The website enables all visitors to the website (hereinafter referred to as the "users") to get information about the campaign and use the related services (hereinafter referred to as "services"), in particular to submit their own success story, photographs, audio and/or film recordings (hereinafter referred to as "submission") to Berlin Partner for publication on the website (hereinafter referred to as "publication").
The protection of personal data is an important issue for Berlin Partner. For this reason, the website is operated in compliance with valid data protection and data security laws, in particular with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG), the German Teleservices Act (Telemediengesetz - TMG) and the data protection provisions of the Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz - TKG). Which information is collected, what happens to personal data, how it is collected, processed and used, and the extent to which users can influence the use of this data, will be explained below.
Collection and use of data of visitors to the website and users of the services
Berlin Partner’s web server collects certain data that automatically identifies the web browser program used by the user. This includes among other things:
• The name of the Internet Service Provider,
• The address of the website from which the user is accessing the website,
• The subpages of the website visited by the user, and
• The date and length of visit of the visitor to the website.
This information will not be linked with other information enabling the person of the user to be identified as long as this is not necessary for the use of the services of Berlin Partner or for compliance with legal obligations to provide information. Personal data that users provide to Berlin Partner, in particular name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and age or occupation, will only be collected, saved, processed and used where it is necessary in substantiating the arrangement of content or in changing the contractual relationship with Berlin Partner (hereinafter referred to as the "user contract") on the use of the services, to enable the use of the services, or in compliance with legal obligations to provide information. The name and occupation of the user, if provided when content is submitted, will be made public in connection with the success story on the website; the user hereby consents to this disclosure. Berlin Partner will not record any information referring personally to the user, including IP addresses, profile information, cumulative user data and the type of browser used by the user. This data will be used exclusively to manage the website, monitor its use, and to improve the website’s services, and in the case of IP addresses, also for security and monitoring purposes.
No transfer of personal data to third parties
Berlin Partner will not transfer users’ personal data to third parties unless users have previously explicitly consented to this or in compliance with legal obligations to provide information. If a user has so consented, this consent can be revoked at any time with future effect by simply sending an e-mail to the following address redaktion(at)sei.berlin.de .
So-called "cookies" can be loaded into the user’s computer when the website is visited. These serve mainly to make visiting the website more individual and more pleasant. Cookies are files that identify the user as a specific client and can record his personal preferences in using the website and technical information. The benefit of this for the user is that the information contained in the cookies does not have to be entered again every time the website is visited.
The website also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses information obtained from cookies about the user’s use of the website (including the user’s IP address) and transfers it to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Google uses this information to analyze users’ use of the website, to report on website activities for the website operator, Berlin Partner, and to provide other services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. Google may also provide this information to third parties where this is required by law or where Google commissions third parties to process this data. In no case will Google link the user’s IP address with other Google data. By using this website, the user consents to the processing of data collected about him by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.
Cookies from other companies
In addition to Berlin Partner’s cookies, Berlin Partner also allows certain other companies to save and access their own cookies on the user’s computer. These cookies do not enable the person of the user to be identified by such third-party companies.
Rectification, updating and deletion
Users can change or delete their personal data at any time. This notwithstanding, the user also has the right at all times to demand that all personal data about him collected and saved by Berlin Partner be deleted.
Users can request the modification, rectification or deletion of their personal data at any time by sending an e-mail, fax or letter to the following contact:
Berlin Partner GmbH
Ludwig Erhard Haus
To ensure correct attribution, the request must include the user’s first name, last name, e-mail address, address and proof of identification, through a copy of his identity documents.
Users can e-mail Berlin Partner at the following address to request information team(at)be.berlin.de
Berlin Partner will not use the personal information obtained from the user in any way other than that described above without having previously informed the user and without having obtained the user’s consent, where this is required.