Privacy policy

Section 1 Information on the collection of personal data

(1) In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that is personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

(2) The person responsible in accordance with Art. 4 sec. 7 eu data protection General Regulation (DS-GVO) is D.A.S. Akademie GmbH, Torstraße 125, 10119 Berlin, represented by the managing director Nezih Sorguc, infoberlin@das-akademie.de (see our imprint – link).

(3) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable, your name and phone number) stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data generated in this connection after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.

(4) If we would like to use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or if we would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We also mention the specified criteria of the storage time.

Section 2 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

the right to information,

the right to rectification or erasure,

the right to restrict processing,

the right to object to the processing,

Right to data portability.

(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

Section 3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) When using the website only in an informative way, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to show you our website and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO):

IP address

The date and time of the request

Zeitzonendifferenz zur Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Content of the request (concrete page)

Zugriffsstatus/HTTP-Statuscode

the amount of data transferred in each case

Website from which the request comes

Browser

Operating system and its interface

Language and version of the browser software.

(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive as associated with the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here through us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They are used to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

(3) Use of cookies:

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

Transient cookies (for example b)

Persistent cookies (c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predetermined duration, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in your browser’s security settings at any time.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all the features of this website.

Section 4 Other features and offers of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do so, you usually need to provide additional personal data that we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

(3) Furthermore, we may share your personal data with third parties if promotions, sweepstakes, contracts or similar services are offered by us together with partners. For more information, please contact us when you provide your personal data or in the description of the offer below.

We offer payment through the following payment service provider on ur website at www.das-akademie.de:

PayPal PLUS

The provider is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”).

The payment data you enter will be transmitted to PayPal if you have selected payment via PayPal.

All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy, which you can find and view at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-prev?locale.x=de_DE. For more information on the conditions for the use of PayPal PLUS, please visit https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/ppplus-tnc.

Legal bases are Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a und b DS-GVO. For the revocation of your consent to the processing of your data, section 5 (1) of this privacy policy applies in this respect.

(4) Insofar as our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.

Section 5 Opposition or revocation against the processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Such revocation affects the admissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have given it to us.

(2) Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, which is presented by us in the following description of the functions. In exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we do. In the event of your justified objection, we will check the situation and will either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling reasons for protecting us, on the basis of which we continue the processing.

(3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us about your advertising objection at the following contact details: [see our imprint – link].

Section 6 Special forms of use

use of our portal

(1) If you wish to use our portal, you must register by providing your e-mail address, a password of your choice, and a user name of your choice. There is no obligation to use a clear name; pseudonymous use is possible. We use the so-called double-opt-in procedure for registration, i.e. your registration is not completed until you have confirmed your registration by clicking on the link contained in a confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose. If your confirmation is not received within [24 hours], your registration will be automatically deleted from our database. The provision of the aforementioned data is mandatory, all other information you can provide voluntarily by using our portal.

(2) If you use our portal, we store your data required for the fulfillment of the contract, including information on the method of payment, until you finally delete your access. Furthermore, we store the voluntary data you provide for the duration of your use of the portal, unless you delete it beforehand. You can manage and change all information in the protected customer area. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

(3) If you use the portal, your data may become accessible to other participants of the portal in accordance with the contractual performance. Non-registered members will not receive any information about you. For all registered members, your [username and photo] are visible, regardless of whether you have released them. In contrast, your entire profile with the data you have shared is visible to all members who have confirmed you as a personal contact. If you make content available to your personal contacts that you do not send by means of a private message, this content is visible to third parties, provided that your personal contact has given the release. If you post contributions in public groups, these are visible to all registered members of the portal.

(4) To prevent unauthorized access by third parties to your personal data, especially financial data, the connection is encrypted using TLS technology.

Section 7 Web Analytics

use of Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, comcompile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

(3) You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension. As a result, IP addresses are processed in a truncated manner, which can be used to exclude personal data. Insofar as the data collected about you is subject to a personal reference, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is deleted immediately.

(5) We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. Through the statistics obtained, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

(6) Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html,Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

(7) This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. You can disable the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My Data”, “Personal Data”.

Section 8 use of Google Web Fonts

1. use of social media plug-ins

For the uniform display of fonts, we use Google Web Fonst (Raleway and Great Vibes), a service of Google LLC. Further information on this service can be found at http://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?hl=de-DE&csw=1 and https://fonts.google.com/.

General information on Google’s privacy policy can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/de-DE/policies/privacy.

The legal basis for the use of Google Web Fonts is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

Section 9 External Hosting / Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

The hosting of this website is carried out by an external service provider, the

Hetzner Online GmbH,

Industriestraße 25,

91710 Gunzenhausen.

The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the external service provider, see the list in § 3 (1). Our external service provider will only process your data if this is necessary for the fulfillment of its contractual obligations and it complies with our instructions regarding your data.

Since the external service provider acts on our behalf with regard to the collection, processing and use of personal data, we have concluded a contract for commissioned data processing with the service provider to implement the requirements of Art. 28 DS-GVO.

The legal basis for the use of the external service provider is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b and f DS-GVO.

Section 10 Social Media

1. use of social media plug-ins

We currently do not use any social media plug-ins.

2. integration of YouTube videos

(1) We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on https://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. [These are all integrated in “extended data protection mode”, i.e. no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data mentioned in paragraph 2 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission].

(2) By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

(3) For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

3. integration of Vimeo videos

(1) We use the offer of Vimeo LLC 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA, to embed videos on our website.

(2) By visiting the website, Vimeo receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Vimeo provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Vimeo, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Vimeo, you must log out before activating the button. Vimeo stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the provision of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Vimeo to exercise this right.

(3) For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Vimeo, please refer to the privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://vimeo.com/privacy; https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy.

Section 11 use of the Zoom conference tool

To conduct real-time video or audio conferences, we use Zoom, a service provided by Zoom Communications Inc. (hereinafter “Zoom”), San Jose, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, USA.

If there is a communication with us via video or audio conference, your personal data will be collected both by us and by Zoom.

The following data will be collected:

– Email address

– telephone number

– Start and end time of the conference

– Duration of the conference

– Number of conference topics

– Other “context information” in connection with the communication process (metadata)

– all technical data required for handling the online communication (in particular IP address, MAC address, device IDs, device type, operating system and its interface, client version, camera type, microphone, speakers, type of connection)

Zoom also stores on its servers the exchange, upload or provision of content in any other way. This includes, in particular, the following content:

– Chat/instant messages

– cloud recordings

– photos and videos uploaded via voicemails, files, whiteboards, and other information shared in the course of using the Service.

We initially process and store your personal data for the duration for which the respective purpose of use requires corresponding storage. If applicable, this also includes the periods of initiating a contract and processing a contract. On this basis, personal data is regularly deleted as part of the fulfillment of our contractual and/or legal obligations, unless its temporary further processing is required for the following purposes:

– Fulfillment of legal duties of retention, which arise, for example, from the German Commercial Code (§§ 238, 257 (4)4 HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (§ 147 (3), (4) AO). The periods specified there for retention or documentation are up to ten years.

– Preservation of evidence taking into account the statute of limitations. According to §§ 194 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB), these limitation periods can be up to 30 years, with the regular limitation period being three years.

The provisions in §§ 3 and 5 of this privacy policy apply to the exercise of your rights.

Further legal information (such as guidelines and general terms and conditions) regarding this service can be found at https://zoom.us/docs/de-de/privacy-and-legal.html. The data protection declaration can be viewed at https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.

Since Zoom acts on our behalf with regard to the collection, processing and use of personal data, we have concluded a contract for commissioned data processing with Zoom to implement the requirements of Art. 28 DS-GVO.

The legal basis for the use of Zoom is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b and f DS-GVO.

Section 12 Data security

All information you submit to us is stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, which is why we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our website via the Internet. However, we secure our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. In particular, we transmit your personal data in encrypted form. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security).

Section 13 No disclosure of personal data

We do not pass on your personal data to third parties unless you have consented to the data being passed on or we are entitled or obliged to pass on data on the basis of statutory provisions and/or official or court orders. This may involve, in particular, the disclosure of information for the purposes of criminal prosecution, the prevention of danger or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Section 14 Data Protection and third-party websites

The Website may contain hyperlinks to and from third-party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please note that we cannot accept any responsibility or warranty for third-party content or data protection conditions. Please make sure you are aware of the applicable data protection conditions before you transmit personal data to these websites.

Section 15 Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change these data protection provisions at any time with effect for the future. A current version is available on the website. Please visit the website regularly and inform yourself about the applicable data protection provisions.

June 2021