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Privacy Policy

In this privacy policy we inform you about the processing of personal data in connection with the use of the website www.tt-s.com.

Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.

1. Name and address of the Controller

 

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

tts GmbH

Schneidmühlstraße 19

69115 Heidelberg

Germany

Phone: +49 6221 894 69-0

Fax: +49 6221 894 69-79

info(at)tt-s.com

 

2. Name and address of the data protection officer

 

The data protection officer of the Controller is:

the data security officer of tts-Group

Schneidmühlstraße 19

69115 Heidelberg

Germany

Phone: +49 6221 894 69-0

Email: dsb(at)tt-s.com

Website: www.tt-s.com

 

3. General Information regarding the data processing

 

a) Scope of processing of personal data

We only collect and use personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users regularly takes place only with the user's consent. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

 

b) Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

 

c) Data deletion and storage period

 

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Data may be stored beyond that if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the Controller is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

 

4. Your rights

 

You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data concerning you: 

·         right to information,

·         right to correction or deletion,

·         right to limitation of processing,

·         right of opposition to the processing,

·         right to data transferability.

 

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

 

5. Provision of the website and creation of log files

 

a) Description and scope of data processing

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

 

These are: 

·         Anonymized IP address

·         date and time of the request

·         Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

·         Content of the request (specific page)

·         Access status/HTTP status code

·         the amount of data transferred in each case

·         Website from which the request comes

·         Browser

·         Operating system and its interface

·         Language and version of the browser software

 

Due to the anonymization of your IP address, you cannot be identified by this data.

The data is also stored in the log files of our system.

 

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. 

 

c) Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this purpose the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

 

d) Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

 

e) Possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

 

6. Use of Cookies

 

a) Description and scope of data processing

The website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

When you visit our website you will be informed about the use of cookies for analytical purposes and your consent to the processing of personal data used in this context will be obtained. In this context, reference is also made to this privacy policy.

 

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

 

c) Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of the website for you. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this purpose it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies we learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our offer. For these purposes, our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

d) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted to our website. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

 

 

7. Newsletter

 

a) Description and scope of data processing

The newsletter is sent out on the basis of your registration on the website:

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us. These are:

 

·         Form of address,

·         Name,

·         Company,

·         email address.

 

We use the "FormAssembly" tool from Veer West LLC, 101 W, Kirkwood Ave. Suite 224, Bloomington, IN 47404 USA, to provide the registration form and carry out the registration. Veer West has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

Further information: https://www.formassembly.com/

We have concluded an agreement with Veer West regarding the processing of personal data in accordance with legal requirements.

In the course of the registration process, your consent is obtained for the processing of the data and reference is made to this privacy policy.

The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

 

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data after your registration for the newsletter is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.

 

c) Purpose of data processing

The collection of the user's email address serves to send the newsletter.

The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.

 

d) Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. Your email address will therefore be stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

The other personal data collected during the registration process will generally be deleted after a period of seven days.

 

e) Possibility of objection and elimination

You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. For this purpose there is a corresponding link in every newsletter.

This also makes it possible to revoke the consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

 

8. Registration

 

a) Description and scope of data processing

On our website we offer you the opportunity to register for certain services (e.g. webinars, forums, competitions) by entering personal data. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and saved. The following data is collected during the registration process:

 

·         Form of address,

·         First and last name,

·         Company,

·         email address.

 

We use the "FormAssembly" tool from Veer West LLC, 101 W, Kirkwood Ave. Suite 224, Bloomington, IN 47404 USA, to provide the registration forms and carry out the registration. Veer West has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Furthermore, we use the tool "salesforce" by Salesforce.com Germany GmbH, Erika-Mann-Str. 31, 80636 München, Germany.

Further information: https://www.formassembly.com/ and on: https://www.salesforce.com.

We have concluded an agreement with Veer West and with Salesforce regarding the processing of personal data in accordance with legal requirements.

For webinars we use the tool "Go-to-Webinar" from LogMeIn Ireland Limited, Bloodstone Building Block C, 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. We have entered into an agreement with LogMeIn to process personal data in accordance with legal requirements.

 

In the course of the registration process, the user's consent to the processing of this data is obtained. 

 

b) Legal basis for data processing

If you have given your consent, the legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

If the registration serves the fulfilment of a contract to which you are a contracting party, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

 

c) Purpose of data processing

User registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website (e.g. webinars, forums, competitions).

 

d) Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.

This is the case for the data collected during the registration process if the registration on our website is cancelled or changed.

This is the case for the which during the registration process to fulfill a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures when the data is no longer required for the execution of the contract. Even after conclusion of the contract, it may still be necessary to store personal data of the contractual partner in order to fulfil contractual or legal obligations.

 

e) Possibility of objection and elimination

As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can change the data stored about you at any time by sending us a corresponding e-mail to dsb@tt-s.com

If the data is required to fulfil a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures, premature deletion of the data is only possible insofar as there are no contractual or statutory obligations to the contrary.

 

9. Contact form and email contact

 

a) Description and scope of data processing

On our website there is a contact form which can be used for electronic contact. If you use this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. This data is:

 

·         form of address,

·         name,

·         company,

·         email address,

·         possibly telephone.

 

We use the "FormAssembly" tool from Veer West LLC, 101 W, Kirkwood Ave. Suite 224, Bloomington, IN 47404 USA, to provide the registration forms and carry out the registration. Veer West has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

Further information: https://www.formassembly.com/.

We have concluded an agreement with Veer West regarding the processing of personal data in accordance with legal requirements.

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data within the scope of the sending process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

Alternatively, you can contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by email will be stored.

 

b) Legal basis for data processing

 

If you have given your consent, the legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the email contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 exp. 1 lit. b GDPR.

 

c) Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only for the processing of your contact. In the event of contact by email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

 

d) Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

 

e) Possibility of objection and elimination

You have the possibility to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time by writing an email to info(at)tt-s.com.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

 

10. Use of social media plug-ins

 

a) Description and scope of data processing

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Xing and YouTube. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognize the provider of the plug-in by the marking on the box above its initial letter or the logo. We offer you the possibility to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online offer.

In addition, the data specified under section 5 lit. a) of this policy will be transmitted. In the case of Facebook and Xing, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection in Germany, according to the respective provider. By activating the plug-in, personal data is transferred from you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data mainly via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies before clicking on the grayed-out box using your browser's security settings.

We have no influence on the data collected and data processing processes, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (also for not logged in users) for the representation of demand-fair advertisement and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins we offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

The data is transferred regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected with us will be directly assigned to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you click the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, especially before activating the button, as this way you can avoid being assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the data protection declarations of these providers as notified below. They will also provide you with further information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection information:

 

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;

www.facebook.com/policy.php  

further information on data collection:

http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084, http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084,   

http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo.

Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA;

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=en.

Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA;

https://twitter.com/privacy.

Twitter has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; http://www.xing.com/privacy.

 

YouTube is a service of Google Inc. for more information on data collection:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

b) The legal basis for processing

The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

c) Purpose of data processing

We are not aware of the purposes of data processing by the plug-in providers.

 

d) Duration of storage

We do not know the storage periods of the plug-in providers. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.

 

e) Possibility of revocation and removal

In this regard, you must contact the respective plug-in providers (see links above under a)).

 

11. Use of analysis tools

 

a) Description and scope of data processing

 

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses "cookies" (see Section 6). These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be cut by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Third Party Information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

User conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html   

Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Privacy Policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

 

Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

b) Legal basis for data processing

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

c) Purpose of data processing

The purpose of data processing is to analyze user behavior in order to optimize our website.

 

d) Duration of storage

We are not aware of Google's storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by Google.

 

e) Possibility of objection and elimination

 

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.

 

12. Use of other plug-ins and tools

 

a) Description and scope of data processing

We use the tools "Google Tag Manager" and "Google Maps" on our website. Google Tag Manager allows us to manage web page tags from a single interface. The tool Google Tag Manager, which implements the tags, is a cookie-free domain and does not collect any personal data itself. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been set at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

By using Google Maps, we can interactively display maps directly on the website. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified under section 5 of this policy will be transmitted. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button.

Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website.

Third Party Information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

 

Further information on data protection can be found on the following Google websites:

Privacy Policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy  

FAQ: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/faq.html

Terms of Use: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html

 

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the use of Google Tag Manager and Google Maps is Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

c) Purpose of data processing

The use of Google Tag Manager serves to optimize our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing representation of our online offers and at an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

d) Duration of storage

We do not know how long the data is stored by Google. We have no influence on this.

 

e) Possibility of objection and elimination

 You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right (see information on the third party provider). You can also opt-out of Google Maps at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.