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We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection notice. With this data protection notice we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, you will be informed about your rights by means of this data protection notice. This data protection notice applies to all Sonic Technology AG websites and applications in which reference is made to this data protection notice, regardless of how you access or use these services, including access via mobile devices.

1. Name and contact details of the person responsible for processing and the company data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Responsible: Sonic Technology AG (hereinafter: SONIC), Wörthstr. 37, D-70563 Stuttgart, Germany Email: datenschutz@sonic-technology.com Phone: +49 (0) 711 414 760 07

The company data protection officer of SONIC can be reached at the above address, for the attention of the data protection officer, or at datenschutz@sonic-technology.com.

2. Which data and data sources do we use?

We process personal data that we receive in the course of our business activities. Insofar as this is necessary for the provision of our service, we continue to process personal data that we legitimately obtain from publicly accessible sources (e.g. debtor registers, land registers, trade and association registers, press, internet) or that are legitimately transmitted. We only use other personal data if you provide us with this data, among other things, in the context of a contact form, a survey, a registration for an event, a registration or the execution of a contract, and also in these cases only to the extent that this is applicable to us Legislation is permitted. Personal data are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person (data subject). It does not matter whether the identification is possible directly or indirectly.

Visiting our websites

When you visit our website www.sonic-technology.com, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server on our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:
- IP address of the requesting computer,
- Date and time of access,
- Name and URL of the file accessed,
Website from which access was made (referrer URL), the
- browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

Registration for our demo area

You have the option of registering on our website to set up a demo account by providing personal data. Which data is recorded in the process results from the input mask that is used for the registration. The personal data entered are stored exclusively for the provision of the services offered and are not passed on to third parties. Registration also saves the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), the date and time of registration. This data is stored against the background that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable criminal offenses to be investigated.

Registered persons are free to have the personal data provided during registration completely deleted from our database at any time. A simple email to our data protection officer is sufficient. The test account set up will then be closed and your personal data will be deleted. To exercise your data protection rights, we refer to the relevant information in this document.

Use of the contact form / chat

If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a valid email address so that we know who sent the request and to be able to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily given consent. The personal data collected by us for using the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request has been dealt with.

Newsletter

In the context of sending newsletters, we process personal data (such as email address or password). Furthermore, the click behavior in the newsletter is tracked. We use this information to be able to send content that is better tailored to your interests. By registering for the newsletter, you fully consent to this processing. In every newsletter you have the option to unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that results in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already visited us and what inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to re-enter them. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you in order to optimize our offer (see section 6). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already visited us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR required.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, if you completely deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.

Applicants

We process personal data from applicants for the purpose of handling application procedures. The processing is usually done electronically, e.g. B. if an applicant sends us application documents by email. If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions.

3. Why is the data processing taking place?

We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European GDPR, the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other relevant national regulations.

To fulfill contractual obligations (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b EU GDPR)

The processing of data takes place for the provision in the context of the execution of our contracts, pre-contractual measures and training activities, which take place on request. Please refer to the relevant communication materials, contractual documents and terms and conditions of the respective areas and activities for further details on the data processing purposes.

As part of the balancing of interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f EU GDPR)

If necessary, we process your data beyond the actual fulfillment of the purpose in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of us or third parties.

Examples:

- Assertion of legal claims and defense in legal disputes,
- Ensuring the IT security of our systems,
- Measures for business management and further development of services and products,
- Measures to advise and support our customers,
- Check and optimize procedures for direct customer contact,
- Advertising or market research,
- Providing the online offer, its functions and content,
- Answering contact inquiries and communicating with users,
- Ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
- Ensuring convenient use of our website,
- Evaluation of the system security and stability as well as
- for further administrative purposes
- On the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a EU-GDPR): Insofar as you have given us your consent to the processing of personal data for certain purposes the legality of this processing is given on the basis of your consent. Consent given can be revoked at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent that were given to us before the EU GDPR came into effect, i.e. before May 25, 2018. The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the data processed up to the revocation.
- On the basis of legal requirements (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c EU GDPR) or in the public interest (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e EU GDPR).

4. Information obligations and affected rights

Transfer of data

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- You have given your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given express consent to this,
- the disclosure according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
- in the event that disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR there is a legal obligation, as well as
- this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

Affected Rights

You have the right:
- to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a Right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, if we have not collected it, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information on their details;
- in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
- to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend Legal claims is required;
- to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert Need to exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
- in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible;
- to revoke your consent given to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future and
- in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our office.

Right of objection

If your personal data is based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR are processed, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided there are reasons for this that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, an email to datenschutz@sonic-technology.com is sufficient

5. Profiling

We partially process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (so-called profiling). We use profiling, for example, in the following cases:

In order to be able to provide you with targeted information and advice on products, services and other activities, we use evaluation tools that enable needs-based communication and advertising, including market and opinion research.

The scoring is based on a mathematically and statistically recognized and proven procedure. The calculated scores support us in making decisions in the context of inquiries, product deals, trade fair visits and completed training.

6. Analysis services and web tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR carried out. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed in accordance with requirements and is continuously optimized. On the other hand, we use tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you to optimize our offer. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA. 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as
- browser type and version,
- operating system used,
- Referrer-URL (the previously visited page),
- host name and accessing computer (IP address),
- time of the server request,
are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and needs-based design of this website. This information may also be passed on to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case not all functions of this website can be used to their full extent.

You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https: //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by setting the appropriate browser settings. Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/ analytics / answer / 6004245? Hl = de).

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We also use Google Conversion Tracking to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website. In doing so, Google Adwords will set a cookie (see section 2) on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad.

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on the website of the Adwords customer and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can see that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page.

Every Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

If you do not want to take part in the tracking process, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this - for example via a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com" are blocked. You can find Google's data protection information on conversion tracking here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

SendInBlue

This website uses SendinBlue to send newsletters, profiling, the chat function and other forms. The provider is SendinBlue SAS, 55 rue d'Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France. SendinBlue is a service with which the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on SendinBlue's servers. Our newsletters sent with SendinBlue enable us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, it can be analyzed how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. All links in the e-mail are so-called tracking links with which your clicks can be counted. If you do not want any analysis by SendinBlue, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter message. You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to the address given in our legal notice. The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at: you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter message. You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to the address given in our legal notice. The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at: you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter message. You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to the address given in our legal notice. The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at: We provide a link for this in every newsletter message. You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to the address given in our legal notice. The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at: We provide a link for this in every newsletter message. You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to the address given in our legal notice. The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at: You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to the address given in our legal notice. The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at: You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to the address given in our legal notice. The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at: The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have saved for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at: The data you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the SendinBlue servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members' area). For more information, see the SendinBlue privacy policy at:https://de.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/ .

Conclusion of an order processing contract:
We have concluded a contract with SendinBlue in which we oblige SendinBlue to protect our customers' data and not to pass them on to third parties.

Calendly

This website uses Calendly to make appointments. The provider is Calendly LLC BB&T Tower 271 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363 USA. Calendly is a cloud application that offers meeting scheduling as a service. Calendly user and invitee data is stored in US data centers provided by Amazon Web Services ("AWS") and Google (select back-ups). For more information, see Celendly's privacy policy at https://calendly.com/pages/privacy.

7. Social Media

SONIC is represented in various social media channels. All media / platforms that support their users via digital channels in mutual communication and in the interactive exchange of information are understood to be. A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide all kinds of personal or company-related information.

SONIC can be found in the social networks of third-party companies listed below.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Ireland, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2 (Ireland). Linkedin is a web-based social network for maintaining existing business contacts and establishing new business connections.

Xing

XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany is the listed operator of the social network XING. In this, members can primarily manage their professional, but also private contacts and make new contacts.

8. How is consent given when visiting the website?

By using our website you agree to our general data protection guidelines and consent to the use of your data as described in this declaration. We allow ourselves to adapt and supplement the data protection declaration. The currently published data protection declaration applies.

9. Data security

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser when you visit our website. Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether a single page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

10. Final provisions

This privacy policy has been translated automatically. The German version is legally binding and can be accessed at www.sonic-technology.com/de/datenschutz.php.

Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at https://www.sonic-technology.com/datenschutz.php .

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