The protection of your personal information is of the utmost importance to us. Consequently, we would like to inform you of the purposes for which your visit data will be used below. This privacy statement is intended for interested persons who are in contact with us as well as any persons with whom we are in contact within the scope of our market research and opinion polling studies. Should you have any further questions regarding the handling of personal data, please get in touch with us (contact details below).
We strictly adhere to the currently applicable data protection regulations and statutory provisions and our processes are adapted consistently to conform with the law.
What is personal data?
„Personal data“ is understood to be particulars regarding the personal or factual circumstances of a certain or determinable natural person, such as name, address, date of birth, telephone number etc.
Which data do we process?
Visitors to our website
In the course of your use of our website for informative purposes, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server. When you want to visit our website, we collect the following data which we require for technical reasons in order to be able to display our website to youas well as to guarantee stability and security: date and time of visit to the website, country of origin, your IP address, name and version of the web browser.
Our website uses Webalizer, a web analysis service provided by ALL-INKL.COM – New Media Munich. Webalizer uses what are known as „cookies“. These are text files which are saved on your computer and which enable the analysis of the use of the website. To this end, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transferred to our server and saved for usage analysis purposes. This helps with website optimisation.
Cookies cannot access, read or alter any other data on your computer. Cookies are also unable to run programs, nor can they transmit viruses onto your computer. They serve to make the Internet service more user-friendly and effective.
The log data created by the web analysis service will be saved on a server in Germany.
When you get in contact with us via email, the data you specify (name, address, telephone number, email address, etc.) will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and for any follow-up questions or the undertaking of any follow-up projects. We will delete the data obtained in connection with this at the point at which its storage is no longer required, or we will restrict it from being processed if a legal obligation to retain the data exists. We will not pass on this data without your permission.
Participants in studies
As a rule, our clients make appropriate samples (contact data) available to us. These are normally telephone numbers or email addresses, in some cases extended to include first name, address, serial numbers etc. Furhermore, we sometimes use contact data for our projects which we have legally obtained from third parties, such as address directiories, or which is automatically generated (RDD procedure - randomised digit dialing).
All of our studies are based on your voluntary participation and willingness to provide information. It may be the case as part of issue-specific studies carried out by us that you provide us with data related to specific categories (e.g. country of origin, health data, political attitudes etc.).
We consistently pursue the principle of pseudonymisation and anonymisation during our projects. Pseudonymisation means that contact data is separated from survey data once after a project has been concluded, and only data which has been made anonymous is delivered to the client, whereby it is no longer possible to connect that data with the particular person who was surveyed. The analysis is also only done with data which has been made anonymous.
The purpose of data processing
We process your personal data to make this website available to you and to improve and develop it, to be able to create usage statistics, to identify, prevent and investigate attacks on our website, to answer your queries or to process any orders arising from them and to execute the collection of data as part of our market research projects.
Legal basis for processing
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is our overriding legitimate interests (in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR), which lies in the achievement of the aforementioned aims.
Duration of data storage
We hold to the principles of data minimisation. Therefore, we only save your data for as long as is necessary to achieve the aims stated herein, or for as long as is provided for by the various storage periods determined by law. After the particular aim ceases to exist or after these deadlines have elapsed, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted or locked in accordance with statutory regulations.
We have implemented comprehensive technical and operational safeguards to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or being accessed by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are regularly checked and adapted in line with advances in technology.
You have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data has violated data protection law or that your data requirements have otherwise been violated in any other way, you can contact the responsible regulatory authority.
You can reach us using the following contact data:
EEC CONSULT eU
T +43 (0)1 230 60 4600
The current version is valid as of May 2018.