Statement of Online Data Protection Policy for www.steam-up.eu

Statement of Online Data Protection

In accordance with Section 4 Paragraph 1 of Germany’s Teleservices Data Protection Act (Teledienstedatenschutzgesetz) and Section 13 Paragraph 1 of Germany’s Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz).

We appreciate your interest in our Project Steam-Up and want you to feel secure about the protection of your personal data when visiting our website. We take the protection of your personal data seriously. We want you to know when we collect particular data, and how we use it. In the following, we will explain the type, scope and purpose of data collection and the use of your personal data. This information can be retrieved at any time from our website.

In order to guarantee the security of your personal data, such data will be assiduously protected against unauthorised access and unauthorised disclosure, and will not be conveyed to third parties without authorisation.

Data Protection

The use of our site is possible without disclosing personal data. Different terms and conditions can apply in respect to the various services on our website, as will be discussed separately below. The voluntary entry of your personal details (for example, your name, address, email, phone number and the like) will only be processed by us according to the provisions of Germany’s data protection laws and will not be passed on to a third party without your express consent. Data will be considered personal if they can be clearly associated with a specific person. The legal source of this data protection can be found in Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz). The following will inform you of the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data by the service provider.

We advise you that internet-based data transfer can demonstrate security vulnerabilities and that complete protection from such vulnerabilities from third party access is thus impossible.

Server Data

Upon visiting our website, your web browser automatically conveys data to our web server for technical reasons, which will be stored in the so-called server log files. These data will concern, amongst other things, the time and date of your visit, the URL of the website that referred you to our site, which data were requested, the amount of data requested, which browser you use, which version of that browser, your operating system and your IP address. These data will be kept separate from other data you provide to us in respect to your use of our services. It is not possible for us to connect this data to any particular person. This data is used for statistical purposes so that we can improve our website and our services.

Inventory Data

Inasmuch as a contractual relationship between you and adelphi should be established, developed in regards to content, or altered, we will collect and use your personal data only to the extent necessary for those purposes.

Should it be required by the relevant authorities, we may in individual cases convey this data (inventory data) to the relevant parties to the extent necessary to the enforcement of the law, the protection of public safety, and to the fulfilment of statutory duties of the intelligence services, military counter-intelligence services or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Email Addresses

When you send us an email, we use your email address only to further correspondence with you.

Links to External Websites

If you access an external internet site via our site (external link), the external provider will possibly receive information from your browser regarding the site you were referred by. The external provider is responsible for this data. We, like any other provider, are not able to influence this process.

Contact

From our side, we also provide you with the means to contact us by email and/or via the contact form on our website. In this case, data entered by the user will be saved so that we can process the user’s contact request. These data will not be passed on to any third party. Likewise, no comparison will proceed with any data which may have been saved during use of other parts of our website.

Use of the web analysis service PIWIK

We use the web analysis service PIWIK on our website. In conducting this analysis, PIWIK uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer and enable analysis of how you may have used our website. Data generated by cookies can include the time, place and frequency of your visits to our website, including your IP address. These data will be transferred to and saved on our PIWIK server. In this process, your IP address will be anonymised, so that you as a user will be anonymous to us. Data generated by cookies regarding your use of this website will not be passed on to any third party. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the relevant settings on your web browser. We advise you that if you do this, = you might no longer be able to use all functions of our website to their fullest extent.

If you do not agree to data regarding your visit being saved and analysed, you can opt out of any further saving and processing of your data at the click of a mouse. In this event, an opt-out-cookie will be saved on your computer, with the result that PIWIK will no longer generate data about your visit. Please be aware that if you delete the cookies stored in your browser, the PIWIK opt-out-cookie will also be deleted and where necessary must be reactivated by you, the user.

Our website’s use of Facebook

The Social Media Buttons used on our website – which conform to all data protection regulations – do not establish a direct connection to Facebook’s social network (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA).

If you click on the Facebook “like button” whilst you are logged in to Facebook, you can link to the contents of our website on your Facebook profile. By this process, Facebook can associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account. We advise you that as the provider of this site, we have no knowledge of the data transferred or Facebook’s use of those data. Further information is available on Facebook’s data protection statement, which you can read at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php (German) and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php (English).

Our website’s use of Twitter recommendations

The Social Media Buttons used on our website – which conform to all data protection regulations – do not establish a direct connection to Twitter’s services (Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA).

When you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and be shown to other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter.

We advise you that as the provider of this site, we have no knowledge of the data transferred or Twitter’s use of those data. Further information is available on Twitter’s data protection statement, which you can read at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Our website’s use of LinkedIn recommendations

We may add a Social Media Button for LinkedIn

The Social Media Buttons used on our website – which conform to all data protection regulations – do not establish a direct connection to LinkedIn’s services (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

If you click on the LinkedIn ”recommend” button whilst you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you connect the contents of our website to your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn can thus connect your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account.

We have neither influence on the data that LinkedIn generates during this process, nor over the scope of the data generated by LinkedIn. Furthermore, we have no knowledge of the content of any data transferred to LinkedIn. Details of data generated by LinkedIn as well as of your rights and account settings can be found on LinkedIn’s data protection policy statement. This can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Right to information/withdrawal of consent/deletion

On the basis of Germany’s federal data protection laws, you can contact us free of charge if you have questions on the creation, processing or use of your personal data and the amendment, blocking or deletion of said data, as well as if you wish to withdraw consent you may have given to us regarding said data. Upon your request, the information can be provided to you electronically. We advise you that you have a right to have inaccurate data corrected as well as to have your personal data deleted, should this claim not contradict any legal obligations to retain data.

Status: 21.08.2014
Sources: http://kluge-recht.de, https://www.ratgeberrecht.eu