Privacy policy

Contact details of data protection officer:

The firm’s data protection officer can be reached as follows:
Sicdata Unternehmensberatung
Heiligenstock 34d
42697 Solingen, Germany

e-mail: erdmann@sicdata.de / Tel. +49 212 73 87 24 0 / Fax: +49 212 65985 20

 

Analytical tools and tools from third-party providers

When you visit this website, your surfing behaviour may be analysed statistically. This takes place first and foremost with cookies and what are known as analytics programs.
For detailed information regarding these analytics programs, please see the privacy policy below.

Hosting and content delivery networks (CDNs)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This data may include, first and foremost, IP addresses, contact enquiries, metadata and communication data, contract information, contact details, names, information on website access and other data generated via a website.
The use of the host’s services takes place for the purpose of contract performance towards our potential and existing customers (point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offerings via a professional provider (point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR).
Our host will process your data only to the extent necessary in order to perform the host’s obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

Entry into a contract regarding processing

To ensure processing in line with data protection and privacy rules, we have entered into a contract regarding processing with our host.

Right to object to collection of data in particular cases and right to object to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING TAKES PLACE ON THE BASIS OF POINT E OR F OF ARTICLE 6(1) GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT, ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU, INCLUDING PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. FOR INFORMATION ON THE SPECIFIC LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING, PLEASE CONSULT THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS THE PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU IN QUESTION UNLESS WE DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21(1) GDPR).
WHERE YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR SUCH MARKETING, WHICH INCLUDES PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. WHERE YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21(2) GDPR).

Objection to marketing e-mails

The use of contact details published within the scope of our obligation to publish a legal notice (Impressum) to transmit marketing and information materials that have not been expressly solicited is hereby objected to. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited transmission of marketing information, for example through spam e-mails.

Server log files

The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in what are known as “server log files”, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This is:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server query
  • IP address

 

Contact form

When you send us queries using our contact form, we store the information you provide in the query form, including the contact details you provide there, for purposes of processing your query and in the event of any follow-up questions. We do not disclose this data without your consent.

The processing of this data takes place on the basis of point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR to the extent that your query is associated with the performance of a contract or is necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of queries addressed to us (point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR) or on your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR) to the extent that such consent was requested.

The data you enter in the contact form remains with us until you request its erasure or withdraw your consent to storage thereof or until the purpose for which it is stored ceases to apply (for example when processing of your query has been concluded). Non-waivable statutory provisions, particularly on time limits for storage, are not affected.

Queries by e-mail, phone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, phone or fax, we store and process your query, including all personal data indicated therein (name, query), for purposes of working on your request. We do not disclose this data without your consent.

The processing of this data takes place on the basis of point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR to the extent that your query is associated with the performance of a contract or is necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of queries addressed to us (point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR) or on your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR) to the extent that such consent was requested.

The data you transmit to us via contact queries remains with us until you request its erasure or withdraw your consent to storage thereof or until the purpose for which it is stored ceases to apply (for example when processing of your query has been concluded). Non-waivable statutory provisions, particularly on statutory time limits for storage, are not affected.

Social media

LinkedIn plugin

Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time any of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection is established to servers of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is notified that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to this website with you and your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the pages, do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transferred or the use thereof by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plugin takes place on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring that it is as visible as possible on social media. Where corresponding consent has been solicited, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR; consent can be withdrawn at any time.

For further information on this, please see the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Analytical tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is typically transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analytics tool take place on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offerings and its advertising. Where corresponding consent has been solicited (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR; consent can be withdrawn at any time.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that Google truncates (shortens) your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other states that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transferred to the United States. Only in isolated instances is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and perform further services associated with website use and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and transfer thereof to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking the link below. This will place an opt-out cookie on your computer, preventing the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information on the handling of user data with Google Analytics, please see the Google privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Processing on our behalf

We have signed a contract with Google for processing of data on our behalf. We implement the stringent provisions established by the German data protection authorities in full in the use of Google Analytics.

Duration of storage

Data stored by Google at the user and event level that is associated with cookies, user identifiers (such as user IDs) or advertising IDs (such as DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymised or erased after 14 months. For details, please see the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de.

Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

This page uses Web fonts provided by Google to display fonts in a standardised way. Google Fonts are installed locally. No connection to Google servers is created in the process.
Further information on Google Web Fonts is available at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.