rights in this respect and setting options to protect your privacy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data in the USA as well and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of the consent of the user of the website (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). The user has the possibility to revoke his consent at any time.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.
We include third-party services and/or content on our Website. When you use such third-party services or when third-party content is displayed, communication data are exchanged between you and the respective provider for technical reasons.
The respective provider of the services or content may also process your personal data for own additional purposes. To the best of our knowledge, we have configured the services and content of providers known to process personal data for own purposes in such a way that either any communication for other purposes than to present their services or content on our Website is blocked, or communication only takes place once you have actively opted to use the respective service. However, since we have no control over personal data collected and processed by third parties, we are not in a position to provide binding information regarding the scope and purpose of such processing of your personal data.
For further information regarding the scope and purpose of such processing of your personal data, please consult the privacy statements of the providers whose services and/or content we include and who are responsible for the protection of your personal data in this context: