Privacy Policy

Data privacy policy of the Munich Security Conference

We take data protection seriously

The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is an important concern for us. When you visit our website, our web servers store the IP address of your Internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the pages you visit on our website and the date and duration of your visit. This information is absolutely necessary for the technical transmission of the web pages and secure server operation. A personalized evaluation of this data does not take place.

If you send us data by contact form, these data are stored on our servers in the course of data backup. Your data will only be used by us to process your request. Your data will be treated strictly confidentially. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

Responsible body:

Munich Security Conference Foundation (non-profit) GmbH
Prinzregentenstrasse 7
80538 Munich
Phone: +49-89-37979 490
Email: office@securityconference.de


Personal Information

Personal data are data about your person. These include your name, address and email address. You also do not have to reveal any personal data to visit our website. In some cases we need your name and address as well as further information to be able to offer you the desired service.

The same applies in the event that we supply you with informational material on demand or if we answer your enquiries. In these cases we will always point this out to you. Furthermore, we only store the data that you have transmitted to us automatically or voluntarily.

If you use one of our services, we usually only collect the data that is necessary to be able to offer you that service. We may ask you for further information, but it is voluntary. Whenever we process personal data, we do so only to provide you with our services or to pursue our commercial goals.


Automatically recorded data

Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Date and time of the request
  • Name of the requested file
  • Page from which the file was requested
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • Web browser and operating system used
  • complete IP address of the requesting computer
  • transferred data volume

These data are not combined with other data sources. Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.  

For reasons of technical security, in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server, these data are temporarily stored by us. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons on the basis of this data. After seven days at the latest, the data is made anonymous by shortening the IP address at domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish a reference to the individual user. The data is also processed in anonymous form for statistical purposes; it is not compared with other data stocks or passed on to third parties, even in excerpts. Only in the context of our server statistics, which we publish every two years in our activity report, a representation of the number of page views takes place.

Cookies
When you visit our website, we may store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are transferred from an Internet server to your browser and stored on its hard drive. Only the Internet protocol address is stored – no personal data. This information stored in the cookies allows us to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our website, which makes your use easier. The legal basis for the use of cookies is the legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Of course, you can also visit our website without accepting cookies. If you do not want your computer to be recognized on your next visit, you can also refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings in your browser to "refuse cookies". You will find the respective procedure in the operating instructions of your respective browser. If you refuse the use of cookies, however, there may be restrictions in the use of certain areas of our website.


Google Analytics with anonymization add-on

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your visit to the website, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there.

We use Google Analytics on our website with the add-on "_gat._anonymizeIp". In this case, Google will already reduce your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thereby make it anonymous.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other services relating to website and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, provided that this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Google will, according to its own statements, under no circumstances associate your IP address with other Google data. 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 our website.

Google also offers a deactivation add-on for most popular browsers, giving you more control over what information Google collects about the websites you visit. The add-on informs Google Analytics' JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the deactivation add-on for browsers from Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services that we may use. For more information on installing the browser add-on, click on the link below:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

If you visit our site via a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you must click this link instead to prevent tracking by Google Analytics within this website in the future. This is also possible as an alternative to the browser add-on above. By clicking the link, an opt-out cookie is set in your browser that is only valid for this browser and this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, so you will have to click the link again.

If you agree that Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google Account and use information from your Google Account to personalize ads, Google will use your information with Google Analytics data to create cross-device remarketing targeting lists. To do this, Google Analytics first collects your Google Authenticated ID on our site, which is associated with your Google Account (personally identifiable information). Google Analytics will then temporarily link your ID to your Google Analytics data in order to optimize our target groups.

If you don't agree to this, you can turn it off by setting it in the My Account section of your Google Account.


Twitter Recommendation Components

We use components of the provider Twitter on our site. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Every time you visit our website, which is equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component from Twitter. This process informs Twitter which specific page of our website is currently being visited.

We have no influence over the data Twitter collects through this, nor on the extent of the data collected through Twitter. To the best of our knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of the respective website accessed and the IP address of the user, but does not use it for any other purposes than to display the Twitter component. Further information can be found in Twitter's privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy. Twitter messages from our Twitter account are also integrated on our pages through the Twitter service "Twitter Syndication".

By loading the page it is possible that the browser sends personal data such as the IP address or entire cookies to the social services.

You can change your privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.


Twitter Plugins (Tweet Button)

Our website uses so-called social plugins of the microblogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereafter 'Twitter'). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue 'Twitter bird'. An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Twitter to your browser and integrated into the page. The integration gives Twitter the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are not currently logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the 'Tweet' button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information will also be published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Twitter data protection information: https://twitter.com/privacy

If you do not want Twitter to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the Twitter plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker 'NoScript' (http://noscript.net/).


JWPlayer

A plugin of the video portal JWPlayer, LongTail Ad Solutions, Inc. d/b/a JWPlayer 2 Park Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10016, USA is integrated on our website. Each time you visit a site that offers one or more JWPlayer video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a JWPlayer server in the United States. Information about your visit and your IP address is stored there. By interacting with the JWPlayer plugins (e.g. clicking the start button) this information is also transmitted to JWPlayer and stored there.

For JWPlayer's privacy policy and more information about JWPlayer's collection and use of your information, please visit https://www.jwplayer.com/privacy.

JWPlayer also notifies the tracker Google Analytics via an iFrame in which the video is displayed. This is JWPlayer's own tracking, which we do not have access to. You can stop tracking by Google Analytics by using the opt-out tools which Google offers for some Internet browsers. Users can also prevent Google from collecting data generated by Google Analytics and relating to their use of the website (including their IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de


Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display maps and to create route maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.By using Google Maps on this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the data collected automatically and the data you have entered by Google, one of its representatives or third-party providers.

The terms of use for Google Maps can be found here.

You can view the privacy policy for Google Maps here.


Newsletter

We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter, i.e. we will only send you a newsletter by email if you have expressly confirmed to us beforehand that we should activate the newsletter service. We will then send you a notification email and ask you to confirm that you would like to receive our newsletter by clicking on a link contained in this email. When you register for our newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses your email address to register you without your knowledge or your authorization to receive the newsletter. If you do not wish to receive any newsletters from us at a later date, you can object to this at any time without incurring any additional costs.


Data security

We have taken technical and administrative security precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and service providers working for us are bound by the applicable data protection laws.

Whenever we collect and process personal data, it is encrypted before it is transmitted. This means that your data cannot be misused by third parties. Our security precautions are subject to a continuous improvement process and our data protection declarations are constantly revised. Please make sure you have the latest version.


Rights of the data subject

You have a right to information, correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of your stored data, a right of objection against the processing as well as a right to data transferability and to a complaint in accordance with the requirements of data protection law.

Right to information:
You can request information from us as to whether and to what extent we process your data.

Right to correction:
If we process your data that is incomplete or incorrect, you can request that we correct or complete it at any time.

Right to deletion ("right to be forgotten"):
You can request that we delete your data if we process it unlawfully or if the processing interferes disproportionately with your legitimate protection interests. Please note that there may be reasons that prevent immediate deletion, e.g. in the case of legally regulated storage obligations.
Irrespective of the exercise of your right to deletion, we will delete your data immediately and completely, unless there is a legal transaction or legal obligation to retain it.

Right to limitation of processing:
You may request us to restrict the processing of your data if

  • you dispute the accuracy of the data for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data.
  • the processing of the data is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and instead request a restriction on the use of the data,
  • we no longer need the data for the intended purpose, but you still need this data to assert or defend legal claims, or
  • you have lodged an objection to the processing of the data.


Right to data transferability:
You may require us to provide you with the data you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format and to allow you to pass this data to another person in charge without our interference, provided that

  • we process this data on the basis of an agreement you have given and revocable or to fulfil a contract between us, and
  • this processing is carried out using automated methods.
  • If it is technically feasible, you can ask us to transfer your data directly to another person responsible.


Right of objection:
If we process your data for legitimate reasons, you can object to this data processing at any time; this would also apply to profiling based on these provisions. We will then no longer process your data unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. You can object to the processing of your data for the purpose of direct advertising at any time without giving reasons.

Right of appeal:
If you are of the opinion that we violate German or European data protection law when processing your data, please contact us to clarify any questions. Of course, you also have the right to contact the supervisory authority responsible for you, the respective state office for data protection supervision.
If you wish to assert any of the above rights against us, please contact our data protection officer. In case of doubt, we may request additional information to confirm your identity.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy should this be necessary due to technical developments. Please make sure you have the latest version. If fundamental changes are made to this privacy policy, we will post them on our website.

All interested parties and visitors to our website can contact us on data protection issues:

Christian Volkmer
Projekt 29 GmbH & Co. KG
Ostengasse 14
93047 Regensburg

Tel.:  +49 941 2986930
Fax:  +49 941 29869316
Email: anfragen@remove-this.projekt29.de
Website: www.projekt29.de