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PRIVACY STATEMENT

Privacy statement

We appreciate your interest in our company and products and services, and want you to feel secure when visiting our website, not least with regard to the protection of your personal data.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. It goes without saying that we abide by all applicable legal provisions.


1. Name or company of the controller

akquinet AG
Commercial Register: AG Hamburg HRB 97712
VAT registration number: DE 232 835 231


2. Manager of the data controller and data processing

Board of directors:
Mr. Dirk Aagaard
Mr. Klaus-Dieter Gerken
Mr. Thomas Tauer
Mr. Till Vieregge

Person responsible for IT:
Mr. Klaus-Dieter Gerken

3. Address of the data controller

akquinet AG
Paul-Stritter-Weg 5
22297 Hamburg, Germany
Phone +49 40 881 73 - 0
Fax +49 40 881 73 - 199


4. Intended purpose of data collection, processing, or usage

The purpose of the company is to operate an IT enterprise that advises other enterprises for all kinds of questions regarding information technology, along with the development, authoring, implementation, adaptation, maintenance, and placement of computer software and hardware and IT services, and conducting training courses. We also purchase, hold, manage, and divest holdings, particularly majority holdings in a number of companies, particularly companies in the IT sector, on our own behalf and for our own account, and we assume and perform services such as administration and marketing for such companies and all transactions conducted in this context. All data collection is exclusively for the purpose of fulfilling the business purposes of the company.

5. Description of the affected person groups and corresponding data or data categories

The following personal data from groups of natural persons is collected, processed, or used to the extent needed to fulfill the purposes described in section 4:

  • Contractors (suppliers, subcontractors)
  • Clients (customers)
  • Prospective customers
  • Collaboration partner employees
  • Employees
  • Applicants


6. Recipients or categories of recipients who may receive data

Public authorities if there are overriding legal requirements, external contractors, and external bodies and internal departments to fulfill the purposes described in section 4.

7. Standard periods for data deletion

The legislator has defined a variety of retention requirements and periods. The corresponding data is deleted routinely after these periods expire. Any data that is not affected by this is deleted if the purposes described in section 4 no longer apply.


8. Transfer of data to third countries

In general, we do not currently transfer any data to third countries. The dispatch of our newsletter is an exception to this.

9. Right to information

You are at any time entitled to receive information from us about the data stored for you. If required, please contact:

akquinet AG
Data Protection Officer
Mr. Eugen Deperschmidt
Paul-Stritter-Weg 5
22297 Hamburg, Germany

IT controller
Mr. Klaus-Dieter Gerken
Paul-Stritter-Weg 5
22297 Hamburg
Germany

or send an e-mail to: datenschutz@akquinet.de


10. Right of revocation

In addition, you can revoke your consent to us recording and saving your personal data at any time. If required, please send an e-mail to our marketing department (marketing@akquinet.de).

If you have further questions regarding our information about data protection and the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer directly.

He is also available to you as a contact person for information requests, suggestions, or complaints.

11. Your additional rights as a data subject

You have the right to request information about the use of your personal data. To request information, you may contact our data protection officer or us directly at any time.

If you request information in a form other than in writing, please understand that we may request proof that you are the person you are claiming to be.

You also have the right to rectification or deletion of data, or to restriction of its processing, provided you are granted these rights by law. The same applies to the right to data portability.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data.


12. General Information

We also process personal data when you visit our web pages.

To enable the pages to be displayed in your browser, we have to process the IP address of the device you are using. We also collect other information about the browser on your device.

We are required by data protection laws to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the personal data processed in our IT systems.

For this purpose, we log the following data:

  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Operating system of the calling computer
  • Browser version of the calling computer
  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Date and time of access
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Referral URL

The IP address is deleted within 7 days from all systems related to the operation of the web pages. As a result, we can no longer trace the remaining data back to a specific individual.

We also use this data to correct errors on the web pages and to defend against potential attacks.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our "interest" pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f is the operation of this website and implementation of the protection objectives confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

13. Cookies

Our web pages use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your user device by your browser. These cookies are required to enable certain features of our web pages. We set session cookies, which are deleted from your browser automatically as soon as you leave our website. We also use persistent cookies for web analytics.

We are required to document your agreement with or objection to setting these cookies before they are created. To achieve this, we use the service from cookiebot.com. The following information is saved in our Cookiebot account:

  • User's IP address in anonymized form (the last three digits are set to "0")
  • Date and time of agreement
  • User browser
  • URL from which the agreement was sent
  • Anonymous, random, encrypted key value
  • Approval status of the user, which serves to document the approval

The key and approval status are also saved in the user's browser, in the "CookieConsent" cookie, which enables the website to read and respect the user's decision automatically for all subsequent page requests and future user sessions for up to 12 months.

You have the possibility to prevent the setting of cookies by configuring your browser accordingly. We wish to point out, however, that you may not be able to use the full features of our web pages in this case. Cookies do not install or start any programs or other applications on your computer.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in connection with section 15 of the Telemedia Act (TMG). Our "interest" pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f is the operation of this website.


14. ClickDimensions

This website uses ClickDimensions, a web analysis service provided by ClickDimensions LLC. This solution allows users' activities on our web pages to be tracked. ClickDimensions uses cookies for this purpose. The information about your use of this website collected by ClickDimensions (e.g. pages visited) is transmitted to a ClickDimensions server in the USA where it is saved, analyzed and the result provided to us. The privacy notices for newsletters are available here: https://www.akquinet.de//privacy-notices-clickdimensions.jsp

15. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The privacy notices for Google Analytics are available here: https://www.akquinet.de/en/google-analytics/index.jsp


16. Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our web pages. The operator of the corresponding plugin is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, United States. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug in, a connection is established with YouTube's servers. In this process, YouTube is notified which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account at the time, YouTube can assign your surfing patterns to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

When you start a YouTube video, the provider sets cookies that collect information about user behavior.

If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for Google's ad program, you do not have to expect any such cookies when watching YouTube videos, either. YouTube also saves non-personal usage information in other cookies, however. If you wish to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in your browser.

Additional information about privacy at YouTube can be found in the provider's privacy statement at: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our "interest" pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f is the operation of this website.

17. Use of external fonts

This website uses external fonts, Webfonts. Webfonts is a service from Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. ("Monotype"). The integration of these Webfonts is implemented through a server call, usually to a Monotype server in the United States. As a result, the server finds out which of our web pages you have visited. The IP address and browser on the device used to visit these web pages are also saved by Monotype. For more information, refer to the privacy policy of Monotype, which you can retrieve here: https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy/


18. Use of program libraries

This website uses a content delivery network service from the company Prospect One (cdn.jsdelivr.net). This service provides program libraries that are required for display and interaction on our website. The program libraries make it possible, for example, to display the scrolling content bar on the landing page with other content on the website. The integration of these program libraries is implemented through a server call, usually to a Prospect One server in the United States. As a result, the server finds out which of our web pages you have visited. The IP address and browser on the device used to visit these web pages are also saved by Prospect One. For more information, see the privacy notice from Prospect One: https://www.jsdelivr.com/privacy-policy-jsdelivr-net

19. Contact form

Our website contains a contact form, which you can use to request information about or products or establish contact with us in general. In addition to the voluntary information and the contents of your message, we require you to provide the following information:

  • E-mail address
  • Form of address
  • Last name

We need this information to process your inquiry, to address you correctly, and to send you an answer.

Should data no longer be needed in the framework of a customer or prospective customer relationship or if a conflicting interest of the customer takes priority, we will delete all the relevant data, as long as no legal data retention requirements prevent its deletion.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our "interest" pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f is communication with customers and prospective customers.


20. Additional privacy notices - newsletter

We only send newsletters, e-mails, and other electronic messages with promotional information if we have the consent of the recipient or if there is legal basis for doing so. Our newsletters contain information about current products, services, events, and webinars from AKQUINET, as well as general topics from the IT area. The privacy notices for newsletters are available here: https://www.akquinet.de/privacy-notices-newsletter.jsp

21. Data Protection in the Application Process

We process the data that you have provided to us in conjunction with your application (via e-mail, post, telephone) to determine your suitability for the position (or also for other open positions in our company) and to perform the application process. You can find further information here: https://www.akquinet.de/data-protection-application-process.jsp


22. Changes to these privacy notices

We may revise these privacy notices after changes to this website or other occasions that may make such changes necessary. The latest version is always available under: https://www.akquinet.de/en/privacy/index.jsp

Last revised: August 22, 2018