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(1) In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.B. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

(2) The controller pursuant to Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

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You can reach our data protection officer at DATENSCHUTZ@KOCHER-BECK.DE or our postal address with the addition “the data protection officer”.

(3) When you contact us by e-mail, the data provided by you (your e-mail address, if applicable. Your name, country, state/province/region, category and your telephone number and/or address) stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or restrict the processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

(4) If we use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes. We also mention the defined criteria of the storage period.

2 SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


(1) Every data subject shall have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation:

  • Right to information about the personal data stored about you and their processing (Art. 15 GDPR).
  • Right to rectification if data concerning them is incorrect or incomplete (Art. 16 GDPR).
  • Right to erasure of the data stored about you, insofar as one of the conditions according to Art. 17 GDPR applies. Article 17(3) of the GDPR contains exceptions to the right to erasure for the exercise of freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of legal storage obligations, for reasons of public interest in the field of public health, for public archiving purposes, scientific, historical and statistical purposes and for the enforcement of legal claims.
  • Right to restriction of processing, in particular insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed, for the duration of the verification of accuracy, if the data are processed unlawfully, but the data subject requests the restriction of processing instead of deletion, if the data subject needs the data to assert or exercise legal claims or for the defence against them and therefore cannot be deleted,  or if, in the event of an objection pursuant to Article 21(GDPR), it has not yet been established whether the legitimate interests of the controller override those of the data subject (Article 18 GDPR).
  • Right to object to the processing of personal data on personal grounds, unless there is an overriding public interest in the processing that outweighs the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (Art. 21 GDPR).


(2) The data subjects can contact the following e-mail address at any time for all questions regarding data protection:

(3) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.


(1) When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):

– IP address
– Date and time of the request
– Zeitzonendifferenz zur Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the request (specific page)
– Zugriffsstatus/HTTP-Statuscode
– amount of data transferred in each case
– Website from which the request comes
– Browser
– Operating system and its interface
– Language and version of the browser software.

(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the body that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

(3) Use of cookies:
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

– Transient cookies (see b)
– Persistent cookies (see c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example.B. refuse the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.


(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you usually have to provide further personal data that we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned principles for data processing apply.


(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Such a revocation affects the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us.

(2) Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you can object to the processing. This is the case if, in particular, the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and will either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we continue the processing.

(3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us about your objection to advertising under the following contact details:

7 Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. We would like to point out that in these countries no level of data protection comparable to that of the EU can be guaranteed. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.B. secret services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

8 Registration with Facebook Connect

Instead of registering directly on this website, you can register with Facebook Connect. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the data collected will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.

If you decide to register with Facebook Connect and click on the “Login with Facebook”/”Connect with Facebook” button, you will automatically be redirected to the Facebook platform. There you can log in with your usage data. This will link your Facebook profile to this website or our services. This link gives us access to your data stored on Facebook. These are mainly:

  • Facebook-Name
  • Facebook profile and cover photo
  • Facebook cover photo
  • E-mail address stored on Facebook
  • Facebook-ID
  • Facebook-Freundeslisten
  • Facebook Likes
  • Birthday
  • Sex
  • Land
  • Language


This data is used to set up, provide and personalize your account.

Registration with Facebook Connect and the associated data processing operations are based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website and forwarded to Facebook with the help of the tool described here, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 GDPR). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its transfer to Facebook. The processing by Facebook after the forwarding is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us jointly have been set out in an agreement on joint processing. The text of the agreement can be found at: According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing data protection information when using the Facebook tool and for implementing the tool on our website in a secure manner under data protection law. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook products. Data subject rights (e.B. request for information) with regard to the data processed by Facebook can be asserted directly at Facebook. If you assert the rights of data subjects with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here:, and

For more information, see the Facebook Terms of Service and The Facebook Privacy Policy. These can be found at: and

9 Google DoubleClick

This website uses functions of Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, (hereinafter “DoubleClick”).

DoubleClick is used to show you interest-based advertisements throughout the Google advertising network. The advertisements can be adapted to the interests of the respective viewer with the help of DoubleClick. For example, our advertising may appear in Google search results or in banner ads associated with DoubleClick.

In order to be able to display interest-based advertising to users, DoubleClick must recognize the respective viewer and be able to assign his visited websites, clicks and other information on user behavior. For this purpose, DoubleClick uses cookies or comparable recognition technologies (e.B. device fingerprinting). The information collected is combined into a pseudonymous user profile in order to display interest-based advertising to the user concerned.

The use of Google DoubleClick is in the interest of targeted advertising measures. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.B. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Further information on objection options to the advertisements displayed by Google can be found in the following links: and

10 Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data stored by you for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us or .dem newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after unsubscribing from the newsletter or after discontinuation of purpose. We reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Data stored by us for other purposes remain unaffected by this.

After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored in a blacklist by us or .dem newsletter service provider, if this is necessary to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

11 Handling of applicant data

(1) We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.B. by e-mail or post). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected as part of the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data is carried out in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other legal provisions and that your data will be treated as strictly confidential.

(2) If you send us an application, we process your associated personal data (e.B. contact and communication data, application documents, notes in the context of job interviews, etc.), insofar as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 para. 1 lit.b GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have given your consent – Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in the processing of your application.

(3) If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of § 26 BDSG and Art. 6 para. 1 lit.b GDPR for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

If we are unable to make you a job offer, if you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to store the data transmitted by you with us on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data is then deleted and the physical application documents are destroyed. The storage serves in particular for purposes of proof in the event of a legal dispute. If it is apparent that the data will be required after expiry of the 6-month period (e.B. due to an imminent or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place if the purpose for further storage no longer applies.

12 Use of Gravatar

Gravatar is used on our website.

Gravatar is a service where users can log in and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address provided by the users is transmitted to Gravatar in encrypted form for the purpose of checking whether a profile is stored for it. This is the sole purpose of transmitting the e-mail address. It will not be used for other purposes, but will be deleted afterwards.

The use of Gravatar is based on our legitimate interests, as with the help of Gravatar we offer the contribution and comment authors the opportunity to personalize their contributions with a profile picture.

By displaying the images, Gravatar learns the IP address of the users, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service.

If users do not want a user image linked to their E-mail address at Gravatar to appear in the comments, they should use an e-mail address that is not stored with Gravatar to comment. We would also like to point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous or no e-mail address if the users do not want their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transmission of data by not using our comment system; Service provider: Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA; Website:; Privacy Policy:

13 Links to our websites in social networks

On our website we have integrated links to our websites in the social networks (Facebook). We would like to point out that these are only links that redirect to our website in the aforementioned networks, they are not so-called plugins with which you could, for example, “share” or “like” information on our website in the networks. As far as we are aware, it is not technically possible for social networks to collect personal data on our website via the mere links. The purpose and scope of the data collection after forwarding can be found in the data protection information of the respective network.