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The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you as a person. Detailed information about the topic of data protection is available in our Data Protection Statement, which is given below this text.

1. Data protection at a glance

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?

The website operator processes the data on this website. Its contact details are given in the legal notice for this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This may be data that you enter into a contact form, for example.

Other data is recorded automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to guarantee fault-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with respect to your data?

You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at any time and free of charge. You also have a right to have this data corrected, blocked or erased. For this purpose, and for other data-protection questions, you can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and tools of third-party suppliers

Your surfing behaviour may be evaluated statistically when you visit our website. This is done primarily using cookies and ‘analysis programs’. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously, i.e. the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about this is available in the Data Protection Statement below.You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the objection options in this Data Protection Statement.

2. General and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and comply with the legal data protection regulations and this Data Protection Statement.

Various personal data is collected when you use this website. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you as a person. This Data Protection Statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purposes.

We point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may involve security gaps. It is not possible to protect data completely against third-party access.

Information about the controller

The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:

INSTITUT SOMMERINSTITUT SOMMER is not only the name of our company, but also the expression of the approach we take towards the requests we receive. Read more here.... Read more – Coaching, Team Building and Personality Development
Berliner Allee 81
13088 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 500 14 036
E-mail: info@institut-sommer.de

The controller is the natural or legal person who decides, either independently or with others, the purposes of, and the means used for, the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw any consent already given at any time simply by sending us an informal notice by e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing up to the withdrawal of consent is unaffected by this withdrawal.

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of a breach of data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection law issues is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company is registered. A list of the Data Protection Commissioners and their contact details is available in the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have handed over to you or a third party, in a commonly used and machine-readable format, data that we process automatically based on your consent or for the purpose of fulfilling a contract. If you request direct transmission of the data to another controller, this will be done only if technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, e.g. orders and requests that you send to us as the operator of the site. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the browser’s address line changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, erasure

You have the right under the applicable statutory provisions to obtain information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at any time and free of charge, and if necessary a right to have this data corrected, blocked or erased. For this purpose, and for other data-protection questions, you can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice.

Objection to advertising mailings

Objection is hereby given to the use of contact details published within the context of the obligation to provide a legal notice, for sending advertisements and information material not expressly requested. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited advertising information is sent, e.g. by means of spam e-mails.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

The web pages use ‘cookies’ in some cases. Cookies do no harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. They are used to make our website more user-friendly, more efficient and safer. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer.

Most of the cookies we use are ‘session cookies’: they are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set up your browser so that you will be informed when cookies are placed and can then accept cookies in individual cases only, prevent the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or altogether and activate automatic deletion of cookies upon exiting the browser. Disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you desire (e.g. the shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically fault-free and optimised provision of its services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this Data Protection Statement.

Server log files

The provider of the pages collects and stores information automatically in ‘server log files’ that your browser transmits to us automatically. This information is:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be combined with other data sources.

The basis for the processing of data is Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the purposes of fulfilling a contract or completing pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us a request via the contact form, we will store the information you provide in the request form, including the contact details you provide in it, for the purpose of handling the request and asking any follow-up questions that we may have. We will not transfer this data without your consent.

The data entered into the contact form is thus processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time simply by sending us an informal notice by e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing up to the withdrawal of consent is unaffected by this withdrawal.

We will retain the data you enter into the contact form until you ask us to erase them or withdraw your storage consent or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. upon completion of your request). Compelling legal requirements, in particular retention periods, are not affected.

Comment function on this website

If you use the comment function on this website, the time at which you created the comment and your e-mail address will be stored along with your comment, as well as your username, unless you are posting anonymously.

Storing the IP address

Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they are posted, we need this information to be able to take action against authors in the event of illegal content such as insults or propaganda.

How long comments are stored

The comments and associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the content commented upon has been completely deleted or the comments have to be removed for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments).

Legal basis

The comments are stored based on your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) of the GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time simply by sending us an informal notice by e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing up to the withdrawal of consent is unaffected by this withdrawal.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This websites uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer and help analyse how you use the site. As a general rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to improve the quality of both its web offer and advertising activities.

IP anonymisation

IP anonymisation is activated on this website, which means that your IP address will be truncated by Google in member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet use on behalf of the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser. However, we point out that doing so may limit your full use of the functions available on this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: disable Google Analytics.
Additional information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics is available in Google’s data privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Demographic features with Google Analytics

This website uses the Google Analytics ‘demographic features’ function, which is used to produce reports containing information about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the website. This data originates from interest-based Google advertising as well as from visitor data belonging to third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to specific people. You can disable this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account or opt out of data collection by Google Analytics generally, as explained in the ‘Opting out of data collection’ section.

Facebook Pixel

To measure conversions, our website uses Facebook Pixel from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).

This can be used to track the behaviour of website visitors after they have clicked a Facebook advert and been redirected to the supplier’s website. The effectiveness of Facebook adverts can thus be assessed for statistical and market research purposes, and the quality of future advertising campaigns can be improved.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website and we are unable to draw any conclusions regarding the identity of users. However, the data is saved and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook Data Use Policy, which means that Facebook can enable the delivery of adverts both on and off Facebook pages. As the operator of our website, we are unable to influence this use of data.

Additional information about protecting your privacy is available in the Facebook Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also disable the ‘Custom Audiences’ marketing function in the ad settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You need to be logged into Facebook to do this.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable use-based Facebook advertising on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

5. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on this website, we require an e-mail address as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you consent to receive the newsletter. No other data will be collected, or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data solely for sending the requested information and do not share it with third parties.

The data entered into the newsletter registration form is processed solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) of the GDPR). You can withdraw the consent you have given to the storage of data, the e-mail address and its use for the purpose of sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing conducted thus far is unaffected by this withdrawal of consent.

We will store the data you submit for the purpose of receiving the newsletter until such time as you unsubscribe from it. The data will be deleted once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter. Data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) is unaffected by this.

Klick-Tipp

This website uses Klick-Tipp to send newsletters. The provider is KLICK-TIPP LIMITED, 15 Cambridge Court, 210 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London W6 7NJ, United Kingdom.

Klick-Tipp is a service that organises and analyses the sending of newsletters. The data you provide for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletter will be stored on Klick-Tipp servers.

Data analysis by Klick-Tipp

If we send out newsletters via Klick-Tipp, we can determine if a newsletter has been opened and the links that have been clicked on.

Klick-Tipp also allows us to classify newsletter recipients into various categories (‘tagging’). For example, newsletter recipients can be classified according to gender, personal preferences, (e.g. vegetarian or non-vegetarian) or customer relationship (e.g. customer or potential customer). This allows us to adapt the newsletters to the respective target groups.

Additional information is available at: https://www.klick-tipp.com and in the handbook at https://www.klick-tipp.com/handbuch (German only pages).

If you do not wish your use of the newsletter to be analysed by Klick-Tipp, you will need to unsubscribe from the newsletter.
We provide a link for this purpose in every newsletter. You can also cancel the newsletter directly on the website.

Legal basis

Data processing takes place on the basis of your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) of the GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing conducted thus far is unaffected by this withdrawal of consent.

Storage duration

We store the data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter until you cancel the newsletter, at which point the data will also be deleted from our servers as well as Klick-Tipp’s servers.
Data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members area) remains unaffected by this.

For further information, please refer to the Klick-Tipp privacy policy at: https://www.klick-tipp.com/datenschutzerklaerung (German only)

Conclusion of a data processing agreement

We have entered into a data processing agreement with Klick-Tipp in which we require Klick-Tipp to protect our customers’ data and not to share it with third parties.

6. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the Google-operated YouTube site. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

On visiting one of our pages on which a YouTube plugin is embedded, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The page you have visited is then communicated to the YouTube server.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appropriate representation of our online service offers. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6, Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR.

Additional information about the handling of user data is available in the YouTube data privacy statement at: https://policies.google.com

Google Web Fonts

This site uses ‘Web Fonts’ provided by Google in order to depict fonts uniformly. When a page is accessed, your browser will load the required Web Fonts to your browser’s cache in order to show texts and fonts correctly.

To this end, the browser you are using needs to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will know that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appropriate representation of our online service offers. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6, Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.

Additional information about Google Web Fonts is available at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data privacy statement: https://policies.google.com

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Your IP address needs to be stored for the Google Maps functions to be used. This information will usually be transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.

Google Maps is used in the interest of an appropriate representation of our online service offers and easy location of the places we specify on the website. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6, Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR.

Additional information about the handling of user data is available in the Google data privacy statement at: https://policies.google.com