Privacy Policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in Intercultural Compass. Thank you for visiting our website and for your trust in the services we provide Data protection is of a particular interest. The use of the Intercultural Compass website is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Intercultural Compass. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

Intercultural Compass has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website, however, Internet-based data transmissions may have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

Scope
With this privacy policy, users receive information about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data collected and used by the responsible provider.
The legal framework for data protection is the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Collection of general information 

With each access to this offer (website), information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is general in nature and does not allow any conclusions regarding your person to be drawn.

Included are: name of the website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called Referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offers) and the IP address.

Without this data, it would not be technically possible to ensure the proper delivery and display of the contents of the website in all circumstances. In this respect, the collection of data is imperative. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize the offer and the technology. In addition, we reserve the right to  inspect the log files in case of suspected illegal use of our offer.

Provision of paid services 

In order for us to provide paid services, we ask additional data. This applies, for example, to the details of payment. To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS that reflect the state of the art.

Comments

If comments or other contributions are written and published on our website, we store the IP address, username and time of creation. This data is collected for security reasons, as the provider of illegal content (prohibited propaganda, insults, etc.) can be prosecuted, even if they were created by third parties. In such a case, the information serves to determine the identity of the author.

Subscription to comments

If users subscribe to follow-up comments, they will receive a confirmation email. With this e-mail, we ensure that the user actually holds the mentioned e-mail address. You have the option to end the comment subscription at any time. You will receive information about this together with the confirmation email.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will save the information you have provided in order to answer your request and to ask possible follow-up questions.

Integration of services and contents of third parties 

Our offer sometimes includes content, services and services of other providers. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for these data to be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as „third-party provider“) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user. Although we endeavor to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no control over whether the IP address may be stored. This process is used in the case, inter alia, statistical purposes. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the internet connection. We do not disclose this information to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent.

Cookies fulfill two main tasks. They help us to facilitate the navigation through our offer and enable the correct presentation of the website. They are not used to inject viruses or launch programs. Users have the opportunity to access our offer without cookies. For this purpose, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please refer to the help function of your browser, how cookies are deactivated. However, please be aware that this may interfere with some features of this website and reduce its ease of use. The http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (US) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) sites allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics. For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html or https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

Minimization of Data use

Personal data is stored according to the principle that we want to save as less data as possible and only as long as required or required by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the information collected is not longer there or the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.

Your rights to information, correction, suspension, cancellation

You have the right, upon request, to request information free of charge about the personal data stored by us, and / or to request a correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: These are the required data storage for business transactions or the data are subject to the statutory retention requirement. For these purposes, please contact our data protection officer (contact details: at the end of the privacy policy). To be able to consider a data lock at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a locked file for control purposes. If there is no statutory filing requirement, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise we will block the data if you so desire.

Change of our privacy policy

In order to ensure that our privacy policy always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the privacy policy has to be adapted due to new or revised services. The new privacy policy will then take effect on your next visit to our offer.

Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Intercultural Compass

Salzweg 53

30952 Ronnenberg

Germany

Phone: +49 178 3924184

Email: j.sell@interculturalcompass.com

Website: www.interculturalcompass.com

 

Collection of general data and information

The website of Intercultural Compass collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, Intercultural Compass does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, Intercultural Compass analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.