Data privacy

at ESMT European School of Management and Technology GmbH

Data privacy is of utmost importance to ESMT Berlin. We have taken the appropriate technical and organizational measures to guarantee the utmost security of your data. This enables us to ensure compliance with the legal regulations in Germany. We are pleased to inform you here how we handle your personal data when you use our website www.esmt.org.

 Collection, processing, and use of personal data

“Personal data” refers to information that can be used to determine your identity. In the context of the offerings on our website, personal data can be requested for various purposes, in particular when registering for certain services.

ESMT uses the personal data collected only for the specific purpose of the #YOUARETHEONE campaign, including the publication on the campaign website, ESMT social media channels, the ESMT website and other ESMT publications. We do not use this data for any other purpose unless you have given your consent therefor. In individual cases, we may be obligated to surrender personal data due to a court order from competent government authorities if this is required to avert risk, criminal prosecution, or for other statutory reasons.

When accessing our website or downloading files, the name of the accessed website, name of the referring website (http referrer), date and time of the access, anonymized IP address, name of the Internet service provider used for the access and the name of the Internet browser used for the access are recorded.

This access-related information is used for troubleshooting and for the technical optimization of the website. This data is not allocated to natural persons.

The use of certain services of our online offering requires that personal data such as email address, last name, first name, telephone number, or address be collected and processed. Personal data may, in particular, be requested when applying for certain services (for instance when registering for offers) or other enquiries via the contact form or email.

Policy for Proper Use of the Site #YOUARETHEONE

To safeguard the operation of the Site #YOUARETHEONE, which is operated by ESMT, but running over a third party’s server with which ESMT concluded an appropriate agreement to secure data privacy, ESMT has adopted these particular guidelines that are used to govern conduct, particularly conduct that occurs in an online environment.

Users of the Site #YOUARETHEONE should be informed about the following specifications and must abide by the following specific rules and regulations:

  1. a) Personal information: If you choose to contribute, i. e. to tell your story, to #YOUARETHEONE, you must provide us with some personal data, such as your name, position and company, and email address. On #YOUARETHEONE, your name with position and company is always shown publicly and shared with all other users of #YOUARETHEONE (not only story tellers but also readers).

ESMT uses the personal data collected only for the specific purpose of the #YOUARETHEONE campaign, including the publication on the campaign website, ESMT social media channels, the ESMT website and other ESMT publications. We do not use this data for any other purpose unless you have given your consent therefor.

  1. b) Code of good conduct:

Please participate online in a respectful and relevant way.

Use common sense and common courtesy. For example, ask permission to publish or report on conversations that might be considered private. Also take copyright and personal privacy rights into consideration when publishing photos.

Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting or duplicating is prohibited. You are obliged to maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in material you make available to public via #YOUARETHEONE.

The use of information or communications available through the Site #YOUARETHEONE for any commercial, public or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services and purposes.

Users shall not restrict nor inhibit any other user from enjoying or contributing to #YOUARETHEONE.

Users shall not use the blog to transmit, distribute or otherwise disseminate any materials containing a virus or any other harmful or malicious component.

If users become aware of any abuses or misuse of the Site #YOUARETHEONE they should immediately inform ESMT (Victoria.gieseking@esmt.org). If ESMT determines that a user has violated the policies set forth herein, ESMT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take actions against the user. ESMT further reserves the right to expel a user and deny a user further access to ESMT services if such user violates these policies or any applicable laws or regulations.

  1. c) Consent form:

With your contribution to #YOUARETHEONE (e. g. with text blogs, photos, videos etc.) you confirm that

-     you have read these guidelines carefully

-     you abide by these guidelines

-     your contribution does not infringe any rights of others

-     you hold ESMT harmless if your contribution does infringe the rights of others.

-    you grant and transfer us the right for publication in any of ESMT’s distribution channels (including, but not limited to the publication on the campaign website, ESMT social media channels, and the ESMT website)

Newsletter

In order for you to receive our newsletter we require the data requested on the application, in particular your email address. When applying, you will receive a confirmation email from us. Your data is collected for the purpose of sending you the newsletter and documenting your authorization to send you the newsletter. You may revoke your consent for the storage and use of the data for the dispatch of the newsletter at any time. You may send your revocation by email or, if applicable, use the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

Cookies

Using so-called “cookies” enables us to expand the range of functions of our offering and to make your visit to our website as comfortable as possible for you, including the time beyond the actual visit. Cookies are small text files our web application stores on your computer so that we can identify your Internet browser when you visit. Our Internet offering can also contain cookies from third-party providers. These are cookies placed by third-party providers when you view the content included in our offer. This may be the case, for instance, for video streaming or social network functions by the respective third-party provider.

The popular Internet browsers are set so that they automatically accept cookies. You can de-activate the setting or set your Internet browser so that it informs you if cookies are used and you will be notified as soon as cookies are to be placed.

Permanent cookies are stored on your computer for some time. If you do not wish to permit permanent cookies you can de-activate them in your browser. Session cookies are stored only until you close your current browser session on your system. The purpose of these cookies is to make it possible for you to use our services without restriction for your current visit to our web page. This data is anonymized so that you cannot be identified personally. If you do not wish to permit session cookies, you can de-activate session cookies in your browser. If you de-activate session cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use all of our services without restriction. Please find details on how to do this by using your browser’s “Help” function.

Links to other websites and social networks

Hyperlinks to various offers by third-party providers, such as social networks, may be integrated in our website in order to allow our users to quickly access the latest information and communicate easily. If you follow these hyperlinks and use social networks, data may be transferred to these third-party providers.

Web analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files stored on users’ computers allowing Google to analyse their use of the website. The information regarding users’ use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. IP anonymization was activated on this website so that the IP addresses of users in member states of the European Union or member states which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area are shortened prior to transmission. Full IP addresses are only first transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of ESMT in order to evaluate visitors’ use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet to ESMT. The IP address provided by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other data of Google. You may prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by changing the relevant setting in your browser software. It is, however, possible that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to the full extent in this case. In addition, you can prevent the data recorded by the generated cookie and relating to the use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being transmitted to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

This website uses Piwik, a self-hosted web analytics tool.

We support Do Not Track

Do Not Track (or just DNT) is a privacy preference you can set in most browsers.

For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us

Protection of data subject rights

As a user of our website offering, you have the right to receive information regarding your personal data stored by us at any time and without charge. In addition, you may request ESMT to block, delete, or correct your data at any time. Should we receive a justified blocking or revocation request, your data will be immediately blocked or deleted. Please send your written request to:

ESMT European School of Management and Technology GmbH
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin