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PRIVACY POLICY

 

Controller and Responsibility

The following information on data protections concerns personal data processed by the following organization:

Consulegis EWIV / Poststraße 14-16, III / 2054 Hamburg / Germany
e-mail: mailto:privacy@consulegis.com
Phone: +49 1523 6381171
Chair of the Board: Irmtraud Wendland
Managing Director: Caroline Chetrit

Collection and Processing of Your Personal Data during the Use of this web site

The information gathered by CONSULEGIS during use of this web site, will be used by CONSULEGIS for evaluation and further perfection and personalization of this web site. CONSULEGIS attempts, through the gathered information, to optimize the accessibility and quality of this web site, including 1-to-1 marketing.

When you visit our website, we may record your IP address and use cookies and other Internet technologies to gather general information about our visitors and their interests. The technologies used and the information collected are described in more detail below.

We may further collect and process any information and data that you volunteer to us, e.g. when you register for events, subscribe to newsletters, participate in online surveys, discussion groups or forums, or when make purchases. We use this information for the purposes described below (Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data).

IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website, and to gather demographic information. We may also use IP addresses or other information, such as your user information you have shared on this website or at any earlier occasion or a campaign code, to determine which pages on our sites are being visited and topics that may be of interest so we can provide you with information about relevant products and services. Generally, CONSULEGIS will aggregate such data only in an anonymous way and will not tie it to a particular individual unless he or she has given consent.

CONSULEGIS may also collect IP addresses (and other technical information such as browser type). This information is collected when you connect to CONSULEGIS so that we may identify your session, deliver content based on the technical capabilities of your browser, and for quality control purposes. Your IP address will not be used to identify you unless you provide your prior consent.

CONSULEGIS will only gather information related to your visit to the CONSULEGIS site. We do not track or collect personal information from your visits to companies or entities outside the CONSULEGIS of companies.

Automated Tools

In addition to the information you provide, CONSULEGIS may also collect information during your visit to the CONSULEGIS website through automated tools, which include Web beacons, cookies, embedded Web links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our website such as your browser type and language, access times, and the address of the website from which you arrived at an CONSULEGIS website. Using these tools, CONSULEGIS is also able to confirm receipt of emails that the recipient consented to receive, and can track other information such as pages visited on the CONSULEGIS site and whether or not the recipient registers for an event offered by CONSULEGIS and certain other aggregate data.

Special Information concerning E-Mails

Emails from CONSULEGIS often use links designed to lead you to a relevant area on the Web, after redirection through CONSULEGIS servers. The redirection system allows CONSULEGIS to change the destination URL of these links, if necessary, and to determine the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives.

In emails, such links may also allow CONSULEGIS to determine if you have clicked on a link in the email, and the information about this interaction may be connected to your personal identity. If you do not want CONSULEGIS to collect information about the links you clicked, you can simply choose not to click on the links in an email that CONSULEGIS sends you.

If you choose to give us your email address, we will communicate with you via unencrypted email. We do not share your email address with others outside the CONSULEGIS EWIV or its member firms. You can choose not to receive any more email at any time.

Depending on how your email application is set up, information about you may be transmitted automatically when you send email to CONSULEGIS.

We communicate with users who subscribe to our services on a regular basis via email, and we may also communicate by phone to resolve customer complaints or investigate suspicious transactions. We may use your email address to confirm your opening of an account, to send you notice of payments, to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, users cannot opt out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.

Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data

Personal information submitted to CONSULEGIS will be treated confidentially but could be collected and archived in a database or file owned by CONSULEGIS. Processing of this personal information can take place for marketing purposes of CONSULEGIS. Personal information will be discarded when it is no longer legal necessary for the purposes it was collected.

To serve you better and understand your needs and interests, CONSULEGIS collects, exports, and uses personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable.

We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent, as required by applicable law. Some of the ways we may use your personal data include, but are not limited to:

  • To tailor information about our network, member firms and services to your individual interests;
  • To provide the ability to view protected content;
  • To provide the ability to contact you, and to provide customer feedback and support;
  • To provide contests, sweepstakes or other marketing or promotional activities on the CONSULEGIS.com or affiliate websites. Personal data may be collected to administer those programs;
  • To conduct questionnaires and surveys in order to provide better products and services to our customers, partners and end users. Your completion of any questionnaires is voluntary;

Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for our data processing is Art. 6 par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interests are justified by the reasons for data processing expounded above. If you ordered our services or take part on our events or seminars the legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Sharing Your Personal Data

As a global network, CONSULEGIS operates a number of websites around the world. Any data and information that you volunteer or that is otherwise collected on one of our sites in any one country may be sent electronically to a server for one of these sites in another country. We safeguard your privacy interests around the world by ensuring that this CONSULEGIS website adheres to our data protection principles described in this statement.

Transmission of Data

We do not share your information with unrelated third parties, unless required by the law or the judicial authorities.

COOKIES

Consulegis use cookies to deliver personalized content, to save you having to re-enter your password repeatedly, to keep track of your downloaded content, and to tailor our information offerings to how you and others use the site.

Cookies are a very small text file that your browser automatically creates and that is stored on your device (for example, your PC or your phone etc.). It contains a simple text code that your browser sends back to our website each time you browse to a new page. This allows the website to look up your specific session and associate data for that session with your browser. The data itself is not stored in your cookie but on the server(s) operating the website. Cookies do no damage to your end device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.

Cookies store information which, in each case, is related with the specifically used end device. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves, for example, to make our offer more pleasant. For instance, Consulegis may use a “session cookie” to identify your browser “session” as you move between pages on the website and perform activities. The website cookie allows our website to recognise each subsequent request from your browser as being the same browser that made the initial request to our website.

By knowing that each subsequent request is related to the first, our website is able to track your actions as you move around the website and to provide interactive features. By analysing how our website is being used in general, we can improve the website experience for future visitors. Should you experience any problems in using our website, our website developers may be able to use this information to track down your specific “user journey” and investigate and fix any issues that might arise. These cookies will be deleted automatically after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period of time to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been there and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

You can configure your browser in such a way that it informs you each time that cookies are created or to prevent them from being created, as follows:

Access to our website will not be refused despite this.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

CONSULEGIS is committed to protect the personal data you share with us. CONSULEGIS uses a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

CONSULEGIS supports online security using secure server technology because we want your data to be safe. There are state-of-the-art security arrangements and facilities on CONSULEGIS sites to prevent abuse. We bind our employees to observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.

Choice/Opt-Out

CONSULEGIS provides you the opportunity to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive other types of communication from us such as emails or updates from us regarding new services and products offered on this website.

Data Retention

CONSULEGIS will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the data were collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out in this privacy policy. If we change or modify this privacy policy we shall post these changes clearly on this page.

Visitors to our website:

When someone visits www.consulegis.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Links to other websites:

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

E-newsletter:

We use a third-party provider, Mailchimp Email Marketing, to deliver our weekly e-newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.

Security and performance:

Consulegis uses a third-party service (Fontventa) to help maintain the security and performance of the Consulegis website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the website.

When the data processing is based solely on your consent, you may withdraw your consent by sending a written request to CONSULEGIS at any time, without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing undertaken prior to the withdrawal of your consent. Your data is stored until you withdraw your consent.

Rights of the data subjects

You have the right:

to request information about your data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, in case it has not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;

in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately demand the correction of incorrect personal data or the completion of personal data stored by us;

in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and we no longer need the data, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have filed an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible;

in accordance with Art. 7 paragraph 3 GDPR, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a consequence, we will no longer be allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future and

in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you may contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our head office.

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legal interests in accordance with to Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 let. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation.

If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to privacy@consulegis.com