We use the following social plug-ins on our websites: Facebook's “Like” button, the “Google +1-button by Google and the “Tweet”-button by Twitter.
The respective service provider can be identified by the marking on the box above its initial letters as well as by the logo. We provide the option to directly communicate with the service provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the highlighted area and thereby activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online service. According to the provider in Germany, the IP address is anonymised immediately after collection in the case of Facebook. By activating the plug-in, personal data is transferred from you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there. Since the plug-in provider obtains data especially via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies using the security settings of your browser before clicking on the grayed-out box.
We have neither influence on the data collected and data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full scope of data acquisition, the objectives of processing the data and the storage periods. Furthermore, we have no information on the deletion of the data obtained by the plug-in provider.
The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for means of advertising, market research and needs-oriented design of his website. Such an evaluation particularly takes place (for not logged-in users as well) for displaying needs-oriented advertisements, and 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 have to contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. We provide the option to interact with social networks and other users via the plug-ins. Therefore, we are able to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user. The legal framework for using these plug-ins is Article 6 Paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The data is transferred regardless of whether you have an account on the plug-in provider's website and are logged in there. If you are logged in on the plug-in provider's website, your data collected on our website will be directly assigned to your existing account on the plug-in provider's website. If you click on the activated button and link the page, for example, the plug-in provider stores this information in your user account, as well and notifies your contacts publicly of it. We recommend that you log out regularly from a social network after using it, especially before activating the buttons to prevent the assignment of information to your user profile on the plug-in provider's website.
Further information about the objectives and extent of this data acquisition, as well as their processing by the plug-in provider are available in the privacy policies of the providers listed below. Moreover, they will provide you with further information about your rights in this regard and configuration options available to you in order to protect your personal data.
Addresses of the respective plug-in provider and URLs of ther privacy policies:
Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland; for further information about data acquisition please visit: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland; for further information about data acquisition please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-GB.
Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland; for further information about data acquisition please visit: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
The high security standards of the Google platform of Facebook and Twitter and the associated privacy policies of these platforms are regarded as protective measures (refer to the before mentioned). These services are subjected to the EU Standardized Contractual Terms and Conditions and by doing so a possible data transfer to the USA is legitimated. We do not collect any personal data via the social plug-ins or their usage. To prevent that data is transferred to the service providers in the USA without the user's knowledge, we use the so-called “Shariff solution”. This solution ensures that initially no personal data is transferred to the respective plug-in providers when you visit our website. Only after you click on one of the social plug-ins, data can be transferred to the provider and stored there. For more information about the Shariff solution please visit the website of the provider, Heise Medien Gmbh & Co. KG: http://m.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html
The objective of the data transmission is implementing the plug-ins for the user to be able to share contents and interests with other users.
The legal basis is your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR, which you can give by activating the social plug ins.