Data protection statement and data protection information in accordance with GDPR
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection statement.

1. Information about the collection of personal data and your rights 

1.1 We inform you below 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 behaviour. 

1.2 The controller in accordance with Art. 4(7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Meinecke & Rosengarten - Team für forschungsgestützte Marketingberatung GmbH, Herrengraben 1, 20459 Hamburg, basis(at), phone: +49 (0) 40 38 60 92-0, fax: +49 (0) 40 38 60 92-99. You can contact our external data protection officer Andrea Schweizer on +49-89-9280850, as(at) or by post (Arabellastr. 21, D-81925 Munich). 

1.3 When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide to us (your e-mail address, your name where applicable and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to respond to your questions and enquiries. We will delete the data that arises in this context after its storage is no longer required, or restrict processing if there are legal retention obligations. 

1.4 You have the following legal rights with regard to us concerning your personal data: 
- Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), 
- Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), 
- Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) (Art. 17 GDPR), 
- Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), 
- Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR), 
- Right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR) 

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority concerning the processing of your personal data by us. 

2. Collection of personal data during a mere informational visit to our website 

2.1 If you use the website merely for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, 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, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR): 
- IP address 
- Date and time of the request 
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 
- Content of the request (specific page) 
- Access status/HTTP status code 
- The amount of data transferred in each case 
- Website from which the request originates 
- Browser 
- Operating system and its interface 
- Language and version of the browser software. 

2.2 In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the party that saves the cookie (us in this case). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They are used to make our website more user-friendly and effective overall. 

2.3 Use of cookies: 
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below: 
- Transient cookies (see b) 
- Persistent cookies (see c). 

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. They store what is known as a session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser. 

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website. 

e) The Flash cookies used are not recorded by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your device. These objects store the required data regardless of the browser you are using and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not wish the Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, e.g. “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox ( or the Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. We also recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually. 

3. Data protection for applications and during the application procedure 
The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website, to the controller. If the controller concludes a contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employee relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions (legal basis: Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR). If the controller does not conclude a contract with the applicant, the application documents will be deleted four months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests (legal basis: Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) of the controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG). 

4. Objection to or withdrawal of consent for the processing of your data 
4.1 If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw it at any time (Meinecke & Rosengarten - Team für forschungsgestützte Marketingberatung GmbH, Herrengraben 1, 20459 Hamburg, basis(at) , telephone: +49 (0) 40 38 60 92-0, fax: +49 (0) 40 38 60 92-99). A withdrawal of this kind influences the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have announced it to us. 

4.2 If we base the processing of your personal data on a balancing of interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), you can object to the processing (Meinecke & Rosengarten - Team für forschungsgestützte Marketingberatung GmbH, Herrengraben 1, 20459 Hamburg, basis(at) , telephone: +49 (0) 40 38 60 92-0, fax: +49 (0) 40 38 60 92-99). This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you. 

5. Sharing of data with third parties 
In some cases, we use external service providers (processors – website hosting, website programming) that we have carefully selected, commissioned in writing and in accordance with the legal regulations, who are bound by our instructions and regularly monitored. The service providers are not permitted to pass your data on to third parties. 

6. Data security/technical and organisational measures 
Technical measures are maintained to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data. 

7. Reservation of right to make amendments 
We reserve the right to change this privacy statement at any time in accordance with legal requirements. 

Last updated: May 2018 
Copyright: Lachenmann in Koreng/Lachenmann, Formularhandbuch Datenschutzrecht, 2nd  edition 2018, edited and supplemented by Andrea Schweizer, Kanzlei Prof. Schweizer Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Arabellastr. 21, 81925 Munich.