Data protection is of a particularly high priority for us. The use of our web pages is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if you want to use certain services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary.
We have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, eg. by telephone.
Name and address of the controller responsible for the data processing
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
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Server Log Files
We automatically collect and store data in server log files. This data that your browser automatically transmits consists of:
- Browser type and version,
- operating system and device type,
- accessed page URL,
- referrer URL (URL of the originating page when following a link to our website),
- IP address of the client device,
- timestamp of the request.
This data does not contain personally identifiable information. We don’t merge this data with other data sources. We collect, store and may analyze this data to deliver the content of our website correctly, to ensure the long-term viability of our server systems and website technology, and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of illegal activities.
On our website, you can subscribe to the FutureTap newsletter. If you want to subscribe to the newsletter, we need your email address. Optionally you can also specify a name. For legal reasons we require the double opt-in procedure where we send you a confirmation email that is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address is authorized to receive the newsletter. During the registration for the newsletter, we also store your current IP address, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail addresses at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of our legal protection. The consent to the storage of personal data, the email address and their usage for the sending of newsletters may be revoked at any time, by using the “Unsubscribe” link in any newsletter.
If you send us a message using the contact form, the entered content including your contact data will be stored to respond to your request and in case of follow-up questions.
On our website you can share some pages on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Typically, the sharing solutions provided by the social networks already transmit personal data to the respective social network, when a user visits a website in which a social media button was integrated. By using the Shariff component, personal data is only transferred to social networks, when the visitor actively activates one of the social media buttons.
When you share a page via email, your mail application is opened directly (mailto link). That way, we don’t obtain any information about content, sender, and recipients of potentially sent emails.
On some subpages of this website, we integrated components of Twitter. The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If the Twitter component is integrated on the respective page (e.g. Twitter feed on the front page and specific blog posts with embedded tweets), your browser automatically loads the component from Twitter to display the results. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website you visited.
The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is to make our Twitter news feed available for you and to allow the retransmission of Twitter content and the following of our account.
If you’re logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter may associate the visited web page with your Twitter account. If you don’t wish such a transmission of information to Twitter, you may prevent this by logging off from your Twitter account before visiting our website.
Data usage and sharing
We use personally identifiable information for the operation and improvement of our services as well as for customer communication. We do not share your personal information with third parties other than as follows:
- With third-party vendors, consultants, and other service providers who work for us and need to access your personal information to do that work;
- if appropriate to (a) comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal processes, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; (b) protect the rights, the property, and the safety of us, our agents, our customers, and others; (c) protect the safety and security of our and our partners’ services, websites, and applications;
- in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, transaction, or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets for use in accordance with applicable law.
Period for which the personal data will be stored
We store and process personally identifiable data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or erased as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment or the initiation of a contract.
Right to access, erasure (Right to be forgotten)
You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain free information about your personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information as well as the right to rectify, block or erase this data. To exercise any of these rights or for any questions concerning personally identifiable information you may contact us using our contact form or via postal mail as indicated above.
This document was last updated on November 28, 2019