Privacy Policy

1. General information on data processing

name and address of the person in charge

Thomas Terbeck, International Education Network GmbH & Co. KG
Castle Cappenberg
59379 Selm-Cappenberg
Germany

is the responsible person in terms of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) and other national data protection laws.

General information on data processing

Personal data of the users of our homepage is only collected and used as far as it is necessary to provide a functional website, our contents and services.

In principle, the collection and use of personal data of our users is only carried out with their consent. An exception to this principle applies in cases where the processing of data is permitted by legal regulations or where obtaining prior consent is not possible for factual reasons.

Data deletion and storage duration

The personal data of the users will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Any storage beyond this can take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. A blockage or deletion of the data is also carried out when a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

Description and scope of data processing

Whenever our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the user’s computer system. The following information is collected:
(1) Information on the type of browser and version used
(2) The user’s operating system
(3) The user’s Internet service provider
(4) The user’s IP address
(5) The date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
(7) Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website

The described data – with the exception of the user’s IP address or other data that allows the assignment of the data to a user – is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

purpose and legal basis for data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by our system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

The collection of your personal data for the provision of our internet presence and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Therefore, the user has no possibility to object to this.

duration of storage

Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were collected. If your data is collected to ensure the provision of the website, the data will be deleted when the respective session is finished.

2. general information on the use of cookies

On our website we use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on the user’s computer system in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser. If you call up a website, a cookie may be stored on your operating system. This contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.
Cookies are used by us to make our homepage more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the browser can be identified even after a page change.

The following data is stored and transmitted:
(1) Language settings
(2) Log-in information

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is derived from Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The purpose of the use of technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of our website.

We do not use user data collected by technically necessary cookies to create user profiles.

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted by the user to our site. As a user, you therefore have control over the use of cookies. You can restrict or disable the transmission of cookies by making changes to the settings of your Internet browser. Cookies stored there can also be deleted again. Please note that if you deactivate cookies, you may no longer be able to use all the functions of our website.

3. your rights / rights of the person concerned

According to the EU data protection basic regulation, you have the following rights as a data subject:

information, blocking, deletion

In accordance with the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Cancellation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing that took place up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of data protection laws, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company is located. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only take place to the extent technically feasible.

4. data collection on our website

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy..

You can contradict this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this data protection declaration.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

cookies

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us.

You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited..

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you request (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyze your surfing behavior) are stored, they are treated separately in this privacy policy..

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

A consolidation of these data with other data sources is not carried out.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 Par. 1 letter f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

We store the above information for 7 days before it is deleted.

5. advertising

Google AdSense

On our homepage we use the online advertising service Google AdSense, through which advertising tailored to your interests can be presented. With this service we pursue the interest to show you advertisements which could be of interest to you in order to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, statistical information about you is collected and processed by our advertising partners. These advertisements can be identified by the reference “Google Ads” in the respective ad.

By visiting our website, Google receives the information that you have called up our website. For this purpose, Google uses a web beacon to place a cookie on your computer. The data mentioned under number IV of this declaration are transmitted. We have no influence on the data collected, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection and the storage period. Your data will be transferred to the USA and evaluated there. If you are logged in with your Google account, your data can be directly assigned to it. If you do not want the assignment with your Google profile, you have to log out. It is possible that this data is passed on to contractual partners of Google to third parties and authorities.

You can prevent the installation of cookies from Google AdSense in different ways:

a) by setting your browser software accordingly; in particular, the suppression of third-party cookies means that you will not receive any ads from third-party providers;

b) by deactivating interest-based ads on Google via the link http://www.google.de/ads/preferences  this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;

c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads” via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices  this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;

d) by permanently deactivating it in your Firefox, Internetexplorer or Google Chrome browser under the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin . We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this offer to their full extent.

For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing, as well as further information on your rights in this regard and options for adjusting settings to protect your privacy, please contact:
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; Privacy policy for advertising: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework ..

DoubleClick by Google

This website still uses the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick uses cookies to serve ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. Google uses a cookie ID to help identify which ads are shown in which browser, so that it can prevent them from being shown more than once. DoubleClick may also use cookie IDs to track conversions related to ad requests. For example, when a user sees a DoubleClick ad and then visits the advertiser’s site on the same browser to make a purchase. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection.

6. plugins and tools

YouTube Video Integration

We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on https://www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all embedded in the “enhanced privacy mode“, which means that no data about you as a user will be transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in paragraph 2 is transferred. We have no influence on this data transfer.

When you visit the website, YouTube receives the information that you have visited the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile on YouTube, you have to log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy . 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.

Google Web Fonts Integration

This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the servers of Google. Through this, Google gets knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font from your computer will be used.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and the Google privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (in the following “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place.

The data processing is carried out on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy, please see the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

Google Maps integration

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under number IV of this declaration is transmitted to Google. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide need-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also receive further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy . Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .

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