Data protection declaration of contentXXL GmbH
Protecting your personal data is a mater of great importance to contentXXL GmbH. Your trust is of utmost significance to us. This declaration describes the way in which contentXXL GmbH and the affiliated companies of contentXXL GmbH handle personal data in the Internet, what information is gathered and evaluated, how contentXXL GmbH uses this information and to whom it is disclosed.
1.1 We will only save and process your personal data if this is necessary for fulfilling and improving our services. As a rule, we will collect this data from you and will inform you of the purpose of collecting such data while doing so. If this data is not collected directly from you, we will inform you of this. This applies for example, to cookies that we use as described in the following sections.
1.2 From time to time, contentXXL GmbH modifies this data protection declaration without prior notice to meet an altered legal requirement or judgment.
2. Area of validity for this data protection declaration
2.1 The Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act were enacted to protect personal data. This includes data that could be associated with your person (e.g. your name, telephone number or your e-mail address). It does not include information that cannot be directly associated with your actual identity (e.g. the content you have had displayed from a website).
2.2 Please note that this data protection declaration cannot apply without restrictions for online forums and chats. If you publish data in one of our forums or chat facilities, you are doing so in a public domain. Please remember this before revealing confidential personal information.
3. Collection and processing of personal data
3.1 When you merely visit our website we save the following as standard:
- Your IP address. However, we do not save this for more than 7 days
- The website from which you have visited us (referrer)
- The websites you visit on our page
- The date and duration of the visit
- Browser type
- Browser settings
- Operating system
We then process this data for statistical purposes.
3.3 In addition, we only save personal data if you send this to us voluntarily, i.e. by filling out an online form or by sending us a message via the contact page, for example. In these cases we will ask for certain personal data that is required for fulfilling our services. We indicate mandatory entries with an asterisk, all other entries are voluntary.
4. Passing on to third parties, no transfer to foreign countries outside Europe
4.1 We will not pass on your data, in particular your family name and first name to third parties without your prior permission unless there is a legal obligation to disclose such information, for example due to a police request or legal summons or as a result of a court injunction.
4.2 Your data will only be saved and used within the Federal Republic of Germany. In particular, data will not be transferred outside of Europe.
5. Consent to certain uses of data
5.1 On some of our pages we request your consent to the use of data. You have expressly granted the following consent, for example during the order process in our seminar booking system and in relation to receiving a newsletter.
5.2 If contentXXL GmbH has received an e-mail address from you as part of placing an order in the seminar booking system, contentXXL GmbH will use this for sending newsletters (direct advertising for similar wares or services from our portfolio) unless you have stated that you do not wish your data to be used in this way. Of course, when we request entry of an e-mail address, each time it is used we will advise you that you have a right to revoke your consent.
5.3 As a user, you do, of course, have the option of stating your objection to the use of your data for advertising purposes or its transfer to third parties at any time to the address named in section 10.
6.1. Cookies are small text files that we transfer to the hard drive of your computer via your browser. We distinguish between the following types of cookie:
The session cookie saves the runtime data of your visit to our website. It supports the functions of the website and is automatically deleted after your visit.
This cookie records the surfing behavior of our users on our pages. We can use the data, e.g. to localize errors and improve support. This cookie deletes itself automatically after a certain period.
6.2 The Help functions in the menu bar of most web browsers explain how you can make settings in your browser to ensure it does not accept new cookies, how you can set your browser so that it informs you when you receive new cookies or how to reject all cookies. However, some of the most interesting functions of the website can only be used with cookies, which is why we recommend leaving the cookie function activated.
In cases in which you send personal data to us (e.g. when ordering seminars in the booking system) contentXXL GmbH offers you the option of transmitting this information in encrypted form. This encryption protects the confidentiality of the data exchange between you and our web servers and helps to avoid misuse of data resulting from interception, for example. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) as the encryption technique for this. This is a recognized and widely-used technique.
8. Usage profile / social plug-ins
8.1. We create usage profiles with pseudonyms for the purposes of advertising, market research and the improvement of our services. These usage profiles are not stored along with the data on the identity behind the pseudonym.
8.3. Temporary plug-ins from Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube can be integrated on our websites. We have set up the two-stage solution recommended for this by the data protection authorities. This means that you need to activate the social plug-in by clicking on a button. Only then will the connection to the servers of the social network be set up. You can then recommend our content to friends by making a second click. Using the Facebook network as an example, this means: If you visit our pages and display the Facebook plug-in, this sets up a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This allows Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can create links to content on our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to link your visit to our site with your user account. Facebook is responsible for recording and using this data. You can find further information on the Facebook data protection declaration under http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
8.4. Google+, Twitter and YouTube function in a similar manner. Again, if IP addresses are sent to the corresponding provider, it is possible that cookies will be saved on your computer. You can find information regarding data protection on Twitter in the Twitter data protection declaration under http://twitter.com/privacy. For Google+, you can find this information under http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Naturally, at your request, we will inform you of which personal data we have stored. We make a consistent effort to keep your data up-to-date and accurate. However, should incorrect data be saved on our system, please inform us of this so we can correct it as soon as possible.
You can object to certain uses of your data, in particular usage for advertising purposes or the creation of usage profiles. Just send us a short message.