Data protection on the I-ADVISE website
In designing this website, I-ADVISE AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (“I-ADVISE”) has undertaken to comply with the applicable legal provisions governing the protection of personal data, and data security. We would like to inform you hereunder of the circumstances in which we collect information from you, how we use it, and to whom we may make it available.
1. Who is responsible for data processing on this website?
Telefon: +49 (211) 5 180 28 – 0
Fax: +49 (211) 5 180 28 – 28
2. How can I contact the data protection officer?
Either via the postal address stated under 1. or by e-mail: datenschutz[@]i-advise.de
3. For what purpose and on what legal basis do we process your data?
3.1. Log files
When you visit our website, we collect the data that is technically necessary to display this website to you. This involves providing the following personal data, which is automatically transferred from your browser to our server:
- Date and time of your request/your visit to the website (or app)
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (information about which specific page you called up)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Amount of data transferred in each case
- Website from which the request originated
- Browser (information about the browser you are using)
- Operating system and its interface (operating system of the computer you are using to access the website or app)
- Language and version of browser software
This personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6(1f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
The website cannot be accessed and offered to users without the use of this data. It is in our legitimate interest to technically enable access and use of this website.
3.2. Newsletters, mailings, downloads
Newsletters, mailings and downloads are available on our I-ADVISE websites in accordance with Art. 6(1a) of the GDPR, where applicable in conjunction with section 7(2) no. 3 of the German Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG). Also, we may send certain information by e-mail to data subjects under permission by law.
Consent to receive newsletters, mailings or downloads can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the I-ADVISE mailbox info@i-advise.
Subscriptions to newsletters, mailings or downloads are recorded on the basis of our legitimate interest in being able to demonstrate the registration and consent from users at any time (Art. 6(1f) of the GDPR).
3.3. Contact form
If you would like further information, please use our contact form, which will enable you to get in touch with us directly. We process the personal data entered (e.g. name, e-mail address) within the framework of the legal provisions for processing the request in accordance with Art. 6(1b) or Art. 6(1f) of the GDPR.
3.4. Job application process
I-ADVISE processes your data in the job application process on the basis of Art. 6(1b) of the GDPR in conjunction with section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
The following categories of personal data must be provided as part of the application process:
- Personal Data
- Contact details
- Data on education and vocational training
Data entered as part of your application will be used exclusively for the purpose of the assessment test relating to the advertised position. You may, of course, submit your application by post if you wish and this will not be detrimental to your application. Your applicant data will not be passed on to third parties.
3.5. Cookies & web analytics
The following table lists the different types of cookies we use on our site:
|Performance (e.g. user’s browser)||Cookies are enabled when our websites are used (e.g. to identify the browser) in order to improve the performance of our website (e.g. faster downloading of content).||Session cookies are deleted upon closing the browser|
|Security cookies (e.g. aps.net)||When you sign up to an area with restricted access, these cookies ensure that your devices remain logged in for the duration of your visit. In most cases, a user name and password are required to access these areas.||Session cookies – deleted upon closing the browser|
|Preferences||Our cookies can also remember your preferences, e.g. language setting. It is also possible for you to receive personalised greetings or content. However, this only applies to areas with limited access, i.e. areas that require registration.||Session cookies – deleted upon closing the browser|
|Cookies to analyse the use of the website||We use third-party cookies which analyse and help us understand how visitors use our site and to improve the quality and content of our site.||Data will remain, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you have not visited the I-ADVISE website.|
I-ADVISE specifically uses the following third-party cookies and analytics tools on its websites:
(1) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analytics tool developed by Google Inc. (“Google”).
Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by the browser used in the context of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.
Users can set their internet browser in such a way that it will not allow cookies to be stored. In addition, users can prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie and data relating to their use of the website (including their IP address) as well as processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
(2) Integration of social media
We currently have links to the following social media providers: LinkedIn and Xing, via the corresponding social media buttons. To prevent unwanted transfer of your usage data (e.g. address of the currently visited page) to these services, you will only access these services by clicking on the respective link (Shariff social media buttons). On the website, these social media providers may collect usage and possibly even user data. We have no influence on the data collected and data processing processes, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purposes of processing and storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of stored data by the plug-in provider.
The purpose and scope of data collection by social network services and the further processing and use of your data there, as well as your rights and settings in order to protect your privacy, can be found under the data protection terms for these services.
4. How long is personal data stored?
Unless expressly stated otherwise, I-ADVISE stores personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes listed above. This is subject to statutory storage regulations. I-ADVISE employees are required to regularly check the period of time that personal data has been stored, and to delete it if necessary.
5. What data protection rights are available to data subjects?
You have the following rights in relation to I-ADVISE according to the current data protection legislation pertaining to your personal data.
5.1 Right to be informed
You may at any time request information from I-ADVISE as to whether and which personal data pertaining to your person is stored. You can obtain this information free of charge.
The right to be informed does not exist, or only to a limited extent, if and to the extent that information requiring confidentiality would be disclosed by such information, e.g. information that is bound by the obligation of professional secrecy.
5.2. Right to rectification
If your personal data stored at I-ADVISE is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to demand the rectification of this data without due delay.
5.3. Right to erasure
You have the right to request I-ADVISE to delete your personal data if and to the extent that the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was originally collected, or it was processed based on your consent, and you have withdrawn your consent. In this case, the processing of your personal data must be terminated and this data must be removed from IT systems and databases.
There is no right to erasure if:
- the data may not be erased due to a statutory obligation or must be processed due to a statutory obligation;
- data processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
5.4. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the data you have provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. It also gives you the right to request that a controller transmits this data directly to another controller. This right applies only if:
- your lawful basis for processing this information is consent or for the performance of a contract; and
- data is processed by automated means.
5.5. Right to object to processing
You may at any time object to the processing of your data by I-ADVISE on the basis of Art. 6(1f) of the GDPR.
To safeguard these rights, any data subject may contact the Data Protection Officer of I-ADVISE (see no. 2). Data subjects also have a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority. Affected data subjects may lodge their complaint with the supervisory authority of their habitual residence, but in principle, also to any other data protection supervisory authority.