Contact details of the company

ERIKSSON & ASSOCIATES
International Leadership Development
Obermühle 10
CH – 6340 Baar
Tel.: +41 (0)41 760 99 12
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Welcome to our website! The protection of your data is very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you below about how we process your personal data.

Categories of data; data sources

Principally, we will process the personal data which are communicated to us within the context of an inquiry, a pre-contractual legal relationship or a contractual relationship. In individual cases, and when necessary for fulfilment of contract, we may also process personal data which are gathered admissibly from publicly accessible sources (e.g. commercial registers, records of debtors, Internet) or which were communicated to us admissibly by third parties (e.g. credit agencies).

In doing so, this may involve data about the person concerned (name, date of birth, authorised representative), address data (address, email address, contact person), financial data (accountholder’s name, IBAN, BIC), contractual data (contractual period, performances purchased, cancellations), communication data (written correspondence, email correspondence), advertising data (advertising correspondence) as well as other, comparable categories of personal data.

General processing of data relating to visitors of our website

In principle, you can use our website without having to provide personal data.

We nevertheless point out that, in these cases as well, access data are collected and saved in the server logfiles. The following data, in particular, are involved here:

  • type and version of your browser
  • operating system
  • the website from which you are visiting us
  • date and time of your visit
  • your IP address

We evaluate this information exclusively in anonymised form to prevent attacks and to improve our offering (processing of personal data in the context of a balancing of interests pursuant to point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR) and erase it thereafter. We cannot use the data to trace back to you personally, neither are the data combined with other data.

In the event of concrete indications of unlawful usage, however, we reserve the right to evaluate the data subsequently.

Processing of personal data subject to consent (point (a) of Article 6 (1) GDPR)

In individual cases, we will request your consent to certain specifically stated purposes connected with the data collection (e.g. inquiry via a contact form, opening a customer account, ordering a newsletter).

Your data will only be processed if you grant us your consent. Under certain circumstances, the handling of your request may not be possible without the granting of your consent, and the handling of your request must therefore be made conditional thereon. The data will be processed exclusively for the expressly stated purpose(s).

You may withdraw your granted consent at any time with effect for the future. The withdrawal has no influence on the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn.

Contacting us

If you contact us by email or via a form provided on our website, we will process the personal data you provide us to answer your inquiry. We will erase the data once your inquiry has been conclusively dealt with, provided that the data are not subject to a contractual or statutory obligation to retain them.

Contact form

If you send us an inquiry via our contact form, we will process the data you provide us – by virtue of your consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) GDPR – to handle your inquiry. Your data will principally be erased after your inquiry has been dealt with, provided that the data are not subject to a contractual or statutory obligation to retain them. If you send us information of a contractually relevant nature, we will transfer this to our system for existing customer relationships.

You may withdraw your consent to our use of all of your furnished contact data at any time with effect for the future.

Newsletter

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will process your submitted data – by virtue of your consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) GDPR – to send you our newsletter regularly. The provision of an email address suffices to subscribe. Further information is provided on a voluntary basis.

You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. A link to withdraw your consent can be found at the end of each newsletter email. Naturally, you can also withdraw your consent using one of the other mentioned contact possibilities.

Processing of personal data for performance of contract (point (b) of Article 6 (1) GDPR)

If you enter into a contract with us, we will use personal data to the extent needed for performance of contract and / or for implementing pre-contractual measures. The purposes of the data processing will be determined by the concrete contents of the contract which can be found in the contractual documents.

Processing of personal data in the context of a balancing of interests (point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR)

We process personal data in the context of a balancing of interests provided that this is necessary to safeguard our own interests and / or the interests of third parties.

Examples if such purposes are:

ensuring our IT security and the integrity of our systems

preventing or investigating criminal offences

asserting / defending against legal claims.

Duty to provide data

Certain personal data will be required to implement a contractual relationship. Should you fail to provide the data designated as mandatory, it will generally not be possible to enter into contract.

Use of cookies

During your visit to our website, cookies may be used on some of the pages. These are text files which are saved on your computer and enable, amongst others, a user-friendly visit to our website.

We set cookies on the basis of point (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR and pursue the following legitimate interests in doing so:

  • to enable the usage of special functions
  • to conduct (pseudonymised) analyses of the user’s behaviour in order to optimise our website
  • to improve the attractiveness and user-friendliness of our website
  • to improve our portfolio’s composition and its alignment with customers’ needs.

Cookies are used in the framework of so-called usage profiles. In doing so, you are assigned a pseudonym under which the usage data are saved. Your IP address is saved exclusively in truncated form so that a personal association between you and your usage profile is no longer possible.

Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your computer after your browser is closed (session cookies). Other types of cookies may remain on you computer on the basis of the created usage profile, and enable us to recognise your computer again when you next visit our website (persistent cookies).

On our website, cookies are used exclusively by ourselves, and not by third parties, with the exception of third-party cookies which are expressly named in this Data Protection Statement. You can configure your browser to inform you when cookies are being placed, and decide in each case whether to accept them, or whether to reject cookies only in certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Social plugins

Some of our web pages incorporate social plugins which are, however, disabled in the default settings for data-protection reasons. Consequently, if a user visits our website, data will principally not be transmitted to the social media services (e.g. Facebook). The creation of profiles by third parties is thus ruled out.

Users have the possibility to enable the social plugins with a single click and thereby grant their consent to communication with the social network concerned. If a social network plugin is enabled, certain data will be transferred to the social network concerned, e.g. the user’s IP address, information about the used browser and operating system, the called web page, as well as the date and time. During this communication, data are also loaded onto our web-server from a server of the social media provider.

The provider of the respective social plugin receives information about the web pages which the user visits. This may possibly occur, regardless of whether or not the user happens to be logged into the provider of the social plugin (e.g. Facebook). The provider may also process these data outside the European Union, and is may possibly be able to create personalised usage profiles. We have no influence on the nature, scope or purpose of the data processing by the providers of the social media services concerned.

LinkedIn: Our website integrates plugins of the social network LinkedIn of Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”).

The plugins are designed as a two-step solution to protect the privacy of users. If our website is called, the user’s browser will only establish a direct connection to the servers of LinkedIn if the user enables the LinkedIn button by clicking it. The content of the plugin is transmitted by LinkedIn directly to the user’s browser and integrated into the website.

By enabling the plugin, LinkedIn receives, among others, the information that the user concerned has visited our website. The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of data by LinkedIn, as well as users’ corresponding rights and configuration options to protect their privacy can be found in the data protection policies of LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk%20=%20hb_ft_priv

We expressly point out that we have no control over the nature, scope and use of the data collected by LinkedIn with the LinkedIn button.

Xing: Our website uses plugins of the social network XING which is operated by XING AG of Dammtorstraße 30, D-20354 Hamburg, Germany (“XING”).

The plugins are designed as a two-step solution to protect the privacy of users. If our website is called, the user’s browser will only establish a direct connection to the servers of XING if the user enables the XING button by clicking it. The content of the plugin is transmitted by XING directly to the user’s browser and integrated into the website.

By enabling the plugin, XING receives, among others, the information that the user concerned has visited our website. The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of data by XING, as well as users’ corresponding rights and configuration options to protect their privacy can be found in the data privacy policies of XING at https://privacy.xing.com/en

We expressly point out that we have no control over the nature, scope and use of the data collected by XING with the XING button.

Creation of pseudonymised usage profiles for web analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google Inc. of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files placed on your computer that enable an analysis of the way you use the website. The information which the cookie generates about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA, where it will be saved. If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within a Member State of the European Union or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your complete IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and there be truncated.

Google will use this information on behalf of this website’s operator to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address that your browser transfers in the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate configuration in your browser; please note, however, that, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also prevent collection of the information regarding your website usage (including your IP address) which is generated by the cookie for Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Deactivate Google Analytics

Please note that, if you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may possibly have to re-enable it.

For further details about the terms and conditions of use, and about data protection, please visit  https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html  or <https://policies.google.com/?hl=en>. Google Analytics was configured with the code “anonymizeIp” on our website to be able to render your IP addresses in anonymised form (so-called IP masking).

Use of Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts to display external fonts. This service is offered by Google Inc. of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). In this connection, a server call is made during which data, including your IP address and the page from which the call is made, are transferred to a server of Google in the USA. Details of how these data are processed by Google are not known to us.

For further information, please visit Google’s websites at the following links:
https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

Forwarding of data

We forward data to other third parties if, and provided that, we have charged these with the performing tasks. Data will only be forwarded if this is necessary for fulfilment of the assigned tasks.

Service providers may also be entrusted with duties in areas such as the following:

  • Email hosting and website hosting

For the purpose of contractual fulfilment, data may be forwarded to affiliated locations, some of which may be situated outside of Germany.

Data forwarding is, in every case, regulated by a contract for commissioned processing which provides for compliance with all statutory data-protection requirements.

Apart from that, data are only forwarded when legally required to do so, such as in the case of a statutory duty to provide information to law enforcement agencies.

Duration of data storage

We will erase your personal data without delay, as soon as that data are no longer needed for fulfilling contractual or legal obligations or for handling your inquiry.

Personal data will be stored for at least as long as is needed to fulfil contractual duties and exercise contractual rights. This time period can possibly exceed the actual contractual period; this is because the data could remain relevant after the end of the contract due to statutes of limitation. Moreover, an erasure is only possible after expiry of any limitation periods provided for under fiscal and commercial law.

The criteria for the storage periods of cookies can be found in the relevant section of this Data Protection Statement.

Rights of data subjects

In your capacity as the data subject of the processed personal data, you have the following rights:

You have the right to demand confirmation as to whether personal data are processed. If this is the case, you have the right to information about the personal data and the specific information set out under Article 15 GDPR.

You have the right to demand of the controller that inaccurate personal data concerning your person be rectified without undue delay and that incomplete personal data be completed (Article 16 GDPR).

You have the right to demand of the controller that personal data concerning your person be erased without undue delay provided that one of the specific grounds under Article 17 GDPR applies, e.g. when the data are no longer needed for the pursued purpose (right to erasure).

You have the right to demand of the controller that processing be restricted where one of the conditions set out under Article 18 GDPR is satisfied, e.g. if you have objected to the processing, for the duration of the investigation by the controller.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning your person. The controller with then no longer process the personal data unless the controller can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims (Article 21 GDPR).

With respect to exercising your rights, you may contact us at any time by means of the contact possibilities offered on our website.

Right to object to direct advertising

In some cases, we process personal data for direct advertising. In this case, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of data concerning your person for the purpose of such advertising (Article 21 GDPR).

If you object to the processing for direct advertising purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You may submit the objection informally, at any time, using one of the contact possibilities provided in this Data Protection Statement or in our Imprint.

Right to lodge a complaint

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to your person infringes GDPR (Article 77 GDPR). You may assert this right with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. In the regional state of Hesse (Germany), the competent supervisory authority is the Data Protection Officer of the Regional State of Hesse (Hessischer Datenschutzbeauftragter), Prof. Dr. Michael Ronellenfitsch, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany.

For further information, please visit the service portal of the Regional state of Hesse at the following link: https://datenschutz.hessen.de/

You may naturally also contact us directly, should you be dissatisfied or have questions about data protection. The fastest way is to get in touch with our internal contact for data protection matters whose contact details are stated above.

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