Disclaimer

The following information has been machine-translated for our English-speaking users and is only intended for better understanding. The current valid German version can be found at: https://koeln.business/datenschutz

 

Data protection information / Information to be provided where personal data are collected from the data subject according to Art. 13 GDPR

We would like to inform you below about the processing of personal data in the context of the use of our Websites.

Controller

The controller of these websites is

KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH.

 

Managing directors authorised to represent the company:

Dr Manfred Janssen, Michael Josipovic

Börsenplatz 1

50667 Cologne

 

Further information about our company and the persons authorised to represent it can be found in our imprint.

 

What data is processed?

 

Lawfulness of processing

In order to be able to offer you our website and the associated services, we process personal data on the basis of the following legal grounds:

  • Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR in case of third country transfer GDPR)
  • for the performance of contracts (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b or Art. 49 para. 1 lit. b GDPR in case of third country transfer GDPR)
  • on the basis of legitimateinterests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR)
  • for compliance of a legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR)

We will refer to the relevant terminology in connection with each processing operation so that you can understand on what basis we process personal data.

If personal data is processed on the basis of your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

If we process data on the basis of a legitimate interests, you as the data subject have the right to object to the processing of personal data, taking into account the requirements of Article 21 of the GDPR.

 

Access data

When you visit our website, personal data is processed in order to be able to display the content of the website on your terminal device.

In order for the pages to be displayed in your browser, the IP address of the terminal device you are using must be processed. In addition, there is further information about the browser of your end device.

We are obliged under data protection law to also ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the personal data processed with our IT systems.

For this purpose and for this interest, the following data is logged on the basis of a legitimate of interests:

  • IP address of the calling computer (for a maximum of 7 days)
  • Operating system of the calling computer
  • Browser version of the calling computer
  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Date and time of the retrieval
  • Data volume transferred
  • Referring URL

The IP address is deleted from all systems used in connection with the operation of these Internet pages after 7 days at the latest. We can then no longer establish a personal reference from the remaining data.

The data is also used to identify and correct errors on the website.

 

Cookiebot

This website uses the service Cookiebot by Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark, to control, prove consent and defend against legal claims.

When you call up this page, your IP number is sent to the above-mentioned service provider, who also registers whether you have consented to the marketing services.

If you want to learn more about data processing ibidem: https://www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/

We see our legitimate interest in the use of a consent manager, which fulfils the above-mentioned purposes. We are legally obliged to retain the consent.

 

Contact form

We offer a contact form on our website which you can use to request information about our products or services or to contact us in general.

We have marked the data that you must provide in order to respond to an enquiry as mandatory fields. Information on other data fields is voluntary.

We need this information to process your enquiry, to address you correctly and to send you a reply. In the case of specific enquiries, the data is processed to fulfil a contract or to initiate a contract. In the case of general enquiries, processing takes place on the basis of legitimate interests.

Enquiries received via the contact form on our website are processed electronically by us in order to answer your enquiry. In this context, other persons or departments and possibly third parties may also become aware of the contents of the form that you have sent.

The transmission of the form data via the internet takes place via encrypted connections.

 

Newsletter

You can also subscribe to an e-mail newsletter on our website. In addition to the voluntary information in the respective form, we only process your e-mail address. However, this is also absolutely necessary in order to be able to send you the newsletter with a dispatch service provider. We have concluded an order processing contract with the service provider SendinBlue. The processing is based on your consent. The registration takes place in the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration, an email is sent requesting confirmation of the email address. This serves as protection against registration with foreign email addresses. These registrations are also logged in order to be able to prove consent if necessary. We are legally obliged to do this. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Alternatively, you will find a link to unsubscribe in every newsletter email.

In order to be able to analyse the popularity of our newsletter mailings, measure and optimise the content and focus of topics, we log when emails are opened and links are clicked via a web beacon. A personal reference to your e-mail address can be established because corresponding profiles are created at the service provider. The data analysis is carried out on the basis of consent. We also see our legitimate interest in this processing. We would like to measure the perception of the content of our topics in the newsletter. You can revoke your consent or object to the processing at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter.

 

Trend scouting

In the following, we would like to inform you about the data processing involved in setting up our trend scouting surveys. The basic storage of your data is carried out in the context of general business initiation, for example, when you have made enquiries or requested support services and your consent, for example, when you have given us your contact details by means of a business card for this purpose or have given your consent (e.g. via internal forms) to these surveys. First of all, we collect your data in the form of answers, so that it should not be possible to draw any conclusions about you. In this respect, we see ourselves forced to obtain consent as the legal basis for data collection. This data is not linked to any other data such as CRM entries or newsletter data or similar. Hints: You are free to decide whether or not you wish to complete this questionnaire. Your consent can of course be revoked in whole or in part at any time. We will then delete your questionnaire data within four weeks, insofar as we can establish an allocation. Your consent will be documented by us, we are obliged to do so. The basis for processing the data is the purpose of market research and market analysis. We use your entries in the online survey tool in accordance with Art. 6 Ab s. 1 lit. (a) GDPR, your consent. In the event of an objection, your entries will be removed from the appropriate places. The survey tool is operated by a service provider with whom we have concluded an order processing agreement in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. Afterwards, we publish the results of our analyses in our newsletter. After successful participation, you have the option of subscribing to our newsletter on the basis of consent. You can find more information on this in this data protection information. In addition, we collect on the basis of consent your willingness to receive further participation offers such as trend scouting and other surveys by the Cologne Business Development Agency and, if necessary, to pass them on to our cooperation partner for these purposes. If personal data is processed on the basis of your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

 

Application

We offer you the opportunity to apply for open positions on our website. For this purpose, the department "Human Resources/ Personnel Administration" is at your disposal. You are welcome to send your application documents to this department. We will check your documents and inform you of the result of our check. If we do not decide in favour of you as a new employee, we will block your personal data and delete it after a maximum of six months.

 

CRM

We use a Customer Relationship Management CRM system. We need this to be able to fulfil our tasks and interests as an economic development agency and our contractual obligations. For example, it allows us to make an allocation via keywords in order to send you targeted information on events or topics such as real estate and the associated services. The data is stored in European data centres and is partially encrypted not only during transport but also in the data centres. In the context of maintenance purposes, data may also be transferred to the USA. Thus, data processing of personal data also takes place in a third country. In this respect, the EU standard contractual clauses to ensure an appropriate level of data protection have been concluded. Furthermore, the provider has submitted to the binding corporate guidelines.

 

Cookies

Cookies are used on our website. Cookies are small pieces of text information that are stored in your end device via your browser. The cookies are necessary to enable certain functions of our website.

We use session cookies, which are automatically deleted by your browser immediately after you have finished visiting the website.

We use the following cookies on our site:

  • siteIntroCookie
  • ga
  • _gid
  • CookieConsent

All of the aforementioned cookies are mandatory for the operation of our website. The use of cookies that are not mandatory is only possible with your consent. In these cases, a corresponding consent form will be displayed on the website.

You have the option of preventing cookies from being set by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that the use of our website may then only be possible to a limited extent. Cookies do not install or start any programs or other applications on your computer.

The use of cookies is based on a consideration of interests. Our interest is the user-friendly visit of our website.

 

Retrieval of real estate offers via the Immovativ api / KIP municipal real estate platform

On the one hand, this website uses the immovativ interface to call up real estate offers. In doing so, a connection to the immovativ servers can be established, for example in order to call up the images of the offers. These connections are technically necessary, as otherwise no objects or locations can be retrieved. On the other hand, login portals (for searchers or providers) are offered in a data room for registered users. These users can find more details in the data protection information provided there. We use this service on the basis of a consideration of interests in order to present our properties and land in a searchable and attractive manner. Immovativ is a service of immovativ GmbH, Kurt-Blaum-Platz 1, D-63450 Hanau. We have concluded a contract with the provider in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.

 

OpenStreetMap

We use the api of the map service open source mapping tool "OpenStreetMap" (OSM) on our internet pages. The provider is the OpenStreetMap Foundation. To use the functions of OpenStreetMap, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a server of OpenStreetMap and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. The use of OpenStreetMap is based on a consideration of interests. Our interest lies in an appealing presentation of our online offers and in easy locating of the places indicated by us on the website. More information on the handling of user data can be found on the OpenStreetMapdata protection page and here.

 

Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager. We use it to manage website tags that we integrate into our online offering. With the Google tag manager, we cannot create profiles, but we can measure and control the effectiveness of advertising without setting cookies. The IP address is transmitted to Google itself, which in turn is necessary for the programme to function. The IP address is sent to:

Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, but it can be assumed that the IP address is forwarded to the parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; is forwarded. policies.google.com/privacy.

Google in the USA changed its contractual clauses in mid-August 2020 and offers the so-called standard contractual clauses, which are supposed to guarantee an adequate level of data protection by Google.

The basis of the integration is the legitimate interest - without cookies - to check our advertising effectiveness. The connection is only established after your consent in the Consent Manager.

 

Google Analytics with IP anonymisation (Google LLC)

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ("Google"). The data collected is used by Google to track how KölnBusiness is used, to write reports about user activities and to use these with other Google services.

Google can use the data collected to integrate and personalise ads within its own advertising network.

IP anonymisation has been activated on this website. This means that the IP addresses of website visitors within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area are shortened before the tracking data is sent to Google Analytics. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google in the USA changed its contractual clauses in mid-August 2020 and offers the so-called standard contractual clauses, which are intended to guarantee an appropriate level of data protection by Google.

Personal data processed: Cookie; Usage data.

The data processing is based on your consent in the Consent Manager. Our interest lies in an attractive design of the website and a compact overview of the use of individual pages. The connection to the Google servers is only established after your consent in the Consent Manager.

You can find the revocation for the storage of your personal data here

Place of processing: United States - Privacy Policy - OptOut.

 

Google Data Studio

We use data from Google Analytics, Youtube and Tagmanager to analyse our website and for quick graphical representation. We combine the information from these data sources in the Data Studio. No data is analysed that is not already known to us or Google.

For more information on using Google Data Studio, please visit: support.google.com/datastudio/

The legal basis is our legitimate interest Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the optimisation of our work processes, for automatic visualisation and creation of user-defined reports by employees.

 

Google Web Fonts

We use so-called Google Web Fonts on our website. Fonts are loaded from Google servers to improve the design of the website. The data processing is carried out on the basis of a legitimate interests, whereby our interest lies in an appealing design of the website.

The fonts in question are loaded from Google servers, which are usually located in Ireland. However, as Google's parent company is headquartered in the US, we must point out that there is currently no adequate level of data protection in the US and US authorities can also gain access to your data without judicial reservation.

 

YouTube & tips for integrating videos

YouTube belongs to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). As soon as you visit pages with YouTube embedding on our website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established if you give your consent in the Consent Manager. After you have given your consent, the YouTube server is informed which specific page of our website you have visited. If you are also logged into your YouTube account, you would enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can exclude this possibility of allocation if you log out of your account beforehand. For more information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube, please refer to their privacy policy at www.youtube.com . As a matter of principle, we endeavour to use the extended data protection mode for all embeddings. YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

External links

We link websites of other providers not affiliated with us (third parties). If you click on these links or icons, we no longer have any influence on what data is collected and used by these providers. More detailed information on data collection and use can be found in the privacy policy of the respective provider. We assume no responsibility for data collection and processing by third parties. However, as far as technically possible, we clearly point out that you are accessing a third-party provider. If this is not already clear from the text, we provide the link to the page of a third-party provider with the note "external link" or the respective provider icon.

 

Facebook button

We link on our website to Facebook, a social network face-book.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). You can recognise the Facebook button by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button. If you are logged in as a Facebook member, Facebook will assign this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using the Facebook button (e.g. clicking on the button, submitting a comment), corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and also assigned to your Facebook user account and stored there. For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook and your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

 

Instagram button

On our website, we link to Instagram, a social network operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. You can recognise the Instagram button by the corresponding logo or lettering. Instagram thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you use the button, corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Instagram. You can find more information on the collection and use of data by Instagram and on your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy in the data protection information https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

 

Linked In Button

We link on our website to Linked In, a social network operated by Microsoft Corp. Redmond WA USA. You can recognise the Linked In button by the corresponding logo or lettering. Linked In thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you use the button, corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Linked In. For more information on the collection and use of data by Linked In and your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data protection information https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?src=li-other&veh=de.linkedin.com%7Cli-other.

 

Xing -Button

On our website, we link to Xing, a social network operated by New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. You can recognise the Xing button by the corresponding logo or lettering. Xing thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you use the button, corresponding information is also transmitted directly from your browser to Xing. For more information on the collection and use of data by Xing and your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please see the data protection information https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

 

Twitter button

We use a Twitter button on our website, a social network operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. You can recognise the Twitter button by the corresponding logo or lettering. Twitter thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you use the button, corresponding information is also transmitted directly from your browser to Twitter. For more information on the collection and use of data by Twitter and your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please see the data protection information at twitter.com/en/privacy.

 

Youtube button

We use a YouTube button on our website, a social network operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. You can recognise the YouTube button by the corresponding logo or lettering. Youtube thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you use the button, corresponding information is also transmitted directly from your browser to Youtube. For more information on the collection and use of data by Youtube and your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data protection information policies.google.com/privacy.

 

Purposes of the processing of personal data

We process the aforementioned data for the operation of our website and for the fulfilment of contractual obligations towards our customers or the protection of our legitimate interests.

In the case of enquiries from you outside of an active customer relationship, we process the data for the purpose of initiating business. You can object to the use of your personal data at any time.

 

Voluntary information

Insofar as you voluntarily provide data to us, e.g. in forms, and this data is not required for the fulfilment of our contractual obligations, we process this data on the legitimate assumption that the processing and use of this data is in your interest.

 

Recipients / passing on of data

Data that you provide to us will not be passed on to third parties as a matter of principle. In particular, your data will not be passed on to third parties for their advertising purposes.

However, we may use service providers to operate these websites. Here it may happen that a service provider obtains knowledge of personal data. We select our service providers carefully - especially with regard to data protection and data security - and take all measures required by data protection law for permissible data processing.

 

Data processing outside the European Union

Insofar as personal data is processed outside the European Union, you can see this in the previous explanations.

 

Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer.

You can reach it as follows:

Kompass Datenschutz GmbH
Fischenicher Str. 10

50354 Hürth

besold (at) kompass-datenschutz.de

+49 1575 26 23 22 4

 

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right to information about the personal data concerning you. You can contact us for information at any time.

In the case of a request for information that is not made in writing, we ask for your understanding that we may require evidence from you to prove that you are the person you claim to be.

Furthermore, you have a right to rectification or erasure or to restriction of processing, insofar as you are entitled to this by law.

Finally, you have a right to object to processing within the framework of the legal requirements.

A right to data portability also exists within the framework of data protection law.

 

Data deletion

We generally delete personal data when there is no need for further storage. A requirement may exist in particular if the data is still needed to fulfil contractual services, to check and grant or ward off warranty and, if applicable, guarantee claims. In the case of statutory retention obligations, deletion is only considered after the expiry of the respective retention obligation.

 

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

If you have any complaints, you can contact any supervisory authority, e.g. the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia Kavalleriestr. 2-4 40213 Düsseldorf Phone: 0211/38424-0 Fax: 0211/38424-10 E-mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

 

Amendment of this data protection notice

We will revise this data protection notice when changes are made to this website or on other occasions that make this necessary. You can always find the current version on this website.

 

Status: July 27, 2021