Data Protection

The protection and confidentiality of your data are of particular importance to KCW. Your personal data are collected, processed and used exclusively within the framework of the provisions of the applicable data protection law. By way of this data protection declaration, we inform you which personal data we collect in the context of your use of the KCW website (https://www.kcw.de/) and for what purpose the data are processed. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the rules of the data protection laws. The following declaration gives you an overview of how we guarantee this protection and what kind of data are collected for what purpose.

The controller pursuant to Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
KCW GmbH
Bernburger Strasse 27
10963 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 4081768-60
Fax: +49 30 4081768-61
E-Mail: info@kcw-online.de (see also our imprint).

You can reach our data protection officer at datenschutz@kcw-online.de or at our postal address with the addition "Data Protection Officer".

Your rights
You have the following rights in relation to us with regard to the personal data concerning you:

  • right to information,
  • right to correction or deletion,
  • right to restriction of processing,
  • right of opposition to the processing,
  • right to data transferability.


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

Collection of personal data when you visit our website
When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Article 6(1), Sentence 1, Litera f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • date and time of the request
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of the request (specific page)
  • access status/HTTP status code
  • amount of data transferred in each case
  • website from which the request comes
  • browser
  • operating system and its interface
  • language and version of the browser software

Collection of personal data when using the contact form
When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address and your name) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist (legal basis is Article 6(1), Sentence 1, Litera f GDPR).

Collection of personal data when registering for events
If you wish to register for one of our events, the data you provide (name, institution/company name, address, billing address if different, telephone number and e-mail address) will be stored and processed by us in order to process your registration. We process this data for the performance of the contractor or to take the steps necessary prior to entering into a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)b GDPR. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

Collection of personal data for applications
If you apply for one of our job advertisements, we process the personal data you submit in this context in the application procedure. We process these to make the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship within the terms of § 26(1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) (new version). The categories of data processed include in particular:

  • name
  • address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number
  • curriculum vitae
  • relevant certificates and references
  • salary expectations

Please note that you voluntarily transfer all additional data and data categories to us for the purpose of deciding whether to establish an employment relationship.

Use of cookies
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here by us). They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

  • transient cookies
  • persistent cookies

“Transient cookies” are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

“Persistent cookies” are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies, for example. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website use and Internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Deactivate Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form, so that a personal relationship can be ruled out. Insofar as the data collected about you are personal, the personal relationship will be excluded immediately and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. By way of the statistics obtained, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data are transferred to the United States, Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6(1), Sentence 1, Litera f GDPR.
Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, data protection overview: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

DoubleClick by Google
This website furthermore uses the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick employs cookies to serve ads relevant to users, improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. Google uses a cookie ID to track which ads are displayed in which browser and to prevent them from being displayed more than once. In addition, DoubleClick may use cookie IDs to collect conversions related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a DoubleClick ad and later calls up the advertiser's website with the same browser and buys something there. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personal information.

Based on the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no influence on the extent or further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: By integrating DoubleClick, Google receives the information that you have retrieved the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google may associate your visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in various ways: a) by setting your browser software accordingly; in particular by suppressing third-party cookies, you will not receive any ads from third-party providers; b) by deactivating cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com will be blocked https://www.google.de/settings/ads, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the "About Ads" self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; d) by permanently deactivating Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome in your browsers under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Please note that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this offer.
The legal basis for the processing of your data is Article 6(1), Sentence 1, Litera f GDPR. Further information on DoubleClick by Google can be found at https://www.google.de/doubleclick and http://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090; further information on data protection at Google in general can be found at: https://www.google. de/intl/en/policies/privacy. Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield .