Privacy Statement

www.seekdevelopment.org Data Privacy Statement

We, SEEK Development, Strategic and Organizational Consultants GmbH, Cotheniusstraße 3, 10407 Berlin, Germany, are the operator of this website and therefore responsible for any collection, processing and use of your personal data and compliance of this data processing with German law. It is of great importance to us to handle your personal data properly.

Therefore, we are pleased to hereby inform you about how your personal data is handled. We will have to update this Privacy Statement from time to time and encourage you to review it frequently to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the information that we collect. While you are using our website, we will collect and use your personal data to the extent and for the purposes shown below:

1. Extent and purpose of collection, processing and use of personal data

When you visit our website, our servers temporarily store all access operations in a log file. The following data is acquired automatically and stored for three months:

• The IP address of the requesting computer (anonymised)
• Date and time of access
• The name and URL of the file called
• The website from which the access originated
• The operating system of your computer and the browser you are using

• The country and the name of your internet access provider

The data is collected and processed to enable the use of our website (connection establishment), to permanently ensure system security and stability and to enable the optimisation of our internet-based services as well as for internal statistical purposes. The IP address will be used only in the case of attacks on the network infrastructure of www.seekdevelopment.org, for statistical purposes and to assert or defend against legal claims.

2. Data security & data storage

We are using suitable technical and organisational protective measures to protect your personal data against manipulation, partial or complete loss and unauthorised access by third parties. Our protective measures are continuously improved in accordance with technological development.

We also take intra-company data protection very seriously. Our employees as well as any service providers engaged by us will treat your data confidentially and are obliged to comply with any relevant data protection law regulations.

3. Subscription for our News-Update-Service

If you signed up for our updates/newsletter on this web site your email address may be stored and processed by us to sent you information regarding our services.

You may unsubscribe the newsletter at any time. To do so, you may send us an email or unsubscribe using the link at the end of the newsletter.

4. Disclosure to third parties

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to do so or you gave us your permission before or if disclosure is necessary for the assertion of our rights.

5. Cookies

Cookies help in many different ways to make your visit to our platform easier, more comfortable and more intuitive. Cookies are alpha-numerical information files that your web browser automatically stores on the hard drive of your computer when you visit our Internet site. Cookies do not harm the hard drive on your computer.

The use of the cookies does not allow us to obtain new personal data about you as an online visitor. The majority of Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to reject cookies or to notify you whenever you receive a new cookie.

Deactivation of cookies can lead to you not being able to use all of the functions of our platform.

6. Tracking tools

To shape our website according to user needs and to continually optimize our service, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc.(“Google”). Within this context, pseudonymous usage profiles are created and small text files that are saved on your computer (“cookies”) are used. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website, such as

• Browser type and version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL (the site previously visited)
• Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
• Time of server request

is transmitted to servers of Google Inc. in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with website and internet use for the purposes of market research and needs-based design of these web pages. This information may also be forwarded to third parties as appropriate, insofar as this is prescribed by law or insofar as these parties process the data on behalf of the commissioning party. Your IP address will not in any case be associated with other data from Google. IP addresses are anonymized to exclude all possibility of such association (IP masking).

The user can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting his/her browser accordingly; however, we must point out that in this case not all functions of the website may be available to the user to their full extent.

You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookies relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and their processing by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

As an alternative to a browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent such collection by Google by clicking on this link. There is an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting 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 re-install the opt-out cookie.

Further information about Google Analytics can be found on the support pages of Google.

 

7. Right to information, deletion and correction

You may at any time request information about your personal data that we have stored. You may do this by sending the relevant request via email with proof of your identity.

If your data is deleted, it will no longer be possible to use some or all of our services.

Please note that by law certain kinds of data must be kept for a certain period of time. Such data must be stored by us until these periods run out. We block this data in our system and use it only in order to fulfill statutory requirements.

8. Contact

If you have any questions about data privacy on our website, wish to request information or wish to request the deletion of your data, please contact:

SEEK Development
Cotheniusstraße 3
10407 Berlin
Germany

Email: info@seekdevelopment.org

As of September 2017