Data Protection

Privacy Policy


1. General

As the operator of this website, we at The Social Chain Group AG take the protection of your privacy and your personal data very seriously. For this reason, we treat your personal data as strictly confidential and adhere strictly to the data protection rules and regulations.

On our website, we collect three types of data: personal data, which your device provides to communicate with us, tracking data, which is generated when you use our website and personal contact information, which you provide to communicate with us or to use our services.


a. We collect personal data on this website for technical or organisationally necessary purposes, especially to ensure an optimum viewing and security and stability of our website. Therefore, we collect the following data:

IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (the actually requested part of the website), access status/HTTP status code, the quantity of data transmitted, the website you were referred from (referrer URL), web browser used, the operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software.

Legal basis for the collecting of this personal data is point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


b. We will disclose this data to third parties only with your express permission given for this purpose or when the disclosure is necessary for the provision of the service or when we are required to do so by law or by an order of court or an administrative authority.

In order to make this website available to you, we work with external service providers who perform IT services with regard to the creation, modification and maintenance of this website and who, in this context, are given access to the personal data collected via this site.

Besides that we intend to transfer personal data to branches of our company located in the USA. In this case the legal basis complies with the concrete processing scenario. For data processing within the United States The Social Chain Group AG has submitted to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.


c. The personal data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were stored.

We will not delete your data if a retention is necessary due to statutory storage obligations or in individual cases a longer storage is necessary due to the assertion or the possible assertion of claims against us in connection with a contract or precontractual measures. In case of legal retention requirements, the processing of the data will be restricted first and then will be deleted once the retention period has expired. The tracking data, which is generated when you use our website, will be deleted after you left our website.


d. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. If we base the processing of your personal data on point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation. Withdrawal and objection could be exercised via e-mail or via message to the contact data given in the legal notice.


e. You are neither statutory nor contractually obliged to provide us with personal data. If you wish to conclude a contract with us, it is necessary that you transfer your personal data to us. If you do not provide us with personal data in individual cases, you will not be able to conclude a contract with us or to obtain our services (e.g. contact form).


2. Contact form

You can use the online form on our website to contact us. We collect the personal data (name, telephone number, email address, company) used to complete the online form. At the time of sending, we also collect your IP address and date and hour of your registration. For processing the data, we will seek your express permission and refer to this privacy policy during the sending process. We do not disclose this personal data to third parties or use it for any purpose other than to process the query. Legal basis for the collecting and processing of this personal data is point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR or point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. Thereby, processing the query is a legitimate interest.

Alternatively, you could contact us via e-mail. In this case, we collect the personal data transmitted by the e-mail. Legal basis for the collecting and processing of this personal data is point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. Thereby, processing the query is a legitimate interest as well. The same applies to queries we receive by post or telephone.

If you contact us to conclude a contract with us, the additional legal basis is point (b) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.
The data concerned will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were stored (see Section 1.c.). This is the case if the conversation is finished. The data stored at the time of sending the message will be deleted after seven days at the latest.

If you exercised the withdrawal or objection as mentioned in Section 1.d. the conversation could not be continued.


3. Cookies

We use so-called “cookies” to optimise this website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that facilitate an analysis of the way you use the website. From the user’s perspective, cookies make websites more convenient to use. From the operator’s perspective, they enable the collection and analysis of statistical data about the use of the website to improve the website’s content. Cookies do not harm your computer, contain no viruses, and are deleted when they are no longer required. Legal basis for the collecting and processing of this personal data is point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.

This website uses two different kinds of cookies:

Transient cookies, especially session cookies, are being deleted automatically once you close your browser. They save a so called session ID, which enables us to match different requests of your browser to joint session. Thus, your computer could be recognised, once you return to our website. Session cookies are being deleted once you log out and close your browser.

Persistent cookies are being deleted automatically after a pre-defined period, which may vary for different cookies. You are able to delete these cookies in your browser's security settings at any time.

You could configure your browser's settings in compliance with your wishes, e.g. refusing third party cookies or cookies in general. We would like to make you aware of the fact that in this case you might not be able to use all functions of this website.


4. Online applications

If you are interested in becoming a part of our team at The Social Chain Group AG you could submit your application to us.

For applications regarding jobs in Germany it is also possible to use the application portal of the Personio GmbH, Buttermelcherstr. 16, 80469 München. In these cases Personio submits your personal data to us. For further information about Personio's privacy policy, please visit https://www.personio.de/ueber-uns/datenschutz/.

We process your data in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract, especially to verify if you fulfil our job conditions and if we consider concluding an employment contract with you. Furthermore, we process it for the execution of the contract and possible prosecution. Legal basis for the collecting and processing of this personal data is point (b) or point (c) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR in conjunction with § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

For applications regarding jobs in the US or UK we intent to transfer your personal data to branches of our company located in the US or in the UK, if you do not apply directly to the branches in the US or the UK. For data processing within the United States The Social Chain Group AG has submitted to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

We store this data during the precontractual actions and the contractual period plus a period of three years after the termination of employment. Subsequently, we delete the data according to Section 1.c.

If your application piques our interest but we currently have no appropriate position, we may occasionally retain a copy of your details after the initial application process is complete. But before we do so we ask for your consent.


5. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and we have activated the “IP anonymisation” feature on this website. This means that Google will truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google uses this information on our behalf to analyse your use of this website, compile reports on the activity on The Social Chain Group AG website, and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet use.

Google may also pass this information on to third parties in so far as this is required by law or if third parties process the data on Google’s behalf. Google will in no case ever associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the relevant browser settings. Please note that if you do this, however, some features of this website may no longer function properly. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can also prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie which will prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website. Please note that if you delete your cookies, you will then have to re-activate the opt-out cookie.
Disable Google Analytics tracking

Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

We use Google Analytics to analyse and constantly improve the use of our website. Because of the statistics gained we are able to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. Regarding the exceptional cases, where personal data is transmitted to the United States, Google has submitted to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Legal basis for using Google Analytics is point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.

For more information, please refer to: Google Dublin, google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, fax +353 (1) 436 1001; terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html;
overview of privacy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html;
privacy statement:  https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/


6. Google Maps API

This website uses Google Maps API from Google to display an interactive local area map. By visiting our website, Google will receive the information that you accessed the respective sub-website of our website. The data mentioned in Section 1.a. of this privacy statement will also be transmitted. This will occur without regard to whether you are logged into a Google account or not. If you are logged in your data will be allocated with your account. You can prevent this allocation by logging out before usage. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses it for advertising and market research purposes. This data processing occurs especially to create needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about you visiting our website.

You have the right to object to these usage profiles. To do so, please contact Google.

For more information about the collection and processing of your data by Google, please refer to Google’s privacy policy available at https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/. For data processing within the United States Google has submitted to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.


7. Social plugins

This website uses social plugins, which help integrate the website with a number of social media platforms. This lets users send data to social media, by clicking on the respective logos or icons of the social media sites to “tweet”, “share” or “like” the content. At present, the website uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Xing plugins. Merely visiting our website will not result in any of your data being transferred to the social media platforms. Data will be transferred to social media sites and stored there only after you have clicked on the relevant button. You can identify the plugin's provider through the label at the button, its initial letter or its logo.

The provider of the respective service will then be informed that you have accessed our website and, if you are logged into your user account on the respective service at the same time, can link this information to your user account. This processing will only occur if you have clicked the relevant button and thereby have activated the plugin. The Social Chain Group AG has no influence on the scope, purpose or duration of the storage. Social media providers may also use cookies. Thus, we advise you to delete all cookies before using the plugin. By their own terms Facebook and Xing will immediately anonymise your IP address after collecting it in Germany.

The transmission of the data will occur without regard to whether you are logged into an account of the provider or not. If you are logged in your data will be allocated with your account. You can prevent this allocation by logging out before usage. The provider of the respective service stores your data as usage profiles and uses it for advertising and market research purposes. This data processing occurs especially to create needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about you visiting our website. You have the right to object to these usage profiles. To do so, please contact the respective provider.

Legal basis for using social plugins is point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.

Through the social plugins on our website you can use the services of the following providers and you get further information about their privacy policies on their websites:

Twitter Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA)
https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Facebook Inc. (1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA)
https://en-gb.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Xing AG (Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany)
https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy

Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have submitted to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.


8. Vimeo

This Website uses Vimeo to display videos which are stored on the platform https://vimeo.com/en/. The platform Vimeo is an offer from Vimeo, Inc. headquartered at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your personal data mentioned under Section 1.a. This also applies if you are not logged into a Vimeo account when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account and delete all Vimeo cookies on your browser.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Vimeo, Inc. has subjected to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.


9. Your rights and contact information

You have the right of access to information regarding the processing of your personal data (Article 15 of the GDPR), the right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR), the right to erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR), the right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the GDPR), as well as the right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR).

The Social Chain Group AG will be happy to respond to any queries regarding these rights of yours.

To do this, please contact us (via message to the contact data given in the legal notice) or our data protection supervisor at the following address:

The Social Chain Group AG
Data protection supervisor
Zehdenicker Straße 21
10119 Berlin
Germany

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR. The address of the competent authority is:

The Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Berlin, Friedrichstraße 219, 10969 Berlin.

The responsible body as defined by the GDPR and section 5 of the Telemedia Act is:


The Social Chain Group AG
Zehdenicker Straße 21
10119 Berlin
Germany