C4E Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement of C4E Technology GmbH

Welcome to our site and thank you for your interest in our company. We take the security of your personal information very seriously. We process your data in accordance with the applicable regulations on the protection of personal data, particularly the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) and the country-specific implementation laws applicable to us. The purpose of this privacy statement is to provide you with comprehensive information on the processing of your personal data by C4E Technology GmbH and your vested rights.

C4E Technology GmbH handles the website for all its associated companies listed below (collectively referred to as “C4E Group”):

“Personal data” refers to information that can be used to identify a natural person. In particular, this includes a person’s name, date of birth, address, phone number, email address or their IP address. C4E Technology GmbH uses your personal data in accordance with the applicable provisions of the law, particularly the data privacy regulations of the Federal German Telemedia Law (TMG), as well as the Interstate Broadcasting Agreement (RStV) and the German Data Protection Act (BDSG). All personal data are processed on servers in Germany and not stored longer than necessary. “Anonymous data” refers to information which cannot be used to identify any specific user. You can visit our website without providing your personal data.

Office in Charge

C4E Technology GmbH
Callenberger Str. 52
96450 Coburg

Contact information:
Phone: +49 9561 866-3500
Fax: +49 9561 866-3599
Email: info (at) c4etechnology.com
Web: www.c4etechnology.com

Data Privacy contact info:
EMail: datenschutz (at) c4etechnology.com

Your rights as an affected person
First of all, we wish to inform you of your rights as an affected person. These rights are standardised in Art. 15 - 22 EU-DS-GVO. This includes:

To claim these rights, please contact: info (at) c4etechnology.com. The same applies to questions regarding data processing in our company. You also have the right of appeal through a data protection agency.

Rights of objection
Regarding rights of objection, please note the following: If we process your personal data for direct advertising, you have the right to opt out of this data processing at any time without providing any reasons. This also applies to profiling in conjunction with direct advertising. If you opt out of processing for direct advertising, we will no longer use your personal data for this purpose. There is no charge for opting out, and you can do so informally, preferably by sending an email to info (at) c4etechnology.com. If we process your data to safeguard legitimate interests, you can object to this processing at any time for reasons stemming from your particular situation; this likewise applies to profiling on the basis of these terms. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we are able to demonstrate compulsory and legitimate reasons which take precedence over your interests, rights and freedoms or demonstrate that the data is being processed to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims.

Purposes and legal bases for data processing
Your personal data are processed in accordance with the provisions of the EU-DS-GVO and all other applicable data privacy provisions. Legal bases arise particularly from Art. 6 EU-DS-GVO. If you send us your personal data in conjunction with our job market or a contact enquiry, we will handle it as follows. We use your data exclusively to advise you, offer products and services, transmit associated information and for advertising purposes, which can also involve analyses for marketing purposes and direct advertising. All data collected will be kept confidential in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. Your consent constitutes a data protection permission requirement. We then inform you of the purposes of the data processing and your right of revocation. If the consent also pertains to the processing of special categories of personal data, we will explicitly indicate this in the consent text. Special categories of personal data as defined by Art. 9 par. 1 EU-DS-GVO will only be processed if legally required and if there is no reason to assume that your legitimate interest in excluding the data from processing should take precedence.

Transfer to third parties
We will only transfer your data to third parties within the scope of legal provisions or with appropriate consent. Otherwise, we will not transfer any personal data to third parties unless we are obligated to do so based on compulsory legal provisions (transfer to external organisations such as controlling or prosecuting authorities).

Recipients of the data / categories of recipients
Within our company, we ensure that your data is only received by those people who need it in order to meet contractual and legal obligations. So the applications submitted can only be viewed by staff working at C4E Technology GmbH. General contact enquiries are received by the Management Office of C4E Technology GmbH and are forwarded to the relevant departments within the C4E group. All data are stored on a provider’s server in Germany and can only be accessed by the aforementioned persons and by the IT department of C4E Technology GmbH and by our provider. On occasion, service providers may assist our specialist departments in performing their functions. The required data protection agreement has been signed by all service providers.

Data transfer to third countries / intention to transfer to third countries
A transfer of data to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) shall only take place if required by law or if you have provided your consent for such a transfer.

Period of data storage
We store your data for as long as is needed for the respective purpose of processing. Please note that many retention periods exist requiring that data continues to be stored. This particularly relates to retention obligations under commercial or fiscal law (such as the German Commercial Code, German Revenue Code, etc.). Unless there are further-reaching retention obligations, the data will be erased once the relevant purpose has been fulfilled. In addition, we may retain data if you have provided your authorisation for us to do so, or if legal disputes arise within the statutory limitation period and we use pieces of evidence that become subject to legal limitation periods, which may be up to thirty years; the regular limitation period is three years.

Secure transfer of your data
We implement appropriate technical and organisational safety measures for the best possible protection of the data we store against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorised individuals. Security levels are reviewed on an ongoing basis in collaboration with security experts, and adapted to new security standards. Data exchange from and to our web server is encrypted. Encrypted transfer occurs exclusively in the “online application” section. We use HTTPS as the transfer protocol, always subject to the use of current encryption protocols.

Obligation to provide data
Various personal data is required for the establishment, implementation, and termination of the contractual relationship, and the fulfilment of the associated contractual and legal obligations. The same applies for the use of our website and the various functions it offers. In certain cases, data also needs to be collected or made available legal provisions. Please note that it is not possible to process your enquiry or execute an underlying contractual relationship without the provision of this data.

Categories, sources, and the origin of data
Which data we process is determined by the given context: It depends, for example, on whether you enter an enquiry into our contact form or you are sending us an application or submitting a complaint. Please note that we may also make information for particular processing situations separately available to an appropriate body, e.g. when application documents are uploaded or a contact enquiry is sent. When you visit our website, we collect and process the following data:

Each time this site is used, so-called usage data are recorded in server logfiles. These usage data are transmitted automatically by your internet browser. The data comprises the following information:

For reasons of technical security (particularly to prevent attempts to hack our web server), C4E Technology GmbH will store the aforementioned log data for up to ten days and then anonymised, as per Art. 6 par. 1 lit. F EU-DS-GVO. The exception is data which must be retained as evidence. In individual cases, log data can be handed over to investigative authorities. Apart from that, these log data are stored and evaluated only in an anonymised form. In conjunction with the anonymisation process, the IP address is abbreviated, such that it can no longer be traced back to the user.

Depending on the type of enquiry, we collect and process the following data:

1) Contact form
(all optional fields)

(all required fields)

Contact form / making contact via Email (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a, b EU-DS-GVO)
Our website features a contact form that can be used to make contact electronically. If you write to us using the contact form, we process the personal data you provide in the contact form to make contact and respond to your questions and requests. The principle of data economy and data reduction is taken into account here, in that you only need to provide the data that we need in order to make contact with you. This comprises your email address and the message field itself. In addition, your IP address is processed for reasons of technical necessity and legal safeguarding. All other data fields are voluntary, and you have the option of filling them out (e.g. for a more individualised response to your questions). If you contact us by email, we will process the personal data you provide in the email purely for processing your enquiry. If you do not use the provided form to contact us, no further data will be collected.

Automated decision-making in individual cases
We do not use any purely automated processing procedures for making decisions.

Cookies (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f EU-DS-GVO / Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit a EU-DS-GVO with consent)
Our website uses cookies in various places. They are used to make our site more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser (locally and on your hard drive). These cookies enable us to analyse how users use our websites. This way, we can design the content of the website to meet the needs of its visitors. Cookies also enable us to measure how effective a particular advertisement is, and for example to place it depending on thematic user interests. Most of the cookies we use are what are known as “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted from your computer when their term of validity (generally six months) is reached, or if you delete them yourself before the term of validity expires. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can generally also change your browser settings if you would prefer not to send information. You can continue to use our website without restrictions in this case. Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transferred from it to our site. As a user, you therefore also have full control over the use of cookies. You can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies by changing the settings in your web browser. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can also be deleted at any time using a web browser or other software programs. This can be done in all conventional web browsers.

Necessary  (3)

Necessary cookies help making a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function correctly without these cookies.

Name   Provider   Purpose   Expiration   Type

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
This is useful for the website to reduce the data load of the web server by bots.   

6 monthsHTTP Cookie
cookieControlPrefsc4etechnology.comStorage of the cookie setting12 monthsHTTP Cookie
cookieControlc4etechnology.comStorage of the cookie setting12 monthsHTTP Cookie

*Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated programme. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is running.

The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website owner has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.

For more information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please see the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.


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 transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened 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 and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. 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. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser add-on available at the following link. The current link is https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If your web browser (e.g. when calling up our website from your smartphone) does not support the above link to Google's browser add-on, you can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will then be set, which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

Address (Google):
Google Ireland Limited
Gordon House, Barrow Street,
Dublin 4,

Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Transparancy and information obligation for customer, contract partners, interested third parties

Online offer for children
Persons under the age of 16 are not allowed to submit any personal data to us or give a declaration of consent without the authorisation of their parents or legal guardians.

Links to other vendors
Our website also includes clearly identifiable links to the sites of other companies. We have no control over the contents of third party websites linked to on our site. We therefore cannot accept responsibility and liability for these contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of this site. The linked sites were checked at the time of linking for possible violations of law and identifiable legal infringements. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. A permanent control of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of law. Upon notification of legal infringement, such links will be removed immediately.

Data security
C4E Technology GmbH takes precautions to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorised individuals.