Paradies Inventor

Privacy Policy

1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the data controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we would like to inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data are any data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The controller responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Paradies GmbH, Rayener Straße 14, 47504 Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany, Tel: 00 49/ 2845 - 2030, Fax: 00 49 / 28 45 - 20 31 50, e-mail: The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 The controller has appointed a data protection officer, who can be contacted as follows: "Christian Volkmer Projekt 29 GmbH & Co. KG Ostengasse 14 93047 Regensburg"

1.4 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or enquiries to the controller). You can recognise an encrypted connection by the string "https://" and the padlock symbol in your browser bar.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

When you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you call up our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you reached the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymised form)

Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data are not passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data and IP address values to an individual extent. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie.

If personal data are also processed by individual cookies set by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR either for the performance of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

We may work with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). If we cooperate with aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in each case within the paragraphs below.

Please note that you can adjust your browser settings in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

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Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4) Contacting us

Personal data are collected when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). The respective contact form shows which data are collected when a contact form is used. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your enquiry or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing these data are our legitimate interest in responding to your enquiry pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the aim of your contact is the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed. This is the case if it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

5) Use of customer data for direct advertising

5.1 Subscribing to our e-mail newsletter

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory information required for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter once you have expressly confirmed that you consent to receiving newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in future by clicking on a corresponding link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by your internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data we collect when you register for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a corresponding message to the controller named at the beginning. After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data in a way that goes beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this Privacy Policy.

5.2 Sending the e-mail newsletter to existing customers

If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we may periodically e-mail you offers for goods or services from our range similar to those you have already purchased. In accordance with Section 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG), we do not need to obtain separate consent from you for this. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, no e-mails will be sent by us. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by notifying the controller named at the beginning. You will only incur transmission costs in accordance with the basic rates for this. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will cease immediately.

5.3 Newsletter dispatch via CleverReach

Our e-mail newsletter is sent via the technical service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede ("CleverReach"), to whom we disclose the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This disclosure is made in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using a newsletter system that provides effective advertising and is secure and user-friendly. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on CleverReach's servers in Germany or Ireland.

CleverReach uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the newsletters sent by e-mail contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files stored on our website. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it can also be analysed whether a predefined action (e.g. purchase of a product on our website) has taken place after clicking on such links. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data are collected exclusively pseudonymised and are not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded. These data are used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you wish to object to data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.

We have concluded an order processing contract with CleverReach, with which we oblige CleverReach to protect our customers' data and not to disclose it to third parties.

You can read more about CleverReach's data analysis here: You can view CleverReach's privacy policy here:

6) Web analytics services

- Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the web analysis service software Matomo (, a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo"), to collect and store data on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. These data can be used to create and evaluate pseudonymised usage profiles for the same purpose. Cookies may be used for this. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the recognition of the internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on our servers. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. If you disagree with the storage and evaluation of these data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use of these data at any time with effect for the future with a mouse click. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that full deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may need to be reactivated by you. Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your granted consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of revocation, please follow the procedure described above.

7) Tools and miscellaneous

7.1 Cookie consent tool based on Usercentrics technology

This website uses a cookie consent tool with technology from Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 Munich (hereinafter "Usercentrics") to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications requiring consent.

By integrating a corresponding JavaScript code, users are shown a banner when they access the page in which they can give their consent to certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications by ticking the appropriate box. The tool blocks the setting of all cookies requiring consent until the respective user gives corresponding consent by ticking the corresponding box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective terminal device of the user if consent has been granted.

In order for the cookie consent tool to be able to clearly assign page views to individual users and to individually record, log and store the consent settings made by the user for a session duration, certain user information (including the IP address) is collected by the cookie consent tool when our website is called up, transmitted to servers of Usercentrics and stored there.

This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in a legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.

Further legal basis for the described data processing is moreover Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR. As the controller, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.

We have concluded an order processing contract with Usercentrics, with which we oblige Usercentrics to protect the data of visitors to our website and not to disclose it to third parties.

For more information about Usercentrics' use of data, please see the Usercentrics Privacy Policy at

7.2 Applications to job advertisements by e-mail

We advertise current vacancies on our website in a separate section, for which interested parties can apply by e-mail to the contact address provided.

Inclusion in the application process requires that applicants provide us with all the personal data required for a sound and informed assessment and selection together with the application by e-mail. The information required includes general information about the person (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) as well as performance-specific evidence of the qualifications required for a position. Where applicable, health-related information may also be required, which must be given special consideration under labour and social law in the interest of providing social protection for the applicant.

The components that an application must contain in order to be considered and the form in which these components must be sent by e-mail are specified in the respective job advertisement.

After receipt of the application sent using the specified e-mail contact address, the applicant data will be stored by us and evaluated exclusively for the purpose of processing the application. For queries arising in the course of processing, we use, at our discretion, either the e-mail address provided by the applicant with their application or a telephone number provided.

The legal basis for this processing, including contacting us for queries, is generally Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR (for processing in Germany in conjunction with Section 26 (1) German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)), under which the application process is considered to be the initiation of an employment contract.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR (e.g. health data such as information on severely disabled status) are requested from applicants as part of the application process, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 9 (2) lit. b. GDPR so that we can exercise the rights arising from labour law and social security and social protection law and fulfil our obligations in this regard.

Cumulatively or alternatively, the processing of the special categories of data may also be based on Art. 9 (1) lit. h GDPR if it is carried out for the purposes of preventive health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the applicant's fitness for work, for medical diagnosis, health or social care or treatment, or for the management of health or social care systems and services.

If the applicant is not selected in the course of the evaluation described above or if an applicant withdraws their application prematurely, their data transmitted by e-mail as well as all electronic correspondence including the original application e-mail will be deleted after a corresponding notification at the latest after 6 months. This period is measured on the basis of our legitimate interest in being able to answer any follow-up questions about the application and, where appropriate, to meet our obligations to provide evidence under the Equal Treatment of Applicants Regulations.

In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be further processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR (for processing in Germany in conjunction with Section 26 (1) BDSG) for the purposes of implementing the employment relationship.

7.3 - OpenStreetMap

This site uses the open source mapping service "OpenStreetMap" of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom, via an API to show you the location of our company and to help you find us. In order to provide you with the OpenStreetMap map services, the service collects your IP address when you access the site and transmits it to an OpenStreetMap server, where it is stored. This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in an attractive presentation of our online offers and the ease of finding us. If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to OpenStreetMap, you have the option of completely deactivating the OpenStreetMap web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. OpenStreetMap and thus also the map display on this website can then not be used. You can find more information about OpenStreetMap's privacy policy at the web address below: Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your granted consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of revocation, please follow the procedure described above.

8) Rights of the data subject

8.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) towards the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data; please refer to the stated legal basis for the respective prerequisites for exercising these rights:

  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to revoke consent given pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR;
  • Right to complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.





9) Duration of the storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined on the basis of the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if relevant – additionally on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).

When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR, these data are stored until the data subject revokes their consent.

If there are statutory retention periods for data that are processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, these data will be routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided that they are no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or there is no justified interest on our part in continuing to store them.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, these data are stored until the data subject exercises their right to object pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, these data are stored until the data subject exercises their right to object pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

Unless otherwise indicated in the other information in this statement on specific processing situations, stored personal data are otherwise deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.