DB Engineering & Consulting

Data protection

Since the protection of your personal data is important to us, particularly in terms of the protection of personal privacy when processing and utilizing this information, we would like to inform you of the following points:

The use of our web pages without providing personal data is possible as a general rule. You will learn below what information we may collect from you, how we handle it and to whom we may provide access to the data. 

The party processing your data as the controller is DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, EUREF-Campus 14, Torgauer Strasse 12-15, 10829 Berlin, Germany.

The appointed privacy officer is Ms. Chris Newiger.

Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection on www.db-engineering-consulting.de, please contact DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH's Data Protection Team datenschutz.db-ec@deutschebahn.com

We collect and process your data exclusively for specific purposes.

For technical reasons, certain data must be collected and stored when you visit www.db-engineering-consulting.de, such as the date and duration of the visit, the websites used, the identification data of the type of browser and operating system used, the website from which you are visiting us and your IP address. Insofar as this data provides information about the number of visitors and users of our websites, data is collected and processed in anonymized form only.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the legitimate interest of DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, to ensure the functionality of the website and to optimize it.

If you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide when contacting us (e.g. e-mail address) will be stored for as long as necessary for the purpose of establishing contact and solving your request. The legal basis for the storage of your contact details is Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the legitimate interest of DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH in answering your request.

Please note that the transmission of data and e-mails on the Internet is normally unencrypted and therefore not protected from unauthorized access. Since the confidentiality of the information transmitted during transmission is not guaranteed when you contact us by e-mail, we therefore recommend that you send confidential information only by letter.

This website requires the involvement of external service providers, for example data center service providers. The external service providers who we hire to process data are carefully selected and subject to strict contractual obligations as a rule. The service providers work in accordance with the instructions we provide and this is verified by technical and organizational actions and supplementary checks.

All data that we collect from you out of technical necessity are saved temporarily only and are deleted subsequently as soon as possible. All other personal data with which you voluntarily share with us, for example if you personally contact us via e-mail, is saved only for the duration of time needed to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with legal requirements.

- You can request information to find out what information is stored about you.

- You can request the correction, deletion and blocking of your personal data as long as this is permitted by law and within the framework of an existing contractual relationship.

- You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH is:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin
e-mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

- You have the right to portability of the data which you have provided to us based on a declaration of consent or under a contract (data portability).

- Withdrawal of consent

If you have given us your consent to data processing, you can withdraw it at any time by the same means by which it was given. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

- Right of objection

You can object to the data processing for reasons arising from your particular situation, if the data processing is based on our legitimate interests or is necessary for the performance of public tasks.

If we process your data for the purpose of direct advertising, you may object to this promotional approach at any time with future effect.

- To exercise your rights, simply write to us at the following address:

DB Engineering & Consulting
EUREF-Campus 14
Torgauer Straße 12-15
10829 Berlin

or by e-mail to: datenschutz.db-ec@deutschebahn.com

Cookies are small text files in which personal data can be saved. When a page is accessed, cookies can be sent to this page to enable the user to be identified. Cookies help users to use internet sites more easily. 
We differentiate between cookie that are mandatory for the technical functions of the website and those that are not mandatory.
We want to give you the option of making an informed decision for or against using cookies that are not essential for the technical functions of the website.
We would like to inform you here about how and to what extent which cookies are used on our web pages:
Generally speaking, it is possible to use www.db-engineering-consulting.de without cookies that serve no technical purpose. This means that you can prevent browser tracking by cookies (do-not-track, tracking protection list) or block storage of third-party cookies. In addition, we recommend checking the saved cookies regularly if they are not expressly desired.
Important note: If all cookies are deleted, any opt-out cookies set are also deleted, which means any objections declared need to be exercised again.

We use the Matomo analytics platform (formerly Piwik) on our website in order to analyze the use of our website and regularly improve it. The statistics we gain from this allow us to improve our offering and make it more interesting for users. By means of small text files (cookies), information about how you use our website is saved, including your IP address. This data is anonymized and stored on our servers.
The legal basis for the use of Matamo is point (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR.
Your deactivation options: If you oppose to the analysis of your user behavior, you can configure your browser at any time to refuse the setting of analysis cookies. You can also decide here whether your browser is allowed to store a unique web analysis cookie to enable the website operator to record and analyze various statistical data. If you decide against this, click on the following link in order to install the Piwik deactivation cookie on your browser.
Please note: If you delete all of your cookies, the deactivation cookie is also deleted. This means that you would have to refuse analysis of your user behavior again.

We are interested in presenting you with a broadly diversified, multimedia information offering. For this reason, we integrate videos from YouTube (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA). The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.
The media is integrated in advance data protection mode (using the no-cookie solution), meaning that YouTube cookies and Pixel tags for personalizing advertising and search results are not set until the video is played.
When the YouTube video is played, the following data is sent to Google, the operator of YouTube:

  • IP address
  • Specific address of our web page accessed
  • Browser ID transferred
  • System date and time of access
  • Existing cookies with which your browser can be uniquely identified.

Google is solely responsible for this data processing as the operator of YouTube. Which data is processed is unknown to us and beyond our control. You will find more information here.
We point out that Google can also receive other data about the cookies you have stored. The extent to which and whether Google processes this data is beyond our control.
You can find the data privacy notice from YouTube here

If you click a link to an external website, you are leaving the pages of db-engingeering-consulting.de.  This means that DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH is not responsible for the content, services or products offered on the linked website, nor is it responsible for the data protection or the technical security on the linked website.

We update the privacy notice to reflect new and changed functions, as well as changes to the legal basis.
We therefore recommend checking the privacy notice at regular intervals.

Version: May 2018