General

 

Your personal data (e.g. title, name, e-mail address) are processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws. The following provisions describe the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal data. This data privacy policy applies only to our web pages. If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.

 

Storage of (personal) data

 

Every time you visit a page on the openIMIS website and every time you download a file, information about the activity is processed and stored in a temporary protocol file. Before it is stored, each data set is rendered anonymous by altering the IP address.

The following information is stored for each page you view and each file you download:

  • Technical details of the browser used
  • Anonymous IP address
  • Date and time
  • Page opened/name of the file downloaded
  • Quantity of data transferred
  • Notification of whether viewing or download was successful

 

You can visit our website without sharing personal information. Personal data is only stored if you choose to enter this information in our contact form.

 

Web analysis with Matomo

 

For statistical purposes and to improve our service, our website uses the web analysis service Matomo (former PIWIK). No other use is made of the data, and the data are not passed on to third parties.

 

To carry out this web analysis, Matomo uses temporary session cookies each time you view an individual page, to make navigation easier. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally to your computer (in your browser cache) and provide analysis of your use of the site.

 

The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, are transmitted to our Matomo server and stored there. As part of this process, your IP address is immediately anonymized so that you as user remain anonymous to us. Session cookies do not include any personal data and expire at the end of each session, or after the completion of a user survey, which is conducted as a rule every two years. We do not use methods such as Java applets or ActiveX controls that make it possible to track your browsing behaviour.

 

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

 

Should you be unwilling to have this data about your use of the site stored and analyzed, you may at any time subsequently withdraw your consent to it being stored and used with a click of the mouse. A so-called opt-out cookie is then placed on your browser, and as a result Matomo will no longer collect any data on your visits.

 

Please be aware that, should you delete cookies from your browser settings, the opt-out cookie from Matomo may also be deleted and will need to be reactivated.

 

Mailing lists

 

Any personal details collected as part of the press mailing list subscription will only be used for the purpose of processing the subscription and dealing with your enquiries. Any personal information that we collect apart from your address, especially the job function and medium that you work for, help us pinpoint and deliver topics relevant for your target audience. Your details will not be passed onto third parties. No use will be made of your details for consulting purposes, for advertising or for market research.

 

If you cancel your subscription, all your personal details will be deleted from our database. Postal addresses and email addresses that you provide when you make an enquiry or order information materials are used exclusively for correspondence or delivery purposes. When you use other web-based services that require the submission of more extensive personal data, such as online job applications or registration for training courses, the data protection declarations adapted to those services will also apply.

 

 

Regular data erasure deadlines

 

Personal data is regularly erased when it is no longer needed for contractual purposes (for example for employment, subsidy, rental, sale or service contracts), if the data subject has not given any separate authorisation and if statutory data storage obligations and periods do not require longer periods of data storage.

 

 

Planned transfer of data to third countries

 

As a general principle, data will not be transferred to third countries. Exceptions are possible under exceptional legal circumstances.

 

 

Disclosure

 

According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you are entitled to enquire about your personal data and its processing, to have the data corrected if necessary, and to request restriction of processing or the erasure of the data.  The data will then be erased.

 

If you have any questions or complaints about this website, please direct your enquiry to the following e-mail address: (contact@openimis.org)