Data protection

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our research project. Protecting your privacy during your visit to our Web site is very important to us. We therefore comply with the applicable legal regulations concerning the protection of personal data and data security. Below is a description of the websites to which this data protection declaration applies, what kind of data we collect, process and use, your right to obtain information and much more.

Scope
This data protection declaration applies to the use of the website offered by Dr. René Rohrbeck concerning organizational future orientation (hereinafter referred to as “Future orientation website”). This data protection declaration does not apply to the websites of other service providers referenced by the Future orientation website through a link.

Personal data definition
This includes any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. For example, your name, address and bank account, personal ID and telephone numbers as well as your vehicle license number, e-mail address and IP address are personal data. Personal data does not include data that cannot be used to determine your actual identity, such as information on your gender, the browser you use, or your favorite brand of car.

Anonymity
When using the Future orientation website, you are always anonymous unless you voluntarily provide us with personal data. The only exception to this principle is the temporary automatic collection and storage of your IP address. Further details can be found below.

Automatic collection, processing and use of personal data
Each time you visit the Future orientation website, we automatically collect information on the IP address assigned to your computer, the browser and operating system you are using and which webpages you have viewed. This data can be stored in log files on the Web server. Of this information, only the IP address is an item of personal data. To protect our computer systems against misuse, it is necessary to temporarily store the IP address of each visitor. If we use the log files for any other purpose, including in the preparation of usage profiles for purposes such as advertising, market research or customizing our website, the IP addresses are first rendered anonymous. In all other instances, the IP numbers are deleted from the log files. In the end, you always remain anonymous, even when we automatically collect and temporarily store your IP address.

Other forms of collecting, processing and using personal data
Furthermore, we collect, process and use your personal data only if you provide such data to us voluntarily and this is allowed by law or you have consented thereto.

Purpose of collecting, processing or using personal data
We use the personal data you have provided exclusively for the purposes communicated or agreed upon.

Use of personal data for the purpose of advertising or market research
To maintain a customer relationship with you, it is occasionally in our interest to use your personal data for advertising, market research and other purposes. We will, of course, notify you of this in advance and request your express consent.

Disclosure, sale or transfer of personal data to third parties
We do not disclose, sell or otherwise transfer your personal data to third parties unless this is necessary to achieve the communicated or agreed upon purposes or you have expressly consented to it.

Withdrawal of consent
You have the option to object at any time to the future use of your personal data for the purpose that was agreed upon with your consent. To do this, please contact the address given below.

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytic service provided by Google, Inc. (Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse 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. 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 relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also tranfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Preventing the storage of cookies
Although cookies are relevant to data protection only when they store personal data, quite a few Internet users are generally skeptical of these tiny data packets. We therefore would like to point out that you can take steps to prevent the storage of cookies on your computer or view the contents of cookies. The latest browsers provide you with a range of functions, which you can get information about via your browser’s help function. For example, you can simply configure your Web browser to automatically block all cookies or to alert you before storing a cookie. However, keep in mind that this may result in functional restrictions when using the Future orientation website and websites of other service providers.

Security measures
Further information can be found via your browser’s help function. If you would like to contact us by e-mail, keep in mind that the confidentiality of transmitted information is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails – like that of postcards – can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information only by regular mail.

Right to obtain information
At your request, we will be happy to let you know whether and what kind of personal data about you is stored with us. To do this, simply contact the address indicated below.

Changing and deleting personal data
If you would like to have your personal data changed or deleted, please contact the address indicated below. In principle, we delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we originally stored your data has been achieved. However, we would like to point out that under certain circumstance we are not allowed to delete your data due to legal data retention and accounting obligations. In this case, however, you have a right to block the data.

Changes to this data protection declaration
Rapid developments in Internet technology and changes to laws and regulations in the area of data protection require us to update our data protection declaration from time to time to meet the new requirements. Due to this circumstance, please observe the latest version of the data protection declaration. This data protection declaration was last revised on July 30, 2010.

Obtaining information from the Future orientation website
If you would like to assert your right to obtain information, or if you have any questions related to this data protection declaration or the way in which we handle data protection on the Web, please contact:
E-Mail: webmaster@futureorientation.net