GAUFF Stiftung

Privacy policy

Responsible body

The responsible body within the meaning of the German Data Privacy Law [Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes (BDSG)] is GAUFF Stiftung gemeinnützige GmbH, Ginsterweg 34, 90480 Nürnberg, Germany.

In the event that personal data is captured, we will always inform you about the data stored if requested. Should you request that your personal data sent to us be deleted or changed, please send an e-mail to: gauff-stiftung@gauff-stiftung.gauff.net.


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Information rights manager

Christian Volkmer
Projekt 29 GmbH & Co. KG
Trothenasse 5
93047 Regensburg, Germany
Phone: +49 941 2986930
E-mail: Datenschutz@ gauff.net

Usage data captured automatically

Each time this website is visited, so-called usage data is logged in server log files as a customary operation on the web. This usage data is automatically transmitted by your web browser. The following information is concerned:

  • IP (Internet protocol) address of the computer from where this website is accessed
  • Internet address of the website from where this website was called (so-called origin or referrer URL)
  • Name of the service provider via which access to this website takes place
  • Name of the files and/or information retrieved
  • Date, time and duration of retrieval
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Operating system and information regarding the web browser of the computer accessing this website
  • http status code (such as "request successful" or "file requested not found")

For security reasons (for instance, in order to identify attempted attacks), we store the above-mentioned usage data for a maximum period of seven days and then delete it. Data to be retained as evidence for a longer period of time is exempt from deletion until the underlying event has been finally clarified. Log file data can in some cases be forwarded to investigation authorities.

Otherwise usage data is used for web analysis purposes as described in the "Google Analytics" section below.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and enable your usage of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website is normally sent to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, in the event that the IP anonymization feature is activated on this website, Google will first set the last digits of your IP address to zero in member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there in exceptional cases only. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information in order to evaluate your usage of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide further services to the website operator related to website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser in conjunction with Google Analytics will not be combined by Google with other data.

Please note that on this website Google Analytics was amended by the "gat._anonymizeIp();" code in order to ensure anonymized capture of IP addresses.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software. Please note, however, that you may then be unable to use all functions of this website.

You can also download and install the browser plugin from the link below in order to prevent the capture of the data (including your IP address) generated by cookies and related to your usage of the website as well as its transmission to Google and processing by Google. The current link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

When using a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) to visit our website, you will in future have to click on this link in order to stop Google Analytics from tracking your visit to this website. You can also use this instead of the above browser add-on. Click the link to set an opt-out cookie in your browser which is only valid for this browser and this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted so that you will have to click on the link again.

Security

We have taken technical and administrative security precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All of our employees and service providers working for us are obliged to abide by the applicable data protection laws. 

Whenever we collect and process personal data, such data is encrypted before being transmitted. This means that misuse of your data by third parties is not possible. We are permanently working on enhancing our security precautions and updating our data privacy policies. Please ensure that you have the latest version.

Affected Rights

You have a right to information, rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing of your stored data, a right of objection to the processing as well as a right to data portability and a right to complain in accordance with the requirements of data protection law.

Right to information:
You can request information from us concerning whether and to what extent we process your data.

Right to rectification:
If we process your data that is incomplete or incorrect, you can request that we rectify or complete such data at any time.

Right to erasure:
You can request that we erase your data if we process it unlawfully or if the processing interferes disproportionately with your legitimate protection interests. Please note that there may be reasons that prevent immediate erasure, e.g. in the case of legally regulated retention obligations.
Irrespective of the exercising of your right to erasure, we will erase your data immediately and completely, unless there is a contractual or legal obligation to retain it.

Right to restriction of the processing:
You may request that we restrict the processing of your data if
- you dispute the accuracy of the data, namely for a period of time that enables us to verify the accuracy of the data.
- the processing of the data is unlawful, but you refuse to have it erased and instead request a restriction on the use of the data,
- we no longer need the data for the intended purpose, but you still need this data to assert or defend legal claims, or
- you have lodged an objection to the processing of the data.

Right to data portability:
You may request us to provide you with the data you have made available to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format and to allow you to forward this data to another responsible party without our interference, provided that
- we process this data on the basis of an agreement which you have submitted and which is revocable or in order to fulfil a contract between us, and
- this processing is carried out using automated methods.
If it is technically feasible, you can ask us to transfer your data directly to another responsible party.

Right of objection:
If we process your data on the basis of a legitimate interest, you can object to this data processing at any time; this would also apply to any profiling which is based on these provisions. We will then no longer process your data unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. You can object to the processing of your data for the purposes of direct advertising at any time without stating any reasons.

Right of appeal:
If you are of the opinion that we are infringing German or European data protection law when processing your data, please contact us so that we can clarify any questions. Of course you also have the right to contact the supervisory authority which is responsible for you, i.e. the respective State Office for Data Protection Supervision.
If you wish to assert any of the above rights against us, please contact our Data Protection Officer. In cases of doubt we may request additional information to confirm your identity.

Amendments to our data privacy policies

We reserve the right to amend our data privacy policies should this be needed in response to new technologies. Please ensure that you have the latest version. If this data privacy policy is to be fundamentally amended, you will be notified of such amendments on our website.