Imprint, privacy policy and data protection declaration

Advanced Building Skins GmbH
Hostettstrasse 30
CH-6062 Wilen
Switzerland

info [ at ] abs.green

Tel Munich: +49 89 20000-4161
Tel Lucerne: +41 41 508 70 36
Tel Bolzano: +39 0471 34 00 50

VAT No.: CHE-383.284.931

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Privacy policy and data protection declaration

1. Introduction
This website is provided by Advanced Building Skins GmbH. In accordance with Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we hereby inform you of the processing of your personal data when you access and use our website.

2.  Data Protection Officer 
You can contact our Data Protection Officer by email at info [ at ] abs.green. Please put “Data Protection” in the subject line of your message.

3. Processing of Personal Data

3.1. Data processing activities

  • Conference Registration
    Please fill in the form to register for our conference. You will receive the invoice and confirmation of participation by email.
  • Web-Tracking
    The website uses Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Google Ads Conversion Tracking.
  • Map display
    We have integrated Google Maps in order to easily indicate our conference venue.

3.2. Operation of the Website

3.2.1. Type and extent of the processing of personal data
The following information, which your browser automatically transmits to us, is processed when you visit our website:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Name of the website visited previously
  • IP address / host name of your computer
  • Date and time of the server request

3.2.2. Purposes and legal basis for the processing of personal data
The processing of your personal data is carried out in accordance with the following legal bases:

  • Enabling the use of the website (legitimate interest: presentation of the service portfolio of the Data Controller and to enable contact by existing and prospective customers)
  • Ensuring the correct operation of the website (fulfilment of legal obligations, i.e. secure processing in accordance with Art. 5 (f) GDPR, for example to defend against and investigate cyber-attacks)

3.2.3. Recipients or categories of recipients
Our website is hosted by Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25 in 91710 Gunzenhausen, Germany.  Personal data will be shared with third parties only if this is necessary for the prevention of criminal offences and/or we are otherwise legally obliged to do so.

3.2.4. Storage duration
Personal data is automatically erased after 14 months.

3.2.5. Right of erasure, objection and rectification
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is necessary for the operation of the website. The user, therefore, has no possibility of erasure, objection or rectification.

3.3. Use of Cookies

3.3.1. Type and extent of the processing of personal data
Our website uses cookies to provide users with a convenient service. Cookies are text files that contain information to identify returning visitors solely for the duration of their visit to the website. Cookies are stored harmlessly on the hard drive of your computer. They spare you the need for repeated data entry, facilitate the transfer of specific content and help us to identify particularly popular areas of our Internet presence. They enable us to consistently improve the structure and content of our website.

The following cookies are stored on your end device:

  • Performance Cookies
    Performance cookies collect information about how our website is used, such as the Internet browser and operating system used, the domain name of the website from which you came, the number of visits, average time spent on the site and pages accessed. They are used to improve the user-friendliness of the website and the user experience.
  • Functional Cookies​
    Function / Purpose: Functional cookies make it possible to save information that has already been entered (such as your location) and to offer the user improved, more personalized functions.

3.3.2. Purposes and legal basis for the processing of personal data
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically required cookies is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (Legitimate interest: analysis of your surfing behavior to optimize our website). The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes is the user's consent in this respect, Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

3.3.3. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and rectification
Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted from there to our site. Therefore, as a user you also have full control over the use of cookies. You can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be carried out automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

3.4. Email Newsletter

3.4.1. Storage duration
Your personal data will be erased at your request or when the service is discontinued.

3.4.6. Right of erasure, objection and rectification
You can unsubscribe from the service at any time by clicking on "Unsubscribe" in the email newsletter or by sending a short email to info [ at ] abs.green. You will no longer receive any email newsletters after you have unsubscribed.

3.5. Registration form

3.5.1. Type and extent of the processing of personal data
Our website allows you to register for our annual conference. The following data will be transmitted to us when you use the contact form:

  • Title, First name, Last name, Company, address, postal code, city, country, email address, telephone and information on how you found out about the Conference.
  • Xing Events GmbH of Sandstr. 33 in 80335 Munich, Germany, will provide us with the information on the date and time of your registration.

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data as part of our registration form, which includes the GTCs of Xing SE and their Privacy Policy. You will find information on Xing’s GTCs at https://en.xing-events.com/gtc/gtc and their Privacy Policy at https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy.

3.6.4. Storage duration
Your personal data will be erased at your request.

3.9. Map display
Our website uses Google Maps to guide you to our conference venue. Upon accessing Google Maps, personal data will be collected automatically. The processing of your personal data takes place to indicate the position of our conference venue (legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). By visiting the appropriate website, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA receives information about which of our websites you have visited. The European Commission has decided in its Adequacy Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 (EU-US Privacy Shield) that there is an adequate level of data protection in the USA. If you do not agree with a submission to Google, then you may not visit subpages of our website on which Google Maps is integrated. For more information, see the Google Maps Terms of Service and Google's Privacy Policy.

3.10. Web-tracking and Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google), which uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not consolidated with other Google data.

You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form, so that a personal relationship can be ruled out. Insofar as the data collected about you is personal, it will be excluded immediately and the personal data will be deleted forthwith.

For exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 letter f GDPR.2. Learn more about Google's Terms of Use and Google's Privacy Policy: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms of Use: www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html, Privacy Policy: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en and Data Privacy Statement: policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.

3.10.1. Type and extent of personal data processing
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of your use of the website. Information generated by the cookie:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the page previously visited)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use.

3.10.2. Purposes and legal basis for the processing of personal data
Use of the web analysis service of Google Inc. is based on Art. 6 (1) p.1 lit. (f.) GDPR.

3.10.3. Transfer of your data to a third country or international organization
The IP address transmitted by your browser is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. These IP addresses are not merged with other Google data. We have added the code "anonymizeIP" to the Google Analytics service on this website. This guarantees the masking of your IP address, to allow that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

3.10.4. Storage duration / right of erasure, objection and rectification
Your data will be deleted by Google after 14 months. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to the use of our website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We use Google Analytics to evaluate data from Google Ads for statistical purposes. If you do not wish this to happen, you can disable it using the Ads Preferences Manager: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb

For more information about data protection in relation to Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Help Centre: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

3.10.5. Type and extent of the processing of personal data
We use the online advertising service Google Ads and its conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA: "Google". The cookie transfers the same information as with Google Analytics (see section above).

3.10.6. Purposes and legal basis for the processing of personal data
When you click on an advertisement provided by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is placed on your computer. The information collected with the help of the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics. This informs us of the total number of users who have clicked on our advertisements and been directed to a page that contains a conversion tracking tag. Use of Google Ads is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

3.10.7. Transfer of your data to a third country or to international organizations and presence of the adequacy decision
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The European Commission has decided in its Adequacy Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 (EU-US Privacy Shield) that there is an adequate level of data protection in the USA. Your IP address is usually transferred to a Google server and stored there. These IP addresses are not merged with other Google data.

3.10.8. Storage duration / right of erasure, objection and rectification
These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can object to this form of use by preventing the installation of cookies, setting your browser software accordingly (deactivation option).

3.10.9. Existence of automated decision-making, including profiling
No automated decision-making or profiling is carried out.

4. The data subject’s rights
As a data subject, pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), you have the following rights in connection with the processing of your personal data:

  • Information rights under Article 13 and Article 14 EU GDPR
  • Right of access under Article 15 EU GDPR
  • Right to rectification under Article 16 EU GDPR
  • Right to erasure under Article 17 EU GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing under Article 18 EU GDPR
  • Right to data portability under 20 EU GDPR

5. Right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority
You have the right to file a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority, if you believe that our processing of your personal data infringes the applicable data protection laws.

6. Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether their operators comply with the data protection regulations. In spite of a careful check of the content, we cannot assume any liability for external links to third-party content.

7. Validity and updating of the Privacy Policy
Due to the further development of our website or the implementation of new technologies, it may become necessary to change this Privacy Policy in the future. We recommend that you always refer to the current Privacy Policy.

Wilen (OB), 30 August 2018