The Grandperspective GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Ring 7, D-14532 Kleinmachnow (hereinafter referred to as „Grandperspective“ or „we“) operates the website available on the Internet at www.grandperspective.de including the respective sub-directories (hereinafter referred to as the “website”) as well as presences in social networks and video platforms (hereinafter the “social media profiles”).
I. Controller according to Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR
The responsible controller under data protection law for the data processing described in further detail below is the
II. Purposes, legal bases and storage period
1. General use of the website
The web server automatically records the accesses to our website. Therefore, when you visit our website, certain technical data is automatically transmitted to us, namely:
- Visited website
- Time at the moment of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference from which you came to the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The processing of the IP address when establishing a connection is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in offering you the services of our website and enabling you to use it accordingly.
We also store so-called log files to maintain the server operation, to ensure the security and integrity of our IT systems and for statistical analysis. These purposes also represent the legitimate interest for which the processing is carried out (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR). Your IP address is anonymized after 24 hours by overwriting its last octet. The deletion of the remaining data takes place after 7 days at the latest.
2. Contact form
We offer you the option of contacting us by filling out our contact form at https://www.grandperspective.de/en/contact/. In the case of an e-mail, you provide us with at least your e-mail address and, if applicable, your name, a subject and the content of your inquiry. For our contact form, we collect your name, e-mail address, subject and message. We process this data in order to be able to answer your inquiry. This purpose is also our legitimate interest in data processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR).
We store your inquiry as long as it is necessary to process your inquiry and delete it thereafter, unless legal provisions prevent deletion, in particular if further storage is necessary for obtaining evidence in accordance with Art. para. 1 lit. f) GDPR or to comply with legal retention periods in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR in conjunction with Section 257 German Commercial Code (HGB) and Section 147 German Tax Code (AO). If the request is made in the context of an existing or prospective contractual relationship with us, the storage period depends on the underlying contractual relationship.
3. Business relations
In the context of cooperation with business partners, we may process personal data (e.g. contact details and correspondence) of the respective contact persons. The purposes of this processing are, in particular, communication regarding services and projects, e.g. to process enquiries, as well as the initiation, processing and administration of business relationships, e.g. to process orders, collect payments and for accounting, billing and debt collection purposes.
The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR if you are personally a contractual partner and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR if you work for our contractual partner. The respective processing purpose also represents our legitimate interest. We store business correspondence with you within the framework of the statutory retention periods (Section 257 German Commercial Code (HGB), Section 147 German Tax Code (AO)) for six years after the end of the year in which it originates.
4. Job advertisements and applications
When you apply to us, we process the application data you provide (first name, last name, email address, telephone number, as well as any attachments such as CV, cover letter, etc.) exclusively for purposes related to your interest in current or future employment with us. The legal basis for the processing is Section 26 para. 1 s. 1 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
If we are unable to offer you employment, we will delete the data you have provided or hand it over to you six months after the end of the application process, unless legal provisions prevent deletion, in particular if further storage is required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR for the purpose of providing evidence or answering questions in connection with the rejection of your application.
If necessary, we will ask you whether we may store your personal data for longer, namely until you withdraw your consent, e.g. if you are being considered for a further application procedure. In this case, we will ask you separately for your consent, which will then also constitute the legal basis for further processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR). You can subsequently withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.
III. Recipients of the data
We use external service providers insofar as we cannot or cannot reasonably perform services ourselves. These external service providers are primarily providers of IT services, such as our hoster, e-mail provider or telecommunications provider.
Unless expressly stated elsewhere in this declaration, your data will not be transferred to so-called third countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area.
IV. General rights of data subjects
The basic data protection regulation guarantees you certain rights, which you can assert against us if the legal requirements are met.
- Art. 15 GDPR – Right of access: You have the right to obtain confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you are being processed and, if so, what these data are and the detailed circumstances of the processing.
- Art. 16 GDPR – Right of rectification: You have the right to ask us to rectify incorrect personal data concerning you immediately. You also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
- Art. 17 GDPR – Right to deletion: You have the right to demand that we delete any personal data relating to you immediately.
- Art. 18 GDPR – Right to limit processing: You have the right to request us to limit processing.
- Art. 20 GDPR – Right to data portability: You have the right, in the event of processing based on consent or for the fulfilment of a contract, to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transfer this data to another responsible party without hindrance from us or to have the data transferred directly to the other responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible.
- Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Art. 19 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) – Right to complain to a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the suspected infringement is committed, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you is contrary to the law.
V. In particular right of objection and right to withdraw consent
- Art. 21 GDPR – Right of objection: You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is necessary on the basis of a legitimate interest on our part or in order to carry out a task in the public interest, or which is carried out in the exercise of official authority.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to the processing at any time. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.
In order to exercise your right of objection, you can, for example, send us a message via our contact form at https://www.grandperspective.de/en/contact/.
- Withdrawal of consent: If you have given us your informed consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. In this case, all data processing that we have carried out until your withdrawal remains lawful.
If you have given us your consent to be included in the applicant pool, you can also withdraw your consent at any time by sending us a message via our contact form at https://www.grandperspective.de/en/contact/.
VI. Obligation to provide data
You have no contractual or legal obligation to provide us with personal data. However, we may not be able to offer you our services without the data you provide.
VII. The existence of automated decision-making (including profiling)
We will not subject you to any automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR, which has legal effects on you or affects you.
VIII. Internet-specific data processing and social media profiles
1. General information on cookies and related processing
When you use our website, cookies are set in your browser. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and are assigned to the browser you are using. The provider who sets the cookie can collect certain information through the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. The only purpose of the cookies set on our website is to enable you to use the website and its functions safely. The legal basis for the processing is our legitimate interests in the aforementioned purpose according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The cookies are necessary for the services you have requested. The following cookies are set:
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us answer questions about which pages are the most popular, which are the least used, and how visitors move around the site. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not be able to know when you visited our website.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in your systems. Usually, these cookies are only set in response to actions you take that correspond to a service request, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies or to notify you about these cookies. However, some areas of the website will then not function. These cookies do not store any personal data.
2. Services used on this website
We use the following external services on our Web site to track usage for internal marketing purposes and service improvement.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. As part of this, before this data is sent within EU member states or other states that are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and Switzerland, the IP address is truncated through this website’s IP anonymization (‘anonymizeIP’). The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not consolidated with other data from Google. The entire IP address is sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there only in exceptional cases. In this case, we ensure by contractual means that Google Inc. observes a sufficient level of privacy protection.
The information is used to analyze the use of the websites, to compile reports about website activities and to provide us with further services relating to websites and internet use for the purposes of market research and needs-based design for these websites. This information is also forwarded to third parties where this is required by law or if third parties have been commissioned to process this data. Under the terms of Google Inc., under no circumstances will the IP address be used in connection with other data relating to the user.
Users can prevent Google’s collection of the data generated by the cookie that relates to a user’s use of the website (including their IP address) and Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Simultaneous with the use of Google Analytics, this website uses the Leadfeeder service operated by Liidio Oy / Leadfeeder, Mikonkatu 17 C, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. Leadfeeder accesses the list of IP addresses of website visitors provided in the Google Analytics Report and links the list of IP addresses with information about the companies that can be found on the Internet under these IP addresses. Due to the shortening of the IP addresses carried out by Google, no personal reference can be established. A personal reference can result solely on presumption through the examination of the linked company information. Further information on Leadfeeder and the data collected can be found at: www.leadfeeder.com/privacy/; information on Leadfeeder and it conformity with the Basic Data Protection Regulation: www.leadfeeder.com/leadfeeder-and-gdpr/
3. Social media profiles
We have profiles on social networks and use video platforms to provide you with content. Our social media profiles complement our website and offer you the opportunity to interact with us. Once you access our social media profiles on the social networks or the video platforms used, the terms of service and privacy policies of the respective operators apply.
In principle, we have no influence on the data processing in the social networks and the video platforms. The data collected about you when using the services are processed by the social networks and video platforms and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. Information on this and on what type of data are processed by the social networks and video platforms and for what purposes the data are used, can be found in the privacy policies of the respective network or video platform listed below. We use the following social networks and video platforms:
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Opt-out options: www.linkedin.com/psettings/?trk=nav_account_sub_nav_settings
Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Opt-out options: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
We process personal data as a data controller when you send us requests via the social media profiles. We process this data in order to respond to your requests, which is also our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR). With regard to the processing period, we refer to section II. 2.
In addition, as joint controllers with LinkedIn, we are jointly responsible for the following processing operations (Art. 26 GDPR):
In the course of visiting our profiles on the LinkedIn network, the social network collects aggregated statistics (“insights data”) created from certain events logged by their servers when you interact with our profile and related content. We receive these aggregated and anonymous statistics from the social network about the use of our profile. We are not able to attribute the data to specific users. To a certain extent, we can determine the criteria according to which the social network creates these statistics for us. We use these statistics to make our profile more interesting and informative for you. This also justifies our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR) in the data collection carried out by the social network in order to provide us with statistics.
Further information on this data processing can be found in the Joint Controller Addendum at:
Berlin, February 2021