Imprint & Privacy

Legal notice

Legal notice per § 5 TMG (German Telemedia Act):
FLO-CERT GmbH
Bonner Talweg 177
53129 Bonn
Germany

Represented by:
Managing Director: Rüdiger Meyer
Chair of the supervisory board: Dr. Esther Guluma

Contact:
T: +49/ (0)228-2493-0
F: + 49/ (0)228-2493-120
E: info@flocert.net

Registry entry:
Entry in the commercial register.
Court of registration: Bonn regional court
Registration number: 12937

VAT ID:
VAT identification number in accordance with §27a of the value added tax act:
DE196070033

Data protection policy

This data protection policy declaration explains to users the type, scope and purpose of the collection and utilisation of personal data by FLO-CERT GmbH as a responsible provider.

Access data / server log files

FLO-CERT GmbH (or rather their web-space provider) collects data every time the website is accessed (so-called server log files). This access data includes:

The name of the website called up, the file, date and time of the call-up, quantity of data transferred, message about successful call-up, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referring URL (the site visited previously), IP address and requesting provider.

FLO-CERT GmbH uses the log data only for statistical assessments for operational purposes, for security and for optimising the website. FLO-CERT GmbH reserves the right to retrospectively check the log data if there is justifiable suspicion due to concrete indications of illegal use.

Handling personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, and so is data that could be traced back to a person. Personal data will only be collected, used and passed on by us if this is permitted by law or if the user has consented to this data acquisition.

Contact

In the event of contacting us (for example, using the contact form or email), the information of the user will be saved for the purposes of processing the enquiry as well as in event of there being follow-up questions.

Newsletter

We use the newsletter to pass on information about offers and information about ourselves. If you would like to receive the newsletter you have to provide both a valid e-mail address and information that allows you to be identified as the owner of the e-mail address or that verifies that the owner of the e-mail address agreed to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected. This data will be used only for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

You can withdraw your consent to have this data saved as well as its use for sending the newsletter at any time. The withdrawal can be implemented via a link in the newsletter itself of via correspondence directed to the contact address provided above.

Integration of services and third party content

It is possible that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps or RSS feeds for example, is incorporated into this website. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereafter referred to as the “third party provider”) know the IP address of the user. As without the IP address they cannot send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address if therefore necessary for the presentation of this content. We strive to ensure that we use only content providers who use the IP address of the respective user solely for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence over the possibility of the third party provider using the IP address for statistical purposes for example. Insofar as we are aware of this, we will inform the user.

Cookies

Cookies are small files which enable specific information related to the accessing device (PC, Smartphone or similar) of the user to be stored on this device. They are intended to improve user-friendliness and to collect statistical data on the use of the website in order to improve the website. As a user you can control the use of the cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent cookies being saved. However, we must point out that the use and in particular the convenience of using the website will be impaired without cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on the user’s computer and which facilitate the analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie regarding the use of this website by the user is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

However, in the event of the IP anonymising being activated on this website, the IP address of the user will be shortened by Google beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP anonymising is active on this website. Google uses this information, on behalf of the operator of this website, in order to evaluate the use of the website by the user, collate reports on website activities and provide further services associated with website use and use of the internet for the website operator.

The IP addresses transferred from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be linked with other data from Google. The user can prevent the saving of the cookies by adjusting the requisite settings in their browser software. However, the website informs the user that this will prevent the user from being able to fully use all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, the user can prevent the acquisition of the data created by the cookie and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to using the browser add-on, or if using browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link in order to prevent future collection of data by Google Analytics through this website. This will set an opt-out cookie on your device. Delete your cookies – you must click this link again.

Withdrawal, change, entitlements and updating

As a user you have the right to request information about your saved personal data, free-of-charge. In addition, the user has the right to have incorrect data corrected and to bar or delete their personal data insofar as there is no legal retention requirement contradicting this.

 

 

Created based on the data protection generator from Dr. Thomas Schwenke (attorney) (https://datenschutz-generator.de/) – adapted by the owner of the website.