Privacy Statement GLS Sprachenzentrum
The GLS Community is a forum exclusively for GLS clients, i.e. for participants of one of the GLS language programs in Berlin and abroad. Its purpose is to enable students to communicate with each other, to find tandem partners, to upload photos and testimonials. Registration is only possible with a GLS password. With this privacy statement we would like to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the data you provide in the course of registration in the community.
1. Responsible authority/party and general information
The GLS community is a forum operated by GLS Sprachenzentrum, Owner: Barbara Jaeschke, Kasta-nienallee 82, 10435 Berlin, Telephone: +49 30 78008930, E-Mail: email@example.com (service provider within the definition of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and responsible authority within the definition of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this document, "GLS Sprachenzentrum" means the website www.gls-community.de, including all subpages, content and functions available (e.g. communication with other participants in a GLS language trip/course, upload of photos or testimonials from participants in GLS language courses). Our services are intended for use by the general public.
2. Collection and processing of personal data
As a rule, you can use online services that do not require payment or registration without providing personal information. In certain cases, however, we process the personal data listed in Section 3. This will only be done to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services.
3. Categories of processed data
Your personal data will not be disclosed. Those details are merely required for the application process to ensure that only GLS clients qualify as members. In the process the following data could i.a. be collected:
- Basic personal data (name, date of birth)
- Communication data (e-mail address)
Basic personal data and communication data are not visible to the public. Visible to the public are only the following:
- The username which you created
- Your country of origin
- The country where you went or are going to with GLS
- The program which you completed or are going to complete with GLS
- Your age
Only GLS Community members can contact you via personal messages within the community but without seeing your personal e-mail address.
The GLS Community is a social network built upon information that users agree to share about themselves, thus enabling others in the network to get to know each other. For this purpose only, we ask you to answer some questions in the profile, for example about your hobbies. This information is attributed to your username – i.e. your real name is not published.
5. No circulation of data to third parties
On principle, GLS does not disclose your personal data to third parties.
6. Data storage
Data is stored on extra secure servers and can only be accessed by a few authorised members of staff responsible for the technical maintenance. Regular updates and security systems such as firewalls are implemented to protect data as much as possible against viruses and illicit access. Your profile with all personal data that you provided will be automatically deleted if you do not activate your account 1 year after creation or if you do not log in for more than 2 years.
7. Information and your rights as a person concerned
At any point in time, you are entitled to demand information on the stored GLS Community data concerning you, as well as to demand those to be deleted. You can also correct and complete incorrect data.
8. Deletion, restriction and the right to be forgotten
You can delete your profile in the community at any point in time. You can do that yourself or ask GLS to do it for you - by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to be able to identify you as a member of the community, please indicate your name, your username and the program completed with GLS in this e-mail. Your profile will be automatically deleted if you do not activate your account 1 year after creation or if you do not log in for more than 2 years. Any posts you have written (uploaded photos, reports) will be assigned to an anonymous profile named "Guest".
You can prevent the setting of cookies by us at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
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11. Contact data
Should you have any questions related to data protection, please contact our Data Protection Officer:
Mr Dieter Klapproth
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Stand: 25. Mai 2018