Privacy Policy


Andreas Kauf Management- und Personalberatung GmbH, Ludwigstraße 8, 80539 München (hereinafter referred to as “we“ or “us”) is the operator of the website www.kauf-leaders.com (hereinafter referred to as “website”) and controller regarding the personal data of its users in the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

We are committed to protect your privacy and your personal data. We collect, process and use personal data in accordance with this privacy policy and the applicable data protection laws, in particular with the GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”).

This privacy policy provides information about which personal data we collect from you, when you visit our website and how we collect, process and use your data. We kindly ask you to carefully read the following explanations.

Personal data in the meaning of this privacy policy is specific information about your personal or material relationships. This includes, but is not limited to, your name, your email address, eventually your postal address and your phone number and your credit card or banking details. If you are a registered merchant, we will also collect your sales tax details.


1. Provision of the Website

1.1 Personal Data is further information regarding your usage of the Site. In this context we collect the following personal data from you:

  • Your IP address,
  • Date and time of your request,
  • Time difference to Greenwich Mean Time,
  • Content of your request,
  • Status of your request/HTTP-status code
  • Extent of the transferred data,
  • Website from which your request was redirected,
  • Browser, operating system and user interface, language and version of your browser,
  • Location from which you retrieve data from the site,
  • other communication data and the sources from which you retrieve.


This data will generally be collected through log-files and cookies. Please see below for further information regarding cookies.

1.2 We use the collected data to protect our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR)

  • to present our website to you on your computer,
  • to ensure the functionality of the website,
  • to optimise our website,
  • to ensure the security of our information technology system


The legal basis of such processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

1.3 The data will be deleted, as soon as they will not be required for the fulfilment of the purpose the data has originally been collected for. Data that is collected in order to view the Site will be deleted after the session has ended.


2. Cookies and Targeting

2.1 We also collect information about your usage of our website by using so called browser cookies. These are small text files, that will be stored on your device and that will save settings and data in order to exchange them with our system via your browser. Normally, cookies contain the name of the website which sent the cookie data and information about the date when the cookie was set, the cookie lifetime and an alphanumeric id (cookie id). Cookies facilitate the recognition of your device and make your preferred settings available, instantly. The cookie will be set in as soon as you are visiting our website.

2.2 The cookies we use store data about your visit of our website. These data cannot be associated with, but have a unique identification number for every cookie (cookie id). We are not capable to associate the cookie id with your name, your IP address or similar data that would enable us to identify you.

2.3 If you want to prevent the use of cookies, you can change the settings of your browser so that it will prevent the acceptance of cookies. Please keep in mind that you may possibly not be able to use all services on our website when you deactivated cookies in your browser. If you want to accept our cookies, but not the cookies of our service providers, please indicate “block cookies from third parties” in your browser settings.

2.4 We use cookies in order to protect our legitimate interest to improve our website and to deliver a service to you that is even better and more tailored to your needs. Cookies facilitate to recognize you when you return to our website and therefore to:

  • store information about your preferred activities on the website so that we can align the website to you interests;
  • to store your display preferences;
  • to speed up the processing of inquiries.

The legal basis of such processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

2.5 Cookies are stored until you delete them, or until the lifetime of the respective cookies ends. In this case, the cookie will be deleted from your computer automatically.


3. Contact Form

3.1 The website offers a contact form, which allows you to make enquiries, ask questions, give recommendations and make suggestions to us and to request promotion and information material. The information you enter will be sent to us when you use the contact form. The following information is mandatory:

  • name
  • E-Mail
  • time of request and your IP address


In addition, you can provide further voluntary information, e.g. address, title, fax or telephone number. We will use this information only to process your request and answer your questions, as well as to send you information and promotion material, if you have requested it. We will use the voluntary information to address you personally. We will not process the data for other purposes.

3.2 Processing the data serves our legitimate interest in providing you with a convenient way to contact us or as pre-contractual action if you have requested it. The legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.


4. Google Maps

4.1 We use Google Maps from Google Inc. to show locations on an interactive map. When using Google Maps on the website, user information and a user's IP address will be transferred and stored on Google's servers in the USA.

4.2 Under its data protection policy, Google does not pass this information on to third parties, but does make exceptions to this rule. This means that data collected in this way may be provided to a third party where such is required under US legislation, or where such data is processed by third parties on Google's behalf. More information on Google Inc.'s data protection policy: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

4.3 You can also disable Google Maps to stop your personal data from being transmitted to Google. To do so, disable Java Script in your browser.


5. Google Web Fonts

5.1 To preserve our legitimate interest in uniformly displaying the fonts on our website, we use so-called web fonts provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").

5.2 Your browser will download the required web fonts from a Google server when you access a website and your IP address will be transmitted to Google. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

5.3 The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

5.4 For more information about Google Web Fonts, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.


6. Data Security

All information that you supply, will be stored on servers within the European Union (EU). In order to protect our website and our systems against loss, destruction, and access or distribution by unauthorized persons we use technical and organizational security measures. The technical and organizational measures will be constantly updated to the newest technical standards. All your personal data will be transferred encrypted. For encryption we use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) system.


7.  No Transfer of Data

Unless you have consented to or we are obligated to or entitled to by law and/or by a binding decision of a court or of the authorities, we will not transfer your personal data to third parties.


8. Deletion

We will store your data as long as we are entitled to. If you executed your right to objection or if the processing of the data loses its legal basis for other reasons (i.e. because the purpose for which we collected the data has been achieved), we will delete the data without delay, unless, we are obligated to keep the data according to statutory storage obligations.


9. References (links) to other Websites

The website may contain links to websites and offers from other providers. After clicking on a link, we have no influence on the processing of any personal data (e.g. the IP address or the URL on which the link is located), which is transferred to third parties by clicking on the link. We cannot assume any responsibility for the processing of such personal data by third parties.


10. Modification of the Data Protection Conditions

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy. In the case of changes, we will provide you with an appropriate period of notice and, if necessary, request your consent. You can find the current version of this privacy policy on our website. Please check our website regularly regarding an updated privacy policy.


11. Your Rights and Contact Information

We will provide you with information on whether and, if so, what personal data are stored on you, where we collected the data, the recipients or the categories of recipients of the data to which these data have been transferred and the purpose of the collection. You can also have your personal data rectified, deleted or restricted by us at any time.

If the processing is based on our legitimate interests, you are entitled to object to the processing of data at any time. In this case, we will only execute the processing if we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds which override your interest regarding the exclusion of your data from the processing or the processing takes place for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If the processing of your data is based on your consent, you are entitled to revoke this consent at any time. In this case, we will cease processing your data, unless, we are entitled to further processing your data by law. Your revocation will not affect the lawfulness of the processing of data prior to your revocation.

If you supplied personal information, we will, upon request, provide you with them in a machine-readable form in order to use the data with other service providers.

To execute your rights, please contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to: Andreas Kauf Management- und Personalberatung GmbH, Ludwigstraße 8, 80539 München. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, or inquiries concerning the collection, processing and use of personal data by us.

If you believe, that the processing of your data infringes data protection laws, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In order to do that, you can contact the Data Protection Authority of Bavaria under the following address:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA)
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach


12. Availability of this Privacy Policy

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