Privacy Policy

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. Information about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

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

FLUICS GmbH
Fürstenstr. 15
80333 München
Germany

Contact person: Dr. Claudio Rolli
Email: connect@fluics.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.

III. 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.

Contacting Us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. The same applies to phone calls. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Information/Cancellation/Deletion

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at any time and at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

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 declining the cooky consent notification banner on our website or 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.

Google

Unless otherwise stated in the data privacy policy, the operator of all Google services mentioned here is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

i. Google analytics

This website uses the service “Google Analytics”. The operator of this service is the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Google Analytics is a web analysis service, and, by placement of cookies and the information acquired by this, it enables us to make inferences about user behavior on our website. The information generated by the cookies is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The legal basis for the use of this service is article 6 (1) f) GDPR – justified interest. Our justified interest in the use of this service derives from the fact that we must be able to analyze and optimize the use of our website.

Moreover, Google is certified under the Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant, and hence it ensures compliance with European data protection law.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout in addition 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.

ii. Google AdWords

This website uses the service “Google AdWords”. The purpose of this service is so-called conversion tracking, i.e., we can detect what happened after you clicked on our advertisements. Cookies are placed for this purpose, but they are only valid for a limited time and do not contain any personal data. Hence an individual identification of the user is not possible.

The legal basis for the use of this service is article 6 (1) f) GDPR – justified interest. Our justified interest in using this service is based on analyzing and optimizing the operation of our website.

You can find further information, together with Google’s data privacy statement at:
https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

iii. Google AdWords

This website uses the service “YouTube” to insert videos into the page. The operator of the software necessary for this purpose is the company YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a page with inserted YouTube videos, a link to YouTube servers is created. In this process, YouTube is notified of which pages you visit.

If you start a video, then the operator inserts cookies that collect data on user behavior.
You can find further information on data privacy at “YouTube” in the operator’s data privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Hubspot

On this website we use HubSpot for our online marketing activities. HubSport is a software company from the USA with branch office in Ireland. Contact: HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland, Telephone: +353 1 5187500.

This is an integrated software solution that we use to cover different aspects of our online marketing. This includes, among others:
Email marketing (newsletter, together with automated mailings, e.g., for provision of downloads), social media publishing & reporting, reporting (e.g., traffic sources, accesses, etc. …), contact management (e.g., user segmentation & CRM), landing pages and contact forms.

Our registration service enables visitors to our website to find out more about our company, to download contents and to provide their contact information, together with further demographic information. This information, together with the contents of our website are stored on the servers of our software partner HubSpot. We can use it to make contact with visitors to our website and to determine which of our company’s services are interesting for them. All information collected by us is subject to this data privacy policy. We use all information collected exclusively for optimizing our marketing measures.

Moreover, we use the live chat service “messages” from HubSpot on some sub-pages to improve users’ experience on our website for the sending and receipt of notifications (round chat icon on the lower right edge of the screen). If you consent to and use this feature, then the following data are transferred to the HubSpot servers:
– Content of all chat messages sent and received
– Context information (e.g., page on which the chat was used)
– Optional: Email address of the user (if it is provided by the user via the chat feature)

The legal basis for the use of HubSpot’s services is article 6 (1) f) GDPR – justified interest. Our justified interest in the use of this service is the optimization of our marketing measures and the improvement of our service quality on the website.

HubSpot is certified under the conditions of the “EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework” and it is subject to TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal, as well as the “U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor” Framework.
More information on HubSpot’s data privacy provisions and EU data protection provisions: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy
More information on the cookies used by HubSpot can be found here https://knowledge.hubspot.com/reports/what-cookies-does-hubspot-set-in-a-visitor-s-browser and here https://knowledge.hubspot.com/account/hubspot-cookie-security-and-privacy).

Forms

We use the service HubSpot to provide you with the following online forms. For this purpose, we forward your data to HubSpot, which processes the data exclusively at our request. See data privacy policy on “HubSpot.”

i. Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, then we store your email address and use this to send the newsletter. Your email address is not made public or disclosed to third parties.

  • Collected data: Email address, first name, last name, title, job title
  • Purpose of use: Sending of the newsletter requested
  • Storage period: As a general rule, the data is only stored for as long as is needed to fulfill the purpose. For the newsletter, the data are stored as long as it is expected that a newsletter will be sent and as long as you have not objected to the use of your data.
  • Legal basis: article 6 (1) a) GDPR – consent
  • Revocation: You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time using a link included in each issue. We will then delete your email address from our distribution list. As an alternative, you can also unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by sending an email to connect@fluics.com.

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.

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