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Trado GmbH (“Trado” or “we”) is the operator of the website  (the “Website”) and collects and processes personal data of individuals using the Website (the “User” or “you”). The protection and confidentiality of your personal data is of particular importance to us. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the applicable legal data protection laws, in particular with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the „GDPR“). We process your personal data according to the data processing purposes as listed below.

Any data directly or indirectly referring to you are considered personal data, e. g. name, e-mail address, IP address, etc. We collect and process your personal data on the basis of your express consent or where processing of personal data is permitted by applicable data protection laws. At any rate, we will inform you on the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

We will delete your personal data as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. In addition, data may also be stored if applicable European or national legislature has provided for storage in Union regulations, laws or other provisions which Trado is subject to. In particular, Trado may be obliged by applicable European or national laws to retain data.

In the following, we inform you on which data are collected in connection with the use of the Website, the legal basis for the processing of personal data, the data processing purposes and how your personal data are processed, the duration of data storage and your rights in connection with data processing carried out by us.


1. Name and contact details of the responsible body

The responsible body (the “Controller”) for processing of your personal data is:

Trado GmbH

Hüttenweg 37

14195 Berlin





2. Provision of the Website and creation of log files

We automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which the computer system of the computer used to use the Website automatically transmits to us: (i) browser type and browser version; (ii) operating system used; (iii) your internet service provider; (iv) your IP address; (v) hostname of the accessing computer; (vi) time of the server inquiry; (vii) websites from which your system reaches our Website; (viii) websites accessed by your system via our Website.

The data are stored in the log files of our system. These data are not stored together with other User’s personal data and are not combined with other data sources.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR. The temporary storage by the system is necessary to enable the Website to be delivered to your computer. The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the Website. In addition, the data are used to optimize the Website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. For these purposes, the data must be stored for the duration of the session. Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR also lies in these purposes. Without collection and storage of data as described, the operation of the Website is not possible.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. This is the case when the respective session has ended.


3. Cookies

We use so-called “cookies” on our Website. These are small text files sent from our web server to your computer to store certain information (e.g. identification features). If you use our Website anonymously, statistical evaluations are made using cookies for use, including the recording of new and returning visitors.

The presentation of our Website is also possible without the storage of cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies in the settings of your browser or set it so that it informs you about the intended storage by a Website. In this case you decide about the acceptance of the cookie. For technical reasons, however, it is necessary to allow temporary cookies in full for the full functionality of our website.

The legal basis is the legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR.

It is also possible to use our Website without cookies. For more information on blocking cookies, please refer tot he help pages of your internet browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of your internet browser.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for many of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site the EU site Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of our online offer can be used.


4. Contact

You have the possibility and you are invited to get in touch with us by sending us an e-mail to the e-mail address provided on our Website. We are looking forward to your message, suggestion, question or whatever you want to tell us. We store any personal data you transmit with your e-mail to us. They are stored exclusively in order to communicate with you. By entering and submitting your data, you are giving your consent for processing the entered data.

The legal basis for storage and processing of data entered in the contact form is your consent in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a) GDPR, for the storage of personal data transmitted via e-mail Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR. The storage of the latter is necessary for communication with you being the legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR.

We will delete your personal data as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Our plan is that we clean up our data at least once a year and check whether data is still needed or whether it can be deleted anyway.



We will of course make every effort to store your personal data in such a way that they are not accessible to third parties by using all technical and organisational means. However, full data security cannot be guaranteed when communicating by email, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.


Our Website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the site operator. An encrypted connection can be recognized by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the information you provide to us cannot be read by third parties.

5. Social plugins

5.1      Our Website uses several social network plugins: “Share function” of plugin Providers, namely:

the “share function” of the social network which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook“). The list and the appearance of the Facebook plugins can be viewed here:; the “share” button can be recognized by a blue rectangle with a lowercase white “f“.

the “share function” of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA (“LinkedIn“), recognizable by the logo of LinkedIn. In this case a blue rectangle with a lowercase white “in“.

the “share function” of Twitter Inc., One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland (“Twitter”), recognizable by the logo of Twitter, which looks like a blue rectangle with a white stylized bird.

The scope and purpose of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the plugin Provider, as well as the rights and options for privacy protection in this respect, can be found in the respective plugin Provider’s privacy policy:




By clicking on the “share” button, the corresponding information is sent directly from your device to the respective plugin Provider and stored there. The data is transferred regardless of whether you have an account with the Plugin Provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the respective social network site, your data collected with us will be directly assigned to your existing account with the social network site. If you click the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plugin Provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts.

5.2      Data processing in case of use a “share” button

For example, if you like one of our blog posts and want to share it with your Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter friends by clicking the corresponding button, we can receive information about this activity associated with your public Facebook profile. These are your user name or user ID, your age group and your country or language, your friends list and – theoretically – any information you share with your friends. Your privacy settings on Facebook are also important here.

Theoretically. At least from our point of view. The plugin Providers have certainly already informed you about the data collected, stored, processed, evaluated, sold… ups. Just click the Links above and you (perhaps) will know (more).

In practice, we could also configure our system to let the plugin Providers, such as Facebook tell us all about it. Or we could evaluate this personal data under numerous aspects and parameters. Until the doctor comes.

But that’s not what we want and it is not what we do! We do not look at which social media-account (for example your Facebook account) was used to “share” a post or other content; we take no notice of any personal data. We will never be interested in storing, evaluating or otherwise doing anything with this data. We will certainly not merge the data that has not been processed anyway with other data that we also do not use, evaluate or otherwise process for anything.

That sounds confusing? Hence the attempt to say it very briefly:

As you know, every time you use the Internet you leave behind a wide trail of data that can be attributed to you (personal data!). Incredibly large data silos are filled and evaluated. That’s not what we do. And that’s not what we want. Never! No evaluations. No creation of profiles. Nothing at all.

But of course we are very happy if you enjoy our content and share it with your friends. We do not want to know anything about the personal data generated. If at all we look at how often one or the other contribution was “shared” by us. Completely anonymous to you.

5.3      Our Website uses also the social plugin: “follow” function provided by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow rd., Menlo Park CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”), recognizable by the logo of Instagram, which is a blue rectangle with a stylized camera in a thin white line.

When you click the button, Instagram collects the technical data (your device, your IP address, your browser and its version, etc.) and the data associated with your activity (“follow”) and adds them to your account information. We do not know to what extent this sets a cookie that stores your IP address and sends it to Instagram, despite detailed research. We are sorry for that. You should know that social media providers collect a lot of data and use it, for example, for the purpose of targeted advertising.

We may also collect personal information from you when you press the Instagram button. But we do not want that either, because it does not bring us any added value or other urgently needed knowledge. Again: No evaluations. No creation of profiles. Nothing at all.

5.4      The legal basis for integrating social plugins is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR.

5.5      If personal data are collected/ processed at all, they are deleted at regular intervals before we have even looked at them. Our plan is that we clean up our data at least once a year and check whether data is still needed or whether it can be deleted anyway.


6. Your rights in connection with processing of personal data

In the following, we inform you on your rights that you have in connection with the processing of personal data by us and may exercise according to applicable data protection laws, in particular to the GDPR.

6.1      Right of access

You have the right at any time to demand information on if we process your personal data. In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from us: (i) the purposes for which personal data are processed; (ii) the categories of personal data which are processed; (iii) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed; (iv) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration; (v) the existence of a right to correct or delete your personal data, a right to restrict the processing by us or a right of objection to such processing; (vi) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority; (vii) all available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected directly from you; (viii) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22 paragraph 1 and 4 GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on you.

You have the right to request information on whether your personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer of data.

6.2      Right to rectification

You have the right to demand us to correct and/or complete your personal data if your personal data processed is incorrect or incomplete.

6.3      Right to erasure

You may demand your personal data to be deleted if (i) the personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; (ii) you revoke your consent to the processing and there is no other legal basis for the processing; (iii) you submit an objection to data processing and there are no predominant justifiable reasons for the processing; (iv) your personal data have been processed illegally; (v) the deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject.

6.4      Right to restriction of processing

You may request to restrict the processing of your personal data if (i) you deny the accuracy of the personal data for a period of time that enables us to verify the accuracy of the personal data; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data; (iii) we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; (iv) if you have lodged an objection against the processing and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your grounds.

6.5      Right to data portability

You have the right to obtain your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit your data to another Controller. Where technically feasible, you have the right to have your data transmitted directly from us to another Controller.

6.6      Right to object

On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR. Such grounds exist, in particular, if they underline your interests and outweigh our interest in the respective data processing. If your personal data are processed in order to carry out direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.

6.7      Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

If you give us the consent to process your personal data, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

6.8      Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority

You have the right to address the supervisory authority for any questions or complaints.




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