Data privacy policy2019-05-31T08:25:32+00:00

Data privacy policy

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. This statement informs you about the collection of your personal data when you use our website. Personal data is all data which can be associated with you personally, e.g. name, address, email addresses, user behavior.

1. Controller responsible for data processing

Pursuant to Article 4 Paragraph 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data controller is

KNF DAC GmbH

c/o WeWork Companies Inc.

Axel-Springer-Platz 3

20355 Hamburg, Germany

info.dac@knf.com

2. Your rights

You have the following rights concerning the personal data we collect about you:

2.1 General rights

You have a right of access, a right to the rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to restrict the processing of your personal data, a right to object to such processing and a right to data portability. If we process your data on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent with future effect.

2.2 Your rights if your data is being processed on the basis of a legitimate interest

In accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you when this processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 (e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Article 6, Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR (data processing that is necessary for a legitimate interest), including profiling based on this provision. If you make an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or unless the data is processed for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

2.3 Your rights if your data is being processed for direct marketing purposes

If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right, in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing purposes, including profiling where it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to your data being processed for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes.

2.4 Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority about how we process your personal data.

3. General data collection when you visit our website

If you use our website solely for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or send us information in any other way, we will only collect technical information on the device you use (operating system, display resolution and other non-personal characteristics) and your browser (version, language settings) as well as, in particular, the public IP address of the computer which you use to visit our website, including the time and date of access. We and our service provider are generally not able to identify whom an IP address belongs to unless, while using our website, you share data with us which makes it possible to identify you.

The data we collect is required for technical purposes in order to display the website to you and to guarantee its stability and security.

The legal basis is our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR.

As part of the balancing of interests pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR, we have considered and weighed our interest in making our website available and your interest in having your personal data processed in compliance with the principles of data protection. As the below data is sometimes necessary for technical reasons to enable the provision of our service, i.e. to allow us to display our website to you and to keep it stable and secure, in particular to protect against misuse, we have concluded that this data may be processed — with the proviso that data security is guaranteed in line with current state-of-the-art technology and that appropriate consideration is given to your interest in having your personal data processed in compliance with the principles of data protection.

The collection of data to provide the website and the storage of this data in log files is imperative for the operation of the website. As a result, users do not have the option to object.

4. Contact via email or contact form

If you contact us by email or via a contact form, we will store the data you share with us (your email address and possibly your name and telephone number) so that we can reply to you. This information is disclosed with your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) GDPR). If you provide us with your contact details (e.g. your email address or telephone number), you also give us your consent to contact you, if necessary, using these contact details so that we can respond to your inquiry. You can, of course, withdraw your consent to this at any time with future effect.
Once it is no longer necessary for us to store the data we receive in this context, we will erase it, or limit its processing if it is subject to statutory retention obligations.

5. Newsletter

General information

With your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) GDPR, you can subscribe to our newsletter, which we will use to provide you with information on our recently published articles.

Subscription to our newsletter takes the form of a double opt-in process. That means that, after you subscribe, we will send an email to the email address provided asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your subscription, access to your information will be blocked and the information will be automatically erased after one month  .

In addition, we will store the IP address you use to subscribe and to confirm your subscription, as well as the times at which you do so. The purpose of this process is to generate proof of your subscription and to be able to resolve any incidents of misuse of your personal data.

The only information which you must provide in order to receive the newsletter is your email address. Other specially indicated information can be disclosed voluntarily and will be used to address you personally. Once you have provided confirmation, we will store your email address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1 (a) GDPR.

You may withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter and unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. This can be done by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter we send to you, or by contacting us at the email address listed above.

6. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a webpage analysis service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The data controller for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses cookies — text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google before this happens, provided you are in a European Union member state or another state that has entered into the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics uses an extension to ensure that IP addresses are collected anonymously (known as IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. More detailed information on terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and  providing other services associated with usage of the website and the internet for the website operator. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 Paragraph 1 (f) GDPR.

Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in optimizing our website, analyzing the use of our website and adapting its content. Users’ interests are sufficiently protected by pseudonymization. The personal data collected is transmitted to the USA within the scope of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework on the basis of the European Commission’s adequacy decision. You can access the certificate here.

The data which is sent by us and linked to cookies, identifiers such as user IDs, or advertising IDs will be automatically erased after 14 months. Data which has already been stored for the prescribed period will be automatically deleted once per month.

You can adjust your browser settings to prevent cookies from being stored. However, please note that in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, to prevent data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google, you can download and install this browser add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent collection of your data when you visit this website in the future. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting your data across multiple devices, you must opt out for every system that you use.