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Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as "data") is processed by us only within the scope of necessity and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly internet presence, including its contents and the services offered there.

Pursuant to Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the basic Regulation on data protection (hereinafter referred to as the 'DSGVO'), 'processing' means any operation or set of operations relating to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, comparison or association, limitation, erasure or destruction, carried out with or without the aid of automated processes.

With the following data protection declaration we inform you in particular about type, extent, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, as far as we decide either alone or together with others about the purposes and means of the processing. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components used by us for optimisation purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as responsible
II. Rights of users and affected
III. Information on data processing

I. Information about us as responsible persons

Responsible provider of this website in the sense of data protection:

THE SQUAIRE - Access N°13 At Frankfurt Airport 60549
Frankfurt am Main

Legally represented by its Management Board, Messrs Manfred Hillenbrand, Tobias Meibom

Phone: +49 (0) 69 788 088 00-0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 788 088 00-99

II. rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right to

  • to confirmation within the meaning of Art. 15 DSGVO whether data relating to them will be processed, to information on the data processed, to further information on the data processing and to copies of the data;
  • to correct or complete inaccurate or incomplete data within the framework of Art. 16 DSGVO;
  • to the immediate deletion of the data concerning them within the framework of Art. 17 DSGVO;
  • restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO;
  • to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transfer these data to other providers/responsible persons within the framework of Art. 20 DSGVO, if the processing is based on a consent or a contract and the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures;
  • on complaint to the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the data concerning them are being processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (cf. also Art. 77 DSGVO).

In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data have been disclosed by the provider of any rectification or deletion of data or of the restriction of processing which takes place pursuant to Articles 16, 17 para. 1, 18 DSGVO. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

Users and data subjects also have the right under Art. 21 DSGVO to object to the future processing of data concerning them, provided that the data are processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. The controller will then examine whether he can establish compelling legitimate reasons for the processing, overriding the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or whether the processing is for the exercise, exercise or defence of rights. In such a case, the controller may proceed with the processing. Furthermore, an objection against data processing for the purpose of direct marketing is admissible without the responsible party being able to examine the individual case in the aforementioned sense.

III. Information on data processing

Server Data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable internet presence, data is sent to us or to our web space provider

QiTEC IT Service GmbH
Taubchenweg 8
04317 Leipzig

who works for us as an order processor. The data is transferred via your internet browser. With these so-called server log files, the type and version of your internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our internet presence (referrer URL), the website(s) of our internet presence that you visit, the date and time of the respective access and the IP address of the internet connection from which the use of our internet presence takes place are collected.

These data collected in this way are temporarily stored, but not together with other data from you.

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO (balancing of interests). Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our internet presence as well as in the provision of the contents of the website accessed by the user.

The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is necessary for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data shall be wholly or partially excluded from erasure until the incident has been finally resolved.

There is no obligation to provide the data, but if the data is not provided, we will not be able to provide the content accessed on the website.


We use so-called cookies with our internet presence. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored on your end device by the internet browser you use. You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on the internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support.

In addition to the matomo cookies, for which you will find information below, we also use an opt-in cookie, which is called "tx_cookies_accepted". With this we save your consent to the setting of cookies. The legal basis for the processing of this cookie is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO (balancing of interests). Our legitimate interest is the administration of the cookie consents given by the user for this website and the fulfilment of our obligation to provide evidence of legitimate data processing pursuant to Art. 5 para. 2 DSGVO. There is no obligation to provide the data, but if the data is not provided, we will not be able to provide the content accessed on the website.

This cookie is stored on your device for a period of twelve (12) months. The data stored in the cookie is processed by our above-mentioned hosting provider, which acts as an order processor for us.


If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you for this purpose, i.e. your e-mail address and - optionally - your name and address, will be transmitted to us. At the same time, we store the IP address of the internet connection from which you access our website as well as the date and time of your registration. As part of the further registration process, we will obtain confirmation of your consent to the sending of the newsletter (double opt-in), specifically describe the content and refer to this privacy policy. The data collected will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) DSGVO (consent).

In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, you may revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

Contact enquiries / Contact possibility

If you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your enquiry. The data must be provided in order to process and respond to your enquiry - we cannot answer your enquiry without providing it, or only to a limited extent if necessary.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) DSGVO (contract initiation or contract execution). If you act for a company or if the subject of your inquiry is not the initiation of a contractual relationship between you and us, the legal basis for the processing is our legitimate interest in the processing of the concern of this company communicated by you or the processing and answering of your other concern (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO).

Your data will be deleted if your request has been answered conclusively and if there are no legal obligations to retain data to prevent deletion, such as for example in the case of any subsequent processing of a contract.

Matomo (formerly: PIWIK)

In our internet presence we use Matomo (formerly: "PIWIK"). This is an open source software with which we can analyze the use of our website. Your IP address, the website(s) of our internet presence that you visit, the website from which you switched to our internet presence (referrer URL), your length of stay on our internet presence and the frequency with which you visit one of our websites are processed. There is no obligation to provide your data. If your data is not made available, we cannot measure the web audience.

To collect this data, Matomo stores a cookie on your terminal device via your internet browser. This cookie with the name "MATOMO_SESSID" is automatically deleted at the end of your visit.

Statistics cookies help understand how visitors interact with Web pages by collecting and reporting information anonymously. This information helps us to continuously improve our offer.

Name of the cookie


Storage period


 Tracking cookie  

Until the end of the browser session


 Tracking cookie  

½ hour


 Tracking cookie

 6 months


 Tracking cookie  

12 months


 Tracking cookie  

(Saves opt-out for tracking via Matomo:

24 months


The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis and optimization of our internet presence.

However, we use Matomo with the anonymization function "Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs". This anonymization function shortens your IP address by two bytes, so that an assignment to you or to the internet connection you are using is usually no longer possible after this shortening.

You have the possibility to end the analysis of your usage behaviour by means of the so-called opt-out. By confirming the link a cookie is stored on your end device via your internet browser, which prevents further analysis. Please note, however, that if you delete the cookies stored on your end device, you will have to click on the link above again and that this opt-out is only valid for one end device. This cookie, called "piwik_ignore", is valid for two (2) years. It is used to determine whether you have declared an opt-out.

The recipient of this data is Kirchhoff Consult AG, which acts for us as an order processor.

Third-Party Plug-ins

We have included third-party plug-ins on the Website that allow you to use the functionality offered on the Website by third-party vendors.

We use a plug-in on this page to display selected stock exchange prices. This plug-in is offered by EQS Group AG.

When calling up the respective pages used by the plug-in, the provider of the plug-in (comparable to calling up an external website via a link) can in particular process your IP address and the address (URL). In addition, the provider of the plug-in may receive information from any cookies stored in your internet browser of the respective provider. The provider of the plug-in can therefore at least receive the information that our website was accessed under the IP address assigned to you at the time of accessing the page with the plug-in.

If you are registered with EQS Group AG as a user, this provider can usually also assign the data received to your user account via the plug-in. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the concrete data collected by EQS Group AG.

Furthermore, we have no knowledge of the specific purposes of the processing of the data collected by EQS Group AG or of further details of the data processing of this provider. In particular, we do not know whether EQS Group AG processes the data collected solely to provide the functionality of the plug-in (e.g. for sharing certain content or submitting a comment) or for other purposes (e.g. to create user profiles or personalise advertising).