Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data when you visit our website is an important matter for us. We protect your privacy and your personal data. We collect, process and use your personal data in compliance with the content of these data protection provisions, as well as the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation, the ePrivacy Ordinance, the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act.

These data protection provisions stipulate which personal data we collect, process and use. We therefore ask you to read through the following statements carefully.

Section 1 − Information about the collection of personal data

  1. Information about how personal data is collected during the use of our website is given below. Personal data is all data that can be used to identify you personally, e.g. name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.
  2. The controller in accordance with Article 4 para. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Catnic GmbH, Am Leitzelbach 16, 74889 Sinsheim, Germany, e-mail: info@catnic.de (see our Legal disclosure). Our Data Protection Officer Attorney Michael Stefan can be contacted at catnic-datenschutz@bitbasegroup.com or by writing to our postal address for the attention of "The Data Protection Officer".
  3. If you contact us via email or using a contact form, we will save the data you provide (your email address, any title and your name) in order to answer your questions. We will delete the data collected in this way once its storage is no longer required, or limit the extent of processing if it is subject to legal retention obligations.
  4. If we use assigned external providers for individual functions of our website or wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we will provide you with details about the processes concerned in the text below. We will also state the criteria specified for the storage period.

Section 2 − Your rights

  1. You have the following rights vis-à-vis ourselves with respect to the personal data concerning you:
    • Right of access
    • Right to rectification or erasure
    • Right to restriction of processing
    • Right to object to processing
    • Right to data portability
  2. You are also entitled to lodge a complaint with a Data Protection Supervisory Authority regarding our processing of your personal data.

Section 3 − Collection of personal data during a visit to our website

  1. If you visit our website purely for informational purposes, i.e. you do not register or send any other information to us, we shall only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you wish to view our website, we will collect the data we require for technical reasons to display our website to you and guarantee its stability and security as follows (legal basis is Article 6, para. 1, sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):
    • IP address
    • Date and time of the query
    • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
    • Content of the request (specific page)
    • Access status/HTTP status code
    • Data volume transmitted
    • Website from which the request is made
    • Browser
    • Operating system and its interface
    • Language and version of the browser software
  2. In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are saved on your computer as you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your hard drive assigned to the browser you use and which supply information to the party that sets the cookie (in this case ourselves). Cookies are not able to execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the website generally more effective and easier to use.
  3. Use of cookies:
    1. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
      – Persistent cookies (see b).
    2. Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a set amount of time, which may differ from cookie to cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
    3. You can configure your browser settings however you like and decline to accept third-party cookies or all cookies, for example.

Section 4 − Other functions and services on our website

  1. In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if interested. You are normally required to provide further personal information, which we use in order to provide the service concerned and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
  2. We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. These service providers are carefully selected and assigned by us, are bound by our directives and are monitored on a regular basis.
  3. Insofar as our service providers or partners reside in a state outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will notify you of the consequences of these circumstances in the service description.

Section 5 − Objection or withdrawal of consent to process your data

  1. You are entitled to withdraw any consent you have granted to the processing of your data at any time. Such a withdrawal of consent will influence the admissibility of the processing of your personal data once this has been communicated to us.
  2. If we base the processing of your personal data on the pursuit of our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to such processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary in order to fulfil a contract with you. Details of such cases will be provided in the description of functions below. If you object, we ask that reasons are provided as to why we should not process your personal data. If your objection is justified, we will assess the circumstances and will either stop or adjust data processing, or provide compelling and legitimate reasons explaining why we will continue to process your data.
  3. You can of course object at any time to your personal data being processed for the purposes of advertising and data analysis. Please use the following contact details to inform us that you object to your data being used for the purpose of advertising: Catnic GmbH, Am Leitzelbach 16, 74889 Sinsheim, Germany, tel. +49 (0) 7261 / 9297-0, fax: +49 (0) 7261 / 16612, e-mail: info@catnic.de.

Section 6 − Newsletter

  1. You can consent to subscribe to our newsletter, which we use to tell you about our latest special offers. The goods and services advertised are listed in the declaration of consent.
  2. We use what is known as the double-opt-in method for subscriptions to our newsletter. This means that once you have submitted your subscription request we will send an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your subscription within 10 days, your information will be blocked and deleted automatically after one month. We also save the IP addresses you use and the times at which you submitted and subsequently confirmed your subscription request. The method is designed to verify your subscription and bring possible misuse of your personal data to light, should this be applicable.
  3. The only data it is compulsory to provide in order to receive the newsletter is your e-mail address. Additional data is marked specifically as optional and is used so that we can address you personally. Once you have confirmed your subscription, we save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Article 6, para. 1, sentence 1 lit. a DS-GVO.
  4. You can withdraw your consent to us sending you the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe. To withdraw your consent, click the link provided in every newsletter e-mail, send an e-mail to info@catnic.de or send a message to the contact details provided in the Legal disclosure.
  5. Please note that we evaluate your user behaviour when we send our newsletter to you. For the purpose of this evaluation, the e-mails we send you contain what are known as tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are single-image pixel files which are saved on our website. We evaluate your user behaviour by linking the data listed in Section 3 − to your e-mail address and a unique ID. All data is pseudonymised on collection, i.e. the IDs are not linked to any of your other personal data and it is not possible to identify you personally on the basis of this information.
  6. You can object to this tracking operation at any time by clicking the specific link provided in every e-mail or contacting us using another method. The information is saved for as long as you subscribe to the newsletter. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, the data is saved anonymised and for statistical purposes only. Furthermore, this method of tracking will not be possible if you have deactivated the display of images in your e-mail program by default. In this case the newsletter will not be displayed in full and you might not be able to use all of its functions. If you allow images to be displayed manually, the tracking method described above will be used.

Section 7 − Use of Google Analytics

  1. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" – text files which are stored on your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about how you use this website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. If the IP anonymisation function is activated on this website, however, Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area in advance. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened 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 the website activities and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and of the Internet to the website operator.
  2. The IP address sent from your browser as part of the Google Analytics process will not be merged with other Google data.
  3. You can prevent cookies from being saved by changing the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we would point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full capacity. In addition, you can prevent the data (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie about your use of the website from being logged at Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
  4. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are processed in a shortened format and any personal association is therefore impossible. Any personal connection associated with the data collected about you will be eliminated immediately and the personal data deleted without delay.
  5. We use Google Analytics to be able to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is sent to the USA, Google is subject to the terms of the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6, para. 1, sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
  6. Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, overview of data protection and the privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy.
  7. You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie can be set to prevent your data from being collected in the future: click here to opt out of Google Analytics. Click here to opt out of Google Analytics.

Section 8 − Integration of YouTube videos

  1. We have integrated YouTube videos into our website. These are saved at http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. They are all integrated in privacy-enhanced mode, which means that no data about you as a user is sent to YouTube if you do not play the videos. The data listed in paragraph 2 is only sent when you play any of the videos. We do not have any influence on this transmission of data.
  2. When you visit the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the relevant subpage of our website. In addition, the data listed in Section 3 − of this policy is also sent. This takes place regardless of whether you have a YouTube user account, which you are logged into, or not. If you are logged into YouTube, your data is allocated directly to your account. If you do not want your data to be allocated to your YouTube profile, you need to log out before activating the button. YouTube saves your data as usage profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website in line with requirements. Even for users who are not logged in, such an evaluation is used in particular to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other social network users of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles by contacting YouTube.
  3. You will find further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube in the privacy policy. You will also find information on your rights and privacy protection setting options here: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy.
    Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the terms of the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Section 9 − Integration of Google Maps

  1. We use Google Maps on this website. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and makes the maps function convenient for you to use.
  2. When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant subpage of our website. In addition, the data listed in Section 3 − of this policy is also sent. This takes place regardless of whether you have a Google user account, which you are logged into, or not. If you are logged into YouTube, your data is allocated directly to your account. If you do not want your data to be allocated to your Google profile, you need to log out before activating the button. Google saves your data as usage profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website in line with requirements. Even for users who are not logged in, such an evaluation is used in particular to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other social network users of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles by contacting Google.
  3. You will find further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider in the provider's privacy policy. You will also find information on your rights in this regard and privacy protection setting options here: http://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the terms of the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Section 10 − Vimeo

Plug-ins from the Vimeo video portal operated by Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA are integrated into our website. Every time you access a page with one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct link is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. Information about your visit and your IP address is saved there. When you interact with the Vimeo plug-ins (e.g. by clicking the start button), this information is also sent to Vimeo and saved on their server. Vimeo's privacy policy contains further information on how Vimeo collect and use your data.

If you have a Vimeo user account but do not want Vimeo to collect data about you via this website and link it to your saved membership data, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.

Furthermore, Vimeo accesses the Google Analytics tracker via an iFrame in which the video is viewed. Vimeo is responsible for its own tracking and we do not have any access to this. You can disable Google Analytics tracking by using the deactivation tools offered by Google for some Internet browsers. In addition, you can prevent the data (incl. your IP address) generated by Google Analytics about your use of the website from being logged at Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Section 11 − Application process

  1. In the event that you apply to our company for an advertised position or with an unsolicited application, data processing will take place as a result of your application for the desired employment relationship in our company. If storage is necessary for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship with us, we will only carry this out for this purpose.
  2. By sending your personal data in your application, even in unencrypted form, we assume that you have given us permission to store it in our system for the purpose of processing your application. Your personal and other data will be stored in accordance with statutory provisions.
  3. After submitting your data, you will receive a separate notification regarding your rights and the duration of the data storage.