DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

1. Name and contact data of the person responsible for data processing as well as the company Data Protection Officer

This data protection information applies to data processing carried out by:

Responsible party: ProVeg Germany  e.V., Genthiner Str. 48, 10785 Berlin, Germany

E-mail: info@proveg.com

Telephone: +49 (0)30 – 29 02 82 53 – 0

Fax: +49 (0)30 – 29 02 82 53 – 26

The company data protection officer of ProVeg Germany  e.V.  can be reached at the address given above, attn: Mr. Gutte, and/or at  datenschutz@proveg.com .

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When our website www.proveg.com  is called up, the browser used on your end-device will automatically send information to our website’s server. This information will be temporarily stored in a so-called logfile. The following information is stored without any action by you and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP-address of the computer sending the query,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the accessed file,
  • Website, from which access came (referrer-URL),
  • Browser used and possibly your computer’s operating system as well as the name of your access-provider.

We use the data mentioned here for the following purposes:

  • Guaranteeing a smooth connection be established with the website,
  • Guaranteeing easy use of the website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • For other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para.  1 p. 1 lit. F DSGVO. Our justified interest proceeds from the purposes listed here for collecting the data. In no case do we use the data collected to make inferences about your person.

Moreover, we use cookies and analytical services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations of this under No.  4 and 5 of this Data protection statement.

 

b) On signing up for our newsletter

To the extent that you expressly gave consent as defined in Art. 6 Para.  1 p. 1 lit. A DSGVO, we use your e-mail-address to send you our newsletter regularly.  Providing an e-mail address is sufficient for receipt of our newsletters.

You can unsubscribe at any time, for example using the link at the end of every newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your request to unsubscribe by e-mail at any time to info@proveg.com.

 

c) On using our contact form

In the case that you have questions of any kind we ask that you contact us using the form we provide on our website. You will have to enter a valid e-mail-address so that we know who sent the inquiry and can answer it. Other information can be provided voluntarily.

We conduct data processing for the purposes of establishing contact in conformity with Art. 6   Para.  1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO based on your voluntarily issued consent.

The personal data we collect for use with the contact form will be automatically deleted after we process the inquiry you submitted.

3. Sharing Data

Your personal data is not communicated to third parties except for the purposes listed below.

We only share your personal data with third parties if:

  • You have expressly given your consent for this under Art. 6 Para. 1 lilt. a DSGVO,
  • Sharing the data under Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a prevailing protected interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • In the event that sharing your data under Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO is required for processing contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are little files that are automatically generated by your browser and which are stored on your end-device  (laptop, tablet, smartphone i.a..) when you visit our site.  Cookies do not damage your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie that in each case is generated in connection with the specific end-device used. This does not mean that they provide us with direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make use of our range of products and services easier for you. We use so-called session-cookies in order to recognise that you have already visited specific pages on our website. They are deleted as soon as you leave our site.

Moreover, we use temporary cookies as well to optimise the user-friendliness of our website; they are stored on your end-device for a specific time period. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it automatically detects that you have already been on our site and which information and settings you used so that you don’t have to enter them again.

We also use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and for the purposes of optimising our offerings for you (see No.  5). These cookies enable us to automatically identify you when you visit our site again. These cookies will again be deleted in each case after a pre-defined time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes named here in order to safeguard our justified interests as well as those of third parties under Art. 6 Para.  1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can however configure your browser so that no cookies can be stored on your computer or a warning always appears before a new cookie is stored. Completely deactivating cookies however can mean that you will not be able to use all of the functions on our website.

 

5. Analyse-Tools

a) Tracking-Tools

The tracking measures we use and describe in the following are carried based on Art. 6 Para.  1 p.1 lit. f DSGVO. With the use of these tracking-measures, we intend to assure user-responsive design and ongoing optimisation of our website. We also make use of tracking-measures in order to statistically record the use of our website and for the purposes of optimising our range of products and services for you by evaluating your use. These interests are to be deemed justified in the sense of the regulation named above.

The various data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the matching tracking tools.

i) Google-Analytics

For the purposes of needs-based design and continuous optimisation of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis services from Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; referred to in the following as „Google“). In this context, user profiles are generated and assigned pseudonyms and cookies are used (see under No.  4). The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie such as,

  • Operating system used,
  • Referrer-URL (the previously-visited site),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP-address),
  • Clock time of the server query,

are transferred to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there. The information will be used to evaluate the use of the website, to generate reports on website activities and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and internet use for the purposes of market research and need-based design of these websites. The information may also be shared with third parties to the extent that this is prescribed by law or third parties are processing this data on commission. In no case will your IP-address be combined with other data by Google. The IP-addresses will be rendered anonymous so that it is impossible to identify their source (IP-Masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser-software; we must warn you though that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their full scope.

You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website  (incl. your IP-address) as well as the processing of this data  by Google by downloading and installing a browser-add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

 

As an alternative to the browser-add-on, especially in browsers on mobile end devices, you can also prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. It will set an opt-out-cookie which will prevent the future recording of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out-cookie applies only in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, you will have to re-set the opt-out-cookie.

You can find additional information about data protection in connection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics-Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

 

ii) Google Adwords Conversions Tracking

In order to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purposes of optimising our website for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking. This means that Google Adwords will set a cookie (see Number 4) on your computer when and if you came to our website through a Google-Ad.

These cookies cease to be valid in 30 days and do not identify you personally. If the user visits certain pages on the website of the Adwords-customer and the cookie is not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognise, that the user clicked on the ad and it directed the user to this page. Every Adwords-customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of adwords-customers. The help of the information gathered using the conversion-cookies serves to generate conversion-statistics for Adwords-customers, who have decided to use conversion-tracking. The Adwords-customer will learn the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were directed to a page equipped with a conversion-tracking-tag. The do not however contain information that could be used to personally identify the user.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking-process, you can also refuse to allow the setting of the cookie that is necessary for this process– such as with browser-settings, which generally deactivate the automatic setting of cookies. You can de-activate cookies for conversion-tracking also by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com are blocked. Googles data protection statement on conversion-tracking can be found here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

 

6. Social Media Plug-ins

On our website, we make use on the basis of Art. 6 Para.  1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO Social Plug-ins for the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in order to make our law office better known. The advertising purpose behind this is to be viewed as a justified interest in the sense of DSGVO. The responsibility for operation in conformity with data protection is to be assured by the specific provider. We integrate these plug-ins using the so-called two-click-method in order to provide visitors to our website with the best possible protection.

 

a) Facebook

On our website, we make use of social-media-plugins from Facebook, in order to make their use more personal. To this end we use the “LIKE“ or “SHARE“-buttons. This is a service provided by Facebook.

If you call up a page on our website which contains a plug-in of this type, your bowser creates a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the plug-in is directly transmitted to your browser by Facebook and integrated into the web page.

By integrating the plug-in, Facebook receives the information, that your browser called up the page on our website, even if you do not have a Facebook-account or are not at present logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP-address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server operated by Facebook in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly link your visit to our website with your Facebook-account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking on the “LIKE“ or “SHARE”-buttons, the corresponding information is also directly communicated to a server operated by Facebook and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed for your Facebook-friends.

Facebook can use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and needs-based design of Facebook-pages. To this end Facebook generates use, interest and reference profiles, e.g. in order to evaluate your use of our website with respect to the advertisements displayed for you on Facebook, informing other Facebook-users about your activities on our website and provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to link the data collected over our website to your Facebook-account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.

The purpose and scope of data recording and the continued processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and the options for your settings with respect to the protection of your private sphere can be found in Facebook‘s privacy statement (https://facebook.com/about/privacy/).

 

b) Twitter

Plug-ins from the messaging network Twitter Inc. (Twitter) are used on our web pages. The Twitter-plug-ins (tweet-Button) can be recognised by the Twitter-logo on our site. You can find an overview of the tweet-buttons here (https://about.twitte.com/resources/buttons).

When you call up a page of our website which contains a plug-in of this sort, a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter-server is established. Twitter then receives the information that you visited our page with your IP-address. When you click on the Twitter “tweet-button” while you are logged in to your Twitter-account, you can link the content of our pages to your Twitter-profile. This allows Twitter to connect your visit to our pages with your user account. We remind you here that we as the providers of these pages do not have any knowledge of the content of the data that is communicated nor does Twitter give us information about its use. If you do not wish Twitter to be able to link your visit to our page with your account, please log out of your Twitter-user account before you log in to our site.

You can find more information about this in the privacy statement at Twitter /https://twitter.com/privacy).

 

c) Instagram

We use so-called social plug-ins from Instagram on our website. Instagram is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram“).

The plug-ins are identified with an Instagram-logo for example in the form of an “Instagram-camera“.

Whenever you call up a page of our website that contains a plug-in of this kind, your browser generates a direct connection with Instagram’s servers. The content of the plug-in is transferred by Instagram directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this connection, Instagram receives the information that your browser called up the corresponding page on our website even if you do not have an Instagram-profile or are not currently logged in to Instagram.

This information (including your IP-address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server operated by Instagram in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can directly connect your visit to our website with your Instagram-account. When you interact with the plug-ins e.g. by pressing the “Instagram”-button, this information will likewise be sent directly to a server operated by Instagram and stored there.

The information will also be published to your Instagram-account and displayed to your contacts there.

If you do not want Instagram to assign data collected via our website directly to your Instagram-account, you need to log out of Instagram before you visit our website.

For more information about this, see Instagram‘s privacy statement  (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388).

 

7. Rights of Affected Persons

You have the right

  • under Art. 15 DSGVO to request information about the personal data that we process. In particular you can demand disclosure of the purposes of data processing, the categories of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data were or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, limitation to processing or refusal, the existence of a right to bring complaints, the origin of your data, to the extent that they were not collected by us, as well as the existence of an automatic decision process including profiling and if needed demand authoritative information about the details;
  • under Art. 16 DSGVO to request the immediate correction of inaccurate or the completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • under Art. 17 DSGVO to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, to the extent that the processing is not required to exercise the right to freely state one’s opinion and information, for fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons in the public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • under Art. 18 DSGVO to demand that restrictions be placed on the processing of your personal data to the extent that you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is illegal, but you reject their deletion and we no longer need the data, but you do need them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have submitted an objection to the processing under   21 DSGVO;
  • under Art. 20 DSGVO to receive your personal data, in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format or to demand the transfer of these data to another responsible person;
  • under Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO to revoke the consent that you once issued us at any time. This results in our no longer being able to process your data in the future to the extent it was based on this consent and
  • under Art. 77 DSGVO to bring a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can appeal to the supervisory authority in your habitual domicile or place of employment or the main office of our legal representation.

 

8. Objection

To the extent that your personal data is being processed on the basis of justified interests under Art. 6 Para.  1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right under Art. 21 DSGVO to bring objections to the processing of your personal data, to the extent that there are reasons which derive from your particular situation or aim at the objection to direct advertisement. In the latter case you have a general right to object, which we will then implement without any statement of a particular situation.

If you want to exercise your right to object or revoke, an e-mail to  info@proveg.com will suffice.

 

9. Data Security

Within your website visit, we use the conventional SSL-procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection in each case with the highest degree of encryption that is supported by your browser. As a rule, this is 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will instead make use of a 128-bit v3 technology. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted encrypted, can be seen in the display of the key or closed lock symbol in the lower status bar on browser.

We also make user of suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorised access of third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in pace with technological development.

Currency and change to this data protection statement:

This data protection statement is current and has the status May 2018.

Due to the continuing development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it can be necessary to modify this data protection statement. In each case, you can access and print the current data protection statement at any time on the website under https://www.proveg.de/data-protection.