Data protection policy
The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use of your data when you visit our website is important to us. Therefore, this data protection policy will inform you about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data.
I. Name and address of the responsible party
We are responsible for data processing.
Bundesverband der Hörgeräte-Industrie e.V. (German Association of the Hearing Instruments Industry e.V.)
Herriot Strasse 1, 60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0)69 664 26 34 0
II. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use
1. When visiting the website/legal basis/length of storage
When you call up our website www.ausstellung-euha.org, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically erased:
- IP address of the requesting computer,
- Date and time of access,
- Name and URL of the retrieved file,
- Website from which the access takes place (referrer URL),
- The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.
We process the data mentioned above for the following purposes:
- To ensure easy connection to the website,
- To guarantee ease of use of our website,
- For evaluation of system security and stability and
- For other administrative purposes.
If we obtain consent for the processing of your personal data, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. If we process your personal data because this is necessary for the performance of a contract or in the context of a relationship with you similar to a contract, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR. If we process your personal data for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR.
Furthermore, Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR is the legal basis for data processing if the processing of your personal data is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not require the protection of personal data.
Within the framework of this data protection policy, we always indicate the legal basis on which we base the processing of your personal data.
We always erase your personal data when the purpose for storing it no longer applies. However, it may be stored beyond this if this is a legal requirement. In these cases, we erase your personal data after the relevant legal requirement has ended.
III. The passing on of data
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- You have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR,
- The disclosure pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
- In the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on the data pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(c) GDPR, and
- This is legally permissible and required pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(b) GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.
Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific device used. This does not mean, however, that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity as a result of this. Some browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. Although, completely deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.
You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on the particular browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your browser or contact the manufacturer or support desk.
In the case of so-called Flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you must change the settings of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the particular Flash player you use. If you have any questions, please also refer to the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or support desk.
Nevertheless, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent. We use the Borlabs WordPress plugin (https://borlabs.io/borlabs-cookie/) for the cookie opt-out and you can make your settings here: Borlabs Cookie Settings
V. Google Analytics
Your personal information in the context of ordering processes will only be used within our company and affiliated companies as well as at the company commissioned by us to process orders.
1. Scope of Processing
We use the ‘anonymizeIP’ function (so-called IP masking): Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be 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 sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. During your visit to the website, the following data, among others, is recorded:
- the pages you have called up, your “click path”
- Achievement of “website goals” (conversions, e.g. newsletter registrations, downloads, purchases)
- Your user behavior (e.g. clicks, length of stay, bounce rates)
- Your approximate location (region)
- Your IP address (in abbreviated form)
- technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language setting, creen resolution)
- your internet provider
- the referrer URL (from which website/which advertising medium you came to this website)
2. Purposes of Processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyze the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.
Recipient of the data is:
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
as a processor. We have concluded an order processing contract with Google for this purpose. Google LLC based in California, USA, and possibly US authorities can access the data stored by Google.
4. Transmission to third countries
A transfer of data to the USA cannot be ruled out.
5. Duration of storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data that has reached the end of its retention period is automatically deleted once a month.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google
a. Do not give your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. Download and install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.
You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser so that all cookies are rejected, functionalities on this and other websites may be restricted.
6. Legal basis and possibility of revocation
7. Browser plugin
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you will if applicable not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
8. 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 to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again: Disable the collection of data by Google Analytics for this website
9. Order data processing
We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
10. IP Anonymization
We use the “Activation of IP anonymization” function on this website. As a result, however, your IP address will be shortened beforehand 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 sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
VI. Rights of data subjects
You have the right:
to request information about your personal data processed by us pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, relevant information on the details of the data;
pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, to demand without delay the rectification of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to demand the erasure of your personal data stored with us, unless processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful and we no longer require the data, but you refuse its erasure as you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another responsible party;
pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue data processing based on this consent for the future and
you may complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can turn to the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, workplace or our headquarters.
VII. Right of objection
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR if there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation or if the objection is related to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without the indication of any particular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIII. Data security
We use the standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Generally speaking, this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
IX. Current validity and amendment of this data protection policy
This data protection policy is currently valid as of February 2022.
Due to the further development of our website and our services mentioned above or due to changes in legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection policy. You can access and print out the current data protection policy from the website at any time at www.ausstellung-euha.org/Datenschutz.