We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Multiversum GmbH. The use of our website is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and if there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Multiversum GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller, the Multiversum GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transfers can always be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
The data protection declaration of the Multiversum GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Data Protection Supervisor when issuing the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.
We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
The controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
Consent is any expression of will in the form of a declaration or other unambiguous affirmative act, given voluntarily by the data subject for the specific case in an informed manner and unambiguously, by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Responsible for the content according to § 10 Abs. 3 MDStV:
Mr. Robert Grimm
Mr. Hans Arne Schümann
Phone: +49 40 303873-50
3. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the controller is:
Mr. André Ernst
Phone: +49 40 303873-51
Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
5. Collection of general data and information
With each call of the website of the Multiversum GmbH, a data subject or automated system collects a series of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the Multiversum GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for these, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, the Multiversum GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information on one hand, and on the other hand, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise so that we can ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
Multiversum GmbH processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the storage purpose or where otherwise provided for by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
7. Data protection during applications and the application process
Multiversum GmbH collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
Multiversum GmbH has integrated Jetpack on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that provides additional functionality to the operator of a website built on WordPress. Jetpack allows the website operator, among other things, an overview of the visitors to the site. Furthermore, by displaying related posts and publications or the possibility to share content on the page, it is possible to increase the number of visitors. In addition, security features are integrated into Jetpack, so that a website using Jetpack is better protected against brute force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and speeds up the loading of images integrated on the website.
The operating company of the Jetpack plug-in for WordPress is Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The operating company uses the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc, 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which a Jetpack component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically triggered by the respective Jetpack component to transmit data to Automattic for analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, Automattic obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create an overview of website visits. The data thus obtained is used to analyze the behavior of the data subject who has accessed the website of the controller and is evaluated with the aim of optimizing the website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the separate, explicit consent of the data subject. Furthermore, the data comes to the knowledge of Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Automattic can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the Jetpack cookie and related to the use of this website as well as the processing of such data by Automattic/Quantcast. For this purpose, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the system of the data subject are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.
However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the Internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.
The applicable data protection provisions of Automattic are available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. The applicable data protection provisions of Quantcast are available at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.
We use the map service “Google Maps” on our website.
The operating company of the “Google Maps” map service is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA.
Google Maps allows us to better visually represent our main location and thus improve our service. By using Google Maps, data is transmitted to Google and stored on Google servers. Here we will now go into more detail about what “Google Maps” is, why we use this Google service, what data is stored and how you can prevent this.
“Google Maps” is an online map service of the company Google Inc. With “Google Maps” you can search for exact locations of cities, sights, accommodations or companies on the Internet via a PC or via an app. If companies are represented on “Google Maps”, further information about the company is displayed in addition to the location. To show how to get there, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website via HTML code. “Google Maps” displays the earth’s surface as a street map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the “Street View” images and the high quality satellite images, very accurate representations of these locations are possible.
All our efforts on our company website are aimed at providing you with a useful as well as meaningful time on it. By integrating “Google Maps” we can provide you with the most important information about our main location. Thanks to “Google Maps” you can see at a glance where our company headquarters is located. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to us. You can get the directions for routes by car, by public transport, on foot or by bike. For us, the provision of “Google Maps” is part of our customer service.
In order for “Google Maps” to fully provide the service, the company must record and store data from you. This includes, among other things, the search terms entered, your IP address and the latitude or longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the start address entered is also stored. However, this data storage happens on Google’s websites. We can only inform you about this, but have no influence. Since we have integrated “Google Maps” into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google uses this data primarily to optimize its own services and to provide individual, personalized advertising for you.
The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of “Google Maps”:
Expiration time: after 6 months
Usage: “NID” is used by Google to customize advertisements to your Google search. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with various ads. This way, you will always get tailored ads. The cookie contains a unique ID, which is used by Google to collect personal settings of the user for advertising purposes.
10. Legal basis of processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for a delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47, Sentence 2 DS-GVO).
11. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party.
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
12. Duration for which the personal data are stored.
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.
13. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision.
We inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.
14. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.
15. Rights of the data subject
15. a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
15. b) Right of access
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. In addition, the European Directive and Regulation Legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
15. c) Right of rectification
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to request the immediate rectification of personal data relating to him or her that is inaccurate. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration – taking into account the purposes of the processing.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
15. d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and to the extent that processing is no longer necessary:
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the erasure of personal data stored by the Multiversum GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Multiversum GmbH will arrange for the erasure request to be complied with immediately.
If the personal data was made public by the Multiversum GmbH and our company is responsible pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO, Multiversum GmbH shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, to compensate other data controllers for processing the personal data published, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform the data subject that he or she has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of the Multiversum GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
15. e) Right to restriction of processing.
Each data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the Multiversum GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Multiversum GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.
15. f) Right to data portability
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller where technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the Multiversum GmbH.
15. g) Right to object
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The Multiversum GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If the Multiversum GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the Multiversum GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the Multiversum GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by the Multiversum GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of the Multiversum GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
15. h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling.
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, the Multiversum GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a data subject on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
15. i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law.
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation-maker, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
Phone: +49 40 303873-50
Hans Arne Schümann
Commercial register: Hamburg Local Court, HRB 106313
Sales tax identification number according to § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 261003621
Data protection officer in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation: André Ernst
Responsible for content according to § 10 Abs. 3 MDStV: Robert Grimm, Hans Arne Schümann
The layout of the web pages as well as the content are protected by copyright. Reproduction in any form, including excerpts, is not permitted without the permission of Multiversum GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “multiversum”).
All logos and trademarks used and shown on the multiversum web pages are registered as such and are the property of the respective legal owner. If you have any objections against the use on our homepage, please contact multiversum. The objected content will be removed immediately.
In case of domain disputes or competition law or similar problems, we ask you to contact us in advance to avoid unnecessary legal disputes and costs. The cost of a legal warning without prior contact with multiversum will be rejected as unfounded in the sense of the duty to minimize damages.
Multiversum makes every effort to ensure that the information published on its websites is up to date and free of errors. Nevertheless, information may be missing or incorrect. Please check the accuracy of all content by contacting us.
Multiversum has no influence on the use of the content published on the websites by the user. Therefore, we are not liable for any direct or indirect damages that may result from the information or the use of this information.