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. Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to present geographical information on the contact/directions page. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In using Google Maps, information on the use of our website including your IP address will be transferred to and stored in a Google server in the USA. By using this website you hereby agree to the processing and use of your data automatically collected by Google, one of its representatives or third party providers.

You can find the terms of use for Google Maps under the terms of use for Google Maps.
You will find more details in the data protection centre: Data protection regulations

7. 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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8. 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.. 

9. 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.