The privacy of personal data is highly important to us. We would like users to know what data we process, and when. Also, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that we and our processors comply with data protection regulations.
In principle, use of the 1GNC website is possible without the disclosure of personal data. We process personal data only to the extent that is necessary. As far as the processing of personal data is required, this is done in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EUDataP) and Germany‘s Federal Data Protection Act.
1. What is personal data?
According to Article 4, No. 1 of the EUDataP, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is considered identifiable if he/she can be identified directly or indirectly (in particular by assigning an identifier such as a name, an ID number, location information, or an online identifier).
2. Data Processing
a) Website access
The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1)e) of the EUDataP in conjunction with Section 3 of the Federal Data Protection Act.
With every website access and every file retrieval, data regarding that transaction is processed in a log file for a limited period for statistical and security purposes. The IP address is erased automatically after 80 days.
The following data regarding each access/retrieval is specifically processed:
- request (requested URL) or name of requested file
- date and time of the request
- referrer URL (referring website)
- IP address
- transferred data volume
- message whether access was successful
This data is evaluated for statistical purposes only, as well as to improve the website, and is not evaluated so as to be traceable to the users.
b) Contact by email
When you contact us by email, the data you communicate (particularly surname, first name, address, or at least the email address and the information/personal data contained in the email) will be processed in accordance with the time limitations for keeping written records. This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) e) of the EUDataP in conjunction with Section 3 of the Federal Data Protection Act. Any processing of the personal data communicated by you is necessary for contact purposes and for dealing with your request.
The IP address is also recorded. The IP address is recorded solely in the context of public prosecution and security measures, giving due consideration to legal requirements.
3. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
As far as is necessary for dealing with your enquiry, the personal data you submit is passed on to the appropriate body and, externally, to processors only.
Data logged when accessing the websites is only passed on to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so or it is necessary for litigation or prosecution in the event of attacks on the Government’s communications technology. We do not otherwise pass on this data or pool it with other data sources.
a) Statistical evaluation / web analysis
We evaluate information on use for statistical purposes on the basis of Article 6 (1)e) of the EUDataP in conjunction with Section 3 of the Federal Data Protection Act. We use google analytics to statistically track online visits. The data thus collected is used in anonymised form to analyse and improve the use of the 1GNC website.
When individual content is retrieved from our website, the following data is stored:
- IP address of the retrieving system in anonymised form,
- visited website,
- website from which the user has been linked to the visited website (‘referrer’),
- subpages called up from the visited website,
- time spent on the website,
- frequency of visits to the website.
By using the website you agree to the processing of the data collected by Matomo in the afore-described manner, and to the previously mentioned purpose. You can block the collection of data by Matomo by activating the “Do Not Track” function in your internet browser. In most browsers you will find this function under “Settings -> Data protection”. You can use our website without restriction even when the “Do Not Track” function is activated. Your browser will simply inform Matomo that the user is not to be logged. Activation of the “Do Not Track” function may, however, cause limitations when using other websites.
On our website we use exclusively session cookies within the scope of suitably providing information on the basis of Article 6 (1)e) of the EUDataP. Cookies are small files which are automatically generated by the user’s browser and are stored on the terminal device when you visit our website.
Information accumulated each time in connection with the terminal device is stored in the cookie; this does not mean we thus learn the identity of the user, however.
Session cookies, which are valid for the duration of the visit and are erased when you end the session, show that the user has already visited individual pages of our website and serve to continuously optimise the web presence for users.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. The browser can nevertheless be configured so that no cookies are stored on the terminal device or only for the duration of the connection, or that a message always appears before any new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may lead to it not being possible to use all the functions of our website.
5. Data Privacy Statement for Social Media
We take the current discussion about data protection on social networking sites very seriously. It has not yet been definitively clarified whether and to what extent all networks offer their services in accordance with European data protection regulations.
For this reason we expressly draw attention to the fact that services also used on the part of
1 German/Netherlands Corps, such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Snapchat, store their users’ data in accordance with their data policy and use it for business purposes.
1 German/Netherlands Corps has no influence on the collection of data and its further use by social media. It is unknown, for example, to what extent, where and for what duration the data is stored, to what degree the networks comply with existing obligations regarding erasure, what evaluations and links are made with the data, and to whom the data is passed on.
6. Your Rights
Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EUDataP) you have the right at any time, with effect for the future, to withdraw the consent given in accordance with Article 6 (1) a); the lawfulness of processing before withdrawal will remain unaffected (Article 7 (3) EUDataP).In addition to the right of withdrawal, you have the following rights of persons affected: Right to information about the data (Article 15 EUDataP); right to rectification (Article 16 EUDataP); right to erasure (Article 17 EUDataP); right to restriction of processing (Article 18 EUDataP); right to data portability (Article 20 EUDataP); right to object (Article 21 EUDataP); right to individual decision-making (Article 22 EUDataP). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Husarenstraße 30, 53117 Bonn, Germany (Article 77 EUDataP).
7. Data Protection Responsibility
Authority responsible for data protection:
DEU Element1(GE/NL) Corps
Administrative Data Protection Commissioner
8. Ministerial Commissioner for Data Protection
Bundeswehr Data Protection Commissioner
Federal Ministry of Defence
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