Privacy Policy and Legal Notice

Content of Data Protection Statement

1. About us
2. Responsible company
3. Data Protection Officer
4. Data security
5. Personal data
6. Protection of minors
7. Data processing when visiting our website
8. Data processing when using our contact form
9. Data processing of job applications
10. Data processing of contacts by letter
11. Data processing of contacts by telephone
12. Data processing in connection with the use of social networks
13. Deletion of data and storage period
14. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
15. Transmission of data
16. Cookies
17. Analysis tools
18. Social media plug-ins
19. Google Services
20. Rights of the data subject21. Right of objection
22. The data protection authority
23. Currency and amendment of this Data Protection Statement

1. About us

We are IfaD, the institute for applied data analysis. service and software for mar-ket researchers, marketing experts and business consultants. Our primary focus is on market research. For this purpose we principally process the data (personal and non-personal) of survey respondents under contract. reportbook is the syn-thesis of fast data analysis, a dynamic dashboard and a network for the joint pro-cessing of research results.

2. Responsible company

This data protection information applies to data processing by the responsible company:

IfaD Institut für angewandte Datenanalyse GmbH
Uhlandstraße 68
22087 Hamburg
Germany

E-Mail: info@ifad.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 25 17 13-0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 25 17 13-33

3. Data Protection Officer

The company’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at the above address or at
datenschutz@ifad.de

4. Data security

Within the website visit we use the widely-used SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest respective encryption level that your browser supports. As a rule this is 256-Bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-Bit encryption, we fall back on 128-Bit v3 technology. You can rec-ognise if an individual page of our internet presentation has been transmitted in encrypted form by means of the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status line of your browser.

Beyond this we employ suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, damage or the unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly being improved in line with technological development.

5. Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natu-ral person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identifica-tion number, location data or an online identifier.

6. Protection of minors
Persons under 16 years of age should not transmit any personal data to us with-out the agreement of their parent or legal guardian. If such data should be re-quired for a visit to ifad.de, the data will not be further transmitted to any third party.

7. Data processing when visiting our website

When accessing our website https://www.ifad.de, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser that is running on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile. The following information is collected without any action on your part and is stored until its automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the accessing computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the accessed file
  • Website from which the access was referred (Referrer URL)
  • The browser used and if necessary the operating system your computer as well as the name of your access provider

The data listed above is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • To ensure the smooth establishment of a connection to our website,
  • To ensure the convenient use of our website,
  • To analyse system security and stability, as well as
  • For further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data collection listed above. In no case do we use the data that is collected for the purpose of drawing con-clusions about your person.

For visits to our website we also employ cookies as well as analysis services. You can find further details of these in Sections 19 and 20 this Data Protection Statement.

8. Data processing when using our contact form

For enquiries of all kinds we give you the possibility of contacting us through a contact form provided on our website. For this purpose, provision of a valid e-mail address is necessary so that we know from whom the enquiry comes and in order to be able to answer it. Further information can be provided on a volun-tary basis (name, company, telephone number).

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (a) GDPR on the basis of your freely expressed consent. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. Should you wish to make use of this right of withdrawal, an email to datenschutz@ifad.de will suffice.
The personal data collected by us when you use the contact form is automatical-ly deleted after your enquiry has been dealt with.

9. Data processing of job applications
IfaD collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process.
If you apply by letter, in addition to the number 10, also note the number 12 of this declaration.
The processing may also take place electronically. This is the case when an ap-plicant transmits the relevant application documents to us by electronic means, for example by email or through a web form available on the internet site.
In the event that IfaD concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data is stored in compliance with statutory regulations for the pur-pose of processing the employment relationship.
In the event that IfaD does not conclude an employment contract with the ap-plicant, the application documents are deleted four months after notification of the rejection decision, providing that the deletion does not contradict any other legitimate interests of IfaD. Other legitimate interests in this context could be for example a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treat-ment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG).

10. Data processing of contacts by letter
If you send a letter to IfaD, the data that you transmit to us (e.g. name, first name, address) and the information contained in the letter (which may include personal data provided by you) is stored for the purpose of establishing contact and dealing with your concern in accordance with the retention periods applica-ble for the retention of documents.
We draw your attention to the fact that the processing of data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter (f) GDPR. The processing of the personal data transmitted by you is necessary for the purpose of dealing with your concern.

11. Data processing of contacts by telephone
If you contact a member of IfaD’s staff by telephone, your personal data will be processed insofar as it is necessary for dealing with your concern.

12. Data processing in connection with the use of social networks
We do not offer any online offers on social media platforms.

13. Deletion of data and storage period

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or locked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Further storage can take place when this is provided for by European Union or Member State laws, statutes or other regula-tions to which the responsible entity is subject. The locking or deletion of the data also takes place on expiry of a retention period under the above-mentioned rules, unless there is a requirement for the further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contact.

14. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of per-sonal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 letter (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (German: DSGVO) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

For the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 Para. 1 letter (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing that is necessary for the im-plementation of steps prior to entering into a contract.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis. In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person make the processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest by our company or a third party and the interests and fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the first-named interest, Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

15. Transmission of data

No transmission of your personal data to third parties takes place other than for the purposes listed below.
We only give your personal data to third parties when:

  • You have given your express consent according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (a) GDPR
  • The transmission is required according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (f) GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding protected interest in the non-transmission of your data
  • In the event that a legal obligation exists for the transmission according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (c) GDPR, as well as
  • When this is necessary and permissible under statute according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (b) GDPR for the pursuance of contractual relations with you.

16. Cookies

In cookies, text information is collected during an online session and stored in a special file in ASCII format on the user’s hard disk. Where the cookie is stored on the user’s side is controlled by the user’s internet browser. Cookies contain in-formation that is sent back to the server on the next online visit. They can only be read by the server that had previously deposited then. IfaD only employs cookies for urgently necessary user functions, to facilitate the navigation of the website, as well as for statistical marketing surveys. The information is not made available to third parties, because cookies are only used for the above-mentioned purposes. The majority of browsers are set up to automatically ac-cept cookies. However, this function can be deactivated in the browser at any time. Browsers can be set up so that they inform the user whenever cookies are sent.

17. Analysis tools

17.1 Tracking tools

The tracking measures employed by us and described below are implemented on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (f) GDPR. By employing these tracking measures, we wish to align the design of our website with usage re-quirements and continuously optimise it. At the same time we employ the tracking measures in order to statistically analyse and evaluate the usage of our website for the purpose of optimising our offerings for you. These interests are to be seen as legitimate within the meaning of the above-named regulation.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the relevant tracking tools.

17.2 MATOMO, formerly Piwik

We use the open source software Matomo for analysis and statistical evaluation of the usage of our website. Cookies are employed for this purpose. The infor-mation about the website usage generated by the cookie is transmitted to our server and summarised in pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used in order to evaluate the usage of our website and enable us to align the design of our website with usage requirements. The information is not transmit-ted to third parties.

In no case is the IP address combined with other data relating to the user. The IP address is anonymised so that it cannot be assigned to any individual (IP masking).

Your visit to this website is currently recorded by Matomo web analysis. Click here (https://matamo.org/docs/privacy/ ) if you wish your visit to be no longer recorded.

18. Social media plug-ins

We do not use any social media plug-ins (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) on our website.

19. Google Services

19.1 Google Fonts
We embed the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Data protection
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

19.2 ReCapcha
We bind the function to detect bots, e.g. when entering into online forms (“Re-Captcha”) of the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Data protection:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

20. Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

  • According to Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain information about your personal data that is stored by us. In particular you can obtain information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the recipients or catego-ries of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data insofar as it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling, and where relevant meaningful information about the processes involved;
  • According to Art. 16 GDPR, to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of incomplete personal data that is stored by us;
  • According to Art. 17 GDPR, to obtain the erasure of your personal data that is stored by us, insofar as the processing is not required for the exercise of the right to free expression of opinion and Information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • According to Art. 18 GDPR, to obtain the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the pro-cessing is unlawful and you oppose its erasure, and we no longer require the data but you require it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection against its processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • According to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive or to transfer to another responsible controller your personal data that you have made available to us in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format;
  • According to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, to withdraw your previously expressed consent to us at any time. This has the consequence that in the future we can no longer continue the data processing to which this consent referred, and
  • According to Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority. For this purpose, as a rule you can approach the data protection authority responsi-ble for your usual place of work or residence, or our company office.

21. Right of objection

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate inter-ests according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (f) GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data, when grounds for this can be shown to arise out of your special situation or if your objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without showing a special situation.

If you wish to make use of your or right of withdrawal or objection, an e-mail to datenschutz@ifad.de will suffice.

22. The data protection authority

Should you have a complaint about the manner in which we process your data, you have the possibility of lodging a complaint with any data protection authori-ty. For us this is:

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar
Ludwig-Erhard-Str 22, 7. OG
20459 Hamburg
Tel.: 040 / 428 54 – 4040
Fax: 040 / 428 54 – 4000
E-Mail: mailbox@datenschutz.hamburg.de

23. Currency and amendment of this Data Protection Statement

This Data Protection Statement currently valid and is dated July 2019. It may be necessary to amend this Data Protection Statement on account of the further development of our website and offerings or for reasons of changing statutory or official requirements the current Data Protection Statement can be viewed and printed at any time on the website at https://www.ifad.de/datenschutz.

Legal notices

1. Contents of Online Publication

IfaD Institut für angewandte Datenanalyse GmbH (hereinafter called IfaD) does not guarantee the actuality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided on this website. IfaD cannot be held liable for any material or immaterial damage caused by using or not using information of any kind provided on these pages or by using faulty or incomplete data, as long as IfaD did not purposely or carelessly provide this data. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. IfaD explicitly reserves the right to alter, complete or delete parts of the pages or the whole presentation without separate announcement and to cease publication temporarily or definitely.

2. References and Links

In the case of direct or indirect links or reference to websites (“hyperlinks”) of different institutions or individuals not included in the responsibilities of IfaD, IfaD cannot be held liable for any possible unlawful content unless it had knowledge of the unlawful content of the site and it was technically possible and reasonable for it to prevent the use of the unlawful content. IfaD states explicitly that at the time of establishing any links to the external websites, no illegal content was present on the linked web pages. IfaD has no influence on present and future content of linked pages. It strictly disassociates itself from all content of all linked pages that have been changed after being linked on our website. This declaration applies to all links and references established on the IfaD website as well as to external content or links inserted in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and any other form of database made available by IfaD to which external write access is enabled. For illegal, erroneous or incomplete content, especially for any kind of damage caused by the use or non-use of such content, only the person or persons responsible for the referenced page can be held liable, not the individuals that solely linked the page as a reference.

3. Copyright

IfaD strives to comply with all applicable copyright laws when using graphics, images, texts as well as audio and video files in all publications, to use its own graphics, images, texts and audio and video files or to use license-free graphics, images, texts and audio and video files. All trademarks and logos of third parties mentioned or used within these web pages are subject to the copyright laws applicable to the owners of the respective trademarks and logos. Solely the appearance on our website does not imply that those trademarks are not protected by third parties under copyright law. The copyright of published data or objects of any kind developed by IfaD solely belongs to IfaD. It is illegal to use or reproduce any of these graphics, images, texts and audio and video files in any other electronic or printed publication without the prior written approval of IfaD.

4. Legal Validity of this Disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication of IfaD. Insofar as parts or individual formulations of this text do not/no longer comply with the law – or do not comply with the law in full – this shall not affect the content or validity of the remaining sections of the document.

Company legal notice

IfaD Institut für angewandte Datenanalyse GmbH
Uhlandstraße 68
D-22087 Hamburg

Authorised representative Managing Director: Martin Cyrus

Tel.: +49 40 25 17 13 0
Fax: +49 40 25 17 13 33
E-Mail: info@ifad.de

Handelsregister: Amtsgericht Hamburg
Company Reg. No. (Handelsregister): B 24590 in Hamburg
VAT Number: DE 118 70 7777

Responsible for content: Martin Cyrus
Address see above