as of September 13, 2021
Empolis considers it important to protect the personal data of all partners and follows the guidelines of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
Empolis Information Management GmbH (“Empolis” hereinafter)
Telefon: (+49) 0631 68037-0
Telefax: (+49) 0631 68037-77
Storage and Processing of Personal Data
When this site is accessed and used, we record connection-related data (date and time of the visit, IP address used, browser type and operating system, pages visited and the referring site) as well as device data.
When you register with the site, we collect your title or form of address, first name, last name, street address and contact data (e-mail address, telephone number). This data is only requested and stored when you ask us to send you informational material or demos, for example, or register for our newsletter (more details below).
Cookies are small text files which are stored in your browser so that we can obtain the statistical information mentioned above. For example, we record which pages are visited, which language preference you have and which documents you download. Personally identifiable information is not stored in this context. Specifically, session and permanent cookies are used. You can decide which cookies you wish to accept when you visit the site in the cookie popup.
Cookies are easily deleted from your computer and removed from your browser.
Newsletters and Webinars
To manage our newsletters, we use MailChimp and Active Campaign. Our agreement with these US-based companies includes data privacy clauses that are standard in the European Union. You can easily cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time using the link at the end of every e-mail. The associated data are then deleted.
We analyze the click rates for the newsletter in order to make future articles more interesting for our subscribers. The data you provide for the newsletter subscription is not combined with other data.
To organize and conduct webinars, we use the tools GoToWebinar and LogMeIn. Our agreements with these US-based companies again include data privacy clauses that are standard in the European Union. The data collected in this context is deleted when the webinar is over, unless you have granted us permission to continue using it, or consent to such use was given in a different context (newsletter, business relationship).
Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
Empolis uses your data to supply or provide access to the information desired and to evaluate the statistics described above for the purpose of providing content on our pages that matches your interests.
We do not disclose your personal data to third parties, nor do we use it for any other purpose.
Empolis employeesare required to maintain the confidentiality of your data. IT service providers commissioned by us, as well as our own employees, are contractually obliged to abide by the law in dealing with your data and to maintain the confidentiality of your data. We adhere strictly to the data use and processing laws and regulations dictated by the BDSG and DSGVO.
You are free to determine what information you wish to make available to us. If your personal data has changed, you may contact us by email at info(at)empolis.com so that we can update the information. In addition to this right to have your data corrected, you have a right to be informed of what personal data is being stored (see below), a right to have personal data deleted and a right to object to the storage of personal data. These are as stipulated in Article 15 – 18 of the GDPR regulations.
Consents previously given for the storage of personal data can be revoked by you at any time.
Image processing of event photos and videos
By participating in an event (co-)organized by Empolis, you agree that recordings (in particular photos and videos) of you during the event may be made and possibly published (e.g. on websites, social media channels, in flyers, in event apps, etc.). Portrait photos will not be published; these are generally shots in which the audience and participants can be seen as “standers-by” or shots that show several participants (e.g., during an exchange).
If you would like to have individual shots or scenes, in which you can be seen, deleted, please inform the organization team and/or photographer/videographer during the event or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to do so. Please note that deletion may not be possible in certain cases (especially in the case of video recordings of lectures or print materials that have already been printed). In such cases, however, we will endeavor to find a joint solution.
Access from the United Kingdom
Currently, personal data of users from Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom Great Britain will continue to be processed in accordance with the GDPR guidelines and the TTDSG. According to the first draft of the European Union adequacy decision, the use of personal data in compliance with the GDPR is permitted.
Automatically Collected Information
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilizes so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of a website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of our website is generally transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the United States. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first convert your IP address to a shortened, anonymized version within the member states of the European Union or in other member countries of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website for the purpose of compiling reports of website activities and providing additional services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data stored by Google. By adjusting your browser software settings, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer. If you do this, however, note that you will not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features. Furthermore, you can prevent the cookie data regarding your usage of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
More information about the terms of service for Google Analytics and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code has been supplemented with “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).
We also utilize Google Analytics for statistical analysis of the data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie. If this is not desired, you can disable this usage with an opt-out here (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).
We also use Google’s remarketing function. This allows us to play out personalized ads based on the interests you have shown on our website on suitable advertising spaces on other websites. For more information, see the Google Privacy Statement. You can prevent interest-based advertising by installing this browser plugin.
Some of our websites contain embedded YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, United States (hereinafter “YouTube”). When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the servers of YouTube. In the process, certain information about which pages you visit is transmitted to YouTube. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can attribute your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
The legal basis for the integration of YouTube into our websites and the associated transfer of data to Google is your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR).
When a YouTube video is viewed, a connection to Google is established automatically.
If you have deactivated cookies for the Google advertising program, you won’t receive cookies of this kind when viewing YouTube videos either. However, YouTube uses other cookies to store non-personal usage information. If you’d like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.
Google processes your data in the United States and complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).
Any personal data collected is provided by you voluntarily, based solely on your consent. If you block access to your browser, some features or functionality of websites may be restricted.
Social Media, further links
We use social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn, YouTube etc. to inform you about our company, our products and services and to get in touch with you. Automatic links to these platforms are not available on our website.
Some platforms are located outside the EU, which means that your data will also be processed in these countries, where a comparable level of data protection cannot always be assumed. AThis usually includes so called cookies, which these platforms store on the user’s computer in order to create and process profiles.
On those platforms and other third-party websites, the data protection guidelines and information of the respective platform providers apply. The legal basis for data processing of user data is our legitimate interest in information and communication with you according to Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO.
If you have any questions regarding this processing, please contact the platform operator directly. The following links will help you with information and, if necessary, with a planned objection.
Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
(joint processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 26 DSGVO)
Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
YouTube / Google (Maps)
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4,
(for Google Maps, joint processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 26 DSGVO)
Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011
We take every precaution to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. We comply with the European and the German laws and regulations concerning data privacy.
All of our (public) website traffic is encrypted with HTTPS/SSL. The certificate that confirms the identity of the web server for this purpose is issued by an independent third party.
The certificate can be called up by clicking on the padlock icon in the address bar of most browsers.
We urge all parents and guardians to teach their children to use safe and responsible practices when on the Internet. Minors should not enter or transmit personal data without the consent of their parents or guardians. We verify that we do not knowingly collect personal data from minors, nor do we use such data in any way or disclose it to third parties without authorization.
Links to other Websites
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer:
Empolis Information Management GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Upon request and in accordance with valid law, we will inform you in writing as to whether Empolis Information Management GmbH has collected personal data related to you through this website and, if so, what that data consists of. Please note that we need proof of your identity when you request information.