Data Protection Policy

1. General

1.1 What is Personal Data

Personal data are data which disclose or can disclose the customer’s identity. We adhere to the policy of data avoidance. As far as possible, a collection of personal data is avoided.

1.2 Dealings with Personal Data

Personal Data exclusively serve the purpose of establishing a contract, content definition, execution, or processing of a contract agreement (Article 6 I S.1 b GDPR). Also, personal data will only be processed if we have your consent (Art. 6 I S. 1 a GDPR). As a matter of principle, they are not forwarded to third-parties. Merely for the fulfillment of the contract, the data will be forwarded to the shipping company responsible for the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. To process payments, the payment data required are forwarded to the credit institution commissioned and, if necessary, to the commissioned and chosen payment service provider. The processing of your personal data takes place exclusively within the EU.

1.3 User Data

When visiting this website, general technical information is raised. These are the IP-address used, time, length of visit, browser type and, if necessary, the site of origin. These user data are registered in a log file due to technical conditions and can be used and stored for statistical purposes of this website. Additional personal data are not linked to this user data.

1.4 Registration Data

For the full use of the functions of our website registration is required. The registration data are collected through your respective input and used for the purpose specified by your consent (Article 6 I S. 1 a DSGVO).

1.5 Length of Storage

We store your personal data beyond the end of the purpose for which the data was raised, but only for the length of time which is required based on legal regulations (esp. fiscal tax law).

2. Your Rights

2.1 Information

You can require information from us whether we process your personal data and as far as this is the case, you have the right to information of these personal data and the additional information mentioned in Article 15 GDPR.

2.2 Right to Correction

You have the Right to Correction of the incorrect personal data relating to you; you can demand the completion of incomplete personal data according to Article 16 GDPR.

2.3 Right to Deletion

You have the Right to demand from us to immediately delete your personal data referring to you. We are required to delete them immediately, especially for one of the following reasons:

  • Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were raised or were processed otherwise.

  • You revoke your permission which was the basis for processing your data, and an otherwise legal basis for the processing does not exist.

  • Your data were processed illegally.

The Right to Deletion does not exist if your personal data relating to you are required for enforcement, execution, or defense of our legal claims.

2.4 Right to Limitation of Processing

You have the Right to require from us the Limitation of Processing of your personal data, if

  • you argue the accuracy of data, and we examine and verify the accuracy,

  • the processing is unlawful, and you refuse the deletion of data and instead demand the limitation of the use thereof,

  • we no longer require the data, you, however, require them for enforcement, execution, or defense of legal claims,

  • you filed an objection against the processing of your data, and it is not clear yet, whether our warranted reasons outweigh your reasons.

2.5 Right to Transferability of Data

You have the Right to receive the relevant data pertaining to your person provided to us by you in a structured, common and machine-readable form, and you have the Right to transfer those data towards another person responsible without hindrance from us, as far as the processing is based on a permission or a contract, and our processing takes place with the help of automatized processes.

2.6 Right of Cancellation

As far as the processing of your personal data is based on permission, you have the Right to cancel this agreement at any time.

2.7 General and Right to Complain

The execution of your Rights above is, in principle, free of charge to you. You have the Right to Complain directly to the appropriate Regulating Authority governing us, which is the Commissioner for Data Protection.

3. Data Security

3.1 Data Security

All data on our website are secured through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification, and distribution. We shall, however, not assume any liability for the destruction and damage of data.

3.2 Sessions and Cookies

To operate the Internet site, we may use cookies or server-based sessions to store data. Cookies are, for instance, used here for personalized greetings by using the member’s name. Cookies are files, which are stored by a website on the customer’s hard drive to automatically recognize this computer at the next visit to the website, and adjust the website based on the customer’s use. Some cookies will be deleted after the end of a browser session. These are so-called Session Cookies. Other cookies remain on your end device and allow browser recognition at a later visit to our website (permanent cookies). You can set your browser in such a way that you will be informed about setting cookies and determine their acceptance individually, or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases, or in general. Please be aware that you may not be able to use some of the website’s functions when cookies are deactivated. We assure that no personally-related data is taken from the session, or through cookies and that cookies are only used, as far as is required for this website. This considers the fact that no overriding interests on your part preclude (Article 6 I S. 1 f GDPR).

4. Presence on social media platforms

We use the following social media platforms for corporate presentation and communication (the following linked privacy statements and opt-out options are expressly referred to).

        Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

        Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads alternatively http://www.youronlinechoices.com

        YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
        Privacy policy: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/

These social media platforms may be able to process personal data outside the EU, we refer in this respect to the above data protection declarations of the social media platforms.

The respective social media platforms may create user profiles and store cookies on your computer, in which your user behavior is stored, based on your user behavior and the resulting interests on your part. If you have an account on the respective social media platform and are logged in, your usage behavior can even be stored independent of the device. Your user profile can be used, for example, to place advertisements that presumably correspond to your interests.

We process the personal data exclusively for communication with you via the social media platform selected by you and for the optimization of our online presence and ensure that no interests on your part are affected which outweigh this justified interest on our part (Art. 6 I S. 1 f DSGVO). If you have already given the respective operator of the social media platform effective consent to the corresponding data processing, your personal data will also be processed on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 I S. 1 a DSGVO).

5. Third party services

5.1 Social Media Links

Our social media sites can be reached through links on this website to the respective Third-Party Providers. Using the links, you shall reach the corresponding Internet sites of the Third-Parties (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+). As soon as you shall have opened the Third-Party Site, you shall enter the Third Parties Area of Responsibility, so that their Data Protection Policy or their explanation of data use is applicable. We have no bearing on this; we recommend, however, to log out from the respective Third-Party Provider’s website to avoid unnecessary forwarding of data before the use of the respective link, so that the Third-Party Provider cannot create user profiles through the use of the inks.

5.2 Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a Google map service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). When using Google Maps, data on the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the websites are also collected, processed and used. Here no interests of the users are affected, which outweigh this technical necessity of the integration of the videos (Art. 6 I S. 1 f GDPR). Google privacy notices are available at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. The additional usage information for Google Maps can be viewed at http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

5.3 Using Youtube

This website and the integrated offers contain so-called embedding of videos on YouTube. These allow the connection to YouTube and the videos stored there. YouTube is an offer from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Here no interests of the users are affected, which outweigh this technical necessity of the integration of the videos (Art. 6 I S. 1 f GDPR). For the purpose and scope of Google's data collection and use, as well as your rights and preferences for protecting as a customer of YouTube, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy. These can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/.

5.4 Affiliate Links and Advertising

We place affiliate and advertising links or banners to certain third-party providers on our website. We use these links/banners to generate revenue (advertising cost reimbursements) if the link/banner is used to make purchases from the respective third-party provider or if the latter's page is called up. The third party provider can use cookies in order to be able to find out the origin of the orders or the call. However, this has no effect on the use of our website and in particular does not constitute a purchase obligation. Legal affiliate and advertising links or banners are only intended to facilitate your purchase. In addition, the respective data protection regulations of the third-party providers apply.

5.5 Google Web Fonts

We use so-called web fonts from Google to show you a consistent font on our website. These are automatically saved in your browser cache when you call up one of our pages to enable the desired display. If your browser does not support the used web fonts, a standard font of your computer may be used. Here no interests of the users are affected, which outweigh this technical necessity (Art. 6 I S. 1 f GDPR). Google's privacy policy can be viewed here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ For more information about Google Web Fonts, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq

6. Donate online

If you wish to make a donation on our website, personal data will be collected. The legal basis is the conclusion and execution of a contract in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 b DSGVO. The data is entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and stored. For payment processing, we use various payment service providers, which are always identified and accept your input directly and are therefore recipients of your personal data collected in connection with the payment process. The storage for the purpose of payment takes place for the duration of the payment processing. Upon completion of the process, you will receive a donation receipt.

7. Application procedure

You can apply to us electronically, in particular by e-mail. We will of course only use your details to process your application and will not pass them on to third parties. Please note that e-mails sent unencrypted will not be transmitted with access protection.

Your personal data will be deleted immediately after completion of the application procedure, or after a maximum of 6 months, unless you have expressly given us your consent for a longer storage of your data or a contract has been concluded. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 a, b and f DSGVO as well as § 26 BDSG.

8. Contact regarding Data Protection

To contact us regarding Data Protection, you are welcome to contact using one of the following contact options. Responsible within the meaning of the GDPR:

Europäisches Theologisches Seminar
Rippoldsauer Str. 50
72250 Freudenstadt

E-Mail: info@ets-kniebis.de
Telefon: 07442 4905 0