3. Personal data collection and processing
Personal data is also collected and processed any time you decide to provide it to us on our websites. You may provide your data to us via any of the following:
- When you sign up for our newsletter
- When you fill out our contact form
- When you fill out our press mailing list form
Which personal data you provide to us will depend on what contact form you fill out.
The personal data you enter is collected and stored for the following internal purposes:
- Sending out our newsletter
- Processing queries received via the contact form
- Adding you to our press mailing list, which is used to send out press releases and invitations
We have the right to transfer your data to one or more processors, including service providers and companies affiliated with us, who will exclusively use your personal data for internal purposes necessary to provide us with services.
We will not use your data for automated decision-making or profiling.
3.1 Information regarding newsletter mailings
You are required to enter your email address when signing up to our newsletter. Your email address will be used to send you the newsletter. Our newsletters mainly contain information on ifa events and projects.
We will store your email address for as long as you are signed up to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending a message to newsletter(at)ifa.de. By unsubscribing you object to the use of your email address. We will immediately delete your email address upon receiving your message. Your subscription to our newsletter is logged by our website.
Your subscription and declaration of consent are subject to a double-opt-in. In other words, once you have subscribed to our newsletter you will receive an email verification that you can then confirm by responding to the email. Please note that our newsletter is only sent to people who have confirmed their subscriptions. Unconfirmed subscriptions are deleted after two weeks.
By subscribing to our newsletter, you consent to the following use of your data:
Our newsletter is sent out through Episerver Campaign, an email marketing software provided by Episerver GmbH, Wallstraße 16, 10179 Berlin, Germany, to which we transfer the data you provide when you sign up for our newsletter. Episerver uses this information to send out the newsletter and analyze newsletter statics as commissioned by us.
Episerver does not use the data provided by recipients of our newsletter to contact them and does not pass on this information to third parties. You can find additional information at https://www.episerver.de/produkte/plattform/episerver-campaign/sicherheit/.
We use Episerver’s services to evaluate the analytics of our newsletter campaign. When you open an email sent by Episerver, a file contained in the email (i.e. a web beacon) connects to the servers at Episerver. This enables the company to determine whether you opened the newsletter notification and which links you clicked on, if any. Technical information is collected as well (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information is not associated with the specific recipient of the newsletter. It only serves to help us conduct a statistical analysis or our newsletter campaign. We use results of this analysis to more effectively tailor our newsletter to the interests of our readers.
3.2 Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis according to which your data is processed stems from your consent (according to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)) or exists for the purpose of executing a contract or pre-contractual measures (according to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR). In cases in which ifa pursues its legitimate interests, processing is conducted in compliance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 (f) GDPR.
3.3 Duration of data storage
We store your data as long as your consent remains valid or until the purpose of such data storage has been fulfilled. This data is then deleted unless subject to other legal obligations requiring continued storage of such data.