Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to all websites falling under the responsibility of EXCO GmbH. This includes both the company website (www.exco-solutions.com) and the company profiles on the websites of XING AG and Facebook Inc.

The company indicated on this website (hereinafter referred to as: “we”), as the operator of the website, is the body responsible for the personal data of the users (hereinafter referred to as: “you”) of the website within the context of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (“BDSG”) [German Data Protection Act].

We shall protect your privacy and private data. We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this privacy policy as well as the applicable German Data Protection Laws, in particular the BDSG and the Telemediengesetz (“TMG”) [German Telemedia Act].

This privacy policy regulates which of your personal data we collect, process and use. Therefore, please read the following explanations carefully.

1. Collecting personal data

1.1 Personal data within the context of this privacy policy is individual information on your personal or material circumstances. These include in particular your name, your e-mail address and, if applicable, your address as well as your telephone number and, if applicable, other data which can be used to identify you directly.

1.2 Personal data also includes information on the use of our website. In this context, we collect your personal data as follows: information on your visits of our website, such as the amount of the data transmission, the location from which you retrieve data from our website and other connection data and sources you retrieve. This is usually done by way of log files and cookies. Please see below for further information on log files and cookies.


2. Purpose of use

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

2.1 to provide you with the desired services such as the contact form or the subscription to our newsletter or premium content;
2.2 to ensure that our website is presented in the most effective and interesting manner for you, for example by saving display preferences;
2.3 to meet our obligations from any contracts concluded between us and you, for example training contracts;
2.4 to enable you to participate in interactive offers, if you so wish;
2.5 to inform you about changes to our services.

3. Information on your computer, cookies and targeting

3.1 Every time you access our website, we collect the following information from your computer: the IP address of your computer, the request from your browser as well as the time of this request and the approximate location of the nearest proxy server. In addition, upon collection of this data, we also collect the status and the volume of the data transmitted. We also collect product and version information on the browser used and the operating system of your computer. We also collect the website from which our site was accessed (the so-called referrer URL), whether the access / retrieval was successful, how you move within our sites and to which website you switch to from our site. The IP address of your computer is stored only for the duration of your usage of the website and is deleted or is shortened and thus rendered anonymous after website usage without delay. All other data is stored for a limited period. We use this data for the operation of our website, in particular in order to detect or to eliminate errors on the website, to determine the utilisation of the website and in order to make adaptations or improvements.

3.2 We may also collect information on your use of our website using so-called browser cookies. These are small text files stored on your data storage medium which save the specific settings and data exchange with our system via your browser. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain from which the cookie has come as well as information on the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier. Cookies help our systems to identify the user’s device and to immediately make available any preferences. As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie will be transmitted to the hard disk of the user's computer. Cookies help us to improve our website and offer you a better service tailored to you. They enable us to identify your computer when you return to our website and thus:

  • save information on the preferred activities on the website and thus adapt our website to your individual interests. This includes for example advertising that corresponds to your personal interests;
  • speed up the handling of your requests;

3.3 The cookies we use only save the above-mentioned data on your use of the website. There will be no reference to you personally, but a reference to an identification number pertaining to the cookie (“Cookie-ID”). The Cookie-ID is not combined with your name, your IP address or with similar data which would enable us to assign the cookie to you. Please see no. 3.6 to learn how to deactivate browser cookies.

3.4 Our website uses so-called tracking technologies. We use these technologies in order to make the web content more interesting for you. This technique makes it possible to address internet users who have already shown interest in our website through advertisements on the websites of our partners. The advertising material is shown on the websites of our partners on the basis of a cookie technology and of an analysis of the previous user behaviour. The analysis is effected under a pseudonym and no user profiles are combined with your personal data. If you do not consent to the compilation of user profiles, you may object by notifying us. In this case, a special opt-out cookie is transmitted to your computer which has to be stored permanently. If you delete this cookie or if the cookie is automatically deleted due to the browser settings, you will have to reinstall this cookie when you visit our website again.

3.5 If you do not agree to the use of browser cookies, you can change your browser settings so that a storage of cookies will not be accepted. Please note that in this case the website may not function properly and / or some features may not be available to you. If you would like to accept our own cookies, but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can choose the setting in your browser “Disable third-party cookies”.

4. Data protection

All information you provide to us is stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not absolutely secure and thus we cannot guarantee the protection of the data transmitted to our website via the Internet. However, we secure our website and other systems through technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, changes or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. In particular, your personal data is transmitted in encrypted form. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer).

5. No transfer of your personal data

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties, unless you have consented to such transfer or we are entitled or obliged to transfer your data due to statutory provisions and / or governmental or judicial order. This in particular serves the purposes of criminal prosecution, protection against threats and enforcement of intellectual property rights. “Non-third parties” within the meaning of the law are companies with which we have concluded a contract for contract data processing, for example Google Ireland Ltd.

6. Data protection and third party websites

The website may contain hyperlinks to and from third party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to visit one of these websites, please note that we do not assume any responsibility or guarantee for third party content or privacy policies. Please obtain information on the respective applicable privacy policies before you transmit personal data to these websites.

7. Amendments to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with effect for the future. The corresponding current version is available on the website. Please visit the website regularly and obtain information on the applicable privacy policy.

8. Your rights and contact

You may access and view your private data at any time and free of charge and you may demand the correction and / or the deletion and / or the blocking of said data. For this purpose and / or in order to obtain more information, please contact us at datenschutz@exco.de. If you have any questions, comments or queries concerning the collection, processing or the use of your private data by us please contact us using the contact data provided.

9. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address transferred by your browser during the use of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to the usage of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.