www.timber-construction.eu is an offer provided by Timber Construction Europe and contains telemedia within the meaning of Section 1 Paragraph 1 of the German Tele-Media Law [TMG].
Timber Construction Europe takes the protection of your data during collection, processing and use on the occasion of your visit to our homepage very seriously. Your personal data is protected within the scope of statutory provisions. In the following we inform you about the personal data we collect during your visit to our homepage, where we collect it and what we do with this data. We will also inform you of your rights in data protection matters and who you may contact in this regard.
Each time a user accesses the Timber Construction Europe site and each time a file is retrieved, data from the requesting computer is stored in a log file. This storage solely serves internal system-related and statistical purposes.
Processing of Personal Data
When you visit the Timber Construction Europe homepage, the web servers as a standard temporarily store the connection data of the requesting computer along with the IP address, the web pages you visit on our website, the names of downloaded files, date/time and duration of your visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used and the website from which you visit us. We use the data you provide for the sole purpose of technical administration of the websites and to fulfill the telemedia offered. This constitutes our legitimate interest (Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]). The server log data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required.
Additional personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration or information request. We use your voluntarily provided data exclusively for the purpose for which you have given it to us. You can object to such use at any time – with effect for the future. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless required to satisfy your request.
We collect your data (name, company/department, address and contact data) for the purpose of responding to your contact enquiry. Data processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. Our legitimate interest is to answer your inquiry. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless this is required in order to respond to your inquiry. Your data will also not be transferred from the contact form into our address database. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their processing. You have the right to object to the use of your data for the purpose of establishing contact at any time.
Registration in the Member’s Area
We collect your data (name, address, company, and contact data) for the purpose of carrying out your registration for the member’s area of www.timber-construction.eu. After your registration you will receive your username and password in order to log in to the member’s area of the website. Data processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. In this manner we aim to ensure that only members and members of our member associations have access to the information provided in the member area. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their processing. You have the right to object to the use of your data for the purpose of registration at any time.
Web Analysis by Matomo (formerly PIWIK)
1. Scope of the Processing of Personal Data
On our website we use the open source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) in order to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. The software places a cookie on the user’s computer (see above for cookies). If individual pages of our website are accessed, then the following data are stored:
- two bytes of the IP address of the user’s invoking system
- the web page requested
- the website from which the user has accessed the website that was requested (referrer)
- the subpages requested from the web page that was requested
- the time spent on the website
- the frequency with which the website is accessed
- number of returning visitors
- entry and exit pages
- search terms used in the full text search
- number of page views
The software runs exclusively on the servers of our website. The personal data of users is only stored there. The data are not passed on to third parties.
2. Legal Basis for the Processing of Personal Data
The legal basis for the processing of the user’s personal data is provided by Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].
3. Purpose of Data Processing
The processing of users’ personal data enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. We are in a position to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website by evaluating the data obtained. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. These purposes constitute our legitimate interest in processing the data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].
By anonymizing the IP address, the users’ interest in protection of their personal data is taken into sufficient account.
4. Storage Period
The original data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for our recording purposes.
For our website this is the case after 90 days.
5. Possibility of Objection and Removal
Objection to Web Tracking
In addition, the “Do not track” function is activated in the Matomo installation (formerly PIWIK). If your browser supports this function and you have activated the function in the browser settings, then Matomo will not collect any data even if you do not use the above deactivation cookie.
We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data stored by us against unintentional or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration as well as against unauthorized disclosure or unauthorized access. Our security standards are regularly adapted to technological progress. Our employees are obliged to maintain confidentiality.
You have various rights in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Details are contained in Articles 15-18 and 21 GDPR in particular.
- Right to Access
You are entitled to request information about the personal data we have stored about you.
- Right of Rectification
If the information concerning you is not (no longer) correct, then you may request rectification.
- Right to Object
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time. However, we cannot comply with this if a legal regulation obliges us to process (e.g. statutory retention obligations). If you have given us explicit consent to process your data, then you have the right to revoke this consent at any time – with effect for the future.
- Right to Erasure
Should the storage of your data by us be inadmissible (e.g. if you have objected to data processing), then you may request the deletion of your personal data.
- Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request restriction of the processing of data concerning you.Right to Lodge a Complaint
If you believe that we have not or have not fully complied with your request, then you may lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.
Questions on Data Protection
If you have any questions about data protection Timber Construction Europe or the data we have stored about you, then you are welcome to contact us directly. Please write to:
Timber Construction Europe
Kronenstraße 55 - 58, 10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (30) 20314-533
Fax: +49 (30) 20314-566
You can decide here whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data.
If you choose not to, then click the following link in order to place the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.