The responsible body under data protection laws is:
SYNNECTA GmbH | An der Münze 1 | D-50668 Köln
phone +49 221 390 9339-0 | fax +49 221 390 9339-9
Data protection declaration
In accordance with the applicable provisions of the new data protection regulations which will come into force on 25 May 2018, German companies in Germany are generally obliged to appoint a data protection officer, who is a point of contact and responsible person for all matters of the Group in relation to the electronic handling of personal data of customers or clients. However, the new data protection law does not place a corresponding obligation on a company if its permanent number of fixed employees does not exceed the threshold of ten persons.
Even though these requirements permanently apply at SYNNECTA, for purely precautionary reasons and in the interests of the comprehensive protection of customers and clients of SYNNECTA, a data protection officer was appointed on 25 May 2018 in the person of the proxy, Ms Sabine Römisch. You can find her contact details at the end of our data protection declaration.
Recording of general information
Should you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) contain the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information as examples. This is purely information, which cannot be traced back to your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of websites, which you are requesting, and is required when using the Internet. We will statistically evaluate such anonymous information, in order to optimise our Internet presence and the underlying technology.
In order to protect the security of your data during transfer, we use encryption procedures (for example SSL) via HTTPS, which correspond to the current state of technology.
Should users leave comments in the blog, the time of their creation and the user name selected by the website visitor in advance are saved in addition to this information. This serves the purpose of our security, as we are responsible for unlawful content on our website, even if this was created by users.
When registering for our newsletter, the data provided by you will only be used for this purpose. Subscribers can also be informed by email of situations, which are relevant to the service, or the registration (for example changes to the newsletter service or technical matters). For an effective registration to take place, we require a valid email address. In order to check that the registration is actually being made by the owner of an email address, we use the »double opt in« procedure. In this respect, we record the ordering of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the requested response to this. No further data is gathered. The data is only used for the sending of the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties. You can revoke your consent to the saving of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. You can find a corresponding link in each newsletter. In addition, you can also de-register at any time on our website directly or notify us of your corresponding request via the contact details at the end of this data protection notice.
Should you get in touch with us by email or via the contact form, the information provided by you will be saved in order to process the query, as well as for possible follow up questions.
Deletion and blocking of the data
We comply the principles of data avoidance and data efficiency. Therefore, we only save your personal data for as long as is necessary to attain the purposes stated here or for as long as required by the numerous retention periods mandated by the legislator. Once the respective purpose has been completed or once these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory regulations.
Use of Matomo (Piwik)
This website uses Matomo (previously Piwik), which is open source software that statistically evaluates user access. Matomo uses so-called »cookies«, text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information concerning your use of the Internet service, which is generated by the cookie, is saved on a server in Germany. The IP address is immediately anonymised after the processing and before its saving. You have the option of preventing the installation of the cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. We wish to point out that should you set your browser software in such a way, certain functions of this website will no longer be available. You can decide whether a clear web analysis cookie can be deposited in your browser, in order to enable the operator of the website to record and analyse various statistical data.
Incorporated YouTube videos
Social Media plugins and widgets
On our website, the provide the option of using so-called »social media buttons«. In order to protect your data, we use the solution »Shariff« during the implementation. By means of this, these buttons are only included on the website as a graphic which contains a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking the graphic, you will then be redirected to the services of the respective providers. Only then will your data be sent to the respective providers. Should you not click the graphic, no exchange takes place between yourself and the providers of the social media buttons. You can find information concerning the gathering and use of your data in the social networks in the respective terms and conditions of use of the corresponding providers. You can find more information about the Shariff solution here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html
We have included the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)
Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Deutschland)
LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
Our German speaking Website is embedding a social media widget which is provided by Walls.io. When loading these widgets, your IP-address and cookie information is transferred to Walls.io. Walls.io is operated by »Die Sozialisten« Social Software Development GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria.
Your rights of information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to receive information at any time concerning your personal data, which is saved by us. You also have the right to correction, blocking or, apart from the required saving of data in order to process the transaction, the deletion of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer in this respect. You can find the contact information below. So that a blocking of data can take place at any time, this needs to be held in a blocking file for checking purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, unless a statutory archiving obligation exists. Should such an obligation exist, we will block your data on request. You can carry out changes or revoke your consent with effect for the future by means of a corresponding notification to us.
Changes to our data protection provisions
We reserve the right to adjust this data protection declaration, so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, for example should we introduce new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply next time you visit.
Questions relating to data protection
Should you have any questions relating to data protection, please send us an email or get in touch directly with the person at our company who is responsible for data protection:
phone +49 221 390 9339-0
The data protection declaration was created with the data protection declaration generator of activemind AG. .