Responsable authority in compliance with the data protection laws, especially the european General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
Léonie Helling-Luther, M.A.
Telephone: +49 (0) 3327 7262210
Telefax: +49 (0) 3327 7277053
Purposes of our data processing and transmitting of data to third parties
We process your transferred personal data only for the purposes contained in this privacy statement. There is no transfer of your personal data to third parties other than for the purposes stated. We only transfer your personal data to third parties, if:
- you explicitly gave your permission,
- the processing is necessary for a contract with you,
- the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,
this is necessary to safeguard justified interests and if no reason seems to apply that you have an overriding protection-worthy interest not to undertake this transfer of data.
Erasure or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Your personal data shall be kept only for such time as may be required to achieve the purposes for which they were supplied or for the fulfillment of the various authorised storage obligations and periods set by law. If the intended purpose ceased to exist or following expiry of applicable deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the legal regulations.
Collecting general data when visiting our website
When you click on our website, general information is automatically collected by us or the webspace provider (Server Logfiles). These informations do not permit any conclusions to be drawn about your person. Such information includes:
- Date and time of your request
- Time difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of your request (concrete page)
- Access status / HTTP-Statuscode
- Quantity of data transmitted
- Requesting website
- Operating system und user interface
- Language and Browser software version.
These informations are technically necessary to correctly provide your requested content of websites and are mandatory for the use of the internet. They will be especially handled for the following purposes:
- Safeguarding a trouble-free connection to the website,
- Safeguarding a smooth operation of our website,
- Evaluation of system security and stability and for other administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest in the mentioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your data to draw any conclusions about your person. Recipients of the data are only the responsible authority and possible processors.
Anonymous informations of this kind are used by us for possible statistical evaluation to optimize our internet presence and the corresponding technology.
Like many websites today we use so-called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are sent by a web server to your hard disc. We receive automatically certain traffic data as IP-address, used browser, operating system and your internet connection. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses on your computer. We can use the information contained in the cookies to facilitate the navigation and the correct display of our websites.
We never transfer these collected informations to third parties or allow a link to personal informations without your consent.
Basically you can navigate on our website without cookies. Internet browsers accept cookies by default.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the state-of-the-art SSL encrytion method over HTTPS.
If you contact us for any questions by E-mail or our contact form you give us your voluntary consent to take up direct contact with you to respond to your request. Then a valid E-mail address and the indication of your name and first name is necessary. These informations are used to assign your call and to answer to it. The indication of further information is optional. Your information is stored to answer your request and for possible follow-up questions. After completion of your request your personal data is automatically deleted.
On our website you have the possibility to subscribe to our Newsletter. Therefore we need your E-mail address and optionally for personification your name and first name. In addition we need your consent, that you agree to receive our Newsletter (“Consent”).
The registration for the Newsletter on our website is by Double-Opt-In procedures. After the registration you receive an E-mail to confirm your subscription. Without these informations a subscription to our Newsletter is not possible.
For the creation and maintenance of our Newsletter we use the distribution service provider „MailChimp“, a service of the Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. We pass E-mail address and optional infos to this provider for the handling and distribution of our Newsletter. The necessary data of your Newsletter subscription are stored web based on the servers of MailChimp in the United States. On our account MailChimp uses these informations to send out and evaluate the Newsletter.
The Newsletter contains a so-called “web beacon”, a pixel-sized file that is retrieved by the MailChimp server when the Newsletter is opened. In this context technical informations (informations about the browser and your system, your IP address, time of call of delivery) are stored. These informations are used to improve the service through technical data about target groups, reading habits and through the localisation of the call of delivery (by IP address) and the time of delivery.
Stored statistical informations include: if the newsletter is opened, when it is opened and what links are followed. Technical reasons make it possible to assign these informations to the subscriber. However, it is not our nor MailChimp’s aspiration to watch single subscribers. The evaluation is absolutely restricted to perceive the reading habits of our subscribers, to improve the content of our webpages and to send out valuable matched informations to our subscribers.
If you object to the statistical evaluation of your data you have to unsubscribe from our Newsletter. You can do this by following the Unsubscribe-link at the end of each Newsletter.
You can withdraw your permission to subscribe to our Newsletter any time by E-mail. Please send your revocation by E-mail to the following E-mail address: email@example.com.
By sending your data in our Newsletter form you agree to the data processing by MailChimp to the extent here specified.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, small text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the websites you visited. The informations of the cookie about the use of this website are usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The activation of the IP-Anonymisation on these webpages enables the shortening of the IP-address in the member states of the European Union or in other states that filed this Agreement. Only in exceptional cases the IP-address is transferred to a server in the USA and shortened there. Under the authority of the provider of this website Google analyses these informations of your usage of this website, to compile reports on website activities and deliver further internet services to the provider of this website. Your IP-address that is transferred by Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
The purposes of the processing of the data are the analysis of the use of this website and the compilation of reports about activities on the webpages. Based on the use of the website and the Internet further related services can be supplied. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the provider of the website.
You can disable the storage of cookies in the browser software of your computer, however we point out that in this case you probably cannot use all progressive functions of this website.
You can prevent the storage and transfer to Google of information generated by the cookie and related to your use of this website (including your IP-address) and its processing by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in: Browser Add On for the deactivation of Google Analytics.
Use of Script Libraries (Google web fonts)
To insure a correct and pleasing graphic design of this website in all common browsers we use script libraries as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/).
To avoid multiple loading Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your computer. If the browser does not support or disables Google web fonts the contents are presented in a standard font.
The loading of script libraries connects automatically with the provider of the library. In this context it is theoretically possible – although currently not clear if or for what purposes – that the provider of the library collects data.
Your specific rights as data subject
Under the mentioned contact possibilities you can anytime exercise the following rights:
- Information about your stored data in our system and their processing,
- Correction of wrong personal data,
- Deletion of your stored data in our system,
- Restriction of data processing if we may not be able to delete your data yet due to legal requirements,
- Objection against the processing of your data in our system and
- Transfer of data, if you have agreed to data processing or have a contract with us.
If you have given us your consent, you are entitled to withdraw your permission anytime for the future.
If you have a complaint you can contact the responsible authority anytime. Your responsible authority depends on the federal state (Bundesland) you reside, your workplace or the suspected violation.You find a list of responsible authorities (for the non-public sector) including the addresses under: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Sources: activeMind AG