Data protection statement and notes on data processing – information to be provided pursuant to Art. 13 and 14 GDPR

At Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i), we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in line with the statutory data protection regulations. The following explains how we manage your personal data.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

1. General notes and mandatory information

Personal data are data that can be used to identify you personally. This data protection statement explains which data we collect and what we use them for.

a. Contact responsible

Baden-Württemberg International
Gesellschaft für internationale wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit mbH,
represented by managing director Dr. Christian Herzog
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Telephone: +49(0)711/ 227 87-15
Fax: +49(0)711 / 227 87-22
E-mail: info(at)career-start-bw.com

b. Contact details for our external data protection officer

Technische Akademie f. berufliche Bildung e. V.
Bernd Herrig
Lorcher Straße 119
73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
Germany
Telephone: +49(0)7171 31 -4091
E-mail: bernd.herrig(at)technische-akademie.de

c. Your rights as the data subject

You have the right to receive information free of charge at all times relating to the source, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data.

You have the rights afforded by Art. 15 to 21 GDPR:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR): If your personal data are processed, you have the right to obtain access to your stored personal data.
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR): If inaccurate personal data are processed, you have the right to rectification.
  • Right to erasure, to restriction of processing and to object (Art. 17, 18 and 21 GDPR): If the statutory prerequisites are met, you can demand the erasure or restriction of processing of data and can object to processing.
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): If you have consented to data processing or a data processing contract is in place and data processing is carried out by automated means, you have a right to data portability as appropriate.

Where data processing is carried out based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 No. 1 (a) GDPR, such consent can be revoked for the future at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of data processing carried out before revocation of consent. If we process your data for the purposes of legitimate interests on the basis of Art. 6 No. 1 Sentence 1 (f) GDPR, you can object to such processing for reasons relating to your specific situation.

If you wish to object or assert any other of the aforementioned rights, please get in touch with us directly:

Gesellschaft für internationale wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit mbH, represented by managing director Dr. Christian Herzog
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Telephone: +49(0)711/ 227 87-15
Fax: +49(0)711 / 227 87-22
E-mail: info(at)career-start-bw.com

d. Right to lodge a complaint

You also have the option to contact the data protection offer (contact details provided above) or the data protection supervisory authority with a complaint. The data protection supervisory authority responsible is:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
Königstraße 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Germany
Telephone: +49(0)711/ 61 55 41-0
Fax: +49(0)711 / 61 55 41 -15
E-mail: poststelle(at)lfdi.bwl.de
Website: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de

2. Data recording on our website

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website host. You can find the host’s contact details in the legal notice for this website.

One way in which your data are collected is when you provide these data to us. For example, these can be data that you enter in a contact form. Other data are recorded automatically or after your consent by our IT systems when visiting the website. These mainly involve technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). These data are recorded automatically as soon as you enter our website.

Some of the data are collected in order to ensure that the website works properly. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour if we have received your consent to do so.

We will only pass on your personal data to external recipients within the EU or in third countries if this is necessary in order to process your request, you have given your consent or this is otherwise permitted by law.

a. Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers

When you visit our website, your browsing habits may be statistically evaluated. This is mostly done using cookies and what is termed ‘analytics software’. Your browsing habits are analysed anonymously; browsing habits cannot be traced back to you. You can object to such analysis. You can find detailed information in the following data protection statement.

You can object actively to this analysis using the cookie banner.

b. SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, for example orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website host. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the browser address switches from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser line.

When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

c. Cookies

Some internet pages use cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offering more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that your browser saves.

Most of the cookies we use are what are called ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser next time you visit our site.

You can also choose browser settings to notify you when cookies are sent and to only allow cookies in individual cases, to not allow the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and to automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be restricted if cookies are deactivated.

Cookies necessary for electronic communication or for the provision of certain technical functions are stored on the basis of Art. 6 No. 1 (f) GDPR.

We use these cookies to improve our offering for you. Anonymised data from visitors to the website can be used to analyse and assess the user flow. This allows us to optimise advertising and website content in accordance with Art. 6 No. 1 (a) GDPR.

NamePurposeStorage PeriodTypeProvider
1P_JARCollects statistics on website usage and measures conversions. The cookie is also used to display relevant ads to users. The cookie can also be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.1 monthOptionalgoogle.com
AECThis cookie is used to store the user's preferences and other information. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page and whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter.6 monthsOptionalgoogle.com
APISID, SAPISID, HSID, SID and SSIDThis cookie is used to store the user's preferences and other information. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page and whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter.2 yearsOptionalgoogle.com
SEARCH_SAMESITEThis cookie is used to store the user's preferences and other information. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page and whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter.5 monthsOptionalgoogle.com
CONSENTThe cookie stores the status of a user's consent to use various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security purposes to verify users, prevent user data fraud and to protect user data from unauthorised attacks.19 yearsOptionalgoogle.com
NIDID to customise ads to your Google search. With the aid of the cookie, Google "remembers" your most frequently entered search queries or your earlier interaction with ads. This ensures you always see customised ads. The cookie contains a unique ID to collect the user's personal settings for advertising purposes.6 monthsOptionalgoogle.com
OTZGoogle uses cookies such as the OTZ cookies to adjust ads to Google features, such as Google search.1 monthOptionalgoogle.com
SIDCCSecurity cookie that protects user data from unauthorised access.1 dayOptionalgoogle.com
__Secure-1PAPISID, __Secure-1PSID, __Secure-3PAPISID, __Secure-3PSID, __Secure-3PSIDCCThese cookies set by Google are advertising cookies used to track users and target ads2 years  
PHPSESSIDThis cookie was created by an application based on PHP. The purpose of this cookie is to recognise the user.SessionRequiredcareer-start-bw.com
klaro-consenterSaves your consent to the use of cookies.1 yearrequiredcareer-start-bw.com

d. Server log files

The site provider records and automatically stores information in server log files that your browser automatically sends to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the computer accessing the site
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data are not merged with other data sources.

These data are recorded on the basis of Art. 6 No. 1 (f) GDPR. The website host has a legitimate interest in the presentation and optimisation of its website free of technical errors – to do this, the server log files must be recorded.

e.      Contact form

When you send us requests using a contact form, your details from the form including the contact details you provide there are stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and for the event of follow-up queries. We will not pass on these data without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form are thus processed solely on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 No. 1 (a) GDPR). You can revoke consent at any time. To do so, simply send us an e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing carried out before revocation remains unaffected.

The data you enter in the contact form are kept by us until you demand erasure, revoke your consent for the data to be stored or the purpose of storing the data no longer exists (e.g. processing of your query has been completed). Essential statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

f. Social media

SocialHub

We use SocialHub from maloon GmbH, Schütterlettenweg 4, 85053 Ingolstadt, Germany, to manage the content of our social media channels. SocialHub is used to manage the following channels:

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

We also receive statistics and evaluations relating to our channels as part of an automated process. Among other things, the statistics include the user name, communication content, total number of page views, details on Likes, on page activity and on interaction with content, reach, video views as well as information regarding the male/female breakdown of our fans and followers.

The data is used based on our legitimate interests, namely to provide social media content efficiently and optimise our online offering, pursuant to Art. 6 No. 1 (f) GDPR.

The specific length of time for which the data processed is stored is determined not by us but by the individual social media channels. You can find more information on this in the respective social media sections of our data protection statement.

(1.) Facebook:

Facebook is a social media platform of the company Meta Platforms Inc., 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA.

When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects data such as your IP address as well as further information stored on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us as the host of the Facebook pages with statistical information about how the Facebook page is being used. You can find more detailed information about this from Facebook using the following link: www.facebook.com/help/pages/insights.

We only collect your data via our fanpage in order to facilitate potential communication and interaction with us. The data collected via the fanpage generally include your name, the content of your message, the content of comments as well as the profile information provided ‘publicly’ by you.

The processing of your personal data for our purposes outlined above takes place based on our legitimate commercial and communication interests in offering an information and communication channel pursuant to Art. 6 No. 1 (f) GDPR. If you as a user have given consent to data processing to the respective social media provider, the legal basis for processing extends to Art. 6 No. 1 (a), Art. 7 GDPR.

Due to the fact that data is actually processed by the social network provider, our options for accessing your data are limited. Only the social media provider is entitled to access your data in full. As a result, only the provider can take and implement direct measures to observe your rights as a user (request for information, erasure request, objection, etc.). This means that the most effective way to exercise your rights is directly vis-à-vis the respective provider.

We and Facebook are jointly responsible for the personal content of the fanpage. Rights of data subjects can be exercised vis-à-vis Facebook Ireland and us.

In accordance with GDPR, the primary responsibility for processing Insights data lies with Facebook, and Facebook meets all duties arising from GDPR in respect of the processing of Insights data; Facebook Ireland will make the essence of the Page Insights Addendum available to data subjects.

You can find more details directly at Facebook (Addendum with Facebook): www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

(3.) LinkedIn:

LinkedIn is a social network of LinkedIn Inc. with registered office in Sunnyvale, California, USA, that allows users to create personal and professional profiles. Users can maintain their existing contacts and make new contacts. Companies can create profiles to which photos and other corporate information are added. Other LinkedIn users have access to this information and can write their own articles and share this content with others.

The focus is on a professional exchange about specialist topics with people who have the same professional interests. In addition, LinkedIn is often used by companies and other organisations to recruit staff and to present themselves as an interesting employer.

You can find more information about LinkedIn at about.linkedin.com

You can find more information about data privacy at LinkedIn here: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

We do not collect or process any personal data via our LinkedIn company page.

(2.) Instagram:

We operate a company presence on the Instagram platform to advertise our products and services and to communicate with interested parties or customers. Instagram is a social media platform of the company Meta Platforms Inc., 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA and is one of the Facebook products. When you visit our Instagram pages, certain pieces of information about your visit are collected, even if you do not have an Instagram account yourself.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data that results and is reproduced below is Art. 6 No. 1 (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is in the analysis, communication, sales and advertisement of our products and services. The legal basis may also be the user's consent pursuant to Art. 6 No. 1 (a) GDPR granted to the platform operator. Pursuant to Art. 7 No. 3 GDPR, the user may revoke this consent for the future at any time by notifying the platform operator.

When our online presence is accessed on the Instagram platform, user data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) are processed by Meta Platforms Inc. as the operator of the platform in the EU.

These user data are used for statistical information about the use of our company presence on Instagram. Meta Platforms Inc. uses these data for market research and advertising purposes and to create profiles of users. If the user is logged into his or her account on Instagram at the time when our company presence is accessed, Meta Platforms Inc. can also link the data to the respective user account. Meta Platforms Inc. may also set cookies to process the data. Processing by Meta Platforms Inc. also via the social media platform Facebook is not excluded.

For more information on processing activities, how to stop them and how to erase the data processed by Instagram, please refer to Instagram's data policy help.instagram.com/519522125107875/

(4.) YouTube

Data processing on YouTube is the responsibility of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. YouTube collects and processes certain information about your visit to our YouTube page even if you do not have a YouTube account or are not logged in to YouTube. You can find information on the processing of personal data by YouTube at: policies.google.com/privacy.

In addition, YouTube provides analytics data. These are anonymous statistics we use to assess the quality of our YouTube page and our content.

The processing of your personal data for our purposes outlined above takes place based on our legitimate commercial and communication interests in offering an information and communication channel pursuant to Art. 6 No. 1 (f) GDPR. If you as a user have given consent to data processing to the respective social media provider, the legal basis for processing extends to Art. 6 No. 1 (a), Art. 7 GDPR.

g. Analysis tools and advertising by Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics is used in accordance with Art. 6 No. 1. (a) GDPR.

Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

You can use the corresponding setting in your browser software to prevent cookies from being stored. We would like to point out, however, that you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full in that case. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded for Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can prevent your data from being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. It creates an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being recorded when you visit this website in future: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can find more information on how user data is handled by Google Analytics in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps on our website. This is another product of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

As soon as the integrated Google Maps component is accessed, Google stores a cookie on your end device via your internet browser. In order to display locations and provide directions, your user settings and data are processed. Google using servers in the USA cannot be excluded. Through the connection to Google which is established, it can be determined from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the directions are to be transmitted.

Google Maps is used in accordance with Art. 6 No. 1 (a) GDPR.

Information on Google Maps in accordance with the Google Terms of Use can be found at: https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=en and https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps/.

Further information on the handling of user data at Google can be found at:  policies.google.com/privacy.

Google Tag Manager

We use Google’s Google Tag Manager. This is another product of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Tag Manager is an auxiliary service and only processes personal data itself for purposes which are technically necessary. The Google Tag Manager ensures that other components are loaded which may, in turn, collect data. The Google Tag Manager does not access these data. However, due to American laws such as the Cloud Act, American authorities, such as intelligence agencies, may be able to gain access to personal data that is exchanged with Google as mandatory when this service is integrated due to the Internet Protocol (TCP).

Further information is available at:  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

3. Registration career recommendation/job subscription

On our website you can register either as an applicant or as an employer. If you register as an applicant, you will receive regular academic job recommendations based on your search criteria. If you register as an employer, you can publish academic job advertisements. You will receive the notifications to your specified email address.

The following data, some of which are personal data, are collected and processed for this purpose:

  Mandatory information Voluntary information
Applicant data User name, first name, surname, email address Title, academic title
Company data (if applicable personal data) Name, surname, email address, Title, academic title, telephone number

The processing of the data entered in the job recommendation is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 No. 1 (a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. To do this, you can simply revoke your consent in the login area of the website.

We will store the data you provide for the purpose of receiving notifications until you unsubscribe from the notifications and deleted after revocation. Data that have been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.