pr people in Cologne

Int. Communications
Hohenzollernring 14
50672 Cologne, Germany

T: +49 (0)221/53 41 088-0
F: +49 (0)221/53 41 088-44

Mail: info[at]pr-people.de

pr people in Essen

Int. Communications
Huyssenallee 70-72
45128 Essen, Germany

T: +49 (0)201/82 14 34-00
F: +49 (0)201/82 14 34-11
Mail: info[at]pr-people.de

Privacy Policy

We appreciate your interest in our website www.pr-people.de. Protecting personal data is of great importance for us. Personal data is processed by pr people International GmbH & Co. KG on a legal basis and, where required, based on your consent. Since 25/05/2018, the principal legal basis has been the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the following, we would like to provide you with information about the processing of your personal data during your visit to our website www.pr-people.de.

1. Controller

The controller for data processing within the framework of your use of the website is pr people International GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter: „pr people“).

2. Browsing on www.pr-people.de

For what purposes do we process your data?

When you visit our website, your browser contacts our web server to call up the websites you want to access. Basically, you do not have to register or identify yourself to use this function. However, the enquiries and feedbacks of our server are assigned based on your IP address, which is used to establish a connection to your identity, as appropriate. In detail, personal data, such as your IP address, is transferred to our web server within the framework of a HTTP/S retrieval. This connection data is processed by our web server to enable access to the website.
In addition, the respective HTTP/S calls are logged in a log file. We use this for finding technical errors and to be able to ward off and clarify attacks on our systems. In addition, we use the already stored log files to create evaluations that we use to optimize our website. The evaluation as such takes place in an anonymous form, i.e. by combining call data, so that the results no longer have any personal reference.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

The legal basis for processing your data, if applicable, depends on the specific purpose of your visit:

  • If you visit our website to initiate contracts or business relationships with us, the legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6(1) Point (b) GDPR (initiation and/or performance of a contract).
  • -Moreover, as a rule, the data is processed on account of our legitimate interests acc. to Art. 6(1) Point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to operate a website for general information and communication purposes and to present our company.

As a rule, the log files are processed on the legal basis of our legitimate interests acc. To Art. 6 (1) Point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to protect our facilities and systems from attacks and, if necessary, to take legal action against attackers and to further develop our websites for commercial purposes.

Are you obliged to provide your data and what happens if you disagree?

It is not possible to use the website without your connection data being processed.

To whom is the data disseminated and/or who is involved in the processing of my data?

Basically, the data is processed fully automatically by our web host NEXUS Netsoft GmbH, Hans-Böckler-Straße 10-12, 40764 Langenfeld (Rhineland).

For how long will your data be retained?

The log file data is stored for 14 days. All of the other data will be erased immediately after the HTTP/S view has been implemented.

3. Communication by e-mail or telephone

For what purposes do we process your data?

Our website provides you with the opportunity to contact us by e-mail or telephone. In this case, the information provided by you is retained for the purpose of dealing with the contact request and for possible enquiries. If you contact us with a specific concern or if we contact you, we naturally also process your personal data, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and the communication contents to implement the exchange of information with you.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

Within the framework of the e-mail or telephone communication, your data is processed based on Art. 6(1) Point (b) GDPR, provided that such exchange is related to the initiation or fulfilment of a contract with you. For the rest, the legal basis depends on the specific purpose of the exchange. In most cases, Art. 6(1) Point (f) GDPR (our legitimate interest to conduct business correspondence or, e.g., to respond to queries on data protection) will be relevant.

Are you obliged to provide your data and what happens if you disagree?

You are not obliged to provide your data. However, it is not possible to communicate by e-mail or telephone without your personal data being processed.

To whom is the data disseminated and/or who is involved in the processing of my data?

Internally, we disseminate your data only to the respective body responsible for your concern.

For how long will your data be retained?

Your personal data will be erased once it is no longer required for any exchange with you. If appropriate, the data is kept longer based on Art. 6(1) Point (c) GDPR icw the respective relevant legal retention periods (especially according to commercial as well as tax and fiscal legislation). Business correspondence is commonly retained for ten years following the end of the year in which it was received.

4. Cookies

As virtually any website, we use cookies and similar technologies. A cookie is a small text file that is comprised of letters and numbers and is stored on your device if you visit a website. We use a session cookie on our website. This cookie contains information stored on your computer or mobile terminal for the duration of your visit when you visit this website. When browsing on the website, our system or even any other website recognising said cookie can retrieve it. This makes it possible to distinguish your device from the devices of other users when you browse on the website. The session cookie used by us is required to ensure the functionality of the website; without using such cookie, it is not possible to operate the website.

5. Social Media

By clicking on different links on our homepage, you can access our web presence in the social media used by us (LinkedIn, Xing and Twitter). We do not use any social media plug-ins in this context, but only a link taking you to the homepage of the social networks accordingly. As long as you stay on our website, the social media networks will not collect any data. Once you are taken by the link to a corresponding website, pr people will only have limited influence on further data processing.

Who is responsible for data processing for the social media platform?

For data processing when visiting our social media presences (Twitter, LinkedIn and Xing), the respective social media platform is primarily responsible for data protection.
We share responsibility for data protection with the operator of the social media platform for the following data processing measures:

  • Evaluation of statistics about the usage behaviour of the visitors. Data of this kind is regularly available for us.
  • Interaction with our social media team resp. reaction to our posts (e.g. through comments, likes, e Interaction with our social media team resp. reaction to our posts (e.g. through comments, likes, etc.)

 

 

For what purpose do we process your data?

Our presences on social media platforms serve primarily to inform you about our company, our products and services. Our presence on Xing and LinkedIn serve an effective and timely recruiting as well as maintaining and expanding business relationships.

1. Visit to our social media presences, user statistics: When visiting our social media presences, personal data of the user is collected by the respective social media provider – e.g. through the use of cookies – (usage data). pr people can usually co-determine, which data is collected, by appropriate filter settings. The respective social media platform then shares certain information about user behavior (user statistics) with us. However, pr people does not have full access to the collected data or your profile data. The following information may be provided to us anonymously by social media platforms:

  • followers / fans etc.: number of people who follow pr people including growth and development over a defined time frame.
  • Range: Number of people who see a specific post. Number of interactions on a post. This data allows us to deviate, which content has the highest impact on our followers.
  • Ad performance: What does pr people charge for a click? How many people saw an ad?
  • Demographics: average age of visitors, gender, place of residence, language.

However, we cannot draw any conclusions about individual users from these usage data provided by the social media providers. We use these statistics only to improve our online presence on our social media channels and to better respond to the interests of our users. We cannot link the statistical data to your profile data. In part, you can use your preferences to decide how targeted advertising will appear to you.
Please note that one of these data processing measures can also be exercised by visitors to our online presences who are not logged in or registered in the respective network. Information about the data collection and further processing by the respective social media platform can be found in the respective privacy statements of the social media providers on their homepage.

2. Interaction: If you interact with us through the social media presences, e.g. if you like or comment on posts, post something on our presence or link our company in a comment, the content of the interaction will be processed by us. In addition, pr people can see the public information of your profile. Which of these are visible to us, is your decision in your platform settings. You can also decide not to follow any of our social media presences any more, at any time. Then your profile will no longer appear in the list of fans or followers of this social media presence.
When you communicate directly with us through our social media presences, we process your communication data (e.g. name or username and content of the communication) to process your request. pr people will also receive personal data, if you use a form with pre-filled fields with data from your profile to send us the data and actively send the data to us by clicking on a button.

 

On what legal basis do we process your data?

Insofar as the processing of your usage data should be carried out by us, it serves legitimate interests, in accordance to Art. 6(1) Point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to enhance the user experience on our website and strengthen our presence on social networks to promote our business purposes. This is supposed to improve our customer service, ensure effective user information and modern communication, and promote our business through advertising opportunities. Our presence on Xing and LinkedIn serves our interest in recruiting qualified new employees and maintaining or expanding business contacts. If you communicate directly with us through our social media presences, the legal basis for the processing of your communication data depends on the specific purpose of the exchange. Art. 6(1) Point (b) GDPR is relevant insofar, as the exchange relates to the initiation or fulfillment of a contract with you. Incidentally, Art. 6(1) Point (f) GDPR (our legitimate interest in conducting business correspondence or, for example, responding to data protection requests) will usually be relevant.
In case you are a member of a social media platform and you have given consent to the respective operator in the data processing (i.e. their consent, for example, by setting a tick in a check box or confirm by clicking a button) the legal basis of the processing is your consent (Art. 6(1) Point (a), Art. 7 GDPR).
Further information on the legal basis for the processing of your personal data by the social media provider can be found in the privacy policy of the respective social media network.

Who participates in the processing of your personal data during our social media activities?

Your data will be used internally only by our respective departments or forwarded. These are regularly our social media teams and the marketing department. When you communicate with us through our social media presences, only those departments that are responsible for your request (such as our human resources department) are involved.
Anyone involved in the processing of data by the respective social media provider, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social media network.

Is your data transmitted to a third country or international organization?

In connection with our social media presence, we do not transfer your personal data to a third country or an international organization.
It is possible for a social media platform operator to connect to servers in third countries (such as the United States) and transmit your personal data to these servers. Due to this circumstance, we point out that, in the case of data processing outside the European Union, the assertion of your user rights may be considerably more difficult. If it is a United States-based provider that has a Privacy Shield Certificate, this provider is required to adhere to existing data protection standards in the EU.
You will receive further information in the privacy policy of the respective social media provider.

Is there an obligation for you to provide your personal information and what happens if you choose not to?

You are not required to provide your personal information. Without processing your personal data, however, the use of our social media presence is not possible or only to a limited extent.

How long will your data be stored?

As a matter of principle, we do not store any personal data on our servers in connection with our social media presence, except in the above mentioned cases, in which we process your information internally (direct communication, for example in cases of recruiting, etc.). In these cases, your data will be deleted regularly with the elimination of the necessity for the execution of your request and the expiry of any additional statutory retention periods (for example, up to 10 years according to the Commercial Code or the Tax Code). We also regularly have access to the data stored by the respective social media platform. Further information on the storage of your personal data by the operator of the social media platform itself can be found in the privacy policy of the respective social media provider.

Where do you find the privacy statements and contradictions of social media providers?

The privacy statements of the social media platforms we use and your rights to the processing of your personal data can be found here:

Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA): https://twitter.com/de/privacy

Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland): https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland): https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

6. Use of Google Maps

Who is the controller for the Google Maps mapping service?

We use the “Google Maps” mapping service on our website. We have marked the location of pr people on Google Maps and embedded this map in our website under “Contact”. The data protection controller is the company Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). We do not have any access to the data collected by Google within the framework of the mapping service. Any data processing is determined by Google alone. Nevertheless, to ensure the best possible level of transparency, we want to provide you with some information on data processing in connection with the Google Maps mapping service. Further information can be found in the Google Privacy Policy (available at policies.google.com/privacy).

For what purposes is the Google Maps mapping service used?

We have marked the location of pr people on Google Maps and embedded this map in our website under “Contact” to enable visitors to quickly find the location and to make our website more attractive.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

From pr people’s perspective, processing of your personal data in connection with the Google Maps mapping service serves legitimate interests acc. to Art. 6(1) Point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to enhance our website to promote our business purposes and to enable visitors to quickly find the location of pr people. Further information on the legal basis for the processing of your personal data can be found in the Privacy Policy of Google as controller (available at policies.google.com/privacy).

Are you obliged to provide your personal data and what happens if you disagree?

You are not obliged to provide your personal data. However, it will not be possible to use our website pr-people.de and the Google Maps mapping service embedded in the website without your personal data being processed.

To whom is the data disseminated and/or who is involved in the processing of my data?

We do not have any access to your personal data in connection with the Google Maps mapping service and do not share any information with third parties. Further information on the dissemination of your personal data by Google as controller can be found in the Google Privacy Policy (available at policies.google.com/privacy).

Is your data transferred to a third country or an international organisation?

We do not transfer your personal data to a third country or an international organisation in connection with the Google Maps mapping service. Where the Google Maps mapping service connects to servers of Google as controller and your personal data is processed to this end, you can find further information about this in the Google Privacy Policy (available at policies.google.com/privacy).

For how long will your data be retained?

We do not retain any personal data in connection with the Google Maps mapping service. Further information on the retention of your personal data by Google as controller can be found in the Google Privacy Policy (available at policies.google.com/privacy).

7. Applications

For what purposes do we process your data?

Our website provides you with the opportunity to file applications for vacancies on our website by e-mail to info@pr-people.de or jobs@pr-people.de. Your personal data communicated by you to us within the framework of your application is treated confidentially and exclusively retained electronically and used to handle the application and, if required, to implement the subsequent employment relationship. We need the data processed within the framework of the application procedure for the possible establishment of an employment relationship and/or the decision about your recruitment. We process such personal data to examine your qualification for the relevant position, to handle the application as well as to contact and identify you.

On what legal basis do we process your data?

Within the framework of the application procedure, your personal data is processed based on Art. 6(1) Point (b) GDPR (initiation and/or performance of a contract) and Section 26(1) S. 1 BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act).

Are you obliged to provide your data or is this necessary for the conclusion of a contract and what happens if you disagree?

Please note that you are not obliged to provide your data within the framework of the application procedure. However, it is not possible to handle the application and to establish an employment relationship without your data being processed; as a result, your application might unfortunately not be taken into account without such data being provided.

To whom is the data disseminated and/or who is involved in the processing of my data?

We disseminate your data within pr people to the body responsible for your application within the company.

For how long will your data be retained?

Your personal data will be erased once it is no longer required for the application procedure (e.g. in case of any rejection of or negative decision on your application). By making a separate statement, you may agree that we can add any unsuccessful application to our applicant pool once the respective application procedure has been completed. In this case, there is a possibility that we will contact you again for suitable job advertisements fitting your profile. Your application will be left in the applicant pool for a maximum period of 24 months; subsequently, we will erase your data automatically. If your application is followed by the conclusion of a contract, your data continues to be retained and used for the customary organisation and administration process and to implement the employment relationship while adhering to the relevant legal regulations.

8. Your Rights

Where our company has processed data about your identity, you have the following rights within the respective limits of statutory regulations:

  • right of access, especially to the data retained at the controller’s and its processing purposes (Art. 15 GDPR);
  • right to rectification of inaccurate and/or completion of incomplete data (Art. 16 GDPR);
  • right to erasure, e.g. data unlawfully processed or no longer necessary (Art. 17 GDPR);
  • right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR);
  • right to object to processing, especially if data is processed to safeguard legitimate interests of the controller (Art. 21 GDPR); and
  • right to data portability, where processing is based on consent or carried out to implement a contract or by automated means (Art. 20 GDPR).

Where any processing is based on a consent given by you (Art. 6(1) Point (a) GDPR or Art. 9(2) Point (a) GDPR)), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out based on the consent up to your withdrawal. Furthermore, you can address any

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