PRIVACY STATEMENT / Data protection
Last Updated May 25, 2018
Protection of personal privacy has always been a hallmark of JE-C. Since its inception, JE-C has maintained the confidentiality of each survey respondent unless an individual user consents to the release of the user’s Personal Information or individual results. In a similar manner, JE-C protects the identity of individuals who access JE-C Websites. For the purposes of this Privacy Statement, the terms “JE-C, we, us, and our” refer to JE-C GmbH, Siemensstrasse 28, 32676 Luegde, Germany and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
JE-C expressly points out that the data transmission on the Internet (eg when communicating via e-mail) has security gaps and can not be completely protected against access by third parties.
JE-C’s data protection officer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This statement describes the types of information, including Personal Information, collected and processed through JE-C websites and through the services delivered via JE-C websites, and how JE-C treats such information. For questions about this Privacy Statement or your Personal Information, please contact email@example.com.
By using the term “Personal Information” in our Privacy Statement, we refer to information that you individually provide to JE-C either directly or indirectly that on its own or in combination with other information, can be used to identify you or make you identifiable. Personal Information includes for example your name, your mailing address, your telephone number, your e-mail-address or other information that identifies you or makes you identifiable.
Information that by itself cannot be used to identify you or make you identifiable does not qualify as Personal Information.
- INFORMATION COLLECTED BY JE-C WEBSITES
JE-C websites gather information in two ways: (1) indirectly (for example, through our site’s technology), and (2) directly (for example, when you, the site visitor, voluntarily provide information on various pages).
- Information Collected Indirectly
JE-C indirectly collects a variety of information through your interaction with and use of JE-C websites. This information may include, but is not limited to, browser and device information, data collected through automated electronic interactions, application usage data, content information based on your individual interests, demographic information, geographic or geo-location information, statistical and aggregated information (“Other Information“).
Statistical or aggregated information does not directly identify a specific person, but it may be derived from Personal Information. For example, we may aggregate Personal Information to calculate the percentage of users in a particular zip code.
If we combine Other Information with Personal Information, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
1.1 JE-C Cookies
Some types of indirectly collected information are stored in “cookies.” Cookies are small files of electronic information that a website can transfer to a visitor’s hard drive to help that visitor while on the site. There are different types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies are required for the operation of our website.
Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. These cookies simply store a user code so that the user does not have to re-enter their information when re-joining the site. Targeting cookies record your visit on our platform and the pages you have visited. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interest. Google”) using cookies which are saved on your computer. The information generated by the cookie is transferred to and stored on a Google server (generally) located in the USA. Google uses this information on our behalf in order to analyze the use of our websites. The IP address transferred from your browser through Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google for profiling purposes.
You can prevent Google Analytics’ collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plug-in.
Further information can be found in the Google Analytics Terms of Service & Privacy.
Only designated administrators of JE-C can access the information gathered by Google Analytics, and the information is used only for administrative and planning purposes to meet the needs of our users, such as to improve the content of the site and to customize the content and/or layout of the site for individuals or groups of users.
- Cookies for advertising
- Information Collected Directly
JE-C also collects Personal Information and other information that users voluntarily provide. It is entirely your decision to provide the requested information.
JE-C keeps all information directly collected confidential, and will only use the information for the particular purpose stated at the point of collection. JE-C will seek your specific permission for any additional use. You may choose to have this information removed at any time. JE-C will never barter, trade, or sell access to your information without your specific consent.
As far as we process your Personal Information on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 1) lit. f) GDPR, you may object to processing at any time. You may find the detailed description of our processing activities and the legal basis in the sections before.
If you object we will no longer process your Personal Information unless there are compelling and prevailing legitimate grounds for the processing or the data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. If you object to such processing, we ask you to state the grounds of you objection in order for us to examine the processing of your Personal Information and decide whether to adjust the processing accordingly.
Please note that the processing of your Personal Information may involve advertising activities as described above. If you do not want that we process your Personal Information for direct marketing activities, you can object free of charge at any time via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. JE-C will obtain your consent before sharing your Personal Information with any third party that is not acting as an agent or vendor to perform tasks on our behalf or to use the information for a purpose materially different from the purpose for which it was initially collected or subsequently authorized by you. An exception to this will be (among others) where JE-C’s processing of Personal Information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under the applicable law.
- Sensitive Information
For processing of your sensitive information (e.g. medical information, Personal Information revealing ethnic or racial origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or a natural’s person sex life or sexual orientation), we will obtain your explicit consent.
JE-C is among others not required to obtain explicit consent with respect to sensitive information where the processing is (a) necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person where the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent; (b) necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity; (c) necessary to carry out JE-C’s obligations in the field of employment law in so far as it is authorised by European Union or Member State Law or a collective agreement pursuant to Member State Law providing for appropriate safeguards for the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject; or (e) related to information that is manifestly made public by the individual.
- Dispute Resolution
If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with this Policy or a Privacy Shield related or general privacy related complaint, you should first contact us. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.
With respect to human resources data, JE-C will cooperate and comply with the EU DPA’s and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) with the advice given by such authorities with respect to human resources data transferred from the EU and Switzerland in the context of the employment relationship. If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint from JE-C, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, you may contact the EU DPA’s for more information or to file a complaint. The services of the EU DPA’s are provided at no cost to you.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you have the possibility to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
- Policy Updates
This Privacy Statement is JE-C’s promise to its websites users. Additional information that is particular to specific JE-C sites may exist, and updates to this policy may be posted. For these reasons, we suggest that users who may have specific concerns about the information being gathered and use of that information regularly view the Privacy Statement on each site. JE-C reserves the right to change the policy on use of information collected at any time.
- Additional Questions or Comments
Zhe use of the contact data of this website for commercial advertising is expressly not allowed unless the vendor had previously given his written consent or there is already a business relationship.
The provider and all persons mentioned on this website hereby object to any commercial use or transmission of their data.