Introduction and overview
We have written this data protection declaration (version 28.10.2022-312268729) in order to explain to you in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and applicable national laws which personal data (data for short) we as the person responsible – and that of processors commissioned by us (e.g. providers) – process, will process in the future and what legal options you have. The terms used are to be understood as gender-neutral.
In short: We inform you comprehensively about data that we process about you.
Privacy statements usually sound very technical and use legal jargon. This data protection declaration, on the other hand, is intended to describe the most important things as simply and transparently as possible. As far as transparency is conducive, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly way , links to further information are also provided. We are thus informing you in clear and simple language that we only process personal data in the course of our activities if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible if you make the most concise, unclear and legal-technical statements possible, as they are often standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope that you find the following explanations interesting and informative and that you may find some information that you did not already know.
If you still have questions, we would like to ask you to contact the responsible person named below or in the imprint, to follow the links provided and to look at further information on third-party websites. Our contact details can of course also be found in the imprint.
Scope of application
- – all online presences (websites, online shops) that we operate
- – Social media appearances and email communication
- – mobile apps for smartphones and other devices
In short: The data protection declaration applies to all areas in which personal data is processed in a structured manner via the channels mentioned. If we enter into legal relationships with you outside of these channels, we will inform you separately if necessary.
In the following data protection declaration, we provide you with transparent information on the legal principles and regulations, i.e. the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation, which enable us to process personal data.
As far as EU law is concerned, we refer to REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of April 27, 2016. You can of course read this EU General Data Protection Regulation online on EUR-Lex, the gateway to the EU -Legal, see https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/ALL/?uri=celex%3A32016R0679 .
We only process your data if at least one of the following conditions applies:
- Consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR): You have given us your consent to process data for a specific purpose. An example would be storing the data you entered on a contact form.
- Contract (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR): In order to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual obligations with you, we process your data. For example, if we conclude a sales contract with you, we need personal information in advance.
- Legal obligation (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. c GDPR): If we are subject to a legal obligation, we process your data. For example, we are required by law to keep invoices for accounting purposes. These usually contain personal data.
- Legitimate interests (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR): In the case of legitimate interests that do not restrict your fundamental rights, we reserve the right to process personal data. For example, we need to process certain data in order to be able to operate our website securely. This processing is therefore a legitimate interest.
Other conditions such as the perception of recordings in the public interest and the exercise of public authority as well as the protection of vital interests do not usually apply to us. If such a legal basis should be relevant, it will be shown in the appropriate place.
In addition to the EU regulation, national laws also apply. In Germany , the Federal Data Protection Act , BDSG for short, applies .
If other regional or national laws apply, we will inform you about them in the following sections.
Contact details of the person responsible
If you have any questions about data protection or the processing of personal data, you will find the contact details of the person or body responsible below:
id22: Institute for creative Sustainability
Adresse: Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 12, 10179 Berlin
Representative: Dr Michael Lafond
Telephone: +49 (0)179 8921 045
The fact that we only store personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products is a general criterion for us. This means that we delete personal data as soon as the reason for the data processing no longer exists. In some cases, we are legally obliged to store certain data even after the original purpose has ceased to exist, for example for accounting purposes.
If you wish your data to be deleted or revoke your consent to data processing, the data will be deleted as quickly as possible and provided there is no obligation to store it.
We will inform you below about the specific duration of the respective data processing, provided that we have further information on this.
Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
In accordance with Articles 13 and 14 GDPR, we inform you about the following rights to which you are entitled so that data is processed fairly and transparently:
- – According to Article 15 GDPR, you have a right to information as to whether we are processing your data. If this is the case, you have the right to receive a copy of the data and to be informed of the following information:
- — for what purpose we carry out the processing;
- — the categories, i.e. the types of data that are processed;
- — who receives this data and if the data is transferred to third countries, how security can be guaranteed;
- — how long the data is stored;
- — the existence of the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing and the right to object to processing;
- — that you can complain to a supervisory authority (links to these authorities can be found below);
- — the origin of the data if we did not collect it from you;
- — whether profiling is carried out, i.e. whether data is automatically evaluated in order to create a personal profile for you.
- – According to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to have the data corrected, which means that we have to correct data if you find any errors.
- – According to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), which specifically means that you can request the erasure of your data.
- – According to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing, which means that we may only store the data but not use it further.
- – According to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to data portability, which means that we can provide you with your data in a common format upon request.
- – According to Article 21 GDPR, you have a right of objection, which, after enforcement, will result in a change in processing.
- — If the processing of your data is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e (public interest, exercise of official authority) or Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f (legitimate interest), you can object to the processing. We will then check as quickly as possible whether we can legally comply with this objection.
- — If data is used to operate direct advertising, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for direct marketing after this.
- — If data is used to operate profiling, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for profiling after this.
- – According to Article 22 GDPR, you may have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (e.g. profiling).
- – According to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint. This means that you can complain to the data protection authority at any time if you believe that the processing of personal data violates the GDPR.
In short: you have rights – do not hesitate to contact the responsible person listed above!
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Germany there is a data protection officer for each federal state. For more information, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) . The following local data protection authority is responsible for our company:
Berlin data protection authority
State Commissioner for Data Protection: Maja Smoltczyk
Address: Friedrichstraße 219, 10969 Berlin
Telephone number: 030/138 89-0
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data transfer to third countries
We only transfer or process data to countries outside the EU (third countries) if you agree to this processing, if this is required by law or is contractually necessary and in any case only to the extent that this is generally permitted. In most cases, your consent is the most important reason that we have data processed in third countries. The processing of personal data in third countries such as the USA, where many software manufacturers offer services and have their server locations, may mean that personal data is processed and stored in unexpected ways.
We expressly point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. Data processing by US services (such as Google Analytics) may result in data not being processed and stored anonymously. In addition, US government authorities may have access to individual data. In addition, it may happen that collected data is linked to data from other services from the same provider, provided you have a corresponding user account. If possible, we try to use server locations within the EU, if this is offered.
We will inform you in more detail about data transfer to third countries at the appropriate points in this data protection declaration, if this applies.
Security of data processing
In order to protect personal data, we have implemented both technical and organizational measures. Where possible, we encrypt or pseudonymise personal data. In this way, we make it as difficult as possible for third parties to infer personal information from our data.
Art. 25 GDPR speaks here of “data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings” and means that one always thinks of security and corresponding security both with software (e.g. forms) and hardware (e.g. access to the server room). measures. If necessary, we will go into specific measures below.
TLS encryption with https
We use free SSL Certificates from Let’s Encrypt, free certificate autorithy developed by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) to secure connection to our Website.
TLS, encryption and https all sound very technical and they are. We use HTTPS (the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure stands for “secure hypertext transfer protocol”) to transmit data securely on the Internet.
This means that the complete transmission of all data from your browser to our web server is secured – nobody can “eavesdrop”.
We have thus introduced an additional security layer and comply with data protection through technology design ( Article 25 Paragraph 1 GDPR ). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data.
You can recognize the use of this protection for data transmission by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser, to the left of the Internet address (e.g. examplepage.de) and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.
If you want to know more about encryption, we recommend a Google search for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure wiki” to get good links to further information.
If you contact us and communicate by telephone, e-mail or online form, personal data may be processed.
The data will be processed for the handling and processing of your question and the related transaction. The data is stored for as long as the law requires.
All those who seek contact with us via the communication channels provided by us are affected by the processes mentioned.
If you call us, the call data will be stored pseudonymously on the respective end device and with the telecommunications provider used. In addition, data such as name and telephone number can then be sent by e-mail and saved to answer enquiries. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements permit.
If you communicate with us by e-mail, data may be stored on the respective end device (computer, laptop, smartphone,…) and data is stored on the e-mail server. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements permit.
If you communicate with us using an online form, data will be stored on our web server and, if necessary, forwarded to an e-mail address from us. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements permit.
The processing of the data is based on the following legal bases:
- – Article 6 paragraph 1 lit.
- – Article 6(1)(b) GDPR (contract): There is a need to fulfill a contract with you or a processor, e.g. B. the telephone provider or we need the data for pre-contractual activities, such. B. the preparation of an offer, process;
- – Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests): We want to conduct customer inquiries and business communication in a professional framework. These are certain technical facilities such. E-mail programs, exchange servers and mobile phone operators are necessary in order to be able to communicate efficiently.
We use qTranslate-XT, a WordPress plugin, to make our website multilingual (English – German). This plugin set a Persistent cookie (belong to the Essential cookies category – see below) in order to detect the user’s language preference and remember it for furtur visits of our website.
What are cookies?
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.
Whenever you surf the Internet, you use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
Cookies store certain user data from you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser transmits the “user-related” information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the settings you are used to. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, in others such as Firefox all cookies are stored in a single file.
There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, since each cookie stores different data. The expiry time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other “pests”. Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.
What types of cookies are there?
The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the data protection declaration. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.
There are 4 types of cookies:
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed if a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only goes to the checkout later. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes their browser window.
These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the loading time and behavior of the website in different browsers.
These cookies ensure a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to provide the user with individually tailored advertising. This can be very useful, but also very annoying.
Usually, when you visit a website for the first time, you will be asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course this decision is also stored in a cookie.
If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc6265 , the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments called “HTTP State Management Mechanism” .
Purpose of processing via cookies
The purpose ultimately depends on the respective cookie. More details can be found below or from the manufacturer of the software that sets the cookie.
Which data are processed?
Cookies are little helpers for many different tasks. Unfortunately, it is not possible to generalize which data is stored in cookies, but we will inform you about the processed or stored data in the following data protection declaration.
Storage duration of cookies
The storage period depends on the respective cookie and is specified below. Some cookies are deleted after less than an hour, others can remain stored on a computer for several years.
You can also influence the storage period yourself. You can manually delete all cookies at any time via your browser (see also “Right of objection” below). Furthermore, cookies that are based on consent will be deleted at the latest after you withdraw your consent, whereby the legality of storage remains unaffected until then.
Right to object – how can I delete cookies?
If you want to find out which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:
If you generally do not want any cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. You can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow the cookie or not. The procedure differs depending on the browser. It is best to look for the instructions in Google with the search term “Delete cookies Chrome” or “Deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser.
The so-called “Cookie Guidelines” have been in place since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this guideline was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the Telemedia Act (TMG).
For cookies that are absolutely necessary, even if no consent has been given, there are legitimate interests (Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR), which in most cases are of an economic nature. We want to provide visitors to our website with a pleasant user experience and certain cookies are often strictly necessary for this.
If cookies that are not absolutely necessary are used, this will only happen with your consent. In this respect, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
What is web hosting?
When you visit websites today, certain information – including personal data – is automatically created and stored, including on this website. This data should be processed as sparingly as possible and only with justification. By the way, by website we mean the entirety of all web pages on a domain, ie everything from the start page (home page) to the very last sub-page (like this one). By domain we mean, for example, example.de or example.com.
When you want to view a website on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you use a program called a web browser to do so. You probably know a few web browsers by name: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. We call it browser or web browser for short.
To view the website, the browser needs to connect to another computer where the website’s code is stored: the web server. The operation of a web server is a complicated and time-consuming task, which is why this is usually taken on by professional providers, the providers. These offer web hosting and thus ensure reliable and error-free storage of website data. A whole lot of jargon, but please stay tuned, it gets even better!
Personal data may be processed when the browser on your computer (desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone) connects and during data transfer to and from the web server. On the one hand, your computer stores data, on the other hand, the web server also has to store data for a period of time in order to ensure proper operation.
Why do we process personal data?
The purposes of data processing are:
- Professional website hosting and operation security
- to maintain operational and IT security
- Anonymous evaluation of access behavior to improve our offer and, if necessary, for criminal prosecution or the pursuit of claims
Which data are processed?
Even while you are visiting our website, our web server, which is the computer on which this website is stored, usually automatically saves data such as
- – the complete internet address (URL) of the accessed website
- – Browser and browser version (e.g. Chrome 87)
- – the operating system used (e.g. Windows 10)
- – the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL) (e.g. https://www.beispielquellsite.de/vondabinichkommen/ )
- – the hostname and IP address of the device being accessed from (e.g. COMPUTERNAME and 184.108.40.206)
- – Date and Time
- – in files, the so-called web server log files
How long is data stored?
As a rule, the above data is stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed by authorities in the event of illegal behavior.
In short: your visit is logged by our provider (company that runs our website on special computers (servers)), but we do not pass on your data without your consent!
The legality of the processing of personal data in the context of web hosting results from Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR (protection of legitimate interests), because the use of professional hosting with a provider is necessary to make the company safe and user-friendly on the Internet present and to be able to pursue attacks and claims from this if necessary.
There is usually a contract between us and the hosting provider for order processing in accordance with Art. 28 f. GDPR, which ensures compliance with data protection and guarantees data security.
What is social media?
In addition to our website, we are also active on various social media platforms. Data from users can be processed so that we can specifically address users who are interested in us via the social networks. In addition, elements of a social media platform may also be embedded directly into our website. This is the case, for example, if you click on a so-called social button on our website and are forwarded directly to our social media presence. So-called social media or social media refers to websites and apps through which registered members can produce content, exchange content openly or in certain groups and network with other members.
Why do we use social media?
For years, social media platforms have been where people communicate and connect online. With our social media appearances, we can bring our products and services closer to interested parties. The social media elements integrated into our website help you to be able to switch to our social media content quickly and without complications.
The primary purpose of the data that is stored and processed as a result of your use of a social media channel is to be able to carry out web analyses. The aim of these analyzes is to be able to develop more precise and personal marketing and advertising strategies. Depending on your behavior on a social media platform, the evaluated data can be used to draw appropriate conclusions about your interests and so-called user profiles can be created. It is also possible for the platforms to present you with customized advertisements. In most cases, cookies are set in your browser for this purpose, which store data on your usage behavior.
We generally assume that we remain responsible under data protection law, even if we use the services of a social media platform. However, the European Court of Justice has decided that in certain cases the operator of the social media platform can be jointly responsible with us within the meaning of Art. 26 DSGVO. If this is the case, we will point this out separately and work on the basis of a relevant agreement. The essence of the agreement is then reproduced below for the platform concerned.
Please note that when using the social media platforms or our built-in elements, your data may also be processed outside the European Union, as many social media channels, such as Facebook or Twitter, are American companies. As a result, you may not be able to claim or enforce your rights in relation to your personal data as easily.
Which data are processed?
Exactly which data is stored and processed depends on the respective provider of the social media platform. But usually it is data such as telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, data that you enter in a contact form, user data such as which buttons you click, who you like or follow, when you visited which pages, information about your device and your IP address. Most of this data is stored in cookies. Especially if you have a profile on the visited social media channel and are logged in, data can be linked to your profile.
All data collected via a social media platform is also stored on the providers’ servers. This means that only the providers have access to the data and can give you the right information or make changes.
If you want to know exactly what data is stored and processed by the social media providers and how you can object to data processing, you should carefully read the company’s data protection declaration. Even if you have questions about data storage and data processing or want to assert corresponding rights, we recommend that you contact the provider directly.
Duration of data processing
We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. For example, the social media platform Facebook stores data until it is no longer needed for its own purposes. Customer data that is compared with your own user data will be deleted within two days. In general, we only process personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. If it is required by law, such as in the case of accounting, this storage period can also be exceeded.
Right to object
Since cookies can be used with social media tools, we also recommend our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly what data is stored and processed by you, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.
To advertise our services as well as to communicate with interested parties or customers, we have a presence on the Facebook platform.
On this social media platform, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.
The data protection officer of Facebook can be reached via this contact form:
We have defined the joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, which sets out the reciprocal obligations, is available at the following link:
The legal basis for the processing of the resulting and subsequently disclosed personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, communication, sales, and promotion of our services.
The legal basis may also be your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR granted to the platform operator. Per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you may revoke this consent with the platform operator at any time with future effect.
When accessing our online presence on the Facebook platform, Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU will process your data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.).
This data of the user is used for statistical information on the use of our company presence on Facebook. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes as well as for the creation of user profiles. Based on these profiles, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can provide advertising both within and outside of Facebook based on your interests. If you are logged into Facebook at the time you access our site, Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also link this data to your user account.
If you contact us via Facebook, the personal data your provide at that time will be used to process the request. We will delete this data once we have completely responded to your query, unless there are legal obligations to retain the data, such as for subsequent fulfillment of contracts.
Facebook Ireland Ltd. might also set cookies when processing your data.
If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. The instructions to do this depend on the browser and system being used. For Flash cookies, the processing cannot be prevented by the settings in your browser, but instead by making the appropriate settings in your Flash player. If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions of Facebook may be fully usable.
It cannot be excluded that the processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also take place in the United States by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.
Order processing contract (AVV) Facebook
We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with Facebook within the meaning of Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read exactly what an AVV is and, above all, what must be contained in an AVV in our general section “Order processing contract (AVV)”.
This contract is required by law because Facebook processes personal data on our behalf. This clarifies that Facebook may only process data that you receive from us according to our instructions and must comply with the GDPR. The link to the order processing contract (AVV) can be found at
Security & Anti Spam
What is security & anti-spam software?
With so-called security & anti-spam software, you can protect yourself and us from various spam or phishing e-mails and possible other cyber attacks. Spam is understood to be advertising emails from a mass mailing that you did not ask for yourself. Such mails are also called data garbage and can also cause costs. Phishing emails, on the other hand, are messages that aim to build trust via fake messages or websites in order to obtain personal information. Anti-spam software usually protects against unwanted spam messages or malicious emails that could inject viruses into our system. We also use general firewall and security systems that protect our computers from unwanted network attacks.
Why do we use security & anti-spam software?
We attach great importance to security on our website. After all, it’s not just about our safety, it’s also about your safety. Unfortunately, cyber threats are now part of everyday life in the world of IT and the Internet. Hackers often try to steal personal data from an IT system with the help of a cyber attack. And therefore a good defense system is absolutely necessary. A security system monitors all incoming and outgoing connections to our network or computer. In order to achieve even greater security against cyber attacks, we also use other external security services in addition to the standardized security systems on our computer. Unauthorized traffic of data is thus better prevented and this is how we protect ourselves from cybercrime.
Which data is processed by security & anti-spam software?
Which data is collected and stored depends of course on the respective service. However, we always try to only use programs that collect data very sparingly or only store data that is necessary for the fulfillment of the service offered. In principle, the service can store data such as name, address, IP address, e-mail address and technical data such as browser type or browser version. Any performance and log data can also be collected in order to identify possible incoming threats in good time. This data will be processed as part of the Services and in compliance with applicable laws. This also includes the GDPR for US providers (via the standard contractual clauses). In some cases, these security services also work together with third-party providers, who may store and/or process data under instructions and in accordance with privacy policies and other security measures. Data is usually stored using cookies.
Duration of data processing
We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. For example, security programs store data until you or we revoke data storage. In general, personal data is only stored for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of the services. Unfortunately, in many cases we do not have precise information from the providers about the length of storage.
Right to object
Since cookies can also be used with such security services, we recommend our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly what data is stored and processed by you, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.
We use the security services mainly on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in a good security system against various cyber attacks.
You can find information on special tools – if available – in the following sections.
We use Akismet, an anti-spam solution for WordPress, for our website. Service provider is the American company Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.
Akismet also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can entail various risks for the legality and security of data processing.
Akismet or WordPress uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46. Para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, WordPress undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the relevant Standard Contractual Clauses here, among others: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de
The Data Processing Agreements, which refer to the Standard Contractual Clauses, can be found at https://wordpress.com/support/data-processing-agreements/ .
You can find out more about the data processed by using Akismet or WordPress in the data protection declaration at https://automattic.com/de/privacy/ .
We use Wordfence, a WordPress security plugin, for our website. The service provider is the American company Defiant, Inc., 1700 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109, USA.
Wordfence also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can entail various risks for the legality and security of data processing.
Wordfence uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 Para. 2 and 3 GDPR) as the basis for data processing by recipients based in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, i.e. in particular in the USA) or data transfer there. Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Wordfence undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the relevant Standard Contractual Clauses here, among others:https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de
The data processing conditions (Data Protection Regulation), which correspond to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/ .
You can find out more about the data processed by using Wordfence in the data protection declaration at https://www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/ .
Survey and survey systems
What are survey and polling systems?
We are also happy to conduct various polls and surveys via our website. These are always evaluated anonymously. A survey or survey system is a tool embedded on our website that asks you questions (e.g. about our products or services) which you can answer if you participate. Your answers will always be evaluated anonymously. However, after your consent to data processing, personal data can also be stored and processed.
Why do we use survey and survey systems?
We aim to offer you the best products and services in our industry. With surveys we get perfect feedback from you and find out what you expect from us and our services. Based on these anonymous evaluations, we can optimally adapt our products and services to your wishes and ideas. Furthermore, the information also helps us to target our advertising and marketing measures to those people who are really interested in our offer.
Which data are processed?
Personal data will only be processed if it is necessary for the technical implementation or if you have consented to personal data being processed. Then your IP address will be saved, for example, so that the survey can be displayed in your browser. Cookies can also be used so that you can easily continue your survey at a later point in time.
If you have consented to the data processing, contact data such as your e-mail address or your telephone number can be processed in addition to your IP address. Data that you enter in an online form, for example, is also stored and processed. Some providers also store information about the websites you visited (on our website), when you started and ended the survey and various technical information about your computer.
How long is data stored?
How long the data is processed and stored depends primarily on the tools we use. Below you can find out more about the data processing of the individual tools. The data protection declarations of the providers usually state exactly which data is stored and processed for how long. In principle, personal data is only processed for as long as is necessary to provide our services. When data is stored in cookies, the storage period varies greatly. The data can be deleted immediately after leaving a website, but they can also be stored for several years. Therefore, you should look at each individual cookie in detail if you want to know more about data storage.
Right to object
Since cookies can be used in survey systems, we also recommend our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly what data is stored and processed by you, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.
The use of survey systems requires your consent, which we have obtained with our cookie pop-up. According to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) , this consent represents the legal basis for the processing of personal data, as it may occur when it is collected by survey and survey systems.
In addition to consent, we have a legitimate interest in conducting surveys on our topic. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interests) . However, we only use the tools if you have given your consent.
Since cookies are used in survey systems, we also recommend that you read our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly what data is stored and processed by you, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.
Information on the individual survey systems, if available, can be found in the following sections.
Use of Google Drive and Google Forms
We use the services of Google Forms for events registration or to collect feedback on tours, workshops or seminars. The data collected with a Google Forms form is stored on a cloud storage provided for us by Google, “Google Drive”. This is a service provided by the US company Google. Google Forms is operated by: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
More information about data processing in connection with Google Forms and Google Drive can be found in Google’s data protection information:
Your data will not be passed on and will only be used to process event registration or tour, workshop, seminar’s feedback.
We use Google Forms, a service for Google Cloud Forms, for our website. The service provider is the American company Google Inc. The company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services in Europe.
Google also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can entail various risks for the legality and security of data processing.
As the basis for data processing by recipients based in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, i.e. in particular in the USA) or data transfer there, Google uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 Para. 2 and 3 DSGVO). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Google undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the relevant Standard Contractual Clauses here, among others:
The Google Ads Data Processing Terms, which correspond to the standard contractual clauses and also apply to Google Forms, can be found at https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms/.
You can find out more about the data processed by using Google in the data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Order processing contract (AVV) Google form
We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with Google in accordance with Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read about exactly what an AVV is and, above all, what must be contained in an AVV in our general section “Order Processing Agreement (AVV)”.
This contract is required by law because Google processes personal data on our behalf. This clarifies that Google may only process data that you receive from us according to our instructions and must comply with the GDPR. The link to the order processing contract (AVV) can be found at https://workspace.google.com/terms/dpa_terms.html.
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