Data protection

We take the protection of your personal data. Therefore, with this data protection declaration we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. We would also like to inform you of your rights.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Responsible person

The person responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR, other data protection laws applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany and the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Witten Institute for Family Business Foundation

Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 48

58448 Witten, Germany

 

Represented by:

Board:

Prof. Dr. Tom A. Rüsen

 

Board of Trustees:

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp (Vorsitzender), Christiane Dethleffsen, Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer, Wilfried Neuhaus-Galladé, Diana Weßling

 

Tel .: +49 (0) 2302 926-510

Email: info@wifu-stiftung.de

 

Data protection officer

 

The person responsible has named the data protection officer:

Attorney Martin Erlewein

Alte Poststrasse 28b

42555 Velbert

Tel .: +49 (0) 2052 8352343

Email: info@kanzlei-erlewein.de

Any person affected by the processing of personal data by the person responsible can contact the data protection officer directly at any time and with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

 

Duration of storage

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is given below.

The session data recorded in session cookies are only saved until you end your session by leaving or closing the website.

In the case of statutory retention requirements, we restrict the processing of the relevant data.

 

Transfer of data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if you have given your express consent, there is a legal obligation to do so, this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

 

Transfer to third countries

On our pages at www.wifu.de are functions of the company Google LLC. (Google), 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, and its subsidiary, the company YouTube, LLC (TouTube), 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. For the European area, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all Google services.

It cannot be ruled out that Google may also transfer personal data of European internet users to the USA and thus to a third country and process it there. In order to offer suitable guarantees for compliance with the conditions of data transmission laid down in Chapter V of the GDPR and also the other provisions of the GDPR, Google uses the corresponding Art. 46 (2) lit. c GDPR standard data protection clauses issued by the EU Commission. You can find more information about what data Google collects, what this data is used for and what rights you have at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. The IP address is anonymized after it has been recorded. This data is not combined with other data sources. This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use. The data will be deleted as long as no further storage is required for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally resolved.

SSL or TSL encryption

For reasons of security, this site uses SSL or TSL encryption. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

 

Server log files

When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server used for our website. These are saved in so-called server log files. The stored data are:

IP address of the device you are using
Date and time of the server request
Referrer Url (identifier of the previously visited website)
Browser type and browser version
operating system used

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. The IP address is anonymized after it has been recorded. This data is not combined with other data sources. This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use. The data will be deleted as long as no further storage is required for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally resolved.

 

SSL or TSL encryption

For reasons of security, this site uses SSL or TSL encryption. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

 

Your rights

You have a right to information from the person responsible about the processing of personal data concerning you, as well as to correction, deletion or restriction of processing as well as to object to the processing of this data and to data portability.

If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for other justification reasons at any time.

If you would like to assert one of the above rights, please contact the person responsible directly using the contact details given above (info@wifu-stiftung.de) or our data protection officer (info@kanzlei-erlewein.de).

The person responsible is obliged to comply with your asserted right, unless there are justifiable reasons against it. In addition, he may only comply with your request if he was able to clearly identify the person concerned.

Your right to information

You have the right to free information as to whether personal data relating to you is stored or processed by the person responsible, what data it is, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing.

Your right to erasure

With regard to the right to erasure, we would like to make it clear that, in principle, every person concerned has the right to request a person responsible for processing their personal data to delete personal data relating to them immediately. However, the deletion is only to be carried out if one of the following reasons applies:

The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
The data subject revokes their consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing.
The personal data was processed unlawfully.
The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.

Likewise, there will be no deletion if processing is still required in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR. According to Article 17 (3) (e) GDPR, this is the case in particular if processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

 

Your right to object

The person responsible will no longer process the personal data in the event of a justified objection, unless there are compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend of legal claims.

If the person responsible processes personal data in order to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as this is associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the controller will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

Contact form

The person responsible pursues the statutory purpose of promoting education, science, research and teaching in the field of family entrepreneurship, in particular within the framework of the legally dependent Witten Institute for Family Businesses (WIFU) of the business faculty of the University of Witten / Herdecke gGmbH. This promotion of the WIFU by the responsible person takes place, among other things, through the responsible design and provision of the Internet pages at www.wifu.de.

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, these, including the personal data you have provided, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions.

 

Forwarding to the WIFU

If your contact or request is actually not addressed directly to the person responsible, but to the WIFU or WIFU employees, we will forward your request and the contact details you provided to the WIFU or the Witten/Herdecke University gGmbH. If you give your consent in the contact form, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR applies as the legal basis for this transfer as a form of processing.

You can find the data protection declaration of the Witten/Herdecke University GmbH at: https://www.uni-wh.de/datenschutz/

 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). This is done on the basis of our interest in the needs-based design and continuous optimization of our websites (Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR). Google processes the data on website usage on our behalf and is contractually obliged to take measures to guarantee the confidentiality of the processed data.

In this context, Google creates pseudonymised usage profiles and uses cookies. The information generated by the cookies about your use of our website contains the data mentioned above under the section “Server log files”. The information is used in particular to analyze the use of the website in order to compile reports on the activities on our website. Your IP address is anonymized so that it cannot be assigned (IP masking). In no case will your IP address be merged with other Google data.

Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID with which you can be recognized on future website visits. The recorded data is saved together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables the analysis of pseudonymous user profiles.

Information about what data is collected by Google, what this data is used for and what rights you have can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

The use of Google Analytics on our website only takes place after you have given your consent. The justification for the subsequent processing is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

OptOut

If you do not agree to the recording, you can prevent it by installing the browser add-on once to deactivate Google Analytics (OptOut). As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link: Deactivate Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website.

As a further alternative, you can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly, as described below in the Cookies section.

 

Google reCAPTCHA

On our website, we use Google reCAPTCHA to check and avoid interactions on our websites through automated access. This is a service provided by Google.

Google receives the information from which website a request is sent and from which IP address you are using the so-called reCAPTCHA input box. In addition to your IP address, Google can collect additional information that is necessary for offering and guaranteeing this service. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our website and in the defense against undesired, automated access in the form of spam, etc. The processing is justified in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f).

Google offers further information on the general handling of your user data at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

 

Google Maps

We use the Google Maps offer from Google to show you an interactive map directly on the website, which you can use accordingly. The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We refer you to the additional terms of use for Google Maps / Google Earth (https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps/).

When you visit the page on which Google Maps is integrated, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in the section “Server log files” of this data protection declaration are transmitted. The processed data can also include location data of the user if, for example, he has given his consent to this in the context of the settings on his mobile device. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you are not logged into a Google account, Google will store the data collected with unique identifiers that are linked to the browser, app or device you are using. Google saves your data as a usage profile. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. Please report this contradiction directly to Google.

You can find more information about what data Google collects, what this data is used for and what rights you have at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Furthermore, in its “Google Maps Controller-Controller Data Protection Terms”), Google has committed itself to the appropriate handling of personal data based on the European GDPR (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/mapscontrollerterms/).

 

YouTube

We use YouTube plugins to be able to embed videos on our website. The operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, which is a subsidiary of Google. Google and all of its subsidiaries have committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

The integration of videos on these pages takes place using the extended data protection mode offered by YouTube. In this case, videos are not accessed via youtube.com, but via youtube-nocookie.com. YouTube assures that in this mode no information about you will be saved before you watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. YouTube always connects to the Google DoubleClick network. This can result in further processing operations by Google over which we have no influence.

As soon as a YouTube video is started on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server receives information about which of our pages you are currently visiting.

Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your device after starting a video. With the help of these cookies, YouTube can receive information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to prevent attempted fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

As long as you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Further information on how Google handles user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. In this respect, there is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR.

 

Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. These serve to make websites more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. The processing of personal data that takes place here is justified by the interest of the operator of the site in their stable presentation and optimization (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

 

Types of Cookies

absolutely necessary cookies

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can also be identified after changing pages.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. These cookies can also be used without your consent.

 

Analysis – cookies

Cookies are also used on our website, which enable an analysis of the surfing behavior of the users. In this way, the frequency of page views and the use of website functions can be traced.

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. When you visit our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and his consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context is obtained. In this context, there is also a reference to this data protection declaration.

 

Cookies used

In detail, the following cookies are used on our website at www.wifu.de.

First party cookies

Domain name retention function
www.wifu.de _gid 1 day statistics (anonymous); Counting and tracking of page views
www.wifu.de _ga 2 years of statistics (anonymous); Counting and tracking of page views
www.wifu.de _gat 1 minute statistics (anonymous); Recognize automated requests
www.wifu.de pll_language session absolutely necessary; Storage of the user’s language selection
www.wifu.de bcookie_consent Session absolutely necessary; Storage of consent to data processing

Third party cookies

Domain name retention function
youtube-nocookie.com CONSENT Persistent Absolutely necessary; prevents further cookies from being set by YouTube

 

Social media

Links to www.wifu.de take you to our pages on the platforms of the social media providers (so-called fan pages). In some cases, the providers of these platforms provide us, as the operator of these fan pages, with statistical evaluations, especially on the interactions (likes, shares, posts, etc.) that you make on one of our fan pages. These evaluations are so-called “page insights”.

Based on the case law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), it can be assumed that we and the platform operators are jointly responsible for personal data that is collected in connection with a visit or interaction on one of our fan pages, provided that this data is used for page insights are processed. Insofar as we are to be regarded as the person responsible for the processing of personal data in this context, this is justified by our legitimate interest in optimizing our fan page (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). You can find more information when you visit one of our social media sites via the supplementary data protection declaration for our social media linked there.

 

Facebook

For example, Facebook has agreed with the operators of a fan page that Facebook is primarily responsible for providing you with information about the joint processing and enabling you to exercise your rights under the GDPR regarding the processing of your data in connection with our Facebook fan page.

A more detailed presentation of the data protection consequences of this constellation, the Facebook data policy and the Facebook cookie policy can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data

 

Right of appeal

You have the right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that your personal data is not being processed lawfully.

The address of the supervisory authority responsible for the person responsible is:

The state representative

for data protection and freedom of information NRW (LDI)

Kavalleriestraße 24

40213 Düsseldorf,

Tel .: +49 (0) 211 – 384240

eMail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

https://www.ldi.nrw.de/