Data Protection Declaration
The company's contact details:
Name: Prof. Dr. Eckhard Frick
Phone Number: +49-89-2386-2230
E-mail address: Eckhard.frick(at)hfph(dot)de
Company name: Internationale Gesellschaft für Gesundheit und Spiritualität (IGGS)
The contact details of the data protection officer:
Name: Arndt Büssing
Phone Number: +49-2330-623246
E-mail address: arndt.buessing(at)uni-wh(dot)de
Company name: University of Witten/Herdecke
Data protection declaration
As a user of our website, you will receive all necessary information in this data protection declaration about how, to what extent and for what purpose we or third party providers collect data from you and use it. Your data is collected and used strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). We are particularly committed to the confidentiality of your personal data and therefore work strictly within the limits set by law. This personal data is collected on a voluntary basis if we are able to do so. We will also only pass this data on to third parties with your express consent. We ensure a high level of security for particularly confidential data such as in payment transactions or with regard to your inquiries to us by using SSL encryption. At this point, however, we would like to point out the general dangers of Internet use over which we have no control. Especially in e-mail traffic, your data is not secure without further precautions and may be collected by third parties.
Information, deletion, blocking
You will receive information at any time and free of charge about the personal data we have stored about you as well as about the origin, the recipient and the purpose of data collection and data processing. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. This does not apply to data which is kept due to legal regulations or which is required for proper business transactions. Data is stored in a lock file for control purposes so that data can be locked at any time. If data are not collected by a legal archiving obligation, we delete your data at your request. If the archiving obligation applies, we block your data. For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, please contact our data protection officer under the contact data in this data protection declaration or at the address stated in the imprint.
Collection of access data
The delivery and presentation of the contents via our website technically requires the collection of certain data. When you access our website, these so-called server log files are recorded by us or the provider of the web space. These log files do not allow any conclusions to you and your person. The relevant information consists of the name of the website, the file, the current date, the data volume, the web browser and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet provider, the referrer URL as the page from which you switched to our site, and the corresponding IP address. We use this data for the presentation and delivery of our contents as well as for statistical purposes. The information supports the provision and continuous improvement of our offer. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the data mentioned if there is suspicion of illegal use of our offer.
Third-party content and services
The offer on our website may also include content, services and performances of other providers that supplement our offer. Examples of such offers are maps from Google Maps, YouTube videos or graphics. Calling these services from a third party regularly requires the transmission of your IP address. This enables these providers to perceive your user IP address and to store it. We make every effort to include only those third party providers who use IP addresses solely for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on which third party provider may store the IP address. This storage can be used for statistical purposes, for example. Should we become aware of storage processes by third parties, we will immediately inform our users of this fact. In this context, please also note the special data protection declarations for individual third-party providers and service providers whose services we use on our website. You will also find them in this data protection declaration.
We collect personal data within the scope of data avoidance and data economy only to the extent and as long as it is necessary for the use of our website or is prescribed by law. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant legal regulations and this data protection declaration when collecting and processing personal data. If the purpose of data collection ceases to apply or if the end of the legal storage period has been reached, the data collected will be blocked or deleted. Our website can be used regularly without passing on personal data. If we collect personal data - such as your name, address or e-mail address - this data collection is voluntary. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. Please note that data on the Internet is generally not always transmitted securely. Especially in e-mail traffic, data exchange protection cannot be guaranteed.
The server log files are anonymous data that are collected when you access our website. This information does not allow any personal conclusions to be drawn about you, but for technical reasons it is indispensable for the delivery and presentation of our contents. Furthermore you serve our statistics and the constant optimization of our contents. Typical log files are the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of the provider commissioned by you, the page from which you came to our offer (referrer URL) and your IP address. Logfiles also allow a precise check in case of suspicion of illegal use of our website.
Our website uses SSL encryption for the transmission of confidential or personal content from our users. This encryption is activated, for example, during the processing of payment transactions and for enquiries you make to us via our website. Please make sure that the SSL-encryption is activated by your side during corresponding activities. The use of encryption is easy to recognize: The display in your browser line changes from "http://" to "https://". Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transmit your confidential information if SSL encryption is activated and if in doubt, please contact us.
Contradiction advertising e-mails
In the context of the legal imprint obligation we must publish our contact data. These are partially used by third parties to send unwanted advertising and information. We hereby object to any sending of advertising material of any kind not expressly authorized by us. We also expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the unwanted and unsolicited sending of advertising material. This applies in particular to so-called spam e-mails, spam letters and spam faxes. We point out that the unauthorized transmission of advertising material may affect competition law, civil law and criminal law. Spam emails and spam faxes in particular can lead to high claims for damages if they disrupt business operations due to overcrowding of mailboxes or fax machines.
Use of Google AdSense
We include ads from Google AdSense on our website. Google AdSense is a remarketing feature of Google Inc that enables visitors to our pages to offer matched, interest-based ads. Cookies are used for this purpose. These text files stored on your computer generate information that makes you recognizable as a visitor, for example by identifying your IP address. Web beacons are also used. These are invisible graphics that are used to analyze the flow of visitors to a website. Google transmits all the information mentioned to its servers in the USA. In this context, Google denies the storage of personal data and the merging of IP addresses with other Google services. However, Google Inc. is not prevented from passing on the information to third parties. You have the option of preventing this remarketing function. You can make the necessary settings on the following website: http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Via the page http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp you already prevent the storage of cookies. You can achieve the same result via the corresponding settings in your browser, which are explained to you via its help function. Without cookies, the presentation and function of our website may be restricted. By using our website, you regularly consent to Google collecting and processing the data described above for remarketing purposes.
On our website, we use Google AdWords, an online advertising program from Google Inc, which also uses conversion tracking. With this tool, Google AdWords places a cookie on your PC when you visit our website via a Google ad. The cookie is no longer valid after 30 days. It is not for personal traceability. If you visit our website as a user and the cookie is still working, we can see together with Google that you have clicked on the corresponding advertisement and have been redirected to our page. Each Google AdWords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies are therefore not traceable via the AdWords customers' websites. The data collected through conversion cookies is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers.
We use Google+ functions on our website. The social network is offered by Google Inc., based in the USA, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Google+ allows you to publish content globally using its button. You will also be offered personalized content from Google and partner providers. Google stores your rating (+1) for content and information from websites that you clicked on when you assigned +1. Your +1 rating can be displayed with your profile name and photo in other Google services. Google collects a total of your 1+ activities. This data collection serves to optimize and personalize the Google offer for you. To use the Google+ platform, create a globally visible profile under a name of your choice. The name you choose also applies to the other Google services. If you know your email address, you will be able to access your Google+ profile. Google uses the collected data within the scope of its data protection regulations, among other things, for the compilation of statistics, which are passed on to partner companies or used for other purposes. Details on the use of the data and the data protection regulations can be viewed at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Under the link you will also find information on the individual setting of data protection on Google+.
We also use functions of the microblogging service Twitter on our website. Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, a US company based in the USA, San Francisco, CA 94103, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, the main function of Twitter is the "tweet function". If you use these via our website, a link will be established with your Twitter account. Data may be exchanged with other users and data may be transmitted to Twitter. We receive no knowledge of the content of the data sent to Twitter, nor are we informed of its use. Find out more about these questions at http://twitter.com/privacy. There you will find the detailed data protection statement of Twitter. Furthermore, the platform offers you the opportunity to design your own data protection settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings