The controller pursuant to Art. 4 point (7) of the GDPR in the case of these websites is:
mgw Service GmbH & Co. KG
Managing Director: Michael Lautenbach
Potsdamer Straße 9
Telephone: +49 561 510577 0
Fax: +49 561 510577 299
In addition to the company’s management, we have appointed a data protection officer for our company. You can contact our Data Protection Officer Mr Marschall, LL.M. (GDPC GbR) by writing to “The Data Protection Officer” at the above address or by email at Datenschutz@mgwservice.com.
In order to use our website, it is necessary for the IP address to be supplied at the time of the visit. In certain cases, we also need your name and address and other details so that we can provide the required services. The same applies for example to sending information material and responding to individual queries. If we ask you for further data, this is information provided voluntarily.
In addition to us as data controller, certain categories of controllers, who are involved in the operation of the website (member companies of the Akiem Group, system administrators), and other external parties which if necessary are also used by host and service providers (such as third party service providers, hosting providers, IT companies or communications agencies), may also be given access to the data. An up-to-date list of these parties involved and recipients can be requested from the controller.
We provide information below separately in each case on individual areas in which we process personal data concerning you or from which you can be identified as the data subject.
So-called cookies are used on the website. These are packets of data which are exchanged between our company website’s server and the visitor’s browser. On accessing the website, these are stored on the device used in each case (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Information which arises in each case in connection with use of the end device is deposited in the cookies. We cannot in any way obtain from this direct knowledge of the visitor’s identity.
In the majority of cases, cookies are accepted under the browser’s default settings. The browser settings can be altered so that either cookies are not accepted on the device used or a specific message appears before a new cookie is deposited. It is important to point out, however, that deactivating cookies can mean that not all the website functions can be used to the optimum.
Cookies serve to make our website easier to use. For example, session cookies can track whether the visitor has already accessed individual pages on the website. These session cookies are automatically erased on leaving the website. Temporary cookies are used to improve user friendliness. They are stored for a temporary period on the visitor’s device. On revisiting the website, the fact that the visitor has previously accessed the website and the information input and settings used are automatically recognised, so that these do not have to be repeated.
Cookies are also used to analyse visits to the website for statistical purposes and in order to improve the service. These cookies enable recognition on revisiting the website that it has already been accessed previously by the visitor. Here the cookies are automatically erased after a fixed period of time in each case. The legal basis for data being processed by cookies for the above purposes is our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (f) of the GDPR.
Accessing the website
When our websites, including those of the Akiem Group, are accessed, the internet browser used by the visitor automatically sends data to the server of the website in question and stores these in a log file for a limited period of time, maximum two weeks. The following data are stored without further input by the visitor until they are automatically erased:
- IP address of the visitor’s device,
- date and time of access by the visitor,
- name and URL of the website accessed by the visitor,
- website from which the visitor accessed the website (the so-called referrer URL),
- browser and operating system of the visitor’s device and name of the access provider used by the visitor.
The legal basis for the processing of such personal data is Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (f) of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in processing the data in order to
- create a rapid connection to the website,
- enable user-friendly use of the website,
- establish and ensure the security and stability of the systems and
- facilitate and improve the administration of the website.
Visitors can submit messages to us via an online contact form on the website. In order to receive an answer, it is necessary to provide at least a valid email address and first and last names. The person making the enquiry can voluntarily provide all other details but is not obliged to do so. By sending a message via the contact form, the visitor gives consent to the processing of the personal data provided. The data are processed solely for the purpose of handling and answering enquiries and follow-up questions via the contact form. This is done on the basis of freely given consent pursuant to Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (a) of the GDPR. The personal data collected for use of the contact form are automatically erased once the enquiry has been completed and there are no reasons for further retention (e.g. subsequent order placed with the company). Where necessary or legitimate, your personal data are also transmitted to the department within the Akiem Group responsible for answering your request. Your personal data are transmitted via our contact form as standard using SSL encryption.
Contact by email (email client on your computer)
Visitors can also submit messages to us by email by freely providing personal data. In order to receive an answer, it is necessary to provide at least a valid email address and first and last names. By sending the email, the visitor gives consent to the processing of the personal data provided. The data are processed solely for the purpose of handling and answering enquiries. This is done on the basis of freely given consent pursuant to Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (a) of the GDPR. The data obtained from you by this communication route and processed by us are automatically erased once the enquiry has been completed and there are no reasons for further retention (e.g. subsequent order or similar).
Processing in the context of use of the customer information centre (login on our website)
Registration by the data subject through the voluntary input of personal data enables the controller to offer the data subject content or services, which due to their nature can only be offered to registered customers.
With regard to data processing in the context of the customer information centre, we will inform you as our customer/supplier separately about the associated processing of personal data; please do not hesitate to contact us.
Data protection in the case of job applications and the application process
We also process applicants’ personal data in order to progress the application process, if they are applying or have applied via the website (e.g. through the contact form) or using the email addresses available on the website. Data can also be processed electronically. This is the case in particular if an applicant freely submits the relevant application documents to the controller electronically, for example by email or via a form available on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with the applicant, the data submitted are stored for the purpose of progressing the employment relationship in compliance with the legal requirements. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically erased no later than 6 months after notification of the negative decision, provided that other legitimate interests of the controller do not conflict with such erasure. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the German Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG)).
If you have applied to us via the address firstname.lastname@example.org, you will receive an automated response confirming receipt and including a link to our more detailed data protection information for applicants.
Transmission to third parties
Personal data are transmitted to third parties if
- pursuant to Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (a) of the GDPR, the data subject has expressly given consent to this,
- pursuant to Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (f) of the GDPR, transmission is necessary to display our website to our contract processors, in particular our host and service providers; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding legitimate interest in their data not being transmitted, and for data processing within the Akiem Group,
- there is a legal obligation for data transmission pursuant to Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (c) of the GDPR, and/or
- this is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject pursuant to Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (b) of the GDPR.
In no other cases are personal data transmitted to third parties.
Inclusion of third party service providers (incl. social media widgets and plugins)
Widgets and plugins and links to the following social networks and third party service providers are included on our website. The legal basis for the inclusion and use of all the following service providers on our homepage is Art. 6 subpara. 1 sentence 1 point (f) of the GDPR. The purpose of their use in our legitimate interest is to inform a wider public about our services and give you the opportunity to share the information on our website with other internet users and also to find out about our company on the websites of these third party service providers and about us and our work. The third party service providers and social networks are responsible for handling their users’ data in compliance with data protection requirements. We provide below further information on data processing by the individual third party service providers in accordance with Arts. 13 and 14 of the GDPR.
You can find general information on Google Analytics and data protection at the Google Data Protection Center. This website has the “anonymizeIp” add-on function in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). If IP anonymisation on this website is activated, however, your IP address is first masked by Google if you are located in member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and masked there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide other services associated with use of the website and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser in relation to Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is deposited, that prevents the future collection of your data on visits to this website, provided that the cookie is not erased: deactivate Google Analytics. You can prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that, if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Google Web Fonts
Google-Maps (Google Inc.)
We also use Google Maps on this website as a third party service. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and allows you easy use of the map function. Google Maps is a service provided by Google Inc. to display maps, by means of which this application can incorporate corresponding content on its websites.
The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is Art. 6 subpara. 1 point (f) of the GDPR.
YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)
Interaction with external social networks and platforms
Services of this type enable interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly via this application. Such interaction and the information collected via this application are always subject to users’ privacy settings for the social network in question.
If a service for interaction with social networks is installed, it can also collect data from data traffic for the websites on which it is installed when the user is not using the service.
Tweet interface and social widgets for Twitter (Twitter, Inc.)
“Like” interface and widget for Facebook (Facebook, Inc.)
If you do not want Facebook or Twitter to assign the visit to our websites to your user account, please log out of your user account in question.
Xing widget (XING AG)
Your rights as data subject
You have rights vis-à-vis us with respect to data concerning you. If you assert such a right and specific legal provisions prevent us from complying, we will notify you accordingly specifying the concrete reasons.
You have the following rights vis-à-vis us under data protection law:
Under Art. 15 of the GDPR, you can request information on your personal data processed by us. In particular you can request information on the purpose of the processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage time, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if these were not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and if applicable meaningful information on details thereof.
Under Art. 16 of the GDPR, you can request rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data concerning you stored by us or completion of such data.
Under Art. 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to request erasure of your personal data stored by us, provided that processing is not necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. The data that are processed in connection with the use of our website and the services we have described are stored for as long as necessary to provide the services desired by the user, for the purposes specified in this document or prescribed by law. The user can ask the controller at any time to block, alter or remove the data.
Restriction of processing
Under Art. 18 of the GDPR you can request the restriction of processing of your personal data, where the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure and we no longer need the data, but you require them for the establishment, exercise/defence of legal claims or you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 of the GDPR.
Under Art. 20 of the GDPR, you can request to receive your personal which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to have them transmitted to another controller.
Withdrawal of consent
Under Art. 7 subpara. 3 of the GDPR, you have the right at any time to withdraw the consent given to us (e.g. in writing or by email). This means that we can in future no longer continue the data processing which was based on this consent. We will be pleased to notify you separately of this.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Under Art. 77 of the GDPR, you can lodge a complaint regarding your personal data with the supervisory authority responsible. The supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Der Hessische Beauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Telephone: +49 611 1408 – 0