1) Preamble

In the following text, we inform you about the acquisition of personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that can refer to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

2) Party responsible / DPO

Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence e.V.

Adickesallee 32-34
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Email

Represented by: Prof. Nils Stieglitz (Chairman) and Dr. Matthias Catón (Deputy Chairman).

3) Which data is processed

a) General data acquisition with the call-up of our website

In case of use of the website for purely informational reasons, thus when you do not register, request brochures, register for seminars or webinars, or send us information in any other way, we record only that personal data which your browser sends to our server. If you wish to investigate our website, we record the following data which is technically necessary for us in order to present our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (the legal situation is the entitled interest in accordance with Art. 6 Sect. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR)

DataPurpose of the processingStorage duration
Operating system usedAssessment according to devices, to ensure optimised representation of the websiteThe data is deleted after 24 hours.
Information about the browser type and the version usedAssessment of the browser used, to optimise our websites
Internet service provider of the userAssessment of the Internet service provider
IP addressPresentation of the website on the respective device
Date and time of the call-upEnsuring the proper operation of the website.
If necessary, manufacturer and type designation of the smartphone, tablet, or other terminal unitAssessment of the device manufacturer and types of mobile terminal units for statistical objectives
LogfilesEnsuring the proper operation of the website

It is imperative for the website operation to capture data and record it in log files. There is, therefore, no opportunity to raise an objection.

b) Data acquisition with further use of other functions of this website

In addition, our website offers different possibilities to register, log on, or make contact with us over online forms, with the specification of personal data. Included in this personal data, among other things, are first name, last name, address, e-mail addresses, company and telephone number, as well as different selection fields. Mandatory data details are marked with *. All possible data extending beyond this can be given voluntarily and for improved handling.

4) Inquiries related to general contact addresses or the contact form

You have the possibility to contact us via our general e-mail addresses or the contact form. Provided that you contact us via such an address, the personal data sent in this manner is solely processed for the purpose intended.

5) Cookies
a) General information

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or the Internet browser on the computer system of the user. If a user calls up a website, then a cookie can be stored on the operating system of the user. This cookie includes a characteristic character string that enables unambiguous identification of the browser when visiting the website again.

b) Type differentiation of the cookies
Technically necessary cookies

We use cookies in order to structure our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our Internet page require that the calling browser can be also identified after a site change.

Technically necessary cookies are not required as mandatory to display the website. However, some functions of the website, such as e.g. the online Campus and registration for seminars, etc., cannot be used properly without these cookies. Consequently, no possibility of objection exists for the user, where a deactivation of these cookies can be carried out by settings on the respective browser.

Cookies for range measurement

Cookies for range measurement collect information about the manner of use of our website, e.g. website call-ups or error messages. These cookies store no information items which would allow identification of the user. The collated information is exclusively aggregated and thus evaluated anonymously.

Name of the cookiePurpose of the processingLegal basis for the processingStorage duration
Google AnalyticsGeneration and change of the cookie information; Optimisation of the representation of the website and adaptation of the contentsLegitimate interest    38 months
Google GA AudiencesGeneration and change of the cookie information; Optimisation of the representation of the website and adaptation of the contentsLegitimate interest    38 months

Cookies for marketing purposes

We use cookies for marketing objectives in order to address our users with advertising oriented to their interests. In addition, we use cookies in order to limit the probability of the playout of an advertisement and to measure the effectiveness of our advertising activities. This information can also be communicated to third parties, such as e.g. Ad networks.

Name of the cookiePurpose of the processingLegal basis for the processingStorage duration
Double ClickOptimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contentsLegitimate interest38 months
Google AdWords ConversionOptimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contentsLegitimate interest38 months
Double Click FloodlightOptimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contentsLegitimate interest38 months
Google Dynamics RemarketingOptimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contentsLegitimate interest38 months
Google AdWords user ListOptimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contentsLegitimate interest38 months
HotjarUser behaviour on the website is measured, recorded and, if necessary, evaluated.Legitimate interest12 months
Bing Universal Event Tracking (UET)Optimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contentsLegitimate interest38 months
6) Integration of third-party services and content

In order to optimise our online services and to make your stay on our website as pleasant as possible, we incorporate content and services from third parties usually on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). In order to be able to display this content to you, your IP address must be transmitted to this third-party provider. Under certain circumstances, further data may be collected from the third-party providers or pixel tags and/or cookies may be used.
In the following, we would like to offer you further information.

YouTube Videos

We are interested in offering you a wide range of multimedia information. Therefore we include videos from YouTube (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA). The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

Youtube is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law.

The following data is transferred to Google as the YouTube operator:

  • the IP address,
  • the specific address of the page called up,
  • the transmitted identification of the browser
  • System date and time of the call,
  • Cookies that are already available and can be used to uniquely identify your browser.
  • Google as operator of YouTube is exclusively responsible for this data processing. Further information can be found here.

We want to point out that Google may receive further data about cookies that are already stored on your computer. We have no influence on the extent to which these cookies are used by Google. You can find YouTube’s privacy policy here.

7) Social Media

We operate channels on various social platforms to communicate directly with you and inform you about interesting news from the Indo-German Centre.

In doing so, we process the data of visitors to our channels, in particular information about user interactions (e.g. likes, comments, retweets), demographic and statistical data, as well as the data transmitted to us in the context of news and comments.

We would like to point out that when using these social networks, the respective providers will also have access to your data. This data can be used for market research and advertising purposes. We have no further knowledge of data processing by the providers of the social platforms concerned. We wish to state that the references to the respective platforms included on our site are pure links. Data processing by the platforms is only carried out when you visit them.

The processing of the personal data of visitors to our online presences is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to ensure communication with our clients and to inform them about news related to Frankfurt School.

We would like to point out that the data processed when using social platforms and networks may be processed outside the European Economic Area.  The operators of the networks on which we operate a channel are certified according to the EU/US Privacy Shield. A constantly updated overview of such certifications can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/

For a comprehensive presentation of the respective data processing and opt-out possibilities we refer to the following pages of the providers:

  • YouTube / Google (Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland)

Privacy Policy

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  • Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland)

Privacy Policy

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  • LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland)

Privacy Policy

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  • Instagram (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland)

Privacy Policy

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  • Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA)

Privacy Policy

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  • Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland)

Privacy Policy

Opt-Out

8) Utilisation of analysis services

a) Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution with which the marketer can manage the website tags over an interface. Google Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and does not record any personal data. The tool ensures the activation of other tags, which for their part may record data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation was carried out on domain or cookie level, this continues to exist for all existing tracking tags which are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

b) Google Analytics web analysis service

This website uses Google Analytics. By order of the operator of this website, Google will evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services connected with website use and Internet use, with respect to the website operator.

Since the co-ordination of the Hamburg representative for data protection and freedom of information with Google, on the basis of the decision of Duesseldorf District relating to the structuring of analysis processes for range measurement in case of the Internet offers consistent with data protection, use of Google Analytics consistent with data protection and complaint-free is possible under certain conditions. We respect these prerequisites of course. In particular, we point out that, on this website, Google Analytics was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp(); in order to guarantee an anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). Your IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other treaty states of the Agreement on the European Economic Region. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address sent by Google Analytics within the framework of your browser is not combined with other data of Google. Please find further information on conditions of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at  https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding adjustment of your browser software; however, we point out that possibly you will not be able to use all functions of this website fully in this case. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, where you download and install the Browser-Add-on. If you click here, an Opt-Out cookie is set, which prevents the future recording of your data during any visit to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition, we use Google Conversion Tracking in association with Google Analytics. This enables us to record the characteristics of our website visitors. For example, it is indicated to us how many PDFs on our website are downloaded or how often the contact form was filled out. Likewise, it is indicated to us how many clicks on advertisements from external sources (AdWords, LinkedIn, Xing, Bing) were made on our website.

c) Google Ad Words

This website uses Google Analytics. By order of the operator of this website, Google will evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services connected with website use and Internet use, with respect to the website operator.

Since the co-ordination of the Hamburg representative for data protection and freedom of information with Google, on the basis of the decision of Duesseldorf District relating to the structuring of analysis processes for range measurement in case of the Internet offers consistent with data protection, use of Google Analytics consistent with data protection and complaint-free is possible under certain conditions. We respect these prerequisites of course. In particular, we point out that, on this website, Google Analytics was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp(); in order to guarantee an anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). Your IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other treaty states of the Agreement on the European Economic Region. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address sent by Google Analytics within the framework of your browser is not combined with other data of Google. Please find further information on conditions of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at  https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding adjustment of your browser software; however, we point out that possibly you will not be able to use all functions of this website fully in this case. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, where you download and install the Browser-Add-on. If you click here, an Opt-Out cookie is set, which prevents the future recording of your data during any visit to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition, we use Google Conversion Tracking in association with Google Analytics. This enables us to record the characteristics of our website visitors. For example, it is indicated to us how many PDFs on our website are downloaded or how often the contact form was filled out. Likewise, it is indicated to us how many clicks on advertisements from external sources (AdWords, LinkedIn, Xing, Bing) were made on our website.

d) Google Dynamics Remarketing

We use dynamic remarketing on our website – a function of Google AdWords. The technology, after your visit to our website, enables us to switch automatically-generated, target-group-oriented advertising. The displays are based on the products and services which were clicked on during the last visit to our website.

In order to generate interest-based displays, Google uses cookies. In this case, Google usually stores information such as your web inquiry, the IP address, the browser type, the browser language, as well as the date and time of your inquiry. This information serves only for the assignment of the web browser to a certain computer. It cannot be used for identifying a person.

If you do not want to receive any user-based advertising from Google, you can deactivate the switching of advertisements with the aid of the Display Setting of Google.

Further information on how Google uses cookies can be found in the Data Protection Declaration of Google.

e) Double Click

We use DoubleClick, a service of Google Inc. DoubleClick uses cookies in order to switch user-based advertisements. The cookies identify which displays are already switched in your browser and whether you have called up a website over a switched display. The cookies do not record any personal information in this case and cannot be brought in contact with such information.

If you do not want to be provided with any user-based advertising, you can deactivate the switching of advertisements with the aid of the Display Setting of Google.

Further information on how Google uses cookies can be found in the Data Protection Declaration of Google.

f) Bing Universal Event Tracking (UET)

Our website uses Bing Ads technologies to collect and store data from which user profiles are created using pseudonyms. This is a service provided by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. This service allows us to track the activities of users on our website when they have entered our website through bing ads. If you access our website via such an advertisement, a cookie will be set on your computer. A Bing UET tag is integrated on our website. This is a code that stores some non-personal data about the use of the website in connection with the cookie. This includes, among other things, the length of stay on the website, which areas of the website have been accessed, and which advertisement the users have accessed via the website. Information about your identity is not collected.

The collected information is transmitted to Microsoft servers in the USA and stored there for a maximum of 180 days. You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website and the processing of this data by disabling the setting of cookies. This may limit the functionality of the website.

In addition, Microsoft may be able to track your usage behavior across multiple of your electronic devices through so-called cross-device tracking, enabling it to display personalized advertising on or in Microsoft websites and apps. You can disable this under http://choice.microsoft.com/de-de/opt-out.

For more information about Bing’s analytics services, visit the Bing Ads website.

For more information about Microsoft and Bing privacy, see Microsoft’s Privacy Policy.

10) Privacy Policy Events

If you register for one of our events, we will collect personal data from you that can be seen in the registration form. Your data will be collected for the purpose of organizing the event. The legal basis for this is our overriding legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 Paragraph. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

We will take Videos/Photos at our events. So, should you attend one of our events on-site, it is possible that you will appear in one of these videos/photos. The videos/photos are taken for documentation purposes. If you do not want to appear in these videos/photos, we ask you to position yourself in the event room outside the video/photo area. You are also welcome to inform the camera person that you do not wish to appear in any videos/photos. The legal basis for this is our overriding legitimate interest, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR.

In case of your online participation in one of our events via one of our video conferencing tools, we would like to point out that our online events are recorded. The recordings are made for documentation purposes. You can tell if a recording is in progress or not by the respective recording sign in the tool you are using. If you do not agree with the recording of your audio participation and/or your video participation, we ask you to make the appropriate settings and turn off the microphone and/or the camera. The legal basis for this is our overriding legitimate interest, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR. Your data will be used exclusively for the purpose of conducting the event and for your participation in the event. Except for processing by the video conferencing tools, your data will not be transferred to third parties.

11) On which legal basis is the data processed
a) Meeting contractual and pre-contractual obligations

Using our website, there exists the possibility to acquire products and/or services or initially any other information possibly to be provided with an individual offer regarding them. In case of use of these functions, you are requested to specify further information. The legal basis for this data processing is the meeting of contractual or pre-contractual obligations, in accordance with Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

b) Granting of consent

Different functions of this website are only usable if you have first given us your consent. Included in these functions are e.g. the ordering of our newsletters. At certain points, you are correspondingly informed of the data processing, the purposes of data processing, and your rights, in particular your right to withdraw your consent at any time. In case of consent being given, the legal grounds for the data processing is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

c) Legitimate interests

In addition, we process partly person-related data in our entitled interests in case of use of this website. Within the framework of the weighting of interests according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, we have considered and weighed our interest in the appropriation and your interest in a processing of your personal data consistent with data protection. Since this data is sometimes required technically in order to enable the appropriation of our service and also to guarantee stability and security, in particular protection against misuse, we came to the conclusion – in the case of the data protection, a guarantee based on the state of the art of the technology- that this data can be processed, where your interest in processing consistent with data protection is considered to an adequate extent.

12) Transfer of data

Forwarding of your personal data to third parties for any objectives other than those listed does not occur.

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We pass on your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have given your explicit consent to this
  • the transfer is required for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims and no basis exists for the assumption that you have a majority interest worthy of being protected in the non-transfer of your data,
  • For the case where a legal obligation exists for the forwarding, as well as
  • where this is legally admissible and required for the handling of contractual relationships with you.

In the case of data communication outside of the European Union, the high European data-protection level basically does not exist. With any transfer, it can be that there currently exists no adequacy decision of the EU Commission, as specified by Art. 45 Sect. 1, 3 GDPR. This means that, to date, the EU Commission has not positively determined that the national data protection level corresponds to the data protection level of the European Union based on the GDPR, therefore we have obtained suitable guarantees as designated above.

Possible risks which cannot be completely excluded in connection with data communication are in particular:

  • your personal data could possibly be processed over and above the actual purpose.
  • in addition, there exists the possibility that you cannot exercise and enforce your data-protection rights sustainably, such as, for example, your right to information, to correction, deletion, or data portability.
  • there also possibly exists a high probability that incorrect data processing can result and the protection of the personal data does not correspond quantitatively and qualitatively fully to the requirements of the GDPR.

For the continuous improvement of our website, for advertising purposes and in order to enable certain functions of this website to be offered to you, we are instructed with the employment of processors.

All processors are obliged here to process the data only for the service provision actually defined by us. All processors were selected by us carefully and sufficient technical and organisational measures were put in place in order to guarantee data protection.

13) Teaching data subject rights

Every person affected has the right of access according to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure according to Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing according to GDPR Art. 18, the right to object from Art. 21 GDPR, as well as the right to data portability from Art. 20 GDPR. In the case of the right to access and the right to erasure, restrictions apply pursuant to § 34 and 35 BDSG.

Advice on the possibility to lodge a complaint

Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the responsible data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

Advice on the withdrawal with consent

You can withdraw any consent to the processing of personal data at any time with respect to us. This also applies to the revocation of consent declarations that have been made before the validity of the basic data protection regulation (before 25th May 2018) with respect to us. Please note that the withdrawal affects the future. Any processing implemented prior to the withdrawal is not affected by this.

Right in the case of data processing for the purpose of direct advertising

In accordance with Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR, you have the right to make an objection at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you. In case of your objection to processing for purposes of direct advertising, we will not process your personal data for these objectives any longer. Please note that the objection comes into effect for the future only. Any processing implemented prior to the objection is not affected by this.

Note on right to objection in case of the weighting of interests

As far as we base the processing of your personal data on a weighting of interests, you can make an objection to the processing. In case of the exercise of such an objection, we request that you explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as described. In case of your reasonable objection, we check the state of affairs and will either cease or adapt the data processing, or explain to you our compelling reasons worth being protected.

Links to other websites

Our websites can include links to websites of other providers. We refer to the fact that this data protection declaration applies to the website of the Indo-German Centre for Business Excellence solely. We do not have any influence on this and do not check that other providers comply with the applicable data protection regulations.

14) Changes to the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to change or amend this data protection declaration at any time, taking into account applicable data protection regulations.

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