Data Privacy Statement


I. General information regarding data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent it is required to provide a functioning website as well as for our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users is carried out regularly only after consent is given by our users. An exception applies in cases in which a previous obtaining of a consent is not possible for actual reasons and where the processing of data is permitted on the basis of statutory provisions.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

To the extent that we obtain consent from the data subject for the processing of personal data, Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as legal basis for the processing of personal data. For the processing of personal data required to execute a contract whose contractual party is the data subject, Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. b GDPR serves as legal basis. This also applies to processing that is required for the execution of pre-contractually measures. If such processing is required to maintain a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and if the interests, basic rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. f GDPR serves as legal basis for such processing.

3. Data deletion and duration of storage

Personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storing such data no longer applies. Storage beyond such a period can happen if such storage is prescribed by the European or national legislative body in provisions pertaining to European Union law or other provisions the data subject is subject to. Blocking or deletion of data takes place if a storage period expires that is prescribed by the cited standards, unless there is a requirement for further storage of such data to enter into a contract or to execute a contract.

II. Provisioning of website and creation of logfiles

1. Description and scope of data processing

Any time our website is visited, our system collects data and information in an automated fashion from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected in the process:

(a) Information regarding the browser type and the version used.

(b) The operating system of the user.

(c) The internet service provider of the user.

(d) The IP address of the user.

(e) Date and time of access.

(f) Websites that are accessed by the system of the user via our website.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data

Legal basis for the temporary storage of data and the logfiles is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to facilitate delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do so, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

Storing of logfiles is affected to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, such data helps us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An analysis of such data for marketing purposes will not be carried out in this context.

4. Duration of storage

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose of its collection. In the event of collection of data for the provisioning of the website this is the case whenever the respective session ends.

In the event of storing of data in logfiles this is after seven days the case at the latest. Storage to exceed such a period is not possible. In such a case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or redacted so that an allocation of the accessing client is no longer possible.

5. Option for objection and removal

Collection of data for the provisioning of the website and storing of data in logfiles is required for the operation of the web page. Consequently, the user has no possibility to object.

III. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website, there is the option to subscribe to a free newsletter by sending an email to RGIT. During the registration for the newsletter, the following data is collected:

(a) First name.

(b) Last name.

(c) E-mail address.

(d) Organization (optional).

(e) Job Title (optional).

Furthermore, the following data is collected upon registration:

(a) Date and time of registration.

For the processing of data, in line with the registration process, we obtain your consent and refer to this data privacy statement. In connection with the processing of data for the sending of newsletters, data is not forwarded to third parties. Such data is only used for the newsletter to be sent to you.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data

The newsletter is sent on the basis of the user’s registration on our website. The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. a GDPR if the consent of the user is on hand.

3. Purpose of data processing

Collection of the email address of the user is done to deliver the newsletter. The newsletter is sent on the basis of the user’s registration on our website. The collection of other personal data in line with the registration process serves to prevent misuse of services or the used email address.

4. Duration of storage

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose of its collection. The email address of the user is therefore stored for as long as the newsletter subscription is active.

5. Option for objection and removal

A newsletter subscription may be cancelled by the respective user at any time. Contact information for the publications team is provided in every newsletter for this purpose.

This also allows for the revocation of consent regarding storage of personal data that was collected during the registration process.

IV. Forwarding of personal data to third parties

1. Website operators

In line with processing, personal data is forwarded to the agency commissioned to run the website as well as to the technical service provider. This is regulated via a corresponding agreement with the service provider.

2. Google Maps

This website uses the web mapping service Google Maps of Google Inc. By using this website, you give your consent to the collection, processing and exploitation of data potentially collected in an automated fashion by Google and its representatives. Terms of use of Google Maps. Further information pertaining to the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google can be found on this information page.

V. Rights of the data subject

You have the following rights according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation: If your personal data is processed, you have the right to obtain information regarding the storage of your personal data (Section 15 GDPR).

If incorrect personal data is processed, you have the right to correction of such data (Section 16 GDPR).

If legal requirements are given, you have the right to request the deletion or limitation of processing, and you have the right to object to such processing (Sections 17, 18 and 21 GDPR).

If you have given your consent to data processing or if a contract exists pertaining to data processing and if such data processing is carried out via automated processes, you have a right to data portability where applicable (Section 20 GDPR).

Should you exercise your above-mentioned rights, RGIT will review whether statutory requirements are met.

For appeals pertaining to data privacy laws, you may contact the competent supervisory authority.