Data protection declaration of k.o.s GmbH in the project “Koordinierungsstelle Qualität” – Educational Counselling and Career Guidance

Our privacy guideline

The protection of personal data is an important concern for us. k.o.s GmbH designs its websites in accordance with the applicable legal regulations on data protection and data security.

Privacy policy

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our privacy policy below this text.

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Your contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by providing us with it. For example, this can be data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with respect to your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on data protection. You shall also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

When you visit our website, your browsing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually done anonymously; the surf behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this data protection declaration.

General notes and mandatory information

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing on this website is k.o.s GmbH, Am Sudhaus 2, 12053 Berlin, T. +49 30 288 7565 10, F. +49 30 288 7565 21, info@kos-qualitaet.de

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of data protection violations, the person concerned has the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on the subject of personal data.

Opposition to advertising emails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. by spam e-mails.

Data protection supervisor

Our company appointed:

Herrn Jan Wandrey
wandrey GmbH
Motzener Straße 25
12277 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 720102230
kontakt@agidat.de
www.agidat.de

as data protection officer.

Data collection on our website

Cookies

The websites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you wish to use are stored on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests you send to us as a site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and in some browsers at the lock icon in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

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

This data is not merged with other data sources. The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Analysis Tools and Advertising

Social media

Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the Re-Tweet feature, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Twitter. For more information, see Twitter’s privacy policy at: https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings under https://twitter.com/account/settings.

YouTube with enhanced privacy

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube website. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. We use YouTube in advanced privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode does not allow YouTube to store information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the extended data protection mode does not necessarily exclude the transfer of data to YouTube partners. This way, youTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network, regardless of whether you’re watching a video.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on our website, a connection to the youtube servers is established. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your device after starting a video. With the help of these cookies, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

If necessary, after starting a YouTube video, further data processing operations may be triggered, over which we have no influence. The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. For more information about youTube’s privacy policy, please see their privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Analysis

Piwik (Matomo)

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before storage.

Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

Matomo cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. Deleting your cookies will also delete the Matomo opt-out cookie. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again. For more information, please visit: https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/

What rights can you exercise?

Right to object

You can object to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art.6, paragraph 1 letter f) EU GDPR, at any time. You have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data, which takes place in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 letter f. EU GDPR.

Direct marketing

If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time in your settings or by e-mail via the link provided at the end of the respective newsletter without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates.

Right to request information on your data

On request, you will receive information about the processing of your personal data.

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we process personal data concerning you. If this is the case, you have the right to information about these personal data.

As a user of our website, you can request this information from the responsible body.

You are also entitled to the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or is still being disclosed, in particular for recipients in third countries or international organisations
  • where possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or to restrict the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information on the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the EU GDPR and, at least in such cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
  • If personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you, as a data subject, have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees (under Article 46 eu GDPR) in connection with the transfer.

Right of correction

You have the right to request from us the correction and, if applicable, the completion of your personal data concerning you.

You have the right to request from us without delay the correction of your inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

Right to erasure

You have the right to request the deletion of your data concerning you. In certain cases, we are obliged to comply with this request.

You have the right to request that personal data relating to you be deleted immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • You revoke your consent, on which the processing was based in accordance with Art. 6 (1) letter a or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter a EU GDPR, or there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • You object to the processing in accordance with Article 21(1) of the EU GDPR and there are no legitimate priority reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Article 21(2) EU GDPR.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered directly to a child in accordance with Article 8(1) of the EU GDPR.
  • Upon request, we are obliged to delete the relevant data immediately.

The legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation remains unaffected.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data concerning you. In certain cases, we are obliged to comply with this request.

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by us to whom the personal data has been provided.

The condition is that a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) EU GDPR or Art. 9(2) (a) EU GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) EU GDPR and b) the processing is carried out using automated procedures. When exercising the right to data portability, you have the right to demand that the personal data be transferred directly from us to another responsible body, insofar as this is technically feasible.

You have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by you, for the duration that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data. If the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data from us, we follow the request. The restriction of the processing also takes place if we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of your own legal claims, or if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 sec. 1 EU GDPR, as long as it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons. We will inform you before the restriction is lifted.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the data stored about you in a machine-readable form. You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by us to whom the personal data has been provided.

The condition is that a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) EU GDPR or Art. 9(2) (a) EU GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) EU GDPR and b) the processing is carried out using automated procedures. When exercising the right to data portability, you have the right to demand that the personal data be transferred directly from us to another responsible body, insofar as this is technically feasible.

Right of withdrawal with consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing at any time. Insofar as the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of consent until the revocation.

Right to appeal

You may complain to the supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for our company is: Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Friedrichstraße 219, 10969 Berlin, visitor entrance: Puttkamer Straße 16 – 18 (5th floor), telephone: 030/138 89-0, fax: 030/215 50 50, e-mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the EU GDPR, you can complain to a supervisory authority. In particular, you may also contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, workplace or location of the alleged infringement. Further rules on the complaints procedure can be found in Article 77 of the EU GDPR.

As of September 2020

20.000

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