Privacy notice


SpiessConsult GmbH & Co KG, Ina Spiess, Am Deich 26, 40547 Düsseldorf, Germany. Tel. +49 211 550217-222, Fax + 49 211 550217-217,

Collection and processing of personal data

When you visit SpiessConsult websites, the web server automatically records the name of your Internet service provider (or IP address), the website from which you visit us, the pages you visit on our site, information about the Internet browser and operating system you use, and the date, time and duration of your visit.

It is not possible for SpiessConsult to assign this data to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. The data will also be deleted after a statistical evaluation.

In addition, personal data is only stored if you provide it to us voluntarily, e.g. in the context of a survey or an inquiry.

Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose limitation

SpiessConsult will not pass on to third parties the personal data youhave provided to us without your express consent. We use your personal data for purposes of technical administration of the web pages and for statistical evaluations of the use.

We use this technical access information to constantly improve the attractiveness and usability of our Internet pages and their contents and to identify possible technical problems in our Internet offering. Under no circumstances do we use this information to draw conclusions about you as a person.

Links and references to other Internet offers

The SpiessConsult website contains links to other websites. Please note that SpiessConsult is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites.

We recommend all Internet users to inform themselves about the respective data protection notices (privacy statements) of the other Internet offers visited by them when leaving the SpiessConsult Internet offer.

Safety and security

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. As a rule, 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 transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

SpiessConsult uses technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data administered by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.


One of the following rights can be asserted via Ina Spiess, responsible for data protection at SpiessConsult.

Right of access (according to Art. 15 EU-DSGVO)

You have the right at any time to information about the data stored about you, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of storage.

Right to rectification (according to Art. 16 EU-DSGVO)

Pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, you have the right to have your personal data corrected and/or completed by the data controller if the processed personal data concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete.

Right to cancellation (according to Art. 17 EU-DSGVO)

In accordance with other applicable laws, you have the right to have your personal data held by us deleted.

Further rights

In addition, you have the right to limit the processing (Art. 18 EU-DSGVO), the right to data transferability (Art. 20 EU-DSGVO), the right to object (Art. 21 EU-DSGVO), the right of withdrawal and the right to complain to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 EU-DSGVO).


If you have any questions that are not answered by this privacy statement or if you would like more detailed information on a specific point, please contact Ina Spiess (


This data protection information applies exclusively to the SpiessConsult website.

In addition, we would like to point out that these explanations on data protection are subject to constant adaptation to current requirements.

Use of social media plug-ins

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Xing, LinkedIn, YouTube. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognize the provider of the plug-in by the mark on the box above its initial letter or the logo. We offer you the possibility to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it will the plug-in provider receive the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our online service. In addition, data referred to in paragraph 4 of this declaration shall be transmitted. In the case of Xing, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collectionaccording to the information provided by the respective provider in Germany. By activating the plug-in, your personal data is transferred to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser's security settings before clicking on the grayed-out box.

We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. Also for the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider no information is available to us.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) in order to display demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins we offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected by us will be directly assigned to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you press the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and communicates it publicly to your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, especially before activating the button, as this allows you to avoid being assigned to your profile by the plug-in provider.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the following data protection declarations of these providers. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection information:

          a) Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE;

          b) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; LinkedIn has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

          c) YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA;

Integration of YouTube videos

We have included YouTube videos in our online offering, which are stored at and can be played directly from our website. These are all included in "Advanced Privacy Mode", which means that no data about you as a user will be transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data referred to in paragraph 2 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to, or whether no user account exists. When you're logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its website to meet your needs. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube can be found in the Privacy Policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and settings to protect your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

Use of Google Maps

This page uses the Google Maps API map service. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use by Google, one of its agents, or third parties of data that is automatically collected and entered by you.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. You can find more information about the handling of user data in Google's privacy policy:

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, your IP address will be truncated / masked by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google fromprocessing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link.

Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found at or at We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);" in order to guarantee an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).


As a user of this website, you can prevent anonymous tracking by Google Analytics through the DoNotTrack setting of your browser. If this setting is enabled, the corresponding script will not be executed.

Use of cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, so-called cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser. They serve to make our offer safer, more effective and more user-friendly. Cookies cannot execute malicious programs or transmit viruses to your computer.

We use two types of cookies:

  • CrushAuth
    • Valid until the end of the web session
    • Technically necessary
  • fe_typo_user
    • Valid until the end of the web session
    • Technically necessary

Google reCAPTCHA 

In order to ensure sufficient data security during the transmission of forms, in certain cases we use the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. This serves primarily to differentiate whether the input is made by a natural person or misused by mechanical and automated processing. The service includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For more information about Google Inc.'s privacy policies, please visit or

Dealing with data you provide us with

On this website you have the possibility to use the contact form. In addition to the message, the information of the name and the email address is requested here. This data is only used to process your request and is deleted from the website system after a short time. Afterwards they are only stored on our email servers.

All information about the above is provided on a voluntary basis.

The content of your messages is exclusively accessible to SpiessConsult employees and will never be shared with third parties. However, please do not send us any sensitive data via the contact form.