Privacy policy

1. Overview

General information

In the following, we describe what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data means any data with which you can be identified. Please refer to our privacy policy below for detailed information about data protection.

Data collected on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?

Data on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

We collect your data when you share them with us. For example, this concerns data you enter in a contact form.

Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This mainly includes technical data (such as information about your Internet browser, operating system or the time you opened a page). These data are automatically collected when you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some data are collected to ensure that the website is rendered correctly. Other data may be used to analyze user behavior and to send you information.

Which rights do you have concerning your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. If you have any questions on this or other topics related to data protection, please feel free to contact us at any time via the address specified in the legal notice. Moreover, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior may be analyzed statistically. Cookies and so-called analysis programs are used for this purpose. In general, this analysis is anonymized, i.e., your surfing behavior cannot be connected with you. You can either object to this analysis or prevent it from being carried out by refraining from the use of certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. The options you have to object are listed in our privacy policy.

Data protection officer

We have engaged a data protection officer for our company.

Mr. Maximilian Mertin

c/o intersoft consulting services AG

Beim Strohhause 17

20097 Hamburg, Germany

Datenschutz@proalpha.de

2. General information and mandatory information

Privacy policy

The protection of your personal data is of utmost importance for the operators of these sites. We treat your personal data confidentially and comply with statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data means any data with which you can be identified. This privacy policy illustrates which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We want to point out that data transfer via the Internet (e.g. by e-mail) involves security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties.

Information about the party responsible

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

proALPHA Business Solutions GmbH

Auf dem Immel 8

67685 Weilerbach

Telephone: +49 6374 800 0

Fax: +49 6374 800 199

E-Mail: info@proalpha.de

Managing Directors:

Eric Verniaut, Michael Finkler, Patrick Klein, Gunnar Schug, Andree Stachowski, Nicolás Steib

Commercial Register:

Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern HRB 31613

Sales Tax ID:

DE 291170635

The party responsible is the natural or legal person who, either single-handedly or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (such as names and e-mail addresses).

Revoking your consent to the processing of your data

Many steps for processing data can only be taken if you have given your explicit consent. You can revoke a consent you have given at any time. To do so, you only need to send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible

In case of violations of data protection, persons affected have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible. The supervisory authority responsible for questions about data protection is the data protection officer of the German federal state in which our company has its headquarters. Follow this link to open a list of the data protection officers and their contact details:

https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we automatically process on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract delivered to you or a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you want these data to be transferred directly to another person responsible, this is done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential data that you send to us as the website operator, such as orders or requests, this website uses SSL and TLS encryption. If a connection is encrypted, the address line of your browser changes from "http://" to "https://", and a lock icon is displayed in the browser line.

If SSL and TLS encryption is active, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

By law, you have the right to receive information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient as well as about the purpose of data processing free of charge at any time, and you have the right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data, if applicable. If you have any questions on this or other topics related to personal data, please feel free to contact us at any time via the address specified in the legal notice.

Objecting to commercial e-mails

An objection is hereby made to the use of contact details that are published due to the obligation to provide a legal notice for sending unsolicited advertisement and information material. The operators of these sites explicitly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertisement is sent, e.g., in the form of spam mails.

Links to other websites

As the operator of this website, proALPHA is liable for its own contents in accordance with general German law. These own contents must be distinguished from links to content provided by other operators. proALPHA assumes no responsibility or liability for external content provided via links and does not adopt this content as its own. proALPHA has no influence on whether or how these operators have complied with data protection regulations.

3. Data collected on our website

Cookies

The websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. We use cookies to increase the usability, efficiency and security of our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again.

In your browser settings, you can define that you want to be notified if cookies are set and allow cookies in individual cases only; that cookies are to be rejected in specific cases only or always; that cookies are to be deleted automatically when the browser is closed. If you deactivate cookies on our website, some functions might not work properly.

Cookies that are required for electronic communication or certain functions you requested (such as the shopping cart) are stored in compliance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for technically error-free and optimized provision of his services. If other cookies (such as cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, they are treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files, which are automatically sent to us by your browser. These include:

  • Browser type and version

  • Operating system used

  • Referrer URL

  • Host name of the accessing computer

  • Time of the server request

  • IP address

These data will not be connected with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is provided by Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR, which allows the processing of data for performing a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us requests via the contact or callback form, we store the data you entered in the form and the contact details you provided in order to process your requests and contact you in case of questions. We will not pass on these data without your consent.

The data entered in the form are processed on the basis of your consent only (Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. To do so, you only need to send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfulness of the steps for data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

We store the data you entered in the contact form until you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent on their storage or when the purpose of the data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal requirements ─ particularly retention periods ─ remain unaffected.

Registration on our website

You can register for specific areas on our website to use additional functions. We use the data you entered only in the context of the offer or service for which you registered, such as the registration for an event or the download of a brochure. The required data that are requested for the registration must be specified completely. Otherwise, we are entitled to reject the registration.

In case of important changes to the scope of the offer or in case of essential technical changes, we use the e-mail address you entered for the registration to inform you accordingly.

The data entered for the registration are processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke a consent you have given at any time. To do so, you only need to send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

We will store the data you entered for the registration as long as you are registered on our website; they will be deleted afterwards. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

4. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you want to receive the newsletter we offer on our website, we need your e-mail address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of this e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Other data will not be collected or collected on a voluntary basis only in order to customize the information we send to you. We exclusively use these data to send you the information you requested and will not pass them on to third parties.

The data entered in the newsletter registration form are processed on the basis of your consent only (Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke the consent you have given to the storage of your data and e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter. The lawfulness of the steps for data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

We will store the data you shared with us to receive the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter; they will be deleted afterwards. Data we stored for other purposes (such as e-mail addresses of members) remain unaffected.

5. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This allows data, sessions and interactions on various devices to be linked to a pseudonymous user ID so that the activities of a user can be analyzed across devices. This data protection notice is provided by www.intersoft-consulting.de.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are saved on your computer and which allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it will be stored. In case IP address anonymization has been activated on this website, Google shortens your IP address within the member states of the European Union or within other contract states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA, where it will be shortened. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data by Google. On behalf of the owner of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create a report on the website activities, and to provide the owner of the website with further services relating to the use of the website and the Internet. These purposes involve our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for using Google Analytics is S. 15 Par. 3 TMG (Telemediengesetz, German Telemedia Act) and Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The data that are sent by us and have cookies, user information (such as the user ID) or advertisement IDs assigned will be automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached are automatically deleted once a month. Further information about the terms of use and data privacy can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and at https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

You can prevent the cookies from being saved by means of the corresponding setting of your browser software, but please note that you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent in this case. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being recorded and processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent your data from being recorded in the future when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from recording your data across various devices, you have to execute the opt-out on all systems used. Click here to set the opt-out cookie: Deactivate Google Analytics.

As of 2018-05-18