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World Surgery Tour's Privacy Policy

1)   Preamble

Welcome to our website! We attach great importance to protecting your data and safeguarding your privacy. We would like to explain below which data we process, when and for what purpose and on what legal basis. We would like to explain to you how our services work and how the protection of your personal data is guaranteed.

According to Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly. Further information on this can be found in Art. 4 No. 1 DSGVO, among others.

This privacy policy can be accessed, saved and printed out at any time at the https://www.worldsurgerytour.com/privacy-policy .

 

Insofar as we cite our legitimate interest or a legitimate interest of a third party (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO) as the lawful basis for processing personal data, you have a right to object pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO: 

 

In accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data. We will then no longer process the personal data for direct marketing or related profiling purposes. 

We will also not process your personal data for other purposes after an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims (cf. for example Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, so-called "limited right of objection"). In this case, you must provide reasons for the objection that arise from your particular situation. 

 

You may also object to processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation which is carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (cf. Article 21(6) of the GDPR). 

 

We will also refer you to the right of objection again separately in the individual sections (e.g. by the note: " You have a right of objection "), if this right exists. There you will also find further information on how to exercise your right to object. 

 

In order to keep the following data protection declaration clear, we refer at various points by means of links to information and data protection notices which can be found on external websites (see also the section "Social networks & external links" in this data protection declaration). We make every effort to keep the links listed in this data protection declaration up to date. Nevertheless, due to the constant updating of the websites, it cannot be ruled out that links do not function correctly. If you notice such a link, we would be pleased if you let us know so that we can add the current link.  

2)   Responsible 

The controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO for the processing of personal data is: 

Rimasys GmbH 

Nattermannallee 

50829 Cologne 

Geschäftsführung: Marc Ebinger, Robert Holz 

blog@worldsurgerytour.com

Tel.: +49 (0) 221 500 576 71 9 

 

3)   Contact details for data protection 

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or about your data protection rights, please contact: blog@worldsurgerytour.com

 

 

4)    Log files 

When you call up our website, we automatically collect data and information from the system of your device and store some of this in so-called server log files. The data is automatically transferred by your respective browser when you call up our website. The following information is recorded: 

 

URL of the website from which you accessed our website, the operating system you are using, Type and version of the browser you are using, Your IP address. 

 

The purpose of this processing is the accessibility of our website from your device and to enable a correct display of our website on your device or in your browser. Furthermore, we use the data to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our systems. The processing of your IP address by our system is also necessary to enable the delivery of our website to your device. 

 

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in presenting you with a website optimized for your browser and in enabling communication between our server and your terminal device. For the latter, the processing of your IP address in particular is necessary. 

 

We store the data for 14 months. 

 

The recipient of the data is our server host, which works for us under a commissioned data agreement. 

 

Right of objection 

You have the right to object. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com). 

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent. 

 

 

5)     Cookies 

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your device, e.g. to make the use of a website more comfortable or to recognize the user's device and save settings or similar. Cookies can be used to store entries and settings on a website so that you do not have to enter them again each time you visit a website. Cookies contain a so-called cookie ID, which makes it possible to assign the device in which the cookie was stored. 

Cookies help us to design our online offer in a user-friendly and customized way. We use our own cookies and cookies from third-party providers. You have the option to configure the setting of cookies at any time. 

 

You can restrict or completely prevent the setting of cookies in your browser settings. You can also arrange for the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser window. 

 

You can find out how to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings here: 

 

Google Chrome:                      Website 

 

Mozilla Firefox:                         Website 

 

Apple Safari:                             Website 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer:    Website 

You can also configure the settings for the cookies used on our website under the notice “cookie settings” . 

Cookies for marketing purposes 

Marketing cookies are used to show you interest-based advertising. When you visit another website, your browser's cookie is recognized again and you are shown selected advertising based on the information stored in this cookie. These cookies are only activated if you have given your consent (legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO). You can give your consent conclusively by continuing to use the website after a corresponding notice has been displayed, by actively clicking on "Accept" in the notice “Cookie Settings” displayed on our website . Your revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. 

Cookies for analysis (performance): 

These cookies can be used to measure the reach of our own offer. Through the cookie set, we can, among other things, track which website was visited before our website was called up and how our website was used. We use this data, among other things, to optimize our website by evaluating the campaigns we carry out (legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO). 

 

You can give your consent conclusively by continuing to use the website after a corresponding notice has been displayed, by actively clicking on "Accept" in the notice  “Cookie settings” displayed 

 

Your revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. 

Essential cookies 

Technically necessary cookies are those that are required for the smooth functioning of our website. Technically necessary cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services. 

For the management of cookies on our website and for your handling of cookies, we use the cookie Banner of Wix.com Ltd. Nemal St. 40, 6350671 Tel Aviv, Israel, e-Mail: support@wix.com 

 

It also allows you to refuse all cookies except those that are necessary for the use of the website. The EU Commission has confirmed by adequacy decision that Israel has an adequate level of data protection. We have concluded a data processing contract with WIX. 

 

More information about data protection by Wix can be find hereunder: https://de.wix.com/about/privacy 

 

Your cookie preferences are stored in a cookie for this website. 

Right of objection 

You have the right to object insofar as data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO. 

 

You can restrict or completely prevent the setting of cookies in your browser settings. You can also arrange for cookies to be automatically deleted when you close the browser window. 

 

You can find out how to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings here: 

 

Google Chrome:                      Website

 

Mozilla Firefox:                         Website

 

Apple Safari:                             Website

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer:    Website

 

Microsoft Edge:                        Website

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent. 

 

Other services used by us also use cookies. We inform you separately about the use of cookies in the individual services. 

 

6)        Information on Google services 

We use various services of Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland on our website. 

 

You can find more detailed information on the individual concrete services from Google that we use on this website in the further data protection declaration. 

 

Through the integration of Google services, Google may collect and process information (including personal data). It cannot be ruled out that Google also transmits the information to a server in a third country. 

 

The transmission to the USA depends on the function in which personal data is transmitted. As the responsible party, we ourselves may transfer data to Google in the USA for further use. 

There is currently no adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 of the GDPR. 

However, the transfer can be based on. Standard Contractual Clauses. Google has committed to comply with the Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries under Directive 95/46/EC (SCC). 

You can find more information on SCC clauses at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de and at https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks?hl=de

We ourselves cannot influence what data Google actually collects and processes. However, Google states that, in principle, the following information (including personal data) may be processed, among other things: 

  • Log data (in particular the IP address) 

  • Site-related information 

  • Unique application numbers 

  • Cookies and similar technologies 

Information on the types of cookies used by Google can be found at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

 

If you are logged into your Google Account, Google may add the processed information to your account and treat it as personal data, depending on your account settings. Google states the following, among other things, in this regard: 

"If you are not signed in to a Google Account, we store the data we collect with unique identifiers associated with the browser, app or device you are using. This allows us to ensure, for example, that your language settings are retained across all browsing sessions. 

 

If you are logged into a Google account, we also collect data that we store in your Google account and consider to be personal data." (https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/index.html

 

You can prevent this data from being added directly by logging out of your Google account or by making the appropriate account settings in your Google account. You may also 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 can find out how to delete cookies in the most common browsers here: 

 

Google Chrome:                       Website 

 

Mozilla Firefox:                          Website 

 

Apple Safari:                              Website 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer:     Website 

 

You can find more information in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here: 

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html

 

  

7)     Order tickets for the World Surgery Tour 

You have the option of placing an order in our online shop on our website. In the context of an order in our online shop, the following data in particular will be processed: 

 

  • E-mail address 

  • First name 

  • Work experience 

  • Payment data 
     

The data also results from the respective order or input form. 

 

The purpose of processing the personal data is to process the order and fulfil the contract. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit b) DSGVO. 

 

In addition, we also process your IP address and the date and time of the order in order to be able to check the data in the event of suspected misuse. 

 

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in being able to recognize abusive orders in our online shop and take necessary measures. 

 

Your payment data may be transmitted to the commissioned credit institution insofar as this is necessary for the processing of the payment. In addition, the data is processed for us by our server host as part of order processing. 

 

Furthermore, we have to take into account the statutory retention obligations. Accordingly, we are obliged to keep certain documents (in particular § 257 HGB, § 147 AO, §§ 14, 14b UstG) for up to 10 years. As soon as the contract has been fully processed, the contract data is therefore blocked and deleted after expiry of the deadline. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO. 

 

The other data (in particular IP address) is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. 

 

Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on our legitimate interest, you have the right to object. 

 

Right of objection 

You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com ). 

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, it is necessary in order to be able to place an order in our online shop. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide it would result in you not being able to place an order with us. 

 

Insofar as you have purchased a ticket for an online visit to the World Surgery Tour, you must register for online access via the website https://worldsurgerytour.tv/. You will find further information on this under section X "Registration". Your data will be deleted when it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract, unless legal retention periods require longer storage. 

8)        Registration function 

You have the option of creating a user account https://worldsurgerytour.tv via the website. 

In the course of registration, the data entered in the input fields will be processed by us. 

 

This includes the following data as mandatory information: 

 

  • E-mail address 

  • First name 

In addition, you can add further data as voluntary information. The following data is potentially affected: 

 

  • Salutation 

  • Phone number 

  • Company 

 

We treat mandatory and voluntary information equally. The mandatory information is necessary to create a user account for you. 

When submitting the registration, the following data will also be processed: 

  • Your IP address 

  • Date and time of sending 

The purpose of processing the personal data is to provide the user with his or her own user account. 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f.) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in providing you with a user account. 

Right of objection 

You have the right to object. You can deactivate or delete your user account at any time. 

 

You can also send or inform us of your objection at any time ( e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com ). 

The information processed is only stored for as long as necessary for the intended purpose or as required by law. 

 

You can delete your account at any time by clicking the Link “delete account” which you can find within our account area. 

 

The recipient of the data is our server host, who works for us under a commissioned data agreement. 

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, we cannot provide you with a user account without the necessary information. 

 

 

9)     Payment via PayPal 

You have the option to pay via PayPal.  When completing your order, you will be redirected to the website of the payment provider PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg ("PayPal"). When paying via PayPal, information (including personal data) is transmitted by us to PayPal for the purpose of payment processing and processed by PayPal. When paying via PayPal, the following data in particular will be transmitted by us to PayPal: 

  • Name of the product 

  • Unique user ID (integer) 

 

When you access the PayPal website or PayPal services, PayPal places cookies on your device. PayPal uses these cookies, among other things, to recognize you as a customer, to personalize PayPal services, content and advertising, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising and to ensure the security of your account. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly, unless these cookies are required for fraud prevention or to ensure the security of the websites managed by PayPal. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of PayPal's functions to their full extent. 

 

PayPal's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

The purpose of the processing of the data is the handling of the payment process and the contract. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of data within the framework of the ordering process and the processing of the contract is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. 

The data will only be stored by us as long as this is necessary for the implementation and processing of your order and compliance with the statutory retention periods. 

The provision of personal data is necessary for the conclusion of a contract. Failure to provide the data would result in the contract not being concluded. 

10)  Payment - Klarna 

We offer you the possibility to pay your order via the service Klarna (also known as "Sofort"). Klarna is an online payment service provider that offers you, among other things, the possibility to pay immediately online using your bank details. Klarna's provider is Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm Sweden, phone: 0046 8-120 120 00, fax: 0046 8-120 120 99, contact: info@klarna.de. In Germany, you can contact Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich. 

 

When completing the order, you will be redirected to the website of the payment service provider Klarna. To process the payment, you will be asked to enter your account number, your online banking PIN and a corresponding TAN from your bank. If you confirm this process, Klarna will check your account balance and whether your account covers the amount to be transferred (account coverage check) and any transfers made with Sofort from your account in the last 30 days have been successfully completed. If the check is positive, Klarna will then send your approved transfer order electronically to your bank and inform your chosen payee (online provider) that the transfer has been successfully completed. According to its own information, Klarna processes your account number, your online account PIN, the TAN entered and the data displayed in the transfer form as part of this check and forwards them to your bank. 

As part of the confirmation of the successful setting of the transfer order, we then receive from Klarna/Sofort the data displayed in the transfer form (name, account number, bank code, subject, transfer amount) as well as the date (with time) and the transaction identifier selected by the online provider (e.g. order number). In addition, the confirmation to us also contains the BIC and IBAN if the transfer is a SEPA transfer or - depending on your bank - the BIC and IBAN are required to set the transfer in your online banking account. 

 

When you access the Klarna/Sofort website or its service, Klarna/Sofort places cookies and tokens on your device. Klarna/Sofort uses these, among other things, to store the preferred user language, the sender country, the last selected bank interface and the e-mail address requested for transaction confirmations in order to have these available again when you use Klarna/Sofort again. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of Klarna/Sofort to their full extent. 

 

Information on how Klarna works can be found at the following link: https://www.klarna.com/sofort/ 

 

You can find detailed information on data protection at Klarna/Sofort under the following link: 

 

https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/privacy 

 

The purpose of the processing of the data is the handling of the payment process and the execution of the contract. 

 

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. The data will only be stored by us as long as this is necessary for the implementation and processing of your order and compliance with the statutory retention periods. 

 

The data processed by us within the framework of the contract processing may be transmitted to the commissioned transport company, insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract. Your payment data may be transmitted to the commissioned credit institution, insofar as this is necessary for the processing of the payment. In addition, the data is processed for us by our server host as part of order processing. 

Furthermore, we have to take into account the statutory retention obligations. Accordingly, we are obliged to keep certain documents (in particular § 257 HGB, § 147 AO, §§ 14, 14b UstG) for up to 10 years. As soon as the contract has been fully processed, the contract data is therefore blocked and deleted after expiry of the deadline. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO. 

 

The provision of personal data is necessary for the conclusion of a contract. Failure to provide the data would result in the contract not being concluded. 

 

11)  Payment - Giropay 

We offer you the possibility to place your order via the service Giropay, which is operated by giropay GmbH, An der Welle 4, 60322 Frankfurt/Main ("Giropay GmbH"). 

 

After confirming your data on our website, you will be asked to process the payment via Giropay. After clicking on the link, you will be redirected to the Giropay website where you can select your bank. You will then be redirected to the website of your bank and can carry out the transaction there. We do not process any of your data during this payment process. 

The purpose of the processing of the data by us is the handling of the payment process and the execution of the contract. 

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. The data will only be stored by us as long as this is necessary for the implementation and processing of your order and compliance with the statutory retention periods. 

 

The provision of personal data is necessary for the conclusion of a contract. Failure to provide the data would result in the contract not being concluded. 

12)  Contact form

Our website contains a contact form that you can use to contact us electronically. If you contact us via this contact form, the data entered in the input fields will be processed by us.

This includes the following data as mandatory information:

  • First name and surname

  • E-mail address
     

In addition, you can add further data as voluntary information. This may simplify and speed up the processing of your request. The following data is potentially affected:
 

  • Salutation

  • Telephone number
     


The information that results in each case from the message text.

We treat mandatory and voluntary information equally. The mandatory information is necessary in order to contact you and process your enquiry.

When sending the message, the following data will also be saved:

  • Your IP address

  • Date and time of sending
     

Please note that the scope of the personal data collected in the context of the contact form also depends on the data you yourself disclose in the message text in the contact form.

The purpose of processing the personal data within the scope of the mandatory data and the voluntary data is to process the contact enquiry and to be able to contact the enquirer in order to answer the request. The other personal data processed during submission (IP address, date and time of submission) serve to prevent misuse of our contact form. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the possibility to contact us at any time so that we can answer your enquiries. 

 

The personal data is only processed as long as this is necessary for the provision of the function. 

 

The recipient of the data is our server host, who works for us within the framework of an order data agreement . 

 

Right of objection 

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time ( e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com). 

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide it would mean that you may not be able to use our contact form. 

 

13)  Film and photo shoots

Filming and photography will take place during the World Surgery Tour. We use this footage within the framework of the rights granted to us by you in the GTC for the purposes of self-promotion and marketing for our company. 

 

The recipient and user of the image material is Rimasys GmbH, the social media channels of Rimasys GmbH and the social media channels of the events organized by Rimasys GmbH. Furthermore, recipients are media companies such as broadcasters, publishers, newspapers, magazines. 

 

The legal basis for processing the images is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO. As the organizer, we have a legitimate interest in reporting on our events in all types of media. 

 

Right of objection 

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time ( e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com). 

14)  Contact 

You have the option of contacting us by post, telephone or e-mail. 

 

If you contact us by post, we may in particular process your address data (e.g. surname, first name, street, place of residence, postcode), the date and time of receipt of the post as well as the data resulting from your letter itself. 

 

If you contact us by telephone, we may in particular process your telephone number and, if necessary, your name, your e-mail address, the time of the call and details of your request during the conversation. 

 

If you contact us by e-mail, your e-mail address, the time of the e-mail and the data resulting from the message text (including attachments, if applicable) will be processed. 

 

The purpose of processing the above-mentioned data is to process the contact enquiry and to be able to contact the enquirer in order to respond to the request. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the possibility to contact us at any time and to be able to answer your enquiries. 

 

The personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. 

 

Right of objection 

You have the right to object. You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com). 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may mean that you cannot use the possibility to contact us or that we cannot contact you. 

 

15)  Google AdSense 

We also use functions of the online advertising service Google AdSense on our website. Google AdSense is a service of Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. 

 

Google AdSense is a service provided by Google that displays Google advertisements from advertisers on third-party websites. By integrating Google AdSense, we provide Google with corresponding advertising space on our website. 

 

Google AdSense uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyze how users use the sites they visit. Google AdSense may also use so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to analyze information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States or other third countries. In this way, Google can tell you on which website a use of the advertising medium has taken place in order to be able to allocate a commission to the website operator. 

 

Information on data processing by Google in the context of the use of Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section "6) Information on Google services". 

 

In addition, you can find more detailed information on the information processed at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/#infocollect under "Data we receive as a result of your use of our services", and at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices/

 

By integrating Google AdSense, we pursue the purpose of being able to offer you interest-related advertisements and to be able to finance our offer through successful use of advertising material. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. 

Right of withdrawal 

You have a right of withdrawal. 

 

You can revoke your consent at any time without stating a reason under LINK to the cookie table. 

 

You can deactivate the settings for personalized advertising at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de

You can find more detailed information in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ 

 

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at: https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in 

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent. 

 

 

16)  Google AdWords 

This website uses Google AdWords and, as part of Google AdWords, conversion tracking, an online advertising service provided by Google Ireland Limited. ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. 

 

We use the online advertising programme "Google Ads" for search and display ads and in this context "Conversion Tracking" (visit action evaluation). The Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service. 

 

When you click on an ad placed by Google, a so-called "cookie" is stored on your computer for conversion tracking. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days , do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification.   

 

If you visit certain pages of ours and the stored cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can see that someone has clicked on the ad and thus been redirected to our website. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The allocation takes place via a statistical evaluation of non-personal data 

 

Information on Google and other relevant data on data processing by Google in the context of the use of Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section "6) Information on Google services". 

 

Within the scope of Google AdSense, among other things, your IP address and your user behaviour on this website are recorded, stored, and processed. 

 

Further detailed information on the purpose and scope of data collection can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/#infocollect and at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices/ and https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de&gl=de

By integrating Google AdSense, we pursue the purpose of being able to offer you interest-related advertisements and to be able to finance our offer through successful use of advertising material. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO. 

 

The purpose of processing the data collected in the course of the declaration of consent is to record your consent.  

 

The legal basis for the processing of those data that are processed in the context of obtaining consent is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in being able to prove that you have given your consent (Art. 7 (1) DSGVO). 

Your rights: 

1. Right of withdrawal 

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. 

To do this, you can adjust or deactivate your settings for interest-based advertising at Google at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=de. You can find further information at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de and https://support.google.com/ads/?hl=de#topic=7049263

 

In addition, you can prevent the collection of data by web beacons by downloading and installing the add-on for the respective browser available under the following link: 

https://adblockplus.org/ 

 

Furthermore, you can change your cookie settings (e.g. delete cookies, block cookies, etc. For more information, see 5.). However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. 

 

You can find out how to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings here: 

 

Google Chrome:                       Website 

 

Mozilla Firefox:                          Website 

 

Apple Safari:                              Website 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer:     Website 

 

Finally, you can inform us at blog@worldsurgerytour.com that you wish to revoke your consent. 

2. Right of objection 

Insofar as the processing of your data is not covered by consent (proof of consent), you have the right to object. 

Right of objection 

You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com ).

 

You can find more detailed information in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ 

 

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at: https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in 

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent. 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is the consent given by you Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. 

3. Right of withdrawal 

You have a right of withdrawal. 

You can revoke the consent you have given at any time under LINK to the cookie table without giving a reason. 

You can deactivate the settings for personalised advertising at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de

 

Furthermore, you can change your cookie settings. You can find more information on this under 5) Cookies. 

 

Furthermore, you can change your cookie settings. 

 

For more information, see 5) Cookies 

 

You can find more detailed information in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ 

 

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use this function of our website or not being able to use it to its full extent. 

  

17)  Google Remarketing 

We use the Google Remarketing service, which is operated by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Remarketing sets a cookie on your computer. This cookie enables Google to recognise you when you visit other pages within the Google advertising network. This makes it possible to recognise your device on other websites in the Google advertising network and to display personalised advertising. As part of this process, information (including personal data) is transferred to Google. This may also involve a transfer to states outside the EU, in particular the USA. Google may pass on information to third parties. 

 

The information collected is used by Google in particular to be able to show you interest-based advertising within the Google advertising network. At no time do we receive information that allows us to draw conclusions about your person. 

 

Information on Google and other relevant data on data processing by Google in the context of the use of Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section "6) Information on Google services". 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is the consent given by you Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. 

 

Right of withdrawal 

You have a right of withdrawal. 

You can revoke the consent under “cookie settings” on our website. You can deactivate the settings for personalised advertising at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de

 

Furthermore, you can change your cookie settings. You can find more information on this under 5) Cookies. 

 

You can find more detailed information in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ 

 

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use this function of our website or not being able to use it to its full extent. 

 

18)  Use of Google Maps 

We use Google Maps on our website. Google Maps is a service of Google LLC ("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

 

The Google Maps plug-in is integrated by embedding the service on our website using a so-called "iFrame". When loading this iFrame, Google may collect and process information (including personal data such as your IP address and the (start) address entered as part of the route planner function, as well as the date and time of your visit to the website in question). It cannot be ruled out that Google also transmits the information to a server in a third country. 

 

Information on further relevant data on data processing by Google in the context of the use of Google services can be found in this privacy policy under the section "6 Information on Google services". 

 

We do not collect any data ourselves when you use Google Maps via our website. 

 

By integrating Google Maps, we pursue the purpose of being able to present our address to you and provide further information for your journey. This integration of Google Maps also allows us to present you with locations, whereby you are not limited to individual map sections and can research distances etc. independently. In this way, we do not have to show you how to get to the respective locations on the basis of route maps or similar, but enable every user to plan his or her own journey. 

 

In the context of granting consent to use Google Maps, we also process the following data: 

 

  • Your IP address 

  • Date and time of sending 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is the consent given by you Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of those data that are processed in the context of obtaining consent is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in being able to prove that you have given your consent (Art. 7 (1) DSGVO). 

 

As part of the order processing, Google is entitled to engage subcontractors. A list of these subcontractors can be found at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/subprocessors/

 

Your rights: 

1. right of withdrawal 

Right of withdrawal 

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. 

You can change your cookie settings under the notice “cookie settings” on our website 

However, we would like to point out that in these cases you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. 

You can find out how to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings here: 

 

Google Chrome:                       Website 

 

Mozilla Firefox:                          Website 

 

Apple Safari:                              Website 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer:     Website 

You can send or inform us of your wothdrawalat any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com). 

2. right of objection 

Insofar as the processing of your data is not covered by consent (proof of consent), you have the right to object. 

Right of objection 

You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com). 

 

You can find more detailed information in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ 

 

You can find information on Google's privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in

 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use our website or not being able to use it to its full extent. 

 

  

 

19)  Use of Facebook Custom Audiences from Website (pixel method without advanced matching) 

On our website, we use Custom Audiences from Website (pixel method without advanced matching) from Facebook. "Facebook" is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Facebook also indicates Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland in the imprint (when the page is accessed from Germany) under https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms?ref=pf

 

Facebook's "Custom Audiences" marketing tool helps to reduce wastage in marketing. In the head area of the website, we have installed a Facebook "tracking pixel" that is retrieved from the Facebook servers each time our website is accessed and registers the access there. This allows website visitors to be specifically included in a Custom Audience (Custom Audiences from Website). The marketing tool is a targeting option that matches visitors to our website with people on Facebook using the Facebook pixel. We can target groups of visitors with Facebook ads. 

 

According to Facebook, the pixel plays out personal data such as browser information, visited websites and the hashed Facebook ID of the website user.  It cannot be ruled out that Facebook also transmits the information to a server in a third country, in particular the USA. 

 

For more information on Facebook Custom Audiences, see: 

 

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/marketing-api/audiences-api/websites and 

 

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-pixel/pixel-with-ads/conversion-tracking

You can find more information about the Facebook Pixel here: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/742478679120153?id=1205376682832142  

 

In addition, you can find detailed information on the purpose and scope of data collection at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ under "what types of information do we collect?". 

 

We have concluded a contract for commissioned processing with Facebook Ireland, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (Art. 28 DSGVO). Facebook Ireland has engaged Facebook Inc. as a subcontractor. Facebook processes the data on our behalf in order to carry out a comparison and to provide us with further services associated with the use of the website and the internet. Facebook may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Facebook's behalf. 

 

By integrating Facebook Custom Audiences from Website (pixel procedure without extended matching), we pursue the purpose of reducing wastage in the context of marketing and placing optimized advertising for website visitors. The purpose of processing the data using Facebook Custom Audiences from Website (pixel method without extended matching) is to create statistics for the formation of user categories in order to enable interest-based targeting of advertising media and advertising measures on the Internet. This enables us to continuously improve our offer. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO. 

 

The purpose of processing the data collected in the course of the declaration of consent is to record your consent.  

 

The legal basis for the processing of those data that are processed in the context of obtaining consent is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in being able to prove that you have given your consent (Art. 7 (1) DSGVO). 

Right of withdrawal 

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. 

 

You can revoke your consent under “Cookie settings” on our website 

To do this, you can modify your cookie settings on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/settings/cookie. Furthermore, you can control which data may be used for advertisements at https://www.facebook.com/adpreferences/ad_settings/?entry_product=settings_ads_page_redirection

Further information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ under "How can you exercise your rights granted under the GDPR" or "Data storage, deactivation and deletion of accounts", at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies and at https://de-de.facebook.com/help/250563911970368

Furthermore, you can change your cookie settings. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. 

You can find out how to delete cookies in the most common browsers and change the cookie settings here: 

 

Google Chrome:                       Website 

 

Mozilla Firefox:                          Website 

 

Apple Safari:                              Website 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer:     Website 

2. right of objection 

Insofar as the processing of your data is not covered by consent (proof of consent), you have the right to object. 

Right of objection 

You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com ). 

 

With respect to the retention period of the information, Facebook states that it will retain the information for as long as necessary to provide products and services to you or others (https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ under "Account Retention, Deactivation and Deletion"). 

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use this function of our website or not being able to use it to its full extent. 

  

20)  Newsletter 

You have the possibility to register for our newsletter on our website. 

 

We use the newsletter service of ActiveCampaign to send the newsletter. The provider is ActiveCampaign, 1 N Dearborn ST, Chicago IL 60602 USA, USA. ActiveCampaign is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organised and analysed. 

 

If you enter data for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e-mail address), this will be stored on servers in the USA. 

 

We would like to point out that according to the ECJ, there is currently no adequate level of data protection for a transfer of personal data to the USA. 

 

As a basis for the transfer, ActiveCampaign uses so-called EU standard contractual clauses, with which ActiveCampaign undertakes to comply with the European level of data protection. The explanations regarding google under point 6 apply here accordingly. 

 

Further information on data processing by ActiveCampaign can be found at https://www.activecampaign.com/de/legal

 

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we process the following information (including personal data) from you: 

 

  • Object and profile reference 

  • E-mail address 

  • Date and time 

  • IP address 

  • Action type (entry, update, permission change) 

  • Metadata of the action 

 

In order to be able to display the proof of consent and cancellation in a legally compliant manner, we keep the following data on the events of subscription, modification, confirmation, and cancellation of the newsletter for each user profile that is created with an e-mail address confirmed by the double opt-in procedure: 

  • Date and time 

  • IP address 

In addition, we process the following information (also personal data) from you as part of your use of our newsletter: 

  • Object and profile reference 

  • E-mail address 

  • Date and time 

  • IP address 

  • Action type (entry, update) 

  • Permission change 

  • Metadata of the action 

 

The processing of the data is carried out by us, ActiveCampaign and - insofar as available - subcontractors of ActiveCampaign within the scope of data processing. Subcontractors process the data as instructed and on our behalf as Mailchimp itself. 

 

We use the ActiveCampaign service to analyse the success and reach of our newsletter (campaigns). For example, we evaluate in particular whether you open a newsletter or how you otherwise deal with the newsletter. 

 

For this purpose, ActiveCampaign sets and saves cookies, for example, to enable statistical surveys and to be able to build up interest profiles. This enables us to track how you react to individual newsletters from us (e.g. whether you have opened the newsletter). 

 

When registering for the newsletter, you consent to the processing of your personal data (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO), whereby we secure the registration by means of a Double-Opt-In procedure : 

 

In a first step, you enter the mandatory information (e.g. e-mail address) and consent to the processing of your personal data by ticking the box provided for this purpose. In a second step, you will then automatically receive an e-mail with a confirmation or activation link, which you must also confirm or activate. In this way, we ensure that the e-mail address entered on our website also belongs to you. 

 

The purpose of collecting and processing the user's e-mail address is to be able to deliver the newsletter. The collection and processing of further personal data as part of the registration process serves the purpose of preventing misuse of our newsletter or the email address used. In addition, the processing described above serves to enable us to prove that you have given your consent. 

 

The purpose of processing the cookie and measurement data is to be able to track the success and reach of our newsletters. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the technical provision of the newsletter to you, as well as for the processing of cookie and measurement data, is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. 

 

The legal basis for the processing of further personal data is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in being able to prove that you have given your consent. Furthermore, we have a legitimate interest in preventing or being able to prove misuse of our newsletter. 

 

Your rights: 

1. right of withdrawal 

Right of withdrawal 

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. You can send or inform us of your withdrawal of consent at any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com). 

 

You can also exercise your consent simply by clicking on the link provided for this purpose in our newsletter. 

2. right of objection 

Insofar as the processing of your data is not covered by your consent (in particular log files), you have the right to object. 

Right of objection 

You can send or inform us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com). 

 

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. Accordingly, your registration data will only be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide it would mean that we would not be able to provide you with a newsletter. 

21)  Social Networks & External Links 

In addition to this website, we also maintain presences in various social media, which you can access via corresponding buttons on our website. If you visit such a presence, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network. 

 

Please note that user data may also be transmitted to a server in a third country and thus processed outside the European Union. 

 

It is possible that, in addition to the storage of the data specifically entered by you in this social medium, further information will also be processed by the provider of the social network. 

 

In addition, the provider of the social network may process the most important data of the computer system from which you visit it - for example, your IP address, the processor type and browser version used, including plug-ins. 

 

If you are logged in with your personal user account of the respective network while visiting such a website, this network can assign the visit to this account. 

 

The purpose and scope of the data collection by the respective medium and the further processing of your data there as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the respective provisions of the respective responsible party, e.g. under: 

 

Facebook (Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA): 

For fan pages: agreement on joint processing of personal data (Art. 26 (1) DSGVO) https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum 

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

Opt-out option: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/,  

 

Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA): 

Privacy policy https://twitter.com/de/privacy 

Opt-out option: //twitter.com/personalization

 

Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) 

Privacy policy and opt-out option: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 

Google and YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA): 

Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Opt-out option: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

LinkedIN, 2002, Mountain View, CA, USA 

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

 

New Work SE, Am Strandkai 1, 20457 Hamburg 

Privacy policy: https://privacy.xing.com/de 

 

We would also like to point out that our website contains further links to external third-party websites, whereby we have no influence on the processing of data on these third-party websites. 

 

  

22) Promotion 

22.1) If you give us the consent to share your e-mail address with the sponsor(s) of an event for his/their promotion purposes, we transmit the e-mail  address to the sponsor(s) according to Art 6 Abs. 1 lit a) DSGVO. You can withdraw your consent at any time by sending an e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com

 

The sponsor(s) is/are responsible for the further processing of your data. Sponsor(s) of an event are named on the website of the event and linked to the website of the sponsor If you follow the link, you will be redirected to the sponsor's website. There you will receive further information on the processing of your data by the sponsor 

 

22.2) If you give us the consent to use your e-mail address for sending you updates we process your data according to Art 6 Abs. 1 lit a) DSGVO. You can withdraw your consent at any time by sending an e-mail to blog@worldsurgerytour.com

 

23)  Data security 

We secure our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. However, despite regular checks, complete protection against all dangers is not possible. 

 

24)  Amendment of the privacy policy 

Changes in the law or changes to our internal company processes may make it necessary to adapt this data protection declaration. 

 

In the event of such a change, we will notify you at the beginning of the privacy policy. 

25)  Revocation 

You have the right to revoke consent once given with effect for the future at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation. 

 

26)  Data subjects' rights 

In principle, you have the following rights: 

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR) 

  • Right of rectification (Art. 16 GDPR) 

  • Right of objection (Art. 21 DSGVO) 

  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 DSGVO) 

  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18f. DSGVO) 

  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO) 

For requests of this nature, please contact blog@worldsurgerytour.com. Please note that we must ensure that the data subject is indeed the data subject when making such requests. 

 

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. 

 

Automated decision-making does not take place on our website.  

 

  

 

Last update: 20.0627.09.2023 

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