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Privacy Policy

§ 1 Information about the collection of personal data
(1) The following information is provided regarding the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data refers to any data that can be related to you personally, such as name, address, email addresses, and user behavior.
(2) Controller pursuant to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Institute for Systemic Management and Organization ISMO GmbH
Paul-Engel-Straße 1 92729 Weiherhammer
Represented by Prof. Dr. Günter Schicker, Dr. Bernd Hilgarth, Georg Rothut, Managing Directors

You can reach our data protection officer at:
Ms. Astrid Lex
equeo CompCor GmbH
Kissinger Str. 1-2, D-14199 Berlin
Ndlg.: Königsbacher Str. 51, D-75196 Remchingen
Compliance Customer Service: +49 (0) 800 – 313 400 900

(4) If we use external service providers for specific functions of our offering or if we intend to use your data for advertising purposes, we will provide detailed information about the respective processes below. This will also include the specified criteria for the storage period.

§ 2 Your rights
(1) You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to rectification or erasure,
  • Right to restriction of processing,
  • Right to object to processing,
  • Right to data portability.

(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data by us.

§ 3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website
(1) When using the website for purely informational purposes, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you want to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website and ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Respective data volume transmitted
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

The collection of this data does not occur continuously but only when it is necessary for technical or security reasons. (2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and associated with the browser you are using, and through which certain information flows to the entity setting the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the overall internet offering more user-friendly and effective.

§ 4 Use of cookies:
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

  • Transient Cookies (see b)
  • Persistent Cookies (see c).

b) Transient cookies are technically necessary and are automatically deleted when you close the browser (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR). This includes session cookies in particular. They store a session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified duration, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser. These cookies are only set if you have given your consent (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR).
d) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences, for example, to reject third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
e) The technically necessary Flash cookies used are not detected by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your device. These objects store the necessary data regardless of the browser you use and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, such as the Adobe Flash cookie killer for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using the private mode in your browser. We also recommend regularly manually deleting your cookies and browser history.

§ 5 Additonal features and offerings of our website
(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you usually need to provide further personal data, which we will use to provide the respective service and for which the principles of data processing mentioned above apply.
(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These service providers have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions, and are regularly monitored.
(3) If our service providers or partners are located in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offering.

§ 6 Objection or revocation of the processing of your data
(1) If you have given consent for the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Such revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data prior to your revocation.
(2) If we base the processing of your personal data on a balancing of interests, you can object to the processing. This applies if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, as described in the respective function descriptions. If you exercise such objection, please explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. Upon receipt of your objection, we will review the situation and either cease or adjust the data processing, or present our compelling legitimate grounds for continuing the processing.
(3) Of course, you can also object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us of your objection to advertising using the following contact details: backoffice(at)

Additional information:
SSL encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of your browser from "http://" to "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser bar. When SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Use of Matomo
(1) This website uses the web analytics service Matomo to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. Through the statistics obtained, we can improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.
(2) No tracking cookies are stored on your computer for this evaluation. The data collected and anonymized is stored exclusively on the server of the data controller in Germany. You can prevent the use of Matomo by removing the following checkmark and activating the opt-out plug-in:
(3) This website uses Matomo with the "AnonymizeIP" extension. This means that IP addresses are processed in a shortened form, eliminating the possibility of directly identifying individuals. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo will not be merged with any other data collected by us. (4) The Matomo program is an open-source project. You can obtain information from the third-party provider regarding data protection at

LinkedIn Analytics and LinkedIn Ads:
This website uses the conversion tracking tool LinkedIn Analytics and LinkedIn Ads, which is activated with your consent (LinkedIn Ireland, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland). The legal basis for the use of LinkedIn is Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. The tool enables the collection of data such as IP address, time of access, device, and browser characteristics. With this data, LinkedIn can recognize that you have visited our website, especially if you have clicked on a link on LinkedIn that connects you to our website. As a result, LinkedIn can show you content based on your interests. LinkedIn may associate this data with your user account and use it for its own purposes. The processing of your data by LinkedIn is explained in the privacy policy at

When contacting the provider (for example, via a contact form or email), the user's information is stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. Signed, Institut für systemisches Management und Organisation ISMO GmbH

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