Data protection

The Digital.Hub Logistics is a project of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH.
The following pertains to the use of this website. As the data controller, we process your personal data collected via our website and store them for the period necessary to achieve the specified purposes and to comply with statutory requirements. The following text informs you of the data we collect, the way we process them and to which rights you will be entitled to in this regard.
Pursuant to Article 4(1) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), personal data are all data referring to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1. Scope of this document
This data protection information shall apply to the project website located at www.digitalbublogistics.com.

2. Name and Contact Information of the Person Responsible for Data Processing (Controller) and of the corporate Data Protection Officer
Controller as defined in Article 4 No. 7 GDPR:

EffizienzCluster Management GmbH
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße 2-4
44227 Dortmund

(in the following referred to as „ECM“)

Email: info@digitalhublogistics.com
Telephone: +49 231 9743-616

You can reach the Data Protection Officer at dataprotection@digitalhublogistics.com.
Please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer directly at any time with your questions concerning the Data Protection Law or your rights as data subject.

3. Processing of Personal Data and Purposes of the Data Processing

a) Visiting the website
You can access our website without having to disclose the details of your identity. The browser on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access), for the sole reason as to allow a connection with the website. This also includes the IP address of your requesting terminal device. It is temporarily stored in a so-called log file and automatically deleted after 4 weeks.
The IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes of connection set-up and stability, in order to guarantee the security and functioning of our website and to be able to track any illegal attacks on the website, if required.
The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is point (f) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest ensues from the said security interest and the necessity of the unobstructed provision of our website.
We cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity from the processing of the IP address or other information in the log file.
Furthermore, we place cookies during the visit of our website. For more information about this, please see Sections 5 of this Data Protection Information.

b) Newsletter Registration
In case you explicitly agreed to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a of the EU-GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to periodically send you information about events and engagement of the Digital.Hub Logistics and further relevant organizations.
After signing up, you will receive a registration e-mail that you must confirm in order to receive the information (so-called double opt-in). This serves as proof that the registration was actually initiated by you.
Newsletter cancellation is possible at any time, eg. via a link at the end of each mail. Alternatively you can send your unsubscription request to newsletter@digitalhublogistics.com. Your e-mail address will be deleted immediately after withdrawal of your consent.
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4. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Persons
We only forward your personal data to third parties if:

  • You consented explicitly pursuant to point (a) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR,
  • The data transfer is necessary pursuant to point (b) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR for the performance of a contract with you,
  • We are legally obligated to transmit the data pursuant to point (c) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) of GDPR.
    Third parties may use the transferred data only for the above-mentioned purposes.
    The transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU or an international organization shall be excluded.

5. Web Analysis
For our platform we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google LLC (in the following referred to as ‘Google’). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website such as

  • the browser type and version
  • the operating system of your device
  • the referral URL (the website you visited prior to ours)
  • the host name of the requesting computer (IP address) and
  • the time of the server request

will be transmitted to and stored on the server of Google Inc. in the USA. Google complies with the Data Protection Regulations of the US Privacy Shield and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US Department of Commerce. In addition, we have entered into an order processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics. By signing this contract, Google assures to process the data in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and to guarantee the rights of the data subject.

This information serves to evaluate the use of the platform and the platform services, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide additional services connected with the use of the website and Internet for the purpose of market research and improvement of the design of this website.

If necessary or appropriate, the information may be transferred to third parties providing this is a statutory requirement or in case third parties are commissioned to process the data. Under no circumstances will Google match your IP address with other data processed by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an association with your computer will be impossible (IP masking).

You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing these data by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

Alternatively to the browser add-on, in particular in case of browsers on your mobile end devices, you can refuse the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This will prevent the future collection of data when you use our website. The opt-out cookie in your device is valid only in this browser and only for our platform. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you have to install the opt-out cookie again.

Please find further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in Google’s Analytics Help.

6. Cookies
We use server-side cookies. Cookies are small files which are automatically created by your browser and stored in your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar device) once you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your computer, and they do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.
Cookies contain information pertaining to the specific device which accessed our website. However, this does not provide us with direct knowledge of your identity.
One reason for us to use cookies is making the use of our website more convenient for you. We use session cookies to recognize that you have already visited certain pages of our website.
We also use temporary cookies to optimize the user-friendliness of our website. Your device stores these cookies temporarily for a specific time. The next time you visit our website, our server will recognize your device as prior visitor and remember your settings and preferences. You will not have to enter these parameters again.
The data obtained with the help of cookies help us pursue our legitimate interests and serve the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to point (f) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GPDR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you are able to configure your browser in such a way that the application does not store cookies on your computer or that an alert appears before storing new cookies. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may prevent you from using all of the functions on our website.

7. YouTube
With consent pursuant to point (f) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR, we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, 94066 San Bruno, CA (USA) (hereinafter referred to as ‘YouTube’), a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (USA), (hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’).
We use the “extended data protection mode” option provided by YouTube.
Upon requesting an Internet page with an embedded video, our website connects to the YouTube servers and renders the content on the Internet page using your browser.
According to the information provided by YouTube, in the ‘extended data protection mode’, your data will be transferred to the US YouTube servers only while you watch the video. The transferred data include the Internet page you just viewed and device-specific data including your IP address. By clicking ‘run’ on the video you agree to this transfer.
Should you be logged into your YouTube account at the same time, YouTube will associate these collected data with your member account. You may prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account prior to visiting our website.
Google complies with the Data Protection Regulations of the US Privacy Shield and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US Department of Commerce.
You may find further information on data protection in context with YouTube in Google’s Data Protection Regulations.

8. Google Web Fonts
We use so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the consistent display of fonts. When you call up a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must establish connections to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a coherent and pleasing presentation of our online services. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found here and in Google’s Privacy Policy.

9. Social Plugins
We use so-called Social-Media-Buttons (also known as Social-Media-Plugins) on our website. These are small buttons with which you can publish the content of our website in social networks with your profile.
If you click on such a button, a connection will be established between our website and the social network. In addition to the content concerned, the operator of the social network receives further personal information. This includes, for example, the fact that you are currently visiting our site.
The social media buttons are integrated using the so-called Shariff Solution. This solution developed by Heise and c’t prevents a connection to a social network simply because you call up a page with a Social-Media-Button without activating it. This means that information is only transmitted to the social network when you click on the button.

We use the following Social-Media-Plugins:

a) Facebook: Sharing Facebook Ireland Limited
In some cases, information is transferred to the parent company Facebook Inc. based in the USA. This company complies with the data protection regulations of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered at the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Facebook’s Privacy Policy.

b) Twitter: Sharing Twitter International Company
In some cases, information is transmitted to the parent company Twitter Inc. based in the USA. This company complies with the data protection regulations of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered ar the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce.
For more information about Twitter’s privacy practices, please see Twitter’s Privacy Policy.

c) Xing: Sharing Xing SE
Further information on data protection at Xing can be found in XING’s Privacy Policy.

d) LinkedIn: Sharing LinkedIn Unlimited Company
Some information is transmitted to the parent company, LinkedIn Corporation, based in the USA. This company complies with the data protection regulations of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered at the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce.
For more information about LinkedIn’s privacy practices, please see their Privacy Policy.

10. Your Rights as Data Subject
You have the right

  • According to Article 7 para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke any consent declaration at any time, which you have given to us before. This has the consequence that we are no longer privileged to continue the respective activity.
  • According to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to demand information on your personal data, which we have processed. In particular, you have the right to information on the following: Purposes of the data processing – The categories of personal data – the categories of recipients to which we transmitted/disclosed or will transmit your data – the planned storage periods of data – the existence of the right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing and objection – the right to appeal – the right to know the origin of data in the event that we did not collect these data – the right to meaningful and detailed information on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling
  • According to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to the correction of incorrect and/or the completion of incomplete personal data in storage at the Fraunhofer Society
  • According to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to the deletion of your personal data providing the deletion does not interfere with the execution of the right to the free expression of opinions and with the compliance with legal obligations, providing the deletion is not against public interest and providing the deletion does not hamper the enforcement, execution or defence of legal claims
  • According to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data if you contest or challenge the accuracy of these data, the processing of the data is illegal but you reject the deletion of these data and we no longer need the data while you still need the data to enforce, execute or defend legal claims or you have raised an objection against the data processing according to Article 21 GDPR
  • According to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data you provided to us in a structured, well-established and machine-readable format or to demand the transmission to another authority and
  • According to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a superior authority. As a rule, you may find such authority at your place of residence, your workplace or our company domicile..

Information on your Right of Objections according to Article 21 GDPR
You have the right to object at any time against the processing of your personal data, based on Article 6 para. 1, lit. f GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6, para. 1, lit. e GDPR (data processing based on fair balancing) for reasons, which arise from your specific situation. This shall also apply to the profiling as prescribed by Article 4 No. 4 GDPR, which is supported by this provision.
Once you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can establish compelling evidence, which is worthy of protection and outweighs your interests, rights and privileges, or unless the processing serves the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims.
To the extent that your objection addresses the processing of data for direct advertising, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a special situation is not required. This shall also apply to profiling in as far as it relates to such direct advertising.
If you like to claim your right to object, an email to dataprotection@digitalhublogistics.com will suffice.

11. Data Security, AktuaTimeliness and Amendments to this Data Protection Information 
We transmit all your personal data using the widely used and secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption standard. The TLS protocol is a proven and secure standard that is also used in online banking transactions. You will recognize a secure TLS connection by the s following the http (https://…) in your browser URL or by the lock symbol in the lower section of your browser.
Moreover, we use suitable technical and organizational safety procedures to protect your data against accidental or willful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorized access by third parties. We constantly improve these security measures as the technology advances.

This data protection information as amended on July 2018 is currently applicable.
Due to improvements of our website and website offers or by virtue of amended statutory or administrative standards, it may become necessary to amend this data protection information. You may find the latest data protection information by clicking the link on this website
https://digitalhublogistics.com/data-protection/
You may read or print this updated and amended version at any time.