Flutlicht GmbH

Allersberger Straße 185/G
90461 Nuremberg, Germany
Tel.: +49-(0)911 47495-0
Fax: +49-(0)911 47495-55
E-mail: info@flutlicht.biz

Managing Directors with authorization for representation:
Eva Föhlinger, Andrea Gantikow, Stefan Koch

Commercial register number: HRB 20388
Court of registration: Nuremberg District Court
VAT-ID No.: DE 231704898

Responsible for content according to § 10, paragraph 3 of the German Interstate Media Agreement (MDStV):
Eva Föhlinger, Andrea Gantikow, Stefan Koch

Data Protection Supervisor:

it.sec GmbH & Co., KG
– Datenschutzbeauftragter –
Einsteinstraße 55
D-89077 Ulm
Telefon: +49 731 20589 24

email: datenschutz@flutlicht.biz

Privacy Policy / May 25th 2018

1. About us

We, Flutlicht GmbH, are responsible for the collection, processing and storage of your data. You can find details about us in our Imprint at any time.

The careful handling of your personal data has the highest priority for us. In processing, we comply with the statutory provisions, e.g. the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the associated national provisions.

This data protection declaration applies to all websites of our company that can be accessed under our domain (https://www.flutlicht.biz/en). If you switch to websites of other operators within the scope of our offer, their own data protection regulations apply, for the content of which the respective operators of these websites are responsible.

Since we would like to give you a comprehensive overview of the processing of personal data in our group of companies, you will find below an overview of all our services in the context of which we collect and process personal data.

If separate or additional conditions apply to individual services or we ask you for your consent, we will point this out to you separately before using the respective service (e.g. for the press distribution list).

We also take various security measures to protect your personal data. For example, transmission between your web browser and our servers is always transport encrypted; in addition, we maintain a variety of technical and organizational measures to always protect your data.

2. Why we process your data

You can use our website without disclosing your identity. If you would like to register for one of our personalised services such as our press distribution list, subscribe to our newsletter or contact us, we will ask you for your name and other personal information. It is your free decision whether you enter this (extended) data. Data that we absolutely need from you to provide our services are marked as such.

Your personal data is collected and processed for the following purposes on the basis of the following legal bases:

  • Contract initiation pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a) and b) GDPR
  • Contract execution in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR
  • Customer management in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b) and c), f) GDPR
  • Communication and data exchange pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a), b), c), f) GDPR
  • External presentation and advertising pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a), f) GDPR
  • Implementation of declarations of consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR
  • Ensuring the proper operation of a data processing system in accordance with
  • 6 (1) lit. c) and f) GDPR
  • Applicant selection procedures in the context of personnel and resource management based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a), b) GDPR in conjunction with § 26 BDSG

3. Which data we collect and process from you

We collect different categories of personal data from you. Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name. Personal data includes, for example, information such as your name, your address, your telephone number and your date of birth (if stated). Statistical information that cannot be directly or indirectly associated with you – such as the popularity of individual websites of our offer or the number of users of a page – is not personal data. Data is collected directly and indirectly. In both cases, data will only be collected to the extent necessary; the data will only be processed for the purposes stated under point 2. It is your decision whether you want to transmit data to us that optimizes the use of our services for you, but is not necessary for this. Corresponding data fields are marked as ‘voluntary’.

The data collected immediately includes:

  • First name, last name, address and e-mail address, e.g. for the purpose of inclusion in our press distribution list, use of your customer account or for contacting you via our contact form.
  • Candidate data, for carrying out our online application procedure
  • Data that you actively and consciously transmit to us when using our services,
  • Further data that you voluntarily submit to us, e.g. data fields filled in by you and marked as ‘voluntary’

In addition, data about you is collected indirectly when using our services:

  • Technical connection data, e.g. the page called up on our website, your IP address, date and time of the call, terminal device used, browser configuration data.
  • Data collected in the context of website tracking and newsletter tracking


Our website is not directed at minors and we do not knowingly collect personal information from minors.

If persons under the age of 16 transmit personal data to us, this is only permitted if the parent/guardian himself has consented or has consented to the consent of the young person. In accordance with Art. 8 (2) GDPR, the contact details of the legal guardian must be provided in order to convince us of the consent or consent of the legal guardian. These data as well as the data of the minor will then be processed in accordance with this data protection declaration.

If we determine that a minor under the age of 16 has sent us personal data without the parental consent or consent of the minor, we will delete the data immediately.

4. Who has access to your data and to whom we transmit your data

a) Access

Access to your personal data stored by us is limited to our employees and the service providers commissioned by us, who have to deal with this personal data due to their tasks.

If third parties gain access to your data, we have obtained your permission or there is a legal basis for this.

We also use service providers to provide services and process your data (for hosting, maintaining and analyzing databases, securing our web servers or for website tracking, among other things). Insofar as these special provisions apply, we have carried them out for you in the following for the respective service. The service providers process the data exclusively on our instructions and are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection regulations. All contractors have been carefully selected and will only have access to your data to the extent and for the time required to provide the services or to the extent to which you have consented to the processing and use of your data.

b) Data exchange within the group of companies

Data exchange within the group of companies to which we belong takes place exclusively within the EU/EEA and serves only internal administrative purposes. By group of companies we mean affiliated companies within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 19 GDPR.

c) Transfer to third countries and legal basis

The servers of some of the service providers we use are located in the US and other countries outside the European Union. Companies in these countries are subject to a data protection law that does not generally protect personal data to the same extent as is the case in the Member States of the European Union. If your data are processed in a country that does not have a recognised high level of data protection such as the European Union, we use contractual regulations or other recognised instruments to ensure that your personal data are adequately protected. We expressly point this out to you again within the scope of the individual services.

Insofar as personal data is transferred to third countries, this is done on the basis of the EU Commission’s decision on appropriateness to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield pursuant to Art. 45 GDPR or the EU Standard Contractual Clauses 2010 pursuant to Art. 46 (2) lit. c GDPR in conjunction with the decision of the EU Commission of 05.02.2010 (2010/87/EU) or your consent pursuant to Art. 49 (1) lit. a) GDPR.

d) Transmission to law enforcement and criminal investigation authorities

In exceptional cases we transmit personal data to law enforcement and criminal investigation authorities. This is done on the basis of corresponding legal obligations, e.g. from the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Fiscal Code, the Money Laundering Act or state police laws.

5. Storage periods

We store personal data within the framework of legal regulations or your consent.

We use the following criteria to determine the concrete storage period:

We store the personal data until the purposes for which they were collected cease to apply (e.g. at the end of a contractual relationship or through the last activity, if no continuing obligation exists, or in the case of a revocation of your consent for the specific data processing).

Further data will only be stored if

  • legal storage obligations (e.g. according to AO and HGB) exist;
  • the data is still needed to assert and exercise legal claims or to defend against legal claims, e.g. due to technological and forensic requirements to defend against attacks on our web servers and their prosecution;
  • the deletion would be contrary to the legitimate interest of the data subjects;


  • another exception pursuant to Art. 17 (3) DSGVO applies.

6. Your Rights

You have a number of legal rights to which we would like to draw your attention below. Of course, our data protection officer is also available to answer any questions you may have about your personal data that we have collected and processed using the contact details given below.

a) Right to information and data transferability

You have a right of information about the personal data we process concerning you at any time.

If the data processing is based on your consent or according to Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR on a contract, you can also demand in accordance with Art. 20 (1) GDPR to receive the personal data stored about you in a structured, current and machine-readable format. At your request, we will also forward the data directly to the recipient of your choice.

b) Right to rectification, restriction and deletion

Furthermore, in accordance with Articles 16 to 18 GDPR, you can request us to correct, restrict (block) or delete your personal data if we have processed the data incorrectly, if there is a reason to restrict further data processing, or if data processing has become illegal for various reasons, or if its storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. We would like to point out that your right to deletion may be restricted by legal retention periods.

c) Rights of objection

If our data processing is based exclusively on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR, you may object to this processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR. Then we will stop processing your data unless we can prove grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend a legal claim. Furthermore, you always have the right to object to the use of your data for the purpose of direct advertising with effect for the future pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

d) Right of revocation

If you have allowed us to process your personal data by giving your consent, you have a right of revocation with effect for the future pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR.

e) Right to appeal to the Supervisory Authority

You are free to complain to a supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your personal data violates the European Data Protection Regulation or other national and international data protection laws.

The contact details of the supervisory authority responsible for us are as follows:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA)

Promenade 27

91522 Ansbach

Phone: +49 981 53 1300

Email: poststelle@lda.bayern.de

f) Contact details

To exercise your rights, you can send us an informal message to the following contact details. Please also address the revocation of your consent to the following contact details, indicating which declaration of consent you would like to revoke:

Person in charge Data protection officer
Flutlicht GmbH

Allersberger Straße 185/G

D-90461 Nürnberg

Phone: +49 911 47495 0

Email: info@flutlicht.biz

it.sec GmbH & Co., KG

– Datenschutzbeauftragter –

Einsteinstraße 55

D-89077 Ulm

Phone: +49 731 20589 24

7. Use of your website – Profiling, cookies and web tracking

a) Basic information on cookies and opt-out-opportunities

We use so-called cookies in some areas of our website, e.g. to recognize the preferences of visitors and to be able to design the website accordingly. This facilitates navigation and a high degree of user-friendliness of a website. Cookies also help us to identify particularly popular areas of our website. Cookies are small files that are stored on a visitor’s hard drive. They allow information to be stored for a certain period of time and to identify the visitor’s computer. For better user guidance and individual service presentation, we use permanent cookies.

We also use so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can set your browser so that it informs you about the placement of cookies. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you. This is done to verify the authorization of actions and the authentication of the requesting user of our services. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. c) in conjunction with Art. 32 and Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to secure our web server, for example to defend ourselves against attacks, and to ensure the functionality of our services.

We only set non-technically necessary cookies after your express consent, which you can of course revoke at any time.

As part of our cookie information on our website, you have agreed to the following statement in this regard:

This website uses tracking cookies or tracking software to provide you with the full functionality of our website and thus a better online experience. You can find more detailed information on the cookies and web tracking procedures used by us and the consents you have given us in our data protection declaration under https://www.flutlicht.biz/en/data-protection/.
However, technically unnecessary cookies or our tracking software will not be activated until you have given us your consent. [OK / Agreed]

If you completely exclude the use of cookies, you cannot use certain functions of our website – including the possibility of cookie-based opt-out from tracking. Please allow the opt-out cookies of those services for which you wish to prevent tracking.

Please also note that deleting all cookies will also delete opt-out cookies. You may therefore have to reset them. Cookies are also browser-bound, i.e. they must be set separately for each browser you use on each device you use. You will find the necessary links in the description of the respective service below.

The following cookies are used by us – if you allow this and have not set one or more opt-out cookies – for a more detailed purpose:

Name of the cookies Intended application Storage time Technically necessary
PHPSESSID Backend: in use for  ie status alerts, etc.
Frontend: Captcha for online forms
session yes
_gid this cookie is used via  Google Analytics to differentiate users. 24 hrs no
_ga this cookie is used via  Google Analytics to differentiate users. 2 years no

It’s used to track a user for the duration of their visit so that we can group their page views together.

34 minutes yes
wordfence_verifiedHuman Bleongs to Wordfence Plugin used to differentiate user from am Bot. Cookie to be placed as soon as there is a first user interaction with the page (ie. clickevent) 24 hrs yes
_gat Google Universal Analytics: It is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. 1 minute nein

b) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. One way to object to web analysis by Google Analytics is to set an opt-out cookie that instructs Google not to store or use your data for web analysis purposes. Please note that with this solution the web analysis will only not take place as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by the browser. If you would like to set the opt-out cookie now, please click https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=de#disable.

You may also 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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. The current link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Recipient of the data: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Privacy-Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

c) Google Maps

Our website uses the service ‘Google Maps’ from Google, e.g. to enable you to search for a dealer or to enable you to plan your route.

When you access Google Maps on this website, data will be forwarded to Google, e.g. your current location. This service is governed by Google’s privacy policy (https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/policies/privacy/), supplemented by the separate privacy policy for Google Maps (https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/help/terms_maps.html).

You can prevent the execution of Google Maps by selectively preventing the execution of the Java script code used by using a Java script blocker; alternatively, you can also completely deactivate the execution of Java script in your browser settings.

Recipient of the data: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, Privacy-Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

d) Youtube Video embedded via iFrame in advanced privacy mode

We use Youtube, a Google service, to show you video content. To protect your privacy, we have activated the extended data protection mode.

YouTube also uses cookies to collect information about visitors to its website. YouTube uses them, among other things, to collect video statistics, to prevent fraud and to improve user-friendliness. Calling a video usually also leads to a connection with the Google DoubleClick network. Starting the video could trigger further data processing, especially if you are already logged in to YouTube. We have no influence on that.

By pressing the start button on the video, you agree to the transmission of the data to Youtube LLC:

For more information about privacy at YouTube, please see their privacy policy (http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube).

Recipient of the data: Youtube LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Privacy-Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

e) Social Media Buttons

Our website uses Social Media Buttons (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, SlideShare, Delicious, Pinterest, Flickr, Xing, Google+), to enable you to interact with third parties.

These social media buttons are not integrated as plug-ins via a so-called iFrame but are stored as links. By clicking the social media buttons, you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider. The relevant provider is then responsible for compliance with the data protection regulations and for the correctness, up-to-dateness and completeness of the information provided there for data processing within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 17 GDPR.

f) DoubleClick by Google

Doubleclick by Google uses cookies to serve ads relevant to you. Your browser is assigned a pseudonymous identification number to check which ads have been displayed in your browser and which ads have been called. The cookies do not contain any personal information. The use of DoubleClick cookies only allows Google and its partner websites to serve ads based on previous visits to our or other websites on the Internet. The information generated by the cookies is transmitted and stored by Google for analysis. A transfer of the data by Google to third parties only takes place due to legal regulations or within the scope of order processing. Google will not combine your data with other data collected by Google.

If you do not agree with this form of processing, you can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookies and relating to your use of the website and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here <https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=de> Alternatively, you can disable Doubleclick cookies on this page < http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html>

Recipient of the data: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Privacy-Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

8. Supplementary information and provisions on individual services

a) Press distribution list

At your expressed request, we will include you in our press distribution list for the topics you have chosen as well as information on our company. Please note that delivery can only take place once you have expressly confirmed your subscription request again in the context of our double opt-in procedure.

The personal data collected within the scope of the press distribution list registration will be used exclusively for sending and personalising the information (e.g. to address you by your name). You can revoke your consent to the storage of personal data that you have given us for inclusion in the press distribution list at any time with effect for the future. For the purpose of revoking your consent, each e-mail contains an appropriate link; alternatively, you are welcome to contact us directly so that we can implement your revocation. Details of the consent given to us were communicated to you in the Double-Opt-In-Mail.

Press distribution list usage analysis

Our press distribution list e-mails contain tracking pixels. A pixel-code is an invisible graphic in HTML e-mails with the purpose of enabling a log file recording and a recording of the links activated from the newsletter with subsequent analysis when the e-mail is opened. This enables us to evaluate the success of our newsletter campaigns by means of statistical evaluations and to optimise our mails in order to present you, for example, topics and offers that are better suited to your interests.

The personal data collected in this way will be processed directly by us.

If you do not agree to this, you can unsubscribe from the press distribution list at any time via the link provided in the respective e-mail or by sending us a message.

b) Contact form and feedback form

Data that you transmit to us via our contact form will be processed for the purpose of communication and data exchange, i.e. to respond to your specific request. These data are stored as long as their processing is necessary for these purposes or until the expiry of any subsequent retention periods.

c) Application procedure

We offer you the opportunity to apply to us electronically. Your electronic application data will be received by the relevant personnel department and only forwarded to the department responsible for the respective position or to the persons in charge of processing. All parties involved treat your application documents

After completion of the applicant selection process, we will store your application documents for 3 months and then delete or destroy any copies unless we have concluded an employment contract with you. Should we wish to include your application documents in our applicant pool, we will contact you. In the notification you can actively consent to the further storage of your documents.

Please note that applications that you send us by e-mail will be sent to us unencrypted. We therefore recommend the use of our secure upload portal or e-mail encryption.

d)    Monotype Fonts

Our website uses the ‘Monotype Fonts’ service from Monotype to present our site in an optimal design, also with regard to fonts. When you visit our site, Monotype will download the fonts you need to display them into your browser. Connection data such as your IP address, information about the browser used, the page calling up and, if applicable, other technical data are transmitted to Monotype. This service is governed by fonts.com’s privacy policy (https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy).

Recipient of the data: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801, USA


We shall be glad to help with any queries about data protection.
Please contact: datenschutz@flutlicht.biz.