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Privacy policy

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The privacy and protection of your personal data is very important to us when we collect, process and use such data upon your visit to our website. The HWTK University (Internationale Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Kultur gGmbH) collects, processes and uses the user’s personal data exclusively in conformity with legislation.

In the following, you can read what information is collected during your visit to the homepage, and how it is used:

1. Online privacy protection
Protection of your personal data is a matter of great importance to us. We would, therefore, like to inform you about the storage, transmission, and use of your data.
The Internationale Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Kultur gGmbH (a Non-Profit Educational Institution) collects, processes, and uses your data solely within the scope of statutory provisions.
It should be noted first of all that our website is mostly available without having to enter personal information. The collection of personal data (e.g. names, addresses, or email addresses) on our webpage always takes place on voluntary basis. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your explicit consent.
All access to our homepage and all processing requests with regard to files on our homepage will be traced. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes.
The following specific data are saved at retrieval:
• Name of the file retrieved
• Date and time of the retrieval
• Quantity of data transferred
• Notification of successful access
• Web browser and requesting domain.
Additionally, the IP addresses of the computers prompting the request are logged.
Personal data other than the above are only logged if you provide this information voluntarily, for instance, when making an enquiry or candidature.
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. in email communication) may create security risks. It is not possible to completely protect data against access by third parties.
The use by third parties of the published contact data within the framework of the imprint regulations for sending non-requested advertisement and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. The operators of the website explicitly reserve the right to pursue legal steps in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. of spam mail, etc.
Please note that our website contains links to third party websites (“external links”), the content of which lies within the responsibility of the respective providers. At the time of linking, no law violations were discovered.

2. Right for information
In accordance with the data protection provisions of § 34 of German Privacy Law (BDSG), you are entitled at any time to information about data stored regarding your person, including origin and recipients of your data, as well as for the purpose of the data processing. Please submit any request for such information in writing or via email to the address below.
Please use the following email address to contact the data protection officer of the Internationale Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Kultur gGmbH: dsb@fuu.de

3. Use of personal data
Your personal data will only be collected as far as and to the extent you provide them to us with your express authorization. Your data will be used exclusively to answer your queries. It is not envisaged that your personal data will be disclosed to third parties, and any such disclosure can be made only when expressly requested by you.
In particular, no use and/ or disclosure of your personal data for the purposes of advertising/market research will be made.
It is intended that data will be collected, processed, or used in answering your queries about our educational offers and further training courses listed on our website or your registration or candidature.

4. Deletion of data
The legislative body prescribes a variety of obligations and deadlines concerning the retention and deletion of data. In accordance with the data protection provisions of §35 of German Privacy Law (BDSG), the data are regularly deleted after the expiry of the deadlines outlined in this law.

5. Revocation of consent
You can at any time object against the usage of your personal data for the purposes described in point 3. Please inform the data protection officer of the Internationale Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Kultur gGmbH in writing an email to: dsb@fuu.de.

6. Using Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins?locale=en_US .
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website.
If you click on the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook.
Further information can be found in the privacy policy of facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

7. Using Google Analytics/Remarketing, Google Adwords and Google+ Plugin (e.g. “+1”-Button)
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics 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) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB .

This website uses Google retargeting technologies. Provider is the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This makes it possible to specifically target visitors to our websites with personalized, interest-based advertising. Advertising is displayed using a cookie-based analysis of past usage and surfing behavior. According to our knowledge, no personal data will be stored. For this purpose, a cookie is stored in order to collect anonymized data about the interests of the users and thus to adapt advertising individually to this information. These cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device.
You may permanently object to the use of cookies for retargeting by disabling interest-based advertising by Google here:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
For more information and privacy policy, see the Google Privacy Policy
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/

This website uses the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and as part of that the conversion tracking. Provider is the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on a Google-served ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords advertisers’ websites.
The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion-tag tagged page. You will not receive any information that personally identifies users. Users who do not want to participate in tracking can easily disable the Google Conversion Tracking cookie from their Internet browser under User Preferences. These users are not included in the conversion tracking statistics.
Learn more about the Google Privacy Policy. ,

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the Google+ social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The plugins are e. g. on buttons with the sign “+1” on white or colored background recognizable. An overview of the Google Plugins and their appearance can be found here:
https://developers.google.com/+/plugins
When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Google’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the site. The integration gives Google the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Google+ or are currently logged in to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
If you’re logged in to Google+, Google can instantly associate your visit to our website with your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “+1” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information will also be published on Google+ and displayed there to your contacts.
For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Google:
https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy
If you do not want Google to associate data collected directly through our website with your profile on Google+, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can completely prevent the Google Plugins from being loaded with add-ons for your browser, such as:
With the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

8. Using Twitter
Our website uses plugins provided by the social network Twitter. These functions are served by Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and “Re-Tweet” the visited website of yours are linked with your Twitter-Account and send to other members of Twitter. There will be also transmitted data to Twitter.
Please note, that we who provide this website have no information of content and usage of data that will be transmitted to Twitter.
For further information of data privacy policy please visit
https://twitter.com/en/privacy .
You can change your individual settings of data privacy policy at Twitter configurable settings under
https://twitter.com/login?lang=enaccount/settings .

9. Using Xing
This website uses the “share button” of XING. Therefore, when connecting to this website, your browser will connect to the servers of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. This provides the share functions (for example, the display of the counter value). A storage of personal data of you by calling this website is not made. In particular, XING does not store IP addresses. Nor is your usage behavior evaluated. The current information on data protection with regard to the “Share Button” as well as other relevant information can be read under
https://www.xing.com/privacy .

10. Using LinkedIn
This website uses plugins provided by the social network LinkedIn of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can identify the LinkedIn-Plugins at LinkedIn-Logo or “Recommend-Button”. Using our website the browser will connect the LinkedIn-Server LinkedIn gets there for the Information of your ip-adress while visiting our website. When using the „Recommend-Button“ during you are logged in of your LinkedIn-Account you can link the content of our website to your LinkedIn-profile. By this way LinkedIn can match the visit of our websites to your LinkedIn-Account.
Please note, that we who provide this website have no information of content and usage of data that will be transmitted to Twitter.
For further information of data privacy policy please visit
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .

11. Using Instagram Social plugins
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”. An overview of the Instagram plugins and their appearance can be found here:
http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges
When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Instagram’s servers. Instagram transmits the content of the plugin directly to your browser and integrates it into the page. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are currently not logged in to Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is sent from your browser directly to an Instagram server in the US and stored there.
If you’re logged in to Instagram, Instagram can instantly associate your visit to our website with your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, pressing the “Insta-gram” button, this information is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there. The information will also be posted on your Instagram account and displayed there to your contacts.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Instagram as well as your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/legal/privacy/
If you do not want Instagram to directly associate the data collected via our website with your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website. You can completely prevent the loading of Instagram plugins even with add-ons for your browser, eg. With the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

12. Using YouTube Social plugins
This website may contain a plugin from YouTube, belonging to Google Inc., located in San Bruno, California, USA. As soon as you visit our website with a YouTube plug-in, you will be connected to YouTube’s servers. At the same time, the Youtube server will be informed which particular page of our internet presence you visited. If you are also logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube would allow you to associate your browsing experience directly with your personal profile. You can bypass this possibility of mapping if you log out of your account beforehand. For more information about YouTube’s collection and use of your information, please read the privacy policy at
https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/ .

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