Data protection

§1

Scope

(1)   We take the protection of personal data very seriously and want you to feel safe when visiting our website. With this privacy policy we explain to you the type, the extent, and the purposes of the collection and usage of personal data by us,

ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH
Campus-Boulevard 79
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 9426 1020
Fax +49 241 9426 1040

in the context of the Internet offer provided at https://acam.rwth-campus.com/ (in the following “website”).

(2)   We utilize personal data solely for internal purposes in connection with customer relations. A passing on to third parties, unless otherwise regulated in the following, does not occur without your necessary consent.
(3)   Personal data are information with which a person is identifiable, thus entered information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, the email address or the telephone number. In addition, data regarding preferences, hobbies, memberships or visited websites are counted as personal data.
(4)   The legal bases of data privacy are stated in the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG) as well as in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

§2

Your rights

(1)   By contacting our data protection officer using the indicated contact details, you can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • Provision of information regarding your data stored by us and their processing (Article 15, GDPR)
  • Rectification of incorrect personal data (Article 16, GDPR)
  • Erasure of your data stored by us (Article 17, GDPR)
  • Limitation of data processing insofar as we are not allowed to erase your data due to legal obligations (Article 18, GDPR)
  • Opposition against our processing of your data (Article 21, GDPR) and Data portability insofar as you have consented to the processing of data or have entered into a contract with us (Article 20, GDPR)

If you have given us a consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.

(2)   You can direct a complaint to a supervisory authority at any time, for example to the supervisory authority responsible for your state of residence or to the authority responsible for us.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the private sector) can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

§3

Access to the website/Server log files

(1)   With every access to our website, thus independent of whether you log in, register or enter and transfer other information, we automatically collect the following data (so-called server log files) in a log file:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
  • Name of the accessed website or file
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system of the user
(2)   We utilize these data to ensure that a problem-free connection is established with the website and for ensuring a smooth utilization of our website. The log files are utilized solely for statistical evaluations with the purpose of operating, securing and optimizing the offer. We reserve the right to subsequently review the log files, if the reasonable suspicion of unlawful use exists based on concrete evidence.
(3)   The processing is carried out according to Article 6(1) item f, GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in improving the website’s stability and functionality.
(4)   Recipients of the data may include technical service providers, who become involved by operating and maintaining our website for us.
(5)   The data are erased as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. This is generally the case for data that serve the provision of the website, once the respective session is closed.
(6)   The provision of the aforementioned personal data is not prescribed neither by law nor by contract. However, without the IP address our website’s service and functionality is not guaranteed. Furthermore, single services may not be available or only to a limited extent. For this reason, an objection is excluded.

§4

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during data transmission we employ the state of the art encryption method SSL via HTTPS.

§5

Cookies

(1)   Cookies are small files that enable saving specific device-related information on the access device of the user (PC, smartphone, etc.). On the one hand, they serve the user friendliness of websites and hence the users (for example, in the context of saving log in data). On the other hand, they help to collect statistical data regarding the website usage and to analyze these for the purpose of improving the offer.
(2)   You can exert influence on the use of cookies. Most current browsers dispose of a function with which the saving of cookies can be restricted or completely prevented. To find out how this works in detail please refer to the manual of your browser manufacturer. However, we point out that the use of the offer on our website and the comfort of use in particular could be limited when using no cookies.
(3)   The following cookies may be employed on our websites if your browser settings allow them or if you give us the consent for using cookies:

§6

Contacting

(1)   Apart from the purely informational use of our website, we offer you various services that you can make use of, if interested. For this, you can contact us directly and enter further personal data that we will use for processing the respective request.
(2)   If you contact us via email or the contact form, the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as for possible further questions.
(3)   The processing of data entered into the contact form takes place based on a legitimate interest (Article 6(1) item f, GDPR).

By providing the contact form, we intent to enable easy contacting for you. The information provided by you are saved with the purpose of processing your request as well as for possible further questions.

If you contact us in order to enquire an offer, the processing of data entered into the contact form takes place for carrying out pre-contractual measures (Article 6(1) item b, GDPR).

(4)   Recipients of data may include processors of orders.
(5)   Data are erased not later than six months after processing the enquiry.

If a contractual relationship is established, we are amenable to the legal retention periods according to the HGB and we will erase your data after the expiration of these periods.

(6)   The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your enquiry if you provide us with your name, your e-mail address and the reason for your enquiry.

§7

ACAM Events

(1)  When you register for our events/training formats via our registration form, the data you enter will be collected directly by the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH, Campus-Boulevard 79, 52074 Aachen, Germany, for the purpose of processing and registration. After receipt of your registration, the IP address and the date of registration will be saved. This storage only serves as evidence in the event that a third party misuses your e-mail address and registers for a training/event without your knowledge. Further relevant data will be requested directly from ACAM GmbH in order to be able to offer fee-based services. This includes, for example, your payment information to be able to execute your order.
(2)   The data processing necessary for concluding the contract is based on Article 6(1) item b, GDPR.
(3)   The data recipients may be in charge of order processing.
(4)   We store these data in our systems until the legal retention periods have expired. In general, these amount to six or ten years for reasons of proper accounting and tax law regulations.
(5)   The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without the provision of your personal data we cannot grant you access to our offered contents and services for further training/events.
(6)   If you indicate it accordingly, you will receive further information material from us upon the completion of your registration. You can revoke your consent for sending further information material anytime, with effect for the future.
(7)   If the registration is processed by the Campus GmbH please see §9.3 for the applicable data protection guidelines.
(8)   For our online events we use services or platforms of third parties. In this situation, the privacy of these third parties is taken into account. Participants will be informed in advance which platform will be used. ACAM has no control over the third parties.

§8

Login area

(1)   The login area is reserved exclusively for our members. The members receive the login credentials via email after signing the membership contract. In order to use the login area it is necessary to provide the first name and surname, the user name and the email address.
(2)   In the login area you can create a profile (picture, address, etc.) on a voluntary basis. The data are only visible to other members if the approval is given.
(3)   The data are utilized for the sole purposes of administrating the user accounts, combating abuse, and troubleshooting.

§ 9

Integration of third party services

(1)   Our website contains offers and contents of third parties, for example for web analyses, map services, logins or embedded videos. Providing these offers and contents requires that your current IP address as well as partially personal data be transmitted to the third party. Otherwise, third party offers and contents cannot be transmitted to and displayed in your browser, and logins cannot be processed.
(2)   While we strive to integrate only such services that utilize the transmitted IP address solely for the transmission of the requested services, we do not have any influence on the third parties. Insofar as we know that third parties perform logging activities, we indicate this separately.

§9.1

Use of Google Analytics

(1)   Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytic service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of the website usage. The information concerning the usage of our website by you are generated by cookies and are in general transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
(2)   The purposes of data processing are the evaluation of the website usage and in compiling reports regarding activities on the website. Based on the website and internet usage, further connected services are to be provided.
(3)   Data processing takes place based on the user’s consent (Article 6(1) item a, GDPR).
(4)   The recipient of the data is Google, being the processor of the order. For this, we have concluded a corresponding contract with Google to carry out the order processing.
(5)   The deletion of the data takes place as soon as they are no longer necessary for our recording purposes.
(6)   Google processes your data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
(7)   In the context of Google Analytics, the IP address transmitted by your browser will not be linked with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser. However, we point out that in this case you might not be able to fully use all functions of our website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection and transmission of data generated by the cookies and linked to your usage of our website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
(8)   With help of the tracking tool Google Analytics, the behavior of visitors on our website can be evaluated and interests can be analyzed. For this, we create an pseudonymous user profile.
(9)   You can find further information regarding the terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and https://policies.google.com/?hl=us, respectively.

§9.2

YouTube

(1)   The videos embedded in our website are provided by the YouTube website https://www.youtube.com/, which is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The videos can be played directly on our website.
(2)   Your consent constitutes the legal basis for embedding YouTube and as well as for the data transfer to Google connected therewith (Article 6(1) item a, GDPR).
(3)   All videos are embedded in an “advanced data protection mode”. In other words, no data concerning you as a user are transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only after a website equipped with a YouTube plugin is visited and videos embedded therein are played, a connection with the YouTube servers is established and the data mentioned in §2 of this declaration are transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.
(4)   If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to link your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
(5)   Google processes your data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU_US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
(6)   The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely based on your consent. Preventing the access can lead to functional limitations on the website.
(7)   Further information can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=us. There, you also receive further information on your rights concerning this matter and configuration options for protecting your privacy.

§9.3

Campus Forum GmbH

(1)   When registering for our events/training formats via the registration form, the data entered by you are collected directly by the Campus Forum GmbH, Steinbachstraße 25, 52074 Aachen, Germany, for the purpose of processing and registration. Upon receipt of your registration, the IP address and the date of the registration are stored. This storage acts solely as a proof in case a third party abuses your email address and registers for a training/event without your knowledge. Further data are asked for by the Campus Forum GmbH in order to provide services that are not free of charge. For example, this includes your payment information in order to be able to carry out your order.
(2)   The data processing necessary for concluding the contract is based on Article 6(1) item b, GDPR.
(3)   The data recipients may be in charge of order processing.
(4)   The Campus Forum GmbH stores these data in their systems until the legal retention periods have expired. In general, these amount to six or ten years for reasons of proper accounting and tax law regulations.
(5)   The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without the provision of your personal data we cannot grant you access to our offered contents and services for further training/events.
(6)   If you indicate it accordingly, you will receive further information material from us or directly from Campus Forum GmbH upon the completion of your registration. You can revoke your consent for sending further information material anytime, with effect for the future.
(7)   You can obtain further information from the privacy policy of Campus Forum GmbH at http://www.campusforum.de/datenschutzerklaerung/.

§9.4

Hyperlinks to websites of third parties

(1)   Our website also contains hyperlinks that refer to third parties’ websites (e.g., Facebook, XING, etc.). We would like to point out that the privacy policies of third parties may include terms that differ from our privacy policy.

§10

Google Maps

(1)   This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
(2)  To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
(3)  The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
(4)  Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

§11

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy from time to time so that it always meets the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. For your next visit, the new privacy policy will then apply.

§12

Data protection officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please write us an email or contact our data protection officer directly:

Ingrid Bongiovanni Roll
Tel.: +49 241 9426 1025
Fax: +49 241 9426 1040
Email: i.roll@acam-aachen.de

§13

Responsible supervisory authority

We are registered with the following supervisory authority via our data protection officer:

Regional representative for data protection and freedom of information North Rhine-Westphalia

Kavalleriestraße 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 211 38424-0
Fax: +49 211 38424-10
Email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

Internet: www.ldi.nrw.de