Privacy Policy for Websites according to the GDPR

The bikablo GmbH & Co KG (hereinafter „bikablo“, for more information on bikablo please click here), is pleased that you are visiting our website. Data protection and data security are very important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the personal data we collect during your visit to our website and about the intended purposes.

As changes to the law or changes to our corporate processes may require an adaptation of this privacy statement, we ask you to read this privacy policy regularly. The privacy policy can be accessed any time under “Privacy Policy”, saved and printed out.

§ 1 Data Controller and Scope

The controller according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: GDPR) and other national data protection acts of the Member States, as well as other data protection regulations, is: bikablo GmbH & Co. KG, Lüderichstr. 2–4, D-51105 Köln, Tel: +49 221 98 55 902 -0, E-Mail: office@bikablo.com, Website: www.bikablo.com

This privacy policy applies to the online presence of bikablo, which is available at www.bikablo.com and the various subdomains (hereinafter referred to as „our website“).

§ 2 Principles of Processing Personal Data

Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your name, age, address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address, IP address or user behavior. Information that cannot (or only with a disproportionate effort) be referred to your person, e.g. by anonymizing the information, is not personal data. The processing of personal data (e.g. the collection, retrieval, use, storage or transmission) always requires a legal basis or your consent.

Processed personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the processing has been fulfilled and no legally prescribed retention obligations are to be observed.

In case we process your personal data for the provision of certain offers, please find below information about the specific processes, the scope and purpose of data processing, the legal basis for processing and the respective storage period.

§ 3 Data Processing

Scope and Purpose of the Processing

When you access and use our website, we only collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following personal data is recorded to the extent necessary for the provi­sion of a functional website and our contents and services:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • The website from which access is made (referrer URL)
  • The used browser and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider
  • any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

Legal Basis

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the data processing. The processing of the mentioned data is necessary for the provision of our services and thus serves the protection of a legitimate interest of our company.

Data Deletion and Storage Time

The data subject’s personal data are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is fulfilled. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection for the user. Further storage may take place in individual cases if this is required by law.

Newsletter

Scope and Purpose of Processing

On our website, you can subscribe to a free newsletter. In order to be able to send you the newsletter regularly, we need the following information from you:

  • E-mail address
  • First name, second name

Your data will not be passed on to third parties in the context of the newsletter.

We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for the newsletter, i.e. we will only send you the newsletter if you have previously confirmed your registration via a link that is sent to you for this purpose. We would like to make sure that only you, as the owner of the specified e-mail address, can subscribe to the newsletter. Your confirmation must be given promptly after receiving the confirmation e-mail, otherwise, your newsletter registration will be automatically deleted from our database.

Legal Basis

The processing of your e-mail address for the newsletter is based on article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR on the declaration of consent, which you have voluntarily given as follows: By entering my data and clicking the „submit“ button I declare my consent to the use of my e-mail address and first name, second name for regularly receiving newsletters. I can unsubscribe from the newsletter service at any time by clicking on the link at the end of the newsletter. I can withdraw my consent to the processing of personal data collected during the registration process at any time by contacting office@bikablo.com

Storage Time

Your e-mail address will be stored for as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your e-mail address will be deleted. Further storage may take place in individual cases if this is required by law.

§ 4 Third Party Transfers

We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • it is legally permissible and necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with you pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR,
  • there is a legal obligation to pass on the data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.

§ 5 Cookies

Scope and Purpose of Processing

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files which are sent by us to the browser of your terminal device and stored there as part of your visit to our internet pages. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of technically necessary cookies. Other cookies allow us to perform various analyses. Cookies are, for example, able to recognize the browser you are using when you visit our website again and to transmit various information to us. We can use cookies to make our internet offer more user-friendly and effective, for example, by tracking your use of our website and by determining your preferred settings (e.g. country and language settings). In case third parties use cookies to process information, they will collect the information directly from your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device. They cannot run programs or contain viruses.

Various types of cookies are used on our website, the types and functions are explained in more detail below.

Our website uses transient cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This type of cookie allows us to collect your session ID allowing you to assign different browser requests to a common session and enabling us to recognize your end device during visits to websites in one session.

These cookies are required for technical reasons so that you can visit our website and use the functions we offer. In addition, these cookies contribute to the safe and correct use of the website.

These cookies also enable us to analyse website usage and improve the performance and functionality of our website. For example, information is collected about how visitors use our website, which pages are accessed most frequently, or whether error messages are displayed on certain pages.

Legal Basis

Due to the described purposes of use (cf. § 6. a.), the legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies lies in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you have given us your consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a reference („cookie banner“) given by us on the website, the lawfulness of the use is additionally governed by Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 a GDPR.

Storage Time

As soon as the data transmitted by the cookies is no longer necessary for the purposes described above, this information will be deleted. Further storage may take place in individual cases if this is required by law.

Browser Settings

Most browsers are already set to accept cookies by default. However, you can change your browser settings so that it only accepts certain cookies or no cookies at all. However, we would like to point out that you may no longer be able to use all the functions of our website if cookies are disabled by your browser settings on our website.

You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies already stored in your browser. Furthermore, it is possible to set your browser so that it informs you before cookies are stored. Since the different browsers may differ in their respective functions, we ask you to use the respective help menu of your browser for the setting options.

If you would like a comprehensive overview of all third-party access to your Internet browser, we recommend that you install specially developed plug-ins.

§ 6 Tools for Tracking and Analysis

We use tracking and analysis tools to ensure continuous optimization and user-oriented design of our website. With the help of tracking measures it is also possible for us to statistically record the use of our website by visitors and to further develop our online offer for you with the help of the knowledge gained.

On the basis of these interests, the use of the tracking and analysis tools described below is justified in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. The following description of the tracking and analysis tools also shows the respective processing purposes and the processed data.

Google AdWords

We use the Google AdWords technology, especially conversion tracking. Google conversion tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkways, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click on a Google ad, a conversion tracking cookie will be placed on your computer. The cookies are valid for 30 days and are not for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and bikablo can also detect that you clicked on a particular ad and were redirected to that page. Google AdWords customers each receive a different cookie. This prohibits to track cookies by the websites of AdWords customers.

The data collected using the conversion cookie are used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. Customers will see the number of users who clicked on their ad and were then redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify themselves.

If you do not want to participate in conversion tracking, you can prevent this by using a corresponding setting in your browser, for example in the form that a cookie installation is generally prevented. You can also turn off cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block only cookies from the web address “googleadservices.com”.

Jetpack for WordPress

On this website, the controller has integrated Jetpack. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in, which provides additional features to the operator of a website based on WordPress. Jetpack allows the Internet site operator, inter alia, an overview of the visitors of the site. By displaying related posts and publications, or the ability to share content on the page, it is also possible to increase visitor numbers. In addition, security features are integrated into Jetpack, so a Jetpack-using site is better protected against brute-force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and accelerates the loading of images on the website.

The operating company of Jetpack Plug-Ins for WordPress is the Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, UNITED STATES. The operating enterprise uses the tracking technology created by Quantcast Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system used by the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Jetpack component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to submit data through the Jetpack component for analysis purposes to Automattic. During the course of this technical procedure Automattic receives data that is used to create an overview of website visits. The data obtained in this way serves the analysis of the behaviour of the data subject, which has access to the Internet page of the controller and is analyzed with the aim to optimize the website. The data collected through the Jetpack component is not used to identify the data subject without a prior obtaining of a separate express consent of the data subject. The data comes also to the notice of Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

The data subject can, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Automattic/Quantcast may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are generated by the Jetpack cookie as well as the processing of these data by Automattic/Quantcast and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must press the ‘opt-out’ button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/ which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with this purpose is placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies are deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of Automattic may be accessed under https://automattic.com/privacy/. The applicable data protection provisions of Quantcast can be accessed under https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

§ 1 Plugins/iFrames/YouTube

XING Events

The bikablo GmbH & Co. KG uses on this website the service of XING Events for the training ticket sale. The ticketing service is included as an IFrame of XING Events on this website. For this service the General Terms and Conditions of XING Events and the privacy policy of XING SE are valid.

YouTube

On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.

YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

§ 2 Hyperlinks

Our website contains hyperlinks to websites of other providers. On our website footer you also find hyperlinks to our social media offers. When you activate these hyperlinks, you will be directed directly to the other providers‘ website. You will recognize this when the URL is changed. Please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

§ 3 Your Rights as a Data Subject

If your personal data are processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the following rights apply to you:

  • Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR you can request information about your personal data processed by us.

In particular, you may obtain information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the origin of your data, if not collected from us, about transfer to third countries or international organisations, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved.

  • Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR you can immediately demand the correction of incorrect data or the completion of your personal data stored with us.
  • Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you may request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, provided that the processing is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful, if we no longer need the data and if you refuse their deletion because you need to establish, exercise or defend legal claims. You are also entitled to the right under Art. 18 GDPR if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
  • Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you may request that the personal data you have provided us with be received in a structured, current and machine-readable format or you may request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.
  • Pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR you can withdraw your consent at any time. As a consequence, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.
  • Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. You can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or our company headquarters.

You can exercise these rights by contacting office@bikablo.com

§ 4 Right to Object

In case the processing of your personal data is based on legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR insofar as there are reasons which arise from your particular situation or if the objection refers to direct marketing. In the case of direct marketing, you have a general right to objection which will be considered without mentioning any particular situation.

§ 5 Data Security and Security Measures

We are committed to protecting your privacy and treating your personal information confidentially. In order to avoid any manipulation, loss or misuse of your data stored by us, we take extensive technical and organisational security measures that are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. This includes, among other things, the use of recognized encryption methods (SSL or TLS).

 

However, we would like to point out that due to the structure of the internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and the above mentioned security measures may not be observed by other persons or institutions for which we are not responsible.

In particular, unencrypted data – e.g. if this is done by e-mail – can be read by third parties. We have no technical influence on this. It is the responsibility of the user to protect the data provided by him against misuse by encryption or in any other way.