Name/Fa.: Zweckverband Naturpark Bergisches Land
Street No.: Moltkestr. 26
Zip code, City, Country: 51643 Gummersbach, Germany
Managing Director: Jens Eichner
Phone number: +49 (0) 22 61 9163110
1. BASIC INFORMATION ON DATA PROCESSING AND LEGAL BASIS
1.2 The terms used, such as ''personal data'' or their ''processing'' we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
1.3 The personal data of users processed within the scope of this online offer includes inventory data (e.g. names and addresses of members or subscribers), usage data (e.g. the websites visited on our online offer, interest in our products) and content data (e.g. entries in the contact form).
1.4 The term ''user'' includes all categories of data subjects. They include our business partners, members, interested parties and other visitors to our online offer. The terms used, such as ''user'', are to be understood as gender-neutral.
1.5 We process personal data of users only in compliance with the relevant data protection provisions. This means that the users' data will only be processed if a legal permission exists. I.e., in particular if the data processing is necessary for the provision of our contractual services (e.g. processing of orders) as well as online services, or is required by law, a consent of the user is available, as well as due to our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation and security of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, in particular in the case of range measurement, creation of profiles for advertising and marketing purposes, as well as collection of access data and use of third-party services.
1.6 We point out that the legal basis for the consents Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO is.
2. SECURITY MEASURES
2.1 We take organizational, contractual and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are complied with and thus to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons.
2.2 The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server (SSL encryption, recognizable by the green lock symbol and the https in the URL).
3. DISCLOSURE OF DATA TO THIRD PARTIES AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS
3.1 Data is only passed on to third parties within the framework of legal requirements. We only pass on users' data to third parties if this is necessary, for example, on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO for contractual purposes or on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO in the economic and effective operation of our business.
3.2 If we use subcontractors to provide our services, we take appropriate legal precautions as well as corresponding technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.
3.3 Insofar as content, tools or other means from other providers (hereinafter collectively referred to as ''third party providers'') are used within the scope of this data protection declaration and their named registered office is located in a third country, it is to be assumed that a transfer of data to the third party providers' countries of domicile takes place. Third countries are countries in which the GDPR is not directly applicable law, i.e. basically countries outside the EU or the European Economic Area. The transfer of data to third countries takes place either if there is an adequate level of data protection, user consent or otherwise legal permission.
4. PROVISION OF CONTRACTUAL SERVICES
4.1 We process inventory data (e.g., names and addresses as well as contact data of users), contractual data (e.g., services used, names of contact persons, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit b. DSGVO.
4.2 Users can optionally create a user account, in which they can view their orders in particular. As part of the registration process, the required mandatory information will be provided to users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have cancelled their user account, their data with regard to the user account will be deleted, subject to their retention is necessary for commercial or tax reasons in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. It is the responsibility of the users to save their data in the event of termination before the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.
4.3 In the context of registration and renewed registrations as well as the use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against abuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data is not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.
5.1 When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the user's details are processed for the purpose of handling the contact request and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.
5.2 The user's details may be stored in our address management program ''Adress Plus'', of the provider Cobra, Weberinnenstraße 7, 78467 Konstanz, Germany, based on our legitimate interests (efficient and fast processing of user requests).
6. COLLECTION OF ACCESS DATA AND LOG FILES
6.1 We collect on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, we collect data about each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
6.2 Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g. for the clarification of abuse or fraud) for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes is exempt from deletion until final clarification of the respective incident.
7. cookies and range measurement
7.1 Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred from our web server or third party web servers to users' web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies may be small files or other types of information storage.
7.2 We use ''session cookies'', which are only stored for the duration of the current visit to our online presence (e.g. to enable the storage of your login status or the shopping cart function and thus the use of our online offer at all). In a session cookie, a randomly generated unique identification number is stored, a so-called session ID. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted when you have finished using our online offer and log out or close the browser, for example.
7.4 If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
8. GOOGLE ANALYTICS
8.2 Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
8.3 Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
8.4 We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
8.5 The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
8.6 You can find out more information about data use by Google, setting and objection options on the Google websites: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners ("Data use by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners"), www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("Data use for advertising purposes"), www.google.de/settings/ads ("Manage information that Google uses to display advertising to you").
9. FACEBOOK SOCIAL PLUGINS
9.1 We use social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
9.2 Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
9.3 When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his or her device establishes a direct connection with Facebook's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user's device and integrated into the online offer by the latter. In the process, usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform the users according to our level of knowledge.
9.4 By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will learn and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.
9.6 If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him/her via this online offer and link it to his/her membership data stored on Facebook, he/she must log out of Facebook and delete his/her cookies before using our online offer. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes, are possible within the Facebook profile settings: www.facebook.com/settings or via the US site www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site www.youronlinechoices.com. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
10.1 With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.
10.2 Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of the Newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Otherwise, our newsletters contain information about our products, offers, promotions and our association.
10.3 Double opt-in and logging: The registration for our newsletter is carried out in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider are also logged.
10.4 Registration data: To register for the newsletter, please enter your e-mail address. Furthermore, you can voluntarily enter your first and last name.
10.5 Statistical collection and analyses - The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved when the newsletter is opened. As part of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. The statistical surveys also include the determination of whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor that of the dispatch service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
10.6 The statistical surveys and analyses as well as the logging of the registration process are carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly as well as secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meets the expectations of the users.
10.7 Cancellation/revocation - You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. This will simultaneously terminate the statistical analyses. Unfortunately, a separate revocation for the statistical analysis is not possible. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. If users have only subscribed to the newsletter and cancelled this subscription, their personal data will be deleted.
11. INTEGRATION OF SERVICES AND CONTENTS OF THIRD PARTIES
11.1 We use content or service providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) to integrate content or services offered by third-party providers, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content"). This always requires that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is thus necessary for the display of this content. We endeavor to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as be linked to such information from other sources.
11.2 The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, along with links to their privacy statements, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in part already mentioned here, opt-out options:
12. USER RIGHTS
12.1 Users have the right to receive, upon request and free of charge, information about the personal data that we have stored about them.
12.2 In addition, users have the right to rectify inaccurate data, restrict processing and delete their personal data, if applicable, to exercise their rights to data portability and, in the event that we believe that data processing is unlawful, to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (LDI NRW)
P.O. Box: 200444, 40102 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49 (0) 211 / 38424-0, Fax: +49 (0) 211/ 38424-10
12.3 Users can also revoke their consent, in principle with effect for the future.
13. DELETION OF DATA
13.1 The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the user data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. I.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to user data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law.
13.2 According to legal requirements, the data is stored for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (commercial books, inventories, opening balances, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting vouchers, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).
14. RIGHT OF OBJECTION
Users may object to the future processing of their personal data in accordance with the legal requirements at any time. The objection can be made in particular against processing for purposes of direct advertising.
15. CHANGES TO THE DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION
15.1 We reserve the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to changed legal situations, or in the event of changes to the service and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. Insofar as user consents are required or components of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users.
Users are requested to inform themselves regularly about the content of the data protection declaration.