Data protection

Data protection

1. Preamble
The following paragraphs provide information on which personal data are gathered when using our website and for what purposes. Personal data are all data relating to your identity, e.g. name, address, e-mail address.

2. Name and contact data of the controller and company data protection officer
This data protection information applies to data processed by:
connect+match Gerlinde Fenske e.K. (hereinafter connect+match)
Gryphiusstr. 12
22299 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (0)40 41260296
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The company data protection officer appointed by connect+match can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

3. Collection and storage of personal data; type and purpose of use
a) On visiting the website:
It is possible to visit our website without being required to enter personal data.When accessing the website, however, information will automatically be sent to our website’s server via the browser used on your end device. This information will be temporarily stored in a logfile. The following information will be collected in this context without any action on your part and will be stored until the next automatic deletion process:
  • the IP address of the target computer,
  • date and time of the server enquiry,
  • name and URL of the downloaded file,
  • website from which our website was accessed (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, your computer’s operating system and the name of your access provider.
We will process the above data for the following purposes:
  • ensuring smooth connection to the website,
  • ensuring that the website is user-friendly,
  • evaluating system security and stability,
  • improving our offering.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest can be derived from the data processing purposes set out above. We will never use the collected data in order to draw conclusions relating to you personally.

We also use cookies and analytics services in connection with visits to our website. For more information, see section 5 of this Privacy Notice.

b) On contacting us via e-mail or the contact form
If you contact us by e-mail or via the contact form provided on our website, we will store the data you provide (your e-mail address, together with your name and telephone number, if applicable) in order to process your request or respond to your questions.

If using the contact form, you are required to give a valid e-mail address in order that we know who sent the enquiry and in order to be able to respond to it. All other information is provided on a voluntary basis.

Data relating to you contacting us is processed on the basis of voluntary consent in line with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(a) GDPR.
We will delete any data collected in this context once storage is no longer necessary (if, for instance, your enquiry has been satisfied) or we limit processing if statutory retention periods apply.

4. Disclosure of data
Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for any purposes other than those set out below.

We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:
  • you granted your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1(a) GDPR;
  • disclosure is required pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR in connection with the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being disclosed;
  • we are subject to a statutory obligation to such disclosure pursuant Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (c) and
  • this is permitted by law and necessary in connection with implementing contractual relations with you pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1(b) GDPR.

Your application data sent to us in the course of your online application will only be forwarded within our company to the internal offices and departments responsible for the application process in question.

5. Cookies
We use cookies on our website. These are small text files which are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information relating to the specific end device used in each case is stored in the cookie. This does not mean, however, that we directly receive information relating to your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make it easier for you to use our services. In this context, we use session cookies to identify whether you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave our website.

We also use temporary cookies in order to optimise our website’s user-friendliness; these are stored on your end device for a specific period. If you re-visit our website in order to take advantage of our services, the website automatically recognises that you are returning and will remember your data and settings in order to save you from entering these a second time.

The data processed using cookies are required for the stated purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in line with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can, however, configure your browser such that cookies are not stored on your computer or a notice appears every time a new cookie is created. Full deactivation of cookies may, however, prevent you from being able to use all the functions on our website.
6. Your rights
a) Information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data transferability, revocation, complaints
You have the right:
to receive, pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, information on your personal data processed by us. You can, in particular, receive information on the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification, erasure, restriction of processing of personal data or the right to lodge a complaint, where the personal data are not collected from us, any available information as to their source, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the corresponding details, if applicable;
  • to obtain, pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • to obtain, pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, the erasure of your personal data stored by us, provided processing is not required in order to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • to obtain, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, restriction of processing, where you contest the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful, you oppose the erasure of the personal data and we no longer need the personal data, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR or you have exercised your right to object;
  • to receive, pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, the personal data concerning you, which you provided, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to demand transmission of those data to another controller;
  • to withdraw your consent at any time pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR by making a corresponding statement to us. This means that we are not permitted to continue to process the data to which this consent applied in future; and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. You can generally lodge such complaint with the supervisory authority in the place of your habitual residence, place of work or our branch.
b) Right to object
If your personal data are processed on the basis of justified interests pursuant to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, on grounds relating to your particular situation or the objection relates to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which will be implemented by us without you having to specify grounds.

If you wish to make use of your right to object, an e-mail to the following address will suffice:
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7. Data security
We use the popular SSL (secure sockets layer) technology in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser when you access our website. This is generally 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v2 technology instead. You can identify whether or not an individual page on our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key/padlock symbol in the lower status bar on your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continually improved in line with technological developments.. 

8. Validity and amendments to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice is up to date and is the valid version dated October 10, 2018.
We may be required to update this Privacy Notice as a result of developments to our website and services or due to amendments made to statutory or official requirements. The valid version of the Privacy Notice is available for inspection at all times on our website.

9. Information on data transfer to the USA
Our website uses, in particular, tools from companies based in the USA. When these tools are active, your personal information may be transferred to the US servers of these companies. We must point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are required to release personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. The possibility cannot therefore be excluded that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.

10. Google Maps
Our website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google“). Google Maps is a web service to show interactive maps providing visual representations of geographic information. By using this service, you will be provided with our location and information on how to get to us.

To use the functions of Google Maps, information about your use of our website (e.g. your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Regardless of whether or not you have a Google account or are logged into an account, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transferred to and saved by Google on servers in the USA when you visit a subpage of our website that includes a Google Maps map. If you are logged in to Google when you access a subpage of our website that includes a Google Maps map, your data will be directly assigned to your account. You can prevent Google from associating your information with your profile by logging out of your Google account before you enter the website. Google saves your data as usage profiles and evaluates them. This is regardless of whether you are logged on or not. The legal basis for evaluation is in particular point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR. Google has a legitimate interest in displaying personalized advertising, market research and/or the design of its website in line with requirements. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. You must exercise your right to object to Google.

If you do not agree to your data being transmitted to Google during your use of Google Maps you can disable the Google Maps web service by turning off JavaScript in your browser. Google Maps and the map display on this website can then no longer be used.

We use a 2-click solution on our website that only connects to Google if you click the "Agree, load Google Maps" link and activate this function. Without clicking on this link, there is no connection to Google, no transfer of your data and no display of the map.
The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation of our website and an easy findability of our company. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can read Google’s Terms of Service here and Google Maps’ Additional Terms of Service here:
For detailed information about privacy in connection with the use of Google Maps, please visit the Google Privacy Policy website.

By using this website and not deactivating the JavaScript function, you expressly declare that you are aware of the data protection problem and that you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.