We would like to thank you for your interest in our websites. Protecting your privacy when using our websites is extremely important to us. In the following, we explain what data we collect, process, and use, as well as your rights.
Upon each visit to our website, we record information about the visit in what is known as a log file. This information includes your IP address, the remote host, the date, the time, the amount of data transferred, and the page you viewed. We cannot attribute this data to any specific person. This data is only analyzed as part of an automated process for statistical purposes, which serve to improve our website as well as detect possible errors.
In the event that you submit personal data such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address as part of a request (such as subscribing to our newsletter or downloading a white paper), this data will be saved and used exclusively for the stated and agreed upon purposes.
In addition, we have also integrated applications from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA), Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA), as well as google+ (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) into our websites (referred to as social plugins). You can recognize these plugins by the Facebook, Twitter or Google+ logo.
When you access a page which has one of these plugins integrated into it, your browser initiates a direct connection to the Facebook and/or Google servers. Google and Facebook receive the information that you accessed our website with your IP address. If you visit our website while simultaneously logged in as a member of Facebook, Twitter or Google+, this information can be linked to your user account. By clicking the Facebook “Share” button or the Twitter „Share“ button or the google+ button, you link the content of our pages with your Facebook or Twitter or Google user profile.
If you do not want your visit linked to your user account, please first log out of the respective account before visiting our website.Information regarding the scope of data collected by Facebook and/or Google and the purpose of processing and using this information as well as your corresponding rights can be found in the privacy statements of these companies, available at www.facebook.de and https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en and www.google.de.
Pursuant to Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz in German, abbreviated BDSG), you have the right to receive information free of charge regarding any data we have saved about you as well as a right to correct, block, or delete this data. In addition, you always have the right to revoke any consent given to save this personal data. In this case, please contact us using the contact details provided below.
You have explicitly given us the following consent when subscribing to our newsletter: “I would like to receive the denkwerk trend newsletter in the future.” Downloading a white paper: “I hereby give my consent to my data being saved and used for client acquisition purposes. The data collected will not be transferred to third parties and can be deleted upon request.”You may revoke this consent at any time for any reason, applicable to future use. In this case, please send an informal message to our data protection officer or use our newsletter’s “unsubscribe” function.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our online offer as well as to compile reports on the activities within this website and to provide further services related to the use of this website and the internet. This processed data may be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym.
We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the agreement of the European economic area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data.
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Alternatively, you may revoke consent given to collect data through the use of a Google browser plugin. This plugin is available for download at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Additional information regarding Google’s data collection for advertising purposes as well as configuration and contradiction options can be found on Google’s websites:
We secure our website and other systems using technical and organizational measures against the loss, destruction, accessing, change, or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal information, or should you desire information, wish to make a correction, block the use of, or delete your data, as well as to revoke consent to the use of your data, please contact:
Data Protection Officer
Vogelsanger Straße 66
D – 50823 Cologne