Data Protection

Data Protection Information under the EU General Data Protection Regulation

The following information provides an overview of how we process your personal data and your rights under data protection law. The specific data that we process and how this is used is explained below.

Who is responsible for the data processing and who can you contact in this regard?

Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft mbH
Unter den Linden 13 - 15
10117 Berlin
Telefon: (030) 3407-3401
E-Mail-Adresse: info.ahg@db.com

What personal data do we use and where do we get it from?

We process personal data that we receive from you in the context of preparing for, conducting and publishing details about our academic activities (such as events, conferences and discussion forums).

We also process personal data lawfully obtained from publicly available sources (e.g. conferences/ event, the media or the Internet).

Relevant personal data may include, for example: title, name, company, position, address and other contact information (telephone, e-mail address, fax).

For what purposes do we use this data, and on what legal basis is this permitted?

We process the aforementioned personal data in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) as follows:

a. Processing necessary for our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f), GDPR)

As a non-profit organization, we process personal data that we have legitimately gained from publicly available sources in order to pursue our legitimate interests, in particular to promote academic and research activities, as well as advancing education in our areas of interest.

b. Processing on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1)(a), GDPR)

Insofar as you have given us consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes (e.g. to receive information and invitations relating to events), the lawfulness of this processing is based on your consent. Where you have given consent you may revoke it at any time. This also applies to declarations of consent that were given to us before the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force, i.e. before 25 May 2018. Please note that revocation of consent only takes effect going forward and does not make previous data processing unlawful.

Who do you share my data with?

Within our organisation, your data is only shared with those who need to access it for the above purposes. We may also disclose your data to our agents and service providers. Such organisations are contractually bound to handle your data in accordance with our instructions. By way of example, your data could be shared with our events management partners.

How long will my data be kept?

We retain your personal information as long as necessary for the above purposes. We will have no further reason to keep your data if you revoke your consent to our processing of it or if we no longer have a valid legitimate interest in processing it.

What data protection rights do I have?

Every individual has a right of access to their data (Article 15, GDPR), a right to rectify incorrect data (Article 16, GDPR), a right to have their data deleted (Article 17, GDPR), a right to restrict processing of your data (Article 18, GDPR), a right to object to its processing (Article 21, GDPR) and a right to “data portability” (Article 20, GDPR). The right of access and the right to erasure are subject to the restrictions under sections 34 and 35 of the BDSG. Individuals also have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77, GDPR, in conjunction with section 19, BDSG).

You may revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to declarations of consent that were granted prior to the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation, i.e., prior to 25 May 2018. Please be advised that the revocation of consent will only take effect going forward and does not make previous data processing unlawful.

Information on your right to object under Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Right to object to particular processing

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of data relating to you which is based on Article 6(1)( e), GDPR (processing in the public interest) or Article 6(1)(f), GDPR (processing necessary for the purposes of the organisation’s legitimate interests).

If you lodge an objection, we will cease processing your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
There are no formal requirements for lodging an objection; where possible it should be made via email: info.ahg @db.com

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