Data Protection Declaration of ESFTC
Who we are
This data protection information applies to data processing by:
Dr.-Ing. Michael Born
In case of any questions or suggestions, please contact Dr.-Ing. Michael Born
We have drawn up this data protection declaration (version 26.01.2020-311146527) in order to explain to you in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 what information we collect, how we use data and what decision options you have as a visitor to this website.
Unfortunately it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.
Automatic data storage
When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and saved, including on this website.
If you visit our website as you are now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as
- the address (URL) of the website accessed
- browser and browserversion
- the operating system used
- the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
- the host name and the IP address of the device from which it is accessed
- date and time
in Logfiles (Webserver-Logfiles).
Usually web server log files are saved for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior. The legal basis according to Article 6 paragraph 1 f DSGVO (lawfulness of processing) is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by recording web server log files.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. Below we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.
What exactly are cookies?
Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser transmits the “user-related” information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your usual standard setting. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file; in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file. There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our website, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie is to be assessed individually, since each cookie stores different data. The expiration time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other “pests”. Cookies also cannot access information from your PC. For example, cookie data can look like this:
- Name: _ga
- Expiry time: 2 years
- Use: Differentiation of website visitors
- Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311146527
A browser should support the following minimum sizes:
- A cookie should contain at least 4096 bytes
- At least 50 cookies should be saved per domain
- A total of at least 3000 cookies should be saved
What types of cookies are there?
The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the data protection declaration. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies. There are 4 types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed if a user places a product in the shopping cart, then surfs on other pages and only later checks out. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.
These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. These cookies are also used to measure the loading time and behavior of the website in different browsers.
These cookies make it easier to use. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They serve to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very practical, but it can also be very annoying.
When you visit a website for the first time, you are usually asked which of these types of cookies you want to allow. And of course this decision is also saved in a cookie.
How can I delete cookies?
If you basically do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. For each individual cookie, you can decide whether you want to allow the cookie or not. The procedure differs depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google with the search terms “Delete cookies Chrome” or “Deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or exchange the word “Chrome” for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari off.
What about my data protection?
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, email address, address or other personal information in the context of the submission of a form or comments in the blog, will be collected by us together with the time and the IP address. Address used only for the specified purpose, kept safe and not passed on to third parties. We therefore use your personal data only for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We will not pass on your personal data without consent, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior. If you send us personal data by e-mail – thus outside of this website – we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by email. The legal basis according to Artikel 6 Absatz 1 a DSGVO (lawfulness of processing) is that you give us your consent to the processing of the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time – an informal email is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.
Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following basic rights:
- Right to rectification (Article 16 DSGVO)
- Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 DSGVO)
- Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
- Right to notification – notification obligation in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 DSGVO)
- Right to data portability (Artikel 20 DSGVO)
- Right to object (Artikel 21 DSGVO)
- Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling (Article 22 DSGVO)
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (BfDI)
Evaluation of visitor behavior
In the following data protection declaration we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The evaluation of the data collected is usually anonymous and we cannot infer your person from your behavior on this website. You can find out more about the possibilities of contradicting this evaluation of the visit data in the following data protection declaration.
We use Gravatar from Automattic Inc. (60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA) on this website to assign user images (avatar) based on the email address for posts and comments. A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar – a user image available worldwide – which is assigned to an email address and can be used in various online services when used. Since an image is only displayed when using an email address registered with Gravatar and data is therefore transferred to Gravatar, you can prevent the transfer of your data to Gravatar by commenting with an email address that is not registered with Gravatar or Write posts. The legal basis for the use is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest in writing content (contributions, comments, ..) on this website to offer you the opportunity to assign a picture you have selected to your own content , Automattic is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework which regulates the correct and secure data transfer of personal data.
You can find more details on the data protection guideline and which data is collected by Gravatar in what way at https://automattic.com/privacy/, general information on Gravatar at http://de.gravatar.com/