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General information

1. Name and contact details of the data controller

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Responsible: Senate of Economy Europe (hereinafter: Senate),  Schiffbauerdamm 40 / 2401, D – 10117 Berlin. Telephone :  +49 30 2060 73 770  Fax:+49 30 2060 73 779 /  office (at)

The operational data protection officer of the Senate can be contacted at dhpg IT-Services GmbH, Bunsenstr. 10a, 51647 Gummersbach, to the attention of Dr. Christian Lenz, or under  or 02261-8195-0.

2. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. If we process your data, you can in particular provide information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining it, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it was not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information ask for details;

  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;

  • According to Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary in particular to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims is required;

  • According to Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you use them to assert, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your interests;

  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible, provided that the processing is based on your consent or a contract and the processing is carried out using automated procedure takes place;

  • pursuant to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, to revoke the consent you have given to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and

  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

3. Right to Object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR, provided there are reasons for this exist that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising.

In the first case, we no longer process your data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons that outweigh your interests, freedoms and rights or our processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to is sufficient .

4. Sharing of Data

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a GDPR,

  • the transfer according to Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,

  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for the transfer according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit

  • this is legally permissible and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

In addition, our contract processors receive your personal data for processing in accordance with instructions, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the order. Our processors do not have their own right to use your data.

5. Data Security

When you visit our website, we use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. This is usually a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol or by the use of https in front of the address of our (sub)website. We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

6. Third Countries

We only transmit data to third countries in accordance with the legal regulations.

Insofar as we fulfill our contract with you, data will be made available to third parties. Suitable guarantees according to Art. 46 GDPR or an adequacy decision according to Art. 45 GDPR are not necessary for this.

If you have not given your consent to the transfer of data, the transfer of data does not serve to fulfill the contract or the transfer is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, the data will only be transferred by us if there are suitable guarantees or an adequacy decision.

A suitable guarantee exists, for example, if the EU standard data protection clauses issued by the EU Commission have been concluded or if there is certification by means of a "Privacy Shield".

The legal basis is Art. 45 and 46 GDPR.

Special data protection information for the data processing processes on the website

1. When visiting the website

If you only use our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called "server log files"). Our website collects a range of general data and information each time you or an automated system access a page. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The can be recorded

browser types and versions used,

the operating system used by the accessing system,

the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer),

the sub-websites, which are controlled via an accessing system on our website,

the date and time of access to the website,

an internet protocol address (IP address),

the internet service provider of the accessing system.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required in order to

deliver the content of our website correctly,

to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,

to ensure the permanent functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website as well as

to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack.

This collected data and information is therefore evaluated by us on the one hand statistically and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above.


General information about cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser creates automatically and that are stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site.

Information is stored in the cookie that arises in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately informed of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it will automatically be recognized that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

Legal basis for using cookies

The data processed by cookies, which is required for the proper functioning of the website, is therefore required to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

For all other cookies, you have given your consent to this via our opt-in cookie banner within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR


3. Contact / contact form

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after your request has been finally processed. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified and provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

4. Updating and changing the data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status of September 2020. Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration.  


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