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German Centre for Industry and Trade GmbH, Beteiligungsgesellschaft
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
70173 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone: +49 711 127-79183
welcome@germancentre.com
www.germancentre.com

Managing Directors: Gabriele Greiner, Michael Maurer

Registry court: Stuttgart District Court, HRB 16063
VAT ID no.: DE172164550
Trade registration: Amt für öffentliche Ordnung, Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

 

Privacy statement.

Data protection information.

1. Basic information.

Being responsible for processing your personal data, for German Centre for Industry and Trade GmbH, Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart and the affiliated German Centres in Beijing, Mexico, Moscow and Sin­ga­pore data protection of your personal data and the protection of your private sphere when processing your data is a very important matter. For this reason, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously

2. What are personal data? What are anonymized and pseudonymized data?

Personal data is all (personal and objective) information that relate to a known or identifiable natural person (data subject). They include, for example, you name, your address, your e-mail address and your telephone number.

Personal data - and also your data - can be anonymized. Your data is anonymized if personal identity can no longer be recovered by anyone on a permanent basis or if the personal identity can be recovered only by a considerable investment of time, cost and labor.

In the pseudonymization process your personal data are changed in a way that without adding additional information your data can no longer be attributed to you. The additional information is stored separately and technical and organizational measures are taken to prevent the identity of a natural person from being identified.

3. What personal data do we process?

In our business relationship with you, we process all relevant personal data. These are personal details (name, address and other contact details like e-mail address). In some instances , we also process your job position. Your personal data is collected from you directly (for instance, when exchanging business cards) and through research in public sources such as newspaper articles, the Internet, and commercial registers. Furthermore, we process data on your use of our telemedia (e.g. time you uploaded our websites, apps, or newsletter, clicked pages of ours or entries) as well as data comparable with the named categories.

4. Why do we process and save your personal data?

We process your personal data for transacting, maintaining or establishing a customer or business relationship and for maintaining (other) business contacts. The legal basis for processing is either consent given by you in accordance with Article 6(1)(1a) of the GDPR or a legitimate interest of ours in accordance with Article 6(1)(1f) of the GDPR. Furthermore, we process your personal data to the extent you have provided us consent for specific purposes, for instance for purposes of advertising or, market research. We also use your data to ask you questions about our products and services so that we can improve our products on an ongoing basis.

5. Do we forward your personal data?

We use your personal data only for internal purposes and for our business relationship with you. In addition, processors the German Centres use for orders (Article 28 GDPR) can also receive data for the above purposes.

We may only forward data if legal regulations require this or you have consented. All our employees and service providers must adhere to the data protection provisions and to our guidelines.

6. What are your data protection rights?

You have the right to receive information under Article 15 GDPR, the right to rectification under Article 16 GDPR, the right to erasure under Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Article 18 GDPR and the right to data portability under Article 20 GDPR. In the case of the right to access of data and the request for deletion, the limitations set out in Sections 34 and 35 of GDPR apply. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority in line with Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 FDPA.

7. Consent and right of revocation.

At any time, you have the right to revoke consent granted with effect for the future. This means that your personal data will no longer be processed for this purpose and will also be deleted. For example, you will then no longer receive our newsletters. Please note that that the revocation does not impact the legality of processing for which consent has been granted up to the revocation.

Please note that data you need for your business with us will still be processed.

8. Right to object

You have the right to object on grounds relating to your particular situation at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 (1) letter f GDPR (including profiling based on those provisions).


If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is used for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.


No specific formalities need to be followed when making an objection, which should be addressed to:

Contact:
German Centre for Industry and Trade GmbH, Beteiligungsgesellschaft
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
70173 Stuttgart
Germany
Gabriele Greiner
Managing Director
T +49 711 127-77420
F +49 711 127-6677420
dataprotection@germancentre.com

9. Questions, suggestions, and comments.

Do you have any questions with regard to the handling of your personal data or data protection? Do you have any suggestions or a matter you want to discuss? Please speak to our Data Protection Officer about this. She is also your contact if you want to assert your rights about information, deletion and data portability.

Contact:
German Centre for Industry and Trade GmbH, Beteiligungsgesellschaft
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
70173 Stuttgart
Germany
Gabriele Greiner Managing Director
T +49 711 127-77420
F +49 711 127-6677420
dataprotection@germancentre.com

Notes on visiting and using our web pages.  

1. Basic information.

It is important to us to know that you feel safe when visiting and using our website. For this reason, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. The protection of your privacy during the processing of personal data is one of our key concerns.

Please note that German Centres' web pages contain links to other websites of interest. Our Privacy Policy does not cover these sites. We have no influence on the content and adherence to data protection provisions by the providers of such sites. If you visit another website, please look at the privacy statement applicable to that website.

2. Handling of protocoll data, IP addresses and cookies.

Protocoll data:
When you visit our website our web servers store various data, for example:

  • the IP address of your PC (individual "address" of a PC in a computer network),
  • the pages you visit on our website,
  • the browser (for example, Internet Explorer) and operating system you use, and
  • the date and time of your visit.

We use the data on an anonymized basis for statistical purposes and in order to improve our website. This data cannot be traced back to you. We store the evaluated data on secure systems. This ensures that your privacy is protected at all times.

Cookies:
Cookies are small text files that the web server sends to your PC and are usually stored on your hard disk. They are not programs that can enter your system and cause damage. Although cookies are able to identify your PC, cookies themselves do not store personal data.

We use cookies in interaction with your Internet browser in order to improve all our web pages at www.germancentre.com. We do not use any technology that links up information in the cookies with your personal data.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser to disable cookies. Or you can set it to notify you when you receive a cookie. Please note, however, that many functions require cookies. If you disable cookies, some applications may cease to function properly.