1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available
under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information
you enter into our contact form.
Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during
your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system,
or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data
may be used to analyze your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived
personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand
that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to
revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to
demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have
the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website.
Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.
For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration
We are hosting the content of our website at the following provider:
This website is hosted externally. Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the
host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and
communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data
generated through a web site.
The external hosting serves the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers
(Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by a
professional provider (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried
out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the
storage of cookies or the access to information in the user's end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the
meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to
follow our instructions with respect to such data.
We are using the following host:
Hellberg Consulting e.K.
Phone: 04671 404 77 00
Fax number: 04671 404 77 01
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a
contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website
visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,
we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data
protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises
data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we
collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the
information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications)
may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG
Schobüller Str. 36
Phone: +49 (0) 4841 77937-10
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes
decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail
with us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for
deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally
permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial law retention periods); in the
latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.
General information on the legal basis for the data processing on this website
If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or
Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR, if special categories of data are processed according to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. In the case of
explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, the data processing is also based on Art.
49 (1)(a) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your end
device (e.g., via device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally based on § 25 (1) TTDSG. The
consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or for the
implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.
Furthermore, if your data is required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we process it on the basis of Art.
6(1)(c) GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing may be carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest
according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Information on the relevant legal basis in each individual case is provided in
Designation of a data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer.
Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht
Externer Datenschutzbeauftragter (TÜV zert.)
Klug - Datenschutz-Consulting
Phone: +49 (40) 411 89 38 - 28
Fax number.: +49 (40) 411 89 38 - 37
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also
revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness
of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6(1)(E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE
THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON
GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED
ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS
BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE
WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO
PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA,
THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE
PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION
PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR
THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE
EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL
DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES
(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In case of non-compliance with regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the affected persons have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular the Independent State Centre for Data Protection of Schleswig-Holstein (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein) or in the respective member state of their habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged violation without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
You can contact the competent authority as follows:
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein
phone: 0431 988-1200
telefax: 0431 988-1223
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of
a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you should
demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to demand information about
your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data
at any time. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about
this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is
concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in
the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need
some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to
demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to
demand the restriction of the processing of your data instead of demanding the eradication of this data.
If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead
of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be
weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the
right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving –
may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to
protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by
the European Union or a member state of the EU.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or
inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption
program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser
switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
4. Recording of data on this website
Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name,
request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these
data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a
contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are
processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained; the consent can be
revoked at any time.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your
consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).
Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
5. Plug-ins and Tools
This website uses plug-ins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
If you visit one of the pages on our website into which a Vimeo video has been integrated, a connection to Vimeo’s servers will be established. As a consequence, the Vimeo server will receive information as to which of our pages you have visited. Moreover, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This will also happen if you are not logged into Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information recorded by Vimeo will be transmitted to Vimeo’s server in the United States.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
The use of Vimeo is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission and, according to Vimeo, on “legitimate business interests”. Details can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
6. Custom Services
Handling applicant data
We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g., via e-mail, via postal services
on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of
the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the
collection, processing, and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights
and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of the collection of data
If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g., contact and
communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to
make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the
aforementioned are § 26 BDSG according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art.
6(1)(b) GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6(1)(a)
GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be
shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job application.
If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the
grounds of § 26 BDSG and Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship
in our data processing system.
Data Archiving Period
If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the
right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for up
to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application).
Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The storage
serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required
after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g., due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only
take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.
Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agreement (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) or if statutory
data retention requirements preclude the deletion.