We, the Markert Group, welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest. The protection of your personal data is important to us. Thus, in the following we would like to inform you which data is used for which purposes when you visit our website. Personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). This includes, for example, your name, address, or e-mail address.

I. Controller and contact to the data protection officer

Responsible for the processing of your personal data is the

Otto Markert & Sohn GmbH
Oderstr. 51
24539 Neumünster, Germany

Fon: +49 4321 8701-0
Fax: +49 4321 8701-275
E-mail: marsyntex(at)markert.de

You can reach our data protection officer at our postal address with the addition "the data protection officer" or by e-mail at datenschutz@markert.de.

II. General data processing when visiting our website

When using the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not provide us with any personal data via our contact form or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to our server. The following data is collected:

  • Information about the browser type and version used

  • The operating system of the user

  • The user's internet service provider

  • The IP address of the user

  • Date and time of access

  • Websites from which the user's system accesses our website

  • Websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website

This data is technically required to display the website and to ensure the security of our website. We evaluate this data exclusively for statistical purposes in order to correct possible technical errors and, if necessary, to be able to identify and ward off attacks and security risks. We do not combine the data listed above with other data.

The legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Since the collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage in log files are absolutely necessary for its operation and to protect against misuse, our legitimate interest in data processing prevails.

III. Cookies

Cookies are data that are stored on your computer by a website you visit and enable your browser to be reassigned. Cookies transmit information to the site that sets the cookie. Cookies can store various information, such as your language setting, the duration of your visit to our website or the entries you have made there. This avoids, for example, having to re-enter required form data each time you use the website. The information stored in cookies can also be used to recognize preferences and to target content according to areas of interest.

There are different types of cookies: Session cookies are sets of data that are only temporarily stored in the working memory and are deleted when you close your browser. Permanent or persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. With this type of cookie, the information can also be stored in text files on your computer. However, you can also delete these cookies at any time via your browser settings.

First-party cookies are set by the website you are currently visiting. Only that website is allowed to read information from these cookies. Third-party cookies are set by organizations that do not operate the website you are visiting. These cookies are for example used by marketing companies.

The legal basis for possible processing of personal data by means of cookies and their storage period may vary. If you have given us your consent, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Insofar as the data processing is based on our overriding legitimate interests, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The stated purpose corresponds to our legitimate interest.

We use cookies to ensure the proper operation of the website, to provide basic functionality, to measure reach and - with your consent - to tailor our services to preferred areas of interest.

The cookies used on this website are:

CookieConsent: Persistent third-party cookie that stores the user's consent status for cookies on the current domain. The storage period is 1 year.

You can delete cookies already stored on your end device at any time. If you want to prevent cookies from being saved, you can do this via the settings in your internet browser. You can find instructions for common browsers here: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Google Chrome mobile, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Safari mobile. Alternatively, you can also install so-called ad blockers. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

IV.Cookiebot

Cookiebot is a consent management platform that allows us to inform you about the use of cookies and fingerprinting technologies on our website and allows you to decide whether or not to consent to their use. Cookiebot enables us to obtain and manage user consent.

"Cookiebot" is an offer from Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark.

If the visitor gives his consent to the use of cookies, the following data is automatically logged:

  • The user's IP address in anonymized form (the last three digits are set to '0').

  • Date and time of consent

  • User agent of the end user's browser

  • The URL from which the consent was sent.

  • The consent status of the end user, which serves as proof of consent.

  • An anonymous, random and encrypted key.

The encrypted key and the consent status are stored in a cookie on the user's terminal device in order to establish the corresponding consent status for future page visits. This cookie is automatically deleted after 12 months.

The legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the user-friendliness of the website as well as in the fulfilment of the legal requirements from the GDPR.

You can prevent or end the installation of the cookie as well as its storage and thus the consent status at any time by making the appropriate settings in your browser. You can open the cookie bot settings via the following link:

You can find more information about Cookiebot at:

www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/

V. Contact

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. Insofar as we request input via our contact form that is not required for contacting us, we have always marked this as optional. We use this information to specify your enquiry and to improve the processing of your request. This information is provided expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Insofar as this involves information on communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number) you also agree that we may contact you via these communication channels, if necessary, in order to respond to your request. Of course, you can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future.

We delete the data obtained in this context after the storage is no longer required or restrict the processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

VI. Career

You can apply online via our application portal at https://www.markert.eu/karriere/jobs and https://www.markert.eu/karriere/ausbildung-studium. Your online application will be forwarded directly to the HR department via an encrypted connection and will of course be treated confidentially. If you apply to us by e-mail, we expressly point out that sending unencrypted e-mails or e-mail attachments is not secure.

Your information will be used for processing your application and deciding on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis is Section 26 (1) BDSG. If an employment relationship is established between you and us, we may further process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with Section 26 (1) BDSG.

If you have given us your consent to do so, we may store your application in our applicant pool or forward it to other companies within the group in order to also consider you for future positions within our company or positions of affiliated group companies (Otto Markert & Sohn GmbH; Alfons Markert + Co. GmbH), Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, Section 26 (2) BDSG.

Furthermore, your personal data may be processed where this is necessary for the defense of asserted legal claims against us arising from the application process. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest in the processing corresponds with the stated purposes.

Your personal data will be deleted after completion of the application process after 6 months at the latest, unless there are legitimate interests on our part that prevent deletion or you have given us consent for longer storage. Legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

VII. Registration Training / Seminars

On our website, you have the option of registering for training courses/seminars via our contact form or by e-mail using a registration form. If you would like to make use of our offer, we need your personal data for the planning, coordination and implementation of the trainings / seminars as well as to be able to contact you regarding participation in the training / seminar. The legal basis for this is the performance of the contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. We store the data obtained in this context for as long as is necessary to fulfil our legal and contractual obligations. If storage of the data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of contractual or legal obligations, your data will be deleted, provided that no legal retention periods exist. In the case of legal retention periods, we restrict the processing. As a rule, your data will be stored for a period of 10 years due to retention periods under commercial and tax law. In order to participate in the training, you must provide us with the personal data that is required for the performance of the contractual relationship. If you do not provide us with this data, it will not be possible for us to carry out and process the training / seminar participation.

VIII. Newsletter

You can subscribe to a newsletter on our website with which we inform you about new products and offers of Otto Markert & Sohn GmbH and Alfons Markert + Co. GmbH from the selected areas. The newsletter can be sent by both companies. The legal basis for sending the respective newsletter is your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

For the registration to our newsletters, we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration, we will send you an email to the email address you provided in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration, your information will be automatically deleted after 7 days.

After your confirmation, we store your email address for the purpose of sending the newsletter and until revoked. We also store your current IP address at the time of registration, the time of registration and the confirmation for up to three years after registration (limitation period). The purpose of this procedure is to be able to prove your registration in case of doubt and, if necessary, to clarify any misuse of your personal data. The legal basis for logging the registration is our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR in proving that consent has been given.

You can withdraw your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time with effect for the future and unsubscribe from the newsletter. To do so, simply send an e-mail to info(at)markert.eu or to the contact details provided in the imprint. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the respective newsletter.

IX. Matomo

Our website uses the open-source web analytics service Matomo, a service provided by "InnoCraft Ltd", a company located at 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, where the EU Commission has decided that there is an adequate level of data protection. As InnoCraft is located outside the EU, it has appointed a representative in the EU (privacy@innocraft.com).

With the help of the web analytics software, we recognize returning users with the help of a so-called "digital fingerprint" (e.g. based on window resolution, installed fonts, operating system, browser settings, language, etc.). Your IP address is anonymized immediately so that you as a user are not identifiable to us. The information collected about your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. We use the collected data for statistical analysis of user behavior, for the purpose of optimizing the functionality and stability of the website and for marketing purposes. We store the analysis data only as long as the purpose of the data processing requires, however, no longer than for a maximum of two years.

You can withdraw your consent to the use of Matomo at any time with effect for the future by accessing the Consent Manager and deactivating your consent.

If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of your usage data from your visit to our website, you can also prevent its collection by Matomo at any time by clicking below. An opt-out cookie will then be set via your browser, which means that Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you will have to set it again.

The legal basis for the use of Matomo is your consent, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

X: YouTube

We use services from YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a subsidiary of Google Inc, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on our website. For users who are habitually resident in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland is the controller for your data.

To protect your personal data, we use the extended data protection option provided by YouTube. When you call up a page in which a YouTube video is embedded, a connection is established to the YouTube servers and the content is displayed on the website by informing your browser. According to YouTube's information, however, data is only transmitted to the YouTube server in "extended data protection mode" if you actively start the video.

If you are logged in to YouTube at this time, the information about the videos you watch will be assigned to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.

Insofar as data is processed outside the European Economic Area / the EU, where there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, Google states that it uses standard contractual clauses.

More information on data privacy at YouTube is provided by Google at the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

The legal basis for the use of YouTube is your consent, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.

XI. Data transmission

In principle your data will not be transferred to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so, the transfer of data is necessary for the performance of the contractual relationship or you have previously expressly consented to the transfer of your data.

If service providers take on technical and content-related tasks in the provision of our website, we ensure within the framework of data processing pursuant to Article 28 GDPR that they comply with the provisions of the data protection laws in a similar way.

We work with service providers who take on technical and content-related tasks in the provision of our website. This includes services such as hosting and maintenance of our website. The following service providers are currently used:

Host of the website:

Hetzner Online GmbH

Industriestr. 2591710
Gunzenhausen

Phone: +49-(0)9831 505-0
Telefax: +49-(0)9831 505-3
Register court Ansbach, HRB 6089
VAT ID No: DE812871812

Technical support and maintenance of the website:

HOCHZWEI - office for visual communication gmbh & co. kg
Fördepromenade 16-18 - Sonwik
24944 Flensburg

Phone +49 (0) 461-90 97 208
Fax +49 (0) 461-90 97 209
E-mail: info(at)hoch2.de
HRA 4791, HRB 5127 FL, Register Court: Flensburg Local Court,
VAT ID: DE241217598

XII. Links to websites of other providers

On our websites, we offer you the option of accessing the respective current page in social media (YouTube, Xing, LinkedIn). These are only integrated on our website as an external link to the corresponding services. After clicking on the embedded graphic, you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider, i.e. only then will user information be transmitted to the respective provider. If you do not want the aforementioned social networks to receive data, please do not click on the graphics. For information on the handling of your personal data by the social networks, please refer to the data protection provisions of the respective provider.

XIII Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

1. General rights

You have the right to access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing and data portability. If the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent with effect for the future.

2. Right to object in the event of data processing for legitimate interest

Pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (data processing for the purpose of a legitimate interest); this also applies to profiling based on this provision. In the event of your objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

3. Right to object to direct marketing

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing in accordance with Article 21 (2) of the GDPR; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

In the event of your objection to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes

4. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You also have the right to complain to a competent data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data.

If you have any questions about data protection and the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will also be happy to assist you with applications, requests for access, suggestions or complaints.

XI. Changes to the data protection notice

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. The current status is December 2021.

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