Privacy

This Privacy Policy outlines how we process your personal data when you use this website and the features it provides, such as information order menu, blog, or search function (collectively referred to as the website).

 

Responsibility for the website

The website operator is IUBH Internationale Hochschule GmbH, Mülheim 38, 53604 Bad Honnef (IUBH). IUBH is responsible for processing your personal data. IUBH has appointed Dr. Annette Demmel, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Unter den Linden 14, 10117 Berlin as the Privacy Officer.

 

Data categories

IUBH processes the following data categories when you use our website:

Log data – such as your IP address. This includes details about requests to our website such as the date and time, status and amount of data transferred, information on the browser you are using (browser type and version number), and information on the website that referred you to our website. IUBH logs this data to a file at every page request. IUBH is unable to trace this data to identifiable individuals without additional information such as information on the subscriber from your internet provider; IUBH will usually not have access to this information without specific reason such as suspicion of illegal activity.

Cookies to extend the functionality of the website and improve your user experience while on our website. These are small text files stored on your computer. Most of the cookies that IUBH uses are deleted at the end of the browser session, and are referred to as session cookies. Apart from that, IUBH uses persistent cookies that will remain on your device for the next time you use our website. You may prevent your browser from storing cookies on your device by altering the corresponding settings in your browser configuration.

Additional information on using the blog:

Name,

Email address,

Comments.

 

Purpose and legal basis for processing

We will process your personal data to help you use the website, prevent and debug errors in the website, and optimise the user experience. The legal basis for processing your data is the user relationship applicable to the website, and your consent where IUBH requests your express permission for individual processing at specific points on the website. If you have ordered any information material from us, IUBH will send you more information on similar products or services if applicable at a later time. You may at any time withdraw your consent for us to send you any further information in the future. Your personal information will also be processed as described below for Google Analytics and social plugins.

 

Recipients

Only IUBH employees responsible for the website’s technical administration, maintenance and development, as well as blog admins will have access to your personal data. Apart from that, IUBH has hired IT service contractors to maintain its IT systems. These contractors may gain access to your personal data in the course of their activities. The same applies to hosting providers. In addition, Google employees and social plugin operators may access your personal information as described below.

 

Data transfer

IUBH will not transfer your personal data to any country outside the EU subject to the transfer of data in conjunction with Google Analytics and social plugins to the US as described below. IUBH will only otherwise transfer data if legally or officially required to do so, or if your use of the website requires it.

 

Personal data retention periods

Your personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to have your data processed, or your personal data is no longer needed to fulfil the purpose it was processed for. However, your data will not be deleted before mandatory tax-related or commercial retention periods have expired. Blog entries will be deleted as soon as they are removed from the site. Refer to the respective operator’s privacy policy on how and when personal data generated as part of Google Analytics and the social plugins will be deleted.

 

Your rights

You may exercise your rights as listed below by contacting datenschutz@iubh.de:

 

  • Disclosure on your data for the purpose of review
  • A copy of your personal data
  • Correction, erasure or processing restriction, which includes the right to have incomplete or incorrect data rectified by supplementary notes
  • Right to revoke your approval to have your data processed
  • You may receive your data in a structured form using a generic machine-readable format and transfer this data to another person responsible as long as you have given your approval to have the data processed, or the data will be processed according to a contract you have concluded.
  • You may also file a complaint on the processing of your personal data with the regulatory authorities.

 

Reasons for collecting personal data

IUBH requires personal data for the website to be usable. You may refuse to provide your personal data or only provide parts of it to IUBH. However, you may not be able to use the website or all of its features as a result.

 

Automated decision-making and profiling

IUBH will not use your personal data to automate decision-making processes, nor will IUBH create any profiles from your personal data. Google Analytics will only analyse your user behaviour after truncating your IP address, rendering it impossible to allocate your IP address to an actual person.

 

Google Analytics and social plugins

 

Google Analytics

IUBH uses Website Google Analytics, a web analysis service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google) on this website. Google Analytics uses cookies. This cookie stores information on how you use the website (including your IP address), which is transferred to Google’s servers in the US for storage. Google will use this information to analyse your use of our website, compile reports on website activities for IUBH, and provide additional services involving website and Internet use. Google may also transfer data to third parties as far as this is legally necessary, or where third parties working under contract for Google need to process the information. You may refuse to take cookies by changing the settings in your browser; however, bear in mind that you may not be able to use all of the features in our website if you refuse cookies. You may always refuse to have your data processed for the future. Refer to the following website for details on how Google uses your data: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/

 

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (the “like” button)

The website includes integrated plugins for the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These are identifiable by a Facebook logo or “like” button on the website. Refer to the following website for a summary of possible Facebook plugins: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. The “like” button used on the website will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server when you use the website. Using the site will disclose information to Facebook that you have visited the website using your IP address. Clicking the Facebook “like” button on the website while also signed in to your Facebook account will link the content of the website to your Facebook profile. This will allow Facebook to link your use of the website to your user account. Note that as a website provider, IUBH will not have any access to the content of the data transferred or how Facebook will use the data. Refer to the following link for details on the Facebook privacy policy: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

 

Privacy policy while using Twitter

The website also uses Twitter features as provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The web pages you have seen will be linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users if you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” feature. Data will also be transmitted to Twitter when you pass on this information. Note that as a website provider, IUBH will not have any access to the content of the data transferred or how Twitter will use the data. Refer to the following link for details on the Twitter privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.You may also alter your data privacy settings on Twitter by following this link: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Privacy policy while using Google+

The Website uses the “+1” button for the Google Plus social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Using a website with the plugin installed will create a connection to the Google servers for the content of the “+1” button to be shown on the website by notification to your browser. This will also transfer information as to the pages on the website you have visited to the Google server. IUBH has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects in this data transfer. If you are signed in on your Google account, Google will link this information to your personal Google user account. Using the plugin feature such as by clicking the “+1” button will also link this information to your Google account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin. Refer to the following website for details on how Google Plus processes your personal data: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html .

 

Privacy policy and the Pinterest “Pin it” button

The website includes a “Pin it” button belonging to the Pinterest social network operated by Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using the “Pin it” button passes on information that you have used this website. Pinterest will also be able to link your use of the website to your Pinterest account when you use the website while signed in on your Pinterest account. Clicking the “Pin it” button will transfer data to Pinterest to be stored on servers in the USA. You may prevent this by logging out of your Pinterest account before clicking the “Pin it” button. Refer to the following website for details on how Pinterest processes your personal data: https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.