German version shall prevail

In case of contradictions in content between the German version of the Privacy Statement and this translated English version, the German version of this contract shall prevail.

Responsible body within the meaning of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG):

iC Consult Group GmbH
Leopoldstr. 252b
80807 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 201 616162-0


General information and your rights

At the contact address:

iC Consult Group GmbH
data protection
Huyssenallee 99-103
45128 Essen, Germany


you can exercise your rights at any time. As a data subject in our data processing operations, you are entitled to the following rights:

  • Right to information about your personal data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO)
  • Right to correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • Right to deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • Right to limitation of processing (Art. 18 DSGVO),
  • Right to object to further processing of your data (Art. 21 DSGVO)
  • Right to data transferability (Art. 20 DSGVO).

If we process your data on the basis of a consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. You can also lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authorities (competent supervisory authority of the federal state of your residence or data protection supervisory authority responsible for our company). An overview of the supervisory authorities can be found at:

Collection of general information when you visit our website
Nature and purpose of the processing

If you simply access our website and do not register or otherwise submit any information to us, general information will be collected. These (server log files) contain the type of browser you are using, the operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and other information. These are used exclusively for the purpose of ensuring a trouble-free connection to the website and the smooth use of our website. Furthermore, the information is processed for the purpose of evaluating system security and stability or for other purely administrative purposes. Data is used for statistical purposes, but not to draw conclusions about your specific person.

Legal basis of the processing

The processing of your personal data takes place in principle on the basis of our predominantly legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO) in optimising the functionality and stability of our website.


Recipients of this data may be technical service providers who work for the operation and maintenance of our website within the framework of order processing (Art. 28 DSGVO).

Storage period

Your personal data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of collection. This is the case for data that is exclusively used to provide our website when the session has ended.


The provision of the aforementioned personal data is not required by law or contract. Without collecting your IP address, however, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed, or individual services and services may not be available or may only be available to a limited extent.

Nature and purpose of the processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device as soon as you visit our site. We collect certain data via these text files (e.g. IP address, Internet browser used, operating system used). These cookies cannot be used by us to start applications on your terminal device or to transfer malware and viruses to your device. The data collected in this way will not be passed on to third parties. Without your consent, no reference will be made to your person. As a rule, browsers are preset to accept cookies. If you do not wish cookies to be used, you can deactivate them using the settings of your respective browser. We recommend that you use the help function of your browser to find out how you can change the settings accordingly. The use of our website is then still possible, but under certain circumstances only limited.

Cookies used and their storage duration

The following cookies are used on our website if you have not deactivated the acceptance of cookies in your browser:


Main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains the domain utk, start time stamp (first visit), last time stamp (last visit), current time stamp (this visit) and session number (increments for each subsequent session). Storage period 13 months.


This cookie is used to track the identity of a visitor and is transferred to HubSpot when the form is submitted and used for deduplication. Storage period 13 months.


This cookie tracks the sessions. It is used to determine whether HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamp in __hstc. It contains the viewCount domain (increments each PageView in a session) and session start timestamps. Storage duration: 30 min.


Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set to determine whether the visitor has restarted his browser. If HubSpot manages cookies, this is not considered a new session. Storage period: Immediate deletion after visiting the website.


Session-based load balancers are typically used in e-commerce for load balancing. Once a user accesses the site, Load Balancer ensures that the user is connected to the same backend server the next time they visit.


Polylang uses a cookie to remember the language selected by the user the next time the website is visited. This cookie is also used to obtain language information when it is not otherwise available. Examples are Ajax requests or the login page.

If the listed cookies use personal data, we will inform you about this in the following sections. You can use your browser settings to delete individual cookies as well as the entire cookie pool. Depending on the provider of your browser, you can call up the necessary information under the following links:

Google Chrome:

Internet Explorer:

Mozilla Firefox:



Registration on our website
Nature and purpose of the processing

If you wish to register on our website to subscribe to our blog, we will collect your e-mail address from you. Optionally, you can provide us with your first and last name. You have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time.

Legal basis

The processing of the data entered during registration takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. a) DSGVO).


Recipients of the aforementioned data are technical service providers who act as contract processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period

Your personal data will only be processed by us in this context as long as your consent exists. Otherwise, the data will be deleted unless, exceptionally, legal storage obligations require a longer storage period.


A necessity for the collection of your data does not exist. The processing of your e-mail address or optionally your first and last name takes place on a voluntary basis and only with your consent. If you do not give your consent to the data processing, we cannot send any articles to our blog.

Embedded YouTube videos
Nature and purpose of the processing

On our website we embed videos of the operator YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (short: "YouTube"). When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube servers. YouTube will be informed of which pages you are visiting. If you are logged in to your own YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

When you start a YouTube video, YouTube uses cookies to collect information about your usage behavior. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube and on your rights and privacy settings can be found in the provider's privacy policy: . YouTube processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield: This constitutes a suitable guarantee within the meaning of Art. 44 ff DSGVO.

Legal basis

The legal basis for the integration of YouTube and the data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a) DSGVO).


The call of YouTube leads automatically to a connection and a forwarding of your data to Google.

Storage period and revocation of consent

If you've disabled cookies for Google, you won't have to worry about such cookies when you watch YouTube videos. However, YouTube also uses other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser. You can find out how this works under the heading "Cookies" above. For more information about YouTube's privacy policy, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy:

Third country transfer

Google processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield: . This ensures a sufficient level of protection in accordance with Artt. 44 ff DSGVO.


The provision of your personal data is voluntary and solely on the basis of your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions when using our website.


We use HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland (HubSpot for short) for our online marketing activities.

Type and purpose of processing

This is an integrated software solution that covers various aspects of our online marketing. These include among others:

  • Content Management (Website and Blog)
  • E-mail marketing (newsletters and automated mailings)
  • Social Media Publishing & Reporting
  • Reporting (e.g. traffic sources, access, etc.)
  • Contact management (e.g. user segmentation & CRM)
  • Landing Pages and Contact Forms

Our registration service allows visitors to our website to learn more about our company, download content and provide their contact information and other demographic information. This information and the contents of our website are stored on the servers of our software partner HubSpot. They can be used by us to contact visitors to our website and to determine which services of our company are of interest to them. We use all information collected exclusively to optimize our marketing. HubSpot uses so-called "web beacons" and cookies, which are stored on the user's computer. The following personal data is collected:

  • IP address
  • Geographical location
  • Type of browser
  • Duration of the visit
  • Pages viewed

HubSpot also collects the data entered by the user when he/she subscribes to our blog. If you generally do not wish HubSpot to record your data, you can prevent cookies from being saved at any time by changing your browser settings. See above under the heading "Cookies". The HubSpot data protection declaration can be found at .

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use of HubSpot is Art. 6 Par. 1 f) DSGVO (overriding legitimate interest).

Third country transfer

HubSpot is certified under the terms of the "EU - U.S. Privacy Shield Framework" and is subject to the TRUSTe 's Privacy Seal and the "U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor" Framework.

SSL Encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during data transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contract processors used

For the processing of your data we partly use specialized service providers. Our service providers are carefully selected and regularly checked by us. They process personal data only on our behalf and strictly in accordance with our instructions on the basis of corresponding contracts for order processing.

Processing of data outside the EU/EEA

Some of your data will also be processed in countries outside the European Union ("EU") or the European Economic Area ("EEA"), where data protection levels may generally be lower than in Europe. In such cases, we may, for example, contract with our contractors to ensure an adequate level of data protection for your data (copy available upon request) or ask for your express consent.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration if necessary. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your new visit.

Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please feel free to send us an e-mail or contact our data protection officer directly.

iC Consult Group GmbH, Data Protection, Huyssenallee 99-103, 45128 Essen, Germany


Current status of this privacy policy: 28.03.2019

German version shall prevail

In case of contradictions in content between the German version of the Privacy Statement and this translated English version, the German version of this contract shall prevail.

Information for Applicants

You can find all information on how we handle your data in our “Information on Data Protection for Applicants”