Privacy policy

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below.

We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of European and German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may also be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

 

Contact for data protection

TEAMS DESIGN GmbH

Managing Partners: Reinhard Renner, Klaus Baumgartner, Hans-Peter Aglassinger

Kollwitzstraße 1, 73728 Esslingen, Germany

Tel. +49 711 3517650

contact per e-mail: [email protected]

 

Server Data

For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected: - type and version of the browser you use - operating system - websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL) - websites that you visit - date and time of your visit - your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Legitimate interests arise from the need to present and optimize the content of the website in a technically correct manner.

This data will be automatically deleted after 30 days.


SSL-Encryption

This website uses SSL encryption for safety matter as well as to protect the transfer of confidential data like contact inquiries you send to us. An encrypted connection can be identified by a symbolized lock in the address-bar of your browser as well as by the address being “https://” instead of “http://”. If SSL is activated, data may be transferred without third parties being able to read this data.

 

Contacting Us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

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

 

Disclosure of your personal data

Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties, if

  • you gave your sonsent
  • the disclosure is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to believe you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data;
  • for the transfer of data according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter c) of the GDPR a legal obligation exists, and/or
  • it is required by Article 6 (1) (1) (b) of the GDPR to fulfill a contractual relationship with you.


In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Cookies

Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website.

While accessing our website, the users are informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes by an information banner and will be referred to this privacy policy or, if necessary, consent to the processing of personal data in connection with cookies is obtained.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

There are cookies which will be deleted after the end of the browser session (so-called session ID cookies). The cookies are used for the purpose of authorization, identification and obtaining specific information such as information on whether you wish to remain logged in.

These session cookies are automatically deleted when you leave the website. Temporary cookies are used to improve the usability. They are stored on your device for a temporary period. When the website is visited again, it automatically recognizes that you have already visited the site earlier and what inputs and settings have been made so that they do not have to be repeated. Cookies are also used to analyze website views for statistical purposes and for the purpose of improving.


If cookies are stored on your PC additionally, you have control over whether and when these cookies are deleted. Please use the corresponding function in your browser.

With most Internet browsers, you can delete cookies from your hard disk, lock them, or receive a warning before a cookie is deposited. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies, you can decide on a case-by-case basis, or you can preclude the general acceptance of cookies. The non-acceptance of cookies may limit the functionality of our website. Please refer to the user manual of your browser or the manufacturer of the browser for information regarding how to set the programs accordingly.

The user data collected in this way will be pseudonymised by means of technical precautions. Therefore, an assignment of the data to the calling user is no longer possible. The data will not be stored together with other personal data of the user.

The utilization of data from set cookies is done on the basis of Art. 6 f) GDPR for the protection of legitimate interests, whereas we assume that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms are not restricted by this, as personal data is neither gained by us nor by third parties. Additionally, it is basically statistical data adjusted to your user behavior and, if necessary, other factors are revealed, but not data that may lead to an individual identification.

Click here to reset the analytics settings.

 

Third Party Plug-Ins

The use of the third-party plug-ins mentioned below has been checked in terms of data protection law and is based on Art. 6 (f) GDPR in order to safeguard legitimate interests and to improve our website.

 

Analysis services & tracking

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

 

Contract data processing

We have entered into a contract for data processing with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

IP anonymization & Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

We have enabled the function IP anonymization on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

On behalf of this website owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website owner with other services relating to website and Internet use. 
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

Demographics in Google Analytics

This website uses the feature “demographics” of Google Analytics. Therefore, reports can be created that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the website visitors. This data has been obtained from interest-based advertising by Google and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be associated to identify a certain person. You can disable this feature at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Opposition to Data Collection".

 

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In order to use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is, as a rule, transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. The use of Google Maps is carried out in the interest of facilitating the ability to find our studios. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can find more information relating to the handling of user data in the privacy statement of Google: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

Use of social media

Within our range of online offers based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and commercial operation of our range of online offers within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) we use contents or service offers of third party providers in order to integrate their contents and services, such as e.g. videos or fonts (hereinafter with the standard reference as "Contents").

This always presumes that the third party providers of these Contents perceive the IP addresses of the users, as without the IP address they could not send the Contents to their browsers. The IP address is therefore necessary for the presentation of these Contents. We only make an effort to use those Contents, of which the respective providers merely use the IP address to supply the Contents. Third party providers can further use so-called Pixel-Tags (invisible graphics, also as referred to as "Web Beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. By the "Pixel-Tags" information, such as the visitor traffic on the pages of this website can be evaluated. The pseudonymous information can further be stored in cookies on the device of the users and among others include technical information regarding the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit as well as further details regarding the use of our range of online offers, and be associated with such information from other sources.

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you visited. If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about how to handle user data, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

 

Newsletter

Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter.

We use the newsletter to provide you with regular updates about our offers. To receive our newsletter, you will need a valid email address. We will then check the email address entered to ensure that you are actually its owner or if its owner has agreed to receive our newsletter. By registering for the newsletter, we will save your IP address and date and time of registration. This will be used in case a third party misuses your email address to subscribe to our newsletter without your knowledge.

We will not compare the data collected during newsletter registration with any other data that might be collected by other components of our site.

You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is in the presence of a consent Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

 

Newsletter by MailChimp

We use MailChimp to send our newsletter to our subscribers. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.

The data stored when you registered for the newsletter (email address, name, IP address, and time and date of registration) will be sent to a server operated by The Rocket Science Group in the United States and stored there in accordance with its Safe Harbour Agreement.

Further information about the data protection offered by MailChimp can be found at: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

You may cancel your newsletter subscription and revoke your consent to the storage of this data at any time with future effect. For instructions to take this step, please refer to the confirmation email and each newsletter.

 

Newsletter tracking

Our newsletter includes so-called web bugs that allow us to recognise if and when an email has been opened and which links in the email have been clicked by its recipient.

This data is stored by us so that we can best align our newsletter to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. Accordingly, the data thus collected is used to send personalised newsletters to each recipient.

By revoking the consent to receive the newsletter, the consent to the aforementioned tracking is revoked.

 

Publication of vacancy announcements / job applications

Online application

If you are interested in a career at TEAMS DESIGN, you have the opportunity to apply via e-mail. If you would like to make use of this opportunity, we ask you for your first and last name, your telephone number and your e-mail address and, if necessary, whether you have a legal work permit at the place of work you want. All other data that you provide us with are voluntary information and depend on the scope or the type of application. We use all data collected by you during the online application process to verify your application for vacancies at TEAMS DESIGN and to be able to personally contact you as a result of your application and, if necessary, to initiate a possible employment relationship. If your application results in the conclusion of an employment contract, the data collected from you may be stored in your personnel file for purposes of normal organizational and administrative processes in compliance with appropriate legal requirements. For other purposes, your application data will not be used.

 

Consent to the use of your personal data for application purposes

The submission of your application data is at your own discretion. By deciding to submit your application data, you agree to the processing of your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

 

To revoke please send an e-mail to the studio in which you applied


TEAMS Esslingen: [email protected]
TEAMS Hamburg: [email protected]
TEAMS Chicago: [email protected]
TEAMS Shanghai: [email protected]
TEAMS Belgrade: [email protected]

If we are unable to take your application into consideration, you will be informed of this after the application process has been completed. In this case, we will delete your application data at the latest 6 months after completing the application process. This does not apply in such instances where, due to legal requirements (such as the burden of proof obligation stipulated in the Equal Treatment Act) a longer storage period is necessitated or when you expressly agreed to have your data stored for a longer period in our database of prospective applicants.

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Under certain circumstances, and depending on your location you have rights under applicable data protection laws in relation to your personal data. The following descriptions provides you with more information.

 

Request to access your personal data

This right enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing such personal data. We may ask you to verify your identiy in order to comply your. 

 

Request to correct your personal data

This right enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data that you provide to us. 

 

Request to erasure your personal data

This right enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue processing it or where applicable law requires erasure. Please note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

 

Object to process your personal data

Please contact us, if there is something about your particular circumstance that makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it adversely affects your fundamental rights and freedoms. In some instances, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

 

Request to restrict processing your personal data

This right enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:

  • if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy;
  • where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;
  • where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  • you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

 

Request to transfer your personal data

We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Please note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

 

Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent. 

Please contact us, if you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above.


Update to this Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time due to legal, technical or commercial changes. If we update it, we will take measures adequate to the importance of the changes to inform you. If we make important changes to our privacy policy, we will gather your consent, if this is mandatory due to the privacy laws.