Data protection statement

(Last updated: 19/10/2017)

With this data protection statement, we wish to inform you about how we handle your personal data and about your rights in this regard when using the Funk Group Web pages accessed at www.funk-gruppe.com (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Web pages’).

1    Service provider and responsible body

The service provider as per § 2 Clause 1 no. 1 German Broadcast Media Act (TMG) and responsible body as per § 3 Para. 7 German Data Protection Act (BDSG) for these Websites is

Funk Gruppe GmbH
International insurance brokers and risk consultants

Valentinskamp 20
20354 Hamburg, Germany
Telephone +49 (0)40 359 140
Fax +49 (0)40 3591 4407

Email: welcome(at)funk-gruppe.de

2    Subject of data protection

The subject of data protection is personal data as per § 3 Para. 1 BDSG. This is individual information about the personal and material circumstances of a defined or definable natural person. It generally includes all information which could be used to identify a natural person (indirectly at least). This could be, for example, a person’s name or contact details (e.g. telephone number, postal address and email address). The IP address can also represent personal data in this sense.

3 Collection, processing and use of personal data

Funk only collects, processes and uses your per sonal data insofar as this is permitted or required by the German Federal Data Protection Act or another statute or insofar as you, as a user of our Web pages, have consented to the collection, processing and use.

4. Automatic collection, processing and use of data during your visit to our website

4.1    Cookies

Our website uses ‘cookies’. Cookies are small data packets that are stored in your browser. We use cookies in order to make our website more user-friendly and attractive. If you do not wish to use cookies, you can configure the appropriate settings in your browser. The details for this can be found using the help function of your browser. In this instance, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Web pages.

4.2    Google Analytics

In order to make our Web pages fit for purpose, Funk analyses the page visits of users. With this in mind, we use ‘Google Analytics’, a Web analytics service offered by Google Inc. (‘Google’), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States.  
Google Analytics uses cookies. Information on the use of our Web pages generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Funk has activated the function that instructs Google to delete the final octet of your IP address, meaning that Google truncates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transfer (‘IP masking’). Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google uses the data on our behalf to compile reports on the use of our Web pages (such as reports on the session length of visits to our Web pages, the rough geographical origin of page impressions, the rough geographical origin of visitor traffic, exit pages and user flow. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google.
You can prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to place an opt-out cookie that prevents future data collection by Google Analytics within this website (this opt-out cookie only works within the browser concerned and only for this domain; if you delete cookies within your browser, you will need to click on the link again): Deactivate Google Analytic

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Collection, processing and use of data actively provided by you

You have the option of requesting publications (informational brochures, newsletters, studies, magazines or press releases) from us.  You can register for seminars and webinars or contact us. For these functions and services, we require certain personal information from you. The voluntary provision of additional data allows us to improve our website and provide you, on request, with targeted offers specifically tailored to meet your needs. You can enter this data in the designated places on the website. We collect, process and use this data only insofar as necessary for the specified purpose. This may be, for example, to handle your query and/or send you the publications you requested. If data is collected, processed and used for other exceptional purposes (5.3.2, 5.5), this only takes place if you have granted your consent.

5.1    Sending of publications and studies

5.1.1    Data to be provided

If you request publications (e.g. Funk Forum, bAV News, studies) by email, you will need to provide your first name, surname and email address. If you request publications by post, you will need to provide your first name, surname and postal address.
We may also collect and process additional voluntary data from you in both cases (postal and email sending of publications).
When requesting publications, you can provide the following data:

Title
First name
Surname
Company
Email address

5.1.2    Consent for periodic publications (newsletters)

We will only send out periodical publications if you have provided your consent for us to do so. The text by which you provide your consent for the use of your data to send periodic publications (electronically and/or by post) is as follows:

‘I consent to the collection, processing and use of the personal data which I have provided above for sending me periodic publications selected by me. Without my consent no newsletters will be sent to me. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time in future and unsubscribe from the publication in question. Funk’s right to collect, process and use my data up until the time that I withdraw my consent remains unaffected. I understand that I can find more information about this in the data protection statement and at the end of each email containing the related publications. I can inform myself of my rights as the person concerned in points 6 and 7 of the data protection statement on Funk’s website.’ 

5.2    Sending of invitations to selected seminars and webinars based on your consent

5.2.1    Data to be provided

If you wish to be invited by email to seminars or webinars on topics which can selected by you, we only require your name and email address. You may also provide the additional data specified in point 5.1.1 if desired.

5.2.2    Consent

We will only send you invitations to selected seminars and webinars if you provide your consent. The text by which you provide your consent for us to use your data to send electronic invitations to seminars and webinars goes as follows:

‘I consent to the collection, processing and use of the personal data which I have provided for sending me invitations to seminars and webinars selected by me. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time in future and unsubscribe from the seminar/webinar invitations. Funk’s right to collect, process and use my data up until the time that I withdraw my consent remains unaffected. I understand that I can find more information about this in the data protection statement and at the end of each email containing the related invitations. I can inform myself of my rights as the person concerned in points 6 and 7 of the data protection statement on Funk’s website.’ 

5.3    Seminar or webinar registration

If you register for a seminar or webinar, we only use your data to conduct the seminar or webinar. If you provide your consent, we also use your data to send you a link by email to an electronic evaluation questionnaire and an electronic form with which you can express your interest in further topics.  If you provide your consent as per point 5.2.2, we will inform you by email or post of seminars and webinars that we think might interest you.

5.3.1   Data to be provided for seminars

If you register for a seminar on our website, we require all of the data specified in 5.1.1 with the exception of your title. Depending on the nature of the seminar, you may optionally provide additional data. More information can be found on the registration form on our website.

5.3.2    Data to be provided for webinars

If you register for a webinar on our website, we require your first name and surname, the name of your company and your email address. You can also provide additional information as described 5.1.1. As part of the webinar registration, you may be directed to the page of an external service provider charged with the technical operation of the webinar. This service provider will only collect, store and use your data to conduct the webinar on our behalf as per Sect. 11 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and not for their own purposes.

5.3.3    Optional consent

The text by which you give your consent for the sending of an electronic evaluation questionnaire or an electronic form for the purpose of indicating your interests is as follows:

‘I consent to the collection, processing and use of the personal data which I have provided for sending me an electronic evaluation questionnaire after having taken part in the abovementioned seminar or webinar and an electronic form for expressing my interest in further topics for the purposes of learning about future events and periodic publications from Funk by email. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time in future as described in more detail in the data protection statement. Funk’s right to collect, process and use my data up until the time that I withdraw my consent remains unaffected. I can inform myself of my rights as the person concerned in points 6 and 7 of the data protection statement on Funk’s website.’ 

5.4 
Customer service processing and use of your data based on your consent

If you have provided your consent, we will only use the data collected for the purposes described in 5.1 to 5.3 as well as for customer service. This means that we store your data for information purposes and use this data in order to be able to respond to your enquiries in the event that repeated contact is made or a business relationship is initiated.

The text by which you give consent for the use of your data for customer service is as follows:

‘I consent to the processing and use of the personal data which I have provided by the Funk Group for customer service. I understand that I can withdraw my consent at any time in future as described in the data protection statement. Funk’s right to collect, process and use my data up until the time that I withdraw my consent remains unaffected. I can inform myself of my rights as the person concerned in points 6 and 7 of the data protection statement on Funk’s website.’ 

5.5    Other forms of contact

You can send us a message using our general contact form on the website. If you contact us using the form, we require your email address so we can respond to your message. 

6 Withdrawing declarations of consent

Consent granted via this website can be withdrawn at any time for future effect here or by contacting 

Funk Gruppe GmbH
International insurance brokers and risk consultants
Valentinskamp 20
20354 Hamburg
Germany

Your notice of withdrawal does not have to take a specific form. You will not incur any charges for withdrawing your consent, with the exception of any transmission or connection fees.

Without your consent, we will never use your data for the purposes for which consent is required. This is also true in the event that you withdraw your consent. You can find out more about your additional rights in connection with the withdrawal of your consent in Section 7.

7 Your rights to information and to have your data corrected, blocked and deleted

You have the right to demand information from Funk, as the responsible body, on any data held about you, the purposes for which it has been stored and its origin.

In compliance with legal provisions, you also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked and deleted. If there is a legitimate interest or legal requirement not to delete your data, your data can instead be blocked from use. Please direct any related concerns by email to datenschutz[at]funk-gruppe.de or to the address specified in Section 1.

8 Disclosure of your data to third parties

Funk discloses personal data within the Group’s companies (as listed on the website in the company profiles found under legal information) within permissible limits, if this data is required for the purposes specified in Sections 5 and 6. Your personal data is processed on behalf of Funk in these cases as per Sect. 11 BDSG.

To the extent required, we also pass on your personal data to companies outside the Funk Group in exceptional circumstances if we use these companies to process your data. This is always done in compliance with the requirements of the German Data Protection Act and especially with the requirements of order data processing as per Sect. 11 BDSG. We will never transmit your personal data which we collect on these Web pages to countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area – unless such transmission is expressly stated.5 Use of your name and your email address for email notifications concerning new posts in the newsroom or new comments in response to your posts 

If you have given us your consent to do so, we will send you an email as soon as a new post appears in the newsroom or as soon as a comment is made in response to one of your posts. To do so, we will use your first name and surname, as well as the email address provided by Funk Alliance ConnecT (FACT) for the sending of email notifications. We will use this data solely to send emails and to manage the information in the content management system. It will not be passed on to third parties. You have the right to withdraw your consent with future effect (see Section 6).

Your personal data will be deleted if you withdraw the consent to store it granted here, if you cancel your email subscription or if storage of the data is prohibited for any other legal reasons.

To cancel your subscription, please click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email. Your name will then be automatically removed from the list of subscribers.