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ADT: Data Protection

Data privacy policy information

This website is operated by ADT Project Consulting GmbH (hereafter in this text often abbreviated as ADT or we) as described in our imprint. We place high priority on the protection of your personal data and treat your privacy in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the applicable national legislation on personal data protection.

 

Terminology used in this privacy policy

Our personal data processing activities are governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). ‘Personal data’ is any information that can be used to identify you, including your name, e-mail address, IP address, or any other data that could reveal your physical, physiological, generic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

For the purpose of the GDPRs, we are the ‘Data Controller’ of all personal data obtained by us as set out in this Policy, because we ultimately determine how your personal data will be handled by us or our sub-contractors, who would be our ‘Data Processors’. If we handle your personal data then you are a ‘Data Subject’. This means you have certain rights under the GDPR in relation to how your personal data is processed, which are set out in this privacy policy.

 

Name and address of the data controller

The responsible controller of your personal data is

ADT Project Consulting GmbH
Adenauerallee 174
D – 53113 Bonn
Germany

Email: adtprojekt@adt.de, dataprotection@adtproject.de
Internet: www.adtproject.de

For further information on the controller please refer to the imprint of this website.

 

Purpose of data collection, processing or use

The ADT Project Consulting GmbH is an international, independent consulting firm in the field of technical assistance and developmental collaboration, headquartered in Bonn. The company’s activities focus on planning and implementation of cooperation projects in the agricultural and food sector. Within the context of this activity, personal data is collected, processed, used and, where applicable, transmitted for the purpose of obtaining, implementing and billing orders.

Personal data is collected, processed, used and, where applicable, transmitted for internal purposes and in order to meet the requirements under social security law or other statutory obligations.

 

Personal data on this website

It is possible for you to use this website without providing your personal data. Whenever we collect personal data you will be asked for consent, and you will be again informed about your rights in terms of protection of your personal data. We will only process your personal data in accordance with notices set out in this Policy, or as provided to you at the time we collect your personal data (if necessary for the intended processing).

Elements of this website which involve collecting of personal data from you are: (a) an e-mail contact to our staff and (b) our contact form. You can find more details on these web forms and how we process the personal data collected below under the respective section headers.

Besides the data collected through these web forms, we store your current IP address and a few cookies in order to enhance the security and usability of this website. You can find more details on this functionality and the respective treatment of your personal data further below under the header Data collected for technical purposes.

a) Email contact

The user of this website can use the general company email address or the other email addresses presented to get in contact with the respective staff. In this case we will store the personal data transmitted by this email. The data are used exclusively for processing the conversation with you (purpose) and are not transmitted to any third party.

b) Contact form

Our website contains a contact form for your direct electronic communication with us. If you contact us by this form we store the information that you entered, i.e. your name, email address and your message text. The purpose is to respond to your message, to process your request and to reply to you. There is no transfer of this personal data to any third party.

 

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR in case the user has given his consent to the processing.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

 

Rights of the data subject in terms of data protection

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • Right to confirmation – you can ask us to confirm whether we are processing personal data concerning you.
  • The right to be informed – this is information on the personal data we are processing and the purpose for which we are processing them.
  • The right of access – you have the right to be provided with copies of your personal data that we are processing.
  • The right to rectification – if you think the personal data that we hold on you is inaccurate or incomplete you can request us to correct this.
  • The right to erasure – if you want us to delete the personal data we are holding for you then you can request us to do so.
  • The right to restrict processing – if you oppose the way how we are processing your personal data then you have the right to inform us accordingly and we will restrict the processing on the basis of your right.
  • The right to data portability – if you want us to forward your personal data to a different organisation or person then you have the right to inform us and we will transfer your personal data respectively (without adversely affecting the rights of others).
  • The right to withdraw your consent – you can withdraw your previously given consent to the processing of your personal data at any time by contacting us using the contact form provided.
  • If you want to exercise one or more of these rights, please contact one of our staff or use the general contact form provided on this website. You can request your rights free of charge unless your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, in these circumstances we may refuse to comply with your request. In accordance with the GDPR, we will try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
  • In addition to the above rights, as a data subject you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority within the European Union. Please note that you can use whichever local data protection authority within the EEA that is most convenient for you.

 

Data privacy regarding the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service, Google Analytics. The provider of that service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files, which are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyze the use of the website. Information concerning your use of the website that is generated by the cookie is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

By activating IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server and truncated there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about web activity, and to provide the operator of this website with services associated with the use of this website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted within the context of Google analytics by your browser will not be merged with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by adjusting your browser software: however, we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by this cookie from being recorded by Google (including your IP address) and prevent this data from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin found at the link below: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Data privacy regarding the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The provider of that service is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time one of our pages that contains the LinkedIn functions is called up, a connection is established with the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you click the Recommend button from LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would point out that, as the provider of this site, we have no knowledge about the content of the data that is transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.

Additional information can be found in the data privacy statement for LinkedIn at: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

Transfer of personal data

We are not transmitting any personal data collected from you through emails, or the contact form of this website to any other third party on a regular basis, in particular not to third parties established outside the European Union or outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you contact our staff during their potential business trips outside the EU, the staff is receiving your email through a secure connection, so that your data is not transmitted to a third party, but remains within the sphere of influence of our company.

If we are forwarding or copying a message that we have received by email or our contact form to persons outside our company, we will first ask you for your consent to do so, unless you have informed us explicitly about your consent already when you were writing your email to us.

 

Automated decision making and profiling

As a responsible company, we neither use automatic decision-making nor profiling.

 

Data collected for technical purposes

a) Cookies

We are using cookies to help us make your use of the website better. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. We are using functional cookies to support your Internet browser in generating our web pages, which is essential to the running of the website but does not contain any personal data.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website by means of a corresponding setting in your Internet browser and, thus, permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, you can delete cookies already set at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

 

Deleting personal data

We delete your personal data on a regular basis in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR.

After you have contacted us through email or by the contact form of our website, we are deleting your personal data as soon as the relevant communication with you is concluded, unless (i) you have provided us with separate consent to store your personal data longer, (ii) we still need your personal data to fulfil a contractual obligation, or (iii) statutory retention obligations require us to retain your personal data for a longer period.

The session cookies stored while you were using our website will be deleted when your browsing session ends. The IP addresses logged on our server will be deleted after one month.

 

Changes to this policy

As and when necessary, changes to this privacy policy will be published on our website. Where changes are significant, we may also email you and where required by law, we will obtain your consent to these changes.