Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
The American Dream – US Visa Service GmbH
Tel: +49 30 398 20 40 00
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
If you use the comment function on this site, the time at which you created the comment and your email address will be stored along with your comment, as well as your username, unless you are posting anonymously.
How long comments are stored
The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the content commented upon has been completely deleted or the comments are required to be removed for legal reasons (slander, etc.).
The comments are stored based on your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
During your visit to the website, the following data is recorded, among other things:
● Pages viewed
● The achievement of ""website goals""(e.g., contact requests and newsletter sign-ups)
● Your behavior on the pages (for example, clicks,scrolling behavior, and dwell time)
● Your approximate location (country and city)
● Your IP address (in shortened form, so that no clear assignment is possible)
Technical information such as browser, Internet service provider, terminal device, and screen resolution.
● Source of origin of your visit (i.e. via which website or advertising medium you came to us).
This data is transferred to a Google server in the USA. Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. We have also obtained a corresponding order processing agreement.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.
This website uses Google Search Console. GoogleSearch Console is a free service provided by Google for monitoring and analyzing its own websites. This allows the user to detect errors in his page links, see from which pages links to his page were placed here, how many clicks (but not by whom) from which countries and from which devices (desktop, tablet or cell phone)as well as which images are viewed how often. However, no personal data is collected, stored or displayed.
You can find out more at this link:https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/4559176?hl=de
To secure this website and optimize loading times, CloudFlare is used as a CDN ("Content Delivery Network"). Therefore, by necessity, all requests are also routed through their servers and consolidated into statistics that cannot be disabled. According to their own information, the collected raw data is usually deleted again within 4 hours, at the latest after 3 days. Here you can find information about the data collected there and about security & privacy at CloudFlare.
We use the web analytics tool of the company Sistrix, SISTRIX GmbH, Thomas-Mann-Str. 37, 53111 Bonn, Germany.
This is an analysis tool to improve the findability of our website in search engines. We evaluate the extent to which our site is optimized for search engines. You can find out more at www.sistrix.de/sistrix/datenschutz/.
Our service uses Rollbar, an error analysis service provided by Rollbar Inc ("Rollbar"). When a technical error occurs in our system, this is passed to Rollbar. Personal data (such as operating system information, browser version) is transferred to Rollbar's servers in the USA. This data helps us to correct the errors.
Our website uses the Google AdWords service. Google AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
On this website, data is collected and stored for marketing, market research and optimization purposes using the SalesViewer® technology of SalesViewer® GmbH based on the legitimate interests of the website operator (Art. 6 para.1 lit.f DSGVO).
You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link https://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out to prevent the collection by SalesViewer® within this website in the future. In doing so, an opt-out cookie for this website will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics opt-out.
We have concluded an order data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
The following affiliate networks and cooperations are currently used on this site:
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The information obtained via cookies and web beacons, your IP address and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. Google may pass on this collected information to third parties if this is required by law or if Google instructs third parties to process the data. However, Google will merge your IP address with the other stored data.
By making the appropriate settings on your Internet browser, you can prevent the aforementioned cookies from being stored on your PC. However, this may mean that the contents of this website can no longer be used to the same extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. https://policies.google.com/privacy/.
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks used by us in detail can be found below.
Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, etc. can generally analyze your user behavior extensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. Like buttons or advertising banners). By visiting our social media presences, numerous processing operations relevant to data protection are triggered. In detail:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, you can be shown interest-based advertising inside and outside the respective social media presence. Provided you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising may be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media presences are intended to ensure the most comprehensive presence possible on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on deviating legal bases to be indicated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO).
If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both vis-à-vis us and vis-à-vis the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. vis-à-vis Facebook).
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
We operate a page on the platform of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
We would like to point out that you use this Facebook page and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).
When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects, among other things, your IP address and other information that is present on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as operators of the Facebook pages, with statistical information about the use of the Facebook page.
Facebook provides more detailed information on this at the following link:
The data collected about you in this context is processed by Facebook Ltd. and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union in the process. Facebook describes in general terms what information it receives and how it is used in its data usage guidelines. There you will also find information on how to contact Facebook and on the settings options for advertisements. The data usage guidelines are available at the following link:
Facebook's full data policies can be found here:
On our Instagram page, you have the ability to respond to and comment on our posts and send us private messages.
In addition to the content you submit, information about your profile, likes and posts is visible to us depending on your privacy settings.
The processing of your data when contacting or interacting with our site or its content is carried out by us on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to respond to your request.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the "Recommend button" of LinkedIn and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is called up, a connection to XING servers is established. As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior evaluated.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require 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 is not collected or only 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 is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). 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 already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.
For the use of payment systems on our internet store portal we use GiroSolution GmbH as payment service provider. By means of an interface to their system "GiroCheckout", GiroSolution GmbH ensures the system-side connection of our store portal to the following payment procedures for us:
e) credit cards
g) direct debit
i) Sofort bank transfer
Depending on the payment method, the following data is first passed on or retrieved to GiroSolution GmbH via GiroCheckout and then to the respective payment system and their service providers for the processing of payments:
a) Name and first name
c) e-mail address
d) Information on the age of majority for giropay ID - age verification (the date of birth is not forwarded)
e) Information on the confirmation of the account details for giropay ID - account verification (IBAN and the BIC as well as the first and last name of the associated account holder)
Further information can be found in the GiroSolution GmbH terms and conditions (www.girosolution.de).
Legal basis for data processing:
The legal basis for the data processing and for the transfer of the data to the above-mentioned third parties is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. In addition, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO is the legal basis for data processing.
The transmission of the data and the processing of the same is necessary in order to carry out the payment of the transaction made by you on our Shopportal with the payment method selected by you and thus to be able to complete the transaction.The connection of many different payment methods is complex and cost-intensive. Therefore, we use a service provider for the technical connection, in which our legitimate interest in the above data processing by GiroSolution GmbH is justified according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the above-mentioned data, this is the case when the contract has been settled and there are no longer any claims for return, i.e. after expiry of the statutory warranty or guarantee periods granted. Subject to legal retention periods beyond this point, the data will then be deleted.
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
On our website we offer, among other things, payment via PayPal. The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal").
If you select payment via PayPal, the payment data you enter will be transmitted to PayPal.
The transmission of your data to PayPal is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.
On our website we offer, among other things, payment by "Sofortüberweisung". The provider of this payment service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany (hereinafter "Sofort GmbH").
With the help of the "Sofortüberweisung" procedure, we receive a payment confirmation from Sofort GmbH in real time and can immediately begin to fulfill our obligations.
If you have chosen the payment method "Sofortüberweisung", you transmit the PIN and a valid TAN to Sofort GmbH, with which it can log into your online banking account. After logging in, Sofort GmbH automatically checks your account balance and carries out the transfer to us using the TAN you have transmitted. It then immediately sends us a transaction confirmation. After logging in, it also automatically checks your turnover, the credit line of the overdraft facility and the existence of other accounts and their balances.
In addition to the PIN and the TAN, the payment data entered by you as well as data about your person are transmitted to Sofort GmbH. Your personal data includes your first and last name, address, telephone number(s), email address, IP address and, if necessary, other data required for payment processing. The transmission of this data is necessary to establish your identity beyond doubt and to prevent fraud attempts.
The transmission of your data to Sofort GmbH is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the effectiveness of past data processing operations.
For details on payment with Sofortüberweisung, please refer to the following links: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
We are pleased that you are interested in us and are applying or have applied for a position in our company. We would like to provide you below with information on the processing of your personal data in connection with your application.
Who is responsible for data processing?
The responsible party in terms of data protection law is
The American Dream - US Visa Service GmbH
Which of your data do we process? And for what purposes?
We process the data you have sent us in connection with your application in order to assess your suitability for the position (or other open positions in our companies, if applicable) and to carry out the application process.
What is the legal basis for this?
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in this application procedure is primarily Section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in the version applicable as of 25.05.2018. According to this, the processing of data required in connection with the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship is permissible.
Should the data be required for legal prosecution after the conclusion of the application process, if applicable, data processing may be carried out on the basis of the requirements of Art. 6 DSGVO, in particular to safeguard legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) DSGVO. Our interest then consists in the assertion or defense of claims.
How long is the data stored?
Data of applicants will be deleted after 6 months in case of rejection.
In the event that you have agreed to further storage of your personal data, we will transfer your data to our applicant pool. There, the data will be deleted after two years.
If you are awarded a position during the application process, your data will be transferred from the applicant data system to our HR information system.
To which recipients is the data passed on?
Your applicant data will be viewed by the HR department after receipt of your application. Suitable applications are then forwarded internally to the department managers responsible for the respective open position. The further procedure is then coordinated. In principle, only those persons in the company have access to your data who require it for the proper conduct of our application process.
Where is the data processed?
The data is processed exclusively in data centers in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Your rights as a "data subject
You have the right to information about the personal data we process about you.
In the case of a request for information that is not made in writing, we ask for your understanding that we may then require proof from you that you are the person you claim to be.
Furthermore, you have a right to rectification or deletion or to restriction of processing, insofar as you are entitled to this by law.
Furthermore, you have a right to object to processing within the scope of the law. The same applies to a right to data portability.
Our data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer in our company. You can reach her under the following contact options:
Senior Consultant Data Protection Officer (TÜV Nord) Olaf Nestler
Tel +49 160 95166923
You have the right to complain about the processing of personal data by us to a supervisory authority for data protection.