Data protection declaration

Scope

As the operator of this internet service, IFOK takes the protection of the personal data of its users and interested parties seriously. We abide by the rules of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) and the German federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). According to the basic principle of data collection avoidance and minimization, we only collect, use and process personal data in so far as it is necessary for the use of this service.

 

Making contact

When contact is made with the provider (i.e. via e-mail), the user’s data is stored in order to process the request and in case any further questions should arise.

 

Inclusion of services and content of third parties

It may occur that within this online service third-party content such as YouTube videos, maps provided by Google-Maps, RSS-feed or graphics from other websites are embedded in this website. A requirement for this is that the content provider (in the following “third-party provider”) detects the user’s IP address. Without the IP address, the content cannot be sent to the individual user’s browser. Therefore the IP address is necessary for the rendering of this content. We attempt to only use content by providers who will solely use the IP address in order to deliver content. However, we have no influence on third-party providers storing IP addresses for statistical purposes, for instance. As far as we are aware of this we will inform our users.

 

Piwik

This service uses Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical evaluation of user access. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”: text files which are saved on the users’ computers and which allow for an analysis of website utilisation. Information about the use of this service which is generated by the cookie is stored on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is rendered anonymous immediately after processing and prior to storage. Users can prevent the installation of cookies by adapting the settings of their browser software accordingly. However, the provider would like to make the users aware of the fact that in this case they may not be able to access all functions of this website to their full extent.

 

Information about/deletion of personal data

You have the ability at any time to receive information about stored personal data relating to you. Please write to the following address: IFOK GmbH, Berliner Ring 89, 64625 Bensheim or send an e-mail to datenschutz@ifok.de. Please understand that we will only be able to provide information once you have proven your identity.

 

Furthermore, you have the right at any time to request the deletion of your personal data. In cases where legal requirements oblige us to store personal data, this data will be locked, which means that it will not be used.

If you have any questions concerning data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at datenschutz@ifok.de.

 

 

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