Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The controller within the meaning of data protection legislation, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Medios AG
Heidestraße 9, 10557 Berlin
P +49 30 232 566 800
info@medios.ag

Your Rights as a Data Subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer using the details below

  • Access to information about the data concerning you that we store and the processing of this data (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Rectification of inaccurate personal data (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Erasure of the data concerning you that we store (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Restriction of processing if we are not yet allowed to erase your data due to legal obligations (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Objection to the processing of the data concerning you that we store (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Data portability if you have consented to the processing or have concluded a contract with us (Article 20 GDPR)

If you consent to processing, you can withdraw this consent at any time with future effect.

You can submit a complaint to a supervisory authority at any time, for example to the authority with jurisdiction for the federal state where you live or the authority with jurisdiction for the area in which we are based.

For a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) and their addresses, see:
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

 

Collection of General Information about Visitors to Our Website

Nature and Purpose of Processing
Information of a general nature is automatically collected whenever you access our website, i.e. even if you do not register or otherwise transfer information to us. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and your IP address, for example.

This data is processed for the following purposes in particular

  • Ensuring that a connection to our website can be established without any problems
  • Ensuring a positive user experience for visitors to our website
  • Evaluating system security and stability
  • Optimizing our website

We do not use your data as a means of identifying you. Under certain circumstances, we may anonymize the data and then use it to carry out statistical evaluations with a view to optimizing our website and the underlying technology.

Legal Basis and Legitimate Interest
Data is processed in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipients
Technical service providers involved in the operation and maintenance of our website as processors may act as recipients of the data.

Duration of Storage
The data is erased as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. Data used to provide the website is always erased as soon as the relevant session ends.

If the data is stored in log files, it is erased after 14 days at the latest. Under certain circumstances, the data may be stored for longer. Users' IP addresses are anonymized in such cases, making it impossible to assign an individual user to a calling client.

Requirement to Provide Data
Provision of the above-mentioned personal data is not required by law or by contract. The service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed if no IP address is provided, however. Individual services may also be unavailable or restricted. There is therefore no option to object.

 

Cookies

Like many other websites, we use "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) when you visit our website.

You can delete individual cookies or all of the cookies that have been stored. You can also access information and guidance on how to delete these cookies or how to stop them from being stored in the first place. The relevant information can be found by following the appropriate link below for your browser provider:

Duration of storage and cookies used:

You can adjust your cookie settings here.

If you allow us to use cookies on the basis of your browser settings or by providing consent, the following cookies may be used on our website:

 

NamePurposeExpiration date
uo_idIdentifying data regarding cookie settings and the cookie consents provided by the userOne year
uo-settingsStorage of cookie and consent management settingsOne year

 

Technical Cookies

Nature and Purpose of Processing
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Certain elements on our website require the calling browser to be identifiable even after the user has moved to another page.

The purpose of using technical cookies is to streamline the user experience for website visitors. Some of our website's functions can only be offered if cookies are used. They require the browser to be identifiable even after the user has moved to another page.

Legal Basis and Legitimate Interest
Data is processed in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in achieving a user-friendly design for our website.

Recipients
Technical service providers involved in the operation and maintenance of our website as processors may act as recipients of the data.

Requirement to Provide Data
Provision of the above-mentioned personal data is not required by law or by contract. The service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed if this data is not provided, however. Individual services may also be unavailable or restricted.

Objection
Further information about your right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR is provided below.

 

Non-technical Cookies

We also use cookies to tailor our website more effectively to our visitors' interests or to make general improvements on the basis of statistical analysis.

Please refer to the information below about the display, tracking, remarketing and web analytics technologies we use in order to find out which providers store cookies.

Legal Basis
The legal basis for processing of this kind is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Recipients
Technical service providers involved in the operation and maintenance of our website as processors may act as recipients of the data.

Please refer to the information below about the display, tracking, remarketing and web analytics technologies we use in order to find out about other recipients.

Transfers to Third Countries
Further information on this topic can be found in the information on the individual display, tracking, remarketing and web analytics providers.

Requirement to Provide Data
As a general rule, our website will remain accessible even if you choose not to accept cookies. Web browsers are normally configured to accept cookies, but this can usually be disabled at any time in the browser settings (see "Withdrawal of Consent").

Some of our website's features might not work if you have disabled cookies, however.

Withdrawal of Consent
You can withdraw your consent at any time using our cookie consent tool.

Profiling
Please refer to the information below about the display, tracking, remarketing and web analytics technologies we use in order to find out more about how we analyze the behavior of visitors to our website using pseudonymized user profiles.

 

Newsletter

Nature and Purpose of Processing
We collect personal data provided to us via an entry form for the purpose of sending out our newsletter.

We require a working email address for a valid subscription. We use a double opt-in procedure to verify that the subscription has been requested by the owner of the email address. We log the newsletter subscription, the dispatch of the confirmation email and the receipt of the requested response. No further data is collected.

Legal Basis
We email newsletters or similar information on a regular basis to the email address you have provided, based on your explicit consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR).

You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data and the use of this data for the purpose of sending out newsletters at any time with future effect. Each newsletter contains a link that you can click on for this purpose. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on this website, or notify us of the withdrawal of your consent using the contact details provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Recipients
Processors may act as recipients of the data.

Duration of Storage
Data is only processed in this context if the relevant consent is still valid. It is then erased.

Requirement to Provide Data
You provide your personal data in accordance with a voluntary and solely consent-based approach. We regret to inform you that we cannot send you our newsletter if you have not granted prior consent.

Withdrawal of Consent
You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data and the use of this data for the purpose of sending out newsletters at any time with future effect. You can unsubscribe using the link provided in every email or by contacting the data protection officer named below or the individual responsible for data protection.

 

Job Applications

Your personal data will be processed centrally by Medios AG, regardless of the individual Medios Group company to which you have submitted your application.

Nature, Purpose and Legal Basis
We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG):

Decision on the Establishment of an Employment Relationship (Article 6(2) GDPR in Conjunction with Article 88 GDPR and Section 26(1) BDSG)
We will use the data you provide exclusively for the purpose of evaluating and selecting suitable candidates and for making contact with you.

For the Purpose of Weighing up Interests (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR)
Where necessary, we will process your data beyond the actual performance of the contract with a view to protecting either our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of third parties. Examples of such instances include the following:

  • Measures aimed at protecting employees and customers, at protecting the company's property and at ensuring building and plant safety (e.g. access controls, locking systems)
  • Video surveillance to ensure compliance with the rules on unauthorized entry to the server room
  • Enforcement of legal claims and the mounting of a legal defense: It may be necessary to disclose personal data in connection with official/judicial measures relating to the collection of evidence, criminal prosecution or the enforcement of claims under civil law.

On the Basis of Your Consent (Article 6(1)(a), Article 9(2)(a) GDPR in Conjunction with Article 88 GDPR and Section 26(2) BDSG)
If you have granted consent to the processing of your personal data, this data will only be processed for the purposes specified in the declaration of consent and within the agreed scope. Consent that has been granted can be withdrawn at any time with future effect. A withdrawal of consent only applies to future processing, and does not affect the lawfulness of the data processed up until the date of the withdrawal. You will not suffer any disadvantages if you withdraw your consent. This applies in the case of consent to the long-term storage of your application documents for consideration in connection with further job openings if your application is initially refused.

On the Basis of Legal Obligations (Article 6(1)(c) GDPR in Conjunction with Article 88 GDPR and Section 26 BDSG)
We are subject to various legal obligations that make it necessary for us to process data. Examples include statutory accounting obligations and compliance with control and reporting obligations under tax law. In addition, it may be necessary for us to disclose personal data in connection with official/judicial measures relating to the collection of evidence or the enforcement of claims under civil law.

Who Will Have Access to My Data
Within the Company?
The departments of the company that will have access to your data are those that require such access for the purpose of complying with contractual, legal or supervisory obligations or protecting legitimate interests (e.g. the HR department or the representative body for severely disabled employees).

Processors
Service providers and vicarious agents employed by us as processors may also receive data for these purposes if they require the data for the purpose of performing their respective services. They may include other Group companies and/or external service providers in the following areas:

  • HR management software
  • IT application support or maintenance
  • Data destruction

All service providers are contractually bound and obliged to treat your data confidentially.

How Long Will You Store My Data?
If we reject your application, it will be erased six months after you have been notified of our decision. If you consent to the long-term storage of your application documents for consideration in connection with further job openings, your application will be erased after one year at the latest. If we enter into an employment relationship with you, the application documents will be stored for at least the duration of your employment by the Medios Group.

Am I Obliged to Provide My Personal Data?
The provision of personal data is not required by law or by contract. It will not be possible to process your application if you do not provide this data, however.

To What Extent Do You Use Automated Decision-making Procedures?
We do not use any fully automated decision-making procedures within the meaning of Article 22 GDPR to establish, execute or terminate employment relationships. If we do use any such procedures in individual cases, we will notify you accordingly and provide you with separate information about your rights in this connection if we are required to do so by law.

Do You Use Profiling Procedures?
We do not process your data with the aim of automatically evaluating certain aspects of your person.

 

Use of Google Analytics

Provided that you have granted consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that allow your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated about your use of this website by the cookie is usually transferred to a US-based Google server and stored there. Since IP anonymization has been enabled on this website, however, Google will truncate your IP address in advance if you are in an EU Member State or another of the Contracting Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a US-based Google server and truncated there in exceptional cases. The IP address provided by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Further information on the conditions of use and data protection can be found at the following links: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ and https://policies.google.com/?hl=en-us

Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services to the website operator relating to website use and Internet use.

The data we send relating to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs is automatically erased after 14 months. Data that is older than 14 months is erased automatically once per month.

Withdrawal of Consent
You can prevent Google Analytics from tracking you on our website by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device for this purpose. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting this information for this website and this browser in the future, provided that the cookie remains installed in your browser.

You can also prevent cookies from being stored by changing your browser software settings accordingly; if you do so, however, you may not be able to use all of our website's functions in their entirety.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data that is generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.

 

Use of Google Maps

We use Google Maps on our website. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google"). This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website, and provides you with convenient access to a map function.
Further information about the processing of data by Google can be found in the Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center by following the same link.

Detailed guidance on managing your data when using Google products can be found at: https://www.dataliberation.org.

When you visit our website, Google is notified that you have accessed the relevant subpage of our website. This notification takes place regardless of whether you have a user account with Google and whether you are logged in to your account. If you are logged in to your Google account, your data will be linked directly to your account.

If you do not wish your data to be linked to your Google profile, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores data in the form of user profiles and uses this data for advertising, market research and/or needs-based website design purposes. In particular, analyses of this kind are carried out (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing tailored advertising and for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, but you must contact Google in order to exercise this right.

Withdrawal of Consent
The provider does not currently provide any straightforward option for opting out or blocking data transfers. If you wish to prevent the tracking of your activities on our website, please use the cookie consent tool to withdraw your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all non-technical cookies and data transfers. If you do so, however, you may not be able to use our website, or your use of the website may be restricted.

 

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. The company operating the Google AdWords services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you access the website via a Google advertisement, Google Ads stores a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is stored when a user clicks on an advertisement placed by Google.

If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user has clicked on the ad and been redirected to this page. Google uses a different cookie for each Google AdWords customer. This means that cookies cannot be tracked via AdWords customers' websites. The information collected by means of the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are informed of the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. They are not given any information that allows them to identify individual users, however.

Further information about the processing of data by Google can be found in the Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center by following the same link.

Withdrawal of Consent
The provider does not currently provide any straightforward option for opting out or blocking data transfers. If you wish to prevent the tracking of your activities on our website, please use the cookie consent tool to withdraw your consent for the corresponding cookie category or all non-technical cookies and data transfers. If you do so, however, you may not be able to use our website, or your use of the website may be restricted.

 

SSL Encryption

We use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS to protect the security of your data during transfers.


Information About Your Right to Object Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR

Right to Object in Individual Cases
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons relating to your specific situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you that is processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (processing of data on the basis of a weighing up of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Article 4(4) GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can supply compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is necessary to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims.

Recipient of Objections
Medios AG
Heidestraße 9, 10557 Berlin
datenschutz@medios.group

 

Amendments to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements and that it reflects changes to our services, e.g. if new services are introduced. The new Privacy Policy will apply from your next visit.

 

Questions for the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions relating to data protection, please email us or directly contact the individual within our organization responsible for data protection:

c/o activeMind AG
Management- und Technologieberatung

Kurfürstendamm 56, 10707 Berlin
P +49 30 770 191 070
datenschutz@medios.group

This Privacy Policy was created with the help of activeMind AG, the expert for external data protection officers (version #2020-09-30).