Data protection

General notice and mandatory information

Designation of the responsible body

The person responsible for data processing on this website is:
SESSIONS.link GmbH
Max-Emanuel Hoffmann
Steinstr. 26
81667 Munich
The responsible body decides alone or together with others about the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact details, etc.).


Revocation of your consent to data processing

Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal email notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.


Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. The following link provides a list of data protection officers and their contact details:

https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html



Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to third parties. It is made available in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.


Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, their recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion at any time within the framework of the applicable legal provisions this data. You can contact us at any time using the contact options listed in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.


SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses an SSL or. TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the "https: //" address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line.


Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use certain functions. The transmitted data are used exclusively for the purpose of using the respective offer or service. Mandatory information requested during registration must be given in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.
In the event of important changes, e.g. for technical reasons, we will inform you by e-mail. The email will be sent to the address that was given during registration. The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal email notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing that has already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
We store the data recorded during registration for the period that you are registered on our website. Your data will be deleted if you cancel your registration. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.


Google Analytics

Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analysis service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses "cookies." These are small text files that your web browser saves on your device and that allow website usage to be analyzed. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The server location is usually the USA.
Google Analytics cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and, if necessary, advertising.


IP anonymization

We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymization function. It ensures that Google shortens your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transmits the full IP address to a server in the USA and abbreviates it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.


Browser plugin

The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, this could limit some functions of our website. You can also prevent the collection of data relating to your website usage including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. You can do this by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that can be accessed via the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de


Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data when you visit our website in the future: Deactivate Google Analytics.

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de


Order processing

In order to fully comply with the legal data protection requirements, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google.
Demographic characteristics on Google Analytics
Our website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to create reports that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can do this via the ad settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained under “Objection to data collection”.


Paypal

Our website allows payment via PayPal. The provider of the payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
If you pay with PayPal, the payment data you have entered will be transmitted to PayPal.
Your data will be transmitted to PayPal on the basis of Art . 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR (processing to fulfill a contract). You can revoke your already given consent at any time. Data processing operations in the past remain effective in the event of a revocation.

For handling the payment, providing our services and resolving conflicts, we are also storing your full name and email address provided by PayPal as well your so called Payer-ID, a unique identifier assigned to you by PayPal.


Google AdSense

Our website uses Google AdSense. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google AdSense integrates advertisements and sets cookies. Cookies are small text files that your web browser saves on your device in order to analyze the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses web beacons. Web beacons are invisible graphics that enable an analysis of visitor traffic on our website.
Information generated by cookies and web beacons is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers. The server is located in the USA. Google can pass this information on to contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have saved.
The storage of AdSense cookies is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As a website operator, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and our advertising.
With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict and prevent the setting of cookies. Deactivating cookies can restrict the functionality of our website. By using our website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose mentioned above.


Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

Our website uses Google AdWords. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
AdWords is an online advertising program. As part of the online advertising program, we use conversion tracking. After clicking on an advertisement placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Google AdWords cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. We and Google can tell from the cookie that you clicked on an ad and were forwarded to our website. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. Conversion cookies are used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. Adwords customers find out how many users clicked on their ad and were redirected to pages with a conversion tracking tag. However, AdWords customers do not receive any information that allows users to be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to its use. Here the conversion cookie must be deactivated in the user settings of the browser. This means that there is no inclusion in the conversion tracking statistics.
The storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As a website operator, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and our advertising.
Details about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in Google's data protection provisions:

https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/


With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Deactivating cookies can restrict the functionality of our website.


Google Web Fonts

Our website uses web fonts from Google. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The use of these web fonts enables you to present our website in the way we want, regardless of which fonts are locally available to you stand. This is done by calling up Google Web Fonts from a Google server in the USA and forwarding your data to Google. This is your IP address and which page you visited on our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of our website.
The company Google is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield". This data protection agreement is intended to ensure compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
Details about Google Web Fonts can be found at:

https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about

and further information in Google's privacy policy:

https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de


Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device's IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.


Mixpanel

We also use the web analytics service Mixpanel, in order to obtain data on the use of our Website for internal purposes, operated by Mixpanel, Inc., 405 Howard St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA ("Mixpanel"). Mixpanel is obliged to maintain appropriate data protection levels. In the event of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), Mixpanel will insert a cookie on your device which also logs your user behaviour on the Website (retrieval of pages and activities on pages). This data is then analyzed by Mixpanel and forwarded to us.

Further information on the use of data by Mixpanel can be found in the privacy policy of Mixpanel.


Facebook

This website uses the service “Facebook Custom Audiences”. For this service Facebook-Pixel is used. Operator of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin, D02, Ireland. This service enables us to show the user advertising related to their interests on the social network – Facebook. For this purpose we have implemented the Facebook Remarketing Tag on our website. When you visit the website, this tag creates a direct link with Facebook’s servers. This gives Facebook information on the pages that you have visited our website. Facebook then compares this with your Facebook user account. The next time that you visit Facebook, you will be shown customized advertisements – Facebook Ads – related with your interests. You can find further information in Facebook’s data privacy instructions: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

The legal basis of the processing is your consent according to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. If you do not want Facebook to collect and process the aforementioned data, you can refuse your consent or withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.


Youtube

This website uses the service “YouTube” to insert videos into the page. The operator of the software necessary for this purpose is the company Google Ireland Limited Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. The integration of YouTube content is carried out in “extended privacy mode”. This ensures that YouTube does not initially store cookies on your device. As a result, YouTube no longer stores any information about visitors until you watch the video. When you click on the video, your IP address is sent to YouTube, which tells YouTube that you have watched the video. If you are logged in to YouTube, this information is also associated with your account. This can be prevented by logging out of YouTube before viewing the video.

The legal basis of the processing is your consent according to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. If you do not want YouTube to collect and process the aforementioned data, you can refuse your consent or withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.


Typeform

On this website the service Typeform is used. Typeform is operated by TYPEFORM SL, C/Bac de Roda, 163, 08018 Barcelona, Spain. Typeform is a service that we use to display online surveys on our website.

The legal basis of the processing is your consent according to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. If you do not want the above data to be collected and processed by Typeform, you can refuse your consent or revoke it at any time with effect for the future.


Usage Statistics for Hosts and Moderators

As a user of this platform, you participate in events of third parties - the hosts and moderators who also use this platform - or obtain other content from them. In this context, statistics about the usage of the respective events and content are shared with the hosts and moderators who provide them. This includes all information you provide in the respective registration forms of the events and content (including your email address as well as your name), whether and when you participated in the respective event or accessed the content, as well as anonymous usage statistics about your visit to the event/content pages via the marketing tools listed in this data protection agreement - provided that you have consented to the use of cookies for marketing purposes. Please contact the respective host/moderator if you have any questions about the use of these usage statistics. The contact details of your host/moderator can be found on the respective event/content page.


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Source: Data protection configurator from

https://mein-datenschutzbeauftragter.de