Data protection policy
Data protection and security when using our website are a matter of course for us. Therefore, we would like to inform you at this point which of your personal data we collect when you visit our website and for which purposes it is used. This data protection policy can be requested, saved and printed from the URL thost.de as well as freelance.thost.de at any time. As changes in the law or changes in our internal processes may necessitate adjustments to this policy, we ask that you read this policy periodically.
This data protection policy applies for the internet service of THOST Projektmanagement GmbH, Villinger Straße 6, 75179 Pforzheim, which can be accessed via webpages stored under the domain “thost.de“.
2. What is personal data?
Personal data is information about you that can be used to obtain personal or factual information about (such as name, address, telephone number, date of birth, email address etc.). Information which we cannot connect to you (or only with undue effort) e.g. as a result of anonymizing the information, is not personal.
3. What personal data do we collect and process and how do we use it?
A large part of our website can be used without providing personal data. If you send us an email, we will only use the contained personal data to fulfil your reasons for contacting us and/or your request for information. If you use our freelancer database, “THOST Freelance“, we will use your personal data and profile-related information exclusively to make contact, to provide relevant services within this protected area and to pass it on to companies for possible project assignment. Further usage of your personal data will not occur. The transfer of personal data to third parties will not take place without your explicit consent.
If you register for events or seminars, your personal data is exclusively used within the context of the event and the execution of contracts.
4. Anonymous usage data / usage of cookies
We do not create personal user profiles. In connection with the retrieval of information your requested data is stored on our servers anonymously for the provision of services and for evaluation purposes. General information is logged e.g. which content is retrieved when from our website or which pages are visited most frequently. For this purpose we use “cookies” (little text files with configuration information). These cookies are used especially to determine frequency of use and the number of users of our website. That’s how we find out which areas of our website and which other websites our users have visited. However, this usage data doesn’t allow any conclusions to be made as to the identity of the user. All of this anonymously collected usage data is not merged with your personal data according to section 3 of this data protection policy and is deleted immediately after the end of its statistical evaluation. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. You can deactivate the saving of cookies or set up your browser to inform you before cookies are saved. Users who do not accept cookies will not have access to certain parts of our website.
5. Security measures to protect your saved data
Personal data entrusted to us is secure. We are obliged to protect your personal privacy and to handle your personal data trustworthily. In order to prevent the loss or misuse of our data, we take extensive technical and operational security measures which are regularly reviewed and updated to meet technological progress. However, please be aware that due to the nature of the internet it is possible that data protection laws and the above security measures are not observed by people or companies outside of our area of accountability. In particular, unencrypted exposed data – also in emails – can be read by third parties. We have no technical influence over this. It is the user’s responsibility to protect data made available to them against misuse through encryption or otherwise.
6. Hyperlinks to external Websites
On our website there are hyperlinks to other companies’ websites. When activating these hyperlinks you will be forwarded directly to the website of another company. You will recognise this change, for example, by the changing URL. We can take no responsibility for the trustworthy handling of your data on third party websites because we have no influence on their compliance with data protection law. Please inform yourself about the handling of your personal data by these companies directly on their websites.
7. Information about your saved personal data / deletion
We only store the personal data you submitted in the context of contacting us as long as legally permitted. At your request, we will gladly inform you which data we have stored about your person. Despite our best efforts to be correct and up-to-date, should we have incorrect data stored we will correct it immediately. Should you wish to delete the data stored, this will be carried out immediately upon your request. If deletion of the data is not possible for legal reasons, the respective data is blocked instead. Please note, however, that when it comes to the deletion of your data, the services described here can no longer be offered. In this case, please contact:
THOST Projektmanagement GmbH
Villinger Straße 6
8. External data protection officer
For other questions and suggestions regarding data protection in house and these guidelines on data protection, please contact our external data protection officer and lawyer, Dr. Helge Kauert, LL.M.
RA Helge Kauert, LL.M.
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