Privacy Policy

 

User's announcement of personal data

The usage of offers from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (e.g. of publications or events) usually requires the specification of personal data (e.g. contact details such as names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses). The collection, processing and usage of these data is only permitted for Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung within the statutory framework. Where your consent is required (e.g. when registering for the newsletter), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung takes utmost care to ensure that the content and formal requirements for proper consent are met. You have the possibility to retrieve the contents of your declaration of consent at any time. You may also revoke your consent to the processing and usage of your data at any time.

 

Newsletter

If you would like to receive this newsletter, we need an e-mail address and additional information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and agree to receive the newsletter.

We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to ensure that newsletters are sent in a consistent manner. This way the potential recipient can be included in a distribution list. After the registration, the user receives a confirmation e-mail to confirm. The address is only actively included in the distribution list if the registration is confirmed.

We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and offers.
Newsletter2Go is used as newsletter software. Your data is transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH.

Newsletter2Go is prohibited from selling your data and from using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a certified German newsletter software provider, working in accordance with the European directive 95/46, as well as the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

More information: https://www.newsletter2go.com/information-for-newsletter-recipients/

When giving a company permission to store your personal data and email address and to send you marketing emails, you can revoke this consent at any time via the unsubscribe link in the email.

The data protection measures are always subject to technical innovations. For this reason, we ask you to inform yourself about our data protection measures at regular intervals by consulting our data protection declaration.

 

Website analytics

This website uses Matomo, a web analytics open-source software. Matomo uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Declaration on the processing of personal data

in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the EU Council 2016/679 from 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data.

 

1. Definitions

"Personal data" is deemed to mean all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of such natural person.

"Processing of personal data" is deemed to mean any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated processes involving personal data such as the collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or modification, read-out, enquiry, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.

"Ccontroller" is deemed to mean any natural or legal person, government authority, institution or other body that, acting alone or together with others, decides the purpose and means of processing personal data.

 

2. The controller in charge of processing your data

The controller who is in charge of processing your personal data is the FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, whose head offices are located in Vienna and whose address is Reichsratsstraße 13/5, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of personal data, you may contact FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, whose head offices are located in Vienna at the e-mail address: info@fes-vienna.org.

 

3. Categories of personal data to be processed

We process the following categories of personal data:

  • Identification and contact information on the data subject: first name, last name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the data subject; name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the institution (e.g. the enterprise or public authority) of which the data subject is a member;
  • Photographs as well as other audio and film recordings of the data subject taken at conferences and other events of the controller;
  • All personal data which the data subject has disclosed to the controller in connection with the initiation or the existence of an ongoing business relationship with the controller and which are necessary to meet legal and contractual obligations of the controller.

 

4. Source of personal data to be processed

We may collect personal data relating to you in the following manner:

  • Personal information provided by you in the process of initiating or concluding legal transactions with us, for instance in connection with registering for conferences or other events organised by us or entry of your personal data on attendance lists at conferences or other events organised by us;
  • Photographs, films or audio recordings made by us in the course of conferences or other events organised by us with your consent;
  • Perusal of publicly accessible sources such as websites, telephone directories, the commercial register or the central register of associations.

 

5. Purpose of processing personal data

Your personal data are processed for the following purposes:

  • To fulfil contractual obligations towards you, for instance to prepare and perform subsequent invoicing of conferences or other individual events organised by us; - conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. 
  • To fulfil statutory obligations such as tax obligations or retention obligations under company law;
  • To establish and maintain a contact database for the purpose of informing our current or former clients about our offer of services, in particular conferences and other events organised by us as well as publications;
  • Use of the personal data collected for the controller to portray itself, in particular by publishing photographs, audio and film recordings of conferences and other events of the controller on the websites of the controller, in the social networks used by the controller (in particular Facebook and YouTube) or in other advertising or in other promotional material of the controller.

 

6. Analysis services

The personal data obtained through your consent is collected and analysed by us using an automated information system. We merely evaluate the subject area of your interest for the purpose of offering our services, in particular to inform you about our conferences, other events and publications.

Our website uses Matomo. This is a so-called web analysis service. Matomo uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer to help us analyse how users use the website. To this end, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for the purpose of analysing usage, which in turn serves to optimise our website. Your IP address will be anonymised immediately during this process, so you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is not disclosed to third parties. You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. In this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website, however.

If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object to this storage and usage at any and all times by mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser, and this will result in Matomo not collecting any session data whatsoever. Note: If you delete your cookies, this will cause the opt-out cookie to also be deleted, so you may have to activate it again.

 

7. Form and period of time for the processing of personal data 

  1. We do not process personal data electronically or physically.
  2. We process personal data for the following periods of time: 
  • if there is an ongoing contractual relationship with you: for the entire duration of the ongoing contractual relationship;
  • after the conclusion of an ongoing contractual relationship: during the period of statutory retention obligations applying to us, such as those provided for e.g. under tax law, as well as within those time-barring periods which are relevant to the satisfaction of legal claims against you by us or by you against us;
  • any personal data that we process for the purposes of point 5. letter c and letter d, however, will be processed by us for the entire duration of the ongoing contractual relationship with you and processed for a period of 10 years after conclusion of the contractual relationship with you, whereby you may object to processing of your data at any time without having to state any reasons for such.

 

8. Access to your personal data

  • The personal data can be accessed by the controller, its employees and contract processors.
  • Our contract processors are:
  1. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V., Godesberger Allee 139, 53175 Bonn;
  2. Service providers for sending newsletters, for instance Newsletter2Go GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin;
  3. IT service providers, such as access providers and hosting providers, as well as service providers whom we use for programming and maintaining our website; 
  4. Lawyers and tax advisors.
  • The controller concludes contractual agreements with all processors obligating processors to comply with strict regulations for the protection of personal data.

 

 9. Rights of the data subject in the processing of personal data

The controller considers lawful processing of personal data to be important. The protection of personal data is a matter of course for the administrator. The protection of personal data is a matter of course for the controller.

You may exercise the following rights regarding the processing of personal data:

Right to information on the processing of personal data

The information contains the identity and contact details of the controller, its representative, the purposes of processing, categories of personal data, recipients or categories of recipients of personal data, information on the transmission of personal data to third countries, the duration of storage of personal data, the authorised controller, the listing of your rights, the possibility to contact the Office for the Protection of Personal Data, sources of personal data that are to be processed and information on whether and how an automated decision and profiling takes place.

Access rights to personal data that are to be processed

You have the right to have the controller confirm whether personal data will be processed or not. If processed, you have access rights to information on the purpose of the processing, categories of personal data, recipients or categories of recipients, the time planned for the processing of the personal data, information on your rights, your right to file an appeal with the Office for the Protection of Personal Data, information on the source of personal data, information on whether automated decision-making and profiling take place and information and guarantee in the case of transfer of personal data to third countries or international organisations. You have the right to have copies of the personal data to be processed sent to you.

Right to correction

You have the right to have incorrect or incomplete personal data corrected. If your personal data that are to be processed by us are incorrect or inaccurate, please inform us and we shall correct the personal data.

Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

There are statutory arrangements that obligate us to erase parts of your personal data if you so instruct us. All requests for erasure of personal data are subject to individual assessment, as the controller may have an obligation to, or a legitimate interest in, storing certain personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

There are statutory arrangements that obligate us to erase parts of your personal data at your instruction. If you attach importance to us restricting the processing of your personal data to certain personal data, please notify us. Each request to restrict the processing of personal data is subject to individual assessment, as the controller may be obligated to or have a legitimate interest in storing certain personal data.

Right to data portability

If you attach importance to our transmitting your personal data to you or another person, we will transfer your personal data in a suitable format to you or the party you specify provided that there are no statutory or other important obstacles preventing us from such.

Right of objection and the right to not be subject to automated decision-making

If you are of the opinion that processing of personal data by us is unlawful, please contact us. We shall then analyse the facts and the legal situation and if necessary act to bring about a lawful status. 

 

10. How can you exercise your rights?

To exercise your rights, please contact FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, having its head offices in Vienna at the address Reichsratsstraße 13/5, 1010 Vienna, e-mail address: info@fes-vienna.org. We will answer any enquiries you may have without undue delay, but no later than within a period of one month.

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