1. What sources and data do we use?
a) Technically required collection of data
If you merely use our website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the data that is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability as well as security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):
In addition, cookies are stored on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the company that sets the cookies (in this case to us). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet service more user-friendly and effective.
Our website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and operation will be explained in the following:
Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. In particular, these include session cookies. These store a so-called session ID with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time that may vary depending on the cookie in question. You may delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
You are able to configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or other cookies. In this case, you may not be able to use all functions of our website.
2. Which data do we use for other functions and offers on our website?
In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services that you may use if you are interested. For this purpose, you need to provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
In some cases we use external service providers to process your data. These providers have been carefully selected and commissioned by us. In addition, they are bound by our instructions and are subject to random checks and are inspected on certain occasions.
Furthermore, we may transmit your personal data to third parties if services are provided by us together with partners. You will receive further information on this in connection with the specification of your personal data or within the scope of the offer description.
a) Contact Form
When you contact us via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number, company, areas of interest, etc.) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions and send you industry-specific information or information on Q_PERIOR services and invitations to our events. If you do not agree to the storage of data for marketing purposes or have objected to it, we will delete the data collected in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are statutory retention obligations.
You may subscribe to our newsletter, which contains information about qdive in general, as well as current topics and events.
To subscribe to our newsletter, we use the „double opt-in“ procedure. This means that after your registration we will send you an e-mail to the specified e-mail address in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration, you will not be included in the newsletter mailing list and will not receive a newsletter. In addition, we store the IP addresses you use and times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to verify your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.
The data fields marked in the form are mandatory for sending the newsletter. This information is necessary to contact you personally. After your confirmation we will store the given data for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.
To prevent tracking of the openings, you may deactivate the display of images in your e-mail program by default. In this case, the newsletter will not be displayed completely and you may not be able to use all functions. The above-mentioned tracking will occur when you display the images manually.
c) Getty Images
d) Google reCAPTCHA
In order to be able to conduct webinars the following data is requested: Salutation, first name, surname, company name, job title, industry (optional), country, e-mail address, telephone (optional) (hereinafter referred to as „registration data“). Additional data may be queried specifically for the respective webinars. We transmit this registration data to LogMeIn, Inc. The processing of your data takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit a GDPR). An encrypted connection will be established between you and the webinar organizer to conduct the webinar. Both before and after the webinar, you will receive information from us in connection with the webinar.
The webinars are regularly recorded in order to make them available on the Q_PERIOR website for later retrieval. Questions and related answers asked by participants during the webinar will also be recorded and played back when the webinar is later retrieved. Statistical data will be collected during and after the webinar.
By clicking on „Join the Webinar“ you confirm that you will not create a recording or screenshot of this session.
If you attend a webinar, in addition to your registration data, we will receive information about the duration of the participation, interest in the webinar, questions asked or answers given for the purpose of further customer service or to enhance user experience. You may end the session at any time by simply closing the browser window. If the person responsible for conducting the webinar terminates the session, your session participation will also be terminated automatically.
f) Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, which are text files stored on your computer that enable the analysis of the way in which you use the website.
We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the function of our website and make it more interesting for you as a user.
The information about your use of the website that is generated by the cookies will usually be transmitted to and stored in a Google server located in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will previously truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. For these exceptional cases, Google has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not conflated with other Google data.
You may prevent the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. We would like to point out, however, that doing this may mean that not all functions of this website can be used to their full extent. You may also prevent the data generated by cookies concerning your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being transmitted to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „_anonymizeIp()“. As a result, IP addresses are only processed in truncated form in order to prevent Google from identifying specific individuals‘ use of the site. If the data collected about you is personally identifiable, it will be blocked immediately and the personal data deleted as soon as possible.
g) Inclusion of YouTube videos
We have included YouTube videos in our online service, which are stored on http://www.youtube.com and are playable directly from our website. These are all included in the extended data protection mode. Only when you play the video data is transmitted to YouTube. We have no control over the extent of data transmission.
a) Transmission of data to YouTube
When you visit the website, YouTube receives, among other things, the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This takes place regardless of whether YouTube makes available a user account via which you are logged into or no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile when using YouTube, you must first log out before clicking the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or requirements-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation also takes place (even for users who are not logged in) for the purposes of providing customized advertising and to inform other social network users about activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
b) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection by YouTube
h) Integration of Google Maps
On our website we use the services of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website.
a) Transmission of data to Google
By visiting the website Google receives the information, among other things, that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This takes place regardless of whether Google makes available a user account via which you are logged into or no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile when using Google, you must first log out before clicking the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website.
b) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its use by Google
Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
i) Borlabs cookie
Our website uses Borlabs Cookie, which sets two technically necessary cookies (borlabsCookie and borlabsCookieUnblockContent) to store your cookie preference.
Borlabs Cookie does not process any personal data.
The borlabsCookie stores your chosen preference, which you selected when you entered the website. The borlabsCookieUnblockContent cookie stores which (external) media/content you want to have automatically unlocked at all times. If you wish to revoke these settings, simply delete the cookies in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie preference.
j) Social media buttons
We use social media buttons on our homepage and use a Shariff button for this purpose. This Shariff plugin we use protects your personal data by establishing direct contact between the social network and you only when you click on this Shariff button.
3. What do we process your data for (purpose of processing) and on what legal basis?
We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) on the following legal bases:
a) For the fulfillment of contractual obligations (in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR)
The processing of personal data (Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR) is carried out to establish, implement and terminate the contracts concluded or to be concluded with you via our website as well as all activities necessarily associated with the operation and administration of a company.
The purposes of the data processing depend primarily on the contractual relationship. Further details for the purpose of data processing are set out in the respective contractual conditions.
b) Within the scope of the balancing of interests (in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR)
If necessary, we process your data to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties. This includes in particular:
- Assessment and optimization of procedures for needs analysis and direct customer approach;
- Assertion of legal claims and mounting a defense in legal disputes;
- Ensuring IT security and IT operations;
- Measures for management of business and further development of services and products.
c) On the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR)
If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data for certain purposes to us or to the service providers listed in clause 2, the lawfulness of this processing is given on the basis of your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
Please note that such revocation only applies with future effect. Processing operations that are performed prior to the revocation are not affected.
The objection may be made form-free and should be addressed to:
80802 Munich (Germany)
Telephone: +49 89 45599-0
Fax: +49 89 45599-100
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
d) On the basis of legal requirements (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR)
In addition, we are subject to various legal obligations, i.e. legal requirements (e.g. commercial law, tax laws, etc.). Insofar as data is processed in this respect, this is done exclusively on the basis of these regulations.
4. To whom do we transmit your data?
Within the company, those departments receive your data that need it to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations. Also contract processors used by us in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR may receive data for these purposes. These are companies providing IT, telecommunications, and consulting and marketing services.
In addition, we transmit personal data to companies of the group and affiliated companies for the purposes listed above under the conditions listed above.
With regard to the transmission of data to recipients outside the company, please note that we will only pass on your data if this is permitted or stipulates by law, if you have consented to this or if we are authorized to provide information.
Other data recipients may be those entities for which you have given your consent for data transmission.
5. How long will your data be stored?
To the extent permitted by law, we process and store your personal data, in particular as long as this is necessary to fulfill the respective purposes.
6. Is data transmitted to a third country or to an international organization?
Data will only be transmitted to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area – EEA) if this is necessary for the performance of the services, is required by law, or you have given us your consent.
We have already provided details of the various services on our website in clauses 1 and 2. If further information is required, we will make it available to you before using the respective services.
7. What data protection rights do you have?
Every data subject has the right to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, the right to correction in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, the right to object in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR and the right to data transfer (portability) in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR. The restrictions in accordance with §§ 34 and 35 of the BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act) apply to the right of information and the right to erasure. In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with § 19 BDSG).
8. Is there an obligation to provide data?
Within the scope of using our website and its offers, you must only provide personal data that is necessary for the use or which we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data, meaningful use may be limited or impossible.
9. To what extent is there automated decision-making process in individual cases?
A fully automated individual decision-making process in accordance with Art. 22 GDPR does not take place. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you separately, insofar as this is required by law.
10. To what extent is your data used for profiling (scoring)?
We do not process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling).
11. Objection to marketing e-mails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of the legal notice requirements for websites with regard to submitting promotional and informational material that was not specifically requested. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or spam e-mails and other similar advertising materials.