Scope and updates
This data protection policy applies to the use of the website www.digitalexpertise.eu.
Steinbeis takes the protection of your personal information extremely seriously and adheres to prevailing data protection laws, including the regulations of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, “TMG”) and Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, “BDSG”).
Data that we gather or that you submit to us is only acquired, used, processed, stored, or, if necessary, shared with third parties (and in such instances, only if required by law or if stipulated by a contractual obligation) according to prevailing data protection legislation (TMG/BDSG).
If our website needs to be updated or has to be adapted to new technology, it may become necessary to make amendments to this data protection policy. Steinbeis therefore reserves the right to amend its data protection policy whenever necessary in accordance with latest developments.
Data processing when users visit the Steinbeis website
Whenever somebody visits a website, data is gathered and exchanged. Whenever you visit a page on our website, the server automatically gathers and temporarily stores the following information submitted by your browser:
- IP address of the computer that submitted the query
- Client file requests
- The website that directed you to us (referrer URL)
- Browser type and version
- The operating system used by the computer that submitted the query
- Name of the accessed website
- File, date, and time of access
- Volume of transferred data
- Confirmation of successful access
We only uses this information for statistical purposes, for example, to assess traffic volumes. No personal information is analyzed through the server log files. Steinbeis is not able to link information to individuals. This information is not merged with other sources of data. Data is deleted after completion of the statistical analysis.
Registrations (e.g. for short consultation) via our forms
Your given data (name, e-mail address) will be used project-related for the purpose of creating and processing the project-related registration, contact, implementation, and postprocessing. Your data will be forwarded to us by e-mail via our provider.
We only store your data for as long as is necessary to provide our service or for verification purposes, or we have a legitimate interest in the further storage. In all other cases, we will delete your personal data with the exception of data that we must continue to store in order to fulfill legal obligations. The data will not be used for any other purpose or passed on to third parties.
Registration for events
Our respective conditions of participation also apply here.
Our website uses SSL encryption to transmit any confidential and personal user information. Please ensure that SSL encryption is enabled for these functions required by our website. It is easy to see if encryption is enabled: The address bar in your browser switches from http:// to https:// . Data encrypted using SSL cannot be accessed by third parties. Please do not send us confidential information unless SSL encryption is activated. If in doubt or if you still need to know more about this issue, please contact us.
Of course, you can also use our website without activated cookies. If you do not want us to store cookies on your computer, you can deactivate the corresponding option in your browser preferences. This may, however, have a negative impact on the functioning of our website. It is possible that certain interactive options on our website cannot be used properly. You can delete cookies stored on your computer by going to the browser settings. To read more about changing cookie settings see the following links (please select the browser you use):
To manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, web beacons, etc.) and related consents, we use the consent tool “Real Cookie Banner”. Details on how “Real Cookie Banner” works can be found at https://devowl.io/rcb/data-processing/.
The legal bases for the processing of personal data in this context are Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the management of the cookies and similar technologies used and the related consents.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or at www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
Use of YouTube plugins
This website contains at least one plugin of YouTube, a company belonging to Google Inc., based in San Bruno/California, USA.
If you access one of our website pages featuring a YouTube plugin, an automatic connection will be established to the servers of YouTube. This will result in the YouTube server being informed which of our pages you have accessed.
If you also have a YouTube account and are logged in, you will allow YouTube to match your surfing activity to your personal profile. You can prevent the possibility of your profile being linked to activity by logging out of your account beforehand.
For further information on how your user data is gathered and processed by YouTube, go to the data protection policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Sharing information with third parties
Steinbeis does not share your personal information with third parties. The only times we do not adhere to this fundamental principle are when:
- you give us your permission to share information
- information has to be shared in order to deliver products or services that you require
- a subcontractor that has been hired by Steinbeis to deliver products or services requires information for its intended purpose
- it is necessary to adhere to a legal obligation to provide information to parties entitled to receive this information
Responsibility for links
Our website contains hyperlinks to third-party websites and we have no influence over these websites. We expressly state that such websites contain third-party content which is not provided or owned by Steinbeis. The owners or operators of third-party websites are responsible for the content of such websites under all circumstances. Websites linked to our website were checked for illegal content when the link was programmed. No illegal content was found on third-party websites when links were set up.
Standard period for data deletion
There are certain storage obligations and standard storage periods due to legal requirements. After the obligatory storage period, data is routinely deleted. Personal data is also deleted once it has fulfilled the purpose for which it was gathered, assuming it is no longer required or there is no longer any legal foundation for using the data (e.g., withdrawal of consent).
Right to information and corrections
It is your legal right to ask Steinbeis to provide you with details of any personal information held by Steinbeis that relates to you as an individual, at any time and at no cost. If you would like more information on how your personal information is acquired, processed, or used, please write to email@example.com. It is also your legal right to ask that incorrect personal information that relates to you as an individual will be corrected, blocked, or deleted, provided that no legal obligation exists to keep it.
As part of our brand communication, we run a fan page on the social network Instagram:
Meta Platforms, Inc. and its Irish branch, Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, process personal data on this network. For further information on how your user data is processed, go to the data protection policy of Instagram.
Instagram also processes your personal data in the US and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
As part of our brand communication, we run a fan page on the social network YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJUP-iEsf5EJzL4s2S7dbA
YouTube LLC (YouTube) processes personal data on this network. For further information on how your user data is processed, go to the data protection policy of YouTube. YouTube also processes your personal data in the US and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Right to withdraw consent; right of objection
At any time and without further ado, you may withdraw your consent to the data protection declaration of Steinbeis with immediate and future effect by getting in touch with us as detailed below. You will incur no cost for getting in touch except for standard applicable rates.