General information on how your data is handled
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Collect, processing and using your personal details is part of our service offer, as our aim is to provide user-friendly and customer-oriented services. The following information describes what information we collect from you and how we handle it. When we process the personal data that is collected during your visits to our Web site, we always observe the rules laid down in the applicable data protection laws. Your data will not be disclosed publicly by us, nor transferred to any third parties without your consent. As a rule, we gather, process, store and utilise personal data only in such a case when this is necessary for providing a service or an offer. We believe User privacy and data protection are human rights and we believe that Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary. We have a duty of care to the people within our data. We protect your data with the help of technical and operational security against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties. These precautions are regularly reviewed and updated. As a matter of principle we act in terms of the German Data Protection Act.
What data is collected?
As a matter of principle you can visit our website without disclosing your personal data to us. However we require you to register for certain services on our website, when we will ask for details such as your name and e-mail address. This data is called inventory data. Whenever possible we give you the opportunity to decide whether you want to disclose your data to us. However sometimes data is collected automatically. For example your computer automatically sends us information such as IP address, browser type or access times, when you use our website. This data is called usage data.
- We collect your personal information for various purposes, such as processing your order, corresponding with you, providing you with a subscription or in connection with a job application.
- We may combine the information we collect from you with information obtained from other sources to help us improve its overall accuracy and completeness, and to help us better tailor our interactions with you.
- In addition, we may also collect information relating to your use of our Web sites through the use of various technologies, including cookies.
(1) Your personal data, insofar as these are necessary for this contractual relationship (inventory data) in terms of its establishment, organization of content and modifications, are used exclusively for fulfilling the contract. For goods to be delivered, for instance, your name and address must be relayed to the supplier of the goods.
(2) Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not passed on to third parties outside the scope of fulfilling this contract. After completion of the contract, your data are blocked against further use. After expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, these data are deleted unless you have expressly consented to their further use.
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This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP()”, IP addresses being truncated before further processing in order to rule out direct associations to persons.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website. Disable Google Analytics Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies.
Information about cookies
“Cookies” are files deposited on your computer while you are visiting our website, and which your browser “memorises”. Cookies can be blocked by your browser so that, for example, only the page which has set them is permitted to read them. On your next visit to this site the cookie is sent from your browser to the server, e.g. to provide you with new contributions in your field of interest during this visit. If you do not want to use the benefits offered by cookies, you can simply delete them and deactivate the function in your browser. However, we will then not be able to offer you some of our website’s services. You can find more information on this in the Help function of your browser. In addition we use what are known as tracking pixels or GIF files to support online advertising and if required for the IVW-count. This enables us to evaluate how many visitors have been to our website and which advertisements they accessed. Information obtained through cookies or GIF files does not contain either your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the US. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website utilisation and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will in no instance associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the installation 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. Google also uses what are known as DART cookies to place advertising messages preferably matching the interests of the user on our pages. For this purpose your visits to pages with this feature are evaluated using the cookies set there. These cookies do not contain any personal data such as name, address, telephone number or email address. If you would like to find out more or would like to switch off this service, please click here: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html If you would like to look at or change what Google has detected, click here: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences
What does we.CONECT use your data for?
Does we.CONECT pass your data on to third parties?
We only pass your data on to companies to such clients of we.CONECT whose services you have viewed (e.g. the White Paper of a certain manufacturer) with your consent. When viewing the service you will recognise the company in question and will be able to decide whether you want to download this third party offer or not. This data is passed on for purposes of advertising and market- or opinion research only.
With the event registration the client agrees that the we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH (contractual partner) and/or their third party partners sends the client information and offers by email, telephone, fax and/or SMS on products for the purpose of advertising. By registering for the event, seminar or webinar the client gives consent to be sent information by fax, post, phone and/or email for the marketing purposes of we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH and its customers and/or authorized third party partners. You can learn about the authorized third party partners and/or suppliers of the event for which you are registering on the event website. Please visit the website frequently because the authorized third party partners and/or suppliers for events, webcasts, online events, web sites, newsletters, and other offerings may be updated from time to time. This consent may be objected at any time to we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH in writing via [email protected]. The provided data is also used for the purposes of billing, statistics, distribution, marketing and research of new topics .
In connection with the registration for and provision of access to an event or seminar, we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH may ask the client for participant information such as your name, job function, company name, telephone number and/or email address. If the client registered for an event, seminar, marketing campaign or webinar of we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH, we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH may share basic participant information (your name, job function, company name, telephone number and/or email address) with other participants or authorized third party partners and/or suppliers of the same event, seminar or webinar for the purpose of communication, the exchange of ideas and/or marketing purposes.
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH offers you the option to use its web and app offerings including forums, blogs, and networks (such as the we.CONECT Event App Community) linked to this App and/or website that require you to register and create a user profile. User profiles provide the option to display personal information about you to other users, including but not limited to your name, photo, social media accounts, postal or email address, or both, telephone number, personal and business interests, skills and basic information about your company. This information is compiled as part of the we.CONECT Event App Community that you are attending or participating to help other users to make the most of the event or seminar they are attending. Unless the event app is a secure/private app that requires login information upon use, this information is not exclusive to the participant of this event and is publicly available online. When you are logged in, your responses to session polls and surveys are not anonymous and accessible to other users and we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure within the we.CONECT Event App Community. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and within the we.CONECT Event App Community.
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH may collect the following information through the we.CONECT Event App Community:
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH may use the information collected through this we.CONECT Event App Community in the following ways:
Provided that this information is not required to be retained pursuant to judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, this information will be deleted when it is no longer needed to provide the services associated with the we.CONECT Event App Community, unless it has been anonymized and does not longer contained personally identifiable information.
The client may at any time withdraw a consent granted hereunder by unsubscribing via [email protected]. In case of withdrawal, we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH will not process Personal Data subject to this consent any longer unless legally required to do so. In case we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH is required to retain your Personal Data for legal reasons your Personal Data will be restricted from further processing and only retained for the term required we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH up to the point in time of your withdrawal. Furthermore, if your use of an we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH offering requires your prior consent, we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH will not be (any longer) able to provide the relevant service or event to you after your revocation.
We assure you that your data is handled in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and conditions. We guarantee that your data will remain confidential and all the legally required technical and organisational measures for observing data protection have been put in place. We attach greatest importance to the protection of your privacy.
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Following subscription to the newsletter, your e-mail address is used for our own advertising purposes until you cancel the newsletter again. Cancellation is possible at any time. The following consent has been expressly granted by you separately, or possibly in the course of an ordering process: (Subscribe to Newsletter).
As a general rule, we employ the double opt-in method for the registration. In other words, after you have registered for the service and informed us of your e-mail address, you will receive an e-mail in return from us, containing a link that you must use to confirm your registration. Your registration and confirmation will be recorded. The newsletter will not be sent until this has been done. This procedure is used to ensure that only you yourself can register with the newsletter service under the specified e-mail address. You must confirm your registration as soon as possible after receiving our e-mail, otherwise your registration and e-mail address will be erased from our database. Until we receive your confirmation, our newsletter service will refuse to accept any other registration requests using this e-mail address. You can cancel subscriptions to our newsletters at any time. To do so, either send us an e-mail or follow the link at the end of the newsletter. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. If you no longer want to receive the newsletter, then unsubscribe as follows: (Unsubscribe Link in Newsletter, via E-Mail). If you are under 16 years of age you must obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter. You can also unsubscribe by using the following e-mail address: [email protected]
According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail address: ([email protected]). As regards questions concerning the gathering, processing or use of your personal data and the correction, barring, deleting or withdrawal of an authorisation once issued, you can always turn to us. We will react to all appropriate enquiries free of charge, as soon as possible and in line with the current law.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen. Handling of personal data is continuously monitored by us with reference to data protection regulations and adjusted if necessary. Please look regularly at our data protection declaration, which always shows our current policy for handling personal data. We will always announce any changes both there and in your user account. You always have the right to have erroneous data corrected or personal data deleted, if there is no legal obligation of storage. This Data Protection Declaration is amended constantly; any amendments will be published well in time on this page. In order to inform yourself about the latest regulations, you should call up this page time and again. Of course, this Data Protection Declaration applies exclusively to this website. When we provide links to other websites, then we have no influence or control over whether a provider adheres to the data protection regulations or not. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Do you have any further questions regarding data protection?
Please mail them to our Data Protection Officer at [email protected] or write to us a letter to we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH, Reichenberger Str. 124, 10999 Berlin, Germany.