Thank you for visiting our website. In this Policy, we would like to inform you about how we handle your data in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The Controller for the data processing operations described below is the office named in the imprint
When you visit our website, our web server temporarily evaluates usage data for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our website. This data consists of the following data categories:
- the name and address of the requested content,
- the date and time of the query,
- of the transferred data volume,
- the access status (content transferred, content not found),
- the description of the used web browser and operating system,
- the referral link, which indicates from which page you reached ours,
- the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened in such a way that a personal reference can no longer be established.
The above-mentioned log data will only be evaluated anonymously.
Storage of IP Addresses for Security Purposes
We store the complete IP address transmitted by your web browser for a period of seven days in the interest of detecting, limiting and eliminating attacks on our web pages. After this period, we delete or anonymize the IP address.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
We take technical and organizational measures to protect your data as comprehensively as possible from unwanted access. These measures include encryption procedures on our web pages. Your data is transferred from your computer to our server and vice versa via the internet using TLS encryption.
You can usually recognize this by the fact that the lock symbol in the status bar of your browser is closed and the address line begins with https:// .
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This
data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective 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" or technically necessary cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them.
These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Use of web analysis tools
As data protection is important to us, we refrain from using invasive web tracking tools such as Google Analytics.
Storage of your map data
The application invites citizens of port cities to share stories, ideas and visions for living with the sea in an interactive map. These entries should be visible to all users, so that it is possible to experience the cities from the perspective of their inhabitants.
For the content of your map entries, you can enter texts, titles and images and thus provide further information visible to all. The entries are checked in advance by the DSM and then released. It is not possible to release data without prior checking.
We use this data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR to check and later display your content.
You can decide for yourself whether you want to make card entries. This information is provided voluntarily and is not mandatory for the use of the website. We process your voluntary information on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.
We delete your data if it is no longer required and there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.
Insofar as your map information transmitted by form is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, you can object to the processing at any time. In addition, you can revoke your consent to the processing of voluntary information at any time. To do so, please contact the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be traced back to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Right to information, deletion, blocking
You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data.
As far as we are aware, the data of users is used by OpenStreetMap solely for the purpose of displaying the map functions and temporarily storing the selected settings. This data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of users, which, however, will not be collected without their consent (usually given in the context of the settings of their mobile devices).
Your rights as a data subject
When processing your personal data, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a data subject:
Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed; if this is the case, you have the right to be informed of this personal data and to receive the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.
Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
You have the right to rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement without delay.
Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies.
Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
You have the right to request the restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, e.g., if you have objected to the processing, for the duration of our examination.
Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
In certain cases, which are listed in detail in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to request that this data be transferred to a third party.
Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 GDPR)
If the processing of data is based on your consent, you are entitled to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. Please note that the withdrawal is only effective for the future. Processing that took place before the withdrawal is not affected.
Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) 1 f GDPR (data processing for the purpose of our legitimate interests) or on the basis of Art. 6 (1) 1 e GDPR (data processing for the purpose of protecting public interests or in the exercise of official authority), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if data is still needed for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)
According to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection regulations. This right may be asserted in particular with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the suspected infringement.
Asserting your rights
Unless otherwise described above, please contact us to assert your rights. You will find our contact details in our imprint.
Contact details of our data protection officer
Our external data protection officer is available to provide further information on data protection.
When contacting our data protection officer, please specify the name of the company, stated in our imprint.