Privacy Policy

Data protection is a particular concern of Industry List GmbH. Our efforts to meet the requirements of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act in its new version are primarily geared towards the goal of respecting your privacy and personal sphere.

For modern companies such as Industry List GmbH, the use of electronic data processing systems (EDP) is indispensable nowadays. It goes without saying that we make every effort to observe the statutory regulations in this respect.

However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and if there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

We will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing or other purposes. If you do not agree with the provisions of the data protection regulations, please do not send any personal data to us.

1. General / Definitions

This data protection declaration is based on terms of the GDPR and should be easy to read and understand for every person. Therefore, we would like to explain various terms in advance:

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) Affected person

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

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 shall mean any automated processing of personal data which consists in 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 performance at work, 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 separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures which ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Person responsible

The person responsible 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 person responsible 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 person responsible.

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 person responsible, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the processor.

k) Consent

Consent is any freely given specific and informed indication of his or her wishes, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act, by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Information about the collection of personal data.

This privacy policy is based on terms of the GDPR and should be easy to read and understand for every person. Therefore, we would like to explain various terms in advance:

(1) In the following, we inform about the collection of personal data when using our platform. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, email addresses, user behavior, etc.

(2) The responsible party pursuant to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

Industry List GmbH
represented by the managing directors Patrick Biermann, Maik Schwarz, Jonathan Meier
Im Neuenheimer Feld 582
69120 Heidelberg
Tel. +49 (0)6221 / 321 90 48
Email: support@industrylist.com

(3) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) are automatically stored by us in order to answer your questions. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data person responsible will be stored exclusively for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

(4) In addition, you can also contact manufacturing companies directly via a contact form within the platform. When using the contact form, the manufacturing company selected by you will receive an email with the data you provided (first name, last name, company name, email address and your message).

(5) If we use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. In doing so, we will also state the defined criteria for the storage period.

(6) As the person responsible, we have 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 have security vulnerabilities, 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.

(7) As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

3. Your rights

(1) You have the following rights in relation to us in respect of personal data relating to you:

Right of access:

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the GDPR to obtain from the person responsible, at any time and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation Body has granted the data subject access to the following information:

a) the purposes of the processing

b) the categories of personal data processed

c) 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

d) if possible, the envisaged duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration

e) the existence of the right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or the restriction of processing by the person responsible, or the right to object to such processing

f) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority

g) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information on the origin of the data

h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in such cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

In addition, 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 on the appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer.

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

Right to withdraw consent under data protection law:

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time and by any means of communication, contact any employee of the person responsible.

Right to rectification:

The data subject has the right to obtain from the person responsible the rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

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

Right to erasure / right to be forgotten:

The data subject has the right to obtain from the person responsible the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, and the person responsible is obliged to erase personal data without delay where one of the following grounds applies:

a) the personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

b) the data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

c) the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2).

d) the personal data have been processed unlawfully.

e) erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the person responsible is subject.

f) the personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1).

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to erasure / the right to be forgotten, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the person responsible. If we have made the personal data public, and we are obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1) of the Data Protection Regulation, we shall, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, implement reasonable measures, including those of a technical nature, to inform data person responsible which process the personal data that a data subject has requested that they erase all links to or copies or replications of such personal data. Our staff will arrange the necessary measures.

Right to object to processing:

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the GDPR to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

We 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 defense of legal claims.

If we process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, 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 profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to us to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we 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 us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Regulation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

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

Right to data portability:

The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her which he or she has provided to a person responsible in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and shall have the right to transmit such data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that

a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b); and

b) the processing is carried out by automated means.

When exercising his or her 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 person responsible to another person responsible where technically feasible and without prejudice to the rights and freedoms of other persons.

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

Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the GDPR 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 is.

(1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible; or

(2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the person responsible is subject, and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or

(3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or if it is made with the data subject's explicit consent, we 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 person responsible, to express his or her point of view and to 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 person responsible.

2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data. The supervisory authority responsible for our company is as follows:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg
Königstraße 10 a
70173 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 (0)711 / 615 541 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)711 / 615 541 – 15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

4. Collection of personal data when visiting our platform / cookies

(1) When you use our platform for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our platform, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our platform to you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Internet service provider of the accessing system
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Platform from which the request comes (referrer)
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our platform. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive in relation to the browser you are using and which provide the party setting the cookie (in this case, us) with certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

(3) Use of cookies:

1. A basic distinction is made between the following cookie types/functions:

a) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This enables your computer to be recognized when you return to our platform. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

b) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

c) Necessary cookies are those that are absolutely necessary for the operation of a homepage.

d) Statistical, marketing or personalization cookies are used, among other things, as part of a range of measurements and also, for example, if the interests of a user or their behavior is to be stored in a user profile. This procedure is also referred to as 'tracking'. Insofar as we use cookies or 'tracking' services, we will inform you separately in our data protection declaration or in the context of obtaining consent.

e) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this platform.

f) We use cookies to identify you for subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again for each visit.

g) The Flash cookies used are not collected by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. Furthermore, we use HTML5 storage objects that are stored on your end device. These objects store the required data independently of the browser you are using and have no automatic expiry date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, e.g. 'Better Privacy' for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by setting your browser to private mode. We also recommend that you manually delete your cookies and browser history on a regular basis.

2. In principle, the data processed with the help of cookies is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f)) or, if the use of cookies is necessary to fulfil our contractual obligations (Art. 6(1)(b)). If we ask you for consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is the declared consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit a)).

3. Of course, you have the option to revoke your consent at any time or to object to the processing of your data by cookie technologies ('opt-out'). Your objection can initially be declared using the settings of your browser. An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can also be declared by means of a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US-American site http://optout.aboutads.info/choices or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ in general at http://optout.aboutads.info.

5. Further functions and offers on our platform

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our platform, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you usually have to provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.

(3) The hosting services used by us serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services, which we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

In doing so, we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, metadata and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR. Art. 28 GDPR.

(4) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer promotions, competitions, contracts or similar services together with partners. You will receive more information on this when you provide your personal data or below in the description of the offer.

(5) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this in the description of the offer.

6. Data protection for applications

The data person responsible collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case in particular if an applicant sends relevant application documents to the person responsible by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a contact form located on the website. If the person responsible concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment contract in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the person responsible does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted, provided that no other legitimate interests of the person responsible prevent 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).

The processing of the applicant data is carried out to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations in the context of the application procedure within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. b. GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, insofar as the data processing becomes necessary for us, e.g. within the scope of legal procedures (in Germany, § 26 BDSG also applies).

7. Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time and by any means of communication. Such revocation will affect the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have expressed it to us.

(2) Where we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the fulfillment of a contract with you, which is shown by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the situation and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

(3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can contact us about your advertising objection at the address given under point 2. (2) offer.

8. Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data/necessity for the conclusion of a contract/consequences of non-provision/deletion

(1) We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law. However, it may also be possible that a data subject must provide us with personal data in order for a contract to be performed. Failure to provide such data would mean that the contract could not be concluded. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have on a case-by-case basis.

(2) The data processed by us will be deleted, or its processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law.

According to legal requirements, the data is stored for 10 years in particular in accordance with §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 nos. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 nos. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

9. Use of our platform / registration

(1) If you wish to use our platform, you must register by providing your first name, surname, company name, e-mail address, VAT identification number and a password of your choice. There is no requirement to use a clear name. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registration, i.e. your registration is only completed once you have confirmed your registration by clicking on the link contained in a confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose. The provision of the aforementioned data is mandatory; you can provide all other information voluntarily by using our portal

(2) If you use our platform, we store your data required for the fulfillment of the contract until you finally delete your access. Furthermore, we store the voluntary data you provide for the duration of your use of the platform, unless you delete it beforehand. You can manage and change all data in the protected login area. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

(3) By registering on the website of the person responsible, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date and the time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only in this way can the misuse of our services be prevented and, if necessary, this data makes it possible to clarify criminal offenses that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the data person responsible. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.(

(4) If you use the platform, your data may be made accessible to other participants of the portal in accordance with the contractual performance.

(5) In order to prevent unauthorized access to your personal data by third parties, the connection is, of course, encrypted.

10. Newsletter

(1) With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you about our current interesting offers. The advertised goods and services are named in the declaration of consent.

(2) We use the so-called double-opt-in procedure to subscribe to our newsletter. This means that after your registration, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 48 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store your IP addresses, the computer system used and the times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.

(3) The personal data collected in the course of registering for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a related registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter service or changes in technical circumstances. No personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will be passed on to third parties.

(4) The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further, separately marked data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. After your confirmation, we store your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR.

(5) You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can send your revocation to us by any means of communication, for example by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter email, by email to news@industrylist.com or by sending a message to the contact details provided in the imprint.

(6) We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behavior 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 data mentioned in section 4 and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. With the data obtained in this way, we create a user profile in order to tailor the newsletter to your individual interests. In doing so, we record when you read our newsletters, which links you click on in them, and infer your personal interests from this. We link this data to actions you have taken on our website.

You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each email or by informing us via any other contact channel. The information will be stored for as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we store the data purely statistically and anonymously. Moreover, such tracking is not possible if you have deactivated the display of images by default in your e-mail program. In this case, the newsletter will not be displayed to you in full, and you may not be able to use all the functions. If you display the images manually, the above-mentioned tracking will take place.

(7) Newsletter - Service provider
The newsletter is sent using the dispatch service provider SendGrid, a newsletter dispatch platform of the US provider Twilio Inc, a Delaware corporation, located at 375 Beale Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. You can view the privacy policy of the shipping service provider here: https://www.twilio.com/legal/privacy. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have concluded the necessary contracts with the shipping service provider in accordance with data protection law.

The dispatch service provider may use the recipients' data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assigning it to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

11. Web analytics

Use of Plausible Analytics

Our platform uses the web analytics service 'Plausible Analytics' by Plausible Insights OÜ, based in Estonia. The web analysis is based on anonymized data. It is not possible to draw conclusions about individual persons. The following analyses are collected: URL, HTTP referrer, browser, operating system, end device, country. The processing is based on our legitimate interest in measuring the reach of our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). You can find more information about Plausible at https://plausible.io/data-policy.

12. Google Maps

Integration of Google Maps

(1) On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the platform and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

(2) By visiting the platform, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our platform. In addition, the data mentioned under point 4 of this declaration will be transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish your data to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its platform. Such an evaluation 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 platform. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR (legitimate interests) and Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR (consent).

(3) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider's privacy policy. There you will also receive further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

(4) You have the option of opting out at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

13. Plugins and tools

Algolia - Search

(1) We use on our platform the search Algolia Instantsearch, a search engine service of Algolia Inc. ('Algolia') to search and index content. By using Algolia Instantsearch, your IP address and your search query are transmitted to a server of Algolia and stored there for 90 days for statistical purposes. Please refer to Algolia's Terms of Use and Algolia's Privacy Policy.

(2) Algolia does not transfer the collected data to third parties, but processes them exclusively internally for statistical evaluations and monitoring of its services.

(3) Algolia Instantsearch is used to make the information contained on our website easier to find and to ensure user-friendliness. This is also our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit f. GDPR.

(4) The data is stored on the Algolia server for a period of 90 days.