3. Collection of personal data when visiting our website
When using the website only for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR):
- IP address
- date and time of request
- time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- content of the request (specific page)
- access status/http status code
- the amount of data transferred in each case
- the website from which the request comes from
- operating system and its interface
- language and version of browser software.
3.2 In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here: by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.
3.3.1 This website uses the following types of cookies, whose extent and operating principle are explained below:
- Transient Cookies (see 3.3.2)
- Persistent Cookies (see 3.3.3).
3.3.2 Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, by which means different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
3.3.3 Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
3.3.4 You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
3.4 Integration of Google Maps
3.4.1 On this website we use the service of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.
3.4.2 By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under point 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.
3.5 Demographic features on Google Analytics
3.5.1 This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person.
3.5.2 You can disable this feature at any time from your Google Account ad preferences or opt-out of Google Analytics collecting your information as described in the "Opt-out of data collection" section.
3.6 LinkedIn Conversion Tracking
3.6.1 The iTernity website uses the analysis and conversion tracking technology of the LinkedIn platform. With the aforementioned LinkedIn technology, you can receive more relevant advertising based on your interests. LinkedIn also provides iTernity with aggregated and anonymous reports of ad activity and information about how you interact with the Iternity website. Your usage data is collected for this purpose.
3.6.2 You can object to the analysis of your usage behaviour by LinkedIn and the display of interest-based recommendations ("Opt-Out"). Please follow this link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out