We, the DE-CIX Management GmbH, Lichtstrasse 43h, 50825 Cologne (hereinafter referred to as “DE-CIX”), take the protection of your personal data very seriously, and we strictly comply with the regulations of the data protection statutes. The following declaration provides you with an overview as to how we ensure this protection. In particular, we would like to explain to you – as a visitor to our website– which types of data we gather, why we collect these types of data, how we use this data, and how you at any and all times can determine how your personal data is treated.
According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have various rights which you can assert in relation to us. This includes, among others, the right to withdraw consent to the processing of data, in particular data processing for the purposes of marketing. The possibility to withdraw consent is typographically highlighted.
Our company data protection officer, Mr. Jan Stumpf, can be contacted via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, by post to: DE-CIX Management GmbH, Mr. Jan Stumpf, Lichtstrasse 43h, 50825 Cologne, with the keyword “Data Protection,” or by fax at the number +49 (221) 70 00 48-111.
1. Surfing on this website
DE-CIX gathers and automatically stores log file information in its server, which your browser deposited with us while you were surfing.
In brief, here is the key data that we store:
• Type of browser/browser version
• The operating system used
• Referrer URL (the page visited previously)
• URLs / pages on this website that have been accessed
• IP address of the accessing computer along with its name
• Time of the server request
• Visitor history, which we sometimes consolidate with comparable information about other visitors and depict in a form that cannot be personally identified in features like top content.
Furthermore, we record the complete Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream through and from our website, in anonymized form – i.e. the order of the pages on our internet presence that you access, including date and time, cookie or Flash-cookie number, the content that you looked at or that you searched for.
The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is Article 6, Para 1f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the following list of purposes of the data processing. Please note on this point that it is not possible for us to draw any direct conclusions about your identity on the basis of the data collected, nor do we attempt to draw such conclusions.
The IP address of your device and the remaining data listed above is used by us for the following purposes:
• Ensuring a seamless establishment of the connection
• Ensuring the comfortable use of our website
• Assessing the system security and stability.
The data is saved for a period of 7 days, after which it is automatically deleted or anonymized. IP addresses are anonymized by deleting the last 3 digits.
On our website, you have the option of getting in contact with us via email. The personal data imparted to us will be used exclusively for the purpose of processing your enquiry and will be deleted after processing your query. The legal basis for this is your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para 1a) GDPR, as well as Art. 6 Para 1f) GDPR. The proper processing of your enquiry is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. You can withdraw your consent to the processing of the personal data imparted to us at any time with effect for the future, using the contact information provided under II. From the moment of withdrawal, it will no longer be possible to process your enquiry.
These cookies are automatically deleted after a respectively defined period of time. You can, however, configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer, or so that a warning always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can result in your not being able to use all functions on our website. The storage duration of the cookies is dependent on their purpose and is not the same for all.
Alongside the right to withdraw the consent given to us, you also have the following rights, when the respective legal conditions are extant:
2. Right to object
Under the conditions of Article 21, Para 1 of the GDPR, the data processing can be objected to on grounds arising out of the special situation of the person affected.
V. Forwarding to third parties
The data collected by us are not sold. We provide information that we obtain to third parties exclusively to the extent described in the following:
1. Affiliated companies
2. Service providers
3. Protection of DE-CIX and third parties
We disclose personal data when we are legally obliged to do so, or when such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and those of third parties.
4. Recipients outside of the EU
We do not forward your data to recipients with headquarters outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
VI. Further information and notes
Cologne, September 2019