Kling Consult Planungs- und Ingenieurgesellschaft für Bauwesen mbH (as operator of the website) and claus&friends (as administrator of the website) would like to thank you for your visit on our webpages and your interest in our company and our services. The protection of your privacy in regard to processing is an important matter to us. Therefore, your data will exclusively be processed in accordance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act as well as the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. We want you to feel safe during your visit on our pages.
Your rights in regards to data protection as a user of this website (rights of the persons affected)
The data protection law views you as an affected person of our initiated collection of your personal data in the scope of your visit on our website. Accordingly, the legislator has made provisions for a number of rights of the persons affected that you can make use of as a user of this website. In particular, these rights are the following:
At any time, you have the right of information about your personal data, their origins and recipient and the reason for data processing free of charge and without giving reasons. Likewise, you have the right to adjustment, correction, blockage or deletion of this data. You may also restrict processing of your data or object to processing of your data (right of objection), just as well you generally have the right of data transferability. If you have provided us with your consent to processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Additionally, you have the right of appeal with the regulatory authorities according to art. 77 GDPR.
Contact Data: Responsible Person – Data Protection Coordinators – Data Protection Officer
The management or executive board that you can find in the imprint on is responsible for data processing. However, given that the management has an abundance of other responsibilities, we recommend contacting our data protection coordinators (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly. You may also send your inquiry by mail; the corresponding address can be found in the imprint as well.
Furthermore, Kling Consult Planungs- und Ingenieurgesellschaft für Bauwesen mbH has commissioned an external data protection officer that is available under email@example.com.
We would like to inform you that you may address any of our employees with your inquiries regarding your rights as a person affected. However, it would present a great relief to us if you would address your concerns directly to our data protection coordinators (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you would like to make use of your right of appeal according to art. 77 GDPR, please contact the responsible supervisory authority.
Recipients of Personal Data
If you submit your personal data to us, the main recipients are the employees of Kling Consult Planungs- und Ingenieurgesellschaft für Bauwesen mbH that have been entrusted with it. Moreover, it is possible that we commission other companies or individuals with the fulfilment of tasks in our name, for instance services that you requested through the contact inquiry (e.g. a printed product brochure). In this case, it is possible that the companies commissioned by us get to process your data for the intended purpose. For more detailed information regarding this matter, please see the section “Obligations of Employees and external Service Providers” and “Cooperation with external Service Providers”.
Transmission of Personal Data in a Third Country
We do not have the intention to transmit personal data beyond the geographic scope of the GDPR. However, given that we occasionally use web services provided by Google (e.g. for the graphic layout of the slogans we use “fonts.gstatic.com”), data such as, for instance, IP addresses and/or so-called referral links or online identifiers might be transmitted, depending on your browser settings. Since we do not initiate the combination of that data, it cannot be ruled out that personal data is created and/or processed beyond the geographic scope of the GDPR. It is possible to prevent the transmission in your browser; for more information regarding this matter, please read the section “Use of Google Maps”.
Duration of Storage
Personal data that has been submitted over our own website will only be stored until its intended purpose is fulfilled. Taking retention periods in accordance with commercial and fiscal laws into consideration, the duration of storage of specific data can be up to 10 years.
Intention of Data Collection
The use of our page is generally possible without submitting personal data. In order to use particular services on our page, however, different regulations might apply that, in this case, will be individually elaborated and inform you especially about the nature, extent and purpose of the collection and processing of personal data. Nevertheless, we only generally only process personal data whenever it is necessary for providing a functional website as well as contents and services. In case of data collection, it is for the purpose of technical provision of our online presence, for informational purposes and for contractual purposes when providing services. Your personal data will be used exclusively for the aforementioned purposes and only within the scope and to the extent necessary to fulfil these purposes. If you apply for employment at Kling Consult Planungs- und Ingenieurgesellschaft für Bauwesen mbH, another purpose for data processing is the potential conclusion of an employment contract.
Legal Base of Data Collection
Personal data may only be processed in accordance with a legal base. Whenever we process personal data in the scope of our web presence, we generally do so due to legitimate interest of the person responsible, article 6, paragraph 1 GDPR.
The preservation of legitimate interests is a balance of interests and includes not only our interests as the company responsible for the processing but also the interests of the users of our websites. We as a company want to inform you about our company as well as our services. You as a user and potential customer, supplier, competitor, information seeker and/or applicant have an interest in informing yourself about is, our services and products in a technically accessible and comfortable way. Moreover, we give our visitors the opportunity to get into contact with us through our website. Respectively, the processing of data complies with the interests on both ends. At the same time, the processing of personal data is reduced to a minimal extent so that we come to the conclusion that the preservation of legitimate interest can act as the legal base for the processing.
In regard to the application process, we use the legal ground of contract and contract initiation (article 6, paragraph 1 GDPR), especially § 26 BDSG (German Data Protection Law, Data Processing for Purposes of Employment Relationships). For more information, see the section “Applications”.
In addition, we use the legal ground of consent in regard to the application process (article 6, paragraph 1 GDPR). This consent is voluntary and serves the purpose of staff recruitment and transmission of your data into an internal talent pool. For more information, see the section “Applications”. You can freely choose whether you would like to give consent or decline. There will be no negative consequences whatsoever in case of declination. You can revoke previously given consent partially or fully at any time. The legality of processing on the legal ground of consent will persist until the revocation. This means that even in case of revocation of consent, the processing that happened in the past will not become unlawful.
Our web site makes use of so-called Cookies, which serve as a means of making our online presence as a whole more user-friendly, more effective as well as more secure – for example when it comes to accelerating navigation on our platform.
Furthermore, cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page views and navigation in general.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and do not contain viruses. Please note that some of these cookies will be transferred from our server to your computer system, which will be so-called “session cookies”. “Session cookies” are characterised by being automatically deleted from your hard drive when the browser session has ended. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognise your computer system at your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). Naturally, you can decline cookies at any time, should your browser allow it. However, please be aware that in this case not all features on our website will be available to be used with full functionality.
The help-function in the menu bar of most web browsers will explain how to keep your browser from accepting new cookies, how to make your browser notify you whenever you receive a new cookie or even how to turn off all received cookies. Naturally, you can subsequently delete all cookies. The procedure is dependent on your browser as well as your operating system. We kindly ask you to look up the correct procedure for subsequent deletion of cookies for your system.
Every visit of the pages of this web presence is registered and stored in the so-called Server Log files. This data serves exclusively to analyse server utilisation.
The collected data in this procedure specifically contains the following:
This anonymous data will be stored separately from your possibly submitted personal data and will not allow any inference to a specific person. It will only be transmitted to third parties when prescribed by law or court order. There will be no transmission for commercial or non-commercial purposes. We reserve the right to check this data, should there be concrete indications of unlawful use.
We offer you the option on our page to contact us via e-mail and/or contact forms. Your submissions from the request form, including the contact data you submitted in order for us to process the request and for the case of further questions will be encrypted before they are transmitted to and stored with us. If you would like to contact us via e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information in unencrypted e-mails is not guaranteed. The content of unencrypted e-mails can be viewed by third parties (see section “Information Security).
Please use our encrypted upload function to apply for jobs at Kling Consult Planungs- und Ingenieurgesellschaft für Bauwesen mbH. After the selection procedure, the applicants’ data will be stored for up to six months.
Furthermore, we would like to ask you to let us add your data to an internal talent pool when you send us an application. You then consent to letting us process your data for two years for the purpose of staff recruitment. This applies to the case that you generally present an interesting candidate to us but did not get the job you had originally applied for.
Use of Google Web Services and Google Maps
This website uses the component “Google Maps” to display location maps. This component is run by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, “Google” in the following.
With every call of the component “Google Maps”, Google will place a cookie (this is a so-called Third Party Cookie) in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page running the component “Google Maps”. This cookie of third party Google will, as a general rule, not be deleted after the browser window is closed but will rather expire after a set amount of time, provided that you do not delete it manually beforehand.
https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en&gl=uk as well as the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps” https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html
Like many other websites and service providers on the internet we use technical web services by Google. One can assume that Google collects and links the data that, for instance, creates your cookies (such as online identifiers and IP addresses). In combination with explicit identifiers and other information transmitted to Google’s servers, Google can also create profiles of users of this website and expand existing profiles.
Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service provides an interface to manage website tags. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means: no cookies will be set and no personal data will be collected. Google Tag Manager sets off other tags that might collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If there has been deactivation in relation to domain or cookies, this deactivation will remain for all tracking tags, provided that they are implemented by Google Tag Manager. Click here to be excluded from being registered through Google Tag Manager. For more information about Google Tag Manager, please see:
Use and Transmission of Personal Data
If you commission us to provide a service, your personal data will only be used to the extent that is necessary for the execution of the commission (e.g. processing of information enquiries or requests for brochures). This especially includes the transmission of your data to transport companies, credit companies or other services used for service delivery or contract processing.
A further transmission, especially sale of your personal data to third parties, does not take place.
Obligations of Employees and external Service Providers
As a matter of course, our employees and the service providing companies we commission are obligated to discretion and compliance with the provisions of GDPR.
Where appropriate, we use plugins oft he social network “facebook.com“, run by Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo as well as the “Like” button. When you visit a page running such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to one of Facebook’s servers. Facebook then starts transmitting the plugin’s contents to your browser that, in return, embeds the plugin into the website. With this process, Facebook collects the information that a user with a specific IP address, namely the IP address that is assigned to your internet access at the moment of transmission and that visits the website. If you are logged into your Facebook account at the same time, Facebook can associate your visit to your Facebook account even if you do not use the “Like” button. If you use the plugin by clicking the “Like” button, your browser will transmit this information to Facebook as well, where it will be stored. If you do not wish for Facebook to collect data using our website and for this data to be associated with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. For more information about the purpose and the extent of the collection, storage and use of this data by Facebook as well as information about your rights regarding this matter and the possible settings of your Facebook account to protect your data, please see Facebook’s data use policy.
Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn.
Our website uses features provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behavior evaluated.
Our website makes use of plugins by YouTube, a page run by Google. The operating company is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Whenever you visit one of our pages running the YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established and the server receives information about which particular pages you have visited.
By being logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your surfing activities directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this process by logging out of your account beforehand.
Cooperation with external Service Providers
We commission other companies and individuals with the fulfilment of task on our account.
The newsletters are distributed via “MailChimp”, a newsletter platform of US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000 Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of the recipients of our newsletter as well as the rest of their data, as elaborated in this notice, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the United States. MailChimp uses this information to send and analyse the newsletters pm our behalf. Furthermore, according to MailChimp themselves, MailChimp can use this data to optimise or improve their own services, e.g. to technically optimise distribution and the layout of the newsletters or for economic reasons in order to determine, which countries the recipients are from. However, MailChimp does not use our newsletter recipients’ data to write to them themselves or to transmit it to third parties. We trust in the reliability and IT – as well as data security at MailChimp. MailChimp is certified according to the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and are thereby obliged to comply with the EU data protection laws. Moreover, we have concluded a “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp, which is a contract that obliges MailChimp to protect our users’ data, to process them in compliance with data protection regulations on our behalf and especially not to transmit them to third parties. For MailChimp’s data protection regulations, please see: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
If you wish to obtain the newsletter that we offer on our website, we require your e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are, in fact, the owner of the e-mail address you submitted and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not at all occur or only occur on a voluntary basis. This data is used exclusively for the distribution of the requested information and will not be transmitted to third parties. The processing of the data submitted to the newsletter subscription form occurs exclusively based on your consent (art. 6 paragraph 1 GDPR). The given consent for the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for the distribution of the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for instance by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing that has already been conducted will remain unaffected by the revocation. The data you submitted to us for the purpose of receiving our newsletter will be stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribed. In this case, data that has been stored by us for different purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members’ section) will remain unaffected.
Kling Consult Planungs- und Ingenieurgesellschaft für Bauwesen mbH uses technological and organisational security measures in accordance with the current state of knowledge to protect the data you provided us with from random or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised individuals. Therefore, your data will be stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. Our security measures will be reviewed periodically and constantly improved pursuant to the technological development. If you want to contact us via e-mail, please be aware that the confidentiality of the submitted information is not ensured for unencrypted e-mails. The content of unencrypted e-mails can be accessed by third parties. Hence, we recommend sending confidential information either in an encrypted manner or by mail. Your e-mail address will exclusively be used for our correspondence with you. There will be no deviating use or transmission to third parties.
Protection of your Data via TLS / SSL
To ensure safe data transmission on the internet we use the hybrid encryption protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS), more commonly known under its predecessor’s name Secure Sockets Layer Software (SSL). This software encrypts the information you submit. All information relevant to data protection are stored in a protected database in an encrypted state.
By using our website, you consent to the aforementioned data processing as of 21.06.2018. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in case of unrequested mailing of advertising information, for instance in the shape of spam e-mails.