Data Protection

1. General information

a) Introduction

The protection of your privacy rights during the processing of personal data is of the utmost concern to PLANA. Data collected through the use of our website is handled in compliance with the law of the country in which the company responsible for data processing is located.
Furthermore, the companies in the PLANA Company have undertaken to provide comprehensive and uniform protection of personal data through the implementation of a binding Company policy. Within the PLANA Company, this ensures a level of protection around the globe, which is comparable to that in Korea and the European Union.
Moreover, our employees are obliged to keep confidential and to safeguard any personal data made available to them.

b) Responsible party and contact person

The responsible party for your data pursuant to data protection legislation is the company from the PLANA Company, which operates the website that you are visiting.
Should you have any general questions, or questions related to data protection, please get in touch with the applicable contact person specified in the “Contact” section or the imprint. You can also contact Company Data Protection, which will forward your query to the people responsible.

2. Information about this website

With this data protection notice, we provide you with information as to how we handle personal data and which personal data we collect, process and use when you visit this website.

“Personal data” shall mean all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is considered to be identifiable if they can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, identification number, location data, online identifier, or to one or more particular characteristics that are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

The purpose of this and other websites is to provide you with information about selected companies of the PLANA Company.
The following information does not apply to companies that PLANA does not own or control, and does not apply to people that PLANA does not employ or instruct.

3. Collection of general information and anonymous usage data

When you visit our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information contains the type of web browser used, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, our website that you are visiting, as well as technical information on your visit (https/http method, https/http version, https/http status code, length of the data transferred). This only concerns information, which does not permit conclusions about your person. This data is also generated during access to every other website on the internet. This is therefore not a specific function of this website.
Information of this type is only collected in an anonymised form and evaluated by us statistically. The better we understand your requirements, the faster you can find your desired information on our websites.

4. Collection and processing of personal data

a) Simple navigation on the website When you visit our website, our web servers save your IP address used for access, as well as the date and time of the visit as standard.

b) Use of web applications

When using our web applications, information may also be saved that is required to use this application effectively.

c) Registration using online forms

Other personal data is only collected when you provide it to us voluntarily, and as far as this is required for the respective purpose, for example, as part of a registration, a subscription, a questionnaire or a competition.

d) Use of cookies

A cookie is a small data set that is saved on your device. It contains data such as personal page settings and logon information. This data set is created by the web server that your web browser has established a connection to, and this data set is then sent to you. In general, we use cookies to analyse the interest in our websites as well as to improve the user friendliness of our websites. You can also access our websites without cookies as a matter of principle. If you would like to conveniently use our websites to their full extent, you should, however, accept the cookies which enable the use of certain functions, or which make use more convenient. PLANA uses cookies to make its website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Our cookies contain no information related to specific persons.

If your browser settings are set to accept cookies, with the use of our websites you consent to the use of these cookies. Most browsers are set to accept all cookies by default. You have the option, however, of configuring your browser so that cookies are displayed before they are saved, or so that only certain cookies are accepted or rejected, or so that cookies are rejected in general.

We would like to point out that changes to settings only apply to the respective browser. If you use different browsers or change to a different device, the settings must be configured again. You can also delete the cookies from your storage medium at any time. Please refer to your web browser’s help function for information regarding cookie settings and how to change them, and also regarding the deletion of cookies.

The following is a list of the most common types of cookies and their purpose.

Session cookies

Whilst you are active on a website, a session cookie is temporarily stored in the memory of your computer. Here, a session ID is saved so that, for example, you do not have to log in again each time you change webpage. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or their validity expires as soon as your session has automatically expired.

Persistent or protocol cookies

A persistent or protocol cookie stores a file on your computer for the duration defined by the file’s expiration date.
Due to these cookies, websites remember your information and settings for your next visit. This results in faster and more convenient access as you do not need to configure your language settings for our portal again, for example. Once the expiry date has elapsed, the cookie is automatically deleted when you visit the website that created it.

First-party cookies

These are set by the website itself (same domain as in the address bar of the browser) and can only be read by this website. These cookies are generally used to save information (e.g. your settings) which is then used when you next visit the website.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies come from other providers than the operator of the website. They can be used, for example, to gather information for advertising, user-defined content and web statistics.

e) Google Analytics – Data processing by Google

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses cookies. This involves cookies from Google itself (Google Analytics cookies) and so-called third party provider cookies (double click cookies). The information on how you use our website (including your IP address) gathered by the cookies is transmitted to a Google Inc. server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website for us, compiling reports on website activity for us and for providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage, in particular functions for display advertising, such as remarketing, reports on impressions in the Google display network, the integration of double click campaign managers or Google Analytics reports for service in accordance with demographic characteristics and interests. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google may use your data for profile-building purposes and merge information with other data from sources such as Google Accounts.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner described and for the purposes set out above. We would like to point out that to improve data protection, our website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIp()” so that IP addresses are only logged and processed further in abbreviated form to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual during the analysis of the use of our website. You may refuse the use of Google Analytics cookies by selecting the extension of your browser. By doing so, you can exercise your right to reject data collection, processing and use by Google Analytics with future effect. You can install a deactivation add-on on your browser from Google Analytics for this purpose. This prevents Google Analytics from saving information about your website visits.

You can find further information as well as information on downloading and installing this deactivation add-on at

Alternatively, and in addition for users with mobile devices, you can use the opt-out cookie. You can use this link and then a cookie will be set, meaning that your activity will no longer be logged by Google Analytics. Click here to opt out of logging by Google Analytics.

You can deactivate Google Analytics for display advertising and adapt the adverts in the Google display network by accessing the advert settings:

f) Google DoubleClick

DoubleClick by Google is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). DoubleClick by Google uses cookies to present adverts that are relevant to you. Here, a pseudonymous identification number (ID) is assigned to your browser to check which adverts were shown on your browser, and which adverts were called up. The cookies contain no personal data. The use of DoubleClick cookies only enables Google and its partner websites to place adverts on the basis of previous visits to our or other websites on the internet. The information generated by the cookies is transferred by Google to a server in the USA for analysis, and saved there. Data will only be transferred by Google to third parties due to legal requirements or as part of contract data processing. Google will not, under any circumstances, link your data with other data captured by Google.

By using our websites, you consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google, as well as to data processing in the manner described above, and for the purpose stated. You can prevent the saving of cookies by configuring the settings of your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our websites to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the capture of the data created by the cookies and data related to your use of the websites being sent to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link under the DoubleClick deactivation add-on item. Alternatively, you can deactivate the DoubleClick cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance webpage under the following link as:

g) Google reCaptcha

This page uses reCaptcha, a service from Google Inc.,1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google), for security purposes. This service determines whether the entries made on an internet form have been entered by a person or entered fraudulently by automated machine processing. Here, your previously truncated IP address and any other data required for the service are transferred to Google. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Any data transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha is not combined with any other Google data. You can find further information on Google’s data privacy policies at:

h) Google Optimize

Our website uses the “Google Optimize” web analysis and optimisation service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google Optimize”). We use the Google Optimize service to increase the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website by distributing new functions and content to a defined percentage of our users and statistically evaluating the change of use. Google Optimize is a sub-service of Google Analytics (see section Google Analytics).
Google Optimize uses cookies to optimise and analyse your use of our website. The information created by thesecookies relating to your use of our website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
You can reject the use of the Google Optimize cookies by only accepting the technically necessary cookies in the cookie banner or by an add-on in your browser. This means that you can exercise your right to object to the data collection, processing and use by Google Analytics with effect for the future. In order to do this, you can install the deactivation add-on for browsers from Google Analytics. This will prevent Google Analytics from saving information about your website use.
Further information and notes on downloading and installing this deactivation add-on can be found at

You can find more detailed information on data collection and processing by Google in Google’s privacy policy, which you can access at

i) Integration of social media plug-ins (LinkedIn, Instagram)

Plug-ins are computer programs that are integrated into another software product, such as a website, and which thereby expand its functionality. Almost all of the plug-ins currently present on the market are developments from operators of social media networks. The basic functionality of these networks is to provide users with an interaction and communication platform which is usually free.
The integration of social media plug-ins, however, leads to your IP address and other transaction data (generally date, time, URL address and browser) being captured by these services just through you calling up the page in question – without having clicked on a plug-in. This is the case for both registered users of the service in question, as well as visitors to the website who are not registered with the applicable service with an account, and therefore with acceptance of the corresponding conditions of use. Social media plug-ins also generally use cookies (see point d) to identify visitors to a website. These cookies are saved on your local drive by the website visited, and called up when you visit the webpage again. The IDs of these cookies are transferred automatically to the servers of the respective service upon every visit to a website with the corresponding plug-in, even without active use of the plug-in. Due to the linking of the individual cookie ID with the websites accessed in the past, it is possible to monitor browsing behaviour (profiling). Through the collection of the transaction data mentioned above, it would be possible, for example, to determine how long the user with that cookie spent on which website. In this way, social media services would be able to log your activities on the internet.
To prevent this, and to better protect your privacy, our website uses the 2-click method, an initiative from (you can also find further information there). Our website only embeds deactivated buttons, which do not establish contact with the services belonging to the social plug-ins, and therefore cannot pass on any data when our websites are called up.
Only when you click on one of the buttons will you activate it, and agree to communication with LinkedIn or Instagram. With a second click, you can then immediately share content. If you are already logged in with one of the social networks whose social plug-in you would like to use, this takes place for LinkedIn without another window appearing. For Instagram, a pop-up window appears in which you can still follow the page of the PLANA.
If you decide to activate and use a social plug-in, inform yourself beforehand of how the respective provider handles your data and what their data privacy policy is ( , ).
Note: The activation of the buttons only applies for the page called up and the selected service.
You can also permanently activate the consent buttons under Settings (click on the gearwheel icon). Simply tick the corresponding box(es) to activate your social networks. You can, of course, also withdraw this automatic feature at any time via the gearwheel icon.
The following is a brief description of the social media plug-ins integrated on our page.


LinkedIn is a business and employment-focused social media platform that works through websites and mobile apps. It launched on May 5, 2003.It is now owned by Microsoft. The platform is primarily used for professional networking and career development, and allows jobseekers to post their CVs and employers to post jobs. From 2015 most of the company’s revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals. Since December 2016, it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft. As of March 2023, LinkedIn has more than 900 million registered members from over 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and connect with each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships. Members can invite anyone (whether an existing member or not) to become a connection. LinkedIn can also be used to organize offline events, join groups, write articles, publish job postings, post photos and videos, and more. LinkedIn’s data privacy policy can be accessed here:


Instagram is a photo and video sharing social networking service owned by American company Meta Platforms. The app allows users to upload media that can be edited with filters and organized by hashtags and geographical tagging. Posts can be shared publicly or with preapproved followers. Users can browse other users’ content by tag and location, view trending content, like photos, and follow other users to add their content to a personal feed. as well as your related rights, can be found in Twitter’s data privacy policy, which can be found here:

j) Use of GeoLite2 and GeoIP2 database for geolocation

The GeoLite2 or the GeoIP2 database is used on this website; this is provided by the provider MaxMind Inc. and hosted at PLANA or third-party providers. In the GeoLite2 or GeoIP2 database, approximate location/geolocation data, based on the country from which the IP address originates, are assigned to the IP addresses used. To improve the search results, provide you with more appropriate information and to preset website configurations, which will make your visit to our sites more enjoyable (e.g. language settings), more specifically adapted to you your country of origin will be transmitted with your IP address via the GeoLite2 or GeoIP2 database. No personal data will be passed on to third parties during this process.

k) Video embedding


For embedding and streaming of videos on our website we either use the provider Vimeo or its subsidiary Livestream. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC with headquarters at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011. If you visit a page on our website on which a video is embedded via a Vimeo plug-in, your browser connects to the servers of Vimeo. Thereby the information about which pages you have visited is sent to Vimeo. If you are logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website, Vimeo will also assign this information directly to your personal user account. Interactions with the plugin, such as clicking the start button, are also assigned to your Vimeo account. To prevent this assignment, you must log out of your Vimeo account before using our website. Information on data protection and further information on data processing by Vimeo can be found at

The loading of Vimeo videos can be prevented via the browser procedure in the instructions of your browser manufacturer.

l) Pixel

A pixel is a tiny image that may be embedded within web pages and emails, requiring a call (which provides device and visit information) to our servers in order for the pixel to be rendered in those web pages and emails. We use pixels to learn more about your interactions with email content or web content, such as whether you interacted with ads or posts. Pixels can also enable us and third parties to place cookies on your browser.

5. Limitation on use of personal data

Your personal data will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided this data to us.

6. Legal basis for processing

The legal basis for the use and saving of your personal data is your consent in accordance with Art. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as in accordance with Section 13, Para. 2 Telemediengesetz (TMG, German Telemedia Act). We process your basic data and usage data on the basis of and in accordance with the provisions of Sections 14 and 15 TMG, which represent a legal duty in the sense of Article 6, Para. 1(c) EU GDPR, which we, as operator of the website, are subject to.

7. Transfer of personal data

Due to the use of the presented functions, bodies which are located in third countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) can also view your data. In these countries, the level of data protection may be insufficient as there is no decision regarding the adequacy of the data protection from the EU Commission and no other suitable guarantees for the protection of your personal data.
Your data is transferred into these third countries on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 7 EU GDPR and Section 13, Para. 2 TMG (German Telemedia Act) or on the basis of the exemption clauses of Art. 49, Para. 1 EU GDPR which apply through the activation of the applicable function.

Your data can also be seen by associated companies from the PLANA, as well as external service providers who provide and technically operate this website and the systems linked to it. Data protection contracts have been concluded with these companies in order to ensure a high level of data protection.
Data shall only be sent to government bodies and authorities in accordance with binding national legal regulations.

8. Data storage and deletion

Personal data linked to your visit to our website (see Points 1 and 2 ) is saved for two years, calculated from the point in time when our website was opened.
Other personal data is saved until you unregister or inform us that you would no longer like to make use of the respective function.
Beyond this, personal data is only saved if there are statutory or contractual retention obligations.

9. Your rights

You have the right to be informed about the data that relates to you, and the right to correct your data. Provided that there are no statutory regulations to the contrary, you also have the right to delete and block your data, as well as the right to object to the processing of your data. Furthermore, you have the right to data portability.
As we collect and process your personal data on the basis of your consent, you also have the right to revoke the consent you granted. The legality of the data processing carried out with your consent until you revoke it, remains unaffected by your withdrawal of consent.
If necessary, we need to verify your identity before we can process your requests.
If, in spite of our efforts to maintain accurate and up-to-date data, incorrect information has been saved, we will correct such information upon corresponding request.
In the event of complaints, there is the possibility to contact a data protection supervisory authority.

10. Security

PLANA protects your data by means of technical and organisational security measures against accidental or premeditated manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures, such as data encryption, are regularly improved in accordance with technological development.

11. Links to the websites of other providers

Our website may contain links to the websites of other providers. PLANA checked the directly linked websites at the time of link creation and convinced itself that they were free of legal violations. However, PLANA has no influence of any kind on the content of linked websites and is not able to monitor these on an ongoing basis. Therefore PLANA assumes no liability for the content of linked websites that have been modified after the link creation. This data protection agreement does not apply to the linked websites of other providers.

12. Reservation

In order to keep apace with the continuous development of the internet, PLANA may adapt this declaration concerning data privacy protection at any time while adhering to the provisions of data privacy protection legislation.