Privacy Policy

On our website some of your personal data will be collected. It is obligatory and natural for us to only collect, process and use this data in accordance with the relevant regulations governing the protection of personal data for the purpose of contract processing and the preservation of legitimate internal business interests with regard to the service and support for internet users and interested people. As far as     anonymised or pseudonymised data is sufficient for the aforementioned purposes we will only use this form of data.

As far as we store data we have implemented vast security measures in order to protect personal data, e.g. against unauthorized access and misuse. The procedures used in this context, moreover, are regularly checked and adapted to technical progress.

Which data will be collected by us and how we use such data can be found in the following information:

1. Data-gathering and processing

If the user visits our website information concerning all access to the website and all accesses to files stored on the website will be logged in an access protocol. Such protocol data will only be stored for internal system performance and statistical purposes for the operation, safety and optimisation of our website.

In this context the provider of our website automatically collects and stores information in so-called Server-Log-Files, which your browser automatically transfers to the server of our website provider. These Server-Log-Files inter alia contain the following data:

• browser-type / browser-version of the accessing device,
• used operating system of the accessing device
• referrer-URL (the previously visited website),
• IP-address and hostname of the accessing computer / device,
• name of the accessed website and the accessed file, 
• access time and data volume as well as
• date and time of the server inquiry.

This data will be stored anonymously and cannot be assigned to specific individuals. The data will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to review this data at a later time if we become aware of specific indications for unlawful use.

2. Use and disclosure of personal data  

We will only use your personal data, i.e. individual information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual, which according to the current case law also includes the IP-address, for contract processing as well as customer- and technical-administration. Your personal data will only be forwarded to a third party if this is necessary for contract processing and for billing purposes or if you expressly consented thereto beforehand. You have the right to revoke the consent granted in this respect via e-mail to richinsult[at]digitalartinitiative.org at any time, with effect for the future. The deletion of the personal data stored is carried out if you revoke your consent for the storage, if knowledge of the same is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued or if the storage of the same is or will be inadmissible on other legal grounds. It is pointed out that in case the consent for processing and storing of personal data is revoked, unfortunately the further provision of this internet service by us will no longer be possible.

Users, who have forwarded their telephone number and/or e-mail-address and/or further contact data to us and have separately agreed to their personal data being used in accordance with the relevant regulations governing the protection of personal data for our own advertising purposes, may be contacted by us via telephone, e-mail or letter to be informed about special offers. The user can unsubscribe at any time by sending us a corresponding e-mail via the aforementioned e-mail-address.

In case of inquiries via our website or via e-mail the provided and transmitted contact data (e.g. name, address, telephone number ore-mail-address) will only be used by us for processing the inquiry and for follow-up purposes. We will not provide this data to a third party without the user’s permission.

In case of application documents and other documents proactively transmitted or transmitted as a response to a job offer via e-mail, the data safety during data transfer cannot be completely guaranteed. It is pointed out that unencrypted e-mails transmitted via the internet are not sufficiently protected against unauthorized access by third parties. In general, an unencrypted e-mail is technically not a safe way of communication. We therefore recommend the use of an encryption or a postal service for the transfer of confidential information and documents.

In the context of this privacy policy:

a) the user agrees to the collection, processing and use of personal data by us as far as this is necessary for the use of this internet service;

b) the protection of the user’s personal data is very important to us.We therefore undertake to respect the user’s privacy. To ensure that we can make our website available to the user the collection and use of certain personal data of the user is necessary;

c) we only use the user’s data for statistical purposes, for technical administration and for processing contracts already concluded. The user’s data will only be used for other purposes if a corresponding user’s consent exists. The user’s data will only be given to a third party if this is necessary for the rendering of this internet service;

d) the user has the right to request us to inform him about the user’s stored personal data. In addition, the user has the right to request us to rectify, delete or block the user’s personal data.

We will gladly assist with corresponding requests for information, for rectification, for deletion or for blocking as well as questions concerning this privacy policy. Please direct any inquiries and/or request to the e-mail-address mentioned above.

e) provided that cookies are placed, the user agrees to accept that a cookie is being placed on the user’s computer when the user visits our website. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a webserver to the user’s internet browser and that are downloaded and stored on the user’s computer. These cookies do not enable us to identify the user. We only have the possibility to gather information concerning the user’s use of our website that we can view during the user’s visit (e.g. visited sites, date and time of visit, etc.). The user can also reject the storage of cookies by accordingly adjusting the settings of his internet browser; however, in this case the usermay not be able to make full use of all the functions of ourwebsite. The user can also separately delete each cookie at any time. Instructions concerning this can be found in the operating instructions of the user’s computer and internet browser.

f) our websites include at least a plug-in from YouTube, a company belonging to Google Inc., located in San Bruno/California, USA. As soon as you visit one of our websites equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. In that regard, the information on which of our specific websites has been visited by you will be forwarded to the YouTube server. If you should, in addition, be logged into your YouTube account, you will enable YouTube to link your surf behavior with your YouTube account. You can disable this possibility by logging of from your YouTube account before visiting our website. Further information concerning the collection and use of your data by YouTube you can find in the respective data protection information under www.youtube.com .

g) our services use the Facebook Inc. („Facebook“) remarketing-tool “Facebook-Pixel” to show the users visiting the Facebook social media network interest based adds („Facebook-Ads“). Therefore a Facebook remarketing-tag/pixel was implementedwithin our services, which creates a direct connection with theFacebook-servers while using our services