Data Privacy Statement

IREES GmbH is pleased about your visit on our homepage and your interest in our work. By visiting our website, information about the access or the data transmitted by you (e.g. for email inquiries) may be collected. It is important to us to protect your personal data while processing it. Below we will explain what kind of information IREES GmbH collects during your visit to our website and how it is used.

Provider and responsible body in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Managing Director: Dr. Jan Steinbach
Durlacher Allee 77
76131 Karlsruhe


Further information about the provider of this website can be found in our imprint.

Scope of application

With this data privacy statement, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.
The legal framework for data protection is provided by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Collection of general information

With each access to our website, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you as a person.
The information collected includes: name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.
This information is used for statistical purposes only. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in case of suspicion of illegal use of our website.

Third-party services and content

Our offer may include content, services and benefits of other providers. These may include maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) thus detect the IP address of the respective user.
Although we make every effort to use only third-party providers who need the IP address simply to be able to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored by them. In this case, this process might be necessary for statistical purposes, among other things. In case we are aware that the IP address is stored, we will make sure to notify our users.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is any information that uniquely identifies a person. It is therefore data that can be clearly traced back to a person.
Personal data includes the first name and surname, the telephone number and the e-mail address. It can also include information on hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as websites that have been accessed.
This data is only collected, used and, if necessary, passed on by us if the legislator expressly permits this or if the user agrees to the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data.

Contact form

Postal addresses and e-mail addresses provided in the course of enquiries or orders for information material are used exclusively for correspondence or mailing.


If cookies are used by this website, these are text files that are stored on your computer by the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the internet connection. This data will not be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Cookies perform the following tasks: They help you to navigate through our offer and enable the correct presentation of the website. They are not used to infiltrate viruses or to start programs.
Users have the possibility to access our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please inform yourself via the help function of your browser, how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that some functions of this website may be impaired and the user comfort may be restricted.

Use of Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open source software that collects and stores data. This information is used for marketing and optimization purposes. Piwik uses the data to create user profiles using a pseudonym. For this purpose, the software stores cookies (text files) on your computer, which can be used to analyse your use of the website. Your IP address will be anonymised immediately after processing and before storage. The data is stored on the servers of the provider in Germany.
If you do not want Piwik to store cookies, you can use your browser settings to prevent the installation of cookies or to disable Piwik as described below.

Objection to data collection

You can decide here whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data.
If you choose not to, click the following link to place the Piwik opt-out cookie in your browser.

Data economy

We store personal data in accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy only as long as it is required or prescribed by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, the personal data will be blocked or deleted.

Protection of personal data in applications and in the application process

The person responsible for the processing of the application collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of administering the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents electronically, e.g. by e-mail or via a web form on the website, to the person responsible for handling the application. If the employer concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment contract in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the employer does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the decision of refusal, provided that no other legitimate interests of the employer stand in the way of deletion. Other legitimate interests in this sense are, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Law on equal treatment (AGG).

Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criteria for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to inquire information about the personal data stored by us and/or to request correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: it concerns the prescribed data storage for business transactions or the data is subject to the legal storage obligation.

To be able to consider a data lock at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a lock file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you wish.

Changes to our data privacy statement

We reserve the right to adapt this data privacy statement so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data privacy statement, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data privacy statement will then apply to your next visit.