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Privacy policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a high priority for the management of IPC. The use of the Internet pages of IPC is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if you want to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain your consent. This website is secured using an SSL Certificate. SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server.

The processing of personal data, such as your name or e-mail address shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to IPC. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, persons, whose personal data is processed by IPC are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

IPC has implemented measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

Name and address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is: IPC – Internationale Projekt Consult GmbH, Falkensteiner Straße 77, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Phone: + 49 69 90 50 188-0, Email: ipc[at]ipcgmbh.com. Our contact person for questions and queries related to data protection is Sandra Lohmüller (lohmueller[at]ipcgmbh.com).

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies enable our web server to recognise your browser. Through the use of cookies, IPC can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. Be aware that if you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

Collection of general data and information

The website of IPC collects a series of general data and information when the website is entered. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (7) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, IPC does not draw any conclusions about who you are. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. These cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDRP. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize its website. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. Data collected by Google Analytics expires automatically after 26 months. Please note that this retention period start anew when you visit the website within this timeframe. We do not collect data for remarketing or advertising purposes.

IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Objecting to the collection of data
You can Opt-out of Google Analytics tracking here. This prevents the collection of your data by Google Analytics on future visits to this site.

Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Contact possibility via the website

The website of IPC contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact IPC by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by you are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. We will process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDRP. You may revoke your consent at any time. We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request), at the latest 6 months after fulfillment of your request. Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Data protection for applications and the application procedures

IPC collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail. If IPC concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically erased six months after concluding the application process, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure or you have not expressly agreed to have your data stored for a longer period. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

IPC shall process and store the personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

Rights

You have the following rights regarding the processing and use of your personal data:

You can assert these rights via the e-mail address or the contact details specified above.

Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the business relationship or the initiation of a business relationship.

Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; requirement necessary to enter into a contract; your obligation to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

The provision of personal data may partly be required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary that you provide us with personal data in order to conclude a contract, which must subsequently be processed by us. You are, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with you. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract could not be concluded. You are not obliged to provide personal data in addition to the above if not required by law or for contractual provisions.

Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

Plugins and tools

Google reCAPTCHA
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics.
This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.
Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDRP. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam. Please follow the links to find more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy.

Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDRP.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found here and in Google’s privacy policy.

Google Maps
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDRP.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google.