Privacy Policy 🇪🇺


Last update September 11, 2020

  1. Introduction
  2. Data Controller
  3. Data Processing
  4. Data Collection
  5. Use of Data
  6. Data Protection
  7. Data Transfer and Sharing
    1. Social Media Features
    2. Newsletter
    3. Google Analytics
    4. Pretix
  8. Cookie Policy
  9. EU DATA Subject Rights
  10. Changes to Privacy Policy
  11. Minors

  1. Introduction

    This Privacy Policy for the O4B - The Open Source Business Forum website (www.o4b.org) applies to Loovent GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Loovent”, “we” or “us”).

    Loovent respects the privacy of its customers, partners and visitors to its Website. We are committed to protecting the personal information that you share with us. We believe that you have a right to know how and why we collect your information and to know what measures we take to protect it. This Privacy Policy is intended on providing you with such information.

    Loovent is subject to the provisions of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Germany’s Telemedia Act (TMG). We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that the provisions of applicable data protection laws are observed.

    By accessing and/or using our Website and Services you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy, including the collection and processing of your personal information.

  2. Data Controller

    The data controller for all processing activities in the context of this Website is Loovent, unless stated otherwise.

    Loovent UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Fuhlsbüttler Straße 405
    22309 Hamburg
    Email: info@loovent.com

  3. Data Processing

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as a “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is anyone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more specific factors.

  4. Data Collection

    Identifiable information is collected when you access or use the Website and/or the Services. We use industry standard tools and software to monitor your navigation and usage of the Website and Services, your usage pattern-logs and other communications data. We may also use “cookies” and Flash (or similar technologies), which store certain information on your computer (“Local Storage”) and which allow us to enable automatic activation of certain features to improve your experience.

    Depending on the type of access log used, the log file may contain the following information:

    • The IP address of the device that requested the information
    • The name of the requested file
    • The date and time of the request
    • The requesting device’s desired method of access/functions
    • The web server’s access status
    • The URL from which the file was requested
    • The device’s operating system and browser type or browser settings

    Usage profiles that link IP addresses with personal data are not created. Exceptions only apply if expressly stated in this Privacy Policy.

  5. Use of Data

    The data stored in the log files is used exclusively for the purposes of identifying and tracking unauthorized access attempts/accesses to the web server and for statistical analyses, such as the number of visitors and the popularity of a page. Such analyses are only carried out by authorized employees of Loovent.

  6. Data Protection

    Loovent uses industry standard technologies and internal procedures to maintain the security and integrity of our Website, Services and your information, as well as to prevent unauthorized access thereto. Please note, however, that there are inherent risks in the transmission of information over the internet or other methods of electronic storage and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access or use of your information will never occur.

  7. Data Transfer and Sharing

    Our Website and some of the Services allow you to share information with other users and create and publish content. Any content that you post on or via the Website (“User Submissions”) may be publicly available to other users. The notices and tools that we provide on the Website are intended to inform you which information will be made publicly available. If you publish your personal information in any User Submissions, you may receive unsolicited messages from other users of the Website or the public. We, therefore, encourage you only to post information that you are sure you want to be accessible to anyone.

    1. Social Media Features

      Our Website and Services include social media buttons (“Features”) which directly lead to fan pages. There you can share posts and comment on through your social media account. The Features may enable the applicable social networks to collect your Internet Protocol address, identifiable information and may set a cookie to enable the functionality of the Feature. Your interactions with the Features are governed by the privacy policy of the third party who provided such Features and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party Features. Please be aware that the third parties providing the Features may collect personal information from you. Accordingly, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each relevant third party that you choose to use or interact with.

    2. Newsletter

      Personal data entered into forms on our website will be transmitted to Loovent via a secure connection in encrypted form. If you have signed up or otherwise agreed to receive newsletters, we will process your contact data to render those services. All newsletter activities and other update services serve marketing purposes and business development.

      Processing of usage data is based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. It serves our legitimate business interests to pursue marketing and business development.

    3. Google Analytics

      Loovent uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), on our website. The information generated by the cookie pertaining to your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a server operated by Google located within the United States. If IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will, however, shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transferring it to the United States. Your complete IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google then uses this data on behalf of this website’s owner to analyze your use of the website, create reports that show and explain user activity on this website and to provide additional services associated with the use of the website and internet use to the website owner. The IP address transmitted from your browser to Google Analytics is not combined with any other data from Google.

      To prevent processing by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on is compatible with all major browsers and can be downloaded and installed via the Google Analytics Opt-Out page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

      The Google Analytics Terms of Service can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html

      Further information about privacy at Google and additional terms can be found here: https://policies.google.com/.

    4. Pretix

      Loovent uses the ticketing system Pretix, a product by rami.io Software development

      Markgräfler Straße 16, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany. If you register for our Services on this page you will be forwarded to the web page of Pretix where you enter your personal information. All data stored by Pretix is located in Germany on servers in datacenters operated by German companies.

      Personal data entered into the register forms on their website will be transmitted to Loovent via a secure connection in encrypted form. Loovent will process your contact data only to render those services you have registered.

      Loovent and Pretix have entered into a data protection agreement.
      Further information about privacy at Pretix and additional terms can be found here:
      https://pretix.eu/about/en/privacy

  8. Cookie Policy

    Loovent uses cookies when you visit our Website. Cookies are small text files placed on your device by our web application that allow us to identify your web browser. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You have the ability to deactivate cookies, however, or set your browser to inform you about the use of cookies.

    The data stored in cookies are not used to identify you personally.

    Persistent cookies are stored on your device for one month and ensure that you can use our Website as smoothly as possible, even after your current visit. We use them for the purpose of displaying personalized content to you.

    If you do not wish to allow persistent cookies to be saved on your device, you can deactivate them in your browser. Please refer to your browser’s help section to learn how to deactivate these cookies. Deactivating these cookies has no impact on your ability to use our site.

    Session cookies are only stored on your system until you end your current browser session. They are used to ensure that you can use the features of our website without limitation during your visit to our site. This data is anonymized so that you are not personally identifiable.

    If you do not wish to allow session cookies to be saved on your device, you can deactivate them in your browser. Please refer to your browser’s help section to learn how to deactivate these cookies.

    If you deactivate session cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use all of our Website’s features without limitation.

  9. EU DATA Subject Rights

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Useful information regarding the GDPR (in English) is available on the following EU website. https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en

    Every user has the right to receive information about the data stored about them by Loovent, free of charge.

    In addition, every user has the following rights with regard to their personal data:

    • The right to rectification
    • The right to restriction of processing
    • The right to erasure
    • The right to object
    • The right to data portability

    Users also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for Loovent can be contacted at:

    Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 22 20459 Hamburg

    Phone: 040 / 428 54 4040 Email: mailbox@datenschutz.hamburg.de

  10. Changes to Privacy Policy

    The terms of this Privacy Policy will govern the use of the Website and Services and any information collected by Loovent. Loovent reserves the right to change this policy at any time, so please re-visit this page frequently. We will provide notice of substantial changes to this policy on the homepage of the Website. All other changes to this Privacy Policy are effective as of the stated “Last Updated” date and your continued use of the Website and the Services after the Last Update date will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes. If the Privacy Policy is required to be amended to comply with any legal requirements, the amendments may take effect immediately, or as required by the law and without any prior notice.

  11. Minors

    The Website is intended for users over the age of eighteen (18). Therefore, Loovent does not intend and does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of eighteen (18). Loovent reserves the right to request proof of age. If Loovent noted that personal data from children under the age of eighteen (18) were collected, Loovent will delete that information promptly. Please contact info@loovent.com if you have reasons to suspect that Loovent collected such information.

Got Any Questions?

We are committed to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions (or comments) concerning this Privacy Policy, you are more than welcome to send us an email to the following address: info@loovent.com and we will make an effort to reply within a reasonable timeframe.

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