The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.

 

Data Processing When Visiting the Website

During the mere informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us (e.g. via a contact form), we collect the following technical information (log file data):

– operating system of the end device with which you are visiting our website
– browser (type, version & language settings)
– the amount of data retrieved
– the current IP address of the end device with which you are visiting our website
– date and time of access
– the URL of the previously visited website (referrer)
– the URL of the (sub)page you are accessing on the website
– the Internet service provider of the accessing system

The collection of this data is technically necessary to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security. We (and our service provider) do not regularly know who is behind an IP address. We do not combine the data listed above with other data.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Since the collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage in log files are absolutely necessary for the operation of the website and to protect against misuse, our legitimate interest in data processing prevails at this point.

 

Data Transfer

As a matter of principle, your personal data will not be transferred to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so, or the transfer of data is necessary for the performance of the contractual relationship, or you have previously given your express consent to the transfer of your data.

External service providers and partner companies, such as online payment providers or a shipping company commissioned with the delivery, only receive your data to the extent that this is necessary to process your order. In these cases, however, the scope of the transmitted data is limited to the necessary minimum. Insofar as our service providers process your personal data on our behalf, we ensure within the framework of order processing pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR that they comply with the provisions of data protection laws in the same manner. Please also note the data protection notices of the respective providers. The respective service provider is responsible for the content of third-party services, whereby we check the services for compliance with the legal requirements within the scope of reasonableness.

We attach importance to processing your data within the EU / EEA. However, it may happen that we use service providers who process data outside the EU / EEA. In these cases, we ensure that an adequate level of data protection comparable to the standards within the EU is established at the recipient prior to the transfer of your personal data. This can be achieved, for example, via EU standard contracts or Binding Corporate Rules or special agreements to whose regulations the company may be subject.

 

Person Responsible

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

CoA Academy GmbH
Sudermanplatz 1
50670 Cologne

Phone: +49 (0) 221 17931649
Email: info@coa.academy

 

Your Rights

We will gladly provide you with information as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed; if this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the information listed in detail in Art. 15 GDPR. In addition, you have the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), the right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), the right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR) and the right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR) under the respective legal conditions.

You have the right to object to processing under the legal conditions (Art. 21 GDPR).

To exercise your above rights, please contact us by email at datenschutze@coa.academy or by post at the company’s address.  The exercise of your above rights is free of charge for you.

Without prejudice to these rights and the possibility of seeking any other administrative or judicial remedy, you may at any time exercise your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes data protection law (Art. 77 GDPR).

The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
North Rhine-Westphalia
P.O. Box 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf

 

Legal Basis for Our Data Processing

The processing of personal data can be based on various legal bases. If we need your data to fulfill a contract with you or to respond to inquiries from you regarding a contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR. If we obtain your consent for certain data processing, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1. p. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Some data processing is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest, whereby a balancing of your interests worthy of protection and our legitimate interests is always undertaken. The legal basis here is Art. 6 para. p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c) GDPR.

Below, we explain how we process personal data via our website.

 

Cookies

Cookies are data that are stored on your computer by a website you visit and enable your browser to be reassigned. Cookies transmit information to the party that sets the cookie. Cookies can store various information, such as your language setting, the duration of your visit to our website or the entries you have made there. This prevents you, for example, from having to re-enter required form data each time you use the site. The information stored in cookies can also be used to recognize preferences and to tailor content according to areas of interest.

There are different types of cookies: session cookies are sets of data that are only temporarily held in memory and deleted when you close your browser. Permanent or persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predetermined duration, which may vary depending on the cookie. The information can also be stored in text files on your computer with this type of cookie. However, you can also delete these cookies at any time via your browser settings.

First-party cookies are set by the website you are currently visiting. Only that website is allowed to read information from these cookies. Third-party cookies are set by organizations that do not operate the website you are visiting. For example, these cookies are used by marketing companies.

The legal basis for possible processing of personal data using cookies and their storage period may vary. Insofar as you have given us your consent, the legal basis is Art.6 para.1 p.1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as the data processing is based on our overriding legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art.6 para.1 p.1 lit. f) GDPR. The stated purpose then corresponds to our legitimate interest.

We use cookies to ensure the proper operation of the website, to provide basic functionalities, for reach measurement and – with your consent – to tailor our services to preferred areas of interest.

The cookies used on this website are:

 

Name / Provider Purpose Will be deleted after
Google Analytics

On our websites, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, located at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google Analytics”).

Google Analytics sets cookies on your end device, which enable us to evaluate your use of our websites in order to better adapt our online offer to the needs of our customers. For this purpose, Google Analytics collects, for example, data to uniquely identify your browser, information about when and how often you have accessed our websites, how long you have stayed on our websites and how you have interacted with our websites.

 

26 months
LinkedIn Insights and Conversion Tracking We process your data to evaluate campaigns and collect information about website visitors who may have reached us through our campaigns on LinkedIn. 26 months
Facebook    

 

You can delete cookies already stored on your end device at any time.  If you want to prevent cookies from being stored, you can do so via the settings in your internet browser. You can find instructions for common browsers here: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Google Chrome mobile, Microsoft Edge Browser, Safari, Safari mobile. Alternatively, you can also install so-called ad blockers. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

When accessing our website, all users of our website are also informed by an info banner about our use of cookies and referred to this privacy policy. In doing so, you as a user will also be asked for your consent to the use of certain cookies, especially those relevant for the personalization of services and for marketing measures. Our website uses the cookie consent technology of Borlabs Cookie to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and to document this in accordance with data protection law. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).

Once you have given your consent, you can revoke it at any time with future effect by… [Description of the revocation option; example: by calling up the cookie administration via the following link and unchecking the box next to the processing to which you had consented].

 

Newsletter

General Information

You can subscribe to our CoA newsletter on our website, which we use to inform you about content related to leadership and management, as well as current information about our offerings and our events. The content of the individual newsletter is briefly described as part of the registration process. The legal basis for sending the respective newsletter is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 para. 2 No. 3 UWG or the legal permission pursuant to Section 7 para. 3 UWG.

For the registration to our newsletters we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration, we will send you an email to the email address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration, your information will be automatically deleted after 3 days.

Mandatory information for sending the newsletter is only your email address. The provision of further data is voluntary: this data is used to address you personally. After your confirmation, we store your email address for the purpose of sending the newsletter and until revoked. We also store your IP address current at the time of registration, the time of registration and confirmation for up to three years after registration (statute of limitations). The purpose of this procedure is to be able to prove your registration in case of doubt and, if necessary, to clarify any misuse of your personal data. The legal basis for logging the registration is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f) GDPR in proving a formerly given consent, see also Art. 7 para. 1 GDPR.

You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare the revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter email or by sending an email to xyz@unternehmen.de.

Newsletter Tracking

We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter in order to determine whether and when the newsletter was opened. For this evaluation, the sent emails contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are stored on our server and are loaded when the newsletter is opened. Technical information such as browser type, time of opening and IP address are transmitted. For the evaluations, we link the aforementioned data and the web beacons with your email address and an individual ID. Links received in the newsletter also contain this ID and allow us to analyze your click behavior.

With the data obtained in this way, we create a user profile to tailor the newsletter to your individual interests. In doing so, we record when you read our newsletters, which links you click on in them and infer your personal interests from this. We link this data to actions you have taken on our website. The legal basis for this data processing is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. a) GDPR.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation in this case includes the entire newsletter, as a separate revocation of the tracking is unfortunately not technically possible. To do so, simply click the unsubscribe link provided in each email.

Moreover, such tracking is not possible if you have deactivated the display of images by default in your email program. In this case, the newsletter will not be fully displayed to you and you may not be able to use all of its features. If you display the images manually, the tracking mentioned above will take place.

The information from the tracking is stored as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. After unsubscribing, the data is anonymized and used for purely statistical purposes.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

 

Contact

When you contact us by email, telephone, fax or via a contact form, the data you provide (your email address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions and process your requests. The legal basis in this respect is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Insofar as we request input via our contact form that is not required for contacting you, we have always marked this as optional. This information serves us to specify your request and to improve the processing of your request. A communication of this information is expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent, Art. 6 para.1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as this involves information on communication channels (for example, email address, telephone number), you also consent to us contacting you via this communication channel, if necessary, in order to respond to your request. You can, of course, revoke this consent at any time for the future.

Your data that we have received in the course of contacting you will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected, your request has been fully processed and no further communication with you is necessary or desired by you.

As the party responsible for data protection, our company has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps. Absolute protection cannot be guaranteed; in any case, sending unencrypted emails is not secure. We therefore ask you not to send sensitive data by unencrypted email, but to use either encrypted communication channels or the postal service for this purpose.

 

Google Analytics

Insofar as you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, is used on this website. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).

Scope of Processing

Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of our websites. The information collected by means of the cookies about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We use the function ‘anonymizeIP’ (so-called IP masking): Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

During your website visit, the following data is collected, among other things:

  • the pages you visit, your “click path”
  • achievement of “website goals” (conversions, e.g. newsletter sign-ups, downloads, purchases)
  • your user behavior (for example, clicks, time spent, bounce rates)
  • your approximate location (region)
  • your IP address (in shortened form)
  • technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g., language setting, screen resolution)
  • your internet service provider
  • the referrer URL (via which website/ via which advertising medium you came to this website)

Purposes of the Processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your (pseudonymous [NOT WHEN USING USER ID]) use of the website and compiling reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyze the performance of our website [OPTIONAL] and the success of our marketing campaigns.

Recipient
The recipient of the data is

  • Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

as the order processor. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for this purpose. Google LLC, based in California, USA, and, if applicable, US authorities may access the data stored by Google.

Transmission to Third Countries
A transfer of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.

Storage Period
The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by
a. not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.

You can also prevent cookies from being stored by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to refuse all cookies, you may experience limitations in functionality on this and other websites.

Legal Basis and Revocation Option
Your consent is required for this data processing, Art.6 para.1 p.1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings [INSERT A LINK HERE TO THE CONSENT TOOL SETTINGS] and changing your selection there.

For more information on Google Analytics terms of use and Google’s privacy policy, please visit  https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ and  https://policies.google.com/?hl=eng.

 

Facebook Custom Audiences (Facebook Pixel)

In the context of usage-based online advertising, we use the service Custom Audiences of Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). For this purpose, we define target groups of users based on certain characteristics in the Facebook Ads Manager, who are subsequently shown ads within the Facebook network. Users are selected by Facebook based on the profile information they provide and other data provided through their use of Facebook. If a user clicks on an advertisement and subsequently arrives on our website, Facebook receives the information that the user has clicked on the advertising banner via the Facebook pixel embedded on our website. Basically, a non-reversible and non-personal checksum (hash value) is generated from your usage data, which is transmitted to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes. A Facebook cookie is set in the process. This collects information about your activities on our website (e.g. surfing behavior, subpages visited, etc.). Your IP address is also stored and used for the geographic targeting of advertising. Facebook Custom Audiences via the customer list is not used by us, nor is the “advanced matching” function.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy. You can make settings regarding which advertisements are displayed to you on Facebook under this link as well as in the account settings of Facebook.

For more information about Facebook’s Custom Audiences service, please visit:
https://de-de.facebook.com/business/help/449542958510885.

Further information on data processing and storage duration is available from the provider or at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

Deactivation of the “Facebook Custom Audiences” function is possible for logged-in users at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies altogether by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. Further options for deactivating cookies by third-party providers can be found at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp or on the Digital Advertising Alliance opt-out platform at http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=en.

Social Media AccountsWe would like to point out that you use the social media platforms offered by us and their functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. sharing, rating, commenting).

The data collected about you when using the service is processed by the respective third-party provider and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. This may be, for example, inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

If you visit our channels on social networks and comment on and/or rate posts there or send us personal messages via these networks, we process the personal data provided in this context, such as your name, in order to respond to your comments and messages.

The processing of the data you provide to us is for the purpose of public relations and modern corporate communication. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

If you use social networks, the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the social networks as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy are generally governed by the data protection information of the respective social network:

Instagram
We link from our website to our Instagram account, which is operated by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA (“Instagram”). No personal data is transferred to Instagram through the visit or page view of our website. A transfer of personal data to Instagram only takes place after you have called up the link and have been automatically redirected to our Instagram account.

For more information, please see the Instagram privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

LinkedIn

We link from our website to our LinkedIn account, which is operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. By visiting or calling up our website, no personal data is transferred to LinkedIn. A transfer of personal data to LinkedIn only takes place after you have called up the link and have been automatically redirected to our LinkedIn account..

For more information, please refer to LinkedIn’s privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

 

Use of Social Plugins

This website uses social plugins of the providers

– Facebook (Operator: Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA)

– LinkedIn (Operator: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland)

– Instagram (Operator: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA)

to allow you to share our content via your social media accounts.

These plugins usually collect data from you by default and transmit it to the servers of the respective provider. To ensure the protection of your privacy, we have taken technical measures to ensure that your data cannot be collected by the providers of the respective plugin without your consent. The legal basis for the use of the plugins is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

After activation, the plugins also collect personal data such as your IP address and send it to the servers of the respective provider, where it is stored. In addition, activated social plugins set a cookie with a unique identifier when the website in question is called up. This also allows the providers to create profiles about your usage behavior. This happens even if you are not a member of the social network of the respective provider. If you are a member of the provider’s social network and are logged into the social network during your visit to this website, your data and information about your visit to this website may be linked to your profile on the social network. We have no influence on the exact scope of the data collected from you by the respective provider. For more information about the scope, nature and purpose of data processing and about rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective provider of the social network. These are available at the following addresses:

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

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

Instagram:
https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

 

Mailchimp

This website uses the “MailChimp” service of the provider Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA, to send newsletters.

MailChimp is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. Data for the purpose of receiving newsletters, such as your email address, is stored for this purpose on MailChimp’s servers in the USA. MailChimp enables us to analyze our newsletter campaigns. For example, if you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the email (known as a web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the USA to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked. In addition, end device-specific information such as the time of the retrieval, IP address, browser type and the operating system used is recorded. This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients. For more details, please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Data transfers by Mailchimp to the USA are based on XXX to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.

We have concluded a so-called “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp, in which we oblige MailChimp to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties.

 

The data you provide to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from MailChimp’s servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.

If you do not want any analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by your revocation.

 

YouTube (Extended Data Protection Mode)

On our website, we use services of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a subsidiary of Google Inc, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For users who are habitually resident in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland is the data controller for your data.

Here, we use the enhanced privacy option provided by YouTube to protect your personal data. When you call up a page in which a YouTube video is embedded, a connection is established to the YouTube servers and, in doing so, the content is displayed on the website by communicating it to your browser. According to YouTube’s information, however, data is only transmitted to the YouTube server in “extended data protection mode” when you actively start the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at this time, the information about the videos you have viewed will be assigned to your member account with YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website. Insofar as data is processed outside the European Economic Area / the EU, where there is no level of data protection equivalent to the European standard, Google states that it uses standard contractual clauses.

Further information on YouTube’s data protection is provided by Google at the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=eng

 

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps. Google Maps is a map service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The responsible entity for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

In order to use the functions of Google Maps, information, including the IP address as well as the address entered as part of the route function, may be transmitted to the provider’s servers. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. When visiting a website that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with Google’s servers, whereby the map content is sent to your browser and integrated by it. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. According to current knowledge, this includes the following data:

– date and time of the visit to the website in question,

– internet address or URL of the website called up,

– IP address, (start) address entered as part of route planning

Google Maps is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we indicate on the website. If you do not wish Google to process your data via this service, you can deactivate the use of JavaScript in your browser settings. Please note that in this case the interactive map function of Google Maps cannot be used.

Insofar as data is processed outside the European Economic Area / the EU, where there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, Google states that it uses standard contractual clauses.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=eng

The collection and storage of data only takes place after explicit consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR. This can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

 

Google Ads, Remarketing and Conversion Tracking

We use the service Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertising program from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The responsible party for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

This means that we place Google Ads and also use Google Remarketing and Conversion Tracking as part of this. The ads are displayed after search queries on websites of the Google advertising network. In addition, we use Ads remarketing lists for search ads. This allows us to customize search ad campaigns for users who have visited our website before. Through the services, we have the opportunity to combine our ads with certain search terms or to display ads for previous visitors in which, for example, services are advertised that the visitors have viewed on our website. We can thus display interest-based advertising to users of our website on other websites within the Google advertising network (as a “Google ad” within Google Search or on other websites).

For interest-based offers, an analysis of online user behavior is necessary. Google uses cookies to perform this analysis. When clicking on an advertisement or visiting our website, a cookie is set on the user’s computer by Google. These cookies have a term of 90 days. The information collected by means of the respective cookie is used to target the visitor in a subsequent search query. Further information on the cookie technology used can also be found in Google’s notes on website statistics and in the privacy policy. With the help of this technology, Google and we as a customer receive information about the fact that a user has clicked on an advertisement and has been redirected to our web pages. The information obtained in this way is used exclusively for statistical evaluation for ad optimization. We do not receive any information with which visitors can be personally identified. Your IP address is transmitted to Google, but since we use Google Analytics IP masking on this website, your IP address is anonymized. The statistics provided to us by Google include the total number of users who clicked on one of our ads and, if applicable, whether they were redirected to a page on our website that is tagged with a conversion tag. Based on these statistics, we can track which search terms were clicked on our ad particularly often and which ads lead to the user contacting us via the contact form.

Insofar as data is processed outside the EEA, where there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, we have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider to establish a secure level of data protection.

You can find more detailed information on data protection within the scope of Google Ads at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=eng

The collection and storage of data only takes place after explicit consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR. This can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

If you do not want your visit to be included in the user statistics, you can prevent this by preventing the storage of the cookie required for these technologies, for example, via your browser settings.

You also have the option of selecting the types of Google ads or deactivating interest-based ads on Google via the ad settings. Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies by third parties by accessing the deactivation help of the Network Advertising Initiative.

However, we and Google still receive statistical information about how many users have visited this site and when. If you do not want to be included in these statistics either, you can prevent this by using additional programs for your browser (for example, the Ghostery add-on).

Events & Tickets

 

Eventbrite

On our website you have the possibility to book participation in events. For this purpose, we use the technical solution “Eventbrite”, which is operated by Eventbrite, Inc., 155 5th Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When you register for an event, you will be redirected to the Eventbrite website.

Eventbrite collects personal data when you voluntarily provide such information as part of registering for one of our events and then transmits that information to us as the event organizer. To register with Eventbrite for an event, you must submit the following information to Eventbrite Inc:

  • last name, first name
  • email address
  • location
  • address (optional)

For more information about how Eventbrite Inc. uses personal information, please see Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy:

https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/eventbrite-data-protection?lg=en_US

 

As the event organizer, we receive access from Eventbrite to the above data of the participants of the booked event. We use the data for the purposes of preparation and follow-up of the respective booked events. In addition, registered participants will receive information about the booked event and our contact options by email before and after the event.

The processing of the data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR (processing for the performance of a contract).

 

 Registration

You have the option to register on our websites and create a customer/user account. Necessary personal data is marked as mandatory in the respective registration form, additional information is voluntary.

For registration we collect and store the following data from you (optional):

– salutation
– first name
– surname
– email (username)
– password
– address
– date of birth

To organize the network and create the user account we use Mighty Networks by Mighty Software, Inc California, USA.

Mighty Networks collects the following information from our members:

  • IP address
  • usage data within the software
  • user-provided contact information such as name, email address, city of residence, etc.

We have access to your name, email address, and any personal contact information you provide when registering for a Mighty Network, as well as all of your activity within the network.

We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registration, i.e. your registration is only completed when you have first confirmed your registration via a confirmation email sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained therein. If you do not confirm your registration, it will be automatically deleted from our database. Once you have registered, you will receive personal, password-protected access and will be able to view and manage the data you have stored. Registration is voluntary, but may be a prerequisite for using certain of our services.

We store your data required for the fulfillment of the contract, if necessary also information on the method of payment, until you finally delete your access. Furthermore, we store the additional data you provide for the duration of your use of the customer/user account, unless you delete it beforehand. You can manage and change all details in the protected customer area.

You can delete your customer/user account at any time. When the account is deleted, all personal data that is not subject to a legal obligation to retain data or Article 17 para. 3 GDPR will be deleted.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a), b) and f) GDPR.

You can also use your Apple ID or LinkedIn account for registration. This gives you the opportunity to register via your Apple ID or LinkedIn account and create a user account.

To register, you will be redirected to the Apple/LinkedIn page. There you can log in with your user data. This results in a link between your Apple profile/LinkedIn profile and our service.

 

Facebook Connect

We use “Facebook Connect” on our website, a service of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc, 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”). Facebook Connect makes it easier for you to register for services on the Internet. Through this, we offer you the opportunity to register and log in to our website via your Facebook account in order to use our services.

When you register via Facebook, Facebook will ask for your consent to share certain data in your Facebook account with us. This may include your first name, last name and email address to verify your identity and gender, general location, a link to your Facebook profile, time zone, date of birth, profile picture, “likes” and friends list.

This information is collected by Facebook and transmitted to us in compliance with Facebook’s data policy (https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation). You can control the information we receive from Facebook through the privacy settings on your Facebook account.

This data is used to set up, provide and personalize your account.

When you register with us via Facebook, your account is automatically connected to your Facebook account and information about your activities on our websites may be shared on Facebook and published in your chronicle and news display for friends.

To the extent that data is processed outside the European Economic Area / EU, where there is no level of data protection equivalent to the European standard, Facebook states that it uses standard contractual clauses.

The legal basis for the data processing of your personal data in connection with Facebook Connect is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a), 7 GDPR. You can prevent Facebook from processing the above information by using our registration mask and not using Facebook Connect.

Google Sign In

We offer you the option to register on our website with Google Sign In. The corresponding legal basis is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Google Sign In is a service provided by Google Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. To register, you will be redirected to the Google site. There you can log in with your user data. This results in a link between your Google profile or your Google email address and our service.

Through the link, we automatically receive the following data from Google Ireland Limited:

first and last name

email address

gender

your Google user ID (if different from the email address)

For more information about Google Sign In and privacy settings, please refer to the Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and Terms of Use  (https://policies.google.com/terms) of Google Ireland Limited.

 

Status November 2021