Participation in our surveys

We take the privacy and protection of your personal data very seriously.

We treat your personal data as confidential and comply with the strict statutory regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We also treat your information in accordance with the rules of professional conduct of the BVM, ADM and ESOMAR. We want you to feel comfortable answering our surveys and to know what happens with the information we collect. The following therefore provides information about the purposes for which we use which data.

If we have invited you to participate in a survey either online or by phone, we would like to point out that participation in our surveys is strictly voluntary. Your privacy and the integrity of your data take top priority for us. If you are personally invited to participate in an online survey, your email address shall be stored in the system. In the case of an anonymous invitation, your IP address shall be saved to prevent repeat participation.

Your personal data shall be stored only for as long as the purpose of the data collection is required. In general, your personal data shall be deleted three months after having been collected.

We shall not share personal data with third parties. Data is generally not shared with the client, unless this sharing is explicitly stated in the survey description and you have given your express consent to it.

 

Further data privacy information

Definitions

(r)evolution GmbH’s privacy policy is based on the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand. To ensure this, we would like to start by explaining the terminology used:

  • Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as ‘data subject’); this includes, for example, your name, your email address and telephone number.
  • ‘Data subject’ is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.
  • Processing is any operation or set of operations that is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, organisation, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, use, comparison, combination or erasure of relevant data.
  • Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
  • Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data carried out to analyse or predict the behaviour of natural persons.
  • Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately.
  • The data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
  • Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

 


Handling of personal data

(r)evolution GmbH collects, uses and shares your personal data only if doing so is permitted within the framework of the law or if you consent to the collection or sharing of data.

Access data

As the website operator, (r)evolution GmbH collects data about access to the website and saves it in the form of ‘server log files’. The following data is recorded:

  • Visited website
  • Date and time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you accessed the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

The data collected is used solely for statistical evaluations in order to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to subsequently check the server log files should there be any concrete evidence of illegal use.


Cookies

This website uses cookies, which are small text files that are saved on your terminal device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website. Conventional browsers provide the setting option to reject cookies.


Handling of contact data

If you use the options offered to contact (r)evolution GmbH, your information shall be stored in order to process and answer your request. Your personal data shall not be shared with third parties.


Security

We have implemented extensive technical and operational safeguards to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that they are in line with the latest technological advancements.


Google Analytics

This website uses the ‘Google Analytics’ service, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), for website usage analysis. The service uses ‘cookies’ – text files which are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is, as a rule, sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymisation is used on this website. Within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area, users’ IP addresses are truncated. As a result of truncation, no personal reference can be made to your IP address. As part of the contract data agreement concluded between the website operator and Google Inc., Google uses the information collected to evaluate website use. The option is available to you to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. If your browser does not allow cookies, there is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions. Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en Further information on how Google Inc. uses data can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html. A detailed explanation of Google Analytics can be found under this link: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/. Deaktivate Google Analytics

Rights of the data subject

Right of access
You can request information about the following information::

  • the purposes for which personal data is processed;
  • the categories of personal data processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data relating to you has been or will be disclosed;
  • the planned duration of storage of your personal data or, if it is not possible to provide any concrete information about this, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
  • Furthermore, the right to appeal to supervisory authorities exists.

 

Right to rectification

You have the right to request that the data controller correct and/or complete personal data insofar as the personal data relating to you is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must make the rectification immediately.


Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right to request that the data controller erase personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, provided that one of the following grounds applies, and as long as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR, or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
  • The personal data must be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation under a European Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject.
  • If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by (r)evolution GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the data controller. An employee of (r)evolution GmbH shall ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

Where (r)evolution GmbH has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data as the data controller, (r)evolution GmbH, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other data controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such data controllers of any links to, or copies or replications of, those personal data, insofar as processing is not required. (r)evolution GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.


Right of restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right to request the data controller to restrict processing where one of the following conditions applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead that the use of personal data be restricted.
  • The personal data is no longer needed by the data controller for the purposes of the processing, but is needed by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the data controller override those of the data subject.
  • If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by (r)evolution GmbH, he or she may at any time contact (r)evolution GmbH.

 

Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a data controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall also have the right to transmit those data to another data controller without hindrance from the data controller to whom the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not needed to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller. Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one data controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact (r)evolution GmbH.


Right to object

Each data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provision. (r)evolution GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by (r)evolution GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest. To exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact (r)evolution GmbH directly. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of the services of the Information Society, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.


Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact (r)evolution GmbH.


Data protection for applications and within application procedures

The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by electronic means, for example by email or via an online form on the website used to transmit data to the data controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the data controller are opposed to the erasure.


Links to other provider websites

Our websites may contain links to other providers’ websites to which this privacy policy does not apply. Insofar as the use of other providers’ websites involves the collection, processing or use of personal data, please observe the data privacy information of the respective providers.


Data controller
(r)evolution GmbH
Eduard-Pflüger-Str. 55
53113 Bonn
Germany
Email: datenschutz@evolution-online.net
Tel.: 0228 338 332 00
Website: www.evolution-online.net


Data protection officer
Mr. A. Mentrup
(r)evolution GmbH
Eduard-Pflüger-Str. 55
53113 Bonn
Germany
Email: datenschutz@evolution-online.net