HITS gGmbH has issued the following privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to secure and trustworthy Internet communication and the individual’s right to privacy.
Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data
On our web site, we only store personal information relating to you with your permission. You may choose to reveal information to us if, for example, you register for an event or subscribe to some of our web services. Information is used solely for the purposes described below. We bind our employees to strictly observe you privacy and confidentiality rights.
1. What Information Do We Collect and Why?
We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website, and to gather demographic information. When you visit our site, we recognize only your domain name and not your e-mail address. We will see your e-mail address only if you give it to us by filling out a form or by sending us an e-mail message.
If you choose to register, we can send you requested information on our activities and events.
If you choose to give us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. We do not share your e-mail address with others outside the HITS Group. You can choose not to receive any more e-mail at any time. Depending on how your e-mail application is set up, information about you may be transmitted automatically when you send an e-mail to HITS.
For the organization of events (workshops, conferences etc) additional information is requested and stored: Title, name, affiliation, phone and fax number, email, dietary requirements, special access requirements as well as information about hotel accommodation. This data is needed by HITS gGmbH for organizational purposes, for billing, and for creating accompanying material for the workshop or conference. This includes an abstract book as well as a list of participants. The list of participants distributed will contain: Title, name, organization and email. The list of participants is collected and distributed to facilitate the exchange between the conference participants. The contact information will also be used to inform about similar events organized by HITS or related HITS products.
2. Links to Other Sites
This site may contain links to other websites. HITS gGmbH is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.
You can opt out of receiving e-mail communications from us whenever you like. You only need to e-mail us to have your name and details removed from HITS’s e-mail list or registration database.
4. Google Applications
To display our addresses, we use Google Maps. In order to load them the website will connect with the database of Google Inc. and transfer personal data such as your IP address and the webpages you are visiting. For further information on Google data privacy, please check https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html and http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
5. Social Media
You can find various presentations and videos on and by HITS gGmbH at various places on our website. In order to play them, the website will connect with YouTube, LLC, San Bruno, CA 94066 USA, and transfer personal data to Google Inc. such as your IP address and the webpages you are visiting. For further information on Google data privacy, please check http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement – if, for example, you wish to inspect or update the information we hold about you may contact:
Subject: Data Protection
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E-Mail: webmaster (at) h-its.org
Phone: +49 6221 533 200
Fax: +49 6221 533 298
Managing Director (Geschäftsführerin)
Dr. Gesa Schönberger
HRB 337446, Amtsgericht Mannheim
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