DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

Section 1 Information on the collection of personal data

(1) The following information provides details on what personal data are collected when you access our website. The term ‘personal data’ refers to all data that relates to you personally, e.g. name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.

(2) Responsibility for the processing of personal data lies with

Central Council of German Sinti and Roma
Bremeneckgasse 2
Postal address: 69117 Heidelberg
Email: zentralrat@sintiundroma.de
Website: https://zentralrat.sintiundroma.de/
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 / 98 11 01

If you have any specific questions about the protection of your data at the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, please contact the Data Protection Officer:

Beauftragter für den Datenschutz im Zentralrat Deutscher Sinti und Roma
Bremeneckgasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Email: zentralrat@sintiundroma.de

 (3) If you contact us via email, we will save the data you provide (email address, in certain cases your name and telephone number) in order to answer your question/s. The data collected in such cases will be deleted once it no longer needs to be stored or, in the case that we have a legal obligation to retain it, processing of this data will be restricted.

(4) Regarding cases in which we use third-party providers to provide individual service functions or wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we inform you about the individual processes involved below. We also set out the criteria used to determine the period of time for which your data are stored.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The Central Council of German Sinti and Roma processes personal data as it carries out the tasks of public interest that are assigned to it. These public duties particularly include public relations work, which also involves providing information for the public on this website. The processing of personal data in this context is based on Art. 6 (1) (e) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in conjunction with the relevant national or European standards, or in conjunction with Section 3 of the Federal Data Protection Act. The same applies to applications made to the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, the processing of which requires the Central Council to process personal data (e.g. applications for funding or for access to information under the German Freedom of Information Act, the Environmental Information Act or press law). Insofar as the processing of personal data is, in individual cases, required in order to fulfil a legal obligation, this is based on Article 6 (1) (c ) GDPR in conjunction with the relevant legal provisions under which the legal obligation arises.

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject to process his/her personal data, this is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

In individual cases, the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. This also applies to processing operations necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, this is based on Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR.


Section 2 Your rights

You have the following rights with regard to the personal data concerning your person:

  • Right of access, Art. 15 GDPR
    The right of access confers on the data subject a comprehensive right of access to the data concerning his/her person and to certain important information-related criteria, such as the purposes for which it is processed or the duration for which it will be stored. The exceptions to this right regulated in Section 34 Federal Data Protection Act apply.
  • Right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR
    The right of rectification includes the possibility for the data subject to have inaccurate personal data corrected.
  • Right to erasure, Art. 17 GDPR
    The right to erasure includes the possibility for the data subject to have data deleted by the party responsible. However, this is only possible if the personal data concerning his/her person are no longer needed, are processed unlawfully or if the relevant consent has been revoked. The exceptions to this right regulated in Section 35 Federal Data Protection Act apply.
  • Right to restriction of processing, Art. 18 GDPR
    The right to restrict the processing includes the possibility for the data subject to prevent further processing of personal data concerning his/her person for the time being. A restriction particularly occurs pending verification of the exercise of other rights of the data subject.
  • Right to object to collection, processing and/or use, Art. 21 GDPR
    The right to object includes the possibility for data subjects to object, in a particular situation, to the further processing of their personal data, insofar as this is justified by the exercise of public functions or of public or private interests. The exceptions to this right regulated in Section 36 Federal Data Protection Act apply.
  • Right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR
    The right to data portability includes the possibility for the data subject to obtain the personal data concerning his/her person from the person responsible in a standard, machine-readable format, in order to be able to forward them to another person responsible if necessary. According to Art. 20 (3) sentence 2 GDPR, however, this right does not apply if the data processing serves the performance of public tasks.
  • Right to revoke consent, Art. 13 and 14 GDPR
    If personal data is processed on the basis of consent, the data subject may revoke such consent at any time for the purpose for which it was given. The lawfulness of the processing undertaken on the basis of this consent remains unaffected until receipt of the revocation.

You can assert the aforementioned rights in writing using the contact details set out in Section 1.

Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you also have the right to appeal to the data protection supervisory authority: the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

You can also contact the Data Protection Officers under Section 1 if you have any questions or complaints
 

Section 3 Collection of personal data when you visit our website 

(1) If you use this website for purely informational purposes, i.e. you do not register or provide us with information in any other way, 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, to guarantee its stability and ensure it remains secure (based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR):

– IP address

– Date and time of the request

– Time-zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

– Content of the request (specific page)

– Access status/HTTP status code

– Amount of data transferred in each case

– Website from which the request originates

– Browser

– Operating system and interface

– Language and version of the browser software

(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard drive which are assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the location that has set the cookie (in this case, to us). Cookies cannot launch and operate programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make internet services more user-friendly and efficient.

(3) Use of cookies:

  1. a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

– Transient cookies (see b)

– Persistent cookies (see c).

  1. b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This particularly includes session cookies. These store a ‘session ID’, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognised again when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
  2. c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies via the security settings for your browser at any time.
  3. d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept all third-party cookies or all cookies in general. We draw your attention to the fact that depending on which settings you select, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.
  4. e) The Flash cookies used are not recorded by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects that are stored on your device. These objects store the required data regardless of the browser you are using, and do not have a date on which they automatically expire. If you do not want the Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, such as Better Privacy for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using your browser in private mode. We also recommend that you delete your cookies and browser history manually on a regular basis.

Section 4 Other functions and services on our website

1) In addition to making our website available to you for purely informational purposes, we also offer various services that you can use should you be interested in doing so. In order to use these, you will generally have to provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by ourselves, are bound by the instructions we give them, and are checked regularly.

(3) We may also disclose your personal information to third parties when we offer promotions, competitions, contracts or similar services in conjunction with partners. You will receive further information on this when you enter your personal data or can find this in the description of the details of the specific service.

(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about any consequences of this in the description of the service provided.
 

Section 5 Filing an objection/revoking consent to our processing your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Once you have revoked your consent, the permissibility of your personal data being processed is altered.

(2) Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on a weighing up of interests, you may file an objection to us carrying out this processing. This is the case if the processing of this data is, in particular, not necessary in order to fulfil a contract with you, which is indicated by us in each case. In the event that you wish to file an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should cease to process your personal data. If you then file an objection in which you state the relevant reasons, we will examine the facts and either discontinue or adapt the processing or will set out compelling reasons as to why we will continue to process the data concerned.

(3) You may, of course, object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us about your objection to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes by writing to us at the following: Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, email: zentralrat@sintiundroma.de. 
 

Section 6 Newsletter

(1) By providing the relevant consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter.

(2) Registration for our newsletter is based on a double opt-in procedure. This means that after you register, we will send an email to the email address provided in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store the IP addresses you use and the dates of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to document your registration and, if necessary, to investigate any possible misuse of your personal data.

(3) Your email address is the only mandatory piece of information required for receiving the newsletter. Provision of further data, marked separately, is voluntary and enables us to address you personally. After receiving your confirmation, we save your email address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. This is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (a) GDPR.

(4) You can revoke your consent to our sending you the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe. You can notify us of your revocation by clicking on the link which is provided in every newsletter email, by sending an email to zentralrat@sintiundroma.de or by sending a message using contact details.

(5) To send out the newsletter and collect tracking data, we use services provided by Sendinblue. You can find further information on the third party provider’s data protection at https://de.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/


Section 8 Use of social media plug-ins

(1) We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter and email

We use a two-click solution for this. This means that when you visit our site, as a basic rule, no personal data is passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can see who the provider of the plug-in is by looking at the name given in the title line or by hovering the mouse over the logo or the button. We have made it possible for you to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in by providing a button. The plug-in provider will only receive information that you have accessed the relevant page of our online service if you click on and thereby activate the marked field. In addition, the data mentioned under Section 3 of this declaration will also be transmitted.

According to information provided by the respective providers of Facebook and Xing in Germany, IP addresses are made anonymous immediately after they are collected. By activating the plug-in, your personal data are transferred to the respective plug-in provider and stored by them at their location (e.g. in the case of US providers, this information is stored in the USA). As the plug-in provider collects data primarily via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the greyed-out box.

(2) We have no influence on the data collected and the data processing operations used, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing, or the periods of data retention. In addition, we do not have any information relating to deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.

(3) The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based website design. This data (including that of users who are not logged in) is evaluated in particular in order to display targeted 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 and can exercise this right by contacting the respective plug-in provider. The plug-ins make it possible for you to interact with social networks and other users and thereby enable us to improve the services we offer and make them more attractive and useful to you as a user. The use of plug-ins is based on Art. 6 sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

(4) The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in with them. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, the data that we collect about you will be directly assigned to your existing account with this provider. If you press the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and communicates it publicly to your contacts. We recommend that you regularly log out after using a social network, especially before activating the button, as this allows you to avoid data about you being assigned to your profile at the plug-in provider.

(5) Further information on the scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider and on the purposes for which it is used can be found in the following data protection statements published by these providers. These also contain further information on associated rights and on the different privacy protection settings that are available.

(6) The addresses of the respective plug-in providers and the URLs where their data protection information can be found are as follows:

  1. Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other and www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info. Facebook has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
  2. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Google has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
  3. Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; com/privacy. Twitter has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.


Section 9 Embedding of YouTube videos

(1) We have embedded YouTube videos on our website which are stored at www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all embedded in the extended data protection mode, i.e. no data about you as a user will be transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. The data referred to in paragraph 2 are transmitted only if you play the videos. We have no influence on the transmission of this data.

(2) If you visit the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under Section 3 of this declaration will also be transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether you have a YouTube user account that you are logged in to, or whether you do not have such an account. When you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish your profile to be associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based website design. This data (including that of users who are not logged in) is evaluated in particular in order to develop targeted 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 and can exercise this right by contacting YouTube.

(3) Further information on the scope of data collection and processing undertaken by YouTube and on the purposes for which it is used can be found in its data protection statement. This also contains further information on your rights and on the different privacy protection settings that are available: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA.


Section 10: Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics in our Internet presence. This is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Through the certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

guarantees Google that the data protection requirements of the EU will also be observed when processing data in the USA. The Google Analytics service is used to analyse the usage behaviour of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our website.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, place, time or frequency of the visit to our website, is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymisation function. With this function Google shortens the IP address already within the EU or EEA.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website and the usage activities there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.

Google states that it will not link your IP address to other data. Google also keeps a record of your IP address under

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners

will provide you with further information on data protection law, for example on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

In addition, Google offers under

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

a so-called deactivation add-on together with further information on this. This add-on can be installed with all common internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that information about your visit to our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services. Whether and which other web analysis services are used by us, you will of course also find out in this data protection declaration.

 

Data protection statement

antigypsyism.eu is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our website visitors.

Personal data (usually referred to just as “data” below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”), “processing” refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

  1. I. Information about us as controllers of your data
  2. II. The rights of users and data subjects
  3. III. Information about the data processing
  1. I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the “controller”) for purposes of data protection law is:

antigypsyism.eu, Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, Bremeneckgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
(0049)-(0)6221-981101, zentralrat@sintiundroma.de

The controller’s data protection officer is: Jonathan Mack, Political Advisor

  1. II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • – to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • – to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • – to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • – to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • – to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller’s future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.

The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.

The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.

Cookies

  1. a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

  1. b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing, or improving the features of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.

  1. c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, place, time, or frequency of your visits to our website will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function, whereby Google truncates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is transmitted to the US.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and of the internet in general.

Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data. In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its data protection practices at

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners, including options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data. In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en in addition with further information. This add-on can be installed on the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

Google-Maps

Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.

If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.

By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are transmitted.

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. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Use https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=en and the Terms and Conditions for Google Maps https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

Google also offers further information at

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Facebook plug-in

Our website uses the plug-in of the Facebook social network. Facebook.com is a service provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this service is also operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, hereinafter both referred to as “Facebook.”

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

Facebook guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

Further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective functions is available from Facebook at

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Facebook’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Facebook to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Facebook while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Facebook. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Facebook. If, for example, you use the Facebook Like button, this information will be stored in your Facebook account and published on the Facebook platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our website or use an add-on for your browser to prevent the Facebook plug-in from loading.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Facebook’s privacy policy found at

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Twitter plug-in

Our website uses the plug-in of the Twitter social network. The Twitter service is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

Twitter guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Twitter’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Twitter while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. The information collected may then be assigned to your personal account at Twitter. If, for example, you use the Twitter Tweet button, this information will be stored in your Twitter account and may be published on the Twitter platform. To prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Twitter’s privacy policy found at

https://twitter.com/privacy

MailChimp – Newsletter

We offer you the opportunity to register for our free newsletter via our website.

We use MailChimp, a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA, hereinafter referred to as “The Rocket Science Group”.

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active

the Rocket Science Group guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. In addition, the Rocket Science Group offers further information about its data protection practices at

http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you for this purpose, i.e. your email address and, optionally, your name and address, will be processed by The Rocket Science Group. In addition, your IP address and the date and time of your registration will be saved. During the registration process, your consent to receive this newsletter will be obtained together with a concrete description of the type of content it will offer and reference made to this privacy policy.

The newsletter then sent out by The Rocket Science Group will also contain a tracking pixel called a web beacon. This pixel helps us evaluate whether and when you have read our newsletter and whether you have clicked any links contained therein. In addition to further technical data, such as data about your computer hardware and your IP address, the data processed will be stored so that we can optimize our newsletter and respond to the wishes of our readers. The data will therefore increase the quality and attractiveness of our newsletter.

The legal basis for sending the newsletter and the analysis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior consent to receive this newsletter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

Google AdWords with Conversion Tracking

Our website uses Google AdWords and conversion tracking. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

We use conversion tracking to provide targeted promotion of our site. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

If you click on an ad placed by Google, the conversion tracking we use stores a cookie on your device. These so-called conversion cookies expire after 30 days and do not otherwise identify you personally.

If the cookie is still valid and you visit a specific page of our website, both we and Google can evaluate that you clicked on one of our ads placed on Google and that you were then forwarded to our website.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. In addition, we receive information about the number of users who clicked on our advertisement(s) as well as about the pages on our site that are subsequently visited. Neither we nor third parties who also use Google AdWords will be able to identify you from this conversion tracking.

You can also prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support.

In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its data protection practices at

https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html

http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

in particular information on how you can prevent the use of your data.

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