Data Protection Policy
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Here on our privacy page, you can find information on how we handle your personal information and data. You will also find instructions on how to exercise your rights and control the use of your personal information. There are also explanations on how we assist you with data requests. Thank you for visiting our Business English website.
This data protection statement informs you about the type, scope and purpose of processing of personal data (hereinafter known as "Data") in the scope of our online presence and the connected websites, functions and contents, as well as links to other websites. (hereinafter the "Online Offer").
With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "controller", we refer to the definitions in article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Type of Data processed
Existing data (e.g., names, addresses)
Contact data (e.g., email, phone numbers)
Content data (e.g., text input, audit results)
Usage data (e.g., visited web pages, access times)
Meta-/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses)
Categories of data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter, we also refer to the data subjects in general as "Users").
Purpose of processing
Provision of the Online Offer, its functions and contents. Answering contact queries and communication with users. Safety measures. Visitor frequency, popular pages measurement. Answering contact queries regarding language training, language learning and further education classes and communication with users.
Recording of general information
When you access our website, general information will automatically be recorded. This information (server logfiles) contains, for example, the type of the web browser, the operating system used the domain name of the Internet Service Provider and similar. This only includes information that does not permit any conclusions as to your personal identity. This information is technically necessary in order to deliver the contents of websites requested by you correctly, and arises mandatorily when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our online offer and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites, we use "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard disc by a website server. This automatically gives us certain data, such as your IP address, the browser you use, the operating system on your computer and your connection to the internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. The information in the cookies enables us to make navigation easier and display our websites correctly. In no case will the data we record be passed on to any third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Registration on our website
When registering for use of our personalised services, some personal data will be collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data, such as phone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you can access contents and services that we offer only to registered users. Of course, we will provide you with information on the personal data we have stored concerning you at any time. We will gladly rectify or erase them on your request as well if no legal retention obligations prevent this. Please see the contact details attached to this data protection statement to contact us in this respect.
Contact by Email
If you contact us by email, the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of processing your query and for possible subsequent questions.
Blocking, erasure or destruction of all data
We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only save your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes named here, or for as long as the legislator stipulates in its diverse storage periods. When the purpose no longer holds or at the end of legislated periods, the corresponding Data will be routinely blocked or erased according to the statutory provisions.
Use of Statcounter
This website uses Statcounter, a web analysis service (hereinafter: Statcounter). Statcounter uses "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that permit analysis of your use of the website. The information produced by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a server in Ireland and saved there. Due to activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be abbreviated within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the convention on the European Economic area. On the order of the operator of this website, Statcounter will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on the website activities and to render further services connected to website use and internet use towards the website operator. The IP address submitted by your browser in the scope of Statcounter will not be combined with any other data.
You may prevent saving of the cookies by making the corresponding settings in your browser software.
Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos in some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to servers of YouTube is established. YouTube will be informed of which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account first.
Further information on data protection at "YouTube" can be found in the provider's data protection statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at https://policies.google.com/privacy
Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, erasure and objection
You have the right to receive information on your personal data saved by us at any time. You also have the right to rectification, blocking or, except for the required data storage for business processing, erasure of your personal data. Please contact the person responsible as indicated at the top of the page. You can find the contact data at the very top.
To consider a Data block at any time, the Data must be provided in a blocked file for control purposes. You can also demand deletion of the Data as far as there are no statutory archiving obligations. If there is any such obligation, we will block your data upon request. You can make changes or revoke your consent effective for the future by notifying us accordingly.
Changes to our data protection statement
We reserve the right to occasionally adjust this data protection statement so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection statement, e.g. by introducing new services. The new data protection statement shall then apply to your new visit.
The contents of this website have full copyright protection. Any misuse of any part of the contents will be liable to prosecution.
Liability / Link Disclaimer
Finer English accepts no liability for the users of this website transferring any undetected computer viruses to their servers.
While Finer English makes the most meticulous checks on contents, it cannot accept any liability for the contents of external links. The operators of the linked pages bear sole responsibility for the contents of those pages.
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