• Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We, Sercos International e.V., are pleased that you are visiting our website and would like to thank you for your interest. The protection of the personal data of our users is a primary concern for us. Therefore, please note the following information:

1. Basic Principles When Processing Personal Data

Sercos International e.V., represented by its Executive Board, consisting of Dr. Thomas Bürger (1st Chairman of the Board), Klaus Weyer (2nd Chairman of the Board), Matheus Bulho (2nd Chairman of the Board) and Prof. Alexander Verl (2nd Chairman of the Board), Kueblerstrasse 1, 73079 Suessen, Germany, phone: +49 7162-94 68 65, fax: +49 7162-94 68 66, as the operator of the website www.sercos.de, collects, processes and uses personal data in compliance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the Privacy Policy of the European Union. The website operator is the responsible entity for the purposes of the BDSG. This privacy policy informs the user about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by Sercos International e.V.

2. Personal Data

Personal data is information that helps identify a person, thus data that can be traced back to a person. This includes but is not limited to the name, E-mail address or telephone number of a person. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data.

3. Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

Sercos International e.V. collects, processes and uses your personal data if you provide it as part of the content of the website, such as when registering for one of our events, when contacting us or when subscribing to our newsletter.

a. Event Registration/Downloading Information
When registering for our events (e.g. user conferences, seminars, webinars) and downloading information, the following user data will be queried as mandatory: name, company, E-mail address and position in the company. Providing your phone number and address is optional.
We will also use your provided E-mail address in order to communicate with you about your participation and to update our records.

b. Contact
When contacting Sercos International e.V. (e.g. via contact form or E-mail), the name, E-mail address and the message sent by the user will be recorded for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that associated questions arise.

c. Newsletter
In order to receive our newsletter, we require a valid E-mail address and information that permits the verification that you agree to receive the newsletter. We record the date of registration and your IP address. We need this data in case a third party registers an E-mail address to receive the newsletter without the permission of the beneficiary.

You may revoke your consent to receive the newsletter and the associated recording of your data at any time using the link in the newsletter, by E-mail to one of our E-mail addresses provided or by mail or fax by informal communication to Sercos International e.V., Kueblerstrasse 1, 73079 Suessen, fax: +49 7162-94 68 66.

4. Disclosure of Personal Data

There is no disclosure of personal data by us, unless you have given your consent or if a statutory authorization is applicable.

5. Access Data/Server Log Files

Sercos International e.V. (or its web space provider) collects data on each access to the site (so-called server log files). Access data include:

The name of the requested website, file, date and time of access, data volume transferred, notification of successful download, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Sercos International e.V. uses the log data for statistical analysis for the purpose of operating, security and the optimization of the content of the website only. However, Sercos International e.V. reserves the right to check log data later if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use based on specific indicators.

6. Cookies

We use cookies. Cookies are small files that are generated when visiting websites and are stored on the computer of each user. With the help of cookies, the web server can retrieve user-specific information which suits the purpose to make the use of the site easier and more convenient or to enable certain functions in the first place.

You can set up your browser to generally reject cookies or that you need to confirm to accept cookies. If you choose to generally reject cookies, certain functions of the website can probably not be used. The help function in the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how your browser can indicate to you when you receive a new cookie or how to disable cookies altogether.

7. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that help analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

First, however, in case of the activation of the IP anonymization within this service, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this data in order to evaluate your use of this service, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website provider associated with the use of the website and the Internet.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google. You may reject the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. Please note, however, that you may not use all functions of this website in this case to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). For further information, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

To ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses, Google Analytics has been extended to the code “_anonymizeIp()” so that IP addresses are processed only shortened to exclude a direct personal identification.

8. Rights to Information, Corrections, Blocking and Deletion

The user is entitled to obtain free information on personal data recorded on them at any time upon request. In addition, the user is entitled to correction of inaccurate data, blocking or deletion of their personal data if there is no conflicting statutory obligation to retain.

9. Rights of withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing and use with effect for the future at any time. For this reason, please send us a short E-mail to datenschutz@sercos.de or an informal communication by mail or fax to Sercos International e.V., Kueblerstraße 1, 73079 Suessen, Germany, fax: +49 7162-94 68 66. We will then immediately delete your data completely – except for justified exceptions in cases of abuse or legal retention requirements.

10. Contact Information:

If you have questions about this policy or believe that they have not been complied with, contact us at any time under the following contact details:
Sercos International e.V., Kueblerstrasse 1, 73079 Suessen, Germany or by E-mail to datenschutz@sercos.de.