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ATZlive Privacy Policy

A. General

atzlive.de“ is a platform for events for car and engine engineers operated by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 46, D-65189 Wiesbaden. 

Part of ATZlive is accessible to all internet users. However, other parts of the website are restricted and require users to register to gain full access.

However, in order to operate ATZlive, we also need to collect and process certain personal data of our users. Data protection and data security are of utmost importance to us. It goes without saying that we will fully comply with all applicable statutory requirements and regulations. We will collect, process and use personal data from users in connection with their use of the content and other offerings of ATZlive only as described in this Privacy Policy. 

Now, therefore, we will explain in detail in the following sections for what purposes and to what extent your personal data will be collected, processed and used.

 


B. Collection and storage of personal data

We will collect and process personal information about you if you register to access any restricted areas of our portal and if you wish to use any chargeable services. Moreover, we will store certain data generated during use of our website.

 


1. Inventory data

1.1 Registration and Login

If you register for our services, we collect and store the following personal data:

  • email address
  • password
  • title
  • first name
  • last name

The following data can be provided on a voluntary basis:

  • company
  • Are you an ATZ/MTZ subscriber?
  • visited events

This data will be collected and stored in order to set up your account and provide you with the possibility to use your account.

After a successful registration, if you login to your account, we will collect and store your name, your email address and your password (which will be encrypted via a salted hash) in order to provide you with access to your account. In this way we can provide you with event specific content like pictures and presentations or render other services to you, which you booked.

 


2. Usage data/cookies

Some data, known as usage data, are generated whenever a user visits a website. We need to process these data to enable users to use ATZlive. 

2.1 Log files

When you visit our website, our web servers store certain data in so called log files. A log file contains the time and date when you visited our website as well as your IP address. Data in log files is deleted after 7 days. The data will only be used in order to detect errors and troubleshooting as well as for the operability of the website.

2.2 Cookies

Our website also uses cookies. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and stored on your computer.

  • On the one hand, we use a front-end user cookie which is set when visiting certain pages (for example, "registration" in an event), to help you fill out forms. Therefore, information that you type in the appropriate fields on the website is maintained when you move across multiple site subpages.
  • In addition, we use another session cookie for the purpose of recognizing you as a logged-in user after logging on with the access data and allowing you to surf the web page several times in a logged-in state.

Both cookies will be deleted when the browser is closed. If you want to disable the use of cookies, you can set your browser to reject and block any new cookies. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

 


3. Content data

Another type of data that may be generated during your use of ATZlive is content data. Content data include, without limitation, information you choose to provide while using the website or information we require to be able to provide certain services (especially your participation in an event) to you, specifically:

  • your profession/position (permanent employee, freelance employee, etc.),
  • your department,
  • your sector,
  • your telephone and fax number as an alternative means of contact.

We collect and store content data for the sole purpose of providing to you the services you have requested, e.g. to provide you with information about a specific subject area.

 


C. Use of personal data


1. Inventory data

1.1 General use of inventory data

We gather inventory data about users in order to perform the contracts entered into with them and to be able to supply users with customised information and contact them if required.

1.2 Use of your email address

We use your email address to contact you about matters relating to your user account.

1.3 Newsletter

If you register for our newsletter, we will use your first and last name, your email address and your title to send you the newsletter and other information you have requested on specific topics. Of course, you may cancel your newsletter subscriptions at any time, for example by clicking on the link at the end of the newsletter or by using your account settings.

1.4 Disclosure of inventory data

Your inventory data will normally not be disclosed to third parties. Exceptions apply

  • if and to the extent necessary for the performance of the contracts we have with you or in order to enforce any claims we are entitled to,
  • if you have given your consent to such disclosure,
  • if we are required by law or ordered by a court to disclose such information or
  • if such information is requested by government agencies, including, without limitation, law enforcement and supervisory authorities, if and to the extent is necessary to remove a risk to public safety and order and to prosecute criminal offences.

For the performance of the contract we have with you, we may disclose inventory data to the following categories of recipients:

  • service providers for newsletter circulation,
  • service providers to handle payment and billing processes.


2. Usage data

2.1 General use of usage data

We collect and store log files for security reasons to be able to identify, investigate and stop any improper use of our portal. The data stored in cookies are used for the purposes specified in B. 2.2.

2.2 Disclosure of usage data

We do normally not disclose usage data to third parties.

Exceptions apply

  • if and to the extent necessary for the performance of the contracts we have with you or in order to enforce any claims we are entitled to,
  • if you have given your consent to such disclosure,
  • if we are required by law or ordered by a court to disclose such information or
  • if such information is requested by government agencies, including, without limitation, law enforcement and supervisory authorities, if and to the extent is necessary to remove a risk to public safety and order and to prosecute criminal offences.


3. Content data

We use content data for the performance of the contract we have with you and to provide the contract services to you. As a general rule, content data will only be disclosed

  • if and to the extent necessary for the performance of the contracts we have with you or in order to enforce any claims we are entitled to,
  • if you have given your consent to such disclosure,
  • if we are required by law or ordered by a court to disclose such information or
  • if such information is requested by government agencies, including, without limitation, law enforcement and supervisory authorities, if and to the extent is necessary to remove a risk to public safety and order and to prosecute criminal offences.


D. Webanalyse

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what is known as “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer to allow us to analyse your use of the websites. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website will, as a rule, be transmitted to and stored on a server of Google in the US. Due to the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is shortened by Google within the territory of Member States of the European Union or in other signatory States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and provide additional services relating to website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address collected through Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse 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 may also prevent Google from collecting and storing information in cookies, from storing information about your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing such information by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 


E. Social media services 

Some of our websites have social media buttons which allow users to recommend our offerings to their friends and contacts.

 


1. Google Plus

Recommending/sharing

Our website uses the “+1” button of the Google Plus social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). By clicking the “+1” button, you can share content of our website with your Google Plus contacts.

If you open a website of our internet presence which uses such a button, your browser links directly to the Google servers. The content of the “+1” button will be transmitted directly from Google to your browser and integrated by Google into the website. Therefore, we have no control over the amount and type of information Google collects through this button. According to Google, no personal information is collected without clicking on the button. Only in the case of logged in members will information of this kind, including information about their Google profile, the URL they recommended, their IP address and other browser-based information, be collected and processed.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of information by Google, the rights you have in this regard and the privacy options available to you, please refer to Google’s privacy information about the “+1” button: 

https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1319578?hl=en

If you are a Google Plus member and do not want Google to collect data about you through our website merge them with your member data stored by Google, you have to log out of Google Plus before you visit our internet presence.

 


2. Facebook

Recommending/sharing

Our website uses the “Share” button of the Facebook social network operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). By clicking the “Share” button, you can share content of our website with your Facebook friends.

If you open a website of our internet presence which uses such a button, your browser links directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the “Share” button will be transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated by Facebook into the website. Therefore, we have no control over the amount and type of information Facebook collects through this button. According to Facebook, Facebook collects information if you visit third-party websites which use Facebook services (e.g. the “Share” button). This includes information about the websites you visited and your use of the Facebook services on such websites.

If you are logged in to Facebook while you visit our website, the information Facebook receives will include your user ID, the website visited, the time and date and other browser-based information.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of information by Facebook, please refer to the information provided by Facebook about social plugins:

https://www.facebook.com/help/443483272359009/

For further information about Facebook's handling of personal data, please refer to the Privacy Policy:

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

 


3. XING 

Recommending/sharing

Our website uses the “Share” button of the XING social network operated by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, D-20354 Hamburg (“XING”). By clicking the “Share” button, you can share content of our website with your XING contacts.

If you open a website of our internet presence which uses such a button, your browser does not yet link directly to the XING servers. The content of the “Share” button and other information about the website visited will be transmitted to XING only when you actively use the “Share” button. We have no control over the amount and type of information XING collects through this button.

For more information about privacy policies and the XING “Share” button, please follow this link:

https://dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button/docs

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of information by XING, please refer to the XING Privacy Policy:

https://www.xing.com/privacy

 


4. LinkedIn

Recommending/sharing

Our website uses the “Share” button of the LinkedIn social network operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). If you visit our website, the “Share” button will create a direct link between your browser and the LinkedIn server. As a result, LinkedIn receives the information that you have accessed our website from your IP address.

If you click the “Share” button while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can share the content of our websites on your LinkedIn profile. As a result, LinkedIn is able to allocate your visit to our website to your user account.

We have no control over the amount and type of information LinkedIn collects through this button. For more information about the collection of data (purpose and scope) and the further processing and use of information, please refer to the LinkedIn Privacy Policy, which is available here:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 


F. Rights to disclosure, correction, deletion or blocking of data

You have the right to obtain confirmation and disclosure of personal data Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH holds about you at any time. Requests may be made in text form by email to

atzlive(at)springer.com

or in writing to

Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH

Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 46
65189 Wiesbaden

Moreover, you have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted if the statutory conditions for this are met, respectively. If we have stored any incorrect information about you, please let us know and we will correct it without undue delay. For corrections, please contact us at the postal or email address indicated above.

Personal data will be deleted if their collection or processing was unlawful from the outset, if their processing or use turns out to be unlawful due to circumstances that arise subsequently or if we no longer need to know such data to fulfil the purpose of their processing or use.

Only data we need to complete any tasks that remain outstanding or to enforce our rights and claims, and data we are required to retain by law will be excluded from deletion. However, such data will be blocked.

 


Contact for questions

If you have any questions about our data protection procedures, please contact us by email atdataprotection(at)springer.com.