1. Information about the collection of personal data

1.1 In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.
The responsible party pursuant to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is
mind solutions GmbH
Maaßstr. 26
69123 Heidelberg
Tel. 06221 43536 10
Fax. 06221 43536 11
E-Mail: info@mindsolutions-it.com

1.2 When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO. If the information serves to fulfill a contract to which you are a party or to carry out pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.
We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

1.3 In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.

2. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

2.1 In the case of merely informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data:
– browser type / browser version
– Operating system used
– referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
– Time of the server request
The data is stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

2.2 The legal basis for the collection and storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

2.3 The data is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security. The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

2.4 The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required 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. In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

2.5 The collection and storage of data described above is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for you to object. If you do not agree to this, we recommend that you leave the website.

3. Collection of further personal data when visiting our website through cookies

3.1 In addition to the aforementioned data communicated to our server by your browser, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which the body that sets the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective, and also to analyze user behavior on our website.
When you access our website, you will be informed by an info banner about the use of cookies and referred to this privacy policy.

3.2 There are different types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below.
There are so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted when you close the browser. They store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
In addition, there are persistent cookies that are automatically deleted after a specified period of time which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

3.3 The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3.4 The purpose of using cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. The cookies are used to enable functions of the website, furthermore, if necessary, to be able to identify you on subsequent visits or, for example, to record a language setting.
These purposes are also our legitimate interest in processing the personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3.5 Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted from it to our site.
Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored 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. The transmission of Flash cookies cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but by changing the Flash Player settings.

4. Data protection during applications and the application process

4.1 When submitting an application, we collect and process the personal data of applicants provided by you for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if you send us corresponding application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form located on the website.

4.2 The legal basis for the use is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a and lit. b DS-GVO.

4.3 If an employment contract is concluded with you, we will store the transmitted data for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions.
If an employment contract is not concluded, the application documents will be deleted six months after the rejection has been sent, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller oppose deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the AGG.

5. Integration of Google Maps

5.1 On this website, we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.

5.2 By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in section 2 of this declaration are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

5.3 For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

6. Google reCAPTCHA

6.1 We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not made aware that an analysis is taking place. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from spam.

6.2 For more information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please refer to the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

7. Your rights

7.1 You have the following rights, among others, with respect to personal data concerning you:

Right to information, Art. 15 DS-GVO.
Right to rectification or deletion, Art. 16 or 17 DS-GVO, respectively
Right to restriction of processing, Art. 18 DS-GVO
Right to data portability, Art. 20 DS-GVO.
7.2 You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal data with a data protection supervisory authority (e.g. the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg, “www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de”).

7.3 If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke it at any time, Art 7 (3) DS-GVO. Such a revocation affects the permissibility of the processing of your personal data, from the time you have expressed it to us.
Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time. About your advertising objection or other questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, blocking or deletion of data, as well as revocation of consents granted, please contact us at the contact details listed above in section 1.

7.4 Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing, Art. 21 DS-GVO. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you, which is presented by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the situation and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue the processing.