Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Onlineforschung e.V. [German association of online research] (agof), Franklinstraße 52, D-60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is the provider of this online offering as the data controller. The protection of your data and particular care for privacy in the processing of personal data is very important to us.

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Onlineforschung e.V. [German association of online research] (agof), Franklinstraße 52, D-60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, participates in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework (TCF) and complies with its specifications and guidelines.

The agof identification number for TCF2.0 is: Vendor „agof studies“ ID 785 (Purposes 1,7,9).


With this privacy policy, we are informing you of which personal data we collect and store and of your rights with respect to the use of personal data.

Table of Contents

1. Privacy policy
1.1. Web server logs
1.2. Contact form
1.3. Infoletter
1.4. academy registration
1.5. Login area
1.6. Cookies
1.7. Social media
1.8. Your rights
1.9. Legal grounds for the data processing
1.10. Contact

1. Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We take privacy very seriously and strive to protect your personal information in the context of our website offering. In accordance with the definition of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we understand personal data to mean all data relating to the personal and material circumstances of a natural person.

1.1. Web server logs

As part of the use of our Internet offering, connection information is stored in the server log files.

This information includes:

• IP address of the calling system
• Browser information such as operating system used and screen resolution
• Webpage visited
• Original webpage
• Time of the call

The web server logs are processed for security purposes only.

We use the log data only for the purposes of operation, security and the optimization of the offering. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively review the log data if there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use on the basis of concrete evidence.

1.2. Contact form

For questions of any kind, we offer you the option to contact us via a form provided on our website. This necessitates the provision of a valid email address so that we know who the request came from and to enable us to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

The data is forwarded by our web server by email to the email inbox of our undertaking.

1.3. Infoletter

To the extent you have entered your email address for the subscription to a newsletter (agof Infoletter), we use the data only for sending information pursuant to the newsletter registration. You can unsubscribe from the Infoletter at any time by sending an email to datenschutz@agof.de or directly via the unsubscribe link in the Infoletter. You only need to enter an email address to receive our Infoletter. All other information is optional.

1.4. academy registration

As part of our website, you have the opportunity to register for seminars of the agof academy. Data that you submit to us in the course of your seminar registration is forwarded to the provider, agof services gmbh, Franklinstraße 52, 60486 Frankfurt am Main. If you prefer a direct booking, you can also contact the provider directly.

1.5. Login area

If data is collected as part of a user login, it will only be used to provide the respective service. An evaluation takes place only to ensure comfortable and secure operation of the system.

1.6. Cookies

When you log in to the login area, a login cookie is stored. The login cookie is deleted when you log out or close the browser. If you select the “Stay logged in” function, the login cookie remains stored on your system for 2 weeks and is then automatically deleted.

1.7. Social media

We use social media plug-ins, where we use the so-called 2-click solution. This means that if you visit our site, generally no personal data is initially transferred to the providers of these plug-ins. The provider of the plug-in can be identified by the marking on the grayed out box based on the initial letter. Personal data is only transferred if you click on one of the plug-ins: By activating the plug-in, data is automatically transmitted to the respective social media service and stored there (for foreign providers in the respective country). We have no control over the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of the data collection, purposes and retention periods. Since the social media service carries out the data collection, in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via the security settings of your browser before clicking on the grayed out box.

When you activate a plug-in, the social media service receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our online offering. In addition, the IP address, the provider cookie, the browser setting and other data are transmitted, inter alia. This takes place regardless of whether you have an account with this social media service and are logged in there. If you have an account with the social media service, or if you are logged into the service, that information will be directly associated with your account. If you press the activated button and link to the page, for example, the social media service will also store this information in your user account and publicly share this with your contacts. If you do not want to associate your profile with the social media service, you must log out before activating the button.

The social media service stores these data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailored design of its website. Such a utilization takes place in particular (including for users who are not logged in) for the presentation of tailored advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, in respect of which you must turn to the respective social media service in order to exercise it.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the social media service, please refer to the privacy notices of these providers, which are specified below. There you will also find further information about your relevant rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy.

Addresses of the respective provider and URL with their privacy statements:

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Google Inc.., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA;
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de

Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA;
https://twitter.com/privacy

1.8. Your rights

Within the scope of our data processing, your personal data is processed. You are entitled to the rights from the third chapter of the GDPR vis-à-vis our undertaking.

Please contact us at the contact options below regarding your rights.

You have the rights to:

• information
• rectification
• erasure („right to be forgotten“)
• restriction of processing
• duty of notification with regard to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing
• data portability
• objection

You also have the right to submit a complaint to the Data Protection Authority.

1.9. Legal grounds of the data processing

Consent: Insofar as your consent has been obtained for processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR is the legal grounds for the data processing.

Contract: When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR is the legal ground. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

Legal obligation: Insofar as processing of personal data is a legal obligation to which our undertaking is subject, Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal ground.

In the event that processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person, Article 6 (1) (d) GDPR is the legal ground.

Legitimate interest: If the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our undertaking or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, then Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal ground for the processing. The legitimate interest of our undertaking lies in the performance of our business activities.

1.10. Contact

Controller for the data processing within the meaning of Article 4 (7) GDPR ist

agof e.V
Franklinstraße 52
60486 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: 069 264888 310
Fax: 069 264888 320
Email: kontakt@agof.de

Legal representatives

Executive Board
Björn Kaspring (Chairman),
Steffen Bax (Deputy Chairman),
Dirk Maurer (Board Member and Treasurer)

Managing Director:

Claudia Dubrau

Data Protection Officer

Oliver Gönner
Email: datenschutz@agof.de

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