Responsible for data processing is:
United Signals GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “United Signals”, “we” or “us”)
60596 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: info (at) united-signals.com
Telefon: +49 (0) 69 847759-13
Telefax: +49 (0) 69 847759-15
Contact details of the data protection officer:
We have appointed Bitkom Service GmbH as data protection officer. You can contact the data protection officer at Bitkom Service GmbH, Attn: Data Protection Officer, Albrechtstr. 10, 10117 Berlin, Germany, or via e-mail at datenschutz[at]bitkom-consult.de.
Thank you for visiting our website. In the following, we would like to inform you about the handling of your data according to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
United Signals GmbH is responsible for the data processing described below in accordance with data protection regulations.
Contact inquiries can be made via e-mail to email@example.com.
2. Processing of log files
By visiting our website, our web server stores standardized information about your end device and the browser used in a log file. We process this data in order to be able to analyze errors of our server and abuse attempts. In detail, this data record consists of
- the name of the accessed website
- the daten and time of the request
- the amount of date transferred
- the message about the successful retrieval
- the IP address of the requesting computer
- the specific address of the page called up from us
- if applicable, the page from which you reached us
- the transmitted identifier of the browser
From these data you are not identifiable for us, the log data are evaluated only anonymously. Log data is regularly deleted in a timely manner, but at the latest after 7 days. The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO.
3. SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. requests to the person responsible). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
We host our website at the ALL-INKL Rechenzentrum in Dresden, Germany.
5. Contact form
Our website contains a contact form that can be used to contact us electronically. If you contact us via our contact form or by means of personal messages, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.
The fields marked with * are mandatory fields. In order to be able to transfer this data, it must be confirmed that the data protection declaration has been acknowledged. We use this data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO to answer your inquiry.
In addition, Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO also comes into consideration as a legal basis, insofar as your request serves to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Fields which are not marked with an “*” (telephone / e-mail / comment) are purely voluntary. The processing of data that you enter into the form on a voluntary basis is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent to the use of your e-mail address at any time with future effect by sending an informal message, e.g. by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On our website, you are offered the opportunity to order newsletters on various topics or products. For this purpose, the following data will be processed within the scope of the consent to be given by you for the purpose of advertising delivery: Name, first name, e-mail address and/or telephone number). United Signals GmbH uses the so-called double opt-in procedure to confirm your request and e-mail address. In this process, an e-mail is sent to the e-mail address you provided with a request to confirm your consent. In connection with the double opt-in process, we document the IP address, date and time of submission of the web form as well as the IP address, date and time of confirmation of the double opt-in e-mail.
We only process the voluntary information you provide to us for this purpose in order to send you the newsletter. Our legal basis for processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO. You can unsubscribe from receiving our newsletter at any time by sending an informal message to email@example.com.
This will simultaneously terminate your consent to its dispatch by the dispatch service provider and the statistical analyses. A separate cancellation of the dispatch by the dispatch service provider or the statistical analysis is unfortunately not possible. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
6.1 Mailchimp / Newsletter service provider
Our newsletter is sent using “Mailchimp”, a newsletter sending platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
Your personal data is stored on Mailchimp’s servers. Mailchimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, Mailchimp may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and display of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come.
However, Mailchimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them itself or to pass them on to third parties.
7. User of cookies & tracking tools
We use tracking technologies such as cookies on our website to measure and evaluate our website and to continuously improve our content. For the protection of our users and partners, we can also identify and prevent fraud and security risks.
Cookies are small text files used by websites to simplify and speed up the management of your visit to our website or are necessary to allow you to use and access secure areas of the website.
Depending on where a cookie comes from, we can first distinguish between so-called first-party cookies and third-party cookies:
First-party cookies – cookies that are generated and stored locally by the website operator itself as the controller or by a processor commissioned by the operator. Only the operator has access to these cookies.
Third-party cookies – cookies that are generated, set and accessed by third-party providers that are not acting as processors on behalf of the website operator.
Depending on the validity period, a distinction can also be made between so-called transient and persistent cookies:
Transient cookies – cookies that are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies.
Persistent cookies – cookies that remain stored on your terminal device for a specified period of time after you close the browser.
Depending on their nature and purpose, the user’s consent may be required for the use of certain cookies. In this respect, cookies can then be differentiated according to whether the user’s consent is mandatory for their use:
Consent-free cookies – cookies that are absolutely necessary for the website operator, which has been expressly requested by the subscriber or user, to provide this service (“Absolutely Necessary Cookies”).
Consent-required cookies – cookies that are used for all purposes other than those mentioned above.
You can object to the data processing at any time with effect for the future by preventing the storage of cookies through the setting in your browser or by clicking on the following link and changing your currently set preferences in our Cookie Consent Manager:
7.1 Google Analytics
We use “Google Analytics” on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Ltd (“hereinafter “Google”),, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4. Ireland.
Google Analytics creates usage profiles based on pseudonyms. For this purpose, permanent cookies are stored on your terminal device and read by us. In this way, we are able to recognize returning visitors and count them as such.
The data processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, provided that you have given your consent via our banner. You can revoke your consent at any time. To do so, please follow this link and make the appropriate settings via our banner. The transfer to a third country is based on Art. 49 (1) lit. a DSGVO.
7.2 Google Tag Manager
We use the “Google Tag Manager” on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4. Ireland.
The Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows companies to manage website tags via an interface. The Google Tag Manager is therefore a cookie-less domain that does not collect any personal data. The Google Tag Manager merely ensures that other tags are triggered, which in turn may collect data. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data.
If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it remains in place for all tracking tags, insofar as these are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.
7.3 Google reCAPTCHA
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4. Ireland.
With reCAPTCHA, we can check whether the data entry on this website (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, Google reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various information (e.g. IP address, device and application data, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google and may also be shared with other third parties. The Google reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not made aware that an analysis is taking place.
The data processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, provided that you have given your consent via our banner. You can revoke your consent at any time. To do so, please click the button and make the appropriate settings via our banner. The transfer to a third country is based on Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
7.4 Google Inc.
Within the scope of the Google products mentioned above (5.1 – 5.8), your tracking data may be transmitted to Google LLC (USA). The data processing may therefore take place outside the EU or the EEA. With regard to Google LLC, no adequate level of data protection can be assumed due to processing in the USA. Consequently, there is a risk that authorities may access the data for security and monitoring purposes without you being informed or being able to appeal. We have no influence on whether and to what extent Google processes your data for its own purposes or links it to other user profiles of yours.
In the course of your online application, we will collect and process the following application data from you:
- First name, last name
- Address, E-Mail
- Date of birth, title, telephone number
- Application documents (curriculum vitae, certificates, qualifications, photograph, etc.)
- Other data related to the application (e.g. data on bank details for reimbursement of travel expenses, etc.)
Your data will initially be processed exclusively for the purpose of carrying out and checking the application process. The legal basis for this results from Art. 88 (1) DS-GVO in conjunction with Section 26 (1) Sentence 1 BDSG. As a rule, we do not require any special categories of personal data (e.g. information about a severe disability) for the application process within the meaning of Art. 9 DS-GVO. However, if you voluntarily provide us with such data, the processing will be carried out on the legal basis of Art. 9 (2) b DS-GVO in conjunction with Section 26 (3) BDSG.
If an employment relationship arises between you and us, we will process your data in accordance with Art. 88 DS-GVO in conjunction with. § 26 BDSG in the following for the implementation of the employment relationship with you.
8.1 Data deletion
We store your personal data as long as this is necessary for the decision on your application. If you are not hired, your personal data or application documents will be deleted six months after the end of the application process, unless longer storage is legally required or permitted (e.g. for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims for the duration of a legal dispute, travel expense accounting, etc.).
If you are not hired, you may receive an invitation to join our talent pool following the application process. This will allow us to continue to consider you in our selection of applicants for suitable vacancies in the future. If you have given us your consent, we will store your application data in our talent pool in accordance with your consent.
If an employment relationship is established following the application process, we will store your data for the duration of the employment relationship with you. However, you will receive further information on the processing of your data in the employment relationship as soon as the employment relationship begins with us.
9. Social media channels
We also promote presences on our website on the social networks listed below.
The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective network. The use of this linked graphic prevents the automatic establishment of a connection to the respective server of the social network when the website is called up.
This means that you will only be redirected to the service of the respective social network by clicking on the corresponding graphic. After the forwarding, information about you will be collected by the respective network. This is initially data such as IP address, date, time and page visited. It cannot be ruled out that the data collected in this way is processed in the USA.
If you are logged into your user account of the respective network during this time, the network operator may be able to assign the collected information to your personal account. If you interact, for example, via a “Share” button of the respective network, this information can also be stored in your personal user account and possibly published.
If you want to prevent the collected information from being directly assigned to your user account, you must log out before clicking on the graphic or configure the respective user account accordingly. For more information on the processing of your data, please refer to our social media notices.
10. Your data subject rights
With regard to the data processing listed here, you are entitled to various data subject rights that are regulated in the GDPR.
10.1 Right to information
In accordance with Art. 15 EU-DSGVO, you have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 (1) Hs. 2 EU-DSGVO. This includes in particular the purpose of the processing, the categories of data processed, the recipients to whom data have been or will be disclosed, as far as possible the planned duration of storage or the criteria for the duration of storage.
10.2 Right to rectification
Pursuant to Art. 16 EU-DSGVO, you have the right to demand that we correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.
10.3 Right to deletion
Pursuant to Art. 17 EU-DSGVO, you have the right to demand that we delete personal data concerning you without undue delay. We are obliged to delete personal data without undue delay if one of the reasons set out in Art. 17 (1) EU-DSGVO applies. These reasons include, for example, that the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
10.4 Right to restriction of processing
Pursuant to Art. 18 EU-DSGVO, you have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 EU-DSGVO applies. This includes, for example, that you dispute the accuracy of the personal data. Then we may only process the data in a restricted manner for as long as it takes to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
10.5 Right to data portability
Pursuant to Art. 20 EU-DSGVO, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another controller, i.e. another entity that processes data, without hindrance, provided that the original processing was based on consent or was necessary for the performance of a contract.
10.6 Right to object
Pursuant to Art. 21 EU-DSGVO, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you if such data is processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) EU-DSGVO and there are grounds for doing so based on your personal situation. You may object to the processing of data for the purpose of direct marketing at any time. Personal data will then no longer be processed for this purpose. The right to object can be exercised by means of an informal declaration. A written declaration or, optionally, an e-mail to the above contact address is sufficient.
10.7 Right to revoke the declaration of consent
10.8 Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
Pursuant to Art. 22 EU GDPR, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. Art. 22 (1) EU GDPR provides for exceptions to this, although Art. 22 (4) EU GDPR in turn contains partial re-exceptions.
10.9 Automated to complain to supervisory authority
Pursuant to Art. 77 EU-DSGVO, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this Regulation. In the present case, the competent supervisory authority is:
Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Tel.: +49 (0)30 13889-0
11. Data Protection Officer
Our external data protection officer will be happy to provide you with information on the subject of data protection under the following contact details:
Ali Tschakari, LL.M.
Bitkom Servicegesellschaft mbH
If you contact our data protection officer, please indicate the responsible office in the imprint.
12. Final Conditions
United Signals GmbH reserves the right to adapt this data protection declaration at any time so that it always complies with current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to the services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when new services are introduced or changes are made to the website. The new data protection declaration will then apply to any renewed access to this website.