In the following, we inform you regarding the way and background related to the processing of your personal data via the website www.certqua.de (hereinafter referred to as "website") and about the rights you are entitled to in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person shall be considered identifiable if he/she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an on-line identifier or one or more specific characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. These are, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, your applicant data, the information that you would like to arrange for an appointment with us, user behaviour, or the IP address.
1. Responsible and data privacy officer
a) Responsible in accordance with Art. 4 Para. 7 GDPR is Certqua Gesellschaft der Deutschen Wirtschaft zur Förderung und Zertifizierung von Qualitätssicherungssystemen in der beruflichen Bildung mbH, Bonner Talweg 68, 53113 Bonn, Germany, e-mail address: email@example.com
b) Ms Anke Rink is our data privacy officer, and you can reach her at our postal address with the addition: "To the data privacy officer", as well as via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Informational use of our website
a) Browser data
When you visit our website for information purposes, we automatically collect the following data and information that your browser transmits to us:
This data processing by our system serves the purpose and our interest of enabling the delivery of the website to the user's computer. Due to this, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. Your IP address will be deleted after four weeks. We store it for four weeks so that we can pursue legal violations in the event of data security deficiencies or problems with user intervention. The IP addresses are deleted immediately after the end of the four-week retention period.
As for the rest, the data in our system is deleted when the respective session is over. The collection of data for making the website available is mandatory for operating the website. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Par. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR.
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using. This allows certain information to flow to the site that sets the cookie (here by us).
In the following, the most common types of cookies are explained for your understanding:
3. Google Analytics
You can prevent Google Analytics from storing cookies by prohibiting the setting of cookies in your browser or app settings. For exact settings, please contact the help and support section of your browser provider or smartphone. There are also two other ways in which you can prevent Google Analytics from storing cookies on your computer. On the one hand, you can download and install a browser plug-in. However, this only works if you visit this page via a desktop browser. You can also have an opt-out cookie set that also prevents tracking (under this passage). Remember, however, that you must do this again on each device you use to visit us, and each time you delete your cookies.
Legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.
4. Contact via the contact form
In the case of enquiries via our contact form or within the scope of our e-mail address provided to you, we process the personal data voluntarily provided by you exclusively for the purpose of processing your enquiry, answering it or contacting you. If there are no legal or other storage obligations, the data collected in this context will be deleted after final answering. The legal basis for this processing of your personal data is Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
5. Registration function
The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the offer. Users can be informed by e-mail about information relevant to the offer or registration, such as changes in the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. The collected data can be seen in the input mask during registration. In addition, you agree that we may send you information on service and product innovations as well as current seminars and events by e-mail at irregular intervals. You can revoke this consent at any time.
With the newsletter we inform customers and interested parties about us and our offers.
If interested parties wish to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address from you and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. This data will only be used to send the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can take place via a link within the newsletters or by report to the contact possibilities standing above.
7. Practical guidelines (white papers)
CERTQUA GmbH undertakes to treat all personal data such as name and e-mail address of customers and users confidentially. The data will only be passed on to third parties for the fulfilment of agreed purposes and only to those who have undertaken to comply with data privacy.
By registering or participating, expressed by sending a corresponding form, you agree that CERTQUA GmbH may store and process personal data entered in the form and send you information on articles, company news and campaigns by e-mail at irregular intervals.
8. Passing on to third parties
Personal data is treated confidentially by us. We do not make your personal data available to third parties, unless you have given your consent or when we are legally obliged to disclose the data.
9. Links to other websites
10. Your rights as a data subject
To the extent permitted by law, you have the following rights with regard to your personal data:
You also have the roght to ask a data privacy supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data.