Privacy policy

The responsible body within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

HEAD-Genuit-Foundation
Ebertstrasse 30a
52134 Herzogenrath-Kohlscheid
Phone: + 49 2407 954 99-25
Fax:+ 49 2407 954 99-87
Email: info@head-genuit-stiftung.de

Your rights to be affected

Under the contact details provided by our data protection officer, you can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • information about your data stored by us and their processing,
  • correction of inaccurate personal data,
  • deletion of your data stored by us,
  • restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • objection to the processing of your data with us and
  • data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the state of your residence, work or alleged violation. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to do so,
  • processing is required for the execution of a contract with you,
  • processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation,
  • processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated herein or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by the legislator. After the expiry of the respective purpose or expiry of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions to be drawn about you.

This information is technically necessary in order to deliver content from websites that you have requested correctly and is mandatory when using the Internet. In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:
 
  • ensuring a trouble-free connection of the website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes for data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you. The recipients of the data are only the responsible body and, if applicable, processors.

Anonymous information of this kind may be provided by us. statistically evaluated in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called „cookies“. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make it easier for you to navigate and enable the correct display of our websites.

In no case will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or a link with personal data will be established without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help features of your Internet browser to learn how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.

Comments

When users leave comments on our website, in addition to this information, the time of their creation and the username previously chosen by the website visitor are saved. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it has been created by users.

Contact

If you contact us via e-mail or contact form for any questions, please give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting us. This requires a valid e-mail address. This is used to assign the request and then respond to it. Specifying additional data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as for possible follow-up questions. After completing the request you have made, personal data will be deleted automatically.

Using Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, comcompile reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities on the website. On the basis of the use of the website and the Internet, further related services will then be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser Add On for disabling Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This prevents the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Using Script Libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to display our content correctly and graphically across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google web fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support google web fonts or prevents access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible – but at present it is also unclear whether and possibly for what purposes – that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Using Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visualize geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the map functions by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to Google’s privacy policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the Data Protection Center.

Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products can be found here.

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our websites we embed Youtube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, you connect to Youtube servers. Youtube will be informed which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your browsing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.
 

When a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching Youtube videos. Youtube also collects non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

Further information on data protection at „Youtube“ can be found in the provider’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Social Plugins

We offer you the possibility to use so-called „social media buttons“ on our website. To protect your data, we rely on the „Shariff“ solution for implementation. This allows these buttons on the website to be integrated only as a graphic, which contains a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking on the graphic, you will be redirected to the services of the respective providers. Only then will your data be sent to the respective providers. Unless you click on the graphic, there will be no exchange between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information about the collection and use of your data on the social networks can be found in the respective terms of use of the respective providers. More information about the Shariff solution can be found here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

Modification of our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to adapt this Privacy Policy so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will apply to your revisit.

Questions to the Data Protection Supervisor

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:
 

The data protection declaration was created with the data protection declaration generator of activeMind AG.