Private Policy

 

Responsible party for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

circle institute GmbH
Annette Köhler
Robert Rössle Str. 10 Hs. D 85
D-13125 Berlin

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and resources of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Withdrawal of your consent to the data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You may withdrawal your consent at any time. An informal email containing your request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint to the reffering regulatory authorities. The reffering regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right of data transfer

You have the right to have data, which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent of technical feasibility.

Information, blocking, correction, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed at any time. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions. The input data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration.
To inform yourself about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.

We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may withdrawal your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Contact form

Data submitted via the contact form, including your contact details, will be stored to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions. A disclosure of this data will not happen without your consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). A revocation of your consent is possible at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Data submitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or there is no longer need to retain your data. Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.

Newsletter data

To send our newsletter, we need an e-mail address from you. Verification of the specified e-mail address is necessary and you have to agree to receive the newsletter. Supplementary data is not collected or is voluntary. The data will be exclusively used for the dispatch of the newsletter.

The data provided in the newsletter registration is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. Alternatively you can sign out via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted in the event of cancellation. If these data has been sent to us for other purposes and elsewhere, they will remain with us.

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help making our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your devices memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you visit the site again.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are stored as well, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.