Privacy Policy

1.    Data protection

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data which personally identifies you. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose the data is used.

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

2.    Party providing the website and responsible for data processing

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Andreas Feige, Dr. Norbert Schmitz
ISCC System GmbH
Hohenzollernring 72
D-50672 Koeln
Germany


Telephone: +49-221-50802010
https://www.iscc-system.org/contact/

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Dr. Klaus Höring
HMC
Am Alten Friedhof 4 b
35394 Gießen

Telephone: +49 641 95088011
Email: hoering@hmc-cp.de

3.    SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to encrypt the data send and received by us.

You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

4.    Your rights

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to our data processing is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf

Telephone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-999

e-mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive automatic process data when the process is based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract in a machine-readable format. You may also request to transfer this data to a third party. If you request the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

You have the right to receive information about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed.

In regards of your personal data you also have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing.

Right to withdraw consent

If we process your personal data based on your consent you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

5.    Data collection on our website

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer; cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, they contain information about a website (e.g. login information). Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. 

The lifetime of a cookie depends on its use. Some cookies are deleted after you close a website (session cookies”) other cookies are kept even if you close your browser (“persistent cookies”). Most browsers have a way to show the lifetime of a cookie.

We differentiate between cookies necessary to provide the basic functionality of our website (necessary cookies) and other cookies which add additional features to our website (additional cookies).

Necessary cookies are used based on our legitimate interest to provide you with a functional website pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If we use additional cookies, we ask for your consent.

Server log files

We automatically collect and store information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”.

These are:

    Browser type and browser version

    Operating system used

    Referrer URL

    Host name of the accessing computer

    Time of the server request

    IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is our legitimate interest to provide you with a functional website pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Contact form

If you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details provided. We do so to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

You may revoke your consent for further processing at any time by sending us an informal e-mail.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

If your message contained relevant information regarding certifications we save your message to document the information provided. This is also our legitimate interest to store your data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Tools and Services

Google

Our website uses tools and services provided by Google. These services are provided by Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, and their parent company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

YouTube

Our website uses services from YouTube, which is operated by Google. We use YouTube to embed videos into our website.

 If you click on one of the video-overlays to start a YouTube service on one of our pages, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. To establish this connection personal information (e.g. Your IP address) is transferred to YouTube.If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can link this connection to your account and personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Before we load YouTube services, we show you a dialogue asking for your consent.

We store your choice until you close our website. You can withdraw your consent at any time by closing and opening our website.

Further information about YouTube processing of your personal data can be found in Googles privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy).

6.    Whistleblower information

On our website, we provide a portal through which you can submit information on suspected cases and irregularities – anonymously if you wish. We use a tool from Hintbox for this purpose. Hintbow is operated by lawcode GmbH. For further information about Hintbox can be found in Hintbox’s privacy policy (https://www.hintbox.eu/en/privacy-statement/).

If your message contained information that need to be investigated we save your message to document the information provided. This is also our legitimate interest to store your data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

7.    Newsletter

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require your name and a valid e-mail address. After the registration we send you a confirmation e-mail to confirm that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided. The confirmation e-mail contains a link which must be clicked in order to confirm your e-mail address and subscribe to our newsletter.

Newsletter2Go

This website uses Newsletter2Go to send newsletters. The supplier is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin. Newsletter2Go is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. The data you provide (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter will be transferred to Newsletter2Go and stored on their servers in Germany.

Newsletter2Go uses different techniques to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can find out how many recipients have opened the newsletter and how often various links contained are clicked. With the help of conversion tracking, we can also analyze whether a predefined action (such as the purchase of a product on our website) takes place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on how data is analyzed by Newsletter2Go, please visit https://www.brevo.com/de/blog/newsletter-erstellen/ and https://www.brevo.com/de/legal/termsofuse.

By subscribing to our newsletter, you give us your consent to process your personal data to send you our newsletter pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

You can revoke your consent for future processing at any time through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

We will retain your data as long as you are subscribed to our newsletter. If you withdraw your consent, we may store your data to prove your consent in a case of a legal suit.

8.    Data collection ISCC account

During account creation we collect your name, e-mail address and the company you represent. We do so to provide you with an account and fulfill our contractual obligation pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

If you create registrations or certificates or change existing data of registrations or certificates, we save the time the changes were submitted and your name. This information is stored shown to us and other persons part of your organization. We do so to ensure compliance with our certification and fulfill our contractual obligation pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

If you are a contact person for an organization we process your name and contact information as entered in the ISCC account. Your contact information is shown within the organizations overview.