Privacy

In accordance with the legal requirements of data protection law (in particular in accordance with BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act, new version) and the European Data Protection Regulation ‘GDPR’), we inform you below about the nature, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data by our company. This privacy policy also applies to our websites and social media profiles. Regarding the definition of terms such as “personal data” or “processing”, we refer to Art. 4 GDPR.

Name and Contact Details of the Responsible Person(s)
Our responsible person(s) (hereinafter “responsible person(s)”) within the meaning of Art. 4 fig. 7 GDPR is:

HC-Healthcare Consulting GmbH
Akkermanstraße 6
73035 Göppingen
Managing Director Michael Trick
Commercial Register/No.: HRB 738268 3001/06707
Registry Court: Ulm Local Court
Email address: service@hc-consulting.eu

Data Protection Officer
Michael Trick
Akkermanstraße 6
73035 Göppingen
service@hc-consulting.eu

Types of Data, Purposes of Processing and Categories of Data Subjects

In the following, we inform you about the type, scope, and purpose of the collection, processing, and use of personal data.

1. Types of Data we Process
Usage data (access times, websites visited, etc.), inventory data (name, address, etc.), contact data (telephone number, email, fax, etc.), payment data (bank data, account data, payment history, etc.), contract data (subject of the contract, term, etc.), content data (text entries, videos, photos, etc.), communication data (IP address, etc.),

2. Purposes of Processing According to Art. 13 para. 1 c) GDPR
Settlement of contracts, evidence purposes/preservation of evidence, optimize website technically and economically, allow easy access to the website, fulfill contractual obligations, contact in case of legal complaint by third parties, fulfill legal retention obligations, optimization and statistical analysis of our services, support commercial use of the website, improve user experience, making the website user-friendly, economical operation of advertising and website, marketing/sales/advertising, compilation of statistics, determining the copy probability of texts, avoiding SPAM and abuse, handling an applicant procedure, customer service and customer care, handling contact inquiries, providing websites with functions and content, security measures, uninterrupted, secure operation of our website,

3. Categories of Data Subjects According to Art. 13 (1) e) GDPR
Visitors/users of the website, customers, suppliers, interested parties, applicants, employees, employees of customers or suppliers,

The data subjects are collectively referred to as “Users”.

Legal Basis for the Processing of Personal Data

Nachfolgend Informieren wir Sie über die Rechtsgrundlagen der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten:

  1. 1.If we have obtained your consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis.
  2. 2. If the processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which are carried out upon your request, then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR is the legal basis.
  3. 3. If the processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g., legal retention obligations), then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c) GDPR is the legal basis.
  4. 4. If the processing is necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. d) GDPR.
  5. 5. If the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party and your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail in this respect, then Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) GDPR is the legal basis.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties and Processors

As a matter of principle, we do not pass on any data to third parties without your consent. If this should nevertheless be the case, then the transfer will take place on the basis of the legal grounds mentioned above, e.g., in the case of the transfer of data to online payment providers for the fulfillment of a contract or due to a court order or because of a legal obligation to hand over the data for the purpose of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.
We also use processors (external service providers, e.g., for web hosting of our websites and databases) to process your data. If data is disclosed to processors within the scope of a commissioned processing agreement, this is always done in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. We select our processors carefully, monitor them regularly and have been granted the right to issue instructions regarding the data. In addition, the processors must have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures and comply with the data protection regulations according to BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act) and GDPR,

Data Transfer to Third Countries

The adoption of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) created a uniform basis for data protection in Europe. Your data is therefore processed mainly by companies to which the GDPR applies. However, if the processing is carried out by third-party services outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, these must meet the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR. This means that processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination by the EU Commission of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU or the observance of officially recognized special contractual obligations, the so-called “standard contractual clauses”.
Insofar as we obtain your express consent to the transfer of data to the USA due to the invalidity of the so-called “Privacy Shield”, pursuant to Art. 49 (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR, we point out in this regard the risk of secret access by US authorities and the use of the data for monitoring purposes, possibly without any legal remedy for EU citizens.

Deletion of Data and Storage Period

Unless expressly stated in this privacy policy, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as you revoke your consent to the processing or the purpose for the storage no longer applies, or the data is no longer required for the purpose, unless their continued storage is necessary for evidentiary purposes or is contrary to statutory retention obligations. This includes, for example, retention obligations under commercial law for business letters in accordance with Section 257 (1) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) (6 years) and retention obligations under tax law for documents in accordance with Section 147 (1) of the German Fiscal Code (AO) (10 years). If the prescribed retention period expires, your data will be blocked or deleted, unless the storage is still necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.


Existence of Automated Decision-Making

We do not use automated decision-making or profiling.


Provision of our Website and Creation of Log Files

  1. Wenn Sie unsere Webseite lediglich informatorisch nutzen (also keine Registrierung und auch keine anderweitige Übermittlung von Informationen), erheben wir nur die personenbezogenen Daten, die Ihr Browser an unseren Server übermittelt. Wenn Sie unsere Website betrachten möchten, erheben wir die folgenden Daten:
    • IP address;
    • user's Internet service provider;
    • date and time of the request;
    • browser type;
    • language and browser version;
    • content of the request;
    • time zone;
    • access status/HTTP status code;
    • amount of data;
    • websites from which the request comes;
    • operating system.
    This data is not stored together with other personal data of yours.

  2. 2. This data serves the purpose of user-friendly, functional and secure delivery of our website to you with functions and content as well as its optimization and statistical evaluation.
  3. 3. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing, which also lies in the above purposes, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.
  4. 4. For security reasons, we store this data in server log files for a storage period of 30 days. After this period, they are automatically deleted, unless we need to keep them for evidence purposes in the event of attacks on the server infrastructure or other legal violations.


Cookies

  1. 1. We use so-called cookies when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser places and stores on your computer. When you visit our website again, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. Cookies also include the so-called “user IDs”, where user details are stored by means of pseudonymized profiles. When you access our website, we will inform you by means of a reference to our data protection declaration about the use of cookies for the aforementioned purposes and how you can object to this or prevent their storage (“opt-out”).

    The following types of cookies are distinguished:

    • Necessary Essential Cookies: Essential cookies are cookies that are absolutely necessary for the operation of the website in order to store certain functions of the website such as logins, shopping cart or user input, e.g., regarding the language of the website.

    • Session Cookies: Session cookies are needed to recognize multiple use of an offer by the same user (e.g., when you have logged in to determine your login status). When you return to our site, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. The information obtained in this way is used to optimize our offers and to provide you with easier access to our site. When you close the browser, or you log out, the session cookies are deleted.

    • Persistent Cookies: These cookies remain stored even after the browser is closed. They are used for login storage, reach measurement and marketing purposes. These are automatically deleted after a specified duration, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

    • Cookies from Third-party Providers (Third-party Cookies esp. from Advertisers): According to your preferences, you can configure your browser settings and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out at this point that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website. Read more about these cookies in the respective privacy statements of the third-party providers.

  2. 2. Data Categories: User data, cookie, user ID (especially the pages visited, device information, access times and IP addresses).
  3. 3. Purposes of Processing: The information obtained in this way is used to optimize our web offerings technically and economically and to provide you with easier and more secure access to our website.
  4. 4. Legal Basis: If we process your personal data with the help of cookies based on your consent (“opt-in”), then Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. Otherwise, we have a legitimate interest in the effective functionality, improvement and economic operation of the website, so that in that case Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR is the legal basis. The legal basis is also Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR if the cookies are set to initiate a contract, e.g., for orders.
  5. 5. Storage Period/Deletion The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

    Cookies are otherwise stored on your computer and transmitted from it to our site. Therefore, as a user, you also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be automated. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

    Here you can find information about deleting cookies for each browser:

    Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647

    Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-at/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

    Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-und-website-daten-in-firefox-loschen

    Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-at/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

    Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/de-at/help/4027947/windows-delete-cookies

  6. 6. Objection and “Opt-Out”: You can generally prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive, regardless of consent or legal permission, by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. However, this may result in a functional restriction of our offerings. You can object to the use of third-party cookies for advertising purposes via a so-called “opt-out” via this American website (https://optout.aboutads.info) or this European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/).


Settlement of Contracts

  1. 1. We process inventory data (e.g., company, title/academic degree, names, and addresses as well as user contact data, e-mail), contract data (e.g., services used, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g., Bank details, payment history) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations (knowledge of who is a contractual partner; justification, content, and execution of the contract; checking the plausibility of the data) and services (e.g., contacting customer service) pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit b) GDPR. The entries marked as mandatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract.
  2. 2. In principle, this data is not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims (e.g., transfer to lawyer for collection) or for the fulfillment of the contract (e.g., transfer of data to payment provider) or there is a legal obligation to do so according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c) GDPR.
  3. 3. We may also process the data you provide to inform you about other interesting products from our portfolio or to send you e-mails with technical information.
  4. 4. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case for inventory and contract data when the data is no longer required for the performance of the contract and claims can no longer be asserted under the contract because they are time-barred (warranty: two years/standard limitation period: three years). We are obliged by commercial and tax law to store your address, payment, and order data for a period of ten years. However, we will restrict processing after three years if the contract is terminated, i.e., your data will only be used to comply with legal obligations. Information in the user account remains until it is deleted.


Online Payment Provider

  1. 1. In case of payment via “PayPal”, the invoice will be made via PayPal (Europe) S.àr.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg, Web paypal.com,, https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full..
    In case of payment via “Sofort.com”, the settlement will be made via Klarna GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany, https://www.klarna.com/sofort/datenschutz/..
    Hereinafter referred to as “online billers”. The online billers collect, store and process the usage and billing data from you to determine and bill you for the service you have used. The data entered with the online billers will only be processed by them and stored with them. If the online billers cannot collect the usage fees or can only collect them in part, or if the online calculators fail to do so due to a complaint from you, the usage data will be forwarded by the online billers to the responsible party and, if necessary, blocked by the responsible party. The same also applies if, for example, a credit card company reverses a transaction from you to the debit of the responsible party.
  2. 2. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. p. 1 lit. b) GDPR, as the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract by the controller. In addition, external online billers are used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR for the legitimate interests of the responsible party in order to offer you the most secure, simple and diverse payment options possible.
  3. 3. With regard to the storage period, revocation, information and data subject rights, we refer to the above data protection statements of the online billers.


Contact us via Contact Form/Email/Fax/Mail

  1. 1. When contacting us via contact form, fax, physical mail or email, your information will be processed for the purpose of handling the contact request.
  2. 2. If you have given your consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of a contact request or e-mail, letter or fax is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The responsible party has a legitimate interest in processing and storing the data in order to be able to respond to user inquiries, to preserve evidence for liability reasons and, if necessary, to be able to comply with its statutory retention obligations for business letters. If the contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
  3. 3. We may store your information and contact request in our customer relationship management (“CRM”) or similar system.
  4. 4. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with you has ended. The conversation is ended when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. We store requests from users who have an account or contract with us until two years after termination of the contract. In the case of legal archiving obligations, deletion takes place after their expiry: End of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation.
  5. 5. You have the possibility at any time to revoke the consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR for the processing of personal data. If you contact us by email, you can object to the storage of personal data at any time.


Contact by Phone

  1. 1. When contacting us by phone, your phone number will be processed and temporarily stored or displayed in the RAM/cache of the phone device/display for processing the contact request and its handling. The storage is done for liability and security reasons, in order to be able to lead the proof of the call, as well as for economic reasons, in order to make a recall possible. In the event of unauthorized advertising calls, we block the numbers.
  2. 2. The legal basis for the processing of the telephone number is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If the contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.
  3. 3. The device cache stores the calls days and successively overwrites or deletes old data, when the device is disposed of, all data is deleted and the memory may be destroyed. Blocked phone numbers are reviewed annually to determine the need for blocking.

  4. 4. You can prevent the phone number from being displayed by calling with the phone number suppressed.


Google AdWords with Conversion Tracking

  1. 1. We use the service “Google Ads with Conversion Tracking”(service provider: : Google Ireland Limited, Reg: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland), to draw attention to third-party websites by means of advertisements on our website.
  2. 2. Data Categories and Description of Data Processing: Usage data/communication data. When you click on a Google ad from us, a cookie is stored in your browser, which is valid for about 30 days. If you then visit our website, we and also Google can use the cookie to evaluate whether you have visited our website and which page you have visited on our website. Google creates statistics about this. The data is also transferred to the USA and analyzed there. If you are logged in with a Google account, AdWords can assign the data to your account. If you do not wish to do so, you must log out before visiting our website.
  3. 3. Data Processing Purposes: This conversion tracking serves the purpose of analysis/success measurement, optimization and the economic operation of our advertising and website.
  4. 4. Legal Basis: If you have given your consent (“opt-in”) for processing of your personal data by means of “Google Ads with conversion tracking”, then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. The legal basis for the processing of your data is otherwise our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization, and efficient economic operation of our advertising and website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
  5. 5. Data Transfer/Recipient Category: Google Ireland.
  6. 6. Storage Period: up to 540 days.
  7. 7. Options for Objection and Removal (“Opt-out”): You can object to the installation of cookies by Google in various ways or prevent them:

    • You can disable cookies in your browser by selecting the “do not accept cookies” setting, which includes third-party cookies;

    • You can go directly to Google via the link https://adssettings.google.com deactivate conversion tracking, whereby this setting is only valid until you delete your cookies.

    • You can view the personalized ads of the third-party advertisersparticipating in the “About Ads” advertising self-regulation initiative via the link https://optout.aboutads.info for US sites or for EU sites at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ for EU sites and this setting will only last until you delete all your cookies;

    • You can access it through a browser plug-in for Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer at the link https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 permanently disable cookies. This deactivation may mean that you can no longer fully use all the functions of our website.

  8. 8. For more information, please see Google's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html..


Google Analytics Remarketing/“Similar Audiences”

  1. 1. We use the Google Analytics Remarketing/“Similar Audiences” application(service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Reg: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) in order to draw attention to our website on third-party websites and other Internet offerings by means of advertisements. There is a joint responsibility regarding the use of the data between Google and us according to Art. 26 GDPR. We have agreed with Google that the primary responsibility under the GDPR for the processing of the data is assumed by us and that we comply with all obligations under the GDPR with respect to the processing of the data (including Articles 12, 13 GDPR, Articles 15 to 22 GDPR and Articles 32 to 34 GDPR).
  2. 2. Data Categories and Description of Data Processing: Usage data/communication data. With the remarketing or “Similar Audiences” function in ads, we can reach you where you have already visited our website and address you each time with a suitable message via ad. Remarketing allows us to bring our previous visitors back to our website by click. If you then visit other websites or Internet offers, we and Google can use the cookie to evaluate whether you have already visited our website and display our advertising there as well. Google creates statistics about this. We do not know the full extent of the data processing. The data is also transferred to the USA and analyzed there. According to Google, the data collected by remarketing is not merged with any personal data stored by Google, but is processed under a pseudonym.
  3. 3. Purpose of Processing: This remarketing serves the purpose of analysis, optimization and economic operation of our advertising and website.
  4. 4. Legal Basis: If you have given your consent (“opt-in”) for processing of your personal data by means of “Google Ads Remarketing”/“Similar Audiences”, then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. The legal basis for the processing of your data is otherwise our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization, and efficient economic operation of our advertising and website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
  5. 5. Data Transfer/Recipient Category: Google Ireland.
  6. 6. Storage Period: When you visit certain pages of ours, a cookie is stored in your browser, which is valid for 30 days.
  7. 7. Options for Objection and Removal (“Opt-out”): You can object to the installation of cookies by Google in various ways or prevent them:

    • You can disable cookies in your browser by selecting the “do not accept cookies” setting, which includes third-party cookies;

    • You can go directly to Google via the link https://adssettings.google.com deactivate the personalized ads, whereby this setting is only valid until you delete your cookies.

    • You can view the personalized ads of the third-party advertisersparticipating in the “About Ads” advertising self-regulation initiative via the link https://optout.aboutads.info for US sites or for EU sites at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ this setting is only valid until you delete all your cookies;

    • You can access it through a browser plug-in for Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer at the link https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 permanently disable cookies. This deactivation may mean that you can no longer fully use all the functions of our website.

  8. 8. For more information, please see Google's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.


Google Analytics

  1. 1. We have used the website analysis tool “Google Analytics” ((service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Reg: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) on our website. There is a joint responsibility regarding the use of the data between Google and us according to Art. 26 GDPR. We have agreed with Google that the primary responsibility under the GDPR for the processing of the data is assumed by us and that we comply with all obligations under the GDPR with respect to the processing of the data (including Articles 12, 13 GDPR, Articles 15 to 22 GDPR and Articles 32 to 34 GDPR).
  2. 2. Data Categories and Description of Data Processing: : User ID, IP address (anonymized). When you visit our website, Google places a cookie on your computer to help analyze how you use our website. We have activated the IP anonymization “anonymizeIP”, which means that the IP addresses are only processed in a shortened form. On this website, Google will therefore truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the responsible party. We have also enabled cross-device analysis of website visitors, which is performed via a so-called user ID. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. You can find more information about Google Analytics data usage here: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html (Analytics Terms of Use), https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de (Privacy notices for Analytics) and Google's privacy statement https://policies.google.com/privacy..
  3. 3. Purpose of Processing: The use of Google Analytics serves the purpose of analyzing, optimizing and improving our website.
  4. 4. Legal Basis: If you have given your consent (“opt-in”) for processing of your personal data by means of “Google Analytics” from the third-party provider, then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. The legal basis is also our legitimate interest in the above purposes (the analysis, optimization, and improvement of our website) in the data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. In the case of services provided in connection with a contract, the tracking and analysis of user behavior is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. b) GDPR in order to be able to offer optimized services for the fulfillment of the purpose of the contract with the information thus obtained.
  5. 6. Storage Period: : The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g., user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.
  6. 5. Data Transfer/Recipient Category: Google, Ireland and USA. We have also concluded an order processing agreement with Google in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.
  7. 7. Options for Objection and Removal (“Opt-out”):
    • You can generally prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. However, this may result in a functional restriction of our offerings. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website 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

    • As an alternative to the browser plugin above, you can stop Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking [Insert your website’s Analytics Opt-Out link here]. By clicking, an “opt-out” cookie is set, which prevents the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future. This cookie is only valid for our website and your current browser and will only last until you delete your cookies. In that case, you would have to set the cookie again.

    • You can deactivate the cross-device user analysis analysis in your Google account under “My data > Personal data”.


YouTube Videos

  1. 1. We have embedded YouTube videos from youtube.com on our website using the embedded function so that they can be called up directly on our website. YouTube belongs to Google Ireland Limited, reg. no.: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
  2. 2. Data Category and Description of Data Processing: Usage data (e.g., website accessed, content and access times). We have integrated the videos in the so-called “extended data protection mode” without using cookies to record user behavior in order to personalize the video playback. Instead, video recommendations are based on the currently playing video. Videos that play in enhanced privacy mode in an embedded player do not affect which videos are recommended to you on YouTube. When you start a video (click on the video), you consent to YouTube tracking the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage or video on our website and using this data for advertising purposes.
  3. 3. Purpose of Processing: : Provision of a user-friendly offer, optimization, and improvement of our content.
  4. 4. Legal Basis: If you have given your consent (“opt-in”) for processing of your personal data by means of “etracker” from the third-party provider, then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. The legal basis is also our legitimate interest in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR, which lies in the above purposes. In the case of services provided in connection with a contract, the tracking and analysis of user behavior is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. b) GDPR in order to be able to offer optimized services for the fulfillment of the purpose of the contract with the information thus obtained.
  5. 5. Data Transfer/Recipient Category: Third-party providers in the USA. The data obtained is transferred to the USA and stored there. This is done even without a user account with Google. If you are logged into your Google account, Google can assign the above data to your account. If you do not wish to do so, you must log out of your Google account. Google creates user profiles from such data and uses this data for the purpose of advertising, market research or optimizing its websites.
  6. 6. Storage Period: Cookies for up to 2 years or until you, the user, delete the cookies.
  7. 7. Opposition: You have the right to object to the creation of user profiles by Google. Therefore, please contact Google directly via the privacy policy mentioned below. You can make an opt-out objection regarding advertising cookies here in your Google account:
    https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated..
  8. 8. In the terms of use of YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/t/terms and in Google's advertising privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads you will find further information on the
  9. 9. Use of Google cookies and their advertising technologies, storage period, anonymization, location data, how they work and your rights. General privacy policy of Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy..


Google ReCAPTCHA

  1. 1. We have installed on our website the anti-spam function “reCAPTCHA” from “Google” (provider: Google Ireland Limited, Reg: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).
  2. 2. Data Category and Description of Data Processing: Usage data (e.g., website accessed, IP). By using “reCAPTCHA” in our forms, we can determine whether the input was made by a machine (robot) or a human. When using the service, your IP address and possibly other data required for this purpose may be transmitted to Google servers in the USA.
  3. 3. Purpose of Processing: Prevention of spam and abuse, as well as our economic interest in optimizing our website.
  4. 4. Legal Basis: If you have given your consent (“opt-in”) for processing of your personal data by means of “reCaptcha” from the third-party provider, then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. The legal basis is also our legitimate interest in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR, which lies in the above purposes.
  5. 5. Data Transfer/Recipient Category: Third-party providers in the USA.
  6. 6. Storage Period: until the cookies are deleted by you, the user
  7. 7. For more information about Google ReCAPTCHA, please visit https://www.google.com/recaptcha/ as well as in Google's privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy..


Social Media Presence

  1. 1. We maintain profiles or fan pages in social media. When you use and call up our profile in the respective network, the respective data protection information and terms of use of the respective network apply.
  2. 2. Data Categories and Description of Data Processing: Usage data, contact data, content data, inventory data. Furthermore, user data within social networks is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created based on the usage behavior and resulting interests of the users. Usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to display advertisements within and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the users’ interests. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers, in which the usage behavior and interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data may also be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them). For a detailed presentation of the respective forms of processing and the options to object (opt-out), we refer to the privacy statements and information provided by the operators of the respective networks. Also, in the case of requests for information and the assertion of data subject rights, we point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the users’ data in each case and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you are welcome to contact us.
  3. 3. Purpose of Processing: Communication with users connected and registered on the social networks; information and advertising for our products, offers, and services; external presentation and image cultivation; evaluation and analysis of the users and content of our presences in the social media.
  4. 4. Legal Basis: The legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interest in the above purposes pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you have given us or the person responsible for the social network your consent to the processing of your personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) in conjunction with Art. 7 GDPR. Art. 7 GDPR.
  5. 5. Data Transfer/Recipient Category: Social network.
  6. 6. The data protection notices, information options and objection options (opt-out) of the respective networks / service providers can be found here:

    • LinkedIn • Facebook – Service Provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland); Website: www.facebook.comPrivacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/,Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and Opposition:Opposition: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/2061665240770586;Agreement on joint processing of personal data on Facebook pages (Art. 26 GDPR): https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum,Privacy notices for Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data..
    We are jointly responsible with Facebook for our fan page according to Art. 26 GDPR. For this purpose, an agreement called “Information on Page Insights”, available at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum, was concluded, according to which Facebook must observe certain security measures and will also fulfill the data subject rights directly itself. You can therefore also contact Facebook directly to practices your information rights and deletions. However, this does not affect your data subject rights, such as above all information, deletion, objection, and complaint to the competent supervisory authority. For more information on shared responsibility, see the “Page Insights Data Information” at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data.

    • LinkedIn • LinkedIn – Service Provider: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) – Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy,Cookie Policy and Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy..


Data Protection in Applications and the Application Process

  1. 1. Applications sent electronically or by mail to the responsible person are processed electronically or manually for the purpose of handling the application process.
  2. 2. We expressly point out that application documents with “special categories of personal data” according to Art. 9 GDPR (e.g., a photo that gives conclusions about your ethnic origin, religion or marital status), with the exception of a possible severe disability, which you wish to disclose of your own free will, are undesirable. You should submit your application without this data. This will not affect your chances of applying.
  3. 3. The legal basis for the processing are Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. b GDPR as well as § 26 BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act, new version)
  4. 4. If an employment relationship is entered into with the applicant after completion of the application process, the applicant data will be stored in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. If you are not offered a position after completion of the application process, your submitted letter of application including documents will be deleted 6 months after the rejection has been sent in order to be able to satisfy any claims and obligations to provide evidence in accordance with the AGG.


Rights of the Data Subject

  1. 1. Objection or Revocation of the Consent to the Processing of your Data

    As far as the processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a), Art. 7 GDPR, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation is not affected by this.

    Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) GDPR, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you, which is shown by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the factual situation and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

    You can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can exercise the right of objection free of charge. You can inform us of your advertising objection using the following contact details:

    HC-Healthcare Consulting GmbH
    Akkermanstraße 6
    73035 Göppingen
    Managing Director Michael Trick
    Commercial Register/No.: HRB 738268 3001/06707
    Registry Court: Ulm Local Court
    Email address: service@hc-consulting.eu

  2. 2. Right to Information
    You have a right to information about your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. This includes, in particular, information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data if it has not been collected directly from you.

  3. 3. Right to Rectification
    You have a right to rectify inaccurate data or to complete correct data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.

  4. 4. Right to Deletion
    You have a right to have your data stored by us deleted in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless legal or contractual retention periods or other legal obligations or rights to further storage prevent this.

  5. 5. Right to Restriction
    You have the right to request a restriction in the processing of your personal data if one of the conditions in Art. 18 (1) a) to d) GDPR is met:
    • If you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

    • The processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;

    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or

    • If you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of the controller outweigh your grounds.

  6. 6. Right to Data Portability
    You have a right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR, which means that you can receive the personal data we have stored about you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another controller.

  7. 7. Right to Complain
    You have a right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority for this purpose, in particular in the state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.


Data Security

In order to protect all personal data transmitted to us and to ensure that data protection regulations are complied with by us, as well as by our external service providers, we have taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures. Therefore, among other things, all data between your browser and our server is transmitted encrypted via a secure SSL connection.


Last updated: 6/22/2021