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Data Protection

Privacy Statement / Data Protection Statement:

quattron group GmbH take protection of your personal data and compliance with application data protection laws very seriously. The following explanation will give you an overview of how quattron group GmbH ensures this protection and which types of data are collected for what purposes, and how quattron group GmbH processes this.

We treat your personal data confidentially and in line with statutory data protection provisions and this Privacy Statement.

Use of our website is generally possible without giving personal data. If personal data (for instance name, address or e-mail address) is collected this is done, as far as possible, on a purely voluntary basis. This data is not disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

1. Controller of the data

The controller within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), responsible for the data processing on and in connection with the websites of quattron group GmbH, is quattron group GmbH, Wetzelstr. 19, 96047 Bamberg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as: “quattron group”). Further and detailed information on quattron group can be found under contact and Imprint.

2. Security

We store your data on specially protected servers in Germany. Access to these is only possible for a few specifically authorised persons who deal with the technical, commercial or editorial maintenance of the server. We take precautions to ensure the security of your personal data. Your data is meticulously protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access or unauthorised disclosure.
We would like to point out that transmission of the data on the Internet (e.g. in the case of communication by e-mail) can show security gaps. Seamless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

3. Intended purpose of data collection, processing or use

The Internet presentation of quattron group is intended to provide general information on the company and its activities. Individual areas of the Internet presentation or individual subpages also serve other purposes. The details can be taken from the content of the relevant pages.

  • The job section on the various recruiting websites via which interested parties can apply for jobs, a work placement or other positions.
  • Other pages on particular topics or with specific functions.

The collection, processing and use of data is done to fulfil the purposes stated above, as long as no more specific purposes are given when the data is collected. No data processing is done beyond the intended purpose given in each case.

4. What data is collected by quattron group?

4.1. Information collected automatically

When you visit the websites your IP address, the files called up on the website, the scope of data transmitted, the server response code to the enquiry of your browser, the type and reference data of your browser and the date and duration of your visit are stored.

It is generally not possible for quattron group to match this data to specific persons (if you do not login to the website). This data is not combined with other data sources.

This data is analysed statistically in summarised form for the continuous optimisation of the websites.

4.2. Information provided by you

We store and process such information as you enter on the websites or transmit to us in some other way. This relates to data which you enter in forms or contact fields or select from lists and menus.

If you send us an enquiry via contact form your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you enter there, are used to deal with the enquiry and are stored by us in case of follow-up questions. We do not disclose this data to third parties without your consent.

In some places on the website you can transfer information to us by uploading documents to our server via our website. This is the case with online job applications.

We store and process personal information when you send an e-mail to recipients at quattron group. This includes the content of the e-mail itself, but also the data which is generated in the case of requests to our e-mail servers, such as sender and recipient recognition, time stamp and perhaps reasons for failure or rejection if the transmission of an e-mail fails.

4.2.1 Profile and login information for access-protected areas

In order to use the access-protected areas of the website, registration is required. This refers in particular to the employee and recruiting area of the websites. For registration a range of data is required which is taken from the registration form. Specifically this is the e-mail address, a password, and various details on your person. The submission of further details is voluntary. The corresponding data is processed and stored by us.

In some areas of the websites, in particular the alumni network, parts of your registration data or created contributions are visible to other logged in users of the site. You can choose whether, and if so which, further information is also visible to other registered users of the site. The settings can be changed at any time.

4.2.2 Newsletter and information services

On the websites of quattron group in certain areas a newsletter or similar information services are offered. If you would like to use these we need from you a functional e-mail address and information which allows us to check that you are the holder of the given e-mail address or that the holder consents to receipt of the newsletter. No further data is collected.

Your consent to storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use to send newsletters can be withdrawn by you at any time.

4.3. Other

Furthermore, personal data is only stored if you have given your express consent.

5. To which recipients do we send data

5.1. Transmission of data within quattron group

The data transmitted by you or otherwise collected on the website is transferred within quattron group to such recipients who should obviously be informed of this data. In the case of a job application these are, for instance, the personnel manager and the specialist department for which the application is submitted.

The data is also made accessible on a purely technical level to service providers and contractual partners who serve us in the operation of our website. These parties act for us as contracted data processors.

5.2. Transmission of data to third parties

Personal data is never disclosed, passed on, sold or otherwise marketed to third parties such as other enterprises or institutions, as long as we do not have your express declaration of consent or transmission is necessary for the fulfilment of contractual relations between quattron group and you, the user of the websites.

5.3. Transmission of data in countries outside the EU and EEA

Transmission of personal data to recipients in third-party states outside the EU or the European Economic Area is generally not done and this is also not planned. Exceptions exist in the following cases:

  • If you apply for jobs which are advertised by countries outside the EU or the EEA or have a close connection to our offices in these countries.
  • If you register for events organised in countries outside the EU or the EEA.
  • In other cases which obviously require transmission of data to recipients in countries outside the EU and the EEA.

In the above-mentioned case we will generally ask for your consent to transmission of the data.

6. Time limits for deletion or blocking of data 

The legislator has provided for various retention duties and time limits. After expiry of these time limits the relevant data is routinely deleted or blocked taking account of data protection provisions.

If data is not covered by such prescribed time limits it is deleted or blocked when the purposes for which it was collected are extinguished.

7. What are cookies and how do we use them

The quattron group websites use what are known as cookies in various places. These are small text files which are created on your computer and which your browser stores. Cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. They do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.

Most of the cookies used by us are what are known as “session cookies.” They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal 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 of the creation of cookies and allow cookies only in isolated cases, exclude acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When cookies are deactivated this may impede or restrict the functionality of this website.

If you wish to be informed of the use of cookies on your browser or exclude their use or give confirmation in isolated cases, you should activate the corresponding settings on your browser.

8. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC (“Google”) to enable the analysis of website usage. Google uses cookies. The information created on your use of this website through the application of Google Analytics (including your IP address) is generally transmitted to a server of Google LLC in the USA and stored there. Google is certified in line with the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
Google will only use this information to analyse use of our online offering by the users in order to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and in order to provide other services for us connected with use of this online offering and Internet usage. In this process pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We use these exclusively for the purposes of our own market research and above all for the optimisation and needs-based design of our websites.

More information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics can be found in the privacy policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within the European Union or in other contracting states to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activities and in order to provide other services to the website provider associated with usage of the website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics is not combined with any other data by Google.

We advise you that on this website Google Analytics has been expanded by the code “anonymizeIp” in order to guarantee an anonymised compilation of IP addresses (known as IP masking).

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use the full functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent collection of the data related to your use of the website created by the cookie (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly in the case of browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie applies only on this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser you will have to reset the opt-out cookie: [ga_optout]

Further information on data usage by Google and options for settings and objections can be found in the privacy policy of Google https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymised after 14 months.

We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and fully implement the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities for use of Google Analytics.


(Source of the formulation: www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de)

9. Google Maps
We incorporate the maps of the service “Google Maps” of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The data processed can include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which are however not collected without their consent (generally obtained via the setting of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA.
Privacy policy https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de. Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

10. Google+

The quattron group websites use functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and disclosure of information: by using the Google+ button you can publish information worldwide. Using the Google+ button you and other users can receive personalised content from Google and other partners. Google stores both the information that you have submitted for a content +1 and information on the site that you were viewing upon clicking +1. Your +1s can be displayed as notes together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, for instance in search results or in your Google profile, or shown in other places on websites and displays on the Internet. Google records information on your +1-activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must at least contain the name selected for the profile. This name is used on all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name which you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information about you.

Use of the collected information: besides the intended purposes stated above, the information provided by you is used in line with the valid Google data protection provisions. Google may publish summarised statistics on the +1 activities of the users or pass these on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

11. LinkedIn
Within our online offering functions and content of the service LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2 Ireland, can be incorporated. This content can include, for instance, pictures, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their approval of content, or subscribe to the compiler of content or our contributions. If users are members of the platform LinkedIn, then LinkedIn can match the retrieval of the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there.
Privacy policy of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law; https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.
Opt out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out,

12. Xing

Our online offering incorporates the functions and content of the service Xing, provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. These can include, e.g. content such as pictures, videos or texts and buttons with which users express their approval of content and can subscribe to compilers of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the platform Xing, then Xing can match the retrieval of the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there.
Privacy policy of Xing: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

13. Youtube

The quattron group website uses plugins of the site YouTube, operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the servers of YouTube. Thereby the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account you enable YouTube to match your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. (Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the privacy policy of YouTube under: (https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy )

14. Links to other websites

The above-mentioned Internet portal and its subdomains contain links to other websites. The providers are not responsible for compliance with data protection regulations on these websites.

15. Your right to information

We will be happy to inform you in line with the applicable statutory conditions as to which personal data concerning you are stored by us. Please address all requests for information to quattron group’s data protection officer at info@quattron group.com. Please note that you must prove your identity before receiving the information.

16. Security/SSL encryption

The security of your data is important to us. All areas of our website on which you can actively enter data are therefore equipped with encryption technologies such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to protect your data from unauthorised access by third parties. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser header.

If you have registered to use the access-protected area of the quattron group websites you should ensure that the login data received is kept carefully and safe from access by third parties. If you login via a terminal which is used by several persons then please do not forget to logout properly after every session and close the browser window used.

quattron group uses extensive technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access to unauthorised persons. The security measures are improved continually in line with technological development.

17. Contact form

If you send us an enquiry via the contact form your details from the contact form, including the contact details you enter there, are stored by us to process the enquiry and deal with any follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

18. Server logfiles

The provider of these pages collects and stores information automatically in what are known as server logfiles which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing terminal
  • Date of the server enquiry

This data cannot be matched to specific persons. This data is not combined with any other data sources. We retain the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.



Source: https://www.e-recht24.de/musterdatenschutzerklaerung.html