The protection of personal data is very important to us. We therefore adhere strictly to the regulations of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
1. Information on the collection of personal data
(1) In the following we inform you on the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data that are personally identifiable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
(2) Controller pursuant to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is: Bernd Krechel, Klaus Heineberg (see Legal Notice). You may reach our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com or using our mailing address with the addition of “Data Protection Officer”.
(3) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, we will store the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name, if applicable your telephone number, your company/employer as well as your role) in order to answer your questions. We will delete these data once their storage will no longer be necessary or will limit their processing if statutory storage obligations apply.
(4) If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for marketing purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We also specify the defined criteria for the storage period.
2. Your rights
(1) You have the following rights against us with regard to your personal data:
- Right of access,
- Right to rectification or erasure,
- Right to restriction of processing,
- Right to object to the processing,
- Right to data portability.
To exercise your rights, you may turn to the Data Protection Officer (see above) or the Controller (see above).
(2) You are also entitled to lodge a complaint against processing of your personal data with one of the data protection supervisory authorities.
3. Collection of personal data when visiting our website
When you only visit our website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not transmit information in any other form, we will only collect those personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us in order to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 section 1 cl. 1f GDPR):
- Date and time of your request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- The amount of data transferred
- Website from which the request comes
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software.
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies will be stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored to your hard drive and assigned to the browser you use and which transmit specific information to the site placing the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They are used to improve the Internet offer by globally enhancing its user-friendliness and effectiveness.
a) This website uses the following types of cookies; their scope and functionality are explained below:
- Transient cookies (see b)
- Persistent cookies (see c).
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, by which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. Thus, your computer will be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies will be deleted once you log off or close your browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You may delete cookies at any time via the security settings of your browser.
d) You may configure your browser settings according to your wishes and refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or of all cookies, for example. Please note that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website.
5. Objection to or withdrawal of the consent to the processing of your data
(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may withdraw this consent this at any time. Once submitted, such a withdrawal of consent will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data.
(2) If we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if processing is not necessary in particular to fulfil a contract with you, which is detailed in the following description of the functions. When exercising such objection, we kindly ask you to explain the reasons why we should no longer process your personal data. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust data processing or point out to you our compelling legitimate reasons, on the basis of which we will continue processing.
(3) Of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data for marketing and data analysis purposes at any time. You may use the following contact data to inform us on your objection to marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Application data
(1) The applicant agrees that expertplace uses his contact data for the purpose of establishing and maintaining contacts and that all messages concerning this user relationship may be sent by e-mail, unless another form is mandatory by law.
7. Use of the blog functions
(1) On our homepage and in our blog in which we publish various articles on topics related to our activities, you may make public comments. Your comment will be published with your indicated user name. We recommend that you use a pseudonym instead of your clear name. User name and e-mail address are required, all other information is voluntary. If you make a comment, we continue to store your IP address, which will be deleted after one week. We need to store this information in order to defend ourselves against liability claims in case of a possible publication of illegal content. We need your e-mail address in order to contact you if a third party should object to your comment as unlawful. Legal bases are Article 6 section 1 cl. 1 b and f GDPR. Comments will not be reviewed before publication. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as unlawful by third parties.
(2) When writing your comment you may opt for our e-mail service. This will inform you when other users leave a comment on your post. We use the double opt-in procedure for this service, i.e. you will receive an e-mail in which you must confirm that you are the owner of this e-mail address and wish to receive such notifications. You may unsubscribe from the notifications at any time by clicking on the link contained in the e-mail. We will store your personal data, including your e-mail address, the time of registration with the service and your IP address until you unsubscribe from the notifications service.
8.1 Information included in the newsletter form
Our newsletter informs you on CEITON. For more information on the contents, the recording of your registration, the sending via the US provider MailChimp, the statistical evaluation and your options to unsubscribe, see our privacy statement.
8.2 Information on the Newsletter and consents
With the following notes we inform you on the contents of our newsletter as well as on the registration, sending and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter you agree to its receipt and the described procedures.
8.3 Contents of the Newsletter
We will only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing marketing information (hereinafter “newsletters”) with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter are specifically described within the scope of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. In addition, our newsletters contain information about our services.
8.4 Double-Opt-In and recording
For the subscription to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after subscription you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one may register with other e-mail addresses.
Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as of the IP address. Also the changes of your data stored with MailChimp are logged.
8.5 Use of the sending provider “MailChimp”
The newsletter is sent by “MailChimp”, a newsletter sending platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further data described in the context of these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this newsletter sending and evaluation information on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp may use this data according to its own information to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the sending and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, in order to determine in which countries the recipients are located. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to contact them directly or pass them on to third parties.
We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified to the US-EU data protection agreement, the „Privacy Shield“ and thus undertakes to comply with the EU data protection regulations. In addition, we have concluded a „Data-Processing-Agreement“ with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process them on our behalf in accordance with their data protection regulations and in particular not to pass them on to third parties. You may view the data protection regulations of MailChimp here.
8.6 Subscription data
To subscribe to the newsletter, simply enter your e-mail address.
Optionally, we ask you to enter your first and last name. This information is only used to personalise the newsletter. We only use this information to adapt the contents of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.
8.7 Statistical evaluation and analyses
The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval will initially be collected. This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their retrieval locations (which can be identified using the IP address) or access times.
The statistical evaluations also include determining whether and when newsletters are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intent, nor that of MailChimp, to observe individual users. The evaluations help us much rather to determine the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.
8.8 Online retrieval and data management
There are cases, in which we direct newsletter recipients to the web pages of MailChimp. For example, our newsletters contain a link by which newsletter recipients may call up newsletters online (e.g. in case of display problems in their e-mail programme). Furthermore, newsletter recipients may subsequently correct their data, e.g. the e-mail address. Likewise, the Privacy Statement of MailChimp may only be viewed on their website.
In this context we point out that cookies are used on the websites of MailChimp and thus personal data are processed by MailChimp, its partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this collection of data. For more information, see the Privacy Statement of MailChimp. We also draw your attention to the possibilities of objecting to the collection of data for marketing purposes on the websites https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for Europe).
You may cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. withdraw your consent. At the same time your consents to its sending via MailChimp and the statistical analyses will expire. A separate termination of the sending via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible.
You will find a link to unsubscribe from the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
8.10 Legal bases General Data Protection Regulation
In accordance with the provisions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) valid from 25 May 2018, we inform you that your consents to the sending of e-mail addresses are based on Article 6 section 1a, 7 GDPR and on Article 7 section 2(3) and/or section 3 UWG [Fair Trade Practices Act]. The use of the sending provider MailChimp, the statistical evaluations and analyses as well the logging of the registration procedures, are based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 section 1f GDPR. We wish to use a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both, our business interests and the expectations of users.
We would also like to point out that you may object to the future processing of your personal data at any time in accordance with the statutory provisions of Article 21 GDPR. Such objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.
„Information on the newsletter in accordance with the model prepared by the counsel Dr. Thomas Schwenke“.
9. Use of Google Analytics
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. “(“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will in advance reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only in exceptional cases be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and be reduced there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on your website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use.
(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
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