Sven Giegold, Europabüro NRW Sven Giegold MdEP Oststraße 41-43 D-40211 Düsseldorf Tel.: +49 211 936530 – 11 E-Mail: sven.giegold[at]europarl.europa.eu, (hereinafter: “we”) is responsible as operator of the website www.sven-giegold.de for the personal data of users*inside the website (hereinafter: “you”) in the sense of the Federal Data Protection Act and from 25.05.2018 of the then applicable General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The protection of the personal data of our visitors*inside is important to us. You can expect us to handle your data sensitively and carefully and to ensure a high level of data security. We observe the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act, the Telemedia Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will only process personal data of users* to the extent described in this data protection declaration.
1 What personal data do we collect?
Personal data are such data that allow conclusions to be drawn about your identity. We only collect personal data if you voluntarily provide it to us. Depending on your use of our site, this may be the following data: If you contact us by e-mail, social media, telephone or contact form, the data you provide may be stored in a so-called customer relation management system (“CRM system”) for the purpose of processing the request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. If there is no “public interest” or “legitimate interest” to the contrary according to Art 6 Para. 1 lit. e and f) GDRP in individual cases, we delete your data after two years. To avoid spam comments, we ask for an e-mail address, an IP address and a name in the comment form and save them. When choosing your user name and e-mail address, we recommend that you check whether your entry allows third parties to identify you. This data is stored until you send us a corresponding request to delete the comment. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will save your e-mail address. You can optionally enter your name, postcode and your areas of interest. This data is stored in a CRM system for the duration of the newsletter subscription and is deleted as soon as you cancel it. However, public email adresses of publicly known persons will be saved regardless and solely for the purpose of documenting the withdrawel of the permission. You can do this at any time by sending an e-mail to sven.giegold[at]europarl.europa.eu or by clicking on the link “Unsubscribe” at the end of a newsletter. You will then receive an e-mail confirming the change. If, when signing a petition, you have agreed to receive further information from us, we will store the data provided in our CRM system and treat it as described in the previous paragraph. With regard to the protection of data on the petition platform, the respective data protection declarations of the platform operators apply. If you register for one of our events using a registration form or by e-mail, the data you provide there, such as your name, e-mail address and other voluntary data such as the organisation for which you work or your postcode, will be transmitted to us and stored until the event is completed. This can also include communication after the actual event, for example, sending materials for follow-up processing or information about subsequent events. If you have agreed with the registration that we may contact you also after the event, we enter you manually into our newsletter. The explanations in the above paragraph then apply to this.
2 Why and on what legal basis do we collect your personal data?
We use your personal data exclusively to provide the service you have requested. From 25.05.2018 (the date of application of the GDPR) we will do so on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR.
3 Your rights
You can contact us at any time and request information, correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of the data stored about you. You also have the right to transfer data and the right to complain to a supervisory authority. To exercise your rights towards us, please contact sven.giegold[at]europarl.europa.eu.
4 Passing on of data to third parties
Your comments will appear publicly on www.sven-giegold.de with the specified name, but not the e-mail address, and will therefore be “passed on”. We recommend that you consider whether or not you want to be identified when choosing a user name. Apart from this, we do not pass on any personal data to third parties unless we are obliged to do so by official or court orders. In particular, this may involve providing information for law enforcement, security purposes or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
5 Links to other websites
Our website contains links to websites of other providers not affiliated with us. After clicking on the link, we no longer have any influence on the processing of the transmitted data (such as the IP address or the URL on which the link is located), as the conduct of third parties is beyond our control. We can therefore accept no responsibility for the processing of such data by third parties.
All information that you transmit to us is stored on servers in Germany. We use technical and organisational security measures to ensure that the personal data of our users* are protected against loss, destruction, incorrect changes or unauthorised access by third parties. In any case, only authorized persons have access to your personal data from our side, and this only insofar as it is necessary within the scope of the above-mentioned purposes.
7 Cookies and log files
8 Usage of tools and content of third parties
Social Media Plugins
The content of our website often includes social media buttons. Through these you can also use the interactive possibilities of the social networks you use via our website. These may include your IP address, information about your browser and operating system, screen resolution, installed browser plug-ins, visitor origin, referrer and the URL of the current page. We do not collect any data ourselves, but the operators of the respective social media. We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
This site uses buttons from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. You can recognize them by the Facebook logo on our pages. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing of the data by Facebook as well as the relevant rights and setting options for the protection of the privacy of users*inside can be found in the Facebook data protection information.
Embedded Youtube Videos
Embedded Vimeo Videos
Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
We use the open source mapping tool “OpenStreetMap” (OSM) to display geodata. OSM does not store any user data, appointment data is only stored on our own servers. More details can be found at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Legal_FAQ
We provide you with a WhatsApp service that is not automated but manually operated by our team. We use your telephone number to send you messages about published information from Sven Giegold or to reply to your messages if required. The phone number is only used for the delivery of the messages, it is not passed on and it is not visible to other subscribers of the service.
Each subscriber is included in a so-called “broadcast” list of a maximum of 256 people, which enables us to send newsletter messages to several people at the same time. Possible replies to these messages are not visible to other subscribers either – in any case, 1:1 communication between us and the subscriber*in remains the same.
We only use the personal data that you have provided to WhatsApp for this purpose, in particular your name, terminal device, profile picture and the messages exchanged via the Service, which may include picture or video material that you provide us voluntarily. To enable us to display regionally specific content, you may also voluntarily provide us with your postcode. This data is only stored on a local computer located in Germany.
WhatsApp also collects additional data. Please refer to the WhatsApp data protection regulations at https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#privacy-policy for information on the purpose, scope and processing as well as your rights and the settings options for protecting your privacy. WhatsApp stores data (text, photos, videos, voice messages) on servers in the USA, which are therefore subject to US legislation.
You can deactivate the WhatsApp service at any time without giving reasons by sending “stop” to us in the Whatsapp chat. If you want to have all data deleted, send the message “Delete all data”.
9 Online presence in social media
We use the technical platform and services of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland for the information service offered here. Please note that you use this Facebook page and its functions under your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating). When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects your IP address and other information available on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us as the operator of the Facebook pages with statistical information about the use of the Facebook page. Facebook provides more information on this under the following link: en.facebook.com/help/pages/insights. The data collected about you in this context will be processed by Facebook Ltd. and, if necessary, transferred to countries outside the European Union. Facebook describes in general terms what information it receives and how it is used in its data usage guidelines. There you will also find information on how to contact Facebook and how to set up advertisements. The Data Usage Policy is available at the following link: en.facebook.com/about/privacy You can find the complete Facebook Data Usage Policy here: en.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy The manner in which Facebook uses the data from visiting Facebook pages for its own purposes, the extent to which activities on the Facebook page are assigned to individual users, how long Facebook stores this data and whether data from a visit to the Facebook page is passed on to third parties is not conclusively and clearly named by Facebook and is not known to us. When you access a Facebook page, the IP address assigned to your device is transmitted to Facebook. According to Facebook, this IP address is made anonymous (for “German” IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Facebook also stores information about its users’ end devices (e.g. as part of the “Login Notification” function); Facebook may thus be able to assign IP addresses to individual users. If you are currently logged in to Facebook as a user, there is a cookie with your Facebook ID on your device. This enables Facebook to understand that you visited this page and how you used it. This also applies to all other Facebook pages. Facebook buttons integrated into websites allow Facebook to record your visits to these websites and assign them to your Facebook profile. On the basis of this data, content or advertising can be offered tailored to you. To avoid this, you should log out of Facebook or disable the “Stay signed in” feature, delete the cookies present on your device and exit and restart your browser. This will delete Facebook information that can immediately identify you. This allows you to use our Facebook page without revealing your Facebook account. When you access interactive features of the site (I like it, commenting, sharing, news, etc.), a Facebook login screen appears. Once you have logged in, Facebook will recognize you again as a specific user in/on. For information on how to manage or delete existing information about you, visit the following Facebook support pages: en.facebook.com/about/privacy