As of November 2019
We welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in BSS Economic Consultants. In the following section, we will provide you with information on how, for what purposes and to what extent we collect and make use of personal data. This information can be accessed at any time on our website. It pertains to the use of PCs, smartphones, tablets as well as other devices with internet compatibility.
Who collects, processes and uses your data?
What is personal data?
Personal data is information about personal or material circumstances relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (affected party), e.g. your name, address, email address, birth date etc.
What are your rights and where can you assert them?
Right of withdrawal: You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection and use of personal data with effect for the future at any time.
Right of information: You have the right to request information about the data stored about you or your pseudonym. At your request, the information can also be issued electronically.
Right to correction, cancellation or blocking: You have the right to request the deletion, blocking or correction of personal data stored about you. If legal regulations do not allow a deletion, your data will be blocked instead, so that they are only accessible for the purpose of mandatory legal regulations.
The use of your aforementioned rights is free of charge to you.
What information do we collect and use?
1. Collection and use of non-personal (anonymous) data for system-internal and statistical purposes
When accessing our website, your internet browser automatically transmits data (e.g. date and time of access, URL (address) of the referring website, retrieved file, amount of sent data, browser type and version, operating system, IP address) to our server. We conduct anonymised statistical analyses of this information and solely use it to improve the appeal, content and functionality of our website. We do not use this data to identify individual users. The collected contact data is not reconciled with data from other data sources. The data is deleted after statistical evaluation.
2. Collection and use of personal data
Personal data (such as your name or email address) will only be collected and used by us if you contact us, e.g. when signing up for a seminar, enter this data in an input field on our website or send it to us by email. In order to use some of our services, it is necessary in some cases to collect personal data, such as your name, email address, address or telephone number.
Your personal data will only be used for the purposes of contacting you or for the purpose that you have supplied your data for, for instance the processing of inquiries, technical administration of the website or client management.
These details are provided exclusively on a voluntary basis and with your consent. Should these details include information on communication channels (e.g. your email address, telephone number), you also consent to us, where applicable, contacting you via the relevant communication channel in order to respond to your concern.
In which cases do third parties have access to your data?
We do not pass on your data to third parties without your express consent. The passing on of your personal data is carried out only if you have agreed to this or insofar as we are obliged to pass them on due to statutory provisions and/or we are justified or obliged to do so by instructions from the authorities or by law. Within the framework of the provision of our services, the access to your data by any external service providers whom we engage is limited exclusively to the purposes of service provision.
What about cookies and other data collection methods?
"Cookies" are files that are stored on your computer, smartphone or tablet and make navigation easier. They allow you to avoid having to re-enter all necessary data every time you use it. Cookies help us tailor our website to your needs, such as catering to your preferred areas of interest. The cookies are used to record the time, default settings, log-in status and memorization of the viewing settings. If you do not want this, you only need to switch off the acceptance of cookies in your browser. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but offer the option of rejecting cookies or displaying a warning before saving. To find out how this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer.
If you simply wish to browse our site, it is not necessary to allow cookies. Turning off all cookies, however, may mean that some features on our website cannot be accessed.
2. Web analysis
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the 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 using the link below (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout) to download and install the available browser plug-in.
Alternatively, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website: disable Google Analytics
The opt-out cookie is only valid for this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.
3. Social bookmarks
Our website does not integrate any social bookmarks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat). Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks that allow users of such a service to collect links and news items.