6 COOKIES AND RELEVANT TECHNOLOGIES USED
We use so called Cookies on our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and secure and to enable the availability of certain functions.
Cookies will be stored on your computer during your usage of our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and that are allocated to the browser used by you and by which the authority placing the cookie will receive certain information. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or to transmit viruses to your computer.
ASEA uses so-called “session-cookies” for being able to assign requests and requirements of the interested party. Based on these session cookies, ASEA will be able to measure the frequency of page impressions and the general navigation.
Our session cookies are characterized by the fact that they are automatically deleted after 60 minutes after their placement from the fixed disk, again. The cookie’s name and the session ID generated by the accessed website will be stored in the session cookie.
The session cookie does not have any impact on your privacy. It does not read or store any of your data, but only technical data generated by the system on its own.
When you visit our Website or use our Apps, we automatically collect, store and use technical information about your equipment and interaction with our Website and Apps (“General Information”).
Some of the cookies we use on our website are provided by third parties to help us analyze the impact of our website content and the interests of our visitors, to measure the performance of our website, or to serve customized advertising and other content on our website or other websites.
As part of our website, we use both first party cookies (only visible from the domain you are visiting) and third party cookies (visible across domains and regularly set by third parties).
Como parte do nosso site, utilizamos cookies primários (visíveis apenas a partir do domínio que estiver a visitar) e cookies de terceiros (visíveis em todos os domínios e definidos regularmente por terceiros).
The cookie-based data processing is carried out on the basis of your given consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR or on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests here lie in particular in being able to provide you with a technically optimized website that is user-friendly and tailored to your needs, as well as to ensure the security of our systems.
You can revoke any consent you have given us at any time, e.g. by deactivating the cookie-based tools/plugins listed in detail in the following overview. By making the appropriate settings, you can also object to processing based on legitimate interests.
In detail, the following cookie-based tools/plugins are used on this website:
A. GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses the functions of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, on the basis of your consent given to us (Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a) GDPR).
However, this does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity as a result. Google uses the information generated by the cookies on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
This enables us to improve the quality of our website and its content. We use statistical analyses to find out how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our services.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. We shall store the data acquired through the tool Google Analytics for a period of 14 months. After the expiration of this term, the data will be deleted.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on our website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the US and thereby anonymized.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. According to Google’s own information, the IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data relating to your person.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we wish to point out that by doing so, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent the data generated by cookies concerning your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Alternatively, you can enable/disable the collection of your data by Google Analytics, especially on mobile devices. Upon deactivation, a cookie will be set that prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website. Specifically, the following tracking cookies are used by Google Analytics: __utmz, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt.
Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: 353 (1) 436 1001.
User conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, overview on data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and the Data Protection Policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This website also uses Google Analytics for an analysis of visitor flows across all devices carried out via a user ID. You can disable the device cross-analysis of your use in your customer account under “My Data”, “Personal Data”.
B. SOCIAL MEDIA
Our website uses plugins of the video platform YouTube to embed videos and play them directly on our website. The operator of the video platform is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). YouTube is an affiliated company of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).
The integration of YouTube videos takes place in the so-called “extended data protection mode”, which, according to the provider, only initiates the storage of user information when the video(s) is/are played. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Thus, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network – regardless of whether you watch a video.
If you activate embedded videos on our website, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established and a data transmission is started. We have no influence on the scope and content of the data that is transmitted to YouTube and possibly other partners of YouTube by activating the plugin.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before activating the play button.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
C. ZOOM IN COMBINATION WITH FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE
We use the “Zoom” tool to conduct webinars online. “Zoom” is a service of Zoom Video Communications, Inc., 55 Almaden Blvd, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113, United States of America.
If you access the “Zoom” website, the provider of “Zoom” is responsible for data processing. The website needs to be accessed only for the purposes of downloading the software for the use of “Zoom.”
Different types of data are processed when “Zoom” is used. The scope of the data is also a function of the details you provide about the data prior to or during participation in a webinar.
The following personal data are processed:
User details: First name, last name, telephone (optional), email address, password (unless “single sign-on” is used), profile picture (optional), department (optional),
Meeting metadata: Topic, description (optional), participant IP addresses, device/hardware information as well as written communication conducted via Zoom chat.
A webinar gives you the opportunity to use the written chat, question, or survey functions. If you do use these functions, the text entries you make are processed to display them in the webinar and, where appropriate, to log them. You can only participate in our Zoom webinar in writing, via chat. At a minimum, you must provide information about your name if you wish to join a webinar.
We will also process the questions that webinar participants ask for the purposes of recording and post-processing for publication on YouTube.
Chat data can be stored for up to one month at “Zoom.”
Automated decision-making within the meaning of GDPR 22 is not used.
The legal basis for data processing in this case is GDPR 6 (1) a – your consent to participate.
Personal data that are processed in connection with participation in webinars will not be passed along to third parties.
Further recipients: The provider of “Zoom” necessarily receives the above-mentioned data, insofar as this is provided for in our order-processing agreement with “Zoom.”
“Zoom” is a service performed by a provider from the USA. This means that personal data are also processed in a third country. We have concluded an order-processing agreement with the provider of “Zoom” that meets the requirements of GDPR 28.
The supplier has also signed the standard contractual clauses of the EU. (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/publications/standard-contractual-clauses-controllers-and-processors)
bb) Livestreaming the Zoom webinar on Facebook
We would like to point out that Zoom webinars are streamed live on our Facebook fan page. To provide this information service, we rely on the technical platform of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter: Facebook). All of the webinar information, including written chats in which you can participate, are thus published on our Facebook fan page.
In the view of the European Court of Justice, there is a shared responsibility within the meaning of GDPR 26 between Facebook and the operator of a Facebook fan page with respect to the personal data processed via the Facebook fan page. In view of this arrangement, we have concluded an agreement with Facebook on joint responsibility. We provide you with the following information with regard to data processing on our Facebook fan page:
The data collected in this context are processed by Facebook and in some cases may be transferred to countries outside the European Union.
In its data policy, Facebook offers a general description of the information it receives and how these data are used. There, you will also find information about ways of contacting Facebook and adjusting the settings in relation to advertisements. The data policy is available at the following link: http://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy. You will find Facebook’s complete data policy here: https://de-de.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy. Facebook’s privacy statement contains further information about the way it processes data: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Users can set their opt-out status here: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and here http://www.youronlinechoices.com
We cannot ensure that the personal data of users and visitors to the Facebook fan page will not be transmitted or further processed in third countries, such as the United States, nor can we prevent the possible associated risks to users and visitors.
cc) Publication of recorded webinars on YouTube
We would like to point out that we publish videos of the livestreamed webinars, as well as those we have recorded, on Facebook, with the provider YouTube, Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland. The webinars, along with all of the chats and information you have added with regard to and during the webinars, will thus be published on YouTube.
In order to establish an adequate level of security, your consent may serve as the legal basis for transfer to third countries in accordance with GDPR 49 (1) a.
Google also offers a number of options to opt out of the collection of personal data by Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy#infochoices
Legal basis: GDPR 6 (1) a