Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website. Below we inform you which personal data we collect and how we process it for which purposes.

This privacy policy applies to the website belonging to firesys GmbH at www.firesys.de and to the personal data that is collected via this website. The respective notes on data protection and privacy policies shall apply to the third-party websites that are linked to from our site.

1. Responsible party and Data Protection Officer

  1. The responsible party for processing personal data within the meaning of Article 4 No. 7 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is firesys GmbH, Kasseler Straße 1a, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, e-mail: officenoSpam@firesys.de, telephone: +49 69 794094 0
    Management: Diana Kaufhold
    Managing Partner Imran Mohammed

  2. The company Data Protection Officer is available at the above-mentioned address and at the e-mail address datenschutznoSpam@firesys.de, telephone: +49 69 794094 0.

2. Purpose of data processing and legal bases

2.1 Visiting of website

When you visit our website www.firesys.de, the browser that you use automatically sends information to our website server. This information is stored temporarily in what is called a log file. The following information is recorded and stored until it is deleted automatically:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the query
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • The data volume transmitted
  • Website from which the request originated
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

We will process the above-mentioned data to ensure that a connection can be made to our website and that it is user friendly, to ensure network and information security, to assess system security and stability, as well as for administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest follows from the above-mentioned purposes for data collection. We do not use the data to draw any conclusions about you as an individual.

We also use cookies and tracking services on the website. For further explanations of these, see figures 7 and 8 of this privacy policy.

2.2 Registration for our newsletter

If you have agreed to receiving our newsletter, invitations to events and other information relevant to you (first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) GDPR), we will use your name and e-mail address to send this information to you electronically.

You can withdraw your consent to this with effect for the future and unsubscribe at any time. To do this, use the e-mail address mentioned above. The consequence of this is that in future, we will no longer continue the data processing based on this consent, provided that no other legal basis or statutory retention requirements exist.

2.3 Contract fulfilment

We process the following personal data to fulfil our contract with you:

  • Customer master data (title, first name, last name, company, e-mail address, address, telephone and fax number where applicable)
  • Contractual data

The legal basis for the data processing is the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (b) GDPR. The data is processed so that we can identify you as a customer, so that we can advise and support you appropriately, for the purpose of correspondence with you, for invoicing and to process or assert any claims.

The personal data that we collect will be stored until the end of the statutory retention period and then deleted, unless we are obligated in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (c) GDPR to store this data for a longer period due to due to retention and documentation obligations according to tax law and commercial law, or if you have consented to its storage for a longer period of time in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) GDPR.

2.4 Application portal

If you apply to us online by using our application portal and voluntarily send us personal data for this purpose, this is done on the basis of your consent (first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) GDPR). We use the data that you send us for processing your application and for contacting you. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. Use the above-mentioned e-mail or postal address to do this. The consequence of this is that we will not continue processing your application and will delete the data within six months, provided no other legal basis or statutory retention requirements exist.

3. Forwarding of personal data

We shall forward your personal data to third parties only if:

  • You have given us your consent to this in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) GDPR
  • The forwarding of the data is necessary die in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR to establish, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a legitimate interest worthy of protection in your data not being forwarded
  • If a statutory obligation exists for the data to be forwarded in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (c) GDPR and/or
  • This is legally permissible and is required in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (b) GDPR for the fulfilment of contractual relationships with you.

4. Rights of the persons concerned

You have the right:

  • In accordance with Article 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data that is processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data is or was disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion and restriction of the processing or objection, the existence of a right to complain, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • In accordance with Article 16 GDPR, to request the immediate correction of your incorrect or incomplete personal data that is stored by us;
  • In accordance with Article 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data that is stored by us, provided that the processing is not required to exercise the right of free expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • In accordance with Article 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you reject its deletion and we no longer require the data, yet you require this data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or if you have submitted an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 GDPR;
  • In accordance with Article 20 GDPR, to obtain your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or to request its transmission to a different party responsible;
  • In accordance with Article 7 Paragraph 3 GDPR, you have the right to withdraw the consent that you have granted to us at any time. The consequence of this is that we must not continue processing the data that was based on this consent in future and
  • In accordance with Article 77 GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or work, or our head office.

5. Right to object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR, you have the right according to Article 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data and if reasons for this exist that arise from your particular situation or if you object to direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object that is implemented by us without the specification of a particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right to withdrawal or objection, please send an e-mail to the above-mentioned e-mail address.

6. Data security

When you visit our website, we use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest level of encryption that your browser supports. This is usually 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can see whether an individual page on our website is transferred encrypted by a closed key or padlock icon in your browser’s lower status bar.

Apart from that, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or from unauthorised access by third parties. Our security procedures are continually optimised as new technology becomes available.

7. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser creates automatically and which are stored on your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar when you visit our website. Cookies store information which is created in connection with the specific device used. Cookies serve to make using our website more pleasant for you. We use what are called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website. We also use additional temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness and these are stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you visit our page again, our website automatically recognises that you have already been there and the entries and settings you made so you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies so that we can record the use of our website and assess it purely statistically so that we can optimise the website for you by using tracking tools. These cookies enable us to recognise that you have already visited our website the next time you visit it. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period.

The data that is processed by cookies is required for the named purposes for safeguarding our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your device, or that information always appears before a new cookie is set. The consequence of completely deactivating cookies, however, is that you cannot use all of our website’s functions.

8. Tracking tools

The following tracking measures that are listed below and used by us are taken on the basis of the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR. With the tracking measures that are used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet the needs of users and optimise it on an ongoing basis. We also use tracking measures so we can record the use of our website statistically and assess it for the purpose of optimising our website. These interests represent legitimate interests within the meaning of the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR.

Google AnalyticsThis website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses what are called "cookies"; these are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information that is generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is saved. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other member states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional circumstances. 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 other services associated with the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator.

The IP address provided to Google Analytics by your browser will not be merged with any other data from Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the relevant settings in your browser software; please note, however, that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full in this case. Furthermore, you can prevent the transmission of the data that is created by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that abbreviated IP addresses are further processed to eliminate direct reference to persons. If the data relating to you that was collected gives rise to a reference to persons, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is deleted immediately.

We use Google Analytics so that we can analyse how our website is used and improve it on a regular basis. We use the statistics obtained to improve our offering and make it more interesting to you as a user. For exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR.

Information from third-party providers: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html,

Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html,
and the privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

9. Social media plug-ins

We use social plug-ins on our website based on the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR. The underlying commercial purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for operation in line with data protection regulations has to be ensured by the respective operator.

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Xing. In doing so, we use the two-click solution. In other words, when you visit our site, initially no personal data is forwarded to the provider of the plug-ins. You can identify the provider of the plug-in from the mark on the box above its initial letter or the logo. We give you the option of communicating directly with the provider of the plug-in by using the button. The plug-in provider receives the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our online offering only when you click on the selected field, thereby activating it. The data specified in Section 2 of this privacy policy is also transmitted. In the case of Facebook and Xing, according to information from the respective providers in Germany, the IP address is immediately anonymised after it is collected. By activating the plug-in, personal data is transmitted by you to the respective plug-in provider where it is stored (in the USA in the case of US providers). Since the plug-in provider collects data via cookies in particular, we recommend that before clicking on the greyed out box, you delete all cookies by using your browser’s security settings.We do not have any influence over the data that is collected and the data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of the data collection, the purposes of the processing, or the storage periods. Nor do we have any information regarding the deletion of the data that is collected by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as a usage profile and uses this for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or to design its website to meet the needs of users. Such an assessment is carried out especially to display appropriate advertisements (even for users who are not signed in), in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of this user profile, but you have to contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. The plug-ins give you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users so that we can improve our offering and make it more interesting to you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is the first sentence of Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR.


The data is forwarded regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are signed in there. If you are signed in with the plug-in provider, your data that is collected by us is allocated directly to your account with the plug-in provider. If you press the activated button and link to the page, for example, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and publicly shares it with your contacts. After using a social network, we recommend that you regularly sign out especially before you activate the button. In this way you can avoid the plug-in provider from allocating this data to your profile.

Additional information regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider is available in the privacy policies of these providers as listed below. Here you also obtain additional information about your rights and settings options to protect your privacy.Addresses for the respective plug-in providers and URL with their privacy policies:

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php;
additional information about data collection: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084,
http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications
and http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo.
Facebook is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,
https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA;
https://twitter.com/privacy and https://twitter.com/de/privacy#update.
Twitter is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,
https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA;
http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/,
https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content
and http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
kununu GmbH / Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE;
http://www.xing.com/privacy.

10. Lates privacy and changes

This privacy policy is up-to-date and has the status May 2018. It may become necessary to modify this privacy policy due to the further development of our website and its offers, or due to changes in statutory or official provisions. We therefore recommend that you read through this privacy policy at regular intervals.