We take the matter of protecting the personal data of our users very seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant provisions of national and European data protection legislation. Furthermore, all collected data is protected to the very best of our ability by the technological and organizational measures put in place in our IT security and privacy policies.
This statement provides you with an overview of the measures designed to assure such protection, together with an outline of the type of data collected and the purposes for which this is used.
1. Name and contact details of data controller and contact details of data protection officer
Name and contact details of the data controller: Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, Mainzer Landstraße 251, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
You can contact our data protection officer as follows: Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, Betriebliche Datenschutzbeauftragte, Mainzer Landstraße 251, 60326 Frankfurt am Main or by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Automatic data processing at this website
When you visit our webpages, the information transferred to us by your browser is automatically stored in our server log files. This includes:
- IP-address of the accessing computer,
- time and date of the server request,
- browser type/ -version, *
- operating system used, *
- referrer URL (the website previously visited). *
*We will store this data only if your browser transmits it to us.
The legal foundation for temporary storage of data is provided by art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is required to enable display of the contents of the website on your computer. These purposes also embody our legitimate interest in data processing. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose for its collection. Collecting the data to display the website and storing the data in logfiles is absolutely required for operation of the Internet site. As a consequence, you have no option of objecting.
3. Establishing contact
When you establish contact with us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or social media), we will process your particulars for handling the contact inquiry and for its processing in compliance with art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b. (in the scope of contractual/precontractual interaction), art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR. Your particulars may be stored in a Customer-Relationship-Management System (CRM System) or similar inquiry organization.
We will delete the inquiries to the extent they are no longer required. Further, statutory archiving obligations apply.
4. Services requiring log-in - newsletters, etc.
If you would like to access the (personalized and/or paid) content features and services offered on the website, we may require further information from you in order to provide this service and for billing purposes.
Most notably, this shall include your name, your (valid) e-mail address, and further particulars (address, telephone number, etc.), which enables us, for example, to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided or that the owner thereof agrees to receive the relevant services, in order to be able to supply the desired services and, finally, in order to properly render accounts. Entry of a valid e-mail address is required in order for us to prevent misuse of registration procedures - in the case of newsletters, for example. We therefore rely on the so-called "double opt-in" process, in which you, after entering your e-mail address on our websites, are sent a confirmation e-mail to act as authentication of your registration and in which you are required to verify your e-mail address by clicking a confirmation link. Additionally, you may, when signing up/logging in to our services, provide us with further information - going beyond that required for the rendering of the service (such as sector, occupational group, age, etc.) - on a voluntary basis by entering this in the appropriate fields or boxes.
The legal foundation for processing the data is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR, provided you have given your consent. If the registration is required for contractual performance or for taking steps in the precontractual phase, the legal foundation for processing the data is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR.
Data processing is furthermore done based on our legitimate interests in accordance with art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR to efficiently handle and process your orders, process any inquiries, align services more closely to the needs of users, for product information and advertising purposes, and also for customer relations purposes.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for achieving the purpose for its collection. Statutory or contractual requirements for storage of contract partners' personal data may be in effect also after contract expires. In such case, there is no legal entitlement to delete the data; limitations on data processing may be in effect.
If you would like to purchase a subscription on our website, it is required for the conclusion of the contract that you enter your personal data, which we need for the completion and execution of your order. Since the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR is the legal basis.
Required information for the execution of the order is marked separately, any other information you provide is voluntary. We process the data provided by you to process and execute your order.
For this purpose we might transmit on the collected data to the relevant internal departments for processing or to external service providers, contractors (e.g. fulfilment providers, customer management service providers, content management provider) in accordance with the required purposes (processing and execution of the order).
We are obliged by commercial and applicable tax laws to store your address, payment and order data for a period of up to ten years.
The legal foundation for the use of technically necessary cookies for the purpose of contract performance is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR, alternatively art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. The purpose of application in these cases is to make the use of these websites more convenient to you. Some of our website's functions cannot be used without allowing cookies, as it is necessary for these to recognize the browser also after switching webpages. This incorporates our legitimate interest in data processing.
You can restrict or deactivate the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. You may at any time delete cookies already stored; this may also be done in an automated mode. If cookies for our website are deactivated, you may be unable to use the website's many functions to the fullest extent possible.
7. Links to social media
At our platform, we also provide you with the option to communicate our contents via social media. The following options are available at expocheck:
The virtual buttons with the social media icons are merely links to these external social media websites. Data acquisition / transmission will be done only after you have clicked the pertinent link and have opened the website at issue and/or have registered with the service at issue. The exchange of data between us and the respective service provider is restricted to the extent required for function of this communication channel.
8. Rights of the data subject
As data subject, you have the following rights against us:
- Right of access, Art. 15 GDPR
- Right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR
- Right to erasure, Art. 17 GDPR
- Right to restriction of processing, Art. 18 GDPR
- Right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR
- Right to object, Art. 21 GDPR
If you have given us consent in accordance with art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a or art. 9 sec. 2 lit. a GDPR, you are entitled to revoke this at any time. However, such revocation will not have any effect on the lawfulness of the processing previously done on the basis of the consent up to the time of revocation.
In addition, you are also entitled to file complaints at the competent supervisory agency (Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden).
In singular instances, the disclosure of personal data may be required owing to statutory requirements (for example under tax-related laws) or contractual agreement or may be required for conclusion of contract. In such case, you are obligated to make the personal data available, as in other case it might not be possible to conclude contracts.
9. Changes and reference to data protection policy