We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company.
The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is an important concern for us. In the following, we would therefore like to inform you in detail about which data is collected during your visit to our website and use of our offers there and how it is processed or used by us in the following, as well as which accompanying protective measures we have also taken in technical and organisational terms.
Person responsible for data processing
The person responsible within the meaning of the applicable data protection regulations is Institut für Wirtschaftsberatung Niggemann & Partner GmbH, please refer to our imprint.
Data protection officer
Our data protection officer is responsible for monitoring and complying with data protection. He will be happy to provide you with further information on data protection at the following contact details:
Phone: +49 2354 9237-0
Collection and use of your data
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Nevertheless, some personal data are processed. When this is the case, you can see from the following descriptions.
For the informational use of our websites it is generally not necessary for you to provide personal data.
Rather, we collect and use in this case only those of your data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as
We collect and use this data during an informative visit exclusively in a non-personal form. This is done in order to enable the use of the web pages you have called up, for statistical purposes and to improve our Internet service. We only store the IP address for the duration of your visit, no personal evaluation takes place.
You can get in touch with us via a contact form. The data collected in the contact form (first name, surname, e-mail address and, if applicable, company, street, postcode/city, country, telephone) as well as your message will only be used by us for the purpose of answering your enquiry. After completion of the processing the data will be deleted. Only within the scope of the legally required archiving of e-mail traffic (e-mails are business and commercial letters) will data be stored for a maximum of 10 years.
Your data will only be forwarded to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so.
Contact by e-mail to employees
You can contact us by sending us an e-mail. You can send it for example to firstname.lastname@example.org or to personalized email addresses of our employees. The data we receive when you send us an e-mail (for example: your name, your e-mail address and the message itself) will only be used by us for the purpose of answering your request. After completion of the processing, the data will be deleted. Only within the scope of the legally required archiving of e-mail traffic (e-mails are business and commercial letters) will data be stored for a maximum of 10 years.
Your data will only be forwarded to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so.
When communicating by e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security, so that we recommend that you send information with a high need for confidentiality by post.
For our web pages we use the technology of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by our web server when you visit our website and are stored on your computer for later retrieval.
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to the website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note, however, that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website if you do so.
The Flash cookies used are not registered by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. These save the necessary data regardless of the browser you use and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you must install a corresponding add-on, e.g. "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome.
We do not collect or store personal data in cookies in this context. We also do not use any techniques that connect information collected by cookies with user data.
Google Web Fonts
Google Web Fonts are implemented on our websites. These are responsible for the display of fonts. By using Google Web Fonts, a Google server in the USA is called up if your browser cannot access a local copy in the cache. Your IP address is transmitted to Google. If you are logged in to Google with an existing user account at the same time as visiting our website, Google may also be able to assign the visit to our website to your user behaviour. We have no influence on this procedure and receive no information from Google about the transmitted contents.
The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Processing of your personal data in states outside the EU and the EEA
Your personal data will not be processed in states outside the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Legal basis of the data processing
Here you will find an overview of the legal basis for the processing of your data.
The processing of your data is lawful because it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken in response to your request. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b) DSGVO.
Your rights: information, correction, deletion, restriction
You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data as well as a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or to object to processing as well as a right to data transferability, provided that the respective data protection requirements are met. If you have any questions about your rights, you can contact us at any time or send an e-mail to our data protection officer (contact details see above).
At the same time you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for us. This is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia:
If you should give us your consent for a certain data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time.
We also use technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data that is collected or collected, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against attack by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website by visitors to the site is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.
Our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) DSGVO is to know how often and in what way our website is used.
Google has subjected itself to the privacy shield agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has certified itself. In doing so, Google has committed itself to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. For more information, please refer to the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
We have activated IP anonymisation on this website (anonymizeIp). However, this will cause your IP address to be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with further services related to website and internet use.
You can also prevent the transfer of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.