Data Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

This privacy policy is valid for the following websites:

1. Data protection at a glance

General notes

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration listed under this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator.

Contact details:

    
        Dipl. Inf.(FH) André Claaßen 
        Consulting, Training, Coaching
        
        Hauptstr. 327
        D-44649 Herne
        Germany
        
        Telefon: 02325 569834
        E-Mail:claassenandre@gmail.com
    

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you communicating it to us. This can be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page call). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and other questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Third-party analysis tools and tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. For details, please refer to our Privacy Policy under the heading “Third Party Modules and Analysis Tools”.

You can contradict this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this data protection declaration.

2. general notes and mandatory information

Privacy Policy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and for what purpose we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Reference to the responsible department

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

    
        Dipl. Inf.(FH) André Claaßen 
        Consulting, Training, Coaching
        
        Hauptstr. 327
        D-44649 Herne
        Germany
        
        Telefon: 02325 569834
        E-Mail:claassenandre@gmail.com
    

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

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found on the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_links/addresses_links-node.html.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

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

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.

Objection to advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

3. data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies, which are necessary for the execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
  • This data will not be merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact data you provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Comment function with the Disqus comment system

Disqus is an online service that offers a centralized discussion platform for websites. Disqus’ technology is provided by Big Head Labs, Inc. of San Francisco, USA.

We use the Disqus commentary system. All data sent via the Disqus commentary system is processed and stored exclusively by Disqus on its servers. This storage also takes place on servers outside Europe. For the storage, processing and collection of data by Disqus, the terms of use of Disqus apply. The Disqus Terms of Use are available online in English here. A comment can be written as a guest (without registration) or with a Facebook, Twitter, Google or Disqus user account. When using Disqus via a social login from Facebook, Twitter or Google, these services may also collect and store data.

The comment moderation lies with the person responsible for this website. For us one thing is certain: critical discussions are welcome, but personal insults are removed. How we moderate is shown above the comment function.

4. analysis tools and advertising

Use of web analysis service Matomo (PIWIK)

In order to optimize our Internet offer, we use the web tracking tool “Matomo” (former name: Piwik), which is operated on our own server. Matomo is used in compliance with data protection regulations and the recommendations of the Independent Centre for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein (ULD). The IP addresses are immediately anonymized by Matomo, an identification of visitors is not possible. The anonymous statistical data are stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a specific person.

Activation/Deactivation

If you should not agree with the storage and evaluation of these data over your attendance, you can contradict the storage and use in the following at any time by mouse-click. Then a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo no longer collects any data about your visit. Please note that should you delete the cookies in your browser settings, this may result in the Opt-Out-Cookie being deleted by Matomo and possibly having to be reactivated by you.

In addition, the “Do not track” function is activated in our Matomo installation. If your browser supports this function and you have activated the function in the browser settings, Matomo will not collect any data, even if you do not use the above deactivation cookie.

Information/Recall/Deletion

You can contact us free of charge on the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act if you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and their correction, blocking, deletion or revocation of a consent granted. We would like to point out that you have the right to correct incorrect data or delete personal data if there is no legal obligation to retain it.

Browser Plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

5th Newsletter

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of the newsletter are specifically described within the framework of registration, they are decisive for the consent of the user. In addition, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

Double-Opt-In and logging: The registration to our newsletter takes place in a so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. This means that you will receive an e-mail after registration asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with external e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes storing the login and confirmation times as well as the IP address. Likewise the changes of your data stored with the dispatch service provider are logged.

Registration data: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally we ask you to enter a name in the newsletter in order to address you personally.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the performance measurement associated with it are based on the consent of the recipients pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 7 para. 2 no. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, on our legitimate interests in direct marketing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 as per f. GDPR in conjunction with § Section 7 (3) UWG.

The registration procedure is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests, meets users’ expectations, and allows us to provide evidence of consent.

Cancellation/revocation - You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We may store the unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting them to provide evidence of prior consent. The processing of these data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual deletion request is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletter - Mailchimp

The newsletter is sent by the mail service “MailChimp”, a newsletter dispatch platform of the US provider.

Rocket Science Group, LLC,
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000,
Atlanta, GA 30308,
USA.

You can view the privacy policy of the shipping service provider here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby provides a guarantee of compliance with the European Privacy Level (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is appointed on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and a contract processing agreement pursuant to Art. 28 para. 3 sentence 1 GDPR.

The dispatch service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without allocation to a user, to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimisation of the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - Performance measurement

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a file the size of a pixel, which is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a dispatch service provider, from its server. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are first collected.

This information is used for the technical improvement of the services on the basis of technical data or target groups and their reading behavior on the basis of their retrieval points (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. It is, however, neither our endeavor nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

**A separate cancellation of the success measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled.

Hosting and email delivery

The hosting services used by us serve the provision of the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services which we use for the purpose of operating this online service.

Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online service on the basis of our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online service in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of contract processing agreement).

6. plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube page operated by Google. The operator of these pages is

YouTube, LLC,
901 Cherry Ave.,
San Bruno,
CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. This will tell the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

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

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can find more information about the handling of user data in YouTube’s Privacy Policy at YouTube: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Twitter

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the Twitter service, offered by the

Twitter Inc.,
1355 Market Street, 900 Suite,
San Francisco, CA 94103,
USA,

can be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can express their favor about the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our contributions. If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the call of the above-mentioned contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

LinkedIn

Within our online offer, functions and content of the service LinkedIn, offered by the

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place,
Dublin 2,
Ireland

can be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can express their favor about the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our contributions. If the users are members of the platform LinkedIn, LinkedIn can assign the call of the above contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Privacy policy of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy… LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby provides a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Vimeo

Our website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plug-in, a connection is established to the Vimeo servers. The Vimeo server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how we treat user data, please see Vimeo’s Privacy Policy:

https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Use of Slideshare

On our site we use components of the provider Slideshare.com. This offer is a service of the

SlideShare Inc..,
1 Montgomery St.,
Suite 1300,
San Francisco, CA 94104,

and is integrated into our site through a so-called 2-click solution. By simply visiting our site, no personal data is passed on to the provider Slideshare.com. Only if you manually trigger the start of the components of the provider Slideshare.com will personal data be transmitted to Slideshare.com, Google Analytics and ComScore and stored in the USA. A cookie is also set in your browser. We have no influence on the data collected by the provider Slideshare.com and its data processing operations. We are also not aware of the full extent of the data collection, its purposes or any storage period specified by Slideshare.com. Further information can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/privacy.

ComScore (Corporate Headquarters Reston, 11950 Democracy Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190) stores the data obtained in this way in the form of a “user profile”. An evaluation of this “user profile” by ComScore is carried out for the purpose of providing demand-oriented advertising and/or market research. You have the right to object to the creation and storage of these user profiles by ComScore. To exercise this right of objection, please contact comScore, Inc. 11950 Democracy Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by comScore can be found at http://www.comscore.com/ger/Ueber_Uns/Datenschutz

7. online marketing and affiliate programs

Amazon Affiliate Program

The operators of the pages participate in the Amazon EU partner program. On our pages, advertisements and links to the Amazon.co.uk site are integrated through Amazon, where we can earn money through reimbursement of advertising costs. Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of orders. This allows Amazon to recognize that you have clicked the affiliate link on our website.

Amazon cookies” are stored on the basis of Art. 6 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in this, as the amount of his affiliate remuneration can only be determined by the cookies.

For more information about Amazon’s use of data, please see Amazon’s Privacy Policy:

https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401.