This data protection statement informs you about the type, scope and purpose of processing of personal data (hereinafter briefly: “Data”) in the scope of our online offer and the connected websites, functions and contents, as well as external online offers, such as our Social Media Profile (hereinafter the “Online Offer”).
In light of the terms used, such as “processing” or “Controller”, we refer to the definitions in art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Type of Data processed:
- Existing data (e.g., names, addresses).
- Contact data (e.g., email, phone numbers).
- Content data (e.g., text input, classification test inputs).
- Usage data (e.g., visited websites, interest in contents, access times).
- Meta-/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Categories of data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer
(hereinafter, we also refer to the data subjects in general as “Users”).
Purpose of processing
- Provision of the Online Offer, its functions and contents, in particular a classification test to determine present foreign language skills.
- Answering contact queries and communication with users.
- Safety measures.
- Reach measurement / marketing.
Recording of general information
When you access our website, general information will automatically be recorded. This information (server logfiles) contains, for example, the type of the web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of the Internet Service Provider and similar. This only includes information that does not permit any conclusions as to your person. This information is technically necessary in order to deliver the contents of websites requested by you correctly, and arise mandatorily when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our online offer and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites, we use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard disc by a website server. This automatically gives us certain data, such as your IP address, the browser you use, the operating system on your computer and your connection to the internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. The information in the cookies enables us to make navigation easier and display our websites correctly.
In no case will the data we record be passed on to any third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Registration on our website
When registering for use of our personalised performance, some personal data will be collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data, such as phone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you can access contents and services that we offer only to registered users. Of course, we will provide you information on the personal data we have stored concerning you at any time. We will gladly rectify or erase them on your request as well if no legal retention obligations prevent this. Please use the contact details attached to this data protection statement to contact us in this context.
In order to protect the safety of your data during transmission, we use encryption procedures according to the current state of the art (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
If you contact us by email or contact form, the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of processing your query and for possible subsequent questions. Erasure or blocking of the data. We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only save your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes named here, or for as long as the legislator stipulates in its diverse storage periods. After loss of the respective purpose or the end of these periods, the corresponding Data will be routinely blocked or erased according to the statutory provisions.
Blocking, erasure or destruction of all data
We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only save your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes named here, or for as long as the legislator stipulates in its diverse storage periods. After loss of the respective purpose or the end of these periods, the corresponding Data will be routinely blocked or erased according to the statutory provisions.
Embedded Youtube videos
We embed Youtube videos in some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the Vimeo plugin, a connection to servers of Vimeo is established. Vimeo will be informed of which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account first.
If you deactivate storage of cookies for the Google-Ad program, you do not have to expect any such cookies when watching Youtube videos either. However, Youtube also stores non-personal user data in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
Further information on data protection at “Youtube” can be found in the provider’s data protection statement at: Youtube.com/privacy
Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, erasure and objection
You have the right to receive information on your personal data saved by us at any time. You also have the right to rectification, blocking or, except for the required data storage for business processing, erasure of your personal data. Please contact the person responsible as indicated at the top of the page. You can find the contact data at the very top.
To consider a Data block at any time, the Data must be provided in a blocked file for control purposes. You can also demand deletion of the Data as far as there are no statutory archiving obligations. If there is any such obligation, we will block your data upon request.
You can make changes or revoke your consent effective for the future by notifying us accordingly.
Changes to our data protection statement
We reserve the right to occasionally adjust this data protection statement so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection statement, e.g. by introducing new services. The new data protection statement shall then apply to your new visit.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Type and purpose of processing:
On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter “Google”). This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website, allowing you to conveniently use the map feature.
For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center.
For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products, click here..
The legal basis for the integration of Google Maps and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Article 6 (1) a DSGVO).
By visiting the website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account.
If you do not wish to be assigned to Google on your profile, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or tailor-made website design. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for non-logged in users) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the formation of these user profiles, and you must comply with this to Google.
We do not collect personal information through the inclusion of Google Maps.
Third country transfer:
Google processes your data in the US and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Provision required or required:
The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. Unless you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.
Withdrawal of consent:
Alternatively, you can use the following function: