Data Privacy and Terms of Use

I. Data Privacy statement

The protection of your personal data in connection with utilization of the services provided by EMCG The European Management Consulting Group GmbH („EMCG“) follows the principles for processing of personal data according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Among other, you will find information about type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data („data“) by EMCG related to the use of the website. Personal data are all data that may relate to you personally as e.g. name, address, email-address and user behavior.
Responsible body as defined in Art. 4 Nr. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
EMCG The European Management Consulting Group GmbH
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 3
D-30823 Garbsen
Managing Director Peter Mittlmeier
Telefon: +49 51 31-46 79 61

By visiting our website you agree that we may collect, process, use and store your individual personal data to the extent indicated below. Confidential handling of this data is a matter of course for us. This data privacy declaration is continuously revised and adapted. Current state of this declaration is June 2019.

1. Disclosure of personal data
No personal data will be disclosed to third parties without your express permission. Data shall only be passed on to public bodies, law enforcement authoritiesa and courts where there is a legal requirement. Our employees are also obliged to secrecy and to treat the personal data you provide confidentally.

2. Your rights
Aside from the right of withdrawal of the consent granted to us, you have the following rights, provided the respective legal prerequisites exist: the right of information according to Art. 15 GDPR, of notification according to Art. 16 GDPR, of deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR, of limited processing according to Art. 18 GDPR, of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR and the right of data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR.
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data which is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Sect. 1f GDPR for reasons that result from your particular situation (Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
Insofar as we process your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Sect. 1f GDPR for direct advertising purposes, you have the right to object to this at any time even without stating reasons (Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
Furthermore, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your data by EMCG (Article 77 GDPR).

3. Collection of personal data when visiting our website
If you visit our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not provide us with information in another way, we regularly collect the data that are automatically transmitted to our web server by your browser:
- IP-address;
- date and time of the inquiry;
- content of the request (explicit page);
- transmitted amount of data;
- website from which the request originated;
- browser;
- operating system and its interface;
- language and version of the browser software.
According to Art. 6 Sect. 1f GDPR the legal basis for processing these data is our justified interest, which results from the objectives listed in the following. We use this information to
- enable the availibility of the website;
- continue to improve the websites and service offerings technically and to adapt it to the needs of our users;
- perform internal quality controls;
- detect, eliminate and prevent errors, malfunctions and possible misuse;
- generate statistics regarding access channels and the use of the website.
The data are stored for a period of 6 months, after which they are automatically deleted.

4. Email inquiries and contact by telephone
If you contact us (e.g. via email or phone) we will use the data you shared with us (usually your contact data and your inquiry) to react to your inquiry. Your inquiries are saved for a period of 6 months after we have responded to them. If required by commercial or tax law stipulations we save the correspondence for the legally defined periods of time.

5. Cookies
We use cookies, web beacons or similar methods if you visit our websites or use our offers. Cookies are small text files that your browser files on your computer or mobile terminal and that allow recognition of your computer or terminal, even across several web pages if applicable. Cookies do not contain any personal data. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and allow us to recognize your browser during the next visit (persistant cookies).
You can prevent the use of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. Though it is possible that certain parts of the website may then not function as intended.
Web-beacons are small graphic files (pixels) that may be integrated in our website and be used to record the user behavior. Similar methods are e.g. flash cookies, HTML5-cookies or other local (browser or device) storage methods, which allow - comparable to cookies - storage of data on your browser or terminal device to recognize your browser or your device during the next visit or during a session.
We use session cookies to analyze the user behavior. The cookies are deleted daily.

II. Terms of Use

1. Declaration of consent
By accessing the European Management Consulting Group GmbH (subsequently EMCG) web site, using or downloading its content you declare yourself in agreement with the following terms and accept them.

2. Purpose of the website
The purpose of the EMCG website is to provide basic information about part of the services offered by EMCG. It represents neither an offer nor a consultation and cannot be interpreted as a business or contractual relationship.

3. Copyright
The contents, structure, layout and images of EMCG as well as the EMCG logo and word mark, independently of the data format and combination, are all protected by intellectual property law and trademark law.

The complete or partial storage, reproduction, copying, alteration, diffusion or transmission of all or part of the information or data of this website without the previous written permission of EMCG is prohibited, regardless of the data format employed.

This pertains particularly to the use of the EMCG logo and word mark, texts, text excerpts and images.

4. Warranty and liability
The contents of this website have been put together with utmost care and are checked and updated regularly. EMCG does not in any way guarantee that the information presented on this website is up to date, correct or complete nor is EMCG responsible for the use that is made of this information.

EMCG is only liable for damage that it has brought about through gross negligence or deliberate intention and cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage, including lost profit, incurred through the use of the information or data provided on this website or on any websites mentioned on this website or which might be accessible from links on this website.

EMCG makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the software provided is free of mistakes, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc., but cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damages including lost profits.

5. Links to or from third-party websites
EMCG website may contain links to third-party websites for exclusively functional reasons. EMCG herewith expressly dissociates itself from the contents of any websites that might be linked to our website, found on the servers of other companies or of private persons.

It is forbidden to create a link to the EMCG website without prior written permission.

6. Changes
EMCG reserves the right to change and extend the contents of the website and its terms of use without prior notice. All users of this website will be automatically bound by these changes.

7. Applicable law
All information or data, its use as well as all actions, tolerations or nonactions associated with the EMCG website are subject exclusively to German law to the exclusion of all international and supranational legal systems, in particular the UN Sales Convention.

The place of jurisdiction is Neustadt a. Rbge.

8. Severability clause
The inoperativeness of one of the provisions in these terms of use does not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.