We, 1000shapes GmbH, take the protection of personal data very seriously. Protecting your privacy is extremely important to us, which is why compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act is a matter of course for us.
Using our website is usually possible without providing personal data. If personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis. As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
Please always consider that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can have security gaps. Seamless protection of data from access by third-parties is not possible.
1 SSL Encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in your browser line is visible. If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
We automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Date and time of the server request
This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine the data subsequently, if we have concrete indications of illegal use.
3.1 Web Analytics
4.1 Email, Contact Form
Users of this website may contact us via email or our contact form. If you choose to send us your personal data, we will only use that data to respond to your message. Beyond that purpose, 1000shapes will neither collect personal data nor create individual profiles, e.g. for advertising or marketing.
When you contact us, any personal data you provide is voluntary. Please do not include sensitive personal data or other sensitive information in the content of your email or contact form. If you wish to send us confidential information, please contact us for information about encrypted communication channels.
We continually strive to improve our services. That’s why we ask for feedback from our customers and partners via online surveys. In addition to your feedback, we may collect your name and email address to be able to contact you for follow-up if needed. We securely store this data on our own servers. Your data will never be sold or shared with third parties.
5 Job Application and the Application Procedure
1000shapes collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by email or by means of our contact form on the website to 1000shapes . If 1000shapes concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by 1000shapes, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of 1000shapes are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (german: Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG)).
6 Google Services
This site uses services provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The services used are described below.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
6.1 Google Maps
Our website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
We use the reCAPTCHA service to protect your submissions using our contact form on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google.
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
7 Your rights: information, deletion, blocking
You have the right at any time to receive information at no charge concerning your stored personal data, the origin and recipients of your personal data, and the purpose for which your personal data is processed, as well as a right to have your personal data corrected, blocked, or deleted. In this regard, or if you have questions concerning personal data, you can contact us at any time via or our general contact information.
In addition, you have a right of appeal to the data protection supervisory authority. This is:
Die Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Husarenstr. 30, 53117 Bonn
9 Questions about privacy