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bitfarm Informationssysteme GmbH – Privacy Policy

Protection and security of personal data are a high priority for our company. Thus, collection, storage and usage of such personal information only happens strictly according to the regulations of valid data protection laws. In the following, we provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal data within the context of the use of our website.

1. Anonymised collection and processing of data

Every time our website is accessed, our web server automatically collects log file data which are internally saved and transmitted to us via browser. The following data are collected:


These data are collected and processed in anonymised form. We are not able to trace the data back to a specific individual. The object of collecting and processing these information is to evaluate it for internally system-related and statistical purposes. A transfer to a third party does not take place, neither for commercial nor for uncommercial reasons. An exception applies if the transfer is necessary because of legal requirements.

2. Pseudonymised collection and processig of data, regarding this website

If you are registered at our website, we will still collect and save the aforementioned data in pseudonymised form. This information will be exclusively linked to a internally used characteristic, but will never be linked to your name or other identifiers. There will be no allocation of data to your specific person at any time. The purpose of collecting and processing data in pseudonymised form is the creation of usage profiles; in order to design our offers and advertisements in line with your needs.

If you do not wish a usage profile to be created, it is possible to object. You will find further information regarding this under the heading „Right of objection and revocation“.

3. Use of cookies

Our website uses so-called „session cookies“ to facilitate its usage for you. Cookies are small text files that will be put down on your computer and saved by your browser. By using cookies, our web server is able to recognize your browser and personal settings on our website and its subpages. It is also possible that it will recognize parts of the login data to make it easier for you to use our website and to log in automatically. Our cookies do not retrieve any personal information from your hard drive; neither do they compromise your computer or any of the data saved on it. In fact, most browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies. You can switch to your browser’s settings if you want to generally refuse cookies, disable or delete them. Alternatively, you can set your browser to ask before setting a cookie. In any case, every cookie set by us will be deleted from your computer after each session.

4. Use of personal data

Personal data will only be collected or processed if you voluntarily give it to us, e.g. in line with an enquiry. By making use of all available technical and organizational measures, any personal data that are provided to us will be secured so that they are not accessible for third parties. Nevertheless, if you want to send sensitive data or information, we recommend to do so by mail. Complete data security cannot be guaranteed if you choose to send data via e-mail.

4a. Data protection notice regarding YouTube

For embedding videos on our website, YouTube comes to use as our provider. These videos are embedded in advanced data protection mode. Still, as most websites do, YouTube also uses cookies to gain information about their website’s visitors. YouTube uses the collected data, among other things, to record video statistics, to prevent fraud and to improve usability. Also, this leads to a connection to the Google network „DoubleClick“. If you play a video, further data processing operation could follow, on which we have no influence. Additionaly, should you be logged in to your YouTube account, you would allow them to directly associate your surfing behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this situation by logging out of your account before watching the video. For further information regarding data protection on YouTube, please refer to:
http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube

5. Rights of access, rectification, blocking and deletion of data

Upon request, we will inform you about any of your personal data we have saved, about their origin and recipient, as well as the purpose of storage, all according to Art. 15 GDPR (Right of access by the data subject). You can get these information by contacting us.

If the legal preconditions are met, your rights include rectification, blocking and deletion of the data. Please consult the address below.

6. Rights of objection and revocation

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data, e.g. by revoking the creation of usage profiles. In this case, we will refrain from processing your data for such purposes. An objection or revocation can be informally – and without giving reasons – sent to us via mail, phone, fax or e-mail:

bitfarm Informationssysteme GmbH
Spandauer Str. 18
57072 Siegen
Germany
Phone: +49 271 31396-0
Fax: +49 271 31396-20
E-mail: datenschutz@bitfarm-archiv.de

7. Changes to this policy

This policy will be updated from time to time to protect your personal data. Therefore we recommend that you occassionally revisit our website and reread it. By doing so, you will be up-to-date on how we protect your data and improve the content of our website. Should any siginificant changes regarding the collection and processing of your personal data be made, we will inform you by easily visible references on our homepage. By visiting and using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

Data protection officer:

Mr Stephan Schneider
Bahnhof Weidenau 6
57076 Siegen
Germany
Phone: +49 271 33846–0
E-mail: datenschutz@bitfarm-archiv.de

8. Right to appeal to the authorities

Notwithstanding any other administrative or judicial decision, you have the right to appeal to the authorities, especially in the member state where you are located, your workplace, or the location of the alleged violation if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of GDPR.

The authority receiving the appeal shall inform the appealing party of the status and result of the appeal, including the option for a legal decision as per Art. 78 GDPR.