- General Data Protection Information
- Data Protection Information for Applicants
1. General Data Protection Information
Responsible party in terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and service provider in terms of the German Telemedia Law (TMG) is
The Social Chain AG
Alte Jakobstraße 85/86
Phone: 030 208484010
(hereinafter also referred to as "we", "our" or "us")
You can reach the data protection supervisor of the Social Chain AG at
The Social Chain AG
Alte Jakobstraße 85/86
Access logs and types of data processed when the page is accessed
When you use the website for information purposes, we only collect personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you wish to access our website, we collect the following data:
• Date and time of the request
• Quantity of data transmitted
• An indication whether the file has been transmitted in completely
• Information about your web browser and operating system
• Address of the page from which you started the request
• Your IP address
This data is stored in the log files of our system. We do not store this data or any other personal data. We collect the listed data to ensure a proper connection to the website and to enable a comfortable use of our website for users. In addition, the log file serves to evaluate system security and stability as well as for administrative purposes. As there is a legitimate interest in the temporary storage of the data or log files, the legal base is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO.
For reasons of technical security, in particular to prevent attacks on our web server, this data is stored by us for a short period of time. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons on the basis of this data. After seven days at the latest, the data is anonymised by shortening the IP address at domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish a link to the individual user.
In anonymised form, the data is also processed for statistical purposes. We do not store this data or any other personal data. All data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of its collection.
Processing of personal data
We only collect, use and transmit personal data if this is legally allowed or we have your consent to do so.
Whenever you send us an inquiry, e.g. by e-mail, we will save your inquiry for processing and for further inquiries. The personal data sent to us by e-mail (e.g. name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) is used exclusively for the processing of contact inquiries.
Data will not be forwarded to third parties or published.
Because of the legitimate interest in the processing of data transmitted by e-mail, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case when the processing of the respective inquiry has been completed, i.e. when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.
We would like to point out that the confidentiality of e-mails or other electronic forms of communication on the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We recommend sending confidential information by post.
The rights of users and data subjects
With regard to data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right
• to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
• to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
• to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
• to notification per Art. 19 GDPR;
• to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
• to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).
In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right for information about these recipients.
Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller's future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
These are cases where the processing operation is based on legitimate interests of the controller and on the assumption that his legitimate interests in excluding the processing operation do not outweigh his legitimate interests in protection. If such an objection is exercised, we ask for a statement of the reasons arising from their particular situation. In the case of your objection, we will examine the situation and will either stop or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling reasons for continuing the processing on the basis of which we are entitled to protection.
In addition, you have the right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority as per Art. 77 GDPR if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is not lawful. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
We use the SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) within the website visit in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. This is a 256-bit encryption in general. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the display of the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technical developments.
You can find a list of the cookies we use, descriptions of the purposes of the cookies and further information on the particular cookies in our cookie consent banner.
Here you find a list of all used cookies:
CookieConsent: Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain; Expiry: 1 year
_ga: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website; Expiry: 2 years
_gat: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate; Expiry: 1 day
_gid: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.; Expiry: 1 day
Google Analytics (1)
If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited ("Google") is used on this website. The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.
Purposes of the Processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
Recipients or Categories of Recipients
The recipient of the collected data is Google.
Transfer to Third Countries
Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here.
Duration of Data Storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.
Rights of the Persons affected
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. You can disable Google Analytics in our cookie consent banner.
We include the maps of the service "Google Maps" of the service provider Google. The processed data may include in particular IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent.
Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, parent company: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland; parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;
By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website including your IP address and the (start) address entered in the route planner function can be transmitted to Google in the USA.
When you call up a website of our online presence that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Google. The map content is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website by it. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data collected by Google in this way. According to our state of knowledge this is at least the following data:
• Internet address or URL of the web page accessed,
• IP address, (start) address entered during route planning.
We have no influence on the further processing and use of the data by Google and therefore cannot take responsibility for this.
For integration and display of video content, our website uses plugins from Vimeo.
Service provider: Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When a page with an integrated Vimeo plug-in is called up, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells Vimeo which of our pages you have called up. Vimeo obtains your IP address, even if you are not logged in to the video portal or do not have an account there. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to servers of the video portal in the USA.
Personal Data (or Data)
Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
Information collected automatically through this Website (or third-party services employed in this Website), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.
The individual using this Website who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)
Data Controller (or Owner)
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, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Website. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Website.
This Website (or this Application)
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.
The service provided by this Website as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
European Union (or EU)
Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Small sets of data stored in the User’s device.
2. Data Protection Information for Applicants
a) Responsible party in terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
Phone: 030 208484010
b) You can reach the data protection supervisor of the Social Chain AG at
c) Purpose and Legal Basis of the Data Proceeding
d) Categories of Personal Data
e) Sources of Data
f) Recipients of the Data
g) Duration of Data Storage
h) Your Rights
i) Right of objection
Insofar as the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR is carried out to maintain legitimate interests, you have the right pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of such data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process this personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection. These must outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing must serve to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. You are free to contact us to protect your rights.
j) Necessity of providing the personal data