Data processing in the context of social media
We use the following social media as part of our public relations work:
Your use of our entries on these social media platforms will lead to the processing your personal information.
Types of personal data processed
Your use will lead to the processing of any personal information that you post on our channels, such as: Pictures, photos, comments and likes. In addition, the data processing concerns all personal data that you transmit to us via the chat or message function of the individual social media platform, in particular the date and time of the message, your user name and data on the content of the message.
Data processing by providers of social media platforms
The respective provider of the social media platform is an independent institution responsible for processing the personal data of its users and processes the data for its own purposes and in its own interest. The respective data protection information of the platform operators can be found here:
In principle, we have no influence on the data processing of the respective platform operator. Should we have limited influence, we will select the most privacy-friendly option. This applies in particular to visitor statistics for our appearances, for which our company and the respective platform operator are joint controllers.
Data processing by our company
We use all personal information you post on our channels only as part of our public relations efforts to operate our company's social media channels. If appropriate, this may also include the deletion of some contributions, as far as necessary in individual cases. For other purposes your data will not be processed by our company.
The legal basis for the processing is the legitimate interest in an effective public relations as well as in the exchange with the users of our appearances in the social media according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. DSGVO. Your interests or fundamental freedoms and fundamental rights are not to be considered as predominant, as you have voluntarily decided on this form of interaction and communication.
Data, which you send to us via the chat or message function of the social media platforms, we process for the respective purpose of your contact. This includes in particular the answering and forwarding of your inquiry, application or comments. The data processing in our company follows the same principles as when communicating via our other communication channels.
Depending on the purpose of the contact, the processing of this information is based on your consent under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, for the fulfillment of a contract according to Art. 6 (1) li. B DSGVO, for purposes of employment according to § 26 BDSG as well as due to our legitimate interest in an effective public relations work according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Your interests or fundamental freedoms and fundamental rights are not to be considered as predominant, as you have voluntarily decided on this form of interaction and communication.
Data transmission to a third country
The social media platforms we use are mainly based in the USA. This means that all your data will be transmitted to an insecure third country that does not have a level of data protection comparable to that in the European Union. This data transmission takes place through your voluntary use of the platforms in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
However, we would like to point out that the platform operators use web tracking and profiling systems that create extensive profiles about the users of these platforms. However, we have no influence on these systems.
In addition, communication via the Internet is never be comprehensively secured. Therefore, please do not provide us with any data and personal information that are particularly worthy of protection via our social media channels, especially no applications. You can contact us with your request at any time via our other communication channels that are stated in the imprint.