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    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 and this privacy policy.

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

    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.

    Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

    Deutsche Journalistenschule e.V.
    Hultschiner Straße 8
    81677 München

    Phone: 0049 89 2355740
    Fax: 0049 89 235574-74
    E-Mail: post@djs-online.de

    Chairman of Management: Volker Herres
    Principal and Director: Henriette Löwisch

    Registergericht: Amtsgericht München
    Registernummer: VR 7606

    The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

    Data collection on our website

    Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
    The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

    How do we collect your data?
    Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

    Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

    What do we use your data for?
    Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

    What rights do you have regarding your data?
    You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

    Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

    Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

    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 data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

    Analytics and third-party tools

    When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

    You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

     

    Data transmission to third countries

    If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)), or if this is done in the context of the use of third-party services or of disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only occur if it is done to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations; based on your consent; as prescribed by a legal obligation, or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we solely process or allow data to be processed in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. of the German Data Protection Act are met. This means that processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as an officially recognised determination of a data protection level equivalent to EU levels (e.g. the “Privacy Shield” in the U.S. case), or based on compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

     

    Rights of affected persons

    You are entitled to request a confirmation as to whether the data in question are being processed; to be informed of this data, and to receive further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO

    In accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, you are entitled to request that data of personal concern will be completed or rectified.

    Pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, you have the right to demand that data of personal concern be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand that the processing of this data be restricted pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO.

    You have the right to demand that data of personal concern which you have provided to us be received in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to demand their transfer to other responsible parties.
    Pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, you also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

    Cookies

    Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

    Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

    You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

    Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

     

    Performance of our statutory and business services

    We process the data of our members, supporters, interested parties, customers or other persons in accordance with Art. 6 Section 1 lit. b. DSGVO, insofar as we offer them contractual services or act within the framework of an existing business relationship, e.g. with members, or are ourselves recipients of services and benefits. In addition, we process the data of subjects pursuant to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f. DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interests, e.g. in the case of administrative tasks or public relations work.

    The data processed hereby, as well as the type, scope, purpose and necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship. This basically includes the inventory and master data of the persons (e.g., name, address, etc.), as well as contact information (e.g., e-mail address, telephone, etc.), contractual data (e.g., services used, contents and information communicated, names of contact persons) and, if we offer services or products subject to payment obligations, payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history, etc.).We delete data that is no longer required for the performance of our statutory and business purposes. This is determined according to respective tasks and contractual relationships. In the event of business processing, we shall retain data for as long as they are relevant to business transaction and also with regard to any warranty or liability obligations. The necessity of storing the data is reviewed every three years; otherwise the statutory storage obligations apply.

     

    Information on data protection in the course of our admissions procedure

    We process applicant data solely for the purpose and within the framework of the admissions procedure in accordance with legal requirements. Applicant data is processed in order to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations within the scope of the admissions procedure in the sense of Art. 6 Section 1 lit. b. DSGVO insofar as data processing becomes necessary for us, e.g. within the framework of legal proceedings (in Germany, § 26 BDSG additionally applies).

    The admissions procedure requires that applicants provide us with applicant data. If we offer an online form, the necessary applicant data is marked, otherwise it results from the job descriptions and basically includes personal details; postal and contact addresses, and documents belonging to the application, such as cover letter, curriculum vitae and certificates. In addition, applicants may voluntarily provide us with additional information.
    By submitting their application to us, applicants consent to the processing of their data for the purposes of the admissions procedure in accordance with the type and scope set out in this data protection declaration.

    If special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Section 1 DSGVO are voluntarily provided as part of the admissions process, they will also be processed in accordance with Art. 9 Section 2 lit. b DSGVO (e.g. health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Section 1 DSGVO are requested from applicants as part of the admissions procedure, their processing will also be carried out in accordance with Art. 9 Section 2 lit. a DSGVO (e.g. health data if they are required for the exercise of a profession).

    If provided, applicants can submit their applications via an online form on our website. The data will be transmitted to with state-of-the-art encryption.

    Applicants can also send us their applications by e-mail. Please note, however, that e-mails are not automatically sent in encrypted form and that applicants themselves must ensure that they are encrypted. We therefore cannot assume any responsibility for the transmission path of the application between the sender and the reception on our server and therefore recommend using an online form or postal dispatch. Instead of applying using the online form and e-mail, applicants still have the option of sending their application by post.

    In the event of a successful application, data provided by the applicants can be further processed by us for the purposes of the training relationship. Otherwise, if the application for our school is not successful, the applicant’s data will be deleted. Applicant data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which applicants are entitled to do at any time.

    Subject to justified revocation by the applicant, data will be deleted after a period of six months, a delay allowing us to answer any follow-up questions regarding the application and meet our obligations to provide evidence under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses will be archived in accordance with the provisions of tax law.

    Newsletter

    Newsletter Data

    If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

    We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

    The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

    MailChimp

    This website uses the services of MailChimp to send newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

    MailChimp is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. If you provide data (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter, it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.

    MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.

    We use MailChimp to analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file included in the email (called a web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. This allows us to determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to your interests.

    If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by MailChimp, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

    Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

    The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

    For details, see the MailChimp privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

    Hosting

    The website provider automatically collects and stores 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 Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

     

    Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

    Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are 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.

    Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

    IP anonymization
    We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

    Browser plugin
    You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

    Objecting to the collection of data
    You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

    For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

    Outsourced data processing
    We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

    Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
    This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

    Personal user data will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

    Online presence on social media

    We maintain online presences on social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. When using the respective networks and platforms, terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.

    Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process user data when users communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. post there or send us messages.

    Integration of third-party services and content

    Within the scope of our online activities, and on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online activities within the meaning of Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f. of the DSGVO) we include content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since they would not be able to send the content to the user’s browser without an IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We make every effort to use only content whose respective providers merely use the IP address to deliver content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. Those pseudonymous pieces of information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit times and other information about the use of our online services, as well as may be linked to such information from other sources.

    Youtube

    Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

    If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

    If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

    YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

    Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

     

    Google Maps

    This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

    To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

    The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

    Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.