Privacy Policy
 

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1. An overview of data pro­tec­tion

 
 
Gen­er­al

The fol­low­ing gives a sim­ple overview of what hap­pens to your per­son­al infor­ma­tion when you vis­it our web­site. Per­son­al infor­ma­tion is any data with which you could be per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fied. Detailed infor­ma­tion on the sub­ject of data pro­tec­tion can be found in our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy found below.

 
 

Data col­lec­tion on our web­site

Who is respon­si­ble for the data col­lec­tion on this web­site?

The data col­lect­ed on this web­site are processed by the web­site oper­a­tor. The operator’s con­tact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

 
 
How do we col­lect your data?

Some data are col­lect­ed when you pro­vide it to us. This could, for exam­ple, be data you enter on a con­tact form.

 
 
Oth­er data are col­lect­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly by our IT sys­tems when you vis­it the web­site. These data are pri­mar­i­ly tech­ni­cal data such as the brows­er and oper­at­ing sys­tem you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are col­lect­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly as soon as you enter our web­site.

 
 
What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is col­lect­ed to ensure the prop­er func­tion­ing of the web­site. Oth­er data can be used to ana­lyze how vis­i­tors use the site.

 
 
What rights do you have regard­ing your data?

You always have the right to request infor­ma­tion about your stored data, its ori­gin, its recip­i­ents, and the pur­pose of its col­lec­tion at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be cor­rect­ed, blocked, or delet­ed. You can con­tact us at any time using the address giv­en in the legal notice if you have fur­ther ques­tions about the issue of pri­va­cy and data pro­tec­tion. You may also, of course, file a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent reg­u­la­to­ry author­i­ties.

 
 
 

2. Gen­er­al infor­ma­tion and manda­to­ry infor­ma­tion

 
 
Data pro­tec­tion

The oper­a­tors of this web­site take the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very seri­ous­ly. We treat your per­son­al data as con­fi­den­tial and in accor­dance with the statu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy.

 
 
If you use this web­site, var­i­ous pieces of per­son­al data will be col­lect­ed. Per­son­al infor­ma­tion is any data with which you could be per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fied. This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy explains what infor­ma­tion we col­lect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what pur­pose this hap­pens.

 
 
Please note that data trans­mit­ted via the inter­net (e.g. via email com­mu­ni­ca­tion) may be sub­ject to secu­ri­ty breach­es. Com­plete pro­tec­tion of your data from third-par­ty access is not pos­si­ble.

 
 
Notice con­cern­ing the par­ty respon­si­ble for this web­site

The par­ty respon­si­ble for pro­cess­ing data on this web­site is:

Prof. Robert Paul­mann
Fach­hoch­schu­le Bie­le­feld
Fach­be­reich Gestal­tung
Lam­ping­stra­ße 3
33615 Bie­le­feld
Deutsch­land
Tele­phone: +49 (0) 521 10670218
Email: robert.paulmann@fh-bielefeld.de

 
 
The respon­si­ble par­ty is the nat­ur­al or legal per­son who alone or joint­ly with oth­ers decides on the pur­pos­es and means of pro­cess­ing per­son­al data (names, email address­es, etc.).

 
 
Revo­ca­tion of your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your data

Many data pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions are only pos­si­ble with your express con­sent. You may revoke your con­sent at any time with future effect. An infor­mal email mak­ing this request is suf­fi­cient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legal­ly processed.

 
 
Right to file com­plaints with reg­u­la­to­ry author­i­ties

If there has been a breach of data pro­tec­tion leg­is­la­tion, the per­son affect­ed may file a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent reg­u­la­to­ry author­i­ties. The com­pe­tent reg­u­la­to­ry author­i­ty for mat­ters relat­ed to data pro­tec­tion leg­is­la­tion is the data pro­tec­tion offi­cer of the Ger­man state in which our com­pa­ny is head­quar­tered. A list of data pro­tec­tion offi­cers and their con­tact details can be found at the fol­low­ing link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

 
 
Right to data porta­bil­i­ty

You have the right to have data which we process based on your con­sent or in ful­fill­ment of a con­tract auto­mat­i­cal­ly deliv­ered to your­self or to a third par­ty in a stan­dard, machine-read­able for­mat. If you require the direct trans­fer of data to anoth­er respon­si­ble par­ty, this will only be done to the extent tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble.

 
 
SSL or TLS encryp­tion

This site uses SSL or TLS encryp­tion for secu­ri­ty rea­sons and for the pro­tec­tion of the trans­mis­sion of con­fi­den­tial con­tent, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site oper­a­tor. You can rec­og­nize an encrypt­ed con­nec­tion in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is dis­played in your browser’s address bar.

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

 
 
Encrypt­ed pay­ments on this web­site

If you enter into a con­tract which requires you to send us your pay­ment infor­ma­tion (e.g. account num­ber for direct deb­its), we will require this data to process your pay­ment.

 
 
Pay­ment trans­ac­tions using com­mon means of pay­ment (Visa/MasterCard, direct deb­it) are only made via encrypt­ed SSLor TLS con­nec­tions. You can rec­og­nize an encrypt­ed con­nec­tion in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in your brows­er line is vis­i­ble.

 
 
In the case of encrypt­ed com­mu­ni­ca­tion, any pay­ment details you sub­mit to us can­not be read by third par­ties.

 
 
Infor­ma­tion, block­ing, dele­tion

As per­mit­ted by law, you have the right to be pro­vid­ed at any time with infor­ma­tion free of charge about any of your per­son­al data that is stored as well as its ori­gin, the recip­i­ent and the pur­pose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data cor­rect­ed, blocked or delet­ed. You can con­tact us at any time using the address giv­en in our legal notice if you have fur­ther ques­tions on the top­ic of per­son­al data.

 
 
Oppo­si­tion to pro­mo­tion­al emails

We here­by express­ly pro­hib­it the use of con­tact data pub­lished in the con­text of web­site legal notice require­ments with regard to send­ing pro­mo­tion­al and infor­ma­tion­al mate­ri­als not express­ly request­ed. The web­site oper­a­tor reserves the right to take spe­cif­ic legal action if unso­licit­ed adver­tis­ing mate­r­i­al, such as email spam, is received.

 
 
 

3. Data col­lec­tion on our web­site

 
 
Cook­ies

Some of our web pages use cook­ies. Cook­ies do not harm your com­put­er and do not con­tain any virus­es. Cook­ies help make our web­site more user-friend­ly, effi­cient, and secure. Cook­ies are small text files that are stored on your com­put­er and saved by your brows­er.

 
 
Most of the cook­ies we use are so-called “ses­sion cook­ies.” They are auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed after your vis­it. Oth­er cook­ies remain in your device’s mem­o­ry until you delete them. These cook­ies make it pos­si­ble to rec­og­nize your brows­er when you next vis­it the site.

 
 
You can con­fig­ure your brows­er to inform you about the use of cook­ies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cook­ie. Alter­na­tive­ly, your brows­er can be con­fig­ured to auto­mat­i­cal­ly accept cook­ies under cer­tain con­di­tions or to always reject them, or to auto­mat­i­cal­ly delete cook­ies when clos­ing your brows­er. Dis­abling cook­ies may lim­it the func­tion­al­i­ty of this web­site.

 
 
Cook­ies which are nec­es­sary to allow elec­tron­ic com­mu­ni­ca­tions or to pro­vide cer­tain func­tions you wish to use (such as the shop­ping cart) are stored pur­suant to Art. 6 para­graph 1, let­ter f of DSGVO. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the stor­age of cook­ies to ensure an opti­mized ser­vice pro­vid­ed free of tech­ni­cal errors. If oth­er cook­ies (such as those used to ana­lyze your surf­ing behav­ior) are also stored, they will be treat­ed sep­a­rate­ly in this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy.

 
 
Serv­er log files

The web­site provider auto­mat­i­cal­ly col­lects and stores infor­ma­tion that your brows­er auto­mat­i­cal­ly trans­mits to us in “serv­er log files”. These are:

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

 
 
These data will not be com­bined with data from oth­er sources.

 
 
The basis for data pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the pro­cess­ing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for mea­sures pre­lim­i­nary to a con­tract.

 
 
Con­tact form

Should you send us ques­tions via the con­tact form, we will col­lect the data entered on the form, includ­ing the con­tact details you pro­vide, to answer your ques­tion and any fol­low-up ques­tions. We do not share this infor­ma­tion with­out your per­mis­sion.

 
 
We will, there­fore, process any data you enter onto the con­tact form only with your con­sent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your con­sent at any time. An infor­mal email mak­ing this request is suf­fi­cient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legal­ly processed.

 
 
We will retain the data you pro­vide on the con­tact form until you request its dele­tion, revoke your con­sent for its stor­age, or the pur­pose for its stor­age no longer per­tains (e.g. after ful­fill­ing your request). Any manda­to­ry statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions, espe­cial­ly those regard­ing manda­to­ry data reten­tion peri­ods, remain unaf­fect­ed by this pro­vi­sion.

 
 
Reg­is­tra­tion on this web­site

You can reg­is­ter on our web­site in order to access addi­tion­al func­tions offered here. The input data will only be used for the pur­pose of using the respec­tive site or ser­vice for which you have reg­is­tered. The manda­to­ry infor­ma­tion request­ed dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion must be pro­vid­ed in full. Oth­er­wise, we will reject your reg­is­tra­tion.

 
 
To inform you about impor­tant changes such as those with­in the scope of our site or tech­ni­cal changes, we will use the email address spec­i­fied dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion.

 
 
We will process the data pro­vid­ed dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion only based on your con­sent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your con­sent at any time with future effect. An infor­mal email mak­ing this request is suf­fi­cient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legal­ly processed.

 
 
We will con­tin­ue to store the data col­lect­ed dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion for as long as you remain reg­is­tered on our web­site. Statu­to­ry reten­tion peri­ods remain unaf­fect­ed.

 
 
Pro­cess­ing of data (cus­tomer and con­tract data)

We col­lect, process, and use per­son­al data only inso­far as it is nec­es­sary to estab­lish, or mod­i­fy legal rela­tion­ships with us (mas­ter data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the pro­cess­ing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for mea­sures pre­lim­i­nary to a con­tract. We col­lect, process and use your per­son­al data when access­ing our web­site (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our ser­vice or to bill you for the same.

 
 
Col­lect­ed cus­tomer data shall be delet­ed after com­ple­tion of the order or ter­mi­na­tion of the busi­ness rela­tion­ship. Legal reten­tion peri­ods remain unaf­fect­ed.

 
 
Data trans­mit­ted when enter­ing into a con­tract with online shops, retail­ers, and mail order

We trans­mit per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able data to third par­ties only to the extent required to ful­fill the terms of your con­tract, for exam­ple, to com­pa­nies entrust­ed to deliv­er goods to your loca­tion or banks entrust­ed to process your pay­ments. Your data will not be trans­mit­ted for any oth­er pur­pose unless you have giv­en your express per­mis­sion to do so. Your data will not be dis­closed to third par­ties for adver­tis­ing pur­pos­es with­out your express con­sent.

 
 
The basis for data pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the pro­cess­ing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for mea­sures pre­lim­i­nary to a con­tract.

 
 
Data trans­ferred when sign­ing up for ser­vices and dig­i­tal con­tent

We trans­mit per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able data to third par­ties only to the extent required to ful­fill the terms of your con­tract with us, for exam­ple, to banks entrust­ed to process your pay­ments.

 
 
Your data will not be trans­mit­ted for any oth­er pur­pose unless you have giv­en your express per­mis­sion to do so. Your data will not be dis­closed to third par­ties for adver­tis­ing pur­pos­es with­out your express con­sent.

 
 
The basis for data pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the pro­cess­ing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for mea­sures pre­lim­i­nary to a con­tract.

 
 
 

4. Social media

 
 
XING Plu­g­in

Our web­site uses fea­tures pro­vid­ed by the XING net­work. The provider is XING AG, Damm­torstraße 29–32, 20354 Ham­burg, Ger­many.

 
 
Each time one of our pages con­tain­ing XING fea­tures is accessed, your brows­er estab­lish­es a direct con­nec­tion to the XING servers. To the best of our knowl­edge, no per­son­al data is stored in the process. In par­tic­u­lar, no IP address­es are stored nor is usage behav­ior eval­u­at­ed.

 
 
For more infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion and the XING Share but­ton, please see the XING pri­va­cy pol­i­cy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 
 
 

5. Newslet­ter

 
 
Newslet­ter data

If you would like to receive our newslet­ter, we require a valid email address as well as infor­ma­tion that allows us to ver­i­fy that you are the own­er of the spec­i­fied email address and that you agree to receive this newslet­ter. No addi­tion­al data is col­lect­ed or is only col­lect­ed on a vol­un­tary basis. We only use this data to send the request­ed infor­ma­tion and do not pass it on to third par­ties.

 
 
We will, there­fore, process any data you enter onto the con­tact form only with your con­sent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke con­sent to the stor­age of your data and email address as well as their use for send­ing the newslet­ter at any time, e.g. through the “unsub­scribe” link in the newslet­ter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legal­ly processed.

 
 
The data pro­vid­ed when reg­is­ter­ing for the newslet­ter will be used to dis­trib­ute the newslet­ter until you can­cel your sub­scrip­tion when said data will be delet­ed. Data we have stored for oth­er pur­pos­es (e.g. email address­es for the mem­bers area) remain unaf­fect­ed.

 
 
 

6. Plu­g­ins and tools

 
 
YouTube

Our web­site uses plu­g­ins from YouTube, which is oper­at­ed by Google. The oper­a­tor of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cher­ry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

 
 
If you vis­it one of our pages fea­tur­ing a YouTube plu­g­in, a con­nec­tion to the YouTube servers is estab­lished. Here the YouTube serv­er is informed about which of our pages you have vis­it­ed.

 
 
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to asso­ciate your brows­ing behav­ior direct­ly with your per­son­al pro­file. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your YouTube account.

 
 
YouTube is used to help make our web­site appeal­ing. This con­sti­tutes a jus­ti­fied inter­est pur­suant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

 
 
Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about han­dling user data, can be found in the data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

 
 
Vimeo

Our web­site uses fea­tures pro­vid­ed by the Vimeo video por­tal. This ser­vice is pro­vid­ed by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

 
 
If you vis­it one of our pages fea­tur­ing a Vimeo plu­g­in, a con­nec­tion to the Vimeo servers is estab­lished. Here the Vimeo serv­er is informed about which of our pages you have vis­it­ed. In addi­tion, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you vis­it our web­site or do not have a Vimeo account. The infor­ma­tion is trans­mit­ted to a Vimeo serv­er in the US, where it is stored.

 
 
If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to asso­ciate your brows­ing behav­ior direct­ly with your per­son­al pro­file. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your Vimeo account.

 
 
For more infor­ma­tion on how to han­dle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.