Privacy Statement

1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data by means of which you could be personally identified.

Data collection on our website

How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide them to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or the time you access the page. Such data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or erased.

In addition, you have the right to restrict processing of your data (Art. 18 GDPR) and the right to portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

Even if your personal data are processed on grounds of so-called “legitimate interest”, you have the right to object (Art. 21 GDPR) for reasons relating to your particular situation.

Even if your personal data are processed with your “consent”, you have the right at any time to revoke your consent with future effect.

Processing of your data remains legal until such time as you exercise your right to object or revoke consent.

You can contact us at any time using the address given in the Masthead if you have further questions about the issue of privacy or data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent supervisory authorities.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data by means of which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Responsible controller

The controller responsible for processing data on this website is:

Deekeling Arndt Advisors in Communications GmbH
Toulouser Allee 25
40211 Düsseldorf

T +49 211 51332-0

The responsible controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. In particular, the right to file a complaint may be lodged with a supervisory authority in the member state of your place of residence, place of work or place where the alleged infringement occurred.

The relevant supervisory authority for matters relating to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found under the following link:

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the orders or enquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website Masthead requirements for the purpose of sending unsolicited promotional and informational material. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:

datenschutz süd GmbH
Wörthstrasse 15
97082 Würzburg

T +49 221 179186-0
F +49 221 179186-10

4. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically erased after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f of the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimised service is provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". This includes:

_ Browser type and browser version
_ Operating system used
_ Referrer URL
_ Host name of the accessing computer
_ Time of the server request
_ IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

The data will be stored for the term of a hosting agreement. Your data will be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for us to process your personal data.

Contact form

Should you send us enquiries via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your enquiry and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will therefore process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent, as per Art. 6 (1) a GDPR.

You may revoke that consent at any time. It is sufficient to send us an informal email message to this effect. The legality of any data processed prior to revocation of your consent remains affected by this.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its erasure, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for storing it has past (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

5. Plug-ins and tools


Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plug-in, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. As part of that process, the Vimeo server will be informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged into Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

Whenever you are logged into your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

We expressly distance ourselves from any responsibility for the data processed and stored by Vimeo, since we have no control over it. For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy.


At your express request, we will send the “Disruptive News” newsletter, for which we use the services of MailChimp. The supplier of this servicer is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp is a service that enables the distribution of newsletters to be organised and analysed. When you enter your personal details for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. your email address), they are saved on MailChimp servers in the US.

MailChimp is a certified “EU-US Privacy Shield” service provider. The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US that European data protection standards will be upheld in the US.

We use MailChimp to help us analyse our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file contained in the email (or so-called web beacon) is linked to MailChimp servers in the US. The purpose of this is to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, are clicked as a result. Technical information is also collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be traced to the individual newsletter recipient. They serve the sole purpose of statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of this analysis can be used to adapt future newsletters better to the interests of recipients.

If you do not wish any such analysis to be undertaken by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. A link for this purpose is included in every newsletter message. Or you can go direct to our website to unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Data processing occurs on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) a GDPR). You can revoke that consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of any data processed prior to revocation of your consent remains affected by this.

The data you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored with us until you decide to withdraw from the newsletter, and once you have unsubscribed from the newsletter it will be erased from both our servers and the MailChimp servers. Any data stored by us for other purposes (such as email addresses for the Member Area) remain unaffected by this.

For more information, see the Data Protection Terms and Conditions of MailChimp.

Social media

Find more in our Privacy Statement Social Media.

6. Data transfer to third parties

Data transfer to third parties

In accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, we transfer your data as part of a contract processing agreement with service providers who help us with the operation of our websites and related processes. Our service providers are bound by our strict instructions and contractually obliged to adhere to them.

We use the following service provider:

Hosting service provider:

Hofaue 35
42103 Wuppertal

T +49 202 97901-0

We have a contract data processing agreement with dialoop GmbH.

Data transfer to third countries

As part of using Vimeo and MailChimp we transfer personal data to a third country outside the EU. For more details about this, please refer to the relevant section of this Privacy Policy.

In the case of MailChimp (USA) a suitable level of privacy is assured via the company’s participation in the Privacy Shield Framework (Art. 45 (1) GDPR).

In the case of Vimeo (USA), a suitable level of privacy as per Art. 46 A (2) c GDPR is assured via EU standard contract clauses which we have signed with Vimeo.

7. Automated decision-making

On our website, we use no automated decision-making or profiling tools.

8. Data security

We take the necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your data as much as possible from undesired access by using an encryption process on our sites. Your details are transmitted from your computer to our server and vice versa by means of TLS encryption. You can recognise this from the lock icon that appears in the status bar of your browser and an address line beginning with .

As at: 25 May 2018