Privacy policy

Privacy policy

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and are interested in us. The protection of your personal data, which we store on the occasion of your visit to our homepage, is important to us.

With the following information, we would like to inform you in general about the processing of your personal data by us, insofar as it occurs when you visit our site. In addition, you will receive an overview of your rights under the data protection laws.

1. Responsible office

INFO-Institut Beratungs-GmbH, Pestelstraße 6, 66119 Saarbrücken, Germany

2. Purpose of processing and legal basis

2.1 Automatically processed web server data

When you visit our website, our web server automatically stores a number of log information. We evaluate this data only for statistical purposes, for reasons of system security (e.g. to protect against misuse) and for error diagnosis. The automatically processed data include:

  • Domain name or IP address of the requesting computer,
  • name of the page accessed,
  • access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.),
  • operating system used,
  • language used and name of the Internet service provider,
  • time of the call,
  • amount of data transferred,
  • type and version of the browser used,
  • Internet page from which the file was accessed.

This data is only stored temporarily, i.e. normally for 7 days and only longer in special problem situations until the problems are solved. The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, because the functionality of the website is in the special interest of our company.

2.2 Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

The legal basis for the processing of cookie data is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, insofar as the technical functionality of the website depends on these cookies, because this is in the special interest of our company.

For cookie data that is processed without a technically compelling necessity, we ask for your consent in advance in accordance with Article 6 (1) a DSGVO.

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site by the user. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all the functions of the website to their full extent.

2.3 Contact by e-mail

Users can also contact us by e-mail.

We expressly point out that this data is sent to us unencrypted. Therefore, we ask that you do not send us any sensitive data by e-mail; use secure channels for this purpose.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If the e-mail contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.

In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. Insofar as e-mails are to be regarded as business letters or these could be relevant for tax purposes, statutory retention periods of up to 10 years apply.

2.4 Use of special components from third-party providers (fonts, images, etc.)
Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

Google Maps is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we indicate on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy:

2.5 Registration forms

When using registration forms, the data entered in the form is processed (e.g. surname and first name, address, company, e-mail address) and sent to both you and us by e-mail.

No. 2.3 applies to the further processing of the data sent to us by e-mail.

2.6 Newsletter

On our website there is the possibility to subscribe to free newsletters.

We use the so-called double-opt-in procedure to register for our newsletters. This means that after your registration, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you wish to receive the notifications and newsletters.

When you register for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us. This includes the e-mail address as well as other data visible in the input mask.

In addition, the following data is collected during registration:

  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Date and time of registration (time stamp)
  • Content of the e-mail sent to you with the request for confirmation.

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the registration process and reference is made to this data protection declaration. You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used.

The aforementioned data is stored on the server of our newsletter provider in Germany and Ireland. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of CleverReach after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the user concerned at any time. For this purpose, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter.

3. social media

For the publication of news and messages, as well as the sharing of images and evaluations, INFO-Institut Beratungs-GmbH uses the platforms of the following providers. When visiting the pages and calling up the content, personal data is collected and processed by the respective provider.

Further details on the collection of data and your legal options as well as setting options can be found at the respective platform providers:

Collected and processed by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, Further information on data protection can be found here

4. Recipients of your data

We have commissioned specialised service providers to support us in the operation of our websites, these include, for example, web hosts, software providers, system administrators and data centre operators. They only have access to personal data to the extent absolutely necessary for the provision of the services.

Otherwise, we will only transfer your personal data to third parties if this is legally permitted within the scope of fulfilling the purpose or if you have consented to this.

5. Your rights

You have the right to obtain information about the personal data concerning you. You can also demand the correction of incorrect data.

In addition, under certain conditions, you have the right to have data deleted, the right to restrict data processing and the right to data portability.

The processing of your data is based on legal regulations. Only in exceptional cases do we require your consent. In these cases, you have the right to revoke your consent for future processing.

You also have the right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful.

The address of the supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Name:  Unabhängiges Datenschutzzentrum Saarland
Address: Fritz-Dobisch-Straße 12, 66111 Saarbrücken, Germany.

Our contact details:

INFO-Institut Beratungs-GmbH
Pestelstraße 6
66119 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 681 954 13-0
Fax: +49 681 954 13-23

You can reach our company data protection officer
by e-mail: datenschutz(at) or by post at the above address, "for the attention of the data protection officer".