This privacy protection declaration is valid for the website https://www.futurium.de (hereafter “website”), operated by Futurium gGmbH, Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin (hereafter “FUTURIUM”), and does not cover any linked third-party websites.

The website is operated in accordance with the applicable laws on privacy protection and data security, in particular the regulations of the Federal Privacy Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG), and the privacy protection regulations of the Telecommunications Act (TKG). In the following we explain what information is collected, what happens to personal data, how they are collected, processed, and used and to what extent the user can influence the use of the data.

1. Collection and processing of http log data

When visiting the website of FUTURIUM and when downloading files, the webserver of FUTURIUM collects log information about these processes which the web-browser of the user transfers automatically. They include:

  • type and version of your internet browser,
  • name of internet service provider,
  • the address of the website from which the user was linked,
  • the sub-pages of the website which the user visits, and
  • date and duration of the user’s visit on the website.

This data is not personal data. It is not possible for FUTURIUM to associate the collected data with a specific natural person.

FUTURIUM analyses this information exclusively for statistical purposes. We do not disclose this data to third parties.

This information is not linked with other information that could make it possible to identify the user, unless this is necessary for using the services of FUTURIUM or if there are legal information requirements.

2. Use of personal data

Personal data which the user transmits to FUTURIUM, in particular name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and information on age or profession is only collected, stored, processed, and used if this is necessary for concluding, defining, or changing the contractual relationship with FUTURIUM concerning the use of the services, as well as to permit the use of the services and if there are legal information requirements.

FUTURIUM does not record any user information which could be associated with the user personally, including IP addresses, profile information, cumulative user data, and the type of browser used by the user. This data is only used to manage the website, track its use, and improve the services of the website, as well as for security and monitoring purposes (as is the case with IP addresses).

FUTURIUM does not disclose the personal data of the user to third persons, unless the user has first provided his express consent, e.g. for advertising campaigns, or there is a legal obligation to disclose this data. If the user grants his consent, he may withdraw it at any time, effective for the future, by means of a simple message per e-mail to office@futurium.de.

3. Newsletter

If the user would like to subscribe to the FUTURIUM newsletter, we require his e-mail address and confirmation that the user is the owner of the stated e-mail address and agrees to receive the newsletter. FUTURIUM only collects this data for the purpose of being able to send the newsletter to the user and documenting the granted consent. We do not disclose your data to third parties. Users may cancel their newsletter subscription and withdraw their consent to the storage of their e-mail address at any time by means of a simple message per e-mail to office@futurium.de.

4. Use of cookies

When visiting the website, so-called “cookies” may be stored in the web browser of the user for later access. This mainly serves for making the online visit more pleasant and individual. Cookies are files which identify users as specific customers and may store their personal preferences when using the website as well as technical information.

If users enter personal information on the website, this may be linked with data stored in cookies. However, operators of other websites do not have access to these files. Users may turn off the use of cookies in their browser settings. FUTURIUM points out that some areas of the website may not work properly if the browser of the user is set to reject cookies or similar mechanisms.

FUTURIUM uses cookies solely for the purpose of obtaining information about the use of the FUTURIUM webpages and for statistical purposes.

The information collected by cookies is only linked to other information which permits the identification of the user to the extent as this is necessary for the use of the services.

In addition, the website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which allow an analysis of the user’s use of the website. The information generated by the cookies regarding the use of the website (including the user’s IP address, which, however, is shortened using the “_anonymizeIp()” method so that it can no longer provide information about a user’s location) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the user, to compile reports on website activities for the website operator FUTURIUM and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate the user’s IP address with other Google data. By using this website, users agree to the processing of the data collected about them by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.

Users can object to the collection by Google Analytics of data that may be used in the future by installing a deactivation add-on (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) for their web browsers.

Further information on data use for advertising purposes by Google, as well as setting and objection options, can be found on the webpages of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Use of data for advertising”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“Determine which advertising Google shows you”).

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future. In doing so, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click on this link again.

5. Social media plugins

FUTURIUM does not use social media plugins (“plugins”) of the social networks Facebook, Twitter, and Google on the website http://futurium.de.

The share function of the social networks Facebook, Twitter, and Google can only be used on the blog at https://www.futurium.de/aktuelles/blog/.

There you can use social media without accidentally exposing personal data. We have replaced the usual share buttons of the social networks and thus protect your surfing behaviour. Simply click on the button of the respective social media platform to share information with others. The button used by FUTURIUM establishes direct contact between the social network and the user only when the user actively clicks on the share button. The button solution used by FUTURIUM acts as an intermediary: instead of the browser, our server queries the number of likes – and this only once a minute in order to limit traffic. The visitor remains anonymous during this process.

6. Correction, editing, and deletion

The user may change or delete his personal data at any time. This notwithstanding, the user has the right to ask FUTURIUM at any time to delete all of his personal and stored data which were collected.

The user can demand the correction, editing, and deletion of his personal data at any time by means of e-mail, fax, or letter to the following contact data:

Futurium gGmbH
Alexanderufer 2
D 10117 Berlin
Fax: +49 30 408 18 97 99
E-mail: office@futurium.de

For proper assignment, the demand must contain the first and last name, e-mail address, post address, and identification by means of a copy of his picture ID.

7. Duration of storage and information about personal data

FUTURIUM shall not store the data of the user any longer than necessary for the purposes listed in this privacy protection guideline. Upon request, FUTURIUM shall provide the user with free information about the stored personal data and its use and processing.

For this purpose, the user may contact FUTURIUM per e-mail at: office@futurium.de

In case of questions about this privacy protection declaration, the user may contact FUTURIUM per e-mail at: office@futurium.de

8. Changes to this privacy protection guideline

We will publish any changes to this privacy protection guideline on the website. In addition, FUTURIUM shall inform the user per e-mail using the last known user information. FUTURIUM shall also provide older versions of the privacy protection guideline, stating their respective validity periods.

FUTURIUM shall not use the collected personal data of users in any other manner than described above without first having informed users of this and having obtained their consent if it is required.

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