Privacy Policy

The Crespo Foundation, Haus des Buches, Braubachstraße 16, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, E-mailinfo@crespo-foundation.de(hereinafter referred to as the Crespo Foundation takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We only process your personal data in compliance with this privacy policy and the current legal regulations, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”).

 

The following Privacy Policy relates to the processing of your personal data when you use our website (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”).

 

1.         Use of our Website

 

1.1       Use of our Website in General

 

            When our Website is used, we process the personal data that your browser transfers to our server. This includes the IP address, date and time of the enquiry, time difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the enquiry (the specific page), the access status or HTTP status code, the volume of the data transferred, the website the enquiry comes from, the browser used, the operating system and its interface, as well as the language and version of the browser software. The processing is based on Article 6, Section 1, Sentence 1, f) of the GDPR. The data processing enables the presentation of our Website and also serves in particular to ensure its stability and security.

 

1.2       Cookies

 

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you visit our Website. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your hard drive, attached to the browser you are using. This allows certain data to be transferred to the place where the cookie is stored. Cookies cannot run programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make our Website more user-friendly and more effective as a whole. 

 

You can use the settings in your browser to prevent cookies from being saved, i.e. by deactivating the placing of cookies in general. In such case, however, features on this Website may no longer function properly. Specifically, our Website uses the following cookies:

            

Matomo Web Analytics

 

On our Website we use Matomo Web Analytics, supplemented by “anonymizeIp”, an open-source web analysis tool. This enables further reduced processing of the IP addresses on the Crespo Foundation’s server in Germany.

 

The legal basis for our use of Matomo Web Analytics is Article 6, Section 1, Sentence 1, f) of the GDPR. We use the requested data in order to evaluate your use of our Website. The purpose of the processing is the analysis and optimisation of our Website.

 

Apart from adjusting the browser settings, you can prevent the collection of the data relating to the Website and produced by the cookie (including IP address), as well as their transfer and processing by deactivating their storage and usage here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is placed in your browser that prevents storage through Matomo usage data. When you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie is also deleted as a consequence. The opt-out cookie must be reactivated by revisiting our site.

Social Media

 

We do not use any so-called social media plugins. We offer you the option, however, of visiting social networks such as Facebook and Twitter in various places on our Website. If you click on the respective logo or name of a social network, you will be redirected to our details over a link. No personal data will be transferred to the social networks before you click on the respective logo or link, which will redirect you to the website of the respective social network. The possibility that personal data are transferred to the respective social network and processed by this only arises from the point in time when you click on the respective logo on our Website and are redirected to the website of the social network. The processing of personal data in particular does not occur until you are logged into your respective social media account and post the contents of your account on the social network. In addition to this, data such as your IP address can also be processed, however, if you do not have a social media account.

 

We have neither influence on the collected data and data processing procedures, nor knowledge of the full extent of the data collection, the purpose of the processing or the storage periods. Nor do we have any information about the deletion of collected data by the respective social network.

 

Please find more information on the purpose and scope for the collection of your personal data as well as their processing in the privacy policy of the respective social network. There, you will also get further information on your respective rights and your setting options regarding the protection of your privacy:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

            Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

 

 

1.4       Integration of YouTube videos

 

YouTube videos are integrated on our website. These are stored at www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our Website. YouTube is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). These videos are embedded in the “extended data protection mode” which means that none of your user data will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, your data will be transmitted as described in the next paragraph. We have no influence on this data transmission.

 

When you visit our Website, YouTube is informed that you have accessed the relevant sub-page of our Website. The data referred to in Section 1.1 will also be transmitted. This is done regardless of whether or not you have a YouTube user account through which you are logged in. If you are logged into Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. If you prefer that your activity is not associated with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its Website. Such an analysis is undertaken (even for users who are not logged in) especially to provide targeted advertising and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our Website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube if you wish to exercise this right.

 

For more information on the purpose and extent of the collection and the processing of data by YouTube, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy. You will also find further information there about your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

 

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6, Section 1, Sentence 1, f) of the GDPR. This serves the optimisation of our offer.

 

1.5       Integration of Google Maps

 

We use the Google Maps service on this Website. This enables us to show you interactive maps direct on the Website and makes it convenient for you to use the map function.

 

When you visit our Website, Google is informed that you have accessed the relevant sub-page of our Website. The data referred to in 1.1 of this Privacy Policy will also be transmitted. This is done regardless of whether or not you have a user account through which you are logged in. If you are logged into Google, your data will be associated directly with your account. If you prefer that your activity is not associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its Website. Such an analysis is undertaken (even for users who are not logged in) especially to provide targeted advertising and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our Website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google if you wish to exercise this right.

 

For more information on the purpose and extent of the data collection and processing by Google, please refer to Google’s privacy policy. You will also find further information there about your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6, Section 1, Sentence 1, f) of the GDPR. This serves the optimisation of our offer.

 

1.6       Contact by e-mail or contact form

 

If you contact us by e-mail, the data you have provided to us (your e-mail address, your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us, to enable us to respond to your questions. We will delete the data that we receive in this way when their storage is no longer required, or restrict their processing if there are legal requirements to store the data. The same applies if you use our contact form. For this method of contact, only the details of your name, your e-mail address and your request are required. Any further information is voluntary. The data you provide on our contact form is transferred between your browser and our server in encrypted form (SSL/TLS).

 

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. a) und b) DS-GVO.

 

2.         Disclosure of Data

 

We will only disclose personal data collected by us to third parties if this is legitimate under data protection law. Specific information on scope and recipients can be found in the present regulations. Otherwise, we will only provide your personal data to other companies and individuals that we have commissioned to carry out individual assignments and services on our behalf. The disclosure of your personal data to these companies is limited to the extent necessary for the completion of the activity. These companies are similarly bound by the regulations of the data protection law, are carefully selected by us and regularly monitored by us. Moreover, we will only pass on your personal data to third parties if we are required to do so by law or a court ruling. 

 

3.         Data Security

 

For the protection of your personal data, we take measures to protect your data from unauthorised access, loss, misuse or destruction. Please note that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may be subject to security risks. It is not possible to protect the data completely against access by third parties.

 

Personal data are only stored for the time that is necessary to achieve the purpose of their storage, or as provided for by legislation. Accordingly, the personal data are routinely blocked or deleted when there is no longer a purpose to their storage or on expiry of a deadline stipulated by law.

 

4.         Your Rights/Contact

 

You have the following rights as regards your personal data collected by us, which the Crespo Foundation is obliged to respect:

 

·      Right of access

·      Right of rectification and erasure

·      Right of limitation of processing

·      Right to object to processing

·      Right of data portability.

 

If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw this at any time. This not affect the legality of the processing that was carried out on the basis of your consent up until its withdrawal.

 

Provided that we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests (Article 6, Section 1f of the GDPR), you may raise an objection to the processing. When exercising such objection, we request that you state the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. If your objection is justified, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust the data processing or point out to you the compelling legitimate grounds for our continuing to process your personal data. 

 

You may, of course, object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of advertising and data analysis at any time. You may inform us of your objection to advertising by using the following contact details: The Crespo Foundation, Haus des Buches, Braubachstraße 16, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, E-mailinfo@crespo-foundation.de

 

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

 

 

The responsible party as defined by Article 4, Section 7 of the GDPR is the Crespo Foundation, Haus des Buches, Braubachstraße 16, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, E-mailinfo(at)crespo-foundation.de(refer to Company Information).