PRIVACY POLICY

Version January 2019

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information gives you a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data which allow for your personal identification. For detailed information on the topic of data protection, please refer to our Privacy Policy set out below this text.

Data collection on our website

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA ON THIS WEBSITE?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. For their contact data, please refer to the legal notice on this website.

HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR DATA?
One way of collecting your data is that you provide it to us. Such data may, for example, include information that you enter in a contact form.

Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. Above all, these include technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time at which the page was retrieved). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

WHICH RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE WITH REGARD TO YOUR DATA?
You have, at any time, a right of free access to information on the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. What’s more, you also have a right to demand the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice with regards to this or other questions surrounding data protection. What’s more, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party provider tools

Upon visiting our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done by means of cookies and so-called analysis programmes. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Find out more details about this in our Privacy Policy under the heading “Analysis tools / protection from spam”.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you of your opportunities to object in this Privacy Policy.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of the website take the protection of your data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations, as well as this Privacy Policy.

When you use this website, different personal data will be collected. Personal data are data which allow for your personal identification. This Privacy Policy explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and why this takes place.

We would like to point out that data transfer on the Internet can be subject to security vulnerabilities (e.g. in the case of communication via email). Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Information on the Controller

The Controller for data processing on this website is:

VIDEC Data Engineering GmbH
Contrescarpe 1
D-28203 Bremen

Telephone: +49 421 33 950 0
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The Controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Withdrawing your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw consent that you provided on a previous occasion at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message by email will suffice. The lawfulness of data processing carried out prior to the withdrawal of consent shall remain unaffected.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons, and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content such as orders or enquiries which you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line in the browser changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL and/or TLS encryption is active, the data that you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Access, blocking, erasure

You have, at any time, under the applicable legal provisions, the right of free access to your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and to the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data, if applicable. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice with regards to this or other questions surrounding personal data.

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact data — which have been published to comply with legal notice obligations — for the purposes of sending advertisements and information material which has not been expressly requested is hereby rejected. The operator of the web pages expressly reserves the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertisement information, for example spam emails.

3. Data Protection Officer

Statutory Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our company.

VIDEC Data Engineering GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Contrescarpe 1
D-28203 Bremen

Telephone: +49 421 33 950 0
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4. Data collection on our website

Server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called “server log files”, which your browser automatically communicates to us. This information includes:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the computer used for access
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not combined with other data sources.

The data processing is based on Art. 6(1) point (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data in order to execute a contract or to engage in pre-contractual steps.

Contact form / Training course form / Access request form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, we will store your data from the enquiry form, including the contact data specified there by you, for processing the enquiry and in case any follow-up questions arise. We will not pass this information on without your permission.

In doing so, the data entered in the form is processed exclusively on a legal basis (Art. 6(1) points (a) and (b) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message by email will suffice. The lawfulness of data processing operations carried out prior to the withdrawal of consent shall remain unaffected.

Any data which you submit via the contact form will be stored by us until you request its erasure, withdraw your consent to its storage or the purpose for it to be stored no longer exists (e.g. after we have finished processing your enquiry). Mandatory legal provisions — particularly retention periods — shall remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to make use of additional functions of the site. We only use the data submitted to this end for the purpose of using the relevant offer or service for which you have registered. The details marked as mandatory during registration must be completed in full. Should you fail to do so, your registration will be rejected.

In the case of important changes — such as changes to the scope of the services offered or changes which are technically necessary — we will use the email address which you submitted during registration to inform you of said changes.

The data submitted during the registration process is processed based on your consent (Art. 6(1) point (a) GDPR). You can withdraw consent that you provided on a previous occasion at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message by email will suffice. The lawfulness of data processing already carried out prior to the withdrawal of consent shall remain unaffected.

The data collected during registration will be stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website and will then be erased. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

The processing of data (customer and contractual data)

We only collect, process and use personal data insofar as these are necessary for the justification, development or modification of the contractual relationship (inventory data). This takes place on the basis of Art. 6(1) point (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data in order to execute a contract or to engage in pre-contractual steps. We only collect, process, and use personal data regarding the use of our web pages (usage data) where doing so is required in order to enable the user to use the service or to charge the user with the use of the service.

The customer data we collect will be deleted after completion of the order or upon termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transfer when concluding a contract for services and digital content

We only communicate personal data to third parties where this is required in order to execute the contract, for example to the company / suppliers tasked with order processing.

There will be no further transmission of data, or this shall only occur where you have explicitly consented to this. Transmission of your data to third parties, for example for advertising purposes, does not take place without express consent.

The data processing is based on Art. 6(1) point (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data in order to execute a contract or to engage in pre-contractual steps.

Cookies

“Cookies” are small files which are saved on the user’s computer. Different information can be stored within cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their access of an online offer. Temporary cookies, “session cookies” or “transient cookies” are some of the names given to those cookies which are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes their browser. For example, the contents of a shopping basket in an online shop, or a login status, can be saved in such a cookie. Cookies are referred to as “permanent” or “persistent” if they remain stored even after the browser is closed. In this way, for example, the login status on a website can be saved if the user visits it again after several days. Likewise, the interests of users can be stored in such a cookie and used to measure reach or for marketing purposes. “Third party cookies” is the name given to those cookies which are offered by providers other than the Controller who operates the online offer (otherwise, when cookies are offered exclusively by the Controller, reference is made to “first party cookies”).

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and provide information about this within the framework of our Privacy Policy.

  • Session cookie from our CMS system
  • Tracking cookie from Matamo (opt-out when activated)
  • Cookie notice

If users do not wish to have cookies stored on their computer, we request that they disable the relevant option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The disabling of cookies may lead to restrictions regarding the functionality of these online offers.

5. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter which is offered on the website, we require your email address and information which enables us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided, as well as your confirmation that you agree to the receipt of the newsletter. Other data will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively to send the requested information, and do not pass these on to third parties.

The data submitted in the newsletter sign-up form is processed exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6(1) point (a) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your data, your email address and its use for the distribution of the newsletter at any time; for example by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of data processing operations already carried out prior to the withdrawal of consent shall remain unaffected.

The data which you have stored with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you have unsubscribed from the newsletter and, after the newsletter has been cancelled, will be deleted. Data which are stored with us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

Where applicable, links to our website which are contained within our newsletters will be evaluated with Matomo.

Plug-ins and tools

YouTube / Google Maps

We do not embed YouTube videos or Google Maps directly. As soon as you begin watching a YouTube video on our website, a connection will be made to YouTube’s servers. In doing so, the YouTube servers are made aware of which of our sites you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly allocate your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

What’s more, YouTube can store various cookies on your end device after you have started a video. Using these cookies, YouTube can receive information about users to our website. Among other things, this information is used to collect video statistics, to improve user friendliness, and to prevent attempts at fraud. These cookies remain on your end device until you delete them.

After starting a YouTube video, it may be possible that additional data processing operations — over which we have no control — are triggered.

YouTube is used in the interests of ensuring an appealing presentation of our online offerings. This is a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR.
You can find more information about data protection at YouTube in their privacy policy at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube

7. Analysis tools

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of how you use the website. To do so, information which is generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before storage.

Matomo cookies remain on your end device until you delete them.

Matomo cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both their web offer and their advertising.

Information which is generated by the cookie about your use of the website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their fullest extent.

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