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Data protection and privacy statement for COMPAREX Cloud Campus

To the visitors of our Internet portal:

To ensure that you feel safe, secure, and comfortable when visiting our websites, we have put together the information below regarding how your data are handled.

Responsible party:

The party responsible for collection, processing, and use of personal data that are collected when this website is visited is COMPAREX AG, Blochstrasse 1, 04329 Leipzig, Germany.

Use information:

When you visit our websites, we store what are known as 'use data' temporarily based on Article 6(1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. We use these use data for statistical purposes, to improve the quality of our Web pages, and for security purposes. We also use this information to make it possible to access our website, to monitor and administer our systems, and to improve the design of the Web pages. These purposes also represent legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation.

The data set consists of the following:

  • the page from which the file was requested
  • the name of the file
  • the date and time of the query
  • the volume of data transmitted
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found)
  • the description of the type of Web browser used
  • the IP address of the computer that issued the query, with the last three digits truncated

The stored data are stored in anonymous form. This precludes the generation of user profiles that refer to individual persons. Data regarding persons or your individual behavior are not collected in the process.

Restricted-access area:

The Cloud Campus is an offer to you to obtain continuing education about cloud-related topics. It is a marketplace for training sessions, e-learning, and online training. You can obtain information here in the form of blog posts, videos, and white papers.

If you wish to participate in our courses on cloud-related topics, you need to register beforehand.

As part of the registration process, we need the following required information:

  • Email address
  • First and last name
  • Public username
  • Password

We need this information in order to create an account for you and to address you personally.sWe use data that you transmit to us within the scope of registration to process the contract, for customer administration, and for technical support. You can modify or delete your profile within the account at any time. The data will then be automatically removed from our system.

Disclosure to third parties:

Based on Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation, your data will only be disclosed to third parties if this is necessary in order to participate in a course or fulfill a contract. If you decide to take a course from our partner Coursedot, your data will be disclosed to Coursedot. In the process, you will be redirected to a website of coursedot.com that matches the design of a COMPAREX website. On this website, you can continue with the course booking and course participation without any further registration. The purpose of disclosing the data is to allow you to participate in a course without your having to register separately. Furthermore, we disclose your email address to the trainer when a trainer is commissioned. The disclosure of data is necessary in order to be able to conduct a smooth on-site training event with you. If you order Soluzione and Epilogue licenses, your data will be disclosed to soluzione Script GmbH and Epilogue Systems.Disclosure of your data to these companies takes place so that your order can be processed.

Use of Google Analytics:

To ensure that our website is designed in line with demand, we create pseudonymous use profiles using Google Analytics based on Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is a product of Google Inc. (\"Google\"), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses \"cookies,\" meaning text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is typically transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Since we have activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will, however, be truncated beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in isolated cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the United States and only truncated there. Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website for us, compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with further services associated with website use and Internet use. These purposes also represent legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation.

You can object to the creation of the pseudonymous use profiles at any time. There are several ways to do this:

  1. One way of objecting to Web analytics using Google Analytics is to place an opt-out cookie on your computer that tells Google not to store or use your data for purposes of Web analytics. Please note that in the case of this solution, Web analytics will be blocked only as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by your browser. If you want to place the opt-out cookie now, please click here.

  2. You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser settings accordingly.

  3. Depending on the browser you use, you can install a browser plugin that prevents tracking. To do this, please click here and install the browser plugin accessible there.

Cookies:

Cookies are small files that are stored on a visitor\'s hard drive. They make it possible to store information over a certain period and identify the visitors computer. To manage your visit to our website and for better user guidance and individual depiction of services, both session cookies and permanent cookies are used. The legal basis for the use of cookies is your consent, which you granted us the first time you accessed our website. You can adjust your browser settings so it informs you when cookies are placed. This keeps you informed of the use of cookies.

Contacting us:

You can contact us by email or phone. Your data that arise in this context will only be used to answer your inquiry. Disclosure to third parties will take place only to the extent that this is necessary to handle your question or concern. The legal basis for the use of your data generated in the process is Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. COMPAREX AG has a legitimate interest in being in contact with the users of the website and, where applicable, answering questions that are asked and transmitting information.

Duration of data storage:

We will only store your data as long as they are necessary to provide our services and there are no mandatory storage periods that conflict with deletion thereof.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and Reddit:

On our website, you will find links to the social media services Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and Reddit.

If you click these links, you will be taken to the corporate site of COMPAREX AG with the relevant social media service. Please note that activating a link means that certain data may be transferred to the provider of the social media service. Examples include:

  • Address of the website where the activated link is located
  • Date and time of access to the website and/or activation of the link
  • Information on the browser and operating system used
  • IP address

If you are already logged into the relevant social media service at the time when the link is activated, the provider of the social media service may also be able to determine your username and possibly even your real name from the data transmitted. These data may also be processed in countries outside the European Union by the provider of the social media service. We have no influence over the scope, nature, and purpose of the processing of data by the provider of the social media service.

Please note that with the data mentioned above, the provider of the social media service is able to generate pseudonymized or even individualized use profiles.

The servers of the social media services are located in the United States and other countries outside the European Union. Please note that companies in these countries are subject to data protection and privacy rules that generally do not protect personal data to the same degree as is the case in the Member States of the European Union. For further information regarding the use of your data by the social media services integrated into our website, please see the data protection and privacy statements of the respective social media service.

Use of service providers

COMPAREX AG uses service providers to perform certain services and to process your data, including for website analysis (contract processing). These service providers process the data exclusively at the instructions of COMPAREX AG and have undertaken an obligation to comply with the applicable data protection and privacy provisions. All contract processors have been selected carefully and receive access to your data only within the scope and for the period necessary to perform the services.

Encryption

To protect your data against undesired access, we use an encryption process on our pages. In this process, your information is transmitted between your computer and our server and vice versa via the Internet using 128-bit TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption. You know this is the case if the lock symbol in your browser\'s status bar is closed and the address line starts with https://. We do not use encryption if you merely exchange generally available information with us.

Your rights as a user

As a user, you have the right to request information on which data regarding you are stored within our organization and to what end this storage takes place. Beyond this, you can correct incorrect data or have data deleted if storing them is not permissible or is no longer required. You have the right to data portability. You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority regarding the data processing that is taking place. The authority with jurisdiction over COMPAREX AG is the Data Protection Official for the State of Saxony (Sachsische Datenschutzbeauftragte), Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany.

Data protection officer

Our company data protection officer is happy to speak with you regarding requests for information or suggestions on the subject of data protection and privacy:

Further information regarding Data protection at COMPAREX can be found under the following link:

https://www.comparex-group.com/web/com/privacy-center/comparex-privacy-center.htm