Thank you for visiting the website www.tagcs.com of Tag Communication Services Inc. (hereafter called “we” or “Tag”) and for your interest in our company and our services. We would hereby like to inform users of our website about the processing of their data related to the use of our website.
2. Contact details of the Controller
We are responsible for the data processing as so called controller in the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and you may contact us as follows:
Tag Communication Services Inc.
440 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19146
The Representative of Tag in Germany is:
c/o Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
An der Welle 10
60322 Frankfurt am Main,
3. Purposes and legal basis on which we process your data
We process personal data for specific purposes, which are explained in detail below for your information. The extent, and the way in which, your data are processed depends largely on the specific services and features offered on our website which you use. We process data for the following purposes:
- so that you can access and visit our website and we can protect our website and other systems from security risks;
- so that you can contact us;
- so that we can optimize our website content, making it user-friendly and tailoring it to your needs.
3.1 Accessing and visiting our website
The aforementioned access data will be stored in so-called server log files on our web server and will be required for technical reasons in order to provide a functional website and to ensure system security. In addition to the aforementioned purposes, we use access data for the purpose of improving the structure of our website and tailoring it to your needs for statistical purposes and without tracing your personal identity.
If you visit our website in order to find out more about our services or to use our services, the temporary storage of access data and log files is based on Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR (legal basis), especially when used to take steps prior to entering into a contract. In this respect, Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR also serves as the legal basis for the temporary storage of access data and log files. Our legitimate interest in this regard is to provide you with a technically functioning and user-friendly website and to guarantee the security of our systems.
The access data collected in the course of using our website are only stored for the period of time for which these data are required to achieve the aforementioned purposes. Your IP address is stored on our web server for a maximum of 7 days.
3.2 Contact requests
We collect and store personal data when you send us an email or contact us in any other way. It is up to you to decide whether to provide us with information when making contact requests and, if so, which information. If you contact us by email, we will store the data you provide.
If you contact us within the context of an existing contractual relationship or if you contact us in advance for information about our range of services, the data and information you provide will be processed for the purpose of processing and answering your inquiry or request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR . The technical access data collected during the sending process will be stored for the purpose of providing contact options and in order to guarantee system security on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR, and this storage serves to safeguard legitimate interests.
We store the personal data collected when you contact us in order to process your request and for the duration of this processing. The technical access data stored in this context will only be kept for the period of time for which these data are required for technical reasons, especially for the functional provision of the contact options and in order to ensure system security.
Cookies can be divided into the following main categories / types:
|Cookies necessary for the performance of specific website functions.
|Cookies that serve to enable services and website functions (e.g. playback of videos) and/or to increase the “usability” of the website.
|Cookies performing analyses of data regarding interests of visitors and the like, in order to obtain information about website visitors and content that is requested.
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Some of the cookies we use on our website come from third parties who help us to analyze the impact of our website content and the interests of our visitors, to measure the capacity and performance of our website, to place targeted advertising and other content on our website or on other websites, or to communicate with you. We use first-party cookies (only visible from the domain you are visiting) and third-party cookies (visible across domains and routinely set by third parties) on our website. The specific details are as set out below:
|CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.
|Analysis/ Marketing cookies
|Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.
|1 year 1 month 4 days
|Analysis/ Marketing cookies
|Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
|1 year 1 month 4 days
Such further processing of personal data obtained through cookies is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR (legal basis) for the supply of information via the website or a contact form and Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR (legal basis) in order to fulfil our legal obligations, most notably to provide you with a simple and documented option for granting or not granting your consent to cookies. The further processing of data in all other respects is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR (legal basis). Another relevant basis for the further is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR, i.e. the protection of our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests as referred to in Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR most notably constitute the ability to provide you with a top-specification, user-friendly website geared to your needs and to guarantee the security of our systems.
3.4 Google Analytics
We use the Google Analytics service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google uses the above-mentioned cookies for this purpose, provided you have given your consent.
The information generated by Google Analytics cookies about the use of the website by a user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The data collected in this way by the cookies is automatically deleted once a month after 2 months. Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our online offer, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the use of the Internet. Pseudonymous usage profiles can be created from the processed data. Your IP address is not stored, but may be processed briefly by Google. For EU/ EEA based users only in exceptional cases this will be done via a Google server in the USA. This means that for users based in the European Union or the European Economic Area the IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
The above information may also be combined by Google with information from other sources. For transfers to the US of European Union and European Economic Area based users Google relies on the Privacy Framework. You can obtain further information from Google’s data protection policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
3.5 Sending a job application
We will process the personal data that you provide to us as part of your job application. For details on this, please refer to the https://www.tagcs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/190715_Data-protection-information-notice-for-applicants.pdf“.
4. Third Party Links
Some sections of our website contain links to third-party websites. Those websites are subject to their own privacy rules. We are not responsible for their operation, including how they handle data. If you send information to or via such third-party websites, you should check their privacy policies before providing them with information that can be attributed to you personally.
4.2 Social Links
Our website contains links to services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing and YouTube. After clicking on the link, you will be forwarded to the website of the respective provider, which means that only then will user data be transmitted to that provider. For information on how your data is handled when using the websites of other providers, please refer to the respective provider’s privacy notice.
5. Data Protection Measures
We take precautions to ensure the security of your personal data and we have appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to protect our website and other systems. Your data are most notably protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation, alteration by unauthorized persons, unauthorized access and unauthorized disclosure or distribution. Any data which you provide via our website will be transmitted over the Internet in encrypted form using SSL technology.
6. Categories of recipients and international Data Transfers
To the extent permitted or required by law, we will additionally disclose your personal data to other recipients who provide services to us in connection with our website. We will limit any disclosure of your personal data to the necessary scope, in particular, the scope necessary to be able to handle your requests.
We also use or instruct external service providers to perform the data processing operations outlined above. If service providers receive your personal data under commissioned data processing arrangements, they are strictly bound by our instructions when handling your personal data. The categories of external recipients are listed below:
- IT service providers, e.g. as part of their administration and hosting of our website or individual services / functions as well as for website analysis / measurement;
- Subsidiaries or group companies, e.g. for the provision of our services and contact requests.
If you are visiting this website from a country outside of the United States, you acknowledge that when you use this website, you are transferring personal information about yourself to the United States and that United States privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country. The transfer is, however, necessary for providing the website information to you and we provide such information at your explicit request.
7. Your rights as Data Subject under the GDPR
In accordance with the GDPR and the limitations under applicable local laws, as a data subject you have, and can assert against us, the rights set out below, if the statutory requirements are met:
- Right of access to information: You are entitled at any time to request confirmation as to whether or not personal data relating to them are being processed; if this is the case, data subjects are also entitled to obtain information about these personal data and certain other information (such as processing purposes, categories of personal data, categories of recipients, envisaged storage period, their rights, the origin of the data) and a copy of the data in question.
- Right of rectification; Furthermore, you have the right to request from us a rectification of incorrect personal data concerning you.
- Right of revocation: You have the right to revoke the consent that you have previously granted to us at any time by sending us a message regarding this. Please note that your revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of consent up until revocation.
- Erasure obligation/ Right to restrict processing (blocking): Under the legal stipulations, you have the right to request from us an erasure of the personal data concerning you when the legal basis for processing ceases to apply. In addition, in particular cases, you can request that we restrict data processing, for the duration of a review if you have contested the accuracy of the data or if data cannot be erased, for example.
- Right to object You have the right to lodge an objection against the processing of the personal data concerning you insofar as we base specific processing on legitimate interests at any time. Upon your objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for processing, or processing serves the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
- Right to data portability: In addition, under the legal stipulations, you have the right to request from us the issuance of such personal data that you have provided to us, where appropriate, in a generally conventional, machine-readable format. If we process such data on the basis of your consent, in this context, you can request from us that we transfer your data to another provider, for example.
- Right to complain If you are of the view that in processing your personal data there is grounds for complaint, you can contact us at the aforementioned contact details. In addition, you can also file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
8. Automated decision-making/profiling
You have the fundamental right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which produces legal effects concerning you or significantly affects you in a similar manner. We do not use any such decision-making processes in the context of our website and the associated data processing operations.
Last revised in January 2024