Data Privacy

Security and protection of personal data 

 

It is our concern and our responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the personal data you provide and to protect it from unauthorized access. We take the greatest care and apply security standards to ensure the best possible protection of your personal data. The legislator requires that personal data be processed in a lawful manner, in good faith and in a manner understandable to the data subject. In the following we inform you about individual legal definitions, which are also used in this data protection declaration: 

 

> Responsible 

The controller is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. 

 

> Personal data 

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier, an identification number, a name, location data, an online identifier or one or more specific characteristics. 

 

> File system 

File system means any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised or organised according to functional or geographical criteria. 

 

> Consent 

The data subject's consent shall mean any voluntary, informed and unequivocal expression of his or her intention to proceed with a particular case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal confirmatory act by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of his or her personal data. 

 

> Processing 

Processing means any operation or set of operations carried out on personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction. 

 

> Restriction of processing 

Limitation of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing. 

 

> Third parties 

Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor. 

 

> Contract processor 

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller. 

 

> Recipient 

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party, regardless of whether the recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or other entity, to whom personal data are disclosed in order to make the Internet service as a whole more user-friendly and effective. Authorities receiving personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate shall not be considered as recipients; the processing of such data by those authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules and in accordance with the purposes of the processing. 

 

> Profiling 

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or movements of that natural person. 

 

> Pseudonymisation 

Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person. 

 

> Lawfulness of the processing 

The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for the processing. According to Article 6 (1) lit. a - f DSGVO, the legal basis for the processing may in particular be: 

The data subject has given his consent to the processing of his personal data for one or more specific purposes, 

the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject, 

the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which the controller is subject, 

the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, 

processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller, 

processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which require the protection of personal data, prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child. 

 

> Passing on of data 

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if: 

you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.a DSGVO, the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f DSGVO is required and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data in the event that there is a legal obligation to disclose your data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.c DSGVO, as well as this is legally permissible and required pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.b DSGVO for the execution of contractual relationships with you. 

 

> Information on the collection of personal data 

In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data are e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour. 

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide us with (your e-mail address, your name and, if applicable, your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to take up requests and answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context if storage is no longer necessary or processing is restricted if there are legal storage obligations. (Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a/b DSGVO) 

 

> Collection of personal data when visiting this website 

In the case of purely informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO): 

IP address, 

Date and time of the request, 

Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 

Content of the request (concrete page), 

Access status/HTTP status code Amount of data transferred in each case, 

Website from which the request comes, 

Browser, 

operating system and its user interface as well as 

Language and version of the browser software. 

 

> Use of cookies 

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the location that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall. 

This website uses a session cookie (transient cookie) from the CMS. The following types of cookies exist, the scope and function of which are described below: 

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes session cookies in particular. They store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser. 

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time. 

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and needs and, for 

example, reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies in general. So-called "Third Party Cookies" are cookies that have been set by a third party, therefore not by the actual website you are currently on. We would like to point out that by deactivating cookies you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. 

 

> Rights of the data subject 

(a) Revocation of consent 

If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation. 

(b) Right of confirmation 

You have the right to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. 

(c) Right to information 

If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data at any time and also about the following information: 

processing purposes, 

Categories of personal data processed, 

Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, 

the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration, 

the existence of a right to rectify or delete personal data concerning you or to limit the processing by the controller or to object to such processing, 

the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, 

if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information on the origin of the data, 

the existence of automated decision making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) DSGVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject. 

(d) Right to rectification 

You have the right to demand the immediate correction of any incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration. 

(e) Right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten") 

You have the right to demand that the person responsible delete any personal data concerning you immediately. There is an obligation to delete personal data immediately if, for example, one of the following reasons applies: 

Personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. 

The data subject shall revoke the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation. 

There is no other legal basis for the processing. 

The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DSGVO. 

There are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing. 

Personal data have been processed unlawfully. 

The right to erase ("right to be forgotten") does not exist, inter alia, insofar as the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation which the processing is governed by 

the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject. 

(f) Right to limitation of processing 

You have the right to request that the processing of personal data be restricted in certain circumstances if one of the following conditions is met: 

the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to erase the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data; the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal rights, or the data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DSU Regulation, until it is established whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject. Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, such personal data shall not be processed, except with the consent of the data subject or for the exercise or defence of legal rights or the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State, except where they are stored. 

In order to exercise the right to limit the processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above. 

(g) Right to data transferability 

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you provided, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to communicate such data to another controller without being hampered by the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on an authorisation pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO and the processing is carried out by automated means. When exercising the right to data transfer in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data transfer does not affect the right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten"). This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. 

(h) Right of objection 

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons related to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation, including profiling based on these provisions. The controller shall no longer process personal data unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing outweighing the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing is for the exercise, exercise or defence of legal rights. 

If personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is connected with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. 

As regards the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications. 

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for scientific or 

historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1), unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest. 

You can exercise your right to object at any time by contacting the person responsible. 

(i) Automated case-by-case decisions including profiling 

You have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has any legal effect on you or similarly significantly affects you. This shall not apply if the decision 

is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, 

is authorised by legislation of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject and that legislation contains adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, or 

with the express consent of the data subject. 

The controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to have the data subject intervene, to state his or her views and to challenge the decision. 

The data subject may exercise this right at any time by contacting the person responsible. 

(j) Right to complain to a supervisory authority 

They shall also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their residence, place of work or place of presumed infringement, if the data subject considers that the processing of his/her personal data is in breach of this Regulation. 

(k) Right to an effective judicial remedy 

You have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority under Article 77 DSGVO to an effective judicial remedy if you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of a processing of your personal data that is not in accordance with this Regulation. 

 

> Integration of Google 

By visiting this website, Google obtains the information that you have accessed some or all of the information on the website. In addition, the data collected during the visit will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether you are registered with a user account or not. When you're logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for its own purposes. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must address this directly to Google. 

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the United States and has adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. 

The legal basis for the use is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. 

 

> Contract processor 

We make use of external service providers (contract processors). A separate order data processing was concluded with the service provider in order to guarantee the protection of your personal data. 

We work together with the following service providers: Strato AG. 

 

> Name and contact details of the person responsible in accordance with Article 4 (7) DSGVO: 

 

Hans-Günter Laukat 

Lützow street 33-36 

10785 Berlin 

 

Phone: +49 30 2300 5802 

Fax: +49 30 2300 5804 

eMail: contact(at)iwis-institut.de

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