Updated on 01.05.2020

Welcome to Consultport, a service of Consultport GmbH (hereinafter « Consultport », « we », « our » or « us »). Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, store, use and disclose your personal information when you use consultport.com with all related websites and services provided. By using the website, our services and in particular by registering and creating a user account, you agree to the use of your data in the manner described in this privacy policy. As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling. Likewise, the terms used in the following are not gender-specific and you can save or print this privacy policy at any time via your browser.

Personal data (usually referred to just as « data » below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there. Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the « GDPR »), « processing » refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. What personal data is collected?
IV. What do we use your data for?
V. Security of your data
VI. Information about the data processing (incl. Cookies)
VII. Changes and updates to this privacy policy

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the « controller ») for purposes of data protection law is:

Consultport GmbH
Rheinsberger Straße 76/77
10115 Berlin
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)30-54909755
Email: contact@consultport.com

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller’s future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

To exercise your rights, please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@consultport.com.

III. What personal data is collected?

We collect data about you from multiple sources. This section serves as a summary of the most important ones, a complete list can be found under point VI (Information on data processing) of this privacy policy.

You do not have to provide us with any personal data to visit the platform. However, in order to use our platform and services, you must register on the platform and create a user account. Within the scope of this registration and use of the platform, you provide us with data, in particular

  • Profile data: Your name, your address, your telephone number, your email address, birthday, consultant information on your CV, preferences regarding willingness to travel and mode of work
  • Payment data of the consultants with explicit consent for the purpose of payment processing and tax number (« Payment Data »). These payment data are collected, stored and exclusively used by us for invoicing and payment processing. This data can be managed, changed or deleted within your user account at any time.
  • Data from correspondence: If you contact us via an online form on the website or by email, fax or other offline means, you provide us with certain personal data.
  • Data from surveys: If you participate in a survey, you provide us with certain personal data in your answer, unless you answer anonymously.
  • Newsletter: If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the platform, we need an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by using the « unsubscribe » link in the newsletter.

Our services available after successful registration are not offered to persons under the age of 18. We therefore do not intentionally collect personal information from visitors under the age of 18 if  they register.

In accordance with our privacy policy, we collect certain data automatically as a result of your use of the platform or by using web analytics services. These data include:

  • the IP address of the device from which you access the Platform (this may be used to determine the country or city from which you access the website)
  • the Internet page you visited immediately before you visited the platform
  • certain activities you engage in on the website, including the pages you visit
  • connections with your LinkedIn, XING or Facebook account
  • the timing, frequency and duration of your visits to the platform
  • your browser type and version, language setting and operating system
  • the type of device from which you access the Site, such as whether you are using a personal computer or a mobile device, and its device ID
  • your location data (e.g. GPS) for mobile devices

We use this data only for evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of our offer. However, we reserve the right to check this data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of illicit use based on concrete evidence.

IV. What do we use your data for?

The information you provide will be used for the purposes of providing a functional website and performing the services of Consultport. In addition, the user information and profile data we collect will only be used or published to the extent described in our terms and conditions and/or this privacy policy.

We use the data collected about you either to provide our services, to answer your enquiries or to help us improve our services. Your data is used as follows:

  • to operate your user account and to provide you with access to the website and use of the services you have requested, using your email address and password for identification purposes when you register on the website
  • to share your profile data with the client for whom you want to work on a project (only after you have actively applied for a project)
  • to analyze the use of the website and the people who visit the website and use the services in order to improve the design and services of Consultport and to adapt them to the needs of the interested parties
  • to answer your questions after contacting us
  • to make occasional telephone calls with you regarding topics related to our service offerings or to receive feedback from you
  • to send you administrative email messages such as security, support or maintenance emails
  • to send emails with content related to our services to registered users, unless the user has objected to this
  • to ask about your participation in surveys, to carry out these surveys and to evaluate the results of these surveys, if you participate
  • to prevent or take action against activities that violate or may violate our terms of use or applicable law
  • to prevent (unauthorised) users from registering again
  • for age limits

V. Security of your data

We use the latest security technologies to protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For sensitive information, we use Secure Sockets Layer Technology (SSL) encryption technology. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of your browser changes from « http:// » to « https:// » and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. Despite the security measures we apply, transmission via the Internet or electronic storage methods are never 100% secure. However, we always aim to take the latest security measures to protect your data.

VI. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

1. Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data. The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website. The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.

2. Cookies

a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.  

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function. The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships. If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing, or improving the features of our website. Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.

c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

3. Customer account/registration

If you create a customer account with us via our website, we will use the data you entered during registration (e.g. your name, your address, or your email address) exclusively for services leading up to your potential placement of an order or entering some other contractual relationship with us, to fulfill such orders or contracts, and to provide customer care (e.g. to provide you with an overview of your previous orders or to be able to offer you a wishlist function). We also store your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This data will not be transferred to third parties.

During the registration process, your consent will be obtained for this processing of your data, with reference made to this privacy policy. The data collected by us will be used exclusively to provide your customer account. If you give your consent to this processing, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis for this processing.

If the opening of the customer account is also intended to lead to the initiation of a contractual relationship with us or to fulfill an existing contract with us, the legal basis for this processing is also Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. You may revoke your prior consent to the processing of your personal data at any time under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent. The data previously collected will then be deleted as soon as processing is no longer necessary. However, we must observe any retention periods required under tax and commercial law.

4. Contact

If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.

5. Online job applications / publication of job advertisements

We offer you the opportunity to apply for jobs with our company via our website. In the case of these digital applications, we collect your application data electronically in order to process your application. The legal basis for this processing is §26 Para. 1 S. 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 Para. 1 GDPR.

If you are hired as a result of the application process, we will store the data you provide during the application process in your personnel file for the purpose of the usual organizational and administrative process, naturally in compliance with further legal obligations. The legal basis for this processing is §26 Para. 1 S. 1 BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 Para. 1 GDPR.

If we do not hire you, we will automatically delete the data submitted to us two months after the final decision is made. We will not delete the data, however, if we must store the data for legal reasons such as evidence of equal treatment of applicants, until any legal action is concluded, or four months. In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR and §24 Para. 1 No. 2 BDSG. Our legitimate interest lies in any legal defense we may have to mount.

If you expressly consent to a longer storage of your data, e.g. for your inclusion in a database of applicants or interested parties, the data will be processed further on the basis of your consent. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect per Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect.

6. Social media links via graphics

We also integrate the following social media sites into our website. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective site. The use of these graphics stored on our own servers prevents the automatic connection to the servers of these networks for their display. Only by clicking on the corresponding graphic will you be forwarded to the service of the respective social network. Once you click, that network may record information about you and your visit to our site. It cannot be ruled out that such data will be processed in the United States.

Initially, this data includes such things as your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and the page visited. If you are logged into your user account on that network, however, the network operator might assign the information collected about your visit to our site to your personal account. If you interact by clicking Like, Share, etc., this information can be stored your personal user account and possibly posted on the respective network. To prevent this, you need to log out of your social media account before clicking on the graphic. The various social media networks also offer settings that you can configure accordingly.

The following social networks are integrated into our site by linked graphics:

LinkedIn

We maintain an online presence on LinkedIn to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/prospects. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to LinkedIn. LinkedIn Corporation is certified under the Privacy Shield and committed to comply with European privacy standards: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=ActiveThe LinkedIn privacy policy can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Facebook

To advertise our products and services as well as to communicate with interested parties or customers, we have a presence on the Facebook platform. On this social media platform, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The data protection officer of Facebook can be reached via this contact form: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970. We have defined the joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, which sets out the reciprocal obligations, is available at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

The legal basis for the processing of the resulting and subsequently disclosed personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, communication, sales, and promotion of our products and services. The legal basis may also be your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR granted to the platform operator. Per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you may revoke this consent with the platform operator at any time with future effect. When accessing our online presence on the Facebook platform, Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU will process your data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.).

This data of the user is used for statistical information on the use of our company presence on Facebook. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes as well as for the creation of user profiles. Based on these profiles, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can provide advertising both within and outside of Facebook based on your interests. If you are logged into Facebook at the time you access our site, Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also link this data to your user account. If you contact us via Facebook, the personal data your provide at that time will be used to process the request. We will delete this data once we have completely responded to your query, unless there are legal obligations to retain the data, such as for subsequent fulfillment of contracts. Facebook Ireland Ltd. might also set cookies when processing your data.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. The instructions to do this depend on the browser and system being used. For Flash cookies, the processing cannot be prevented by the settings in your browser, but instead by making the appropriate settings in your Flash player. If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions of Facebook may be fully usable. Details on the processing activities, their suppression, and the deletion of the data processed by Facebook can be found in its privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

It cannot be excluded that the processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also take place in the United States by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. Facebook Inc. has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, thereby complying with the data protection requirements of the EU when processing data in the USA: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.

Facebook plug-in

Our website uses the plug-in of the Facebook social network. Facebook.com is a service provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this service is also operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, hereinafter both referred to as « Facebook. » Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield (see above for link) Facebook guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

Further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective functions is available from Facebook at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Facebook’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Facebook to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Facebook while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Facebook. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Facebook. If, for example, you use the Facebook Like button, this information will be stored in your Facebook account and published on the Facebook platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our website or use an add-on for your browser to prevent the Facebook plug-in from loading. Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Facebook’s privacy policy found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Instagram

To advertise our products and services as well as to communicate with interested parties or customers, we have a presence on the Instagram platform. On this social media platform, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

The data protection officer of Instagram can be reached via this contact form: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970. We have defined the joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, which sets out the reciprocal obligations, is available at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

The legal basis for the processing of the resulting and subsequently disclosed personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, communication, sales, and promotion of our products and services. The legal basis may also be your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR granted to the platform operator. Per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you may revoke this consent with the platform operator at any time with future effect. When accessing our online presence on the Instagram platform, Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU will process your data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.).

This data of the user is used for statistical information on the use of our company presence on Instagram. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes as well as for the creation of user profiles. Based on these profiles, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can provide advertising both within and outside of Instagram based on your interests. If you are logged into Instagram at the time you access our site, Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also link this data to your user account. If you contact us via Instagram, the personal data your provide at that time will be used to process the request. We will delete this data once we have completely responded to your query, unless there are legal obligations to retain the data, such as for subsequent fulfillment of contracts. Facebook Ireland Ltd. might also set cookies when processing your data.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. The instructions to do this depend on the browser and system being used. For Flash cookies, the processing cannot be prevented by the settings in your browser, but instead by making the appropriate settings in your Flash player. If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions of Instagram may be fully usable. Details on the processing activities, their suppression, and the deletion of the data processed by Instagram can be found in its privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

It cannot be excluded that the processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also take place in the United States by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. Facebook Inc. has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, thereby complying with the data protection requirements of the EU when processing data in the USA (see above for link).

7. Statistical and analytical tools + other media

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google). Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site. Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, place, time, or frequency of your visits to our website will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function, whereby Google truncates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is transmitted to the US.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and of the internet in general. Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data. In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its data protection practices at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners, including options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en along with further information. This add-on can be installed on the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

Hotjar web analytics

We use Hotjar on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe, hereinafter referred to as « Hotjar ». Hotjar is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

Hotjar allows us to monitor your usage behaviour on our website, such as logging and evaluating your mouse movements or mouse clicks. However, your visit to our website will be anonymized. In addition, information about your operating system, your internet browser, incoming or outgoing links, the geographical origin of your access, and the type and resolution of the device you are using are evaluated by Hotjar and processed for statistical purposes. Hotjar can also obtain direct feedback from you. Hotjar offers further information about its data protection practices at https://www.hotjar.com/privacy.

In addition, you have the option of terminating the analysis of your usage behavior by opting out. By confirming the link https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out a cookie is stored on your device via your browser to prevent any further analysis. Please note, however, that you must click the above link again if you delete the cookies stored on your end device.

Criteo web analytics

We use Criteo on our website for analytics and custom display of advertising. Criteo is a service of Criteo SA, 32 Rue Blanche, 75009 Paris, hereinafter referred to as « Criteo ». The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

Information about your visit to our website and your activities on the websites of our advertising partners is collected via tracking cookies and similar storage techniques. This information includes, for example, the number of sub-pages, advertisements, and products you view, the search function you use, information about your device (type, operating system, version), and/or your location, in order, for example, to advertise only regionally available products or services. Criteo uses a technical ID that records the products you look at and your search behavior. According to Criteo, however, this does not identify you as a person; only anonymous information about your possible interests is determined.

After evaluation of the collected information, Criteo places individual advertisements on our website or on the websites of our advertising partners (« publishers »). These publishers can use cookies stored on your device via your browser to determine whether an advertisement from the Criteo advertising network should be displayed. Criteo processes your complete IP address exclusively for the following purposes: to detect fraud, i.e. visits not due to human behavior; give credit for sales (conversions); provide marketing reports with aggregated data. At https://www.criteo.com/de/privacy/ you find further data protection information as well as information about the analysis and advertisements.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above. You can also use the above link to prevent the analysis of your visit by means of an opt-out cookie. A cookie will be stored on your device via your browser to prevent any further analysis. Please note, however, that you must click the above link again if you delete the cookies stored on your end device.

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google). Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our site. When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Google offers detailed information at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated or https://policies.google.com/privacy, in particular on options for preventing the use of data.

FontAwesome

In order to be able to display fonts and visual elements of our website, we use FontAwesome’s external fonts.  FontAwesome is a service of Fonticons Inc., 6 Porter Road, Apartment 3R, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA, hereinafter referred to as « FontAwesome ». When you access our website, a connection is established to the FontAwesome server in the USA in order to enable and update the display of fonts and visual elements. The legal basis is Art.  6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimisation and economic operation of our website.

By connecting to the FontAwesome server when you access our website, FontAwesome can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the font should be sent. At https://fontawesome.com/privacy FontAwesome offers further information, in particular on the options for preventing data use.

Google AdWords with Conversion Tracking

Our website uses Google AdWords and conversion tracking. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google). Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States (see above for link).

We use conversion tracking to provide targeted promotion of our site. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site. If you click on an ad placed by Google, the conversion tracking we use stores a cookie on your device. These so-called conversion cookies expire after 30 days and do not otherwise identify you personally. If the cookie is still valid and you visit a specific page of our website, both we and Google can evaluate that you clicked on one of our ads placed on Google and that you were then forwarded to our website. The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. In addition, we receive information about the number of users who clicked on our advertisement(s) as well as about the pages on our site that are subsequently visited. Neither we nor third parties who also use Google AdWords will be able to identify you from this conversion tracking.

You can also prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support. In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its data protection practices at https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.htmlhttp://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ , and http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ , in particular information on how you can prevent the use of your data.

Google Remarketing

We use the remarketing function on our website. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google). Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States (see above for link).

We use this feature to deliver interest-based, personalized advertising on third-party websites that also participate in Google’s advertising network. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site. To allow this advertising service to function, Google stores a cookie with a sequence of numbers on your device via your browser when you visit our website. This cookie records both your visit and the use of our website in anonymous form. However, personal data will not be passed on. If you subsequently visit a third-party website that also uses the Google advertising network, advertising may appear that refers to our website or our offers there.

To permanently disable this feature, Google provides a browser plugin for most common browsers at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de. Likewise, the use of cookies from certain providers, e.g. via http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ can be deactivated by opt-out.

Cross-device marketing allows Google to track your usage patterns across multiple devices, so you may see interest-based, personalized advertising even when you switch devices. However, this requires that you have agreed to link your browsing history to your existing Google account. Google offers more information about Google Remarketing at http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

MailChimp – Newsletter

We offer you the opportunity to register for our free newsletter via our website. We use MailChimp, a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA, hereinafter referred to as « The Rocket Science Group ».

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active  the Rocket Science Group guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. In addition, the Rocket Science Group offers further information about its data protection practices at http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you for this purpose, i.e. your email address and, optionally, your name and address, will be processed by The Rocket Science Group. In addition, your IP address and the date and time of your registration will be saved. During the registration process, your consent to receive this newsletter will be obtained together with a concrete description of the type of content it will offer and reference made to this privacy policy.

The newsletter then sent out by The Rocket Science Group will also contain a tracking pixel called a web beacon. This pixel helps us evaluate whether and when you have read our newsletter and whether you have clicked any links contained therein. In addition to further technical data, such as data about your computer hardware and your IP address, the data processed will be stored so that we can optimize our newsletter and respond to the wishes of our readers. The data will therefore increase the quality and attractiveness of our newsletter. The legal basis for sending the newsletter and the analysis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior consent to receive this newsletter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

VII. Changes and updates to this privacy policy

The rapid development of the Internet makes it necessary for us to change our data protection declaration from time to time in compliance with the applicable regulations. We have taken technical and procedural security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorized third parties. These security measures are constantly adapted to the latest technological developments.

Consultport’s updated privacy policy can be viewed and printed out at any time on the website at https://www.consultport.com/privacy/