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2018/12/10 | 03:49 PM | you are here: Privacy protection

Privacy Policy of the EVVC European Association of Event Centres

EVVC Privacy Policy

A. Table of Contents of the Privacy Policy

We appreciate your visit on our website, along with all its features.

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we would like to share detailed information on the collection and use of your personal data upon visiting our website and its features, technical and administrative protection measures we have implemented.

Per DS-GVO (Data Protection Regulation), and according to article 5 and article 13 of the cited regulation transparency, we provide information on the type, scope, and purpose of the data processing, as well as the lawful bases, which legitimates data processing. In addition, we advise on the duration of individual data processing, as well as your appeal or revocation options linked to each relevant privacy policy measurement. We guarantee that none of your data will be stored with us, unless the right to object cannot be granted for technical reasons - when data processing is mandatory for the technical operation of our website.

Your rights may be exercised independently from specific measures, and are listed in the section “Rights of the Individual affected”, toward the end of this privacy policy. We are transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used and with whom it is shared. Regardless of specific measures, your appeal and revocation options are referenced below.

Responsible Party / Service Provider

Based on the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), the Federal Data Protection Law-(new) (BDSG-(new)), the National Data Protection Guidelines, and service providers in accordance with the Tele-Media Act (TMG), the responsible party is:

Mrs. Ilona Jarabek
c/o EVVC European Association of Event Centers e.V.
Niddastraße 74
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 69 / 915096980
Email: info@evvc.org
Website: www.evvc.org

(please see our disclosure: https://www.evvc.org/en/impressum/).

Questions or comments on our privacy policy, or in general to the data protection, please direct to the following E-mail: info@evvc.org

Lawful Bases for the Processing of Personal Data

If we have your consent for processing personal data,’ DS-GVO Article 6, Section 1 lit. a’ serves as the lawful bases for the processing of personal data.

For processing of personal data necessary to fulfill a contract, whose party is the person affected, ‘DS-GVO Article 6, Section 1 lit. b’ serves as the lawful bases. This also applies to procedures necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
If processing of personal data is required for the performance of a legal obligation our business is subject to,’ DS-GVO Article 6, Section 1 lit. c’ serves as the lawful bases.

If processing of personal data is required for the case of vital interest in the affected person, or another natural person, ‘DS-GVO Article 6, Section 1 lit. d’ serves as the lawful bases.

If data processing is required to maintain a legitimate interest of our business or a third party, and the fundamental rights and freedom of the person affected do not outweigh the first named interest, ‘DS-GVO Article 6, Section 1 lit. f’ serves as the lawful bases for the processing.

Data Retention and Deletion

Personal data will be deleted or blocked once the purpose for data storage is no longer given. However, storage of data may occur, if the responsible party is subject to regulations imposed by the European or national legislator, laws, or other guidelines. Blocking or deletion of data is also been carried out, if a given retention period expires, unless further storage of data is necessary for conclusion or execution of contract.

B. Data Protection Legally Relevant Processing
Collection and Use of Data by Visiting our Website

Description of Type and Scope of Data Processing

Visiting our website for purely informational reasons, it is generally not required to submit personal data. In this case, we will only collect the data, automatically transmitted by your internet browser:

  • Information on type of browser and version used
  • Operating system of user
  • Internet service provider of user
  • IP Address of user
  • Date and time of website visit
  • Webpages system used to land on our site
  • Websites called by user’s system via our site


Storage of this type of data, along with personal data of user will not take place.

Purpose of Data Processing

For visiting our website, the collection of above listed data is necessary to properly display our site, and to ensure stability and security.

For this purpose, we have a legitimate interest in data processing, according to DS-GVO Article 6, Section 1 lit. f.

Lawful Bases


Lawfully backed under DS-GVO Article 6, Section 1 lit. f.

Duration of Data Processing


Data will be deleted once the purpose of its collection is no longer given. For data collection during website visits, this is the case upon completion of each session.


Withdraw Consent and Removal Options


The collection of this data for website visits is mandatory for proper operation. Therefore, there is no option to withdraw consent.


E-Mail Communication and Contact Form

Description of Type and Scope of Data Processing

For e-mail communication via the e-mail address indicated on our website, and for requests via our contact form, we collect, process, and store information relevant to services, establishing contact, and processing your request. This is also necessary for any follow-up queries, and includes data such as surname, first name, title (if applicable), address, e-mail, and user IP address, along with date and time of registration.

For processing of data received via our contact form your consent is requested prior to sending your request. As an alternative, you may contact us via the e-mail address provided. In that case, personal data transmitted via e-mail, will be stored.

In this context, data will not be shared with third parties, but used exclusively for processing the communication.

Purpose of Data Processing


Processing of personal data received via the entry form is solely for the purpose of the communication procedure. Contact via e-mail requires legitimate interest in data processing.

Other personal data processed during the transmission is being used to avoid misuse of the contact form, and to ensure security of our information technology systems. This is our legitimate interest in data processing.

Lawful Bases for Processing


Lawful bases of the processing of data, which is transmitted during an e-mail, is DS-GVO Article 6, Section 1 lit. f. If the purpose of the e-mail is the conclusion of a contract, the additional lawful bases is Article 6, Section 1 lit. b DS-GVO.

Duration of Storage


Data will be deleted once the purpose of its collection is no longer given. For personal data submitted via the contact form, and/or via e-mail, this is the case when communication with the user is completed. A communication is considered completed, when the issue addressed has been resolved. Any additional personal data collected during the transmission process will be deleted within a period of seven days.


Withdraw Consent and Removal Options

If you contact us via e-mail, you are entitled to withdraw your consent for storage of personal data at any time. In this case, communication cannot be continued. All personal data collected during this communication will be deleted.


Security Advice


We would like to advise that for contacting us via e-mail or contact form, data transmission on the internet, while communicating via e-mail, may pose security gaps, and cannot be completely protected from third party access. Personal data, as part of e-mail communication, is typically transmitted via an unsecure connection over the internet. Information that is being sent unencrypted via e-mail, may be read by third parties, stored, and used for different purposes. Therefore, we recommend to not sharing any confidential information without using an encrypted program.

Newsletter

Description of Type and Scope of Data Processing


Our website provides the option to subscribe to a free, customized newsletter. During the registration process, your data will be transmitted to us.

The data collected includes your e-mail address, name (last name, first name), and optional your phone number.

We are asking for your consent of processing data as part of the subscription process. In this context, data processing is for the purpose of the newsletter distribution only, and your data will not be shared with third parties.

Lawful Bases for Data Processing


Lawful base for the processing of data after newsletter registration by the user is the consent of the user, per Article 6, Section 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Purpose of Data Processing


Processing the user e-mail address has the purpose to deliver the newsletter. Newsletter distribution is based on user registration on the website.

Personal data is collected during the registration procedure to prevent misuse of services, or the e-mail address submitted.

Duration of Storage


Data will be deleted once the purpose of its collection is no longer given. Therefore, the user e-mail address will be stored for the time the newsletter subscription is active. Any additional personal data collected during the registration process will be deleted within a period of seven days.

Withdraw Consent and Removal Options


The subscription of the newsletter may be cancelled at any time by the user. A link for cancellation is provided with every newsletter edition. Newsletter distribution is based on registration on our website. This also allows a revocation of consent for data storage, collected during the registration process.

We would like to advise that visitor behavior is evaluated with newsletter distribution. Therefore, our e-mails sent include so-called “Web Beacons”, tracking pixel, which represent images stored on our website. Data is collected in a protective manner, and your personal ID is not being connected with additional personal data, a direct person connection can be ruled out.

You may opt out of this tracking at any time, by clicking the designated link provided in each newsletter. The information will be stored for the duration of the newsletter subscription. After cancellation, data storage will serve statistics only, and anonymously.


Registration

Description of Type and Scope of Data Processing


On our website we provide the option for visitors to register with personal data. Upon entry, data is being transmitted to us and stored. Data is not being transferred to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process:

The data collected relate to the e-mail address of the visitor, along with the name (first and last name), and optional the visitor’s phone number.

User consent for data processing is requested during the registration process.

Lawful Bases for Data Processing


Lawful bases for data processing is the user’s consent, per Article 6, Section 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Purpose of Data Processing


User registration is required for the utilization of certain content and services available on our website. In addition, user/visitor identification as a member of the EVVC eV is required to participate in events and surveys.

Duration of Storage


Data will be deleted once the purpose of its collection is no longer given. For data collected during the registration process, this is the case once the registration on our website will be cancelled or amended.

Withdraw Consent and Removal Options

You have the option to cancel your registration at any time. Data collected by us may be amended at any time. Cancellation of an account or the change of data is possible by sending an e-mail with your request to the responsible party.


Use of Cookies

Type and Scope of Data Processing


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file placed onto your device by your internet browser. When visiting a website, a cookie can be saved on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows a clear identification of your browser when visiting the website again.

We use cookies on our site to make it user-friendly. Some elements on our website require identification of the browser, upon return to the site.

The following data is saved and transmitted in cookies:

  • Language Preference
  • Log-in Information
  • Contact Forms


In addition to the web analytic services listed in this privacy policy, we are using so-called “session cookies”. Session cookies are small units of information a provider stores on the visitor’s computer memory. A session cookie captures a randomly generated and unique identification number, a so-called “session ID”. The cookie also contains information about its origin and storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data.

Purpose of Processing

The purpose of using technically essential cookies is to enhance the user’s website experience. Some features on our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. Therefore, it is necessary that the browser is being recognized after changing the site. This is the nature of our legitimate interest in data processing.

We use Cookies for the following Applications:

  • Transfer of Language Preferences
  • Recognition of search terms
  • Login Information
  • Contact Forms


The data collected by technically essential cookies is not being used for the creation of user profiles.

The placement of analysis cookies serves the purpose to enhance the quality of our website and its content. Analysis cookies indicate how our website is being used, and allow for us to continually optimize our services.

Lawful Bases for Processing

The lawful bases for processing personal data by using cookies is given by user’s consent, per Article 6, Section 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The lawful bases for processing personal data by using cookies for analysis purposes is given by user’s consent, per Article 6, Section 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Duration of Storage, Withdraw Consent and Removal Options

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted to the website. Therefore, you have full control on the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automated. Disabling cookies for our website, however, may result in limited functionality of our site.

Session cookies are deleted by web analytic services when you end your session, close the browser window, or visit a different site.

Use of Google Analytics

Type and Scope of Data Processing


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer, enabling analysis of your website use. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. In the case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, Google will shorten and share your IP address only within EU Member States, or other contracted States under the agreement of the European Economic Region. There are exceptions when Google will transmit your full IP address to a server in the USA, where it will be shortened as well. On behalf of the owner of this website, Google is using this information to evaluate website behavior, compile reports on website activities, and to provide additional website and internet related services to the website owner.

Your IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „_anonymizeIp()“. This shortens and further processes an IP address to exclude any personal reference. In case of a personal reference on data collected about you, this can be ruled out immediately and personal data is deleted promptly.

Purpose

We use Google Analytics to analyze and improve our website regularly. Based on the aggregated reports, we can improve our performance and enhance your website experience. This is the nature of our legitimate interest. For those exceptional cases, where data with personal reference is transmitted to USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Third Party Information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User Terms & Conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Details on Data Protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as Privacy Policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Lawful Bases

The lawful bases for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6, Section 1 S. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

Withdraw Consent and Removal Options

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser setting preferences, in which case we would like to advise that this may result in limited functionality of our site. In addition, you can prevent Google from processing data generated by cookies, linked to your website visit (including your IP address), by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de


Route Planner Google Maps


Type and Scope of Data Processing


We use Google Maps on our website to display interactive maps, and to produce driving directions. Google Maps is a map service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA („Google“). Information submitted when using Google Maps via this website, including your IP address, along with your address, entered in the route planner, may be transmitted to Google in the USA. Connecting to a website with Google Maps via our site, your browser will establish a direct connection with Google servers. Google will deliver the map content directly to their browsers, to embed in their website. We have no impact on the scope of data collected by Google this way. To our knowledge, this typically applies to the following data:

  • IP Address
  • Internet Address or URL of the website visited
  • Date and Time of your visit on the relevant website
  • Address entered as part of the route planning


We have no influence on any further processing or use of the data by Google, particularly the duration of storage of the data listed above, and cannot take any liability.

For further information on purpose and scope of data collection and its processing via the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. Here, you will also find additional information on your relevant rights, as well as options for settings to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data in the USA, and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Purpose of Using Google Maps

Google Maps offers a convenient option for you to digitally view the location of our business, and to make navigation easier, if you are planning to visit us. With Google Maps we can show you an interactive map on the website, allowing an easy use of its features.

Lawful Bases

We would like to advise that the above listed data is collected and processed by Google, not by us. We support the use of Google Maps per Article 6, Section 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest in the use of Google Maps is to display the location of the business, and to offer an easy way of navigation to our clients.

Withdraw Consent and Removal Options

If you would like to prevent Google from collecting, processing, and using your data via our website, you can disable your JavaScript browser settings. However, in this case you cannot use the map service. You have the right to withdraw consent against the creation of these user profiles, and this has to be exercised with Google directly.


Social Plugins


Type and Scope of Data Processing


We are currently using the following social media plugins: Facebook, Xing, and Linkedin, utilizing the so-called “two click solution”. In other words, when you visit our website, we generally do not transfer any personal data to plugin providers. Plugin providers can be identified by the branding look on the box above its initials, or the logo. We provide the option to communicate directly with the plugin provider via the click-through icon. By clicking on the selected field and activating it, the plugin provider will receive the information transmitted via your website visit. In addition, the following data will be shared:

  • IP Address
  • Date and Time of your Request
  • Time Zone Difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of your Request (specific site)
  • Access Status / HTTP Status Code
  • Amount of Data Transmitted
  • Website linked to the Request
  • Browser
  • Operating System and its Surface
  • Language and Version of Browser Software


With regards to Facebook and Xing, in Germany the IP address is anonymized immediately, according to the provider. By activating the plugin, your personal data will be transmitted to the respective plugin provider, where is will be stored (for US providers, this will be in the USA). As the plugin provider typically collects data via cookies, we recommend deleting all cookies via the security settings in your browser, prior to clicking through.

We have no influence on the data collected and processing, the scope of the data collection, its purpose, and storage time is not known to us. Furthermore, we have no information on deletion of the data collected by the plugin provider.

Purpose of Data Collection

The plugin provider stores the data collected via your user profile for advertising, market research and / or customization of their website. Such evaluation (also for visitors not logged in) serves the purpose of presenting visitor-oriented advertising, and informing other visitors of the social network about features on our website. Via the plugins, we offer the opportunity for you to interact with social networks and other visitors, allowing us to improve our offers while enhancing your website experience.

The data transfer will occur regardless of whether you have an account with the plugin provider, and may be logged in. If you are logged in with the plugin provider, your data collected by us will be linked directly with your existing plugin account. Upon activating the icon and linking the site, the plugin provider will save the information in your member account, and openly share with your contacts. We recommend to always logging out after a social network visit, especially prior to activating the icon, as this will prevent linking with your profile via the plugin provider.

Additional information on purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plugin provider is available in the below privacy policies, shared by the providers. This will also give you information on your relevant rights and options on how to protect your privacy.

Addresses of Plugin Providers, along with URL to Privacy Policy:

a)     

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php;

Additional information on Data Collection:

http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications

as well as

http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo

Facebook is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

b)     

Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE

http://www.xing.com/privacy

c)      

LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA

http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

LinkedIn is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

Lawful Bases for Data Collection

The lawful bases for the use of plugins is Article 6, Section 1 S. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.


Withdraw Consent and Removal Options

You have the right to object the creation of those user profiles, which has to be addressed with the respective plugin provider.

We recommend to always logging out after a social network visit, especially prior to activating the icon, as this will prevent linking with your profile via the plugin provider.


Disclosure of Data to Third Parties


We may use external service providers for processing your data. These third parties have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, they are subject to our terms and conditions, and inspected regularly. These may be technical service providers, service providers assisting with transmission, or third parties assisting with data processing (so-called data processing commissioned by us). If we use the service of data processors, those are obligated to perform the task in accordance with privacy policy regulations, and on our behalf, making sure your personal data is handled carefully, and not being shared with third parties, or used for any other purpose.

It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you, when required by law. Due to legal guidelines, we are obliged to disclose your personal data to third parties in certain cases, for example, when there is suspicion for a crime or abuse of this website. In those cases, we are required to disclose your personal data to government enforcement agencies. If requested by authorities, in individual cases we may disclose your data for the purpose of legal prosecution, action against security breach, statutory tasks of constitution protection authorities, or military intelligence, enforcing intellectual property rights.

Duration of Storage

Your personal data will be stored only for as long as necessary for the required purpose. Personal data is deleted as soon as the purpose served is fulfilled, making storage no longer necessary.

C. Rights of Individuals Affected
If your personal data is being processed, you are an affected individual, according to i. S. d. DS-GVO you have the following rights against the responsible party:

Right to Information

You may request a confirmation from the responsible party on whether your personal data has been processed by us.

In the case of such processing, you may request information from the responsible party on the following:

  • The purpose of the processing of your personal data
  • The categories in which your personal data has been processed
  • The recipients/categories of recipients your personal has been shared with, or will be shared with
  • The projected storage time of your personal data – or, if specific information cannot be shared, the criteria for determining the duration of data storage
  • The existence of a right for correction or deletion of your personal data, a right on restriction of data processing, or a right of objection against this type of processing
  • The existence of the right to appeal with a supervisory authority
  • All available information on the origin of the data, if personal data was not collected via the individual affected
  • The existence of an automated decision making process, including Profiling, according to Article 22, Section 1 and 4 DS-GVO – and, at least in those cases, significant information on the logic involved, as well as the scope and expected impact of such processing for the individual affected


You are entitled to get information on whether your personal data will be transmitted to a third country, or shared with an international organization. In that case, you may require information on appropriate safety measures, according to Article 46 DS-GVO.

Right to Correction

You have the right to ask the responsible party for correction or completion of your personal data, should the processed data be incomplete or incorrect. The responsible party will need to make those corrections immediately.

Right to Restriction of Processing

Under the following conditions you may ask for the restriction of processing of your personal data:

  • If you have denied the accuracy of your personal data for a period of time, allowing the responsible party to verify its accuracy
  • The processing is unlawful, and you do not give consent for the deletion of your personal data – instead request the restriction of processing
  • The responsible party no longer requires your personal data for the purpose of processing – you, however, need those for exercising or defending your legal rights, or
  • Have objected the processing, according to Article 21, Section 1 DS-GVO, and it is not yet decided, whether the legitimate reasons of the responsible party outweigh your reasons

If processing of your personal data was restricted, this data – with the exception of your storage – may only be processed with your consent, or claiming, exercising, or defending your legal rights, or for protecting the rights of other natural or legal bodies, or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the restriction of the data processing was made per above listed requirements, you will be notified by the responsible party before restrictions are lifted.

Right to Deletion

You may ask the responsible party to promptly delete your personal data – and the responsible party is required to do so, if any of the following reasons applies:

  • Your personal data was collected or processed for purposes that are no longer given
  • You withdraw your consent to the processing, according to Article 6, Section 1 lit. a, or according to Article 9, Section 2 lit. a DS-GVO, and there is a lack of other lawful bases for processing your data
  • You object processing of your personal data, according to Article 21, Section 1 DS-GVO, and there is no paramount legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object processing of your personal data, according to Article 21, Section 2 DS-GVO
  • Your personal data has been processes unlawfully
  • Deletion of your personal data is legally required under Union law or Member State laws, the responsible party is subject to
  • Your personal was collected in relation to services offered by the information vendor, according to Article 8, Section 1 DS-GVO

Information to Third Parties
If the responsible party has published your personal data and is requested to its deletion, according to Article 17, Section 1 DS-GVO, appropriate measures have to be taken – considering available technology and implementation costs. Those measurements include technical steps to inform other responsible parties involved on your request to delete all links to your personal data, as well as any copies or replica.

Exceptions
The right to deletion cannot be granted, should data processing be required for:

  • Exercising the right to Freedom of Expression and Information
  • Compliance with a legal obligation, which requires data processing under the law of the Union or Member States, which the responsible party is subject to; or in exercising a duty, servicing the public interest, or performed by official authorities, the responsible party may be in charge of
  • Reasons of public interest related to public health, according to Article 9, Section 2 lit. h and I, as well as Article 9, Section 3 DS-GVO
  • Scientific or historic research for archive purposes in the public interest, according to Article 89, Section 1 DS-GVO, as long as the right listed in section a) may interfere with the project, making its realization impossible, or
  • To claim, exercise, or defend legal rights


Right to Notification


If you have enforced the right to correction, deletion, or restriction with the responsible party, the responsible party is required to notify all recipients your personal data was disclosed to, on the correction, deletion, or restriction of the data processing – unless this proves to be impossible, or involves an unreasonable amount of effort.

You are entitled to receive full information on these recipients.

Right to Data Transference

You have the right to receive a copy of your personal data submitted to the responsible party, in a structured, conventional, and machine-readable format. In addition, you are entitled to transfer the data to a different responsible party, without any interference by the party in charge, if

  • Data was processed with consent, according to Article 6, Section 1 lit. a DS-GVO, or Article 9, Section 2 lit. a DS-GVO, or based on a contract per Article 6, Section 1 lit. b DS-GVO, and
  • Processing was conducted using automated procedures


In exercising this right, you may also ask the party in charge to transfer the data to a different responsible party, as long as this is technically feasible. Hereby, freedom and rights of others may not be impacted.

The right to data transference does not apply, if processing of personal data was required for exercising a duty in the public interest, or performed by official authorities, the responsible party is in charge of.

Right of Objection

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time, for reasons based on your individual situation, according to Article 6, Section 1 lit. e, or f DS-GVO; this also applies to profiling, based on these regulations. Your appeal would need to be addressed to the data protection officer.

The responsible party will no longer process your personal data, unless compelling protection worthy reasons can be stated, which outweigh your interests, rights, and freedom, or if processing is used to exercise or defend legal claims.

If your personal data is processed for direct advertising purposes, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data anytime; this also applies to profiling, as long as it is connected to direct advertising.

If you object processing of your personal data for direct advertising purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for this purpose.

You have the option, in relation with using the services of an information vendor – regardless of guideline 2002/58/EG – to exercise your right of objection via automated procedures, using technical specifications.

Right to Revoke Privacy Policy Consent

You have the right to revoke your privacy policy consent at any time. By revoking your consent, the lawful bases for the processing prior to revocation will not be affected.

Automated Decision in Individual Case, including Profiling


You have the right not to be subject to a legal decision, based on automated processing only – including Profiling. This does not apply, if the decision

  • Is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the responsible party
  • Based on applicable legal provisions of the Union or the Member States, the responsible party is subject to, and those provisions contain appropriate measures to protecting your rights, freedom, and interests, or
  • Has been made with your consent


However, those decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data, according to Article 9, Section 1 DS-GVO, unless Article 9, Section 2 lit. a or g is applicable, and appropriate measures to protecting your rights, freedom, and legitimate interests have been made.

With regards to the first and third exception, the responsible party takes appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedom, as well as your legitimate interests, which includes the right of personal interference with the responsible party, presenting your own point of view, and disputing the decision.

Right to Appeal with a Regulating Authority

Regardless of any other administrative or judicial petition, you have the right to appeal with a regulatory authority, especially in the Member State of your location, your workplace, or the location of the alleged violation, given you are under the impression that the processing of your personal data presents a violation against DS-GVO.

The regulating authority, where the appeal was filed, will notify the petitioner on progress and results of the appeal, including options of legal assistance, according to Article 78 DS-GVO.

D. Data Protection of Hyperlinks to External Websites
If you find hyperlinks on our website, which will take you directly to other providers (indicated by changing the URL), we do not accept responsibility for the confidential use of your data, as we have no influence on other company’s privacy policies. Please visit those other company’s websites for further information on handling your personal data.

E. Data Security
We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your collected personal data, especially against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or attack by unauthorized individuals. Our security measures are continuously improved, in compliance with technological developments.

 

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