1. Information on data protection

    With the following information we would like to give you as a “data subject” an overview of the collection, use and processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection laws. In principle, it is possible to use our Internet pages without entering personal data. However, if you want to use special services of our company via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.


    The processing of personal data, such as your name, address, or e-mail address, shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the data protection regulations applicable to the Vignold GmbH.


    As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions may be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone or by mail.



    The responsible party within the meaning of the DS-GVO is:


    Vignold Marketing Services GmbH, Balcke-Dürr-Allee 1.


    40882 Ratingen


    Tel +49 2102 944-4


    Fax ++49 2102 944-944


    E-Mail info[AT]




    Represented by: Managing Director Jörg Poplawsky



    You can reach the data protection officer as follows:


    Carsten Knoop

    audatis Consulting GmbH, Leopoldstr. 2-8, 32051 Herford, Germany



    You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.




    When you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called “server log files”). Our website collects a series of general data and information with each call of a page by you or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following data may be collected


    the browser types and versions used

    the operating system used by the accessing system,

    the website from which an accessing system arrives at our website (so-called referrer),

    the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,

    the date and time of an access to the Internet site,

    an Internet protocol address (IP address) and

    the Internet service provider of the accessing system.

    When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is needed to deliver the content of our website correctly, to optimize the content of our website as well as the advertising for it, to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website as well as to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.


    Therefore, the data and information collected is, on the one hand, statistically analyzed by us and, on the other hand, it is evaluated with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise so as to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject and are automatically deleted after 7 days.


    The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above.



    On our websites, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). The service uses “cookies” (see under item 6), which are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


    IP anonymization is used on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement on commissioned data that we have concluded with Google, the latter uses the information collected to compile an evaluation of website use and website activity and provides services associated with internet use.


    Google Analytics is used in the interest of optimizing our website and designing it to meet the needs of our customers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO.


    You have the option of preventing the storage of the cookie on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser; 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 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 ( As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Disable Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.For more information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, see for example the Google Analytics help (




    For the purpose of continuously optimizing the Google ranking of our website, we use Google Search Console, a web analytics service provided by Google. Through Google Search Console, we can perform search analytics that tell us how often our website appears in Google search results. This allows us to monitor and manage our website in the search index.


    No personal user or tracking data is processed or transmitted to Google as part of the use of Google Search Console.



    Contacting us/contact form


    In the context of contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected to the extent necessary. Which data is specifically collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration.


    The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

    1. COOKIES


    We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.


    In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean, however, that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.


    The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.


    On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been to our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.


    Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.




    We use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of our website. Typekit is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. that gives us access to a font library. To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must connect to an Adobe server in the United States and download the font required for our website. Adobe thereby receives the information that our website was accessed from your IP address. You can find more information about Adobe Typekit in Adobe’s privacy policy, which you can access here:




If you subscribe to our newsletter using the functions available on our website for this purpose, the personal data you provide will only be processed by us for the purpose of sending you a personalized newsletter. Your IP address and the time of subscription are also stored.

The personal data you enter will be stored until your subscription is cancelled by us. We do not combine this personal data with other data sources. You are not obliged to provide this personal data, but subscription to our newsletter is not possible without providing it.


If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing services or downloading our marketing services, we reserve the right to regularly send you offers on similar services or services, by e-mail. In accordance with Section 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG), we do not need to obtain separate consent from you for this. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalized direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. However, if you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, no mail will be sent by us. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by notifying the responsible person named at the beginning. For this, you will only incur transmission costs according to the prime rates. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will cease immediately.


If you wish to use our marketing services, such as downloading ebooks, whitepapers, guides, or registering for video sessions, webinars, etc., the personal data required for this purpose will be requested by us and processed solely for this purpose. Your IP address and time of registration are also stored. You are not obligated to provide this personal data, however, the request for downloads and free consultations as part of our marketing services is then not possible.


If you as a data subject would like to exercise your rights as defined below, please contact our data protection officer at any time.


As a data subject, you have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed.


As a data subject, you have the right to obtain from us, at any time and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about you and a copy of such data.


You have the right to request that inaccurate personal data concerning you be corrected. You also have the right to request that incomplete personal data be completed, taking into account the purposes of the processing.


You have the right to request that inaccurate personal data concerning you be corrected. You also have the right to request that incomplete personal data be completed, taking into account the purposes of the processing.


You have the right to request that we erase personal data concerning you without undue delay, provided that one of the grounds provided for by law applies and to the extent that the processing is not necessary.



You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the legal conditions applies.


You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which has been provided to us by you, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) DS GVO and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.

Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.


You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DS-GVO.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In individual cases, we process personal data to conduct direct marketing. You may object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If you object to us processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process it for these purposes.

In addition, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. You are free to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.


You have the right to revoke any consent you may have given for the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.



We process and store your personal data only for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for by legal provisions to which our company is subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of the contract.


Purposes of the processing activity:

Selection of suitable external applicants* to fill a vacant position.

Legal basis of the processing activity:

The processing is necessary for the initiation of the employment relationship pursuant to Art. 88 DS-GVO in conjunction with. § Section 26 (1) BDSG.

For a storage beyond the current application procedure or a transfer to third parties, we may obtain your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

Categories of recipients:

Internal recipients (HR department, potential supervisors, management).

Data transfer to a third country:

There is no planned transfer to third countries.

  1. additional information requirements:

Storage period of personal data:

6 months (application).

Deletion takes place after 6 months, unless there is consent for longer storage. (This is made up of the retention period of 2 months in accordance with Section 21 (5) AGG plus a reasonable processing time).

Rights of the data subject:

You have a right to information (pursuant to Art. 15 DS-GVO) on the part of the controller about the personal data concerning you, as well as to correction (Art. 16 DS-GVO), deletion (Art. 17 DS-GVO), and to restriction of processing (Art. 18 para. 1 DS-GVO). Furthermore, you have the right to object to processing (Art. 21 DS-GVO) and the right to data portability (Art. 20 DS-GVO).

If you would like to make use of your rights, please contact the data protection officer mentioned above.

Right of complaint:

You have a right to lodge a complaint, with the competent supervisory authority.

Obligation to provide the personal data:

The data subject is obliged to provide the personal data.

Consequences of failure to provide:

No employment possible.

Automated decision-making:

There is no automated decision-making or profiling.



This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status January 2022.

Due to the further development of our Internet pages and offers or due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at