We are very pleased about your interest in our association. Data protection has a particularly high priority for us. The use of our website is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if you want to use a special service of our association via our website, such as contacting us via the contact form, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary, we generally obtain the consent of 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 country-specific data protection regulations applicable to us.
We have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can always have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
Our data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [in German Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO)]. Our data protection declaration is intended to be comprehensible and understandable. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
b) Person concerned
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or person responsible for processing
The controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
i) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.
Consent shall mean any freely given specific and informed indication of the data subject's wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of the controller
The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Office of the
Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V.
c/o Thünen Institute for Market Analysis
Phone: +49-(0)531-596 5301
Through this, we automatically receive certain data, such as IP addresses, browsers used, operating system via your access device and your connection to the Internet.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
4. Collection of general data and information
Our website collects a series of general data and information with each call-up of the website by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server's log files. The following can be recorded
- Browser types and versions used
- the operating system used by the accessing system
- the website from which an accessing system arrives at our website (so-called referrer)
- the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website
- the date and time of access to the website
- an Internet Protocol (IP) address
- the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
- other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V. does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
We use the data for statistical evaluations with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V.. Furthermore, the data is used to ensure the operation, security and optimisation of the offer and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack.
5. How to contact us via the website
Our website offers the possibility of a quick electronic contact via contact form or e-mail. If you make use of these offers, your transmitted personal data will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted by you to our association on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
6. Rights of the data subject
The introduction of the GDPR grants the data subject comprehensive rights, which we would like to inform you about in the following.
If you are a data subject and wish to exercise this right, you can contact us at any time.
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
b) Right to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V. (Society for Economic and Social Sciences of Agriculture), at any time and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the data subject has comprehensive rights to information about
- the processing purposes
- the categories of personal data that are processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
- the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the DSGVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
c) Right of rectification
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain the immediate rectification of personal data relating to him or her which are inaccurate. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain, considering the purposes of the processing, the completion of any incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data relating to him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
- The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the DSGVO or Article 9(2)(a) of the DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the DSGVO.
- The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
- The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8(1) DSGVO.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject has arranged for the deletion of personal data stored by our association, and has contacted an employee of the controller, the controller will arrange for the deletion to be carried out immediately by the Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V..
If the personal data have been made public by our association and our association as the controller is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the Data Protection Regulation, our association shall, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, implement reasonable measures, including those of a technical nature, to inform other data controllers which process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. Our association will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the DSGVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject requests the restriction of personal data stored by the association, he or she will arrange for the controller to contact the data subject.
f) Right to data portability
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right to receive the personal data relating to him or her which have been provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the DSGVO or Article 9(2)(a) of the DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the DSGVO and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the DSGVO, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
g) Right to object
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Our association shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If we process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to our association to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the association will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
The data subject shall also be free to exercise his or her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Every data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law provides for adequate measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or is based on the data subject's explicit consent.
If the decision is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or if it is made with the data subject's explicit consent, our association shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject's involvement on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
7. Data protection provisions on the use and application of Facebook
The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. The operating company is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The controller of personal data, if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time you call up one of the individual pages of this website that is operated by the association and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, your internet browser is caused by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook.
A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical procedure, Facebook receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the data subject posts a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.
Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.
The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook and what protection options exist for the data subject.
8. Data protection provisions on the use and application of Google Maps
The association uses Google Maps API to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 also collects, processes and uses data on the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the websites. The data subject can find more detailed information on data processing by Google in Google's data protection notices. There, in the data protection center at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html, the settings can also be changed so that the data subject can manage and protect his or her data.
9. Legal basis of the processing
Article 6 I lit. a DSGVO serves our association as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DSGVO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DSGVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DSGVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DSGVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 of the DSGVO).
10. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DSGVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of our employees and shareholders.
11. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
12. duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
13. Legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the personal data
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will explain to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.
14. Use Google Maps
Insofar as this website uses the Google Maps product from Google Inc., by using this website you agree to the collection, processing and use of the automatically collected data by Google Inc. its representatives and third parties.
15. Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible association, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration in order to comply with the respective legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration. The current data protection declaration applies to your visit to our website.
Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V.