Privacy policy

1. Introduction

With the following information, we would like to give you as a "data subject" an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection laws. It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.


The processing of personal data, such as your name, address or e-mail address, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to "axxessio GmbH". By means of this privacy policy, we would like to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.


As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone or post.


You too can take simple and easy-to-implement measures to protect yourself against unauthorised access to your data by third parties. We would therefore like to give you some tips here on how to handle your data securely:

l Protect your account (login, user or customer account) and your IT system (computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device) with secure passwords.)

l Only you should have access to the passwords.

l Make sure that you only ever use your passwords for one account (login, user or customer account).

l Do not use the same password for different websites, applications or online services.

l Especially when using publicly accessible IT systems or IT systems shared with other people, you should always log out after logging in to a website, application or online service.


Passwords should consist of at least 12 characters and be chosen in such a way that they cannot be easily guessed. Therefore, they should not contain common everyday words, your own name or the names of relatives, but should contain upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.


2. Responsible person

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR is :


axxessio GmbH

Venusbergweg 1, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49 228 - 76 36 31 0

Fax: +49 228 - 76 36 31 3



Representative of the person responsible: Prof Dr Goodarz Mahbobi



3. Data protection officer

You can reach the data protection officer as follows


Markus Sextro

Phone: +49 (0)6181 618 355 2



You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.


4. Definitions

The data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy 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 terms used in advance.


We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy policy:


  1. Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. 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.

  1. Person concerned

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller (our company).

  1. Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  1. Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting its future processing.

  1. Profiling

Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

  1. Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner 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 separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.


  1. Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  1. Receiver

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular enquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

  1. Third

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

  1. Consent


Consent is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.


5. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (in conjunction with § 25 para. 1 TTDSG) serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services.


If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.


In rare cases, it may be necessary to process personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and their name, age, health insurance details or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR.


Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if you are a customer of our company (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).


6. Technology

6.1 SSL/TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact enquiries that you send to us as the operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact, that the address line of the browser contains "https://" instead of "http://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.


We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.


6.2 Data collection when visiting the website

  • If you only use our website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called "server log files"). Our website collects a range of general data and information each time you or an automated system accesses a page. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded
  • browser types and versions used,

  • the operating system used by the accessing system,

  • the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer),

  • the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,

  • the date and time of access to the website,

  • an Internet Protocol address (IP address) and

  • the Internet service provider of the accessing system.

  • When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required in order to
  • to deliver the content of our website correctly,

  • optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it,

  • to ensure the permanent functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and

  • to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack.


This collected data and information is therefore analysed by us both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.


The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above.


6.3 Hosting by Hetzner

We host our website at Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen (hereinafter referred to as Hetzner).


When you visit our website, your personal data (e.g. IP addresses in log files) are processed on Hetzner's servers.


The use of Hetzner is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable presentation, provision and security of our website.


We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with Hetzner in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. This is a contract prescribed by data protection law, which ensures that Hetzner processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


You can find more information on Hetzner's data protection provisions at:


7. Cookies

7.1 General information on cookies

Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.


7.2 Usage Analysis

This website utilizes Matomo, an open-source web analytics solution that helps us analyze the use of our website in a privacy-compliant manner and optimize our offering accordingly. Unlike other services, Matomo does not place cookies on visitors' devices. Instead, pseudonymous IP addresses along with a server-based parameter are used to examine user interactions. This identifier, known as config_id, allows Matomo to aggregate various activities within a window of up to 24 hours. While tracking visits and specific page views is possible, identifying individual visitors is not. No personal data is collected.




To prevent the recording of your page visit on this website, there is an option to opt out. Note that using this feature will store a necessary cookie on your device to prevent Matomo from saving usage information. If you remove your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted, and you will need to reactivate the opt-out feature on your next website visit.

8. Contents of our website

8.1 Making contact / contact form

Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or email). Which data is collected when a contact form is used can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your enquiry or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.


8.2 Application management / job exchange

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents to us electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If we conclude an employment or service contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If we do not conclude a contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests on our part prevent deletion. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).


The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with. § 26 para. 1 BDSG.


9 Our activities in social networks

So that we can also communicate with you on social networks and inform you about our services, we are represented there with our own pages. If you visit one of our social media pages, we are jointly responsible with the provider of the respective social media platform for the processing operations triggered by this, within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR.


We are not the original provider of these pages, but only use them within the scope of the possibilities offered to us by the respective providers.

As a precautionary measure, we would therefore like to point out that your data may also be processed outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. Use may therefore be associated with data protection risks for you, as it may be more difficult to safeguard your rights, e.g. to information, deletion, objection, etc., and processing in social networks is often carried out directly for advertising purposes or to analyse user behaviour by the providers without us being able to influence this. If user profiles are created by the provider, cookies are often used or the user behaviour is assigned to your own social network member profile.


The described processing operations of personal data are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest and the legitimate interest of the respective provider in order to be able to communicate with you in a timely manner or to inform you about our services. If you have to give your consent to data processing as a user with the respective providers, the legal basis refers to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 GDPR. Art. 7 GDPR.


As we do not have access to the providers' databases, we would like to point out that it is best to assert your rights (e.g. to information, correction, deletion, etc.) directly with the respective provider. Further information on the processing of your data in the social networks is provided below by the respective social network provider we use:



9.1 Facebook

(Joint) controller for data processing in Europe:

Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland


Privacy Policy (Data Policy):


9.2 LinkedIn

(Joint) controller for data processing in Europe:

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland


Privacy policy:


9.3 YouTube

(Joint) controller for data processing in Europe:

Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland


Privacy policy:


9.4 XING (New Work SE)

(Joint) controller for data processing in Germany:

New Work SE, Am Strandkai 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany


Privacy policy:


Information requests for XING members:


10. Plugins and other services

10.1 Microsoft Teams

We use the tool "Microsoft Teams" ("MS Teams") to carry out our communication both in written form (chat) and in the form of telephone conferences, online meetings and video conferences. The operating company of the service is Microsoft Ireland Operations ("Microsoft"), Ltd, 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin, Ireland. Microsoft Ireland Operations, Ltd. is part of the Microsoft group of companies based at One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington, USA.


When using MS Teams, the following personal data is processed:


  • Meetings, chats, voicemails, shared files, recordings and transcriptions.
  • Data that is shared about you. Examples of this are your e-mail address, your profile picture and your telephone number.
  • A detailed history of the telephone calls you make.
  • Call quality data.
  • Support/feedback data Information related to troubleshooting tickets or feedback sent to Microsoft.
  • Diagnostic and service data Diagnostic data in connection with service utilisation.

To enable the display of video and playback of audio, the data from the microphone on your end device and from a video camera on the end device is processed for the duration of the meeting. You can switch off or mute the camera or microphone yourself at any time via the "Microsoft Teams" applications.


If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. In the context of an employment relationship, corresponding data processing takes place on the basis of Section 26 BDSG. The legal basis for the use of "MS Teams" in the context of contractual relationships is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. In all other cases, the legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our interest here is in the effective organisation of online meetings.


If we record online meetings, we will inform you of this before the start and, if necessary, ask for your consent to the recording. If you do not wish this, you can leave the online meeting.


As a cloud-based service, "MS Teams" processes the aforementioned data as part of the provision of the service. To the extent that "MS-Teams" processes personal data in connection with Microsoft's legitimate business operations, Microsoft is an independent data controller for such use and as such is responsible for compliance with applicable laws and data controller obligations. If you access the MS Teams website, Microsoft is responsible for the data processing. Accessing the website is necessary to download the MS-Teams software.


This US company is certified under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This constitutes an adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR, meaning that personal data may be transferred without further guarantees or additional measures.


Detailed information on data protection at Microsoft, in connection with "MS Teams", can be found at:


10.2 OpenStreetMap

We have integrated map sections from the online mapping tool "OpenStreetMap" on our website. This is what is known as open source mapping, which we can access via an API (interface). This function is offered by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom. By using this service, you can, for example, view our location and make it easier for you to find us.


When you access the subpages in which OpenStreetMap is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address, data about your browser, device type, operating system) is transmitted to OpenStreetMap and stored there.


OpenStreetMap uses the Content Delivery Network (CDN) of Fastly, Inc, PO Box 78266, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (fastly) to speed up the service. A CDN is a service with the help of which the content of our online offering, in particular large media files such as graphics or scripts, is delivered faster with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. Your data is processed exclusively for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN.


As a US company, Fastly is certified under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This constitutes an adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR, meaning that personal data may be transferred without further guarantees or additional measures.


Fastly transfers personal data from the log files (e.g. IP addresses) to the USA for all data processing, as certain servers for processing the log files are only located in the USA. Fastly is therefore committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Fastly's current privacy policy can be found at:


If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.


Detailed information on OpenStreetMap can be found at:


10.3 Formspree

Our website uses Formspree, a service by Formspree Inc., USA, for form data processing. It allows us to efficiently manage form submissions without needing our own server. When you fill out a form on our site, your data, such as name and email address, is sent to Formspree for processing, solely for transmission to us. Formspree is committed to protecting your privacy and data, taking appropriate measures to ensure secure data processing. This practice aligns with Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, as it's essential for processing your requests or providing specific services.


11. your rights as a data subject

11.1 Right to confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed.


11.2 Right to information Art. 15 GDPR

You have the right to receive free information from us at any time about the personal data stored about you and a copy of this data in accordance with the statutory provisions.


11.3 Right to rectification Art. 16 GDPR

You have the right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. You also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.


11.4 Erasure Art. 17 GDPR

You have the right to demand that we delete your personal data immediately if one of the reasons provided for by law applies and insofar as the processing or storage is not necessary.


11.5 Restriction of processing Art. 18 GDPR

You have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the legal requirements is met.


11.6 Data portability Art. 20 GDPR

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from us to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b 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 us.


Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 (1) GDPR, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.



11.7 Objection Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6(1)(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of a balancing of interests) of the GDPR.


This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.


If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.


In individual cases, we process personal data for the purpose of direct advertising. You can object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.


You also have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a task carried out in the public interest.


You are free to exercise your right to object in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.



11.8 Revocation of consent under data protection law

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.


11.9 Complaint to a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection about our processing of personal data.


12 Routine storage, deletion and blocking of personal data

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage or if this is provided for by the legal provisions to which our company is subject.


If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


13. Duration of the storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After this period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract.


14 Updating and amending the privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status: August 2023.


It may become necessary to amend this privacy policy as a result of the further development of our website and services or due to changes in legal or official requirements. You can access and print out the current privacy policy at any time on the website at "".


This privacy policy was created with the support of the data protection software: audatis MANAGER.