Information based on articles 13 and 14 of the GDPR (German Data Protection Regulation)

General information

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We treat your data lawfully in line with the data protection regulation and according to our data protection declaration. While you are using this website we collect various personal data. Personal data are data through which you can be clearly identified. This data protection declaration tells you which data are collected by us and how we will use them. It also states how we collect the data and for what purpose.

Information about the responsibility for this website

The company responsible for this website is

TOUGHSTAFF Personalberatung GmbH
40213 Düsseldorf

Contact us
By phone: +49 211 54 21 290
By email: info@toughstaff.de

A natural person or a legal entity can be held responsible for the processing of your data. The decision about the purpose and the means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.) can be made just by this person or entity or together with other entities.

General information about the legal basis of the data processing on this website

If you have agreed to the processing of your personal data we will do so on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR or based on article 9 paragraph 2 lit. a GDPR if special data categories as defined in article 9 paragraph 1 GDPR are processed. In case you have agreed to the dissemination of personal data to a third party the data processing is based on article 49 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR. If you agree to the use of cookies, the data processing happens based on §25subparagraph 1 TTDSG (Act to Regulate Data Protection and Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemedia). This consent can be revoked at any time. If your data are required to perform a contract with you we will do so on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR. We also process your data if we have a legal obligation to do so based on article 6 paragraph 1 lit. c GDPR. The data processing could also be based on our legitimate interest ad defined in article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The following paragraphs outline the legal bases of this data protection declaration.

1. Collection and storage of personal data, how they are used and for what purpose

a) Visiting the website

When visiting our website www.toughstaff.de the browser used on your device will automatically send certain types of information (connection data) to the server of our website. This information will be stored in a log file in order to prevent misuse and DoS attacks. It will be automatically deleted after 1 year at the latest.

b) Newsletter or contact form

We do not use newsletters. If you contact us via our contact form we will store the data included in the form so we can process your request. We will not pass on these data without your prior consent. The processing of these data is based on article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR if your request relates to the performance of a contract. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest to efficiently process your request (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been obtained; you can revoke your consent any time. The data entered into the contact form remain with us until you ask us to delete them or should you revoke your consent. Legal obligations to store data such as storage deadlines remain untouched.

c) Contact via email, phone or telefax

When you contact us via email, telephone or telefax your request and the personal data given (name, request) will be stored and processed in order to reply to your request. These data will not be passed on without your prior consent.

The processing of these data is based on article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR if your request relates to the performance of a contract. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest to efficiently process your request (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been obtained; you can revoke your consent any time. The data entered into the contact form remain with us until you ask us to delete them or should you revoke your consent. Legal obligations to store data such as storage deadlines remain untouched.

2. Dissemination of personal data

The dissemination of personal data to third parties is impossible due to the measures taken by us.

3. Cookie Policy

Our internet sites use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files which do not cause any problems on your electronic device. We only use cookies to store the language setting, for Google Analytics and the Google services reCAPTCHA (see paragraph 4). We do not use any other cookies because the protection of your identity is very important to us.

4. Analytical Tools

a) Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a tracking method used by us on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.  In order to create and evaluate statistics about the use of our website we use Google Analytics which is a web service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94943, USA, referred to as “Google”). This interest is “legitimate” as defined in article 6 of the GDPR. Google Analytics creates pseudonymised user profiles. Information such as browser type and version, operating system, referrer URL, host name of the technical device used (IP address), time of website visit are sent to a server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to analyse the use of the website, to create reports about the activities on the website and to enhance related services such as market research and the user friendliness of our internet sites. This information is also passed on to third parties if this is a legal obligation or if they process the data on our behalf. Your IP address will not be matched with other data available to Google. The IP addresses are anonymous so that a matching process is not possible (IP masking). Further information on data protection related to Google Analytics can be found under Google Analytics Support https://support.google.com/analytics/).

b) Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on our website. “reCAPTCHA” is a product of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

reCAPTCHA analyses if the data on the website (e.g. in our contact form) are entered by a person or by an automated programme. For this analysis reCAPTCHA looks at the behaviour of the person visiting the website based on certain criteria. The analysis starts as soon as the website is visited. reCAPTCHA  checks on certain information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website or mouse movements). These data are passed on to Google.

These reCAPTCHA analyses happen in the background. The visitors of the website are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

The storage and analysis of the data are based on article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest to protect his internet presence from SPAM or from misuse through automated spying. If the consent has been given the data are processed exclusively on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR and on § 25 subparagraph 1 TTDSG (Act to Regulate Data Protection and Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemedia) if the consent given includes the storage of cookies as defined in TTDSG. This consent can be revoked any time.

For more information on Google reCAPTCHA please visit Google data protection policy and Google terms and conditions on https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://policies.google.com/terms.

5. Plug-ins

a) Social Media Plug-ins

On our website we do not use any plug-ins for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to present our company TOUGHSTAFF Recruiting Services to a wider audience.

b) Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps which is owned by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).
For the use of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on this transmission. When Google Maps is activated Google may use Google Web Fonts for the consistent display of the fonts. When visiting Google Maps your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display the texts and fonts.
The use of Google Maps supports the professional presentation of our internet presence and helps to easily find the locations mentioned on our website. This is a legitimate interest as defined in article 6 paragraph 2 lit. f GDPR. If the consent has been given the data are processed exclusively on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR and on § 25 subparagraph 1 TTDSG (Act to Regulate Data Protection and Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemedia) if the consent given includes the storage of cookies as defined in TTDSG. This consent can be revoked any time.

The transmission of data to the USA is governed by the contract agreed with the EU commission.
For further information please visit https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

For more information on the privacy policy of Google please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy.

6. Rights of the data subject

Based on article 15 GDPR you have the right to receive certain information about the processing of your personal data. Article 16 GDPR grants you the right to ask us to correct or complete the stored personal data without delay. Article 17 GDPR grants you the right to ask us to delete the stored personal data without delay. For more information on the rights of the data subject please refer to articles 18, 20, 21 GDPR and article 7 paragraph 3 and article 77 GDPR.

7. Updates and changes of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid, it was last updated in May 2018.

Due to changes to our website and our products or to comply with legal requirements it can be necessary to update this data protection declaration. The current data protection declaration is available on our website https://www.toughstaff.de at any  time.