In the following we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on our website. The content is based on the EU Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), as the data protection provisions of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) will no longer apply from 25 May 2018.
We at OSTHUS pay great attention to the protection of your personal data. We therefore treat your data with confidence and respect the privacy of our visitors and customers.
If you wish to use our services, e.g. use the contact form, it may be necessary to provide personal data. In this case we assure you that we only process this information for the purpose for which it was given to us.
All employees will be bound to confidentiality and compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and, with effect from 26 May 2018, the European Data Protection Reulations (DSGVO).
Our employees regularly take part in IT security and data protection training courses to further raise their awareness.
Name and contact details of company as well as company data protection officer
This data protection information applies to data processing processes at:
OSTHUS GmbH (hereinafter: OSTHUS),
OSTHUS GmbH, Eisenbahnweg 9-11, 52068 Aachen, GERMANY
OSTHUS has a company data protection officer who can be contacted at
SecureDataService, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Nicholas Vollmer
41849 Wassenberg, Germany
Telefon : +49 (0)2432 / 93 44 20 - 0
German law applies exclusively to the use of the website.
Contents, design and structure are the property of OSTHUS GmbH and protected by copyright. Duplication or use of texts, parts of texts, pictures or logos requires the prior consent of OSTHUS GmbH.
Exclusion of warranty
The contents of the OSTHUS website have been carefully checked and are based on the current status.
Despite constant revision of the website, no liability or guarantee can be assumed for the up-to-dateness, correctness and completeness of the information provided. The documents and graphics provided on the website may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. OSTHUS therefore reserves the right to correct and update documents and graphics at any time and without prior notice.
Links to other websites
The OSTHUS website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether the operators of other websites comply with data protection regulations.
As a provider, OSTHUS is responsible for its own content in accordance with general laws. Links to contents provided by other providers are to be distinguished from these own contents. OSTHUS accepts no responsibility for external content that is provided for use via links and that is specially marked and does not adopt its content as its own. For illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents as well as for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information, only the provider of the website to which reference is made liable.
Unless mandatory legal regulations or other express agreements to the contrary exist, OSTHUS accepts no liability for any direct, indirect damage, consequential damage or other damage resulting from the use of this or a linked website.
When you visit our website, the following data is collected and used for the purpose of delivering websites:
The data described above is only stored in the web server’s memory for fractions of a second. This process is technically absolutely necessary to make a website available; therefore we have a “legitimate interest” within the meaning of Article 6 (1f) DSGVO. The web server is located at a European provider.
Due to the nature of the Internet, this data is inevitably processed on a large number of servers until your request arrives on our web server; therefore, collection and use is also possible in “third countries” (e.g. the USA). Our company has no influence on this process.
The above data is additionally stored in the form of log files for a limited time in order to analyze possible technical problems (or hacker attacks). We keep these log files for 7 days and only view these information if there are problems or attacks. These log files are important in order to prove the criminal behavior to the prosecution authorities; in this respect, we have a “legitimate interest” in the sense of Article 6 (1f) DSGVO.
If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using the contact form provided on the website. A valid business email address is required so that we know who has sent the request and to allow us to respond. Supplementary information can be provided voluntarily. The data will be processed for the purpose of contacting you according to Article 6 (1f) DSGVO based on your voluntary consent.
Your business contact information which is collected by the contact form is stored and processed for promotional communication from OSTHUS. By ticking the box on the contact form, you have given consent to use your data for promotional services. This allows OSTHUS to store, process and use your data for promotional communication (provision of Whitepapers, Newsletters, Webinars, Promotional Materials, Events). If you no longer wish to receive advertising oriented towards your interests, you can object at any time and with effect for the future by using the unsubscribe function or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When filling out a form on our website, the following mandatory data is collected and processed / saved:
The purpose of collecting and processing this data is to be able to process and answer your contact request.
In addition, there is an option to provide further personal data. These optional data are:
The additional data that you optionally provide serves to improve communication with you and make it more specific. We want to make sure that the information we send to you is of relevance.
When registering or downloading content
As part of our Thought leadership approach, we have made it our mission to share knowledge by providing high-quality content to our contacts. This content can be in form of webinars, whitepapers, or other resources. We ask our contacts to enter their personal credentials before accessing these files (so-called ‘gated content’). The personal data we capture is used in order to learn about a visitor’s interests and informing them of additional content that might be of relevance.
When filling out a form to access gated content, the following mandatory data is collected and processed / saved:
In addition, there is an option to provide further personal data. These optional data are:
Disclosure of data to third parties
In the following cases, it may be necessary to pass on your data in compliance with strict contractual and legal requirements:
Integration of Google Maps
We offer you a convenient way to plan your journey to our company. For this we link to Google Maps. As soon as you access this site, your IP address is sent to Google. This is a US company, so data is sent outside Europe. If you enter your own data on this map (e.g. your own place of residence), this data will also be transmitted.
Like many other websites, our company also uses “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive.
These are files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not damage your device nor do they contain any viruses, Trojans, or other malware.
The data processed by cookies is required for the mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Article 6 (1f) DSGVO. Most browsers automatically accept cookies.
We differentiate between cookies that are essential for the technical functions of the website and optional cookies.
In order for you to be able to specify your desired data protection settings for visiting our website as individually as possible, we give you the opportunity to set your preferences according to the following categories.
Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.
These cookies may be used to help us build a profile of your interests. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. Please note no personal data is stored by OSTHUS.
The tracking measures listed below are used by us and carried out based on Art. 6 §1 of the GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimized.
We use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate page visits for the purpose of optimizing our offer. These interests are considered justified and are in accordance with the before mentioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.
For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://about.google/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see section cookies)are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (Browser type/version, the operating system used, Referrer URL, Host name of the accessing computer (IP address), Time of the server request are transferred to a Google server located in the U.S. and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages.
This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment to a specific individual is not possible (IP masking).
If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).
Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
We use Google Conversion Tracking to statistically record and evaluate the use of our website for the purpose of optimization. Google AdWords will set a cookie (see section cookies) on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google ad.
These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the AdWords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for those AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that personally identifies users.
Social Media Plug-ins
We use a social plug-in for the social network Twitter and LinkedIn on our website based on Article 6 (1f) DSGVO in order to raise the awareness of our company. The underlying advertising purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for data protection-compliant operation must be guaranteed by the respective provider.
The integration of this plug-in by us takes place in the way of the so-called two-click method in order to protect our website visitors in the best possible way.
Our website contains plugins of the short message network of Twitter Inc. integrated. You can recognize the Twitter plugins by the Twitter logo on our site. An overview of tweet buttons can be found here (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons).
When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server.
Our website contains plugins of the short message network of LinkedIn Inc. integrated. You can recognize the LinkedIn plugins by the LinkedIn logo on our site. An overview of LinkedIn buttons can be found here (https://brand.linkedin.com/downloads).
When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the LinkedIn server.
Rights of the parties concerned
You have the right to be informed about your personal data processed by us, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of storage and also to have your data deleted and passed on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. We would like to point out that we also in this case remain entitled to process the personal data if this is necessary for the purposes of fulfilling a contract concluded with you. The same applies if you have given your consent to the processing of your data to third parties and we process your data as agreed on behalf of this third party, as well as if the processing is required by law or is required by a court or an authority.
Of course, you have numerous personal rights which we would like to fulfill:
If you wish to make use of your rights as a data subject, please contact us by e-mail or post using the contact details given in the imprint.
Contacting us about data protection
You are welcome to contact us for data protection questions. There are two ways to do this:
Your right of complaint in data protection matters
If you believe that OSTHUS does not process your personal data in accordance with the requirements described herein or with the data protection laws applicable in the EEA, you have the right of appeal to the responsible data protection supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 DSGVO
You can file a complaint at any time with the data protection authority of the state of NRW or the EEA member state in which you are domiciled. The contact details of the Data Protection Authority of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia are as follows: LDI NRW, Cavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, GERMANY, Tel. 0049-211-38424-0, www.ldi.nrw.de