Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy according to the GDPR (current German data privacy regulations)

1.    Scope of the Processing of Personal Data

The Technische Akademie Esslingen e.V. welcomes your visit to our website and with your interest in our company and our services. As a guiding principle we process the personal data of our users only where this is required to provide a functional website and our content and services. The personal data of our users is as a rule only processed with the prior consent of the user. An exception applies in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for practical reasons and statutory regulations permit processing of the data.

2.    Legal Basis for the Processing of Personal Data

Where we obtain consent from the data subject for personal data processing operations, point (a) of Art. 6 (1) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal basis for personal data processing.
If processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR is the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to implement pre-contractual measures.
Where processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, point (c) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR is the legal basis. If processing of personal data is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, point (d) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR is the legal basis.
If processing is necessary for the purposes of any legitimate interest pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR is the legal basis for processing.

3.    Erasure of Data and Storage Period

The data subject’s personal data will be erased or blocked once the purpose of storage ceases to apply. In addition, the data can be stored if this has been provided for by European or national legislators in union law regulations, laws or other legislation which apply to the controller. The data will also be blocked or erased once a storage period specified by the aforementioned standards expires, unless further storage of the data is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

I.    Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1.    Description and Scope of Data Processing
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected:
(1)    Information on the browser type and version used
(2)    The operating system of the user
(3)    The internet service provider of the user
(4)    The IP address of the user
(5)    Date and time of access
(6)    Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
(7)    Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

2.    Purpose of Data Processing

It is necessary for the system to temporarily store the IP address to allow the website to be delivered to the computer of the user. To this end, the IP address of the user must be stored for the duration of the session. Such purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

3.    Storage Period

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the relevant session ends.

4.    Objection and Elimination Option
The collection of data to provide the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary to ensure operation of the website. Consequently, the user has no option to object.

II.    Use of Cookies

a) Description and Scope of Data Processing
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored within or by the internet browser in the user’s computer system. If a user accesses a website, a cookie can be stored in the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive sequence of characters that allows the unique identification of the browser the next time the website is accessed. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Certain elements of our website also require the accessing browser to remain identifiable after changing to a different webpage. The user data to be collected in this way is encrypted with the use of technical measures in such a way that it is no longer possible to assign such data to the user who accessed the webpage. The data will not be stored with any other personal data of the users. Upon accessing our website, an info banner informs the users about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and the users are referred to this privacy policy.

b) Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically required cookies is point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes where the user has given his or her consent is point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

c) Purpose of Data Processing

The purpose of the use of technically required cookies is to facilitate the use of websites for the users. Some functions of our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies. For these functions, it must also be possible to recognise the browser after changing to a different webpage. The user data collected by technically required cookies is not used to create user profiles. Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Via the analysis cookies, we find out how the website is used, allowing us to continually optimise our content. Such purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in personal data processing pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

d) Storage Period, Objection and Elimination Option
Cookies are stored on the user’s computer, and transferred from it to our site. Therefore, you as the user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transfer of cookies. Cookies which have already been stored can be erased at any time. This can also occur automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, you may no longer have full access to the website functions.

Implemented Technologies

III.    Newsletter

1.    Description and Scope of Data Processing
Our website offers the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter. In this case, the data entered in the input screen upon subscription to the newsletter is transferred to us.
Additionally, the following data is collected upon subscription:
(1)    IP address of the accessing computer
(2)    Date and time of registration
We will obtain your consent to process the data in the course of the subscription process while referring to this privacy policy. If you purchase goods or services through our website and store your email address in the process, it may consequently be used by us to send a newsletter. In this case, only direct advertising for own similar goods or services will be sent via the newsletter. There is no disclosure of personal data to third parties in the context of data processing for sending newsletters. The data is exclusively used for sending the newsletter. In order to optimise the newsletter for you, you agree to our evaluation, with which we measure how often the newsletter is opened and on which links the readers click.

2.    Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for data processing after the user’s subscription to the newsletter where the user has given his or her consent is point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a consequence of the sale of goods or services is Art. 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG).

3.    Purpose of Data Processing
The user’s email address is collected to send the newsletter. The collection of other personal data within the framework of the subscription process serves to prevent any misuse of the services or of the email address used.

4.    Storage Period
The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection. The user’s email address is, therefore, stored for as long as the newsletter subscription is active. The additional personal data collected during the subscription process is usually erased after a period of seven days.

5.    Objection and Elimination Option

The data subject can cancel his or her subscription to our newsletter at any time. To that end, each newsletter contains a corresponding link. This also enables consent to the storage of personal data collected in the subscription process to be revoked.

IV.    Seminar Registration

1.    Description and Scope of Data Processing
On our website, we provide users with the possibility of registering by stating personal data. The data will be entered into the input screen and transferred to us and stored. The data will not be disclosed to third parties. At the time of registration, the following data will be stored:
(1)    The IP address of the user
(2)    Date and time of registration
As part of the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

2.    Legal Basis for Data Processing
The legal basis for data processing where the user has given his or her consent thereto is point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

3.    Purpose of Data Processing
A registration of the user is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with the user or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

4.    Storage Period
The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection. This is the case during the registration process for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures if the data is no longer required for the implementation of the contract. Even after the conclusion of the contract, it may be necessary to store personal data of the contractual partner in order to comply with contractual or legal obligations.

5.    Objection and Elimination Option

As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you changed at any time. If the data is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, a premature erasure of the data is only possible insofar as contractual or legal obligations do not stand in the way of an erasure. If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject in the sense of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller:

1.    Right of Access
You can request confirmation from the controller whether we process personal data related to you.

2.    Right to Rectification
You have a right to rectification and / or completion vis-à-vis the controller if the processed personal data related to you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller must perform rectification immediately.

3.    Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing of the personal data concerning you where one of the following applies:
(1)    if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2)    if the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of its use instead;
(3)    if the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but it is required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
(4)    if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override your legitimate grounds.
Where processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. Where processing has been restricted pursuant to the aforementioned conditions, you will be notified by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4.    Right to Erasure
You may demand the controller to erase the personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller is obliged to erase such data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
(1)    the personal data concerning you is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
(2)    you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Art. 6 (1), or point (a) of Art. 9 (2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
(3)    you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR;
(4)    the personal data concerning you has been unlawfully processed;
(5)    the personal data concerning you has to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
(6)    the personal data concerning you has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

a)    Information to third Parties
Where the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR to erase it, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers who are processing the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, that personal data.

b)    Exceptions
The right to erasure does not apply to the extent that processing is necessary
(1)    for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2)    for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3)    for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Art. 9 (2) as well as Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
(4)    for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR insofar as the right referred to in point (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
(5)    for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

5.    Right of Information
If you have exercised the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the latter is obliged to notify all recipients, to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed, of such rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right vis-à-vis the controller to be informed of such recipients.

6.    Right to Data Portability
You have the right to receive any personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you have the right to transmit that data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data has been provided, where
(1)    the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR or point (a) of Art. 9 (2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR and
(2)    if the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising such right, you further have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. This must not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons. The right to data portability does not apply to any personal data processing that is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7.    Right to Object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. Where personal data concerning you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of the personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you shall no longer be processed for such purposes. In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

8.    Right to Withdraw
Declaration of Consent under Data Protection Laws You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection laws at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent granted before its withdrawal.

9.    Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of the personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

I.    Name and Address of the Controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as other legal data protection provisions is:

Technische Akademie Esslingen e.V.
An der Akademie
73760 Ostfildern
Deutschland

II.    The Data Protection Officer of the Controller is:
Oliver Marx
E-Mail: datenschutz@tae.de

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