For Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH, the protection of personal data is a very important matter. For the handling of data, DAkkS has implemented technical and organisational measures that ensure that data protection provisions are observed and adhered to by both DAkkS and external service providers.
Below you will find an overview of which data is collected and processed and for what purpose. We consider it very important for you to be able to use the DAkkS website without disclosing your identity.
1. Contact details for the controller:
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH
Phone: +49 30 670591-0 | Fax: +49 30 670591-15 | kontakt [at] dakks [dot] de
2. Contact the data protection officer
datenschutz [at] dakks [dot] de
3. A. Processing of personal data
Personal data is information about the factual or personal circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. It includes for example your name, your telephone number, date of birth or your e-mail address.
The data we collect is divided into two categories: (1) data you submit to us and (2) data we collect automatically when you use the DAkkS website.
4. Data you submit to us
When you enter your data while making a request by e-mail or using the contact form, you submit your data to us and agree to the use of your input for the purpose intended. We require this data to process your requests. The date of the notification and the IP address are also stored temporarily to allow us to identify and prevent cases of misuse.
Sending of newsletters
For sending newsletters, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you a newsletter by e-mail if you have expressly confirmed to us that we should activate the newsletter service. If you want to receive the DAkkS newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address from you. To allow us to address you personally, we also ask you to inform us of your title and name. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of our newsletter. Your data will not be passed on to third parties. When you register for our newsletter, data is collected that allows us to make the registration procedures verifiable and prevent cases of misuse. We save the time of registration and IP addresses.
You can withdraw your consent to the storage of data, your e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. To unsubscribe, you can use the unsubscribe link. The unsubscribe link can be found in every e-mail newsletter.
5. Data we collect automatically when you use the DAkkS website
On the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation, the following data is collected automatically when you use the DAkkS website and deleted after a specified period of time:
A. Log files / access data
When you visit the website, access data is collected in the form of log files. This data includes: the name of the web page accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, the user’s operating system, browser type, referrer URL (the page previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider.
The data is used for statistical analysis for the purpose of optimising the website.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing your browser settings. If you do so, some of the features of the website may not be available.
c. Use of web analytics services (Piwik/Matomo)
The data collected is used exclusively to improve our Internet services.
If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object at any time with the click of a mouse. If you do so, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, so that Piwik/Matomo does not collect any session data.
6. Data protection statement for social media
6.1. Data protection statement for the use of Twitter, Facebook, Google+
On our website, we have integrated features of the messaging services Twitter, Facebook and Google+. You can use the buttons to share a post or page on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
This service is made available by Twitter International Company (The Academy, 42 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland), Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) and Google+ (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
When you visit our site, your information is not forwarded automatically to Twitter, Facebook or Google+. Each of these services is activated only with your consent and the connection to the servers is subject to the so-called 2-click policy.
We expressly point out that the data forwarded is processed by Twitter, Facebook and Google+ in accordance with their own data usage policies. For more information, see the privacy policies of Twitter (https://twitter.com/en/privacy), Facebook (https://facebook.com/policy) and Google+ (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en).
6. 2. DAkkS events – processing by XING Events
For the registration, invoicing and payment processing of events, DAkkS works with the solutions provided by XING Events GmbH. The operator of the XING Events websites and controller within the meaning of data protection law is XING SE (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg). XING Events is event management software used for online registration, ticketing and payment processing of events.
If you want to take part in a DAkkS event, you must first register using the external link to XING Events and provide personal details such as your name, address and method of payment. This is required for event registration, invoicing and drawing up participant lists and participation certificates.
Under the data protection provisions in place at XING, the participant data collected when you register for a DAkkS event will not be passed on to third parties without authorisation and is only made accessible to DAkkS.
Registration by a ticket buyer on the XING Events platform leads to the creation of a hidden user account, but not to XING membership. For the latter, you must of course explicitly agree to it.
7. Your rights
At DAkkS, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- Right to information
- Right to rectification or erasure
- Right to restriction of processing
- Right to object to processing
- Right to data portability
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority.
8. Database of accredited bodies
Under Section 2 (2) AkkStelleG (German Accreditation Body Act), Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) is required to maintain an up-to-date list of accredited conformity assessment bodies. The personal data published in the database is specified by the conformity assessment body as part of the application for accreditation and entered in the database by DAkkS.