When you use our website, we automatically collect your IP address, traffic source, search keywords, page views, visits, language (aggregate), location (aggregate), browser and operating systems (aggregate), network (aggregate), device (aggregate), as well as other connection data such as time and transferred data (collectively referred to as “automated data”). That data is necessary (for technical reasons) for the functionality of the website.
We use your IP address to guess the country you are residing in to deliver our website in the language we assume you are speaking. The data on your geolocation is sourced from the publicly available ICANN database.
We store and use this automated data in server log files for the reason of system integrity and security and in order to be able to investigate and prosecute infringements or abuse of our website and to cooperate with authorities involved (security and prosecution purposes). We also use this information in order to enhance our services and to provide you with a positive user experience (marketing and analytics purposes).
In order to pursue these purposes, we make accessible and share automated data with our IT security team, supervisory authorities and/or prosecution departments (for security and prosecution purposes).
We store the information required for security and prosecution purposes on a legitimate interest basis, for the period necessary to pursue the purposes outlined in this section, or as permitted by statutory laws.
We do not rely on our legitimate business interests (but obtain your prior consent), if they are overridden by your personal interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data.
For some data processing activities that we can rely on our legitimate interests, we may utilise third-party service providers (as listed below in section “List of Third-Party Service Providers”) that provide sufficient technical and organisational measures to ensure an adequate level of data protection.
- Processed data types: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times); meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
- Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
- Purposes of processing: Provision of our online services and usability.
- Legal basis: Legitimate interests.