Privacy policy

1. Information about the personal data we collect

(1)The following provides information about the personal data we collect when using our website and services (e.g. events/webinars). Personal data is anything that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

(2) The responsible party pursuant to Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is complon GmbH, Friedenheimer Str. 47, 80686 Munich.

Our data protection office can be contacted at datasecurity@complon.com or at our postal address with “Data Protection Officer” as the addressee

(3) Contacting us

If you actively contact us, by e-mail, contact form or phone call, the personal data you provide will be collected and processed in order to deal with your request. This includes in particular your name and contact details (e-mail address, address, cell phone number) as well as other information provided by you.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the processing of your request. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion or implementation of a contract, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

We delete the data accruing in the above context after storage is no longer necessary, or restrict processing if there are legal obligations to retain data.

(4) Participation in events and webinars

If you register for our events and webinars, the data you provide (e-mail address, first and last name, title, company and telephone number) will be processed by us for the organization and implementation of the events and webinars, as well as by our partner, who provides a corresponding platform for the purpose of registration. The legal basis for this is the fulfillment of the contract pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b as well as our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. This lies in the organization and implementation of the events and webinars.

(5)) If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below.

Unless expressly stated otherwise within the scope of this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations, e.g. in the case of data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law. According to legal requirements in Germany, retention may be necessary for up to 10 years due to commercial and tax law requirements.

2. Your rights

(1) You have the following rights with regard to the personal data we hold about you::

  • Right of access,
  • right to rectification or erasure,
  • right to restriction of processing,
  • right to object to processing
  • right to object to processing

(2) You also have the right to submit a complaint about our use of your data to a supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authorities can be found here
https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

3.Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) When you simply browse our website for information without registering or otherwise actively sending information to us, we collect only the personal data sent by your web browser to our server. The following data is collected when you view our website. This data is necessary for technical reasons in order to display the website and ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Article 6, Paragraph 1(1)(f) GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (the specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • The amount of data transferred
  • Website from which the request originated
  • Browser
  • Operating system and interface
  • Language and version of your browser software.

(2) ) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are also stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive by your web browser and which provide certain information to the party (in this case us) which placed the cookie. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They merely serve to make our online offering more user-friendly and effective overall.

(3) Use of cookies:
a) This website uses the following types of cookies. A description of the scope and function of each is given.

  • Transient cookies (see b)
  • Persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. In particular, this includes session cookies. These store a “session ID” that is used to link together the various different page requests sent by your browser during a single session. The session cookie allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or when you close your browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time. This period of time can be different for different cookies. You can delete the cookies at any time via your browser’s security settings
d) You can change the way your browser handles cookies. For example, you may set your browser to reject any third party cookies or to reject all cookies. Please be aware that by doing so, not all functions of this website may be available

4. Objecting to data processing and withdrawing your consent

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time. Such a revocation affects the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation is not affected by this.

(2) Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the fulfillment of a contract with you, which is shown by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the situation and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

(3) ) Of course, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of direct marketing and data analysis at any time. If you object to processing for direct advertising purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You can inform us of your advertising objection at the following contact details:  datenschutz@complon.com or at our postal address with “Data Protection Officer” as the addressee.

5. Use of social media plugins

(1) We currently use the following social media plugins: Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn. We employ a two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially sent to the provider of the plugin. The provider of the plugin can be identified via the marking on the box, by its starting letter or by their logo. We provide you with the ability to communicate directly with the plugin provider by clicking on the button. Only when you click on the indicated area to activate the plugin will the plugin provider receive information that you have accessed the respective website of our online offering. The data indicated in Article 3 of this privacy policy is also transmitted. For Facebook and Xing, these providers state that IP addresses will be anonymised in Germany immediately upon collection. By activating the plugin, you are sending personal data to the respective plugin provider (in the USA in the case of American providers) where this data is then stored. Since plugin providers often collect data via cookies, we recommend deleting all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the greyed out box.

(2) We currently use the following social media plugins: Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn. We employ a two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially sent to the provider of the plugin. The provider of the plugin can be identified via the marking on the box, by its starting letter or by their logo. We provide you with the ability to communicate directly with the plugin provider by clicking on the button. Only when you click on the indicated area to activate the plugin will the plugin provider receive information that you have accessed the respective website of our online offering. The data indicated in Article 3 of this privacy policy is also transmitted. For Facebook and Xing, these providers state that IP addresses will be anonymised in Germany immediately upon collection. By activating the plugin, you are sending personal data to the respective plugin provider (in the USA in the case of American providers) where this data is then stored. Since plugin providers often collect data via cookies, we recommend deleting all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the greyed out box.

(3) The plugin provider stores the data collected about you as a user profile and uses this for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or presenting personalised content on their website. Such use of your data is made especially (and not just for logged in users) for presenting targeted advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You are entitled to object to the creation of such user profiles. Please contact the provider of the respective plugin in order to exercise this right. By using these plugins, we provide you with the ability to interact with social networks and other users in order to improve our offering and make our content more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of plugins is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR.

(4)Data is transferred to the plugin provider regardless of whether or not you have an account with the provider and are logged in to this account. If you are logged in to your account with the plugin provider, the data collected from your use of our site is directly linked to this account. When you activate the button and perform an action such as sharing a link to the site, the plugin provider will also store this information in your user account and publicly share it with your contacts. We recommended regularly logging out of social networks after you have used them. This is particularly recommended before activating the button in order to avoid data being linked with your profile by the plugin provider.

(5) Further information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plugin providers can be found in the following privacy policies of the providers. They provide further information about your rights and configuration settings available for protecting your privacy.

(6) ) Addresses of plugin providers and URL of their privacy information pages:
c) Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; https://twitter.com/privacy. Twitter is subject to the EU-US Privacy , https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
d) Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE http://www.xing.com/privacy.
f) ) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is subject to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.