Data Privacy Policy

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Bahnhofplatz 7, 56068 Koblenz, Germany (hereinafter: "Koblenz-Touristik"), appreciates your visit to our website and your interest in our products and services. The protection of your personal data during your use is an important concern for us and we want you to feel comfortable and safe when visiting our website. Compliance with the statutory data protection provisions is a matter of course for us.

In principle, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. In the following, we explain whether and what information we collect on our websites during your visit and whether and how it is used.

This data protection declaration applies to the website https://www.koblenzer-weihnachtsmarkt.de operated by Koblenz-Touristik.

2. IDENTITY OF THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY

The responsible party for data processing within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO is.

Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Bahnhofplatz 7
56068 Koblenz

represented by the managing director Mr. Claus Hoffmann,

reachable under Tel.: 0261 30388-0, Fax: 0261 30388-11, E-Mail info@koblenz-touristik.de.

Please note that if you contact us by standard e-mail, the confidentiality of the information transmitted cannot be guaranteed. This is due to the (technical) nature of e-mail transmission. Therefore, we recommend that you send confidential information by regular mail.

3. DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Koblenz-Touristik has duly appointed a data protection officer. For all questions regarding the protection of your personal data, you are welcome to contact Mr. Frank Giebel directly at

3rd Mind Business Consulting Gmbh
Langer Weg 60
65760 Eschborn

or send an e-mail to: DSB-Service@3rd-mind.de

Please note that if you contact us by standard e-mail, the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be guaranteed, this is due to the (technical) nature of e-mail transmission. Therefore, we recommend that you send confidential information by regular mail.

4. PERSONAL DATA

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person (human being) is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

This is basically direct or indirect information that leads to your identity. This includes, for example, details such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, account data, credit / debit card data, but also fingerprints, photographs, etc.

5. PROCESSING PURPOSES AND LEGAL BASIS

If you provide us with your data, the use by us is regularly based on the contract concluded with you or pre-contractual negotiations based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO or on your voluntary consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO, e.g. for processing your inquiries, use of our web forms or similar.

Web forms:

If we use web forms, your consent is required for the transmission and processing of the information provided therein. The consent text is available to you directly under the respective form.

Your request is then transmitted to our systems and stored for the purpose of executing a contract or a request for information until the process is completed and / or for the duration of the business relationship. Longer storage only takes place if there is a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. for tax law requirements).

Your data entered there yourself are regularly:

§ Your first name and surname (for identification or sending of requested information material)

§ Your postal address (for the postal delivery of requested information material)

§ Your e-mail address (for electronic contact/sending of information)

§ Your desired booking period, if necessary with information about the number of persons, program wishes etc. (for coordination and preparation of offers)

Your request itself (free text)

The specific processing purposes, possibilities of revocation / objection as well as further (also participation) conditions are further specified in the texts below the respective forms, if applicable. Please note these instructions before submitting your data from the respective forms.

Automatically collected data when visiting our websites:

In log files ("server log files"), via search engines and/or forms, data is automatically collected when you use our websites, which your web browser / provider automatically transmits to our provider. When you visit our websites, our web servers temporarily store the following data by default

the web pages you visit on our site as well as the date, time and duration of your visit

the type of browser you are using, its version and the operating system you are using

the search engine used, if any

the names of any files downloaded

the (anonymized) IP address at the time of access

the type of device used

the website from which you visit us ("referrer URL").

If we evaluate this technical data, this is done anonymously and to protect our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. These legitimate interests follow the purposes of ensuring a smooth connection setup of the websites, ensuring a comfortable use of our websites, evaluating and improving system security and stability as well as other administrative purposes.

This data is not merged with other data sources. However, we reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.

E-mail newsletter:

If we offer a newsletter service on our website and you register for it, we require your e-mail address for delivery. You can provide further information on a voluntary basis. By submitting your data entered in the newsletter registration form, you agree that we may process it exclusively for sending our newsletter to your e-mail address and documenting your consent to do so. As a matter of principle, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO. You will first receive an automated e-mail containing a link that you are requested to click in order to receive the newsletter. In this way, we prevent misuse of your e-mail address and can ensure that you have actually made this registration yourself. Koblenz-Touristik will not send you any newsletters unless this so-called "double opt-in procedure" has been carried out in full.

You can revoke your consent at any time: either via the same page as for registration (then click on "unsubscribe") or by informal declaration to us by e-mail to the e-mail addresses listed under items 1, 2.

Other purposes:

Data processing may also be necessary on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO to the extent that our legitimate interest or that of a third party follows to establish, assert or defend legal claims in connection with the above-mentioned procedures.

6. RECIPIENTS OR CATEGORIES / THIRD PARTY TRANSFERS.

There is no knowing disclosure / transfer of your data to so-called "third countries" (countries outside the EEA). We only use data centers in Germany or in the EU, if we can control this.

Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties unless this would be necessary for the purpose of processing a contract or providing a service, or unless you have expressly consented to this.

Incidentally, personal data is processed on our behalf on the basis of contracts pursuant to Art. 28 DS-GVO (order processing), e.g. for external services for the operation of our IT infrastructure.

In addition, processing of personal data and its transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information only takes place within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to do so by a court decision (cf. Art. 6 (1) lit. c DS-GVO).

7. AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING / PROFILING

Automated decision making / profiling or scoring does not take place.

8. CRITERIA ON STORAGE PERIOD AND DELETION

The storage period of your personal data depends on the processing purposes (cf. Section 5) or the statutory retention / limitation and deletion periods. As a rule, they are stored for the duration of the business relationship with us. Longer (access-protected) storage only takes place in accordance with the relevant statutory retention obligations (e.g. for accounting and tax purposes) or for the exercise / defense of legal claims.

Insofar as your data is no longer required for the aforementioned purposes, including statutory retention obligations, it will be deleted within the statutory periods. Please note that whenever data is deleted, it is initially only blocked and then only finally deleted with a time delay, in order to prevent accidental deletion or possible intentional damage.

For technical reasons, data may be duplicated in backup files and mirrors. Such copies will also be deleted with a time delay due to technical reasons.

9. WEB TRACKING PROCESSES (coverage measurement, etc.)

This website uses the web analytics service "Google Analytics", provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"), on the basis of commissioned processing (cf. Art. 28 et seq. DS-GVO). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO in optimizing our marketing measures to market our products and services and to optimize our website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (e.g. browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (the page you visited before), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), date and time of the server request) is regularly transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website on behalf of the operator of this website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

IP anonymization is active on this website, i.e. the Google tracking codes of this website use the function "_anonymizeIp()", thus IP addresses are only processed in abbreviated form in order to exclude direct personal reference. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here. In doing so, an "opt-out cookie" is placed on your system with reference to your browser and our website in order to activate the aforementioned function. Please note that if you change your system and/or browser, as well as if you delete this cookie, you must set the opt-out cookie again in the aforementioned manner.

10. COOKIES

When you visit one of our websites, we may place information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your computer, e.g. for technical session control ("session cookies"). These are usually deleted automatically after the end of your visit.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions for details on how this works.

If you do not accept cookies, this may, however, lead to functional restrictions of our offers.

11. CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Persons under the age of 18 should only transmit their personal data on the Internet with the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We neither demand such information from children and young people, nor do we collect it, and we certainly do not pass it on to third parties.

12. INFORMATION SECURITY

We have taken technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access and, in particular, to maintain confidentiality, availability and (data) integrity, for example by storing it in data centers only in Germany or the EU. All employees and all persons involved in data processing (also in the case of commissioned service providers) have been obligated by us to maintain confidentiality, to comply with data protection regulations and to handle personal data with care.

To protect security during transmission, we encrypt your data with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) where possible to prevent misuse by third parties.

Our security measures are continuously adapted in line with technological developments.

Please note that if you contact us by standard e-mail, the confidentiality of the information transmitted cannot be guaranteed, this is due to the (technical) nature of e-mail transmission. Therefore, we recommend that you send confidential information by postal mail.

13. YOUR RIGHTS AS A DATA SUBJECT

As a data subject, authorized or entitled person, you have the possibility at any time to assert the following rights vis-à-vis us in writing, by fax or by e-mail, provided that there are no contractual or legal provisions to the contrary or the processing is necessary for other reasons.

To do so, please use the contact options under item 1 (person responsible) or 2 (data protection officer).

Right to information: You can obtain information about your personal data stored by us at any time. Please make requests for information in writing only (e-mail, letter, fax). No information will be provided by telephone for data protection reasons and due to the lack of qualified identification possibilities.

Right to correction: If we process personal data directly from you and you discover incorrect information or a need to update it, you are welcome to inform us of this for correction purposes.  In the event of significant changes, please include appropriate supporting documents with your application (e.g. in the event of name changes due to marriage or similar).

Right to deletion: You have the right to request deletion of your personal data from us at any time. Please note that we are required by law to retain certain data in accordance with statutory retention obligations. We will then inform you of these data categories.

Right to restriction: You can request to restrict the processing of your personal data at any time.

Right to data portability (data export): Since you do not usually provide us with personal data via our websites, we cannot offer you a classic data export function for this purpose. In any case, we will review your request in accordance with legal requirements and technical feasibility and contact you immediately regarding implementation.

Right of objection / revocation: You can object to the processing of your personal data by us at any time or revoke any consent given to this with effect for the future.

Right to complain to the supervisory authorities: You have the right to lodge a complaint with your competent state data protection supervisory authority if you believe that we are not processing your data properly. You can find the address on the Internet on the page of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Berlin.

14. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

If you use links to external websites that are offered as part of our applications, this data protection declaration does not extend to these external websites.

At the time of linking, we were able to satisfy ourselves as to the compliance of the linked website(s) with regard to content and security, and we check this regularly. However, we have no influence on the further compliance with data protection and security regulations of other providers or changes in content.

Links to external websites displayed on our websites may collect user data when you click on them or otherwise follow their instructions. We have no control over the data that is collected voluntarily or involuntarily via advertisements or third-party websites. Therefore, please also inform yourself on the websites of the other providers about the data protection declarations provided there for your safety.

If you become aware of an "unsafe" link originating from our applications, please inform us immediately so that we can investigate the matter. Thank you.

15. CHANGES TO OUR DATA PROTECTION PROVISIONS

Insofar as this becomes necessary due to the legal or threat situation as well as technical developments, we reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures accordingly. In these cases, we will also adapt our data protection declaration.

Please therefore note the current version at the beginning of this declaration.

16. COMPETENT DATA PROTECTION SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY

The following supervisory authority is responsible for Koblenz-Touristik GmbH:

The Rhineland-Palatinate State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Hintere Bleiche 34
55116 Mainz

17. FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like further information that this data protection declaration cannot provide, or if you would like further information on a specific point, please contact our data protection officer directly at DSB-Service@3rd-mind.de.