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Data Protection / Data Privacy Statement
(Status as of May 2018)


Symeo GmbH respects and protects the confidentiality of your data. Below, we will inform you about how Symeo handles your data collected on the Symeo website and how this data is processed. In addition, we would like to explain what influence you have on the collection and use of your personal information.


I. Name and address of the responsible party

The party responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, of other national data protection laws of the member states as well as of other data protection regulations is:

Symeo GmbH
Prof.-Messerschmitt-Str. 3
85579 Neubiberg / Munich
Germany

T: +49 89 6607796-0
E: info@symeo.com
www.symeo.com



II. Name and address of the Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer of the responsible party is:

DataCo GmbH
Robert Mäckle
Siegfriedstraße 8
80803 Munich
Germany

T: +49 89 7400458-40
E: datenschutz@dataguard.de
www.dataguard.de


III. Rights of the data subject
The following list includes all the rights of the data subject pursuant to the GDPR. Rights that have no relevance for your own website do not need to be mentioned. In that regard, the listing can be shortened.

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the responsible party:

1. Right to information
You may ask the responsible party to confirm whether personal data concerning you is processed by us. If such processing occurs, you can request to be informed about the following information by the responsible party:

(1)   the purposes for which the personal data is processed;
(2)   the categories of personal data being processed;
(3)   the recipients or categories of recipients to which/to which the personal data relating to you has been disclosed or are still to be disclosed;
(4)   the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information in this regard is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
(5)   the existence of a right to the correction or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to restricting the processing by the responsible party or a right to object to such processing;
(6)   the existence of a right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7)   all available information about the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
(8)   the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and intended impact of such processing upon the data subject.

You have the right to request to be informed about whether your personal information is transferred to a third country or an international organization. In this connection, you can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR.

2. Right to correction
You have a right to correction and/or completion vis-à-vis the responsible party if the processed personal data that concerns you is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible party has to make the correction without delay.

3. Right to restriction of the processing
You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

(1)   if you contest the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the responsible party to verify the accuracy of your personal information;
(2)   the processing is unlawful and you decline the deletion of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;
(3)   the responsible party no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
(4)   if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para.1 GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the responsible party outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data may only be used – apart from it being stored – with your consent, for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If the restriction of the processing pursuant to the above-mentioned conditions is restricted, you will be informed by the responsible party before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to deletion
a, Obligation of deletion
You may request from the responsible party that your personal data be deleted immediately and that the responsible party be obliged to delete that data without undue delay if one of the following conditions applies:

(1)   Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
(2)   You revoke your consent upon which the processing is based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3)   You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding justifiable reasons for the processing or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
(4)   Your personal data has been processed illegally.
(5)   The deletion of your personal data is required in order to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member State to which the responsible party is subjected.
(6)   Your personal data has been collected in relation to offered services of the information society pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties
If the responsible party has made your personal data public and is obliged to perform deletion pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, the responsible party shall, considering the available technology and implementation costs, take appropriate measures, including technical means, to inform the parties that are responsible for processing the data that you as the data subject have requested them to delete all connections to this personal data, including any copies or replications of it.

c) Exceptions
The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is required

(1)   to exercise the right to the freedom of expression and information;
(2)   to fulfill a legal obligation which makes the processing necessary under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the responsible party is subject or for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or which occurs in the exercise of public authority that is delegated to the responsible party;
(3)   for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
(4)   for archival purposes of public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR if the right referred to in subparagraph a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
(5)   to assert, exercise or defend legal rights.

5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right of correction, deletion or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the responsible party, the latter is required to notify all recipients to whom/which your personal data has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing unless this proves to be impossible or is associated with a disproportionate effort. You have the right, vis-à-vis the responsible party, to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, your personally identifiable information that you have been provided to the responsible party. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another responsible party without hindrance by the original responsible party to which the personal data had first been given, provided that

(1)   the processing is based upon consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or upon a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR and
(2)   the processing is performed by means of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one responsible party to another responsible party, provided that it is technically feasible to do so. It is not permitted that freedoms and rights of other individuals are negatively affected thereby. The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or which occurs in the exercise of public authority that is delegated to the responsible party.

7. Right of objection
You have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of your personal data which occurs due to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The responsible party will no longer process your personal data unless that party can demonstrate compelling, legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is necessary to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims. If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling if it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for the purposes of direct marketing, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. Notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the option in the context of the use of services of the information society to exercise your right to objection by means of automated procedures that use technical specifications.

8. Right to revoke the data protection consent form
You have the right to revoke your data protection consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing which had been performed on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

9. Automated decision on a case-by-case basis, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which will have a legal effect upon you or which will have a negative effect upon you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

(1)   is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the responsible party,
(2)   is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the responsible party is subjected and when such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, or
(3)   occurs with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on specific categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g GDPR applies and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the respective rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests. With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the responsible party shall take appropriate measures to uphold the respective rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the responsible party, to express your own position and to challenge the decision.

10. Right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the Member State of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.


IV. General information about data processing
1. Scope of the processing of personal data
We only process personal data of our users to the extent that this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as of our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users generally takes place only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for real reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
If we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall serve as the respective legal basis. Regarding the processing of personal data which is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR shall serve as the respective legal basis. This also applies to those processing operations which are necessary in order to conduct pre-contractual actions. If the processing of personal data is necessary in order to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR shall serve as the respective legal basis. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. d GDPR shall serve as the respective legal basis. If the processing is necessary in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or of a third party and these interests prevail over the interest, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR shall serve as the respective legal basis.

3. Data deletion and storage period
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. In addition, such storage may occur if it is provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the responsible party is subject. The blocking or deletion of the data also takes place if a storage period prescribed by the mentioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the purpose of concluding or fulfilling a contract.


V. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles
1. Description and scope of the data processing
With every visit to our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The following data is collected in this context: information about

  • the browser type and utilized version,
  • the user's operating system,
  • the user's Internet service provider,
  • the user's IP address,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the web pages from which the user's system accesses our website as well as
  • websites accessed by the user's system via our website.
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

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. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to be able to deliver the website to the user's computer. To do so, the user's IP address has to be kept for the duration of the session. Storage in log files is performed to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. Our legitimate interest in the processing of data also lies in these purposes pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of the storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this applies when the respective session is completed. In the case of storing the data in log files, this applies after no more than seven days. Storage beyond this point is possible. In that case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alternated such that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

5. Option of objection and removal
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. The user is therefore not entitled to object in this regard.


VI. Use of cookies
1. Description and scope of the data processing
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is accessed again. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser be identified even after a change of web pages. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies: language settings and log-in information. In addition, we use cookies on our website that allow an analysis of users' browsing habits. In this way, the following data can be transmitted: entered search terms, frequency of page views and use of web page features.

2. Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The purpose of using cookies which are technically necessary is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some features of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For such features, it is necessary for the browser to be recognized even after a change of web pages. We require cookies for the following applications: to accept language settings as well as to improve the quality and content of our website. Our legitimate interest in the processing of the personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes.

4. Duration of storage, option of objection and disposal
Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to us from there. As a user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. You can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies which have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to fully use all the functions of the website.


VII. Contact form and e-mail contact
1. Description and scope of the data processing
On our website, a contact form is available which can be used for contacting us electronically. If a user utilizes this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. This data is:

  • company name,
  • industry,
  • salutation,
  • last name,
  • country,
  • e-mail address,
  • information, whether you are already a customer of Symeo as well as
  • any data entered by you in the context of the inquiries.
For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained and reference is made to this Data Privacy Statement during the sending process. Alternatively, you can contact us via the provided e-mail address. In this case, the user's
personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. There is no disclosure of the data to third parties in this context. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2
. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data lies in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the data which is transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. If the objective of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, then an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The processing of the personal data from the input mask only serves us for the processing of your effort to contact us. In the case of contact via e-mail, this also involves the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process is intended to prevent misuse of the contact form as well as to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of the storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form as well as the data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have finally been clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest following a period of seven days.

5. Option of objection and removal
The user has the option at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue. In such a case, all personal data stored in the course of making contact will be deleted.


VIII. Links to third party websites
Please note that our websites may contain links to websites of other providers. We do not have any influence on the handling of your data there. Furthermore, we do not have any influence on the content of the linked pages. These were carefully checked before the links were activated. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that content changes which violate applicable law or the philosophy of Symeo GmbH might have been made by the operators of the respective pages. We dissociate ourselves from such content.


IX. Use of Google AdWords
1. Description and scope of the data processing
On our website, we use Google AdWords by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphiteatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. This is an online advertising program that uses conversion tracking. When you reach a Google advertisement on our website, Google AdWords places a cookie on your computer. Each Google AdWords customer is assigned a different cookie.

2. Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
We only receive information about the total number of users who have responded to our advertisement. No information will be disclosed with which we would be able to identify you. The use does not serve the purpose of tracing.

4. Duration of the storage
The cookie loses its validity after 30 days.

5. Option of objection and removal
You can prevent Google conversion tracking by disabling the tracking process in your browser. For more information, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.


X. Use of Google Analytics
1. Description and scope of the data processing
On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphiteatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies": text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity as well as to provide the website operator with other services related to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address provided by Google Analytics from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that in such a case, you may not be able to use all the functions of our website in full.

2. Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The goal of the processing of personal data is to purposefully address a target group that has already shown initial interest through the page visit.

4. Duration of the storage
Advertisements in server logs are anonymized by Google, according to its own account, deleting portions of the IP address and cookie information after 9 or 18 months.

5. Option of objection and removal
You can also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google in that you download and install the browser plug-in which is available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For more information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.


XI. Use of Google Analytics Remarketing
1. Description and scope of the data processing
On our website, we use the Remarketing function of Google Inc., 1600 Amphiteatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Together with Google, we offer you suitable and interest-based advertisements. Google Analytics Remarketing uses cookies. These are stored on your computer. According to Google, no personal information is collected in this process. According to Google's own account, there is also no connection to the other Google services.

2. Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The objective of the processing of the personal data lies in the purposeful addressing of a target group. The cookies stored on your computer can be recognized when you visit a website and can therefore show you interest-based advertising.

4. Duration of the storage
Advertisements in server logs are anonymized by Google, according to its own account, deleting portions of the IP address and cookie information after 9 or 18 months.

5. Option of objection and removal
You can prevent the use of the remarketing feature by following the settings on the link below: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=en. For more information, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.


XII. Use of wiredminds
1. Scope of the processing of personal data
Our website uses the tracking pixel technology of wiredminds GmbH, Lindenspürstrasse 32, 70176 Stuttgart, Germany. As a result, data can be collected, processed and stored from which a pseudonymized usage profile is created. If possible, this usage profile is completely anonymized. When IP addresses are collected, they are anonymized. This is done by deleting the last number block.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
The legal basis for the processing of the personal data of users is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. Our legitimate interest in the processing of the data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes. The anonymisation of the IP address sufficiently takes into account the interest of the users in their protection of personal data.

4. Duration of the storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our purposes of recording.

5. Option of objection and removal
You can object to further and future capturing of your visitor session for web analytics by clicking here (https://wm2.wiredminds.de/track/cookie_mgr.php?mode=dont_track_ask&websitesel=d3f48b9cb53f01cf&lang=en).This feature is cookie-based and therefore browser-dependent. For more information, please visit: https://www.wiredminds.de/en/privacy-statement/.


XIII. Use of YouTube
Our website includes features of the service YouTube. These features are offered through YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. For more information, please see the YouTube Privacy Policy (https://www.youtube.com/t/terms).



This Data Privacy Statement has been created with the assistance of DataGuard.