Privacy Policy

1. DATA PROTECTION SUMMARY

1.1 General information
The Academy for Architectural Culture (further legal information see imprint) is the authority legally responsible for data protection for this web offer. We, the Academy for Architectural Culture attach great importance to the protection of your personal data and treat your personal data confidential and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy. The following information gives a simple overview of what will be happening with your personal data if you visit our website. We inform you in detail which personal data we collect while using our website and for which reason we process and use it.
The privacy policy has a modular structure to simplify the search for information for you. The Academy for Architectural Culture reserves its right to adapt the privacy policy at any time, to changed legal regulations and directives, or to implement other updates. Please keep yourself informed about changes of the privacy policy by retrieving it via the correspondent link on our website. For general questions about our website please contact us directly.

Phone: +49.40.3170 1619
E-Mail: contact@aac-hamburg.de

1.2 Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collection on this website is effected by the website operator. You may find their contact data in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you share these with us. This may be data that you e.g. fill into a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically during the visit of the website through our IT systems. These are in particular technical data (e.g. browser, operating system or time of the site view). The collection of this data is provided automatically as soon as you enter our website.

For what do we use your data?
We use the data provided by you to be able to carry out the intended purposes you wished. Part of the data is collected to guarantee a correct provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

When will we pass on your data?

Your personal data will only be passed on or submitted to third parties or processors if this is necessary for the purpose of carrying out the purpose of processing and a corresponding statutory permission exists for this.

Which rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain information free of charge about origin, recipient and purpose of your saved personal data at any time. Besides, you have the right to demand the correction, locking or cancellation of this data. The right to withdraw consents as well as data portability equally exists. In addition, you have the right of appeal with the proper regulatory authority. You may contact us at any time regarding this as well as further questions on the subject of data protection.

Log files of the web service
As soon as you view the pages of our web offer in your browser, the server is saving all-automatically in the log files the data necessary for the operation of a web service: The name of your browser, the name of your internet service provider, the address of the page from which you have viewed our web offer, the name of your operating system, the websites you visit with us as well as date and duration of time of your visit. This data is temporarily saved in log files and automatically cancelled subsequently. The storage serves to be able to perform an analysis in case of problems the activities having possibly caused the malfunction.

Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers

Your surf behaviour may be statistically analysed when you visit our website. This is carried out in particular with cookies and so-called analysis programmes. At the first view of our site a banner is shown indicating our use of cookies. If you click on the “Continue” button, you agree our use of cookies. The analysis of your surf behaviour is normally processed anonymously; the surf behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may contradict this analysis or prevent them by non-using certain tools. You may find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy.

2. GENERAL AND MANDATORY INFORMATION

2.1 Data protection
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. The present privacy policy explains which data we collect and what for we use it. It also explains how and for which purpose this is carried out.
We point out that the data transmission in the internet (e.g. at the communication via e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of the data from access of third parties is not possible.

Information about the responsible authority
The responsible authority for the data processing of this website is:

Academy for Architectural Culture
Rainvilleterrasse 4
22765 Hamburg
Germany
T: +49.40.3170 1619
F: +49.40.88 151 283
contact@aac-hamburg.de

Responsible authority is the natural person or legal entity that decides on the purpose and means of processing of personal data.

2.2 Information, locking, cancellation and correction
You have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time within the frame of the applicable legal regulations about your personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data procession and if applicable the right to demand the correction, locking or cancellation of this data. You may contact us via e-mail (contact@aac-hamburg.de) regarding this as well as other questions on the subject of personal data.

2.3 Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing processes are only possible with your explicit consent. You may withdraw a consent already granted at any time. For this, an informal notification via e-mail to contact@aac-hamburg.de is enough. The legality of the data processing carried out until the withdrawal shall remain unaffected from the withdrawal.

2.4 Right of data portability
You have the right to have handed over the data you provided and that we processed automated on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract to you or a third person in a common, machine-readable format. If you demand the direct transmission of the data to another responsible, this will only be carried out as far as it is technically possible.

2.5 Right of appeal with the proper regulatory authority
In case of violations for reasons of data protection the person affected has a right of appeal with the proper regulatory authority. Proper regulatory authority in questions for reasons of data protection is the Regional Commissioner for Data Protection of the federal state of Hamburg.

2.6 SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses a SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and protection of transmission of confidential contents, such as for example orders or enquiries that you send us as website operator. You may recognise an encrypted connection by the change of the location bar of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser bar. If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you submit us cannot be read too from third parties.

3. DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

3.1 Contact form
If you submit us enquiries via contact form, your data from the enquiry form including the contact data you have given there will be saved with us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for the case of follow-up questions. Your data is passed on to the position/persons proper for your request to process your enquiry.

Personal data details:
We collect your form of address, your names, your address and contact data to know who contacts us in which matter and to be possibly able to pass on your request immediately to the correct person in charge.
Giving your e-mail address is obligatory because we use it to process your enquiry, depending on the subject of your approach. It will not be used further beyond that.
The processing of the data submitted in the contact form is carried out on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO) or on the basis for the data processing according Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO permitting the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual policies. You may contradict the processing on the basis of consent at any time. For this, an informal notification via the contact form or via e-mail to contact@aac-hamburg.de is enough. The legality of the data processing carried out until the withdrawal shall remain unaffected from the withdrawal.

The data you submitted in the contact form remain with us until you request us to cancel, you withdraw your consent to save or the purpose for data saving is not applicable. Compulsory statutory regulations – retention period in particular – remain unaffected.

3.2 Cookies
Cookies are small text files our web server would be saving in an own area in the browser of your PC if you consented to the use of cookies in advance and your browser allowed this. On the one hand, cookies differ in the duration of its storage. So-called Session Cookies are automatically cancelled once you close your browser. A Session Cookie may serve to administer a shopping cart or to record which products are of particular interest, whereas permanent cookies remain saved on your PC. Information on the duration of storage can give your browser. A permanent cookie may be read again when our web offer is visited the next time. To prevent this, you may cancel permanent cookies after the visit of our website. Permanent cookies may also e.g. serve to save your language selection beyond the end of your visit in your browser.
On the other hand, cookies may differ in its origin. So-called first-party cookies always origin from the website that is stated in the address bar of your browser. So-called third-party cookies origin from websites that you have not directly viewed, but that have been embedded via pictures or commercial banners on the website of the first-party supplier. Your browser can give you information from which sources cookies saved on your PC origin.
At the first view of our site a banner is shown indicating our use of cookies. If you click on the “Continue” button, you agree our use of cookies, on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO)
Third-party cookies are also set by our web server.
Most of the browsers are set to accept cookies. Please change the correspondent settings of your browser to stop this. If your browser does not allow cookies, you may not be able to visit all pages of our website failure-free.
Cookies necessary for the handling of the electronic communication process or the provision of certain functions you wish are saved on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest to save cookies for the technically failure-free and optimised provision of its services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surf behaviour) are saved, they are separately treated in this privacy policy.

3.3 Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information server log files that your browser automatically submits us. These are:

•    browser type and browser version
•    operating system
•    referrer URL
•    host name of the accessing computer
•    time of the server enquiry
•    IP address

A consolidation of this data with other data sources will not be carried out.
Basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO permitting the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual policies.