E-learning by vhf camfacture AG

Terms of Service

This agreement concerns the use of the “vlearning” learning platform, between you and vhf camfacture AG, Lettenstraße 10, 72119 Ammerbuch, Germany (hereinafter “vhf”).

Access to the learning platform

Access to the learning platform is granted by vhf at our sole discretion. vhf reserves the right to restrict or remove access at any time.

Personal user accounts

The user account that you use to log in to the learning platform is individual. You may not share the credentials or allow third parties to use the learning platform with your user account. This also applies to unintended access given to third parties through shared computer resources (e.g. password management utilities / apps, etc). If you enter data in the user account, they must be true.

Use of learning materials

All offered learning materials are intended exclusively for personal training. They may not be used for any other purpose and may not be disclosed to third parties. The copyright is, unless otherwise noted, at vhf.

Disclaimer

All contents are offered without any guarantee in terms of content accuracy and usefulness.

You expressly agree that the use of the learning content and the learning platform is at your own risk. vhf is not liable for any damage resulting from the use of the content or the learning platform.

If you are using the learning platform on a third-party device (e.g. at your workplace), we recommend contacting a technically responsible person (owner/operator/administrator) prior to first use.

Right of modification

vhf reserves the right to change the user agreement at any time. The changes take effect as soon as they are published on the learning platform.

You can find the current version of the user agreement on the learning platform's registration page under the “User agreement” link.

Your continued use constitutes your acceptance of the modified user agreement and you are bound by the terms of the modified agreement. If you do not agree to the modifications, you may no longer use the learning platform. At such time if you no longer want to use the platform, it is recommended to request your account to be suspended, in order to avoid unintended third party access.

Privacy Notice

We take data protection very seriously. Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and other relevant data protection regulations.

Below, we inform you of how we process your data and what rights you will have if you visit our websites and use our online services there.

Controller, bases, purpose

Controller

The controller within the meaning of the data protection laws and the supplier within the meaning of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG) is:

vhf camfacture AG

Lettenstraße 10

72119 Ammerbuch

Phone +49 7032 97097 000

info[at]vhf.de

Processing purposes and legal basis

a) Logs

All access to our website and every request for a file that is available on the website will be logged. This logging is for internal system-related and statistical purposes. In this respect, the following data will be transmitted to us from your browser: Browser type and version, operating system in use, the referring URL (the previously visited site), the host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and the date and time of the server request. These data will not be assigned to specific persons. These data will not be merged with other sources of data.

b) Form-based data collection

In cases where it is possible to enter data via our website, e.g. for a quotation request, when registering for a newsletter or using a contact form, certain entry fields are marked as “required information”. We use these fields to collect only the data that is necessary for us to perform the contract or carry out the requested action. If you wish, you are obviously at liberty to provide us with additional data on a voluntary basis.

Your personal data will be used and stored in order to perform the contract that we have concluded with you, or to carry out actions that you have requested (e.g. to prepare a quote, or respond to a contact inquiry) and for advertising purposes (in this respect, please also read item c). As soon as the personal data are no longer required to achieve the intended purpose, they will be deleted. If any statutory retention obligations apply, the data will be held inaccessibly until expiry of the retention obligations and subsequently deleted.

The bases for processing the personal data are Art. 6(1), sentence 1, letters (a), (b) and (f) of the GDPR.

c) Learning platform “vlearning”

To use the learning platform, a user account is required. The user account is either created by vhf or by yourself. In the user account, your first name, last name, gender, email address, professional telephone number and department are stored. This is an individual account.

All user account data for the learning platform are permanently stored on the vhf servers. All information provided in your user account profile can be viewed by other users of the learning platform. Other users of the learning platform can also see when you are using the learning platform (“Who's online” function).

Furthermore, the following information will also be stored:

  • Your usage times (date and time) of the learning platform
  • The IP address of each access
  • Date of user account creation
  • Date of acceptance of the user agreement
  • Which courses you have taken and when you access them (date and time)
  • Which functions of the learning platform you have used
  • Survey responses – some surveys are anonymized, the corresponding introduction text will inform you accordingly
  • To which study group you belong
  • Your incoming and outgoing personal messages
  • Forum posts you create
  • Your learning progress data
  • Your answers to training questions
  • Test results
  • System data required for the functions you use

All data of the user account can be viewed by the following vhf employees:

  • Employees who provide technical support for the systems
  • Employees who conduct and/or organize training courses
  • Employees who create learning materials

For information on the disclosure of data to third parties see “Disclosure of data to third parties”, section “Learning platform ‘vlearning’”.

The bases for processing the personal data are Art. 6 sentence 1 p. 1 lit. of the DSGVO.

d) Use of cookies

We use cookies on various pages to enable you to navigate the website and use its functions, e.g. if accessing password-protected areas. Without these cookies, we will be unable to provide you with certain requested services (Art. 6(1), sentence 1, letter (b) of the GDPR).

If you have given your consent to this, we will, in accordance with Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, letter (a) of the GDPR, also use cookies for the purposes of tracking, to improve the website’s functionality and service, and to generate statistics to show how our website is used and how effective our advertising campaigns are. Cookies also enable data entered previously during a visit to be remembered (e.g. user name, language) in order to offer customized services to the user. In addition, we use cookies to enable us to design our website according to demands; to this end, pseudonymized user profiles, which enable your use of the website to be analyzed, may be generated. Furthermore, we can also use cookies with advanced tracking and targeting functions. These cookies are used primarily to generate advertising that is even more specific to you and your interests and it may even be possible to keep track of users on other sites. With targeting cookies, so-called advertising networks can also, for example, detect how often a user has visited our site and this information may be passed to other advertising companies.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer. Most of the cookies we use will be deleted again from your hard drive at the end of your browser session (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognize your computer on your next visit (persistent cookies). Obviously, you also have the option to view our website without cookies. Most browsers will accept cookies automatically.

In addition, we also use the following third-party cookies:

  • Google Analytics
  • YouTube Analytics

You can adjust your browser settings so that you will be informed about the placement of cookies; this will make the use of cookies transparent for you.

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw this at any time, or you can object to the data processing. The easiest way to do this is to prevent cookies from being saved on your hard disk by selecting “Do not accept any cookies” in your browser settings. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use all of the functions on our website to their full extent.

Disclosure of data to third parties

We will pass on your personal data within our company to the departments that require the data to comply with the contractual and statutory obligations or to pursue our legitimate interest. Further disclosure of your personal data, including your home address and email address, to third parties will be made only to the extent that this is essential for the purposes of contract performance, if you have expressly agreed to the disclosure, or if such disclosure is permitted under data protection law. However, in each case, only the essential data will be transferred.

Learning platform “vlearning”

If you use the learning platform on behalf of your employer, vhf will pass on to your employer all data stored by the learning platform (see “Processing purposes and legal basis”, section c) which are necessary to fulfil the training contract with your employer. This includes in particular information on your learning progress, test results, misconduct and survey results.

If you do not use the learning platform on behalf of your employer, vhf does not disclose any personal data of the learning platform to third parties.

Your data protection rights

Subject to certain conditions, you have the right to request to be informed, free of charge, about the personal data we have stored about you, to have incorrect data rectified, and to erasure or restriction of processing and to portability of your personal data. You can object to the use of the data at any time with future effect. In some cases, however, we may not be permitted to completely delete user data owing to statutory retention obligations. We would also like to inform you of your right to lodge a complaint with the Baden-Württemberg State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg).

If you have any queries concerning the processing of personal data, please contact our data protection officer:

Address: Lettenstraße 10, 72119 Ammerbuch

Phone: +49 7032 97097 000

Email: data-protection[at]vhf.de

Privacy notices for third-party services

This website uses functions provided by the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. Information on your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

Google Analytics cookies are saved on the basis of art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.

IP anonymization

On this website we have activated the IP anonymization function. Hence, your IP address will be truncated by Google within European Union member states, or in other contracting state parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before it is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will a full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator in connection with use of the website and the internet. This enables pseudonymous user profiles to be generated from the processed data. The truncated IP address that your browser transmits in connection with Google Analytics will not be linked to other Google data.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent cookies from being saved by adjusting the settings on your browser application; however, please note that in this case you may be unable to use all of the functions on this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data relating to your use of the website that has been generated by the cookie (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin which is available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to data collection

In the case of browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link Link. An opt-out cookie will be generated that prevents your data from being collected during future visits to this website: In this respect, please note that this opt-out cookie will function only in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click on the link again.

Additional information

Further information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy notice, available at:

Order Data Processing

We have concluded a contract for order data processing with Google and are fully implementing the strict specifications issued by the German data protection authorities in connection with use of Google Analytics.

Plugins and tools

YouTube

We have embedded videos from the Google-operated site YouTube (YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA) into the “enhanced data protection mode” on our website. Launching the respective video will mean that your IP address will be passed to the YouTube server. YouTube will thus be informed that our internet site has been visited with your IP address. If you are also logged into YouTube on the browser that you use for this site, the account identifier will also be passed on. Hence, YouTube can assign your visit to this website to your user account. We will not be informed about the data that is collected in this way, or of how it is used.

YouTube is used in the interests of providing an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

Further information about how user data is handled can be found in YouTube’s privacy notice, available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.


Date of this privacy policy: 15.08.2018