We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the Dr. Shannon Sim. The use of the Internet pages of the Dr. Shannon Sim is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject. The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Dr. Shannon Sim. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the
nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled. As the controller, the Dr. Shannon Sim has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

 

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the Dr. Shannon Sim is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used. In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“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.

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner 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 organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Controller or controller responsible for the processing 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 controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
Dr. Shannon Sim
Parkwynd Private Hospital 137 East Tce
5000 Adelaide
South Australia
Phone: +61 8 8463 0745
Email: admin@drshannonsim.com.au
Website: https://drshannonsim.com.au/

Collection of general data and information

The website of the Dr. Shannon Sim collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the Dr. Shannon Sim does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the Dr. Shannon Sim analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

Rights of the data subject

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of the processing;
o the categories of personal data concerned;
o the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
o where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
o the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
o the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
o where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their
source;
o the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any
employee of the controller.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
o The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
o The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
o The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to
Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
o The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
o The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
o The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in
Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the Dr. Shannon Sim, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of Dr. Shannon Sim shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied
with immediately. Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the Dr. Shannon Sim will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
o The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
o The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
o The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
o The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the Dr. Shannon Sim, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Dr. Shannon Sim will arrange the restriction of the processing.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine- readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the Dr. Shannon Sim

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these
provisions.
The Dr. Shannon Sim 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 establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. If the Dr. Shannon Sim processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the Dr. Shannon Sim to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the Dr. Shannon Sim 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 by the Dr. Shannon Sim for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the Dr. Shannon Sim. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using
technical specifications.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator 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, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent. If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data
subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the Dr. Shannon Sim shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision. If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Dr. Shannon Sim.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Dr. Shannon Sim.

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a
social network.
A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide
personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of
the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our
website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal
Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data. Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our
website is made.
The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to
protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

On this website, the controller has integrated Google AdSense. Google AdSense is an online service
which allows the placement of advertising on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm
that selects advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match with the content of the respective third-
party site. Google AdSense allows an interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented
by means of generating individual user profiles.
The operating company of Google's AdSense component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House,
Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
The purpose of Google's AdSense component is the integration of advertisements on our website.
Google AdSense places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition
of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is enabled to analyze the use
of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by
the controller and into which a Google AdSense component is integrated, the Internet browser on the
information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google
AdSense component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Alphabet
Inc. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Alphabet Inc. gains knowledge of
personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Alphabet Inc., inter alia, to
understand the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently create commission settlements.
The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by
means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of
cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a
cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Additionally, cookies already in use by
Alphabet Inc. may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic
that is embedded in web pages to enable a log file recording and a log file analysis through which a
statistical analysis may be performed. Based on the embedded tracking pixels, Alphabet Inc. is able to
determine if and when a website was opened by a data subject, and which links were clicked on by the
data subject. Tracking pixels serve, inter alia, to analyze the flow of visitors on a website.

Through Google AdSense, personal data and information—which also includes the IP address, and is
necessary for the collection and accounting of the displayed advertisements—is transmitted to Alphabet
Inc. in the United States of America. These personal data will be stored and processed in the United
States of America. The Alphabet Inc. may disclose the collected personal data through this technical
procedure to third parties.
Google AdSense is further explained under the following link
https://www.google.com/intl/en/adsense/start/.

On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer
function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and
analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data
about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited,
or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the
optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow
Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp".
By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by
Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or
another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the
collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports,
which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our
Internet site for us.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition
of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our
website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the
controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the
information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google
Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google.
During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal
information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the
origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the
access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our
Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject,
will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google
in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical
procedure to third parties.
The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by
means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from
setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in
use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by
Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by
Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a
browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on
tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet
pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered
an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted,
formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google
Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is
attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or
reactivation of the browser add-ons.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.
Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

On this website, the controller has integrated Google Remarketing services. Google Remarketing is a
feature of Google AdWords, which allows an enterprise to display advertising to Internet users who have
previously resided on the enterprise's Internet site. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore
allows an enterprise to create user-based advertising and thus shows relevant advertisements to
interested Internet users.
The operating company of the Google Remarketing services is the Google Ireland Limited, Gordon
House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
The purpose of Google Remarketing is the insertion of interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing
allows us to display ads on the Google network or on other websites, which are based on individual
needs and matched to the interests of Internet users.
Google Remarketing sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The
definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google enables a recognition of
the visitor of our website if he calls up consecutive web pages, which are also a member of the Google
advertising network. With each call-up to an Internet site on which the service has been integrated by
Google Remarketing, the web browser of the data subject identifies automatically with Google. During the
course of this technical procedure, Google receives personal information, such as the IP address or the
surfing behaviour of the user, which Google uses, inter alia, for the insertion of interest relevant
advertising.
The cookie is used to store personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each
time we visit our Internet pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by
the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored
by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the
technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by
means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of
cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a
cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by
Google may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to the interest-based advertising by Google.
For this purpose, the data subject must call up the link to www.google.de/settings/ads and make the
desired settings on each Internet browser used by the data subject.
Further information and the actual data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

On this website, the controller has integrated Google AdWords. Google AdWords is a service for Internet
advertising that allows the advertiser to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google
advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define specific keywords with the help
of which an ad on Google's search results only then displayed, when the user utilizes the search engine
to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, the ads are distributed on
relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the previously defined keywords.
The operating company of Google AdWords is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street,
Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
The purpose of Google AdWords is the promotion of our website by the inclusion of relevant advertising
on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the search engine Google and an
insertion of third-party advertising on our website.
If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, a conversion cookie is filed on the information
technology system of the data subject through Google. The definition of cookies is explained above. A
conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie
has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to check whether certain sub-pages, e.g, the shopping cart
from an online shop system, were called up on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both Google
and the controller can understand whether a person who reached an AdWords ad on our website
generated sales, that is, executed or canceled a sale of goods.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create
visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are used in order to determine the total number of
users who have been served through AdWords ads to ascertain the success or failure of each AdWords
ad and to optimize our AdWords ads in the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords
advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.
The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject.
Each time we visit our Internet pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used
by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are
stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected
through the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as stated above, by
means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a
conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie set by
Google AdWords may be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
The data subject has a possibility of objecting to the interest based advertisement of Google. Therefore,
the data subject must access from each of the browsers in use the link www.google.de/settings/ads and
set the desired settings.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is a web-
based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new
business contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus,
LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the
world.
The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA
94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy
Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller
and on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the
information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display
of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may
be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure,
LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn detects with every call-up to our
website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific
sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the
LinkedIn component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data
subject clicks on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn assigns this
information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website,
provided that the data subject is logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs
regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button or not. If such a transmission of
information to LinkedIn is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off
from their LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.
LinkedIn provides under https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls the possibility to unsubscribe
from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings.
LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore,
Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn is available under
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Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a
specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a
contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are
necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1)
lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-
contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our
company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the
fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the
processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of
another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and
his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor,
hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally,
processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing
operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary
for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where
such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject
which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible
because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a
legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2
GDPR).

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also
result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be
necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must
subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal
data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would
have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal
data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies
to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is
necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data
and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the German Association for
Data Protection that was developed in cooperation with Privacy Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER
SOLMECKE, Cologne.