Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and consent to data usage

1. General

Akademie Fresenius GmbH protects your personal data and takes all appropriate steps to ensure this data is accordingly safeguarded. In doing so, we ensure that your privacy and individual personality are duly respected at all times. Your data is recorded, processed and used by Akademie Fresenius GmbH to organise events. This is done in strict accordance with the respective data protection laws. We shall under no circumstances use your address details for commercial trade purposes. In accepting the following Privacy Policy, you consent to being contacted by Akademie Fresenius, Alter Hellweg 46, 44379 Dortmund/Germany (hereinafter referred to as: Akademie Fresenius) by post, email, telephone or fax with the aim of occasionally providing you with information about our company. You can revoke your consent at any time by post or by sending an email to freseniusakademie-fresenius.de.

1.1 Personal data

All processing of your personal data (e.g. salutation, name, address, email address, telephone number) shall be solely carried out in accordance with the provisions of the German data protection laws. This does not apply to statistical data we collect ourselves via our webpages which cannot be directly associated with yourself. Examples are statistics pertaining to which events enjoy particular popularity or how many users visit certain pages.

1.2 User account

You have the option of setting up a password-protected user account on our webpage. Through this account you can directly access all your personal data stored in our files at any desired time. This account lets you review data on the events which you have already attended as well as your conference documentation; it also allows you to manage your address details and your newsletter settings. You herewith accept the obligation to treat your personal access data confidentially and not to hand it over to other third parties. We shall not accept any liability for the improper usage of passwords.

1.3 Collection, processing and use of your personal data

We shall only collect, process and use your personal data in strict compliance with the legal provisions set down in the German Federal Data Protection and the Telemedia Acts. This Privacy Policy applies solely to the webpages of Akademie Fresenius and Umweltakademie Fresenius. We shall collect, store and use your data in connection with processing the commissioned services (e.g. event registration, the ordering of conference documentation); this also includes cancellations effected at a later date and our own marketing activities. For the event registration process, respectively processing other service requests, we require your correct name, address and invoicing data. We need your email address so that we can send you your registration confirmation as well as our travel documentation and other downloads; it also allows us to communicate with you. Additionally, your email address also serves as the user name of your user account (login).

1.4 Use of your data for advertising purposes

Apart from processing your data to handle your service requests, we also use your data to communicate with you regarding all customer-related issues and to make specific recommendations for events that may be of interest.

1.4.1 Newsletter

If you register for our newsletter, your email address will be used for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe. You have already explicitly granted the following consent, or provided your consent during the processing of your service request. You may revoke your consent with future effect at any time. If you no longer want to receive our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by simply sending a respective email to freseniusakademie-fresenius.de. Of course, our newsletters also contain an unsubscribe link.

1.4.2 Event recommendations via email and/or post

As an Akademie Fresenius or Umweltakademie Fresenius customer, you will regularly receive recommendations from us via email and/or post on any events that may be relevant to you. This is aimed at providing you with information on events that may interest you based on your previous customer transactions, and/or your particular area of work and is done under strict observance of the respective legal provisions. As far as you wish to receive fewer emails or less post, respectively no longer want to receive our event recommendations, you can object at any time by sending a respective email to freseniusakademie-fresenius.de. Of course, our event recommendations also contain an unsubscribe link.

2. Cookies

We use cookies in order to optimise our internet presence. Cookies are small text files that are temporarily stored in the memory of your computer and which allow certain settings and data to be exchanged with our system via your browser. These cookies are deleted when you exit your browser. You can prevent cookies from being saved by selecting the option "Block cookies" in your browser settings. However, this may restrict the functionality of our offer.

3. Log files

Every time you access the webpages of Akademie Fresenius or Umweltakademie Fresenius, usage data is passed on via your internet browser and then stored in server log files. These server log files contain the following data: Date and time data was retrieved, the name of the retrieved page, IP address, referrer URL (source URL), the amount of data transmitted, as well as information on which internet browser and which version is currently being used. The users' IP addresses are deleted or anonymised when they close their sessions. This anonymising process entails modifying the IP addresses to such an extent that any particulars pertaining to personal or material circumstances no longer allow conclusions to be made as to the identity of our users. We evaluate these anonymised log file records in order to optimise our offer both from a technical and content point of view, and to be able to find errors more quickly.

4. Web analysis

In order to be able to constantly improve our offer, we deploy Google Analytics which is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies which allow an analysis to be run on how you use our webpage. Information generated by the cookie on your usage of our webpage is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is then stored. However, in all member states of the European Union, as well as any other state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address is shortened by Google when IP anonymisation has been activated on a webpage. Only in very rare cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA where it is then shortened. On behalf of the webpage operator, Google uses this information to assess your usage of the respective webpage, to compile reports on webpage activity, and to provide other services for the webpage operator in connection with usage of the webpage and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics is not combined with any other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved through changing the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to make full use of all the functions contained on the respective webpage as a result. Additionally, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie on your usage of the respective webpage (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by downloading and installing a browser plugin which is available by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

5. Facebook social plugins

We use plugins supplied by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). These plugins are identified by the Facebook logo or the words "Facebook Social Plugin". If you click on the "like" button, for example, your browser transmits the respective information to Facebook where it is then stored. Facebook also makes your preferences public for all your Facebook friends. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can match the retrieval of our webpage to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged on, or do not even own a Facebook account, your browser will pass on information (e.g. which pages you retrieved and your IP address) which will then be stored by Facebook. Please refer to Facebook's privacy policy for further details on how Facebook handles your personal data and your associated rights: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected on you through our webpage to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before retrieving our webpage.

6. Picture credits

On our Akademie Fresenius website we use photos of our own events. Occasionally, we go around taking photos at our events. These are then published anonymously on our web page. If you would like to revoke your consent, please either write to us or send an email to freseniusakademie-fresenius.de. In addition, the right to use images from the Fotolia, Stockphoto, Pixelio, Aboutpixel, Shutterstock, Stockfood and Clipdealer photo databases has also been accordingly acquired. The picture credits are listed under the imprint.

7. Secure data transfer

We safeguard your personal data by encrypting it before sending. This applies to the provision of all our services (e.g. registration to an event, the ordering of conference documentation), as well as to your customer login. This is done using SSL encoding (Secure Socket Layer). We have introduced technical and organisational measures to secure our webpage against loss, destruction, access, modification and the distribution of your data through unauthorised persons.

8. The subject's right to information

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to free information regarding your saved data, and, if applicable, the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. Please address your enquiry per email or post to:

Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
Alter Hellweg 46
44339 Dortmund
Germany

freseniusakademie-fresenius.de

Date: 1 January 2015

 

Here you can get the Privacy Policy of Akademie Fresenius to download.