We manage our account in accordance with the principles set out below:
We undertake to comply with the statutory provisions on data protection and endeavour to always take into account the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation.
Name and address of the data controller and the data protection officer
The data controllers for this account within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states of the European Union as well as other data protection provisions are:
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company
Dublin 2, Ireland
is hereinafter referred to as the “platform operator.”
Theo Prosel Way 1
Phone: +49 (0) 89 21538970 (available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
The data protection officer of this data controller is:
Explanation of terms
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
We only process your personal data, such as your last name and first name, your eMail address and IP address, etc., if there is a legal basis for doing so. Here, according to the General Data Protection Regulation, the following regulations in particular come into consideration:
- Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR: The data subject has given consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for one or more specific purposes.
- Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR: The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject.
- Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. c GDPR: Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.
- Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. d GDPR: Processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.
- Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. e GDPR: Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
- Art 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR: Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
Disclosure of personal data
The disclosure of personal data is also processing within the meaning of the previous point 3. However, at this point we would like to inform you again separately about the issue of passing on information to third parties. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. For this reason we are particularly careful when it comes to passing on your data to third parties.
Disclosure to third parties therefore only takes place if there is a legal basis for the processing. For example, we disclose personal data to persons or companies that act as processors for us in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. A processor is anyone who processes personal data on our behalf – i.e. in particular in a relationship of instruction and control with us.
In accordance with the requirements of the GDPR, we conclude a contract with each of our order processors to oblige them to comply with data protection regulations and thus provide comprehensive protection for your data.
We would like to point out that your data may also be passed on to third parties by the platform operator. However, we have no influence on this.
Storage period and deletion
We will retain any personal data you provide to us only for as long as it is needed to fulfil the purposes for which it was provided or as long as required by law. Upon fulfilment of the purpose and/or expiry of the statutory storage periods, the data will be deleted or blocked by us, provided that this is technically possible for us.
This platform uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us or the platform operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. There is no separate marking within apps that SSL encryption is available.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Collection and storage of personal data as well as their type and purpose of use
a) When visiting the platform
When you access the website of the platform operator, information is automatically sent to the server of the platform operator by the browser used on your end device or by the app. This information is temporarily stored by the platform operator in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
- IP address of the requesting device
- Date and time of access
- Type of device you are using
- Name and URL of the retrieved file
- Website from which the access is made (referrer URL)
- The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider
We do not collect any personal data about you. However, it is possible to obtain pseudonymised data in the form of statistics about the users of our site over a certain period of time. The software for analysing user statistics is usually provided by the platform operator itself, but in some cases it is also possible to integrate third-party software (e.g. Google Analytics). This may collect data about the users of the site, such as age, gender, country of origin, browser used and interests.
However, these data are always pseudonymised and it is not possible for us to make statements about individual users on the basis of this data alone. We use this data exclusively to optimise the content we offer and its marketing and to adapt it to the respective user interests. This is a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.
b) For interactions with our account
Furthermore, it is possible for you to interact with our account. You can do this, for example, by marking a post with “Like”, sharing or commenting on it, or by writing to us directly.
When you interact with us, data processing by us is usually inevitable, as we can see your account and thus have access to your personal data, such as your user name, your profile picture or the date or time of the interaction.
We use this data exclusively to optimise the content we offer and its marketing and to adapt it to the respective user interests. This is a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the above-mentioned reason of optimising the content we make available on our profile. Furthermore, the data collected is information that is only made available to us through your interaction with our profile. This establishes an authoritative and appropriate relationship between you and our profile.
Where deletion is possible by us, personal data will be deleted by us after 28 days at the latest, unless there is a legal basis for further processing beyond this period.
The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies due to the browser default setting. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that either no cookies are stored on your end device or at least a notice is displayed before a new cookie is stored. If you completely deactivate the cookie function in your browser, you may not be able to use all the functions of the platform.
Below we explain the different types of cookies used by the platform operator.
a) Session cookies
In order to make the use of our site more pleasant for you, the platform operator uses so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages and profiles of the platform.
These session cookies are automatically deleted by the platform operator after you leave the platform.
b) Temporary cookies
These temporary cookies are stored on your terminal device for a certain period of time determined by the platform operator.
c) Cookies for optimisation purposes
These cookies are automatically deleted after a period of time defined by the platform operator.
Rights of the data subject
You have the following rights:
In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. This right to information includes information about
- the processing purposes
- the categories of personal data
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed
- the planned storage period or at least the criteria for determining the storage period
- the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- the origin of your personal data, if it has not been collected by us
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details
In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to have incorrect or incomplete stored personal data corrected by us without delay.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request the immediate deletion of your personal data from us, insofar as the further processing is not necessary for one of the following reasons:
- the personal data are still necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed
- for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information
- for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under the law of the European Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller
- for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Art. 9 Sec. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 Sec. 3 GDPR
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Sec. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in Section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing
- for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims
d) Restriction of processing
In accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR, you may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data for one of the following reasons:
- You dispute the accuracy of your personal data.
- The processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data.
- We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Sec. 1 GDPR.
If you have requested the correction or deletion of your personal data or a restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 16, Art. 17 Sec. 1 and Art. 18 GDPR, we will communicate this to all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You can request that we inform you of these recipients.
You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
You also have the right to request the transfer of this data to a third party, provided that the processing was carried out with the aid of automated procedures and is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Sec. 2 lit. a or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR.
In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
h) Right to object
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying the particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an eMail to email@example.com.
If the processing is carried out by the platform operator, you can also contact the platform operator directly. The contact details of the data controller are provided at the beginning of this document.
As of 20.07.2020