DATA PROTECTION.


Your privacy is important to us.

As a user of our website, you will receive all the necessary information in this privacy statement about how, to what extent and for what purpose we or third parties collect and use data from you. Your data is collected and used in strict accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We are particularly committed to the confidentiality of your personal data and therefore operate strictly within the limits set by law. Personal data is collected on a voluntary basis wherever possible. We only pass this information on to third parties with your express consent. We always ensure a high level of security by using SSL encryption.

1.Information, deletion, locking
You will receive free information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time, as well as on the origin, recipient and the purpose of data collection and processing. You also have the right to ask for your data to be corrected, locked or deleted. This excludes data that is stored due to legal regulations or is required for the proper conduct of business. To be able to lock data at any time, it is always stored in a lock file for control purposes. We delete data that does not fall under any statutory archiving obligation if requested by you. If an archiving obligation applies, we will lock your data. For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, locking or deletion of personal data, please contact our data protection officer or the data protection coordinator as stated in the contact details of this data protection statement or the address given in the imprint.

2. Server log files
Server log files are anonymized data that are collected when you access our website. This information does not allow us to draw conclusions about you personally, but for technical reasons it is indispensable for the delivery and presentation of our content. We record the date and time of your visit to the website, the amount of data, the browser and its version used to access the website, the operating system in use and your IP address in an anonymous form, i.e. the IP address is saved incomplete so that it cannot be used for identification purposes.

3. Cookies
This website complies with the obligation to notify users of the use of cookies. Using cookies makes web pages more user-friendly, effective and secure. Text files with information points based on user activities are stored in the user’s browser temporarily. Website preferences and settings can thus be defined and saved. The saved cookies can be viewed and managed for each individual website:

Chrome: Click on the lock next to the address bar at the top (for SSL certified pages) or the information icon (i). Select cookies to delete or block the used cookies.

Firefox: Click on the icon in the upper left corner next to the web address. Follow the field to the right and click on “Further information”. You can find the cookie management under “Data Protection & History”.

Internet Explorer: Behind the cogwheel icon, click on “Extras” > “Internet Options”. Click on the “Data Protection” tab. You will find the options to manage cookies under “Settings > Advanced”.

By saving cookies you allow this homepage to adapt its content and structure to the individual needs of users. Website settings are stored for a limited time and are retrieved when you access the website again. With the application of the GDPR 2018, webmasters are obliged to follow the basic regulation published under https://eu-datenschutz.org/ and to inform their users accordingly about the collection and evaluation of data. The lawfulness of the processing is described in Chapter 2, Art.6 of the GDPR.

4. SSL encryption
Our website uses SSL encryption whenever confidential or personal information of our users is transmitted. For example, this encryption is activated when processing payments and for requests that you make to us through our website. Please make sure that SSL encryption is activated from your end in these situations. The use of encryption is easy to recognize: The display in your browser line changes from “http://” to “https://”. SSL encrypted data cannot be read by third parties. Only submit your confidential information when the SSL encryption is activated and contact us in case of any doubt.

5. Using Matomo
We use Matomo for web analysis and statistical evaluation of the use of the website, a service of InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, NZBN 6106769, (“Matomo”) using cookie technology. Matomo is disabled when you visit our website. Only if you actively agree, your usage behavior will be recorded anonymously. Cookies are used for this purpose.

Matomo will by default track the following information: User IP address, date and time of the request, title of the page being viewed, URL of the page being viewed, URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page, screen resolution being used, time in local user’s timezone, files that were clicked and downloaded, links to an outside domain that were clicked, pages generation time, location of the user: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude, main language of the browser being used, user agent of the browser being used.

The information generated by the cookie about website usage is summarized in pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website and to enable us to design our website to meet your needs. The information will not be passed on to third parties. Under no circumstances is the IP address associated with other user-related data. The IP addresses are made anonymous, so that an assignment is not possible (IP-Masking). Further information about the Matomo terms of use and the data protection regulations can be found at: https://matomo.org/privacy/.

6. Google Web Fonts
This site uses web fonts provided by Google. When you view a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display text and fonts correctly. To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

7. Newsletter
To send our newsletter we use the software Newsletter2Go. Your data will be transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go is not allowed to sell your data or use it for other purposes than for sending newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a German, certified provider, which was selected according to the requirements of the Data Protection Basic Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act Further information can be found here: https://www.newsletter2go.de/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/Die You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the “unsubscribe”-link in the newsletter The data protection measures are always subject to technical innovations for this reason we ask you to inform yourself about our data protection measures at regular intervals by consulting our privacy policy.

8. Online applications
If you send us an online application, your application documents will be transferred to us in a secure manner, saved on our internal application system and not passed on to third parties. Applications submitted via e-mail are deleted after 5 months of storage time.

9. Webinar service provider
We provide our webinars via the online platform of Webinaris GmbH, Bussardstr. 5.2, 82166 Gräfelfing, Germany, hereinafter referred to as “Webinaris”. We are a so-called “user” who has a paid Webinaris membership with the Webinaris online platform in order to be able to register and conduct webinars via this platform.

The Webinaris privacy policy can be viewed here: https://www.webinaris.com/privacy-policy/?lang=en

When registering for a webinar and participating in a webinar that is organized by us as a user via the Webinaris online platform, the following data will be transmitted to Webinaris by you as a so-called user and processed there:

Webinaris offers us the possibility to publish and statistically evaluate webinars in order to constantly improve our offer. For this purpose, it is necessary that Webinaris processes the data of the webinar participants/users on our behalf. The scope of the data and the data processing are regulated in the agreement for commissioned data processing that we have concluded with Webinaris. As users, we can view the data at Webinaris and export it to our own systems.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. Further information can be found in the Webinaris Privacy

Policy at https://www.webinaris.com/privacy-policy/?lang=en.

10. Contact us
If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement, please contact:

Data Protection Officer

Dirk Behrsing
+49 431 5353 297

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