LEGAL/DATA PRIVACY

Privacy Policy

Status: 21.05.2018

1) Preamble

In the following text we inform you about the acquisition of personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data which can refer to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

2) Party responsible / DPO

Party responsible
for data processing

Data Protection Officer
of the party responsible

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gemeinnützige GmbH

Adickesallee 32-34

60322 Frankfurt am Main

Telephone: +49 (0) 69 154008-0

Fax: +49 (0) 69 154008-650

info@frankfurt-school.de

Represented by:

Prof. Dr. Nils Stieglitz, President

Data protection

intersoft consulting services AG

Beim Strohhause 17

20097 Hamburg

datenschutzbeauftragter@fs.de

 

The hosting of the website is handled by root360 GmbH.
The maintenance of the website is handled by ICON Worldwide AG.

3) Which data is processed

a) General data acquisition with call-up of our website

In case of use of the website for purely informative reasons, thus when you do not register, request brochures, register for seminars or webinars or send us information in any other way, we record only that personal data which your browser sends to our server. If you wish to investigate our website, we record the following data which is technically necessary for us in order to present our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal situation is the entitled interest in accordance with Art. 6 Sect. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR)

Data

Purpose of the processing

Storage duration

Operating system used

Assessment according to devices, to ensure optimised representation of the website

The data is deleted when the respective session is ended.

Information about the browser type and the version used

Assessment of the browser used, to optimise our websites

Internet service provider of the user

Assessment of the Internet service provider

IP address

Presentation of the website on the respective device

Date and time of the call-up

Ensuring the proper operation of the website.

If necessary, manufacturer and type designation of the smartphone, tablet or other terminal unit

Assessment of the device manufacturer and types of mobile terminal units for statistical objectives

Logfiles

Ensuring the proper operation of the website

 

It is imperative for the website operation to capture data and record it in logfiles. There is, therefore, no opportunity to raise objection.

b) Data acquisition with further use of other functions of this website

In addition, our website offers different possibilities to register, log on or to make contact with us over online forms, with specification of personal data.

Included in this personal data, among other things, are first name, last name, address, e-mail addresses, company, telephone and fax number, as well as different selection fields. Mandatory data details are marked with *. All possible data extending beyond this can be given voluntarily and for improved handling.

For an improved overview, the possibilities and the purposes of the data processing are represented in tabular form.

Function

Purpose of data processing

Storage duration

Registration of application for courses of studies

Appropriation of access to the application portal

Up to discontinuance of purpose.

Application for courses of studies over an external portal

Implementation of the application process

Up to discontinuance of purpose.

Registration of the login for students of the Online Master of Leadership in Development Finance and participants in the Certified Expert e-learning Courses

Appropriation of access Online

Up to discontinuance of purpose.

Application for the Online Master of Leadership in Development Finance

Implementation of the application process

Up to discontinuance of purpose.

Registration for “Campus” for students of all further programs, employees and alumni

Appropriation of access online

Up to discontinuance of purpose.

Registration for the application for a student dorms

Implementation of the application process

Up to discontinuance of purpose or the withdrawal of consent, depending on which occurs first.

Registration for the Bachelor Day, to the Studies Information Week, for the FS Summer Camp for a sample lecture and/or visit to national and international measurements

Implementation of the events, appropriation of individual information, estimate of the request volume, processing of the application

Up to discontinuance of purpose.

Appropriation of further information on a course of studies/request for brochures

Processing of the inquiry, appropriation of the requested information

Up to discontinuance of purpose.

Registration to the e-Campus e-Learning Mailing

 

Up to discontinuance of purpose or the withdrawal of consent, depending on whether what occurs first.

Subscription to different newsletters

Sending of information on the respective services and products of the selected newsletters

Up to discontinuance of purpose or the withdrawal of consent, depending on which occurs first.

Registration for webinars

Sending of information on the webinar, sending of the access data for participation in the webinar, transfer of the log-in status as well as the review report, sending of information about similar webinars

Up to discontinuance of purpose or the withdrawal of consent, depending on which occurs first.

Contact form

Answer to your inquiry

Up to discontinuance of purpose

 

4) Inquiries related to general contact addresses

For establishing contact, we also hold available general e-mail addresses on the website. Provided that you contact us via such an address, the personal data sent in this manner is solely processed for the purpose intended.

5) On which legal basis is the data processed

a) Meeting contractual and pre-contractual obligations

Using our website, there exists the possibility to acquire products and/or services or initially any other information possibly to be provided with an individual offer regarding them. In case of use of these functions, you are requested to specify further information. The legal basis for this data processing is the meeting of contractual or pre-contractual obligations, in accordance with Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

b) Granting of consent

Different functions of this website are only usable if you have first given us your consent. Included in these functions are e.g. the ordering of our newsletters. At certain points you are correspondingly informed of the data processing, the purposes of data processing and your rights, in particular your right to withdraw your consent at any time. In case of consent being given, the legal grounds for the data processing is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

c) Legitimate interests

In addition, we process partly person-related data in our entitled interests in case of use of this website. Within the framework of the weighting of interests according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, we have considered and weighted our interest in the appropriation and your interest in a processing of your personal data consistent with data protection. Since this data is sometimes required technically in order to enable the appropriation of our service and also to guarantee stability and security, in particular protection against misuse, we came to the conclusion – in case of the data protection, a guarantee based the state of the art of the technology- that this data can be processed, where your interest in a processing consistent with data protection is considered to an adequate extent.

6) Cookies – General information

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored in the Internet browser or the Internet browser on the computer system of the user. If a user calls up a website, then a cookie can be stored on the operating system of the user. This cookie includes a characteristic character string which enables an unambiguous identification of the browser when visiting the website again.

7) Cookies – Type differentiation of the cookies

a) Technically necessary cookies

We use cookies in order to structure our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our Internet page require that the calling browser can be also identified after a site change.

Technically necessary cookies are not required as mandatory to display the website. However, some functions of the website, such as e.g. the online Campus and registration for seminars etc., cannot be used properly without these cookies. Conse,quently no possibility of objection exists for the user, where a deactivation this cookies can be carried out by settings on the respective browser.

b) Cookies for range measurement

Cookies for range measurement collect information about the manner of use of our website, e.g. website call-ups or error messages. These cookies store no information items which would allow an identification of the user. The collated information is exclusively aggregated and thus evaluated anonymously.

Name of the cookie

Purpose of the processing

Legal basis for the processing

Storage duration

Google Analytics

Generation and change of the cookie information; Optimisation of the representation of the website and adaptation of the contents

Legitimate interest

38 months

Google GA Audiences

Generation and change of the cookie information; Optimisation of the representation of the website and adaptation of the contents

Legitimate interest

38 months

 

c) Cookies for marketing purposes

We use cookies for marketing objectives in order to address our users with advertising oriented to their interests. In addition, we use the cookies in order to limit the probability of the playout of an advertisement and to measure the effectiveness of our advertising activities. This information can also be communicated to third parties, such as e.g. Ad networks.

Name of the cookie

Purpose of the processing

Legal basis for the processing

Storage duration

Double Click

Optimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contents

Legitimate interest

38 months

Google AdWords Conversion

Optimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated

Legitimate interest

38 months

Double Click Floodlight

Optimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contents

Legitimate interest

38 months

Google Dynamics Remarketing

Optimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contents

Legitimate interest

38 months

Google AdWords user list

Optimisation of the representation of advertisements and adaptation of the associated contents

Legitimate interest

38 months

 

8) Utilisation of analysis services

a) Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution with which the marketer can manage the website tags over an interface. Google Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and does not record any personal data. The tool ensures the activation of other tags, which for their part may record data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation was carried out on domain or cookie level, this continues to exist for all existing tracking tags which are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

b) Google Analytics web analysis service

This website uses Google Analytics. By order of the operator of this website, Google will evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services connected with website use and Internet use, with respect to the website operator.

Since the co-ordination of the Hamburg representative for data protection and freedom of information with Google, on the basis of the decision of Duesseldorf District relating to the structuring of analysis processes for range measurement in case of Internet offers consistent with data protection, a use of Google Analytics consistent with data protection and complaint-free is possible under certain conditions. We respect these prerequisites of course. In particular, we point out that, on this website, Google Analytics was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp(); in order to guarantee an anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). Your IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other treaty states of the Agreement on the European Economic Region. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address sent by Google Analytics within the framework of your browser is not combined with other data of Google. Please find further information on conditions of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at  https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding adjustment of your browser software; however, we point out that possibly you will be not be able to use all functions of this website fully in this case. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, where you download and install the Browser-Add-on. If you click here, an Opt-Out cookie is set, which prevents the future recording of your data during any visit to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition, we use Google Conversion Tracking in association with Google Analytics. This enables us to record the characteristics of our website visitors. For example, it is indicated to us how many PDF’s on our website are downloaded or how often the contact form was filled out. Like,wise it is indicated to us how many clicks on advertisements from external sources (AdWords, LinkedIn, Xing, Bing) were made on our website.

c) Google Ad Words

In order to draw attention to our services, we switch Google-Adwords displays and, within this framework, use Google Conversion-Tracking for the objective of a personalised, interest-oriented and location-related online advertising. The option for anonymising the IP addresses is controlled by Google Tag Manager over an internal adjustment, which that is not visible in the source of this page. This internal adjustment is set so that an anonymisation of the IP addresses is achieved in compliance with data-protection law.

The displays are overlaid after search inquiries on websites of Google Advertising Network. We have the possibility to combine our displays with certain search keys. With the aid of cookies, we can switch displays based on the preceding visits of a user to our website.

With a click on a display, a cookie is set by Google on the computer of the user. Please also find further information on the cookie technology used with the references of Google to the Website Statistics and in the Data Protection Stipulations.

With the aid of this technology, Google and ourselves as a customer are provided with information that a user is clicking on a display and is being transferred to our websites. The information obtained here is used exclusively for a statistical assessment for display optimisation. We are not provided with any information whereby visitors can be identified in person. The statistics made available to us by Google include the total number of users who clicked on one of our displays and, as appropriate, whether they were forwarded to a page of our website provided with a conversion tag. By means of these statistics, we can track with which search keys our display was clicked especially often, and which displays lead to an establishing of contact using the contact form by the user.

If you do not wish this, you can suppress the storage of the cookies required for this technology, for example using settings on your browser. In this case, your visit does not enter the user statistics.

Furthermore, over the Display Setting, you have the possibility to deselect the types of Google displays and/or to deactivate interest-related displays on Google. As an alternative, you can deactivate the utilisation of cookies by third-party providers, where you call up the Deactivation Help of the network advertising initiatives.

However, we and Google are provided with further statistical information on how many users visited this site and when. If you do not wish to be recorded in these statistics, you can suppress this with the aid of additional programs for your browser (for example the add-on Ghostery).

d) Google Dynamics Remarketing

We use dynamic remarketing on our website – a function of Google AdWords. The technology, after your visit to our website, enables us to switch automatically-generated, target-group-oriented advertising. The displays are based on the products and services which were clicked on during the last visit to our website.

In order to generate interest-based displays, Google uses cookies. In this case, Google usually stores information such as your web inquiry, the IP address, the browser type, the browser language, as well as the date and time of your inquiry. This information serves only for the assignment of the web browser to a certain computer. It cannot be used for identifying a person.

If you do not want to receive any user-based advertising from Google, you can deactivate the switching of advertisements with the aid of the Display Setting of Google.

Further information on how Google uses cookies can be found in the Data Protection Declaration of Google.

e) DoubleClick

We use DoubleClick, a service of Google Inc. DoubleClick uses cookies in order to switch user-based advertisements. The cookies identify which displays are already switched in your browser and whether you have called up a website over a switched display. The cookies do not record any personal information in this case and cannot be brought in contact with such information.

If you do not want to be provided with any user-based advertising, you can deactivate the switching of advertisements with the aid of the Display Setting of Google.

Further information on how Google uses cookies can be found in the Data Protection Declaration of Google.

9) Contact form

You have the possibility to contact us via our e-mail address or the contact form. We will of course use any personal data sent to us in this manner solely for the purpose intended.

10) Transfer of data

A forwarding of your personal data to third parties for any objectives other than those listed does not occur.

We pass on your personal data to third parties only if:

– you have given your explicit consent to this
– the transfer is required for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and no basis exists for the assumption that you have a majority interest worthy of being protected in the non-transfer of your data,
– For the case where a legal obligation exists for the forwarding, as well as
– where this is legally admissible and required for the handling of contractual relationships with you.

In case of data communication outside of the European Union, the high European data-protection level basically does not exist. With any transfer, it can be that there currently exists no adequacy decision of the EU Commission, as specified by Art. 45 Sect. 1, 3 GDPR. This means that, to date, the EU Commission has not positively determined that the national data protection level corresponds to the data protection level of the European Union based on the GDPR, therefore we have obtained suitable guarantees as designated above.

Possible risks which cannot be completely excluded in connection with data communication are in particular:

– your personal data could possibly be processed over and above the actual purpose.
– in addition, there exists the possibility that you cannot exercise and enforce your data-protection rights sustainably, such as for example your right to information, to correction, deletion or data portability.
– there also possibly exists a high probability that an incorrect data processing can result and the protection of the personal data does not correspond quantitatively and qualitatively fully to the requirements of the GDPR.

For the continuous improvement of our website, for advertising purposes and in order to enable certain functions of this website to be offered to you, we are instructed with the employment of processors.

All processors are obliged here to process the data only for the service provision actually defined by us. All processors were selected by us carefully and sufficient technical and organisational measures were put in place in order to guarantee data protection.

11) Teaching data subject rights

Every person affected has the right of access according to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure according to Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing according to GDPR Art. 18, the right to object from Art. 21 GDPR, as well as the right to data portability from Art. 20 GDPR. In case of the right to of access and the right to erasure, restrictions apply pursuant to § 34 and 35 BDSG.

Advice on the possibility to lodge a complaint

Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the responsible data-protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

Advice on the withdrawal with consent

You can withdraw any consent to the processing of personal data at any time with respect to us. This also applies for the revocation of consent declarations which have been made before the validity of the basic data protection regulation (before 25th May 2018) with respect to us. Please note that the withdrawal effects the future. Any processing implemented prior to the withdrawal is not affected by this.

Right in case of a data processing for the purpose of direct advertising

In accordance with Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR, you have the right to make an objection at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you. In case of your objection to processing for purposes of direct advertising, we will not process your personal data for these objectives any longer. Please note that the objection comes into effect for the future only. Any processing implemented prior to the objection is not affected by this.

Note on right to objection in case of weighting of interests

As far as we base the processing of your personal data on a weighting of interests, you can make an objection to the processing. In case of the exercise of such an objection, we request that you explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as described. In case of your reasonable objection, we check the state of affairs and will either cease or adapt the data processing, or explain to you our compelling reasons worth being protected.

Links to other websites

Our websites can include links to websites of other providers. We refer to the fact that this data protection declaration applies for the websites of www.frankfurt-school.de solely. We do not have any influence on this and do not check that other providers comply with the applicable data protection regulations.

12) Changes to the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to change or amend this data protection declaration at any time, taking account of applicable data protection regulations.