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General Information on Data Processing
Scope of Processing of Personal Data
The processing of our users’ personal data is limited to the data required for the provision of a properly functioning website and of our content and services. This processing of personal data of our users is only carried out for the purposes agreed with them, or where there is some other legal basis for it within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Only those personal data are collected that are actually required for the execution and processing of our tasks and services, or that you have made available to us voluntarily.
Description and Scope of Data Processing
Provision of the Website
Every time you access our website, our system automatically collects data and information about the computer system of the calling computer. The following data are collected: information about the browser type and version used, the operating system used, the Internet service provider, the IP address, the date and time of access, and the websites from which our website was accessed.
We store this information (log files) for a period of up to 24 hours. The data are stored for reasons of data security in order to ensure the stability and operational reliability of our system.
The data collected by Google may be transmitted by Google to countries outside the EU and the EEA, in particular to the USA. Google has, however, submitted to the Privacy Shield Framework. You can find more information about your rights at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en.
In addition, we ensure that your IP address is anonymized before being transmitted to Google. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics can be found in Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Google DoubleClick and Google Tag Manager
On this website, besides the standard configuration of Google Analytics, extended functions are also used, which assist in providing interest-based advertising based on the surfing behavior of users. To do so, Google Analytics uses a third-party cookie from DoubleClick to evaluate data about the surfing behavior of users on various websites. These data can be used to make statistical statements about demographic data and areas of interest of website users.
Please note that we cannot view data about individual users, and that we cannot trace the statistical data we use back to specific users.
Some of our website visitors will see our advertisements on other websites after they have visited our website. This form of ad placement is called “remarketing” or “retargeting.” If you object to the placement of these advertisements, we recommend that you make use of the options available to website users in order to deactivate website tracking. Google also allows you to manage cookies yourself for ad preferences: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en
This website also uses the Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. Tags are small code elements that are used, for example, to measure website traffic and visitor behavior. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags; it does not place any cookies, and therefore no personal data are collected. The Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which may in turn collect data, but it does not access such data. If a deactivation has been carried out at domain or cookie level, this remains valid for all tracking tags that are implemented by the Google Tag Manager. You can find all the information about the Google Tag Manager here: https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/
If you object to this, you can adjust your browser to ensure that you are informed about the placement of cookies, and that you only allow them in individual cases. However, we would like to point out that by deactivating cookies you will not be able to make use of the full functionality of our website.
The legal basis for the data processed by cookies can be found in Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Cookies can stay valid until you delete them in your browser.
If you fill out a contact form or send us an e-mail or any other electronic message, your details will only be used for the purpose of processing your inquiry and other related questions, and only within the context of the inquiry.
The legal basis for the processing of your inquiry can be found in Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.
Your details will be stored by us for any follow-up questions.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will immediately send an e-mail containing a hyperlink to the e-mail address provided. By clicking on this link, you confirm your newsletter subscription (double opt-in protocol). If this confirmation is not received within 48 hours, we will delete the e-mail address from our temporary list again, and the registration is not carried out.
If you confirm the newsletter subscription, you consent to the storage of your e-mail address as well as the date of registration, your IP address, and the list name of the subscribed newsletter. We use your e-mail address and the personal data that are collected at the same time, such as salutation, family name, given name, address, etc., only for the purposes of administering and sending the newsletter you subscribed to.
We include, to a certain extent and where permitted, visible and invisible graphical elements in our newsletters and other marketing e-mails, which we can access to determine whether and when you have opened the e-mail. This enables us to measure and better understand how you use our services, and how to tailor them to your requirements. The data may also be stored by a newsletter provider.
Each newsletter contains a note on how to unsubscribe from the newsletter.
As part of your registration, we process the data you have provided for the administration of your access. The data are stored permanently so that you have access to the protected area.
We do not require any personal data from you for you to download files from our website.
Social Plug-ins (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
All integrated social plug-ins work via the two-click protocol: this means that the recording of your surfing behavior by a plug-in only starts when you activate the corresponding plug-in by clicking on it. If, for example, while visiting our website you are also logged on to your Facebook account, Facebook registers the visit to our website after activation of the plug-in (first click) and can allocate this visit to your user account.
This website contains links to third-party websites (external links). Such third-party websites are subject to liability of their respective operators. We have no influence on the design and content of any linked websites.
During your visit to our website, we use the standard SSL/TLS protocol in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. You can recognize whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed depiction of the key or lock icon in the address bar of your browser.
Furthermore, we use other suitable technical and organizational security measures to safeguard your data against accidental or intentional manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction, and unauthorized access by any third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
If you have any questions about data protection, or if you wish to request information or request the deletion of your data, please contact energieforum(at)unisg.ch, Re: “Data Protection”.