1. Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Within the scope of using this website, personal data will be processed by you as the person responsible for data processing and stored for the duration necessary to fulfil the specified purposes and legal obligations. In the following we will inform you which data is involved, how it is processed and which rights you have in this respect.

1. Scope of application

This privacy statement applies to the project website at www.openlogisticsfoundation.org.

2. Name and contact details of the data protection officer responsible for the processing and of the company data protection officer

Responsible in the meaning of Art. 4 Nr. 7 DSGVO:

Open Logistics Foundation
Emil-Figge-Str. 80
D-44227 Dortmund

E-Mail: info@openlogisticsfoundation.org

3. Processing of personal data and purposes of processing

a) When visiting the website
You can access our website without revealing your identity. The browser used on your terminal device only automatically sends information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access) in order to establish a connection to the website. This also includes the IP address of your requesting end device. This is temporarily stored in a so-called log file and automatically deleted after 4 weeks.

The IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes of establishing and maintaining a connection in order to guarantee the security and functionality of our website and to be able to prosecute any illegal attacks on it if necessary.

The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Para S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our justified interest results from the security interest mentioned and the necessity of a trouble-free supply of our web page.

We cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity from the processing of your IP address and other information in the log file.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed information on this under section 5 of this data protection information.

b) When registering for our newsletter

Provided that you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will use your e-mail address to send you regular information informing you about the work and events of the Open Logistics Foundation and Open Logistics e.V. and other relevant institutions.

Once you have registered, you will receive a registration notification by e-mail, which you must confirm to receive the information (so-called double opt-in). This serves as proof for us that the registration was initiated by you.

You can unsubscribe at any time, e.g. via a link at the end of each mailing. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your unsubscribe request at any time to info@openlogisticsfoundation.org.

Your e-mail address will be deleted from our mailing list immediately after you revoke your consent to receive our information.

4. Transfer of personal data to third parties

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. Para S. 1 lit. a DSGVO;
  • this is required pursuant to Art. 6 Para. Para S. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the performance of a contract with you,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on the data pursuant to Art. 6 Para S. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

The data passed on may be used by the third party exclusively for the aforementioned purposes.

The transfer of personal data to a third country (outside the EU) or an international organisation is excluded.

5. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie, which results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. This does not mean, however, that we will immediately become aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages on our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already visited our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. Para S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may, however, result in you not being able to use all the functions of our website.

6. Social Plug-Ins

We use so-called Social-Media-Buttons (also Social-Media-Plugins) on our website. These are small buttons with which you can publish the content of our website in social networks under your profile.

If you activate such a button, a connection will be established between our website and the social network. In addition to the content in question, the operator of the social network also receives other, sometimes personal, information. This includes, for example, the fact that you are currently visiting our site.

The social media buttons are integrated using the so-called Shariff solution. This solution developed by Heise and c’t prevents a connection to a social network from already being established simply because you call up a page with a social media button without activating it. This means that information is only transmitted to the social network when you use the button.

We use the following social media plug-ins:

a) Facebook: Parts of Facebook Ireland Limited

In some cases, information is transferred to the parent company Facebook Inc. based in the USA. This company complies with the data protection regulations of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered with the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Facebook‘s privacy policy.

b) Twitter: Parts of the Twitter International Company

In some cases, information is transmitted to the parent company Twitter Inc. based in the USA. This company complies with the data protection regulations of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered with the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce.
For more information about Twitter’s privacy practices, please see Twitter‘sPrivacy Policy.

c) LinkedIn: Parts of the LinkedIn Unlimited Company

Some information is transmitted to the parent company, LinkedIn Corporation, based in the USA. This company complies with the data protection regulations of the “US Privacy Shield” and is registered with the “US Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce.
For more information about LinkedIn’s privacy practices, please see their privacy policy.

c) Xing

Parts of Xing SEFurther information on data protection at Xing can be found in XING‘s Privacy Policy.

7. Youtube

We use components (videos) of the company YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA (in the following: “YouTube”), a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (in the following: “Google”), on our Internet pages on the basis of a consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We use the ”enhanced privacy mode” option provided by YouTube for this purpose.

When you visit a page that has an embedded video, YouTube connects to the YouTube servers and displays the content on the website by notifying your browser.

According to YouTube, in “extended data protection mode”, your data – in particular which of our websites you have visited and device-specific information including your IP address – will only be transmitted to the YouTube server in the USA when you watch the video. By clicking on the video, you consent to this transmission.

If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be assigned to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this by logging out of your account before you visit our site.

Google complies with the US Privacy Shield and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s US Privacy Shield program.

For more information about YouTube privacy, please see Google‘s Privacy Policy.

8. Web analytics

Our website uses the Matomo open source software by InnoCraft Ltd in New Zealand to analyze the activities of our website users and to optimize our website and its content based on this analysis. In so doing we do not obtain any information that identifies you directly.

The Matomo version we use takes precautions based on DoNotTrack technology (see on this www.donottrack.us) to ensure your website search is not captured if you have set your internet browser to stop tracking.

The use of Matomo involves cookies and tracking pixels which allow statistical analysis of the use of this website based on your visits. The cookie saves information, including personal information, on your visiting behavior on our website, which Matomo then processes under a pseudonym in a user profile for analytical purposes. . Since we host Matomo on our own servers, the analysis does not require data processing by third parties.

Without your specific permission, we neither use the data collected to identify you personally nor will we match the data with personal data pertaining to the pseudonym associated with you.

If IP addresses are collected, they are immediately anonymized after collection by deleting the last number block.

We process statistical data based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR to optimize our online offering and our web presence.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.



9. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 7 3 DSGVO to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future;
  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected from us, as well as the existence of an automated decision making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
    to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO if the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
    in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible party, and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters.
    Information on your right to object pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO
  • You have the right to object at any time, for reasons related to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data under Article 6(1)(e) of the Data Protection Regulation (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6(1)(f) of the Data Protection Regulation (data processing on the basis of a balancing of interests), including the profiling of Article 4(4) of the Data Protection Regulation on the basis of that provision.

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If your objection is against the processing of data for the purpose of direct marketing, we will immediately cease processing. In this case it is not necessary to indicate a special situation. This also applies to profiling as far as it is connected with such direct advertising.

If you would like to make use of your right of objection, simply send an e-mai at info@openlogisticsfoundation.org.

10. Data security, topicality and change of this data protection explanation

All data transmitted by you personally is encrypted using the generally accepted and secure standard TLS (Transport Layer Security). TLS is a secure and proven standard that is also used, for example, in online banking. You can recognize a secure TLS connection by the s attached to the http (i.e. https://..) in the address bar of your browser or by the lock symbol at the bottom of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

This data protection information is currently valid and as of October 2021.

Due to the further development of our website and offers about it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection information. The current data protection information can be accessed at any time on this website and can be retrieved and printed by you.