Welcome to A.C.T. GmbH! We are glad you found us. Thank you for your interest in our agency and services. A.C.T. protects your privacy while you visit our website:

01. Privacy policy

Our privacy policy explains the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data processing that takes place in the context of the online services and the associated websites, functions and content, as well as any external online presence, such as our social media profile. With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “data controller”, we make reference to the definitions in Article 4 EU-GDPR.

A.C.T. GmbH
Krefelder Str. 423 – 425
41066 Mönchengladbach
Germany

Contact information:
Tel.: +49 2161 56711-0
Fax: +49 2161 56711-99
E-mail: info@act-translations.com
Website: www.act-uebersetzungen.de

02. Name and contact details of the controller and data protection officer according to Section 3 (5) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)

Dr. Patrick Schweisthal
E-mail: datenschutz@act-translations.com

The types of data processed:

03. Information on the collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of its processing

Inventory data (such as names, addresses).
Contact data (such as e-mail, telephone numbers).
Content data (such as text entries, photographs, videos).
Usage data (such as websites visited, interest in content, access times).
Meta/communication data (such as device information, IP addresses).
Categories of data subjects

Purpose of processing
Provision of the online service, its functions and content
Response to contact requests and communication with users
Security measures
Reach measurement/marketing

Terms used (definitions according to Article 4 of the EU-GDPR)

a. “Personal data” denotes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b. “Processing” denotes any operation or set of operations which is performed with or without the help of automated means and involves personal data. The scope of the term is broad and covers virtually every type of data handling.

c. “Pseudonymization” means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data cannot be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

d. “Profiling” means any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular with a view to analyzing or predicting aspects relating to the performance of work, the financial situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or movement of that natural person.

e. “Responsible body” refers to the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

f. “Processor” denotes any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

04 Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Article 13 GDPR, we provide you with information regarding the legal bases of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in this privacy policy, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. a and Article 7 GDPR; the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our services and implementing contractual measures and answering enquiries is Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR; the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our legal obligations is Article 6 (1) lit. c GDPR; and the legal basis for processing for the purpose of protecting our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. d EU-GDPR serves as the legal basis.

05. Security measures

In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR and in consideration of the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk. These measures include ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, disclosure, assurance of availability and segregation thereof. Procedures are also in place to ensure that data subjects’ rights are respected, that data is erased and that data breaches are dealt with. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly pre-settings (Article 25 GDPR).

06. Cooperation with processors or third parties

If, in the course of processing, we disclose your data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only take place on the basis of a legal authorization (for example, if it is necessary to transfer the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR for the performance of the contract), if you have provided your consent, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests, such as when using agents, web hosters etc. If third parties are entrusted with the processing of data on the basis of a processing agreement, this is carried out on the basis of Article 28 GDPR.

07. Transmission to third countries

If we process data in a third country outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) or if this is done in the context of using the services of third parties or the disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is required to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we will only process the data in a third country or allow it to be processed in a third country when the specific requirements of Article 44 et seq. GDPR are applicable. This means that the processing is carried out on the basis of specific guarantees, such as the officially recognized establishment of a level of data protection equivalent to that in the EU (for example, the Privacy Shield for the USA) or compliance with officially recognized specific contractual obligations, known as standard contractual clauses).

08. Rights of the data subject

a. You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether specific data is being processed and to obtain information about this data, as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR.

b. In accordance with Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to request that the data concerning you be completed or supplemented and that incorrect data relating to you be rectified.

c. In accordance with Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to require that the relevant data be erased without undue delay, or alternatively, in accordance with Article 18 GDPR, to require a restriction of the processing of the data.

d. According to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to request that you receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, and to demand that it be transmitted to another controller.

e. Under Article 77 GDPR, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

f. You have the right to revoke any consent you have granted in accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR with future effect.

09. Right to object

You may object to the future processing of data concerning you at any time in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. The objection may be raised, in particular, against processing for the purposes of direct marketing.

10. Cookies and right of objection for direct advertising

“Cookies” are small files that are stored on the user’s computer. Different pieces of information can be stored in the cookies. The primary purpose of a cookie is to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his or her visit to a website. Temporary cookies, called “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves a website and closes their browser. In this kind of cookie, for instance, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or the login status can be stored. Cookies are described as “permanent” or “persistent” if they remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the user visits the site several days later. Likewise, the interests of the users can be stored in this type of cookie, which is used to measure reach or for marketing purposes. Third-party cookies are cookies that are made available by providers other than the data controller who operates the website (otherwise, if they are only the data controller’s cookies, they are called “first-party cookies”). We may use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our privacy policy. If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to disable the appropriate option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. Disabling cookies can lead to functional limitations of this website. A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be expressed for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com. Furthermore, cookies can be stored by disabling them in the browser settings. Please note that, if you deactivate cookies, it may not be possible to use all functions of this website.

11. Erasure of data

Your processed data will be erased or limited in its processing to the greatest extent possible in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated within the scope of this privacy policy, the stored data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and no legal retention obligations contradict the erasure. If the data is not erased because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing is restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for reasons of commercial or tax law. In accordance with legal requirements, the storage takes place in particular for 10 years in accordance with Sections 147 (1) of the Tax Code (AO), 257 (1) Nos. 1 and 4, (4) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) (books, records, management reports, documents supporting the accounts, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation and the like) and 6 years in accordance with Section 257 (1) Nos. 2 and 3, (4) HGB (commercial letters).

12. Business-related processing

In addition, we process
contract data (including the subject of the contract, duration, client category),
payment data (including bank details and payment history)
of our clients, interested parties and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and client care, marketing, advertising and market research.

13. Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

Data is processed as part of the administrative tasks and organization of our business, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. The same data that we process within the scope of providing our contractual services is processed. The basis for processing is Article 6 (1) lit. c. GDPR and Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The processing affects clients, interested parties, business partners and website visitors. The purpose and our interest in processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organization and archiving of data; in other words, tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, fulfill our duties and provide our services. The erasure of data in relation to contractual services and contractual communication is consistent with the information referred to in these processing activities. We disclose and/or transmit data to the tax authorities, consultants, tax advisors or auditors and other fee collectors and payment service providers. Furthermore, on the basis of our business interests, we store information regarding vendors, event organizers and other business partners, for instance in order to contact them at a later date. We store this primarily company-related data on a permanent basis.

14. Business management analyses and market research

In order to operate our business profitably, to identify market trends and the needs of contractual partners and users, we analyze the data available to us regarding business transactions, contracts, enquiries and so on. In doing so, we process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR and the data subjects include contractual partners, interested parties, clients, visitors and users of our online services. These analyses are conducted for the purpose of business management evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take the profiles of the registered users into account, including information such as the services they have used. The analyses help us to increase user-friendliness, to optimize our services and our operational efficiency and are solely for our own use and will not be disclosed to external parties unless they are anonymous analyses with summarized values. If these analyses or profiles are person-specific, they will be deleted or anonymized upon termination by the user or otherwise two years after conclusion of the contract. Furthermore, the overall economic analyses and general tendency assessments are prepared anonymously wherever possible.

15. Registration feature

Our visitors can create a user account. As part of the registration process, the required mandatory data will be communicated to the users and processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR for the purposes of providing the user account. In particular, the processed data includes login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration is used for the purpose of utilizing the user account and its purpose. Users can be informed by e-mail about information relevant to their user account, such as technical changes. If users have terminated their user account, their data relating to the user account will be deleted, subject to any legal obligation to retain data. It is the responsibility of the users to backup their data before the end of the contract in the event of termination. We are entitled to irretrievably erase all user data stored during the term of the contract. As part of using our registration and login features and the use of the user account, we store the IP address as well as the time of the corresponding user activity. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s protection against abuse and other unauthorized use. This data will generally not be disclosed to third parties unless doing so is necessary in order to enforce our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. c GDPR. The IP addresses are anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.

16. Newsletter

The following information provides you with details of the newsletter content, the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure, as well as your rights to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.

a. Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletters”) solely with the consent of the recipients or with legal permission. If the content of the newsletter is specifically described as part of the registration process, the content is a decisive factor for determining the consent of the user. In addition, our newsletter contains information about our services and about us.

b. Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter takes place using a double opt-in process. This means that , after subscribing to the newsletter, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is necessary so that no user can subscribe with someone else’s e-mail address. The subscriptions for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to verify the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data that is stored by the dispatch service provider are also logged.

c. Subscription data: To subscribe to the newsletter, you only need to enter your e-mail address. As an option, we ask you to enter a name for the purpose of addressing you personally in the newsletter.

d. The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated performance measurement are based on the consent of the recipients in accordance with Article 6 (1)(a), Article 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 (2) No. 3 of the Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG) or, if consent is not required, on our legitimate interests relating to direct marketing in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 (3) of the UWG. The subscription procedure is recorded on the basis of on our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We are committed to the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests, meets the expectations of the users and allows us to verify their consent.

e. Termination/revocation: You can cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time, in other words, you can revoke your consent. You can find a link to cancel the newsletter at the bottom of every newsletter. We may store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years in accordance with our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to verify consent which was granted previously. This data is processed solely with a view to use as a possible defense against claims. An individual request for termination is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

17. Newsletter – Dispatch provider

The dispatch of the newsletter is carried out by the dispatch service provider Newsletter2Go GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany. You can find the privacy policy of the dispatch service provider at: https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/. The dispatch service provider is utilized based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR as well as on an order processing agreement pursuant to Article 28 (3) Sentence 1 GDPR. The dispatch service provider may use the recipient’s data in pseudonymized form, that is, with no attribution to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, for example, to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them directly or to disclose the data to third parties.

18. Newsletter – Performance measurement

The newsletters contain a “web beacon”, which is a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a mailing service provider, from their server. In the course of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used to make technical improvements to the services based on the technical data or on target groups and their reading behavior based on their access locations, which can be determined using the IP address, or the access times. The statistical measurements also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be attributed to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention, nor that of the dispatch service provider, if used, to monitor individual users. Instead, the analyses help us to identify the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

19. Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interests (that is, interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online service as defined in Article 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR), we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (Google). Google uses cookies. The information about your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is normally transmitted to and stored on a US-based Google server. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active)
Google will use this information on our behalf to analyze the use of our website by users, to compile reports on the activities that take place on this website and to provide us with additional services related to the use of this website and the Internet. In this process, pseudonymized user profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We only use Google Analytics together with activated IP anonymization. That means that the user’s IP address will be truncated by Google within European Union member states or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not aggregated with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can further prevent the collection and processing by Google of the data related to their use of the website that is generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. For more information about Google’s use of data, settings and opt-out options, please see Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and the settings for the display of ads by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated). The users’ personal data will be erased or made anonymous after 14 months.

20. Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the Google Analytics Remarketing features in conjunction with the cross-device features of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. These are provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This feature makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This way, interest-related, personalized advertising messages that have been customized for you on one device (such as a mobile phone) based on your previous usage and surfing behavior can also be displayed on another of your devices (such as a tablet or PC). If you have granted consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google account for this purpose. This allows the same personalized advertising messages to be delivered on any device you sign in to with your Google account. To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device advertising. You can permanently opt-out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by disabling personalized advertising in your Google account using this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb. The aggregation of the data collected in your Google account is carried out solely on the basis of your consent, which you can grant to or revoke from Google (Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). For data collection processes that are not aggregated in your Google account (for instance, because you do not have a Google account or have objected to the aggregation), the collection of data is based on Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest results from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymous analysis of the website visitors for advertising purposes. You can find detailed information as well as the privacy policy provisions in Google’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads

21. etracker

On the basis of our legitimate interests (that is, our interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR), we use the “etracker” analysis service provided by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. The recorded data is analyzed solely on a pseudonym basis, stored exclusively on servers in Germany, not merged with other data or forwarded to third parties. When storing the user data, the IP addresses, device and domain data of the users in particular are only in a truncated or encrypted form, so that it is not possible to draw conclusions about the individual user. The IP address is truncated at the earliest possible point and this is done automatically by default. From the data processed by etracker, pseudonymized user profiles of the users are created using cookies. However, identifiers for recognizing an app user, carrying out session and cross-device tracking and providing behavior-related data for remarketing are securely pseudonymized or encrypted. Furthermore, etracker guarantees the protection of the processed user data contractually by concluding an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 (3) Sentence 1 GDPR. You are free to object to the future collection and storage of your data. To object to the collection and storage of your visitor data in the future, you can use the following link to receive an opt-out cookie from etracker. This cookie ensures that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and stored by etracker in the future: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=[BITTE-EINSETZEN-IHRE-Account-ID]. Opting out means that etracker sets an opt-out cookie under the name “cntcookie”. Please do not delete this cookie for as long as you wish to retain your objection. You can find more information in etracker’s privacy policy at: https://www.etracker.com/datenschutz.

22. LeadLabs/WiredMinds

Our website uses tracking pixel technology from wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze the browsing habits of our website visitors. This may entail the collection, processing and storage of data that is used to create user profiles using pseudonyms. Wherever possible and reasonable, these user profiles are completely anonymized. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the internet browser of the website visitor for the purpose of recognizing their browser. The collected data, which might include personal data, is either transmitted to Wiredminds or collected directly by Wiredminds. Information provided by visits to the websites may be used by Wiredminds to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected in this process is not used to identify users of this website personally or merged with personal data about the owner of the pseudonym unless the data subject has given their explicit consent. Wherever any IP addresses are collected, they are anonymized immediately by deletion of the last block of numbers: Insert this exclusion link after the privacy policy section:  Exclude from tracking.

23. ProvenExpert

Our website uses plugins from the site provenexpert.com operated by Expert Systems AG. Expert Systems AG, Quedlinburger Straße 1, 10589 Berlin is the operator of this website. When you visit one of our sites that is configured with a ProvenExpert plugin, a connection to the servers of Expert Systems AG is established. In doing so, the ProvenExpert server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. The use of ProvenExpert is in the interest of presenting our website in an appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Further information regarding the handling of user data can be found in the privacy policy of ProvenExpert AG at: https://www.provenexpert.com/de-de/datenschutzbestimmungen

24. Online presence on social media

We maintain an online presence on social networks and platforms in order to communicate with clients, interested parties and users and to inform them about our services there. When accessing the relevant networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their particular operators apply. Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the data of users if they communicate with us on social networks and platforms, such as writing posts on sites on which we have an online presence or sending us messages.

25. Integration of third-party services and content

Based on our legitimate interests (that is, interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online services as defined in Article 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR), we use third-party content or services to incorporate their content and services, such as video or fonts. This always presupposes that the third party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the users, since without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to the users’ browser. Consequently, the IP address is required to display this content. We make every effort to use only content for which the IP address of the respective provider is used solely to deliver the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymized information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain details such as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other details about the use of our website, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

26. Vimeo

We can integrate the videos of the “Vimeo” platform from the provider Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Privacy policy: . We note that Vimeo can use Google Analytics and we therefore refer to the privacy policy (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy) as well as opt-out options for Google Analytics (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) and the Google settings for the use of data for marketing purposes (https://adssettings.google.com/.)

27. Youtube

We integrate the videos of the “YouTube” platform from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

28. Google Fonts

Among other services, we use fonts (“Google Fonts”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

29. Google Maps

The maps of the “Google Maps” service from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, are integrated. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, cannot be collected without their consent (usually in the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

30. The use of Facebook Social Plugins

Based on our legitimate interests (that is, interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online service as defined in Article 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR), we use social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (such as videos, graphics or text posts) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile, the terms “Like”, “Gefällt mir” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the words “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and design of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and therefore provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active)
When a user accesses a feature of this website that contains one of these plugins, his or her device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s device and integrated into the website by the user. In this process, user profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects by means of this plugin and thus inform the users according to the extent of our knowledge. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the website. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can attribute the visit to their Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, such as by pressing the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from their device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address will be saved in Germany. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If a visitor is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him/her through this website and link it with his/her membership data stored on Facebook, the visitor must log out of Facebook before using our website and delete his/her cookies. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are provided in the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com. The settings are platform-independent, which means that they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

31. Twitter

Within our website, it is possible to integrate Twitter features and content provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. This can include content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can announce their preferences regarding the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of Twitter, Twitter can attribute the access to the above-mentioned content and features to the profiles of the users there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and therefore provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active)
Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

32. Instagram

Within our website, it is possible to integrate Instagram features and content provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. This can include content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can announce their preferences regarding the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of Instagram, Instagram can attribute the access to the above-mentioned content and features to the profiles of the users there. Privacy policy of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

33. Xing

Within our website, it is possible to integrate XING features and content provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. This can include content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can announce their preferences regarding the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of XING, XING can attribute the access to the above-mentioned content and features to the profiles of the users there. Privacy policy of XING: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

34. LinkedIn

Within our website, it is possible to integrate LinkedIn features and content provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. This can include content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can announce their preferences regarding the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of LinkedIn, LinkedIn can attribute the access to the above-mentioned content and features to the profiles of the users there. Privacy policy of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and therefore provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active) Privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Google-Maps
On our website act-uebersetzungen.de/.at / .ch, we use Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions on how to get there. This is a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to simply as “Google”.
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active, Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also observed when data is processed in the USA. To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.

If you access the Google Maps component integrated into our website, Google stores a cookie on your end device via your internet browser. Your user settings and data are processed in order to display our location and to create a route description. In this process, we cannot exclude the possibility that Google uses servers in the USA.
The legal basis is Article 6 (1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our internet presence.

By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are to be sent. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by adjusting the relevant settings in your internet browser. You can find details about this under the “Cookies” section above.
In addition, the use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Use https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=de and the terms and conditions for Google Maps https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

In addition, Google offers more detailed information at
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
https://policies.google.com/privacy
.

Google reCAPTCHA
We use Google reCAPTCHA on our website act-uebersetzungen.de/.at / .ch to verify and avoid interactions on our website through automated access, such as via bots. This is a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to simply as “Google”. Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active, Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also observed when data is processed in the USA.
This service enables Google to determine from which website a request is sent and from which IP address you use the reCAPTCHA input box. In addition to your IP address, Google may also collect other information needed to offer and guarantee this service.
The legal basis is Article 6 (1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our website as well as in the prevention of unwanted, automated access in the form of spam or similar.

Google offers further information about the general handling of your user data at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Google Fonts
On our website act-uebersetzungen.de/.at / .ch, we use Google Fonts to display external Google fonts. This is a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to simply as “Google”.
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active, Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also observed when data is processed in the USA.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.
The legal basis is Article 6 (1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our internet presence.

Through the connection to Google established when you access our website, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be transmitted. Google offers further information under the following internet addresses, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

We would also like to point out that internet-based data transmission is associated with security risks and that complete protection against access by third parties is therefore impossible.

Source reference: Google Maps, Google reCAPTCHA, Google Fonts
Sample privacy policy from the law firm Weiß & Partner

Use of Google AdWords
1. Scope of the processing of personal data

We use Google AdWords from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and its representative in the Union, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as Google). We use this service to place advertisements. In the process, Google stores a cookie on your computer. Personal data can be stored and evaluated, in particular the user’s activity (including which pages were visited and which items were clicked), device and browser information (in particular the IP address and operating system), data about the advertisements displayed (in particular which advertisements were displayed and whether the user clicked them) as well as data from advertising partners (in particular pseudonymized user IDs).
Data may be transferred to Google servers in the USA. Google has accepted and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the US. Google thereby undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the entry linked below:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
You can obtain further information about how Google processes data here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

2. Purpose of the data processing

We only receive information about the total number of users who have responded to our ad. No information is disclosed by which we could identify you. The information is not used for the purpose of tracing.

3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The basic legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is the user’s consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) lit. a GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfill the objectives described in this privacy policy or as required by law, such as for tax and accounting purposes.

5. Option to revoke and remove

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent prior to revocation.
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your personal information by disabling the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, using the “Do Not Track” feature of a supporting browser, disabling the execution of script code in your browser, or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.
You can use the following link to disable Google’s use of your personal data:
https://adssettings.google.de
You can find further information on options for revocation and removal with regard to Google at:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de

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