Data Protection

§ 1 - Information regarding the collection of personal data

(1) In the following we provide information on the collection of personal data when our website is used. Personal data includes all data that refers specifically to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour.

(2) The controller pursuant to Art. 4 (7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Deutsche Fachpresse Servicegesellschaft mbH, Braubachstraße 16, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany. Legal representative: Managing Director Bernd Adam. Controller’s e-mail address: info[at]deutsche-fachpresse.de.

(3) Information regarding the data protection officer: Pursuant to § 38 (1) German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), Deutsche Fachpresse Servicegesellschaft mbH is not required to appoint a data protection officer because the number of individuals constantly engaged in the automated processing of personal data is lower than 10.

(4) When you contact us by e-mail or using a contact form, the data you submit (your e-mail address and, where applicable, your name and telephone number) are stored by us to allow us to respond to your questions. We delete such data when its storage is no longer necessary, or where statutory retention periods apply we restrict processing.

(5) In cases where individual elements of our offering involve using the services of subcontractors, or where your data is used for advertising purposes, the following provides detailed information regarding the respective processes. We also specify the defined criteria with regard to storage periods.


§ 2 - Your rights

(1) You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to your personal data:

  • Right of access
  • Right to rectification or erasure
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to object to processing
  • Right to data portability

(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority with responsibility for data protection about the processing of your personal data by us.


§ 3 - Collection of personal data during visits to our website

(1) When our website is used solely for information purposes, meaning you do not register or transmit information to us in any other way, we only collect the personal data transmitted to our server by your browser. If you want to view our website, then we collect the following data, which is required for technical reasons to allow us to display our website and ensure its stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Difference between the time zone and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Respective quantity of transmitted data
  • Website the request came from
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its user interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

(2) In addition to the data listed above, cookies are saved to your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are saved to your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using. Specific information is sent to the site that placed the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot run programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve the purpose of making websites more user friendly and effective.

(3) Use of cookies:

a) This website uses the following types of cookie. Their scope and function are also explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see b).
  • Persistent cookies (see c).

B) Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. They include, in particular, session cookies, which save a session ID that allows the various requests from your browser to be assigned to the common session. That allows your computer to be recognised if you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted if you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period, which differs depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time via your browser’s security settings.

d) You can configure your browser settings as required, e.g. by blocking acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website if you do this.


§ 4 - Further website functions and services

(1) Along with the use of our website purely for information purposes, we also offer a range of services that may be of interest to you. They generally require you to submit further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service, and which is subject to the principles regarding data processing described above.

(2) We may sometimes need to contract external service providers to process your data. They are carefully chosen by us, assessed and commissioned in line with the applicable data protection standards, bound by our instructions and are subject to regular checks.

(3) We may also provide your personal data to third parties when contracts are concluded, or similar services are offered by us in cooperation with partners. Further information is provided when you submit your personal data or below in the description of the service.

(4) Personal data is transferred to third countries, meaning countries that are not members of the European Union, in which standard data protection clauses pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR (US Privacy Shield) are observed, and in accordance with the applicable legal requirements.


§ 5 - Objection to processing of your data or withdrawal of consent

(1) If you have consented to the processing of your data, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Such withdrawal of consent affects whether we may process your personal data from the time we receive it.

(2) Insofar as the processing of your personal data is based on a balancing of interests, you may object to such processing. That is the case when such processing is expressly not required to fulfil a contract with you, as outlined by us in the respective following function descriptions. When such an objection is made, we ask that you provide reasons why we should not continue to process your personal data. In the case of a justified objection on your part, we will assess the matter and stop processing your data, amend such processing, or explain the necessary and legitimate grounds for continued processing.

(3) You may, of course, object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us of your objection to processing for advertising purposes via the address provided above or by e-mail: info[at]deutsche-fachpresse.de.


§ 6 - Information regarding storage periods for personal data:

We store personal data according to a general deletion concept that applies to our association. It requires that personal data is assigned to a deletion class. The deletion class defines storage periods and scheduled dates for the deletion of the personal data. The personal data is deleted after the scheduled deletion date.


§ 7 - Newsletter

(1) We use a double opt-in process for registrations for our newsletter. That means that once you have registered, we send an e-mail to the address provided asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm the registration, then your information is automatically blocked. We also save the respective IP address and time of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the process is to prove your registration and, where applicable, to help investigate any misuse of your personal data.

(2) The only information required for receipt of the newsletter is your e-mail address. Following your confirmation, we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of delivering the newsletter. The legal basis for such use is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

(3) You may withdraw your consent for delivery of the newsletter, thereby unsubscribing, at any time. You can withdraw your consent by clicking the link provided in each newsletter e-mail, by e-mail to info[at]deutsche-fachpresse.de, or by sending a message via the contact details listed under Legal information (“Impressum”).


§ 8 - Use of social media plug-ins

(1) We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, XING. We thereby employ two-click solutions. That means no personal data is transmitted to the provider of the plug-in when you visit our website. You can determine the provider of the plug-in by the labelling in the box above its initials or logo. We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. The provider of the plug-in only receives the information that you have accessed the respective page of our website if you click the marked field to activate the plug-in. The data listed in § 3 of this Policy is also transmitted. In the case of Facebook and Xing, according to information provided by the respective provider in Germany, the IP address is anonymised immediately after collection. The activation of the plug-in therefore transmits personal data from you to the respective plug-in provider, where it is saved (at American providers in the USA). As the plug-in provider collects data, particularly using cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser’s security settings before you click on the greyed-out box.

(2) We have no control over the data collected or subsequent processing, and we do not know the full extent of the data collection, the purposes of processing or the storage periods. We also have no information about the deletion of the recorded data by the plug-in provider.

(3) The provider of the plug-in saves the data collected about you as a user profile and uses it for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or tailored design of their website. Such assessment is, in particular, used for targeted advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website (including users who are not logged in). You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles, but must exercise that right by contacting the respective plug-in provider directly. We use plug-ins to give you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users, thereby allowing us to improve our offering and make it more interesting to you as a user. The legal basis for the use of plug-ins is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

(4) Data is provided to the third parties irrespective of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in at the plug-in provider, then the data they collect via our website is immediately assigned to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you use the activated button, e.g. to link to the site, the plug-in provider also saves that information to your user account and publicly displays it to your contacts. We recommend that after you have finished using a social network you log out regularly, particularly before activation of the button, as that allows you to avoid assignment of the information to your profile at the plug-in provider.

(5) Further information regarding the purpose and extent of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider is provided in the data protection policies of those providers, which are listed below. There you will also receive further information about your related rights, along with the settings options for protecting your privacy.

(6) Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and the URL of their data protection policies:

a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information regarding the data collection: www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other and www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info. Facebook is committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

b) Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; twitter.com/privacy. Twitter is committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

c) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

d) XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; https://www.xing.com/imprint; more information regarding data protection: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

 

§ 9 - Embedding of YouTube videos

(1) Our website includes embedded videos that are saved to www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website.

(2) When you visit the website, YouTube is informed that you have accessed the respective sub-page of our website. The data listed in § 3 of this Policy is also transmitted. The data is transmitted regardless of whether you have a YouTube user account that you are logged in to or you do not have a user account. If you are logged in to Google, then your data is assigned to your account immediately. If you do not want the information to be assigned to your YouTube profile, then you must log out before you activate the button. YouTube saves your data as a user profile and uses it for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or tailored design of their website. Such assessment is, in particular, used for the provision of targeted advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website (even for users who are not logged in). You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles, but must exercise that right by contacting YouTube directly.

(3) Further information regarding the purpose and extent of the data collection and its processing by YouTube, is provided in its data protection policy. There you will also receive further information about your rights, along with the settings options for protecting your privacy. www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data in the USA and is committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.


§ 10 - Embedding of Google Maps

(1) Our website uses the Google Maps service. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on our website and lets you conveniently use the associated map functions.

(2) When you visit our website, Google is informed that you have accessed the respective sub-page. The data listed in § 3 of this Policy is also transmitted. The data is transmitted regardless of whether you have a Google user account that you are logged in to or you do not have a user account. If you are logged in to Google, then your data is allocated to your account immediately. If you do not want the information to be assigned to your Google profile, then you must log out before you activate the button. Google saves your data as a user profile and uses it for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or tailored design of their website. Such assessment is, in particular used for the provision of targeted advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website (even for users who are not logged in). You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles, but must exercise that right by contacting Google directly.

(3) Further information regarding the purpose and extent of the data collection, and its processing by the plug-in provider, is provided in the provider’s data protection policy. There you will also receive further information about your related rights, along with the settings options for protecting your privacy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data in the USA and is committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

Version dated: May 2018