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Data Protection Declaration DSVGO

General / Scope of application

This data protection declaration is intended to inform the users of this website (https://www.brandscape-online.com) and its subdomains in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by brandscape GmbH. brandscape GmbH acts as the operator of the website and as the responsible body.
brandscape GmbH takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and according to the legal regulations.
Due to new technologies and the continuous development of the website, changes may be made to this privacy statement on a regular basis. We therefore recommend that you read the privacy policy again at regular intervals.
Also keep in mind that data transfer on the Internet may always be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.
Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Art. 4 DSGVO.

Responsible office / contact person

Service provider according to § 13 Telemediengesetz (TMG) and responsible body according to § 3 para. 7 BDSG or responsible body according to Art. 4 Nr. 7 DSGVO:

brandscape GmbH
Sonnenberger Strasse 82
65193 Wiesbaden
Email: info@brandscape-online.com
Fon: +49 (0)611 17457 0
Fax: +49 (0)611 17457 10

Management Board: Mahesh Iyer, Christof Braetsch, Georg Klein
Commercial register Wiesbaden
Register number: HRB 21650
VAT ID-No.: DE 240191092

Contact person / data protection officer

Ralf Kunow

Examcert Ltd.
An der Dünung 48
23968 Wismar

Email: dsvgo@brandscape-online.com

Access data

brandscape GmbH collects data about access to the website https://www.brandscape-online.com and stores it as “server log files”. The following data is logged in that way:

  • Visited website
  • Time at moment of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you accessed the site
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to clarify cases of misuse. If data has to be set aside for reasons of evidence, it is excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally resolved.

Cookies

The website of brandscape GmbH uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.
Common browsers provide the option not to accept cookies. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the respective settings.

Use of personal data

brandscape GmbH collects, uses and passes on your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you explicitly consent to the collection of such data. Personal data refers to all information which serves to determine your person and which can be traced back to you – for example your name, your e-mail address and telephone number.
You can also use the website of brandscape GmbH without providing any personal information. In order to improve our online services, however, we store your access data to this website (without personal reference). This access data includes, for example, the file you requested or the name of your Internet provider. However, since this data is anonymized, no conclusions about your person are possible.
Depending on the use of the website, the following personal data may be processed:

  • Inventory data (for example, names and addresses
  • Contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers)
  • Metadata or communication data (e.g. device information and IP addresses)
  • Usage data (e.g. access times and visited web pages and subpages)

The processing of personal data serves the following purposes:

  • Function and content provision of the online offer as well as its general availability
  • Processing of contact requests via the website
  • Ensuring of safety/security measures
  • Audience measurement

This personal data is collected and processed in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations and is not passed on to third parties without the explicit consent of the user concerned.

Use of contact data

If you establish a connection with brandscape GmbH through the contact options offered on the website (e.g. the integrated contact form, e-mail or telephone), your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and respond to your enquiry. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

Integration of third-party services and content

brandscape GmbH uses content or service offers from third parties within its website on the basis of a justified interest in the analysis, optimisation and operation of the online offer (within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos, graphics or social plug-ins.
These third-party providers use the IP address of the users of the website. This is a prerequisite for transferring content to the user’s browser.
It is also possible that third-party content may link to websites (for example, the “Like” button on Facebook, fan pages linking to Facebook, Twitter, etc.) so that you can access additional information or other relevant websites. By clicking on these links you leave the website made available by brandscape GmbH.
We have no control over these websites or their privacy practices, which may differ from our practices. By linking to websites of third parties, we do not express any approval or support of the contents contained therein. Personal information that you provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by our privacy policy. You should therefore read the privacy statements of those companies before using their services. The following sections describe the different third-party providers that provide content on our website. There you will also find the respective data protection declarations of these providers.

Use of social plugins from Facebook

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and operation of our online services (as defined in Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), the website of brandscape GmbH uses Facebook social plugins (“plugins”), which are operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The embedded services can be recognized by the Facebook logo or by the terms “like”, “Gefällt mir”, “share” in the colours of Facebook (blue and white). Information about all Facebook plugins can be found via the following link:
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Facebook Inc. complies with European privacy laws and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. brandscape GmbH has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data that the plugin transmits to the Facebook Inc. servers. You can find more information here:
https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084

The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you have visited our website as a user. In this case it is possible that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website, the information will be linked to that account.
If you use the functions of the plugin – for example by sharing or “liking” a post – the corresponding information is also transmitted to Facebook Inc. If you wish to prevent Facebook Inc. from linked such data to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our website and delete the stored cookies. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/). You can make further settings for data processing for advertising purposes or object to the use of your data for advertising purposes through your Facebook profile. You can access the settings here:

 

For what purpose and to what extent Facebook collects, uses and processes data and which rights and setting options you have to protect your privacy can be read in the Facebook data protection guidelines. You can find them here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and operation of our online services (as defined in Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), the website of brandscape GmbH uses social plugins (“plugins”), of the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The plugins can be recognized, for example, by buttons with the character “+1” on a white or coloured background. You can find an overview of Google+ plugins and their appearance here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins

If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Thanks to this connection, Google receives the information that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a Google+ profile or have one but are not currently logged into it. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged into Google+, Google can link your visit to our website directly to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “+1” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts there.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Google’s data protection information: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

If you do not want Google to link the data collected on our website to your profile on Google+, you should log out of Google+ before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Google plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Use of social plugins from Twitter

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and operation of our online services (as defined in Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), the website of brandscape GmbH uses social plugins (“plugins”), of the micro-blogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue “Twitter bird”. You can find an overview of Twitter plugins and their appearance here: https://about.twitter.com/en_us/company/brand-resources.html
If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Twitter directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Thanks to this connection, Twitter receives the information that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or have one but are not currently logged into it. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can assign your visit to our website directly to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “Twitter” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information is also published on Twitter and displayed to your contacts there.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Twitter’s data protection information: https://twitter.com/de/privacy#update
If you do not want Twitter to link the data collected on our website to your Twitter account, you should log out of Twitter before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Twitter plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Content and plugins from YouTube

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and operation of our online services (within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), the brandscape GmbH website incorporates videos from the “YouTube” platform operated by Google and in this context uses plug-ins from this provider. The operator of the site is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
Whenever you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is then informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account at the same time, you will enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on the collection and processing of user data can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Rights of the user: access, correction and deletion

Upon your request, you as a user will receive free information about which personal data about you has been stored. You also have the right to have incorrect data corrected and to have the use of your personal data limited or the personal data deleted. If applicable, you can also assert your right to data portability. If you believe that your data has been unlawfully processed, you can file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory authority.

Deletion of data

Unless your request conflicts with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have a right to have your data deleted. As a general principle, data stored by us will be deleted if it is no longer required for its intended use and there are no legal retention periods. If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for permissible legal purposes, data processing will be restricted. In this case the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes.

Right of objection

Users of the website provided by brandscape GmbH may exercise their right of objection and object to the processing of their personal data at any time.
Please contact brandscape GmbH directly if you have any questions regarding the correction, blocking, revocation of consent already given, deletion or information about your personal data stored or if you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data. To do so, please contact us via: dsvgo@brandscape-online.com

We will process your request as soon as possible.

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