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Data Protection

xgeeks GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “xgeeks”) appreciates your interest in our enterprise and in our online appearance.

Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of xgeeks. The use of all Internet pages and social media appearances of xgeeks is generally possible without the indication of personal data that reveal your identity directly to us and in addition, certain information regarding your end devices or technical equipment are processed in the course of visiting web services which, although it does not allow any direct conclusions to be drawn about your identity, qualify as personal data by law or are protected by law for other legal reasons; however, if a data subject wants to use special services via our websites or our offerings on social media, processing of personal data may become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.


1. Purpose of this Data Protection Notice

This Data Protection Notice generally applies to the online offerings and appearances of xgeeks, which can be accessed on the websites available under the URL "ki-professionals.de" and further URLs, also including its presences on social media, wherever they are linked to this Data Protection Notice (hereinafter jointly referred to as "our website(s)" or as well our “web service(s)”).

As a person affected by data processing through our websites, you are entitled to several rights concerning your personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection. In particular, you have the legal right to information on your processed personal data and by means of this Data Protection Notice, we would therefore like to inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data when using our websites.

Further, you may as well have the rights to deletion and correction of the personal data we may process and to objection against the processing of your personal data. With regard to all your rights and the exercise thereof, please refer to the following section "Rights of Data Subjects" within this Data Protection Notice.

This Data Protection Notice can be retrieved, downloaded and printed out at any time under the URL https://xgeeks.com/data_protection.html.

We reserve the right to adapt this Data Protection Notice at any time so that it always meets the current legal requirements or to reflect changes in the application procedure or the like. Since changes in the law or changes in our internal processes may make it necessary to adapt, we ask you to read this Data Protection Notice regularly.


2. Name and Address of the controllers

Generally responsible for the operation of our websites is KI group GmbH, Mittelstraße 12-14, 50672 Cologne (Germany). Unless indicated otherwise, KI group is therefore also the controller for the processing of personal data within these websites within the meaning of Article 4 No. 7 GDPR.

For the full contact details of KI group, please refer to the imprint of this website at https://kigroup.de/en/imprint-group-205.

However, individual areas of our websites as well as, in particular, websites and offers that are specifically operated in the name of the whole KI group or individual of the companies of the KI group or under specific URLs that can be assigned to the whole KI group or the respective companies (named in the imprint on the particular websites) may, in addition, be subject to the (joint) data protection accountability of the KI group or respective named group or subsidiary companies, as a controller in the sense of Articles 4 No. 7 GDPR. Insofar as individual websites and the processing of personal data therein is carried out under the joint accountability of various companies of the KI group according to Articles 4 No. 7, 26 GDPR or individual companies as sole controllers according to Article 4 No. 7 GDPR, for the respective contact information on the controller(s), please refer to the imprint of the respective websites.


3. Personal data

Personal data is information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number and date of birth, but also data about your specific career, etc., which can be assigned to a specific person with reasonable effort.

Information that is anonymized and not associated with your identity, however, is not personal data.


    4. Purposes of the processing of personal data

    Some of the personal data and further information we may collect from you is necessary to enable us to provide you with the services you request, to fulfil our contracts with you, to comply with legal requirements or if we have a legitimate interest in the use of your information, for example, when we use your personal data to be able to offer you an extensive and interesting offer via our websites and our web services and to constantly improve these.

    When we collect data directly from you, we may ask you for your consent and clearly mark mandatory information (e.g. with an asterisk (*)). You voluntarily provide us with any other information that is not marked.

    We will generally collect, process and use the personal data you provide online only within the legal bases provided for within the applicable data protection legislation or within the borders of your consent and as well only for the purposes disclosed to you.


      5. General legal bases

      The legal bases for the processing of your personal data may be the following:


      6. Which personal data is collected and processed?

      You can generally browse our websites without providing us with personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) that reveal your identity directly to us, unless you make them available to us voluntarily (e.g. for registrations for events, enquiries or surveys) or you have consented to the intended use or otherwise the corresponding legal provisions on the protection of your data permit the specific use of your personal data according to the aforementioned legal bases for specific purposes.

      Particularly, your personal data may be used as follows:

      Last updated: July 2022