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 Privacy Policy 

We appreciate your visit to our website.

 

The protection of your personal data when it is collected, processed and used when you visit our website is important to us.

 

Your data will be processed in accordance with legal regulations (GDPR) protected. Below you will find information about what data is collected during your visit to the website and how it is used.

 

In the course of the further development of our websites and the implementation of new technologies in order to improve our service for you, changes to this data protection declaration may also become necessary. We therefore recommend that you read this data protection declaration again from time to time.

I. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwes, Inc.
321 North Clark Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: +1 (312) 644-2662
Fax: +1 (312) 644-0738
E-mail:info@midwest.org
site:www.gaccmidwest.org

II. Name and address of the representative in the EU

The representative of those responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU is:

DIHK German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
29 Broad Street
D-10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 20308-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 20308-1000
Email: info(at)dihk.de
Website: www.dihk.de

III. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we only collect and use personal data from our users to the extent that this is necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the respective user. An exception applies in such cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by statutory provisions.

2. Legal basis for processing personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the first interest, Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

3. Data Erasure and Storage Duration

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by the European, US American or German legislator in ordinances, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected here:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The user's operating system
(3) The user's internet service provider
(4) The IP address of the user
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website?
(7) Websites accessed by the user's system via our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

Storage in log files takes place to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the log file data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that it is no longer possible to assign the calling client.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

V. Use of cookies

a) Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that enables the browser to be clearly identified when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

We also use cookies on our website, which enable an analysis of the surfing behavior of users

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Frequency of page views

  • Use of website functions

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymized by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies we learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our offer.

Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR also lies in these purposes.

e) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, as a user, you also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all the functions of the website to their full extent.

 

VI. E-mail contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

AHK USA Midwest can be contacted via the email addresses provided.

In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to process the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. If contact is made by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is over when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.VII. Disclosure of personal data to third parties

1. Website operator

As part of order processing, personal data is passed on to the agency commissioned with operating the website and the technical service provider. The order data processing is regulated by a corresponding agreement with the service provider.

VIII. Rights of the data subject

If personal data is processed by you, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

1.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Right to information

You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed by us.

If such processing is present, you can request information from the person responsible for the following information:

(1)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

(2)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the categories of personal data being processed;

(3)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed;

(4)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration;

(5)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the existence of a right to correction or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing;

(6)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  all available information about the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

(8)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 Para. 1 and 4 GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the person concerned.

You have the right to request information as to whether your personal data is being transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

2.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Right to rectification

You have a right to correction and/or completion to the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction immediately.

3.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- Right to restriction of processing

Under the following conditions, you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data:

(1)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

(2)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

(3)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

(4)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data - apart from its storage - may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State are processed.

If the restriction of processing has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.

4.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Right to erasure

a)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Obligation to delete

You can request the person responsible to delete the personal data concerning you immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

(1)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(2)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR and there is no other consent Legal basis for processing.

(3)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  You object to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPR object to the processing.

(4)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  The personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.

(5)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  The erasure of your personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

(6)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_      _cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) GDPR.

b)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- Information to third parties

If the person responsible has made the personal data relating to you public and is obliged to delete it in accordance with Art. 17 (1) GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, to protect the person responsible for data processing, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs , who process the personal data, that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

c)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Exceptions

The right to erasure does not exist if processing is necessary

(1)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  to fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority Violence entrusted to the controller;

(3)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. h and i and Article 9 Paragraph 3 GDPR;

(4)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 Para renders impossible or seriously impairs, or

(5)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Right to information

If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, he is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the person responsible.

6.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Right to portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit this data to another person responsible without hindrance by the person responsible for providing the personal data, provided that

(1)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR is based and

(2)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one person responsible to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other people must not be impaired by this.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data that is required to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the controller.

7.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Right to object

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The person responsible no longer processes the personal data relating to you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you is processed in order to operate direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

In connection with the use of information society services, you have the option – notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC – to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures that use technical specifications.

8.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of revocation.

9.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_   Automated individual decision-making including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

(1)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible,

(2)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or

(3)     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_  with your express consent.

However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR unless Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a or g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the person responsible, to express his or her point of view and to challenge the decision.

10.     _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_ Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to violates the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint was lodged will inform the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR.

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