Trade Federation

Privacy policy
Version 18.05.01

This policy informs you about the nature, extent and purposes of collecting and usage of data by means of this website.

Please consult the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and your local laws for details.

In Short:

  • We do not spy on you.
  • We use cookies exclusively to improve the website's behaviour for your convenience.
  • We don't use any tracking software.

Read the rest of this page for full details.

Current State:

In order to use this website, you are required to accept our privacy policy.
You didn't do that yet.
Please read the following information and express your consent by clicking the ´ACCEPT´ button at the end of this page.

In Detail:

Personal Information?

That's any piece of information about a specific person or several pieces of information which, when merged, allow to draw a conclusion about a specific person's identity.

Responsible

The responsible persons according to Article 4(7) GDPR and other local laws and regulations can be found in this website's imprint.

Information on data processing

Extent

We process personal data only as far as it is required to run this website and to provide our online services, in accordance with either your consent or permission by law.

Lawful bases

Lawful bases for reading, storing, processing and deleting personal data can be found in Article 6(1) GDPR.

Relaying personal data

We don't relay personal data without your explicit consent, except if we're legally obligated to do it or to have a third party processor matching the requirements in Article 28 GDPR.

Location of processing

Our servers are located in germany.
We usually choose our partners for their server locations in germany or at least the EU.
In specific cases we allow processing outside the EU, and only if the partner in question matches the requirements mentioned in Article 44 ff GDPR.

Storage period and deletion

Personal data will be erased as soon as they outlive their purpose and legal retention periods are expired.

Your rights

Right to revoke your consent

You can at any time revoke your consent to process your personal data.
Revoking your consent does not compromise the lawfulness of data processing prior to the revoke, and the revoke will not come into effect unless all open contracts are fulfilled.

Right of access

You have the right to obtain information
- if we process your personal data at all
- specifically which data we process
- where we obtained them from
- the purpose
- in case of relaying, the receiver(s)
- planned time of deletion

Your request will be processed within a month, free of charge, via letter or e-mail.
In case you send another request less than one year after the last one, we will reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee.

Right to correction

In case you find that your personal data are false or incomplete, you have the right to ask us for correction. Simply send us a request via letter or e-mail, and include proof to your claims.

Right to be forgotten

You can ask us to delete all your personal data from our systems, including your consent to process them.
We will erase your records immediately as soon as legal and commercial obligations allow.

Right to complain

If you feel we don't treat your data properly in accordance with the GDPR, you can file a complaint with the European Commission's Data Protection Officer or one of his subsidiaries.

Using our online service

You can use this website without disclosing your identity. Let us explain, when we process potentially personal data, which, and under which conditions, and what happens with them.

Using the website

If your use this website informal only (as oppesed to being a registered user), we collect part of the data your browser volunteers, which are technically required to display our website, ensure security and allow accounting with our server provider:
- your IP-address
- time of access
- URI to load
- number of bytes transferred
- HTTP result code
- browser version
- session ID
These data will be erased not later than 30 minutes after collection.
Collecting and processing these is mandatory for website operations, you cannot opt out here.
Lawful basis: Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Connection security

Where possible, we use HTTPS protocol and SSL encoding for client server communications. The connection is secure if you can see a green padlock symbol in your browser's address field.
If you don't, refrain from entering personal information and contact us.

Cookies

This website, like roughly all other websites, uses "cookies". A cookie is a small text file that's stored on your device when you use the website.

Some cookies will be deleted as soon as you close your browser ("session cookies"). Others will remain for a predefined period ("persistent cookies"). Most current browsers can be set to notify you about incoming cookies, disable specific cookies or disable them completely.
If you disable cookies, you might not be able to use this website properly.
Lawful basis for cookie usage is article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
If this website uese third party (Google, Youtube...) plugins, those might set so-called "third party cookies" setzen. For further information consult the "plugins" section of this page.

Here's a list of the cookies used by our website:

hitS: Automatically created session cookie to identify the session, used to store individual settings like display style and language during your session.
If you have an account to use the non-public section of this website, this cookie is used to remember that you're logged in. Otherwise you'd have to re-enter your password for each page request.

hitD: Session cookie to send your display geometry to the website, allows to optimize images for your device.

hitP: Persistent cookie to store that you accepted this privacy policy. Will bevoided if there's a new version of the policy or if you don't use this website for more than three months.

hitA: Persistent cookie with a hint to your account for using the non-public section of this website. Will be used only if you a) have an account at all and b) decide to use the "remember me" function. Will be voided if you don't use this website for more than a week.

There are currently no cookies set for this website.

Registration / user account

This website might offer a way to register a user account. In order to achieve that, you need to enter personal information in a specific input form, especially your e-mail address.
The information will be used to control access to the nonpublic area of the website.
Lawful basis for that are Article 6(1)(a) and 6(1)(b) GDPR.
You can always terminate your user account. It will be deleted as soon as legal and commercial obligations allow.
During the registration process and while you are logged in with your user account, we might log your IP address, timestamp and the pages you visited, in order to combat abuse and unauthorized access. These logs will not be used for any other purpose and they will be deleted after 7 days.

E-mail and contact form

This website might offer e-mail links and/or a contact form in order to provide fast means for electronic communication.If you use e-mail or the contact form, the information you entered will be automatically stored and processed according to Article 6(1)(c) GDPR.
We will delete this information as soon as it is not required anymore and legal retention periods are expired.
Be aware, that third parties could intercept, read and modify information sent via e-mail or contact form.

External links

Our online service might contain links to other websites. We cannot guarantee that those websites work in accordance with the GDPR or any other data protection laws.

Plugins

Third party plugins (functional components provided by other internet service providers) usually set cookies, for reasons explained in said service providers' privacy policies and terms of usage. These so-called "third party cookies" are generally not crucial for this website's functionality.
It is safe to tell your browser to disregard and/or delete all cookies that weren't sent by this web server (swc-tf.com). Check your browser's help menu to find out how to do that.

Google Maps plugin:

This website might use a Google Maps plugin, provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Maps is a service to display geographical information.
Displaying geocoordinates in form of a map is an important feature which qualifies as legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
As soon as you view a page with the Google Maps plugin, it will transmit usage information to Google's servers in the USA.
The plugin might set cookies originating from google.com which are not crucial to this website's functionality.
Google has been certified for the US-european "privacy shield" agreement, meaning they are bound to the GDPR.
For further details read Google's privacy policy.

Google Web Fonts plugin:

This website might use character fonts provided by the Google Web Fonts program, offered by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Using Google Web Fonts allows us to present our online services in a consistent appearance, which qualifies as a legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
When using this website, your browser connects to a Google server to load the required web fonts into your browser cache.
This way Google gains knowledge of your IP address and the fact that you are using this website.
The plugin might set cookies originating from google.com which are not crucial to this website's functionality.
Google has been certified for the US-european "privacy shield" agreement, meaning they are bound to the GDPR.
For further details read Google's privacy policy.

YouTube plugin:

This website might use a plugin provided by Google's YouTube service (YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA) in order to display video data.
Using the YouTube plugin allows us to present our online services in a consistent appearance, which qualifies as a legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
When using a page equipped with the YouTube plugin, your browser connects to a YouTube server, and said server will gain knowledge of your IP and the fact that you're using this website.
The plugin might set cookies originating from youtube.com and YouTube's commercial partners (like doubleclick.net), which are not crucial to this website's functionality.
If you're logged into your YouTube account while doing so, YouTube will add the gathered information to your profile. You can avoid that by logging out of your YouTube account prior to using this website.
For further details read Google's privacy policy.


Amendments

We reserve the right to amend this policy whenever legal obligations require it. Also, we will amend it if we plan to change the policy in regards of collecting, storing and processing more information, use information for other purposes or transmit information to other parties than originally stated.
Only the policy version published in this place is valid, any prior versions are null and void. If an amendment requires your consent, we will ask you to accept the amended policy.


Further information

If you wish to learn more about our privacy policy, don't hesitate to use the contact information provided on the imprint page.


Last updated: 2018-05-25