We take the protection of our users´personal data very seriously and comply with the regulations imposed by the data protection laws. We also do our utmost to ensure that the data collected is protected by technical and organisational measures as part of our IT security policy. Your data will not be forwarded to third parties. The only exceptions to this apply in cases where the law requires this or we have a legal obligation to do so or should you have expressly given your consent to the data being forwarded or desire this.
This declaration is intended to provide you with a summary of how we ensure this protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.
I. Field of application and basic principles
The following data protection provisions apply to the website operated by DVV Media Group GmbH under the name cimunity.com and to related services. In collecting, processing and using personal data, cimunity.com complies with the Data Protection Law of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union?s data protection regulations. It goes without saying that cimunity.com will handle all users´ data in a sensitive and responsible manner. The collection, processing and use of users? personal data serves solely to operate cimunity.com´s functions and the services that it offers. No data is forwarded to third parties for commercial or business purposes. The responsible body within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws is DVV Media Group GmbH, Nordkanalstr. 36 in 20097 Hamburg.
II. Automatic data processing on this internet page
When you refer to our internet pages, information is automatically stored in our "server-log files" transmitted to us by your browser. This information is: Browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (the page previously visited), the host name of the computer seeking access (IP address) and the time of the server enquiry.
It is not possible for us to attribute this data to particular persons. This data will not be combined with other data sources (e.g. any registration data), the data will moreover be deleted after a statistical evaluation and not retained as a single data record.
III. Services requiring registration - Newsletter etc.
Should you wish to use offers and services (personalised or subject to a charge) posted on the website, we may require additional information from you in order to provide these services and for billing purposes. This includes in particular your name, your (valid) e-mail address as well as other information (address, telephone number and the like) that allow us, for instance, to check that you are for example the owner of the e-mail address stated or that its owner agrees to receive the relevant services, in order to be able to provide the services that you desire and, not least, to be able to invoice you correctly. The input of a valid e-mail address is necessary so that we can prevent improper registrations in the case of newsletters, for example. Accordingly, we use the so-called "Double-Opt-In Procedure" according to which, after you have entered your e-mail address on our web-site pages, you receive a so-called "confirm-mail" in order to confirm your registration and are required to verify your e-mail address with a click on an appropriate link. The information referred to here is so-called personal data, i.e. data that enables your identity to be established. Basically, however it is possible for you to use our open-access internet offer as such without having to wholly or partly reveal your identity. You are also free to use our Newsletter at no cost, either by giving your name or a pseudonym in order to provide identification.
As part of your registration, you may also provide us voluntarily with additional information that is data beyond what is required in order to provide the service (for example, business or professional group etc.), for example, in the appropriate fields of the registration form. We use this data in order to tailor our offers to the requirements of our users, for product information in our advertising and also for customer care purposes. As a matter of principle, this data will not be forwarded to third parties (see above).
IV. Cookies and web analysis
The Internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. These serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are filed on your computer and that your browser stores. You may prevent the installation of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; we expressly draw attention to the fact, however, that in this case you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. We do not store personal data in connection with cookies.
2. Web-bugs in "Premium Newsletters"
So-called web-bugs (also referred to as "count-pixel" or "clear-gifs") are placed in certain Premium Newsletters to count the number of times the Newsletter is accessed in order to prevent misuse/breach of contract and to establish when the licence has been infringed. These relate to an invisible graphic, 1x1 pixel in size, linked to the user-ID of the relevant Newsletter subscriber in order to provide information on the number of times the user concerned accesses the contents of the Premium Newsletter. This so-called Newsletter-tracking assists the correct billing of the services concerned.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies that are stored on your computer as text files and enable you to analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports for the website operators on the activities on the website and to provide additional services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. Google will possibly also pass this information on to third parties should this be legally required or should these third parties work on behalf of Google. Google will however on no account combine your IP address with other data owned by Google. You may prevent the installation of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; we expressly draw attention to the fact, however, that in this case you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. By using this website you declare your consent to Google processing the data collected on you in the manner described above and for the reason referred to above.You can deactivate this service here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
V. Objections to the (additional) processing and use of data
You may at any time revoke the consent that you have granted us to store and use your personal data in order to provide the relevant services.
Please note that we may still continue to use your data to the extent necessary for billing purposes even after your objection to the use and/or storage of data.
Moreover, your objection to the continued use of the data obviously means that you will no longer be able to use services (Newsletter etc.) that you might have been using and that we will immediately cease to provide the relevant services. In this case, your personal data will be deleted immediately and no longer retained in our data inventory.
VI. Right to information
You are entitled at all times to information on the nature and extent of the data stored with regard to your person, their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of storing the data.
VII. Additional information
VIII. Changes and reference to the data protection regulations
Due to changes and adjustments to our offer, amendments to the law and possible omissions in the regulations that are only discovered later, it may be necessary to amend these data protection provisions. You may refer to and print out these data protection provisions from every page of this Internet offer under the link "DATENSCHUTZ" (DATA PROTECTION).
IX. Summary of contact data for information and objections:
Contact the DVV Media Group?s data protection officer: