Privacy Policy

I. Name and address of the responsible person

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

SKILLQUBE GmbH
Schafäckerweg 24
69168 Wiesloch
Germany

CEO: Julia Wallburg

e-mail: info@skillqube.com
phone: +49 6222 / 38 62 65
fax: +49 06222 / 38 63 65

II. data protection officer

A data protection officer has been appointed and can be reached at datenschutz@skillqube.com.

III. General information on data processing

  1. scope of the processing of personal data

    As a matter of principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users is regularly carried out only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where it is not possible to obtain prior consent for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.
  2. legal basis for the processing of personal data

    Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
    When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
    Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
    In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
    If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.
  1. data deletion and storage period

    The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. In addition, storage may take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is called up, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected in this context:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used.

(2) The operating system of the user

(3) The user’s Internet service provider

(4) The IP address of the user

(5) Date and time of access

(6) Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website

(7) Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website

The log files contain IP addresses or other data that allow an assignment to a user. This could be the case, for example, if the link to the website from which the user arrives at the Internet site or the link to the website to which the user goes contains personal data.

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

Furthermore, we use the following analysis tools and social media plugins:

Google:

We use various services provided by Google Inc. from the USA. These include Google reCAPTCHA, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Tag Manager, Google Fonts and Google Maps.

Google reCAPTCHA:

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our website. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether data entry on our website (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not made aware that an analysis is taking place.

The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.

For more information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please refer to the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

Google Analytics:

We use Google Analytics for our own websites and, in some cases, for websites of our users. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). In this context, cookies are also stored on the end device of the visitor or Jimdo user, which enable an analysis of the use of the Website. The information generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use the option of IP anonymization, so that the IP address is generally shortened by Google within member states of the European Union and in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by the browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. The setting of cookies can be prevented by a corresponding setting in the browser; however, we would like to point out that in this case not all functions of this website can be used to their full extent. The collection and storage of the IP address and the data generated by cookies can be objected to at any time with effect for the future. The corresponding plugin for the browser can be found here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Additional information about how Google handles personal data in its advertising network can be found here: Advertising and Privacy.

Google Tag Manager

Furthermore, we use the Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through one interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool takes care of triggering other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a disablement has been made at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

We may ask our customers for permission to share some product data (e.g., account information) with other Google products to enable certain features, such as making it easier to add new conversion tracking tags for AdWords. In addition, our developers review product usage information from time to time to further optimize the product. However, we will never share data of this nature with other Google products without the user’s consent.

For more information, please see the usage policy for this product.

Facebook:

Our website uses social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”.

When our website becomes, the browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the browser, which then integrates it into the website. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that the corresponding page of our website has been accessed by the respective visitor or Jimdo user. If there is an own Facebook profile, Facebook can assign the visit to the Facebook account of the visitor or Jimdo user by storing cookies and using JavaScript. If the plugins are interacted with, for example, the “Like” button is pressed or a comment is made, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from the browser to Facebook and stored there. This can be prevented with suitable browser plugins; in that case, the Facebook social plugins may no longer function as a result.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy.

Log Information:

XING:

The “XING Share button” is used on this website. When you access this website, a connection is briefly established via your browser to servers of XING SE (“XING”), with which the “XING Share Button” functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value) are provided. XING does not store any personal data about you when you call up this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. There is also no evaluation of your usage behavior via the use of cookies in connection with the “XING Share Button”. The current data protection information on the “XING Share button” and supplementary information can be found on this website:
https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

webgo GmbH & WordPress:

When visiting our site, the webgo GmbH servers on which our site is hosted automatically store the information that the browser sends when this page is visited. The information includes the call (request), IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of the call. The information is used to analyze and maintain the technical operation of our servers and network and to combat abuse and is automatically deleted after 3 months.

2. legal basis for the data processing


The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. purpose of the data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were 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.

In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

5. possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Cookies usage

1. Description and scope of data processing

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 following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

(1) language settings

(2) Log-in information

We also use cookies on our website that enable an analysis of the user’s surfing behavior.

In this way, the following data can be transmitted:

(1) search terms entered

(2) Frequency of page views

(3) Use of website functions

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymized by technical precautions. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.

When calling up our website, users are informed by an information banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and referred to this data protection declaration. In this context, there is also an indication of how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.

When calling up our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and his consent to the processing of personal data used in this context is obtained. In this context, a reference to this data protection declaration is also made.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

3. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We require cookies for the following applications:

(1) Acceptance of language settings

(2) Remembering search terms

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer.

In particular, we try to determine which contents of our website are interesting and which, for example, are not frequently used. From this information, we can further expand and optimize our site.

In these purposes also lies our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

4. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted from it to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable 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 functions of the website in full.

VI. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website there is the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us. This is mainly the e-mail address.

In addition, the following data is collected during registration:

(1) IP address of the calling computer

(2) Date and time of registration

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the registration process and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

If you purchase goods or services on our website and provide your e-mail address, this may subsequently be used by us to send you a newsletter. In such a case, only direct advertising for our own similar goods or services will be sent via the newsletter.

No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with the processing of data for the dispatch of newsletters. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 (3) UWG.

3. purpose of data processing

The collection of the user’s e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter.

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

4. duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. Accordingly, the user’s e-mail address is stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

The other personal data collected during the registration process is usually deleted after a period of seven days.

5. possibility of objection and removal

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

This also enables revocation of consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

VII. Registration

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered in an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. The data is not passed on to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process:

E-mail address
Name, address, company, telephone
The following data is also stored at the time of registration:

(1) The IP address of the user

(2) Date and time of registration

As part of the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

2. legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data, if the user has given his consent, is Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO.

If the registration serves the fulfillment of a contract to which the user is a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.

3. Purpose of the data processing

Registration of the user is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract with the user or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In particular, participation in training opportunities is only possible with prior registration.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.

This is the case for data collected during the registration process for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures when the data is no longer required for the implementation of the contract. Even after the conclusion of the contract, there may be a need to store personal data of the contractual partner in order to comply with contractual or legal obligations.

5. possibility of objection and removal

As a user, you have the option to cancel your registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you changed at any time. To do so, simply use our contact form, send us an e-mail to info@skillqube.com or call us. We will implement your wishes immediately.

If the data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, early deletion of the data is only possible insofar as contractual or legal obligations do not prevent deletion.

VIII. Contact form and e-mail contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

  • First name
  • Name
  • Company
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Country
  • Message

At the time of sending the message, the following data will also be stored:

(1) The IP address of the user

(2) Date and time of registration

For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the sending process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.

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

3. purpose of the data processing

The processing of personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. possibility of objection and elimination

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

To do so, simply use our contact form, send us an e-mail to info@skillqube.com or call us. We will implement your wishes immediately.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting you will be deleted in this case.

IX. Rights of the person concerned

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:

1 right of access

You may request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed by us.

If such processing is taking place, you may request information from the controller about the following:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

(2) the categories of personal data which are processed;

(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;

(4) the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if concrete information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;

(5) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7) any available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information about whether personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.

2 right to rectification

You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the controller if the personal data processed concerning you are inaccurate or incomplete. The controller shall carry out the rectification without undue delay.

3 right to restriction of processing

You may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you under the following conditions:

(1) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

(2) 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;

(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or

(4) if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the controller’s legitimate grounds override your grounds.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. right to deletion

a) Obligation to delete
You may request the controller to erase the personal data concerning you without undue delay, and the controller is obliged to erase such data without undue delay, if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO.

(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

(5) The erasure of the personal data concerning you is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

(6) The personal data concerning you has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DSGVO.

b) Information to third parties
If the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, it shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers which process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested that they erase all links to or copies or replications of such personal data.

c) Exceptions
The right to erasure does not exist to the extent that the processing is necessary

(1) for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) of the GDPR;

(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) DSGVO, insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing; or

(5) for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right against the controller to be informed about these recipients.

6. right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that.

(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DSGVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) DSGVO and

(2) the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. right to object

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) or (f) DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you is processed for the purposes of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You have the possibility, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

8. right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law.

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,

(2) is permitted by legal provisions of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests; or

(3) is made with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9(1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9(2)(a) or (g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

10. right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.