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Privacy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is Study Remit UG (haftungsbeschränkt)'s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, http://www.studyremit.de, and other sites we own and operate.
We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you.
We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.
We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.
With the following data protection declaration, we would like to inform you about the types of your personal data (hereinafter also referred to as "data") for which purposes and to what extent.
The data protection declaration applies to all processing of personal data that we carry out, both within the scope of the provision of our services as well as in particular on our websites, in mobile applications and within external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "online offer").
The terms used are not gender-specific.

Overview of processing

The following overview summarizes the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.

Types of data processed
*Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses).
*Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos).
*Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers).
*Meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
*Usage data (e.g. visited websites, interest in content, access times).

Categories of data subjects
*Interested persons.
*Partners.
*Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Purposes of processing
*Visit action evaluation.
*Content Delivery Network (CDN).
*Direct marketing (e.g. by email or post).
*Feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form).
*Interest-based and behavioral marketing.
*Contact requests and communication.
*Conversion measurement (measurement of the effectiveness of marketing measures).
*Profiling (creating user profiles).
*Remarketing.
*Range measurement (e.g. access statistics, detection of returning visitors).
*Safety measures.
*Tracking (e.g. interest / behavioral profiling, use of cookies).
*Contractual benefits and service.
*Management and answering inquiries.

Relevant legal bases

In the following we share the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on the basis of which we process personal data. Please note that in addition to the provisions of the GDPR, the national data protection regulations in your or our country of residence and domicile may apply.
*Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 a GDPR)
*Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 b GDPR)
*Protection of vital interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. GDPR)
*Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. GDPR)

National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation, national regulations on data protection in Germany apply. This includes in particular the law on protection against misuse of personal data in data processing (Federal Data Protection Act - BDSG). The BDSG contains in particular special regulations on the right to information, the right to deletion, the right to object, the processing of special categories of personal data, the processing for other purposes and the transmission as well as automated decision-making in individual cases including profiling. Furthermore, it regulates data processing for the purposes of the employment relationship (Section 26 BDSG), in particular with regard to the establishment, implementation or termination of employment relationships and the consent of employees. State data protection laws of the individual federal states can also be applied.

Safety measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the different probability of occurrence and the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical and electronic access to the data as well as the access, input, transfer, safeguarding of availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, the deletion of data and reactions to the risk to the data. We also take the protection of personal data into account when developing or selecting hardware, software and processes in accordance with the principle of data protection, through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.

Shortening the IP address: If it is possible for us or it is not necessary to save the IP address, we will shorten it or have your IP address shortened. If the IP address is shortened, also known as "IP masking", the last octet, ie the last two digits of an IP address, is deleted (in this context, the IP address is an Internet connection through the online Access provider individually assigned identifier). By shortening the IP address, the identification of a person based on their IP address is to be prevented or made significantly more difficult. SSL encryption (https): In order to protect your data transmitted via our online offer, we use SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix https: // in the address line of your browser.

Transmission and disclosure of personal data

As part of our processing of personal data, it may happen that the data is transmitted to other bodies, companies, legally independent organizational units or persons, or that it is disclosed to them. The recipients of this data can e.g. Payment institutions in the context of payment transactions, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are integrated into a website. In such a case, we observe the legal requirements and in particular conclude corresponding contracts or agreements that serve to protect your data with the recipients of your data.

Data processing in third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing as part of the use of third-party services or the disclosure or transmission of data to other people, bodies or companies takes place, this takes place only in accordance with the legal requirements.

Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transmission, we process or leave the data only in third countries with a recognized data protection level, to which the US processors certified under the "Privacy Shield" belong, or on the basis of special guarantees, such as process contractual obligations through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, the presence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law- topic / data-protection / international-dimension-data-protection_de).

Use of cookies

Cookies are text files that contain data from visited websites or domains and are saved by a browser on the user's computer. The primary purpose of a cookie is to store information about a user during or after their visit within an online offer. For example, the stored information the language settings on a website, the login status, a shopping cart or the place where a video was watched. The term cookies also includes other technologies that perform the same functions as cookies (e.g. if user information is stored using pseudonymous online identifiers, also known as "user IDs")

A distinction is made between the following types of cookies and functions:
*Temporary cookies (also: session or session cookies);
*Permanent cookies;
*First party cookies;
*Third party cookies (also: third party cookies)
*Necessary (also: essential or absolutely necessary) cookies;
*Statistics, marketing and personalization cookies

Notes on the legal basis: The legal basis on which we process your personal data with the help of cookies depends on whether we ask you for your consent. If this is the case and you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis for the processing of your data is the declared consent. Otherwise, the data processed using cookies will be processed based on our legitimate interests (e.g. in a business operation of our online offer and its improvement) or, if the use of cookies is necessary, to fulfill our contractual obligations.

General information on revocation and objection (opt-out): Depending on whether the processing is based on consent or legal permission, you have the option at any time to revoke your consent or to object to the processing of your data using cookie technologies ( collectively referred to as "opt-out"). You can first declare your objection using the settings in your browser, e.g. by deactivating the use of cookies (which may also limit the functionality of our online offering). An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can also be declared using a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the websites http://optout.aboutads.info and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ become. In addition, you can receive further contradiction notices in the context of the information on the service providers and cookies used.

Processing of cookie data based on consent: Before we process or have data processed as part of the use of cookies, we ask users at any time revocable consent. Before consent has not been given, cookies are used that are necessary for the operation of our online offer. Their use is based on our interest and the interest of the users in the expected functionality of our online offer.

*Processed data types;
*Affected people;
*Legal basis;

Blogs and publication media

We use blogs or comparable means of online communication and publication (hereinafter "publication medium"). The data of the readers will only be processed for the purposes of the publication medium insofar as it is necessary for its presentation and communication between authors and readers or for security reasons. For the rest, we refer to the information on the processing of visitors to our publication medium in the context of this data protection notice.

Comments and contributions: If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be saved based on our legitimate interests. This is done for our security, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda etc.). In this case, we can be sued for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

We also reserve the right to process user information for spam detection based on our legitimate interests.
On the same legal basis, we reserve the right to store users' IP addresses for the duration of surveys and to use cookies in order to avoid multiple votes.
The information provided in the context of the comments and contributions, any contact and website information as well as the content are stored by us until the user objects.
*Processed data types;
*Affected people;
*Purposes of processing;
*Legal basis;

Contact

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the details of the inquiring persons are processed, insofar as this is necessary to answer the contact inquiries and any measures requested.
The answering of contact inquiries within the framework of contractual or pre-contractual relationships takes place to fulfill our contractual obligations or to answer (pre) contractual inquiries and, moreover, on the basis of the legitimate interests in answering the inquiries.
*Processed data types;
*Affected people;
*Purposes of processing;
*Legal basis;

Provision of the online offer and web hosting

In order to be able to provide our online offer securely and efficiently, we use the services of one or more web hosting providers, from whose servers (or servers managed by them) the online offer can be accessed. For these purposes, we can use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services as well as security and technical maintenance services. The data processed as part of the provision of the hosting offer can include all information relating to the users of our online offer, which is generated as part of the use and communication. This regularly includes the IP address that is necessary to be able to deliver the content of online offers to browsers, and all entries made within our online offer or on websites.

Email sending and hosting: The web hosting services we use also include the sending, receiving and storage of emails. For these purposes, the addresses of the recipients and senders as well as further information regarding the sending of e-mails (e.g. the providers involved) and the content of the respective e-mails are processed. The aforementioned data can also be processed for the purpose of detecting SPAM. We ask you to note that e-mails are generally not sent encrypted on the Internet. As a rule, e-mails are encrypted during transport, but (unless an end-to-end encryption process is used) not on the servers from which they are sent and received. We can therefore not accept any responsibility for the transmission path of the emails between the sender and the receipt on our server.

Collection of access data and log files: We ourselves (or our web hosting provider) collect data on every access to the server (so-called server log files). The server log files can include the address and name of the websites and files accessed, the date and time of access, the amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and, as a rule, IP Addresses and the requesting provider belong.

The server log files can be used on the one hand for security purposes, e.g. to avoid overloading the server (in particular in the case of abusive attacks, so-called DDoS attacks) and on the other hand to ensure that the server is fully loaded and stable.
Content delivery network: We use a "content delivery network" (CDN). A CDN is a service with the help of which contents of an online offer, in particular large media files such as graphics or program scripts, can be delivered faster and more securely with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet.
*Processed data types;
*Affected people;
*Purposes of processing;
*Legal basis;

Newsletter and broad communication

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications (hereinafter referred to as "newsletters") only with the consent of the recipient or with a legal permission. Our newsletters also contain information about our services and us.
To subscribe to our newsletters, it is generally sufficient to provide your email address. However, we can ask you to enter a name for the purpose of addressing yourself personally in the newsletter or other information if this is necessary for the purposes of the newsletter.
Double opt-in procedure: The registration for our newsletter is generally carried out in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with someone else's email address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to demonstrate the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider are also logged.

Deletion and restriction of processing: We can save the e-mail addresses that have been removed for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous consent is confirmed. In the event of obligations to permanently observe contradictions, we reserve the right to save the email address for this purpose in a blacklist.

The logging of the registration process takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purpose of demonstrating its proper course. Insofar as we commission a service provider to send emails, this is based on our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure shipping system.
Notes on legal bases: The newsletter is sent on the basis of the consent of the recipient or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing, if and insofar as this is legal, e.g. in the case of existing customer advertising, is allowed. Insofar as we commission a service provider to send emails, this is based on our legitimate interests. The registration process is recorded based on our legitimate interests to demonstrate that it was conducted in accordance with the law.

Contents: Information about us, our services, promotions and offers.
Success measurement: The newsletters contain a so-called "web-beacon", ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, from its server Information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of access, is collected.

This information is used to technically improve our newsletter based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their access locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. This analysis also includes determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our aim nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. Rather, the evaluations serve us to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

The evaluation of the newsletter and the measurement of success are carried out, subject to the express consent of the user, on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purpose of using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system, which serves both our business interests and the expectations of the users.

A separate revocation of the success measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be canceled or contradicted.
*Processed data types;
*Affected people;
*Purposes of processing;
*Legal basis;
*Opposition option (opt-out);

Online marketing

We process personal data for the purposes of online marketing, which in particular includes the marketing of advertising space or the display of advertising and other content (collectively referred to as "content") based on potential interests of the users and the measurement of their effectiveness.
For these purposes, so-called user profiles are created and stored in a file (so-called "cookie") or similar processes are used, by means of which the information relevant to the presentation of the aforementioned content about the user is saved. For this information, e.g. Content viewed, websites visited, online networks used, but also communication partners and technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on times of use. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, this can also be processed.

The IP addresses of the users are also saved. However, we use available IP masking procedures (i.e. pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, no clear user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) is stored as part of the online marketing process, but pseudonyms. This means that we, as well as the providers of the online marketing process, do not know the actual identity of the user, but only the information stored in their profiles.

The information in the profiles is usually saved in the cookies or by means of similar processes. These cookies can generally be later read on other websites that use the same online marketing process, analyzed and analyzed for the purpose of displaying content, and supplemented with further data and stored on the server of the online marketing process provider.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask the users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for the processing of data is the consent. Otherwise, the data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

*Processed data types;
*Affected people;
*Purposes of processing;
*Safety measures;
*Legal basis;
*Opposition option (opt-out);

Google Analytics:

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as their consent for processing is revoked or other permits no longer apply (e.g. if the purpose of processing this data has ceased to apply or if it is not necessary for the purpose).
If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing is restricted to these purposes. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies e.g. for data that must be kept for commercial or tax law reasons or whose storage is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person.

Further information on the deletion of personal data can also be given in the context of the individual data protection information in this data protection declaration.
Change and update of the data protection declaration
We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as an act of cooperation on your part (e.g. consent) or other individual notification becomes necessary as a result of the changes.
If we provide addresses and contact information of companies and organizations in this data protection declaration, please note that the addresses can change over time and ask you to check the information before contacting us.
Rights of the data subjects

As the person concerned, you have various rights under the GDPR, which arise in particular from Articles 15 to 18 and 21 GDPR:
*Right of objection: You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, at any time against the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, to file an objection; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising.
*Right to withdraw consent:
*Right of providing information:
*Right to rectification:
*Right to erasure and restriction of processing:
*Right to data portability:
*Complaint to the supervisory authority:

If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.
Study Remit UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Markt 9
04109 Leipzig
gdpr@studyremit.de

July 2020