Data protection

privacy policy

Personal data (usually referred to just as "data" below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the "GDPR"), "processing" refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the "controller") for purposes of data protection law is:

STUDIENCOLLEG-Bildungsgesellschaft mbH Glauchau
– Staatlich anerkanntes Studienkolleg –
Auestraße 125
08371 Glauchau
Deutschland

Commercial register: HRB 4864
Register court: Local court Chemnitz

Phone: +49 (0) 3763/40 82 – 103
Fax: +49 (0) 3763/40 82 - 108
e-mail: d.jaehnert [at] studiencolleg-glauchau.de

Represented by:

Managing Director Dana Jähnert

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

- to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
- to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
- to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
- to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
- to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller's future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.

The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.

The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.

Cookies

a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing, or improving the features of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.

c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

Contact

If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.

Hinweis zur Datenweitergabe in die USA

Auf unserer Webseite sind unter anderem Tools von Unternehmen mit Sitz in den USA eingebunden. Wenn diese Tools aktiv sind, können Ihre personenbezogenen Daten an die US-Server der jeweiligen Unternehmen weitergegeben werden. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass die USA kein sicherer Drittstaat im Sinne des EUDatenschutzrechts sind. US-Unternehmen sind dazu verpflichtet, personenbezogene Daten an Sicherheitsbehörden herauszugeben, ohne dass Sie als Betroffener hiergegen gerichtlich vorgehen könnten.

Es kann daher nicht ausgeschlossen werden, dass US-Behörden (z.B. Geheimdienste) Ihre auf US-Servern befindlichen Daten zu Überwachungszwecken verarbeiten, auswerten und dauerhaft speichern. Wir haben auf diese Verarbeitungstätigkeiten keinen Einfluss.

User posts, comments, and ratings

We offer you the opportunity to post questions, answers, opinions, and ratings on our website, hereinafter referred to jointly as "posts." If you make use of this opportunity, we will process and publish your post, the date and time you submitted it, and any pseudonym you may have used.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your prior consent under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent.

In addition, we will also process your IP address and email address. The IP address is processed because we might have a legitimate interest in taking or supporting further action if your post infringes the rights of third parties and/or is otherwise unlawful.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in any legal defense we may have to mount.

IONOS Tracking MYWEBSITE

We use MyWebsite on our website. This is a service of 1 & 1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, hereinafter referred to as "MyWebsite".

MyWebsite stores tracking cookies on your device via your internet browser, which are based on the Snowplow Analytics technology from Snowplow Analytics Limited, 32-38, Scrutton Street, London, United Kingdom. With the help of these cookies, it can be evaluated e.g. how often you visit our website or which (sub) pages of our website are accessed. 1 & 1 IONOS SE states that no personal data will be recorded.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement and optimisation of our website.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. You can find more information on this under “Cookies” above.

IONOS WebAnalytics

We use WebAnalytics on our website. This is an analysis service from 1 & 1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, Germany, hereinafter referred to only as “WebAnalytics”, with which we can analyse the use of our website.

For analysis, data is collected on the type and version of your internet browser, your operating system, the type of your device, the website from which you came to our site (referrer URL), the page(s) of our website that you visit or the files that you request, the date and time of the relevant access and the anonymized IP address of the internet connection from which the use of our website is made.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimisation and improvement, as well as the economic operation of our website.