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Privacy Policy

Data Protection

Declaration Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as "data") will only be processed by us within the scope of necessity and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly online presence, including its content and the services offered there.

In accordance with Article 4, Paragraph 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, namely the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as "GDPR"), "processing" means any operation or set of operations performed on personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.

With the following privacy policy, we inform you in particular about the nature, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide either alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, to the extent that third parties process data in their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as controllers
II. Rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about data processing

I. Information about us as controllers 

Responsible provider of this online presence in the sense of data protection law:

x-markets GmbH & Co. KG
Mergenthalerallee 42
65760 Eschborn

Telephone: +49 6196 777-1255
Fax: +49 6196 777-1297

II. Rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation as to whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the processed data, further information about data processing, and copies of the data (see also Art. 15 GDPR); 
  • to correction or completion of inaccurate or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to immediate deletion of data concerning them (see also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing pursuant to Art. 17 (3) GDPR is required, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transmit this data to other providers/responsible parties (see also Art. 20 GDPR); 
  • to file a complaint with the supervisory authority if they believe that the data concerning them is being processed by the provider in violation of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider about any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing, which takes place in accordance with Articles 16, 17 (1), 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not exist if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

Users and data subjects also have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the future processing of data concerning them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about data processing

Your data processed when using our online presence will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage is no longer applicable, deletion of the data does not conflict with any legal storage obligations, and no other information is provided below on individual processing methods.

Server data 

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable online presence, data is transmitted to us or to our web space provider by your internet browser. With these so-called server log files, type and version of your internet browser, operating system, the website from which you switched to our online presence (referrer URL), the website(s) of our online presence that you visit, the date and time of the respective access, and the IP address of the internet connection from which the use of our online presence occurs are collected. These data collected are temporarily stored, but not together with other data from you. This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our online presence. The data will be deleted at the latest after seven days, unless further storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In this case, the data is exempt from deletion until the final clarification of the incident.

Contact inquiries / Contact possibility 

If you contact us via contact form or email, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The provision of data is necessary for the processing and answering of your request – without the provision of this data, we cannot or can only partially answer your request. Legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted as soon as your request has been finally answered and the deletion does not conflict with any legal storage obligations, such as in the case of subsequent contract processing.

Online job applications / Publication of job advertisements 

We offer you the opportunity to apply to us via our online presence. In the case of these digital applications, your applicant and application data will be electronically collected and processed by us for the purpose of handling the application process. Legal basis for this processing is § 26 (1) sentence 1 BDSG i.V.m. Art. 88 (1) GDPR. If, after the application process, an employment contract is concluded, we will store the data transmitted by you in your application for the purpose of the usual organizational and administrative process – naturally in compliance with further legal obligations. Legal basis for this processing is also § 26 (1) sentence 1 BDSG i.V.m. Art. 88 (1) GDPR. In the event of a rejection of the application, the data sent to us will be automatically deleted two months after the announcement of the rejection. However, deletion does not take place if the data must be stored for a longer period due to legal provisions, e.g., for evidence purposes under the AGG, or until the conclusion of a judicial procedure. Legal basis in this case is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR and § 24 (1) No. 2 BDSG. Our legitimate interest lies in legal defense and enforcement.

If you expressly consent to a longer storage of your data, for example for inclusion in an applicant or interested party database, the data will be further processed on the basis of your consent. The legal basis is then Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. Of course, you can revoke your consent at any time according to Art. 7 (3) GDPR by declaration to us with effect for the future.

Google Analytics

In our online presence, we use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as "Google." By certifying under the EU-US Privacy Shield 

Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also complied with when processing data in the USA.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze the usage behavior of our online presence. Legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our online presence. Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time, or frequency of visits to our online presence, are transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this function, Google shortens the IP address within the EU or the EEA. The data collected in this way is again used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our online presence as well as about the user activities there. This data may also be used to provide other services related to the use of our online presence and the use of the internet. Google states that it does not merge your IP address with other data. Google also provides further data protection information at 

for you, for example, also on the possibilities to prevent the use of data. Google also offers at


a so-called deactivation add-on along with further information on this. This add-on can be installed with the common internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you call up our online presence. The add-on informs Google Analytics' JavaScript (ga.js) that information about your visit to our online presence should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services. You can also find out which other web analytics services we use in this privacy policy.

Sample privacy policy of the law firm Weiß & Partner

Use of contact data mentioned on the website The use of all contact data mentioned on the website for commercial advertising is expressly not desired unless x-markets GmbH & Co. KG has given its prior written consent or there is already a business relationship. x-markets GmbH & Co. KG and all persons mentioned on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.