Thank you for visiting our website. Thank you for your interest in our company, our products and services.
The protection of your privacy and your personal data is important to us in both the analog and digital worlds. In order to guarantee you the highest possible degree of transparency, we inform you below about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of the data collected by us in the context of the use of the website.
This data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance Maker when issuing the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used.
Personal Data (Art. 4 No. 1 DS-GVO)
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). 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.
Processing (Art. 4 No. 2 DS-GVO)
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Controller or person responsible for processing (Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO)
The controller or person responsible for processing is 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. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
Third Part (Art. 4 No. 10 DS-GVO)
Third part means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who are authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
Consent (Art. 4 No. 11 DS-GVO)
Consent is any indication of intention given voluntarily by the data subject for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
I. Person responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO:
The responsible party within the meaning of the DS-GVO and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Science Park 2
Phone: +49 681 3096 4200
A detailed provider identification can be called up in the imprint.
II. Data Protection Officer
NEOCOSMO GmbH Attn: Data Protection Officer
Science Park 2
III. collection of data
When you visit our website, various data is processed. A distinction can be made between exclusive informational use and the use of special functions of our website.
a. Collection of (personal) data in the case of exclusive informational use of the website
We would like to point out that in the case of purely informative use of our website, where no login, registration or other transmission of data is required, no personal data is collected. The only exception to this is data that is transmitted by your browser to enable you to visit the website. Our web server temporarily stores each access locally in a log file.
The following data is collected in the process:
- IP address
- Date and time of access
- Name and URL of the accessed file
- Amount of data transferred
- Message whether the retrieval was successful
- Recognition data of the browser and operating system used
- Web page (URL) from which the access was made
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status / HTTP status code
This data is processed for the purpose of enabling the use of the website (connection establishment) and for the purpose of system security, problem diagnosis and technical administration of the network infrastructure. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure or for other reasons of data and information security.
b. Collection of personal data when using special functions of our website
In addition to the purely informational use of the website, we offer special services for which certain personal data is processed.
If you are asked to provide personal information on our website, this information is voluntary. They are used to provide you with the requested information and services in the context of your inquiries, as well as to maintain the relationship with interested parties or customers. If you do not provide us with this data, we will unfortunately not be able to provide you with the services we have presented, as we will not be able to process your request.
Your data will be treated in accordance with the statutory provisions, in particular for the purposes for which you have voluntarily provided it to us. We will only process your data beyond these purposes if you have consented to this or if we are permitted to do so by a legal regulation.
The website of NEOCOSMO GmbH contains, due to legal requirements, information that enables a quick electronic contact as well as direct communication with us.
If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data you provide will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted by you to us on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purpose of processing the request or contacting you.
- Access to web session, documents and white papers
If you participate in one of our web sessions, access a recorded web session, download a white paper or other documents available for download, you will need to register for this and provide us with a few personal details. Your personal data will only be used for the stated purpose, unless you have given us further consent.
We base the collection of your data in this context on the legitimate interest to know to whom we pass on our knowledge, know-how of products and services.
You can object to the processing. You have the right to object to reasons arising from your particular situation. To object, please send an email to email@example.com.
You have the option to register for our newsletter.
The data collection within the scope of the newsletter dispatch is based on your voluntary consent according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO. You give us this consent as part of a double opt-in procedure and can revoke it at any time for the future.
To subscribe to our newsletter, you must enter your e-mail address in our newsletter form and send the form by clicking on the “Send” button. We will send you a confirmation e-mail after the data has been transferred. In this e-mail you will find a button that you must click to finally complete the newsletter subscription (double opt-in).
In order to be able to send you a personalised newsletter with content tailored to your interests, we would be pleased to receive further voluntary information about you.
Revocation of consent: Of course, you have the option to unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time and to revoke the consent you have given for the future. You can do this either by clicking on the corresponding button within the newsletter or by sending an email to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
V. integration of services of external providers
Individual pages of our website integrate third-party content. In these cases, your IP address is also recognised by the third-party provider in order to provide you with the content. These third parties thus receive personal data from you, whereby the processing of this data outside the EU cannot be ruled out.
The transfer of personal data is independent of whether you have a user account with the third-party provider and whether you are logged in via this at the same time. However, if you have a user account and are logged in, it can be assumed that the data will be assigned to your user account. To prevent this, you should log out of the third-party provider.
You have the option of preventing the execution of scripts from these providers by installing a corresponding plug-in in your browser (e.g. NoScript in a Mozilla Firefox browser). However, this may result in a restriction of the website’s functions.
Below you will find an overview of our external providers integrated within the scope of the offer presented here:
Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
(hereinafter referred to as “Google”)
YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
(hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”)
Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
LinkedIn, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Twitter, Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
XING, XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Rocket Science Group, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
(hereinafter referred to as “Rocket Science Group”)
For the purpose of direct marketing, we use the “MailChimp” tool of the Rocket Science Group company. Your email address, as well as the other data you voluntarily provide to us, is stored in the USA on servers of the Rocket Science Group.
VI. web analytics services
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states 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 shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google. To do so, access the following link and install the add-on to deactivate Google Analytics for your browser: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. The tracking code of our website is used with an extension so that the IP addresses are processed in a shortened form. This excludes the possibility of a direct link to a person.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
- Jetpack/Wordpress.com Stats
This website uses Google AdWords Conversion Tracking, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. to improve the website and advertising activities. Google Adwords sets a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”) if you have accessed our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30-60 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of ours and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that someone has clicked on the ad and thus been redirected to our site. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across AdWords customers’ websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The AdWords customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking procedure, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, by means of a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com”.
Within the newsletters that are sent using the MailChimp tool, recipient behaviour is analysed using so-called “web beacons”. This makes it possible to track when the email was read and which links were clicked on.
Furthermore, we would like to inform you that cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website.
Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your internet browser on your computer or mobile device. The information stored in the cookies is used to automatically recognise you the next time you visit our websites and to make our offer more user-friendly for you, for example to make navigation easier. For example, the cookie records which language selection you have made so that you can stay in the respective language version of the pages. The cookies on our websites do not collect any personal data.
You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies or to inform you before they are stored. You can find out exactly how this works for the respective browser type in the manufacturer’s instructions. However, if you do not accept cookies, this may lead to functional restrictions of our offers. Cookies may also be used on linked pages without us being able to inform you in advance.
Please note that when deleting cookies, e.g. by using appropriate browser add-ons, any installed opt-out cookies will also be deleted.
Any further data details will not be linked to the stored information from the cookies. The data is stored separately from each other.
Depending on the configuration, different cookies are used on websites in terms of type and scope. These cookies can be divided into the following categories:
Absolutely necessary cookies (type 1)
These cookies are mandatory for the website and its functions to work properly. Without these cookies, for example, services such as the possibility of personalization (if in use) cannot be provided.
Functional cookies (type 2)
These cookies make it possible to improve the comfort and performance of websites and to provide various functions. For example, language settings can be stored in function cookies (if in use).
Performance cookies (type 3)
These cookies collect information about how users use websites. For example, performance cookies help identify particularly popular areas of a website. In general, the information collected with these cookies is not personal.
Third-part cookies (type 4)
These cookies are set by third parties, e.g. social networks. They are primarily used to share content via social media channels using application-related social plugins.
The following cookies are currently used on this website:
||These are two cookies that are set by WordPress (neocosmo.de) as the content management system used. It is stored whether the user has agreed to cookies. In addition, the user language is stored.
|_ga, _gid, _gat
||These are cookies used by Google Analytics to analyze the usage behavior of the site.
|CONSENT, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, 1P_JAR, NID, OTZ
||are set by YouTube and/or Google as soon as a video is embedded and/or played on a page or the Google Maps service is embedded.
|cw_id, loc, mus, na_id, na_tc, uid, uvc, __atuvc, __atuvs
||are used by the social sharing service AddThis, which is integrated in next.neocosmo.de (the blog page to this website) as a plugin and with the help of which users can share content via social networks (here Facebook and XING).
VIII. Rights of the data subject
You have a variety of rights regarding the processing of your personal data within the framework of the respective regulations (Articles 15 to 21 of the DS-GVO): Right to information, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction of processing and the right to data portability. There are restrictions on the right to information and the right to erasure, for example according to §§ 34, 35 BDSG.
You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you can object to this processing if reasons arise from your particular situation that speak against data processing.
You also have the right to be subject to an individual decision that is not exclusively automated. Likewise, you have the right to complain to a competent data protection supervisory authority.
If you have given us consent to process personal data for certain purposes, you can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.
If you as a data subject would like to exercise one of these rights, you can contact the offices mentioned under I. or II. at any time.
IX. Right of information and objection
You can request information about your personal data processed by us. Under certain circumstances, you may also request that your data be corrected (if it is not (or no longer) accurate), supplemented or deleted.
Furthermore, you have the right to revoke your consent to the use of data, if you have given such consent, in part or in full for the future.
Please address any requests to:
Subject/Secretary Data Protection Officer
Science Park 2
To prevent unauthorized access or even misuse, it may be necessary for us to contact you directly to verify your request.
X. Deletion and blocking of personal data
In principle, we delete your data as soon as they are no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, unless temporary storage is still necessary. For example, we store your data on the basis of legal obligations to provide proof and to retain data, which result, among other things, from the German Commercial Code and the German Fiscal Code. The storage periods are then up to ten full years.
In addition, we retain your data for the period in which claims can be asserted against our company (statutory limitation period of three or up to thirty years).
We include social network “share” or “like” buttons on our websites / blog pages.
Facebook Social Plugins
This website uses several plugins of the social network facebook.com, which are operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can recognize these plugins either by one of the Facebook logos (letters “f” of Facebook, button “Like” or button “Send”) or by the fact that this plugin is marked with the word “Facebook”, “Like”, “Send” or “FB”. The Facebook social plugins can be viewed at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
If you visit pages of our website that are provided with such a plugin, a connection to the Facebook servers is established if you have configured your browser accordingly, and the plugin is displayed on the website by informing your browser. This transmits to the Facebook server which of our Internet pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a Facebook member, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using the plugin functions (e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or submitting a comment), this information is also assigned to your Facebook account.
If you are a Facebook member and want to prevent the collection and linking of your data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. It is not sufficient to simply close the page. Another option is to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with a Facebook Blocker.
Twitter Social Plugins
This website uses several plugins of the social network twitter.com, which is operated by Twitter Inc, Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). You can recognise these plugins either by one of the Twitter logos (letter “t” or image of a bird) or by the fact that this plugin is marked with the word “Twitter” or “Twitter”.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings under twitter.com/settings/account. If you are a Twitter member and do not want Twitter to collect data about you via our website and link it to your membership data stored on Twitter, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website.
This website uses the “g+” button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognisable by the “g+” sign on a red background. When you visit a web page of our website that contains such a button, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Google servers.
The content of the “g+” button is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Google collects with the button, but assume that your IP address is also collected. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found at Googles Datenschutzhinweisen zu der “g+”-Schaltfläche. If you are a Google Plus member and do not want Google to collect data about you via our website and link it to your membership data stored at Google, you must log out of Google Plus before visiting our website.
The embedded videos from YouTube are used within the permitted use by YouTube, which all users have to accept. If you see copyrights violated, please report it directly to YouTube.
XII. Data security
For data security we use various measures that are adapted to the respective state of the art. These serve in particular to protect your personal data. However, we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. e-mail communication) is subject to security vulnerabilities and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties. In the case of particularly sensitive information, we therefore recommend using alternative methods, e.g. encrypted communication or the postal service.
Changes to the data protection declaration
In the course of the continuous development of the Internet and the changing data protection law, it is necessary to adapt this data protection declaration to the changing circumstances. Significant changes will be announced on this page in due time.
Last change / current version: October 2023