Data privacy notice regarding the use of websites and online content provided by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V.)
Your data privacy is very important to ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (institute for international cultural relations)). ifa collects, uses and stores your personal data exclusively in compliance with current regulations and data privacy laws. Please read the following information to make sure that you are fully informed as to how personal data is collected, processed and used on our websites.
1. Contact information of controller (party responsible for processing personal data)
Your data will be stored and processed in the name and on behalf of
ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Charlottenplatz 17 70173 Stuttgart
Controller and Secretary General: Ronald Grätz
You can contact our Data Protection Officer at the address above or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Data collection for system-internal and statistical purposes
When you access the ifa website, your Internet browser automatically transmits data to our web server for technical reasons. This includes information such as the date and time of access, URL of the referring web page, retrieved file, amount of data sent, browser type and version, operating system and your IP address. This data is stored separately from other data that you enter when using our website. This data does not make or contain reference to a specific person. This data is recorded to ensure system security, anonymously analyzed for statistical purposes and then deleted.
3. Collection and processing personal data
In addition to the scope outlined under point 2 above, personal data may also be provided and collected on our website as follows:
We will not use your data for automated decision processes or profiling.
3.1 Using cookies to process data
3.2 Use of Matomo
4. Data transmission
Your personal data will be passed on to third parties to the extent required to provide the services described below.
We shall only pass on your personal data to third parties for reasons outside of the above after first obtaining your consent unless we are under legal obligation to do so or in order to protect the rights, property and security of ifa. In cases where external service providers come into contact with personal data, we enforce legal, technical and organizational measures to guarantee compliance with data protection regulations.
4.1 Use of Facebook plug-ins
We have integrated plug-ins from the social network facebook.com (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”) on our website. Facebook is a company operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Each time you access a page on our website that features a Facebook plug-in, the plug-in causes your browser to load and display an image of the plug-in from the Facebook server. The plug-in tells the Facebook server which website you are currently visiting.
If you are registered with Facebook and are logged on to Facebook during your visit to our website, Facebook recognizes which page of our website you are visiting (via the information sent by the plug-in) and links it to your personal user account on Facebook. If you click on one of the plug-ins, for example by clicking the ‘Like’ button or submitting a comment, this action will be sent to your personal Facebook user account and stored there. The fact that you have visited our website is also transmitted to Facebook, regardless of whether or not you choose to click on or use one of the plug-ins.
4.2 Use of Twitter plug-ins
4.3 Use of Google+ plug-ins
Our website uses plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). These plug-ins can be recognized via buttons bearing the “+1” symbol on a white or colored background. You can find an overview of Google plug-ins and their appearance under: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins.
Each time you access a page on our website that features one of these plug-ins, your browser directly connects to Google’s servers. Google directly transmits the content of this plug-in to your browser and integrates it in the website. By integrating the plug-in, Google receives information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website even if you do not have a Google+ profile or are not currently logged on to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Google server in the USA and is stored there.
When you are logged on to Google+, Google can directly associate your visit to our website with your Google+ profile. When you interact with plug-ins, for instance by activating the “+1” button, this information is also transmitted to a Google server and stored there. In addition, this information is published on Google+ and displayed there to your contacts.
To prevent Google from directly linking the data collected on our website with your Google+ profile, you need to log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can also prevent Google plug-ins from being downloaded by using browser add-ons, e.g. the script blocker NoScript (http://noscript.net/).
4.4 Data processing by Vimeo
We cooperate with the service provider Vimeo to integrate videos. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC, headquartered at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.
We use Vimeo plug-ins on some of our sites. Each time you access a page on our website that features a Vimeo plug-in, the plug-in causes your browser to load and display an image of the plug-in from the Vimeo server. Data regarding which of our sites you have accessed is thereby transferred to the Vimeo server. If you are logged on to Vimeo at that time, Vimeo will assign this information to your personal user account. Each time you activate a plug-in, i.e. by clicking on the start button of a video, this information is assigned to your user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo user account and deleting the Vimeo cookies before logging on to our website.
For more information on data processing and data protection by Vimeo, see https://vimeo.com/privacy.
4.5 Use of Instagram plug-ins
Our website uses plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from Instagram, which is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plug-ins are labeled with an Instagram logo such as an “Instagram camera.” You can find an overview of the Instagram plug-ins and their appearance under: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges
Each time you access a page on our website that features one of these plug-ins, your browser directly connects to Instagram’s servers. Instagram directly transmits the content of this plug-in to your browser and integrates it in the website. By integrating the plug-in, Instagram receives information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website even if you do not have a Instagram profile or are not currently logged on to Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to an Instagram server in the USA and is stored there.
When you are logged on to Instagram, Instagram can directly associate your visit to our website with your Instagram profile. When you interact with plug-ins, for instance by activating the “Instagram” button, this information is also transmitted to an Instagram server and stored there. In addition, this information is published on Instagram and displayed there to your contacts.
To prevent Instagram from directly linking the data collected on our website with your Instagram profile, you need to log out of Instagram before visiting our website. You can also prevent Instagram plug-ins from being downloaded by using browser add-ons, e.g. the script blocker NoScript (http://noscript.net/).
5. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis according to which your data is processed stems from the context of protecting ifa’s legitimate interests (according to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR).
6. Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on the compliance of operators of other websites with data protection regulations. We are responsible for our own content according to general law. Our content is not to be mistaken with linked content of other providers. We assume no responsibility for third-party content, which is provided via links for use, and do not adopt their content as our own.
Liability for illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content and, in particular, for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information is the sole responsibility of the provider of the site to which links are provided. 7. Your rights to your personal data According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data free of charge and, if necessary, the right to correct, restrict or delete such data at any time. To the extent we are required to comply with legal storage obligations, we shall block your data from further processing so that your data can no longer be used for the purposes mentioned above.
You also have the right to request that we send you in electronic form any of your personal data stored by us. You can object to consenting that your data be stored or processed at any time. Should you choose to exercise this right, we will immediately delete your data that we have stored and block processing of any data that cannot be deleted due to legal requirements.
Please send us your request using the contact details below.
If you feel that ifa is not processing your data in compliance with current data protection laws, you have the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority of your choice.
8. Right of objection on a case-by-case basis
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for reasons applicable to your personal situation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR (data processing in legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party); this shall also apply to profiling based on this provision pursuant to Art. 4 para. 4 GDPR. Should you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data in such case unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or such processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
9. Data security
We use technological and organizational measures to secure our website and other systems against the loss, destruction, access, modification and dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. These measures are regularly reviewed and improved upon in line with the latest technological developments.
10. Further information and contact
Please contact us should you have any further questions about data privacy. If you have questions concern collection, processing or use of your personal data, if you would like more information or to request that we correct, restrict or delete your data or if you would like to revoke your consent, please contact:
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Germany +49 711 2225 158
Data Protection Officer email@example.com
Note: This is a translation of the legally accurate and binding German original. In case of discrepancy, the German original shall prevail.