SGF International e.V. takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your privacy is a matter of special concern to us. The following paragraphs inform you about the processing of personal data pursuant to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Particular consideration is given to the information obligations according to Art. 12 to 14 GDPR and to providing information about the rights of data subjects under the GDPR pursuant to Art. 15 to 22 and Art. 34 GDPR. We process your personal data in accordance with the applicable statutory data protection requirements for the purposes stated below.
The controller responsible for the processing of your personal data is
SGF International e.V.
Am Hahnenbusch 14 b
Phone: +49 (0) 61 36 - 92 28 0
Fax: +49 (0) 61 36 - 92 28 10
You can contact our Data Protection Officer by e-mail at email@example.com or by post to
SGF International e.V.
Data Protection Officer
Am Hahnenbusch 14 b
Data are collected for the purpose of optimising the website, analysing errors, tailoring the website to your individual needs, providing contact possibilities and selling goods and services.
As a rule we only collect and use personal data of our users where this is necessary in order to provide a functioning website together with our contents and services. The personal data of our users are collected and used regularly only after obtaining the user’s consent. One exception to this rule applies to those cases where it is not possible to obtain prior consent for practical reasons and where processing of the data is permitted by statutory provisions.
Legal basis for processing your data:
Legitimate interests can include in particular:
Categories of recipients:
With your application for membership in our association, you provide us with personal data in the registration form and in the further questionnaire, which we collect and process in the context of and to fulfill our association purposes. The personal data is treated in accordance with the data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
Legal basis and purpose of the collection and processing
The personal data of the members are processed for the organization and execution of the membership relationship. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.
Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless you have agreed to this in the questionnaire.
Duration of storage / deletion
The personal data you provide will be stored for the duration of your membership. Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the purpose of processing and there are no legal storage periods.
With every visit to our website, our systems automatically register data and information from the computer making the visit.
The following types of data are collected: browser type, used version, user’s operating system, internet service provider, user’s IP address, time and date of calling up the website, websites from which the user’s system accessed our website or to which the user gains access from our website.
The legal basis for temporary storage of the data and logfiles is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR with the legitimate interests stated above.
Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to make it possible to deliver the website to the user’s computer. To this end, the user’s IP address has to remain stored for the duration of the session.
Storage in logfiles safeguards the functionality of the website. Furthermore, the data enable us to optimise the website and to safeguard the security of our information technology systems. There is no marketing-related evaluation of the data in this context. These purposes also comprise our legitimate interest in the data processing. The data are erased as soon as they are no longer needed to fulfil the purpose of their collection. With regard to registering data for provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has finished. We also reserve the right to check the data files if there is concrete evidence to justifiably suspect illegal use or a specific attack on the website. In this case, our legitimate interest consists in processing for the purposes of detection and criminal prosecution of such attacks and illegal use.
Some of our websites also feature third-party contents, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, images, texts and multi-media files, RSS feeds or other services from other websites. This always presumes that your IP address has been transmitted to the providers of these features. We cannot make any statement about the use of your data by these providers, nor do we have any influence on further processing. This applies in particular to whether the data will be used for other purposes, such as profiling. Please refer to the corresponding data protection information provided by the respective third-party providers.
Among others, you can prevent further tracking pixel monitoring by these providers if you turn off the acceptance for third-party provider cookies in your browser settings.
Our website has a contact form that can be used to contact us electronically. When a user makes use of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask are sent to and saved by us. In addition, the IP address, date and time are saved at the point in time of sending the message. Your consent is obtained for processing the data collected during this transmission, making reference to this data protection policy.
As an alternative, you can contact us using the provided e-mail address. In this case, we save the user’s personal data sent with the e-mail. The data are not forwarded to third parties in this context. The data are only used to process the conversation.
The legal basis for processing the data after the user has subscribed to the newsletter when consent has been given by the user is Art. 6 (1) a GDPR. The legal basis for processing data transmitted in the context of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR with the legitimate interests stated above. If the intention behind the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) b GDPR.
The processing of personal data from the input mask serves only to handle the contact process. In the event of contacting by e-mail, this also justifies the legitimate interest in processing the data. The personal data otherwise processed during transmission serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to safeguard the security of our information technology systems.
The data are erased as soon as they are no longer needed to fulfil the purpose of their collection. With regard to the personal data from the contact form input mask and the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case at the end of the respective conversation with the user. The conversation has come to an end when the circumstances show that the matter concerned has been conclusively resolved. The additional personal data collected during the transmission are erased at the latest after seven days.
The user can withdraw his or her consent to processing his or her personal data at any time. If the user contacts us per e-mail, he or she can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. In this case, the conversation cannot be continued.
Our members can subscribe to a free newsletter. Our newsletters contain information about our services, campaigns, events, internal topics and topics in the fruit juice industry. On subscribing to the newsletter, data from the input mask are transmitted to us. The data are not forwarded to third parties in the context of processing the data for mailing newsletters. The data are only used for mailing the newsletter. The legal basis for processing the data after the user has subscribed to the newsletter when consent has been given by the user is Art. 6 (1) a GDPR and for mailing the newsletter for address data obtained by other means or following the sale of goods pursuant to §7 III German Fair Trade Act (UWG) or Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (mailing based on our legitimate business interest).
The user’s e-mail address is obtained in order to deliver the newsletter. The collection of other personal data in the framework of the subscription process serves to prevent misuse of the services or of the used e-mail address. The affected user can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Every newsletter contains a corresponding link. This is also deemed as accepting a withdrawal of consent for mailing the newsletter.
Statistical evaluation of reading behaviour only takes place to the extent that it is possible to ascertain whether the recipient has opened the newsletter and clicked on the links. However, this is a function that we only use to check user activity in order to make corresponding improvements. To this end, the newsletter contains a so-called “web beacon” which is a one-pixel file called up by our server when the newsletter is opened. The web beacon is not personalised so that no personal data can be collected.
Web beacons are invisible one-pixel graphics. They are used by partner companies particularly for tracking a user across various web pages for profiling with regard to advertising that is targeted to the user. A pixel integrated in the website is loaded from the partner’s server on calling up the website. The partner thus receives your IP address together with information about your browser and its versions together with the browser plug-ins being used (browser fingerprint), as well as your operating system and network provider.
This website works with Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are saved on your computer to help analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
If however the anonymous IP setting is enabled on this web-site, Google will truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted in exceptional cases to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on the website activities and providing other services for the website operator relating to website activity and internet usage.
Your IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. The legal basis for processing personal data of users is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to make regular improvements. The corresponding statistics let us improve our service and make the website more interesting for you as user. This website also uses Google Analytics for cross-device analysis of visitor flows based on a user ID. You can disable the cross-device analysis of your use in your customer account under “My data”, “Personal data”.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser: however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent registration of the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl.
This website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()” setting. As a result, the IP addresses are only used in a truncated version in order to eliminate direct reference to persons. Any personal reference to data collected about you is thus eliminated straight away and the personal data are erased immediately. For any exceptional cases where personal data have been transmitted to the USA, Google subscribes to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Information about the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
Our website offers the possibility of registration. The data collected in this way are used for the purposes of using the respective web pages and services, unless described otherwise with corresponding explicit consent during registration. The collected data result from the input mask in the context of registration. All other data which you can provide later on to complete your profile are optional and voluntary. After registration, we are allowed to inform you about relevant circumstances related to the service for which you have registered, using the stated e-mail address.
Data transmission on the internet is always associated with certain risks. No special encryption of data is implemented; in particular, messages using the contact form on our website and messages in the service chat are transmitted unencrypted.
Please bear this in mind when transmitting data. If you would like to communicate with us by means of encrypted e-mail, this is possible using SMIME encryption. Please inform us of your encryption request as we regularly send unencrypted communications due to the currently low market penetration of e-mail encryption methods.
If you inform us of personal data, these will only be forward to third parties where necessary to handle the contractual relationship or if forwarding is legitimated on another legal basis.
However, some of our services are provided with the assistance of service providers. We have selected these service providers carefully and taken corresponding measures to protect your personal data.
The personal data of the data subjects are erased or blocked as soon as the storage purpose no longer applies. Storage can also take place when provided for by European or national legislation in European Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. The data are also blocked or erased when a storage period prescribed by the stated standards expires, unless further storage of the data is necessary for concluding or fulfilling a contract.
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