The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of the law governing data protection - particularly EU Regulation 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) (“GDPR”), the German Federal Data Protection Law (“BDSG”) and the German Tele-Media Law (“TMG”) – as well as this Data Protection Declaration.
Information concerning the controller
Platz der Ideen 1
Phone: +49 211 1581 9744
Data protection officer:
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0) 69 - 9494 32 410
You will find additional information in the imprint.
Use of your data
Provision of the website - general
Data connected with your access to this website (e.g. IP address, date, time and pages visited) will only be stored and processed during the period that communication is taking place. We might also refer to additional data on this occasion (such as for example type/version of browser, operating system) in order to be able to offer you an optimal version of our website. The legal basis for processing these data is the fact that this is necessary in order for our website to be able to deal with your enquiry (article 6(1)(b) GDPR and § 15 TMG). Data will only be stored beyond the time the website is in use as stated below:
We automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
Browser type and version
Operating system used
IP address and host name of the computer seeking access in an abbreviated and anonymised form
Time of the server enquiry
It is impossible to attribute this information to particular individuals. These data will not be combined with other data sources. In the event of specific indication of illegal attacks on our website, however, we reserve the right to store the IP address and host name in an unabbreviated form (possibly together with data that you input via the contact form). Should the data collected in this way not be required in order to resist such attacks or to pursue legal action, they will be erased or anonymised after seven (7) days. In individual cases, in the event of technical defects, these data may be processed briefly until the error has been corrected or the data are no longer required in order to identify the error. The legal basis for processing is therefore the need to safeguard our legitimate interests (article 6(1)(h) of the GDPR) in maintaining the functionality and security of the website or to pursue legal action.
Moreover, it is generally possible to use our website without providing personal data. Should personal data be collected on our website (for example name, address or e-mail addresses), this is always done, whenever possible, voluntarily and with your consent. These data will not be forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent.
We draw attention to the fact that data transmitted in the Internet (e.g. communicated by e-mail) may be subject to gaps in security. It is not possible to protect data completely from access by third parties.
Use of WelectPublish
Should you use the WelectPublish service, we also collect and store data concerning the services for which you use the benefits of Welect and which of the sponsors’ contents are shown to you for this purpose. This information is stored on a cookie in your computer. If you have given us your consent for this we evaluate the information the next time you use WelectPublish, in order to avoid offers already used being shown to you again. The legal basis for processing in this case is that it is required in order to fulfil a contract with you (article 6(1)(b) GDPR) as well as, if applicable, the consent you have given (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). The cookie remains stored until you erase it from your browser, at the latest however for two weeks from the time the service was last used.
We also use your IP address in order to determine your approximate location and to show you offers from sponsors in your vicinity.
We also use this information in anonymised form for market research, advisory and information purposes (advertising) connected with the partners’ and sponsors’ goods and services and those of other third companies.
If you submit enquiries to us by contact form, we store the information you provide in the contact form, including contact data disclosed, in order to process your enquiry and to deal with any subsequent questions. We do not forward these data to third parties unless you have given your consent separately.
By making contact with us, you give your consent to the use of your personal data in order to answer your enquiry. The legal basis for processing is therefore your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR), which you may revoke at any time, to come into effect in the future.
In this case, we store your data for a reasonable period of time in order to be able to refer to previous processing in the event of subsequent questions, at the most however for a period of 3 years or until you request their erasure.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need from you an e-mail address as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address stated and are in agreement with receiving the newsletter. No further data are recorded. We will only use these data in order to send the information requested and will not pass them on to third parties.
The legal basis for processing is therefore your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR), which you may revoke at any time, to come into effect in the future. The data will be stored until you cancel the newsletter.
Data protection declaration for Google Analytics
This website uses functions provided by the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable you to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website are generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Should IP anonymisation be activated on this website, within the member-states of the European Union or in other contractual-states to the agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address is however abbreviated by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports on activities on the website and to provide the website operator with additional services connected with use of the website and the Internet. Google will not combine the IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics with other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by an appropriate setting of your browser software; we draw attention to the fact, however, that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the functions on this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and on your use of the data on the website (including your e-mail address) to Google as well as the processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent Google Analytics recording data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevent any future recording of your data when you visit this website: deactivate Google Analytics.
The legal basis for processing in this case is safeguarding our legitimate interest (article 6(1)(h) of the GDPR) in optimising the functionality of our website and market research. Google LLC therefore only processes the data on our behalf. We only store the data in an anonymised form after the website has been used.
Google LLC is not located in the European Union or in the European Economic Area. An adequate level of data protection is however ensured by the participation of Google Inc. in the EU-US data protection shield (EU Implementation Resolution 2016/1250 of the Commission).
Web tracking by third parties
The legal basis for the use of tracking technologies to control the advertising you select is the safeguarding of the legitimate interest (article6(1)(h) der GDPR) in being able to prove and verify the control of advertising to our advertising partners.
You may object to the collection and evaluation of your data by these technology providers by downloading or setting and storing the opt-out cookie provided under the following link:
Description of service – possibility of preventing processing (opt-out)
Flashtalking GmbH – http://www.flashtalking.com/privacypolicy/
Sizmek Technologies, Inc. – https://www.sizmek.com/privacy-policy/#options
Google Tag Manager – https://policies.google.com/privacy
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed of the setting of cookies and only permit cookies in certain cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies once the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, WelectPublish or the social media plug-ins referred to above can no longer be used or only to a limited extent and prior-settings can no longer be stored.