Data Protection Statement
This Data Protection Statement was last updated in May 2018 to reflect changes in data protection laws, specifically the GDPR . It sets out the data protection practices carried out through the use of the Internet and any other electronic communications networks byData Business Services GmbH & Co KG and its associated companies (all together “COMPANY”).
Contacts for Data Protection:
In case of any requests on data protection issues, please contact:
Severine Petersen (Data Protection Officer)
Requests that do not have confidential or sensitive content can be sent by mail to the Data Protection Officer by using the following e-mail address:
Fax: +49 89 66002036
Personal information we collect
COMPANY collects personal information from you through the use of registration forms, for instance every time you sign up for an electronic newsletter, when you send us an application to be considered for employment, when you register for an event, when you submit a request for proposal or for information, when you request the authorization of downloading a document, when you enter an online competition or when you send us a message via an email reply mechanism provided on the COMPANY sites.
Utlization of personal information
We process personal information collected via the COMPANY sites for the purposes of:
• Providing our services
• Dealing with your enquiries and requests
• Proposing/inviting access to COMPANY’s social media accounts
• Proposing/inviting to informational events and conferences
• Providing you with information about products and services.
Information we gather via this website
When you visit one of the COMPANY sites, we collect information automatically about those visits.
In particular, your browser automatically sends us certain Internet-related information, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using.
Only technical cookies are used which do not store tracking or retrievable information or any type of personal data.
wfwaf-authcookie-(hash) This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded.
wf_loginalerted_(hash) This cookie is used to notify the Wordfence admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location.
wfCBLBypass Wordfence offers a feature for a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL. This cookie helps track who should be allowed to bypass country blocking.
Information we share
We will only disclose personal information to other companies within our group of companies, business partners, government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf. In these circumstances we will share your personal information for purposes such as our legitimate business purposes and to comply with legal obligations.
Links to other sites
This Data Protection Statement applies only to information collected by a COMPANY site. For further information an the all data protection policies of COMPANY please contact the DPO.
COMPANY sites contain links to other sites that are not owned or administered by COMPANY. Please be aware that COMPANY is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other third party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of every Web site you visit.
We maintain safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction of the personal information you provide to us through the COMPANY sites. Please note, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet. Therefore, while we endeavour to protect your personal data, when data is transferred over the Internet it may potentially be accessed and used by unauthorised parties.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access and correction and deletion
We want to make sure that any information we hold on you is up to date and correct. If you have any requests concerning your personal information COMPANY holds about you , to obtain a copy or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us at the contact the DPO as listed the beginning of this document.
Internet based transfers
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing the COMPANY sites and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge our processing of personal data in this way. However, we will endeavour to protect all personal information collected through the COMPANY sites in accordance with strict data protection standards.
Changes to this data protection statement
We reserve the right to amend this Statement at any time without advance notice in order to address future developments of COMPANY, the Website or changes in industry or legal trends. We will post the revised Statement on the Website or announce the change on the home page of the Website. You can determine when the Statement was revised by referring to the “Last Updated” date on the top of this Statement. Any changes will become effective upon the posting of the revised Statement on the Website. By continuing to use the Website following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Statement, in whole or part, you can choose to not continue to use the Website.
Security of your data
Your personal data will be secured by taking all technical and organizational security measures so that they are inacc