1. Introduction

We would like to use the information below to provide you "data subject" with an overview of our processing of your personal data and your rights under data protection law. It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services offered by our company through our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.
Personal data, such as your name, address or email address, is always processed in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the "ept GmbH". The aim of this Privacy Notice is to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.
As the data controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to submit personal data on alternative ways, such as by phone or by post to us.

2. Data controller

The data controller, as defined by the GDPR, is:
ept GmbH
Bergwerkstr. 50 , 86971 Peiting, Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0) 88 61/25 01 0 
Fax: +49 (0) 88 61/55 07 
Data controller?s representative: Thomas Guglhör, Philipp Hossfeld

3. Data protection officer

You can reach the data protection officer as follows:
Christian Schröder
Phone: 01795313366
Fax: 088023330699
Email: datenschutz@ept.de
You may contact our data protection officer directly at any time if you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Definitions

This Privacy Notice is based on the terminology used by the European legislature and legislature in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand, both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used. Among other things, we use the following terms in this privacy policy.
We use the following terms in this Privacy Notice, among others:

1. Personal data
Personal data means 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, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

2. Data subject
A Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller (our company).

3. Processing
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

4. Restriction of processing
 Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

5. Profiling
Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.

6. Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

7. Data processor
Data processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

8. Recepient
A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

9. Third party
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor, are authorised to process the personal data.

10. Consent
Consent means any freely given specific and informed indication of the data subject's wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

5. Legal basis for processing

Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR (icw § 25 (1) German Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act (TDDDG)) serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.
If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR.
In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 (1) lit. d) GDPR. 
Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not overweigh. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European law. In this respect, the legislature took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if you are a customer of our company (Recital 47, Sentence 2 GDPR).

6. Disclosure of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be conveyed to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We will only share/convey your personal data with third parties if:
1. you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR,
2. the disclosure is permissible in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
3. in the event that a legal obligation exists for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR, as well as
In the context of the processing operations described in this privacy statement, personal data may be transferred to the USA. Companies in the USA only have an adequate level of data protection if they have certified themselves under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework and thus the adequacy decision of the EU Commission pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR applies. We have explicitly mentioned this in the privacy policy for the service providers concerned. In order to protect your data in all other cases, we have concluded commissioned processing agreements based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission. If the standard contractual clauses are not sufficient to establish an adequate level of security, your consent can serve as the legal basis for the transfer to third countries in accordance with Article 49 (1) a) of the GDPR. This sometimes does not apply in the case of a data transfer to third countries for which the European Commission has issued an adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 of the GDPR.

7. Technology

7.1 SSL/TLS-encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to guarantee the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact enquiries that you send to us as the operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser contains a "https://" instead of a "http://" and by the lock symbol in your browser bar.

We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.
7.2 Data collection when visiting the website
If you only use our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data your browser sends our server (in what is known as "server log files"). Our website collects a range of general data and information each time you access a website or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server?s log files. It may be collected.
1. the browser types and versions used,
2. the operating system used by the accessing system,
3. the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer),
4. the sub-pages accessed via an accessing system on our website,
5. the date and time of access to the website,
6. an internet Protocol (IP) address, and
7. the internet service provider of the accessing system.
When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required to
1. deliver the contents of our website correctly,
2. optimise the contents of our website as well as to advertise it,
3. to ensure the permanent operability of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and
4. to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary to prosecute in the event of a cyber-attack.
Therefore, the data and information collected will be used by us for statistical purposes only and for the purpose of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The data of the server log files is stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above.

8. Cookies

8.1 General information about cookies
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website.
Information generated from the specific device used is stored in cookies. This does not mean, however, that we will gain immediate knowledge of your identity.
The use of cookies helps us make it more convenient for you to use our website. For example, we use session cookies to detect whether you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are erased automatically when you leave our website.
In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.
We also use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate our offer for you for the purpose of optimisation. These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already visited our website when you visit it again. The cookies set in this way are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The respective storage period of the cookies can be found in the settings of the consent tool used.
8.2 Legal basis for the use of cookies 
The data processed by the cookies, which are required for the proper functioning of the website, are thus necessary to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.
For all other cookies, the following applies: You have given your consent to this within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR via our opt-in cookie banner.

9. Contents of our website

9.1 Contact support / Contact form
Personal data is collected when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of the use of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been conclusively clarified and the deletion does not conflict with any legal obligations to retain data.
9.2 Services / Digital Goods
We only transmit personal data to third parties if this is necessary within the framework of the Data Protection Agreement, for example to the credit institution commissioned with the payment processing.
No further transmission of data will take place unless you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

9.3 Application Management / job exchange
We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents to us electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If we conclude an employment or service contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If we do not conclude a contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests on our part oppose deletion. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the German Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz [AGG]).
The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 88 GDPR icw § 26 (1) German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [BDSG]).

9.4 Business partners / Authorities
We collect and process personal data of business partners / authorities for the purpose of recording and storing information relevant to business relationships.
In doing so, we collect the following contact data, among others:
Employer address, position in company / authority, title, name, telephone, fax, e-mail.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes is basically - unless there are still specific legal provisions - Art. 6 GDPR. In particular, the following possibilities come into consideration here:
Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR).
Data processing for the fulfillment of contracts (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR)
Data processing on the basis of a balancing of interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR)
Data processing for the fulfillment of a legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR)
If personal data is processed on the basis of your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent to us at any time with effect for the future. If we process data on the basis of a balance of interests, you as the data subject have the right to object to the processing of the personal data, taking into account the requirements of Art. 21 GDPR.
We process the data as long as necessary for the respective purpose or we have your consent to do so. Insofar as statutory retention obligations exist - e.g. in commercial law or tax law the personal data concerned will be stored for the duration of the retention obligation. After expiry of the storage obligation, it is checked whether there is a further processing need. If there is no longer need, all data will be deleted.

Your personal data will only be passed to third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the contract with you, if the transfer is permissible on the basis of a balancing of interests in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, if we are legally obliged to pass on the data or if you have given your consent to do so.

10. Newsletters

10.1 Marketing newsletter (double opt-in)
On our website you are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company newsletter. What personal data is transmitted to us when ordering the newsletter, is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.
We use our newsletter to regularly communicate our offers to our customers and business partners. You can, therefore, only receive our company?s newsletter if
1. You have a valid e-mail address and
2. You have registered for newsletter delivery.
For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you entered for the first time for the newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to verify that you, as the owner of the e-mail address, have authorized the receipt of the newsletter.
When you register for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by your Internet service provider (ISP) of the IT system used by you at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of your e-mail address at a later date and therefore serves our legal protection.
The personal data collected in the context of a registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a related registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in technical circumstances. No personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by you at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that you have given us for the newsletter dispatch can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking the consent, you will find a corresponding link in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter mailing directly on our website at any time or to inform us of this in another way.
The legal basis for data processing for the purpose of sending newsletters is Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.

10.2 Newslettertracking
Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in such e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. By means of the embedded tracking pixel, the company can see if and when an e-mail was opened by you and which, in the e-mail located links were called by you.
Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by us in order to optimize the newsletter dispatch and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to your interests. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent given in this regard via the double opt-in procedure. After a revocation, this personal data will be deleted by us. We automatically interpret a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interests in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of our website.
10.3 Sendinblue
This website uses Sendinblue to send newsletters. Provider is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany.
Sendinblue is a service that can be used, among other things, to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters will be stored on Sendinblue's servers in Germany.
If you do not want analysis by Sendinblue, it is necessary to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message. Furthermore, you can also unsubscribe directly on the website.
You can revoke the consent you have given at any time. You can also prevent the processing at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser accordingly. You can also prevent the storage and transmission of personal data by deactivating JavaScript in your web browser or installing a JavaScript blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com). We would like to point out that these measures may mean that not all functions of our website are available.
With the help of Sendinblue, it is possible for us to analyze our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked. In this way, we can determine, among other things, which links have been clicked on particularly frequently.
In addition, we can see whether certain previously defined actions were performed after opening/clicking (conversion rate). We can thus see, for example, whether you have made a purchase after clicking on the newsletter.
Sendinblue also allows us to divide newsletter recipients into different categories (so-called "clustering"). In doing so, the newsletter recipients can be subdivided by age, gender or place of residence, for example. In this way, the newsletters can be better adapted to the respective target groups.
For detailed information about Sendinblue's features, see the following link: https://www.newsletter2go.de/features/newsletter-software/.
The data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you have deposited with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of Sendinblue after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.
You can view the privacy policy of Sendinblue at: 

11. Our activities in social networks

To allow us to communicate with you on social networks and inform you about our services, we run our own pages on these social networks. If you visit one of our social media pages, we and the provider of the social media network are joint controllers (Art. 26 GDPR) regarding to the processing operations triggered thereby, which concern personal data.
We are not the original provider of these pages, but only use them within the scope of the options offered to us by the respective providers
We would therefore like to point out as a precautionary measure that your data may also be processed outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Use of these networks may therefore involve data protection risks for you since the protection of your rights may be difficult, e.g. your rights to information, erasure, objection, etc. Processing on social networks frequently takes place directly for advertising purposes or for the analysis of user behaviour by network providers, and we have no control over this. If the provider creates user profiles, cookies are often used or user behaviour may be assigned directly to your own member profile on the respective social network (if you are logged in).
The processing operations of personal data described are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of the respective provider in order to communicate with you in a timely manner or to inform you about our services. If you have to grant your consent to the respective providers to process your data as a user, the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 GDPR.
Since we have no access to these providers? databases, we would like to point out that you would be best placed to exercise your rights (e.g. to information, rectification, erasure, etc.) directly with the respective provider. More information on the processing of your data on social networks and your options for exercising your right to object or your right of revocation (opt out) is listed below for each of the social network providers we use:

11.1 Facebook
(Joint) Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Privacy Notice (Data Policy): 
11.2 Instagram
(Joint) Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland
Privacy Notice (Data Policy):
Opt-out and advertising settings:
11.3 LinkedIn
(Joint) Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe: 
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
Privacy Notice:
11.4 Twitter
(Joint) Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland
Privacy Notice:
Information about your data:
11.5 YouTube
(Joint) Controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
Privacy Notice:

12. Advertising

12.1 Google Ads with Conversion-Tracking
We have integrated Google Ads on this website. The operating company of the Google Ads services is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Ads is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads both in Google's search engine results and in the Google advertising network. Google Ads allows an advertiser to specify certain keywords in advance, by means of which an ad is displayed in Google's search engine results exclusively when the user retrieves a keyword-relevant search result using the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed on topic-relevant websites by means of an automatic algorithm and in compliance with the previously defined keywords.
The purpose of Google Ads is to promote our website by displaying interest-relevant advertisements ads on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and a display of third-party advertisements on our website.
If you access our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on your IT system by Google. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify you. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain sub-pages, for example the shopping cart of an online store system, have been called up on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a user has reached our website via an AdWords ad, generated a turnover, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective Ads ad and to optimize our Ads ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertisers of Google Ads receive information from Google by means of which you could be identified.
By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, for example the Internet pages visited by you, is stored. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection you use, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on these personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
These processing operations are carried out exclusively when explicit consent is given in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.
Additional information on the service can be found at the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

13. Plugins and other services

13.1 Microsoft Teams

We use the tool "Microsoft Teams" ("MS-Teams") to conduct our communication both in written form (chat) and in the form of telephone conferences, online meetings and video conferences. The operating company of the service is Microsoft Ireland Operations ("Microsoft"), Ltd., 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin, Ireland. Microsoft Ireland Operations, Ltd. is part of the Microsoft group of companies headquartered at One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington, USA.
When using MS Teams, the following personal data are processed:
l Meetings, chats, voicemails, shared files, recordings, and transcriptions.
l Data that is shared about you. Examples include your e-mail address, profile picture and phone number.
l A detailed history of the phone calls you make.
l Call quality data.
l Support/feedback data Information related to troubleshooting tickets or feedback sent to Microsoft.
l Diagnostic and Service Data Diagnostic data related to service usage..
To enable the display of video and the playback of audio, data from your end device microphone and from an end device video camera will be processed for the duration of the meeting. You can turn off or mute the camera or microphone yourself at any time using the "Microsoft Teams" applications.
If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. In the context of an employee relationship, corresponding data processing is carried out on the basis of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [BDSG]). The legal basis for the use of the service in the context of existing contractual relationships or contractual relationships to be initiated is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. In all other cases, the legal basis for processing your personal data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Here, our interest is in the effective implementation of online meetings.
When we record online meetings, we will tell you before we start and, if necessary, ask you to consent to the recording. If you do not wish to do so, you can leave the online meeting.
As a cloud-based service, "MS-Teams" processes the aforementioned data in the course of providing the service. To the extent "MS-Teams" processes personal data in connection with Microsoft's legitimate business operations, Microsoft is an independent data controller for such use and, as such, is responsible for compliance with applicable laws and obligations of a data controller. To the extent you access the MS Teams website, Microsoft is the data controller. Accessing the Internet site is necessary to download the MS-Teams software.
If you do not wish to or are unable to download the software, the service can be provided via your browser and to that extent also via the Microsoft website.
This US company is certified under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. There is hereby an adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR, so that a transfer of personal data may also take place without further guarantees or additional measures.
Additional information on the service can be found at the following link: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/microsoftteams/teams-privacy.

14. Your rights as a data subject

14.1 Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed.
14.2 Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about you at any time, free of charge, as well as the right to access a copy of such data from us, in accordance with the statutory provisions.
14.3 Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
You have the right to request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data relating to yourself. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
14.4 Erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
You have the right to demand that we erase the personal data relating to you be deleted without delay, provided that one of the reasons provided by law applies and if processing or further storage is not required.
14.5 Restriction to processing (Article 18 GDPR)
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your data if one of the legal requirements is met.
14.6 Data transferability (Article 20 GDPR)
You have the right obtain personal data relating to you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by us, to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR, and the data are processed using automated procedures, unless processing is necessary to complete a task, is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of an official authority assigned to us.
Furthermore, when exercising your right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20 Paragraph 1 GDPR, you have the right to have personal data transferred directly from one controller to another, provided this is technically feasible and does not impede the rights and freedoms of other persons.
14.7 Objection (Article 21 GDPR)
You have the right to lodge an objection to the processing of personal data relating to you for reasons relating to your particular situation where this is done on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of the weighing of legitimate interests) GDPR.
This also applies to profiling based on these provisions pursuant to Article 4 Number 4 GDPR.
Should you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or where processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
In individual cases, we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling where this is connected to this kind of direct marketing. Should you object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.
In addition, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
You are free to exercise your right to lodge an objection in relation to the use of information society services, Directive 2002/58/EC notwithstanding, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
14.8 Revocation of consent regarding data protection
You have the right to revoke any consent to the processing of personal data at any time with future effect.
14.9 Lodging a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection about our processing of personal data.

15. Routine storage, erasure and blocking of personal data

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time necessary to meet the storage purpose or as required by the legal provisions to which our company is subject.
If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a required retention period expires, personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory provisions.

16. Duration of storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the retention of personal data is the respective legal retention period. Once this period expires, the data in question will be routinely erased, provided it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

17. Version and amendments to the Privacy Notice

This Privacy Policy is currently valid as of: [[monthYear]].
ue to the further development of our Internet pages and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this Privacy Policy. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website under "https://www.ept.de/index.php?ept_Datenschutzerklaerung".
This privacy statement has been prepared with the assistance of the privacy software: audatis MANAGER erstellt.