Data Privacy Policies
As of January 15, 2021
Data protection is a high priority for us. In this data protection declaration, we inform you about how we process your personal data in connection with the use of this website and the services offered on it.
1. Responsible and data protection officer
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “we.CONECT”), Reichenberger Straße 124, 10999 Berlin, www.we-conect.com is responsible for processing personal data within the framework of this website and the Services offered via this are responsible within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
For questions or comments on the subject of data protection, please contact the we.CONECT data protection officer:
PadPort Data Protection North Hesse
Tel .: 056513203810
2. Purposes and legal bases for the processing of personal data
It is part of our range of services that we process your personal data in order to be able to offer customer-oriented services. Whenever possible, we give you the opportunity to freely decide which data you want to share with us.
We process your data for the purposes listed below on the legal basis mentioned in detail:
For some processing purposes, we need your consent, which we will then obtain from you separately at the appropriate point. In these cases, your data will be processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR. This is the case, for example, when we conduct direct mail via telephone or email. You can also register for some of our services to receive additional editorial newsletters, e.g. by email. Further information on this, including your right to revoke your consent, can be found in the editorial newsletters (e.g. by e-mail) and e-mail success measurement section.
For analyzes, statistical evaluations, targeting and retargeting, e.g. to show you advertising, we use products from other providers on this website, based on what is known as cookie technology, among other things. This is also done on the basis of your consent in accordance with Section 15 (3) sentence 1 of the German Telemedia Act in conjunction with Article 5 (3) sentence 1 of the ePrivacy Directive. Information on the processing of data that takes place via such technologies based on cookies and the tools used for this, as well as your rights to prevent the use of this technical processing, can be found in the section on cookie statement.
You can revoke your respective consent at any time with effect for the future. Information on this can be found in the section on your rights and the following sections, in which processing based on your consent is described separately (e.g. in the section editorial newsletters (e.g. by e-mail) and e-mail success measurement or cookie declaration).
If a contract is concluded between you and us, we process your data to fulfill this contract on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR. This is particularly necessary for the following purposes:
Purchase of products or services for which a contractual relationship is established with you
Registration for events / webinars (online), e.g. public or non-public webinars or events. In this case, we process your personal data in order to support the participants of our events in the planning, registration, participation and follow-up of an event, and we provide them with all necessary and useful information.
Registration on portals and the retrieval of information services, e.g. for the offer of specialist information, with which you can find out about the products and services that are offered in the respective industries or inform yourself about your products and services to enable a special user experience on our portals:
• Offer specific services, such as advice on the development and implementation of advertising campaigns, advice on optimizing the achievement of your advertising measures, as well as enrichment of your customer master data, market research, advice and implementation of events for customers or employees, agency services and communication services.
• Offering the service to enable you to advertise yourself on our communication channels, e.g. in our print products, on our online portals, in our newsletters or as a cooperation partner at trade fairs or other events.
• Processing and invoicing if you use one of our paid offers.
• To better provide advertising for products and offers, users or customers with information according to their interests and needs
• Tailor-made design of our offer
• Implementation of advertising success checks
• Market research, e.g. in the form of online surveys
• Acquisition of new customers
• Establishing contact for event advertising
• Advertising by e-mail to advertise similar goods or services if we have received your e-mail address from you as part of the sale of a product or service (cf. Section 7 (3) of the Unfair Competition Act (UWG))
• Guarantee of the security of our own IT systems as well as optimization and functionality of our websites by logging technical usage data in log files
If the processing is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests, you generally have a right of objection in this regard (see section Your rights below). There is no right to object to the collection of technical usage data for the provision of our website and the storage of this data in log files for the purposes listed in this section.
We have to collect and process some data due to mandatory legal regulations. In this case, the basis is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter c GDPR. This is the case, for example, if we are obliged to disclose data to the law enforcement authorities on the basis of a legal obligation, for example, or if we have to keep data for a certain period of time on the basis of legal regulations such as commercial or tax regulations.
3. Which personal data are processed?
We process the data that we need for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. If you are a registered user, we process your name, your function and position in the company, your job title, your field of activity, the branch of your company, the markets in which your company is or would like to be active. In addition, your address and the contact details, at which we can also reach you electronically if necessary. If you are already a customer, we save all accounting data that we need to invoice our services, possibly including your bank details, your conditions with us and tax-relevant data.
To optimize our offers, we may also save data that is publicly available on the Internet about your company, for example, or compare the currentness of your data with data from suitable, freely available databases.
In addition, we collect data about your interests, which we derive from your inquiries and the use of our online portals, because our goal is to only make you offers that correspond to your wishes and interests. If we use technical processes for this purpose, e.g. based on cookie technology, you can find further information and your existing rights in this regard in the section on cookie declaration.
Some data are also transmitted automatically (especially technical usage data). Your computer automatically provides us with information such as IP address, browser type or access times when you use our online portals. We need this data for the optimal presentation of our online offers on your hardware.
4. Duration of storage of your personal data
We store your data for as long as this is necessary for the provision of our services or the execution of the contract to you or we have a legitimate interest in further storage.
Insofar as the processing takes place on the basis of your consent or on the basis of one of our legitimate interests, the data in question will no longer be processed for the associated purpose after receipt of your revocation or objection and, if necessary, deleted, unless there are statutory exceptions. Regardless of this, the data that are subject to commercial or tax retention requirements will only be deleted after the statutory deadlines have expired. Finally, the storage period is also assessed according to the statutory limitation periods, which, for example, according to §§ 195 ff. Of the German Civil Code (BGB) can be up to thirty years, whereby the regular limitation period is three years.
Under certain circumstances, your data must also be kept longer, e.g. if a ban on data deletion is ordered for the duration of the proceedings in connection with an official or judicial process.
Information on the storage duration of the cookies we use can be found in the cookie statement.
5. Recipients of the data
The data is processed centrally at we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH, Reichenberger 124, 10999, Berlin and used in joint responsibility with the companies involved for the purposes stated in the Purposes and legal bases section.
Please address your rights mentioned in the section “Exercising your rights” to we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH using the contact options given in the section responsible and data protection officer or at https://privacy.we-conect.com/
6. Order processing
In some cases, we are supported in data processing by service providers who process personal data on our behalf. We have bound these service providers to us through an order processing contract in such a way that they are only allowed to process the data for our business purposes and on the basis of our instructions. The service providers primarily include technical service providers (including affiliated companies) for the maintenance, hosting and support of our IT infrastructure, including this website, as well as service providers for mailings, lead campaigns and other marketing activities.
7. Tracking and other cookie technology service providers
Tracking und weitere auf der Cookie-Technologie basierende und auf unseren Webseiten implementierte technische Verfahren werden durch Drittanbieter erbracht und in diesem Zusammenhang auch Daten an diese Drittanbieter weitergeben. Informationen zu den eingesetzten Cookie-Verfahren und den entsprechenden Drittanbietern, die die technischen Tools anbieten, können Sie dem Abschnitt Cookie Erklärung entnehmen.
8. Passing on your data to third parties
With your consent, we also pass on your data to those customers whose services you have accessed on one of our online portals (e.g. the whitepaper of a specific manufacturer). When you call up the service, we point out which company it is and with the download you can decide whether you consent to the use of your data by this company and download this third-party offer. These companies are themselves responsible in terms of data protection law. This information is only passed on for the purposes of advertising, market research or opinion polls.
Articles and other published information about the authors can be called up by registered users worldwide. If the contributions are published in digital media, they can be found using search engines and linked to other information, from which personality profiles of the authors can possibly be created. Insofar as you consent to publications, the content can “multiply” further by dividing the original publication without us having any influence on the distribution activities by users and can be used for purposes that we cannot control.
9. Data transfer to third countries
As a rule, we do not transfer your data to other countries or third countries (countries that are neither members of the European Union nor the European Economic Area) or to international organizations. A transfer of data to third countries can take place as an exception, as far as this is necessary for the execution of services for you, is legally required or you have given us your consent. Some of the service providers who process personal data on our behalf are located in third countries that do not have the same level of protection for your personal data as in the EU, be it due to a lack of laws, a lack of rights or a lack of supervision in these countries. Some recipients, in particular the providers of social media channels or registered users who process your data, are also located in such third countries. The transfer of personal data to such third countries outside the EU only takes place if the European Commission has adopted a so-called adequacy decision (Art. 45 (3) GDPR) (see here) or guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR are, in particular, standard data protection clauses issued by the European Commission in accordance with Art 46 Paragraph 2 Letter c GDPR (see here). You can receive a copy of this on request (e.g. by e-mail) – for contact details see the section responsible and data protection officer above or at https://privacy.we-conect.com/ .
Information on any transfers of your data to third countries can also be found in the data protection regulations of the recipients who carry out a third country transfer. You can also find information on this under Advanced settings of our cookie management tool, in which our cookie-based processing is described.
10. Your rights
If the legal requirements are met, you as the data subject have the following rights in accordance with Art. 12 to 21 GDPR:
You have the right to request information about the data we have stored about you and the scope of the data processing and transfer carried out by us and to receive a copy of the personal data stored about you.
You have the right to immediately request the correction of personal data relating to you and stored about you if this data is incomplete or incorrect.
You have the right to request the immediate deletion of the personal data we have stored about you if the legal requirements are met. This is particularly the case if your personal data are no longer required for the purposes for which they were collected; the legal basis for the processing was solely your consent and you have revoked it; You have objected to processing on the basis of legitimate interests (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR) for personal reasons and we cannot prove that there are overriding legitimate reasons for processing; Your personal data has been processed unlawfully; or your personal data must be deleted in order to comply with legal requirements. If we have passed your data on to third parties, we will inform them about the deletion, insofar as this is required by law. Please note the restrictions on your right to erasure. For example, we are not allowed to delete any data that we have to keep due to legal retention periods. Data that we need to assert, exercise or defend legal claims are also excluded from your right to erasure.
Restriction of processing:
You have the right to request that processing be restricted if one of the following conditions is met: You dispute the correctness of the personal data and we must check the correctness of the personal data. The processing is unlawful, you reject the deletion of the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted. We no longer need your personal data for processing purposes, but you need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. You have lodged an objection to the processing and it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate reasons outweigh yours. If processing is restricted, the data will be blocked centrally and – apart from their storage – only with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest Processed in the EU or an EU member state.
Insofar as we automatically process your personal data that you have provided to us on the basis of your consent or a contract with you (including your employment contract), you have the right to receive the data in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transfer this data to a to transmit to other responsible persons without hindrance from us. You also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible.
If we process your personal data on the basis of legitimate interests or in the public interest, you have the right to object to the processing of your data for personal reasons. In addition, you have an unrestricted right of objection if we process your data for our direct mail. Please note our separate note in the section “Your right to object” below.
Revocation of consent:
If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke this at any time. Please note that the revocation will only take effect in the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected. Information on how to specifically revoke your consent can be found at the point of our online offers where the specific consent is obtained and in the following sections of this data protection declaration: – Editorial newsletters (e.g. by email) and email success measurement – Cookie statement
In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, Section 19 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) if you are of the opinion that your personal data is not being processed lawfully. The right of appeal exists without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Your right of objection You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
We will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data relating to you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data relating to you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In connection with the use of information society services – regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC – you have the option of exercising your right of objection by means of automated processes that use technical specifications.
To exercise your rights, you can contact the person responsible. You can find the contact details in the section Responsible and data protection officer or at https://privacy.we-conect.com/
Can the processing of personal data or this data protection declaration change?
The handling of personal data is continuously monitored by us against the background of data protection regulations and adjusted if necessary. Please take note of our data protection declaration at regular intervals, which reflects the current status of our handling of personal data. We will announce changes here and in your user account. In the event of contractual changes that affect, for example, the processing of your data to fulfill the contract and personalize our offer, we will also inform you separately by email.
11. Cookie statement
“Cookies” are files that are stored on your computer when you visit this website and that your browser “remembers”. A cookie file is saved in your web browser and enables the website or a third-party provider to recognize you and the We can tailor our website to you better on your next visit. Cookies and tracking pixels enable us to provide our services to you better and more efficiently and to optimize your experience on our website.
Tracking pixels are small graphic files that are connected to our servers and allow us to track your use of our website and the associated functionalities. We also use tracking pixels or GIF files to support online advertising and, if necessary, for range measurement. This enables us to evaluate how many visitors were on our website and which advertisements they accessed. The information collected with cookies or GIF files does not contain your name, address, telephone number or email address.
How are cookies used?
The specific applications used that function on the basis of cookies are described in detail in our cookie management tool under Advanced Settings. A list of the cookies used on our website can be found in our cookie management tool under cookies.
What options do you have with regard to cookies and on what legal basis are cookies used?
The legal basis for this consent-based cookie-based processing is Section 15 (3) sentence 1 of the Telemedia Act (TMG) in conjunction with Article 5 (3) of the ePrivacy Directive, otherwise Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (our legitimate interest in the purposes detailed in our cookie management tool).
If you want to delete cookies yourself or request your web browser to delete or prevent cookies, visit the help pages of your web browser and make the appropriate browser settings.
12. Further special agreements
Editorial newsletters (e.g. by email) and email success measurement: You can subscribe to free editorial newsletters on our website. The data requested by you during registration will be transmitted to us:
1. First name, surname
2. Company name
3. Business email address
4. Job title
5. Telephone number
6. Further information if necessary
In addition, the following technical data is usually collected when registering:
1. IP address of the calling computer
2. Date and time of registration
For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during registration and reference is made to this data protection declaration. You can access the exact content of the declaration of consent and further information on your consent here.
The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration by the user is the fulfillment of the contract in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR, otherwise the consent of the user (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR). The same applies to the dispatch of the editorial newsletter; The additional legal basis here is Section 7 (2) No. 3 UWG.
The purpose of collecting your email address is to deliver the newsletter. The collection of other personal data during the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.
Right of revocation with regard to subscription to the newsletter You can revoke your subscription to editorial newsletters and any consent you have given in this regard at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every editorial newsletter with which it can be unsubscribed. Alternatively, you can unsubscribe using our contact form https://www.we-conect.com/newsletter-unsubscribe/, or you can unsubscribe from receiving individual newsletters in your account settings (eg under “My Account”), if this is the case on the portal on which you have registered and from which you will receive editorial newsletters by e-mail. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
In our editorial newsletters, success is measured with an evaluation of the opening rate of the e-mails and a click evaluation within this. We use this technique to determine the level of interest in certain topics and to measure the effectiveness of our communication measures. We use the evaluated data from the performance measurement to fulfill our contractual obligation to provide you with a personalized user experience in our media world on the basis of the user contract that you conclude with us when you register for our services (see section Purposes and legal bases). In this case, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Insofar as the evaluation does not serve to fulfill the contract, the legal basis is our legitimate interest in the evaluation according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected or if you exercise your right of withdrawal. Your email address will therefore be stored as long as the subscription to editorial newsletters is active.
13. Online meetings, conference calls and webinars via “Zoom, GTW or hubs101”
Purposes: We use tools such as “Zoom”, “GTW” or “hubs101” to hold telephone conferences, online meetings, video conferences and / or webinars (hereinafter: “Online Meetings”).
• “Zoom” is a service provided by Zoom Video Communications, Inc., which is based in the United States.
• “GTW” is a service provided by Logmein, Inc., which is based in the USA.
• “Hubs101” is a service from Lifeware GmbH, which is based in Berlin, Germany.
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH, Reichenberger 124, 10999 Berlin is responsible for data processing that is directly related to the implementation of “online meetings”.
If you call up the “Zoom” “GTW” or “hubs101” website, the respective provider is responsible for the data processing.
When using “Zoom”, “GTW” or “hubs101”, different types of data are processed. The scope of the data also depends on the details of the data you provide before or when participating in an “online meeting”.
The following personal data are processed:
• User information: first name, last name, telephone (optional), email address, password (if “single sign-on” is not used), profile picture (optional), department (optional)
• Meeting metadata: topic, description (optional), participant IP addresses, device / hardware information
• For recordings (optional): MP4 file of all video, audio and presentation recordings, M4A file of all audio recordings, text file of the online meeting chat.
• When dialing in with the phone: information on the incoming and outgoing phone number, country name, start and end time. If necessary, further connection data such as the IP address of the device can be saved.
• Text, audio and video data: You may have the option of using the chat, question or survey functions in an “online meeting”. In this respect, the text entries you make are processed in order to display them in the “online meeting” and, if necessary, to record them. In order to enable the display of video and the playback of audio, the data from the microphone of your terminal device and any video camera on the terminal device are processed accordingly for the duration of the meeting. You can switch off or mute the camera or microphone yourself at any time using the “Zoom”, “GTW” or “hubs101” applications.
• In order to take part in an “online meeting” or to enter the “meeting room”, you must at least provide information about your name.
• Scope of processing: We use “GTW” or “hubs101” from “Zoom” to conduct “online meetings”. If we want to record “online meetings”, we will inform you transparently in advance and – if necessary – ask for your consent. The fact of the recording is also displayed in the “GTW” or “hubs101” app by “Zoom”.
• If necessary for the purpose of logging the results of an online meeting, we will log the chat content. However, this will usually not be the case.
• In the case of webinars, we can also process the questions asked by webinar participants for the purpose of recording and following up webinars.
• If you are registered as a user of “Zoom” “GTW” or “hubs101”, then reports on “Online Meetings” (meeting metadata, data on telephone dial-in, questions and answers in webinars, survey function in webinars) up to one Month when from “Zoom” “GTW” or “hubs101” are saved.
Automated decision-making within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR is not used.
Legal basis for data processing: Insofar as personal data is processed by employees of the we.CONECT Global Leaders Group, Section 26 BDSG is the legal basis for data processing. Should personal data not be required in connection with the use of “Zoom”, “GTW” or “hubs101” “for the establishment, implementation or termination of the employment relationship, but nevertheless an elementary component when using” Zoom “” GTW “or” hubs101 ” “, Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR is the legal basis for data processing. In these cases, we are interested in the effective implementation of “online meetings”.
In addition, the legal basis for data processing when conducting “online meetings” is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, insofar as the meetings are held in the context of contractual relationships.
If there is no contractual relationship, the legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR. Here, too, we are interested in the effective implementation of “online meetings”.
Recipient / transfer of data: Personal data that are processed in connection with participation in “online meetings” are generally not passed on to third parties unless they are intended for transfer. Please note that content from “online meetings” as well as personal
14. Notes on data protection for virtual events on the platform of the provider hubs101 / Lifeware GmbH
a) Purpose of processing
We use the hubs101 platform (hereinafter “platform”) to hold virtual events. This includes online meetings, video conferences and / or webinars as well as live discussions (hereinafter: “virtual events”).
b) Subject and scope of the processing of personal data
Various types of data are processed when using the platform. The scope of the data depends, among other things, on what data you provide before or when participating in a specific session as part of the virtual event or in individual areas of the platform (e.g. in the public event area or in the area limited to a certain number of participants Breakout room).
The following personal data are processed:
via the user (query when registering):
a. First and Last Name
c. Address data
d. E-mail address
f. telephone number (optional)
g. Profile picture (optional)
h. Department (optional)
Event session metadata:
k. Participant IP addresses
l. Device / hardware information
For recordings (optional):
m. MP4 file of all video, audio and presentation recordings
n. Text file of chats during the virtual event
When dialing in with the phone:
o. Information on the incoming and outgoing phone number
p. Country name
q. Start and end time
If necessary, further connection data such as the IP address of the device will be saved
Text, audio and video data:
For chat, question or survey functions: text input to display them or, if necessary, to log them
and possibly data from the microphone and video camera of the end device during the duration of a lecture, webinar or similar as part of the virtual event (you can switch these off or mute them yourself at any time using the settings made available on the platform)
To participate in a virtual event or, for example, to join an event session or another meeting room, you must at least provide information about your name. In the public event area, only your first name will be made available to other participants; We will publish your full name in the breakout room (limited to a certain number of people).
c) Legal basis for data collection:
The legal basis for data processing when carrying out virtual events and the sessions and functions offered as part of the event (e.g. breakout room, participation in virtual lectures / webinars) is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The prerequisite for participation in the respective virtual event is the conclusion of a usage contract, which comes into effect with your registration on the platform or your separate registration for the virtual event with confirmation of the relevant terms and conditions.
If there is no contractual relationship, the legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR. Here, too, we are interested in the effective implementation of the respective virtual event.
If we ask for your consent for individual processing on the platform (e.g. for recordings of a video conference), the legal basis is your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
d) Transfer of data to third parties, other recipients
Personal data that is processed in connection with participation in virtual events will not be passed on to third parties unless you have expressly consented to such disclosure. Your full name will only be made available to other participants in the virtual event in the breakout room. The publication of other contact data (e.g. from your registration / login) does not take place unless you have expressly consented to the publication.
Other recipients: Insofar as this is provided for in the context of order processing agreements with our technology partners for hosting the event platform, for the technical implementation of virtual events and for offering the respective event functions, these partners necessarily receive knowledge of the above data.
e) Deletion of data
We generally delete personal data if there is no need for further storage. A requirement can exist in particular if the data is still required to fulfill contractual services. In the case of statutory retention requirements, deletion is only possible after the respective retention obligation has expired.
f) Rights of data subjects and right of objection