Thank you for visiting our homepage ww.rentcast.eu and thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is a particularly high priority for the management of RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG. In principle, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services provided by our company via our website, it may become necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for the processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data such as the name, address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG. This privacy policy informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. The privacy policy also informs data subjects of their rights.
As the controller, RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. In spite of this, internet-based data transmissions may still be subject to security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone..

Definitions

RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG’s privacy policy is based on the terminology used by the European legislator when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was issued. Our privacy policy should be easy for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners, to read and understand. To ensure this, we would like to explain the following terms in advance.
The terms used in this privacy policy include the following:

(a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). A natural person is considered identifiable if they can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

(b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

(c) Processing
Processing is any operation or set of operations performed on personal data, with or without the aid of automated means, such as the collection, recording, organisation, arrangement, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

(d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its future processing.

(e) Profiling
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data that involves the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or change of location of that natural person.

(f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(g) Controller or data controller
The controller or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union or national law, the controller or the specific criteria for their designation may be provided for by European Union or national law.

(h) Processor
A processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

(i) Recipient
A recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether that person is a third party or not. Authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under European Union or national law are not, however, regarded as recipients.

(j) Third party
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorised to process the personal data.

(k) Consent
Consent means any freely given and informed unequivocal expression of the data subject's intent in a specific case, in the form of a statement or any other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

  1. Name and address of the controller and contact details of the data protection officer

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is:

RENTCAST GmbH & Co. KG
Lautenschlagerstr. 16
70173 Stuttgart
Deutschland
Tel.: +49 711 758648-0
E-Mail: hi@pioniergeist.io
Internet: www.pioniergeist.io

The controller has appointed a data protection officer, who can be contacted as follows:
Viehoff Consult e.K.
Im Hahn 28
52224 Stolberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 2402 9978676
Mail: datenschutz@viehoff-consult.de

Every data subject can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions and suggestions regarding data protection.

  1. Collection of general data and information when visiting our website

Our website collects a range of general data and information every time a data subject or automated system accesses our website. This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The following may be recorded
(1) the operating system used by the accessing system and its interface,
(2) the browser types used, including language and version of the browser software,
(3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer),
(4) the sub-pages, which are accessed by an accessing system on our website,
(5) the date and time of access to the website (including time zone difference to the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC),
(6) the amount of data transmitted in each case,
(7) an Internet Protocol (IP) address,
(8) the internet service provider of the accessing system
(9) other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. this information is required
(1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
(2) to optimise the contents of our website and the advertising for it,
(3) to guarantee the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website,
(4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack.
This anonymously collected data and information is evaluated both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
3. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer system via your internet browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Explorer) when you visit our website and which may either be stored there just for one session or for a longer period ("persistent").
Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual internet browser of the data subject from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognised and identified by its unique cookie ID.
By using cookies, we can provide our website users with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookies.
Cookies allow us to optimise the information and offers on our website in the interest of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognise our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website.
Some functions of our website cannot be provided without the use of technically necessary cookies. Other cookies, on the other hand, enable us to perform various analyses. With the help of cookies, we can, among other things, make our website more user-friendly and effective for you, for example by tracking your use of our website and determining your preferred settings. If third parties process information via cookies, they collect the information directly via your internet browser . Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device. They cannot run programs and cannot contain viruses.
Various cookies are used on our website, the type and function of which are explained in more detail below.
Types of cookies used:
Type 1: Session cookies
Our website uses session cookies which are automatically deleted when you close your internet browser . Cookies of this type are technically necessary to enable you to use our website.
Type 2: Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are also used on our website. Persistent cookies are cookies that are still stored in your internet browser or computer system for an extended period of time after you close your internet browser . They are activated each time you revisit the website that set the cookie, or are otherwise recognised, for example, by an advertising network. The information stored in the persistent cookie is then transmitted to the website or advertising network. The respective storage duration differs depending on the cookie. You can delete persistent cookies yourself in your browser settings.
Origin Cookies:
First-party cookies
First-party cookies are set by the operator of the visited website and cannot be read across websites.
Third-party cookies
A third-party cookie is not set by the operator of the visited website, but by a third party that sets its own cookie through the operator's website. This privacy policy will inform you if a third party provider sets a cookie via our website.
Functions of the cookies we use:
Function 1: Necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for technical reasons, to enable you to visit our website and use the functions we offer. This refers, for example, to those cookies that ensure that a user-specific configuration of functionalities on our website that you have set up yourself is retained across sessions. These cookies also contribute to a safe and proper use of the website.
Function 2: Performance related cookies
With the help of these cookies, we are able to analyse website use and improve the performance and functionality of our website. For example, information is collected about how our website is used by visitors, which pages of the website are most frequently visited or whether error messages are displayed on certain pages.
Function 3: Cookies for marketing:
Advertising cookies (third-party provider) allow us to show you various offers that match your interests. These cookies are used to record the web activities of users over a longer period of time. The cookies may recognise you when you use different end devices.
Cookies as described in functions 2 and 3 are only activated if you have given your consent for this. You can give your consent by actively clicking on "Accept" in the displayed notice (where applicable after selecting individual cookies or groups of cookies for which you give consent). You can revoke your consent at any time, e.g. by reopening the consent banner and changing your settings. Your revocation does not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out on the basis of the consent given before the revocation.
Please note: If you exercise your right of revocation against the use of such a cookie, an opt-out cookie will be set in your internet browser , which will block further data collection by advertising cookies placed by the website operator or a third party. If you delete this opt-out cookie, renewed data collection will not be prevented. Please inform yourself about the lifetime of an opt-out cookie.
If you have given us your consent to use cookies on the basis of a notice ("cookie banner") provided by us on the website, the legality of the use is governed by Art. 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR. The legal basis for technically necessary cookies, i.e. those that are necessary for the smooth functioning of our website, is Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR.
Most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies by default. You can, however, configure your respective internet browser so that it only accepts certain cookies or no cookies at all. Please note that you may no longer be able to use functions of our website and may receive warnings or error messages instead if cookies are deactivated by your browser settings on our website.
In your browser settings, you can also delete cookies that have already been stored in your internet browser. It is also possible to set your internet browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Since the various internet browsers may differ in their respective modes of operation, we ask that you use your internet browser’s help menu for the configuration options. You can find information for the most common internet browsers here:
• Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
• Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
• Apple Safari https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
• Microsoft Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
If you want a comprehensive overview of all third party access to your internet browser, we recommend the installation of specially developed plug-ins.
We recommend that you always log off completely after you have finished using a terminal device that you share with other people whose internet browser is set to allow cookies.
4. Contact us

You can contact us by post, telephone, fax or email.
If you contact us by post, we may especially process your address data (e.g. surname, first name, street, place of residence, postcode), date and time of receipt of the mail as well as data derived from the letter itself.
If contact is established, a secretarial service may also process your data and transfer them to us following your contact. Depending on the data you provide, we will then contact you again either by phone, fax or email and call you back or write to you if necessary.
If you contact us by telephone, we will especially process your telephone number and, if necessary, during the conversation, your name, your email address, the time of the call and the details of your request.
If you contact us by fax, the fax number or the sender identification as well as the data derived from the fax will be processed.
If you contact us by email, your email address, the time of the email and the data derived from the message text (and attachments if applicable) are processed.
The purpose of processing for the above-mentioned data is to process your contact request and to be able to get in touch with you in order to answer your request. The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is offering you the opportunity to contact us at any time and being able to answer your questions.
Personal data is only processed as long as it is necessary for the processing of the contact

  1. Contact option via the website

Due to legal regulations, the RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG website contains information that enables rapid electronic contact with our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (email address). If you contact us by email or via a contact form, the personal data you have submitted will be stored automatically. Personal data that you voluntarily provide to us will be stored for the purpose of processing your request or contacting you. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

  1. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

We only process and store your personal data for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage or if this is provided for by the European legislator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which we are subject.
If the reason for storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

  1. Rights of the data subject

(a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
(b) Right to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain at, any time and free of charge, from the data controller information on personal data relating to him or her and a copy thereof. The European legislator also grants the data subject the right to obtain the following information:
• the processing purposes
• the categories of personal data processed
• the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organisations
• if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
• the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to him or her or of a restriction on processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
• the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
• if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: all available information about the origin of the data
• the existence of automated decision making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended consequences of such processing for the data subject.
The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
(c) Right to rectification
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her without delay. The data subject shall also have the right to obtain the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
(d) Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, if one of the following reasons applies and provided that the processing is not necessary:
• The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer required.
• The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
• The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
• The personal data was processed unlawfully.
• The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
• The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG employee will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with without delay.
If the personal data has been made public by RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG and our company, as the data controller, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG will take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested that these other data controllers delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG employee will make the necessary arrangements in individual cases.
(e) Right to restrict processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
• The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
• The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
• The controller no longer needs the personal data for the processing purpose for which it was collected, but the data subject needs it for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
• The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above-mentioned conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG, he/she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG employee will initiate the restriction of processing.
(f) Right to data portability
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her which has been made available to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. The data subject also has the right to have such data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
In exercising their right to data transfer, the data subject also has the right, in accordance with Art. 20 (1) GDPR, to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
In order to assert the right to data transfer, the data subject can contact an employee of RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG at any time.
(g) Right of appeal
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG no longer processes personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG processes personal data in order to carry out direct advertising, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG processing for direct advertising purposes, RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
The data subject also has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out at RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes, in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right of objection, the data subject may directly contact any employee of RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG or any other employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his or her right of objection in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
(h) Automated case-by-case decisions including profiling
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way provided that the decision
(1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or
(2) is authorised by European Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or
(3) with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision is
(1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller; or
(2) if it is carried out with the express consent of the data subject,
RENTCAST GMBH & CO. KG will take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person in charge, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.
(i) Right to revoke data protection consent
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to revoke consent, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.
(j) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are domiciled, your place of work or the place where the alleged infringement occurred, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint was filed shall inform the complainant of the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.
Contact details of the competent supervisory authority:
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart
Postanschrift:
Postfach 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart
Tel.: 0711/615541-0
FAX: 0711/615541-15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

  1. Data protection for applications and the application process

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application. The processing may also be carried out by electronic means. This is especially the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents to us electronically, for example by email or via a web form on the website.
If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If we do not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests on our part conflict with a deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (GETA).

  1. Use and application of Typeform for contact forms

For contact forms, we use the service of the provider Typeform on our side for efficient and clear processing. The operating company is TYPEFORM S.L., Carrer Bac de Roda, 163, 08018 Barcelona, Spain.
Every time you call up or use a contact form on our website to
• to make a request,
• to register,
• to arrange a telephone call back or
• Send an application via the applicant portal
Typeform collects personal data from you. The IP address of the user, information on the time and duration of use and the information provided by the user in the forms are transmitted. You can find detailed information on this in Typeform's "Privacy Policy" under the following link:
https://termsandconditions.typeform.com/to/L9Crcj?utm_source=autopilot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gdpr&utm_content=policyupdate
This data is processed on servers located in the USA. Typeform is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If you want to avoid this kind of data usage, you should use the above Refrain from contact forms.

  1. Information on Google services

We use various Google services on our website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. You can find more detailed information on the individual specific services provided by Google in the further course of this data protection notice.
By integrating the Google services, Google may collect and process information (including personal data). It cannot be ruled out that Google will also transmit the information to a server in a third country.
We cannot influence which data Google actually collects and processes. However, Google states that, in principle, the following information (including personal data) can be processed:
• Log data (in particular IP address)
• Location related information
• Unique application numbers
• Cookies and similar technologies
If you are logged into your Google account, Google can add the processed information to your account and treat it as personal data, depending on your account settings. You can find more information on this at https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners.
Google explains this:
“We may combine personal data from one service with information and personal data from other Google services. This makes it easier for you to share content with friends and acquaintances, for example. Depending on your account settings, your activities on other websites and in apps may be linked to your personal data in order to improve Google's services and advertisements displayed by Google. ”(Https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies /privacy/index.html)
You can prevent this data from being added directly by logging out of your Google account or by making the appropriate account settings in your Google account.
You can also change your cookie settings (e.g. delete, block, etc.) cookies.
You can find more information in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
You can find information on Google's privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html.
The provision of personal data is neither required by law nor by contract and is also not required for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. Failure to provide this could, however, mean that you may not be able to use some functions of our website or not be able to use them to their full extent.

Note on data transfer to the USA: The service provider is headquartered in the USA. In its judgment of July 16, 2020, the ECJ declared the agreement on the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield to be invalid (C-311/18).
We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to disclose personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

  1. Deployment and use of the Atlassian tools Confluence and Jira for teamwork

We use the Atlassian tools Confluence and Jira for efficient teamwork. The service provider is Atlassian Pty Ltd, c / o Atlassian, Inc., 350 Bush Street, Floor 13, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA. Atlassian names Atlassian B.V. as the EU contact. at the same address.
Confluence provides a workspace in which a team can organize projects, create tasks and work on them together. This tool is also used to create and administer wiki & knowledge platforms.
Jira is a development tool that makes it easier for software team members to plan, track, and release software. It is used for error management, troubleshooting and operational project management.
In this context of working with the tools, personal data can be processed and stored on Atlassian's servers in the USA. This may affect various data that we process in accordance with this data protection declaration. This data can in particular include master data and contact details of the users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their content.
If users are referred to the tools in the context of communication or business relationships with us, the service provider can process usage data and metadata for security purposes, for service optimization or for marketing purposes. We therefore ask you to observe the data protection information of the service provider.
If we ask the users for their consent to the use of the third-party provider, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Furthermore, their use can be part of our (pre) contractual services, provided that the use of third-party providers has been agreed in this context. Otherwise, user data will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.
Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. Device information, IP addresses).
Affected persons: communication partners, users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication.
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b.GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. . 1 lit.f. GDPR).
For more information on Confluence, see
https://www.atlassian.com/de/software/confluence/features, zu Jira unter https://www.atlassian.com/de/software/jira.
Atlassian's privacy policy is located at
https://www.atlassian.com/de/legal/privacy-policy#how-we-store-and-secure-information-we-collect.

Note on data transfer to the USA: The service provider is based in the USA. In its judgment of July 16, 2020, the ECJ declared the agreement on the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield to be invalid (C-311/18).
We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) will process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

  1. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.
If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, such as processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The same applies to processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR.
Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Processing operations not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject prevail. Processing operations of this kind are especially permitted because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. They took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is the efficient performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of our employees and our shareholders.

  1. Storage period of personal data

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
Otherwise, specific criteria for the retention period are set out in the individual sections of this privacy policy.

  1. Updating/deleting your personal data

You have the option to check, change or delete the personal data provided to us at any time by sending us an email to datenschutz@pioniergeist.io. In this way you can also exclude the receipt of further information for the future.
Likewise, you have the right to revoke any consent you have given at any time with effect for the future.
The deletion of the stored personal data is carried out if you revoke your consent to storage.
We only process and store your personal data for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage, or if required by the European legislator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which we are subject.
If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

  1. Legal or contractual provisions on the provision of personal data

We advise you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.
Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

  1. Existence of an automated decision-making process
    As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling.

  2. Notification of changes
    Changes in the law or changes in our internal processes may make it necessary to adapt this privacy policy.
    In the event of such a change, we will inform you of this at least six weeks before it takes effect. You are generally entitled to a right of revocation with regard to the consents you have given.
    Please note that (unless you make use of your right of revocation) the current version of the privacy policy is the valid one.
    Hint: This privacy policy was created using a wide variety of sources, including the links provided here. Current case law as well as interpretations and comments have been taken into account to the extent known to us.