Scope of application
This data protection declaration is to inform you regarding the type, extent and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by passcon GmbH (Neuer Wall 63, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) during your visit to our website pursuant to the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act.
We do all we can to respect your right to privacy and the protection of your personal information.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access by third parties.
The information we use and where we get it from
With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the information below, use and share the information permitted by law or with your consent.
Personal information is any information relating to identifiable you directly or indirectly, such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
When you access to our website or view content provided by us, we automatically collect and store certain information in ‘server logs’. This includes:
- Details of the website you have accessed to
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Device event information, such as operating system, browser type, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
- Internet protocol (IP) address
We will use the information to administer our website and for internal operations, including statistical purposes, also to improve our website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. Where permitted by law, we may process information about criminal convictions or offences and alleged offences for specific and limited activities and purposes, such as to perform checks to prevent and detect crime.
You may wish to contact us from time to time by sending us emails or by filling in contact forms on our website. We will only use this contact information to respond to your query or suggestions. Your contact data will not be passed on to third parties.
Comments and contributions
You can leave a contribution or comment on our website and your IP address will be saved. This serves the security of the website operator: any of your text violates the laws or regulations, we may process the information for your identity to comply with the laws.
You can also subscribe to our website, follow-up comments or your contributions, and will receive an e-mail to confirm your e-mail address. We will not collect or use any other data for this purpose, nor share this information with third parties.
Registration for seminars
By completing and submitting the registration forms for seminars, you agree that we use the data you have entered for the further processing of your registration. This data is stored locally on our German server and transmitted encrypted, of course.
Newsletter - Mail Chimp
In addition to your e-mail address, we also record your first and last name, because we would like to call you by your name.
The shipping service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.
We use small text files so-called cookies to extend the functionality of our website and keep our website reliable and secure. When you visit our website, these cookies may place on your computer or device which may collect general data. You may set your browser to block all cookies, however, please remember that if you choose to disable cookies, certain sections of our websites services may not function properly.
We use the “Google Analytics” service, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) for analysis of website usage by users. The service uses “cookies” – text files which are stored on your terminal. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
IP anonymization is used on our website. The IP address of you within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area will be reduced. This reduction eliminates the personal reference to your IP address. As part of the agreement on order data concluded between us passcon GmbH and Google Inc., we use the information collected to evaluate the use of the website and website activity, and to provide services associated with Internet use.
You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of our website with restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Alternatively, by clicking on this link, you can opt out and stop Google Analytics from collecting data about you through our website.
By clicking on the link above, you can download an “Opt-Out-Cookie”. Your browser must therefore allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies regularly, you need to click on the link each time you visit our website. Here you will find further information on data used by Google Inc. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
The collected data is stored together with the user ID generated randomly, which enables the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. These user-related data are automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data are stored in aggregated form for an unlimited period.
Use of social media plug-ins
We use Facebook social plugins provided by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integrations can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the terms “Like”, “Share”. Information about all Facebook plugins can be found in the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
The plugins establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. At passcon GmbH, we have no influence on the nature and the scope of data that the plugins transmit to the servers of Facebook Inc. Further information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plugins inform Facebook Inc. that you have visited our website. It is possible that your IP address may be stored. During your visit of our website, if you logged in to Facebook, the above information will be linked to your Facebook account.
While you are using “share” or “like” a post on our website- the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc.
If you would like to stop Facebook. Inc. form linking the information to your Facebook account, please remember to log out your Facebook before visiting our website.
Furthermore, we use the “+1” button of Google Plus which is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Your browser and the Google servers are directly connected if the page that you visit contains a “+1” button. We passcon GmbH have no influence on the nature and the scope of the data that the plugin transmits to the servers of Google Inc. by clicking the “+1” button while logged in to Google + or sharing the page on your public profile.
According to Google Inc., the personal data is only collected when you click on the button. The IP address is also stored for the users logged in on Google. If you would like to stop Google Inc. from saving this data and linking to your account, please remember to log out before visiting our website: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.
We also use Twitter buttons. These are operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). If you visit a page that contains a “Twitter” button, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter servers. We have no influence to control the nature and the scope of the data that plugins transmit to the Twitter Inc. servers.
You have a number of legal rights to control what we do with your information. For example, you can ask us to tell you what information we have about you; correct or update information that is wrong; stop using your information in certain circumstances; or stop sending you marketing materials, unless your request conflicts with the legal obligations to store data (e.g. data retention).