Each citizen has the constitutionally granted right to decide about the use of his/her personal data. Therefore, it is our obligation to protect the data you consign to us when visiting our website. In the following we would like to explain which of your data we have, what will happen with this data and which security measures we have taken in order to protect this data against any misuse.

Scope of Application
This privacy policy applies to the entire website, but not to web pages of other users that may be linked from our pages.

Security Measures
All members of the staff of our company will be trained according to DS-GVO as well as DSAnpUG-EU and committed to maintenance of the confidentiality of data. The technical security precautions are continuously adjusted to current circumstances and requirements by our in-house IT department.

The domains „alexanderwerk.de”, „alexanderwerk.com” and „alexanderwerk.info” are being managed by „Host Europe GmbH, Hansestrasse 111, 51149 Koeln”. All data (master data) as well as traffic data (connection data) you concede by visiting our website, will be recorded, processed and used according to service contracts. For more information see our General Terms and Conditions, if applicable.

We use so-called cookies in some parts of our website, for example, to identify visitor preferences and design the website optimally. This makes navigation easier along with a high level of website user-friendliness.
Cookies are small files placed on the user’s hard disk. They enable us to store information for a certain period and to identify the visitor’s computer.
You can set your browser to inform it about the placement of cookies. You can also limit the cookies to the actual session.

Google Maps
We are using Google Maps (API) from Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) on our website. Google Maps is a web service representing interactive maps in order to visually present geographic information. By using this web service our location is being displayed and at the same time a possible journey to our location is being simplified.
Even when entering to a certain subpage containing the map of Google Maps, information about your use of our website (e.g. your IP address) are exchanged and stored at the Google server in the USA. This process occures independently, regardless of whether Google provides an user account you are logged in, or whether there is no user account available. If you signed on Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to directly assign your Google profile, you have to log out before activating the button. Google saves and evaluates your data as an user profile (even if you are not logged-in). Such an evaluation is made especially in compliance with article 6 section 1 lit. f DSGVO on the base of legitimate interests of Google of the collimation of personalized advertising, market research and/or an adequate design of its website. You have the right to appeal to Google and object to the creation of user profiles.
Google LLC located in the USA is certified according to the US European Data Protection Convention “Privacy Shield” which ensures compliance with the European data privacy protection.
If you disagree with the future transfer of your data to Google within the scope of using Google Maps, you also have the option, to completely deactivate the web service of Google Maps by turning off the JavaScript application in your browser. Consequently Google Maps as well as the map screen on this website cannot be used.
Please find the Terms and Conditions of Google under http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html. Additional Terms and Conditions for Google Maps can be found here https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html.
Detailed information on data privacy related to the use of Google Maps can be found on the website of Google („Google Privacy Policy“): http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user’s activities across devices.
Google Analytics uses cookies, with are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within the area of Member States of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In diesen Zwecken liegt auch unser berechtigtes Interesse an der Datenverarbeitung. Legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is article 15 section 3 TMG resp. article 6 section 1 lit. f DSGVO. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html resp. https://policies.google.com/?hl=de
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 opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-Out Brower addon for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
An opt-out-cookie will be set on your browser which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used.

We assume no responsibility or liability for the confidential treatment of your (personal) data by providers of other websites, since we do not know their privacy policy nor can we influence compliance with it.
Our website uses a function of the LinkedIn network. It is provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click the LinkedIn button (plug-in), you will be forwarded to our LinkedIn profile in a separate browser window and, provided you are logged into your account at LinkedIn, you can follow us on LinkedIn. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn therefore receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. LinkedIn is then be able to associate your visit on our website with you and your account, provided you are logged into your account at LinkedIn. Please note that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and its use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see the LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .

Should you have any questions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us. In this regards we need to point out that at any time you have the right to obtain information cost-free and on demand to have this personal data corrected, disabled and deleted. You can revoke your consent any time.

In detail you have the right to:

  • demand information about the personal data processed by us acc. to article 15 DS-GVO
  • demand immediate rectification of incomplete or inaccurate personal data stored by us acc. to article 16 DS-GVO
  • demand the immediate deletion of the personal data stored by us acc. to article 17 DS-GVO where permitted by superior laws
  • demand the legitimate limitation of processing your personal data acc. to article 18 DS-GVO
  • receive your personal data you have provided to us in a structured and machine-readable format resp. demand the transmission to another responsible person acc. to article 20 DS-GVO
  • object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data acc. to article 21 DS-GVO
  • revoke your consent at any time acc. to article 7 (3) DS-GVO
  • complain directly to the supervisory authority acc. to article 77 DS-GVO

In case of any such cases, please contact immediately:

Data Protection Officer:
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Eckert
Sontumer-Strasse 50
42551 Velbert / Germany
Phone: +49 2051 – 607 35 75
Email: ds[at]drqm.de

State Data Protection and Freedom-of-Information Officer:
North Rhine-Westphalia
PO Box 20 04 44
40102 Duesseldorf / Germany
Phone: +49 211 – 38424-0
Email: poststelle[at]ldi.nrw.de

Processing of Personal Data
On our website you are offered the opportunity to contact us or to use certain services (e.g. inquiries). The personal data transferred here will be used for the only purpose they have been consigned for. Your data will not be transferred to any third party. Subject to prior consideration of laws the personal data transmitted to us will be deleted once we have responded to you.

Modification of this Privacy Policy
Due to current events, like an amendment of the Federal Data Protection Law, we will update this privacy policy, if neccessary.

Status: November 2018