Privacy Statement

Information about the Data Controller:

ALFRED Maritime GmbH
Schloßstraße 8e
22041 Hamburg

Protecting your personal data is of particular importance for us. Your personal data are processed in accordance with the data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

General information on Data Processing

The following information provides an overview of the nature, extent and purpose of collecting, processing and transferring personal data as well as the security measures deployed to protect these data.

Personal data are individual information on personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person such as e.g. your name, address, telephone number, your date of birth as well your email and IP address.

Legal basis for the processing of personalized data

  • Insofar as we obtain consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) a GDPR serves as legal basis. You can withdraw this consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR.
  • Art. 6 (1) b GDPR serves as legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract or for the execution of pre-contractual measures.
  • If processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) c GDPR serves as legal basis.
  • If the processing is necessary for the preservation of the legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and if the fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not predominate, Art. 6 (1) f GDPR serves as legal basis for processing. In this case you have right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR

Data deletion and storage period

Personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for storage no longer applies. In addition, storage may take place if this is provided for by statutory storage obligations to which our company is subject.

Provision of the website

Use of hosting service providers

Our website is hosted on servers of a hosting provider which is located in the EU on the basis of an data processing agreement according to Art. 28 GDPR. Within the scope of its services, the hosting service provider may have access to personal data of our users, in particular to technical data, which arise within the scope of the technical communication between you and our website (e. g. server log files). He may not use them for his own purposes. The use of a hosting service provider is based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR in the provision of infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, e-mail dispatch and security services.

Server Logs

When you visit our website or use our services the device used for accessing the site automatically transmits log data (connection data) to our servers. The relevant information consists of:

  • The browser and its version number,
  • The operating system and its version number,
  • The referrer URL, which is the website you visited before switching to our website,
  • The date and time of access to our website,
  • The name of the subpages,
  • The corresponding IP address,
  • The amount of data transmitted.

The data collected are used exclusively for evaluating the data statistically to ensure operation and safety and to optimise processing of the offer. For security grounds, however, we reserve the right to inspect log files retroactively if we have sufficient grounds to suspect illegal usage. These data are deleted after 7 days at the latest. This collection is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

Cookies

In several areas of the website we use so-called “cookies”, for example to identify the preferences of the users and thus to optimally design the website. This allows for easier navigation and a high degree of user-friendliness of the website. The use of cookies presents a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (Interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online services).

Cookies are small files which are stored on the visitor’s hard disk drive. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Most cookies used on the website are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies stay on your devices and make it possible for your browser to be recognized the next time you visit. Thanks to these files, it is possible, for example, for you to see information on the page that is specifically tailored to your interests.

You can change the properties of your browser so that it informs you of the placement of cookies. In this way, the use of cookies is made transparent. If you fully oppose the use of cookies you may not be able to use individual functions of this website.

Security of Your Data

We deploy technical and organisational security measures to adequately protect the data that you have made available to us from being unintentionally or intentionally manipulated, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorised persons. Therefore, we are using SSL encryption for the transmission of confidential content e.g. enquires which you send to us as the site operator. An encrypted connection can be recognised when the web address changes from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock symbol is shown in your browser bar. When SSL encryption is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. Our security measures are kept up-to-date.

Contact us

If you contact us (e. g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone, social media), your personal data will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and any related follow-up questions pursuant to Art. 6 (1) b GDPR (within the framework of pre-contractual/contractual measures) or pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (general enquiries). This data is not passed on to third parties without your consent.

The data entered into the contact form remain with us until you request that they be deleted, you withdraw your consent to the storage of your data, or the purpose of the data storage is no longer given (i. e. after the successful processing of your request), provided there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

Business cards

When business cards are accepted, your personal data will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of subsequent contact in accordance with Art. 6 (1) b GDPR (in the context of pre-contractual/contractual measures) or Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (general communication). We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The data provided by you on the business card will remain with us until you request us to delete it or object to it being stored, unless this conflicts with any statutory storage obligations.

Photo and video recordings

If you have given us your consent to the creation and publication of photo or video recordings of your person, this is for purposes of representation of the company. The publication refers to our corporate communication in the press, on our website and on our company-owned social media pages as well as in print media (flyers, brochures, etc.). The information is passed on within the company, to commissioned print service providers and advertising agencies as well as for publication on the internet. An additional passing on does not take place without an agreement on your part. A deletion of your data takes place after withdrawal of your consent.

According to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you have the possibility to withdraw your consent at any time in writing without negative consequences for you and with effect for the future. In this regard, please contact the central data protection contact address given below.

Applicant Management

The data submitted for job applications are used for processing the applications. Within the framework of the application procedure, the data you provide are accessible to employees of the personnel department and to the responsible department as stated in the job advertisement. The parties involved have been expressly notified of the confidentiality of your data. Your data remain strictly confidential and are not transferred to any third parties without your explicit consent. If you wish to withdraw your consent to the processing of your application data, please send an email with the appropriate notice to the contact address below. Your application data will be deleted 180 days after the job is filled. Data are collected based on Art. 88 GDPR in connection with § 26 BDSG.

If special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR are voluntarily disclosed in the application procedure, they will also be processed in accordance with Art. 9 (2) b GDPR.

Analysis-Tools

The analysis measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. With the use of these analysis measures, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continuously optimised. Using the analysis tools, we record the use of our website under a pseudonym and evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services.

The respective possible contradictions are shown in the corresponding analysis tools.

Google Analytics

This website uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. It is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 Irland. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. Deletion of the user and results data takes place after 14 months.

IP Anonymisation

We have activated an IP anonymisation function on this website. Through this, Google shortens your IP address prior to its transfer to the USA provided that you are within a member states of the European Union or in another contracting state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional circumstances only, the full IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this data on behalf of the website operator to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide other website services related to website and internet usage on behalf of the website provider. Your IP address, collected in the context of Google Analytics, is not combined with other data provided by Google.

Browser Plug-ins / Objection against Data Collection

You can prevent the storage of cookies with the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that if you do so not all features of the website will be available to you. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from gaining access to the data created by the cookie and your usage data (incl. your IP address) and prevent Google from processing such data by downloading the following plug-in for your browser:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out-cookie is placed which prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in the future. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must reactivate the opt-out cookie.

More information regarding the handling of user data by Google Analytics is available at Google under the following link:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Google has been certified under the Privacy Shield programme, thereby guaranteeing compliance with the European data protection regulations
(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Data Processing Agreement

We have entered into a data processing agreement with Google and we strictly apply the regulations of the supervisory authorities when using Google Analytics.

Minors

We principally address adult persons with our online offer. Personal information of persons under 16 years of age may only be made available to us with the explicit consent of their legal guardian (Art. 8 GDPR). Processing without the consent of the legal guardian is not permitted. We therefore reserve the right to delete all data relating to minors unless we have the consent of a parent or guardian.

Your Rights

Upon written request, we will inform you in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR and in accordance with our legal obligation under Art. 12 GDPR whether and which of your personal data is processed or stored by us. Furthermore, you have the right to have incorrect data corrected in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, blocking and deletion of your personal data in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR – provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary – as well as the right to restrict processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR. In addition, you have the right to contact the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

In addition, you have the right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. To do this, please refer to the contact address below.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact us. We are ready to assist with any enquiries you may have.

Data Protection Contact
ALFRED Maritime GmbH
Schloßstraße 8e
22041 Hamburg
E-Mail: privacy@alfred-maritime.com

Changes to our Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to make changes to our privacy statement to ensure that our privacy statement is always up to date with the current legal regulations. This applies also when the privacy statement needs to be adjusted due to new or redesigned services. The new privacy statement will then take effect the next time you use our services.

This privacy policy is dated July 2019