Privacy Policy

We, the company Kling Consult International GmbH & Co. KG (as operator of the website) and claus&friends (as maintainer of the website), thank you for your visit to our website and your interest in our company and our services. The protection of your privacy during processing is an important concern for us. Therefore, your personal data will only be processed in accordance with the provisions of German and European data protection law. We want you to feel safe when you visit our Internet pages.


With this data protection declaration, we comply with our information obligations towards our visitors and users of these pages in accordance with Art. 13 of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU-DSGVO). The protection of personal data is of central importance to us. Personal data is individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a certain or determinable natural person. This includes information such as name, address, e-mail and telephone number. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the EU-DSGVO, the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the EU ePrivacy Regulation.

Your rights in the area of data protection as a user of this website (rights of data subjects)

The data protection law sees you as the person affected by the collection of personal data that we initiate when you visit our website. Accordingly, the law provides for some rights of data subjects that you have as a user of this website. In detail these are the following rights:

You have the right to receive information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing at any time and free of charge - without giving reasons. You also have the right to correct, amend, block or delete this data. You can also restrict the processing of your data and/or object to the processing (right of objection). You also have the right to data transferability in principle. If you have given us your consent to process your data, you can revoke this consent at any time. You also have the right of appeal to the supervisory authority according to Art. 77 EU-DSGVO.

contact details: Responsible person - Data protection coordinators - Data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection at Kling Consult International GmbH & Co. KG that are not answered by this data protection declaration or if you want to implement your rights as a data subject, the following contact options are available to you:

Responsible for data processing is the management company named below in the imprint. However, as this management deals with many other topics, we recommend that you contact our data protection coordinators by e-mail ( You can also send them by post, the address can also be found in the imprint.

Furthermore, Kling Consult International GmbH & Co. KG has appointed an external data protection coordinator. You can also contact him at:

We would like to point out that you can ask any of our employees about their data protection rights. However, it is a great relief for us if you contact our data protection coordinators ( directly in case of data protection inquiries.

If you wish to make use of the right of complaint under Art. 77 EU-DSGVO, please contact the relevant supervisory authority.

Recipients of personal data

If you provide us with personal data, the main recipients are the employees of Kling Consult International GmbH & Co. KG. Furthermore, it is possible that we commission other companies and individuals to perform tasks for us, e.g. services that you have requested from us by means of the contact form (for example, a printed product brochure). In this case, your data may be processed by the company commissioned by us for the purpose specified by you. For further details, please also refer to the section "Commitment of employees and external service providers" and "Cooperation with external service providers".

Transfer of personal data to a third country

We have no intention of transmitting personal data outside the scope of the EU-DSGVO. Since we occasionally obtain web services from Google (e.g. we use "" for the graphic design of the typefaces), depending on the browser settings, IP addresses and/or so-called "referral links" or online identifiers may be passed on. The combination of these data not initiated by us does not exclude the possibility that personal data may arise and be processed outside the scope of the EU-DSGVO. You can prevent the passing on of this data in your browser. For more information, please refer to the section "Use of Google Maps".

Storage period

Personal data that has been communicated to us via our website is only stored until the purpose for which it was entrusted to us has been fulfilled. As far as storage periods under commercial and tax law have to be observed, the storage period for certain data can be up to ten years.

Purpose of data collection

The use of our site is usually possible without providing personal data. For the use of individual services on our site, different regulations may apply, which in this case will be explained separately below and will inform you in particular about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data. Nevertheless, it applies that we only process personal data to the extent that this is necessary for the provision of a functioning website and our contents and services. Should personal data be collected, the purpose is the technical provision of our web presence, for information purposes and contractual purposes in the provision of services. Any use of your personal data is only for the purposes mentioned and to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes.

If you apply to us via the website, the purpose of data processing is the possible initiation of an employment relationship.

Legal basis of the data collection

Personal data may only be processed on the basis of a legal basis. If we process personal data within the framework of our web presence, then as a rule based on the protection of the legitimate interests of the person responsible in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU-DSGVO.

The safeguarding of the legitimate interests is a balancing of interests and includes both our interests as the company responsible for the processing and the interests of the users of our websites. We as a company would like to inform you about our company and its products and services. You as a user and possible customer, supplier, competitor, information seeker and/or applicant have an interest in obtaining information about us, our services and products in a technically accessible and convenient manner. Furthermore, we give our visitors the opportunity to contact us via the website. Accordingly, the processing is in the interest of both parties. At the same time, the processing of personal data is reduced to a minimum, so that we conclude that the protection of legitimate interests is the legally sufficient basis for processing.

Within the scope of the application procedure, we use the legal basis of the contract and the contract initiation (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU-DSGVO), in particular § 26 BDSG-neu (data processing for purposes of the employment relationship). You will find more details in the section "Applications".

In addition, we also make use of the legal basis of consent within the application procedure (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DSGVO). This consent is voluntary and serves the purpose of personnel recruitment and the transfer of your data to an internal talent pool. You will find more details in the section "Applications". You are free to decide whether or not you wish to grant consent. There are no negative consequences if you do not give your consent. You can also revoke your consent at any time, either in whole or in part, for the future. The lawfulness of the processing based on the consent remains in force until revoked. This means that despite the revocation of the consent, the processing will not become unlawful in the past.


Our website uses so-called cookies, which serve to make our internet presence more user-friendly, more effective and safer - for example to speed up navigation on our website. In addition, cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page visits and the generic use of the web pages.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. We would like to point out that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, whereby these are usually so-called "session cookies". "Session cookies" are characterized by the fact that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). Of course, you can refuse cookies at any time, provided your browser allows this. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.

The help function in the menu bar of most web browsers explains how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have your browser inform you when you receive a new cookie or how to deactivate all cookies received.

Of course, you can also delete cookies later. The procedure depends on your browser and operating system. We ask you to research the procedure for subsequent deletion for your system yourself.

Server Log

Every visit to the pages of this website is recorded and stored in the so-called server log files. These data are used exclusively for the technical analysis of server usage.

The following data is collected in concrete terms:

  • requesting host address (IP address)
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Name of the retrieved file
  • HTTP Status Code
  • transferred data volume
  • Internet page from which you visit us (referrer URL)
  • Browser/Operating system/User interface
  • Information about the server service used
  • Protocol version

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and therefore does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a specific person. They will only be passed on to third parties if required by law or a court order. A transfer for commercial or non-commercial purposes does not take place. However, we reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.


On our website we offer you the possibility to contact us by e-mail and contact forms. Your details from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions, will then be forwarded to us in encrypted form and stored by us.

Should you wish to contact us by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be guaranteed for unencrypted e-mails. The content of unencrypted e-mails can be viewed by third parties (see also the section "Information Security").


Please use our encrypted upload function to apply for jobs with us. Applicant data will be stored for up to six months after the end of the selection process.

In addition, when you send us an application, we ask that we may transfer your data to an internal talent pool. You then agree that we may process your data for a further two years for the purpose of personnel recruitment. This applies in the event that you are in principle an interesting candidate for us, but were not successful in the position for which you applied.

Use of Google Web Services and Google Maps

This website uses the component "Google Maps" for the display of maps, operated by the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google".

Each time the "Google Maps" component is called up, Google sets a cookie (this is a so-called "third-party cookie") in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the "Google Maps" component is integrated. This cookie from the third party provider "Google" is usually not deleted when the browser is closed, but expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually beforehand.

If you do not agree with this processing of your data, there is the possibility to deactivate the service of "Google Maps" and thus prevent the transmission of data to Google. You have several options for this: You can install suitable browser extensions (such as uMatrix or Disconnect, as of 25.04.2018) and instruct them to prevent the transfer of data to Google. You can also disable the Java-Script function in your browser. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you will not be able to use "Google Maps" and possibly other parts of our website, or only to a limited extent.

The use of "Google Maps" and the information obtained via "Google Maps" is subject to the Google Terms of Use and the additional terms and conditions for "Google Maps"

Like many other websites and service providers on the Internet, we use technical web services from Google. It can be assumed that Google collects and links the data that e.g. their cookies generate (such as online IDs and IP addresses). In combination with unique identifiers and other information received by Google servers, Google may also create profiles of users of this website and enhance existing profiles.

Google Analytics

We also use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of our websites and online services. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website and online services is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored. We use Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", so that the IP addresses transferred to Google are first shortened and processed on servers located in Europe in order to exclude any direct personal reference. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your visit to the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can also prevent the installation of cookies for Google Analytics by adjusting your browser software settings; we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of our functions to their full extent. The collection and storage of data for Google Analytics can be revoked at any time with effect for the future by a browser plug-in from Google.

If you visit our site via a mobile device (e.g. smartphone or tablet), you can use this link to object to the use of Google Analytics in the future. By activating the link, we set a cookie in your browser, which signals us to prevent the use of Google Analytics for your device. Please note that the objection must be made again by you if you remove the cookies in your browser.


On our website, Google APIs of the company Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: Google). are used. This is a program interface provided by Google. Within the scope of use, data, such as in particular the IP address, can be transmitted to Google. You can prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data (in particular your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by deactivating the execution of JavaScript in your browser or by installing a tool such as 'NoScript'.

Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed through an interface. The Google Tool Manager only implements tags. That means: no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. The Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, it will remain for all tracking tags as long as they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.

Click here to be excluded from Google Tag Manager tracking.

More information about the Google Tag Manager can be found here:

Use and passing on of personal data

If you instruct us to provide a service, your personal data will only be used to the extent necessary to carry out the order (e.g. to process requests for information or orders for brochures). This includes in particular the transfer of your data to transport companies, credit companies or other service providers used to provide the service or contract processing.

Your personal data will not be passed on beyond this, in particular not sold to third parties.

There are the following exceptions from this procedure: We disclose customer accounts and personal data about customers if we are legally obligated to do so or if such disclosure is necessary or central to protect our rights as well as the rights of our customers and those of third parties, e.g. in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure. This may include, for example, exchanging data with companies specializing in the prevention and minimization of misuse and credit card fraud and/or IT security. It is expressly clarified that in this context, no data will be passed on to these companies for commercial use that is in contradiction to this privacy policy.

Obligation of employees and external service providers

It goes without saying that our employees and the service companies we commission are obliged to maintain secrecy and to comply with the provisions of the EU-DSGVO.

Cooperation with external service providers

We commission other companies and individuals to perform tasks for us. Examples include parcel delivery, sending letters or e-mails, analyzing our databases, IT services, advertising, payment processing and customer service. These service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions. However, they may not use it for other purposes. Furthermore, they are obliged to treat the information in accordance with this data protection declaration and the EU-DSGVO.

If these subcontractors are processors in accordance with Art. 28 EU-DSGVO, we have concluded appropriate contracts with them in accordance with the law.

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On our site you can download Java-Script code of Prospectone Sp. z o.o., ul. Krolweska 65A, 30-081, Krakow, Poland (hereinafter: / / The Java-Script code is a part of Google for the evaluation of web page statistics. If you have activated Java-Script in your browser and have not installed a Java-Script blocker, your browser may transmit personal data to / For further information, please refer to the privacy policy of / To prevent the execution of Java-Script code of / / / and altogether, you can install a Java-Script blocker (e.g. or


We may use plugins of the social network "", operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo and the "Like" button. When you visit a website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server. Facebook then transmits the content of the plugin to your browser, which in turn integrates the plugin into the website. In this way, Facebook receives information that a user with a specific IP address, namely the IP address assigned to your Internet access at the time of transmission, has visited the corresponding website. If you are logged into your Facebook account at the same time, Facebook can assign your visit to us to your Facebook account, even if you do not click the "Like" button. If you use the plugin by clicking the "Like" button, your browser will also transmit this to Facebook and save it there. If you do not want Facebook to collect data via our website and assign it to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before you visit our website. Further information about the purpose and scope of the collection, storage and use of this data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and the possible settings of your Facebook account to protect your private data, can be found in the Facebook privacy policy.


Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our sites using your IP address. When you click on LinkedIn's "Recommend Button" and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our site with you and your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see the LinkedIn privacy policy at:


Our site partly uses the plugin of the network Twitter ( buttons). The plugin is offered by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The plugin can be recognized by the light blue font "twitter" on white background on our website. With the twitter plugin it is possible to share posts on twitter or follow us on twitter. When you visit one of our websites that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter server. The content of the plugin is transmitted from Twitter directly to your browser. Immowelt Hamburg GmbH has no influence on the amount of data that Twitter collects. To the best of our knowledge, the user's IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted to Twitter when the plugin is clicked, but are only used for the purpose of displaying the plugin. Further information can be found in the Twitter privacy policy


Our site partly also uses the share button of the network XING (// The plugin is offered by XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany ("XING"). When you call up our website, your browser will establish a short-term connection to the XING servers. XING does not store any personal information about users who have accessed our website. The IP address is also not stored by XING. There is also no evaluation of your usage behavior through the use of cookies in connection with the XING Share button. A summary of the ShareButton's functionalities is available at: For a general description of data processing, please refer to the XING Privacy Policy.


Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at:


If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as its use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you have provided us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after you have cancelled your subscription. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected.


The newsletters are sent via "MailChimp", a newsletter dispatch platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in this notice, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp may use this data according to its own information to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimization of sending and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties.

We trust in the reliability and the IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and is therefore committed to comply with the EU data protection regulations. Furthermore, we have concluded a "Data-Processing-Agreement" with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp commits itself to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf according to its data protection regulations and in particular not to pass it on to third parties. The privacy policy of MailChimp can be viewed at

Information security

Kling Consult International GmbH & Co. KG uses appropriate technical and organizational security measures according to the current state of knowledge to protect the data you have made available to us from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. Our security measures are reviewed at regular intervals and continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Should you wish to contact us by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be guaranteed for unencrypted e-mails. The content of unencrypted e-mails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information either encrypted or by post.

Your e-mail address will be used exclusively for correspondence with you. It will not be used for any other purpose or passed on to third parties.

Protection of your data by TLS or SSL

For secure data transmission over the Internet, we use the hybrid encryption protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS), more widely known as Secure Sockets Layer Software (SSL). This software encrypts the information you transmit. All data protection relevant information is stored in encrypted form in a protected database.

Consent, status and amendment of this data protection declaration

By using our website, you agree to the data processing described above. Current status is 22.05.2018.

We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration at any time with effect for the future in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. We will publish the changes here.